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Numismatics & Philately Collection
Image: Australia, 5 Shilling, Obverse
Source: Museum Victoria
The Numismatics and Philately Collections offer a window into societies and their values, particularly officially sanctioned values. They have a worldwide coverage of coins, historical medals, military medals, paper money, share scrip and stamps.
The most extensive parts of the collection are of Australian and British Commonwealth material. The Australian coin collection is the most important of its kind in the world, containing unique reference material retained by both the Melbourne and Sydney mints.
The Numismatic collection reflects the economic, political and technological histories of societies. It is primarily built up from the collections formed by the National Gallery of Victoria and the Melbourne Mint, and products from the Canberra Mint are still obtained.
It includes the collection of the artist Eugene von Guerard and groups of medals awarded to important Victorian figures including Frederick McCoy, Redmond Barry and Ferdinand von Mueller, together with many internationally significant pieces collected for the 1879, 1880 and 1888 Australian international exhibitions.
The Philately collection comprises stamps, envelopes, covers and commemorative sets. It includes a collection of colonial Australasian stamps and an important collection of world airmail stamps to 1950. Australia Post's National Philatelic Collection is also held in Victoria. Together, these form an internationally significant resource.
- Melbourne Mint and Sydney Mint coin collections.
- British Commonwealth coins.
- Pre-decimal Australian reference coins.
- Australian and New Zealand trade tokens.
- Gold-rush period token dies including those from the Kangaroo Office.
- Acclimatisation Society Medals.
- First trial for a token manufactured in Australia.
- Original press and gold scales from Melbourne Mint.
- Australia's first coins (holey dollars and dumps), 1813.
- 1888 Melbourne International Exhibition Ceremonial key and medal.
- European art medals, particularly by French artists, and Australian art medals.
- Colonial Australasian stamps.
- Antarctic stamps and medals.
- British Commonwealth stamps, 1935-1954.
- World stamps issued for airmail 1913-1953.
- Share scrip collection, with particular emphasis on Victorian gold mining.
- Australian internment camp currency.
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Australia Penny 1951 Y. Mint: Perth The small dot after the word PENNY is the mint mark for Perth on this issueImages: 2
Australia Threepence, 1924 Proof strike Mint: Melbourne "On the 1924 dies of all denominations, the Melbourne Mint for the first time inserted the last numeral of the date."; see Sharp ...Images: 2
Copper one Penny token, minted by W.J. Taylor of London, circa 1860. Issued by O.H. Hedberg, owner of Oil & Colour Stores, in Hobart, Tasmania. Hedburg was originally from Sweden but ...From: Hobart, Australia Images: 2
Australia Silver Kangaroo Dollar 1999 Mint: Royal Australian, Canberra "This year the $1 silver coin features a kangaroo family." from the back of the coin packaging. This was the fir ...Images: 1
Great Britain London London Exhibition Prize Medal 1862 (AD) Mint: Wyon Awarded to: Thomas Aitken Other Details: Internation Exhibition, London, bronze prize medal, awarded in 1862 to ...From: London, United Kingdom Images: 2
Great Britain, Australia Colonial Auxiliary Forces Long Service Medal - Queen Victoria Awarded to: No.4 PRTE. F. KAADEN, 5TH. AUST. INF'TY. REGT. The Colonial Auxiliary Forces Long Ser ...Images: 2
Copper Halfpenny Token, minted by W.J. Taylor of London. Issued by Henry J. Hall, Christchurch, New Zealand, circa 1862. Henry Hall was a grocer, wine and spirit merchant and ran a coff ...From: Christchurch, New Zealand Images: 2
Copper One Penny Token minted by J. Moore of Birmingham. Issued to promote Professor Holloway's pills and ointments in 1858, it has been surcharged W M. Holloway tokens are presumed to ...From: London, United Kingdom Images: 2