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April 2008

Q u al i t y Co i n s an d Ban k n o tes

Previously Unrecorded Superscribed Note Re-Emerges After More Than Eighty Years in Private Collection

Extremely Rare 1910 Bank of New South Wales One Pound Superscribed Note the finest of only five known (see page 3)

Inside this issue:

For the connoisseur: Rare Adelaide Assay Office Gold Ingot and Pounds; Superb Australian Colonial Note Issues & Choice Quality Pre Decimal Coins and Banknotes. For the Collector: Historic Roman Coinage; Popular 2008 Mint Releases and Numismatic References.


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he Rare Coin Company is pleased to showcase a diverse selection of numismatic material in this month’s edition of Essentially Money and we are especially proud to offer some very significant pieces such as the previously unrecorded Bank of NSW Superscribed £1 note featured on the front cover. Also of significance is the offering of a Type I & Type II Adelaide Gold Pound together with a copy of the intriguing 1852 22ct Adelaide Assay Office Gold Ingot. These historic rarities were minted at the height of the gold rush days of the 1850’s in South Australia and are indisputably numismatic icons of their time. As Australia’s first officially struck coins, the Adelaide Pounds are always high on the acquisition list of many potential buyers into numismatic rarities. We hope you enjoy the splendid coins and banknotes we have lined up for you this month.

Introducing Mr Edward Armstrong as CEO to The Rare Coin Company We are pleased to announce the exciting expansion of The Rare Coin Company and the recent appointment of a Chief Executive Office for the first time in the history of the company. Mr Edward Armstrong commenced his role as the company’s CEO in early January this year and we are extremely proud to have taken this positive step forward as another significant milestone in our 25th Anniversary year. Edward is a member of the company’s board of advice, a long term investor with the business and brings a wealth of experience through his extensive career in Senior Management.

Coming Events in April 2008 The Rare Coin Company plans to be at these two venues during April. Our numismatic consultants will be in attendance with a fine display of material for sale. We look forward to catching up with clients in these areas so hope to see you there.

Visit www.rarecoin.com.au for further details and updates regarding forthcoming shows and fairs The Rare Coin Company will be attending in 2008.

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Superscribed banknotes are rare by their very nature, having been used as an interim currency in 1910 until the Australian Notes Act could be officially implemented. Formerly they were unused notes printed by various private banks trading throughout the colonised states during the 19th century which were then purchased by the newly formed Commonwealth Government for the purpose of using as official Australian Currency. These notes were overprinted with the words ‘AUSTRALIAN NOTE’ and signed by the Secretary to the Treasurer - this method known as Superscribed note issues. For a few short years they were circulated for public use before finally being withdrawn prior to the printing of Australia’s first official notes in 1913. Historically, Superscribed notes were the final chapter in Australia’s pre Federation banknote series and an important link to the introduction of Australia’s very first Commonwealth banknote issues, hence their major significance to Australian numismatics today. Through circulation most existing Superscribed examples known today are in considerable states of wear, however their extreme rarity attracts great demand which correlates to strong price performance. The reappearance of this extremely rare 1910 Bank of New South Wales £1 Superscribed note after its mammoth 80 year term confinement is an exhilarating experience in Australian numismatics offering a once in a lifetime opportunity exclusive to The Rare Coin Company.

ANDA Coin, Banknote & Stamp Show When: 12th-13th April Where: Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide SA Time: 10am-5pm both days Grand Coin & Banknote Show - Bunbury When: 29th-30th April Where: Comfort Inn Admiral 56 Spencer Street, Bunbury WA Time: 9am-5pm both days

After more than 80 years superbly preser ved in a private collection, this previously unrecorded 1910 Australian Superscribed rarity has re-emerged taking pride of place as the finest of only five known of its type to currently exist anywhere in the world.

Bank of New South Wales (1817 - 1982) 1910 Superscribed One Pound Note Domiciled: Sydney Engraved by: Charles, Skipper & East London Era: Federation Grade: good Very Fine

A big surprise at the 2008 ACCI Business Awards It came as a complete surprise when, while enjoying an evening out at the ACCI Business Awards with his wife and staff, Rob Jackman was announced 2008 Telstra Countrywide Businessman of the Year. Congratulations Rob from all your staff - your recognition is well deserved and thank you for a wonderful evening.

An Outstanding Numismatic Rarity

Obverse

Price:

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$185,000

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Australia’s First Indigenous Coins The 1852 Adelaide Gold Pounds

Scarce Colonial Banknotes from 19th Century Tasmania

Amid the 1850’s Gold Rush, the first coins to be minted on Australian soil were struck at the Adelaide Assay Office. These were the famous 1852 Adelaide Gold Pounds, type I & II. The interesting Adelaide Gold Ingots came into being as the first attempt to convert gold dust and nuggets into a manageable medium of exchange. Steeped in historical significance, these numismatic pieces are today worth many times more than their original weight in gold and would hold a position of pride as well as significant investment potential in any numismatic portfolio.

1852 Adelaide Pound Very rare (die crack) Type I Grade: good Very Fine A Superb Rarity Price: $175,000 Liquidation Guarantee

1852 Adelaide Pound Very Scarce Type II

18--’s Union Bank of Australia (1837 - 1951) Five Pound Note Printers Proof Domiciled: Hobart Town Cat #: MVR2a Ref: Michael Vort-Ronald Engraved by: Perkins Bacon & Co London Grade: about Uncirculated Liquidation A Superb issue and Very Scarce Guarantee Price: $55,000

Grade: about uncircluated Price: $37,500 Liquidation Guarantee

1852 Adelaide Assay Office Gold Ingot - 22ct Gold Replica Price: $19, 500 Liquidation Guarantee

Ingots were simply a flattened strip of gold which bore an official crown seal and punched figures denoting the fineness of gold Similar base metal examples have been sighted, but this is reputed to be the only one in Gold

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1850’s Bank of Tasmania (1853 - 1885) Ten Pound Note - Unissued Remainder Cancelled Domiciled: Launceston Cat #: MVR2a Ref: Michael Vort-Ronald Engraved by: Rowe Kentish & Co London Grade: good Extremely Fine Liquidation Guarantee A Superb issue and Very Scarce Price: $42,500

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Scarce Pre Federation Specimens

Ever Popular Pre Decimal Notes WWII Hay Internment Camp 1941 Sixpence Note

Bank of New South Wales (1817 - 1982)

18-- Ten Pound Specimen Note

Domiciled: Adelaide Cat #: MVR7c (ii) Engraved by: C Skipper & East London Grade: good Extremely Fine Price: $25,000 Liquidation Guarantee

Printed: The Riverine Grazier Serial #: C41501 Signed: Mendez Stahl Grade: good Extremely Fine

Scarce

Price: $13,500 Liquidation Guarantee

1941 George VI Five Pound Notes Consecutive Pair Signed: Armitage McFarlane Cat #: R46 Grade: Uncirculated

Scarce

Queensland National Bank Ltd. (1872 - 1947)

Price: $12,500 pair Liquidation Guarantee

1876 Five Pound Specimen Note

Domiciled: Brisbane Cat #: MVR1b Engraved by: Perkins Bacon & Co London Grade: about Uncirculated Price: $37,500 Liquidation Guarantee

1952 George VI Five Pound Notes Consecutive Trio Signed: Coombs Wilson Cat #: R48 Grade: Uncirculated

Scarce

Price: $20,000 trio Liquidation Guarantee

English, Scottish & Australian Bank Ltd (1852 - 1970)

1894 One Pound Specimen Note Domiciled: Sydney Cat #: MVR4a Engraved by: Fergusson & Mitchell LIMD ENGRS Grade: about Extremely Fine Price: $30,000 Liquidation Guarantee

1934 George V Ten Pound Note

Signed: Riddle Sheehan Cat #: R57 Grade: good Extremely Fine

Scarce

Price: $15,000 Liquidation Guarantee

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Hand Selected Australian Pre Decimal Coins in Two Seperate Type Set Collections Complete Australian type sets of this cabinet quality are becoming increasingly difficult to acquire, underpinning their strong potential for investment returns. Each of these superb sets include Australia’s four commemorative florins plus the 1937 George VI silver Crown. Few could argue either set would be well placed in any discerning investment portfolio!

Australian Type Coin Set 1910 - 1964 (27 Coins)

‘Without Doubt the Most Compelling Story of Our Time on the Evolution of Australian Paper Currency Since Federation’ With only 5,000 Copies Available for Australian Collectors, this beautifully illustrated book is fast becoming a best seller!

King George V, George VI and Queen Elizabeth II This magnificently presented set, complete in slabbed holders and specially hand crafted display case comprises: Halfpennies: 1919, 1951-P, 1953-P Pennies: 1916-I, 1951-PL, 1964-M Threepences: 1910, 1918-M, 1951, 1957 Sixpences: 1910, 1921, 1943-D, 1961 Shillings: 1910, 1917-M, 1943, 1962 Florins: 1910, 1924, 1944-S, 1963 Crown: 1937 Commemorative Florins: 1927 Parliament House, 1934/35 Melbourne Centenary 1951 Federation & 1954 Royal Visit Grades: from Choice Uncirculated to Gem Uncirculated Price: $24,500 (27 coins in cases)

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Australian Type Coin Set 1910 - 1964 (27 Coins) King George V, George VI and Queen Elizabeth II This magnificently presented set, complete in slabbed holders and specially hand crafted display case comprises: Halfpennies: 1919, 1951-P, 1953-P Pennies: 1916-I, 1939-M, 1964-M Threepences: 1910, 1936, 1938, 1959 Sixpences: 1910, 1936, 1943-D, 1954 Shillings: 1910, 1936, 1938, 1962 Florins: 1910, 1936, 1946, 1953 Crown: 1937 Commemorative Florins: 1927 Parliament House, 1934/35 Melbourne Centenary 1951 Federation & 1954 Royal Visit Grades: from Uncirculated to Gem Uncirculated Price: $16,500 (27 coins in cases) 8

Liquidation Guarantee

This fascinating book is an outstanding investment in Australia’s Banknote Currency History. Since its official launch in Sydney in November 2007, more than half have sold. Now is the perfect opportunity to take advantage of limited availability at the current official release price. This book will most certainly appreciate in value in future years so if you’re interested, don’t wait until demand catches you off guard!

Price:

$250

This superb leather bound book together with matching slipcase, comprises 352 pages featuring hundreds of colour plates and actual archival photos and illustrations of early Federation Banknotes 1901 to 1913; King George V Treasury Series 1913 to 1923; King George V Gold Bearing Series 1923 to 1933; King George V Legal Tender Series 1933 to 1938; King George VI 1938 to 1952; Queen Elizabeth II Pre Decimal Series 1952 to 1966; Queen Elizabeth II Paper Decimal Series 1966 to 1996 and Queen Elizabeth II Polymer Decimal Series 1988 to 2001.

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Investment Opportunities in Pre Decimal Banknotes under $10,000

For the Collector at Heart Where Quality Matters 1870 Sydney Mint Sovereign Victoria Young Head Type 2 Grade: good Extremely Fine Price: $2,100

1933 George V One Pound Note

1924 George V Penny

Cat #: R28 Signed: Riddle Sheehan Grade: about Uncirculated/Uncirculated Price: $5,500 Liquidation Guarantee

Grade: Uncirculated Price: $3,200

1958M QE II Proof Set of Five (No halfpenny minted in 1958) Grade: FDC Proof Price: $2,300 five coins

1920M George V Threepence Grade: Choice Uncirculated Price: $3,500

1933 George V One Pound Note Cat #: R28 Signed: Riddle Sheehan Grade: Uncirculated Price: $6,500 Liquidation Guarantee

1921/22 Overdate George V Threepence Grade: Very Good (Mintage 900) Price: $9,000

1953 QE II One Pound Notes Consecutive Run of Five

Cat #: R33 Signed: Coombs Wilson Grade: Uncirculated Price: $2,300 Liquidation Guarantee Cat #: R26 Signed: Riddle Heathershaw Grade: Uncirculated Price: $8,750 Liquidation Guarantee

Cat #: R63 Signed: Coombs Wilson Grade: Uncirculated Price: $2,500 Liquidation Guarantee

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1957 QE II Proof Set of Five

Grade: Choice Uncirculated Price: $7,500

(No halfpenny minted in 1957) Grade: FDC Proof Price: $3,000 five coins

1921 George V Sixpence

Perth Penny, Four Silver Coins Melbourne

1927 George V One Pound Note

1960 QE II Ten Pound Note

1918M George V Sixpence

1961 QE II One Pound Note (Scarce Last Prefix)

Cat #: R34b Signed: Coombs Wilson Grade: Uncirculated Price: $3,300 Liquidation Guarantee

1928 George V Florin

Grade: Choice Uncirculated Price: $1,900

1918 George V Shilling Melbourne Mint Grade: Gem Uncirculated Price: $1,800

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Grade: Gem Uncirculated Price: $2,500

1922 George V Shilling

Grade: Gem Uncirculated (Weak Strike) Price: $7,000

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ice s! o h C able lect l o C

Ancient Roman Coinage - A Tangible Link To Another World Throughout history governments have frequently seized the opportunity to deliver political messages and images of power on the coins they issue. The Romans were adept at this subtle use of propaganda. Through the words and images on the coins, the Romans built up an idealised view of their empire. Some of the famous and infamous names featured in the collection of coins below include: Julius Caesar, Nero, Otho, Brutus, Vespasian and Agrippina.

Roman 210 - 185 BC Knidos Didrachm

Roman Republic 74 BC L Cossutius Denarius

Grade: Extremely Fine Metal: Silver Price: $1,850

Grade: Very Fine - good Very Fine Metal: Silver Price: $1,450

Roman 42 BC Marc Antony Denarius

Roman 43 BC Marc Antony & Octavian Denarius

Grade: Fine Metal: Silver Price: $550

Grade: Fine Metal: Silver Price: $750

Roman 40 - 41 AD Germanicus Father of Caligula As. Grade: Very Fine Metal: Copper Price: $395

Roman 69 - 79 AD Vespasian Denarius

Grade: good Very Fine - Very Fine Metal: Silver Price: $750

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Cho ic Col lecta e bles !

Roman 54 BC Brutus Denarius

Grade: good Very Fine Metal: Silver Price: $900

Grade: good Very Fine - Very Fine Metal: Silver Price: $395

Grade: about Very Fine - good Fine Metal: Silver Price: $550

Roman 117 - 138 AD Hadrian Sestertius

Grade: good Very Fine Metal: Brass Price: $475

Grade: Choice Uncirculated Metal: Gold Price: $2,250

Roman 14 - 37 AD Tiberius Denarius

Grade: Very Fine - good Very Fine Metal: Silver Price: $750

Grade: Very Fine Metal: Copper Price: $450

Roman 54 - 68 AD Nero Denarius

Roman 44 - 42 BC Brutus

Grade: good Very Fine Metal: Silver Price: $950

Roman Before 12 BC Agrippa As

Grade: good Very Fine Metal: Silver Price: $695

Grade: good Very Fine Metal: Brass Price: $475

Roman 47 - 46 BC Julius Caesar Denarius

Grade: good Very Fine Metal: Silver Price: $695

Roman 32 - 31 BC Marc Antony Denarius

Roman 54 - 68 AD Nero Dupondius

Roman 79 - 81 AD Titus Denarius

Roman 48 BC Brutus Denarius

Roman 69 AD Otho Denarius

Grade: Fine Metal: Silver Price: $850

Roman 69 - 79 AD Vespasian Denarius

Grade: good Fine Metal: Silver Price: $450

Roman 238 - 234 AD Gordian III Medallion Anchialis in Thrace

Grade: good Very Fine - about Extremely Fine Metal: Brass Price: $2,750

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2008 International Year of Planet Earth Series

Coins from Another Place in Time

Dynamic new coin designs are seeing the 2008 ‘International Year of Planet Earth’ proving to be a very popular series.

2008 International Year of Planet Earth Six Coin Proof Set in 99.9% Fine Silver Featuring Commemorative $1 and 20c piece

This proof set contains two intricate designs in the commemorative $1 and 20c coins and has a limited mintage of 6,000 sets Australia wide.

25 Cents

1 Rupee Reverse

New Zealand

$255.00 set

Obverse

Now in Limited Supply

1937 George VI Silver Proof Half Crown Grade: Proof Quality 1st in George VI Half Crown Series

Very Scarce

Price: $7,500

Commemorative 20c

5 Rupee

2 Rupee

Commemorative $1

Cocos Keeling Island

1913 Irorine Tokens Set 4 Ivory/Plastic Grade: Extremely Fine

Scarce

Price: $2,600 four tokens

Reverse

Hong Kong

Obverse

1866 Silver One Dollar Struck at Hong Kong Mint Grade: about Uncirculated Price: $3,150

Obverse design on each token

2008 International Year of Planet Earth Uncirculated Six Coin Set Featuring Commemorative 20c coin

$26.50 set

Very popular Year set

Reverse

Great Britain

1797 Copper Cartwheel Penny & Twopence Pair Proclamation Coinage Grade: Both nice Uncirculated Price: $3,000 pair

Portugal

Featuring Commemorative $1 coin

$95.00 set Unique $1 coin

Obverse

1799R Gold 1/2 Johanna Proclamation Coinage Grade: Extremely Fine Price: $2,300

2008 International Year of Planet Earth Proof 6 Coin Set

2008 International Year of Planet Earth Uncirculated Two Coin Set Featuring Commemorative $1 and 20c

2008 International Year of Planet Earth Proof Two Coin Set

Featuring Commemorative 20c and $1

$15.00 set

Official issue price!

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$45.00 set

Makes an ideal gift or souvenir

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Talk to one of our experienced Numismatic Consultants for details on how to best select numismatic pieces for your Personal Investment Portfolio or Self-Managed Superannuation Fund.

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Albany Sales Manager

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Perth Sales Manager

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Fiona Stevenson Numismatic Consultant - Albany

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Colin Hughes

Numismatic Consultant - Perth

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Ron Scott

Murray Holmes

0417 954 464

0407 225 750

Numismatic Consultant - Albany

Numismatic Consultant - Albany

Tom Bishop

Miles Goldingham

0417 936 861

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Numismatic Consultant - Perth

Numismatic Consultant - Perth

Postal: PO Box 6912, East Perth WA 6004 Sydney Office*: Level 26, 44 Market Street, Sydney NSW Phone: (02) 9089 8780 Fax: (02) 9089 8989 Email: enquiries@rarecoin.com.au (*by appointment only) Postal: PO Box 829, Albany WA 6331 All Retail Orders to: PO Box 829, Albany WA 6331 Warehouse Direct Fax: (08) 9842 6273 Freecall: 1800 641 633

John Cunningham

Jeanette Culling

0407 227 890

0437 773 330

Numismatic Consultant - Perth

Numismatic Consultant - Perth

John Brookes

Numismatic Consultant - Sydney

0417 996 969

James Tham

Email: enquiries@rarecoin.com.au

0439 946 658

Website: www.rarecoin.com.au

Numismatic Consultant - Sydney

tion Liquidantee a Guar

You’ll notice that some of the coin and banknote rarities featured in this catalogue have a “Liquidation Guarantee”. This guarantee assures clients that these pieces are in high demand and as such come with a written Guarantee of Authenticity Certificate and offer of “Future Liquidation” by The Rare Coin Company. This only applies to selected items in the catalogue where Liquidation Guarantees are indicated. Purchases of under $10,000 do not attract annual revaluations. New and past issues from The Perth Mint and the Royal Australian Mint along with items for offer in the back of this catalogue do not carry a Liquidation Guarantee. However we are always buying quality items for resale! For more information regarding our Liquidation Guarantee policy please contact us on either: 1800 641 633 (Albany), 1800 440 050 (Perth), 02 9089 8790 (Sydney) or 1800 811 120 (Perth Retail).

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Disclaimer: *Past performance is no guarantee of future returns. °Potential investors into numismatics should seek advice of a qualified rare coin and banknote dealer and a Financial Advisor. No warranty is given and no liability accepted by Arcabi Pty Ltd or its employees for any statement of opinion, errors or omissions. E&OE Items offered are subject to being sold out prior to receipt of order. All previous selling lists are cancelled. Prices shown are subject to change without notice. All prices include GST. Some items may not be immediately available from our retail outlet. Pictures are shown for illustration purposes only. Members of ANDA © Copyright 2008 Arcabi Pty Ltd trading as The Rare Coin Company ABN 70 081 444 322

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