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1966 Decimal Currency Changeover Coin Display Board

At the changeover to decimal currency on February 14th 1966 the Decimal Currency Board provided all sorts of advertising and educational information to people, banks, businesses about how to cope with and use the new currency to ensure a smooth

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1966 Mint Set The Fastbuck Wallet

“Operation Fastbuck” was the name used for the safe delivery of decimal currency to the banks during the changeover from £/s/d to dollars and cents on February 14th 1966. 70 drivers were involved in the transfer of the new money

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1966 Wavy Baseline 20 cent

If you find an Australian 1966 20 cent piece in your change then you’d better take a second look. Did you know that a particular variety of the 1966 20 cent coin could be worth $100 or more! In 1966

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1967 ACR Pattern Swan Dollar (Goose Dollar) by Andor Meszaros

The 1967 “Goose” dollar is not an official issue, although it does hold an important part in Australia’s numismatic history. The Swan Pattern dollar has been nicknamed the “Goose dollar” by collectors and has risen in popularity in the past

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2016 Perth Mint 50th Anniversary of Decimal Currency Two Coin Set

You’ve probably noticed by now that it’s 2016 and that means it’s 50 years since Decimal Currency was introduced to our wide brown land. Of course the two Australian mints are going to release a lot of collector coins to

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50 Years Ago Newspaper Headlines 14 February 1966

Fifty years ago today Australia was waking to these newspaper headlines. Today we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the change to decimal currency. Schools no longer had to teach shillings and pennies and divide by twelve. The new decimal system

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Australia Changes to Decimal Currency 50 Years Ago

Have a look in your pocket and check your change -chances are you’ll still find one of the first decimal coins minted in Australia! Half a century ago our first decimal coins appeared when we changed from pennies, shillings and

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Australian 1966 10c Mint Marks

The 1966 10c coin was minted at the Royal Australian Mint in Canberra (10,940,000 coins) and the London branch of the Royal Mint (30,000,000 coins). Distinguishing the two coins isn’t too hard and can be seen easily above. Look on

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Australian 1966 1c Mint Marks

The 1966 1c coin was the second highest mintage 1966 coin and was minted at the Melbourne branch of the Royal Mint (238,990,00 coins), the Perth branch of the Royal Mint (26,620,000 coins) and the RAM in Canberra (146,140,000 coins)

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Australian 1966 20c Mint Marks

The 1966 20c coin was minted at the Royal Australian Mint in Canberra (28,196,000 coins) and the London branch of the Royal Mint (30,000,000 coins). I find this coin a little tougher to pick between the two mints. The water

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