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Coins - History Multimodal Assessment

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Amber Hunt

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Most common coins:
As, Dupondius, Sestertius, Follis, Reduced Follis, Denarius, Antoninianus, Siliqua, Aureus and Solidus.
Roman coins were first introduced in the third century of BC.
Ancient Roman Coins
Ancient Roman Coins Compared to Modern Australian Coins
At the point when Romans began using coins, they made coins from important metals, such as:
gold and,
Materials used in Coins
First started making bronze coins, then silver and gold coins.
Didn’t use gold coins as much as bronze and silver, but they were still produced anyways.
The coins came in various sizes.
About the Coins
For the Roman peoples to be able to purchase and buy items from shops and other places.
Roman coins were small, circular objects for buying things.
Purpose of Coins
Australians started using $1 coins in 1984.
Started using $2 coins in 1988.
Use to be 1 and 2 cent coins in 1966, but we stopped using them in 1992.
Modern Australian Coins
All coins in your pocket, purse or piggybanks are produced at the Royal Australian Mint.

Pictures on Coins:
• Five cent coin = picture of an echidna.
• Ten cent coin = picture of a lyrebird.
• Twenty cent coin = picture of a platypus.
• Fifty cent coin = picture of the Commonwealth Coat of Arms.
• One dollar coin = picture of five kangaroos.
• Two dollar coin = picture of a traditional Australian Aboriginal man and the Southern Cross.

Design of Coins
5c, 10c, 20c and 50c coins are 75% copper and 25% nickel.
The $1 and $2 coins are made from 92% copper, 6% aluminium and 2% nickel.
Materials used in Coins
Modern Australian coins are for people living in Australia to be able to buy and purchase items from shops, malls or markets.
Purpose of Coins
By Amber Hunt
First minted to pay soldiers wages and make the collection of taxes easier.
Sometimes a coin was like a tiny newspaper, reporting great occasions.
Australian coins = small, circular objects for buying things.
Once in a while the Mint will make coins that celebrate unique occasions or individuals.
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Reference List
Ganeri, A. (2001). Focus on Romans. London: Watts.
Primary Source
Primary Source
Dupondius Coin
5 cent Coin
10 cent Coin
1 dollar Coin
2 dollar Coin
50 cent Coin
20 cent Coin

Compare and Contrast
Different things:
The two coins have different pictures on them
Same things:
They're both round
They're both made out of some of the same things.
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