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1993 Proof Five Dollar

? This $5 dollar silver proof coin bears the image of Captain Matthew Flinders and is one coin out of a 5 piece set. 'The Explorers' is the title of one of the Masterpieces in Silver proof coin sets, which was released in two parts in 1993 and 1994. Each of the two parts contains five coins, which commemorate the explorations done throughout Australia by various explorers. The other 9 coins that make up the complete set each feature the image of one important explorer, with the exception ...

1984 Fifty Cent

? The dodecagonal type I fifty cent was issued to replace the round 1966 fifty cent from 1969 to 1984 with a number of patterns dated 1966 and 1967. It is struck on a dodecagonal planchet with the Arnold Machin portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse , and Stuart Devlin's interpretation of the Australian coat of arms on the reverse . Devlin's initials can be found on the bottom of the reverse underneath the denomination. The type was struck exclusively at the Royal Australian ...

1939(c) Sans Dot One Quarter Anna

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2001 Coloured Proof Fifty Cent

? This commemorative fifty cent coin was issued for generalcirculation as well as a proof coin and uncirculated coin included in the 2001 issue of the Royal Australian Mint's six coin year sets. This particular set was entitled Centenary of Federation and pays tribute to 100 years since the individual colonies of Australia came together to form the federation and to become known collectively as the States of the Commonwealth of Australia. This fifty cent coin is joined ...

1865 Half Sovereign

? The 1865 is quite a scarce date, though the pricing of the coin would indicate that it is slightly overrated compared to some of the other dates in the series such as the 1863 which is of similar scarcity. This is probably because of the low 62,000 mintage reported for the date by many other catalogues. This 62,000 figure is the mintage figure for 1867, but no half sovereigns dated 1867 are known so it is the opinion of some numismatists that coins struck in that year were dated ...

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Recent Articles

26-Aug-2021

Cleaning Coins

Walter Eigner Cleaning coins is one of the most divisive issues in coin collecting though most of the contention stems from a misunderstanding of the problems with cleaning coins. Dealers typically advise new collectors that cleaning will devalue their coins then they go ahead and happily sell cleaned coins.
22-Feb-2020

Rare Pre-Decimal Coins

Anna Fhaumnuaypol Pre-decimals are coins that everyone, whether you are a collector or just starting out, usually have in their collection which have the potential to truly worth a lot of money. It represents a very interesting look into the past since when it was first introduced in Australia in 1910.
25-Jan-2020

1942 and 1943 Bombay Mint Copper

Anna Fhaumnuaypol During wartime, the demand for pennies and half pennies increased immensely due to pay requirements of Australian and American forces within Australia. However, the availability of metals, especially copper and silver used for coins, was in shortage due to it being used for the war effort for munitions. Moreover, people were continuing to hoard silver and copper coins in money boxes for fear of instability resulting in banks running out of coins to function their day-to-day routine.
22-Nov-2019

Collecting Old Australian Coins

Walter Eigner Collecting old Australian coins provides a fascinating glimpse into Australia's history through its circulating coinage. While there is a general impression that old coins are too expensive for new collectors to collect that couldn't be further from the truth. For just a few dollars you could obtain a later year mint-state pre-decimal coin, and for less than the cost of a modern proof set you can purchase a George V (1911-1936) pre-decimal coin.
1-Nov-2019

The case for certified coins

Walter Eigner The debate on certified coins vs uncertified coins has been going on in Australia since PCGS first reached the mainstream Australian market back in 2008. While today most Australian coin collectors favour PCGS graded coins, a recent incident has reaffirmed the importance of and buying certified coins and valuing them first, especially when buying on-line.
5-Oct-2019

Valuing Old Coins

Walter Eigner By far the most common question we get asked is "what is my coin worth?" Perhaps you found a few old coins which is why you're here reading this article. Maybe you're a seasoned collector already looking to get more precise values for your coins than the printed catalogues can offer. Perhaps you're an investor looking to value your coin portfolio. This guide will cover all of that.
28-Sep-2019

The Silver of Edward VII

Walter Eigner Although Australia had been a nation since 1901, it wasn't until 1910 that her first official coins were produced. While the Melbourne mint was producing sovereigns and half sovereigns at the time, these were technically Imperial British coins. The first coins issued specifically for Australia were struck in silver and of the denominations threepence, sixpence, shilling, and florin. These featured the Australian Coat of Arms on the reverse and the crowed bust of King Edward VII on the obverse.
10-Sep-2019

Sydney Mint Half Sovereigns

Walter Eigner The discovery of gold in the colony New South Wales in 1851 prompted a surge of immigration among prospectors seeking wealth in the new colony. This lead to the production of half sovereigns in Sydney as of 1855. Only 3.3 million half sovereigns were produced from 1855 to 1869 resulting in individual years being very scarce and valuable. To add to this, the high bullion content of Sydney mint half sovereigns, which were alloyed with silver, compared with their British counterparts, which were alloyed with copper...
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