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Inside the Vault: The History and Art of Australian Coinage
« on: February 16, 2016, 07:34:56 AM »
Glad to see there's some real research coming out of the hoopla, but afraid that, with the commercial state of mind of the Australian mint, some two thirds of the book will cover the chaff pretending to be money currently produced. I hope someone will discuss the contents of the book on this site. Until that time, I will make do with such books as An account of the coins, Coinages, and Currency of Australasia by Coleman Hyman (1893! Reprinted 1973)

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An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

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Re: Re: Australia 2016 Coins
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2016, 07:38:07 AM »
Glad to see there's some real research coming out of the hoopla, but afraid that, with the commercial state of mind of the Australian mint, some two thirds of the book will cover the chaff pretending to be money currently produced. I hope someone will discuss the contents of the book on this site. Until that time, I will make do with such books as An account of the coins, Coinages, and Currency of Australasia by Coleman Hyman (1893! Reprinted 1973)

It's available for AUD 59.99 (AUD 54.54 for international buyers) on Royal Australian Mint's e-shop:

https://eshop.ramint.gov.au/Inside-The-Vault-Book/711253.aspx

Lavishly illustrated, Inside the Vault reveals never-before-seen design sketches and photographs of rare Australian coins, along with stunning archival images of important events and people in the history of Australian coinage.

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In these sleek pages, Rees delves into the history of coins and tokens in Australia with a look into Australia’s first currency and how coins evolved throughout Australian history.

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Re: Re: Australia 2016 Coins
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2016, 07:53:34 AM »
Found some images here. Shall edit this post later with reduced size images. Bear with me till then. :)











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Inside the Vault: The History and Art of Australian Coinage by Peter Rees
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2016, 08:47:55 AM »
Book Details:

Book title: Inside the Vault: The History and Art of Australian Coinage
Author: Peter Rees
ISBN: 9781742234304
ISBN-10: 1742234305   
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 1st February 2016
Publisher: NewSouth Publishing
Country of Publication: Australia
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 28.6

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