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« on: May 08, 2010, 11:15:34 PM »
Australia, some older coins.

The first attempt of a circulating currency in Australia came in 1813, when 40,000 Spanish dollars were holed and stamped for use. These remained in use until 1829, they are now keenly sought by collectors and expensive to buy.  In 1824 and 1825 100,000 worth of British currency was imported,  British currency would remain in use from then, it was gradually replaced by Australian currency from 1910.  The pre-decimal currency continued to follow the British standards until being replaced in 1966.

1) Penny, 1912, 'H' mintmark for Ralph Heaton & Co, Birmingham
2) 1 Penny 1951, 'PL' mintmark for the Royal Mint, then in London (what does the 'P' stand for?)
3) 1 Shilling, 1952, Marino Ram design.
4) 1 Florin, 1910, Australian coat of arms.
5) 1 Florin, 1934, Centenary of Victoria and Melbourne, most melted due to lack of demand for them.
6) 1 Florin, 1956, Modernised coat of arms.

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« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2010, 11:45:15 PM »
Australia, a modern type set.

First introduced in 1966, the designs and sizes of Australian coins have remained relatively constant ever since.  The 1$ was introduced in 1984, followed by the 2$ in 1988.  The 1c and 2c were discontinued in 1991 but I think remain legal tender (?)  The portraits of Queen Elizabeth have been updated in line with those issued in the UK.

1) 1 Cent 1985, ring tailed opossum
2) 2 Cents 1966, frilled lizard
3) 5 Cents 2000, spiny anteater
4) 10 Cents 2000, lyre bird
5) 20 Cents 1978, duckbill platypus
6) 50 Cents 1996, coat of arms
7) 1 Dollar 2004, 'mob of roos'
8 ) 2 Dollars 1994, Aboriginal man
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Re: Australia
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2010, 12:05:55 AM »
Do you have the Australian coin with the windmill on it?  I like that design a lot.
If you don't have it I will try to find my example and post it.  A closer look at the frilled lizard might be in order too,,,another great design.   Now where did I put THAT binder.... ;)
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Re: Australia
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2010, 12:24:37 AM »
Much more energy in this coin than say an ole US Lincoln.

We don't have frilled neck lizards but we do have a lizard locally called a mountain boomer.
Don't ask me why cause I haven't a clue.  If alarmed, they like to hide in dark cracks in rocks and they can climb anything.
If you scare one and he gets excited the small opening between your pants and your boot looks like a safe place to hide.
Did I mention they can climb?

Now that has to be experienced to be fully appreciated ;D
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Re: Australia
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2010, 12:39:44 AM »
Australia, some commemorative coins.

These have become a bit too prolific in recent times, however not all designs have been released to circulation.  A full list of circulating designs can be found here

1) 20 Cents, 2001, Sir Donald Bradman
2) 20 Cents, 2001, Centenary of federation - Western Australia, (what is the animal?)
3) 10 Cents, 2005, World war, coming home
4) 50 Cents, 1981, Charles & Diana marriage, the coin lasted rather better than the marriage.
5) 50 Cents, 1988, Australian Bicentennial
6) 50 Cents, 1991, 25th anniversary of decimal coinage
7) 50 Cents, 2002, Windmill
8 ) 1 Dollar, 1988, Aboriginal design - an alternative Kangaroo.
9 ) 1 Dollar 2005, World War - The Dancing Man
10) 1 Dollar 2008, Scouting centenary
« Last Edit: May 09, 2010, 01:25:47 AM by AJG »

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Re: Australia
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2010, 12:40:12 AM »
Do you have the Australian coin with the windmill on it? 

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Re: Australia
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2010, 12:57:51 AM »
Here is my image of the windmill side of the coin....
Dale

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Re: Australia
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2010, 01:04:45 AM »
Is the commemorative one dollar roo design (#8) gold?  I like that and don't recall seeing it before.
If it is brass/bronze would love to add one to my collection sometime.
Dale

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Re: Australia
« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2010, 01:11:26 AM »
Is the commemorative one dollar roo design (#8) gold?  I like that and don't recall seeing it before.
If it is brass/bronze would love to add one to my collection sometime.
Dale


It's Aluminium-Bronze.
Sadly I'm nowhere near rich enough to afford coins in gold... :'(

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Re: Australia
« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2016, 07:50:48 PM »
I like this 1927 florin, I really do. Lovely reverse design. :)


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Re: Australia
« Reply #10 on: October 26, 2016, 03:36:05 PM »
Bad eyesight has its advantages. The effect is not as clear as it is in real size...

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.