Fifty years ago, on 14 February 1966, Australia introduced decimal notes and coins to its currency, marking the end of its British currency system based on pounds, shillings, and pence.
This superb set captures these historical decimal currency coin designs perfectly. Don’t miss out on securing yours today.
Each coin is struck from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality.
The reverse of the 1oz silver replica 2 cent coin features the frilled neck lizard design from the original 2 cent coin introduced in 1966. The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark also appears in the design
The reverse of the 1oz silver replica 1 cent coin features the feathertail glider design from the original 1 cent coin introduced in 1966. The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark also appears in the design.
Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the monetary denomination, the coin’s weight and fineness, and the 2016 year-date are shown on each coin’s obverse.
No more than 2,000 of the 50th Anniversary of Australian Decimal Currency 2016 1oz Silver Proof Two-Coin Set will be released by The Perth Mint.
The coins are housed in a classic display case. Also inside the case is a pouch, containing an original 1 cent and 2 cent coin. The case is packaged within a beautifully illustrated shipper, and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.