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World War 1 Forget Me Not Token – To Kitty from Fred

Above you can see a crudely made Love Token of a type that seem to have mostly originated from Adelaide in South Australia during World War 1. We have written about this peculiar type of World War 1 Forget-Me-Not pennies

Posted in Collectables and Ephemera

Error Coin Spotlight – 1966 2 Cent Struck on Incomplete Planchet Error

This 1966 2 cent struck on an incomplete planchet gives the collector some very interesting insights into the coin manufacturing process. Firstly though we’ll examine the error itself. The coin is a 1966 2 cent from an uncertain mint (see

Posted in Error Coins

Error Coin Spotlight – 1966C 20 Cent Broadstruck Out of Collar Error

Today’s error coin spotlight sees us looking at a spectacular broadstrike 1966 20 cent that was minted in Canberra for the release of decimal currency in 1966. How do we know it was minted in Canberra? The RAM somewhat sneakily

Posted in Error Coins

How to Spot a Real 2000 $1 / 10c Mule

Let’s play a game. We’ll call it Spot’a’Mule. The aim of the game is to spot real Year 2000 $1 / 10c mule coins. Winners get to not waste their money on coins worth only their face value. Losers get

Posted in Collecting Coins, Error Coins

Valuable Australian Coins in Your Change!

A Numismatic Association of Australia publishes an annual numismatic journal and the latest volume has just been released. We were asked to contribute an article to this journal which we were happy to do. The process of creating the article

Posted in Collecting Coins, Error Coins

Is your Dollar Coin Worth $1000? – Radio Interview with ABC Radio in Perth

One of the blog authors was interviewed about the dollar coin in your pocket that could be worth $1000 by ABC Local Radio in Perth on the 13th of March 2017. You can listen to the interview here:

Posted in Coin News

Is your Dollar Coin Worth $1000? – Radio Interview with 6PR in Perth

One of the blog authors was interviewed about the dollar coin in your pocket that could be worth $1000 by Radio 6PR in Perth on the 13th of March 2017. You can listen to the interview here:

Posted in Coin News

World War 1 Australian Identity Disc for Edmund Stanley

Above is crude World War 1 identity disk made from an old head (1895 to 1901) Queen Victoria Penny. It was purchased from a seller in the United Kingdom in late 2016. The disk is holed for suspension and the

Posted in Collectables and Ephemera

Australian 1966 Blue Card Mint Set

February 14th 1966 saw the introduction of decimal coins into circulation in Australia and for the first time the Royal Australian Mint made uncirculated grade coins in sets available to collectors and visitors to the mint. The very first of

Posted in Australian Decimal Changeover

1914-1919 Post Master General’s South Australia Medal – E.H. Jennings

Medal with suspension awarded by the Post Master General’s Department (South Australia) to employees who served in World War 1. Medal is bronze with a loop, measures 31mm in diameter and weighs 10.1 grams. Obverse: Depiction of the Adelaide GPO

Posted in Medals

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