Australia 1984 50 cents

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
Australia 1984 50 cents rev DSLR.jpg

The specimen shown is from a type struck for Australia 1969-84. This type was struck in large numbers and no dates are rare altho the 1972 and 1973 are scarce. The succeeding type (KM 83) used the Maklouf bust of the queen 1985-98. This denomination had no equivalent in the predecimal system as the crown did not circulate in Australia.

Recorded mintage: 26,281,000 plus 61,000 proofs.

Specification: 15.55 g, copper-nickel, 31.65 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 68.

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • McDonald, Greg, The Pocket Guide to Australian Coins and Banknotes, 23rd ed., Lavington, Australia, 2017.

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