News & Views


It's been our strongest November on record and the month is still not yet over. And when we use the term 'strong' we are not just referring to our sales tally. It is noted that buyers have this month reacted very quickly, and decisively, to secure an item of particular interest.
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This Holey Dollar was originally owned by William Long who arrived in New South Wales as a convict in 1815. The coin has been held by his descendants for nearly two centuries and has traversed the globe moving between continents as it passed within the family. Long's prized Holey Dollar is now back home and is available for private sale.
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Buyer interest and buyer demand for Australian numismatic collectibles is genuinely strong. This statement is based on Coinworks sales for September and October. And the public's attendance at Sydney's major numismatic show, the October Money Expo.
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Top quality 1813 Dumps are incredibly scarce and that is a fact that is well supported by research. We have charted the various grades and the numbers known at each quality level and you will be amazed at how few examples are available to buyers at the top end.
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Leading numismatist, Barrie Winsor, was ‘blown away’ when John Jay Pitman passed him the 1852 Adelaide Ingot Type I at a US Coin Show in the mid-1980s. Formerly owned by King Farouk of Egypt, the ingot is now offered for private sale.
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The 1899 Perth Mint Proof Half Sovereign, an original cased 1916 Presentation Set, the Holey Dollar, the Square Penny, the Half Sovereign and the 1930 Penny: coins that featured strongly amongst Coinworks sales in July, August and the first week of September.
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The 1852 Adelaide Ingots, struck at the Government Assay Office In Adelaide, are world famous and will be on display at the upcoming Melbourne Money Expo. Two ingots will be on show and each is valued at $1.35 million. Both ingots are unique and are the only known examples privately held.
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Buy. Hold. Sell. Given their rarity, and their current price levels, there is a definite ‘buy’ on Australia’s proof gold sovereigns and half sovereigns.
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1788 – 1813. From penal colony to commercial hub. A nation emerges with its own coinage, the 1813 Holey Dollar and Dump.
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The 'King' of Australian coin rarities laid bare. Coinworks continues its style of educating collectors with our latest article on the legendary 1930 Penny. We highlight the technical features that define Australia's favourite copper rarity.
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Radio personality, Ed Phillips, talks to MD of Coinworks, Belinda Downie, and explores the notion that decimalisation in 1966 gave Australia the opportunity to "go its own way".
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For private sale. The 1813 Holey Dollar that was formerly owned by renowned author and collector, Philip Spalding. An unparalled purchase opportunity.
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Five great Australian coin rarities headlined a record breaking 2 million dollar sales tally for Coinworks in April and May.
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The unique 1824 Bank of New South Wales Twenty Spanish Dollars generates a media frenzy.
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Belinda Downie joins Ben Davis in studio at Brisbane 4BC. The topic? That a twenty dollar note, issued in 1824, is today worth half a million dollars.
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Managing Director, Belinda Downie, joins David Curnow on ABC Radio Brisbane and talks about when Australia first went decimal.
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Coinworks will exhibit more than 2 million dollars of colonial treasures at the Brisbane Money Expo, May 13 & 14 at the Royal International Convention Centre, Bowen Hills.
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Top quality Australian tokens are extremely rare and historically, they have commanded similar, if not higher, prices to their rare coin counterparts.
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Guidelines for Rare Currency Investment. Five simple points. Quality is critical. Rarity is a consideration. Choose mainstream collecting areas. Never forget the impact of a provenance. And the fifth point? The price.
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Coinworks display of the unique 1899 Perth Mint Proof Half Sovereign was picked up by Channel 7's Today Tonight.
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ANDA President, Belinda Downie, chats with radio 6PR’s Chris Isley about the 2017 Perth Money Expo.
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There is no greater representation of the Perth Mint than the 1899 Perth Mint Proof Half Sovereign. Luxurious gold. Struck in the mint's year of opening. And the prestige of being unique.
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Gold! Gold! Gold! Bright and yellow, hard and cold. Molten, graven, hammered and rolled. Heavy to get and light to hold. Hoarded, bartered, bought and sold. Stolen, borrowed, squandered and doled. Spurned by the young but hugged by the old. Thomas Hood (1799 – 1845)
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Andrew Fisher served three terms as Prime Minister between 1908 and 1915. We revisit the legacy of the man regarded as Australia's greatest 'nation building' leader.
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Ann Mash. Convict. Merchant. Ferry Owner. Publican. Entrepreneur. Wife. Mother. The Mash Promissory Notes provide a window into a life full of achievements.
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We have signed off on more investment recommendations over the last three months than we have for the last two years.
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Rare coins are being immortalised in oil. It’s the latest trend.
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The Hannibal Head Holey Dollar attracted the attention of Channel Ten Eyewitness News.
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Australia's classic coin rarity, the 1930 Penny was the talking point on Channel 10's Studio 10.
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The nation's very first Ten Shillings - and a multi-million dollar display of Holey Dollars - lured currency lovers to Australia's largest Money Expo.
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The Proof 1930 Penny is the ‘King' of Australian coin rarities. Three examples are privately held, the most recent sale occurring in 2011 when the famous 'Hagley', 'Paxman' Proof 1930 Penny sold for $1.05 million.
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Prince Edward Island. Situated in the Gulf of St. Lawrence the Island was a former colony of France and then Britain. It became the seventh province of Canada in 1873.
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Coinworks Managing Director, Belinda Downie, talks with Ed Phillips at Omny FM about the logistics of Australia going decimal, in a 'Flashback' to 1966.
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In Sydney. The nation’s million dollar banknote.
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A Message from ANDA President Belinda Downie.
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Cashing in the coins - live on Studio 10.
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Provenance counts when buying collectables.
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The Holey Dollars of the late Philip Spalding.
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Circa 1854 - Port Phillip Kangaroo Office.
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The 1813 Colonial Dump - a supreme rarity.
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The Madrid Holey Dollar - world record price.
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Interview with Alan Jones – 2GB Radio.
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1955 - 1963 Proof Coins. Melbourne & Perth Mint.
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Effective Rare Coin and Banknote Investment.
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1852 Adelaide Pound. A prized collectible.
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What drives the Coinworks business?
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Mystery of the 1927 Canberra Florin.
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Historical Collection from the late Philip Spalding.
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Interview with Alan Jones - 2GB Radio.
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1855 Sydney Mint Sovereign Australia’s first sovereign.
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Australian Commonwealth Coins 1910 - 1964.
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The 1937 Pattern Coins of Edward VIII.
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Buyers can afford to be choosy.
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Australian Collector Sets 1916 - 1953.
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Proof Coins from the Perth Mint 1940 - 1954.
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Rare and Affordable. The collector proof coins from 1955 to 1963.
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Spectacular Proofs 1955 to 1963.
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Valuable hole in your pocket.
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Square Penny with the Crown takes the prize.
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1937 Penny sells for record price.
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Australian 1920 Sovereign - New Record Price.
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Holey Dollar and Adelaide Pound - World Record Prices.
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Eminent Colonials Auction.
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Collectibles deemed a legitimate asset class for Self Managed Superannuation Funds.
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