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23 February 2010
3/2010
Miniature Sheet

Australian Commonwealth Coinage 1910-2010: Miniature Sheet

Australia
In 2010 it will be 100 years since Australia first issued coins in its own right as legal tender for the entire country. The Coinage Act had been passed the previous year, some eight years after Federation. The coins were produced at the Royal Mint in London, as Australia's mints lacked the designers, engravers and tool-makers to undertake this work.

This first coin issue comprised the florin (2 shillings), shilling, sixpence and threepence, all of which were produced in 92.5% silver (sterling silver). The copper penny and halfpenny were not released until the following year. The pictorial design was the same on each of the 1910 coins, featuring the profile of King Edward VII on one side and the Australian coat of arms on the other. The stamp designs in this commemorative issue show the florin.

Commonwealth Coinage 1910-2010  

Commonwealth Coinage 1910-2010

Cancellation Stamps

Official First Day Covers

Official FDC Australian Commonwealth Coinage 1910-2010: Miniature Sheet

Technical Information

Issue Date: 2010-02-23
FDI Withdrawal Date: 2010-03-23
Denominations: 1 x $3.30
Designer: Disegno
Printer: Energi Print
Paper: Tullis Russell
Printing Process: Lithography
Size: 106mm x 70mm
Special Feature: Foil and embossed
National Postmark: Canberra, ACT 2600
copyright notice: This material has been reproduced with permission of the Australian Postal Corporation. The original work is held in the National Philatelic Collection.
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