It was nice to see some new faces join our group and of course the return of our regular members. All told we had 8 attend with 2 apologies.
Bill passed around an undated American dollar coin depicting the fourth president of the USA, which is uncommon given most dollar currency is in note form. The coin is thought to be more of a collectors’ coin rather one for general circulation.
Wendy presented the group with a number of Australian notes ranging from a pre-decimal one pound note to decimal one and two dollar paper notes now replaced by coins and the old paper five to twenty dollar notes now replaced by polymer notes.
Rupe created some curiosity with the circulating a number of paper notes that were Japanese printed occupation money to be circulated in conquered countries during World War 2 including Australia.
Peter has recently joined our group after being stimulated by his previous visits, to renew his interest in his collecting.
Joy along with Vaughan presented their coin/note album filled with collections over many years from the countries they have previously travelled to. A closer look identified some unusual Australian coins not regularly seen in general circulation.
Doug circulated his RAM (Royal Australian Mint) folders of collectable commemorative decimal currency coins ranging from 20 cents, 50 cents and $1 including his coloured $2 collection.
David, an avid coin collector, presented the group with a number of impressive collectable coins. These included 2022 50 cent silver proof golden guitar 50th Tamworth Music festival anniversary; 2005 gold kookaburra; 2021 silver $1 Mungo Park, 2022 Australian Front Line Workers mint set.
David, who has multiple decimal circulating coins of the same design and date, has kindly offered these to the group at face value. If you let David know what you want he will advise if he can supply from his excess stock, otherwise they go back to the bank.
Doug prepared a 10 question decimal coin trivia quiz to add some further educational value to the afternoon. See below for the answers but have a go first.
Doug’s Coin Quiz (ds 27/02/2022)
- What is on the tails side of 1c, 2c, 5c, 10, 20c,50c
- Which is heavier 2 cents or 5 cents
- When was $2 coin introduced
- Which coins has no milled edge
- How many edges on a 1969 50 cent coin
- How many effigies of the Queen has there been
- Which was will Charles effigy face when he becomes king
- Where are all circulating Australian coins made
- When were 1 and 2 cents removed from circulation
- What happened to the withdrawn 1c and 2 cent pieces