Volume 8 Issue 11                          INTERNET EDITION                                      November 2003.

We trust that this issue of the Internet Edition will continue to provide interesting reading. The name of this Internet based newsletter is in keeping with the content so, bearing in mind our disclaimers, the Internet links selected are usually complimentary to the featured article in regard to: (1) illustrations and, (2) additional important information. Please also bear in mind that some Internet links are of a temporary nature.



Anyone who wishes to apply for membership to the non-profit making organization, and who is prepared to abide by the rules of the Society and its aim of promoting the study and enjoyment of the hobby of numismatics, should contact the following address for an application form and details of subscriptions: 


Tasmanian Numismatic Society.

G. P. O. Box 884J

Hobart. 7001.







After discussion, the T.N.S. Committee has decided that the 40th Anniversary of the Tasmanian Numismatist Society will be celebrated with a Special Occasion BBQ. The popularity of our informal BBQ’s has been proven and it is expected that the Special Occasion BBQ will be the most appropriate way that our members wish to continue. 

Due to the success of last year's BBQ event, at Tolosa Park in Glenorchy, there has been a concensus of opinion that we should do the same again this year.

As has been the pratice over the last two years, due to the many and varied dietary requirements - and stowage capacities - of some of our members, it is considered that it would be most economic if the event remained as a BYO function.

It will still be a casual fun affair with the minimum of fuss - and we know it will be enjoyed by everyone who attends.

If you have something relative to our hobby and are prepared to show it off, please feel welcome to bring it along for viewing and discussion - however, as always, we must advise that all Society members, and their partners, who decide to attend this casual BBQ and/or bring items for viewing do so at their own risk.

An advice notice will have been already forwarded from the Secretary - but it is planned that we should have an 11.00 a.m. start on Sunday 16th. November at Hut 12, Tolosa Park.




TIME:    11.00 a.m.

PLACE:  HUT 12, Tolosa Park, Glenorchy.

Some of our more mature members, including this Editor, may not be able to attend a 50th Anniversary event due to other commitments - so let us enjoy this particular milestone in our Society's history.

There has been a fair amount of water under the bridge since the Society was founded back in 1963, and our members now enjoy the prestige of being included in the ranks of Australia's leading numismatic organisations.



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As mentioned earlier this year, our Texas member Jerry Adams had suffered from a chronic back problem that occasioned a special type of surgery.

Jerry has been in regular contact with me and I am happy to advise that he reported that he was back at work and that the operation had been a success - and, even though he was a bit sore from the actual surgery - his back was no longer causing unmanageable pain in that particular area and he was taking it day by day.

He has other places that need less drastic attention but it will be a case of fixing one bit at a time.

A recent snapshot was received from Jerry showing him doing something he would never have dreamed of 6 months ago. Taken at his office picnic (he is a Senior Draftsman with VLK Architects) he is lounging on the ground - a simple thing but, to Jerry, it was wonderful.

Jerry Adams (foreground) at the VLK Architects staff and family picnic


A special 'Editor's (Subscription) Award' was instigated some years ago - as a personal encouragement from the current Editor - in recognition of those T.N.S. members and other readers who make the effort to contribute numismatic based articles, or ideas, that are suitable for development and publication in the newsletter. 

The selection of the winner(s) is at the total discretion of the Editor and is decided upon from the national and international submissions made for a 12 month period. This year, due to the changes of publication schedule of our hard-copy Tasmanian Edition we will now need to readjust the announcement timing to cater for the readers of both newsletters, hence this earlier announcement will enable details to be published prior to the New Year break.

It is now considered that the submission period will be from 1st November of the current year to  31st. October of the forthcoming year - however that is still flexible.

The Award can either be taken as an advance annual subscription to the Tasmanian Numismatic Society - or in the form of a numismatic prize arranged by the Editor if circumstances warrant it.

A suitable Editor's Certificate also accompanies the subscription award (or prize) but it should be noted that the Editor's Award is not intended to infringe on, or replace, any in the system of Tasmanian Numismatic Society official literary awards which are still open to all T.N.S. members.

The Editor's International Award and Certificate winner for 2004 is:

Jerry Adams.

Congratulations, Jerry!

You thoroughly deserve your Editor's (Subscription) Award and Certificate for your many literary contributions, photos, information and ideas submitted to the 'Tasmanian Numismatist' during  2003.


Previous Winners.

1998 - 1999:    Jérôme 'Jerry' Remick (Canada)

1999 - 2000:    Jérôme 'Jerry' Remick (Canada) - Dominic Labbé (Canada)

2000 - 2001:    Jérôme 'Jerry' Remick (Canada) - T.W. 'Bill' Holmes (Tasmania)

2001 - 2002:    Gerald 'Jerry' Adams (U.S.A.)

2002 - 2003:    Gerald ‘Jerry’ Adams (U.S.A.)

2003 - 2004:    Gerald 'Jerry' Adams (U.S.A.)

Regrettably, there will be no National Section Editor's Award made for 2004 again due to lack of submissions.


We ask that all T.N.S. members consider submitting articles or even ideas for articles to the 'Tasmanian Numismatist' as this is our Society's voice.

Without your input we are that much poorer in our presentation of this publication.




Jerry Adams' problems haven’t kept him from the numismatic scene as shown in our last issue when he attended the Omaha Token Show. He has also recently emailed a copy of a piece of American ‘Funny Money’ - that may or may not be out in the market place. As we now all know, the U.S. has started to introduce colours into the designs of its paper currency, and the US$20.00 note depicting President Andrew Jackson was the first to be released.

Some wag has decided to cater for the many Spanish–speaking members of the Californian and Texas Mexican communities by suggesting that slight computer enhanced changes could see a more suitable US$20.00 note - or should we say 225 Pesos Estados Unidos de America note. (Shown below)

The reverse show the famous Texas landmark – The Alamo. (Illustrations not to scale)

'Estados Unidos de America 225 Pesos'

Of course, this is not the only mock-up US currency note to have made an appearance - even without the satirical political funny money (shown below) in all sorts of unusual denominations, every so often a popular American icon will be substituted as the centrepiece. Below we have the two ideas - for the price of one.

A recent 'Governator' political satire note.

Movie studios also manufacture imitation banknotes as props for movies - but I doubt whether an 'Arnie 8' will feature in any.

However, there is a danger attached to paper imitations such as the George W. Bush $200.00 which can be purchased at novelty stores in the US for US$2.00, and many others from the Clinton era that retail for about 25 UScents.Many of these notes feature similar icons to genuine currency.



Hillary and Bill Clinton have been subjected to satirical depictions on many varieties of US 'funny money'


The following report was noted in a US numismatic e-magazine - along with some very caustic comments about the apparent ignorance of the American public about their own banknotes.

"A cashier accepted the bill, which also showed a picture of the White House, with signs on the lawn including "We like ice cream" and "USA deserves a tax cut". Police were startled the note was accepted because it was so blatantly fake. Mr Bush does not appear on any US bills and the US Mint (the Bureau of Printing and Engraving) does not even print such a denomination. The imitation was marked as "moral legal tender" and also bore a counterfeit signature of former President Ronald Reagan who was described as "Political Mentor". The man, that police are searching for, used the forgery when paying for groceries worth 150 dollars at the Food Lion store in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina.

The note was discovered on September 6."


.... and, to show that we don't forget our own Australian politicians, we have also been known to knock up a few examples of 'funny money'

Australian Liberal Prime Minister (then Treasurer) Sir William McMahon on early political satirical note issued by the Labor Party


Australian Labor Prime Ministers Bob Hawke and Paul Keating (then Treasurer) on satirical notes issued by the Liberal Party during 1985 and 1986

The famous US$1,000,000 bill is another well produced piece of 'funny money' that was a great talking point.

The readily available One Million U.S. Dollar Notes were produced by various companies and, even though most are similar with various portrayals of the Statue of Liberty obverse with the Capitol building or other national icon themes as a reverse, I have seen at least 4 varieties of the two notes that I have - no doubt there are many more.


Some of the most famous endearing mementos of a trip to Disney Land were the famous Disney Dollars (shown below).

I doubt than many people would be fooled by the long running series of Disney Dollars in various denominations. It is interesting to note that, while different series of Disney Dollars are considered 'legal tender' within the confines of Disney Land Park ®, Disney Land Hotel ®, Walt Disney World ® Resort and the Disney Store (U.S.A. and Peurto Rico), they are all 'redeemable at any time before or after any period of inactivity'

They are purchased and used on a 1 to 1 basis with regular U.S. currency, they are sequentially serial numbered, series dated and part itaglio printed on a crisp paper similar to US notes -  and are signed by Scrooge McDuck.


Disney Dollar in window-faced Presentation Envelope 1994 Series.

The U.S. is literally swamped with 'funny money' notes of all descriptions - the term 'funny money' to a numismatist means items that have the appearance of being money but are definitely not. Usually these items are produced as advertising gimmicks, political satires or even play money and movie money.



An Australian rural supplier's advertising 'give-away' $10,000 plastic note - no value

It was interesting that one of the notes was numbered while the others I have in my possession were not.


They are not meant to deceive (even if some do) and are usually made or designed in such a way that it should be obvious that they are not genuine currency notes.

On occasion, however,  there are some notes issued that are fully redeemable - as with the Disney notes and some barter notes - at particular stores or venues in a similar way that 'Good For' tokens can be redeemed for specific goods or services - or they may be more official and have a limited life-span like the Chatham Island (New Zealand) notes (shown below).





Chatham Island Note Corporation - Commemorative Issues (2000)


The Chatham Islands of New Zealand introduced their series of Millennium notes originally for the year 2000. However, because of their sucess - and the confusion about which year the Millennium was supposed to be celebrated - they were planned to circulate for a few years with N.Z. Government approval . A second series was produced for release in 2001.

In Australia, even the Kmart organization once had a modern series of well designed and serial numbered discount vouchers ranging from 5 cents to $1.00 that certainly attained a brisk trading value between housewives when a little small change was not to hand. These vouchers had a limited life-span.



We have seen quite a few similar short-term locally redeemable trade notes from places like Maryborough in Queensland and the Brisbane Expo Dollars of a few years back.

Cruise Currency, with Australian parity values, ranging from 50 cents up to $5.00 - for use on Barrier Reef cruise ships - has also proven to be a collectible souvenir series for tourists. There does not appear to be an expiry date on these notes although each note has to be validated by the company authorising stamp which carries an issue date. Each denomination has a different basic colour and centre feature.



With regular currency issues sometimes becoming an expensive 'bore'  with little to show but a variation of signatures and series numbers - it pays numismatists to look at all the 'stop-gap' alternatives to keep our interest from waning - and the collection of 'Funny money' can offer a cheap and very interesting facet to our hobby. Political satire notes, for instance, are more than pieces of paper - they reflect an attitude taken during a particular period of history and often feature the political characters of that era.




Some time last year, I did a swap with a fellow collector - I parted with a 'reeeeeally' good Australian Millennium coin spare (that had been appreciating nicely) for a small stack of international Proof coins and sets - including several bits and pieces from Canada.

In fact, I probably 'lost' a potential bit of profit on the deal - but what the heck - I liked the look of them and did not have any amongst my accumulation!

On re-checking the catalogue prices, I remembered that the reason I got such a good deal was that these particular sets were very much in the same category as our own early 1980's Proof Sets. (I have some of those, too!)

All Canadian Proof - and most Specimen - sets are now well below issue price, however, this does not detract from their desirability as artistic pieces as you will see by the illustrations below. The issue prices of the earlier sets shown, 1981 and 1982, was C$36.00 and C$40.00 for the 1985.

Current value - C$25.00 for the 1981, C$15.00 for the 1982 and C$18.00 for the 1985. During my research, I did a few price calculations and discovered that, in my instances, a broken up Proof set would be worth slightly more than the complete set - weird isn't it!

Like most amateur magpie collectors, I tend to gloat over things for a short while - and then throw them into boxes or cupboards with all good intentions of going back and being a little more professional when I get around to filing them away with due care and consideration. Unfortunately, my good intentions are often just that!

While searching, for something totally different, I recently discovered the Canadian coin sets that made up part of the swap - I still haven't laid eyes on the others from elsewhere yet, but they are here somewhere in another box, I suppose.






Canadian Proof Sets 1981, 1982 and 1985


The Canadian Commemorative Proof Sets (shown above) contain both the reeded edge Silver (50% Silver - 50% Copper) and Nickel Dollars issued for these years. They are issued in black, dimpled leather clip-over wallets bearing the Canadian Maple Leaf national emblem as a silvered metallic badge, with red internal padded covers to save scratches on the plastic container, and then protectively housed in either sturdy black cardboard or plastic boxes.

Each commemorative set is accompanied by a card of descriptive text, in French and English, that also supplies all the necessary specification details.

In 1881, the Canadian Act of Parliament to authorise the construction of the Trans-Canada railway was passed, and the reverse of the 1981 Silver Dollar features a steam locomotive of the 19th century with a map of Canada in the background. Sets issued 199,000.

The 1982 Silver Dollar (23.33 g) in that year's Proof set was issued to celebrate the founding of Regina  in 1882. The reverse depicts a Bison skull with the Saskatchewan Legislative Building as a background. Sets issued 181,000.

The 1985 Silver Dollar marks the Anniversary of the National Parks of Canada and the reverse depicts a Moose standing in a pond with a background of mountains and trees. Sets issued 154,000

The Nickel Dollars (15.62 g) in all these sets feature the popular design of the Indian and the Voyageur in a canoe which appeared on the first Canadian Silver Dollar issued in 1935. All obverses of all coins in the sets feature the 2nd. effigy (with tiara) of Queen Elizabeth II.

Each Set also contains the standard minor coinage range of the day:


One Cent      1981 -                 19.00mm  Bronze                              2.8 g

                    1982  -  12 sided 19.01mm  Bronze                              2.5 g

5 Cents         1981 -                 21.21mm  Nickel                               4.54 g

                    1982 -                 21.20mm  75% Copper- 25% Nickel   4.60 g

10 Cents       1981-1982-1985   18.03mm  Nickel                               2.07 g

25 Cents       1981-1982           23.88mm  Nickel                               5.05 g

                    1985 -                 23.88mm  Nickel                               5.07 g

50 Cents       1981-1982-1985   27.13mm  Nickel                               8.10 g


With the 50% Copper content and the proximaty of other coins in various metals, the (36.07 mm diameter) Canadian Silver Proof Commemorative Dollars in the sets are liable to toning and tend to develop an attractive gold sheen. In no way does this detract from the overall pleasing appearance of the coin.

However, like most other single Canadian Proof coins, the1984 Silver Dollar Proof celebrating the 150th year of the founding of Toronto is encapsulated and shows no toning. It is a very attractive coin that feature an Indian in a canoe with modern Toronto as the background. Issued 571,000.

Issue price C$16.95 - current value C$8.00 - I'll never get rich on these!

Due to its brilliant shine and matt finish, as well as its reflective plastic cover, it has proven hard to scan - but you will get the idea!

Each single encapsulated Proof dollar is accompanied by a card of descriptive text in French and English.

A fitted black leather hinged-top box, which is enclosed in a grey and silver carboard sleeve also bearing the Canadian Maple Leaf emblem, is used to house the coin. 


1984 Toronto Sesquicentennial Dollar


From 1991 onwards, a necessary rationalisation of numismatic issue releases issued from the Royal Canadian Mint has seen an average  30% production reduction in this area - and a consequent consolidation of market prices for the later Proof sets or individual Proof coins. The same rationalisation has also occurred in Australia.

On occasion, when a heavy minting is made - by any official Mint in any country - Proof and Specimen coins or sets should be obtained with the knowledge that these will (probably) not dramatically appreciate in years to come. It could well-be a case of a 'beauty is in the eye of the beholder' or 'get your own piece of history' issue - so do your own homework and carefully assess the publicity hype surrounding the release if you are looking purely for an investment  nest-egg.



Coins of Canada (16th. Edition) - by J.A. Haxby and R.C. Willey. The Unitrade Press (Toronto) 1998.




INDEX UPDATE 2002 - 2003

In a memorandum issued by the Executive Committee in May 1995, was a notification that the format for the Society’s newsletter was to be changed and that the approved name for the publication was to be the ‘Tasmanian Numismatist’.
The following is an update of information first compiled in August 1998, and details the most topical items and articles published, in addition to the usual Society general notices, from September 1995 until the current issue. Several regularly published items are:

Society Snippets –  a gossipy news column, Society information, short articles by members, for members or about members.

Society Notes – items that concern the everyday business and functions of our membership.

Around the Traps – local or national numismatic commercial intelligence.

From the Columns – news items of interest from magazines, numismatic newsletters etc.

Wanted Known – requests from members or readers for contact with others with similar numismatic interests.

Internet News – specific items sourced from local, national and international Internet numismatic bodies or individual contacts.

Blast from the Past – items that made the headlines years ago – mainly sourced from our Society’s Journals.

The Story Behind the Story – articles that expand on details of a previously published short item.

At a special Committee meeting in December 2000, due to cost factors beyond the reasonable financial scope of the Society – including the imposition of the G.S.T. on essential materials – it was decided to revert back to a bi-monthly publication. The monthly Internet Edition version would not be affected.

Details of the  contents of both editions are shown separately although many items are now duplicated.

All original items and articles designated with the author’s name highlighted are copyright – all others were written or compiled by the current Editor and permission should be sought prior to any form of republishing.


Volume 8 – 2003.

Issue 1. (Jan/February)

Society Snippets – December BBQ Meeting held in Hobart.

AGM reminder.

Lalla Rookh – ‘The Last of her Race’ (Truganini)

‘What makes a Tasmanian?’

Coins of Commodus.

Miscellaneous Q & A’s – answering basic numismatic queries from members and readers. (Australian Pre-decimal Paper Bank-note’s signatories.)


Issue 2. (March/April)

Society Snippets – Feb. combined BBQ meeting. and A.G.M. report.

U.S. Mint ‘Presidential Series’ Medals. by Jerry Adams ©

Australian Basic Circulation Decimal Coin Types.


Issue 3. (May/June)

Society Snippets – Roger McNeice awarded ‘Certificate Of Distinction ‘ from the Tasmanian Museum. - plus Local cost factors that continue to affect us.

Thank You! -  from the Editor to those Society members who gave assistance during his serious illness.

Around the Traps.

An Article in Review – further information about Williams Bros. Maverick Tokens.

‘I Told You So!’ – a reflection of the phonecard phenomena.

‘You Deserve a Medal’ – the Royal Red Cross.


Issue 4. (July/August)

Society Snippets – Special Agfest Token release from Ozmint.

The Agfest Token – reviewed by the Editor.

‘Malta – George Cross’ – a brief history of Malta’s George Cross award.

‘A Time of War’ by Joseph Vella ©.

New Look U.S. currency – The End of the Greenback?

Wanted Known.

‘Do Svidanyia, Tovarishch’ – an update on the Russian currency after the Revolution.


Issue 5. (Sept/October)

Society Snippets.

Jerry Remick’s Book Reviews ©

‘The American Banknotes that are Not Worth a Plugged Nickel’ – a brief perusal of each of the individual Confederate States of America currency.

‘Men of Honor – Men of Valor’ – what the pay was like as an American  Civil War soldier.


Issue 6. (Nov/December)

Special Edition - 40 Years On!

Anniversary BBQ

Hi-Ho, Silver!

And... At The Other End of The Scale!

Orders, Decorations & Medals.

Wanted Known.

Society Snippets - late mail.

Realy 'funny' U.S. Money - Again!


Volume 8 – 2003 Internet Edition.

Issue 1.

Society Snippets – December BBQ Meeting held in Hobart.

AGM reminder.

Lalla Rookh – ‘The Last of her Race’ (Truganini)

‘What makes a Tasmanian?’

My Grand-Fathers’ Coins (from 1780 - 1965) – revisited.

Readers Mailbag – various emails.


Issue 2.

Society Snippets – Change of venue BBQ/AGM

U.S. Mint ‘Presidential Series’ Medals. by Jerry Adams ©.

Graffiti on a Confederate Banknote – revisited with second thoughts.

Readers Mailbag – various emails.


Issue 3.

February 2003 BBQ/AGM report.

‘What’s the Weather Like? – with international membership growing we ask the universal question.

Around the Traps – Ozmint propose to produce a special AGFEST souvenir token.

Australian Basic Circulation Decimal Coin Types – an extensive study of our decimal coinage types.

‘As a Matter of Interest’ – an international members opinion on some of our commemorative coins. Jerry Adams gives us his likes and dislikes on our $1.00 coins

Basel World Money Fair – report by WBCC founder Martin Peeters.

Readers Mailbag – various emails.


Issue 4.

Society Snippets – Roger McNeice awarded ‘Certificate Of Distinction ‘ from the Tasmanian Museum.

Local cost factors that affect us.

Thank You! -  from the Editor to those Society members who gave assistance during his serious illness.

‘I Told You So!’ – a reflection of the phonecard phenomena.

‘Operation Enduring Freedom – New Military Token Release’ by John Kent (NTCA) ©

An Article in Review – further information about Williams Bros. Maverick Tokens.

Commercial reminder – Tasmanian 2003 National Stamp Exhibition.


Issue 5.

Society Snippets – AGFEST reminder.

Anzac Day – a personal observation and a history of the Military Medal.

‘You Deserve a Medal!’ – the Royal Red Cross.

Around the Traps – the Royal Hobart Hospital Graduate Nurses Museum is open to the public.

‘Can You Actually ‘Define’ a Numismatist?’ -  numismatic tendencies lurk in the most unexpected places.

In Memory of the Good Old Days.  – a brief history of card counter ‘coins’.

Polymer banknote Grading – a new look at an old problem.


Issue 6.

Society Snippets – AGFEST token reviewed.

Wanted Known.

‘Malta – George Cross’ - a brief history of Malta’s George Cross award.

‘A Time of War’ by Joseph Vella ©.

‘Do Svidanyia, Tovarishch’ – an update on the Russian currency after the Revolution.

New Look U.S. currency – The End of the Greenback?


Issue 7.

Society Snippets.

Jerry Remick’s Book Reviews ©.

‘Exciting new 1920 Penny Variety Discovery’ – report by Jon Saxton ©.

Wanted Known.

‘The American Banknotes that are Not Worth a Plugged Nickel.’ -  an in depth study of the note release made by individual states of the Confederate States of America.

‘Men of Honor – Men of Valor’ – the pay rates for Civil War soldiers did not warrant writing home about.

Some of our ‘Favorite’ sites. – the Internet has become a valuable numismatic research tool .


Issue 8.

Society Snippets

‘Hi-Ho Silver!’ – a study of Silver as a coinage material.

‘And … at the other end of the scale.’ -  a study of Aluminium used in coinage.

‘How’s Your Euro-English?’ – a lighthearted look at the EU situation.

Wanted Known.

Orders, Decorations & Medals. - an ‘unofficial’ recognition for deeds done.

Index Update – 1st. Installment. 1995 – 1997.


Issue 9.

Society Snippets.

‘Don’t be SCARED of Ancient Coins!’ -  the older coins are not that frightening.

‘If you care to ‘Zinc’ about it.’ – the other ‘poor cousin’ coinage metal.

The Other Americans (Part 1). – a brief history of South American currency.

Wanted Known.

Index Update – 2nd Installment. 1998 – 2000.


Issue 10.

Society Snippets - 40th. Anniversary BBQ

Index Reminder - Hard copies available if required.

International Member in the News.

The Other Americans (Part 2) - a brief history of South American currency.

Index Update - 3rd Installment  2001 - 2002


Issue 11.

Society Snippets - Anniversay BBQ reminder and details.

Members' Mailbag.

Really 'funny' U.S. Money - Again! - another look at the use of 'paper money' that is really not what it always seems.

Some Coins of Canada - Revisited! - a reflection on a few Canadian Proof sets that had gone 'astray' - at home.

Index Update - 4th Installment  2003 (to date).


Issue 12.

(To be advised)


We hope that this INDEX will be of some small assistance, if needed for research, in time to come.

It is obvious that some of the headings may not give an in-depth  picture of what the story is about - but half the fun of numismatics is in finding out for ourselves what makes our hobby the King of Hobbies!

The Index to be published in our December issue will be the final in this current update.





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