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Posted on Nov, 11/11/2017

The "Royal Bank of Australia" is a trading name that has been chosen no less than three times over the past 180 years - twice by legitimate businesses (the second more legitimate than the first), and most recently (September 2017) by a budding "sovereign citizen" who is keen to test the legitimacy of the Australian legal system.

Royal Bank of Australia #1 - Benjamin Boyd’s...

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Posted on Jun, 06/29/2016

Conceivably yes, however most unlikely.

Each year when the announcement of Australia’s Annual Commonwealth Budget falls due, a number of stories do the rounds of mainstream media pointing towards big shakeups in expenditure and assets, as pointed to in this article in the Australian newspaper in May 2015:...

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Posted on Jun, 06/14/2016

When flying back from the Status International Auction 324 in Sydney a few weeks back, I happened to cast an eye over the flight map shown on the Qantas in-flight entertainment screen.

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Posted on Jul, 07/15/2015

I recently came across an interesting note in an auction in Europe, it featured the notation “NOTE PRINTING AUSTRALIA” across the top, and featured a portrait of the Dutch artist Rembrandt across the front.

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Posted on Jan, 01/06/2015

An article posted online about how collectors interpret the grades independently assigned to coins raised a few interesting questions, here’s just one quote from it that I believe will be of interest to Australian collectors:

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Posted on Sep, 09/17/2014

Stewart Wright and I were on Tony Delroy's popular ABC radio program (Nightlife) last Friday night (September 12th).

If you haven't listened to it before, Nightlife is an AM radio program that's broadcast nationwide between 10pm and 2am, Monday to Friday.

While Tony Delroy openly admits to being a bit eccentric, he does have an excellent grasp of which angles the general public...

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Posted on Sep, 09/25/2012

The Sydney Morning Herald recently published an article detailing correspondence received by the Governor of the Reserve Bank, Mr Glenn Stevens, advising him that "Elderly Australians committing welfare fraud on a massive scale are behind the extraordinarily high number of $100...

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Posted on Jul, 07/11/2012

The headline to this article sounds something like the name of an episode in Scooby-Doo, or one of the "Famous Five" books by Enid Blyton, however it is an accurate summary of the events of the past week in the world of ancient numismatics. I had to laugh at...

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Posted on Jan, 01/13/2010

I have something of a confession to make - when I was in early high school, I was an absolute geek. Used to spend all my spare time at high school in "the computer room", forgoing meals in order to screw around with the other geeks on the PUNCH CARD machine to program it. Punch cards I tell you!

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Posted on Nov, 11/06/2009

I just came across an article on the New York Times website that recounted the story of a young graphic designer that discovered an 18ct gold 1970 Lincoln Cent in her change recently.

Before you get too excited and ponder about how such an...

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