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10 Tips for the New Collector of Australian Coins

So you’re interested in collecting Australian coins and want to know how to get started? Here’s our top 10 tips for the new collector of Australian coins. It’s often said about collecting coins, and I’ll repeat it now. Buy the book

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14 Coin News Corp 20 Cent Collection ANZACS Remembered 100 Years and Bonus Poppy Dollar Coin

News Corp Australia in conjunction with the Royal Australian Mint have released a 14 coin set commemorating 100 years of ANZAC, keeping the ANZAC stories alive. The official coin collection was available in the complete set to subscribers with a

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160 Years of Holden Heritage Collection Coins

2016 celebrates 160 years of Holden, the iconic Australian car manufacturer and this milestone is commemorated on twelve collectable 50 cent coins minted by the Royal Australian Mint. From its beginnings 160 years ago in saddlery Holden has manufactured car

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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

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1959 Florin Emu Egg Variety

The Australian 1959 florin depicts a difference on the reverse die that doesn’t appear on coins of any other year. This difference is the appearance of an egg between the two emu’s legs. It’s called an egg but look closer

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1966 Wavy Baseline 20 cent

If you find an Australian 1966 20 cent piece in your change then you’d better take a second look. Did you know that a particular variety of the 1966 20 cent coin could be worth $100 or more! In 1966

Posted in Australian Decimal Changeover, Collecting Coins

1967 ACR Pattern Swan Dollar (Goose Dollar) by Andor Meszaros

The 1967 “Goose” dollar is not an official issue, although it does hold an important part in Australia’s numismatic history. The Swan Pattern dollar has been nicknamed the “Goose dollar” by collectors and has risen in popularity in the past

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1970 Captain Cook 50 Cent

The Royal Australian Mint issued the first commemorative coin of of the decimal era in 1970 to celebrate the bicentenary of the navigation of Australia’s east coast by Captain James Cook. Cook is sometimes credited with the discovery of Australia

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1977 Silver Jubilee 50c : Australian 50 Cent Coins

Queen Elizabeth II ascended to the throne of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth in 1952 after the death of her father George VI. Interestingly she was not actually crowned until 1953. 1977 was the 25th anniversary of her ascension

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1981 Australian $200 Charles and Diana Gold Coin

Following on from the $200 gold coin program started in 1980 with the Koala Reverse $200 gold coin was the Charles and Diana Royal Wedding $200 gold coin issued in 1981. Struck to brilliant uncirculated standard only it was minted

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Current Coin Values, Bullion Prices and Exchange Rates

AUD $7.52
Australian 1966 Round 50c
AUD $389.54
Gold Sovereign
AUD $487.65
Australian $200 Gold Coin
AUD $22.03
Silver Price (per Oz)
AUD $1,654.65
Gold Price (per Oz)
USD $0.7592
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These values are updated hourly using New York market prices. Coin values are purely the value of the gold or silver they contain and do not account for any numismatic value.
Prices Last Updated: 04:04 25 Jun 2017