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

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New Zealand
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 Posted 01/31/2021  03:34 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Princetane to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks Steve, more are coming and some "less" sweet ones too.

I have started scanning the coins to get better quality images as I am too annoyed with the low quality images from cameras.

NZ 1960 had just the 5 coins, no Florins or Halfcrowns were issued.




ALL OF THESE SCANS ARE ENLARGABLE AND LOOK BETTER BIGGER

We are now getting back well back into the Predecimal era and the coin conditions show this, all of them spent several years in circulation. You will find many of my Halfpennies and Shillings are AU+ back to 1956 and even 1951/52 as I bought a nice set at an auction late last year. The Sixpences and pennies will be more typical of what most 1960 coins look like (At this stage still VF).

The shilling had a low mintage, but all other coins were minted in generous quantities for 1960!
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
01/31/2021 03:49 am
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New Zealand
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 Posted 01/31/2021  03:43 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Princetane to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Australia in 1960 issued all their coins.



The scan shows an average shilling and penny and quite a nice halfpenny with traces of lustre. I decided not to scan reverses, they all look pretty similar in this era!




An average 6d and just for you Steve!



Another glorious high condition (UNC) Florin - kind of out of place with the rest!
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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United Kingdom
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 Posted 01/31/2021  03:57 am  Show Profile   Check NumisRob's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add NumisRob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
1960 Australian Penny ( Perth Mint with dot after the 'Y'):

1960 Australian sixpence:

My 1960 Australian penny was probably the first non-British coin I ever saved, and it goes back to when I was about 6 years old and just starting to take an interest in big British pennies. I'd noticed that some had a lighthouse on them and others didn't, and I'd got to know the different royal portraits. One day I'd been with my parents to the local supermarket called 'Pricerite' in Maidstone, Kent, and my Dad handed me this penny as we came out of the shop - he'd been given it in change. I was really thrilled to get a penny with a kangaroo on it!
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New Zealand
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 Posted 01/31/2021  04:54 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Princetane to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Great story and its obvious you have taken care of that coin all these years. I love your coin stories, they have added a lot of joy and spice to the thread.

Especially since 90% of my coins history goes back to the first Covid lockdown in comparison!
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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Australia
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 Posted 01/31/2021  07:10 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add triggersmob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yes, that's a wonderful story NumisRob. I left your neck of the world in 1969 and flew to Australia. We stayed at the Point Walter migrant hostel for a few months upon arrival.
One day I was running along a dirt path on the hostel, near the kitchen and I tripped on a stone. I turned to see what I had tripped on and then I noticed a heap of Aussie pennies and half pennies laying on the ground, but would have been under where the stone had been previously. I stopped to pick them up and these were the some of the first coins in my collection and I still have them.

So now 1960

From NZ, a shilling and a threepence.



From Aus., a shilling and a penny.




Steve :)
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Australia
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 Posted 01/31/2021  07:11 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add triggersmob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
An average 6d and just for you Steve!


Thanks PrinceTane,

Steve :)
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New Zealand
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 Posted 01/31/2021  12:59 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Princetane to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yes great story, finding buried coins cool and by 1969 they would have been obselete so had probably been there a few years. Do you remember when they dated from, early 1960s or really old like 1910s and 1920s?

Really feel bad for you with the lockdown in Perth, one idiot ruins it for all of you. Probably did something dumb like a worker here who got fired for having sex with a quarantini. We had 2 scares last week with community cases, caused by people staying in an early 1960s brutalist hotel with bad ventilation.

Say strong mate.

Meanwhile the coins are all getting more exciting.
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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Australia
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 Posted 01/31/2021  7:26 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add triggersmob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hi PrinceTane,

No I can't remember the exact years, but there was a wide spread.

Yes, Perth is in a 5 day hard lock down. The wife was sent home as she is high risk and I have taken 5 days annual leave. So all good at the moment. Local state health minister, says not to blame the person, it was the system that let him down. Old hotels, with poor ventilation and not full PPE.

Steve :)

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New Zealand
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 Posted 01/31/2021  10:26 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Princetane to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I hope she gets better and that you guys come out of this lockdown and its right, man of these hotels were not designed to be quarantine facilities and many here too seem to date from like 1961 in the "cool cat mogdilani internationalist block style" and have been poorly maintained with terrible upgrades. The one we had our 3 cases from dates from like 1962 and even has a winged sign!

The ads for them showed Frank Sinatra look alikes in winged and finned cars and women with wasp waists and Jackie O bobs (Around the same time era as the coins we show now). Words like Space age, jet age, far out and "ultramodern styling" seem to proliferate. Now they are mostly cheap hotels for dodgy "tourists" and "business travellers" wanting to go the casino and brothels in the CBD and some even were housing Homeless people and beneficiaries on housing waiting lists!

My coin story I can think of as young was visiting a neighbour who had a jar full of old coins and told me to pick one when I was 8 or 9 around 1985 and I poured them out and saw all types of things, mostly modern meaning 60s and 70s stuff from Australia (Yawn) and Singapore etc and zeroed in on a brown one as it looked ancient and it was an 1899 Britannia penny. I took it and called it Grandma (I even have a birthday card to my mother with "From Tane, Jessie, Josh, Lonely, Lisa, Wally (Cat, dog and bantams) and Grandma the 85 year old penny!).

Not found under a rock or given to my parents in change - but a discovery nevertheless.

PS - You are not going to thank me for today's florin, some years I have "filler" coins as I have not bought a stunning one yet, 1959 is one of those years.
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
01/31/2021 10:50 pm
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New Zealand
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 Posted 02/01/2021  02:19 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Princetane to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
1959 what a year, 17 years before I was born. NZ again we are limited to coins up to and including the shilling (At this time Florins and Halfcrowns still circulated, just none were dated after 1953 and realistically 1951 as 53's were low mintages)





For some reason a speck of either bisuit or chip dough landed on the 6d. These coins are generally AU except a wornish 3d and penny (not many of my pennies are that nice unlike the halves).

Numbers of all coins were generous in 1959.
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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Australia
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 Posted 02/01/2021  02:24 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add triggersmob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hi PrinceTane. It seems we all have a nice coin story. I guess that's how we get started.

OK, 1959. My wife's birth year.
Let's see what I can dig up.

A sixpence from NZ.


and from Aus.
A shilling


and a florin.


My birth year tomorrow.

Steve :)
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New Zealand
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 Posted 02/01/2021  02:30 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Princetane to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
My Australia for 1959 is quite limited but still more than the 0 coins I showed in November.

Nice coins, especially shilling and florin.




A nice halfpenny (EF) and a decent "Filler" florin (About VF). the joy of 1959 florins was the new dies and at the emu's feet is what looks like an egg on the ground. Mintages of the 1959 Florin were also fairly low compared to other QE2 dates (3.5 million).

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
02/01/2021 02:31 am
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Australia
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 Posted 02/01/2021  03:12 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add triggersmob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
PrinceTane, if you have any spare silver, now might be the time to sell. Did you see the rise in the silver price today?

Steve :)
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 Posted 02/01/2021  04:34 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Princetane to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have actually got a whole bunch of stuff to sell, so good timing. Silver has been over $25 US an ounce most of the year, so its great at the moment. I have about 5kgs of it now!
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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Australia
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 Posted 02/01/2021  05:46 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add triggersmob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice.
I bought 275oz about 10 years ago as an investment. Price went up a fair bit, but collapsed again before I had time to sell. Been waiting for it to come back up again, so I can sell. I would like it to reach AUD$40 an oz or more.

Steve :)

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