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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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Alternative Name(s): Share Certificate Share scrip for fifty (50) partly paid up shares at 10 shillings each, in The Port Melbourne Tribune Newspaper & Printing & Publishing Company Li ...Images: 2
Alternative Name(s): Share Certificate Share scrip for ten (10) shares at 5 shillings each, in The Watchman Newspaper Limited, issued to Mrs Mary Jane Rennie of Taradale, Victoria, on ...Images: 2
Alternative Name(s): Share Certificate Share Scrip of one hundred (100) shares at 7 shillings and sixpence each, in The Kerang Times Publishing Company, issued to Edward Holloway of Ke ...Images: 1
Framed certificate of Private Thomas Knight of the 21st Battalion, AIF, with an inset photograph. The certificate has been mounted on a blue background surmounted by the words 'The Grea ...Images: 1
Certificate of Appreciation presented to Private Adam Duncan Waugh for his service in World War I. Included on the certificate is a photograph of Waugh in uniform, the year of his enlis ...Images: 1
Certificate of Appreciation from the Shire of Coreen (now the Corowa Shire), NSW, presented to Trooper Rupert Edward Clifton of the 8th Light Horse Regiment on December 21, 1918, in rec ...Images: 1
Framed image of an unknown serviceman who served in World War I Around the image are the flags of eight separate countries and the photographs of two British politicians and King George ...Images: 1
Certificate documenting the burial of World War I solider James Clive Talbot at Ypres Reservoir British Cemetery, Belgium. His father James (or perhaps both his parents) appears to have ...Images: 1
Newspaper cutting announcing the donation of a 'very handsome blackwood pulpit' to 'the parish church' by Mr and Mrs J.R. Talbot 'in memory of their only son, Gunner J. C. Talbot, who w ...Images: 1
Alternative Name(s): Share Certificate, Scrip Certificate Share Scrip for the Melbourne & Suburban Railway Company, issued to David Scallan of Melbourne, 5th November 1859. The Melbour ...Images: 2