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For as long as i can remember, my mother has been collecting 50c pieces... We were just going through her current collection to see what we were missing, and thought i'd put the call out for help, to see if anyone is able to try and make her collection complete...

 

 

Anyone who can help me out, i'll owe you a beer or two when i see you next!

 

 

 

Currently we're missing:

 

General year coins:

'85

 

Commemorative coins:

2001 State specific commemorative pieces(except Tasmania and general Australia federation piece)

2002 50th Anniversary of the Accession of Queen Elizabeth II

2003 50th Anniversary of the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II

2006 Commonwealth games sport pieces

2006 The Queen's Birthday

2006 The Royal visit

2007 Royal 60th Wedding Anniversary

2008 Centenary of Scouts Australia

2008 25th Anniversary of America's Cup Victory Australia II

 

 

 

If anyone can help out, even only a single coin, it'd be really appreciated!

 

 

Cheers...

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I stopped collecting 50c pieces before 2000, so unfortunately I can't help out.

 

Rob.

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I have a 50 cent coin from 1966 that has round edges.. found it at work one day years ago and have held onto it ever since. Worth anything special do you think?

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Got the following which were not on your list but hey ...

 

2000 Millennium year.

2004 With a koala, a wombat and a bird

2003 Australia's volunteers.

1982 Commonwealth games

2005 World War remembrance

2001 with the aussie coat of arms

1998 Discovery of Bass straight

1994 With a stylised family and a dog

1995 Weary Dunlop

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I have a 50 cent coin from 1966 that has round edges.. found it at work one day years ago and have held onto it ever since. Worth anything special do you think?

I have quite a few of them. They're not that uncommon.

 

Rob.

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I have a 50 cent coin from 1966 that has round edges.. found it at work one day years ago and have held onto it ever since. Worth anything special do you think?

worth about 50c I reckon.

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I have a 50 cent coin from 1966 that has round edges.. found it at work one day years ago and have held onto it ever since. Worth anything special do you think?

Close to $10.

 

There's enough silver in three of those coins to make an ounce of silver.

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I have a 50 cent coin from 1966 that has round edges.. found it at work one day years ago and have held onto it ever since. Worth anything special do you think?

I have quite a few of them. They're not that uncommon.

 

Rob.

 

Yeah, so says Wikipedia also. It's actually quite tarnished now so should give it a clean. 80% silver is pretty cool though!

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You know that not all coins are minted in every year? Only when necesssary to cover losses and economic conditions. You can get a full list from the website of the Royal Australian Mint.

 

(Or have you already done that?)

 

 

BTW, I collect all circulated Australian decimal coins. Most of them are completely worthless (except for face value) if they are circulated.

 

Even $1 notes are only worth a little over face value.

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Hang onto those round ones!!

 

 

That's silver will be worth a lot one day. How many have you got?

 

 

 

 

I've got a few bullions of silver here that I'm saving. I'll sell em off in a couple of decades when silver booms even higher.

 

 

 

EDIT: Oh, just one.

 

 

Well, you've got the first in your collection. Keep hunting.

Edited by bushi

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I have a 50 cent coin from 1966 that has round edges.. found it at work one day years ago and have held onto it ever since. Worth anything special do you think?

worth about 50c I reckon.

 

Uncirculated round 50c coins are valued at $12 on the market ... the round 50c has 80% silver / 20% copper in it ...

 

50 Cent Coins

 

 

 

 

I'm forever getting 50c pieces in change so I'll keep my eye out for the requested ones. The ones I have in my jar are just plain ones at the mo.

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looking for mint pieces or general circulation currency?

Either or, but all are current ones are circulation currency.

 

 

I have a 50 cent coin from 1966 that has round edges.. found it at work one day years ago and have held onto it ever since. Worth anything special do you think?

Yep, got two of those too, as other have said - worth a bit, but not a fortune.

 

Got the following which were not on your list but hey ...

 

2000 Millennium year.

2004 With a koala, a wombat and a bird

2003 Australia's volunteers.

1982 Commonwealth games

2005 World War remembrance

2001 with the aussie coat of arms

1998 Discovery of Bass straight

1994 With a stylised family and a dog

1995 Weary Dunlop

Already have all of those, thanks anyway :)

 

 

You know that not all coins are minted in every year?

Yep, we've got all the years except for 2010(which may not have been released yet, if there is going to be a release) and 1985. Other years between 1966 to now we have, if there were every any produced.

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I have all of these in my own collection, I'll start doubling up.

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2 fiddys here

 

2005 - melbourne 2006 XVIII comm games?

2001 - centenary of fed - one with the lion, roo and shield on it

 

PM me if you need them.

 

Trade you for 5 20c pieces...

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2 fiddys here

 

2005 - melbourne 2006 XVIII comm games?

 

Already got that one, thanks :)

 

2001 - centenary of fed - one with the lion, roo and shield on it

 

PM me if you need them.

 

Trade you for 5 20c pieces...

Is that the new south wales one? (It should say under the coat of arms)

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2 fiddys here

 

2005 - melbourne 2006 XVIII comm games?

 

Already got that one, thanks :)

 

2001 - centenary of fed - one with the lion, roo and shield on it

 

PM me if you need them.

 

Trade you for 5 20c pieces...

Is that the new south wales one? (It should say under the coat of arms)

 

Yes it does. Says NSW under the coat of arms

 

Rob

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They do so many of these "commemerative" issues that a normal 50c piece is probably worth more.

 

I don't bother setting aside anything newer than the 1977 Jubilee coin.

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I have a collection of 50c pieces at my parents' place. Next time I'm there I could have a look if I have doubles of any you're missing (I know I definitely have a number of them, just not sure if I have a spare). Don't suppose you'd be willing to swap them for one I don't have if you have a double of it? I don't really collect them much anymore but it'd be cool to make the collection more complete...

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Just went through my coin jar, literally all the 50c coins in there are regular ones from the 00's. i.e. I'm useless.

 

As an aside, I hate 50c coins. WAY too big and heavy :|

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