Proclamation and early gold coins

We are pleased to offer quality proclamation and gold coins from the early days of Australian numismatics.

Proclamation coins

These coins are so called following Governor King's 1800 proclamation that certain internationally-circulating coins would have a value in the Australian colony higher than elsewhere. This was intended to retain in the fledgling economy an adequate supply of coinage. The following items have been selected for their visual attractiveness, historic significance and strong investment potential.

Country of issue

Metal

Denomination

Year

Grade

Price A$

Austria

silver

Maria Theresa thaler, naturally toned, superb click here for image

1780

gem unc

28

Britain

silver

Shilling click here for image

1787

virtually unc

395

Britain

silver

Shilling click here for image

1787

EF-aEF

195

Britain

silver

Sixpence without semee of hearts click here for image

1787

superb Unc

375

Britain

silver

Sixpence without semee of hearts click here for image

1787

good EF

255

Britain

silver

Fourpence click here for image

1681

fine

95

Britain

copper

Cartwheel twopence click here for image

1797

extremely fine

795

Britain

copper

Cartwheel twopence

1797

aFine

45

Britain

copper

George III penny, lustrous, some original red colour

1799

extremely fine

695

India

gold

Pagoda, traces of light reddish patina click here for image

-

a unc/unc

295

India

silver

Rupee, AH1172, 1812-1817, year 6 (Pr 253), original dull mint lustre, original blue-gold patina, rare this good, ex Baldwin's Auction 54, London, May 2008

6

aUnc

165

India

silver

One rupee, Bombay presidency, AH1215, year 46 (Pr 288), plain edge, original soft natural patina, light handling marks and edge knocks only, rare this condition, ex Baldwin's Auction 54, May 2008 click here for image

46

good EF

195

India

silver

Rupee, 1707, Yr 5(1), (Pr 118), original frosty silver-gold toning, ex Baldwin's Auction 54, May 2008

5

extremely fine

285

India

silver

Rupee, AH(1)131, Year 'ahd' (1717) in the name of Shah Jahan II, (Pr 32), a few minor edge cuts as struck, original blue-grey toning, extremely rare, ex Baldwin's Auction 54, May 2008

ahd

extremely fine

675

India

silver

Rupee, AH113(?), Year 8 (1726-27) in the name of Shah Jahan II, (Pr 41), has been cleaned, but does not detract, ex Baldwin's Auction 54, May 2008

8

a unc

195

India

silver

Rupee, AH113(9), Year 9 (Pr 42), original blue-grey toning, very rare this good, ex Baldwin's Auction 54, May 2008

9

a unc

295

India

silver

Rupee, 1800-1824, (Pr 270), lovely original frosty silver-gold toning, rare this good, ex Baldwin's Auction 54, May 2008

-

Unc

215

India

silver

Rupee, AH1215, 1823-1824, struck at the Calcutta mint (Pr 270), reverse adjustment marks, beautiful deep silver-blue toning, ex Baldwin's Auction 54, May 2008

-

a unc

245

India

silver

Rupee, AH1229, 17/49, two year type without Darogah marks (Pr 286), lovely natural patina, ex Baldwin's Auction 54, May 2008. Originally from the famous Pridmore collection, with original ticket that reads "a fine specimen of this issue".

17

very fine

265

India

silver

Rupee, year 19, plain edge, very rare this good

19

EF/a unc

235

India

silver

Rupee, year 45, straight milled edge

45

aFine

115

India

silver

Bombay AH1215 Rupee, year 46, plain edge, attractive even toning

46

good Fine

95

India

silver

Rupee

-

very good

85

Netherlands

silver

Ducaton click here for image

1775

VF

425

Portugal

silver

400 reis click here for image

1781

gVF

185

Portugal

silver

640 reis click here for image

1808

gFine

155

Spain

silver

Two reale click here for image

1811

Average

95

Spain

silver

One reale Carolus III, plugged hole click here for image

1734

Average

55

Spain

silver

Half reale Carolus III click here for image

1787

aFine

115

Spain

silver

8 reales Carolus IIII dollar click here for image

1804

VF

625

Bolivia

silver

8 reales Carolus IIII dollar. Superb example, Slightly concave as is common, so obverse is EF but reverse is virtually uncirculated. click here for image

1808

EF/aUnc

875

Bolivia

silver

Shipwreck coin from the wreck of The Hollandia in 1742. 8 reales pillar dollar. BU when submerged, since treated by reverse electrolysis and now highly appealing. Has slight bend in planchet as is common with salvaged coins click here for image

1742

a unc

695

Mexico

silver

Half reale Carolus III click here for image

1804

unc

355

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Gold Australian half sovereigns and sovereigns

Some of these coins were acquired at the recent historic auction in Melbourne of the gold holdings of the Reserve Bank of Australia. Others were recently acquired in Europe. As well as being superb examples of the type, all these coins have historic significance and therefore strong investment potential.

The identifier in brackets refers to the publication The Gold Half Sovereign, 2nd edition, 2004, by Michael Marsh.

Australian half sovereigns

Composition: 91.67% gold, 8.33% copper. Size 19 mm. Weight 3.994 grams. Pure gold content: .1177 ounces. 22carat 916.7 fine.

Date Description
Grading
Image
Price A$
1906 S King Edward VII, St George reverse, Sydney mint, (Marsh 523) Very scarce this condition. Comes in the original packaging of the Auction of the Gold Coins of the Reserve Bank of Australia, November 2005, and with documentation from the auction.
aUnc
775

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Australian sovereigns

Composition: 91.67% gold, 8.33% copper. Size 21.5 mm. Weight 7.9881 grams. Pure gold content: .2354 ounces. 22carat 916.7 fine.

Date
Description
Grading
Image
Price A$
1875 M
Queen Victoria young head portrait, St George reverse, Melbourne mint, original lustre, highly attractive, light flecking only
Unc

1575

1876 M
Queen Victoria young head portrait, St George reverse, Melbourne mint, original lustre, attractive, some flecking from limited circulation, excellent rims
EF/aEF

595

1884 M
Queen Victoria young head portrait, St George reverse, Melbourne mint, original lustre, highly attractive, almost choice uncirculated
Unc
895
1884 M
Another, Queen Victoria young head portrait, St George reverse, Melbourne mint, original lustre, highly attractive, some flecking as usual, but highly attractive
gEF/aUnc
625
1885 M
Queen Victoria young head portrait, St George reverse, Melbourne mint, original lustre, highly attractive, light flecking only
Unc
885
1886 M
Queen Victoria young head portrait, St George reverse, Melbourne mint, original lustre, highly attractive, some flecking as usual, but highly attractive
aUnc

495
1889 M
Queen Victoria Jubilee portrait, St George reverse, normal JEB / legend 2, Melbourne mint (Marsh 133), original lustre, highly attractive. Comes in the original packaging of the Auction of the Gold Coins of the Reserve Bank of Australia, November 2005, and with documentation from the auction.
Unc
865
1901 P
Queen Victoria veiled portrait, St George reverse, Perth mint (Marsh 173), original lustre, highly attractive. Comes in the original packaging of the Auction of the Gold Coins of the Reserve Bank of Australia, November 2005, and with documentation from the auction.
aUnc
595
1906 M
King Edward VII, St George reverse, Melbourne mint (Marsh 190), original lustre, highly attractive. Comes in the original packaging of the Auction of the Gold Coins of the Reserve Bank of Australia, November 2005, and with documentation from the auction.
Choice Unc
795

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