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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.
STATUS
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.
STATUS
Sold September 2015

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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.
STATUS
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.
STATUS
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.
STATUS
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.
STATUS
Sold July 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.
STATUS
Sold June 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.
STATUS
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.
STATUS
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.
STATUS
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.
STATUS
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”.
STATUS
Sold 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.
STATUS
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.
STATUS
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.
STATUS
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.
STATUS
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.
STATUS
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.
STATUS
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.
STATUS
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.
STATUS
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.
STATUS
Sold September 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.
STATUS
Sold November 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.
STATUS
Sold November 2014

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1813 Colonial Dump, Type A-1
COIN
1813 Dump
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.
STATUS
Sold November 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.
STATUS
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.
STATUS
Sold May 2015

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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.
STATUS
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.
STATUS
Sold July 2014

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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.
STATUS
Sold December 2014

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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.
STATUS
Sold March 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.
STATUS
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.
STATUS
Sold May 2015

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