From the late 1990′s and into the following decade, the Royal Australian Mint offered a subscription series through which coins were offered to collectors and minted to demand based on the orders received. Many of these are particularly interesting or innovative, as is the case for proof silver dollar issued to mark the 40th Anniversary of the Last Australian Penny.
The most significant date in the history of Australian currency is 14th February 1966 when Australia changed to decimal currency. It of course meant the end of the familiar halfpennies, pennies, florins, threepences, sixpences and shilling. The last pennies were issued in 1964 and to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the last Penny, the Royal Australian Mint produced this stunning coin
- Denomination $1
- Metal - outer ring: Silver 99.9% pure, inner ring: copper 99.9% pure
- Mass 56.45
- Diameter - 50.00 mm
- Finish - Proof