Valuable and Collectable Circulating Decimal Coins

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Coins with different designs stand out to all of the others that we see in our change, and most people like to collect anything that looks different. Australia has a large number of decimal commemorative coins that have been realeased into circulation - there are coloured 2 dollar coins; coloured one dollar coins and even coloured 50 cent coins.

For many decades, the only commemorative coins made in Australia were 50 cent coins. In the years since, we've seen 20 cent coins marking special occasions, and even 10 cent and 5 cent coins with designs celebrating important events.

There are several ways to collect Australian decimal coins. Some collectors only like to keep coins out of their change, while others prefer to buy proof coins that have been made exclusively for collectors by the Mint. Some collectors prefer coins made in silver, while others insist on only buying gold coins. Some stick with coins made by the Royal Australian Mint, others prefer the coins made by the Perth Mint.

There are as many ways to collect Austalian coins as there are coins! One question we are often asked is "Are Australian $1 Coins Worth Money?" Click here to read our article that explains why the answer can be yes.

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Our staff have written a number of detailed articles on the many different kinds of circulating decimal coins that we handle, a number of them have been published in the Coin and Banknote magazine. We've also written a number of articles to help collectors on their way to building a collection of banknotes that has real meaning and lasting value.

Some of the articles we've published include:

One of the Rarest Australian Decimal Coins Issued Into Circulation - The 1966 Twenty Cent Wavy Baseline