‘NUMISNET WORLD’


Volume 20 Issue 10   Formerly published as the 'Tasmanian Numismatist' - Internet Edition' (Est. 1996)    October 2015


'NUMISNET WORLD'

INTERNET EDITION

Edited by Graeme Petterwood. © 2015.

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THE TRIALS OF A TOKEN PRODUCER!

Years ago, one of Australia's former Prime Ministers, Malcolm Fraser, stated - "Life wasn't meant to be easy!'

It was bandied about by the Opposition and ridiculed by others as an example of the way that this notable  Prime Minister had forced the citizens to bear hardships during his term of office - and it became a 'throw-away' catch-phrase - during the usual 'trials' by political media. 

It was, however, a piece of historical verbal evidence from an tumultuous era!

 

However, as we all know - that phrase applies to many other more substantial basic things besides the mundane, sometimes banal, expressions that emit from the vaulted halls of political power.

Those who participate in the production of virtually anything from scratch - and particularly such intricate things as commercial tokens, medals etc. - also find that 'life wasn't meant to be easy' ... and, in the case of some items, product trials are definitely needed!

The trials illustrate the manufacturer's art - prior to the actual production runs, and are produced to ensure that the finished items, to be made available for purchase by the public, will be in the manner they were designed to be!

The few items (shown below) were especially acquired trial samples -and the comparative regular issue retail packs - from quality token-makers - TASMEDALS and OZMINT - and now, along with many more, they form part of my own accumulation of metallic objects broadly classed as exonumia.

 

 

 

"Tasmanian Token Treasures" ©  - compiled by Graeme E. Petterwood 2009.

 

 

 

Commercially Packed Finished products.

Cessation of Transportation 30mm. Brass token - #TM 03.6

Seahorse World 30mm. 2001 Copper token - #TM 06.0a

(TM = TasMedals productions)

*Seahorse World 30mm. 2003 Brass token in Standard pack -  #OZ 06.0b

* Seahorse World 30mm. 2003 Brass token in vertical hang-pack  #OZ 06.0c

 (* OZ = OZ Mint productions.)

 

 

Aluminium 30mm. Trial pieces

Aluminium trial piece of a commercial Port Arthur Historic Site token. #TM 03.6a

Aluminium trial piece of the basic commercial Seahorse World token. #TM 06.0b

 

Aluminium Trials for various West Coast Tourism areas

Commercial retail products

(Trial samples -TasMedals)

 

The use of an "off metal" is also a part of the manufacturing process in medallion manufacture - a cheap scrap-metal alloy (blend) is often used in the initial pour of a planchet to take a trial strike or to make a trial cast. The sample shown below is such an off-metal piece done in full size and it was made as the check-piece from the cast for the commercially finished gold-plated product released in 1992.

 

1992 ABEL TASMAN MEDALLION

Mixed dross metal trial piece and the 70mm. Gold-plated pewter commercial presentation.

 

References:

"Tasmanian Token Treasures" ©  - compiled by Graeme E. Petterwood 2009.

 

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 MORE THAN A BIT of TRIVIA

 

 or.... if you prefer ...

SOME ESSENTIAL STATISTICS

ABOUT

PRE-MILLENNIUM

 

AUSTRALIAN COINS & BANKNOTES.

 


This article text may appear familiar - it was, in fact, published in a slightly different form as recently as May this year.

However, since then, we have been advised that a number of new members have joined the numismatic ranks of the 'Tasmanian Numismatic Society' and we have also had  several international inquiries about the subject matter.

Educational articles - even about recently 'ancient' items - should be periodically revised and aired.

This time is was a little more sooner than lintended!

 

Consider this rehash as an timely reminder - with Christmas quickly bearing down on us - to make sure the numismatic gift selections, that you may drop hints about, are the inexpensive ones that fill the gaps in your basic collection before you start looking for the expensive fancy stuff!

Always refer to a good local catalogue such as - "Pocket Guide to Australian Coins and Banknotes" - by Greg McDonald -  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!

 

 

This condensed list is provided to our newer readers as a scroll-down check on those little things about some of our pre-millennium currency that you should become aware of - or, if you did know - things that may have just slipped your memory!

 COMPOSITION, SIZES and WEIGHTS

 OF OUR BASIC AUSTRALIAN COINAGE. 

 

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.)

 

1953 Queen Elizabeth II Australian coin range

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.

 

Decimal.

 

 

1966 Queen Elizabeth II Australian coin range
 

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- 75% Copper, 25% Nickel.- 19.41mm.- 2.83 grams. 
 

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

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

Fifty Cents. 
1966. 80% Silver, 20% Copper.- 31.50mm.- 13.28 grams. 
 

Fifty Cents. 
1969- 75% Copper, 25% Nickel.- 31.50mm.- 15.55 grams. 
 

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

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

 

 

COMMEMORATIVE 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. 
Issued to commemorate the Coronation of King George VI.

 

 

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.

XII th. 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.

It is evident that the One Dollar Coins are being 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. Land-care. 
1994. 10th. Anniversary of the Dollar Coin. 
1995. Waltzing Matilda Centenary. 
1996. Henry Parkes Death Centenary.

 

  
AUSTRALIAN BANKNOTES - ISSUE DATES etc. 


 

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) 


1934-36 King George V (Riddle/Sheehan) Ten Shilling Note*

 

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) 
 

1927-32 Riddle/Heathershaw One Pound note*

 

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.) 
 


WITHDRAWN or LIMITED

CIRCULATION DENOMINATIONS


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. 215 x 143mm. (T) 
1925. Kell/Collins. Lt.Blue/Lt.Brown. 215 x 143mm. (N.I.D.) 

 

T= Treasury.

N.I.D.= Note Issue Dept.

C.B.= Commonwealth Bank. 
R.B= Reserve Bank.

O/P= Overprinted. \

 



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'.

One Dollar. 
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. 
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. 
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. 
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. 
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. 
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. 
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. 
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. 
 

1988 Bi-Centenary Issue low Serial number Polymer Ten Dollar note*

 

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. 
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. 
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. 
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. 
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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THE GOODIES!


Amongst any basic circulating currency there are the 'Goodies' to watch out for!

Those coins or notes that are, for whatever reason, the pick of the crop - or, the roses amongst the thorns!
Listed below are a few of these outstanding 'Goodies' that I think fit the description.

 

 

Pre-Decimal

. 

1923 Australian Half-penny


Half-penny. 
1916 I (Mule) 1923 
 

Penny. 
1919.//., 1920.//, 1920.//., 1925, 1930 
 

Threepence. 
1914, 1915, 1922/21, 1934/3, 1942 
 

Sixpence. 
1911, 1912, 1914, 1916M, 1917M, 1918M, 1920M, 1922, 1924 
 

Shilling. 
1910, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1914, 1915, 1915H, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1924, 1933 
 

Florin. 
1910, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1914, 1914H, 1915, 1915H, 1932, 1933, 1934-35 
 

Crown. 
1938

 

Decimal.

 

 

One Cent. 
1966 (Perth issue), 1968 
 

Two Cents. 
1968 
 

Five Cents. 
1972 
 

Ten Cents. 
1968, 1972 
 

20 Cents. 
1966 (all issues) 1967, 1968, 1969, 1971 
 

Fifty Cents. 
1966 (Round), 1969, 1972, 1973, 1974 
 

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TO 'TASMANIAN NUMISMATIST' READERS

"FARE THEE WELL!"

Graeme E. Petterwood

(former Editor 'Tasmanian Numismatist')

 

“The final Encore is over - the last curtain has fallen!”

After a 20 year involvement with the official newsletter of the 'Tasmanian Numismatic Society' - the  ‘Tasmanian Numismatist’ - as contributor, correspondent, Assistant Editor, Editor and finally as an temporary editorial correspondent once more, I find that I only have a little toner left in my printer and I am running out of copy-paper!  It’s time to turn off the lights and leave the office…!

 

When I gave notice that I intended to resign as Editor of the 'Tasmanian Numismatic Society's newsletter - the ‘Tasmanian Numismatist’ - in November last year 2014, citing age and health reasons, I felt justifiably pleased that I had developed the newsletter into a viable publication and that it was in good shape for my successor - and I could potter along doing my own thing with the 'Numisnet World' Internet Edition.

However, after some persuasion, at the end of 2014, and - as a presumed final gesture -  I agreed to lead the way into this year 2015, with a few articles I had previously prepared, but had not published.

It was still easy for me to slide back into the warmth of the T.N. Editor’s chair to round out and wrap up the first issue of this year as a favour; and to give time to the T.N.S. Executive Committee to start considering my replacement.

I expected to stay with the Society as a mentor, to relax and continue to contribute an occasional article or two, for a new editor who would be chosen and ratified, at the latest, at the AGM in March 2015.

However, circumstances arose that negated that rosy dream of relaxing on my laurels!

 

As we now know, in hindsight, this last decade - and, particularly the last few years -  has brought its trials and tribulations as a few older key members unexpectedly left us for heavenly pastures - and illness, commitments and retirements, in all sorts of forms, took a heavy toll on others.

The Society realized that it still urgently needed to pursue its rebuilding membership program - without the latest added distraction of finding a new Editor at the beginning of this year - so, the imposition to keep doing what I had been doing since 1995 was not that unexpected, nor as big of an ask - nor was my acceptance - albeit a little more reluctantly - to act as a temporary compiler once again.

 

Balancing the production of two newsletters, with varied content, was never a simple task - and I soon realised that I had undertaken a formidable workload once more, and, that it was in danger of taking a significant toll on the quality of both editions.

The reasons I retired as the Society's Editor were also still valid after this last 12 months of acting as the producer of the Society publication - and, in my own best interests -  I felt that I must draw the line in the sand and step away before I get carried away!

This time, I will not be doing another famous Dame Nellie Melba encore season!

 

Thankfully, things have now stabilized within our Society's ranks and our Committee has welcomed an influx of fresh young faces to our ranks as we soon start on our 53rd year. Articles for the ‘Tasmanian Numismatist’ have been prepared in advance until November-December and the newsletter will survive with a new cast of participants I am sure!

To those - past and present T.N.S members, friends who have become like family - those who have given me great moral support, and, some serious personal and purposeful mentoring -  over the last two decades - it’s been a great ride, but now it's finally over!

THANK YOU!

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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)

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)

For full details of 'Numisnet World' (2014)

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

http://www.vision.net.au/~pwood/dec14.htm  -   (Volume 19 - Issues 7 - 12)

For full details of 'Numisnet World' (2015)

http://www.vision.net.au/~pwood/june15.htm -   (Volume 20 - Issues 1-6)

 

VOLUME 20 - 2015

(JULY - DECEMBER 2015) 

Issue 7. July 2015:- http://www.vision.net.au/~pwood/july15.htm

WHAT WAS LOST - IS FOUND (Part2) - Modern Inflation Money. I have only cited a couple of examples - but there are scores of course!

THE LITTLE GUYS COUNT AS WELL! - During the last 2 decades or so - a change has swept over global financial institutions, and, our day-to-day cash money - the physical stuff that we have taken for granted for a lifetime - has started to alter as well.  It has been a sudden change, but, it has encompassed a period of transition in some instances. For older members of our numismatic fraternity - it harks back to days between the two World Wars when emergency money became a fact-of-life! 

 

Issue 8. August 2015:- http://www.vision.net.au/~pwood/aug15.htm

IN MEMORIAM - It is now 10 years since my beloved wife and TNS stalwart, Ailsa Petterwood, passed from our company - and she is sorely missed!

BIG COINS, BIGGER MEDALLIONS, a few BITS and BUTTON BOXES - Storage is always a problem for beginners - so here are a few thoughts!

 

Issue 9 September 2015:- http://www.vision.net.au/~pwood/sept15.htm

DISAPPEARING CURRENCIES - THE GLORY THAT WAS EUROPE:- Since the creation of the European Economic Union and the introduction of Euro Currency at the turn of the century, the former money of the nations involved has disappeared through official withdrawal, and, also by the demands of those newcomers with numismatic interests who have arrived on the scene with an appetite for the past.

This brief pictorial essay, along with some old comments from the early 2000's, is just a misty window into the fabulous paper money art gallery of that era.

COIN GRADING ... and other stuff:- A link back to the 'Tasmanian Numismatist'  - Sept 2006.

 

Issue 10. October 2015:-

THE TRIALS of a PRODUCER - Test pieces are an essential part of any manufacturing industry including that of medallion and token-making.

MORE THAN A BIT of TRIVIA. - Some essential statistics about Australian Coins and Banknotes!

FARE THEE WELL! - This notification is giving our local 'Tasmanian Numismatist' readers some advance notice that my extended term as temporary editorial correspondent for the Tasmanian Numismatic Society newsletter is now nearing its end. The last 20 years has been phenomenal - hard work - yes! at times ...but it was purposeful and it was certainly rewarding!

 

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'NUMISNET WORLD'

(INTERNET EDITION)

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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.

 

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Numisnet World - (Internet Edition). 

P.O. Box 10,

Ravenswood. 7250. Tasmania.

Australia.

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