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Posted on May, 05/09/2019

I got a phone call at 630am on the morning of May 9th 2019 - as someone that was the President of a sporting club I’ve long passed the point of being surprised by a random phone call at an odd hour of the day or night, but this was the first in a while.

On the other end of the line was the producer of a morning breakfast show with one of Perth’s radio stations (6PR), who’d seen...

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Posted on May, 05/01/2019

Noble Numismatics Sale 120 was yet another major affair from them - total turnover was declared as being $3.8 million across 3 days. The Brisbane Money Expo wasn’t quite as busy (!), however was a worthwhile in and of itself.

Noble Numismatics Sale 120

Notable in the early Tuesday morning sessions for this sale was a group of error coins that were seen in bulk,...

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Posted on Mar, 03/30/2019

The numismatic year has been well and truly underway for the past month or so, as we have at least two significant numismatic auctions under our belt so far, with a third one not too far away at all.

Downie 330 - New Venue and Online Bidding

Downie 330 was the first sale of the year to take place - this one was held for the first time, at Downie’s premises in...

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Posted on Dec, 12/14/2018

The last major auction of 2019 was held in Sydney in late November - Noble Numismatics 119 wrapped the year up with $3.61 million in turnover. Here are the headline numbers for the sale:

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Posted on Oct, 10/15/2018

The Numismatic Association of Australia (NAA) is the peak body for numismatics in Australia (for those of you that aren’t aware, numismatics is the study of coins - as opposed to just accumulating, hoarding or collecting of coins).

The articles in this journal are all quite detailed and go pretty deep into the weeds, so...

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Posted on Oct, 10/13/2018

The Australian numismatic community has a month of strong activity kicking off today - Roxbury’s are having their 101st auction in Brisbane as I type this; Status International will conduct auction 346 at their new premises in Sydney next Friday, which will be followed by the ANDA Money Expo at the Sydney Lower Town Hall the Friday after. The Monday after that, Downie’s hold their...

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Posted on Oct, 10/13/2018

It’s been a few weeks now since IAG held their 88th auction on the Gold Coast - as our headline above indicates, it was a short and productive affair.

Unlike some auctions that literally run for the better part of a week, from 9 in the morning until 10 at night, IAG’s auctions are conducted over a far more civilised timeframe. 4 1/2 to 5 hours across a Sunday afternoon in the QLD...

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Posted on Sep, 09/08/2018

The Dauer Collection of Australian Banknotes was finally put to auction this week in the United States - I say finally as several prior attempts to move the collection en bloc had been made over the past 5 years or so, without apparent success.

This collection is well-known to collectors that have been active for some time, as it was the subject of a superb book on Australia’s currency...

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Posted on Sep, 09/08/2018

Just a few weeks after the major event that was Noble Numismatics 118, Downie’s had their auction #328. Although the headline items in this sale would leave most Australian collectors fairly non-plussed, it was still a very productive event.

Total turnover for the sale amounted to  $843,611, with a clearance rate of 88.98% - well in line with recent sales by Downie’s and the like. What...

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Posted on Sep, 09/08/2018

One of the largest and most important Australian numismatic auctions in recent years was held in Sydney in July 2018. Noble Numismatics held their 118th auctions, it was one that one man might describe as being “the last of the big sales”.

One of the problems the Australian numismatic market has had over the past decade is that we’ve had many vendors that bought during the last...

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