Australian and World Coins and Banknotes

August 2, 2020 12:00 PM AEST
Timed Auction

129 Lots

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Smalls Auctions

Location: Paddington, Sydney, Australia

Phone: +61 (0)2 9357 5492

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Shipping

AUSTRALIA :

Purchases within Australia will be charged a MINIMUM SHIPPING FEE of $10.00 and will be sent by Registered Post.

Additional insurance is optional at the buyer's expense.

Larger lots may incur an additional charge.

OVERSEAS :

Overseas purchases will be charged a MINIMUM SHIPPING FEE of $35.00 and will be sent by standard International Post.

Additional insurance is optional at the buyer's expense

Larger lots may incur an additional charge.

If we are unsure of the bona fides of a successful bidder we may request identification such as a Passport Photo or Drivers's Licence that matches the Credit Card details registered with Invaluable before we despatch an item.

Both Australian and International packages are traceable in transit and may require a signature on delivery.

Welcome to Sale 90. We have noted the rapid rise in the price of Silver and Gold in recent weeks and so have included a selection of coins in both precious metals. Historically, when currency was underpinned by its metal value Silver was worth around one sixth of the price of Gold, but this nexus was irretrievably broken with the rise of Fiat Currency. The price of Silver remained depressed through the 1900s while the U.S. chewed though the vast silver reserves it inherited when it annexed the Territory of New Mexico - although it did go for a phenomenal run back in 1980 when the billionaire Hunt brothers attempted to corner the Silver market controlling at one time two thirds of the World’s Silver reserves. The arrival of digital photography landed another blow to the use of Silver and its glory days looked well in the past, that is until the Green Revolution arrived. The recent Covid-19 crisis has seen the value of oil plummet and with a renewed focus on energy generation shifting from fossil fuels to clean green power it appears that the World has just woken up to Silver’s pivotal role in the coming revolution. Glory days are here again it would appear. We have included a number of key dates in the British West Africa coin series. Most are not high grades, but they are very difficult to find in any condition. If you are a collector of this series, it is well worth a look. If you are looking for rarity and condition, then go no further than the New Guinea 1935 Proof 3d and 6d and the New Guinea 1936 Proof Penny. All three are the finest known examples of these exceedingly rare coins with the 1936 Penny having the bonus of being one of the few coin issues struck during the tumultuous reign of King Edward VIII. We have also included a few other rare world proofs from the famous Jerome Remick collection for the specialist collector. Smalls Auctions
Buyer's Premium
AUD0-99: 20.0%
AUD100-499: 20.0%
AUD500-999: 20.0%
AUD1,000-4,999: 20.0%
AUD5,000+: 20.0%
Bid Increments
From: To: Increments:
A$0 A$249 A$5
A$250 A$999 A$10
A$1,000 A$4,999 A$25
A$5,000 A$9,999 A$50
A$10,000 + A$100

Conditions of Sale

VAT and taxes: The Buyer's Premium is inclusive of the Australian G(oods) & S(ervices T(ax) incurred by our service.

Shipping Terms: AUSTRALIA :

Purchases within Australia will be charged a MINIMUM SHIPPING FEE of $10.00 and will be sent by Registered Post.

Additional insurance is optional at the buyer's expense.

Larger lots may incur an additional charge.

OVERSEAS :

Overseas purchases will be charged a MINIMUM SHIPPING FEE of $35.00 and will be sent by standard International Post.

Additional insurance is optional at the buyer's expense

Larger lots may incur an additional charge.

If we are unsure of the bona fides of a successful bidder we may request identification such as a Passport Photo or Drivers's Licence that matches the Credit Card details registered with Invaluable before we despatch an item.

Both Australian and International packages are traceable in transit and may require a signature on delivery.

Buyers Premium: All purchases are subject to an all inclusive 20.0 % Buyer's Premium on the hammer price.

Tax Details: Taxes, Duties and Customs Charges that apply in the country of delivery are the express responsibility of the buyer.

Please notify us if you require a specific description on the outside of the package for customs purposes.