The Mobile Press is back....well maybe just this once

October 1, 2010

The next ANDA Coin and Banknote show is on in Canberra Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th November 2010. Collectors were hoping with fingers crossed that because of the new Royal Australian Mint CEO, Mr Ross MacDiarmid and the proximity of this show to the RAM itself that the Mint might take this opportunity to bring out the mobile coin press to this next ANDA show in Canberra. has been confirmed both on the ANDA website and in the October issue of The Australasian Coin and Banknote Magazine that the RAM will be dusting off the mobile press and bringing it along.
The mobile press was last seen at ANDA Fairs in 2008 and we can only assume that budgets and the ill health of former CEO, the late Janine Murphy were the reasons for it's discontinuance.
The RAM will bring pre-struck uncirculated 2010 100 Years of Decimal Coinage One Dollars without any mintmarks, privymarks or counterstamps and show visitors will have the opportunity to press the button to strike a C counterstamp on their special show dollar. It will then be housed in an informative card.
This is said to be a limited opportunity for this show only and the RAM has no plans to continue the mobile press at any future shows.
In the past there have been rare cases of "accidents" with the mobile press where coins have been stamped twice, not stamped at all or stamp doubling, with all of these errors commanding a high premium.

Posted by harrisk at October 1, 2010 10:31 AM
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