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Started by Figleaf, July 25, 2014, 04:51:21 PM
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Quote from: Pabitra on July 25, 2014, 11:58:08 AMIf they can not make money with them then this certainly is not the way.
Quote from: quaziright on July 25, 2014, 02:46:07 PM50c coins are not made for circulation
Quote from: Figleaf on July 25, 2014, 04:51:21 PMThe point is that mints have no reason to issue a diarrhoea of "coins" not used for circulation, even if that turns a profit. Greediness does not befit sovereign states.
Quote from: Pabitra on July 26, 2014, 12:37:05 PMThey are regular part of their coin set.They are issued in circulation as per demand, as is common in all the countries all over the world.Their mintage is low, perhaps owing to poor demand.
Quote from: andyg on July 26, 2014, 12:48:29 PMCanadian halves do not circulate (much like the US ones).The only place I ever find them in Canada is over the counter in a dealers at a premium.
Quote from: Prosit on July 26, 2014, 09:10:46 PMI look at the US Half-dollar as an odd duck. It is a circulation issue that doesn't circulate.Well up to a point...uhmmmm date.Dale
Quote from: <k> on July 26, 2014, 10:21:51 PMSo just WHY don't Americans like the half dollar?
Quote from: Prosit on July 26, 2014, 09:10:46 PMAt most banks in the USA, if the clerk is willing, you can have all the 50c coins you want at face.
Quote from: FosseWay on July 27, 2014, 07:29:27 PM...On the use of half-dollars in circulation, I thought their unpopularity stemmed from their size, but evidently not. In any case the Australian 50c doesn't seem to suffer from that problem and it is enormous. ...