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Posted on Jun, 06/13/2016

Roxbury’s Auction 96 started out with a full house, as it nearly always does.


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Posted on Apr, 04/28/2016

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) threw the internet into meltdown on April 12th when it revealed the designs of the first note to be released in their Next Generation Banknote (NGB) Project, the $5 note.

I wasn’t working in the numismatic industry when our current series of banknotes was introduced into circulation, between 1988 and 1996, however the level of media interest...

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Posted on Apr, 04/25/2016

The 83rd IAG auction was far more approachable than the last Noble sale I can tell you - viewing could be achieved in the space of a few hours (as opposed to a few days for Noble’s), and the whole auction ran over about 3 and a half hours. Short and sweet!

IAG’s auctions have been some of the biggest and most exciting held in our industry - lots of rare, valuable and historic items,...

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Posted on Apr, 04/23/2016

Noble’s 111 Auction was a few weeks back, and we’re already onto the next show, IAG on the Gold Coast (scheduled for 23/4/16).

Noble’s was a big event, in fact the biggest I can recall for years. The sale was held over 4 days (rather than the traditional 3), and due to the sheer volume of material on offer, the evening sessions ran well into the night...

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Posted on Apr, 04/02/2016

I was going to start this article by stating that Noble Numismatics Auction 111 is the largest we’ve seen for some time, however that may not be correct - many of them are large, even if this one does have some incredible stock in it.

What is correct however is that Mr Noble will be doing his darnedest to stoke the furnaces of uncertainty amongst his...

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Posted on Dec, 12/05/2015

As seems to be the way with the Australian numismatic market at the moment, the last round of auction activity for 2015 took place across the space of a few weeks in mid to late November.

Downie’s held their 320th auction in Box Hill, and Noble’s held their 110th auction in the State Library of NSW. I’d regard both as a success - the clearance rates were as solid as one would want or...

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Posted on Nov, 11/07/2015

Brisbane is a great place to be in October, it's certainly easier to get around than Melbourne is in July anyway. The results for the most recent Roxbury's auction perhaps weren't to expectations however.

As usual, there sure were plenty of people in the room when the sale kicked off. The first mainstream items to be sold in this sale were the Australian predecimal coins....

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Posted on Oct, 10/07/2015

It’s been a few weeks now since IAG had their 82nd consecutive auction on the Gold Coast - this is fortunate for me as I had a terrible cold at the time (diagnosed as man flu by un-named, entirely not male members of my nuclear family I might add), so I’ve had some time to recover from that weekend.

The results of the auction may not need as much recovery however:

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Posted on Aug, 08/25/2015

The 2015 ANDA Melbourne Coin, Note and Stamp show is now a distant memory, for those of you that weren’t there, you’ll be pleased to hear it was well attended by both dealers and collectors - it was almost like the good o’ days!

The queue on the Saturday morning was out the main door, no sooner were the main doors open than the show floor was coursing with buyers scrambling about to...

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Posted on Aug, 08/19/2015

Our annual roadshow to Melbourne takes place this weekend, 22-23 August 2015. Although the venue for the successful 2014 ANDA Coin, Note and Stamp show was Dallas Brooks Hall in East Melbourne worked for everyone just fine, unfortunately the ANDA committee were advised when they went to re-book that it was slated for demolition!...

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