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Australian Dollar

Currency Name:Australian dollar
ISO Code:AUD
Symbol:$
Fraction:Cent
Central Bank:Reserve Bank of Australia
Number of Country & Territory Using Australian Dollar:6 Countries.
Country & Territory Officially Using Australian Dollar:Australia. Christmas Island. Cocos Islands. Heard Island and McDonald Islands. Nauru. Norfolk Island.
Banknotes:Banknotes: $5, $10, $20, $50, $100
Coins:5¢, 10¢, 20¢, 50¢, $1, $2.
Summary:

The Australian dollar (sign: $; code: AUD) is the currency of Australia, including its external territories: Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, and Norfolk Island. It is officially used as currency by three independent Pacific Island states: Kiribati, Nauru, and Tuvalu. It is legal tender in Australia. Within Australia, it is almost always abbreviated with the dollar sign ($), with A$ or AU$ sometimes used to distinguish it from other dollar-denominated currencies. The $ symbol precedes the amount. It is subdivided into 100 cents.

The Australian dollar was introduced on 14 February 1966 to replace the pre-decimal Australian pound, with the conversion rate of A$2 per = A£1. The Australian dollar was legal tender of Papua New Guinea until 31 December 1975, when the Papua New Guinean kina became sole legal tender, and of the Solomon Islands until 1977, when the Solomon Islands dollar became sole legal tender.