Pre Decimal Coins

If you’re looking to get values on some old Australian coins, chances are they are pre-decimal coins – pennies, threepences, shillings, halfpennies, florins and crowns.

Before you think “I’ve got this coin that’s 80 years old and I’ve never seen one before, it’s gotta be worth a fortune”, check out the table to see just how many Australian pre decimal coins were produced between 1910 and 1964.

DenominationTotal Made
Halfpennies438,575,000
Pennies742,316,000
Threepences613,055,000
Sixpences329,120,000
Shillings270,665,000
Florins356,956,000
Crowns1,109,000
Total2,751,796,000

 

The actual number made is far lower than the recorded mintage

Australia's Largest Pre-Decimal Coin Has Solid Value
There are two different types - one is far rarer than the other.

It sure wasn't as popular then as it is now

Heads side of a penny worth upwards of  $5,000
It's history is closely tied to the Great Depression.
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