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

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 Posted 02/28/2021  02:02 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add triggersmob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
1932

Australia only now.

Once again, I only have 2 coins to show.



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 Posted 02/28/2021  03:23 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Princetane to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It is one more than me!

And my one is not even very nice





1932 Halfpenny with 3 different kinds of staining (Its a petri dish for corrosion).

This is a real come down after the past 5 years of absolute plenty for me and all of us really.

Doing some research the period 1928 to 1933 was the sparsest in Australian coin history. My catalogue only has the Bronze as being issued each year, and some years like 1930 are incredibly rare for Pennies at least.

No 3ds or 6ds at all between 1929 and 1934. Shillings only in 1928 and 1931 and then no florins for 1929, 30, 31 and 32 as we know is super rare (I do NOT have one).

In fact this is all of my coins between 1925 and 1932.




The lack of coins means I have time to concentrate on filling certain wantlists
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
02/28/2021 03:26 am
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 Posted 02/28/2021  03:34 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Princetane to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Sorry I am breaking rules, I can not live down 1932 by showing that stained up mess.

Lets go to Africa and see what Kruger Grey was up to.




The 1932 Halfcrown was the first year of the Southern Rhodesia series, the designs inspired the New Zealand coins of 1933 and the shield styles of the 1938 Florin of Australia.

Sorry to break rules, but it is Southern Hemisphere and a colonial KGV coin. The reverse was the debut use of that portrait which graced New Zealand coins of 1933 - 1936.
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 02/28/2021  04:20 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add triggersmob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Tane, I'll forgive you, as I do like the Southern Rhodesian coins.
I'm working on a full set of threepence (or tickey as the locals call them) now
and just need 4 to finish the set.

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 Posted 02/28/2021  07:49 am  Show Profile   Check NumisRob's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add NumisRob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I've just got the two Australian coins as well:



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 Posted 03/01/2021  02:10 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add triggersmob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
1931

Twice the amount from Aus today.





One thing for sure, no penny tomorrow. :)

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 Posted 03/01/2021  02:14 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Princetane to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
NumisRob

Those are some nice coins there!

Now 1931, another sparse year with no 3d or 6d being issued and the Bronze coins are scarce (Although the penny is not on the level of 1930!)

Shillings and Florins were more plentiful.



I have a decent penny and a pretty decent shilling - still I am glad to have both. The penny came out of a large collection and was a nice discovery.

The shilling has what looks like a crudely inserted 3, but then I realised, it was the first issue since 1928 and they realised quite late, that they needed to lose the 2 and insert a 3. I wonder if other 1931 dated silver coins like the Florin have the same issue and 1934 dated 3d and 1933 6d.



Reverses show 2 coins clearly in the low (Shilling) to mid/high Fine (The penny) category which is not bad.

Now for 1929 and 1930 we only have bronze and 1930 really is one coin unless any of you have that penny!

So I am allowing them to be catch up days, you can show any other coins of the Predecimal era back to 1930 on either day.
This will include coins of New Zealand.

Once we hit 1928 we hit pretty much full on issuing back to 1910!
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
03/01/2021 02:17 am
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 Posted 03/01/2021  02:19 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Princetane to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Steve, surely not - I was counting on you for that penny

Man you post fast and you answered my question.

Your shilling has the same crude looking 3, but the Florin's 3 looks more natural and much nicer (Maybe it was the 3 from 1923?)
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 03/01/2021  02:36 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add triggersmob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
Steve, surely not - I was counting on you for that penny


I wish!

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 Posted 03/01/2021  03:25 am  Show Profile   Check NumisRob's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add NumisRob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Princetane and Triggersmob - interesting to see the shilling and florin. I don't have either.

This is my only 1931 Australian coin:



I believe this is the 'dropped 1' variety. Maybe Triggersmob can confirm?

It cost me the princely sum of 3p some years ago from the Arches Coin market under Charing Cross Station in London. I bought about 20 Australian pennies at the same time - someone must have just emptied them into the junk tray. Another of my bargains will appear in a few days' time.
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03/01/2021 03:33 am
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 Posted 03/01/2021  04:41 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Princetane to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks to me like we all have that dropped one variety. Looking at that and the shilling, seems there was a bit of Apathy at the mint in 1931, as apart from the Florin - none of those date numerals have much synergy or flow.

1929 and 1930 were both very sparse years with only Bronze being issued and 1931 was the first year in 3 years they bothered with silver and I have this premonition of people having to stir the silver pot and thinking with the depression cutting production budgets, they needed to make the coins dies last a bit longer and had to crudely change date slugs.

I was lucky to have the shilling from that shilling lot and as you guys will see, the earlies are much better than the laties (1938 onwards) which are mostly worn average examples. Most of my earlies are VG to Fine and even VF whereas your average KGV shilling is Good at best.
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 03/01/2021  06:17 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add triggersmob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
believe this is the 'dropped 1' variety. Maybe Triggersmob can confirm?


Nice penny NumisRob. I am no expert, but I would agree with PrinceTane that this is the dropped 1 variety.

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 Posted 03/01/2021  09:05 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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With great sadness, we say goodbye to New Zealand...
It was a great run!



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The 1932 Halfcrown was the first year of the Southern Rhodesia series, the designs inspired the New Zealand coins of 1933 and the shield styles of the 1938 Florin of Australia.

Sorry to break rules, but it is Southern Hemisphere and a colonial KGV coin. The reverse was the debut use of that portrait which graced New Zealand coins of 1933 - 1936.
Context. This has it.

Rules slightly bent, not broken.
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 Posted 03/02/2021  01:42 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Princetane to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
1930 had only 2 Australian coins, the mega rare penny of which just 3,000 were released. The Halfpenny is scarce at 638k. I have neither sorry, so I am showing some coins that missed the cut.



1945 Florin in AU condition, I bought this before we reached 1945, but a very slow Post office ensured I received it only when we had reached 1938!

1945 was also the last year of sterling silver coinage in Australia and Florins above high VF become very expensive!




A 1951, this is also AU and looks slightly less worn than 1945 - not as rare, but still a beautiful coin. I have used Sellers photos as the black makes the coins stand out.

I have already shown mine and Steve's sixpences in an earlier post (He is getting the second 1936 and 1944!).
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 03/02/2021  03:38 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add triggersmob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Sweet coins PrinceTane, thanks for sharing.

Here is my 1930 half penny.


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