Summary

Australia
1966 (AD)

Decimal Changeover display board containing coin set 1966 on gilt embossed red card board, used for display purposes in banks and other financial institutions during the decimal changeover period.The text gives the equivalent value of decimal in relation to the old system. The board notes that all coins have the Queen's effigy on one side.

The coins are : Two fifty cent coins - to show obverse and reverse. Twenty cent - reverse only. Ten cent - reverse only.. Five cent - reverse only.. Two cent - reverse only. One cent - reverse only.

Designer: Stuart Devlin.

Physical Description

A cardboard stand covered in red flock with gold printing. Circles of cardboard have been cut out into which are inserted the new decimal currency. An unused cardboard stand is attached to the reverse of the board. The Coins have a light layer of tarnish appearing slightly dull. They are not adhered in place but are tightly inserted into the recesses. The coins are : Two fifty cent coins - to show obverse and reverse. Twenty cent - reverse only. Ten cent - reverse only.. Five cent - reverse only.. Two cent - reverse only. One cent - reverse only.

Obverse Description

50 cent : Obverse . Around : Head of Elizabeth II . ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1966.

Reverse Description

50 cent: Australian coat of arms . 50. 20 cent: Platypus design. 10 cent: Lyrebird design. 5 cent: Echidna design. 2 cent: Frill-necked lizard. 1 cent: Brush tail possum

Significance

Documenting the changeover to decimal currency; this would be a useful addition to our banking and numismatics collections, and help us document more fully the changeover to decimal currency..

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