Details of the appearance of coins to be used under Australia's proposed decimal currency system were given today.
Details of the appearance of coins to be used under Australia's proposed decimal currency system were given today.At the Mint in Melbourne, a chemist, Mr.Jack Sare, left; and Mr.Ron Osborne, the Superintendent, studied prototype of the proposed coins.The main unit in the decimal system will be a bank note called the Royal.There will be six coins, the same number as at present.However, they will be made of different materials.All will have the Queen's Head on one side.
This is the Crown, valued at fifty cents or equivalent to five shillings.It will be made of silver.
The florin, valued at 20 cents, or two-shillings, will be made of copper and nickel; and be about the same size as the present florin.The ten cent coin, or shilling, will be about the same size as the present shilling, and made of copper and nickel.The five-cent will be about the same size and value as the present sixpence and of copper and nickel.
The two cent, centre, will be equivalent to two-point-four pence and made of bronze.The one-cent coin, valued at one point 2 pence, will be slightly smaller than a sixpence.That's a penny on the right.