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Tumbler - Decimal Currency Conversion, circa 1966 Reg. No: HT 33321
- Alternative Name(s): Drinking Glass
Clear glass tumbler printed in red showing decimal coin currency and equivalents in pre-decimal currency. It features images of 1, 2, 5 10, 20 and 50 cent pieces. The donor used the glass for everyday drinking.
Australia initiated the change to decimal currency in 1963, and it was officially introduced on 14 February 1966. A publicity campaign was undertaken in the print media and on radio and television, and range of products were issued to assist the public and commemorate the event, including currency converters, coin sets and souvenirs. A similar glass to this was issued with blue printing to support the introduction of decimal paper currency.
- Glass tumbler printed in red with images of the new decimal currency and numerical equivalents in pre-decimal currency. It features line drawings of 1, 2, 5,10, 20 and 50 cent coins. The glass has straight sides and a slightly fluted pattern around its base.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Ms Kay Sharples - Museum Victoria Immigration Museum, 2012
|Dimensions:||91 mm (Height), 61 mm (Width)|
|Tagged with:||civic mementoes, souvenirs, decimal currency, drinking glasses, decimal conversion|
|Themes this item is part of:||Domestic & Community Life Collection, Numismatics & Philately Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Science & Measurement Collection|
|Inscriptions:||'1 cent / 1 penny'
'2 cents / 2 pennies'
'5 cents / 6 pence'
'10 cents / 1 shilling'
'20 cents / 2 shillings'
'50 cents / 5 shillings'
|Date Made:||Victoria, Australia, circa 1966|
|References:||Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade web site http://www.dfat.gov.au/facts/currency.html, accessed 29 Nov 2012.|