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The voice boomed down the phone and caught me a little off guard. It being the middle of an otherwise ordinary afternoon and me being an ordinary coin dealer in suburban Sydney, I wasn’t used to being slammed in the ear by a force of nature while sitting at my desk.

“Andrew Crellin?” the caller demanded.

“Yes, it is” I replied coolly, by now intrigued and unsettled all at once.

Anyone that deals with the general public on a regular basis is used to seeing most colours in the rainbow of humanity over any one day, and I’m reluctant to admit I was steeling myself for a shade further out the spectrum shall we say, when the next phrase resounded down the line.

“This is Gough.”... read more

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