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  • Mint Half Sovereign Proof on display worth $550,000!

    Perth Mint's 1899 Proof Half Sovereign is a major talking point.

    Managing Director, Belinda Downie, joins Chris IIsley to chat about the recent Perth ANDA Money Expo. read more
  • Perth Money Expo

    Perth Money Expo a huge success.

    Gold. And unique. The 1899 Perth Mint Proof Half Sovereign stole the show at the recent Perth ANDA Money Expo. ANDA President, Belinda Downie, explains why… read more
  • 1823 Macintosh & Degraves Shilling

    Clear trends for rare coin investors in 2017.

    While the Recent Sales section of the Coinworks web site tells its own story, the reality is it is only part of the narrative. read more
  • Sq. Spalding HD

    Philip Spalding's prized Holey Dollar - for sale

    Philip Spalding chose one Holey Dollar to feature on the front cover of his legendary book. That coin is now available for private sale. read more
  • Number 1 in a box. Square

    In Sydney. The nation’s million dollar banknote.

    Australia’s million dollar banknote will be on display at the Sydney Money Expo, Lower Sydney Town Hall, 15 to 16 October 2016. read more
  • Number 1 in a box. Square

    Nation's Million Dollar Note. In Melbourne.

    Australians love history. And everyone loves money. Visitors were treated to both at the August 2016 Melbourne Money Expo. read more
  • The Holey Dollar – Re-created On Canvas

    The Holey Dollar - immortalised in oil.

    The Holey Dollar re-created on canvas by artist Sarah Braybrook. The results stunned the crowd at the Perth Money Expo. read more
  • The Holey Dollar - a crowd puller

    The Holey Dollar – always a crowd puller.

    The media interest in the Holey Dollar at Perth’s recent Money Expo re-affirms the celebratory status of the nation’s first coin. read more
  • 50 Years of Decimal Currency

    Studio 10 & 50 Years of Decimal Currency

    Australia’s classic coin rarity, the 1930 Penny, was the talking point on Studio 10 in a celebration of 50 years of decimal currency. read more
  • Number 1 Note

    A Message from ANDA President Belinda Downie

    It is a great honour to be appointed the first female president of the Australasian Numismatic Dealers Association Inc. read more
  • Cashing in The Coins

    Cashing in the coins - live on Studio 10.

    Studio 10 hosts Sarah Harris, Ita Buttrose, Joe Hildebrand and Jessica Rowe talk to Coinworks MD Belinda Downie. read more
  • The Holey Dollars of Philip Spalding 1789

    The Holey Dollars of the late Philip Spalding

    We have just acquired two Holey Dollars from the collection of the late Philip Spalding. Both are rare, one of them is unique. And both are affordable. read more
  • Gold Proofs - the ultimate in rarity

    Gold Proof Coins are the ultimate in rarity.

    The key word when discussing 1855 - 1931 proof gold is RARITY. We explain the reasons why in this latest article. read more
  • 20 Spanish Square 400x400

    The Note that ‘wowed’ the City of Brisbane

    With its 'Brisbane' connection, the 1824 Bank of New South Wales 20 Spanish Dollars banknote ‘wowed’ the crowds in Brisbane. read more
  • 1802 MD Holey Dollar 400x400

    The Madrid Holey Dollar - world record price.

    Coinworks announces the sale of the Madrid Holey Dollar to a Queensland buyer for a world record price of $550,000. read more
  • Interview with Alan Jones – 2GB

    Interview with Alan Jones – 2GB Radio

    Alan Jones talks to Coinworks MD, Belinda Downie, about the sale of the record breaking Madrid Holey Dollar. read more
  • Madrid Holey Dollar

    Rules of Investment put into practice

    We see how the famous Madrid Holey Dollar stacks up using Coinworks ‘rules for investment’ as the yardstick. read more
  • unique 1901 gold proofs

    Unique Perth Mint Gold Proofs - on show.

    Rare Perth Mint coins worth million of dollars were displayed at the Perth Expo, March 7 & 8 2016 read more
  • 1871 Proof Sovereign

    Effective Rare Coin and Banknote Investment

    Achieving a successful financial outcome in the rare coin and note industry is made easier with Coinworks ‘investing rules’. read more
  • Ferguson Dump 2

    The Challenges and Triumphs of 2014

    2014 was a year of great challenges and immense company triumph. History, quality and rarity continues to underpin the Coinworks way of doing business. read more
  • Historical Collection from the late Philip Spalding

    Historical Collection from the late Philip Spalding

    We have just acquired Philip Spalding’s collection of Proclamation and foreign coins .. each appears in his book “The World of the Holey Dollar”. read more
  • Interview with Alan Jones

    Interview with Alan Jones - 2GB Radio

    Alan Jones talks to Belinda Downie about the sale of Ten Shillings 4 and 5; the property of Prime Minister Andrew Fisher. read more
  • Andrew Fisher - Family

    Fisher’s notes are up there with the Eureka flag

    Interview with David Day, award winning historian, about Andrew Fisher and his nation building achievements. read more
  • Buyers can afford to be choosy

    Buyers can afford to be choosy

    Auction Houses have had plenty of material to sell over the past twelve months, most of it unremarkable for quality. And cheap. So should you be buying? read more
  • Provenance really counts

    Provenance counts when buying collectables

    That provenance can be an affirmation of quality is evidenced in our latest acquisition of Melbourne Mint Proofs, 1955 - 1963. read more
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    Astute buyers recognise the value of quality

    Buyers continue to show their faith in Coinworks - and the product that we offer - with solid sales recorded in both 2013. read more
  • 1955 Penny & Half Penny

    Spectacular Proofs 1955 to 1963

    Acquired in the US in the 1980s, we have been trying to acquire this collection of Australian Proof Coins for several years now. read more
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    Guidelines for Rare Currency Investment

    Once considered a recreational activity only for the elite and wealthy, investing in rare currency has become a global phenomenon. read more
  • Belinda

    Valuable hole in your pocket

    Coinworks sale of the Lima Mint Holey Dollar for $495,000 was written up by journalist James Cockington in the SMH and Age Newspapers. read more
  • Holey Dollar

    Holey Dollar sells for record price

    Coinworks has just sold the finest known Lima Mint Holey Dollar for a world record price of $495,000. read more
  • Square Penny small

    Square Penny with the Crown takes the prize

    Coinworks has just sold one of Australia’s greatest Commonwealth coin rarities for $375,000. The 1920 'Crowned Head' Square Penny. read more
  • 1937 Penny

    1937 Penny sells for record price.

    A 1937 Model Penny sold for a record breaking price of $270,000 at a Sydney auction last month. (October). read more
  • 1920 Sovereign

    Australian 1920 Sovereign - New Record Price

    Australian 1920 Sydney Mint Sovereign was sold at auction in London for a world record price of $1,020,000 (£650,000). read more
  • 1852 Adelaide Pound

    Holey Dollar and Adelaide Pound - World Record Prices

    Conducted on August 27, 2012 by Coinworks, three colonial coins sold for nearly $900,000, two of them setting record prices. read more
  • Adelaide Pounds

    Two Cracked Dies were snapped up in April 2012

    Enquiries for nineteenth century Australian coins are at an all time high! Tough economic conditions may be the reason. read more
  • Holey Dollar

    200th Anniversary of the Holey Dollar

    Coinworks sales tally of Holey Dollars from July 2011 to March 2012 was $2.225 million. The imminent anniversary prompting serious buying. read more
  • Treasures of The Melbourne Mint

    An Extraordinary Collection Sold Out

    The record sell-out of the 'Treasures of The Melbourne Mint' Collection points to a rapid growth in the use of rare coins for investment. read more
  • Eminent Colonials Auction

    Eminent Colonials Auction

    The Hannibal Head Holey Dollar is being auctioned on 27 August in Melbourne. The estimate is $400,000-plus. read more