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1990 Proof Five Cent

? The Type II five cent was issued from 1985 until 1998 and featured the new Raphael Maklouf portrait of her majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse, with Stuart Devlin's echidna design on the reverse. Devlin's initials can be found directly underneath the denomination . The series was struck exclusively at the Royal Australian Mint in a cupro-nickel alloy with an additional silver proof produced in 1991 as part of the year's Masterpieces in silver set. An unknown number ...

1971 Proof Ten Cent

? The Type I ten cent was issued from 1966 to 1984 with an additional proof striking in silver in 2006 as part of the 40th anniversary of decimal coinage set. The obverse features the Arnold Machin portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II and the reverse features Stuart Devlin's lyrebird design. Devlin's initials can be found to the right of the birds foot. Initials of designer Stuart Devlin on a 1970 Proof Ten Cent piece. The issue was struck at the Royal ...

1924 Proof Threepence

? The George V threepence series, lasting throughout George V's reign from 1911 to 1936, features the Australian coat of arms with ADVANCE AUSTRALIA across the scroll on the reverse, THREEPENCE up the top, and the year of issue down the bottom. The obverse features the crowned bust of King George V facing to the left and the legend, GEORGIVS V D.G. BRITT : OMN : REX F. D. IND : IMP . Like most George V series, this a very popular series to collect. In lower grade, all dates can be acquired ...

1933/2 Overdate Penny

? The George V Penny series, lasting throughout George V's reign from 1911 to 1936, features a partitioned, circular reverse design with COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA around the outer ring with the year at the bottom and ONE PENNY within the inner ring. The obverse features the crowned bust of King George V facing to the left and the legend, GEORGIVS V D.G. BRITT : OMN : REX F. D. IND : IMP . Like most George V series, this a very popular series to collect. In lower grade, all dates can be acquired ...

1922 Half Penny

? The 1922 half penny is one of the easier dates in the series owing to its high initial mintage of almost 7 million coins. It is available right up to MS66 thanks to two bank rolls surfacing but most of the coins were toned brown and finding higher grade examples with original mint brilliance can be quite difficult. If original mint brilliance is not required, this coin makes an excellent type coin due to its availability in MS65 and up. The date is sometimes very softly struck, ...

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22-Feb-2020

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1942 and 1943 Bombay Mint Copper

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Collecting Old Australian Coins

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Sydney Mint Half Sovereigns

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