Happy Birthday Decimal Currency

February 14, 2014

Today is Valentines Day but did you know it's also the birthday for Australia's decimal currency. 48 years ago Australia changed to the decimal currency system introducing the 1 cent, 5 cent, 10 cent, 20 cent and the round 50 cent piece along with paper notes, the $1, $2, $10 and $20.

Dollar Bill was brought in by the Decimal Currency Board to ease the public into the new system with major awareness and teaching campaigns. Do you remember what you were doing on the 14th February 1966?

One facebook member recalls "Sure do - was working at Ulladulla Post Office. Ran out of decimal points and had to send someone up to the Westpac for some more." What's your story, we'd love to post up your story. Email admin@australian-threepence.com

Handouts from the Decimal Currency Board

Posted by harrisk at February 14, 2014 6:49 AM
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