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Can You Change 20 Dinkums into Emus?

Can You Change 20 Dinkums into Emus?

This Sunday marks the 50th Anniversary of the change over from Pounds, Shillings and Pence to Dollars and Cents.

These days the Australian dollar is the fifth most traded currency in the world, accounting for 7.6 per cent of all trades.

However the dollar could have been called a number of different names.  The Prime Minister of the time, Robert Menzies, who was a monarchist, wanted to call it the Royal.

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Guest — D.A.Cairns
I have only ever known decimal currency. The suggested names you listed made me laugh, especially the Ming. I just cant imagine an... Read More
Saturday, 13 February 2016 16:06
Guest — P. D. McDermott
Would be hilarious if your mate turned up with a mob of real emus, David.
Saturday, 13 February 2016 17:57
Peter Russell
If the notes were called Emus and you had a "mob" in your wallet — then you'd be loaded!!!
Saturday, 13 February 2016 18:54
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