Australia: Coins Issued and Used

Showing only non-circulating legal tender (NCLT) coin types.

Australia (1901 - )
Information about what currencies were issued by Australia, with lists of coinage, as well as periods when foreign-issued currencies were used.
Currency: Australian Pound. Used in Australia: (1910 - 1966)
CurrencyAustralian Pound
PeriodAustralian Pound
Used1910 - 1966
Description

The pound (symbol £, or A£ when distinguished from other currencies called the pound) was the currency of Australia from 1910 until 14 February 1966, when it was replaced by the Australian dollar. It was subdivided into 20 shillings (symbol s), each of 12 pence (symbol d).

Currency: Australian Dollar. Used in Australia: (1966 - present)
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
PeriodAustralian Dollar
Used1966 - present
Description

In February 1959 the Commonwealth Government appointed a Decimal Currency Committee to investigate the advantages and disadvantages of a decimal currency, and, if a decimal currency was favoured, the unit of account and denominations of subsidiary currency most appropriate for Australia, the method of introduction and the cost involved.

The Committee presented its report in August 1960. It recommended the date of introduction of the new system to be the second Monday in February, 1963.

In July 1961 the Commonwealth Government confirmed its support of a decimal currency system, but considered it undesirable to make final decisions on the detailed arrangement that would be necessary to effect the change.

On 7 April 1963 the Commonwealth Government announced that a system of decimal currency was to be introduced into Australia at the earliest practicable date, and gave February 1966, as the tentative change-over date.

On 14 February 1966, a decimal currency, the dollar of one hundred cents, was introduced.

Under the implementation conversion rate, £1 was set as the equivalent of $2. Thus, 10s became $1 and 1s became 10c. The conversion rate was problematic for the pre-decimal penny since the shilling was divided into twelve pence. An exchange rate of $2.40:£1 would have allowed for accurate conversion down to the penny, with one penny becoming one cent, however the Government thought it more important that the new currency unit be more valuable than the United States dollar which it would not have been under a 2.4:1 ratio.

Ten Dollars (NCLT)
2 coins (1982 - 1985)
Coin NameMintage
Ten Dollars 1982 210,842
Ten Dollars 1985 137,557
One Dollar, NCLT
85 coins (1999 - 2022). First 50 shown.
Coin NameMintage
One Dollar 1999 (Silver, Shilling) 15,000
One Dollar 2006 (Silver, Second Portrait) 5,829
One Dollar 2010 Australian Citizenship unknown
One Dollar Silver 2010 Kangaroo at Sunset 5,000
One Dollar 2010 (Gold, Gottwald Portrait) 500
One Dollar 2010 Burke and Wills unknown
One Dollar 2011 Australian Citizenship unknown
One Dollar 2011 Australian Bush Babies - Koala unknown
One Dollar 2011 Australian Bush Babies - Dingo unknown
One Dollar 2011 Australian Bush Babies - Bilby unknown
One Dollar 2011 Australian Bush Babies - Sugar Glider unknown
One Dollar 2011 Australian Bush Babies - Kangaroo unknown
One Dollar Silver 2011 Kangaroo at Sunset 5,000
One Dollar 2011 Riding on the Sheep's Back unknown
One Dollar 2012 Australian Citizenship unknown
One Dollar Silver 2012 Kangaroo at Sunset 5,000
One Dollar 2013 Australian Citizenship unknown
One Dollar 2013 Bush Babies - Australian Kookaburra unknown
One Dollar 2013 Australian Bush Babies - Possum unknown
One Dollar 2013 Australian Bush Babies - Platypus unknown
One Dollar 2013 Australian Bush Babies - Echidna unknown
One Dollar 2013 Australian Bush Babies - Wombat unknown
One Dollar Silver 2013 Kangaroo at Sunset 5,000
One Dollar 2014 Australian Citizenship unknown
One Dollar 2014 Baby Keepsake unknown
One Dollar 2014 Christmas unknown
One Dollar Silver 2014 Kangaroo at Sunset 5,000
One Dollar 2015 Australian Citizenship unknown
One Dollar 2015 Merry Christmas unknown
One Dollar Silver 2015 Kangaroo at Sunset 5,000
One Dollar 2016 Wedding unknown
One Dollar 2016 Australian Citizenship unknown
One Dollar 2016 Richmond Birdwing Butterfly unknown
One Dollar Silver 2016 Kangaroo at Sunset 5,000
One Dollar 2017 Australian Citizenship unknown
One Dollar Silver 2017 Kangaroo at Sunset 5,000
One Dollar 2018 Australian Citizenship unknown
One Dollar 2018 Merry Christmas 6,000
One Dollar 2018 Royal Wedding 7,000
One Dollar Silver 2018 Kangaroo at Sunset 2,500
One Dollar 2019 Moon Landing unknown
One Dollar 2019 Australian Citizenship unknown
One Dollar 2019 Happy Birthday unknown
One Dollar Silver 2019 Kangaroo at Sunset 2,500
One Dollar 2019 Gottwald Portrait 20,000
One Dollar 2020 Australian Citizenship unknown
One Dollar 2020 Merry Christmas unknown
One Dollar 2020 Happy Birthday unknown
One Dollar 2020 Year of the Mouse unknown
One Dollar 2020 Year of the Rat unknown
Twenty Cents (NCLT)
34 coins (1998 - 2021)
Coin NameMintage
Twenty Cents 1998 (Silver, 1910 Florin) 15,000
Twenty Cents 1998 (Silver, Canberra Florin) 15,000
Twenty Cents 1998 (Silver, Melbourne Florin) 15,000
Twenty Cents 1998 (Silver, 1938 Florin) 15,000
Twenty Cents 1998 (Silver, Federation Jubilee Florin) 15,000
Twenty Cents 1998 (Silver, Royal Visit Florin) 15,000
Twenty Cents 1998 (Silver, United Nations) 15,000
Twenty Cents 1998 (Silver, Fourth Portrait) 15,000
Twenty Cents 1999 (Silver, Threepence) 15,000
Twenty Cents 2000 (Silver, King Edward VII) 10,412
Twenty Cents 2000 (Silver, King George V) 10,412
Twenty Cents 2000 (Silver, Queen Elizabeth II) 10,412
Twenty Cents 2006 (Silver, Second Portrait) 5,829
Twenty Cents 2007 Year of the Life Saver (NCLT) unknown
Twenty Cents 2008 Year of Planet Earth (NCLT) unknown
Twenty Cents 2009 Year of Astronomy (NCLT) unknown
Twenty Cents 2009 Australian Service Nurses (NCLT) unknown
Twenty Cents 2009 Decimal Pattern 7,500
Twenty Cents 2010 (Gold, Gottwald Portrait) 500
Twenty Cents 2010 Lost Soldiers of Fromelles (NCLT) unknown
Twenty Cents 2010 Burke and Wills (NCLT) unknown
Twenty Cents 2011 Ashes (NCLT) unknown
Twenty Cents 2011 War Historians (NCLT) unknown
Twenty Cents 2011 Riding on the Sheep's Back unknown
Twenty Cents 2019 (Third Portrait) 20,000
Twenty Cents 2020 AC/DC - High Voltage unknown
Twenty Cents 2020 AC/DC - T.N.T. unknown
Twenty Cents 2020 AC/DC - Back in Black unknown
Twenty Cents 2020 AC/DC - Ballbreaker unknown
Twenty Cents 2021 AC/DC unknown
Twenty Cents 2021 AC/DC - Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap unknown
Twenty Cents 2021 AC/DC - For Those About to Rock unknown
Twenty Cents 2021 Platypus Toy unknown
Twenty Cents 2021 Animalia 55,521
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