• Short Summary

    THE ROYAL MINT, IN LONDON, MAKES COINS FOR MANY COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD -- AND AMONG ITS MANY CUSTOMERS IS THE COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA.

  • Description

    THE ROYAL MINT, IN LONDON, MAKES COINS FOR MANY COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD -- AND AMONG ITS MANY CUSTOMERS IS THE COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA. AT PRESENT IT IS MINTING FIVE AND TEN CENT COINS WHICH WILL BE PART OF AUSTRALIA'S DECIMAL CURRENCY SYSTEM WHICH GOES INTO USE NEXT FEBRUARY.

    ALTHOUGH THE AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT HAS ITS OWN MINT IN CANBERRA, IT HAS CONCENTRATED ON MINTING THE ONE AND TWO CENT COINS. IT IS BEING HELPED IN THIS TASK BY THE MINTS AT MELBOURNE AND PERTH, WHICH ARE BOTH BRANCHES OF THE ROYAL MINT.

    BECAUSE OF THE VAST NUMBER OF NEW COINS NEEDED, THE BRITISH ROYAL MINT HAS BEEN MAKING COINS OF DIFFERENT DENOMINATIONS TO THOSE STRUCK IN AUSTRALIA. IT HAS BEEN WORKING ON THE FIVE CENT AND TEN CENT COINS AND ALREADY LARGE QUANTITIES OF THESE HAVE BEEN SENT TO AUSTRALIA IN PREPARATION FOR THE TRANSFER.

    THE ROYAL MINT EXPECTS THAT IT WILL COMPLETE PRODUCTION OF THE COINS BY NEXT WEDNESDAY (NOVEMBER 17) AND THAT THE LAST OF THEM SHOULD ARRIVE WELL IN TIME FOR THE LAST DAY OF THE SHILLING AND THE PENNY ON FEBRUARY 14.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAADQ2FI0NYSA4A3ZAJ97E15FE8
    Media URN:
    VLVAADQ2FI0NYSA4A3ZAJ97E15FE8
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/11/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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