The Cartoonist

A hand holding a banknote. The banknote features Sir Robert Menzies wearing a crown, the Australian coat of arms and the words One Royal. John Frith is depicted on the note with a worried expression.

Frith strikes a new note

The Herald, 6 June 1963

Prime Minister Sir Robert Menzies’ original proposal was to call Australia’s new decimal currency the ‘Royal’, an idea which did not catch on.