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Posted on Oct, 10/26/2013

IAG auctions are notable affairs usually for the rare and exclusive material they contain, and this sale wasn’t an exception. It stands out for a couple of other reasons as well - it was yet a further example of the ready use of online bidding technology in the Australian numismatic world, and it was also the first auction held in Australia endorsed by ANDA.

The first 337 lots were...

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Posted on Oct, 10/17/2013

International Auction Galleries are well known for their short and sharp sales of generally top quality material - this auction is definitely no different in terms of the material it includes. Where it does differ in that the first 337 lots are being offered through a postal / online sale that closes just before the “live” auction begins.

The online portion of the sale includes the...

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Posted on Oct, 10/17/2013

This weekend sees the Sterling & Currency team in Melbourne for the first-ever ANDA International Coin and Banknote Show, to be held over three days in Etihad Stadium in Melbourne.

This is shaping up to be an exciting event - there are a number of international dealers and mints that don’t normally make the journey to Australia who will be in attendance, and I’m also aware that...

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Posted on Sep, 09/06/2013

While recent events in the Australian numismatic market may have thrown some market observers into disarray, the results achieved by our two most recent auctions indicate pretty clearly that there are plenty of collectors that are quite content to keep on keeping on when others are falling down around them.

Noble Numismatics conducted their 103rd auction in Melbourne in the second week...

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Posted on Jul, 07/19/2013

Following the rather alarming news that the Rare Coin Company had entered into voluntary administration on Monday July 8th, many people began to leap to the conclusion that the numismatic world in Australia was coming to a quick end.

The Pacific Rim Mid Year Sale - July 8th, 2013

This sale was held on the evening of the...

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Posted on Jul, 07/19/2013

If you haven’t heard the news already, Albany (WA) based dealers in rare coins and banknotes, The Rare Coin Company, entered voluntary liquidation on Monday July 8th, 2013.

While there are numerous businesses around...

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Posted on Jun, 06/21/2013

This article is going to be something of a work in progress - the subject matter is one that hasn’t yet been widely discussed in Australia, however I believe it’s an important one to get started. It is a subject that collectors in the US grapple with...

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Posted on May, 05/31/2013

This is a very active weekend in the coastal city of Geraldton (West Australia) - there are a number of anniversaries being celebrated, all relating to the 1629 sinking of the Dutch ship, the Batavia.

Not only is June 4th the 384th...

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Posted on May, 05/30/2013

The second last week in May saw a flurry of numismatic activity here in Australia - Status International held their Auction 297 in Sydney; Roxbury’s held their Auction 87 in Brisbane, and the 2013 ANDA show was held in Brisbane also.

Results across the board were mixed, although perhaps not altogether suprising given the level of activity in...

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Posted on Apr, 04/18/2013

Although there a number have been held in Australia in 2013, the Noble Numismatics sales are always topical due to the breadth and quantity of the material they offer.

Noble Auction 102 was no different at all - no less than 4,869 lots were offered over three days - turnover to date has apparently been $3.19 million.

Session 1 of any...

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