What picture is on the 50 cent coin?
Obverse. As with all coins of Australia, the reigning monarch features on the obverse. Only Elizabeth II has been monarch during the coin’s existence. Unlike other decimal denominations, five different portraits of the queen have been used on 50c coins.
What is on the 50 cent coin?
The half dollar, sometimes referred to as the half for short or 50-cent piece, is a United States coin worth 50 cents, or one half of a dollar. Since 1964, the half dollar depicts the profile of President John F. Kennedy on the obverse and the Seal of the President of the United States on the reverse.
What animal is on the Australian 50 cent coin?
Fifty Cent Coin: Emu and Kangaroo This coin pictures the Australian Coat of Arms; a shield held up by a Kangaroo, and an Emu.
Do they still Mint 50 cent pieces?
Yes, half dollars still are minted, but there are a couple of reasons why they are scarce. Later, Congress authorized reducing the silver content of the JFK 50 cent piece to 40 percent. And since 1970, the coins are a mix of copper and nickel.
Are 50 cent coins rare?
Half dollar silver coins are popular with collectors for a couple of different reasons. It is rare to see a half dollar in circulation today (not that the coins themselves are rare). It is worth mentioning that all circulation strike Kennedy half dollars from 1971 and later are just worth their face value of 50 cents.
What animal is on a $2 coin?
The one dollar coin has a picture of five kangaroos. The two dollar coin has a picture of a traditional Australian Aboriginal man and the Southern Cross.
Are 50 cent pieces valuable?
Value of Old Silver 50 Cent Coins. It is rare to see a half dollar in circulation today (not that the coins themselves are rare). It is worth mentioning that all circulation strike Kennedy half dollars from 1971 and later are just worth their face value of 50 cents.
Are US 50 cent pieces worth anything?
The simple answer is most half dollars are only worth their face value: 50 cents. Older half dollars—any made prior to 1965—were minted from 90% silver. Their intrinsic value, or melt value, is greater than their 50¢ face value.
What picture is on the $2 coin?
Designed by Horst Hahne, the reverse depicts an Aboriginal Elder, a Walpiri-Anmatyerre man of the Northern Territory of Australia, inspired by an Ainslie Roberts drawing of Gwoya Jungarai (Tjungarrayi) known as One Pound Jimmy.