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Numismatic Episodes from Australia

Monday, September 27th, 2010, the Mint Directors Conference will start in Australian Canberra. There, executive staff members from mints all over the world will meet in order to discuss about pending problems. CoinsWeekly will introduce itself to the members of the congress with the following three little episodes from Australian numismatic history printed within the congress’s daily journal... more ]

A mint for Australia

Gold plays a key role in Australia. It helped the former penal colony to become a serious country. Thus, a pattern for the first Australian sovereign, which will be auctioned off by Künker on January 31, 2019, is not only a numismatic highlight, but also a high-level testimony to Australian history. more ]

Police of Albany investigates, who has a right to treasure troves in Australia

At the beginning of May 2011 a construction worker found a hoard of sovereigns while digging a trench in the port city of the Australian Albany. Now the authorities seem to wrack their brains in order to find out, who has the right to treasure troves in Australia... more ]

Why were British coins buried in Australian Albany?

At the beginning of May a little hoard of British sovereigns was found at Australian Albany. But why were they buried there? There are various theories... more ]

NGC Grades Benchmark Collection of Australian Coins

The Numismatic Guaranty Corporation has certified the superb Benchmark Collection, a complete set of Australian pre-decimal coins. The collection includes a number of finest known examples and important rarities as well as several previously undocumented varieties. more ]

Gold rushes in British Columbia and beyond

The Canadian Museum of History examines the race for riches on Canada’s West Coast. ‘Gold Rush! – El Dorado in British Columbia’ taps into a much-mythologized vein of history that encompasses gold rushes in California, Australia and Canada in the 19th century. more ]

“Built on Gold“: Exhibition shows Melbourne’s golden past

A new exhibition in the Old Treasury of Melbourne showcases the story of the journey of Victorian gold, from the diggings, as it passed through the hands of the gold buyers, escort troopers and on some occasions, bushrangers in England’s southernmost colony. more ]

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