Australian dollar


The Australian dollar (sign: $; code: AUD) is the currency of the Commonwealth of Australia, including its external territories Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, and Norfolk Island, as well as the independent Pacific Island states of Kiribati, Nauru, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu.

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The Australian dollar (sign: $; code: AUD) is the currency of the Commonwealth of Australia, including its external territories Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, and Norfolk Island, as well as the independent Pacific Island states of Kiribati, Nauru, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu.

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Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Service , Cookie Policy , and Privacy Policy. Australischer Dollar - Ostkaribischer Dollar. Australischer Dollar - Populous. On 18 September Holt advised Parliament that the name was to be the dollar , of cents. The Australian pound , introduced in and officially distinct in value from the pound sterling since devaluation in , [10] was replaced by the dollar on 14 February In , Australia effectively left the sterling area , when the pound sterling was devalued against the US dollar and the Australian dollar did not follow.

On 27 September , the Reserve Bank of Australia stated that it had ordered work on a project to upgrade the current banknotes. The upgraded banknotes would incorporate a number of new future proof security features [12] and include Braille dots for ease of use of the visually impaired.

The first new banknotes of the five dollar denomination were issued from 1 September , with the remaining denominations to be issued in the coming years. In , coins were introduced in denominations of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents. One-dollar coins were introduced in , followed by two-dollar coins in to replace the banknotes of that value, while the one- and two-cent coins were discontinued in and withdrawn from circulation.

In commemoration of the 40th anniversary of decimal currency , the mint proof and uncirculated sets included one- and two-cent coins. In early , Australia's first triangular coin was introduced to mark the 25th anniversary of the opening of Parliament House. As with most public changes to currency systems, there has been a great amount of seignorage of the discontinued coins. Australia has regularly issued commemorative cent coins.

Issues expanded into greater numbers in the s and the 21st century, responding to collector demand. Australia has also made special issues of cent, one-dollar and two-dollar coins.

Current Australian 5-, and cent coins are identical in size to the former Australian, New Zealand, and British sixpence, shilling, and two shilling florin coins. In and , the UK replaced these coins with smaller versions, as did New Zealand in — at the same time discontinuing the five-cent coin.

With a mass of In circulation, the old New Zealand 5-, and cent coins were often mistaken for Australian coins of the same value, owing to their identical size and shape.

Until the size of the New Zealand coins was changed in , Australian coins below the dollar in value were in circulation in both countries. As a result, Australian coins are occasionally found in New Zealand and vice versa. The first paper issues of the Australian dollar were issued in The first polymer banknotes were issued in [16] by the Reserve Bank of Australia, specifically polypropylene polymer banknotes produced by Note Printing Australia , to commemorate the bicentenary of European settlement in Australia.

All Australian notes are now made of polymer. Australia was the first country to develop and use polymer banknotes.

In , when the dollar was introduced, the international currency relationships were maintained under the Bretton Woods system , a fixed exchange rate system using a U.

The highest valuation of the Australian dollar relative to the U. On 12 December , the dollar was floated, allowing its value to fluctuate dependent on supply and demand on international money markets. The decision was made on 8 December and announced on 9 December The lowest ever value of the dollar after it was floated was Although the value of the dollar fell significantly from this high towards the end of , it gradually recovered in to 94 US cents.

Some commentators speculated that the value of the dollar in was related to Europe's sovereign debt crisis, and Australia's strong ties with material importers in Asia and in particular China. Economists posit that commodity prices are the dominant driver of the Australian dollar, and this means changes in exchange rates of the Australian dollar occur in ways opposite to many other currencies.

This means the Australian dollar varies significantly during the business cycle, rallying during global booms as Australia exports raw materials, and falling during recessions as mineral prices slump or when domestic spending overshadows the export earnings outlook.

This movement is in the opposite direction to other reserve currencies, which tend to be stronger during market slumps as traders move value from falling stocks into cash.

The Australian dollar is a reserve currency and one of the most traded currencies in the world. Prior to , Australia maintained a fixed exchange rate. The first peg was between the Australian and British pounds, initially at par, and later at 0.

This reflected its historical ties as well as a view about the stability in value of the British pound. From to , Australia maintained a peg under the Bretton Woods system , a fixed exchange rate system that pegged the U. With the breakdown of the Bretton Woods system in , Australia converted the traditional peg to a fluctuating rate against the US dollar.

In September , Australia valued the dollar against a basket of currencies called the trade weighted index TWI in an effort to reduce the fluctuations associated with its tie to the US dollar.

On 12 December , the Australian Labor government led by Prime Minister Bob Hawke and Treasurer Paul Keating floated the dollar, with the exchange rate reflecting the balance of payments and other market drivers. Australian banknotes are a legal tender throughout the Commonwealth of Australia and its territories, as provided in section 36 1 of the Reserve Bank Act For legal tender of Australian coinage, as outlined in section 16 of the Currency Act , the following limits are set out: Australia was the first country in the world to have a complete system of banknotes made from plastic polymer.

These notes provide much greater security against counterfeiting. The polymer notes are cleaner than paper notes, are more durable and easily recyclable. Dollar slips against greenback THE Australian dollar has slipped against a strengthening US counterpart which has benefited from more risk-adverse sentiment.

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Dollar almost back at 80 US cents THE Australian dollar has crept higher against its US counterpart, recouping a little of its loss following weaker-than-expected economic growth figures. Dollar slumps on euro weakness THE Australian dollar has fallen more than half a cent against its US counterpart with the greenback strengthening amid euro weakness.

North Korea tensions hit greenback THE Australian dollar is unchanged against its US counterpart despite the greenback easing slightly amid increased tension with North Korea. Dollar falls on US jobs figures THE Australian dollar is virtually unchanged against its US counterpart despite the greenback getting a significant boost.

Greenback slips on uncertainty THE Australian dollar is steady against the greenback which has slipped on uninspiring US growth and continued political uncertainty. Dollar flying but for how long? Dollar back below 80 cents THE Australian dollar is sharply lower against its US counterpart which has rebounded following solid US durable goods figures.

Oil slump weighs on US dollar THE Australian dollar has been an underperformer but is still slightly higher against its US counterpart which has fallen amid a sharp slump in oil prices. Aussie dollar holds onto gains THE Australian dollar has held on to gains after it received a boost from the latest employment numbers which showed another rise in full-time employment. Aussie dollar to break 80 cents THE Australian dollar has continued to make gains, helped by a recovery in iron ore and oil prices and as traders stay bullish.

Dollar holds against greenback THE Australian dollar has retained most of its gains against its US counterpart after surging to a month high on Friday. Aussie dollar hits four-month high THE Australian dollar is still rising strongly and as reached a four-month high against its US counterpart which remains unchanged.

Aussie dollar to fall further THE Australian dollar is down against its US counterpart, back below 76 US cents even though the greenback has also fallen. Dollar sees positive momentum THE Australian dollar is slightly higher against its US counterpart which has steadied, amid another lift in oil prices and steady iron ore prices. Aussie dollar continues to climb THE Australian dollar has continued to climb against its US counterpart, which has fallen for a second straight day, thanks to the rebounding iron ore price.

US dollar rebounds after poor data THE Australian dollar is higher against a strengthening US dollar which rebounded after earlier losses on weaker-than-expected US economic data. Aussie dollar to continue its slide THE Australian dollar is lower against its US counterpart which has remained steady in the offshore session. Aussie dollar falls in lively session THE Australian dollar is sharply down against its US counterpart as the greenback lifts against most currencies. Greenback surges on inflation talk THE Australian dollar is down sharply against the greenback, after calls that rising US wages would help revive inflation.

Aussie dollar hit by iron ore fall THE Australian dollar is lower against its US counterpart, pulling back from a multi-week high amid a sharp fall in the price of iron ore. Dollar holds ahead of housing data THE Australian dollar is treading water against its US counterpart ahead of key housing finance data and as the greenback firms slightly. Aussie dollar creeps higher THE Australian dollar has crept a little higher against its US counterpart amid falls in oil and iron ore prices and ahead of several key events.

Greenback hit by disappointing data THE Australian dollar has risen solidly and is comfortably back above 74 US cents after a disappointing US jobs report hurt the greenback. Aussie dollar battered by bad data THE Australian dollar is sharply lower against its US counterpart, dropping below 74 US cents after local and Chinese economic data disappointed. Commodities pull down dollar THE Australian dollar is lower against its US counterpart after crude oil and iron ore fell three per cent.

Greenback lifts before Fed minutes THE Australian dollar has fallen back against its US counterpart which has lifted against a basket of major currencies. Greenback continues to weaken THE Australian dollar is solidly higher against its US counterpart as the greenback continues to soften. Greenback falls to six-month lows THE Australian dollar is firmly higher against its US counterpart as the US dollar index falls to its lowest level in six months. Aussie dollar gives up gains THE Australian dollar has been unable to sustain gains against the US dollar, despite a jump in crude oil futures and metals getting a boost.

Retail pain hits US stocks THE Australian dollar is higher against its US counterpart after being held in a tight range by risk aversion and falls in commodity prices. Dollar up despite greenback surge THE Australian dollar is higher against its US counterpart despite a surge in the greenback, trading at