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1930-Penny-2-Rev-October-2019
COIN
1930 Penny, with an almost complete central diamond and six plump pearls.
QUALITY
Nearly Very Fine / Very Fine
PROVENANCE
Held since the early '90s in a private collection, Melbourne
PRICE
$29,500 (Normal R.R.P. $34,500)
COMMENTS
This is a superb 1930 Penny, in the top 15 per cent of surviving examples, with an obverse grading of Nearly Very Fine and a reverse grading of Very Fine. Collectors will note the almost full central diamond and six very plump pearls in the king’s crown. Collectors will also take on board the price. Presented in a quality level of Nearly Very Fine, this coin is available at the same price as one graded two notches down at Good Fine and that's a $5000 price advantage over our normal R.R.P. So, if you have been sitting back watching the market and waiting for the "right" 1930 Penny to come along ... then this is the coin for you. Technical shots are provided in the READ MORE section below.
STATUS
Sold April 2020

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1852-Adelaide-Pound-Type-II-Reverse-gEF-April-2020
COIN
1852 Adelaide Pound Type II
QUALITY
About Uncirculated
PROVENANCE
Held since 2002 in a private collection, Melbourne.
PRICE
$39,500
COMMENTS
There are two aspects we always consider when we are checking out an Adelaide Pound Type II. First up is the eye appeal. For us, the coin must look good. And secondly, we look at the strength of the strike, just how well the design was executed during the minting process. This Adelaide Pound scores highly on both counts. It is an impressive example of the nation’s first gold coin, well preserved with original golden lustre, particularly strong on the reverse. And the design has been well executed, the crown is strong, the edge denticles are complete (making it a definite exception to those most commonly found) and the legend Government Assay Office is exceptionally strong (again an exception). And this stunning Adelaide Pound Type II is available now. Technical shots are in the READ MORE section.
STATUS
Sold April 2020

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1930-Penny-1-Rev-October-2019-
COIN
1930 Penny, with a partial central diamond and six pearls.
QUALITY
Good Fine / Very Fine
PROVENANCE
Private Collection Melbourne
PRICE
$25,000 (Normal R.R.P $29,500)
COMMENTS
This is simply a great 1930 Penny. The obverse is graded Good Fine and the reverse a higher quality grading of Very Fine. Collectors will note the partial central diamond and six plump pearls in the king’s crown. Collectors will also take on board the price. Presented in a quality level of Good Fine, this coin is available at the same price as one graded one notch down at Fine. It is our MARCH/APRIL SPECIAL, offering a price advantage of $4500 over our normal R.R.P. If you have been sitting back watching the market and waiting for the 'right' 1930 Penny to come along ... then this is the coin for you.
STATUS
Sold March 2020

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1930-Penny-6-Rev-October-2019
COIN
1930 Penny, with a full central diamond and eight pearls. One of the absolute finest.
QUALITY
Extremely Fine
PROVENANCE
Private Collection Melbourne.
PRICE
$165,000
COMMENTS
This coin is for the buyer that is seeking one of the absolute finest examples of Australia’s famous 1930 Penny. We rate it as number FOUR in the pecking order of known 1930 Pennies. The enormity of this offer becomes clear when you consider that there are quite likely one thousand (or more) 1930 Pennies in existence today. Given the clear and defining quality traits of this piece, it is in every respect a ‘miracle’ coin. In the READ MORE section, we have included close-up photographs of this coin and, as a point of comparison, an average quality 1930 Penny. It makes for interesting viewing.
STATUS
Sold March 2020

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1893-Bank-of-Adelaide-banner
NOTE
1893 Bank of Adelaide One Pound
QUALITY
Specimen
PROVENANCE
Private Collection Sydney
PRICE
$9500
COMMENTS
You will have a fabulous insight into Australia’s early financial history with this extremely rare 1893 Bank of Adelaide One Pound. The Bank of Adelaide was incorporated by an Act of Parliament under a Deed of Settlement on 5 December 1865, with an authorized capital of £250,000 in 50,000 £5 shares. Regarded as a pillar of the Adelaide establishment, the Bank of Adelaide was named after the city in which it was formed. This One Pound Specimen note survives today as one of twenty known examples.
STATUS
Sold February 2020

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1800-Holey-Dollar-Mexico-goodFine-rev-February-2020-
COIN
1813 Holey Dollar, struck from an 1800 Mexico Mint Spanish Silver Dollar.
QUALITY
Fine
PROVENANCE
Private Collection New South Wales
PRICE
$80,000
COMMENTS
The 1813 Holey Dollar is the nation's first coin. Its standing means that it is a very valuable piece. The coin also is extremely rare with less than 200 examples available to collectors. Over the past few years that has been a noticeable increase in demand for Holey Dollars, steadily pushing prices higher. Securing a quality Holey Dollar priced below $100,000 has become a very difficult task. Which is why this coin is so appealing. Yes, it has circulated but the design details of the original Spanish Dollar are clear. And the over-stamping of New South Wales and the date 1813 is strong. This coin will make owning a Holey Dollar a reality for just one buyer. It is affordable. Conservatively priced, it offers excellent buying value.
STATUS
Sold February 2020

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1798-Holey-dollar-Mexico-VF-Fine-rev-February-2020
COIN
1813 Holey Dollar, counter-stamped 'T. Knight'
QUALITY
Good Fine / Very Fine
PROVENANCE
Private Collection New South Wales
PRICE
$95,000
COMMENTS
If you can incorporate the word ‘exceptional’ into a coin’s description, its investment value is enhanced. Exceptional quality. Exceptional rarity. That word ‘exceptional’ is simply the qualification that your coin stands out from the rest making it more appealing to any potential buyer. And so, it is with this coin. This Holey Dollar is distinguished as being the very finest of the T. Knight counter-stamped Holey Dollars.
STATUS
Sold February 2020

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1805-Holey-Dollar-MM-gVF-Date-side-December-2019
COIN
1813 Holey Dollar struck from an 1805 Mexico Mint Silver Dollar
QUALITY
Good Very Fine / Extremely Fine
PROVENANCE
Maurice Eschwege, Captain H. Paget, Albert Bagnall, Philip Spalding.
PRICE
$265,000
COMMENTS
There is an immeasurable pride in owning an example of Australia’s first coin, the Holey Dollar. And if you can open not one, but TWO, of the most respected books on Holey Dollars and see your coin detailed and illustrated, then the feelings go even deeper. It is an affirmation of the proud history that accompanies your coin. And so it is with this Holey Dollar. It is illustrated in Philip Spalding's esteemed book, “The World of the Holey Dollar”. And the internationally respected “Holey Dollars of New South Wales” by Messrs. Mira & Noble. And it is true that only a handful of collectors can ever lay claim to having their Holey Dollars in both books.
STATUS
Sold February 2020

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1930-Penny-Fine-Rev-Large-December-2019
COIN
1930 Penny with a hint of the central diamond and six pearls
QUALITY
Fine
PROVENANCE
Private Collection Melbourne
PRICE
$21,000
COMMENTS
Every couple of years we come across a 1930 Penny that is a genuine bargain. It doesn't happen very often, but when it does happen, we grab it with both hands knowing that Australia’s classic coin rarity is wanted at all dollar levels. And all quality levels. This 1930 Penny has the hint of a central diamond and six pearls on the obverse. The reverse has strong upper and lower scrolls and complete inner beading. This is an impressive 1930 Penny offered at an even more impressive price of $21,000.
STATUS
Sold February 2020

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1877-Bank-of-Melbourne-5-Pound-Specimen-Tech-January-2020
NOTE
1877 City of Melbourne Bank Ltd Five Pounds
QUALITY
Specimen
PROVENANCE
Bradbury & Wilkinson Archives, Spink London 2010
PRICE
$8500
COMMENTS
This 1877 City of Melbourne Bank Ltd Five Pounds is an extremely rare, historically important pre federation banknote from Melbourne’s golden era. It offers a fabulous insight into Australia’s early currency history.
STATUS
Sold February 2020

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1813-Dump-gVF-small-date-side-September-2019
COIN
1813 Dump, design type A/1
QUALITY
Good Very Fine
PROVENANCE
Dr. John Chapman
PRICE
$75,000
COMMENTS
A Good Very Fine 1813 Dump is a high quality piece and is genuinely hard to find. A chance opportunity. A Good Very Fine 1813 Dump that has been owned by Dr. John Chapman is a once-in-a-decade opportunity. Dr John Chapman has been involved in the Australian numismatic market as a foremost collector for as long as we can remember. He is as learned as he is well respected and this Dump was part of his prized collection. It is a coin that has all the attributes that a collector would look for in a colonial Dump including the original Spanish Dollar design (particularly strong), complete denticles and the presence of the ‘H’ for Henshall on the reverse. It is an impactful coin, the very reason why respected author and numismatist Greg McDonald features it in his annual Pocket Price Guide. And has so for many, many years. Technical shots are provided.
STATUS
Sold January 2020

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Proof-1936-Penny-FDC-Rev-December-2019
COIN
Proof 1936 Penny
QUALITY
FDC
PROVENANCE
Australian Coin Auctions February 2002, Madrid Collection of Australian Rare Coins
PRICE
$45,000
COMMENTS
Prices of Australian pre-decimal proofs rocketed between 2000 and 2002 when a collection of elite Proof Melbourne coppers came up at auction. This Proof 1936 was a part of the collection. The coins had never been sighted before, the vendor indicating that he had bought them in the 1950s from renowned collector Roy Farman. He, in turn, had held them from the day they were struck. We attended the auction and the competition for acquisition was amazing, as strong as we have ever seen. A case in point, this Proof 1936 Penny, sold for more than three times its pre-auction estimate of $8000 and it is noted that the auction estimates reflected price guides at the time. And the reason for the heady prices?
STATUS
Sold January 2020

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1852-Adelaide-Pound-Type-II-Obv-Date-Unc-December-2019
COIN
1852 Adelaide Pound with crenelated inner circle (Type II)
QUALITY
Uncirculated with underlying golden lustre, the obverse fully lustrous and proof-like
PROVENANCE
Private Collection New South Wales
PRICE
$75,000
COMMENTS
This 1852 Adelaide Pound is offered in a remarkable state. The grading level is Uncirculated, so it has never been used. And the coin is lustrous, in fact fully lustrous on the reverse and almost proof-like. There is only one explanation that we can offer as to its condition. The coin must have been tucked away soon after it was created. Dealers are aware. As are collectors. This coin offers a level of quality that is rarely offered. This is the second only Uncirculated Type II Adelaide Pound that we have offered over the past five years.
STATUS
Sold January 2020

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1930-Penny-3-Rev-October-2019
COIN
1930 Penny, with a full central diamond and six plump pearls
QUALITY
Very Fine
PROVENANCE
Private Collection Melbourne
PRICE
$45,000
COMMENTS
This 1930 Penny has a full central diamond and six plump pearls and it is these two aspects, the diamond and the pearls, that classifies this coin as one of the very best, in the top ten per cent. This coin will appeal to the buyer that has always wanted a 1930 Penny and has been looking for a top-grade example. It will also appeal to the investor for high quality 1930 Pennies, such as this coin, are extremely rare. We estimate that we would handle one, or at the very tops two, Very Fine 1930 Pennies annually.
STATUS
Sold November 2019

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Proof-1926-Halfpenny-Rev-October-2019
COIN
Proof 1926 Halfpenny, Melbourne Mint
QUALITY
FDC
PROVENANCE
Spink Noble Numismatics, July 1993
PRICE
$17,500
COMMENTS
This Proof 1926 Halfpenny impressed the market when it came up at auction in July 1993. Competitive bidding saw it sell for $3000, well in excess of its then catalogue value and pre-auction estimate of $2000. The competitive bidding reflects the defining properties of the coin and its outstanding quality traits. This Proof 1926 Halfpenny was struck at the Melbourne Mint as a Coin of Record. Take it under the light and it is everything that you would expect from a proof coin. Super smooth, mirror-like surfaces radiating stunning colours. The extra bonus is that the coin has retained some original copper brilliance, particularly on the obverse. Furthermore, it is rare. This coin is the only Proof 1926 Halfpenny we have sold.
STATUS
Sold November 2019.

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1852-Adelaide-Pound-TypeII-Obv-July-2019
COIN
The Mortimer Hammel 1852 Adelaide Pound Type 2
QUALITY
Brilliant Uncirculated
PROVENANCE
Private Collection Sydney
PRICE
$185,000
COMMENTS
There are Adelaide Pounds. And then there is the HAMMEL Adelaide Pound, so named because it was formerly owned by one of the world's greatest 20th century gold coin collectors, Mortimer Hammel. It is one of the absolute finest examples of Australia’s first gold coin and when viewed it simply glows. Its highly lustrous, brilliant state implies that the coin must have been put aside soon after minting and has had special care ever since its striking. The person who acquires this Adelaide Pound will take their place in history, permanently associating themselves with both the coin and the famous Hammel name.
STATUS
Sold October 2019.

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1920-Type-7-Square-Penny-Obverse-August-2019-
COIN
1920 Square Penny Type 7
QUALITY
Choice Uncirculated, with highly reflective surfaces.
PROVENANCE
Private Collection Melbourne
PRICE
$70,000
COMMENTS
Early in 2017, we sold a 1920 Type 7 Square Penny for $55,000. Eight months later, we sold a second example for $60,000. Today this coin, the third 1920 Type 7 Square Penny we have handled in two and a half years is being offered at $70,000. There are some pretty basic reasons as to why the price of this coin - and other top quality Australian coin rarities - have moved. And we detail them in the READ MORE section.
STATUS
Sold October 2019.

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1852 Adelaide Pound EF rev September 2017
COIN
1852 Adelaide Pound
QUALITY
Extremely Fine
PROVENANCE
Private Collection Victoria
PRICE
$32,000
COMMENTS
For most Australian rare coin collectors, acquiring an 1852 Adelaide Pound fulfils a lifetime’s ambition. The coin holds a special place in Australia’s history and in the hearts of Australian rare coin collectors like no other. Struck one year after gold was discovered in Victoria in 1851, it is the nation’s very first gold coin. The Adelaide Pound is rare, so finding an example that doesn't break the bank is no easy task. Which is why we are so excited about this coin. It is genuinely tough to secure an Adelaide Pound that fits our protocols, is well presented and is suitable to most collector's budgets. This is an extremely attractive 1852 Adelaide Pound and shows minimal effects of circulation. It is a piece that you will be proud to show your family and friends.
STATUS
Sold October 2019.

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1959 Melbourne Mint Proof Set FDC February 2019
COIN
1959 Melbourne Mint Proof Set - and our bonus offer of a 1963 Melbourne Mint Proof Set
QUALITY
FDC
PROVENANCE
Private Collection Victoria
PRICE
$5950
COMMENTS
When this 1959 Melbourne Mint Proof Set came across the counter our eyes lit up. It is unequivocally one of the finest we have seen. The 1959 Melbourne Mint Proof Set is notoriously difficult to acquire in top quality mainly due to the state of the copper penny and halfpenny. The coins tone. And while toning is quite obviously acceptable in the numismatic industry, for whatever reason the 1959 Proof Penny and the 1959 Proof Halfpenny tend to tone to a different degree and look mismatched. It is the state of the copper proofs within the 1959 Proof Set that leads us to say that, if you are a collector that is driven by quality, the 1959 Melbourne Mint Proof Set is the most difficult to acquire out of the entire series. As the photograph shows, the four silver coins are stunning, the two coppers superbly matched with original copper brilliance under a very light smoky toning.
STATUS
Sold October 2019.

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Five Pounds front March 2019
COIN
1939 Sheehan McFarlane Five Pounds R45
QUALITY
Uncirculated
PROVENANCE
Private Collection Adelaide
PRICE
$8500
COMMENTS
Original Uncirculated quality. "Music" to a banknote collector's ears. Particularly when you are referring to a note that was issued at the commencement of World War II. Over and above its brilliant state, this 1939 Sheehan McFarlane Five Pounds is historically significant as the first Five Pounds of the George VI era. It is extremely rare and very affordable and is a far-sighted piece to tuck away for the future either for yourself, for your children or your grandchildren.
STATUS
Sold September 2019.

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1930-Penny-VF-Reverse-August-2019
COIN
1930 Penny
QUALITY
Very Fine. High quality and extremely attractive.
PROVENANCE
Private Collection Melbourne.
PRICE
$40,000
COMMENTS
This 1930 Penny has a full central diamond and six plump pearls and it is these two aspects, the diamond and the pearls, that classifies this coin as one of the very best, in the top ten per cent. This coin will appeal to the buyer that has always wanted a 1930 Penny and has been looking for a top-grade example. It will also appeal to the investor for high quality 1930 Pennies, such as this coin, are extremely rare. We estimate that we would handle one, or at the very tops two, Very Fine 1930 Pennies annually. And price watchers will note that this 1930 Penny has been favourably priced.
STATUS
Sold September 2019.

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1852-Adelaide-Pound-Cracked-die-Obv-July-2019
COIN
The Mortimer Hammel 1852 Cracked Die Adelaide Pound
QUALITY
Uncirculated
PROVENANCE
Mortimer Hammel Collection, sold Stacks New York September 1982
PRICE
$600,000
COMMENTS
This coin is a prized piece. It ticks all the boxes. Quality. Rarity. Pedigree. And historical standing. The 1852 Cracked Die Adelaide Pound has an exalted position in Australia’s currency history as the nation’s first gold coin. Furthermore it was minted in the very first production run of Adelaide Pounds. What we know today is that forty Cracked Die Adelaide Pounds are in collector’s hands and most of them have circulated with more than fifty per cent heavily circulated. The reality is that of the forty known Cracked Dies, only two are Uncirculated and this coin is one of the two, formerly owned by renowned gold coin collector, American Mortimer Hammel.
STATUS
Sold August 2019.

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1930-Penny-Good-Fine-about-Very-Fine-Rev-July-2019
COIN
1930 Penny - and our bonus offer of a Choice Uncirculated Melbourne Mint 1930 Sovereign.
QUALITY
Good Fine / Very Fine. And one of the nicest we have sold.
PROVENANCE
Private Collection Melbourne
PRICE
$29,500
COMMENTS
This 1930 Penny is the classic example of a coin that has circulated but has miraculously survived its time in circulation unscathed. We regard it as one of the nicest 1930 Pennies that we have sold. A glance at the photos, both mood and technical, shows it to be so. With this coin you can tick the box for QUALITY. The coin has survived its time in circulation with minimal affect. You can also tick the box on PRICE for at $29,500 this 1930 Penny is advantageously priced. (In our view it is a $30,000-plus coin.) But there is a third box relating to this coin that must be ticked. And that's the box titled VALUE FOR MONEY for over the next three weeks we are giving away a Choice Uncirculated 1930 Melbourne Mint Sovereign with every 1930 Penny sold. A great 1930 Penny has now become even greater with our bonus offer.
STATUS
Sold August 2019.

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1921-Square-Penny-Type-12-Unc-rev-July-2019
COIN
1921 Square Penny
QUALITY
Uncirculated
PROVENANCE
Private Collection Adelaide
PRICE
$40,000
COMMENTS
This coin, the 1921 Square Penny, is the most popular coin in the entire kookaburra square coin series. It has the exclusivity that rare coin buyers are seeking. One high quality Square Penny of this style would appear on the market perhaps once every year ... rare in anyone's language. And importantly, for buyers, this Square Penny is affordable.
STATUS
Sold July 2019.

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1852-Adelaide-Pound-Type-II-EF-obv-July-2019
COIN
1852 Adelaide Pound, second die with crenelated inner circle
QUALITY
Extremely Fine
PROVENANCE
Private Collection Melbourne
PRICE
$32,000
COMMENTS
The 1852 Adelaide Pound holds a very special place in Australia's history as the nation's first gold coin. It is an iconic Australian numismatic rarity, as is the 1930 Penny, the 1813 Holey Dollar and the 1813 Dump. Its status as Australia’s first gold coin ensures that it will always be sought after and strengthens its investment value. Its investment value is also enhanced by its rarity for we estimate that perhaps 250 examples are available to collectors, across all quality levels. The Adelaide Pound is a valuable coin so finding an example that doesn’t break the bank can be challenging which is why we are so excited by this coin. The coin has fared extremely well during its time in circulation, is well presented and is offered in a very popular price range.
STATUS
Sold July 2019.

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1947-Perth-Proof-Penny-Rev-July-2019
COIN
Proof 1947 Penny Perth Mint
QUALITY
A superb FDC, violet red proof.
PROVENANCE
Private Collection Queensland
PRICE
$40,000
COMMENTS
Bidders acknowledged the exceptional state of this coin when it came up for auction in 1996. Brilliantly preserved and described as a violet red proof, the coin sold for $6600 on an estimate of $3000. A quick glance at the photographs confirms its extraordinary condition. This is Perth Mint proof coining at its best, of the year 1947 and any year for that matter. Testimony to its rarity, we have only ever handled three Proof 1947 Pennies, this coin the finest by far.
STATUS
Sold July 2019.

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1955-Melbourne-Mint-Proof-Set-FDC-July-2019
COIN
1955 Melbourne Mint Proof Set - and our bonus offer of a 1963 Melbourne Mint Proof Set
QUALITY
FDC
PROVENANCE
Private Collection Melbourne
PRICE
$4500
COMMENTS
A proof penny with original copper brilliance. And three glorious silver proofs, the shilling, sixpence and threepence. The four coins together make up a complete 1955 Melbourne Mint Proof Set. This Set is as IMPORTANT as it is RARE. Rare because only 1200 sets were issued. (This being one of the finest around.) Important because '1955' was the very first year that the Melbourne Mint commenced a proof coining program for collectors. And this 1955 Proof Set kick-started the series. (This 1955 Melbourne Mint Proof Set has attracted our BONUS OFFER of a free 1963 Melbourne Mint Proof Set. See below in the Read More section.)
STATUS
Sold July 2019.

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1930 Penny about VF rev March 2019
COIN
1930 Penny - and our bonus offer of a Choice Uncirculated Melbourne Mint 1930 Sovereign.
QUALITY
about Very Fine / Very Fine
PROVENANCE
Private Collection Melbourne
PRICE
$34,500
COMMENTS
We love this coin. And in fact, we were the under bidder when it was offered at a Sydney Auction several years ago, outgunned by a very determined and experienced Victorian collector. (The same vendor also owned the third finest known 1930 Penny that we sold last year for $150,000 so he has a great eye for quality.) The collector has been passionate about coins since he was a child. Now approaching retirement, he has consigned this prized gem to Coinworks for private sale. Our view on the coin today is exactly the same as it was a few years ago when we entered the auction room. It's just a really impressive 1930 Penny made even more impressive by our bonus offer of a Choice Uncirculated 1930 Melbourne Mint Sovereign.
STATUS
Sold July 2019.

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1921 Proof STAR Shilling rev March 2019
COIN
Proof 1921 Star Shilling
QUALITY
FDC
PROVENANCE
Private Collection Melbourne
PRICE
$95,000
COMMENTS
The greatness and the historical significance of Australia’s proof coinage is exemplified in the Proof 1930 Penny. And this coin, the Proof 1921 Star Shilling. Both coins are numismatic greats and capture grand moments in time. And both coins are rare. Three examples of the Proof 1930 Penny are privately held. And only ONE of the Proof 1921 Star Shilling. This coin.
STATUS
Sold June 2019.

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1896 Proof Half Sovereign rev FROSTED B&B October 2017
COIN
Proof 1896 Half Sovereign
QUALITY
Superb FDC
PROVENANCE
Private Collection Melbourne
PRICE
$80,000
COMMENTS
In 2018, proof gold emerged as one of the most fiercely contested areas of the rare coin market. Prices paid at auction for proof sovereigns and proof half sovereigns surged by about 20 per cent, the consequence of infrequent availability and an expanding market thirsting for top quality rarities. Now while it is true that gold is Australia’s most popular collecting metal, the key to the growth in proof gold has been its inordinate scarcity. Buyers know that there is NEVER a chance that the market will be flooded with examples. The scarcity has simply given the market the confidence to buy. This 1896 Proof Half Sovereign is a case in point. The coin is one of three examples recorded over the last half century.
STATUS
Sold June 2019.

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1888-Proof-sovereign-June-2019
COIN
Proof 1888 Melbourne Mint Sovereign
QUALITY
Superb FDC
PROVENANCE
Philip Spalding, Private Collection Western Australia
PRICE
$125,000
COMMENTS
This Proof 1888 Sovereign is one of two examples recorded over the last half century. And for the record, the only Proof Jubilee Sovereign that we have ever sold. The coin is as luxurious as it is rare. And the date 1888 is simply the icing on the cake. It’s the bonus that makes one of Australia’s grand gold coin rarities, even grander. (Technical shots are provided in READ MORE.)
STATUS
Sold June 2019.

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1949-Proof-Halfpenny-Rev-June-2019
COIN
1949 Perth Mint Proof Halfpenny
QUALITY
FDC
PROVENANCE
Private Collection Western Australia
PRICE
$17,500
COMMENTS
The 1949 Proof Halfpenny struck at the Perth Mint is inordinately scarce. In a career that spans nearly half a century, this coin is the SECOND only example that we have sold. We looked to research conducted by John Sharples for a possible explanation as to its extreme rarity. And we got it. Sharples was National Editor of the Journal of the Numismatic Association of Australia and Curator of Australia’s National Archive Collection and in 1995 published an article that examined the Perth Mint Proof Record Coins of 1940 to 1954. He examined the distribution of proofs by analysing the “out-book”, entries that correlated to the despatch of proof coins to local and overseas museums and institutions. Sharples could not find any evidence in the "out-book" of the distribution of the 1949 Proof Halfpenny. History now tells us that proofs were definitely struck. But perhaps the mintage was minuscule. The very reason why they are so rare in today’s marketplace. Technical shots are provided.
STATUS
Sold June 2019

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1921-Square-Halfpenny-FDC-Rev-July-2019
COIN
1921 Square Halfpenny
QUALITY
Choice Uncirculated
PROVENANCE
Private Collection Queensland
PRICE
$125,000
COMMENTS
We estimate there are about 150 Square Pennies available to collectors, of varying dates and designs. At the same time there are about 12 Square Halfpennies. So, if you are a Square Penny collector and you want a Square Halfpenny, then consider that there could be at least TEN other buyers searching for that same prized halfpenny acquisition. It’s these odds that have made the Square Halfpenny one of Australia’s most elusive and sought-after coin rarities. In demand from collectors of the kookaburra coin series. And in demand from buyers with a pure investment focus.
STATUS
Sold June 2019.

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1930-Penny-Fine-REV--Large-June-2019
COIN
1930 Penny - and our bonus offer of a Choice Uncirculated Melbourne Mint 1930 Sovereign.
QUALITY
Fine Plus / about Very Fine
PROVENANCE
Private Collection New South Wales
PRICE
$24,500
COMMENTS
With this 1930 Penny you can tick the box for QUALITY. The coin has survived its time in circulation with minimal affect. You can also tick the box on PRICE for at $24,500 this 1930 Penny is advantageously priced. But there is a third box relating to this coin that must also be ticked. And that's the box titled VALUE FOR MONEY for over the next three weeks we are giving away a Choice Uncirculated 1930 Melbourne Mint Sovereign with every 1930 Penny sold. A great 1930 Penny has now become even greater with our bonus offer.
STATUS
Sold June 2019

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1931 Proof Penny FDC Reverse February 2019
COIN
Proof 1931 Penny
QUALITY
FDC
PROVENANCE
Noble Numismatics July 2001, The Madrid Collection of Australian Rare Coins.
PRICE
$45,000
COMMENTS
A provenance can say a lot about a coin. And it speaks volumes about this superb Proof 1931 Penny for it was especially selected for the owner of the Madrid Collection of Australian Rare coins in 2001. A passionate collector of Australian proof coppers, his clear buying focus was for QUALITY and RARITY and he found both with this coin. Superb crisp design detail under handsome light smoky toning. Smooth fields. His quest for rarity was satisfied in the knowledge that only three Proof 1931 Pennies were known. There was one other attribute that inspired the owner of the Madrid Collection of Australian Rare Coins. He respected and appreciated the importance of 'key dates' and sought them out whenever the opportunity arose. And he was keenly aware that the year '1931' is an important date in the penny series.
STATUS
Sold June 2019

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1882S Young Head Shield Gem Unc obv October 2018
COIN
1882 Sydney Mint Young Head Shield Half Sovereign
QUALITY
Gem Uncirculated
PROVENANCE
Barrie Winsor Collection
PRICE
$30,000
COMMENTS
The 1882 Half Sovereign struck at the Sydney Mint is one of the absolute key dates of the Young Head Series. And this coin at Gem Uncirculated is the finest known. That’s a powerful combination. The finest. Of the scarcest. Two attributes that make this coin an ideal choice for the pure investor or the collector that wants to relish in the pleasure of owning the very best. And note the provenance. The coin was acquired from Barrie Winsor who indicated that it came from Knightsbridge Coins, London, the same source that provided the example housed in the Quartermaster collection. Technical photos are provided in the READ MORE section.
STATUS
Sold May 2019.

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1952 Proof Penny Perth Mint April 2019
COIN
1952 Proof Penny Perth Mint
QUALITY
Superb FDC
PROVENANCE
Private Collection Melbourne
PRICE
$30,000
COMMENTS
This 1952 Proof Penny is one of the finest Perth Mint proofs you will ever see, of the date 1952 or any other date for that matter. The quality is exceptional. We first sighted the coin in 2013, part of a larger collection that had been put together in the 1980s by a Melbourne collector. His collection of proofs was consistently brilliant for he was driven by quality. While we are not at liberty to identify the owner, we can say that he was an expert on Australia’s proof coinage and the author of many articles on the same. That this coin was part of his prized collection comes as no surprise. Great collectors tend to only ever own great coins. Technical shots are provided in the READ MORE section.
STATUS
Sold April 2019.

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1810 Holey Dollar Obv Mood August
COIN
1813 Holey Dollar struck from a Ferdinand VII 1810, Mexico Mint, Spanish Silver Dollar.
QUALITY
About Extremely Fine
PROVENANCE
John Gartner (Editor of the Australian Coin Review), Philip Spalding. Technical references ... Philip Spalding No. 197 (Page 220), Mira Noble 1810/2 (Page 67 )
PRICE
$450,000
COMMENTS
The opportunity to acquire one of the finest - and one of the rarest - Holey Dollars comes to very few collectors. Struck from a Ferdinand VII Spanish Silver Dollar this Holey Dollar is one of the absolute rarest. Only TWELVE Ferdinand VII Holey Dollars are privately owned. And with coin and counter stamps at about Extremely Fine, this Holey Dollar is absolutely, one of the finest. The accolades continue with this coin. Philip Spalding rated this coin as “One of the Top Dollars” and featured it in his book "The World of the Holey Dollar". We rate it similarly. It is one of the very best.
STATUS
Sold March 2019

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1852 Adelaide Pound Type II Choice Unc rev February 2019
COIN
The Eliasberg 1852 Adelaide Pound Type II
QUALITY
Brilliant Uncirculated
PROVENANCE
Louis E. Eliasberg
PRICE
$165,000
COMMENTS
There are Adelaide Pounds. And then there is the ELIASBERG Adelaide Pound, so named because it was formerly owned by one of the world's greatest 20th century collectors Louis E. Eliasberg. It is one of the absolute finest examples of Australia’s first gold coin and when viewed it simply glows. Its highly lustrous, brilliant state implies that the coin must have been put aside soon after minting and has had special care ever since its striking. The person who acquires this Adelaide Pound will take their place in history, permanently associating themselves with both the coin and the famous Eliasberg name. Technical shots shown in READ MORE.
STATUS
Sold March 2019.

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1920 Melbourne Mint Proof Penny FDC reverse February 2019
COIN
1920 Proof Penny (dot below scroll)
QUALITY
FDC
PRICE
$70,000
COMMENTS
Prices of Australian pre-decimal proofs rocketed in the year 2000 following the appearance of this 1920 Proof Penny at a Melbourne Auction. The only known example in private hands, the coin was the showpiece of a small collection of proof coppers that had been struck at the Melbourne Mint between 1920 and 1932. The coins had never been sighted before. The vendor indicated that he had bought the collection in the 1950s from renowned collector Roy Farman who had held them from the day they were struck. We attended the auction and the competition for acquisition was amazing, as strong as we have ever seen. The coins sold for prices that were almost double estimate and it is noted that pre-auction estimates reflected price guides at the time. And the reason for the heady prices?
STATUS
Sold February 2019.

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