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Information about currency: Australian Dollar

Currency nameAustralian Dollar
CountryAustralia
Dates1966 -
System

1 Dollar = 100 Cents

Description

The Australian dollar (sign: $; code: AUD) is the currency of the Commonwealth of Australia, including Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, and Norfolk Island, as well as the independent Pacific Island states of Kiribati, Nauru and Tuvalu. Within Australia it is almost always abbreviated with the dollar sign ($), with A$ sometimes used to distinguish it from other dollar-denominated currencies. It is subdivided into 100 cents.

As of 2011, the Australian dollar is the 5th most traded currency in the world, accounting for 7.6% of the world's daily share. It trades in the world foreign exchange markets behind the US dollar, the euro, the yen and the pound sterling.[6] The Australian dollar is popular with currency traders, because of the comparatively high interest rates in Australia, the relative freedom of the foreign exchange market from government intervention, the general stability of Australia's economy and political system, and the prevailing view that the Australian dollar offers diversification benefits in a portfolio containing the major world currencies, especially because of its greater exposure to Asian economies and the commodities cycle. The currency is commonly referred to by foreign-exchange traders as the "Aussie".

Currency Australian Dollar was used:
Country From To
Tuvalu Australian Dollar 1966
Australia Australian Dollar 1966
Zimbabwe Australian Dollar 2009
Kiribati Australian Dollar 1979
Nauru Australian Dollar 1968
New Hebrides Australian Dollar 1966 1982
New Guinea, Territory of Australian Dollar 1966 1975
Coin types of currency Australian Dollar:
Two Dollars 1988 -
  Two Dollars Aboriginal Elder 1988 -
  Two Dollars Circulating Commemorative 1988 -

One Dollar 1984 -
  One Dollar Mob of Roos 1984 -
  One Dollar Circulating Commemorative 1986 -

Fifty Cents 1966 -
  Fifty Cents Silver 1966 - 1966
  Fifty Cents Coat of Arms 1969 -
  Fifty Cents Circulating Commemorative 1970 -

Twenty Cents 1966 -
  Twenty Cents Platypus 1966 -
  Twenty Cents Circulating Commemorative 1995 -

Ten Cents 1966 -

Five Cents 1966 -

Two Cents 1966 - 1989

One Cent 1966 - 1990

Two Hundred Dollars 1980 -

Ten Dollars 1982 -

Five Dollars 1988 -

Twenty-Five Dollars 1992 -

Twenty Dollars 1993 -

Forty Dollars 1995 -

One Hundred Dollars 1995 -

One Hundred and Fifty Dollars 1995 -

Thirty Dollars 2000 -