The Royal Australian Mint has issued its 2016 6-Coin Proof Year Set, which celebrates the 50 anniversary of the year the country discontinued a system emulating the British pound, shilling, and pence model in favor of its current decimal currency. The collection costs $90.91 AUD and has a mintage limited to 50,000 sets.
Six denominations are included. They are 5 cents;
10 cents (obverse image not available);
and 2 dollars.
The obverses all feature Ian Rank-Broadley’s portrait of Queen Elizabeth II and the inscriptions ELIZABETH II, AUSTRALIA 2016, and FIFTY YEARS. You can view each coin’s composition and dimensions on the chart below.
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The Mint notes that they have sold out of available inventory for this item and are awaiting new stock, which is expected to begin shipping on or after December 16. For more information on the Royal Australian Mint’s 2016 6-Coin Proof Year Set, please visit its Web site.