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5,000 Anglo-Saxon Coins Unearthed by Detectorist

In December 2014, Paul Coleman discovered a large hoard of 5,248 Anglo-Saxon coins. They were minted during the reign of two kings: Ethelred the Unready (reign.978-1016) and Canute (reign.1016-1035). They were preserved in very good shape because they were placed

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New Coin Shop in Adelaide

We did it. One thing. A huge thing. We, as writers of this Blog and owners of The Purple Penny opened a coin shop. It’s that thing you discuss that’s a dream and “we’d like to do that one day”.

Posted in Collecting Coins

Coin Swap Adelaide

After the buzz at yesterdays 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages 50c coin launch it was great to once again trek into Adelaide City with my guide dog in training Pupstar Tully. Having to rely on public transport we arrived

Posted in Coin News

International Year of Indigenous Languages 50 Cent Coin Launched in Adelaide

Today in the Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute in the centre of Adelaide I was invited to attend the launch of this hot off the press commemorative 50 cent coin. This coin struck by the Royal Australian Mint celebrates 2019

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Circulating Coin Swaps Around Australia April 10th 2019

Did someone say coin swap…..where….when….and more importantly what? The Royal Australian Mint are having coin swap events this Wednesday in many major capital cities. Swap (cash only) money in your wallet or purse for new money, the latest circulating coins

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Innovation in Inflation

April fool 2019!! Always innovative The Royal Australian Mint has just announced the worlds first self inflationary coin to be struck today! The coins are as thick as the two dollar coin, but slightly larger than the dollar coin. The

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Mr Squiggle Coins Coming to a Woolworths or Safeway Near You

A new coloured coin series featuring Mr Squiggle and his friends will appear in Woolworths supermarkets from February 13th. The man from the moon with a pencil for a nose Mr Squiggle will feature on the first coloured 2 dollar

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Northern Suburbs Coin and Stamp Fair – January 2019

Coin Fair! Coin Fair! Coin Fair! Who doesn’t like a coin fair. Not us, we love them. Especially when they are coin fairs you attend almost by accident when you’re on holidays. On the first Sunday of each month the

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Christmas Gift Idea -A Collector Coin is a Great Choice

Stuck for Christmas gift ideas? Eric Eigner from Drake Sterling Numismatics knows what a great gift a coin is for Christmas. He says in this news article published by The Sydney Morning Herald today that younger collectors, older collectors and

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2018 Adelaide Coin Show Weekend 17th and 18th November Buying and Selling Free Entry

When is the Adelaide Coin Show this year you ask with excitement? Well make sure you’re free on November 17th and 18th because free is the word. Free entry to the coin expo, free parking at the Torrens Parade Ground,

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Current Coin Values, Bullion Prices and Exchange Rates

AUD $11.62
Australian 1966 Round 50c
AUD $601.43
Gold Sovereign
AUD $752.90
Australian $200 Gold Coin
AUD $34.02
Silver Price (per Oz)
AUD $2,554.68
Gold Price (per Oz)
USD $0.7196
Australian Dollar

 
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: 20:04 22 Jan 2022

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