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Australian 50 cent coin

The round fifty cent coin was made of 80% silver and 20% copper, but as the value of a free-floating silver price became higher,

 

the coins' bullion value became more valuable than their face value and so were withdrawn from circulation. 36.45 million coins were minted with 14 million put into circulation.

 

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_50_cent_coin_(round)

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Taken on April 25, 2007