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• In come the dollars.

• In come the cents.

• To replace the pounds and the shillings and the pence.

• Be prepared folks when the coins begin to mix

• on the 14th of February 1966.

• Who are you?

• I'm dollar bill and I've come to tell everyone

• that decimal currency will be here from the 14th of February 1966.

• What is decimal currency?

• Decimal currency is simply a money system worked out in multiples of 10.

• The base unit is a dollar which is made up of 100 cents.

• But why we changing?

• What's wrong with the old pounds, shillings and pence?

• I'll show you.

• Let's do a sum in pounds, shillings and pence.

• First, 2 ha'pennies make a penny.

• Carry the penny

• 5 and 7 and 1 make 13 pence.

• 12 pence make a shilling,

• that leaves one penny.

• Carry the 12. That's one shilling.

• 3 and 7 and 1 are 11.

• Carry 1.

• 3 ones are 3.

• That's 31 shillings.

• 20 shillings make 1 pound.

• 20 from 31 leaves 11.

• Carry the 20.

• I mean, 1 pound.

• 7 and 5 are 12, and 1 is 13

• Carry the 1.

• 3 ones are 3.

• 33 pounds, 11 shillings and 1penny.

• Whew!

• Now let's do the same sum in dollars and cents.

• 5 and 6 are 11. Carry 1.

• 3 and 7 and 1 are 11.

• Carry 1 over the decimal point.

• No need to convert the cent into dollars.

• 5 and 1 are 6, and 1 is 7.

• 2 threes are 6.

• 67 dollars, 11 cents.

• Now wasn't that much easier?

• 95% of the world's population

• live in countries using decimal currency.

• Australia's one of the last countries

• to change to decimal currency.

• New Zealand will change in 1967.

• Mistakes are easily made

• in pounds, shillings and pence.

• Bosses get angry

• and time and money are wasted.

• Housewives will find decimal currency simpler.

• Typists and clerks will find it easier.

• Time and money will be saved

• and bosses will be happier.

• How much will these new coins be worth

• in pounds, shillings and pence?

• Blow me a note and I'll show you.

• 10 shillings equals 1 dollar.

• 5 shillings equals 50 cents.

• 2 shillings equals 20 cents

• 1 shillings equals 10 cents

• and 6 pence equals 5 cents.

• What will these new coins look like?

• This is the 5 cent coin with the spiny anteater.

• It's the same size as the 6 pence.

• And the same value too.

• And this is the 10 cent coin with Lyrebird.

• It's the same size and value as the shilling piece.

• This is the 20 cent coin

• showing the platypus. It's the same size and value as......

• The two shilling piece?

• Yes!

• And this is the largest coin, the 50 cent

• with the kangaroo, emu and crest. It's worth 5 shillings.

• In come the dollars and in come the cents,

• to replace the pounds and the shillings and pence,

• be prepared folks when the coins begin to mix,

• on the 14th of February 1966.

• changeover day is closer than you think.

• Learn the value of the coins and the way that they appear,

• and things will be much smoother when the decimal point is here.

• In come the dollars and in come the cents,

• to replace the pounds and the shillings and the pence,

• be prepared folks when the coins begin to mix,

• on the 14th of February 1966.

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