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Australian And New Zealand Coins, How Far Back Can We Go - First Edition

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 Posted 11/30/2020  7:09 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Princetane to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Welcome to Australian and New Zealand how far back can we go.

This is like the other thread except coins are from Australia and New Zealand only. We will start in 2020 on December 1st board time (It's December 1st here now, but I realise you Americans are stuck in the past ).

Of course there will be some ground rules to make it fun and fair for everyone.

1. It's harsh but coins only of New Zealand and Australia, I was thinking about Pacific Islands, but with the exception of Fiji and New Guinea, these only go back to the 1960s.
Plus many of these nations have issued a lot of "Wallpaper coins" like Niue, Tuvalu, Cook Islands etc. These are undesirable issues like Elvis coins of Tuvalu, Steffi Graf and Dr Who coins from Niue and Coke bottle cap coins from Fiji.

2. One year per day, Dec 1 is 2020, Dec 2 is 2019, Dec 10 is 2011, Dec 30 is 1991, Jan 31 is 1968 etc.

3. The priority of the coins to show are
a). Standard circulation coins, including circulating commemoratives, like Aussie coloured $2 coins

b). Trials, errors, mistrikes and patterns - especially predecimal coins.

c). NCLT coins of typical designs, eg Annual sets and annual proof coins

d). NCLT coins of all other descriptions, except gimmick stuff like 1 ton gold and LOTR coins of NZD

e). Bullion (I would prefer to see as few of these as possible)

f). Gimmick and wallpaper coin issues like the Australian Map creatures set and the LOTR type gimmick rubbish put out by New Zealand.

g). Outright fantasies, fakes and made up private issues like Occusi Ambeno, Hutt River, Play money etc.

Basically we love to see A and B the most, C and D a lot, E less often and preferably not at all for F and G. Pretty much by the mid 1980s everything from D downwards should be gone and by 1950 nothing besides A and B.

4. Preferably no more than 5 photos per post. I will not limit the number of coins shown each year, but for the first few years (Say back to 2000) let us just show some consideration for those of you with lots of recent NCLT and Bullion coins - wait for a post of some more circulation type pieces before showing us every Lord of the Rings or silver Jellyfish coin you have!

If you do a big post and no one posts in the next 3 or 4 hours - feel free to do your next post.

You are also welcome to show many coins in one photo. As long as we can see each of them clearly, its all good.



Loving Halfcrowns. British and Commonwealth coins 1750 - 1950 and anything Kiwi.
If it's round, shiny and silvery I will love it.
Edited by Princetane
11/30/2020 7:33 pm
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New Zealand
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 Posted 11/30/2020  7:27 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Princetane to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

5. Once we reach 1910, the first year of Australian coins - we can do a decade every day, 2 days or week dependent on numbers of coins, before 1910 I understand it will just be sovereigns and occasional tokens.
For the really old stuff - original coins only please - no fakes or replicas.

6. You do not need to be Australian or New Zealander to be in this thread, members from all over the world are welcome, only the coins need to be from this place.

7. Please only show coins you own, or have bought and are waiting to receive. No photos stolen off the net or other coins you don't own. Especially for rarities like the 1930 Australian penny and NZ Waitangi Crown.

We start soon - have fun!

Mods - could you please sticky this thread?
Loving Halfcrowns. British and Commonwealth coins 1750 - 1950 and anything Kiwi.
If it's round, shiny and silvery I will love it.
Edited by Princetane
11/30/2020 7:36 pm
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 Posted 12/01/2020  12:04 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Princetane to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Lets start this thread rolling, 2020 for me is all about Australia, no circulation coins dated 2020 for New Zealand have been released yet.

For me personally, most of the first 20 years will be circulation coins and then mostly coloured Australian $2 coins for the first few years.

Lets start it rolling with the Donation dollar





Issued in mid 2020 and designed to be given away to charity or someone else. There were 5 million minted and more are planned over coming years. The goal is to ensure every Australian can get one.

I thank Triggersmob for giving me this one!

Loving Halfcrowns. British and Commonwealth coins 1750 - 1950 and anything Kiwi.
If it's round, shiny and silvery I will love it.
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 Posted 12/01/2020  12:08 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Princetane to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
My other 2020 Australian coins include




Australian womens T20 Cricket world cup coloured $2 coin, another nice swap from Triggersmob (A lot of recent coins have come my way courtesy of him)





The standard $2 coin with the Jodi Clark obverse. This design has been in use only since 2019 in Australia but 2015 in the UK. It has yet to be used in New Zealand.

2020 is my sparsest year probably until the 30s, so lets see your stuff!
Loving Halfcrowns. British and Commonwealth coins 1750 - 1950 and anything Kiwi.
If it's round, shiny and silvery I will love it.
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 Posted 12/01/2020  04:42 am  Show Profile   Check NumisRob's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add NumisRob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Great new thread!

My only contribution for today is my 2020 Qantas Centenary dollar coin:
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 Posted 12/01/2020  04:52 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Princetane to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks NumisRob a beautiful coin there!
Lets hope more people join in.

And everyone feel free to show your examples of coins already shown too, I am sure someone will have nicer condition Mr Squiggle $2 coins than me tomorrow!
Loving Halfcrowns. British and Commonwealth coins 1750 - 1950 and anything Kiwi.
If it's round, shiny and silvery I will love it.
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 Posted 12/01/2020  05:00 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add triggersmob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
another nice swap from Triggersmob (A lot of recent coins have come my way courtesy of him)

Stop it, you're making me blush. :)


My first coin here and the last one I just added to my collection, is the 75th Anniversary of the end of WW2.
(My apologise upfront, but I only photograph one side of
my coins to save space.)



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Edited by triggersmob
12/01/2020 05:01 am
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 Posted 12/01/2020  05:17 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add triggersmob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
My QANTAS $1..




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 Posted 12/01/2020  10:26 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Princetane to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Love those coins Triggersmob, that $2 coin is a stunner and the Qantas one is nice too. One of these days, when I get to Oz, will buy a mountain of $1 coins and then just feed the extras back at the casino (Which will be easy as I don't gamble now).

2 Hours until we head deep back into history - the Pre Covid age.
Loving Halfcrowns. British and Commonwealth coins 1750 - 1950 and anything Kiwi.
If it's round, shiny and silvery I will love it.
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 Posted 12/02/2020  01:15 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Princetane to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Welcome to 2019, the year of the sick Mosque Shootings and The All Blacks and Wallabies both missing out on the Rugby World cup!

My latest NZ circulation coins are in this year.





The $1 came in March, the $2 in May and 20 cents only in late October. Who knows when the rest may come.

We are still using the Ian Rank Broadley effigy at this stage.

Meanwhile Australian circulation kindly provided by Triggersmob include





He has given me the 5 cents, 10 cents and $2 of both types of effigy, Ian Rank Broadley and Jodi(Jody) Clark? How nice of him.

In a later post I will show the 2019 Coloured ring $2 coins, all of these have the IRB effigy.
Loving Halfcrowns. British and Commonwealth coins 1750 - 1950 and anything Kiwi.
If it's round, shiny and silvery I will love it.
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 Posted 12/02/2020  04:05 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add triggersmob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Princtane, thank you also the the new NZ coins you sent me. :)

Well, I guess I would have to show the 2019 JC 50C, as it seems it might be the lowest circulation coin minted. If in fact it did actually circulate.



Then a few of the coloured $2 coins.

Wallabies Rugby Team


Repatriation


Police


That still leaves all the Mr. Squiggle coins to show and all the alphabet coins too.

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 Posted 12/02/2020  04:31 am  Show Profile   Check NumisRob's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add NumisRob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I got this 2019 'A' dollar in change in Sydney, back in the days before COVID-19 when I was still able to travel!
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 Posted 12/02/2020  08:49 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Princetane to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice coins!

No Alphabet coins from me here, either AUS or the Aussie A to Z group which were clearly inspired by the British Alphabet 10p series. New Zealand could learn a lot, doing nothing -

Mr Squiggle was some Australian programme I have never even heard of let alone seen, which is strange as we have most Aussie telly here, Home and Away, Neighbours, Packed to the Rafters etc and even kiddie programmes like Bananas in Pyjamas and of course the Wiggles.





The coins were released by Woolworths Australia during mid 2019 and I already had 2 and Triggersmob sent me the other 2.
They are Blackboard and Bill (I had em) and Gus and Mr Squiggle. The designs are bizarre to say the least and apparently Mr Squiggle spilled across into the $1 coins as well.

Other commem $2 coins issued feature




100 years Repatriation of WW1 soldiers (Very nice), Police anniversary and Wallabies Rugby team. I have not shown the Obverse as its the same as all of the Mr Squiggle coins. None of the 2019 $2 coloured coins had the Clark obverse.

Now lets see if anyone has any Alphabet coins?
Loving Halfcrowns. British and Commonwealth coins 1750 - 1950 and anything Kiwi.
If it's round, shiny and silvery I will love it.
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 Posted 12/02/2020  4:25 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add triggersmob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Too many to post the whole lot, buy here are A and ZED.



Can't forget a couple from W.A.

The Quokka from Rottnest Island.


Xantippe, an area in W.A. (not even a town) that is the only place in Australia that starts with an X.


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 Posted 12/02/2020  7:31 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Princetane to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Great photos. The Zooper Dooper bars remind me of K bars, which were slabs of toffee with food colouring, Raspberry, Lime etc and they were cheap like 15 cents in the late 80s.

Have you had any experiences with the famous Mr Squiggle?
Loving Halfcrowns. British and Commonwealth coins 1750 - 1950 and anything Kiwi.
If it's round, shiny and silvery I will love it.
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 Posted 12/03/2020  02:04 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Princetane to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Welcome to 2018, the year of the Gold Coast Commonwealth games.

1st Kiwi coins and 2018 was the year of the Armistice 50 cent coin.




The second circulating commemorative 50 cent coin used colour coin printing by the Royal Canadian Mint to show a poppy and was tied in with a stamp issue. They minted 2 million this time to make distribution easier and sold rolls of 20 by mail order only in a limit of 2 per person with a $5 Postage and handling fee, that was essentially a mark up.

With 1 million given away to Army personnel and families, and the rest in rolls, only a few hundred k were circulated and most disappeared straight away causing another bubble with the coins appearing on Trade Me at an average price of $3 each. I have yet to see one in circulation.

Despite the limit of 2 rolls per person, some how any quantity can be bought on Trade Me and corruption was the thing again.
I am to blame having nearly 100 examples bought off people and the Post Office



Detail, a nice design I think



I found this designless one in a roll and sold it online for $85 (I should have kept it).

The only other circulation coin dated 2018 is the standard 50 cent coin and this is also scarce, but not as collectable as the armistice piece.
Loving Halfcrowns. British and Commonwealth coins 1750 - 1950 and anything Kiwi.
If it's round, shiny and silvery I will love it.
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