Australian Coins

World Coin News – Proposed Budget May Eliminate Australian 5 Cent Coin

World Coin News – Proposed Budget May Eliminate Australian 5 Cent Coin

By CoinWeek News Staff ….   The federal budget that Treasurer Scott Morrison presented to the Australian House of Representatives earlier today (Tuesday, May 3) may bring an official end to the production of five-cent coins by the Royal Australian Mint. If this proves to be the case, the elimination of Australia’s smallest-denominated coin will […]

Western Australia Governor Welcomes Perth Mint Royal Tribute Coins

Western Australia Governor Welcomes Perth Mint Royal Tribute Coins

As a former branch of the UK Royal Mint, The Perth Mint commemorates the remarkable life of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II with the release of three gold and silver birthday tributes. Having celebrated her 90th birthday on Thursday 21 April 2016, Her Majesty became the first British monarch in history to mark such a […]

By April 25, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Heritage Auctions:  More than 4,600 Lots Offered at CICF

Heritage Auctions: More than 4,600 Lots Offered at CICF

Heritage Auctions’ CICF World & Ancient Coins Signature® Auction, April 14-19, 2016 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois A wide assortment of World and Ancient coins, totaling more than 4,600 lots altogether, will provide the ideal setting for discriminating collectors to significantly enhance their collections in Heritage Auctions’ April 14-19, 2016 […]

APMEX – Tiger Shark: Last Shark Series Coin Released

APMEX – Tiger Shark: Last Shark Series Coin Released

The Silver Tiger Shark Launches Exclusively From APMEX as the Final Installment of the Perth Mint’s Shark Series Australia’s Perth Mint is saying goodbye to its APMEXclusive® Shark Series with the release of the Silver Tiger Shark coin. Previous installments included the 1/2 oz Great White Shark and 1/2 oz Great Hammerhead Shark coins, both […]

By April 8, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Modern Coins – The Growing Appeal of World Coins

Modern Coins – The Growing Appeal of World Coins

By Ron Drzewucki – Modern Coin Wholesale …..   During World War II and on into the Cold War, American G.I.s returning from deployment overseas often came home with handfuls of foreign coins as souvenirs. For many collectors of a certain age, this was their first taste of the fascinating field of coin collecting. The […]

Highlights from the upcoming Heritage’s CICF World Coins Signature Auction April 13 – 19

Highlights from the upcoming Heritage’s CICF World Coins Signature Auction April 13 – 19

The following coins are some of the highlightes on Heritage’s upcoming Chicago International Coin Fair (CICF) Coin show that will take place in Chicago on April 13-19. The Sale is centered on World and ancient coins. George V Penny 1930-(m) AU50 PCGS Melbourne mint, Indian obverse die, KM23. Obv. Crowned, draped bust of King George […]

Perth Mint Marks 100th Anniversary of Returned & Services League Australia

Perth Mint Marks 100th Anniversary of Returned & Services League Australia

To mark the 100th anniversary of the Returned & Services League of Australia (RSL), The Perth Mint is proud to issue a gold and a silver commemorative coin portraying the iconic RSL badge. Founded in 1916 by returning Australian soldiers from World War I, the main aim of the RSL is to continue to provide […]

New Coin Gives Wings to Australia’s Apex Predators

New Coin Gives Wings to Australia’s Apex Predators

Sydney-based collectible coin issuer Australian Gold and Silver Exchange will collaborate with Taronga Zoo to produce a series of silver coins featuring five of Australia’s powerful top-level predators. By Australian Gold & Silver Exchange …..   The Australian Apex Predators coin series will launch in February 2016, coinciding with the 100th anniversary of Taronga Zoo […]

By February 27, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: 2016 World Money Fair Highlights

The Coin Analyst: 2016 World Money Fair Highlights

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ….   Each year the largest and most important coin show in Europe is held the first week of February in Berlin, Germany. From February 5 to 7, the 45th Annual World Money Fair was held in the eastern portion of Berlin, where it has been held for most of […]

By February 17, 2016 3 Comments Read More →
Royal Australian Mint Makes Decimal Currency History with Flip of a Coin

Royal Australian Mint Makes Decimal Currency History with Flip of a Coin

By Royal Australian Mint ….   The 14th of February marks the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the decimal currency in Australia – the move from pounds, shilling and pence to dollars and cents. The Assistant Minister to the Treasurer the Hon Alex Hawke MP has announced that history will be made this year […]

By February 11, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Royal Australian Mint “Buddies” up at Berlin World Money Fair

Royal Australian Mint “Buddies” up at Berlin World Money Fair

By Royal Australian Mint….   The internationally adored Buddy Bear figure has become eternalized as a privy mark on the exclusive 2016 Berlin World Money Fair (WMF) coin by the Royal Australian Mint. Attendees to the Berlin WMF will be the first in the world to get their hands on the Australian 2016 $1 Buddy […]

By February 4, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Perth Mint Coin Marks Centenary of May Gibbs’ Classic

Perth Mint Coin Marks Centenary of May Gibbs’ Classic

In celebration of the Gumnut Babies‘ centenary, The Perth Mint has released a superb commemorative coin featuring original illustrations of one of Australia’s most treasured children’s authors, May Gibbs. Struck from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver, the coin is housed in the cover of a specially commissioned limited-edition book, which contains a collection of Gibbs’ […]

By February 2, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
First Coin Struck on Earth in 2016 Pays Tribute to Australia’s First Sovereign

First Coin Struck on Earth in 2016 Pays Tribute to Australia’s First Sovereign

By the Royal Australian Mint….   With some fans queuing overnight, coin collectors and Canberra public today joined the iconic Royal Australian Mint New Year’s celebrations seeing one lucky collector strike the first coin worldwide in 2016. At the pinnacle yearly event for collectors, the latest gallery press design was unveiled paying tribute to the […]

By January 1, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: Collecting Strategies and Modern Silver World Coins

The Coin Analyst: Collecting Strategies and Modern Silver World Coins

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek….   A new modern coin collector can very easily become overwhelmed. Whether attending a coin show, perusing hobby web sites and periodicals, or checking out dealer stores and web sites, new collectors quickly discover that with so many coins out there it’s easy to become lost when you’re just starting […]

By December 12, 2015 4 Comments Read More →
Some Familiar Faces on MA-Shops.com

Some Familiar Faces on MA-Shops.com

By CoinWeek….   Already a notable presence in the European market, MA-Shops–the online marketplace created by German engineer Joachim Schwiening–is poised to grow into a significant player in the U.S. coin market as well. When it comes to competing against major U.S.-based sites such as Amazon and eBay, MA-Shops.com has two key assets. The first […]

By December 12, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Sunset Glows on Australia’s New Coloured Remembrance Day Circulating Coin

Sunset Glows on Australia’s New Coloured Remembrance Day Circulating Coin

By the Royal Australian Mint….   In the lead-up to Remembrance Day, Australia’s newest coloured circulating coin marks one hundred years since the unforgettable poem “In Flanders Fields” was first heard. Announced today at the Royal Australian Mint by the Assistant Minister to the Treasurer, the Hon Alex Hawke MP, over two million coins of […]

By October 23, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Historic Reign of Queen Elizabeth II Portrayed on Royal Canadian Mint Collector Coins

Historic Reign of Queen Elizabeth II Portrayed on Royal Canadian Mint Collector Coins

The Royal Canadian Mint is joining Canadians from coast to coast to coast in celebrating Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II becoming the longest reigning Sovereign in Canada’s modern era. “In addition to featuring four effigies of Her Majesty on the obverse of Canada’s coins since her accession to the throne, the Mint has a long […]

Queen Elizabeth II: A Royal Record Remembered in Timeless Pieces

Queen Elizabeth II: A Royal Record Remembered in Timeless Pieces

By Royal Australian Mint….   Only moments away from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II reaching a Royal Record, the Royal Australian Mint has released a selection of beautifully designed collectible coins to commemorate the occasion. Still a beloved figure after 63 years as Queen, Her Majesty will soon gain the title of the longest-reigning Commonwealth […]

By September 8, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Australia 2015 Lighthouse Aid to Navigation $5 Silver Frosted Uncirculated Coin

Australia 2015 Lighthouse Aid to Navigation $5 Silver Frosted Uncirculated Coin

Australia 2015 Lighthouse Aid to Navigation $5 Silver Frosted Uncirculated Coin Description: From the Royal Australian Mint: Traditionally, the lamps in early lighthouses were powered by kerosene but with the introduction of solar power, all ‘off grid’ beacons were converted to electricity. From the 1980s, there was a concerted effort to automate the remaining 41 […]

Australia 2015 Lighthouse Aid to Navigation $1 Uncirculated Coin

Australia 2015 Lighthouse Aid to Navigation $1 Uncirculated Coin

Australia 2015 Lighthouse Aid to Navigation $1 Uncirculated Coin Description: From the Royal Australian Mint: This commemorative coin recognises those who devoted their lives to manning and maintaining lighthouses in Australia and celebrates their contribution to a century of aids to navigation. When the Commonwealth of Australia officially accepted responsibility for all landfall and coastal […]

Royal Australian Mint Shines Spotlight on Century of Lighthouses

Royal Australian Mint Shines Spotlight on Century of Lighthouses

By the Royal Australian Mint….   Ahead of this century’s largest reunion of past and present Australian lighthouse personnel and in celebration of 100 years of the Australian Government managing of aids to navigation, the Royal Australian Mint unveiled two shining collectible coins as tribute on Friday, July 3. Working with the Australian Maritime Safety […]

Numismatic Summer – Long Beach Leads The Way

Numismatic Summer – Long Beach Leads The Way

By Jim Bisognani for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation….   A Pogue In The Hand Is Worth?; Difficulty Accurately Pricing Rarities; Hop To It; Try Chasing A Kangaroo It seems like in a wink of an eye winter in New England turned to spring and before I knew it summer is upon us. Memorial Day signals the […]

Captain Jean-Luc Picard, TNG Enterprise on New Star Trek Coins from Perth Mint

Captain Jean-Luc Picard, TNG Enterprise on New Star Trek Coins from Perth Mint

CAPTAIN PICARD AND THE ENTERPRISE EXPLORE THE MILKY WAY Calling all Star Trek fans… Gene Roddenberry’s Star Trek: The Next Generation debuted in 1987, and ran for seven seasons until 1994. Set in the Milky Way Galaxy, the first season takes place in 2364, featuring a new crew and a new starship, U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D. […]

Perth Mint Honors Patriotic Poem with New Coin Series

Perth Mint Honors Patriotic Poem with New Coin Series

The Perth Mint pays homage to Australian poet, Dorothea Mackellar, and her beloved verse, “My Country”, with the release of a stunning new collector coin set depicting rare and beautiful landscapes of Australia. In 1904, after spending time in London, and feeling homesick for Australia, Mackellar began writing “My Country”. Several re-writes later, the poem […]

By April 27, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
General Notes Regarding Classification of Australian Coin Types

General Notes Regarding Classification of Australian Coin Types

By Mark Duff for Strand Coins….   Mark Duff of Strand Coins in Sydney, Australia, provides an overview of the variety attributions for the “Benchmark Collection of Australian Pre-Decimal Coins” View the Benchmark Collection Gallery > Since the advent of currency, coins have reflected the progress of a nation, revealing in their designs and composition, the […]

By April 27, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Royal Australian Mint to Offer Production Pieces at Auction May 26-28

Royal Australian Mint to Offer Production Pieces at Auction May 26-28

By The Royal Australian Mint….   Unique production pieces from the manufacturing process at the Royal Australian Mint (the Mint) will be made available for the public to own through an official auction held by Downies Australian Coin Auctions in Melbourne on 26 – 28 May 2015. In its 50th year, the Mint has re-evaluated […]

By April 23, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Perth Mint Releases New Funnel-Web Spider Bullion Coins

Perth Mint Releases New Funnel-Web Spider Bullion Coins

The Perth Mint has released a new Australian Funnel-Web Spider bullion coin to enhance its new theme of deadly animals now featured on the nation’s investment coin issues. Meticulously struck from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver, the latest edition to the Australian Bullion Coin Program has been released on the success of the 2014 Saltwater […]

Perth Mint Unveils 2015 Gold Coin to Commemorate the Sacrifices of the ANZAC

Perth Mint Unveils 2015 Gold Coin to Commemorate the Sacrifices of the ANZAC

Anzac Day – April 25 – remains a deeply significant commemoration, honouring the military service and sacrifice of the Australian Defence Forces. On April 25 at around 4.15 am on a still spring morning, the first soldiers from the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps, or ANZAC, made an amphibious landing on the Turkish Gallipoli peninsula. Although ultimately unsuccessful, the campaign […]

By March 15, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Argyle Pink Diamond Adorns Kimberley Sunset Gold Coin

Argyle Pink Diamond Adorns Kimberley Sunset Gold Coin

The Perth Mint has showcased the breathtaking Kimberley sunset on a limited edition pink gold coin featuring a dazzling Argyle pink diamond. Struck from 22-carat 91.67% pink gold in proof quality, this precious metal collectable contains 2oz of pure gold and is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965. Each coin incorporates […]

CoinWeek Unboxing: 2014 Australian Southern Sky: Orion $5 Dome-Shaped Silver Coin

CoinWeek Unboxing: 2014 Australian Southern Sky: Orion $5 Dome-Shaped Silver Coin

CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan opens up a box containing the third and final issue of Austrlia’s Southern Sky silver coin series, the 2014 Orion $5. Struck by the Royal Australian Mint, this ..999 fine silver coin features cutting edge minting technology. Video: 6:27. If you like this video and would like to see more like it, click our […]

 
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