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Posted on Jul, 07/23/2014


While it isn’t entirely unprecedented for a truly rare gold coin or note to appear for sale outside the mainstream numismatic scene of auction houses and dealers, it is a talking point.

I recall a few auctions being held in “out of the way” places from my time working in...

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Posted on Jul, 07/12/2014

Downies Australian Coin Auctions Sale 317 has now been and gone, and the market has another sale under it’s belt. The bidder sitting next to me at one of the sessions wryly remarked that the room was full due to the number of people keen to get out of the cold.

While the weather was certainly milder than Melbournians know...

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Posted on Jun, 06/06/2014

Status International Auction 306 Report - May 16th

Coins

While there wasn't a great deal of anticipation for the latest auction held by Status International in Sydney, it brought out all of the die hard coin and note geeks that religiously check every auction for that elusive hidden gem.

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Posted on Apr, 04/14/2014

The Gold Coast is certainly an attractive location for a rare coin auction - its right on the beach, has beautiful sunny skies and plenty of nightlife to boot.

IAG have taken on new technology that sets them apart somewhat from most other Australian numismatic auctioneers, specifically with the extent to which they post images of their lots online, and the ease of online bidding.

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Posted on Mar, 03/15/2014

A major auction of Australian sovereigns was held by St James's Auctions in London in early March - something to the surprise of a few people in the trade here.

Not only did the auction include at least 3 coins that would headline any Australian numismatic auction of note, it included...

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Posted on Feb, 02/09/2014

Roxbury’s auction #90 was not only the first numismatic sale held in Australia in 2014, it was the first to be held after the former customers of the Rare Coin Company were able to collect their portfolios.

If you’re not already aware, the release of that inventory is something of a big deal - prior to entering into voluntary receivership in...

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Posted on Feb, 02/06/2014

When the 2014 editions of both of Australia’s coin and note price guides were put out in late November last year, we sold more copies of both books in December than we have in entire years previously - I don’t think it’s too far a stretch to say that interest in coin values is stronger now than it ever has been.

I strongly believe that it’s...

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Posted on Feb, 02/04/2014

Here we are at the tail end of the Australia Day weekend, most civilized people have returned to their gainful employ for the start of the year, minds start turning away from holidays, the beach, cricket and sunshine and towards the regular business of the year. That’s the theory anyway.

Roxbury’s Auction 90 (February 8)

The first numismatic auction for 2014 is...

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Posted on Dec, 12/17/2013

With a declared turnover of $2.34 million over 4 days, Noble 104 was without doubt a decent sized event.

As a dealer, I never know what is going to be included in these sales - Noble’s handle so much of such a wide range of numismatic material that I need to be prepared for pre-decimal notes, gold coins, foreign notes or even ancient coins....

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Posted on Nov, 11/22/2013

This is the last major numismatic auction in Australia for 2013, with a headline item that’s sure to draw in some media attention.

 

Charlotte Medal in Copper

The “Charlotte Medal” in copper is one of...

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