2021 RAM Australian Pennies 1911-1964 2021 $1 Copper Uncirculated Two-Coin Set

$35.00

DETAILS

This 2021 $1 Copper Two-Coin Set commemorates the 110th anniversary
of the introduction of the Australian penny. Each coin is reminiscent of
the original pennies, one featuring a simple text design and the other a
bounding kangaroo. Each coin also includes the first portrait of
Queen Elizabeth II to appear on Australian coins and is complete with
uncirculated finish.

Australia’s currency has evolved over hundreds of years from a bartering
system used by Indigenous Australians through to modified
Spanish dollars, gold sovereigns, the British and Australian pound and to
today’s Australian dollars and cents.

This 2021 $1 Copper Two-Coin Set commemorates the 110th anniversary
of the introduction of the Australian penny. In circulation from 1911, two
years after the federal parliament passed a bill allowing Australia to have
its own coins, through to 1966 with the introduction of decimal currency,
the Australian penny is an essential part of any collector’s compendium,
with a 1930s penny the most revered of all.

Each coin is reminiscent of original Australian pennies in design, size and
colour, with one coin featuring a simple text design including the
denomination and year, and the other a bounding kangaroo. Australian
pennies are a much-coveted coin and this set recognises their
importance in Australia’s currency history.

FEATURES

  • Reminiscent of original Australian pennies
  • Produced in copper
  • Limited mintage of 20,000 per coin
  • Australian legal tender
  • Coin’s unique obverse features the first effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Mary Gillick, as used on Australia’s pre-decimal coins
  • Uncirculated finish
  • Presented in coin capsule, presentation card and wallet

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Denomination - $1AUD
  • Year - 2021
  • Metal Content - Cu
  • Mass - 14.30g
  • Diameter - 33.04mm
  • Finish - Uncirculated
  • Maximum Mintage - 20,000