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Specimen Coin - 50 Cents, Australia, 1966 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 4948

Summary:
Australia
Fifty Cent, 1966
Mint: Royal Mint, London
A specimen strike prepared in 1965
Description:
A round silver coin (31.5 mm diameter with milled edge) featuring on the obverse a diademed bust of Elizabeth II right; around, ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1966
The reverse is based on the arms of the Commonwealth of Australia, as authorised by Royal Warrant 19 September 1912 - composed of a shield divided into six parts, each containing a representation of the badge of a State. The shield is supported by a kangaroo and an emu standing. The shield sits on the denomination numerals, 50; above the shield is the Federation star. The entire design is set above a field of stylized wattle leaves. The artist's initials SD are in the field below the numerals.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 31.5 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 13.318 g (Weight)

More information

Tagged with: decimal currency
Themes this item is part of: Dr Stuart Devlin, Coin Designer & Jeweller (1931-?), Numismatics & Philately Collection, HM Queen Elizabeth II (1926- ), Melbourne Mint, Medal Makers, Victoria, Australia, Deputy Masters of the Melbourne Branch of the Royal Mint, Closure of Melbourne Mint, Melbourne Mint during World War II, Establishment of Melbourne Mint, 1872, Melbourne Mint
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Australia
Tertiary Classification: specimen strikes
Series: Decimal
DateEra: 1966 AD
Denomination: 50 Cents
Obverse Description: Diademed bust of Elizabeth II right; around, ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1966
Reverse Description: Arms of the Commonwealth of Australia, based on those authorised by Royal Warrant 19 September 1912 - composed of a shield divided into six parts, each containing a representation of the badge of a State. The shield is supported by a kangaroo and an emu. The shield sits on the denomination numerals, 50; above the shield is the Federation star. The entire design is set above a field of stylized wattle leaves. The artist's initials SD are in the field below the numerals..
Edge Description: Milled
Inscriptions: Obverse: ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1966
Reverse: 50 SD
Shape: round
Material: Silver
Issued By: HM Queen Elizabeth II, Australia, 1966
Mint: Melbourne (Mint)
Artist: Arnold Machin
Artist: Dr Stuart Devlin

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Monpi ULk Posted on 14 Mar 2010 4:37 PM
I found a round silver coin 50cent but i would like to know if there is a value for it now???
Discovery Centre Posted on 15 Mar 2010 2:08 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Monpi - Unfortunately Museum Victoria cannot provide valuations of objects. Please see our Question of the Week information on obtaining valuations of coins. http://museumvictoria.com.au/discoverycentre/discovery-centre-news/2009-archive/coin-valuations/

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