• Short Summary

    New designs for Australia's decimal coins are shown - as are the animals which inspire them.

  • Description

    Unissued / Unused material -

    Title reads: "Decimal Currency. What Your Money Will Look Like". Australian voiceovered newsreel material.


    VS Coins being made at the Australian mint in preparation for when the currency goes over to decimal method. VS Australian Artist Stuart Devlin who designed the new coins from birds and animals unique to Australia. CU Small animal, the feather tailed glider on man's hand. CU One cent piece on which the feather tailed glider is featured. CU the frilled Lizard. CU Two cent coin featuring the lizard. CU Spiny ant eater. CU Five cent piece which has the ant eater on it. CU Lyre bird. CU Ten cent piece with lyre bird on it. CU Platypus in water. CU Twenty cent coin with platypus on it. MS Kangaroos jumping about. MS Three emu. CU Fifty cent piece which features both of those animals. CU Other side of coin showing Queen Elizabeth II's head which is on all coins. CU All the coin motifs.

    (Comb.F.G.) Old record suggests that material dates from around 20/10/1964.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:48:39:00 / 01:50:27:00
    UN 3951 C

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