• Short Summary

    Artist Stuart Devlin designs new Australian coins + shots of native Aussie animals.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Switch to Decimal Coinage".

    Australia.

    Various shots machine pressing out new coins in a mint. C/U of new one cent coin. Various shots designer / artists Stuart Devlin at work in studio, working on design for new give cent piece. C/U mould of new coin. Various shots of tiny feather tailed glider (very small possum) crawling over Devlin's hand. C/U one cent coin with Devlin's design of glider on.

    Various shots of native Australian animals, intercut with C/Us of the coins with their designs on: the frilled lizard and the two cent piece, the spiny anteater and the five cent piece, the lyre bird and the ten cent piece, the platypus and the twenty cent piece, kangaroos and emus and the fifty cent piece.

    C/U coin, showing side with Queen's head on. Panning shot past large posters of new coin designs.

    Note: please see also UN 3951 C.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1794.20
    Media URN:
    55282
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    25/02/1965
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:38:32:00 / 01:40:08:00
    Canister:
    65/17

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