Australian Pre-Decimal Currency

The Coins of the Australian pound arose when the Federation of Australia gave the constitutional power to Commonwealth of Australia to mint its own coinage in 1901. 

With the adoption of a Federal government in Australia, British coins continued to be used until 1910 when the first Australian silver coins were introduced. These new coins, which included florins, shillings, sixpences and threepences, were all minted with a portrait of Edward VII. A year later Australian pennies and half-pennies entered circulation. In 1931 gold sovereigns stopped being minted in Australia. A crown or five-shilling coin was minted in 1937 and 1938.

I was talking with my dad the other day, who was lucky to see both forms of Australian Currency (Pre-decimal and Decimal). He made this amazing write up documenting some of the nicknames and terms used in the day for specific Pre-Decimal denominations. Click the below link for an insight into the past from the man himself!