2016 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF AUSTRALIAN DECIMAL CURRENCY 2 COIN SET

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Noteworthy Collectibles is very proud to offer this beautiful 2 coin set to mark the 50th Anniversary of Australian decimal currency.

This is an extremely limited offer and the coin sets themselves sold out within days from the mint. With only 2,000 set worldwide, it is little wonder.

On 14 February 1966, Australia introduced decimal notes and coins to its currency bring to an end the British currency system of pounds sterling.

People were fascinated as the first coins arrived in circulation bearing the familiar images of Australian native animals.

Perth Mint has captured these historical decimal currency coin designs perfectly in this two coin set with the designs of the original 1 and 2 cent coins. The Frill Necked Lizard and the Feather tail Glider are reproduced in large scale on these perfectly struck silver coins.

Each coin is struck from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality.

The reverse of the 1oz silver replica 2 cent coin features the frilled neck lizard design from the original 2 cent coin introduced in 1966. The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mint mark also appears in the design.

The reverse of the 1oz silver replica 1 cent coin features the feather tail glider design from the original 1 cent coin introduced in 1966. The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mint mark also appears in the design.

Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the monetary denomination, the coin’s weight and fineness, and the 2016 year-date are shown on each coin’s obverse.

No more than 2,000 of the 50th Anniversary of Australian Decimal Currency 2016 1oz Silver Proof Two-Coin Set will be released by The Perth Mint.

The coins are housed in a classic display case. As a fantastic additional bonus the Perth Mint has included a pouch, containing an original 1 cent and 2 cent coin from their archives. These two original coins have a good catalogue value themselves. 

The case is packaged within a beautifully illustrated shipper, and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity. Certificate numbers may vary from those shown here.

See more decimal currency proof coin sets here and look no further for great value.

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2016 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF AUSTRALIAN DECIMAL CURRENCY 1OZ SILVER PROOF 2 COIN SET
Mint:                                   Perth Mint
Silver Content (Troy oz)     1
Denomination (AUD)          1
Fineness:                           99.9% silver
Minimum Gross Weight:    31.135 grams
Maximum Diameter:          40.60 mm
Maximum Thickness:         4.00 mm
Maximum Mintage:            2,000
Designer:                           Dr Stuart Devlin AO CMG

The original one and two cent coins recreated in one ounce silver proof rounds. Stunningly beautiful to look at!

History

We hope you enjoy this small film released by British Pathe newsreels prior to the change over from British Pounds, Shillings and Pence to the current decimal currency system.

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