2016 Uncirculated & Proof Set - 50th Anniversary Of Australian Decimal Currency

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2016 Six Coin Uncirculated and 2016 Six Coin Proof Set - 50th Anniversary Of Australian Decimal Currency

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2016 Six Coin Uncirculated Set - 50th Anniversary Of Australian Decimal Currency
* 2016 Six Coin Proof Set - 50th Anniversary Of Australian Decimal Currency

On the 50th anniversary of Australian decimal currency, the Royal Australian Mint’s annual Six Coin Uncirculated Set is both a memento of 2016 and a poignant reflection on the special place that coins have in Australian history. The beloved reverse designs of today are joined by depictions of Australia’s predecimal coins.

HISTORY AND SIGNIFICANCE
From the days when Australia was a fledgling nation with a rudimentary monetary system to the sophisticated coins which commemorate national milestones; coins have always played a special role in telling our national history. Each early Australian era can be represented through the change in coins. This includes the early European settlers who improvised with foreign currency, the colonial soldiers and their rum trade, the holey dollars and dumps which were struck by a convicted forger and the ingots, tokens and sovereigns made during the gold rush.

When Australia federated in 1901, our coins symbolised our bond with England. For the first nine years of this new nation, English currency was used as Australian money. In 1910, the first coins struck for this young country emulated the English monetary system. Pounds, shillings and pence were established as Australian money until the historic changeover to decimal currency on 14 February 1966.

 

2016 Six Coin Uncirculated Set - 50th Anniversary Of Australian Decimal Currency

• A celebration of the 50th anniversary of Australian decimal currency
• As a tribute to Australia’s history, the coins’ obverses feature both the traditional effigy of Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank Broadley and depictions of Australia’s pre-decimal coins
• Packaged on a presentation card and outer sleeve with historical information about Australian currency
• First Royal Australian Mint Year Set to feature unique designs on the obverse of every coin.
• Australian legal tender

2016 Six Coin Proof Set - 50th Anniversary Of Australian Decimal Currency

• Continuing the Royal Australian Mint’s annual tradition of releasing Six Coin Proof Sets
• A celebration of the 50th anniversary of decimal currency in Australia
• As a tribute to Australia’s coin history, each coin features depictions of coin designs from today and years past
• Finished to the Royal Australian Mint’s exacting proof standard

 

 

(310668-210414)

 

2016 Six Coin Uncirculated Year Set 50th Anniversary of Australian Decimal Currency

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

100 000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 
SKU 310668-210414
Brand Royal Australian Mint

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