Tag: Australian Coins

CoinWeek News Wire for July 22, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for July 22, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for July 22, 2016 Brain Food 1.) The history keepers On a cool, cloudy Tuesday morning … a coin collector stops by the Laxmi Narayan temple in Basantapur, looking for a coin minted during the reign of Prithivi Narayan Shah. There he finds an old man, seated on […]

By July 22, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Perth Mint’s Silver Kangaroo Bullion Coin Sales Top 10 Million Oz

Perth Mint’s Silver Kangaroo Bullion Coin Sales Top 10 Million Oz

The Perth Mint has announced that sales of its 2016 Australian Silver Kangaroo bullion coin have reached 10 million ounces/coins. Since this latest addition to the Australian Bullion Coin Program was introduced to the market in September 2015, the release has had financiers, asset management specialists, bullion distributors and investors on the hop, with sales […]

Western Australia Premier Unveils Perth Mint Exclusive

Western Australia Premier Unveils Perth Mint Exclusive

The Premier of Western Australia, the Honourable Colin Barnett MLA, today unveiled the world’s first coin to feature a significant red diamond from Rio Tinto’s iconic Argyle Diamond Mine. A world exclusive from The Perth Mint, the Kimberley Treasure coin is the only coin in its class. Valued at NZ$1 million, the breathtaking collectable has […]

The Coin Analyst: Australian Silver Kangaroo Series Began in 2015, Not 2016

The Coin Analyst: Australian Silver Kangaroo Series Began in 2015, Not 2016

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ….   On September 21, 2015 the Perth Mint began offering a new line of one-ounce silver bullion coins featuring a design that had appeared previously on Perth’s one-kilo and one-ton gold coins: a bounding red kangaroo against a background of stylized sun rays. The series is known as the […]

Grading & Certification – NGC Grades 35 Millionth Coin

Grading & Certification – NGC Grades 35 Millionth Coin

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has become the first third-party coin grading service to grade 35,000,000 coins. NGC has long been the world’s largest third-party grading service, a position that reflects the preference that more collectors and dealers have for NGC-graded coins. This preference is largely the result of NGC’s commitment to accuracy, consistency and integrity, […]

CoinWeek News Wire for June 3, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for June 3, 2016

By CoinWeek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for June 3, 2016 Brain Food 1.) Coins on gravestones have particular meanings Visitors paying their respects to fallen servicemen this Memorial Day weekend might notice that the headstones of certain graves have coins on top of them… 2.) Sizing up U.S. coin currency QUESTION: Why are dimes […]

Australia 2016 Remember Me Convict Love Token $1 Copper Coin

Australia 2016 Remember Me Convict Love Token $1 Copper Coin

Description: The 2016 Convict Love Token One Dollar coin series is an Australian commemorative program rooted in the history of Australia’s founding as a nation. Between 1788 and 1868, England sent more than 160,000 criminals, convicted of an array of crimes, to colonize the new, rugged territory. The long ocean voyage to Australia and the […]

Australia 2016 Forget Me Not Convict Love Token $1 Copper Coin

Australia 2016 Forget Me Not Convict Love Token $1 Copper Coin

Description: The Australian 2016 Convict Love Token One Dollar coins hearken back to the country’s colonial roots, when some of the earliest European settlers were British convicts sentenced to living several years in the fledgling Royal territory. England began sending convicted criminals to Australia in 1788 with the hopes of colonizing the small Pacific continent. […]

Australia 2016 Gaol Bird Convict Love Token $1 Copper Unc. Coin

Australia 2016 Gaol Bird Convict Love Token $1 Copper Unc. Coin

Description: The 2016 Convict Love Token One Dollar coin series is an Australian commemorative initiative that hearkens back to the roots of Australia’s founding as a nation. In 1788, England began sending criminals to Australia to serve their sentence in an attempt to colonize the new, rugged territory. Most of the criminals were small-time crooks, […]

CoinWeek News Wire for May 20, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for May 20, 2016

Brain Food 1.) From jagged edges to flowers: the origins of currencies The dollar is one of the most common currencies in the world used by the US, Australia, Canada, Fiji, New Zealand, and Singapore to name a few. The origin of the dollar, also the Slovenian tolar, is from a coin called the Joachimsthaler, […]

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 […]

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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 →
CoinWeek’s Weekly Coin and Currency News Roundup – March 11, 2016

CoinWeek’s Weekly Coin and Currency News Roundup – March 11, 2016

By Coinweek ….   Welcome to the latest edition of CoinWeek’s Weekly Coin and Currency News Roundup. In this series we recap some of the cool, interesting, offbeat, ludicrous and maybe even disturbing news items that we’ve read over the past week. Brain Food 1.) The Iron Bank Will Have Its Due No, that’s not […]

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Australia 2016 Kookaburra 10 oz Silver Coin

Australia 2016 Kookaburra 10 oz Silver Coin

Description: The Perth Mint continues their popular Kookaburra series of bullion coins with the 2016 issue of the .999 fine 10-ounce silver coin. First released in 1990 in a one-ounce version, each year’s issue has featured a different design on the reverse – one of the few world bullion programs to do so. Long one […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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Counterfeit Coin Detection: Australia 2012 Year of the Dragon Silver Dollar

Counterfeit Coin Detection: Australia 2012 Year of the Dragon Silver Dollar

Counterfeit Australia 2012 Year of the Dragon Silver Dollar By Max Spiegel –  Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ……… The popularity of lunar coins has grown of late, making the coins an excellent target for counterfeiters. Lunar coins have become very popular in recent years with coins struck annually to commemorate the Chinese Zodiac, a calendar that […]

Australia 2015 Remembrance Day $2 Coin

Australia 2015 Remembrance Day $2 Coin

Description:   According to statistics kept by the Australian War Memorial, 61,254 Australians service members lost their lives serving in World War I. That service and sacrifice is forever remembered each year on November 11, Remembrance Day. To honor the occasion, the Royal Australian Mint has issued a multi-color circulating 2-dollar coin. On the obverse is […]

By November 6, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
CoinWeek Weekly Report – October 19, 2015 – Video: 9:28

CoinWeek Weekly Report – October 19, 2015 – Video: 9:28

In this week’s episode of the CoinWeek Weekly Report: CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan recaps Legend Rare Coin Auction‘s Regency XIV Sale, CoinWeek Staff Writer Rebecca Nguyen Previews Daniel Frank Sedwick‘s upcoming Treasure Auction and rates last week’s Top 5 CoinWeek Coin Profiles. Charles also previews the Whitman Coin and Collectibles Expo in Baltimore and invites […]

Australia 2016 Silver Kangaroo $1 Coin

Australia 2016 Silver Kangaroo $1 Coin

Description: The Royal Australian Mint continues their popular series of Kangaroo coins, with this 2016 issue of the Silver Kangaroo one-ounce coin, featuring Australia’s Eastern Grey Kangaroo (Macropus giganteus). The Eastern Grey is native to Australia’s inland plain and eastern coast. This 1 oz. silver coin is struck with a limited mintage of 5,000 pieces. […]

By October 12, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Perth Mint Unveils 2016 Australian Bullion Coin Program including New Silver Kangaroo coin

Perth Mint Unveils 2016 Australian Bullion Coin Program including New Silver Kangaroo coin

The Perth Mint is proud to unveil a new Australian Silver Kangaroo coin to an audience of international financiers, bullion distributors and investors. This latest addition to the Australian Bullion Coin Program gives investors the opportunity to secure the country’s animal icon, which has traditionally been found on its premium gold investment coin series, in pure […]

Counterfeit Coin Detection –  Australian 1917 P Gold Sovereign

Counterfeit Coin Detection – Australian 1917 P Gold Sovereign

by Max Spiegel, NGC ….   NGC graders recently identified a fake 1917 gold sovereign with the “P” mintmark of the Perth Mint in Australia. The British sovereign is one of the world’s most famous gold coins. Named after an English gold coin struck until 1604, the modern gold sovereign has been issued by the United […]

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 […]

Perth Mint Coin Marks Birth of HRH Princess Charlotte

Perth Mint Coin Marks Birth of HRH Princess Charlotte

With the approval of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, The Perth Mint has released Australia’s official commemorative coins to mark the birth of Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Cambridge. Struck from 1/4oz of 99.99% pure gold and 1oz of 99.9% pure silver, each tribute features a portrait of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge […]

CoinWeek Coin Designer’s Profile: Aleksandra Stokic

CoinWeek Coin Designer’s Profile: Aleksandra Stokic

Serbian-born coin designer Aleksandra Stokic joined the Royal Australian Mint in 2011. Prior to that, Stokic worked for the Istituto Polografica e Zecca dello Stato in Rome. Her design credits include the Centenary of Canberra and Australian Mining designs, as well as the 2015 Remembrance Day 2-dollar commemorative coin. Stokic studied sculpture at the University of […]

David T. Alexander: Ships on World Coins!

David T. Alexander: Ships on World Coins!

By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek….   With their natural grace and implied motion, Ships are among the most beautiful elements in the coin designs for nations around the globe and provide a wonderful collecting topic for beginning and advanced collectors. The appeal of a graceful Bahamian sloop or a smooth-sailing Fiji outrigger canoe in […]

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 →
 
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