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2016 Anniversary Of Australian Decimal Currency Proof Set

On the 50th anniversary of Australian decimal currency, the Royal Australian Mint’s annual Six Coin Proof Set is both a memento of 2016 and a poignant reflection on the special place that coins have in Australian history.

The beloved circulating designs of today are joined by depictions of Australia’s pre-decimal coins on the obverse celebrating then and now.

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Code: 977
 
 
 

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.

The Royal Australian Mint will release no more than 50,000 of the 2016 Royal Australian Mint Six Coin Proof Year Set.


Product Code: 210414

Metal Content (g) 2.83, 5.65, 11.30, 15.55, 9.00, 6.60

Monetary Denominations (AUD) 5c, 10c, 20c, 50c, $1, $2

Maximum Diameters (mm) 19.41, 23.60, 28.52, 31.51, 25.00, 20.50

Maximum Mintage: 50,000

 
 
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