Wondering what to collect when it comes to coins? Finding examples of Australia’s first Commonwealth coins could fit the bill. Read on to find out more.
From the vault: Museum solves medal mystery
We like a mystery here at The Vault and this stunning medal presented a challenge.
Rare halfpenny surfaces in Australia
A counterfeit 1923 half penny, one of Australia’s rarest pre-decimal coins, surfaced at the most recent Perth Numismatic Show
On this day: Australia goes decimal
On this day, 14th February 1966, Australia introduced decimal notes and coins, marking the end of its British-style currency system based on pounds, shillings and pence.
Why the kookaburra pattern are so interesting
The pattern Kookaburra pennies and halfpennies were produced between 1919 and 1921 as part of a move towards smaller and more cost effective national coinage.
What was the first currency minted in Australia?
The National Museum of Australia in Canberra has acquired a rare 1813 New South Wales ‘Holey dollar’ – the first currency minted in Australia.
The Industrial Revolution pioneer who made Australia's first coin
With the UK circulation of the £50 banknote featuring Matthew Boulton and James Watt, we discuss the fascinating connection between one half of this famous partnership and early Australian coinage
World's most expensive coins
Just recently Britain’s Telegraph website published a list of the world’s 10 most expensive coins.
From the vault: London in better times
These Art Deco bronze medallions and plaquettes on display at The Perth Mint are reminders of London’s graciousness.
Who really started Australia’s first gold rush?
Ten years ago, The Perth Mint issued this memorable 1oz proof nugget gold coin marking the 150th anniversary of Australia’s first gold rush