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Parkes Lays The Foundation Stone Of Australia

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So here in the next Noteworthy Collectibles profile of people whose faces appear on our Australian banknotes we take the time to look at a very interesting man indeed. He is better known as, “The Father of Federation” and his name is Sir Henry Parkes. He is commemorated on our Five Dollar polymer note and in keeping with his Father Christmas type looks he truly gave our country one of its greatest gifts, political stability through Federation of our disparate States. This in turn enabled Australia to become one nation and to move forward in to the 20th century as…

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Oceania Coins and Banknotes Make For Great Investments

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Like so many people who are completely fascinated by the collecting of Australian banknotes and coins, I find that I am often on the end of a very sharp learning curve. There are so many variants and varieties within the field of numismatics that one is constantly learning and appraising everything that you know. It is now more than 30 years since the one dollar note was replaced by the one dollar coin and over 48 years since the inception of decimal currency. The advent of polymer notes has assisted in making the old paper notes a highly collectible commodity…

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Coin Mintage Facts – Caveat emptor

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A recent online discussion with “Coin Showroom Australia” on Pintarest bought to light an interesting piece of information that I was not previously aware of.  I thought it interesting enough to be worthy of a small blog. I had read in another publication that the 1982 One Dollar coin with the Javelin Thrower depicted on it was only made available in the proof sets from this year. It  would seem the information that I had taken for fact was somewhat short on detail. As “Coin Showroom Australia” so succinctly put it, “You can’t always trust what you read on the ‘net (or…

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Where Noteworthy Collectibles Began.

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When I was a youngster growing up in semi-rural Australia in the late 60’s I was privileged to enjoy a relatively serene country lifestyle, surrounded by forests, fields and meandering creeks. Nothing was overly complicated on our 5 acre lot, we grew potatoes in the Winter, hay in the Summer and our 2 resident cows, named Raspberry and Strawberry, both lived long, fat, indulgent lives as an integral part of our family. No one ever had the heart to send them to the local market and they eventually succumbed to the rigours of old age and a visit from the…

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