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Fifty cent - 1966 to 2023 - Price Guide

Fifty cent Australian coins showing the Commonwealth Coat of Arms on reverse were released for the first time in circulation on February 14, 1966. First ones made in silver, a new shape and alloy was reintroduced into circulation in September, 1969 because silver price rose above the face value and to help solve the confusion with the twenty cents.

Kangaroos have large, powerful hind legs, large feet adapted for leaping, a long muscular tail for balance, and a small head. Like most marsupials, female kangaroos have a pouch called a marsupium in which joeys complete postnatal development. The emu is the second-largest living bird by height, after its ratite relative, the ostrich. The emu's range covers most of mainland Australia.

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Variety MS-60 MS-61 MS-62 MS-63 MS-64 MS-65
1966 -$35.00$40.00$52.70$62.60$112
1969 --$40.00$42.30$50.00$199
1970 - James Cook ---$8.00$27.80$33.10
1971 ---$20.10$28.10$32.20
1972 ---$41.50$53.30$60.30
1973 --$47.50$52.10$56.70$60.00
1974 ---$30.40$34.20$54.30
1975 --$10.30$10.60$23.60$54.30
1976 --$10.30$10.60$12.20$30.80
1977 - Mule ------
1977 - Jubilee --$4.20$4.90$9.00$27.50
1978 --$4.90$4.90$10.80$27.20
1979 ---$4.20$16.60$23.10
1979 - Double bar --$6.80$9.10$11.40$29.80
1980 ---$3.40$8.90$18.10
1980 - Double bar --$6.80$9.10$38.20$51.70
1981 --$15.60$18.00$20.00$22.00
1981 - Royal Wedding --$4.20$5.30$6.80$17.00
1982 - Comm. Games --$4.20$5.30$6.80$15.30
1983 --$15.60$17.80$19.90$24.00
1984 --$9.90$20.90$21.10$22.00
1985 --$20.90$22.80$24.00$24.50
1988 - Bicentennial --$8.00$9.90$12.20$18.90
1991 - Decimal Currency ---$8.70$10.60$13.00
1993 ---$30.40$34.20$35.00
1994 - Family - Narrow Date ---$5.30$6.80-
1994 - Family - Wide Date --$16.30$20.10$26.60$27.00
1995 - Dunlop ---$5.30$6.80$15.90
1996 ---$7.20$9.10$12.00
1997 ---$26.60$30.40$32.70
1998 - Bass and Flinders ---$5.30$6.80$16.00
1999 ---$4.60$6.10-
2000 - Royal Visit ---$5.30$6.80-
2000 - Millenium - Relief Flag ---$5.30$6.80$15.10
2000 - Millenium - Incuse Flag --$745$1,410$2,160-
2001 - Norfolk Island --$6.10$6.10$7.60$20.00
2001 - New South Wales --$4.60$6.10$7.60$21.70
2001 - Capital Territory --$5.30$6.10$7.60-
2001 - Queensland --$5.30$6.10$7.60-
2001 - Victoria --$6.10$6.10$7.60-
2001 - Northern Territory --$6.10$6.10$7.60-
2001 - South Australia ---$6.10$7.60-
2001 - Western Australia ---$6.10$7.60$25.20
2001 - Tasmania --$6.10$6.10$7.60-
2001 - Centenary of Federation --$3.40$4.20$5.30$21.00
2002 - Year of the Outback --$6.10$6.10$7.60-
2003 - Volunteers ---$4.20$5.30$8.00
2004 - Small Head ---$6.80$7.60-
2004 - Student Design ---$4.60$6.80$11.10
2005 - Student Design --$3.00$4.60$6.80-
2005 - Remembrance --$3.00$4.60$6.80-
2006 --$4.90$6.80$7.60$16.60
2006 - ↑↓ ------
2007 --$3.80$4.60$6.10$18.00
2008 --$3.80$4.60$6.10$18.90
2009 --$3.80$4.60$6.10-
2010 ---$4.60$6.10-
2010 - Rotated - 30 degrees $70.00$75.00$85.00$100--
2010 - Australia Day ---$4.60$6.80$23.30
2011 ---$4.60$6.10$19.50
2012 ---$4.60$6.10$40.00
2013 ---$4.60$6.10$14.50
2014 --$2.70$2.70$3.80-
2014 - AIATSIS --$3.00$4.60$6.80$29.20
2015 --$2.30$2.70$3.80-
2016 --$2.30$2.70$3.80-
2016 - Decimal Currency --$2.70$2.70$6.80$21.80
2017 --$2.30$2.70$3.80-
2017 - Mabo ------
2018 --$2.30$2.70$3.80$12.70
2019 --$2.30$2.70$3.80-
2019 - Indigenous Languages ---$35.00--
2020 ------
2021 -----$23.20
2022 ------
2023 ------

Mint state (MS) defines business strike coins that barely or never has been in circulation.

Values of NBU, specimen and proof coins are grouped under not intended for circulation tab. Select a date or variety to find the values and prices of all grades available.

Variety MS-66 MS-67 MS-68 MS-69 MS-70
1966 $230----
1969 $350----
1970 - James Cook $38.30$51.70$76.40$271-
1971 $36.20$121---
1972 -----
1973 -----
1974 -----
1975 $85.00----
1976 $63.20----
1977 - Mule -----
1977 - Jubilee $36.40$52.50---
1978 -----
1979 $29.50----
1979 - Double bar $48.20----
1980 $19.00$36.80---
1980 - Double bar $75.90----
1981 $24.20----
1981 - Royal Wedding -----
1982 - Comm. Games $20.00$21.50---
1983 $35.00$127$240--
1984 $24.00$25.00---
1985 $25.00$48.40---
1988 - Bicentennial $23.70$32.90$42.60--
1991 - Decimal Currency $33.80$41.20$90.00--
1993 $37.00$40.00$65.50--
1994 - Family - Narrow Date -$55.00$60.00$350-
1994 - Family - Wide Date $38.50$43.00$46.00$60.00-
1995 - Dunlop $25.00$25.80$40.30$70.00-
1996 $14.90$17.70$60.00--
1997 $35.00$40.00$140--
1998 - Bass and Flinders $18.00$20.30$64.10$410-
1999 -$17.20---
2000 - Royal Visit -----
2000 - Millenium - Relief Flag $34.30$50.80$103$290-
2000 - Millenium - Incuse Flag -----
2001 - Norfolk Island $36.70$53.40$80.00--
2001 - New South Wales $35.00$42.00$90.00--
2001 - Capital Territory -$62.00---
2001 - Queensland -$46.00$60.00--
2001 - Victoria -$33.50$80.00--
2001 - Northern Territory -$52.30---
2001 - South Australia -$48.40$113--
2001 - Western Australia $30.10$35.00$92.50--
2001 - Tasmania -$53.70$60.00--
2001 - Centenary of Federation $21.50$26.10---
2002 - Year of the Outback -$21.00$30.50$53.00$257
2003 - Volunteers $9.00$10.50-$51.70$121
2004 - Small Head -$20.60---
2004 - Student Design $22.10$69.10$90.00--
2005 - Student Design -$45.00$50.00--
2005 - Remembrance -$27.50-$44.60$550
2006 $27.00--$35.20-
2006 - ↑↓ -----
2007 $21.80$25.60$30.00$39.40$120
2008 $22.10$25.30$30.00$38.80$110
2009 --$25.50$43.20$363
2010 -$15.80---
2010 - Rotated - 30 degrees -----
2010 - Australia Day $24.70$26.00---
2011 $22.00$25.00---
2012 -----
2013 $19.40$31.40$145--
2014 --$35.30$55.00-
2014 - AIATSIS $51.00$85.50$120--
2015 -$30.00---
2016 --$37.20$72.00-
2016 - Decimal Currency $42.30$42.70$67.60$233-
2017 -$21.30$30.50--
2017 - Mabo $36.00$40.20$201--
2018 $17.70$22.80---
2019 -$40.00$60.00--
2019 - Indigenous Languages --$160--
2020 $24.50$73.50---
2021 $23.70$32.40$42.70--
2022 $5.50-$51.00--
2023 $44.50$61.00---

Mint state (MS) defines business strike coins that barely or never has been in circulation.

Values of NBU, specimen and proof coins are grouped under not intended for circulation tab. Select a date or variety to find the values and prices of all grades available.

View the grading section to identify grades.

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