Originally posted by toast
[quote]Originally posted by grouse12
....i am actively collecting Australian coins....what, in your opinion, would be a good type for me to start collecting?
My advice would be to first get a copy of " A pocket guide to Australian Coins and Banknotes" by Greg McDonald.
Bigfella, a member of the forum can help you with this.
After that, I would suggest collecting the normal circulating coins at face value, until you decide what you like the most to collect. You'll find the Australian 50c have a lot of variety of designs as well as the $1 coins. You could try and collect 40 x 5 cent pieces all with different dates , but I find that less interesting than collecting different designs from around the world. Actually, I do have a 5c collection as well as the rest of the denominations, LOL.
I started with a coin from each year that was circulated and read Maccas book. Now I am finding coins I didnt know about ,Like double bars on 50 cents and wavy 2 on some 1966 20 cent coins. I have even now got some freinds interested in coins. great talking point. Cheers Karen