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# Coins Down Under: A Musical Journey Through Australian Currency

Join our character Gerry in his hometown by the sea as he investigates the values of and the counting of Australian coins. Gerry does his research by buying ice cream and pickles.

Embark on a melodic adventure with Australian Coins, an engaging and informative song designed to teach the values and denominations of Australian currency. This educational tune covers all Australian coins, from the humble five-cent piece to the two-dollar coin, each adorned with iconic Australian imagery. It's an excellent tool for teaching financial literacy and Australian culture, perfect for classrooms, homeschooling, and anyone keen on learning about Australia's unique coinage. With catchy lyrics about echidnas, lyrebirds, and kangaroos, this song is an enjoyable way to learn about Australian coins and money.

#### Australian Coins Song Lyrics:

Chorus:
The smallest coin is the five cent.
The next in line’s worth 10.
Then the twenty cent coin and the fifty cent;
the one and two dollar coins come after them.

Five cents is worth 5; ten cents is worth 10.
The twenty cent’s worth 20, and the fifty’s worth 50 cents.
100 cents make a one dollar coin, and then the greatest of them:
the two dollar coin is worth 200– and now it all makes sense!

Verse 1:
I bought one delicious dill pickle
for 3 five cent coins and 2 ten cent coins with this riddle.
To find out how much I spent,
I added them up cent by cent.

3 five cent coins make 15;
2 ten cent coins make 20.
I added 15 and 20 side by side.
“In cents, I have 35!” I replied.

And that’s the story of how I solved the riddle – and paid 35 cents for the pickle!

Verse 2:
I bought an ice cream at the ice cream parlor
for 2 twenty cent coins, a fifty cent, and a dollar.
To find out how much I spent,
I added them up cent by cent.

2 twenty cent coins made 40 cents.
to the fifty cent coin and got 90 cents.
And there was then just one step left.

With the dollar, it made 1 dollar 90 cents for the ice cream.
I ate so much that my shirt popped at the seam!!

Bridge:
On one side of every coin is Queen Elizabeth II,
and on the other side of the coins are these images I’ll now present:
The five cent coin has the echidna.
The ten has the lyrebird with its charms.
The twenty cent coin has the platypus.
The fifty’s got the commonwealth coat of arms.
The one dollar coin has kangaroos; it’s worth 100 cents.
And on the two dollar coin, an archetype of an aboriginal elder is present.
Now, let’s review what we’ve learned, like every good scholar:
The coins are five, ten, twenty, fifty, one dollar, and two dollar!