Tag: Australian Coins

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 […]

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 →
1944 Palestine Currency Board 5-Pound Banknote Sells for $12,980

1944 Palestine Currency Board 5-Pound Banknote Sells for $12,980

By Archives International Auctions…. A Palestine Currency Board £5 note dated 1944 and with rare “F” prefix sold for $12,980 at a sale of U.S. and worldwide banknotes, federal bonds and documents and security printing ephemera held March 10 by Archives International Auctions, in the firm’s offices at 1580 Lemoine Avenue in Fort Lee, New […]

By April 8, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
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 […]

Next Generation Australian Banknotes: Tactile Feature for the Visually Impaired

Next Generation Australian Banknotes: Tactile Feature for the Visually Impaired

By the Reserve Bank of Australia….   Glenn Stevens, Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia, announced on February 13, 2015 that the next generation of Australian banknotes will include a ‘tactile’ feature to assist people with a vision impairment. As previously announced, existing features to help the vision impaired that tell the difference between […]

By February 24, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Watch the making of New Zealand’s first ever circulating colored coin

Watch the making of New Zealand’s first ever circulating colored coin

By the Reserve Bank of New Zealand…. A colored legal tender 50-cent coin will be on sale to the public starting next month to commemorate the centenary, on 25 April 1915, of the Anzac landings on the Gallipoli Peninsula. It is the first time that a circulating New Zealand colored coin has been produced. The […]

By February 23, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Downies Conducts Final Australian Coin Auction in the Block Arcade

Downies Conducts Final Australian Coin Auction in the Block Arcade

Final hammer set to fall on Block Arcade auction venue… Almost 500 bidders are expected to attend the final Downies Australian Coin auction in the Block Arcade ahead of relocation to a more user-friendly venue in April 2015. The curtain will fall on a Melbourne institution when the final hammer comes down on Wednesday October […]

By November 11, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Interview with Designer of the 2015 Perth Mint Lunar Goat Gold and Silver Coins

Interview with Designer of the 2015 Perth Mint Lunar Goat Gold and Silver Coins

With Steven Cochran The Coin Explorer at Gainesville Coins ………   The Coin Explorer recently had the chance to ask Perth Mint coin artist Natasha Muhl about being chosen to design the 2015 Year of the Goat silver and gold coins for the Mint’s Lunar Series II. She has been an artist at the Perth Mint for four years, […]

Five New Perth Mint Coin Releases for August 2014

Five New Perth Mint Coin Releases for August 2014

The Perth Mint is pleased to present a vast new range of products ……… 2014 Mother’s Love Half Ounce Silver: The fourth release in the five coin Mother’s Love series features a reverse design of a mother brown bear and her cub; Queen Elizabeth II graces the obverse.  The 1/2 ounce coin is being issued […]

The Coin Analyst: Interview with Ing Ing Jong, Perth Mint Coin Designer

The Coin Analyst: Interview with Ing Ing Jong, Perth Mint Coin Designer

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek.com Ing Ing Jong, a Perth Mint coin designer, recently discussed with me her experience as a coin designer and her work on the new American Bald Eagle high relief silver proof coin, a stunning piece that depicts the bird’s profile in exquisite detail.  The coin has a limited mintage of […]

NGC Grades Benchmark Collection of Australian Coins

NGC Grades Benchmark Collection of Australian Coins

Graded by NGC, the Benchmark Collection, stands as the most significant set of Australian pre-decimal coinage ever assembled. Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified the superb Benchmark Collection, a complete set of Australian pre-decimal coins. The collection includes a number of finest known examples and important rarities as well as several previously undocumented varieties. The […]

Australia’s Lost Megabeasts Discovered On Perth Mint Coins

Australia’s Lost Megabeasts Discovered On Perth Mint Coins

Australia’s pre-historic kangaroo, the Procoptodon, is the first creature to inhabit The Perth Mint’s remarkable new Australian Megafauna coin series. Unveiled in Melbourne by renowned paleo-illustrator and coin designer, Peter Trusler, the latest collector program reveals the unique characteristics of the country’s lost giants, who roamed Australia during the Pleistocene period. Anticipating strong collector interest […]

Coinworks achieves record price with sale of Holey Dollar

Coinworks achieves record price with sale of Holey Dollar

Coinworks has just sold a Holey Dollar for a world record price of $495,000. It’s the highest price paid for an example of Australia’s first coin, both nationally and internationally. Ms. Belinda Downie, numismatics expert and Managing Director of Coinworks, said, “This Holey Dollar was created from a Spanish Silver Dollar that had been minted […]

By March 8, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Perth Mint Honours Australia’s Numismatic History

Perth Mint Honours Australia’s Numismatic History

To commemorate the 200th anniversary of Australia’s first coinage, the Holey Dollar and Dump, The Perth Mint has released a stunning two-coin commemorative set struck from 99.9% pure silver. Originally produced in 1813 in New South Wales, the Holey Dollar and its miniature partner the colonial Dump were issued as Australia’s first official coins to […]

Coin Auctions: Bentley Takes Gold In World Record Performance

Coin Auctions: Bentley Takes Gold In World Record Performance

The much anticipated public auction of part two of the Bentley Collection was held by Baldwin’s in London on the 27th September. The auction contained one of the rarest Australian coins, the fabled George V 1920 Sydney mint gold sovereign. Some voracious bidding between three ardent bidders culminated in the repatriation to Australia of this […]

By October 2, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Perth Mint Celebrates 40 Years of Austraila-China Relations

Perth Mint Celebrates 40 Years of Austraila-China Relations

As Australia’s specialist precious metals mint, The Perth Mint is proud to release a commemorative coin celebrating the 40th anniversary of friendship between the Commonwealth of Australia and the People’s Republic of China. Struck from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in specimen quality, the coin’s reverse portrays the animal emblem of each nation, the Kangaroo […]

Historic Australian Holey Dollar Fetches Record Price $485000

Historic Australian Holey Dollar Fetches Record Price $485000

Coinworks has just sold an 1813 Holey Dollar, Australia’s first domestic coin, to a new owner for close to half a million dollars. The price of $485,000 is a world record. While the buyer, a high profile Melbourne Graphic designer, appreciated the coin’s exquisite detail and beauty, his eye was firmly focused on its investment […]

Mortality, Abdication and Power – The Three Kings of 1936

Mortality, Abdication and Power – The Three Kings of 1936

Paying tribute to George V, Edward VIII and George VI, Downies is pleased to announce the newest addition to their unwavering range, The Three Kings of 1936. Infamously characterised by mortality, voluntary abdication and eventual power, the Three Kings of 1936 ultimately shaped the future and fate of the British Monarchy throughout this one incredible […]

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