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Perth Mint re-creates Stuart Devlin’s 1c & 2c coin designs in silver to mark 50th anniversary of decimalisation

January 5, 2016 in Australian Coins, Blogs, Cents, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Education, History, New Releases, Numismatica, Numismatics, Offers, Paper Money, Perth Mint, Precious Metals, Press Releases, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Blog Team Perth Mint Blog

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On Valentine’s Day 1966, Australia introduced decimal currency.

A public information blitz had prepared people extremely well, and the changeover from pounds shillings and pence went remarkably smoothly.

For some the look and feel of the new decimal currency took a little getting used to. “The most common comment was that the notes looked like money used in the game Monopoly,” reported the Canberra Times.

“The coins are beautiful but the notes are shocking,” a voice had been heard exclaiming.

The original decimal paper notes have long since been replaced by polymer notes. But if you check your change there’s still a chance you’ll… Full article at the source>

Source: Perth Mint Blog

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