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The original 1910 3d!

Your only chance! Certain to sell-out within days, if not hours, we have a tiny number of the highly exclusive 2010 $1 ANDA Show M Mintmark Silver Proof in stock! Celebrating the 100th anniversary of Australian national coinage and distinguished by a unique M mintmark, this 25mm 11.66g .999 fine silver proof is sure to vanish instantly. Never to be found in any surplus on the secondary market, the rarity

of this type is in large part due to the RAM’s new ‘meltdown policy’. Every coin not sold or allocated to dealers attending the Perth and Brisbane ANDA Shows was melted down, with tiny mintages the result. The mintage of the P Mintmark coin was just 1,731, with a mere 1,228 B Mintmark coins in existence! With the coins left from the mintage of the new 2010 $1 Melbourne ANDA Show M Mintmark Silver Proof set for the RAM’s melting pot, you must not miss this oneand-only opportunity to secure this

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exclusive Australian legal tender coin. As with the B and P mintmark issues, our allocation is sure to sell out in a flash.

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Features a first-time mintmark, with a kangaroo leaping across the M! (Artist’s impression)

A one-year-o nly the 1910 Thre type, ep forms an auth ence entic and yet extremely af way to celebr fordable ate the Centenary of Australia’s first national coinage. Struck at the Roy Mint in London al , the sole 3d is and sued during the reig n Edward VII, ea of ch genuine 100-year-old sterling silver coin is in average circulated co ndition. 1910 SILVER THREEPENC E AVE CIRC AG102

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Scarce Copper superb in silver! A spellbinding example of the Mint of Poland’s mastery of full-colour minting techniques, this exceptional new precious metal Proof forms a truly spectacular tribute to the Scarce Copper – one of the world’s most beautiful butterflies. Measuring 38.61mm in diameter, the crown-sized flan of this official legal tender coin is distinguished by

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a brilliant portrayal of the male of the species, with the glorious copper hues captured perfectly in full-colour. Providing a brilliant contrast to the vibrant full-colour design, this unique coin has been struck to the height of Proof quality

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from 28.28g of lustrous sterling silver. A strictly limited edition, with just 8,000 struck, we are delighted to have secured a small allocation of coins by virtue of our role as official distributor for the Mint of Poland – each housed in a case with a Certificate of Authenticity.

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An official issue of the Perth Mint, and a release ing underpinned by stunn 10 20 e th , lue va collector rs cto lle Co $1 Young t… Backyard Bugs BU Se nine ■ comprises al tender leg an ali str Au al-br $1 BU coins a superbly ■ is housed in in illustrated coin album e as pc protective sli ■ includes a comprehensive information booklet, incorporating a Certificate of Authenticity

Set within protective tralian legal tender capsules, the nine Aus in a brilliantly illustrated coins are housed with icting a bugs-eye view presentation album dep rd kya of an Aussie bac

is highlighted by a range of bug stickers and a Ladybird poster! features a magnifying glass – perfect to examine coins and bugs! represents unbelievably good value-for-money at an Official Issue Price of just A$79.95!

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Butterfly blown away! A spectacular precious metal coin, underpinned by an exquisite hologram design, the 2010 1000Fr Butterflies of Love Silver BU was blown away when released earlier this year. A dazzling work of

numismatic art, the mintage of 2,500 sold out at super speed – but not before we secured an allocation on behalf of our clients! Crafted to Brilliant Uncirculated quality from 25g of sterling silver, this official legal tender issue of Cameroon honours those butterflies that, lacking one solid pigment, are defined by a dramatic array of dynamic colours – created when white light hits butterfly wings

at a certain angle. Capturing the iridescent brilliance of these wondrous creatures, the spectacular fullcolour hologramatic design found upon the 38.61mm flan makes for a truly enchanting collector coin. Complete with a Certificate of Authenticity, we have just a few of these US$ 85 eye-catching, stateof-the-art legal tender CAMEROON 2010 1000FR BUTTERFLIES OF LOVE coins in stock. SILVER BU

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New Bush Baby Silver Proof released!

T CERTAIN! U -O LL E S Y D E E P -S SUPER Giving our clients a limited window of opportunity to secure this sensational new coin from the Perth d Mint, we are delighte an d ne to have obtai allocation of the 2010 r 50c Bush Baby Suga r ve Sil oz 1/2 r de Gli Proof! Indeed, with the of 10,000-coin mintage the – r sso its predece t Baby Roo – wiped ou s, ek we of r in a matte this could be your ONLY opportunity to guarantee supply of the second release in this stunning r Australian legal tende s. rie se A stand-alone release of immense quality, this new .999 fine 1/2oz silver Proof pays homage to the Sugar Glider – a small, nocturnal marsupial distinguished by

membranes between feet and hands that enable it to glide from 50 to 150 metres. Sure h to appeal to anyone wit a or , alia str a love of Au , love of full-colour coins by Ba sh Bu c the 2010 50 ver Sugar Glider 1/2oz Sil ve ha stProof is a mu for those seeking to e assemble the complet t Se s bie Ba sh Bu oin 5-c to ve ha l – but you wil act fast. As affordable, as exclusive and as beautifully presented s as it’s predecessor, thi er silv e fin 9 .99 w ne Proof is set to provoke similarly overwhelming demand. With a swift sell-out of the mintage of 10,000 and climb in market value inevitable, don’t miss the chance to secure this coin at the l Mint’s affordable Officia ! ce Pri Issue

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Struck to Proof quality from 1/2oz of .999 fine silver de ■ Tiny worldwi th mintage, wi just 10,000 coins struck! alian ■ Official Austr – r de legal ten measures 36.60mm an official ■ Housed in case and superbly illustrated outer box ied by a ■ Accompan numbered Certificate of Authenticity

The Battle of the Ironclads! Marking a major landmark in naval warfare history – the first battle between ironclad warships – the Perth Mint’s latest Famous Naval Battles coin has just been unveiled!

An official legal tender issue, this 40.60mm .999 silver Proof honours the Battle of Hampton Roads, during the 1861-65 American Civil War. Distinguished by the spectacular use of full-colour, contrasting brilliantly against the gleaming silver surface, this exclusive type recalls the encounter between the Confederate ironclad ram, Virginia, and the North’s ironclad Union Monitor in 1862. Fighting for several hours, neither ship could land a decisive blow, and with their armour plating proving

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extremely effective, the course of naval warfare had been changed forever. With the first of the series, honouring the Battle of Salamis, sold out at the Mint, and the Trafalgar tribute sailing to similar sell-out success, the battle to secure this memorable military commemorative is sure to be fierce.

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An outstanding tribute to one of the most famous conflicts in global military history, the Battle of Trafalgar, we still have this 40.60mm .999 fine silver Proof available at the Perth Mint Official Issue Price!

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Must-have Burke & Wills tribute! SENSATIONAL VALUE AT OFFICIAL ISSUE PRICE! Highlighted by superb presentation, a unique Australian legal tender coin type AND a valuefor-money Official Issue Price, this compelling PNC enables every Australian to honour the 150th anniversary of the Burke & Wills Expedition. From the moment they set off from Melbourne in August 1860 in front of 15,000 people – as so beautifully depicted upon the cover of this unique PNC – Burke & Wills captured

the public imagination. In the 150 years since their tragic demise, these intrepid explorers have become genuine Australian icons – symbolic of the pioneering spirit upon which the nation was built. An official commemorative release from Australia Post, this new PNC represents the most affordable way to honour their successful, if ultimately ill-fated, attempt to cross the Continent. Graced with an official Australia Post 60c stamp, the 2010 $1 Burke & Wills

PNC is headlined by a unique Australian legal tender type from the Perth Mint. Measuring 30.60mm, and distinguished by a portrayal of sculptor Charles Summers’ famous statue of Burke & Wills that stands on the corner of Swanston & Collins streets in Melbourne, this new al-br $1 has been struck exclusively for this presentation. Not only historic and eye-catching, this official PNC is also remarkably affordable – well within the reach of all collectors at an Official Issue Price of just A$14.95.

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The beautifully designed Australia Post envelope recreates part of Samuel Calvert’s engraving, ‘Exploration expedition, the start from Royal Park’

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ilar Bearing a design sim nt Mi rth to the Pe $1 coin, this accurate, fullsize replica of the 1861 Burke & Wills Medal is the perfect partner for the new PNC above. Struck by renowned Melbourne medallists, Thomas Stokes, the original 38mm 1861 Burke & Wills Medal is

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rec the most significant commemoratives of the era issued to honour the expedition. Inspired by the Charles in Summers statue found ginal Melbourne’s CBD, ori examples of the 1861 n Burke & Wills Medal ca the on s nd usa fetch tho e is rare occasions this typ offered. ve Featuring an informati at ue val top d an rd, ca rke A$19.95, this 1861 Bu a plic Re l da Me lls Wi & c represents an authenti ’s alia str Au ur no ho to y wa . ers lor intrepid exp

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Struck by the Perth Mint from .999 silver, and superbly enhanced with full-colour, this glorious precious metal Proof forms a memorable tribute to the 150th anniversary of the Burke & Wills Expedition. Capturing Burke & Wills’ desperation in the latter stages of their bid to cross the continent, the broad 40.60mm flan of this Australian legal tender coin portrays the

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exhausted explorers in fully struck up Proof quality. A fitting backdrop, the detailed depiction of Burke & Wills contrasts starkly against the full-colour interpretation of the harsh environment they faced on their fatally flawed mission of exploration. Typical of the quality of all Perth Mint issues, each 1oz Silver Proof is set in a case with a she-oak lid with a Certificate of Authenticity confirming the mintage of 7,500. 2010 $1 BURKE & WILLS 150th ANNIVERSARY 1oz SILVER PROOF Official Issue Price

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Dinosaurs back from the dead! Such was the huge popularity of Canada’s Dinosaurs Coin Series, the Royal Canadian Mint was forced to extend the program with a fifth coin! A genuine bonus for those that have missed out due to the rapid-fire sell-out of the first four coins in the series, this is your chance to experience a rich mix of prehistoric history and stateof-the-art minting.

Celebrating the Euoplocephalus – a 6m long dinosaur living in Canada 70 to 76 million years ago, renowned for its bony, armourembedded skin – this new precious metal Proof is sure to be greeted with the same demand as its predecessors. Once again utilising the latest in minting technology to pay homage to the fascinating ‘Age of the Dinosaurs’, the Mint has used a special selective finish to provide a suitably aged appearance to each 34mm legal tender coin. With this technique

creating variations in tone and colour, no two coins will be the same – each is utterly unique! Set in a case with a Certificate confirming the mintage of 13,000, each coin is crafted from 15.87g .9999 fine silver – the highest level of silver purity in numismatics!

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SOLD OUT AT THE MINT! Perhaps your last chance to secure the predecessors to the CANADA 2010 $4 sensational DROMAEOSAURUS new SILVER PROOF Dinosaur A$ US$ 89 76 Silver AQ482

Proof offered above, we have tiny stocks remaining of the 2010 Dromaeosaurus $4 and 2009 T-Rex $4. Sold out at the Royal

Canadian Mint, each 34mm 15.87g .9999 silver $4 Proof is set in CANADA 2009 an official $4 T-REX SILVER PROOF case with a A$ US$ Certificate of 99 85 AP709 Authenticity.

MILLIONS OF YEARS OLD Intriguing relics from Australia’s prehistoric past, each of these genuine Sea Urchin fossils is at least 10 million years old! Populating the ocean from the beaches to the abyssal depths during the late Eocene to Miocene periods, Sea Urchin Fossils are found in just a few select places around the Australian coastline. Intricately detailed, each of these well-preserved natural collectables measures between 15mm and 40mm in diameter. Guaranteed authentic, each Australian Sea Urchin Fossil comes with an informative Certificate of Authenticity. AUSTRALIAN SEA URCHIN FOSSIL

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NO HOLLOW GESTURE The ultimate recognition for a truly inspirational Australian, the Australian Government’s decision to enshrine Fred Hollows upon an Australian legal tender coin is highly commendable – and entirely appropriate. A name that inspired, and continues to inspire, hope, gratitude and respect in equal parts, leading ophthalmologist Fred Hollows’ pioneering work gave

the gift of sight to thousands of people around the world. Providing assistance to the neglected and underprivileged elements of society, his work lives on through the Fred Hollows Foundation, with his impact felt in many countries across the globe. More than just a fine tribute to this groundbreaking medico, this unique Al-Br BU $1 is crucial to traditional collectors. Not issued

for circulation, and never to be found in change, this is the only place you will find what is sure to be a low-mintage $1 type – and therefore the only way to keep your collection complete!

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r PNC A must-have fo yone an r fo d an – ns fa eir th ep ke hoping to ete pl m co n io ct lle co e in top grade – th lian ra st Au c 20 10 20 Tax Office Centenary PNC will spark huge demand. One of the few PNC issues to have a preited determined lim is ce ra e th , on iti ed en ke e os on for th ial to own this offic ive at or commem presentation.

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A deeply movin g, official military tribute, featurin g a crucial ‘notto-be-issuedfor-circulation’ type, this unique PNC honours th e Aussies lost in battle at Fromel les in France in WW I– described as ‘th e worst 24 hours in Australia’s entir e history’. On the 19th and 20th of July,

1916, the AIF 5t h Division suffered 5,533 casualties at Fromelles, with many diggers remaining unaccounted for. Following the discovery of a m ass grave in 2008, 25 0 Allied soldiers ha ve been laid to rest with full military honours in a new War Cemetery wi th the last interred in late July 2010.

Depicting the Co bber Statue that stands s in honour of the de ad in Fromelles, this beautifully desig ned PNC incorporate sa 60c stamp, as we ll as the RAM’s un ique 2010 Fromelles 20c Unc – a type that is not to be issued for circulation.

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More than just an important military commemorative, the 2010 20c Fromelles Unc is a unique Australian legal tender type. Not issued for circulation, and sure to have a low mintage, it is a must-have for those seeking to preserve a complete collection.

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Hottest 100! The COMPLETE 100

The last days of copper… Among the briefest Australian coin types, the 1985-91 1c & 2c Maklouf Portrait Series represents the grand finale of circulating copper coinage in Australia. From the time of the 1797 Cartwheel Penny – the trigger for the Proclamation of 1800 – copper coinage has played a very prominent role in

Australian numismatics. Copper coins circulated in Australia for nearly 200 years until, overwhelmed by inflation, Australia’s smallest decimal denominations were axed from circulation in the 1990s. Short-lived, Australia’s last 1c and 2c types were struck from 1985 to 1991, with both bearing the second decimal portrait of

Elizabeth II, created by Raphael Maklouf. A comprehensive appreciation, this collection comprises all seven 1c and seven 2c dates issued from 1985 to 1991. Highlighted by the first Maklouf portrait issue of each denomination, the set also comprises SIX dates not issued for circulation! Found only in RAM sets, the 1986

& 1991 1c, and 1986, 1987, 1990 & 1991 2c coins are all key, lowmintage types – hotly pursued by those aiming to compile a complete collection. An outstanding opportunity to secure a key piece of Australian numismatic history, comprising coins valued at up to A$65 apiece, the 14-coin 1985-91 1c & 2c Maklouf

Portrait Collection is underpinned by sensational value-formoney and Unc quality.

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An extremely scarce series in Unc Whilst headlined by an array of highly desirable ‘not-issuedfor-circulation’ low-mintage types, this collection is just as crucial for the presence of every standard design 5c and 10c date issued from 1985 until 1998. Why? Because, as with every coin offered on these pages, the 5c and 10c coins

issued during the Maklouf Portrait era are defined by, on average, the lowest mintages of the Australian decimal period. Struck in significantly fewer numbers than the 1966-84 Machin Portrait Series that preceded it, and the Rank-Broadley Portrait Series that followed, the scarcity of 5c and

10c Maklouf Portrait dates is also due to the fact that people tend to overlook standard, non-commemorative coins. With the 5c and 10c both featuring the standard design for the denomination, few of these dates were set aside at the time of issue, and are naturally tough-to-find in Uncirculated quality – as here.

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Featuring all fourteen 5c and all fourteen 10c dates struck from 1985 to the last Maklouf Portrait issue in 1998, this collection will also be highly sought after for the dates that cannot be found in change. With the first Maklouf Portrait 1985 5c & 1986 5c, and the 1986, 1987, 1995 & 1996 10c dates not

issued for circulation, and found only in RAM Mint Sets, this is your big chance to fill those gaps in your collection.

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So many not-issued-for-circulation dates! Combining a diversity of commemoratives with a huge number of not-issued-forcirculation types, the 20c & 50c denominations are the most popular of the decimal series – with the coins of the 1985-98 Maklouf Portrait period especially sought after.

The Maklouf Portrait period saw an increasing number of commemoratives issued by the RAM, with SIX one-year-only 20c & 50c types struck from 1985 to 1998 – the 1988 Bicentenary 50c, 1991 Decimal Anniversary 50c, 1994 Year of the Family 50c, 1995 Weary Dunlop 50c, 1998 Bass & Flinders and 1995 United Nations

20c. Hoarded away en masse, like all commemoratives, these coins are seldom seen in change in any grade – let alone in Unc. More importantly, the 1985-98 Maklouf Portrait 20c & 50c series are notorious for the massive number of dates not issued for circulation. Of the 14-coin 50c issue,

the 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990 and 1992 dates will never be found in change! Likewise not issued for circulation, an incredible NINE of the fifteen 1985-98 20c dates are found only in RAM Sets – 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993 and 1995! Utterly complete, with all of the key dates and commemoratives

So many highlights! Not-issued-forcirculation types; scarce circulation issues; a broad array of one-year-only commemoratives – there are so many highlights in the 1985-98 $1 & $2 Maklouf Portrait Series, it’s tough to know where to start! Comprehensive, the collection before you comprises all eighteen $1 and all eleven $2 dates issued from 1985

to 1998. All Maklouf Roos $1 coins are scarce in Unc, as here, but none more so than the 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991 dates – only ever issued in RAM sets! As for the commemoratives, of the ten struck during this period, FIVE were similarly not issued for circulation and will never be found in change – the 1992 Olympics $1 (valued at A$85), the 1994 Decade

$1, 1995 Waltzing Matilda $1, 1997 Smithy Small Portrait and 1998 Florey $1. As few $2 dates were set aside at the time of issue, with people tending to neglect noncommemoratives, the early $2 dates are also all tough-to-find in Unc – with the 1991 $2 not struck for circulation! Under these circumstances, it goes without saying that the

1985-98 $1 & $2 Maklouf Portrait Series is crucial to anyone seeking to assemble a complete decimal collection – making this rare opportunity to secure every coin in Unc utterly irresistible! 1985-98 $1 & $2 MAKLOUF PORTRAIT COLLECTION UNC (29 coins)

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included, this stunning collection is defined by Uncirculated quality. As with the other Maklouf Portrait Sets, just a few coins may be in lightly toned condition. 1985-98 20c & 50c MAKLOUF PORTRAIT COLLECTION UNC (29 coins)

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An historic collection – the last five halfpenny dates of King George V Seldom seen in this premium grade – each coin features 8 pearls on obverse An affordable, high-grade acquisition – SAVE A$40 OFF current catalogue value!

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Scarce and seldom offered in this grade – as with all George V 1920s 1d issues Distinguished by 8 obverse pearls, we have just a few coins in superior grade EF Excellent value at this special price – SAVE A$21 OFF catalogue value!

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The last of its kind – the very final date of the George VI shilling series A short-lived type – 2nd of only two 1/dates missing ‘Ind:Imp’ from the legend Offered in strictly Uncirculated quality and a bargain at A$13 OFF catalogue price

A$

US$

From a startling Hoard of Mint Rolls, this key date is in sparkling BU quality! The final florin issue of George VI featuring Ind:Imp in obverse inscription Fantastic value given the Mint-state quality – SAVE A$20 on catalogue price!

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HJ065

42

US$

Struck at the US Mint in San Francisco, as denoted by the S Mintmark A fascinating artefact from World War II – still in immaculate BU quality Taken from a Mint Roll stashed since the war, and available at A$26 OFF!

1951 & 1952 2/- Pair aUnc

1947 Florin BU A$

US$

The last five standard George V 1d issues – struck at the Melbourne Mint Much better than usually seen – 1933-36 in EF, with 1932 in aEF quality A crucial, historic run of dates – now A$66 OFF current catalogue price!

A$ ■

80

US$

AR393

US$

Struck at Denver & San Francisco Mints as US assisted WWII coin production An unusual element of Australian numismatic history, both coins are in glowing Uncirculated condition An affordable opportunity – SAVE A$15 OFF the current catalogue value

1952 Shilling Unc

1942D & 1942S 3d Pair Unc

AR390

A$

AR392

dot below

1948-52 Penny Set Unc

A$ A$

dot above

Includes 1919 Plain, 1919 Dot Below, 1920 Plain, 1920 Dot Above & 1920 Dot Below Scarce in this grade, especially 1920 Plain, which catalogues at A$100 in Fine Top value for this post-WWI George V set – SAVE A$60 OFF catalogue price!

1932-36 Penny Set aEF-EF 1924 Penny EF

plain

1919-20 5-Coin 1d Set Fine

1915H & 1918I 1d Pair Fine A$

dot below

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95

AG847

Historic, sought after dates – the final two Australian florin issues of George VI In near-flawless aUnc condition – seldom offered in this premium grade Stunning quality, stunning saving – the pair is now A$65 OFF catalogue price!

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1937 Crown aUnc

81

US$

US$ 69 59 The 38.5mm 28.27g sterling silver 5/- was A$

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HD467

issued for the George VI Coronation Australia’s largest issued coin and highest predecimal coin denomination A low mintage type, with just over 1m struck, this giant coin is in superb aUnc

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A rare, distinctive pair… Very rare, this very special 2006 $5 Macfarlane/Henry Consecutive Pair comprises a ‘900000’ serial number note united with its ‘899999’ serial numbered successor! Sought after individually, such semi Solid Serial Number Notes are hot property when found as a Consecutive Pair – largely due to the extreme rarity. With 00000/99999 pairs only appearing every 100,000 notes, this combination is obviously

An outstanding opportunity, we recently secured a complete NPA bundle of 2006 $5 Macfarlane/Henry banknotes – from the first sheets off the printing press! Carrying the First Year Prefix of the final Macfarlane/ Henry annual $5 issue, BA06, these notes are also distinguished as from the earliest part of the 2006 print run by virtue of their high serial numbers. Bearing

excessively rare. This rarity is exacerbated by the number of notes that would have been issued for use and well circulated. Beyond this, however, the actual printing process is key to the rarity of this very specific configuration. As notes are printed from the highest number down, notes with serial numbers ending in 00000/99999 are printed at the start of a print-run. As the highest rate of spoilage is experienced at this point, 00000/99999 pairs

are the most likely to be damaged and not issued, increasing the rarity of the combination. We have just a few 2006 $5 Macfarlane/Henry 900000/899999 pairs in stock – taken from original bundles and therefore in strictly Unc.

A$

379

US$

323

2006 $5 MACFARLANE/ HENRY SEMI SOLID CONSEC PAIR UNC AQ822

From the earliest print-run! A$ 89

serials from 999989 to 999900 – and therefore desirable as Semi Solid Serial Notes – such high numbered notes are scarce. This scarcity is a result of the production process, with a lot of notes from early in a print run rejected due to problems with the ink in the printing of the serial numbers. Thus, many notes with serials as high as those found in this

bundle are deemed unacceptable, and never make it into circulation – greatly increasing the odds against finding such notes in change. In strictly Uncirculated condition, we have these scarce high numbered, Semi Solid notes both individually and as rare Consecutive Pairs.

US$

76

2006 $5 MACFARLANE/ HENRY BA06 SEMI SOLID NOTE UNC AQ823

178

A$

US$

152

2006 $5 MACFARLANE/ HENRY BA06 SEMI SOLID NOTE CONSEC PAIR UNC AQ824

Lucky Solid 7s! Rare and distinctive, all Solid Serial Number notes are prized collector items. Of all Solid Serial notes, however, it is high denomination examples that are the most hotly pursued. Issued in 2006, during the last year of the

Macfarlane/Henry signature combination, we have a small stock of $50 Solid Serial Number Notes – each bearing the ‘lucky’ 777777 serials. Extremely scarce under any circumstances, with only one Solid Serial Number note in

every 100,000 notes printed, Solid Serial high denomination notes are excessively rare. With fewer high denomination notes printed, and people rarely able to casually pop such a high face value issue away as a collectable, the odds

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against finding a $50 Solid Serial note are astronomical. Naturally enough, a $50 Solid Serial Note is seldom seen on the market in strictly Uncirculated condition. Taken from original bundles and therefore in pristine condition, do

not miss this irresistible opportunity. Just a few notes in stock!

A$

495

US$

421

2006 $50 MACFARLANE/ HENRY SOLID SERIAL NOTE UNC AR124

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Varieties – demand on the rise A highly distinctive part of coin collecting in this country, the field of Varieties is one of the most fascinating and important elements of Australian numismatics. Errors, Overdates, mintmarks, master die changes…collector fascination with ‘something different’

has made predecimal and decimal coin Varieties a very popular sphere. This fascination with diversity is deepened by the quality of Australian coin production. Renowned for uniformity, any coin demonstrating even the most minuscule variation from the standard design instantly becomes

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34

3495 pair

A$

US$

AJ582

Featuring distinctive Half Moon die crack through George V obverse portrait A spectacular predecimal variety – seldom seen in any grade Complete with a standard 1926 1/2d for comparison – both coins in VG

amongst the nation’s highest profile rarities, the contribution of Varieties to Australian numismatics is obvious. A must-have for any Varieties collector, we also have the new 2nd edition of Australian Predecimal Coin Varieties available for just A$29.95/US$26!

1921 & 1922 London & Indian Die 1d Pairs Fine

1926 1/2d Half Moon VG A$

a collector item. The importance of the field is illustrated by a glance at Australia’s greatest rarities. With coins such as the 1930 Penny London Obverse (known by 2 examples) and 1922/21 Overdate Threepence (less than 1,000 in existence)

AO988

AO985

1924 1d Filled 4 VG

30 pair

US$

Comprises the London Die and Indian Die 1d issues from 1921 and 1922 Distinguished by position of rim beads relative to obverse inscription, these dies were used in Australia from 1920 to 1931 Highly regarded, especially the rare 1920 London, the four coins are graded Fine

45

A$ ■ ■ ■

AK509

An unusual type, with a die-fault causing the ‘4’ in the date to be filled Struck at the Melbourne Mint and hotly pursued by Variety collectors Seldom seen, this interesting type is united with a standard 1924 1d, with both in VG

Bombay 1943 1d Long Denticles Ave Circ

48 41

A$ normal long denticles ■ ■ ■

A$

AR396

Struck at the Bombay Mint, as India aided Australian WWII coin production Scarce type – Mint used long denticles on 1d only from late 1942 to early 1943 Each Average Circulated coin includes FREE Short Denticles 1d for comparison!

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1981 5c Wavy Hair BU

49

A$ ■

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AQ700

49

AR397

42

US$

A spectacular, scarce variety, with a strong double-strike of the date visible An affordable addition to your Variety collection, each coin is in Very Fine quality A first-time offer for Downies, each coin is complete with a standard type for comparison

39

A$ ■

42

A$ ■ ■ ■

29

AQ701

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Bears noticeable ghosting on the obverse ribbon and lettering, as well as the Queen’s nose! A scarce, distinctive and highly collectable variety – complete with standard 1962 1d for comparison Graded Very Fine and outstanding value at LESS THAN A$40 APIECE

29

A$

25

US$

Identified by the larger initials of designer Stuart Devlin beneath the echidna Seldom offered to collectors – described in the McDonald’s Guide as rare Complete with a standard coin for comparison, this key Variety type is in BU

32

US$

AF518

2001 5c Large Portrait BU

1991 5c Large Initials BU

US$

A distinctive type – defined by the more bouffant look to the curls at the back of the Queen’s neck Struck at the Royal Canadian Mint during 1981 RAM strike – in superb BU quality Scarce, with type not widely known at issue – includes standard 1981 5c for comparison

1962 1d Double Nose VF

1950 1d Double Date VF

US$

39

US$

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AQ702

25

US$

Struck from one of two distinct obverse dies used in production of the 5c in 2001 Recognised by a bigger obverse portrait, and the fact that the designer’s initials are spaced rather than joined In Mint-state BU quality – available with a FREE STANDARD 2001 5c!

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rabbit ears

tilted 7

normal

1970 50c Tilted 7 Unc

24

A$ ■ ■ ■

95

AR398

2008 $1 Rabbit Ears Unc

2001 $1 Obverse Upset VF

22

US$

A$

A dramatic addition to the Variety field – never before offered by Downies Notable for the lurch to the right of the number ‘7’ in the date United with standard example of our first decimal commemorative – both in Unc

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49

AR399

42

25

A$

US$

A rare error, with the die-axis of each Federation $1 upset by 90 degrees Instead of pointing to the top, the obverse portrait points to the left! In VF, this seldom seen type is a bargain at A$49. Complete with standard 2001 $1

125

A$

129

A$ ■ ■

AQ005

110

US$

Unique, the 1933/32 1d is the sole Australian overdate type struck in copper A strong overdate, with the ‘2’ clearly visible beneath the ‘3’ in the date Also available 1922/21 overdate 3d graded G/VG A$6,950 US$5,900

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US$ 39 34 Instantly recognisable by the die-fill in the ‘8’

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AQ008

A$

in the date on the reverse Graded VF, this distinctive George VI Variety is accompanied by a standard 1948 3d Struck at the Melbourne Mint, and notable as the last Australian 3d date with ‘Ind:Imp’ in legend

■ ■

Melbourne obverse

34

US$

Normal

A rare variety, with a small number of 1951Y 1d struck with obverse die used in 1952! Standard 1951 1d has ‘I’ in ‘FID’ pointing to rim bead – rare 1952 obverse type has ‘I’ pointing between beads In premium grade EF, with a standard EF 1951Y 1d for comparison

Normal

95 US$ 19 17 An unusual Variety – struck by Perth Mint A$

AQ009

2895

A$

AQ007

25

US$

Scarce, unusual type, distinguished by the large ‘6’ found in the date Australia’s first post war florin, each George VI silver 2/- is graded VG Including a standard 1946 2/- for comparison, and excellent value at this price!

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1952 1d Double Date VF-EF Normal

49

A$ ■ ■ ■

AQ017

42

US$

Distinguished by obvious double striking of the ‘9’, ‘5’ and ‘2’ in the date A truly outstanding, very scarce Variety, and an immensely desirable type In Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with normal 1952 1d included for comparison

Normal obverse

Perth 1956 1d with Melb Obv Ave Circ ■

39

50

1946 2/- Big 6 VG

107

The foundation of any Variety collection – one of only two Australian silver overdates A famous, sought after type, particularly as no 1933 3d were ever issued! An affordable opportunity to add an overdate type to your collection in Fine

Normal

Big 6

US$

1951Y 1/2d with 1952 Obv EF

1948 3d Filled 8 VF A$

AQ006

22

US$

A fascinating type, and very scarce, we have the 2008 $1 Rabbit Ears in stock! Distinguished by the ears on the top kangaroo – more rabbit than roo! The first time we have offered top grade examples, each coin is in strictly Unc

1934/33 Overdate 3d Fine 1933/32 Overdate 1d VF

AR400

Blunt claw

1957Y 1d Wide Date Ave Circ

1995

A$

AQ010

using Melbourne Mint obverse die Features letter ‘i’ in ‘Elizabeth’ pointing to a bead, with the ‘i’ on Perth dies pointing between beads! Includes standard type for comparison – both coins in average circulated quality

Wide

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AQ011

17

US$

13

125

A$

An obvious variation, the type is identifiable by the spread of the 1957 date Struck at the Perth Mint over five decades ago, and surprisingly affordable Partnered by a normal 1957 1d, with both coins in Average Circulated condition

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1973 2c Blunt Claw BU

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AQ012

Normal

107

US$

Features Perth Mint ‘blunt first claw’ mintmark, used from 1966 to 1968, but not thereafter An extremely rare Variety – especially in stunning Brilliant Uncirculated as here! From a Mint Roll, each 1973 2c Blunt Claw is united with a standard 1973 2c coin

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Power in Proof

A glowing example of the US Mint’s rigoro us Proof quality, the new 2010 Presidents $1 types look utterly sensational struck to the highest possible standards. An all-embracing overview of the 2010 issue, and a must-have for those who own an y of the predecessors in this series, the collection includes the Fillmore (185053), Pierce (1853-57), Buchanan (1857-61)

The Presidents $1 Collection

COMPLETE! A fantastic opportunity to keep your collection complete – or create a complete collection in one hit! – we have stock of all sixteen US Presidents $1 coins thus far released by the US Mint! One of the most inspired initiatives in US numismatic history, with legislative approval required to enable the relocation of the US inscriptions to the edge of each coin, the Presidents $1 Series has developed into one of the finest collector coin programs across the globe. Desired for the rich history, the quality of the portraiture and the excellent value, this series has attracted an enormous worldwide following. A comprehensive reflection of America’s early political history,

the 16 President $1 types include the Washington, Madison, Adams and Jefferson (2007), Jackson, Quincy Adams, Van Buren and Monroe (2008) and Harrison, Taylor, Polk and Tyler (2009) $1 coins – plus the new 2010 Fillmore, Pierce, Buchanan and Lincoln coins! Available individually on the Order Form, buy the complete 16-coin set and receive a Dansco Supreme Presidents $1 Album valued at A$47.50!

A$

95

US$

US 2010 $1 PRESIDENTS BU SET (4 coins)

2380

A$

16

US$

KC749

USA DANSCO SUPREME PRESIDENTS $1 ALBUM

4750

A$

2475

US$

33

US$

Emblematic of the President’s role in the preservation of the US as a single national entity, the new 2010 Lincoln 1c BU unites the traditional portrait of Lincoln with a Union Shield. A dramatic addition to the Lincoln 1c Series – the most heavily collected of any circulating US coin series, beginning US 2010 1c in 1909 – the huge LINCOLN BU demand for this new A$ 95 US$ 95 2 1 type is no surprise. AR408 Add it to your Also available USA 200 collection in BU – at 1c Lincoln Set BU 4 coi 9 just A$2.95 apiece! ns A$6.95 US$5 AQ835

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A$

New 2010 Lincoln 1c!

TELEPHONE Monday to Friday from 8am-5pm TOLL FREE

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US 2010 $1 PRESIDENTS PROOF SET AR405

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US 2007-10 $1 PRESIDENTS BU COLLECTION (16 coins) KC747

and highly sought after Lincoln (186165) $1 coins. Given quite a different look to their BU counterparts when struck to Proof quality, the set of four is beautifully presented in a US Mint case, complete with a Certificate of Authenticity. Sensatio nal value-for-money at A$9.75 per coin!

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A poignant, important tribute A poignant tribute to those who have sacrificed their health and well being in defence of the nation, this distinctive precious metal Proof is one of the most

important US collector issues for 2010 – certain to provoke huge demand worldwide. Illustrating the significance of the coin, the 2010 Disabled Veterans $1 is one of only two Silver Proof commemoratives to be authorised by the US Government for the year. Moreover, this innovative 26.73g 90% silver coin is official recognition of the more than 3 million living

US service personnel permanently disabled in the line of duty, as well as deceased disabled veterans throughout US history. Struck to flawless Proof quality, and a fine addition to any Silver Crown collection, each 38mm US legal tender $1 coin is presented in an official US Mint US$ case, complete 5395 with an official US 2010 $1 DISABLED Certificate of VETERANS SILVER PROOF Authenticity. AR091

A$

79

THREE SETS IN ONE! We say it every year, and with good reason – the USA’s annual Proof Set issue represents the finest valuefor-money in global numismatics. Giving our clients the chance to become the proud owner of the latest edition in this highly sought after series, we are delighted to offer the new ‘three-setsin-one’ US 2010 Proof Set!

A sparkling illustration of the US Mint’s Proof standards, this 14-coin set also exemplifies the Mint’s ongoing pursuit of interesting, powerfully American coinage. A new chapter in the State Quarters Series, the 2010 Proof Set features the first five coins of the ‘America the Beautiful’ Quarters Series! To be issued over 12 years, the 56 coins in this series will each feature

Artist’s impressions

a unique design of a US national park or national site of interest, with one coin for each US State and Territory. The one-year-only 5-coin 2010 set honours Hot Springs National Park (Arkansas), Yellowstone National Park (Wyoming), Yosemite National Park (California), Grand Canyon National Park (Arizona)

A paragon of quality, variety and unbelievably good value at just A$4.95 per sharply struck Proof coin, we cannot recommend this landmark US issue strongly enough.

A$

6950

US$

4750

US 2010 PROOF SET AR406

THE FIRST IN THE SERIES!

UNIQUE NEW US $1 TYPE! A unique, one-yearonly US legal tender type, and an essential acquisition for world coin collectors, the second coin in the Native American $1 series is now available! The second of a new US Mint program honouring the contributions of Native American tribes and individuals in the development of the US nation, this new $1 is sure to mirror the popularity of the

and Mount Hood National Forest Site. Including the standard denominations, the Kennedy $1/2, Native American $1, Roosevelt Dime, Jefferson Nickel and Lincoln 1c, the 2010 Proof Set also features the 2010 Presidents $1 Proof issue, with each set housed in an individual Mint case.

first in the series. Edgeinscribed, with the portrait of Sacagawea on the obverse, the reverse of this 26.5mm $1 features the Hiawatha Belt – symbolising the unity of the five nations of the Iroquois Confederation. Most affordable, this US 2010 $1 NATIVE is a great opportunity AMERICAN BU A$ 95 US$ 50 to keep your ‘Golden 4 3 Dollar’ series AR407 complete.

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If you missed out on the first coin in this key American series, you will be delighted to find that we have received fresh stocks of the 2009 Native American $1! Struck to US Mint BU quality, with Sacagawea on the obverse and a Native American woman planting seeds portrayed on the reverse, this 26.5mm $1 is top value at A$4.95. US 2009 $1 NATIVE AMERICAN BU

4

A$ 95

3

US$ 50

AQ911

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Struck by

Celebrating Smithy in Silver! A MERE 5,000 COINS STRUCK!

A$

Brilliantly designed, superbly struck, beautifully presented and extremely exclusive, the 2010 $1 Kingsford Smith 1oz Silver Proof is a glittering showpiece of modern collector coinage. A truly memorable commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the pioneer aviator’s disappearance over the Bay of Bengal in 1935, this Perth Mintstruck .999 silver coin has triggered huge interest across the world. Whilst the powerful initial demand is the natural consequence of the fame of Sir Charles Kingsford Smith (1897-1935) – known across the globe for his extraordinary achievements –

8995

US$

77

TUVALU 2010 $1 KINGSFORD SMITH 75th ANNIVERSARY 1oz SILVER PROOF Official Issue Price SH076

Smithy across Australia!

A$

9950 US $

85

TUVALU 2003 $1 -NZ AUST FIRST FLIGHT OOF 1oz SILVER PR AL986

One of the first coins struck in the Map of Australia unning format, this st harles C r Si to e tribut and ith Kingsford Sm om fr ht ig Fl t rs the Fi ew N Australia to 28 is Zealand in 19 d he is an accompl e Perth th of e pl exam us io Mint’s prec e. metal expertis

popular An extremely strated illu as concept, ng ni ht lig e th by the of t ou quick sellpo Ex ld or W 2010 lia Map of Austra ue iq un is th , coin silver 1oz .999 fine f is full-colour Proo ted en es pr ly beautiful ber case tim h us pl a in ate of with a Certific testing at ity tic en th Au intage m d ite to the lim out ld so – 3 00 2, of o. ag long, long

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the flood of orders can also be attributed to the spellbinding quality of the coin. A compelling fusion of glorious fullcolour and flawless Proof quality, this exclusive release unites one of the most famous portraits of Smithy with a depiction of the Southern Cross, set against a fully ‘struckup’ depiction of the globe. With the 2010 $1 Kingsford Smith 1oz Silver Proof commanding the attention of collectors and aviation buffs

worldwide, and the mintage restricted to just 5,000, there is strong incentive to secure this coin now – at the affordable Official Issue Price. ■ Crafted from 1oz of pure .999 silver ■ Exclusive! Just 5,000 Proof coins struck! ■ Struck by the Perth Mint as official Tuvalu legal tender ■ Housed within a superb, high-gloss timber case ■ Includes a numbered Certificate of Authenticity

Perfect partner in paper!

Ultimate recogn ition of the mos of the importanc t famous e portraits of Smith of Sir Charles y – this early decim Kingsford Smith al banknote repres to the course of ents the consummate Australian histor y, complement to eit the nation’s first he of the coins on th r $20 banknote ty is pe page. Available in represents an Very Fine conditio official, historic n– signature combi commemoratio nation n of of our choice. Australia’s grea test aviation pionee r. An affordable opportunity to ow n an example of Australia’s shortUS $ lived 1966-94 $2 34 0 19 66 -9 4 paper note – a ty $20 BANKNOTE pe Very Fine distinguished by one AR269

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