Australian Coin Information

Author: My Collectables.   Date Posted:23 April 2016 

In 1966, coins were introduced in denominations of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents.

The initial 50-cent coins contained high silver (80%) content and were withdrawn after a year after the intrinsic value of the silver content was found to exceed the face value of the coins.

One-dollar coins were introduced in 1984, followed by two-dollar coins in 1988. The one- and two-cent coins were discontinued in 1991 and withdrawn from circulation.

 

Denomination: 1 cent

Metal: 97% copper, 2.5% zink, 0,5% tin

Mass: 2.60 gram

Diameter: 17.65 mm

Issue year: 1966-1990, except-1986*

2x2 Coin Holder: 19 mm

Coin Capsule: 18 mm

Denomination: 2 cent

Metal: 97% copper, 2.5% zink, 0,5% tin

Mass: 5.20 gram

Diameter: 21.59 mm

Issue year: 1966-1989, except-1986*, 1987*

2x2 Coin Holder:22.50 mm

Coin Capsule: 22.00 mm

Denomination: 5 cent

Metal: 75% copper, 25% nickel

Mass: 2.83 grams

Diameter: 19.41 mm

Issue year: 1966 - present, except - 1985*, 1986*

2x2 Coin Holder: 20.00 mm

Coin Capsule: 19.50 mm

Denomination: 10 cent

Metal: 75% copper, 25% nickel

Mass: 5.65 grams

Diameter: 23.60 mm

Issue year: 1966 - present, except - 1986*, 1987*, 1995*, 1996*

2x2 Coin Holder: 25.00 mm

Coin Capsule: 24.00 mm

Denomination: 20 cent

Metal: 75% copper, 25% nickel

Mass: 11.30 grams

Diameter: 28.65 mm

Issue year: 1966 - present, except - 1986*, 1987*, 1989*, 1990*,1991*, 1992*, 1993*

2x2 Coin Holder: 30.00 mm

Coin Capsule: 29.00 mm

Denomination: 50 cent

Metal: 80% silver, 20% copper

Mass: 13.28 grams

Diameter: 31.65 mm

Issue year: 1966

2x2 Coin Holder: 32.50 mm

Coin Capsule: 32.00 mm

Denomination: 50 cent

Metal: 75% copper, 25% nickel

Mass: 13.28 grams

Diameter: 31.65 mm (across flats)

Issue year: 1969 - present, except - 1986*, 1987*, 1992*

2x2 Coin Holder: 35.00 mm

Coin Capsule: 32.50 mm

Denomination: 1 dollar

Metal: 92% copper, 6% aluminium 2% nickel

Mass: 9.00 grams

Diameter: 25.00 mm (across flats)

Issue year: 1984 - present, except - 2012*

2x2 Coin Holder: 27.50 mm

Coin Capsule: 25.00 mm

Denomination: 2 dollar

Metal: 92% copper, 6% aluminium 2% nickel

Mass: 6.60 grams

Diameter: 20.50 mm (across flats)

Issue year: 1988 - present, except - 1991*

2x2 Coin Holder: 22.50 mm

Coin Capsule: 21.00 mm

 


Note:

* Mint sets only. No release into general circulation was made this year.