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Coins - Australian Decimal Currency

From the Collection of Warrnambool and District Historical Society Inc. 2 Gilles Street (south of Merri St) Warrnambool Victoria

Description
.1 A Australian decimal currency twelve-sided coin, 50 cents – Australian Coat of Arms on one side and the image of Queen Elizabeth11 on the other.
‘2 An Australian decimal currency coin, 20 cents – image of a platypus on one side and the image of Queen Elizabeth11 on the other
.3 An Australian decimal currency coin, 10 cents – image of a lyrebird on one side and the image of Queen Elizabeth 11 on the other
.4 An Australian decimal currency coin, 5 cents – image of a spiny anteater (echidna) on one side and the image of Queen Elizabeth 11 on the other
.5 An Australian decimal currency coin, 2 cents – image of a frill-necked lizard on one side and the image of Queen Elizabeth 11 on the other.
.6 An Australian decimal currency coin, one cent – the image of a feathertail glider on one side and the image of Queen Elizabeth 11 on the other.
Size
.1 Diameter: 3 cm. .2 Diameter: 2.7 cm. .3 Diameter: 2.1 cm. .4 Diameter: 1.7 cm. .5 Diameter: 2 cm. .6 Diameter: 1.5 cm.
Object Registration
002645
Keywords
australian decimal currency coins, history of warrnambool, australian decimal currency, stuart devlin
Historical information
These coins are examples of Australian decimal currency coins in 1970 and 1971. Decimal currency was introduced into Australia in 1966 with 50 cents, 20 cents, 10 cents, five cents, two cents and one cent coins issued at that time. The images of Australian animals and birds on one side of the coins were designed by Stuart Devlin. The one and two cent coins were discontinued in the 1980s and $1 and $2 coins were introduced in 1991.
When Made
1970s
Made By
Australian Mint (Maker)
Significance
These coins are retained as examples of Australian decimal currency coins in the 1970s. They will be useful for display.
Inscriptions & Markings
.1 50 Elizabeth11 Australia 1971
.2 20 Queen Elizabeth 11 Australia 1970
.3 10 Queen Elizabeth 11 Australia 1970
.4 5 Queen Elizabeth 11 Australia 1970
.5 2 Queen Elizabeth 11 Australia 1970
.6 1 Queen Elizabeth 11 Australia 1971
Last updated
20 Jan 2020 at 2:14PM