1994 Year of the Family 50 Cent Date Varieties
In 1994 the Royal Australian Mint issued a commemorative 50c piece for the Year of the Family. The coin is quite common but is one of a few Australian decimal coins that has date varieties.
On most 1994 Year of the Family 50c pieces the date is narrow and the digits are approximately equally spaced. On a small number the date is more widely spaced: the 1 and 9 are similar to the narrow date but the 9, 9 and 4 are further apart than the 1 and 9. While the wide date is uncommon it is not excessively rare: the narrow date accounts for around 94% of 1994 50c pieces in circulation while the wide date accounts for around 6% of 1994 50c pieces in circulation.
It is unclear if both varieties occur in mint, baby and proof sets and if they do, in what proportions.