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Bank Of Nsw 2c "Starter" Folder

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 Posted 02/19/2020  03:23 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add JamesOz to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
In 1966 the Bank of New South Wales issued a giveaway of the then new 2c coin stuck inside a card folder. On the front was printed "a starter from the WALES" inside the folder "Put this 2 cents in your Wales money box now and you're on the way to having money in the bank" Is this considered a collectible item?
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 Posted 02/19/2020  04:57 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
to CCF. Seems collectable to me.Give it a bit and more members will chime in.
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 Posted 02/19/2020  09:17 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add oriole to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Anything and everything connected with coins is collected by someone. However, I suspect that the collecting demand for this item would be quite low compared to the coins themselves. Still, it is an interesting item of numismatic history.
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 Posted 02/20/2020  12:29 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Sap to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have seen examples of this card before. And yes, there are enough people who collect coin-related-banking-ephemera (moneyboxes, coin wrappers, etc) to make the card worth a couple of dollars at least.

The 2 cent coin itself is likely to be less valuable, in this instance, as the cardboard is likely to have caused severe oxidation, if not outright corrosion. At least, this has been the fate of the examples of this carded coin that I have seen myself. After all, providing long-term storage of a collectable coin was not the original intent of the giveaway - you were supposed to put the coin in a moneybox, not keep it in the card.

It's precisely because it was designed and intended to be disposable, that make the surviving examples valuable and interesting to the ephemera collector.
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