Old Australia Money

Collection by Sue Plahn

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1871 British Shilling

Could someone please tell me what the mintage and composition of a 1871 One Shilling from Great Britain is? Thanks!!!

Australian dollars before plastic notes came in.

Australian dollars before plastic notes came in.

Australian currency

Australian currency

money, our money is very colourful and it is not paper! now i look at UK Money and it looks like Mickey Mouse money :D

Australia banknotes - Australia paper money catalog and Australian currency history

Australia banknotes, Australia paper money catalog and Australian currency history

A number of Aussie 2 cent coins were produced without the designer's initials.

Why two cent coins are being hunted by collectors

Australian two cent coins with designer Stuart Devlin's initials missing are becoming increasingly sought-after - and valuable!

The Australian $2 paper note was replaced in 1988 with a gold $2 coin. ..At least you could smell paper money!

The Australian $2 paper note was replaced in 1988 with a gold $2 coin. ..At least you could smell paper money!

2c Australian coin - no longer in circulation

Canberra Mint and the decimal changeover: Museums Victoria

The Australian national mint in Canberra began production in early 1965, producing 6,000,000 coins a week in preparation for the introduction of decimal currency on 14th February 1966.

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.

The History of Australian Coinage and Mints

From 1788 to 2012, here's a concise history of coinage in Australia

Australia 2 Dollars (1985) Obverse: Sheep; John MacArthur. Reverse: William Farrer; wheat.

Australia 2 Dollars 1985