2016 Mint Set - 50th Anniversary of Australian Decimal Currency
On the 14th February 1966, the changeover to decimal currency transformed the nation. As a tribute to Australia's coinage history, each coin features designs from today and from the Australian pre-decimal era. The annual tradition of Australian Proof & Uncirculated years coin set continues in 2016, commemorating the Golden Anniversary of decimal currency.
The following obverse designs depict a small effigy of Queen Elizabeth II and various pre-decimal designs.
- 5¢ = Penny (1937-1964)
- 10¢ = Threepence (1937-1964)
- 20¢ = Sixpence (1910 -1963)
- 50¢ = Shilling (1937-1963)
- $1 = Florin (1937-1963)
- $2 = Crown (1937-1938)
You can find all of these coins in your change as millions of these have been sent into circulation. With the exception being the dollar coin which is harder to find. Just 359,000* of this denomination was released.