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Australian Pennies

Australian Pennies

The Australian Penny was a coin of the Australian pound used in the Commonwealth of Australia prior to decimalisation in 1966. It was worth one twelfth of an Australian shilling and 1/240 of an Australian pound. The coin was equivalent in its dimensions, composition and value to the British penny, as the two currencies were fixed at par. Many British coins were used in Australia before we started making our own hence it is common to see British pennies here

The coin was first released in 1911, and they stopped being minted in 1964. When decimal coins were introduced on 14 February 1966, the coin value was equal to 0.8333¢.

The obverse of the coin featured the reigning British monarch. Three were featured: George V, George VI and Elizabeth II. All of the pennies featuring George VI and Elizabeth II had a kangaroo on the reverse.

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