1976 Adelaide Coin Club Medallion

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The following was presented by an NSSA member during the meeting held on 17 December 2015. Tonight I am showing a bronze medallion that is 38mm diameter and weighs 26.6 grams. The medallion depicts a pair of magpies on one … Continued

CSIRO Test Notes

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The following was presented by an NSSA member at the meeting held on 17 December 2015. In a Roxbury auction in February this year at Lot 1197 appeared an apparent polymer trial note produced by the CSIRO (top left). In … Continued

Australian Banknote Forgeries

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A member of the Numismatic Society of South Australia presented the following at the Society’s meeting held on 19 November 2015. The Advertiser newspaper today (19.11.15) reported on the arrest of a 30 year old man and his 25 year … Continued

Australian Promissory Notes

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Private promissory notes in small denominations had their hey-day in New South Wales from c.1812-1814 and Tasmania from c.1822-1826. They are generally referred to as “Promissory notes”, but the notes of those times really divide into two general categories. The … Continued

Medals of Robert Barton For Sale

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Medals awarded  to the fourth son of Robert Barton a former Deputy Master of Melbourne Branch of the Royal Mint, are currently up for sale. The group of six medals with death plaque are being offered by John Burridge of … Continued

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