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Dear visitors, please not that this site is still under construction. Much does not work, or if it does work - there is no sufficient content. Think of this as a "proof of concept" prototype at this point.
In short: an online resource for coin collectors. It will have a list of countries and provinces which produce or have produced coins; information about the coins themselves such as their characteristics, history, valuations etc. There will be a platform to manage your collection/s, share information with others, exchange and buy/sell coins.
To get a general idea of the information part, you can browse the New Zealand pre-decimal coins, for example this page.
The site needs your help! The long-term vision for this site is for it to be a community project. A community of people to do research, publish and verify data, share their collections and generally make the whole thing work.
The site will work for a profit. Since its success depends on the community, the equitable path will be to reward the members of the community for their contributions. Once the community is established, a mechanism for this will be discussed and implemented. Please use the feedback form to write to us now and join the community if you are interested.
One Hundred Mils 1931 from Palestine (British Mandate)
Two Oboli 1819 from Ionian Islands
Five Stotinki 1888 from Bulgaria
Pound Sterling (pre-decimal)
Twopence 1829 (Maundy) from United Kingdom
|ABC News||$10 note: RBA celebrates Australian writers in new design|
Feb. 17, 2017
The Reserve Bank of Australia has unveiled the design of the new $10 note, which features similar graphics to the new $5 note released last September that received a mixed reception from the public.
The $10 note incorporates the same top-to-bottom clear window as the $5 note, a clear patch with a rolling colour effect, and a "tactile" feature to help the vision impaired community distinguish between denominations. The $10 note pays homage through symbolism to Dame Mary Gilmore and AB 'Banjo' Paterson, two celebrated Australian writers synonymous with Australian heritage.
|Reserve Bank of Australia||Next Generation of Banknotes: $10 Design Revealed|
Feb. 17, 2017
The Reserve Bank has today revealed the design of the new $10 banknote that will be issued into circulation from September 2017. The images show the basic design artwork on each side of the banknote.
The Governor, Philip Lowe, said: ‘The $10 banknote celebrates two famous Australian writers, Dame Mary Gilmore and AB ‘Banjo’ Paterson. Their work is recognised in several design elements on the banknote, including images of a pen nib in two of the clear windows and excerpts of their poetry in microprint.’
|Radio Poland||New Polish PLN 500 note to enter circulation|
Feb. 5, 2017
The new bill is a response to market demand and the rising costs of maintaining the central bank’s strategic reserves, according to the National Bank of Poland (NBP).
The note will feature an image of King Jan III Sobieski, who reigned from 1674 to 1696, to preserve the chronological continuity of the “Polish Rulers” series, the bank said.
|BBC||Venezuela's new high value banknotes enter circulation|
Jan. 17, 2017
Venezuela has issued new larger denomination banknotes in response to the country's soaring rate of inflation. The three notes, ranging from 500 to 20,000-bolivars, have entered circulation with the aim of making paying for essentials easier.
|Hindustan Times||Gandhi image missing on Rs 2,000 notes, MP bank says currency not fake|
Jan. 5, 2017
A clutch of new Rs 2,000 banknotes without Mahatma Gandhi’s image triggered panic among villagers in Madhya Pradesh’s Sheopur district, as they thought these bills were counterfeits.
Bank officials assured later that the notes are good but a possible printing mistake removed the ever-familiar embossed picture of the Father of the Nation.
|Korea Times||PyeongChang Olympics banknote gets icy reception|
|Korea, Republic of|
Dec. 21, 2016
A commemorative banknote to promote the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics has been criticized for its "childish" and "substandard" design. While some compared the design with that of a North Korean banknote, others said it had dented Korea's international reputation.
The Museum Victoria numismatic collection has a large number of pattern and proof coins in its collection, acquired mostly from the collection of the former Melbourne Mint, but also from other collections including that of the National Gallery of Victoria. One of the coins that is documented as being transferred from the National Gallery of Victoria collection is 1920-dated Australian shilling with no mintmark. All other known 1920-dated Australian shillings have an M mintmark beneath the date, and no literature makes mention of a no mintmark coin: it has apparently gone unnoticed due to its mis-attribution in the Museum Victoria collection as a 1920M shilling.
Some thoughts on what lead me to build this site and why things are not as trivial as they seem (and why not always simple is better).
Online Coin Club starts a "bounty for information" campaign. Contribute some content and you can get a bag of money for it! A small bag of money really, but still...