Australia Decimal circulating coinage (1966-present)
(coins proudly pulled from circulation)*
Special thanks to coincommunity forum for video link: http://www.coincommunity.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=16192
In 1966, the Australian Government decided to replace the old British LSD system with the new decimal system. The video above explains the simplicity of the decimal system. Yes, the LSD is an extremely dumb system - well illustrated in the video. History of why the Australian Government decided to replace the system can be read in more details from these sites:
Most of the coins are pulled strictly from circulation only with the exception of the 1966 50 cents*. 1 and 2 cents were removed from circulation from the start of 1990. Some coins can only be found in mintsets.
*Bought the 1966 silver coin as it no longer circulates although I heard the last time my friend getting one in change was back in 2000! The 50 cents coin was removed from circulation due the rising prices of silver in 1967 and a significant amount of them were recalled.
Mintage details are from the Royal Australian Mint. Click here for original link. Otherwise click here for the June 2006 edition. Or alternatively check the RAM annual report here: http://www.ramint.gov.au/about_ram/annual_report.cfm
Arranged by the following:
|5 cents (complete)||50 cents|
|10 cents||1 dollar (complete)|
|20 cents||2 dollars (complete)|
Year (by portrait type)
Coins arranged in digital custom year album. Feel free to check them out.
|5 cents||Page 1, Page 2, Page 3, Page 4|
|10 cents||Page 1, Page 2, Page 3, Page 4|
|20 cents||Page 1, Page 2, Page 3, Page 4|
|1 dollar||Page 1, Page 2, Page 3, Page 4|
|2 dollars||Page 1, Page 2|