Uncirculated Coin Set, 1966
Mint: Royal Australian Mint, Canberra
A six coin set of 50 cent, 20 cent, 10 cent, 5 cent, 2 cent and 1 cent housed in a standard printed card.
A six coin set of 50 cent, 20 cent, 10 cent, 5 cent, 2 cent and 1 cent housed in a printed card which names the wildlife depiced on the coins and the artists responsible for the obverse (Arnold Machin) and various reverse designs (Stuart Devlin)
All coins bear a bust of Elizabeth II facing right; around, ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1966
Standard types for each denomination: 50 cent - Australian Arms; 20 cent - platypus; 10 cent - lyrebird; 5 cent - spiny anteater; 2 cent - frill-neck lizard and 1 cent feather-tail glider
This was the first year of decimal coinage in Australia. 77,600 sets like this were sold to the public to commemorate the introduction of the system.
Dr Stuart Devlin AO, CMG
Designed all reverse types.
Designed the obverse portrait of Elizabeth II.
Obverse: ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1966
Type of item
111 mm (Length), 136 mm (Width), 3 mm (Depth)