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Fine Silver Proof Year Set

reverse of the 2016 one cent fine silver proof coin
reverse of the 2016 two cent fine silver proof coin
reverse of the 2016 five cent fine silver proof coin
reverse of the 2016 ten cent fine silver proof coin
reverse of the 2016 twenty cent fine silver proof coin
reverse of the 2016 round fifty cent fine silver proof coin
obverse of the 2016 fine silver proof coin
packaging of the 2016 fine silver proof year set

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A$350.00

INTERNATIONAL PRICE

A$318.18

PRODUCT CODE  210510

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50th Anniversary of Decimal Currency

 

ALLOCATION EXHAUSTED 2016 Fine Silver Proof Year Set

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.

The coins’ images of Australian wildlife were designed by Stuart Devlin. Despite many changes in minting technology and social trends, these have been enduring and iconic symbols of Australian culture. They were joined in 1984 by Devlin’s design of five kangaroos for the one dollar coin, and in 1988 by Horst Hahne’s image of an Aboriginal elder for the two dollar coin. Three of the coins featured in the set, the round 50c, 1c and 2c, no longer circulate.

Denomination

Metal

Diameter

Mass

Finish

Mintage

1c

99.9%Ag

17.53

2.93

Proof

1966

2c

99.9%Ag

21.59

6.03

Proof

1966

5c

99.9%Ag

19.41

3.24

Proof

1966

10c

99.9%Ag

23.60

6.57

Proof

1966

20c

99.9%Ag

28.52

13.36

Proof

1966

50c

99.9%Ag

31.51

13.70

Proof

1966