Quality Collectable Coins and Banknotes April 2010
Splendid Limited Edition Medallion Proof Sets
a Unique Tribute to Our Legendary Anzacs
Sands of Gallipoli 2010
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2010 Sands of Gallipoli Limited Editon Five and Two Medallion Sets ~ Men of Valour Collection
The adversity faced at Gallipoli is well known and this year we see the release of the touching Sands of Gallipoli ~ Men of
Valour Collection. Both of these stunning releases include medallions, authentic sand vial and replica Victoria Cross medal.
Portraying the golden images of 10 Victoria Cross recipients, these hauntingly beautiful sets will undoubtedly hold a
special place in the hearts of many families, historians and collectors. Finished in highly polished silver and gold!
Sands of Gallipoli Five Medallion Set Sands of Gallipoli Two Medallion Set
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also inside this issue:
and much more!
100 Years Coinage Celebrate Australia 100 Years Silver Australia Remembers World Banknotes Anzac Figures
How to Contact Us “The Collector’s Choice” Limited Edition Sets Honour Australians at War
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Office and Showroom: This month’s edition includes special releases honouring
Visit our offices and showrooms located in Albany our brave defence men and women
and Perth (see back of catalogue for details).
Shop Online: W ith Anzac Day approaching, it is only
fitting that we devote a section of our
latest edition to a superb selection of collectable
The Rare Coin Company has sourced a variety
of military-themed items including striking items
from the Perth and Royal Australian Mints.
www.rarecoin.com.au items associated with Australia’s military history. Inspiring items range from a 1916 infantryman
Visit us online 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week. bronze figurine to Victoria Cross replicas and
While Anzac day on April 25 marks the
anniversary of the first major military action 2010 Anzac coins.
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Program of Shows & Events in April / May 2010 ‘Prominent Medals of Gallipoli Collection’ ‘The Landing Collection’ Limited Edition ‘Our People Collection’
Phone: Limited Edition Silver Six-Medallion Set Silver & Gold Five-Medallion Set Limited Edition Silver Six-Medallion Set
Order Hotline: 1800 641 633 (Aust. only) Albany, WA Bunbury, WA Price: $195 Price: $185 Price: $195
Orders taken from 9am to 5pm WA time, ONLY 2,500 SETS MINTED! ONLY 2,500 SETS MINTED! ONLY 10,000 SETS MINTED!
Monday to Friday.
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Showcasing Popular Numismatic Showcasing Popular Numismatic
Fax: Collectables and Investment Quality Collectables and Investment Quality Each year since 2004 when the
Mail Order Direct: (08) 9842 6273 Rarities Available For Sale Rarities Available For Sale Sands of Gallipoli series was
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April 23rd and 24th April 29th to May 1st first launched by the Returned
fax it to the number shown above.
Albany Town Hall, York Street Admiral Comfort Inn, 56 Spencer Road & Services League of Australia,
Friday April 23rd: 9.30am - 5.30pm Thursday April 29th: 9.00am - 5.00pm the commemorative coins in the
Email: Saturday April 24th: 9.30am - 5.30pm Friday April 30th: 9.00am - 5.00pm collection have reflected different
firstname.lastname@example.org elements of the Anzac story.
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2010 Centenary of Australian Coinage ~ our Anzac legends and provide
2005 Sands of Gallipoli The Rising Sun Collection
Four-Coin Uncirculated Mint / Privy Mark Set ‘The 90th Anniversary Collection’ Limited a poignant reminder of the Seven-Hat Badge Set
Edition Silver & Gold Six-Medallion Set sacrifices these brave soldiers Comprises Seven Stunning Replicas
This commemorative four-coin set is the first presentation made for our freedom.
of the Royal Australian Mint’s annual mintmark / privy Price: $165 Price: $98
mark collection in a singular package. Similar to the ONLY 15,000 SETS MINTED! PRESENTED IN WOODEN CASE
Mint’s uncirculated six-coin year set, this new product
features four coins heat-sealed inside a collector card.
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A wonderful celebration of Australia’s currency history!
Canberra Mintmark Heat-Sealed in Presentation Card
Price: $15.00 set of four
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This catalogue represents only a small selection of ‘Prominent Medals of Gallipoli Collection’ ‘The Landing Collection’ Limited Edition ‘The Spirit Collection’ Limited Edition
numismatic collectables available; for other collectables: Limited Edition Silver Two-Medallion Set Silver & Gold Two-Medallion Set Silver & GoldTwo-Medallion Set
Shop Online at www.rarecoin.com.au Price: $89.95 Price: $79.95 Price: $79.95
or in person at our showroom premises ONLY 5,000 SETS MINTED! ONLY 10,000 SETS MINTED!
Sydney Privy Mark Melbourne Privy Mark Brisbane Privy Mark ONLY 5,000 SETS MINTED!
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Magnificent Military Medals Sure to Sell Quickly Military Releases Capture Essence of Aussie Spirit
Only Awarded for the Greatest Feats of Valour
Instituted by Queen Victoria in 1856 and made retrospective to
1854, the coveted Victoria Cross is only awarded for “conspicuous
acts of bravery or a daring or pre-eminent act of valour or self-
sacrifice, or extreme devotion to duty in the presence of the enemy”.
Ninety seven have been awarded to Australians from the Boer to the
Vietnam War. The first Australian to earn the award was Captain
(later Sir Neville) Howse for rescuing a wounded man on July 24,
1900 while serving as an officer of the NSW Army Medical Corps
during the South African War 1899-1902 (Boer War). Of all the
orders and decorations open to members of the Australian Defence
Force, the Victoria Cross remains the most honoured. When worn,
the VC takes precedence over all other awards, and is positioned to
the far left of any medal group. 2010 Anzac Day $1 Uncirculated Coin 2009 Anzac Day $1 Uncirculated Coin
Second Release in Annual Anzac Coin Program First Release in Annual Anzac Coin Program
The second release from The Perth Mint’s annual Anzac Day In 2009 The Perth Mint introduced the annual Anzac coin
The design remains identical in every way to the British award, $1 coin program pays tribute to all those who have served or program with this touching first release. The reverse portrays a
a Maltese Cross in bronze adorned by a crown surmounted by a are currently serving with the Royal Australian Navy. The coin’s former Australian serviceman with a young child sitting on his
crowned lion, the emblem of the British Royal family, in the centre, Replica Victoria Cross Medal reverse portrays HMAS Parramatta, built for the Royal Australian lap, symbolising the importance of remembering our diggers’
Navy before World War I, the image of a Leading Seaman from sacrifices and the preservation of their memories by each
with a scroll bearing the inscription, ‘For Valour’. On the reverse is Awarded to only 97 Australians Price: $35 the same era and silhouetted bugler in the background. succeeding generation.
inscribed the date of the action. The name and regiment of the holder
A very special collectable honouring members of our Royal A beautifully designed coin proud Australians of all ages will
are inscribed on the back of the suspension bar. Australian Navy. find hard to resist.
The ribbon is crimson for all Services, although Housed in an Illustrated Presentation Card Housed in an Illustrated Presentation Card
until July 1918, the Royal Navy used the blue Price: $12.95 Price: $12.95
ribbon. Authentic crosses were originally hand Official Mint Release Price Official Mint Release Price
crafted by London jewelers using metal taken
from the guns of cannons from the Crimean War.
Original Victoria Crosses Showcased DIGGER BEAR
Standing at approximately
The Australian War Memorial (AWM) has 36cm tall, the Digger Bear
1939 - 1945 1939 - 1945 1940 - 1943 commemorated the 95th anniversary of the was designed as a tribute to
Defence Medal Star Medal The Africa Star Medal Gallipoli landing with an inaugural national tour those who died and those
Price:$50 Price: $35 Price: $40 of all nine Victoria Cross (VC) medals won in the 2000 The Last Anzacs PNC 1999 The Last Anzacs ‘C’, ‘M’,
For service in Australia and overseas Army, Navy, Merchant Navy & Air Force Ribbon colours include desert theme who survived World War I. 4 x 55c stamps and $1 Unc Coin ‘B’ or ‘S’ Mintmark $1 Unc Coin
campaign. The tour, which started in Sydney in
March, coincided with a major redevelopment of The Digger Bear project Price:$125 Price:$30
the AWM’s centerpiece Hall of Valour in which was thoroughly researched RAM Housed in Pres. Card and Envelope RAM Housed in Presentation Card
the entire collection of VCs is displayed. to ensure accuracy in all
aspects of the uniform,
The free exhibition features the medals of Corporals and special moulds
Alexander Burton and William Dunstan, Private were commissioned, to
John Hamilton, Lance Corporals Albert Jacka ensure that the iconic
and Leonard Keysor, Captain Alfred Shout, slouch hat, and the
Lieutenant William Symons, Second Lieutenant Rising Sun emblems were
Hugo Throssell and Lieutenant Frederick Tubb. also accurately reproduced.
1941 - 1945 1941 - 1945 1943 - 1945 Seven of the medals were awarded for bravery 2001 Aust. Defence Forces 1995 Weary Dunlop PNC
The Burma Star Medal The Pacific Star Medal The Italy Star Medal A superb gift idea! $1 Uncirculated 3-Coin Set 45c Stamp and 50c Unc Coin
during the battle of Lone Pine on August 6 and
Price: $35 Price: $90 Price: $40 7, 1915. The AWM holds 60 of the 97 Victoria Price: $120 Price:$30
Awarded to 6000 Australians Army, Navy, Merchant Navy & Air Force Awarded to approx 4,600 Australians
Cross medals awarded to Australians. ORDER NOW! RAM Housed in Presentation Card RAM Housed in Pres. Card and Envelope
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Striking Mint Releases Define our Military Heritage Superbly Crafted Australian Defence Force Collectables
2010 Australia Remembers Lost Soldiers
of Fromelles 20c Uncirculated Coin
Second Australia Remembers Release
The Royal Australian Mint continues its Australia
Remembers series by commemorating the Lost Soldiers
of Fromelles. The battle occurred in France on July 19-20 ly
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The Australian War Memorial describes the battle as “the
worst 24 hours in Australia’s entire history.”
Known as Australia’s bloodiest day, during the 1916
battle the 5th Division suffered 5533 casualties. There
was speculation for many years regarding the existence of
an unmarked and forgotten mass grave near Fromelles,
containing the remains of Allied soldiers killed during
the battle and subsequently buried by the Germans. des
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A poignant reminder of the courage and determination of Nurses 20c Unc Coin
our revered Anzacs. A moving collectable to be treasured. Provoking Second
First Release Silent Soldiers Light Horseman Naked Army Billy Infantryman France 1916 Silent Soldiers Man With Donkey
Housed in an Illustrated Presentation Card Release is Designed Housed in Illustrated Limited Edition Cold Cast Bronze Figurine Limited Edition Cold Cast Bronze Figurine Limited Edition Cold Cast Bronze Figurine
to Inspire Collectors $98 $179 $98
Price: $6.95 Price: $6.95 Price:
Stands at 220mm Tall ~ Only 5,000 Produced!
Stands at 320mm Tall ~ Only 2,000 Produced!
Stands at 220mm Tall ~ Only 5,000 Produced!
Official Mint Release Price 2009 Service Nurses Official Mint Release Price
2008 90th Anniversary End of World War I
$1 1oz Silver Proof; Only 12,500 Minted!
In 2008 it had been 90 years since the guns of World
War I fell silent. Among those robbed of their lives by the
Great War were more than 60,000 soldiers from Australia.
Many thousands more were injured, traumatised or
taken prisoner. 2009 Vietnam Collection 2009 Vietnam Collection 2003 Korean War ‘C’, ‘M’, ‘B’
Aluminium Bronze Six Medallion Set Al. Bronze Iroquois Medallion or ‘S’ Mintmark $1 Unc Coin
On this significant anniversary, The Perth Mint honoured
all Australians who fought on the bloody battlefields Price:$69 Price: $10.50 Price: $6
of World War I with two outstanding numismatic Housed in Display Case Housed in Presentation Card RAM Housed in Presentation Card
tributes portraying sombre images of respect. The design
incorporates red-coloured poppies ~ one of the most
powerful symbols of remembrance for those lost in war.
The reverse design, which incorporates The Perth
Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark, is surrounded by the words
90th ANNIVERSARY OF THE END OF WORLD
WAR I 1918-2008 and a representation of the 1904
Rising Sun badge featuring a scroll inscribed with
the words AUSTRALIAN COMMONWEALTH
A Fast Sell-Out at MILITARY FORCES.
the Mint Sees These SOLD OUT FROM THE MINT ~ STRICTLY LIMITED! The Australian Army The Royal Australian Air Force The Royal Australian Navy 2005 Gallipoli ‘C’, ‘M’, ‘B’, ‘S’
Housed in Presentation Case and Illustrated Shipper 48mm Medallion on Card 48mm Medallion on Card 48mm Medallion on Card or ‘G’ Mintmark $1 Unc Coin
Coins in Big Demand!
Price: $10.50 Price: $10.50 Price: $10.50 $5
‘C’, ‘M’, ‘B’, ‘S’: $40
Price: $90 Housed in Presentation Card Housed in Presentation Card Housed in Presentation Card RAM Housed in Presentation Card
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A Fascinating Selection of Japanese Invasion Currency Visually Stunning Perth Mint Masterpieces Reflect
Raw Beauty of Australia’s World Heritage Sites
Presenting a Unique Insight into the World War II History
and Currency of Japan
The Japanese Occupation of Malaya (Singapore) And Its Currency
compiled by Singapore-born Wong Hon Sum presents a highly detailed and
intriguing account of Japan’s involvement in World War II and the currency,
medals, memorabilia and propaganda associated with the times.
The 192 page publication written in Japanese and English,
features an extensive selection of remarkable images
ranging from invasion, emergency and fantasy
banknote issues, war bonds and trial aluminium
pattern coins to medals, artwork, caricatures, Heard & McDonald Islands Tasmanian Wilderness
matchbox labels of the invading and allied
forces, photographs, lottery tickets, victory
souvenir notes and wartime postcards. Whether a
history buff or avid coin and banknote collector, this book
would add an interesting element to any private library.
Greater Blue Mountains Great Barrier Reef
Five-Coin Series is
Available as Individual
Coins or as a Pack
1942 - 1944 Malaya 1 cent - 10 Dollars Japanese Invasion Money Set of 8 Notes 2010 Celebrate Australia $1 Uncirculated Coins World Heritage Sites; Perfect Gift Ideas Set to Be Popular!
Cat Ref: PM1 - PM7 • Grade: Uncirculated Price: $30 (8 notes)
The Perth Mint is releasing five new Celebrate Australia $1 coins. The 2010 releases feature beautiful portrayals of stunning Australian
landscapes and marine environments inscribed on the World Heritage List. Combining coloured pictorial elements, the coins’ reverses
symbolise Heard Island & McDonald Islands, the Tasmanian Wilderness, the Greater Blue Mountains, the Great Barrier Reef and Shark Bay
with their associated wildlife. Each coin is housed on an illustrated presentation card with a fold-out stand for upright display.
Each coin in this superb series features elaborate, vivid pictorial A superlative series for the devoted collector, or anyone seeking a
1945 Malaya 1,000 Dollars designs of our precious landscape. timeless gift idea or memento of Australia.
Japanese Invasion Money
Cat Ref: M10b • Grade: Uncirculated
Individual Coins ~ Housed in Stand-Up Presentation Card Five-Coin Pack ~ Each Housed in Stand-Up Presentation Card
Price: $35 Price: $14.95 each Price: $64.75 set SAVE $10.00!
Official Mint Release Price OR Official Mint Release Price
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Limited Releases from Two World Renowned Mints Modern World Proof Sets in Superlative FDC Grade
2010 UK Brilliant Uncirculated Coin Releases; Strictly Limited Collectables!
The coinage of the UK, as a whole, embodies the rich history of the sovereign state but special
coins issued each year also recall great events in British history. In 2010 The Royal Mint has
just released a £5 coin recognising the Restoration of the Monarchy, a £2 coin
commemorating the 100th anniversary of Florence Nightingale and the stunning The Royal
12-coin Brilliant Uncirculated Set; each housed in illustrated presentation card. Mint UK E E
1983 Elizabeth II Great Britain Half-Sovereign, 1984 Elizabeth II Great Britain Half-Sovereign,
Sovereign and Two Pound Gold Proof Set Sovereign and Five Pound Gold Proof Set
Cat Ref: KMPS44 • Grade: FDC Price: $1,450 set of 3 Cat Ref: KMPS46 • Grade: FDC Price: $2,600 set of 3 Liquidation
2010 UK Restoration of the Monarchy 2010 UK Florence Nightingale 1820-1910 2010 UK Brilliant Uncirculated Set
£5 Cu/Ni Brilliant Uncirculated Coin £2 Cu/Ni & Al/Br Brilliant Unc Coin 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 20p, 50p (2), £1 (3), £2 (2)
Housed in Presentation Card Housed in Presentation Card Housed in Presentation Card
Price: $27.95 Only 50,000 Minted Price: $22.95 Only 25,000 Minted Price: $55 Only 50,000 Minted
2010 Centenary of Aust. Commonwealth Silver
Coinage $1 1oz Silver Proof; Only 7,500 Minted!
April sees the release of a spectacular centenary commemorative
celebrating the introduction of the Australian Commonwealth’s
first silver coins in 1910. The Coinage Act of 1909 saw the
replacement of British gold, silver and bronze coins with the
Commonwealth’s own coinage, beginning with the 1910-dated
Australian florin, shilling, sixpence and threepence depicting
King Edward VII. The coin’s coloured reverse portrays King
Edward VII and a collection of Australia’s florin, shilling,
sixpence and threepence coins issued in 1910. The obverse is
encircled by the inscription CENTENARY OF AUSTRALIAN
COMMONWEALTH SILVER COINAGE 1910 - 2010.
The first release of a two-coin series ~ Only 7,500 minted!
1983/84 US 2 x 1 Dollar Silver and 10 Dollar Gold 1985 Cook Islands 50, 125 and 250 Dollar
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Only 7,500 Minted; Nu mbe of Olympic 3-Coin Proof Set Year of the Pig 3-Coin Gold Proof Set
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