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Cleaning Coins 

Should we clean or not clean coins?  

  • Restoration of coins
  • Doctored Coins

1934/35 Melbourne Centenary - Specimen Florin 

Noble Auction Sale 140 - top price of $12,521 (include 17.5% commission)

An uncirculated 1934/35 florins usually sell for around $400-$600.  

This is a special coin showing a strong wreath and nipple of the rider.


More info on the Specimen 1934/5 Melbourne Centenary Florin - An Under Appreciated Rarity



14 Century Hoard Found in UK
Hoard of more than 550 rare gold and silver 14th century coins worth an estimated £150,000 are dug up by a group of amateur metal detectorists 


Making a mint:  $1 coin worth thousands 2000 Mule 
A rare $1 coin with a distinctive “double rim”, the result of a printing error at the Mint back in 2000, is today worth an actual mint to collectors.

1992 $1 Mob of Roos - a modern rarity  

There’s a big question over whether this coin exists or not -the Stuart Devlin designed 5 kangaroos standard reverse design on the Australian one dollar coin dated 1992 and released into circulation.  Reported mintage of only 8000


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Australia’s Newest Circulating Coin Swap
Be one of the first get their hands on Australia’s newest circulating coins, join the Royal Australian Mint in Canberra, Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne or Adelaide on Wednesday April 10.
Coin swaps will be available in $10 sachets (cash only). Limits apply.



Next Generation of $20 Banknotes reveal for Release in October 2019


The design of the new $20 banknote, which will be released into general circulation in October 2019. As with the existing banknote, the new $20 features portraits of Mary Reibey and Reverend John Flynn. 




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Next Generation of Banknotes: $50 Design Reveal

The Reserve Bank has today revealed the design of the new $50 banknote. As with the existing banknote, the new $50 features portraits of Aboriginal writer and inventor David Unaipon and the first female member of an Australian parliament, Edith Cowan. The new banknotes will be released into general circulation in October 2018.

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Australian coin commemorates sinking of “SS Vyner Brooke”

February 16, 2017 – As we witnessed the 75th anniversary of the sinking of the “SS Vyner Brooke” on Tuesday 14 February 2017, a special collectible commemorative 20 cent coin has been released by the Royal Australian Mint (the Mint) to recognise the story of this devastating but also inspiring struggle for survival.

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Next Generation of Banknotes: $10 Design Reveal

The Reserve Bank has today revealed the design of the new $10 banknote that will be issued into circulation from September 2017. The images show the basic design artwork on each side of the banknote.

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Oxford displays coins of Alexander the Great

As part of the Oxford-Paris Alexander project, the Ashmolean Museum presents a display of the coins of Alexander the Great. It can be viewed at Oxford through April 23, 2017.

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Inside a Chinese Coin Counterfeiting Ring
Coins Expert

Chinese counterfeiting ring is suspected of putting thousands of fake coins onto the world and U.S. coin markets every month.

http://coins.about.com/od/worldcoins/ss/Making-Counterfeit-US-Coins.htm#showall
Fake PCGS Slab Diagnostics

Very interesting article on the dangers of fake PCGS slabs hitting the coin collecting marketplace.

http://coins.about.com/od/coingrading/ss/Identifying-Fake-PCGS-Slabs.htm#showall
Australia's new $5 banknote enters circulation on September the 1st 2016.

The Reserve Bank is responsible for all aspects of the production and issuance of Australian banknotes. It works to ensure that the public has confidence in their banknotes as a means of payment and a secure store of wealth. Australia's banknotes are printed on a polymer (plastic) material and incorporate a range of security features that are easy for the public to recognise but difficult to copy.

More information on The Reserve Bank or Australia at http://banknotes.rba.gov.au
Mint Condition - Holden Heritage Car Show at the Canberra Mint

Take a drive down memory lane on with the Holden Heritage Car Show Mint Condition. Reflecting upon Holden’s story, the Mint has revealed the exciting new Holden Heritage Collection remembering the most popular and influential models through the ages. In this set eleven classic cars are reflected on coins and Mint Condition will see these models come together to celebrate the mark that Holden has made on generations.

As the models chosen for the Collection, the 48-215 (FX), FJ, FE, FC, EH, FB, HK Monaro, LJ Torana, HQ Monaro, HX Sandman and Commodore will be gathered outside the Mint to display their stunning designs.

Ancient Roman coins unearthed by Spanish construction workers

Construction workers have found 600 kilograms of ancient Roman coins while carrying out routine work on water pipes in southern Spain, local officials say.

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World's most expensive coin arrives in London

The very first silver dollar struck for the United States has just arrived in London. 'The Flowing Hair Silver Dollar' is the centre piece of Bruce Morelan's collection and the coin was created 222 years ago in 1794.

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