Since 1966, circulating coin designs have become familiar Australian icons.
On 14 February 1966, a new era in Australian currency began. The imperial system of pounds, shillings and pence was replaced by decimal currency. The imperial system of pounds, shillings and pence was replaced by decimal currency.
This represented Australia’s move in joining a worldwide money trend and an opportunity for the country’s new coin designs to reflect a truly Australian identity.
These coins were designed by Stuart Devlin, showcasing a range of uniquely-Australian wildlife.
While there have been some changes throughout the years (the round 50 cent coin as well as the copper one and two cent coins are now cherished memories), they have become enduring icons of Australian culture. They were joined in 1984 by the one dollar coin and in 1988 by the two dollar coin.
The Royal Australian Mint will release no more than 200 of each individual 2015 Silver Proof Circulating Coin Designs.
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