The Sandpit - A Useful Australian Numismatic Website

January 12, 2009

The Sandpit is one of the more useful Australian numismatic websites out there. It is authored by one of Australia's foremost numismatic authorities and he is acknowledged as one of the countries leading coin graders. A particular strength of the site is the well researched articles the author has written that help collectors of Australian coins identify different varieties and forgeries.

An article of particular interest to the new collector of coins of any country is the article covering the topic of Investing in Coins. The crux of the article is to buy the best quality coins that you can, ideally the rarer the better! Another two articles that are of interest to the more advanced Australian collector are how to spot a fake 1923 halfpenny and how to spot a fake 1930 penny. These two rarities are key coins that a lot of Australian collectors seek to acquire and these articles are essential reading. There are some more informative articles on off center strikes and different varieties of half pennies and Australian dollars. You can see all of the articles on the Australian Numismatic Articles page.

It's a good site and well worth a look for the Australian coin collector. My only gripe is that new articles are slow to appear. The author is clearly an expert in the subject area and all the information he could disseminate to the community could only help improve it!

Posted by mnemtsas at January 12, 2009 7:54 PM
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