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1944-S Threepence

? The 1944-S Threepence was struck by the San Francisco Mint with a total mintage of 32,000,000. San Francisco was the only mint to produce Australian Threepence in this year, unlike the previous two years which were also struck in Denver and Melbourne. The piece features a small 'S' mint-mark under the right-most ribbon on the reverse. This type is very affordable into mint-state with MS65 examples generally available below $100 but anything graded higher can prove quite challenging. ...

1953(p) Dot after A Half Penny

? The Kangaroo design continued into this type, while after the coronation of Elizabeth II in late 1952, the obverse design changed to the bust of Elizabeth II facing to the right with the legend, ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA , designed by Mary Gillick. This legend continued until 1955, unlike other denominations where it concluded in 1954, but was altered due to public outcry of the omission of FIDEI DEF . All three dates are available though difficult compared with the rest ...

2006 Fifty Cent

? This Netball 50 Cent dodecagonal coin commemorates the XVII Commonwealth Games held in Melbourne during 2006. The reverse was designed by Wojciech Pietranik and features the artists impression of a netball player shooting for goal. It has the official Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games logo and the legend 50 XVII COMMONWEALTH GAMES. The obverse shows the traditional Ian Rank-Broadley portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, right-facing with tiara and earrings. It shows the legend ELIZABETH ...

1921 Type 11 One Penny

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1952 Proof Florin

? The 1952 proof of record florin was produced as a representation piece of the 1952 florin along side the 1952 specimen strike. The proof can be distinguished by a slightly softer strike central strike and more intense mirrored surfaces while the specimen striking has a sharper strike but a dulled semi-brilliant finish. Both pieces can be considered rare with fewer than 10 pieces between them but with no recent market appearances, very little can be done to estimate ...

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The Australian One Cent

Walter Eigner The Australian One Cent is a keenly collected series owing to its attractive design and relative affordability. It was first issued in 1966 and continued as a regular issue until 1991. Due to its popularity, the coin was re-issued in 2006, 2010, and 2016 as part of collector sets.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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