Australian Coins & Currency

Australian coins during the early days of the colonies that formed Australia, foreign currency was used, but in 1910, a decade after federation, Australian coins were introduced. Australia used pounds, shillings and pence until 1966, when it adopted the decimal system with the Australian dollar divided into 100 cents. With the exception of the first Proclamation Coinage and the holey dollars, all Australian coins remain legal tender despite being withdrawn from circulation.
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To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, two million $2 coins with purple detailing have been released into circulation.  Australia is the second country in the world, behind Canada, to circulate coloured coins.  The coins were released in Australia after months of meticulous preparation and design which included getting approval from Buckingham Palace

To celebrate the anniversary of the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, two…

Royal Australian Mint Complete 2013 #Gold Proof Collection

The leading Australian dealer in coins, banknotes and other Numismatic collectables. Official Royal Mint, Perth Mint and Royal Australian Mint distributor.

The first, and rarest, issue in the 1955-63 Predecimal Proof Program, with a mere 301 pairs struck, the 1955 Perth Halfpenny & Penny Pair is seldom seen in such superb condition.  Lot #930. Up for auction in sale #312. More info at: www.downies.com/aca

The first, and rarest, issue in the Predecimal Proof Program, with a mere 301 pairs struck, the 1955 Perth Halfpenny & Penny Pair is seldom seen in such superb condition.

A distinctively Australian celebration of the Great Southern Land, this impressive four coin collection from the Perth Mint unites brilliant full-colour designs, strictly limited availability and pure precious metal.

The leading Australian dealer in coins, banknotes and other Numismatic collectables. Official Royal Mint, Perth Mint and Royal Australian Mint distributor.

The five pound note showed a scene of the Hawkesbury River near Brooklyn, New South Wales. This town originally housed workers who built the Hawkesbury River Railway Bridge in 1889, then the longest such bridge in Australia.

The five pound note showed a scene of the Hawkesbury River near Brooklyn, New South Wales. This town originally housed workers who built the Hawkesbury River Railway Bridge in then the longest such bridge in Australia.

The gorgeous iridescent design on the reverse of our 2013 Pavo Southern Skies Silver Proof Colour Printed $5 Domed Coin.

First described in 1598 by Dutch astronomer Petrus Plancius, the Pavo constellation is most visible in August. Often referred to as a ‘Peacock’, it is beautifully depicted on this unique domed coin and is the second release in the Southern Sky series.

Royal Australian Mint Complete 2013 #Silver Proof Collection

The leading Australian dealer in coins, banknotes and other Numismatic collectables. Official Royal Mint, Perth Mint and Royal Australian Mint distributor.

On the 14th February 1966, Australia introduces decimal notes and coins, marking the end of its British-style currency system of pounds, shillings and pence. To emphasize Australia’s link with the Crown, it is planned that the major unit will be known as the ‘royal’. But public disquiet compels the Government to change its mind and adopt the ‘dollar’. Initially there are six coin denominations with designs by Stuart Devlin and four banknotes.

Short History of Australian Coins

2014 Year of the Horse Gold and Silver Bullion Coins from The Perth Mint

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1931 Proof Sovereign Melbourne Mint One of two sighted at auction over the last 40 years

1931 Proof Sovereign Melbourne Mint One of two sighted at auction over the last 40 years

£1,000 notes did circulate in public initially but the Treasury soon required that they be used only by banks for settling their debts with each other.

notes did circulate in public initially but the Treasury soon required that they be used only by banks for settling their debts with each other.

Gold coins are seen in the Austrian auction house Dorotheum in Vienna

Peru, the world's sixth top gold producer, today said the shipment of the precious metal to India is likely to surpass USD 270 million this year.

the back of the first £10 note

the back of the first £10 note

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