The first Australian post-federation
coinage was minted in 1910.
Pre-decimal currency was used from
1910 to 1964, based on the United
Kingdom's monetary system, with
the same denominations and
1 penny = 1/12 of a shilling
= 1/240 of a pound
Australia adopted the decimal system in
1966, replacing the penny with the cent, and
the pound with the dollar.
The ratio changed from 1:240 to 1:100.
Circulation issue denominations introduced
in 1966 were: one cent, two cent, five cent,
ten cent, twenty cent, and fifty cent, with one
dollar coins introduced in 1984, and two dollar
coins in 1988.
Circulation issue one cent coins were last minted in 1990,
and two cent coins in 1989, prior to their gradual wihdrawal
from circulation, commencing in 1992.
Prior to 1910, Australia's
official currency was United
Kingdom coinage, although
in earlier years several
currencies circulated within
Australia, which at the time
was a collection of
The Australian threepence,
sixpence, shilling, and florin
were introduced in 1910, the
halfpenny and penny in 1911,
and the crown in 1937,
replacing their United
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