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2016 6 Coin Proof Year Set

Packaging of the 2016 Six Coin Proof Year Set
Reverse of the Five Cent Coin
Obverse of the Five Cent Coin
Reverse of the Twenty Cent Coin
Obverse of the Twenty Cent Coin
Reverse of the Fifty Cent Coin
Obverse of the Fifty Cent Coin
Reverse of the One Dollar Coin
Obverse of the One Dollar Coin
Reverse of the Two Dollar Coin
Obverse of the Two Dollar Coin
Reverse of the Ten Cent Coin

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Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Australian Decimal Currency.

2016 6 Coin Proof Year Set 50th Anniversary of Australian Decimal Currency

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.

 

Denomination

5c

10c

20c

50c

$1

$2

Metal

Cu Ni

Cu Ni

Cu Ni

Cu Ni

Al Br

Al Br

Mass

2.83g

5.65g

11.30g

15.55g

9.00g

6.60g

Diameter

19.41mm

23.60mm

28.52mm

31.51mm

25.00mm

20.50mm

Mintage

50 000