• Short Summary

    DETAILS OF THE APPEARANCE OF COINS TO BE USED UNDER AUSTRALIA'S PROPOSED DECIMAL CURRENCY SYSTEM WERE GIVEN RECENTLY.

  • Description

    DETAILS OF THE APPEARANCE OF COINS TO BE USED UNDER AUSTRALIA'S PROPOSED DECIMAL CURRENCY SYSTEM WERE GIVEN RECENTLY. AT THE MINT IN MELBOURNE, A CHEMIST, MR. JACK SARE, AND MR. RON OSBORNE, THE SUPERINTENDENT. STUDIED PROTOTYPES OF THE PROPOSED COINS.

    THE MAIN UNIT IN THE DECIMAL SYSTEM WILL BE A BANK ROTE 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.

    THE CROWN, VALUED AT FIFTY CENTS OR EQUIVALENT TO FIVE SHILLINGS, 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 MADE OF COPPER AND NICKEL.

    THE TWO CENT COIN 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.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADLMG4P2TP6AJ83G4921LZMURF
    Media URN:
    VLVADLMG4P2TP6AJ83G4921LZMURF
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/06/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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