Buyers continue to show their faith in Coinworks - and the product that we offer - with solid sales recorded in both June and July.
June sales rounded off a successful 2012/13 financial year that was pleasantly up on the previous. July sales are firmly ahead of those recorded at the same time last year and kicks starts what we perceive will be a very successful twelve months of rare coin and banknote trading.
June and July saw regular Coinworks clients snare heavyweights such as the 1915 Heaton Proof Florin, 1901 Perth Mint Proof Sovereign and an Uncirculated 1852 Adelaide Pound.
A Melbourne client of long standing (has been with us since 1996) grabbed the 1915 Heaton Florin. He now has the complete set of three wartime Heaton silver proof coins, having already acquired from Coinworks the 1915 Heaton Shilling and 1914 Heaton Florin. While the client is a pure investor you could nevertheless see the swell of pride at achieving the complete set. It’s a first … we’ve never had a client achieve such a feat.
An experienced buyer acquired the Perth Mint 1901 Proof Sovereign. It was an astute purchase. Perth Proof Sovereigns and Half Sovereigns are an investment bonanza. And while we respect that the dollars involved with proof gold are considerable, his choice will pay dividends.
Regular clients also pounced upon our recent offering of some brilliant quality proof coins struck at the Perth and Melbourne Mints between 1955 and 1963. The collection had been put together by one of Australia’s foremost collectors in the 1980s. He had done the hard work for us painstakingly putting his collection together over two decades.
The new purchasers will reap the benefits of his hard work. The quality was incomparable.
Perhaps the most pleasing aspect of the 1955 to 1963 proof coin offer was that it welcomed in new clients keen to take advantage of the superior quality and the attractive price range that this collection afforded. Prices ranged from $3000 up to $35,000.
And we wouldn’t be Australia’s leading rare coin and banknote company without chalking up a 1930 Penny sale. A new client travelled from country Victoria to realize his lifetime ambition of acquiring Australia’s famous copper rarity.