The production of Australian copper coins at the Calcutta Mint between 1916 and 1918 came about for several reasons - prime among them was an apparent British thirst for beer, the invention of the “electric” tram, as well as the deadliness of the German U-Boat.
Specimen examples of this coin are incredibly rare - our research indicates that just 3 unique examples have been sighted at auction in Australia. They serve as a link to an important era in Australia’s numismatic history - the gradual decentralisation of the production of our Commonwealth coinage. Without question, they are among the very first coins struck from master dies that have played an important role in Australian numismatics.
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Sterling And Currency
- My answer to How is the value of a rare coin measured? http://qr.ae/YAUe4
- A recent auction lot @ Shapiro's contained a gold 1981 50¢ never seen before! http://ow.ly/yvtcd Not sure if it's solid or plated though
- I have no idea what a "chocolate scented BU" is, but I'm pretty sure I don't want to smell it http://ow.ly/y9Qjn