Coins from Colonial Australia

Colonial Australia is a term used to describe the Australian continent during the period between 1788 to 1901 when Australia was under British colonial authority. Australia’s first people arrived around 42,000 and 48,000 years ago from Southeast Asia. The modern decedents of these people are called Indigenous Australians or Aboriginals. The first Europeans to discover and make landfall were the Dutch in 1606 and named the continent New Holland. In 1770 Captain James Cook sailed and mapped the east coast which he claimed for Great Britten and named New South Wales. On the 26 January 1788 Captain Arthur Philip landed in New South Wales with the First Fleet and established a penal colony at Sydney Cove, Port Jackson. The first colony of New South Wales was establish in January of 1788 with the arrival of the First Fleet. The British colony of New South Wales comprised of the ester half of the continent with the western half rating the name New Holland. Van Diemen's Land (renamed Tasmania in 1856), South Australia, New Zealand, Victoria and Queensland all separated from New South Wales and formed their own self-governing colonies in 1825, 1834, 1841, 1851 and 1859 respectively. In 1832 the Swan River colony was established which latter changed its name to Western Australia. On 1 January 1901, the six colonies (excluding New Zealand) federated, forming the Commonwealth of Australia.
Wikidata: Q174825

See also: Australia, United Kingdom

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Pound sterling (1788-1929)

12 Pence = 1 Shilling • 20 Shilling = 1 Pound

15 Pence - George III "Dump" (New South Wales Colony)
1813

Silver (.903) • 5.619 g • ⌀ 19 mm
KM# 1.1, KM# 1.2, KM# 1.3, KM# 1.4, N# 17316
2 Shillings (1800 Proclamation coin - Netherlands Gulden)
1795-1800

Silver (.912) • 10.47 g • ⌀ 31 mm
N# 117063
5 Shillings - George III "Holey Dollar" (New South Wales Colony)
1813

Silver (.903) • 21.035 g • ⌀ 39 mm
KM# 2.1, 2.3, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.9, 2.10, 2.11, 2.13, 2.14, 2.15,, N# 19811
½ Sovereign - Victoria (Pattern)
1853

Pattern
Gold (.917) • 3.85 g • ⌀ 19.3 mm
KM# Pn1, N# 310406
½ Sovereign - Victoria (Pattern)
1855

Pattern
Gold (.917) • 3.991 g • ⌀ 19 mm
KM# Pn3, N# 123395
½ Sovereign - Victoria
1855-1856

Gold (.917) • 3.968 g • ⌀ 19.3 mm
KM# 1, Fr# 9a, N# 32313
½ Sovereign - Victoria (Pattern)
1856

Pattern
Gold (.917) • 3.98 g • ⌀ 19.3 mm
N# 310407
½ Sovereign - Victoria
1857-1866

Gold (.917) • 3.976 g • ⌀ 19 mm
KM# 3, Fr# 10a, N# 14959
Available for swap ½ Sovereign - Victoria
1871-1887

Gold (.917) • 3.994 g • ⌀ 19.3 mm
KM# 5, N# 24197
½ Sovereign - Victoria
1887-1893

Gold (.917) • 3.992 g • ⌀ 19 mm
KM# 9, Fr# 22, N# 24199
½ Sovereign - Victoria
1893-1900

Gold (.917) • 4.002 g • ⌀ 19 mm
KM# 12, N# 24200
1 Pound - Victoria "Adelaide Pound" (South Australia Colony)
1852

Gold (.917) • 8.75 g • ⌀ 22 mm
KM# 1, Fr# 1, N# 17315
1 Pound - Victoria "Adelaide Pound" (South Australia Colony; Dentilated inner circle)
1852

Gold (.917) • 8.75 g • ⌀ 22 mm
KM# 2, Fr# 3, N# 115480
1 Sovereign - Victoria (Pattern)
1853

Pattern
Gold (.917) • 7.13 g • ⌀ 22.5 mm
KM# Pn2, N# 305324
1 Sovereign - Victoria (Pattern)
1855

Pattern
Gold (.917) • 7.98 g • ⌀ 22 mm
KM# Pn4, N# 310408
Available for swap 1 Sovereign - Victoria
1855-1856

Gold (.917) • 7.9811 g • ⌀ 22.5 mm
KM# 2, Fr# 9, N# 24196
1 Sovereign - Victoria (Pattern)
1856

Pattern
Gold (.917) • 7.99 g • ⌀ 22 mm
KM# Pn6, N# 297166
Available for swap 1 Sovereign - Victoria
1857-1870

Gold (.9166) • 7.9881 g • ⌀ 22.05 mm
KM# 4, Fr# 10, N# 6331
1 Sovereign - Victoria
1871-1887

Gold (.917) • 7.9881 g • ⌀ 21.5 mm
KM# 6, Fr# 11, N# 24198
Available for swap 1 Sovereign - Victoria
1871-1887

Gold (.917) • 7.9881 g • ⌀ 22.05 mm
KM# 7, N# 9310
1 Sovereign - Victoria
1887-1893

Gold (.917) • 7.9881 g • ⌀ 23 mm
KM# 10, N# 28487
Available for swap 1 Sovereign - Victoria
1893-1900

Gold (.917) • 7.9881 g • ⌀ 22.05 mm
KM# 13, N# 17317
2 Pounds - Victoria (Golden Jubilee)
1887

Non-circulating coin: Golden Jubilee
Gold (.917) • 15.9761 g • ⌀ 29 mm
KM# 8, Fr# 18, N# 91749
5 Pounds - Victoria (South Australia Colony; Pattern; Restrike)
1852

Pattern
Gold (.917) • 44.102 g
Fr# 2, KM# Pn1, N# 79018
5 Pounds - Victoria (South Australia Colony; Pattern; Restrike)
1852

Pattern
Silver (.917) • 19.34 g • ⌀ 33 mm
KM# Pn1a, N# 115471
5 Pounds - Victoria (Golden Jubilee)
1887

Non-circulating coin: Golden Jubilee
Gold (.917) • 39.9403 g • ⌀ 37 mm
KM# 11, Fr# 17, N# 79022

Trade Tokens

12 Pence = 1 Shilling • 20 Shilling = 1 Pound

½ Penny (Crombie,Clapperton & Findlay - Melbourne, Victoria)
(1851)

Token
Copper • ⌀ 28 mm
KM# Tn41, N# 59243
½ Penny (Taylor, W. J - Melbourne, Victoria)
1851

Token
Copper • 8.4 g • ⌀ 28.5 mm
KM# Tn244, Gray# 277, N# 47667
½ Penny (Lewis Abrahams - Hobart, Tasmania)
1855

Token
Copper • ⌀ 27.5 mm
KM# Tn6, N# 58868
½ Penny (Hanks & Lloyd - Sydney, New South Wales)
1855

Token
Copper • ⌀ 28 mm
KM# Tn82, N# 55947
½ Penny (R. Josephs - New Town, Tasmania)
1855

Token
Copper • ⌀ 28 mm
KM# Tn140, N# 18417
½ Penny (Crocker & Hamilton - Adelaide, South Australia)
1857

Token
Copper • ⌀ 28 mm
KM# Tn39, N# 26430
½ Penny (Fisher - South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria)
1857

Token
Copper • 7.37 g • ⌀ 28 mm
KM# Tn68, N# 59244
½ Penny (Hanks & Compy. - Sydney, New South Wales)
1857

Token
Copper • ⌀ 28 mm
KM# Tn80, N# 60866
½ Penny (W.D.Wood - Hobart, Tasmania)
(1857)

Token
Copper • ⌀ 28 mm
KM# Tn273, N# 60819
Available for swap ½ Penny (Professor Holloway - London, England)
1857-1858

Token
Copper • ⌀ 28 mm
KM# Tn277, R# 263 - 265, N# 18016
½ Penny (John Andrew & Co. - Melbourne, Victoria)
1860

Token
Copper • ⌀ 27.50 mm
KM# TnA11, N# 26441
½ Penny (Alfred Nicholas - Hobart, Tasmania)
(1862)

Token
Copper • ⌀ 28 mm
KM# Tn181, N# 60748
½ Penny (Weight & Johnson - Sydney, New South Wales)
(1862)

Token
Copper • ⌀ 28 mm
KM# Tn267, N# 60597
½ Penny (R.S.Waterhouse - Hobart, Tasmania)
(1863)

Token
Copper • ⌀ 26 mm
KM# Tn264, N# 59313
½ Penny (John Pettigrew & Co. - Ipswich, Queensland)
1865

Token
Copper • 5.366 g • ⌀ 26 mm
KM# Tn195, N# 53478
1 Penny (Hutton, G - Hobart Town, Tasmania)

Token
Copper • 12.42 g • ⌀ 34 mm
Gray# 137, KM# Tn131, N# 163114

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