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AUD Currency Trivia

Test your knowledge of the Australian Dollar with this fun little trivia game. Answers are at the bottom of the page, but don't be cheating now!

Lounge Room Australian Dollar Trivia


  1. In what month and year was decimal currency introduced?
  2. Who is on the new $100 Australian Dollar note being released in late 2020?
  3. Name 3 countries Australia has printed polymer notes for?
  4. In what year was the 1 and 2 cent coins discontinued?
  5. What is the lowest the Australian Dollar has ever been?
  6. On which Australian polymer bank note is Banjo Paterson depicted?
  7. Which Prime Minister's government floated the Australian Dollar?
  8. Colonial NSW's holey dollar was made by punching a hole through which coin?
  9. Who was depicted on the obverse side of Australian coins minted in 1911 to 1936?
  10. What were the 1 and 2 cent coins used for when they were discontinued?
  11. The 50 cent coin, introduced in 1966, was what shape?
  12. What mineral was the original 50 cent coin made of?
  13. When did the Australian Royal Mint open?
  14. In what year was the $2 coin started to be used?




1) Decimal currency was introduced on 14 February 1966. Dollars and cents replaced the pounds, shillings and pence. 2) The new $100 note features Sir John Monash and Dame Nillie Melba, who already star on the existing $100 note. 3) There are many countries whose notes were printed by Australia including: Papua New Guinea, Singapore, Vanuatu, Brunei, New Zealand, Chile, Malaysia, Vietnam, Romania, Northern Ireland, Taiwan, Mexico, Nepal, Thailand, Brazil. Bangladesh, Solomon Islands, Indonesia and Zambia.  4) 1992. 5) The lowest ever value of the dollar after it was floated was 0.4775 USD in April 2001. 6) $10. 7) Hawke government. 8) Spanish dollar. 9) King George V. 10) Once collected, the coins were melted down to create the bronze medals awarded in the Sydney Olympics of 2000. 11) Round. 12) Silver. 13) 1966. 14) 1988.