Pat has a tin of coins in his cupboard that he is bringing along to our next meeting, but in the meantime will “noodle” it contents with added interest.
Bill circulated at our meeting a proof 2014 American quarter dollar. He also passed around uncirculated $200 gold 1985 and 1986 Perth Mint collectable coins.
Peter has a number of coins in jars and like Pat is noodling to bring along some specimens to our next meeting.
Rupe presented a number of coins in plastic folders in an old coin album. Coins were generally pre-decimal and from many overseas countries including England and Europe. The plastic transparent coin holders were purchased from a news agency in Wangaratta.
Jill had a number of coins of unknown origin including a coin with foreign letters and the word Palestine 1927 on one face and a hollow centre. A suggestion was made that a google search was a valuable tool that may assist to identify and value a coin of interest.
Asha presented a State Savings Bank token displaying an effigy of Captain Cook dated 1970. It was noted tokens are as collectable as coins with many different varieties in existence and popular in times past.
Doug circulated to the group his carded collection of coloured 50 cent pieces depicting early model GM Holden cars including the FX,FC and Kingswood models. These coins are still available for purchased from the Ram.
David spoke to and circulated a number of coins including a full album set of coloured $2 coins 1988 – 2021 and a number of carded 50 cent gold and silver collectors coins.
David and Doug have a number of coin resource books that are offered on loan to the group to help members assess their collections and generally improve their collector knowledge. These will be brought to the next meeting for loan.
Members were also advised the Benalla Post Office have Ram coins on display for sale and will order coins in on request, from their Ram catalogue.