A Wide Range of Collectable Australian Pre Decimal Coins

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The Significance of Australian Commonwealth Pre-Decimal Coins

Predecimal Australian Commonwealth coins refer to coins issued and minted between 1910 and 1964 and are perhaps the most collected items in the Australian numismatic market.

Australian Pre decimal coins are still highly sought after by collectors due to their historical significance. Coins minted between 1910 and 1946 were the first Australian silver coins to be minted composed of sterling silver (92.5% pure). The large market for pre-decimal commonwealth coins continues to grow as more new collectors are looking to own a valuable part of Australian currency and history. 

The Decimal Currency Act of 1965 stipulated that Australian pre-decimal coins would no longer be legal tender after 14 February 1966, 'coins are legal tender for payment of amounts which are limited as follows: not exceeding 20c if 1c and/or 2c coins are offered', although they can still be exchanged through the Reserve Bank of Australia for new coins. This historical factor provides a chance for collectors to own a significant piece of Australian numismatic history.

There is no doubt that predecimal Commonwealth Australian predecimal coins will continue to be collected for many years to come. 

Take a look at our stock of pre-decimal coins below, we have a wide range of pre-decimal coins to suit you, whether you are discovering a new venture and numismatic collection or searching for your very first Australian pennies.

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Our staff have written a number of detailed articles on the many different kinds of pre-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:

Australian Coinage During WWII

1930 Penny - Australia's Best Known Rare Coin

The 1922/1 Overdate Threepence - Australia's Rarest Silver Commonwealth Coin