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April 2022 Royal Australian Mint Releases

RAM releases for next month. To be released 8am Adelaide time, Thursday 2nd of June. This is all the information we can disclose so if you’ve got any questions you’ll need to hold it in until release day 🤣 As usual if you wanted to register your interest in obtaining any of these products please contact us.

  • 2022 50c Al/Br Gold Plated Unc Coin – Australian Commonwealth Games Team $25.00
  • 2022 1/2oz Silver Coloured Proof Coin – Australian Commonwealth Games Team $80.00
  • 2022 $1 Coloured Al/Br Unc Coin – 2022 Commonwealth Games $17.50
  • 2022 $30 1kg Silver Proof Coin – Lunar Year of the Tiger $1,950.00
  • 2022 $500 5oz Gold Proof Coin – Lunar Year of the Tiger $17,000.00
  • 2022 Six Coin Silver Proof Coin Set $400.00
  • 2022 Six Coin Gold Proof Coin Set $14,500.00
  • 2022 50c Al/Br uncirculated Coin – Henry Lawson The Drovers Wife $20.00
  • 2022 50c Al/Br uncirculated Coin – Henry Lawson While the Billy Boils $20.00
  • 2022 50c Al/Br uncirculated Coin – Henry Lawson The Loaded Dog $20.00
  • 2022 50c Al/Br uncirculated Coin – Henry Lawson – Three Coin Collection $55.00
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April 2022 Royal Australian Mint Releases

RAM releases for next month. To be released 8am Adelaide time, Thursday 7th of April. This is all the information we can disclose so if you’ve got any questions you’ll need to hold it in until release day 🤣 As usual if you wanted to register your interest in obtaining any of these products please contact us.

  • 2022 $5 Silver Proof Coin – Bicentenary of the Royal Agricultural Society RRP $ 120.00 Mintage: 2022
  • 2022 $1 Al/Br Coloured Uncirculated Coin -Bicentenary of the Royal Agricultural Society RRP $ 15.00 Mintage: 40,000
  • 2022 $2 Al/Br ‘C’ Mintmark Coloured Uncirculated Coin – Australian Honey Bee RRP $15.00 Mintage: 60,000
  • 2022 $2 Al/Br Coloured Circulating Rolled Coin – Australian Honey Bee RRP $99.95 Mintage 15,000
  • 2021 $30 1kg Silver Proof Coin – Lunar Year of the Ox RRP $1,900.00 Mintage 100
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March 2022 Royal Australian Mint Releases

Line listings for RAM releases for Thursday 3 March 2022. Please note that if you haven’t purchased the previous two train coin releases from us then we will not be able to register your interest for the train coins from this release.

Steam Power

  • 2022 50c Coloured Uncirculated Coin – WA Railways W 945 ‘Banksiadale’ – RRP $15
  • 2022 50c Coloured Uncirculated Coin – SA Railways No. 504 ‘Tom Barr Smith’ – RRP $15
  • 2022 50c Coloured Uncirculated Coin – Commonwealth Railways NM 25 – RRP $15

Kangaroo Series

  • 2022 $1 Silver Proof Coin – Kangaroo Series – Impressions of Australia – RRP $105
  • 2022 $1 Silver Frosted Uncirculated Coin – Impressions of Australia – RRP $70
  • 2022 $10 1/10oz Gold Proof Coin – Impressions of Australia – RRP $360
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February 2022 Royal Australian Mint Releases

The following products will be available for purchase in February 2022.

Available Thursday 3 February 2022 8.30 am AEDT

  • 2022 $2 Al/Br Uncirculated Tooth Fairy Coin-in-Card $15
  • 2022 Uncirculated Baby Coin Set – $45
  • 2022 Proof Baby Coin Set – $130
  • 2022 $2 Al/Br Coloured Circulated Rolled Coin – Frontline Workers – $99.95
  • $1 Al/Br Uncirculated Coin – Centenary of the CWA – $12.50
  • $1 1/2oz Silver Proof Coin – Centenary of the CWA – $65
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January 2022 Royal Australian Mint Releases

The following products will be available for purchase in January 2022. Note that some releases are on January 1st and others on January 6th. Further details will be available on release day. If you are interested in registering your interest with us for any of the products shown below please contact us.

Saturday 1 January 2022 10.30 am AEDT
*2022 Mintmark Suite (theme to be announced)

  • 2022 $1 Mintmark and Privy Mark Uncirculated Four-Coin Set – RRP $30
  • 2022 $10 ‘C’ Mintmark Gold Proof Coin – RRP $360
  • 2022 $1 ‘C’ Mintmark Silver Proof Coin – RRP $60

Available Thursday 6 January 2022 8.30 am AEDT
Australian Steam Power

  • 2022 50c Coloured Uncirculated Coin in Card – NSW South Maitland Railways No. 25 – RRP $15
  • 2022 50c Coloured Uncirculated Coin in Card – Victorian Railways R711 ‘Spirit of Bendigo’ – RRP $15
  • 2022 50c Coloured Uncirculated Coin in Card – Tasmania ‘Wee Georgie Wood – RRP $15
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October 2021 Royal Australian Mint Releases

The following products will be available for purchase from 8:30am AEST Thursday 7th of October. Further details will be available on release day. If you are interested in registering your interest with us for any of the products shown below please contact us. Please note that due to lock down in Canberra some or all of the products will not be available for pick-up or shipping on release day.

  • 2021 $2 AlBr Coloured Circ Coin – Ambulance – Rolled $99.99
  • 2021 $2 AlBr ‘C’ Mintmark Coloured Uncirculated Coin – Ambulance $15.00
  • 2021 20c CuNi Uncirculated Coin – Mungo Footprint $10.00
  • 2021 $1 1/2oz Fine Silver Proof Coin – Mungo Footprint $65.00
  • 2022 $1 1/2oz Fine Silver Proof Coin – Kangaroo Silver $65.00
  • 2021 30 Years of The Wiggles $2 Collection Folder $15.00
  • 2021 $1 AlBr Coloured uncirculated coin – 150th anniversary of the (RSPCA) Australia – Dog $15.00
  • 2021 $1 AlBr Coloured uncirculated coin – 150th anniversary of the (RSPCA) Australia – Cat $15.00
  • 2021 $1 AlBr Coloured uncirculated coin – 150th anniversary of the (RSPCA) Australia – Dolphin $15.00
  • 2021 $1 AlBr Coloured uncirculated coin – 150th anniversary of the (RSPCA) Australia – Layer Hen $15.00
  • 2021 $1 AlBr Coloured uncirculated coin – 150th anniversary of the (RSPCA) Australia – Guinea Pig $15.00
  • 2021 $1 AlBr Coloured uncirculated coin – 150th anniversary of the (RSPCA) Australia – Lizard $15.00
  • 2021 $1 AlBr Coloured uncirculated coin – 150th anniversary of the (RSPCA) Australia – Horse $15.00
  • 2021 $1 AlBr Coloured uncirculated coin – 150th anniversary of the (RSPCA) Australia – Exclusive to the Set – Wombat Coin (8 coin collection) $130.00
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September 2021 Royal Australian Mint Releases

The following products will be available for purchase from Thursday 2nd of September. Further details will be available on release day. If you are interested in registering your interest with us for any of the products shown below please contact us.

  • 2021 50c CuNi uncirculated coin – 50th anniversary of the Battle of Nui Le $10.00
  • 2022 50c CuNi Tetra-Decagon Uncirculated Coin – Year of the Tiger $12.50
  • 2022 $1 Al/Br Unc. 2 coin set – Lunar Year of the Tiger $30.00
  • 2022 $5 Silver Proof Domed- Lunar Year of the Tiger $130.00
  • 2022 $1 1/2oz Silver Frosted Ingot – Lunar Year of the Tiger $70.00
  • 2022 $100 Gold Proof Domed – Lunar Year of the Tiger $3,700.00
  • 2021 50c Cu/Ni Unc. Christmas Coin $10.00
  • 2021 50c Silver Proof Christmas Coin $90.00
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June 2021 Royal Australian Mint New Releases

The following products will be available for purchase from us on Thursday June 3rd 2021. If you are interested in any of them please contact us and we will register your interest.

  • 2021 50c Uncirculated Coin – 95th Birthday of HM Queen Elizabeth II RRP $15.00
  • 2021 50c Gold-Plated Fine Silver Proof Coin – 95th Birthday of HM Queen Elizabeth II RRP $95.00
  • 2021 50c Uncirculated Coin – 50th anniversary of the Battle of Long Khanh RRP $10.00
  • 2021 $1 Coloured Uncirculated Two Coin set – Centenary of Ginger Meggs RRP $30.00
  • 2021 1/2oz $1 Coloured Silver Frosted Uncirculated Two-Coin Set – Centenary of Ginger Meggs RRP $130.00
  • 2021 ½ gm $2 Frosted Uncirculated Gold Coin – Mini Koala RRP $85
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    Stolen Coins Adelaide August 2020

    The Purple Penny was the target of coin theft that occurred on August 28th 2020. A man and a woman visited our shop on Hurtle Parade in Mawson Lakes on Friday afternoon and stole an album of coins. The details of the theft can be found in the police link below and your help with identification of the offenders is appreciated. Please share the post and call Crime Stoppers if you have any information 1800 333 000.
    South Australia Police Facebook post

    A black Purple Penny album (without the slipcover) was taken containing many coins all of which are errors and varieties. These were Australian pre-decimal halfpennies, pennies, threepences, sixpences, shillings and florins with minor errors. These may be planchet flaws, edge bites, partial collar errors, broadstrikes, cuds, split planchets and varieties. The album also contained some world errors in particular from New Zealand and Great Britain.

    (Left) Example of Error Coin in Saflip with Price Label (Right) Folder Insert

    Some of the stolen coins exactly as imaged are seen below. If you see these exact coins we urge you to contact Police.

    New Zealand 1971 5c Off Centre Error

    New Zealand 1957 Sixpence Split Planchet Pair (two halves)

    Australia 1954 Threepence Ramstrike Error

    Australia 1962 Shilling Clipped Planchet (Edge Bite)

    Australian Penny Blank (Type 2)

    Australia 1933 Penny Overdate Variety

    Australia 1950 Penny Partial Collar Error

    Australia 1942-I Halfpenny Long Reverse Denticles Variety

    Australia 1952a Penny Pointed Serif 2 Variety

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    Australian Enamel Badges

    Australian has a long history of producing enamelled badged for commemorative, celebratory, and fund raising purposes. Australian enamel badges can be found dating from the late 19th century to the modern day. World War 1 through to the 1950’s was really the hey-day of the production for Australian enamelled badged. The most popular types of enamelled badges include sporting, fund-raising, military, and society badges. For example, enamelled regimental badges from the Australian Imperial force of World War 1 are extremely popular and command very high prices. The same can be said of sporting badges from World War 2 and earlier, with (as you’d expect) AFL, Rugby League, and Cricket badges being among the most collectable. If you’re interested in fund-raising badges then generally the higher denomination badges are more collectable and have a higher valued, this is simply because less of the higher denomination badges were sold during.

    Australia Day 1917 Gilt with Blue Enamel Badge

    Other areas of interest are Australia Day badges, radio club badges, bowling club badges, nurses badges, Red Cross badges, sporting club badges, trades union badges, and RSL badges. Generally the collector base for these types of badges is smaller and the prices for quality items can be less.

    When you’re looking at purchasing Australian enamel badges then condition is usually paramount. Ideally all the enamel would be present and there would be no discolouration. If the badge is gilt metal then the gilding would also be fully present and not damaged. The pin and latch on the reverse of the badge should also be fully intact and not too badly bent. Of course you’ll find that base metal badges tend to sell for less than silver badges, and similarly gold badges command the biggest premium. This is a combination of the value of the metal but also the scarcity of the numbers of precious metal enamelled badges that were released.

    circa 1917 Australian Children’s Patriotic Fund War Service Badge

    If you’re looking for the value of any Australian enamel badges then you could Contact Us or trying searching past auction results on a site like Noble Numismatics.