1913 Australian half penny

Emma writes: I have a coin but I don’t know what it’s worth, please help. It’s a 1913 half penny from Australia. The Australian bronze 1/2 penny was part of a monetary system that was adopted from the British and was in use in Australia from the early 19th century to 1966. The system worked […]
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1988 Australian plastic 10 dollar notes

M.E.R. writes: Australia issued commemorative mylar notes in celebration of its bicentenary cicra 1990. I have several ten dollar notes but was told the money was recalled because of the mylar separating. Have they been recalled – where might I find a value for the items? Thank you The Australian government never demonetized, “called in” […]
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What is a “Quid”?

Bill S. writes: During WW2, my dad was stationed in Australia..He bought a memento and paid 40 Quid for it…What is a “Quid”? “Quid” is a slang expression for the denomination “pound”. This is analogous to using the word “buck” for a U.S. dollar. Both Australia and England were using the denomination “pound” during WW […]
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What is a “dump”?

Larry asks: What is a “dump”? In 18th Century Australia, the money of choice in gold was the British guinea, the Portuguese moidore and the Indian mohur. The silver money of choice was the English shilling, the Dutch guilder and the Spanish dollar or 8 Reales. One of the first attempts at setting up a […]
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