Information about currency: Australian Dollar

Australian Dollar (1966 - present)
Currency NameAustralian Dollar
System1 Dollar = 100 Cents

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. 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".

Coin Types in currency: Australian Dollar (18)
Coin TypeTypeFromToSub-typesCoins
Fifty Cents Regular Circulating 1966 3 72
Twenty Cents Regular Circulating 1966 2 72
Ten Cents Regular Circulating 1966 55
Five Cents Regular Circulating 1966 56
Two Cents Regular Circulating 1966 1992 1 32
One Cent Regular Circulating 1966 1992 1 32
Dollar Pattern (Goose Dollar) Fantasy 1967 1967 1
Two Hundred Dollars Bullion 1980 7
Ten Dollars Non-Circulating Legal Tender 1982 2
One Dollar Regular Circulating 1984 2 49
Two Dollars Regular Circulating 1988 2 44
Five Dollars Non-Circulating Legal Tender 1988
Twenty-Five Dollars Non-Circulating Legal Tender 1992
Twenty Dollars Non-Circulating Legal Tender 1993
Forty Dollars Non-Circulating Legal Tender 1995
One Hundred Dollars Non-Circulating Legal Tender 1995
One Hundred and Fifty Dollars Non-Circulating Legal Tender 1995
Thirty Dollars Non-Circulating Legal Tender 2000
Australian Dollar: Details
Issued ByAustralia
Australian Dollar: Users
Flag of Australia Australia Australian Dollar 1966
Flag of New Guinea, Territory of New Guinea, Territory of Australian Dollar 1966 1975
Flag of New Hebrides New Hebrides Australian Dollar 1966 1980
Flag of Tuvalu Tuvalu Australian Dollar 1966
Flag of Nauru Nauru Australian Dollar 1968
Flag of Kiribati Kiribati Australian Dollar 1979
Flag of Vanuatu Vanuatu Australian Dollar 1980 1982
Flag of Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Australian Dollar 2009
Australian Dollar: Related Currencies
Flag of Tuvalu Tuvalu Tuvaluan Dollar 1976