We had a roll up of six of our regulars and a visitor Peter, who has renewed his interest in coins, for our show and tell.
Rupe presented the group with a brass razoo. Brass razoo is an Australian phrase that was first recorded in soldiers' slang in World War I. It is defined in the Oxford English Dictionary as "a non-existent coin of trivial value". It is commonly used in the expression “I haven't got a brass razoo”, meaning the speaker is out of money. It is not legal tender and has no face value. It fascinated us all as we are of an age where this saying was common.
Bill presented the group with a series of magazines titled “Story of Currency in Australia”. They gave an interesting insight on how the price of Australian coinage has increased over the years.
Doug showed his recent RAM purchase from Australia Post of a 2021 $1 copper uncirculated two coin set celebrating 110 years of the first Australian Penny (1911 – 1964). He also showed a 2021 six coin set consisting of four $2 coloured and two $1 coins celebrating 30 years of The Wiggles. This coin set was purchased from Woolies Benalla and was considered good value at $15.
The Group has been focusing primarily on decimal coins but it was decided to shift this focus and introduce pre-decimal coins to the next show and tell meetings. David who is currently recovering from spinal surgery will on his return bring along some Variety coins (collectable coins with errors) including a CUD coin (Coin Under Developed), Rotated coins, coins with Privy and Mint marks. We wish David a speedy recovery. Our YouTube videos will also continue when time allows with PJ’s Coin Capers channel.