Exclusive! The 2016 $2 Anniversary Of Decimal Currency Circulating Mint Rolls are available only through authorised distributors.
Only 5000 rolls of each denomination will be released and all will feature a new obverse design for the first time in Australian decimal history!
The story of Australian currency runs parallel with the nation’s history of progression. As early European settlers improvised a monetary system, international coins, promissory notes and the infamous rum trade were all visible in the early 1800s. The first coins ‘minted’ in Australia were created by removing a piece from the centre of a Spanish dollar, forming two separate coins known as the Holey Dollar and Dump.
The gold rush of the mid-19th Century resulted in many unofficial tokens and ingots until the Sydney Mint opened in 1855, producing sovereigns which were largely identical to their British counterparts. This English influence remained strong and the new national currency of 1910 inevitably emulated English pounds, shillings and pence.
On 14 February 1966, the changeover to decimal currency transformed the nation, as Australia joined a worldwide currency trend. The uniquely Australian images of the decimal coins are still cherished on their 50th anniversary.
Don't miss this opportunity to secure a piece of Australian decimal history!
Note: Rolled coins are circulating quality and may vary from the imagery provided.
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