‘NUMISNET WORLD’


Volume 20 Issue 5    Formerly published as the 'Tasmanian Numismatist' - Internet Edition' (Est. 1996)    May 2015


'NUMISNET WORLD'

INTERNET EDITION

Edited by Graeme Petterwood. © 2015.

COPYRIGHT.

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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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THE MATTER OF CHOICES!

A little philosophy for the quiet times!

YES? - NO? - MAYBE!

 

Many decades ago, while contemplating my navel and searching for the answer to that nebulous riddle, 'The Meaning of Life' - (after watching the famous 'Monty Python' film classic, "Life of Brian!") - I arrived at a momentous conclusion that it all boils down to one or two vital and recurrent choices - and, it is these that have an effect on every aspect of who we are!

Each decision leads to another - and then branches off into another - until we set off on that convoluted, adventurous, journey that defines the public part of our existence - who we are and what we do next time a choice is presented to us!

 

Our hobby, for instance, is a conundrum in itself - it always has had 'shades of grey' that necessitated the real need for considered choices - of near the biblical 'Monty Python' proportions.

If we are even halfway serious, it resolves itself on how we enjoy this imposition against our precious time!

However, that is also our choice - is it a hobby or is it an investment?!

 

Sometimes, those choices - between the seriousness - and the undoubted joy and fun of a collecting achievement - are multi-layered.

The decisions may have been difficult - or, perhaps, hugely appealing - at the time we made them.

We may have found that our attitude may have changed slightly - or enormously - because of yhose choices we had to make in earlier times..

It may have meant that, for whatever reason, we chose a selective field of interest from among the 'accepted' mainstream numismatics over the broader-based exonumia field of collecting .... but, as we all know - it is not always quite as clear-cut as that!

 

As an inquisitive type, I made the easiest initial choice of all - to explore as many aspects of the hobby as I could handle, instead of just a narrow strip! ... but I still needed to make 'fine-tune' choices as I wandered along ..... I still do!

It was like finding a sunlit field that contained so many 'goodies' that it could not be ignored until it was thoroughly investigated!

Over the last few decades as a writer, I have touched upon many aspects of our hobby that I have developed interests in - these are my own personal choices, but, I always hope that you have enjoyed my selections!

The greatest things to be found, of course - are YOU -  the PEOPLE who have made the choice to read this newsletter.

In your own way - and, at your own chosen level of intensity - some of you will decide to become involved in parts of this phenomenal hobby - and, hopefully, I can cater, educationally, for your choice of interests as well!

 

 

 

 

 

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PRE-2000 CURRENCY TRIVIA

SOME VITAL STATISTICS ON OUR EARLIER AUSTRALIAN COINS & BANKNOTES.

This list is provided as a quick check on some of those little things about our earlier currency that you should know- but that may have just slipped your memory!  Essential knowledge for beginners to ponder!
Always refer to a good catalogue for the real heavy stuff like mintage details, prices, mintmarks, die variations etc., plus the non-circulating issues, which are too numerous to mention here- besides, you might learn something new!

 

COMPOSITION, SIZES and WEIGHTS OF OUR BASIC COINAGE.

 

1901 - 1999 

 

 

Australian Imperial coins

Gold - Half & Full Sovereigns

Bronze - Half-Pennies & Pennies

Silver (various grades) - Threepences, Sixpences, Shillings, Florins and Crowns.

 

Pre-Decimal. 
 

Half-Sovereign. 
1901-18.  91.67% Gold, 8.33% Copper.-19mm.-3.9940 grams. 
(Pure Gold content : 0.1177 oz.) 
 

Sovereign. 
1901-31.  91.67% Gold, 8.33% Copper.-21.5mm.-7.9881 grams. 
(Pure Gold content : 0.2354 oz.)

 

Half-Penny. 
1911-64.  97% Copper, 2.5% Zinc, 0.5% Tin.-25.5mm.-5.67 grams. 

 

Penny. 
1911-64. 97% Copper, 2.5% Zinc, 0.5% Tin.-30.8mm.-9.45 grams. 

 

Threepence. 
1910-44. 92.5% Silver, 7.5% Copper-16mm.-1.41grams. 
Threepence. 
1947-64. 50% Silver, 40% Copper, 5% Zinc, 5% Nickel.-16mm.- 1.41 grams. 

Sixpence. 
1910-45. 92.5% Silver, 7.5% Copper.-16mm.-1.41 grams. 
Sixpence. 
1946-63. 50% Silver, 40% Copper, 5% Zinc, 5% Nickel.-16mm.- 1.41 grams. 

One Shilling. 
1910-45. 92.5% Silver, 7.5% Copper.-23.5mm.-5.65 grams. 
One Shilling. 
1946-63. 50% Silver, 40% Copper, 5% Zinc, 5% Nickel.-16mm.- 5.65 grams. 

One Florin. 
1910-45. 92.5% Silver, 7.5% Copper.-28.5mm.-11.31 grams. 
One Florin. 
1946-63. 50% Silver, 40% Copper, 5% Zinc, 5% Nickel.-28.5mm.- 11.31 grams. 

Crown. 
1937-38. 92.5% Silver, 7.5% Copper.-38.5mm.-28.27 grams.

1966 Decimal Coinage Range

Bronze - 1 Cent, 2 Cents,

Cupro-Nickel - 5, 10 and 20 Cents

.800 Silver - 50 Cents 

Decimal.
One Cent. 
1966-91. 97% Copper, 2.5% Zinc, 0.5% Nickel.-17.53mm.-2.59 grams. 

 

Two Cents. 
1966-91. 97% Copper, 2.5% Zinc, 0.5% Nickel.-21.59mm.-5.18 grams. 
 

Five Cents. 
1966- Current. 75% Copper, 25% Nickel.-19.41mm.-2.83 grams. 
 

Ten Cents. 
1966- Current.  75% Copper, 25% Nickel.-21.60mm.-5.66 grams. 
 

20 Cents. 
1966- Current. 75% Copper, 25% Nickel.-28.52mm.-11.31 grams. 
 

Australian Decimal 50 Cent Coin Types

1966 original issue  (.800 Silver) Round

 1969 - current (Cupro-Nickel) Duodectagonal (12 sided)

 

Fifty Cents. 
1966.  80% Silver, 20% Copper.-31.50mm.-13.28 grams. 
Fifty Cents. 
1969- Current. 75% Copper, 25% Nickel.-31.50mm.-15.55 grams. 
 

Aluminium-Bronze 1 & 2 Dollar coins.

 

One Dollar. 
1984- Current. 92% Copper, 6% Aluminium, 2% Nickel.-25mm.-9 grams. 
 

Two Dollars. 
1988- Current. 92% Copper, 6% Aluminium, 2% Nickel.-20.62mm.-6.6 grams.

 

 

COMMEMORATIVE COINS

 AUSTRALIAN .925 STERLING SILVER COINS.

Pre-decimal. 
Canbera Florin. 1927. 
Issued May 9th. 1927 to commemorate the opening of Parliament House in Canberra as the seat of Government.

Melbourne Centenary. 1934-35. 
Issued to commemorate the 100th. Anniversary of Victoria (1834-1934) and the founding of Melbourne (1835-1935).

Federation Florin. 1951. 
Issued to commemorate the 50th. Anniversary of the Federation of Australian States (1901-1951).

Royal Visit Florin. 1954. 
Issued to commemorate the first visit Elizabeth II as Queen.

Crown. 1937 - 8
Issued to commemorate the Coronation of King George VI in 1937.

The 1938 issue, however, was not a logical release - it appears to be an unsuccessful attempt to introduce the large coin into the circulation range and it was limited to 101,000 coins compared to the 1937 release of over 1,008,000

 

 

A Selection of Commemorative Circulation Decimal Coinage

Decimal. 
United Nations 20 Cents. 1995. 
Issued to commemorate the 50th. Anniversary of the United Nations.

Captain Cook 50 Cents. 1970. 
Issued to commemorate the bi-centenary of Capt. Cook's landing in Australia.

Silver Jubilee 50 Cents. 1977. 
Issued to commemorate the 25th.Anniversary of Queen Elizabeth's reign.

XIIth. Commonwealth Games 50 Cents. 1982. 
Issued to commemorate the 1982 Games.

Bi-Centenary 50 Cents. 1988. 
Issued to commemorate the Anniversary of the first European settlement of Australia.

25th.Anniversary 50 Cents. 1991. 
Issued to commemorate the 25th. Anniversary of Decimal currency.

Year of the Family 50 Cents. 1994. 
Issued to celebrate Family values in the Year of the Family.

WWII 50th. Anniversary 50 Cents. 1995. 
Issued to commemorate the 50th. Anniversary of the end of WWII., featuring 'Weary' Dunlop'- famed P.O.W. doctor.

One Dollar Coins are used for commemorative purposes as the need arises. 
1986. The Year of Peace. 
1988. Bi-Centenary of the First Fleet. 
1992. Barcelona Olympic Games. 
1993. Landcare. 
1994. 10th. Anniversary of the Dollar Coin. 
1995. Waltzing Matilda Centenary. 
1996. Henry Parkes Death Centenary.

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AUSTRALIAN BANKNOTES

ISSUE DATES and SIZES etc. 
T= Treasury. N.I.D.= Note Issue Dept. C.B.= Commonwealth Bank. 
R.B= Reserve Bank. O/P= Overprinted. Colour.= Obverse/Reverse.

Pre-Decimal

Ten Shillings. 
1913-14. Collins/Allen. Blue/Blue. 193 x 81mm. (T) 

Ten Shillings. 
1915-18. Collins/Allen. Blue/Blue. 196 x 86mm. (T) 
1918-23. Cerutty/Collins. Blue/Blue. 196 x 86mm. (T) 

Ten Shillings. 
1923-26. Miller/Collins. Brown/Brown. 180 x 79mm. (N.I.D.) 
1926. Kell/Collins. Brown/Brown. 180 x 79mm. (C.B.) 
1927. Kell/Heathershaw. Brown/Brown. 180 x 79mm. (C.B.) 
1928-33. Riddle/Heathershaw. Brown/Brown. 180 x 79mm. (C.B.) 
1933. Riddle/Sheehan. Brown/Brown. 180 x 79mm. (C.B.)


Ten Shillings. 
1933. Riddle/Sheehan. Brown/Brown. 155 x 81mm. (Legal Tender) 


Ten Shillings. 
1934-36. Riddle/Sheehan. Brown/Brown. 155 x 81mm. (10/- O/Print)

Ten Shillings. 
1936-39. Riddle/Sheehan. Orange/Orange. 137 x 76mm. 


Ten Shillings. 
1939-42. Sheehan/McFarlane. Orange-red/Orange-red. 137 x 79mm. 
1942-49. Armitage/McFarlane. Orange-red/Orange-red. 137 x 79mm. *
1949-52. Coombs/Watt. Orange-red/Orange-red. 137 x 79mm. 
 

Ten Shillings. 
1952. Coombs/Wilson. Orange-red/Orange-red. 137 x 79mm. 


Ten Shillings. 
1954-61. Coombs/Wilson. Brown/Brown. 137 x 79mm. (C.B.)
1961-66. Coombs/Wilson. Brown/Brown. 137 x 79mm. (R.B.) 
 

One Pound. 
1913. Collins/Allen. Blue/Blue. 183 x 94mm. (T) 
 

One Pound. 
1914-15. (Emergency Issue on E.S.&A. superscribed stock). 
Collins/Allen. Blue and Pink/Blue and Yellow. (T) 
 

One Pound. 
1914-15. (Emergency Issue-nicknamed the 'Rainbow Pound.) 
Collins/Allen. Blue and Orange/Orange and Mauve. (T) 
 

One Pound. 
1918-23. Resumption of Style of 1913. Cerutty/Collins. Blue/Blue. 183 x 94mm. (T) 


One Pound. 
1923-25. ( Imprint T.S. Harrison.) Miller/Collins. Green/Green. 180 x 79mm. (N.I.D.) 
1923. (Imprint omitted.) Miller/Collins. Green/Green. 180 x 79mm. (N.I.D.) 
1926. Kell/Collins. Green/Green. 180 x 79mm. (C.B.) 
1927. Kell/Heathershaw. Green/Green. 180 x 79mm. (C.B.) 
1927-32. Riddle/Heathershaw. Green/Green. 180 x 79mm. (C.B.)
1932-33. Riddle/Sheehan. Green/Green. 180 x 79mm. (C.B.)

 

One Pound. 
1933-38. Riddle/Sheehan. Dk.Green/Dk.Green. 155 x 81mm. 
(Legal Tender)

One Pound. 
1938-42. Sheehan/McFarlane. Olive green/Olive green. 155 x 81mm. *
1942-48. Armitage/McFarlane. Olive green/Olive green. 155 x 81mm. 
1949-52. Coombs/Watt. Olive green/Olive green. 155 x 81mm. *
1952-53. Coombs/Wilson. Olive green/Olive green. 155 x 81mm.

 

One Pound. 
1953-61. Coombs/Wilson. Green/Green. 155 x 81mm. (C.B.) *
1961-66. Coombs/Wilson. Green/Green. 155 x 81mm. (R.B.)


Five Pounds. 
1913-14. Collins/Allen. Dk.Blue/Dk.Blue. 170 x 107mm. (T) 
 

Five Pounds. 
1914-18. Collins/Allen. Dk.Blue/Dk.Blue. 170 x 107mm. (T) 
1918-24. Cerutty/Collins. Dk.Blue/Dk.Blue. 170 x 107mm. (T) 
 

Five Pounds. 
1924-27. Kell/Collins. Blue/Blue. 180 x 79mm. (N.I.D.) 
1927. Kell/Heathershaw. Blue/Blue. 180 x 79mm. (N.I.D.) 
1927. Kell/Heathershaw. Blue/Blue. 180 x 79mm. (C.B.) 
1927. Riddle/Heathershaw. Blue/Blue. 180 x 79mm. (N.I.D.) 
1927. Riddle/Heathershaw. Blue/Blue. 180 x 79mm. (C.B.) 
1932-33. Riddle/Sheehan. Blue/Blue. 180 x 79mm. (C.B.) 
 

Five Pounds. 
1933-39. Riddle/Sheehan. Blue/Blue. 180 x 79mm. (Legal Tender) 
 

Five Pounds. 
1939-41. Sheehan/McFarlane. Blue/Blue. 180 x 79mm. 
1941-49. Armitage/McFarlane. Blue/Blue. 180 x 79mm. *
1949-52. Coombs/Watt. Blue/Blue. 180 x 79mm. 
1952-54. Coombs/Wilson. Blue/Blue. 180 x 79mm. 


Five Pounds. 
1954-60. Coombs/Wilson. Blue/Blue. 168 x 79mm. (C.B.) *
1960-66. Coombs/Wilson. Blue/Blue. 168 x 79mm. (R.B.) 

Ten Pounds. 
1913-18. Collins/Allen. Blue/Mauve green. 165 x 102mm. (T) 
1918-25. Cerutty/Collins. Blue/Mauve green. 165 x 102mm. (T) 
1918-25. Cerutty/Collins. Blue/Green mauve. 165 x 102mm. (T) 
 

Ten Pounds. 
1925. Kell/Collins. Red/Red. 180 x 76mm. (Specimen N.I.D.) 
1925-27. Kell/Collins. Red/Red. 180 x 76mm. (C.B.) 
1927-33. Riddle/Heathershaw. Red/Red. 180 x 76mm. (C.B.) 
1933-34. Riddle/Sheehan. Red/Red. 180 x 76mm. (C.B.) 
 

Ten Pounds. 
1934-40. Riddle/Sheehan. Red/Red. 180 x 79mm. (Legal Tender) 

 

Ten Pounds. 
1940-43. Sheehan/McFarlane. Red/Red. 180 x 79mm. 
1943-49. Armitage/McFarlane. Red/Red. 180 x 79mm. *
1949-52. Coombs/Watt. Red/Red. 180 x 79mm. 
1952-54. Coombs/Wilson. Red/Red. 180 x 79mm. 


Ten Pounds. 
1954-60. Coombs/Wilson. Red/Red. 180 x 79mm. (C.B.)
1960-66. Coombs/Wilson. Red/Red. 180 x 79mm. (R.B.) 


Twenty Pounds. 

1914-18. Collins/Allen. Dk.Blue/Dk.Blue. 168 x 102mm. (T) 
1918-38. Cerutty/Collins. Dk.Blue/Dk.Blue. 168 x 102mm. (T) 


Fifty Pounds. 

1914-20. Collins/Allen. Blue/Blue. 168 x 102mm. (T) 
1920-45. Cerutty/Collins. Blue/Blue. 168 x 102mm. (T) 

100 Pounds. 

1914-24. Collins/Allen. Blue/Blue. 168 x 102mm. (T) 
1924-45. Cerutty/Collins. Blue/Blue. 168 x 102mm. (T) 

1000 Pounds. 

1914-15. Collins/Allen. Lt.Blue/Lt.Brown. 222 x 140mm. (T) 
1925. Kell/Collins. Lt.Blue/Lt.Brown. 222 x 140mm. (N.I.D.) 
 


 

Decimal.

During the years 1966-74, all Australian Decimal Banknotes bore the obverse and reverse inscription- 'Commonwealth of Australia', but this was deleted on notes issued from 1974 onwards and replaced with the single word inscription- 'Australia'. In 1988, a hint of what was to come - in the form of Polymer Substrate fabric notes - arrived in time for Australia's Bi-Centenary... but not without some serious printing problems.

These problems were overcome, and, from 1992, the changeover from the traditional paper money grew in momentum and then thundered through like a juggernaut!

It is believed a new range of updated portraits will soon be implemented - possibly starting later this year!

 

One Dollar. (CofA)
1966-68. Coombs/Wilson. Orange and Brown/Orange and Brown. 140 x 70mm. 
1968-69. Coombs/Randall. Orange and Brown/Orange and Brown. 140 x 70mm. 
1969-72. Phillips/Randall. Orange and Brown/Orange and Brown. 140 x 70mm. 
1972-74. Phillips/Wheeler. Orange and Brown/Orange and Brown. 140 x 70mm. 
 

One Dollar. (Australia)
1974-76.Phillips/Wheeler. Orange and Brown/Orange and Brown. 140 x 70mm. 
1976-79. Knight/Wheeler. Orange and Brown/Orange and Brown. 140 x 70mm. 
1979-82. Knight/Stone. Orange and Brown/Orange and Brown. 140 x 70mm. 
1982-84. Johnston/Stone. Orange and Brown/Orange and Brown. 140 x 70mm.

 

Two Dollars. (CofA)
1966-68. Coombs/Wilson. Green and Yellow/Green and Yellow. 145 x 71mm. 
1968. Coombs/Randall. Green and Yellow/Green and Yellow. 145 x 71mm. 
1969-72. Phillips/Randall. Green and Yellow/Green and Yellow. 145 x 71mm. 
1972-74. Phillips/Wheeler. Green and Yellow/Green and Yellow. 145 x 71mm. 
 

Two Dollars. (Australia) 
1974-76. Phillips/Wheeler. Green and Yellow/Green and Yellow. 145 x 71mm. 
1976-79. Knight/Wheeler. Green and Yellow/Green and Yellow. 145 x 71mm. 
1979-83. Knight/Stone. Green and Yellow/Green and Yellow. 145 x 71mm. 
1983-85. Johnston/Stone. Green and Yellow/Green and Yellow. 145 x 71mm. 
1985-88. Johnston/Fraser. Green and Yellow/Green and Yellow. 145 x 71mm.

 

Five Dollars. (CofA)
1967-69. Coombs/Randall. Mauve/Mauve. 152 x 76mm. 
1969-72. Phillips/Randall. Mauve/Mauve. 152 x 76mm. 
1972-74. Phillips/Wheeler. Mauve/Mauve. 152 x 76mm. 
 

Five Dollars. (Australia)
1974-76. Phillips/Wheeler. Mauve/Mauve. 152 x 76mm. 
1976-79. Knight/Wheeler. Mauve/Mauve. 152 x 76mm. 
1979-83. Knight/Stone. Mauve/Mauve. 152 x 76mm. 
1983-85. Johnston/Stone. Mauve/Mauve. 152 x 76mm. 
1985-90. Johnston/Fraser. Mauve/Mauve. 152 x 76mm. 
1990-91. Fraser/Higgins. Mauve/Mauve. 152 x 76mm. 
1991-92. Fraser/Cole. Mauve/Mauve. 152 x 76mm. 
 

Five Dollars. 
1992-93. Fraser/Cole. Mauve/Mauve. 131 x 65mm. Polymer. 
1993-95. Fraser/Evans. Mauve/Mauve. 131 x 65mm. Polymer. 
1995-97. Fraser/Evans. Dk.Mauve/Dk.Mauve. 131 x 65mm. Polymer.

 

Ten Dollars. (CofA)
1966-67. Coombs/Wilson. Blue and Orange/Blue and Orange. 155 x 76mm. 
1967-68. Coombs/Randall. Blue and Orange/Blue and Orange. 155 x 76mm. 
1968-72. Phillips/Randall. Blue and Orange/Blue and Orange. 155 x 76mm. 
1972-74. Phillips/Wheeler. Blue and Orange/Blue and Orange. 155 x 76mm. 
 

Ten Dollars. (Australia) 
1974-76. Phillips/Wheeler. Blue and Orange/Blue and Orange. 155 x 76mm. 
1976-79. Knight/Wheeler. Blue and Orange/Blue and Orange. 155 x 76mm. 
1979-83. Knight/Stone. Blue and Orange/Blue and Orange. 155 x 76mm. 

 

Ten Dollars. 
1983-85. Johnston/Stone. Blue and Orange/Blue and Orange. 155 x 76mm. 
1985-90. Johnston/Fraser. Blue and Orange/Blue and Orange. 155 x 76mm. 
 

1988. Johnston/Fraser. Green-Blue-Orange Multi. 155 x 77.5mm. Polymer Bi-Centenary Issue. 
 

1990-91. Fraser/Higgins. Blue and Orange/Blue and Orange. 155 x 76mm. 
1991-93. Fraser/Cole. Blue and Orange/Blue and Orange. 155 x 76mm. 
 

Ten Dollars. 
1993-97. Fraser/Evans. Blue/Blue. 137 x 65mm. Polymer.

 

Twenty Dollars. (CofA) 
1966-67. Coombs/Wilson. Red and Yellow/Red and Yellow. 160 x 81mm. 
1976-68. Coombs/Randall. Red and Yellow/Red and Yellow. 160 x 81mm. 
1968-72. Phillips/Randall. Red and Yellow/Red and Yellow. 160 x 81mm. 
1972-74. Phillips/Wheeler. Red and Yellow/Red and Yellow. 160 x 81mm. 
 

Twenty Dollars. (Australia)
1974-76. Phillips/Wheeler. Red and Yellow/Red and Yellow. 160 x 81mm. 
1976-79. Knight/Wheeler. Red and Yellow/Red and Yellow. 160 x 81mm. 
1979-83. Knight/Stone. Red and Yellow/Red and Yellow. 160 x 81mm.. 
1983-85. Johnston/Stone. Red and Yellow/Red and Yellow. 160 x 81mm.. 
1985-89. Johnston/Fraser. Red and Yellow/Red and Yellow. 160 x 81mm. 
1989. Phillips/Fraser. Red and Yellow/Red and Yellow. 160 x 81mm. 
1989-91. Fraser/Higgins. Red and Yellow/Red and Yellow. 160 x 81mm. 
1991-93. Fraser/Cole. Red and Yellow/Red and Yellow. 160 x 81mm. 
1993-94. Fraser/Evans. Red and Yellow/Red and Yellow. 160 x 81mm. 
 

Twenty Dollars. 
1994-97. Fraser/Evans. Red and Yellow/Red and Yellow. 145 x 65mm. Polymer. 
 

Fifty Dollars. (Australia)
1974-75. Phillips/Wheeler. Green and Yellow/Green and Yellow. 165 x 82mm. 
1975-79. Knight/Wheeler. Green and Yellow/Green and Yellow. 165 x 82mm. 
1979-83. Knight/Stone. Green and Yellow/Green and Yellow. 165 x 82mm. 
1983-85. Johnston/Stone. Green and Yellow/Green and Yellow. 165 x 82mm. 
1985-89. Johnston/Fraser. Green and Yellow/Green and Yellow. 165 x 82mm. 
1989. Phillips/Fraser. Green and Yellow/Green and Yellow. 165 x 82mm. 
1989-91. Fraser/Higgins. Green and Yellow/Green and Yellow. 165 x 82mm. 
1991-93. Fraser/Cole. Green and Yellow/Green and Yellow. 165 x 82mm. 
1993-95. Fraser/Evans. Green and Yellow/Green and Yellow. 165 x 82mm. 
 

Fifty Dollars. 
1995-97. Fraser/Evans. Gold and Grey/Gold and Orange. 152 x 65mm. Polymer.

100 Dollars. (Australia)
1984-85. Johnston/Stone. Bluish grey/Bluish grey. 172 x 82.5mm. 
1985-90. Johnston/Fraser. Bluish grey/Bluish grey. 172 x 82.5mm. 
1990-91. Fraser/Higgins. Bluish grey/Bluish grey. 172 x 82.5mm. 
1991-96. Fraser/Cole. Bluish grey/Bluish grey. 172 x 82.5mm. 

100 Dollars. 
1996-97. Fraser/Evans. Green and Orange/Green and Orange. 159 x 65mm. Polymer.
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'NUMISNET WORLD' - INTERNET EDITION

JULY 2007 - JANUARY 2015....

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)

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

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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)

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http://www.vision.net.au/~pwood/june14.htm  -  (Volume 19 - Issues 1 - 6)

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For full details of 'Numisnet World' (2015)

 

VOLUME 20 (2015) 

Issue 1. January 2015:-  http://www.vision.net.au/~pwood/jan15.htm

T.N.S. ANNUAL DINNER & LECTURE 2014 - This brief report from the T.N.S. Annual Dinner & Lecture held in early December 2014, can only give an inadequate idea of the level of comradeship that many of the members of the Society still enjoy. Established in 1963 - just prior to the introduction of Decimal coinage to Australia - the Tasmanian Numismatic Society has proven to be a great learning institution. However, we members - old and new -  are still being educated about our fascinating hobby from invited experts - such as Dr. David Briggs.

A BLAST FROM THE PAST - The removal of $1.00 and $2.00 notes from our currency was considered a big deal back in 1984 and 1988. These notes were the equivalent of our 'old' 10 Shillings and One Pound Imperial notes from the time of Federation. However, the sky didn't fall in!

 

Issue 2. February 2015:- http://www.vision.net.au/~pwood/feb15.htm

A MISTY WINDOW IN TIME - Over the last 1000 years at , seemingly, regular intervals -  events have occurred that are suitably impressive to have earned a place in written history. Of course, some of those momentous occurrences coincide with lesser instances that connect with us - the grist which is ground and blended to make us who we are. We are sometimes the victims of the whims of Fate - but  we do strive to control our destinies! 

 

Issue 3. March 2015:-  http://www.vision.net.au/~pwood/mar15.htm

A MISTY WINDOW IN TIME - Part II -  Another piece of a jig-saw, that has intrigued this writer for decades, has fallen into place.... The picture is emerging slowly - and it may be that other hands will need to complete or tidy the finer details of the portrait in future decades - but, at least, a few of the weeds have been cleared. Additional information about William Robert Taylor's less than prestigious reason for coming to Tasmania - and staying forever..

 

Issue 4. April 2015:- http://www.vision.net.au/~pwood/april15.htm

WE STILL CALL AUSTRALIA HOME! - In 1914, the concept of a World War was unimaginable to all Australians! The next 5 years proved how wrong that could be. For over 100 years now, the facts of our national involvement have been analysed, the data collated and the tales that were told each year by the  actual participants have now become memories and hearsay. However, those tales will continue -as they are now locked in our psyche and are part of the building blocks of history- and our emergence as a free nation. Too soon, this generation will also become history as well!  -  LEST WE FORGET!

'TASMANIAN NUMISMATIST' - Just a reminder that this Editor has now relinquished the position of Editor of the T.N.S. Tasmanian Numismatist' newsletter after 20 years, and all correspondence regarding the Society should be directed through the Secretary or the President. As a T.N.S. member, I plan to continue contributing articles .

'THE ROSES AMONGST THE THORNS' - While this article about 'commemorative coinage' does not qualify seriously as a 'Blast from the Past' it is from the Archives of 2013 and is meant to draw attention to a continuing commercial aspect taken by the Mint of making money to look at - not really to use!

 

Issue 5. May 2015:-

THE MATTER OF CHOICES. - We make choices throughout our lives - and our choices of what we collect within the parameters of our hobby are no exception. That these hobby choices are said to be like the 'ripples in a pond' may sound somewhat trite - but, like other life choices, the selection we make can have far-reaching consequences far beyond our comprehension! So chose carefully!

PRE-2000 CURRENCY TRIVIA - Details, details, details!  What would we do without them? Here are a few good handfuls of assorted trivia for you to peruse -  and, hopefully, they may be of use some day!

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