Prior to this, Australian coins and notes were a collection of currencies from around
the world, however by this point were primarily British.
The first coins produced specifically for The Commonwealth of Australia,
(threepence, sixpence, shilling, florin), were minted in 1910 in London, although
the Australian halfpenny and penny were not minted until 1911. Further detail
The Australian pre-decimal era refers to
the period between 1901 and 1965,
however for the purposes of Australian
currency effectively relate to coins minted
between 1910 and 1964.
(ie. between federation and decimilisation).
The six British colonies in Australia were
declared an independant nation in 1901,
(federation), 'The Commonwealth of Australia',
although remained part of the British Empire,
as a Constitutional Monarchy.
Wondering what your Australian pre decimal coin might be worth?
Values, images, and specifications for Australian pre-decimal coins.
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The Australian pre-decimal period spanned
the reign of 5 monarchs:
King Edward VII in 1910.
King George V from 1911 to 1936.
King Edward VIII in 1936, (no coins minted).
King George VI from 1937 to 1952.
Queen Elizabeth II from 1953 to 1964.
The last pre-decimal coins were manufactured
for 1964, prior to Australia's conversion to
decimal currency in 1966: 'Decimilisation'.
Early Australian coins and banknotes were often
very low mintage, due to the low demand for
circulating currency, Australia having a relatively
small population, compared to other nations.
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