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Australian World War 1 Forget-Me-Not Pennies

Last week we were showing the above item to our parents who had no idea as to it’s origins. Our 9 year old daughter asked to take a look at it, examined it briefly, and announced with certainty in her

Posted in Collectables and Ephemera

1944s Florin Struck on a Shilling Planchet Error

It’s not often you see an older coin with such a significant error and one in such good condition as this. Struck in 1944 when Australia lacked the industrial capacity to do so because of the war the above coin

Posted in Error Coins

New Australian 5 Dollar Note Design Announced

The Reserve Bank of Australia announced today (12 April 2016) that a new polymer $5 note would be released into circulation in Australia on 1 September 2016. The new note is the same size as the old one and retains

Posted in Banknotes

1902 Great Britain “Low Tide” Penny

Above is a 1902 penny of Great Britain.  1902 was a tumultuous year for British coinage, Queen Victoria had died the year previously and an entire new coinage needed to be issued with the portrait of King Edward VII designed

Posted in Collecting Coins

Fiji 1969 5 Cent Struck on Split Planchet

Above is a lovely little 1969 Fijian 5 cent coin error. The obverse is weakly struck as is the reverse. However the reverse also has a number of striations on the surface going from the left side of the coin

Posted in Error Coins

A Year 2000 20 Cent Tilted Partial Collar Error

Over the years we’ve seen a number of year 2000 20 cent coins that were struck incorrectly, usually they’ve been tilted or straight partial collar errors. Above you can see an image of one such coin that is a bit

Posted in Error Coins

Mick Vort-Ronald and his Banknote Books!

Well known Australian banknote author and regular contributor to the Australasian Coin and Banknote magazine Mick Vort-Ronald has contacted us and asked if we could publish a list of his books and availability. You can find the listing of his

Posted in Coin News

1981 Double Struck Partial Brockage 20 Cent Error

Above is an error coin that is an interesting combination of two error types. It’s a partial brockage, having been struck against another already struck coin, and it’s also been struck twice, making it a double struck error. Either of

Posted in Error Coins

2016 Perth Mint 50th Anniversary of Decimal Currency Two Coin Set

You’ve probably noticed by now that it’s 2016 and that means it’s 50 years since Decimal Currency was introduced to our wide brown land. Of course the two Australian mints are going to release a lot of collector coins to

Posted in Australian Decimal Changeover, Collecting Coins

What is the 1954 Royal Visit Florin Worth?

The 1954 Royal Visit florin can be seen above, it’s one of four commemorative Australian florins issued from 1910 to 1963. It also happens to be the last commemorative florin issued in Australia. The obverse (heads) side of the coin

Posted in Collecting Coins, Investing in Coins

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