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1934-35 Trial Florin

The 1934-35 trial florin was struck at the Royal mint London and features squared rims and a number of circles cut into the dies marking die faults. It is known by a single specimen in the Museum of Victoria. Photo References Museums Victoria Collections . Pattern Coin - Florin , Centenary of Victoria & Melbourne, Trial Strike, Victoria, Australia, 1934-1935. Available at: https://collections.museumvictoria.com.au/items/55697 ...

1902 Twenty Cent

In January 1901 King Edward VII acceded to the British throne with the first business strike twenty cent pieces struck in 1902. The reverse design features a partitioned ring design with 20 in the inner circle with the legend, STRAITS SETTLEMENTS. TWENTY CENTS with the date following. The obverse features a crowned bust of King Edward VII with the legend, EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR by Royal Mint engraver, George W. De Saules.All three dates are available in mint state although some effort ...

R.S. 132 Proof Five Satang

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1999 Proof Twenty Cent

The Type III twenty cent piece was put into circulation in 1999 and continues to be regularly issued today. It features the new Ian Rank-Broadly portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse with the same Stuart Devlin platypus design on the reverse . Devlin's initials can be found within a wave to the left of the platypus' foot and Rank-Broadly's initials are located below the the obverse portrait. A number of additional striketypes were issued along side ...

1944 Half Penny

The 1944 half penny is one of the toughest pieces to acquire in the George VI series with a tiny mintage of just 720,000 pieces. The low mintage is a result of lack of demand due to the very high mintage figures in previous years to support the circulating currency needs brought about by foreign troops stationed in Australia. In addition to the low mintage, no mint rolls have surfaced making mint state pieces scarce. The year is available right up to MS64RB though only ...

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Sydney Mint Half Sovereigns

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