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Stuart Devlin Designer Goldsmith Silversmith 2018 -Book Review

I have never written a book review before and the task for this hefty 529 page pictoral history of Devlins work is eased by the beautiful depictions within the pages. To say I’m a Devlin fan is probably an understatement,

Posted in Books

Rare Coin Company Collapse Leads to Jail Time for Director

Former Rare Coin Company director Rob Jackman was earlier this month sentenced to 4 years and 2 months jail time for stealing and fraud. Investors and collectors suffered massive losses as the director tried to keep his failing coin business

Posted in Coin News

2018 Next Generation $50 Note Design Revealed

The design for the Next Generation $50 was revealed yesterday by the Reserve Bank of Australia. It will be released into circulation from October 2018. This follows the redesigned $5 and $10 notes transitioned in the last 2 years and

Posted in Banknotes

Coin Designers Stuart Devlin

In 1963 a competition was held to design the new Australian decimal coinage that was to be introduced in 1966. The new decimal coins were to replace the pre-decimal coinage that had been in circulation since 1910. Six competitors vied

Posted in Collecting Coins

How Many Coins in a Roll?

Have you got a roll or security bag of coins and don’t know how any coins are in the roll? Here’s a handy list for reference. 1 Cent roll- 50 coins face value 50 cents 2 Cent roll- 50 coins

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1986 Mint Set with 1985 10 Cent Coin

Early decimal mint sets were held in PVC wallets with pockets for each coin and those could easily be interchanged. In 1984 the Royal Australian Mint moved to a bubble type of packaging where each coin had its’ own blow

Posted in Error Coins

Downies Coins in Melbourne

With the recent demise of several Victorian coin stores it can be a struggle to find numismatic items to peer at in Melbourne. However, if you are in Melbourne it’s worth a trip across the Yarra if you do want

Posted in Coin News

Clarification of the Circulation 2014 Mob of Roos One Dollar Mintage

The 2014 standard design Mob of Roos dollar coin issued into circulation has a mintage clarification that not everyone is aware of, and it seems not even the Mint itself! Each year in their annual report the Royal Australian Mint

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Canadian Mint Sees Red Over RAM Poppy Coin

The future of our 2 dollar coins isn’t looking too bright after the Royal Australian Mint (RAM) was hit with a lawsuit from the Royal Canadian Mint (RCM) on December 22nd 2017. The Royal Canadian Mint claims the technology that

Posted in Coin News

2007 Double Headed Australian 5 Cent Coin

For the past 10 years people have been finding in their change the Aussie 5 cent piece with the Queen’s head on both sides -a so-called ‘double header‘. This came about when two head side dies were placed into the

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