‘NUMISNET WORLD’


Volume 19 Issue 6    Formerly published as the 'Tasmanian Numismatist' - Internet Edition' (Est. 1996)     June 2014


'NUMISNET WORLD'

INTERNET EDITION

Edited by Graeme Petterwood. © 2014.

COPYRIGHT.

The contents of this independent Internet newsletter, and all prior issues - included the 'Tasmanian Numismatist - Internet Edition' - are copyrighted ©, but anything herein can be fairly used to promote the great hobby of numismatics; however, we do like to be asked by commercial interests if they wish to use any of our copy. This permission, however, does not extend to any article specifically marked as copyrighted © by the author of the article.

Explicit permission from the author, or the Editor of the  NumisNet World' '(Internet Edition) newsletter, is required - in writing - prior to use of that material.

 

All or any prices quoted in articles in this free newsletter, unless stipulated, are estimates only and they should not be considered to be an offer to sell or purchase the items mentioned or used as illustrations. Wherever possible - illustrations (*enlarged or otherwise) are from the authors' own collection - or the extensive picture library of the former 'Tasmanian Numismatist' -  Internet Edition © 1991 - 2007.  and the  'Numisnet World' - Internet Edition. © 2007 - 2013.  

Krause-Mishler (KM) Standard and Specialized World Catalogs (also including 'Pick' banknote numbers) - and McDonald and/or Renniks Australian catalogue numbers - are used where applicable.

*Please note that the photoscans of items are not always to size or scale. (Fair 'acknowledged' use of any original scan is allowed for educational purposes.)

 

Please, also, consider my conditional invitation, to make a literary contribution, if you feel you have something numismatically themed that may appeal to a general level of interest - and fulfils our stated editorial guidelines. As Editor, I am always prepared to look at it - and if need be - assist in additional presentation. However, please be aware that not every submission will be automatically accepted for publication. 

We regret the imposition of 'editorial control' - but previous experience has necessitated the following conditions.

If common courtesy, and normally acceptable moral standards are not upheld, or, the subject matter is considered to contain plagiarized or defamatory content, or, if it is not considered 'generic' enough for this type of newsletter, or, if the subject has already been covered in depth in earlier editions - it may be refused, held aside or selectively edited. This is, obviously, not a scientific-style journal - our object is to educate, certainly - but, hopefully, in an entertaining way for the average hobbyist collector.  - G.E.P.

 

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HOW COLLECTORS

FIND THE THINGS THEY COLLECT! (2)

.. or - another of those rambling stories that old collectors like to tell new collectors....!

How I came to have a collection of low value - but interesting - circulated world coins, may not be known to some newer readers - so, in a nutshell, I shall explain!

 

During the mid 1980's, a local 'pre-loved' household furniture dealer - let's call him 'Mr. C...' - who I had met a few times over the years while buying stuff for my kids - decided to retire and sell his shop in a nearby suburb.

It was an event that hardly stirred my deep interest at the time - I knew he dabbled in knick-knacks, sold a few cheap coins and other casual collectables - but, it was just not an important aspect on my 'radar' at that time...!   Read on .....!

Some years later, I answered a newspaper advertisement about an item that interested me, and was directed to a suburban house a few kilometres away from where I lived.

Surprise! Surprise! It was the same 'Mr. C....'  who had sold the aforementioned shop.

I did remember his first name - and I think he vaguely recollected me from our previous business dealings.

To cut the story short ... we got into a gossip - and the conversation turned to coins - why wouldn't it!

 

He mentioned that he had a residue of unsorted foreign coins left-over from the shop if I was interested in looking at them  Of course, I couldn't resist! What would a look cost!

The best description I can give is that it was a bulging plastic bucket well over half-full of loose -'shrapnel'.

At that stage, in my collecting habits, I couldn't honestly say I was an informed numismatist - I was just a gatherer!

This leapt out at me - as the potential start of a true collection - however, I had no idea what was in that bucket under the top layer, so  I 'casually' asked 'Mr. C ...' if he was interested in an offer ... -  he said, 'casually', that he was.

It was to be a take it all cash deal - unsorted - but we were going to haggle!

 

Remember, this was in the late 1980's - over 30 years ago, and money was tight ....

I had AUD$90.00 in my pocket that had been destined, in part, for the newspaper item - now forgotten - that 'Mr. C...' had advertised. It was a short, but an  interesting, haggle - I started with an offer of $30.00 and we haggled some more and pulled faces at each other as hagglers do - I then held down on $50.00 as my first 'final offer'!

'Mr.C...' countered, and stated that he would accept no less than $70.00  - so I made a snap decision and closed the deal fast - while I still had some money left in my pocket.

 

When I arrived home - with the plastic bucket thrown in as well -  I excitedly poured the lot onto our kitchen table!

I know that my late wife looked at me with a very funny look ... and, asked if I had bought what I had gone for!

I can't remember the actual number count - but it was an awful lot!  I mean in the high hundreds ....!

The range of world coins extended from big to tiny - copper, bronze, a few silver, nickel and other alloys -  the age span was from the mid 1800's up unto the mid 1950's in the main.

The condition of most was well within acceptable collectable parameters - some were way above the usual, well circulated minimum grading of 'Very Good' - and, obviously, there were some items that were of lower quality or they were duplicated. They became useful as trading spares. 

Some are still stored in a 'fishing tackle' box for the occasional play when a younger or non-numismatic visitor wants to see what old pre-Euro coins looked like!

 

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A DROP FROM THAT OLD PLASTIC BUCKET!

As an example of the sort of things that were in the plastic bucket-full of coins that I purchased back in the late 1980's - I need look no further than some of those early European items which had been minted over 150 years prior. 

Of course there were other pieces of pretty metal - more modern - that were also enthralling - and, as time passes, I will share some of those with readers. as well

 

During the initial sorting of these coins it was imperative to have some system - dating was the most obvious - then denomination, followed by apparent metal content and their condition - and, finally, the effort of trying to check information from any pertinent catalogue information about the odd and unusual, variations etc.

I haunted the local public library, perusing out-of-date reference books, for several years - with pen and note-pad!

My eventual mentor was the mighty 1994 Krause publication - "Standard Catalog of World Coins".

This was the first of the essential tomes I actually bought as an investment - to direct me through my numismatic journey of the last 20 years - and I still use it!.

The gatherer had become a collector!

THE CURRENCY of the AUSTRIAN EMPIRE.

Let's start at the beginning - it's a good place....!

Like most European nations of the 19th Century - Copper, Bronze and some Silver coins were the mainstay of the public of that era.

Did you know that AUSTRIA had up to 12 different Silver - and, at least 3 Gold - alloys in the coinage issued between 1849 - 1913?

 

AUSTRIA Copper Kreuzer coins

1861B 4 Kreuzer (KM#2194) & 1862B 1Kreuzer (KM#2186)

The Austrian coinage was very extensive - with many divisions among the small denominations - starting with Copper, Bronze and low grade Silver Kreuzers  and then to better quality Silver Florins and Thalers.

Silver, Bronze and lesser metal Hellers and Coronas - and finally - Aluminium Groschen and Nickel Schillings were also among the plethora of coinage from Austria prior to the modern age..

AUSTRIA Silver Kreuzer coins

.428 1849C 6Kr.(KM#2200) & .583 1803A 20 Kr (KM#2139)

The silver content started as low as .250 and then .344, .346, .375, .400, .428, .438, .500, .520, .583, .833 and .900

The common circulation small change - in Copper and Silver - went from 1/4 Kreuzer, 1/2, 5/10, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 15, 20 and 30 with metals and purity intermixed.

 

AUSTRIA Silver 1/4 Florin

.520 1848A (KM#2213)

The .520 and .900 Silver Florin divisions were of 1/4, 1 and 2 Florins - and for those lucky to have a few better .833 and .900 Silver Thaler - they were issued in 1/2, 1 and 2  Thaler denominations.

Gold coinage, was a lot more stable - as it was to used as Austria's trade currency or for commemorative purposes.

It was normally issued at  .986 and .900 Fine! 

The top coinage minted in good Gold was represented in Francs  - at the rate of Ten Silver Francs or 4 Silver Florins equivalent to One .900 Gold Franc.

There were .986 and .900 Gold Ducats as well - they were usually reserved as the prime Trade coinage  - as was the .833 Silver Trade Thaler.

(Refer:- Maria Theresa Thaler dated 1780)

 

AUSTRIA -TRADE COINAGE

'1780SF' Maria Theresa Silver Thaler (restrike 1957 Vienna) (KM#T1)

83.33% Silver and 16.66% Copper.

Actual size 39.5mm dia. Weight 28.07g

 

As any collector can see - it had become a real 'dog's breakfast '- but, the Austrian money reforms that took place between 1892 - 1918, were dramatic - and proved efficient enough. The introduction of the decimal-based system of the Heller and Corona was designed to give some rationale to the currency. However, it was a temporary respite, as history now relates.

 

 

AUSTRIA 1913 Bronze 2 Heller (KM#2801)

(Actual size 19mm.)

A smaller 2 Heller Iron coin (18mm) was in limited used in early 1918

 

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Like its neighbour and former WWI ally - Germany - official Austrian notes were also being produced in increasing numbers - with decreasing purchasing power - and many local districts commenced issuing small value time-sensitive Notgeld and Gutscheine based on public assets, utilities etc. in an effort to maintain some daily economic stability for the people during difficult times...

The 1920's became the era of world-wide Depression - and the new Austrian Republic was caught up in the midst of it.

When precious metal coinage was being hoarded all across the globe - and, particularly, by those nations that were caught up in huge reparation repayments that the Allied victors had imposed - the dawn of a new era - more frightening  and more encompassing than before -  was breaking!

Refer:- http://www.vision.net.au/~pwood/feb05.htm

 

1920-21Typical Austrian local district issue Notgeld paper notes.

(Catalogue listing - Bruce#1)

 Districts of Gainfarn (1921) 10 Heller; Pernau (1920) 10 Heller; Grunbach (1920-21) 80 Heller.

 

AUSTRIA (REPUBLIC) - 1922  Kronen notes. (Not to scale)

2Kronen (KM#74), 10Kronen (KM#75), 100Kronen (KM#77)

 

In 1923, the Austrian Empire became a Republic - and, in the ensuing reform, 10.000 old Kronen became the equivalent to One Schilling.

Between 1923 - 25,  another burst of reforms were essential after Austria was engulfed in the hyper-inflation sweeping Europe and the scourge of worthless official paper money became rife. The newer Groschen and Schilling system survived, however, and it stood the country in good stead for many years from about 1925 (except for a period during 1938 - 1945 when selected German notes circulated* ) until the advent of the Euro in 2001.

 

*NOTE - With the German 'co-operative' occupation of Austria from 1938-1945, came a plethora of old remainder German banknotes to facilitate the day-to-day trading situation. The old retired German notes from the 1920's were most noticeable in the initial annexation of Austria - until, eventually, more modern German issues made an appearance.  German low value coinage made from Zinc and other alloys was also being widely used at this time.

No Austrian coinage or notes were produced  - and the selected German notes were not useable in the Fatherland.

The introduced German paper notes  - (several examples below +) - had a revised buying value in Austria at that time - based on the inflated German WWII currency - and other war-time policy reasons.. 150 Austrian Schillings only equalled 100 German Reichsmark.

 

The 'Standard Catalog of World Paper Money - General Issues' (Krause) lists the known German Rentenmark and Reichsmark notes circulating during that period:-

1924 - 1000 Reichsmark

1926 - 5 Rentenmark

1929 - 10 (2 issues), 20, 50, 1000 Reichsmark

1933 - 50Reichsmark+

1935 - 100 (2 issues) Reichsmark+

1936 - 1000Reichsmark

1937 - One, 2 Rentenmark+

1939 - 20 Reichsmark

1942 - 5 Reichsmark

 

 1933 issue 50 Reichsmark (KM#182a)- 1935 issue 100 Reichsmark (KM#183a)

 These Reichsbanknotes were on par with Rentenmark values and were issued from 1924 - 1939

*In 1945, they were also over-stamped for use as 'emergency money' as WWII drew to a close.

 

1937 2 Rentenmark (KM#174)

These notes were first introduced as a stabilization currency in 1923.

One Rentenmark was equivalent to 1,000,000,000 old hyper-inflation Reichsmark.

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OLDE WORLD! - NEW WORLD!

A reminiscence .... and a forecast!

by Graeme E. Petterwood (T.N.S. Member - #332)

 

My interest in coins started well over 60 years ago when I acquired a small handful of bits 'n' pieces from  my great-uncle, Lance-Cpl. 1010 Frederick Robert Fox - 12th Battalion, A.I.F. -  who had been an original ANZAC and who had brought home a few souvenirs from places in Egypt, Gallipoli and in France and Belgium - and - they were further added to - after I also found a few Chinese  brass 'Cash' coins while fossicking for Gold in North-East Tasmania with a friend.

 

1916 Egyptian Silver 10 Piastres - c.1917 Brass Wine tokens from France

c. 1915 Gallipoli - Bone-handled Turkish Dagger with beaten Silver Ottoman coins used as blade locks (for a 28cm. tempered iron blade).

 

Chinese Cash coins (cast Brass) from 1644 & 1662 found in old mining areas in Tasmania in 1990.

 

Over the last 20 or so years that I have been churning out various articles in newsletters and magazines, I have - in the main - written and concentrated on the coinage and banknotes of, initially, Australasia, Great Britain and the old world nations of Europe - particularly those that have been predominate in my era's version of history ... or within my family's ambit.

To this relative novice of well over two decades ago, it was the natural safe approach to those aspects of knowledge that is the heart and soul of our great hobby of numismatics. As time progressed I added to my knowledge - and, based on my curiosity and personal interests - I ventured into the exciting realms of the 'new world' - North America, Asia, Africa and South America et al!.

 

In the rapidly changing environment of the late 1980's and early 1990's - I had discovered the Internet, and I began to actively discuss the coins, banknotes, tokens, funny money - and even things like casino chips, from here and there  - with other international accumulators.

 

ALASKAN TOKENS - Courtesy of the Anchorage Coin Club and ACC member Larry Nakata.

FUNNY MONEY - Assorted 'novelty' notes from various sources

ASSORTED CASINO CHIPS - Various denominations and materials.

Former Hotel Sheraton 1991

In 1991, my late wife and I attended the first international Coin and Banknote Fair in Hobart - we met a lot of wonderful people and made great friends - and we both joined the 'Tasmanian Numismatic Society' as active members!

(The sight of my old Toyota Corona Station Wagon stirs a few great memories of the many trips that ensued during that era!)

 

As the active collector, the things that I encountered - bought and swapped - were something different than the Kangaroos and Emus and other assorted fauna on the decimal circulating coinage of Oz - and I was learning a lot about my own 'magpie' habit!

'Magpie' collectors - those who found all numismatic things interesting - were frowned upon by some of the Society's purists - but, things would change!

This sharing of interests and information proved to be great 'fodder' - and - added to the physical stuff that I had acquired - it was all that I needed to write my first 'Australian Coin Review' magazine article that earned me a small fee.

As well as several other articles that 'A.C.R.' encouraged me to write over the next few years - for a small cash reward - I penned several brief 'member contributions' to early Society news-sheets of the time. 

 

AUSTRALIAN COIN REVIEW

Issue number 318 - December 1990 (Pages 38 - 39)

 

Some T.N.S. members proved extremely generous with mentoring - and gifts of spares - to this newcomer in 1991.

 I had, prior to that stage, almost given up hope of acquiring all of the required pre-decimal top grade specimens of 'Shillings and Pence'.

 Prices had already started to reflect the shortages in the market-place for good examples - and I was certainly not a well-heeled gatherer!.

Of course, these new T.N.S. friends also had various other interests that they 'specialized' in - and they could 'pontificate'  occasionally!

I found myself attracted - by their enthusiasm - to several non-mainline aspects of numismatics.

Looking back - I believe it was during those early days when I was still a pliable accumulator - that my 'magpie' instinct kicked in!

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When the opportunity arose to participate within the bosom of the 'Tasmanian Numismatic Society' as a contributor to the periodic newsletter - then assistant editor as the concept took a different form and grew - and, finally, I was persuaded to become the  Editor of the 'Tasmanian Numismatist '.

I felt as if I had...  'come home'!

 

I had certainly found the right platform to 'pontificate' from if I wanted to - but, I kept it as simple as I could across the broadest range of subjects!

I was able to cover all those other aspects that added extra 'strings' to the collector's bow! 

The need  to know a 'little bit about everything' - suited my 'magpie' inclination - and what better way than to learn, as we as teach, about the stuff from the acknowledged experts in these diverse fields.

In my article selection, I usually turned to the 'old world' to the embrace the tradition and 'regality' of the 1800's and the early 1900's prior to the madness that  swept Europe and encompassed the world.  It was safe ground, information was readily available - and at my age, it was not that far back in history. However, I knew that I could leap forward into the 'new world' for  more modern inspirations - at any time I wanted to!

 

However, time marches on - and attitudes change with acquisition of knowledge!

World events in the early 1990's proved to be momentous - and created new fields and newly created places to explore. Numismatics bloomed!

Physically, the way we handle 'cash money' also changed - these days it is rare that many members of the public - particularly in modern nations -  handle quantities of high denomination banknotes.

The plastic credit swipe or scan card introduced late last century - quickly overwhelmed the paper and polymer notes we Australians used to have in our purses and wallets. Bills are paid by scanning barcodes - electronic banking devices are now common-place at shop checkouts.

Even more modern forms of handling our finances have been implemented in the last 10 years -  or are in late development stages - I recently saw a talk on TV about the feasibility of an electronic chip - implanted into the human body in an easily accessible spot - that could be scanned for all sorts of data even if the carrier was mobile!

Move over Buck Rogers! Tomorrow is nearly here!

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TASMANIAN NUMISMATIC SOCIETY.

Official Postal Address..

C/- Hon. Sec. C. A. Heath

P.O. Box 12. Claremont.

Tasmania. 7011.

Australia.

Email:- misteeth@gmail.com

 

EXCESS T.N.S. MEDALLION STOCK FOR SALE!

We have been advised that, during a recent stocktake by the 'Tasmanian Numismatic Society', the following ‘excess to requirement’ Medallion stocks were found and these renmants are currently available for sale to members and friends of the Society. The quantities are not unduly large so it is expected they will be snapped up fairly quickly.

Refer:- T.N.S. Hon. Sec. Chris Heath  (address above) for ordering and further details of postage costs if special handling or international delivery is required.

 

1998 - 35th Anniversary Commemorative - 40mm. cast pewter-base

 4 pairs (gold & silver plated) @ $20.00pair, 10 silver plated @ $10.00ea.

All edge numbered

 

1991 - Centenary of Launceston Exhibition 1891-2  - with booklet

18 pieces @ $7.50  (die-struck)

 

1992 - 350th Anniversary of Tasman sighting West Coast of Tasmania

 (die-struck) Edge numbered. 48mm. Silver 1 only @ $25.00

1997 - Numismatic Symposium at Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery (TMAG)

          Half Laurel Wreath border, Plain Reverse. Pewter 67 pieces @ $5.00 ea.

 

"T.N.S. members and friends, who may already have a sample, should - if they are inclined - take this final opportunity to acquire an extra of these limited issue historic pieces. They are at special prices prior to the remnants being offered elsewhere and then being possibly subject to secondary market price fluctuations."

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ON A PERSONAL NOTE!

“GET WELL, JERRY!”

We have been recently advised that our esteemed long-time colleague, contributor, 'Tasmanian Numismatic Society' and 'National Token Collectors Association' member and prolific author from Texas, U.S.A. - Jerry Adams - has recently suffered an adverse medical condition. Jerry has been hospitalized after suffering a stroke - thankfully, he has 'weathered the storm' - and is expected to be home within a few days.

Our mutual friend, of two decades, has since been in contact with this Editor - by phone and by email - and I have extended my personal wishes - and conveyed other expressions of concern and goodwill from his Tasmanian friends,

We wish Jerry a speedy recuperation and a full recovery ... and we extend our best wishes to his wife Sandy, daughter Kelly and the rest of his extended family!  Look after him! ... he is a treasure!

 

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'NUMISNET WORLD' - INTERNET EDITION

JULY 2007 - DECEMBER 2013.

Full details of 'Numisnet World' - incorporating 'Tasmanian Numismatist'  (2007)

http://www.vision.net.au/~pwood/dec07.htm  - (Volume 12 - Issues 7 - 12)

For full details of 'Numisnet World' (2008)

http://www.vision.net.au/~pwood/dec08.htm  -  (Volume 13 - Issues 1 - 12)

For full details of 'Numisnet World' (2009)

http://www.vision.net.au/~pwood/dec09.htm  -  (Volume 14 - Issues 1 - 12)

For full details of 'Numisnet World' (2010)

http://www.vision.net.au/~pwood/dec10.htm  -  (Volume 15 - Issues 1 - 12)

For full details of 'Numisnet World (2011)

http://www.vision.net.au/~pwood/jun11.htm  - (Volume 16 - Issues 1 - 6)

http://www.vision.net.au/~pwood/dec11.htm  - (Volume 16 - Issues 7 - 12)

For full details of 'Numisnet World (2012)

http://www.vision.net.au/~pwood/june12.htm  - (Volume 17 - Issues 1 - 6)

http://www.vision.net.au/~pwood/dec12.htm   -  (Volume 17 - Issues 7 - 12)

For full details of 'Numisnet World (2013)

http://www.vision.net.au/~pwood/june13.htm  -  (Volume 18 - Issues 1 - 6)

http://www.vision.net.au/~pwood/dec13.htm   -  (Volume 18 - Issues 7 - 12)

 

VOLUME 19 -  JANUARY, 2014 -

Issue 1. January 2014:-  http://www.vision.net.au/~pwood/jan14.htm

HOW COLLECTORS FIND THE THINGS THEY COLLECT! - Sometimes 'Lady Luck' plays a part in how we collectors put together our accumulations.

A 'not-quite-random' phone call in mid-December 2013 put me in touch with another numismatic gatherer who was searching for information about some of his 'stuff'. A mutually beneficial exchange occurred - which gave me the chance of making another potential friend with a compatible interest  - and, as a bonus, I was also able to add a few pieces to my collection.

THE FACES OF MUSTAFA KEMAL ATATÜRK - A fast scan over a few of the portraits of Turkey's famous leader!

 

Issue 2. February 2014:-  http://www.vision.net.au/~pwood/feb14.htm

TASMANIAN TRADESMEN'S TOKENS REVISITED 2014 (Part 1.) - This is one of those subjects that are treated as essential reading for collector's of our local tradesmen's tokens. Readers and collectors have now access to several excellent sources of literature - but, a general nudge may encourage a newcomer's start on a long journey into this intriguing facet of numismatics.

 

Issue 3. March 2014:-  http://www.vision.net.au/~pwood/mar14.htm

CHINA - THE MODERN ERA (Part 1.) - The giant that is - CHINA - awoke during the early part of the 1900's and flexed its muscles. This two part article cannot cover the political upheaval and agony of China as it found its feet and strode into the modern era. We will touch gently upon some of its more modern numismatic history in an effort to stay reasonably contemporary with how it is all developing.

TASMANIAN TRADESMEN'S TOKENS REVISITED 2014 (Part 2.) - The continuation of the reprise of the story of Tradesmen's tokens in Tasmania. This part covers the north of the island.

THE CHANGING FACE OF MONEY! - Over the last two decades there have been some momentous changes to international currency and coinage with the overwhelming onslaught created by electronic technology now that the 'BITCOIN' has materialized in tangible form.. However, political changes have also played a decisive part with new states appearing and some old ones disappearing.

 

Issue 4. April 2014:-  http://www.vision.net.au/~pwood/april14.htm

ANZAC DAY 1915 - 2014 - The Allied landing at Gallipoli. on 25th. April 1915 is again commemorated by this newsletter.  As Editor, I have been somewhat selfish by honouring my Great-Uncle Fred Fox for some years. From reading various records, I feel that the story of this one man's war  - a period of 4 years and 198 days on overseas service - was probably a typical example of the experience that thousands of other Australians had as well! 

AN INDIVIDUAL'S VIEW - THE "A - Z" - OF PAPER MONEY! - There are notes that sometimes get overlooked in favour of the 'pop' selection from major nations. This thumb-nail literary sketch - with a few pictorial examples - allows us to fill in some of the gaps between A - Z . As space and time permits, we will feature a few more!

 

Issue 5. May 2014:-  http://www.vision.net.au/~pwood/may14.htm

CHINA - THE MODERN ERA (Part 2.) - The inscrutable face of China changed dramatically after WWII with the rise and rise of the Communist regime. Chinese resolve and practicality kicked in and now the giant has stirred economically and the world will never be the same as it was 50 years ago..

PRESENTS by POST...and the POKIES - plus a PARTY POSTSCRIPT - Indulge me a little as I relate a few personal poppets from early April!

AN INDIVIDUAL'S VIEW - THE "A - Z" - OF PAPER MONEY! (Part 2.) - The conclusion of the A-Z of the editor's accumulation of world banknotes.

A selection of illustrations of not-so-well-known national notes.

COIN SHORTAGES and the AMERICAN COLONIES - Like Australia and other English outposts of past eras, the fledgling American colonies had problems with the shortage of specie at the everyday level - They also did what they had to do to concoct a supply of small change!

 

Issue 6. June 2014:-

HOW COLLECTORS FIND THE THINGS THEY COLLECT!(2) - Another look at how collections can start - a little desire and imagination can start us on a lifetime journey. However, a fluke - an undreamed of opportunity - can be as good a way as any well-thought-out plan!  Lets start looking at 'A'

'OLDE WORLD! - NEW WORLD! - Reminisces and a forecast! Changing attitudes and the way we handle cash are about to alter forever the way we live.

T.N.S. MEDALLIONS _ EXCESS FOR SALE - 'Excess to requirement'  - some extra  medallion stock has been discovered and is detailed for sale.

GET WELL, JERRY ADAMS! - Our long-time member has been poorly of late! We wish him a speedy recovery!.

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In such instances, they may not be replicated or their images reproduced or republished - unless prior permission is sought from, and given by, the originator, owner or licensee of such item, design or packaging.

 

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Under this act, information about individuals can be stored and published only if: the information is already contained in a publicly available document or if personal information has been provided by the individual to whom the information relates, and if that individual is aware of the purposes for which the information is being collected.

All information published by the ''NumisNet World'' (Internet Edition) newsletter is either publicly available, or has been voluntarily provided by writers, on request from the Editor of the ''NumisNet World'  (Internet Edition) newsletter.

While the ''NumisNet World' (Internet Edition) newsletter may hold writers' addresses and other details for the purposes of communication and copyright protection, it will never make such addresses or details available to any member of the public without the permission of those involved.

The 'NumisNet World'' (Internet Edition) newsletter also respects the privacy of our readers. When you write to us with comments, queries or suggestions, you may provide us with personal information including your contact address or other relevant information. Your personal information will never be made available to a third party without permission.

 

DISCLAIMER

All details of a commercial nature, organisations, items or individual arrangement to buy, sell or trade are provided in good faith as information only, and any consequent dealings are between the parties concerned. 

The 'NumisNet World' (Internet Edition) newsletter takes no responsibility for disagreements between parties, and also reserves the right to only feature information that it considers suitable in promoting the hobby to our readers. Deadline for any literary contributions, or amendment to copy, is 7 Days prior to the beginning of the month of publication.

 

The Editor,

Numisnet World - (Internet Edition). 

P.O. Box 10,

Ravenswood. 7250. Tasmania.

Australia.

Internet Page: http://www.vision.net.au/~pwood/tns.html

Email: pwood@vision.net.au

 

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