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1887 Melbourne Mint Sovereign
COIN
1887 Melbourne Mint Sovereign
QUALITY
Brilliant Uncirculated
PROVENANCE
Private Collection Melbourne
PRICE
$ 25,000
COMMENTS
No one could have envisaged in 1887 when the mint master authorized the striking of the Queen Victoria Young Head Shield Sovereign that the coin would one day become a world class rarity. Nor can we imagine how this particular 1887 Sovereign, struck in the factory conditions of the Melbourne Mint, came through the production process to become a prized collector piece. Brilliantly preserved, it must have been put aside soon after it was struck.
SOLD
February 2017

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1897 Proof Half Sov date side
COIN
1897 Proof Half Sovereign Melbourne Mint
QUALITY
FDC
PROVENANCE
Murdoch, A. H. Whetmore, A. H. Baldwin
PRICE
$ 85,000
COMMENTS
This 1897 Proof Half Sovereign is a prized collector piece. We have traced its provenance back to the year in which it was struck when it became the property of wealthy London businessman John G Murdoch. History records that Murdoch, an avid collector, financed the striking of the proof half sovereigns in 1897 at the Melbourne Mint. Three were believed struck, each coin featuring the Veiled Head portrait of Queen Victoria. This coin, is to our knowledge, the only example out of the original mintage to be sighted on the open market.
SOLD
February 2017

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1872 Melb Mint Sov date side
COIN
1872 Sovereign Melbourne Mint
QUALITY
Choice Uncirculated
PROVENANCE
Barrie Winsor Collection
PRICE
$ 24,500
COMMENTS
This 1872 Sovereign is pivotal to Australia’s gold coin history for it represents the very first year of sovereign production at the Melbourne Mint and depicts the Young Head design of Queen Victoria with the St George reverse. Not only the first year of production at the mint in Melbourne, but this coin has the lowest recorded mintage of the entire Young Head Shield series, from both the Sydney and Melbourne Mint. (History records that the dies dated 1872 did not reach the Melbourne Mint until April of that year.)
SOLD
February 2017

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1948 Penny date side
COIN
1948 Perth Mint Proof Penny
QUALITY
Superb FDC
PROVENANCE
Private Collection Sydney 1998, Private Collection Melbourne
PRICE
$ 35,000
COMMENTS
It is our national symbol, the great Australian flying kangaroo. And it’s never looked as good as it does on this stunning limited edition 1948 Perth Mint Proof Penny. This is a brilliantly preserved proof, displaying a superb level of design detail. This coin is a work of art, as individual, and as beautiful, as an opal with qualities and colours that are simply unmatched by those proofs issued from the Melbourne Mint.
SOLD
February 2017

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1897 Sydney Mint Half Sovereign Gem Unc rev 161205-578
COIN
1897 Half Sovereign Sydney Mint
QUALITY
Gem Uncirculated
PROVENANCE
Private Collection Sydney
PRICE
$ 20,000
COMMENTS
This 1897 Sydney Mint Half Sovereign is the absolute finest of its year. That’s not only our opinion, it also was the opinion of the Auction House when it was offered for sale in November 2007. A fiercely contested bidding war saw the coin sell for 50 per cent above its pre-auction estimate of $10,000. Gem Uncirculated is the highest quality level that a collector can aspire to and it is very rarely ever seen, particularly amongst gold coins.
SOLD
January 2017

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1813 Holey Dollar - 1799 Mexico Silver Dollar about Fine rev 161205-622
COIN
1813 Holey Dollar
QUALITY
About Fine
PROVENANCE
Private Collection Sydney
PRICE
$ 65,000
COMMENTS
We have been trying to secure a Holey Dollar below the $ 75,000 level for at least twelve months. The coin had to conform to our selection protocols. And meet our price expectations. The combination proved very difficult to find … until now. This coin fits the bill and will make owning a Holey Dollar a reality for one collector.
SOLD
December 2016

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1956 Perth Mont Proof Penny date side
COIN
1956 Perth Proof Penny
QUALITY
Superb FDC
PROVENANCE
Private Collection Sydney
PRICE
$ 20,000
COMMENTS
We are a company that prides itself on offering premium quality rarities, across all dollar levels, and this 1956 Perth Mint Proof Penny fulfils our ideals in every regard. The coin presents quality that would be hard to improve upon … a blazing, solid orange copper proof with impeccable surfaces. At this quality level it is a stand-out rarity. Of the series of Perth Mint proofs struck between 1955 and 1963, the 1956 Proof Penny is in our view the hardest to find in top quality.
SOLD
December 2016

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1860 Sydney Mint date side
COIN
1860 Sydney Mint Sovereign
QUALITY
Choice Uncirculated
PROVENANCE
Private Collection Melbourne
PRICE
$ 29,500
COMMENTS
From the day this 1860 Sydney Mint Sovereign was struck, it was destined to become a prized collector piece for the striking is outstanding: the design highly detailed. Given that this coin was struck in factory-like conditions at the nation’s first mint, the Sydney Mint, it makes the coin all the more remarkable. Furthermore it has been brilliantly preserved, painstakingly wrapped up into a minute parcel in tissue paper, hidden away for decades. The surfaces are superb. The denticles crisp, the coin still shows its original lustre.
SOLD
December 2016

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1803 Holey Dollar date side
COIN
1813 Holey Dollar
QUALITY
Good Very Fine / Extremely Fine
PROVENANCE
Private Collector Melbourne
PRICE
$ 165,000
COMMENTS
This Holey Dollar was struck from a Spanish Silver Dollar that was minted in 1803 and depicts the portrait and legend of Charles IIII. The original silver dollar is graded Good Very Fine and has uniformly toned to a glorious, soft gun-metal blue grey. The surfaces are smooth and there is original lustre in the legend Carolus IIII. The counter-stamps New South Wales, 1813 and Five Shillings are of an exceptional nature: the lettering highlighted by original golden lustre and beautiful colours. The technical grading of the counter-stamps is Extremely Fine.
SOLD
December 2016

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Gold Proclamation Guinea, Ducat and Mohur
COIN
Gold Proclamation Guinea, Ducat and Mohur
QUALITY
As detailed below
PROVENANCE
Private Collection Sydney
PRICE
$ 4250
COMMENTS
In 1800, the Governor of New South Wales, Philip Gidley King, issued a Government Proclamation to standardise the value of foreign coins circulating in the colony. This fledgling mix of currency is today highly regarded and highly sought by collectors of early Australiana and is referred to as the ‘Proclamation’ coins. In essence they were the first coins to be officially sanctioned within the colony. Three of the more valuable gold Proclamation pieces were the British Spade Guinea, the Netherlands Ducat and the Indian Mohur offered here.
SOLD
December 2016

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1926 Sydney Mint Specimen Sovereign rev 161118-160
COIN
1926 Sovereign
QUALITY
Specimen
PROVENANCE
Barrie Winsor, Private Collection Melbourne
PRICE
$ 80,000
COMMENTS
This 1926 Specimen Sovereign was struck as a presentation piece to record the very last day of operation of the Sydney Mint. The date of its striking is officially confirmed as 11 August 1926. In offering this extremely rare presentation striking of the 1926 Sovereign we can’t help but reflect on its price - and its investment value - given that a 1926 Sovereign that was struck for circulation (and that had been slightly worn) sold at auction early in the year for more than $ 50,000.
SOLD
December 2016

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1868 Syd Mint Sov date side
COIN
1868 Sydney Mint Sovereign
QUALITY
Uncirculated
PROVENANCE
Barrie Winsor Collection
PRICE
$ 4950
COMMENTS
This 1868 Sydney Mint Sovereign is a remarkable piece of colonial history. The coin was issued at Australia’s first mint, the Sydney Mint nearly 150 years ago yet it looks like it was plucked off the production line yesterday. The design imparted a uniquely Australian flavour into the nation’s first official gold coinage, a young Queen Victoria wearing a sprig of native banksia in her hair. And the word AUSTRALIA appearing on the reverse. And while this may seem trite … ‘Australia’ only appeared on Australia’s sovereigns between 1855 and 1870 making the Sydney Mint design one of the most innovative and important in Australia’s sovereign history.
SOLD
November 2016

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Perth Proof Pair front
COIN
1963 Proof Penny and Halfpenny
QUALITY
FDC
PROVENANCE
Private Collection Melbourne
PRICE
$ 4950
COMMENTS
When Melbourne journalist Anthony Black asked Coinworks to list ten coin rarities that were priced below $ 10,000 - and were destined for growth – the Perth Mint proofs struck between 1957 and 1963 were high on our list. Coins such as this 1963 Proof Penny and Halfpenny would have been amongst them. Priced at a level that attracts inordinate buyer interest and it is the demand coupled with the extreme scarcity of quality examples that will ultimately deliver capital growth. These are limited edition collector coins: a popular choice amongst our clients, in particular those that are looking to tuck away something truly special for children or grandchildren.
SOLD
November 2016

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Perth Proof Penny Trio front
COIN
1957, 1958 and 1959 Proof Penny
QUALITY
FDC
PROVENANCE
Private Collection Melbourne
PRICE
$ 9500
COMMENTS
When Melbourne journalist Anthony Black asked Coinworks to list ten coin rarities that were priced below $ 10,000 - and were destined for growth – the Perth Mint proofs struck between 1957 and 1963 were high on our list. Coins such as this 1957, 1958 and 1959 Perth Mint Proof Penny would have been amongst them. And while we are offering the coins as a trio, you can take your pick and acquire just one, two or all three of the coins. The price of each coin is $ 3500. Or $ 9500 for the trio.
SOLD
November 2016

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1823 Mac & Degraves Shilling dates side
COIN
1823 Macintosh and Degraves Shilling
QUALITY
good Extremely Fine
PROVENANCE
Private Collection Sydney
PRICE
$ 45,000
COMMENTS
That historians have traced a business transaction involving the 1823 Macintosh & Degraves Shilling back to 1848 is testimony to the rarity and importance of this iconic piece of Australiana. The transaction was a purchase for the esteemed London National Collection. The history associated with this piece is absolutely amazing and is a ‘must read’.
SOLD
November 2016

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1930M Sovereign date side
COIN
1930 Sovereign Melbourne Mint
QUALITY
Choice Uncirculated
PROVENANCE
Private Collection Melbourne
PRICE
$ 1750
COMMENTS
The availability of a Melbourne Mint 1930 Sovereign is an opportunity. If you happen to be offered one of exceptional quality, such as this coin, then the opportunity is even more profound.
SOLD
November 2016

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1956 Perth Proof Penny date side160928-9990
COIN
1956 Perth Proof Penny
QUALITY
Gem FDC
PROVENANCE
Private Collection Victoria
PRICE
$ 25,000
COMMENTS
This 1956 Perth Mint Proof Penny is a blazing, solid orange copper proof with impeccable surfaces. It presents quality that is impossible to improve upon; standards that set the benchmark for all other examples. No surprise therefore that at the Perth Money Expo earlier this year and again in Melbourne in August it was one of the feature coins of our display. We are a company that prides itself on offering premium quality rarities, across all dollar levels, and this coin fulfils our ideals in every regard.
SOLD
November 2016

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1787 Gold Proof Spade Guinea date side 160928-9829
COIN
1787 Gold Proof Spade Guinea
QUALITY
FDC
PROVENANCE
Private Collection Sydney
PRICE
$ 19,000
COMMENTS
That proof coining is a tradition that goes back centuries is exemplified in this superb 1787 George III Gold Proof Spade Guinea. Struck in the year the First Fleet sailed from British shores, the coin has superb detail, brilliant mirror fields and shows extensive die striations from meticulous die polishing. Qualities that are the hallmark of proof coining.
SOLD
November 2016

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1930 Penny nearly Very Fine date side 160928-9966
COIN
1930 Penny
QUALITY
nearly Very Fine
PROVENANCE
Private Collection Melbourne
PRICE
$ 40,000
COMMENTS
This 1930 Penny is all class. And at this quality level, a great rarity. The coin is graded nearly Very Fine with an almost complete central diamond and six strong pearls. The upper and lower scrolls are strong. The circular beading crisp. Even toning and smooth fields add further to its appeal. And web watchers will note the infrequent appearances on the Coinworks website of 1930 Pennies at this high quality level: a reflection of the scarcity of premium quality examples.
SOLD
October 2016

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1937 Pattern Florin Uniface date side
COIN
1937 Uniface Florin
QUALITY
FDC
PROVENANCE
Ray Jewell Collection, Private Collection Melbourne
PRICE
$ 125,000
COMMENTS
It is coins of the calibre of this 1937 Uniface florin that has cemented Coinworks reputation for handling the very best quality and the most significant of Australian coin rarities. The 1937 Pattern Florin is a coin of great historical importance. With five held in private hands it also is great rarity. Furthermore, the quality of this coin is superb. It is proof-like in appearance and has toned a magnificent pale pink/mauve hue. We have seen the five, and in our view it is the absolute finest. The former property of revered Australian collector Ray Jewell, it has been held by its current owner for more than twenty years. Now in a retirement phase the owner has decided to sell.
SOLD
October 2016

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1886M YH Shield Sovereign Unc obv 160324 horiz-513
COIN
1886 Melbourne Mint Shield Sovereign
QUALITY
Uncirculated
PROVENANCE
Barrie Winsor Collection
PRICE
$ 75,000
COMMENTS
The 1886 Shield Sovereign is a prized collector piece. Australia’s Queen Victoria Shield Sovereigns are recognized for their scarcity the world over, and the 1886 Melbourne the rarest of them all. And this particular 1886 Shield Sovereign is the finest known. An endorsement of its quality it is even superior to the example that appeared in the legendary Quartermaster Collection. This combination of rarity and quality is impossible to beat.
SOLD
October 2016

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1923 Halfpenny near EF Date side
COIN
1923 Halfpenny
QUALITY
about Extremely Fine
PROVENANCE
Private Collection Melbourne
PRICE
$ 9,500
COMMENTS
The 1923 Halfpenny is an Aussie icon. The coin is the nation’s scarcest halfpenny. While well circulated examples are reasonably readily available, in the quality level of this coin, the 1923 Halfpenny is a genuine Australian coin rarity. This coin is in a remarkable state of preservation with glossy smooth surfaces and just a hint of circulation and is the exception to those most commonly seen. You would be lucky to sight one, perhaps two examples of the 1923 Halfpenny at this quality level on the open market annually.
SOLD
October 2016

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1929M George V Choice Unc Sov rev date side
COIN
1929 Sovereign Melbourne Mint
QUALITY
Choice Uncirculated
PROVENANCE
Private Collection Melbourne
PRICE
$ 10,500
COMMENTS
This 1929 Sovereign struck at the Melbourne Mint is a stand-out piece on two counts. The first is its rarity. The coin depicts a portrait design that ran for only three years from 1929 to 1931, the 1929M being the rarest and the most difficult to procure out of the three. The second consideration is this coin’s quality. It has been ascribed a quality ranking even higher than Uncirculated. The coin is rated as ‘Choice Uncirculated’ which reflects both the finesse of the minting process and a simply brilliant state of preservation. A 1929 M Sovereign is rare in any quality. In Choice Uncirculated it is a world class rarity.
SOLD
September 2016

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1852 Adelaide Pound Date Side
COIN
1852 Adelaide Pound
QUALITY
Very Fine / Good Very Fine
PROVENANCE
Private Collector Melbourne
PRICE
$ 19,500
COMMENTS
This coin will make owning an example of the 1852 Adelaide Pound a reality for just one buyer. Yes the coin has circulated but it has passed our stringent selection protocols and is a beauty. A quick glance at the coin and the price tells you that it will be quickly snapped up.
SOLD
September 2016

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1813 Dump date side
COIN
1813 Dump
QUALITY
Very Fine
PROVENANCE
Private Collector Melbourne
PRICE
$ 28,000
COMMENTS
It’s the 1813 Colonial Dump that has it all. All the technical and aesthetic attributes that a collector would wish for in the Dump. But without the hefty price tag.
SOLD
September 2016

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1855 Half Sovereign date side
COIN
1855 Sydney Mint Half Sovereign
QUALITY
Extremely Fine
PROVENANCE
Private Collection Sydney
PRICE
$ 90,000
COMMENTS
You can count on the fingers of one hand the number of 1855 Sydney Mint Half Sovereigns that Coinworks has sold in Very Fine or better. Moreover this particular 1855 Half Sovereign is the finest we have handled. So what does this say about the 1855 Sydney Mint Half Sovereign? And what does it say about the coin being offered here?
SOLD
August 2016

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1894 Proof Sov date side
COIN
1894 Proof Sovereign Melbourne Mint
QUALITY
FDC
PROVENANCE
John G Murdoch, Glendinings, Winsor, Private Collection Melbourne
PRICE
$ 85,000
COMMENTS
This 1894 Proof Sovereign is today, what it always has been, a storage of wealth. Its first owner was wealthy London businessman John G Murdoch. From a business that began manufacturing musical boxes, J G Murdoch’s company became a leader in the music industry, manufacturing pianos and organs. His successes provided him with the financial means of securing coins of the highest rarity and quality.
SOLD
August 2016

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1930 Penny
COIN
1930 Penny
QUALITY
good Fine / Nearly Very Fine
PROVENANCE
Private Collection Melbourne
PRICE
$ 29,500
COMMENTS
It is a fact that every 1930 Penny that we acquire … is sold relatively soon after it is featured. We have formed the view that our clients respect our selection protocols. And are aware that we sell coins with the underlying aim of buying them back.
SOLD
August 2016

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Dump date side
COIN
1813 Dump
QUALITY
about Very Fine
PROVENANCE
Private Collector Melbourne
PRICE
$ 25,000
COMMENTS
It’s the 1813 Colonial Dump that has it all. All the technical and aesthetic attributes that a collector would wish for. But without the hefty price tag. Furthermore it was struck using the rarer D/2 dies. An added bonus.
SOLD
July 2016

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1852 Adelaide Pound Date side
COIN
1852 Adelaide Pound
QUALITY
Very Fine / Good Very Fine
PROVENANCE
Private Collector Melbourne
PRICE
$ 18,500
COMMENTS
This coin will make owning an example of the 1852 Adelaide Pound a reality for just one buyer. Yes the coin has circulated but it has passed our stringent selection protocols and is a beauty. A quick glance at the coin and the price tells you that it will be quickly snapped up.
SOLD
July 2016

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1928 Proof Penny date side 160310-26
COIN
1928 Proof Penny
QUALITY
Brilliant FDC
PROVENANCE
Syd Hagley, Wayne Palmer, Private Collection Melbourne
PRICE
$ 35,000
COMMENTS
It is the addition of the word ‘Proof’ in its title (1928 Proof Penny), that gives the coin an extreme rarity edge. This Proof Penny was especially struck in 1928 at the Melbourne Mint as a limited mintage collector piece and is one of perhaps six privately owned. The quality of this particular coin is a further refinement on its rarity for we rate this coin as the finest of the six known examples … by far. The coin retains its original copper brilliance on both the obverse and reverse and is an exceptional piece. Furthermore, the design is sculptured and three dimensional: the rims are high encasing the design. This is proof coining at its best.
SOLD
January 2017

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1873 Half Sov Melb Mint
COIN
1873 Half Sovereign Melbourne Mint
QUALITY
Choice Uncirculated
PROVENANCE
Monetarium Sydney
PRICE
$ 25,000
COMMENTS
From the day this 1873 Melbourne Mint Half Sovereign was struck, it was destined to become a prized collector piece. The striking is remarkable. The design is highly detailed. Furthermore the coin has been brilliantly preserved, the fields are smooth. The coin is proof-like in appearance.
SOLD
June 2016

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1887 Proof Half Sov main image date side _M2A5452
COIN
1887 Proof Half Sovereign Melbourne Mint
QUALITY
FDC
PROVENANCE
John G Murdoch 1903, Spink Australia 1978 and 1981, Philip Spalding
PRICE
$ 75,000
COMMENTS
“In the Australian coin series, the absolute brilliance and supreme rarity of proof gold is unrivalled.” Wealthy businessman and collector John G Murdoch financed the striking of a limited number of proof collector pieces at the Melbourne Mint for Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee. Three proof coins were believed struck. This coin is one of the three and to our knowledge is the only proof example out of that original mintage to appear on the open market in the last fifty years.
SOLD
June 2016

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1893 Half Sovereign date side
COIN
1893 Half Sovereign Melbourne Mint
QUALITY
Choice Uncirculated
PROVENANCE
Private Collection Sydney
PRICE
$ 9,500
COMMENTS
We have been ‘cherry-picking’ the very best Australian gold sovereigns and half sovereigns to offer our clients and that includes this spectacular 1893 Half Sovereign struck at the Melbourne Mint.
SOLD
May 2016

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1921 Square Halfpenny
COIN
1921 Square Halfpenny
QUALITY
Choice Uncirculated
PROVENANCE
Jaggards, Roxburys Auction 2008
PRICE
$ 95,000
COMMENTS
Supremely rare, with less than ten known, the 1921 Square Halfpenny has always been viewed as one of Australia’s greatest Commonwealth coin rarities. But great coin rarities have an edge that goes far beyond their exclusivity, they reflect great moments in history and have an impactful story to tell. The 1921 Square Halfpenny is evidence of the Labor Government’s grand plan in the 1920s to overhaul the nation’s coinage, to break away from British designs and traditions by introducing a uniquely Australian Penny and Halfpenny. Some may say it was the rumblings of a Republican movement way ahead of its time.
SOLD
May 2016

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1813 Holey Dollar
COIN
1813 Holey Dollar, Potosi Mint
QUALITY
About Very Fine / Very Fine
PROVENANCE
Private Collection Melbourne
PRICE
$ 95,000
COMMENTS
It is a fact that Holey Dollars created from Potosi Mint silver dollars are the ‘rarest of the rare’. Of the 200 privately held Holey Dollars, only 8.5 per cent have ties to the Potosi Mint in Bolivia. By comparison 81 per cent have ties to the Mexico Mint and nearly 10 per cent to the Lima Mint in Peru. The scarcity of Potosi Mint Holey Dollars is borne out by our experience. We have only ever handled three Potosi Mint Holey Dollars, and this coin is one of them.
SOLD
May 2016

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1774 Two Reales
COIN
1774 Two Reales
QUALITY
about Fine
PROVENANCE
Private Collection Melbourne
PRICE
$ 17,500
COMMENTS
A unique colonial two reales counter stamped ‘T Knight’. And it’s the counter stamp that confirms this coin as a true Proclamation piece.
SOLD
May 2016

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1813 Colonial Dump good VF date side
COIN
1813 Colonial Dump
QUALITY
good Very Fine
PROVENANCE
Private Collection Melbourne
PRICE
$ 45,000
COMMENTS
When you compare this coin, a supreme quality good Very Fine Colonial Dump, to a well circulated example, the differences are vast. But the price differential “is not so vast”. Which is why we say that high quality Dumps are underrated and undervalued. This coin is a premium quality piece. Presented in a quality level of good Very Fine it is ranked in the top eight per cent of known surviving examples. In our view this 1813 Dump is a little gem and one to tuck away for the future.
SOLD
May 2016

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1813 Holey Dollar main image date side 160324-315
COIN
1813 Holey Dollar
QUALITY
Fine / about Very Fine
PROVENANCE
Private Collection New South Wales
PRICE
$ 75,000
COMMENTS
With the launch of Coinworks Holey Dollar Pictorial History, this Holey Dollar now takes its rightful place in Australia’s currency heritage as reference number 1798/15. Held by a New South Wales collector since the late 1990s, this Holey Dollar is distinguished as being the very finest of the known ‘T Knight’ counter stamped Holey Dollars.
SOLD
May 2016

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1921 Square Penny main image 160210 horizontal-825
COIN
1921 Square Penny
QUALITY
Choice Uncirculated
PROVENANCE
Private Collection Victoria
PRICE
$ 39,500
COMMENTS
Perfect examples of the 1921 Square Penny are seldom seen. In fact we ask the question … “When did you last see a Square Penny ascribed a quality level of Choice Uncirculated?” Which leads us to say that “There is a quality edge and a price edge to this iconic rarity that makes it seriously attractive buying.”
SOLD
May 2016

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Gold Johanna date side
COIN
Brazil 1731 John V Johanna
QUALITY
about Uncirculated
PROVENANCE
Private Collection New South Wales
PRICE
$ 13,500
COMMENTS
The Gold Johanna is the supreme rarity of the Australian proclamation coin series: particularly at this quality level. It was ascribed the value of £4 in the Proclamation issued by Governor Philip Gidley King: the highest value by far of any of the other listed coins. Amazingly impressive, the coin projects an unmistakable power that only gold can convey. Its regal opulence is projected in the portrait of King John V.
SOLD
April 2016

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1855 Sydney Mint Sovereign head
COIN
1855 Sydney Mint Sovereign
QUALITY
Choice Uncirculated
PROVENANCE
Baldwin, Jaggard, Hadley, Private Collection Melbourne
PRICE
$ 225,000
COMMENTS
The 1855 Sydney Mint Sovereign is the one coin that has pride of place in every sovereign collection. It is the nation’s very first gold sovereign. And this example is regarded as the absolute finest of them all. Number one for striking. And number one for preservation.
SOLD
May 2016

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1860 Sydney Mint Sovereign
COIN
1860 Sydney Mint Sovereign
QUALITY
Choice Uncirculated
PROVENANCE
Private Collection Melbourne
PRICE
$ 28,000
COMMENTS
From the day this 1860 Sydney Mint Sovereign was struck, it was destined to become a prized collector piece for the striking is outstanding: the design intricate, highly detailed. Given that this sovereign was struck in factory-like conditions at the nation’s first mint – the Sydney Mint - it makes the coin all the more remarkable. Furthermore it has been brilliantly preserved, painstakingly wrapped up into a minute parcel in tissue paper, hidden away for decades. The surfaces are superb. The denticles crisp, the coin still shows its original lustre.
SOLD
April 2016

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1870 Sovereign date side
COIN
1870 Sydney Mint Sovereign
QUALITY
Uncirculated
PROVENANCE
Private Collection Sydney
PRICE
$ 2500
COMMENTS
This 1870 Sydney Mint Sovereign brings tremendous history. It was the very last year that the Sydney Mint design appeared on Australia’s sovereigns so it is a truly important and historical coin. Presented in Uncirculated quality, it also is highly collectable.
SOLD
April 2016

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1930 Penny date side
COIN
1930 Penny
QUALITY
good Fine / nearly Very Fine
PROVENANCE
Private Collection Melbourne
PRICE
$ 29,500
COMMENTS
The rarity and significance of the 1930 Penny touches all of its owners. We speak from experience. We have seen it first hand with our clients, the sheer excitement of acquiring Australia’s famous copper rarity. You can hear it in their voice. You can see it in their face.
SOLD
March 2016

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1899 Sovereign Perth Mint
COIN
1899 Sovereign Perth Mint
QUALITY
Choice Uncirculated
PROVENANCE
Parkhouse Collection, Barrie Winsor
PRICE
$ 9,500
COMMENTS
As a statement on the quality and rarity of this coin … the last time we saw a supreme quality 1899 Perth Sovereign at an Australian public auction was at the famous Quartermaster Auction in 2009.
SOLD
March 2016

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1939 Sheehan McFarlane Five Pounds
NOTE
1939 Sheehan McFarlane Five Pounds
QUALITY
Uncirculated
PROVENANCE
Private Collection Melbourne
PRICE
$ 8,000
COMMENTS
The 1939 Sheehan Macfarlane Five Pounds is a crucial note in the Five Pound series. It was the first Five Pounds produced for the new monarch, following the death of King George V in 1936, and had the lowest recorded mintage of the George VI era. The long term investment value of this Sheehan Macfarlane Five Pounds is safeguarded by its pristine state. The note is presented in original Uncirculated quality.
SOLD
March 2016

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1852 Adelaide Pound Date Side
COIN
1852 Adelaide Pound First or Cracked Die
QUALITY
Extremely Fine
PROVENANCE
Barrie Winsor, The George Collection
PRICE
$ 195,000
COMMENTS
The pride and joy of owning the Cracked Die Adelaide Pound, is indefinable and for many Australians it is the ultimate dream. The coin was minted at the Government Assay Office in Adelaide and is the nation’s very first gold coin affording it a unique position in history. Furthermore the Cracked Die Adelaide Pound is rare with less than forty examples available to private collectors, across all levels of quality.
SOLD
March 2016

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1871 Sovereign Sydney Mint
COIN
1871 Sovereign Sydney Mint
QUALITY
Brilliant Uncirculated
PROVENANCE
Spink Auctions 1981, Jaggard, Paul Terry, Hadley
PRICE
$ 20,000
COMMENTS
This coin is noted as the finest known. Visually it is a stand out piece. The striking is highly detailed, the coin still retains original golden lustre. What is remarkable is that this coin was struck for circulation more than a century ago in what can only be described as a factory environment.
SOLD
February 2016

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1883 Sovereign Melbourne Mint head
COIN
1883 Sovereign Melbourne Mint
QUALITY
Brilliant Uncirculated
PROVENANCE
Jaggard, Paul Terry, Hadley
PRICE
$ 20,000
COMMENTS
This is a rare date sovereign in outstanding condition and features the Shield reverse and Young Head portrait of Queen Victoria. It is the finest known and is presented in Brilliant Uncirculated quality.
SOLD
February 2016

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1888 Proof Sovereign date side
COIN
1888 Proof Sovereign
QUALITY
FDC
PROVENANCE
Murdoch, Spink Australia 1981 & 1988
PRICE
$ 88,000
COMMENTS
Celebrate the Chinese New Year with a coin that is destined to bring good fortune: the 1888 Proof Sovereign.
SOLD
February 2016

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1859 Sydney Mint Sovereign
COIN
1859 Sydney Mint Sovereign
QUALITY
Uncirculated
PROVENANCE
Barrie Winsor Collection
PRICE
$ 14,500
COMMENTS
With this 1859 Sydney Mint Sovereign you are buying supreme quality. It is Uncirculated, as though it was plucked off the assembly line yesterday. When you consider that it was struck 157 years ago you would have to agree that this coin is in a remarkable state of preservation. The surfaces are superb. The denticles crisp.
SOLD
February 2016

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1800 Holey Dollar date side
COIN
1813 Holey Dollar
QUALITY
about Fine
PROVENANCE
Private Collection ACT
PRICE
$ 65,000
COMMENTS
With the launch of Coinworks Holey Dollar Pictorial History, this Holey Dollar now takes its rightful place in Australia’s currency heritage as ‘Holey Dollar Reference number 1800/9’. Held by a New Zealand family for three generations, this Holey Dollar came into the Australian coin scene in 1996 when it was offered for sale and sold by Spink Auctions Australia. One of 200 privately held Holey Dollars it is now available for private sale through Coinworks.
SOLD
March 2016

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1951 Proof Florin date side_M2A1304 (1)
COIN
1951 Proof Federation Florin
QUALITY
FDC
PROVENANCE
Private Collection Victoria
PRICE
$ 49,500
COMMENTS
That up until 1986 the Museum of Victoria did not have a proof example of the 1951 Federation Florin in Australia’s national coin collection is testimony to the rarity of the coin. Testimony to its importance, in July of 1986 that gap was filled when the Museum acquired an example at Spink Auctions Australia.
SOLD
December 2015

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1931 Proof Sovereign Melbourne Mint
COIN
1931 Proof Sovereign Melbourne Mint
QUALITY
FDC
PROVENANCE
Barrie Winsor, Philip Spalding
PRICE
$ 105,000
COMMENTS
Coinage does reflect great moments in time. A case in point is this 1931 Proof Sovereign for Australia struck its very last sovereign in 1931 during the reign of King George V. But this sovereign is not just one of the several thousand coins that were struck for circulation at the Melbourne Mint in that year. The addition of the word ‘proof’ into the coin’s description changes its profile completely. Its availability. Its value. And its investment potential.
SOLD
December 2015

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1872-1 Sovereign Melbourne Mint
COIN
1872/1 Sovereign Melbourne Mint
QUALITY
Choice Uncirculated
PROVENANCE
Paul Terry, Hadley
PRICE
$ 20,000
COMMENTS
One Overdate variety exists in the Young Head series of sovereigns: the 1872/1 Sovereign struck at the Melbourne Mint. The coin was struck for only a few days in September 1872 with dies that had been re-worked from those dated 1871. Extremely rare in any condition, but this coin is the finest known.
SOLD
December 2015

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1919 Sovereign Melbourne Mint
COIN
1919 Sovereign Melbourne Mint
QUALITY
Uncirculated
PROVENANCE
Barrie Winsor
PRICE
$ 2000
COMMENTS
That Coinworks respect for quality exists at all dollar levels is evidenced in our presentation of this coin. It is a scarce date sovereign presented in Uncirculated quality and features the portrait of George V.
SOLD
December 2015

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1888 Sovereign Sydney Mint
COIN
1888 Sovereign Sydney Mint
QUALITY
Choice Uncirculated
PROVENANCE
Parkhouse Collection, Barrie Winsor
PRICE
$ 4000
COMMENTS
Given that Tom Hadley’s Collection is seen as a benchmark for Australian gold sovereigns we state that Hadley’s 1888S Sovereign was Uncirculated. This coin is ascribed a higher quality ranking of Choice Uncirculated.
SOLD
December 2015

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1918 Half Sovereign Perth Mint Date side
COIN
1918 Half Sovereign Perth Mint
QUALITY
Choice Uncirculated
PROVENANCE
Monetarium Sydney
PRICE
$ 15,000
COMMENTS
This is the coin that has it all. The 1918 Half Sovereign struck at the Perth Mint is a key coin. It is extremely scarce and historically important as the nation’s last half sovereign. And we have managed to acquire an example that is supreme for quality: in fact the second only Choice Uncirculated example that we have ever handled.
SOLD
December 2015

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1813 Holey Dollar
COIN
1813 Holey Dollar
QUALITY
Very Fine / Good Very Fine
PROVENANCE
Philip Spalding
PRICE
$ 145,000
COMMENTS
This particular Holey Dollar is a stand out piece. Extremely rare, it is one of only eight privately held examples that depict the portrait of Charles III and the legend of Charles IV. (To put this into perspective, about 125 privately held Holey Dollars depict the portrait of Charles IIII and the legend of Charles IIII.) Furthermore it comes with an immaculate provenance. It was a prized possession of the late Philip Spalding respected numismatist and author of ‘The World of the Holey Dollar’
SOLD
November 2015

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1855 Sydney Mint Sovereign
COIN
1855 Sydney Mint Sovereign
QUALITY
about Uncirculated
PROVENANCE
Private Collection Victoria
PRICE
$ 65,000
COMMENTS
The 1855 Sydney Mint Sovereign is the one coin that has pride of place in every sovereign collection. It is the nation’s very first gold sovereign. But finding one in superior quality, at a price that doesn’t break the bank, is no easy task. Which is why we are so excited about this coin. The quality is superb. And the price is $ 65,000.
SOLD
November 2015

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1957 Perth Mint Proof Penny
COIN
1957 Proof Penny Perth Mint
QUALITY
Brilliant FDC
PROVENANCE
Private Collection Melbourne
PRICE
$ 4,500
COMMENTS
When Melbourne journalist Anthony Black asked Coinworks to list ten coin rarities that were destined for growth and were priced below $ 5000 … this spectacular 1957 Proof Penny was high on our list.
SOLD
November 2015

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Port Phillip, Kangaroo Office Copper Fourpence
COIN
Port Phillip, Kangaroo Office, Copper Fourpence circa 1854
QUALITY
Uncirculated
PROVENANCE
Spink October 1977 and March 1990, Private Collection Sydney
PRICE
$ 37,500
COMMENTS
The owner of Australia’s first privately run mint, W J Taylor, quite literally etched his name into numismatic history by engraving his name onto the die that created this classic piece of currency. Struck circa 1854, this Port Phillip Kangaroo Office Fourpence is excessively rare: one of two known.
SOLD
November 2015

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1852 Adelaide Pound II - about Uncirculated
COIN
1852 Adelaide Pound Die II
QUALITY
about Uncirculated
PROVENANCE
Private Collection Victoria
PRICE
$ 55,000
COMMENTS
Every once in a while a coin comes along that completely grabs your attention and turns your head. It is the quality. It is the striking. It is the state of the fields. And the critical fourth point, it is the price. This coin, in our view, presents the perfect package.
SOLD
October 2015

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1930 Penny
COIN
1930 Penny
QUALITY
Good Very Fine / about Extremely Fine
PROVENANCE
KJC Coins 2002, Private Collection Melbourne
PRICE
$ 85,000
COMMENTS
The 1930 Penny is Australia’s favourite copper rarity and this particular example is in the top 1 per cent of known surviving examples. Our experiences attest to the scarcity of a 1930 Penny at this quality level. We have been involved in the industry for more than forty three years and this is the second only good Very Fine ‘1930’ that we have handled. Absolutely one of the finest known, and in a league of its own, the coin has superb detail and magnificent fields. You just know it has to be good when your photographer asks … “is this a proof coin?’ Read More and check out the graph and chart that clearly shows why a 1930 Penny at this quality level is so elusive. And why it will grow in value.
SOLD
September 2015

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1813 Holey Dollar
COIN
1813 Holey Dollar
QUALITY
Good Fine / about Very Fine
PROVENANCE
Philip Spalding
PRICE
$ 95,000
COMMENTS
We have had our sights set on this Holey Dollar for years for it is a unique type of Mexico Mint Holey Dollar. This Holey Dollar was struck from a silver dollar dated 1789 and depicts the portrait of the deceased monarch King Charles III, who died one year earlier, in December 1788. It also features the legend of the deceased monarch. Of the surviving Holey Dollars, only two were struck from silver dollars that feature the legend and portrait of the deceased King Charles III. This particular piece has ties to the Mexico Mint. The other Holey Dollar has ties to the Lima Mint making each a unique type and thus very sought after.
SOLD
September 15

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Coombs Wilson R63 Ten Pounds Consecutive Trio
NOTE
Coombs Wilson R63 Ten Pounds Consecutive Trio
QUALITY
Uncirculated
PROVENANCE
Private Collection Perth 2007
PRICE
$ 6,500
COMMENTS
We offer you three brilliant reasons why you should seriously consider this Coombs Wilson Consecutive Trio of Ten Pounds. The historical importance of the final release of the Ten Pounds. The quality. And the price.
SOLD
September 2015

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1930 Penny date side
COIN
1930 Penny
QUALITY
Good Fine / nearly Very Fine
PROVENANCE
Private Collection Melbourne
PRICE
$ 29,500
COMMENTS
Throughout the month of August we are offering a free 1923 Halfpenny with every 1930 Penny purchase.
SOLD
September 2015

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1934 - 35 Centenary Florin
COIN
1934 - 35 Centenary Florin
QUALITY
Specimen
PROVENANCE
Private Collection Melbourne
PRICE
$ 17,500
COMMENTS
The Melbourne Centenary Florin was issued to celebrate one hundred years of European settlement at Victoria’s two permanent outposts, Portland Bay in 1934 and Melbourne in 1935. It is rare in any condition. Struck to specimen quality it is rarer again. The reverse design of a naked male bearing a flaming torch atop a horse created much controversy at the time. The obverse portrait of George V is unique on Australian coins.
SOLD
July 2015

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1960 Proof Set Perth Mint
COIN
1960 Proof Set Perth Mint
QUALITY
FDC
PROVENANCE
Private Collection Perth
PRICE
$ 4000
COMMENTS
The series of proof sets struck between 1955 and 1963 is a perfect entry point into the Australian rare coin market. High quality, limited edition collector coins at affordable prices. They come at the top of our list of recommendations for clients that are looking to tuck something away for their children or grandchildren. The series is without doubt one of the most popular of the Australian coin collector market.
SOLD
July 2015

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1916 Collins Allen One Pound (R18e)
NOTE
1916 Collins Allen One Pound (R18e)
QUALITY
about Uncirculated
PROVENANCE
IAG Auction 2006, Private Collection Perth
PRICE
$ 19,000
COMMENTS
The Collins Allen signature combination is arguably the most important in Australia’s banknote history. The signatures of Jas R Collins and Geo T Allen, the former acting in his capacity as First Assistant Secretary to the Treasury and the latter as First Secretary to the Treasury, appeared on the very first banknotes issued by the Commonwealth of Australia.
SOLD
July 2015

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1923 Halfpenny
COIN
1923 Halfpenny
QUALITY
nearly Uncirculated
PROVENANCE
Private Collection Melbourne
PRICE
$ 29,500
COMMENTS
The 1923 Halfpenny is a classic Australian coin rarity. It is the nation’s scarcest halfpenny and enjoys a constant stream of demand. This particular 1923 Halfpenny is a stand out piece and is in a remarkable state of preservation with glossy, smooth surfaces and just a hint of a whisper of circulation.
SOLD
June 2015

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Colonial-Proof-Coin-Collection
COIN
Colonial Proof Coin Collection (1787 – 1804)
QUALITY
FDC
PROVENANCE
Spink London, Wayte Raymond, J. J. Pittman Collection
PRICE
$ 19,500
COMMENTS
That proof coining is a tradition that goes back centuries is exemplified in this collection of nine ‘colonial’ proof coins: the former property of J. J. Pitman, a US collector of world renown.
SOLD
June 2015

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1930 Penny
COIN
1930 Penny
QUALITY
Good Fine / nearly Very Fine
PROVENANCE
Private Collection Melbourne
PRICE
$ 29,500
COMMENTS
This superb 1930 Penny was formerly owned by a Melbourne collector of great standing. He had a keen eye for quality coins that included the Sterling Silver Square Penny, 1937 Pattern Florin and this 1930 Penny. It is a truly attractive example of Australia’s most famous copper rarity: a coin that you would be proud to show your family and friends.
SOLD
May 2015

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1852 Adelaide Pound date side
COIN
1852 Adelaide Pound
QUALITY
Good Extremely Fine
PROVENANCE
Private Collection Melbourne
PRICE
$ 32,500
COMMENTS
This particular 1852 Adelaide Pound reflects the principles that we adhere to in the offering of material to our clients. It is a quality example of the nation’s very first gold coin offered at a price that we believe presents value for your money. With beautiful original old golden tone, minimal marks in the field and a strong striking … it is quite simply a coin that you will be proud to show your family and friends.
SOLD
May 2015

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1813 Holey Dollar
COIN
1813 Holey Dollar
QUALITY
Fine
PROVENANCE
P J Downie Auction 1986
PRICE
$ 59,500
COMMENTS
Finding a Holey Dollar priced below the $ 100,000 level is no easy task: a fact borne out by our experiences. It has been nearly two years since we last offered a Holey Dollar in this price range. Note the design details of this Holey dollar are clear and strong and the over stamping of the date 1813, New South Wales and its value of Five Shillings is solid and fully legible. This coin will make owning a Holey Dollar a reality for just one buyer.
SOLD
May 2015

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1922 Specimen Sovereign Sydney Mint
COIN
1922 Specimen Sovereign Sydney Mint
QUALITY
FDC
PROVENANCE
Madrid Collection of Rare Coins
PRICE
$ 95,000
COMMENTS
This 1922 Sovereign was struck to specimen quality at the Sydney Mint as a presentation piece. Extremely rare, the coin is one of two known.
SOLD
May 2015

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Bank of Victoria Ltd One Pound Circa 1900
NOTE
Bank of Victoria Ltd One Pound Circa 1900
QUALITY
Uncirculated
PROVENANCE
Bradbury & Wilkinson Archives
PRICE
$ 8,500
COMMENTS
The London Chartered Bank was formed in London in 1852 and one year later established branches in both Melbourne and Sydney. The bank lives on through its subsequent mergers.
SOLD
May 2015

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1930 Penny - Good Fine / about Very fine
COIN
1930 Penny - Good Fine / about Very Fine
QUALITY
Good Fine / about Very Fine
PROVENANCE
Private Collection Melbourne
PRICE
$ 29.500
COMMENTS
This 1930 Penny will make owning an example of Australia’s most famous copper rarity a reality for just one buyer. A truly attractive example of Australia’s most famous copper rarity, it is a coin that you would be proud to show your family and friends and is offered at a price that won’t break the bank.
SOLD
May 2015

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1830 Holey Dollar
COIN
1813 Holey Dollar
QUALITY
Good Extremely Fine
PROVENANCE
Detailed below
PRICE
$ 550,000
COMMENTS
The Madrid Holey Dollar will suit an investor who demands to own a unique piece of Australian history for it is the only privately held Holey Dollar to be struck from a Silver Dollar that was minted in Spain and features the Crowned M mintmark. Furthermore, it is one of the very finest of the 300 known Holey Dollars. The coin was ascribed by Spink Auctions in 1988 as “Australia’s most desirable Holey Dollar”.
SOLD
30 April 2015

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1871 Sovereign
COIN
1871 Proof Sovereign
QUALITY
Superb FDC
PROVENANCE
Sothebys London 1888, Sothebys London 1903, Spink Auctions Australia 1978, Spink Auctions Australia 1988
PRICE
$ 295,000
COMMENTS
The owner of the 1901 Perth Mint gold proofs has just added another superb piece to his proof gold collection with the purchase of this 1871 Proof Sovereign. Unique, it is the very first gold proof coin to be struck in Australia and represents the first year of an important design change from the Sydney Mint design to the Young Head portrait of Queen Victoria. Unequivocally, a heritage piece.
SOLD
April 2015

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1857 Sydney Mint Proof Half Sovereign head side
COIN
1857 Sydney Mint Proof Half Sovereign
QUALITY
FDC
PROVENANCE
Murdoch, Nobleman, Spink Auctions 1978, Spink Auction 1988, Barrie Winsor, Private Collection Sydney
PRICE
$ 175,000
COMMENTS
While we acknowledge that not every buyer has the financial capacity to acquire a Sydney Mint Proof Half Sovereign, every rare coin collector will at the very least recognise why we say that this piece is an outstanding investment opportunity.
SOLD
March 2015

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1927 Proof Penny
COIN
1927 Proof Penny
QUALITY
FDC
PROVENANCE
Madrid Collection, Private Collection Mansfield
PRICE
$ 45,000
COMMENTS
This 1927 Proof Penny is an exceptional quality proof coin, sharply struck with much original copper brilliance. (Even a hint of brilliance in a coin out of this era is highly regarded) Furthermore it is rare.
SOLD
March 2015

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1956 Perth Proof Penny
COIN
1956 Perth Proof Penny
QUALITY
Superb FDC
PROVENANCE
Private Collection Victoria
PRICE
$ 20,000
COMMENTS
At Coinworks we truly respect provenances. The reason is simple. Great collectors tend to only ever acquire great coins: their ultimate goal to own the very best. The owner of this 1956 Perth Mint Proof Penny was one such ‘great collector’. And this coin is unequivocally one of the best.
SOLD
March 2015

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1893 B of Adel £1 Spec Rev 1053
NOTE
1893 Bank of Adelaide One Pound
QUALITY
Specimen
PROVENANCE
Private Collection Sydney
PRICE
$ 8,500
COMMENTS
That we have just been asked to put together a set of early Pre-Federation specimen notes for a client’s superannuation fund reflects the price at which they are being offered and their perceived investment value. And we would encourage others to consider similarly for these notes have genuine potential.
SOLD
February 2015

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1836 South Australian Company, One Pound, Kingscote, Kangaroo Island
NOTE
1836 South Australian Company, One Pound, Kingscote, Kangaroo Island
QUALITY
Specimen
PROVENANCE
World Paper Money Auctions 2008
PRICE
$ 25,000
COMMENTS
The South Australian Kingscote notes were the first notes issued by South Australia. They are extraordinary rarities, of the highest historical significance and worthy of the finest collections, whether public or private.
SOLD
February 2015

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1938 Proof Shilling
COIN
1938 Proof Shilling
QUALITY
Superb FDC
PROVENANCE
J J Pitman, Private Collection Sydney
PRICE
$ 30,000
COMMENTS
This 1938 Proof Shilling was struck by the Melbourne Mint to test the waters of commercial proof coining. The mintage (particularly by today’s standards) was minuscule. One hundred coins were struck but only ninety four are recoded as having been sold. Over and above its rarity, this coin is simply superb for quality.
SOLD
February 2015

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1928 Proof Penny
COIN
1928 Proof Penny
QUALITY
FDC
PROVENANCE
Spink Auctions 1981, Richard Williams Collection, Private Collection Melbourne
PRICE
$ 65,000
COMMENTS
A coin with the name Richard Williams on it is worth serious attention. You just know it has to be brilliant! His passion for Australian coins was in the area of Commonwealth coinage, his collection littered with finest known examples.
SOLD
January 2015

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1930 Penny
COIN
1930 Penny
QUALITY
Good Fine / Very Fine
PROVENANCE
Private Collection Sydney
PRICE
$ 29,500
COMMENTS
They say ‘a picture is worth a thousand words’, and that phrase may well have been written for this spectacular 1930 Penny. Quality-wise it is well above those most commonly sighted. It is superbly toned and is a beauty!
SOLD
January 2015

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Spalding’s Collection of Proclamation Coinage
COIN
Spalding’s Collection of Proclamation Coinage
QUALITY
Very Fine – About Uncirculated
PROVENANCE
The late Philip Spalding
PRICE
$ 28,000
COMMENTS
We have just acquired Philip Spalding’s collection of Proclamation and foreign coins: each coin photographed in his book “The World of the Holey Dollar”. Published in 1973, the book is to this day a leading reference on Australia’s early currency history.
SOLD
November 2014

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Available Now
COIN
1852 Adelaide Pound Cracked Die
QUALITY
Good Very Fine / about Extremely Fine
PROVENANCE
Private Collection Western Australia
PRICE
$ 110,000
COMMENTS
The Cracked Die is so named because a crack developed in the DWT area of the legend during the striking of the first forty coins at the Adelaide Government Assay Office. With so few struck and even fewer surviving today, the Cracked Die (or first Die) is one of the nation’s greatest coin rarities.
SOLD
November 2014

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1787 SPADE GUNIEA DATE 140721-1766
COIN
1787 Gold Proof Spade Guinea
QUALITY
FDC
PROVENANCE
Spink Auction 1951, J J Pittman 1999
PRICE
$ 18,000
COMMENTS
That proof coining is a tradition that goes back centuries is exemplified in this superb 1787 George III Gold Proof Spade Guinea. Struck in the year the First Fleet sailed from British shores, the coin has superb detail, brilliant mirror fields and shows extensive die striations from arduous die polishing. Qualities that are the hallmark of proof coining.
SOLD
September 2014

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1813 Holey Dollar (1805 Mexico Mint Silver Dollar)
COIN
1813 Holey Dollar - (1805 Mexico Mint Silver Dollar)
QUALITY
Good Very fine / about Extremely Fine
PROVENANCE
Ray Jewell, John Ahbe, Spink-Stern Auction 1975, Private Collection Sydney
PRICE
$ 245,000
COMMENTS
Note the full eye of the monarch on this 1813 Holey Dollar … and the magnificent toning. This is an engaging Holey Dollar and one of the very best. The vendor’s impending retirement sees it priced to a level that is sure to attract interest. We believe it offers outstanding buying value.
SOLD
November 2014

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1813 Colonial Dump, Type A-1
COIN
1813 Colonial Dump, Type A/1
QUALITY
Extremely Fine
PROVENANCE
M R Roberts 1987, Private Collection Sydney
PRICE
$ 195,000
COMMENTS
This Colonial Dump has attributes that make it truly memorable. It is a noted piece, acknowledged as one of the absolute finest known: beautifully centred, complete denticles, strong vertical milling and clear evidence of the original Spanish Dollar design.
SOLD
November 2014

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Available Now
COIN
1930 Penny
QUALITY
Good Fine / nearly Very Fine
PROVENANCE
Private Collection Sydney
PRICE
$ 29.500
COMMENTS
The rarity and significance of the 1930 Penny touches all of its owners. We speak from experience. We have seen it first hand with our clients, the sheer excitement of acquiring Australia’s famous copper rarity. You can hear it in their voice. You can see it in their face.
SOLD
September 2014

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1856 Sydney Mint Half Sovereign head
COIN
1856 Sydney Mint Half Sovereign
QUALITY
Choice Uncirculated
PROVENANCE
Monetarium 2001, Tom Hadley Collection
PRICE
$ 59,500
COMMENTS
An exceptional quality, extremely rare half sovereign: well struck with sharp edges this 1856 half sovereign is one of the finest known and presents a genuine once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
SOLD
November 2014

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1930 Proof Sovereign Melbourne Mint - FDC
COIN
1930 Proof Sovereign Melbourne Mint
QUALITY
FDC
PROVENANCE
Barrie Winsor, Private Collection Victoria
PRICE
$ 125,000
COMMENTS
The most potent investment coins are those that are quite obviously rare in themselves. BUT (and this is the clincher) they belong to a sector of the market that is so limited in numbers that it doesn’t give the buyer easy alternatives. It is the notion that if you pass on this coin, you will more than likely never be given the opportunity of securing another date out of the same era. This 1930 Proof Sovereign is one such potent investment item.
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Coins, Sovereigns, Proofs
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1910 Proof Sovereign Melbourne Mint
COIN
1910 Proof Sovereign Melbourne Mint
QUALITY
FDC
PROVENANCE
Pratley, Winsor, Private Collection Victoria
PRICE
$ 125,000
COMMENTS
The Proof Gold Sovereigns of King Edward VII are incredibly scarce. Our experiences attest to their scarcity. This is the second only King Edward VII Proof Sovereign that we have handled in a career that spans forty-plus years.
SOLD
September 2014

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1789 SYDNEY COVE MEDALLION -2534
COIN
Original Sydney Cove Medallion made by Josiah Wedgwood 1789
QUALITY
As issued
PROVENANCE
Allan Landis Antiques
PRICE
$ 250,000
COMMENTS
This is an original Sydney Cove Medallion made by Josiah Wedgwood of clay dug from Sydney Cove. Created in 1789, it is one of the few examples privately held. Provenanced to colonial lawyer Brent Clements Rodd and then by descent through his family, the medallion is sold with original papers from the Rodd family.
SOLD
July 2014

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1919 Square Penny Type 3
COIN
1919 Square Penny Type 3
QUALITY
FDC
PROVENANCE
Private Collection Melbourne 1995
PRICE
$ 95,000
COMMENTS
Tucked away for the last nineteen years, this is one of the finest Square Pennies that we have ever handled. The very reason why we chose it as one of the feature coins on our web site. The photographs show it to be a stunning piece – and it truly is - with superb unblemished surfaces and a highly detailed design. The portrait of King George V in particular is sculptured, almost three dimensional.
SOLD
July 2014

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1813 Holey Dollar
COIN
1813 Holey Dollar
QUALITY
Uncirculated
PROVENANCE
Gibbs Collection, Schulman Sale New York 1960, Arthur Chesser Collection
PRICE
$ 480,000
COMMENTS
In August 2012 Coinworks sold a gem uncirculated example of Australia’s first gold coin, the 1852 Adelaide Pound. The price paid was a world record of $ 370,000. A stand-out piece, the coin was perfection in gold and had beautiful satin surfaces and even sharp denticles. This Holey Dollar is its silver equivalent. It is the finest example we have seen: and arguably the finest known Holey Dollar in existence. At its most recent auction appearance in London seven bidders vied to acquire it.
SOLD
July 2014

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1930 Penny
COIN
1930 Penny
QUALITY
about Very Fine
PROVENANCE
Private Collection Melbourne Price
PRICE
$ 29,000
COMMENTS
We do the hard work for our clients in searching out only those 1930 Pennies that we believe offer value for money. We reject those that are compromised by defects. We insist that the coins be evenly toned and that they have minimal marks in the fields. Edge knocks, unsightly gouges, are out as far as we are concerned. This 1930 Penny passed out test with flying colours. It is a beauty.
SOLD
April 2014

Coins, Penny
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1893 City Bank of Sydney Ten Pounds
NOTE
1893 City Bank of Sydney Ten Pounds
QUALITY
Specimen
PROVENANCE
Spink London 2010
PRICE
$ 12,500
COMMENTS
That we have just been asked to put together a set of early Pre-Federation specimen notes for a client’s superannuation fund reflects the price at which they are being offered and their perceived investment value. And we would encourage other clients to consider similarly for these notes have genuine potential.
SOLD
December 2014

Notes
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1852 Cracked Die Adelaide Pound COO
COIN
1852 Cracked Die Adelaide Pound
QUALITY
Very Fine
PROVENANCE
Private Collection Sydney
PRICE
$ 67,500
COMMENTS
The Cracked Die Adelaide Pound was struck in the very first run of forty coins minted at the Assay Office in Adelaide. Owning a Cracked Die is for many collectors a lifetime’s ambition. The coin is rare and is highly valued, so finding an example that doesn’t break the bank is no easy task. This Adelaide Pound is as far as we are concerned the perfect package. Yes it has circulated but it is a beauty; a superb piece of 22 carat gold.
SOLD
March 2014

Coins, Adelaide Pound
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1930 Penny
COIN
1930 Penny
QUALITY
Fine
PROVENANCE
Private Collection Sydney
PRICE
$ 19,000
COMMENTS
This 1930 Penny is beautifully balanced. It is a coin that you would be proud to show your family and friends and is a truly attractive example of Australia’s copper rarity. Furthermore it is offered at a price that won’t break the bank.
SOLD
June 2014

Coins, Penny
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1891S Jubilee Half Sovereign Choice Uncirculated
COIN
1891S Jubilee Half Sovereign Choice Uncirculated
QUALITY
Choice Uncirculated
PROVENANCE
Monetarium 2001, Tom Hadley Collection
PRICE
$ 9,500
COMMENTS
This coin has quality traits that are clearly visible to the naked eye. An almost cameo-perfect half sovereign, immaculately struck, highly detailed with sharp edges.
SOLD
November 2014

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1896M Veiled Head Half Sovereign Brilliant Uncirculated
COIN
1896M Veiled Head Half Sovereign
QUALITY
Brilliant Uncirculated
PROVENANCE
Monetarium 2001, Tom Hadley Collection
PRICE
$ 9,500
COMMENTS
An extraordinary half sovereign: immaculately struck, highly detailed with sharp edges and proof-like surfaces that has taken its grading level to Brilliant Uncirculated.
SOLD
November 2014

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1956 Melbourne Mint Proof Set
COIN
1956 Melbourne Mint Proof Set
QUALITY
FDC
PROVENANCE
Private Collection Sydney
PRICE
$ 4000
COMMENTS
In an interview conducted in 2013, journalist Anthony Black asked Coinworks to list ten coin rarities that were priced below $ 5000 and that, in our opinion, were destined for growth. The Proof Sets struck by the Melbourne Mint and Perth Mint - between 1955 and 1963 - were high on our list of recommendations. This 1956 Melbourne Mint Proof Set is one such set.
SOLD
May 2015

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