Sterling & Currency sells rare and collectible English and British coins
The First Fleet brought little coinage with it to Australia, so the first coins deemed official legal tender on our shores were an exotic mix of British, Indian, Dutch and Spanish colonial coins.
The first colonists on Australia's shores switched to using British coins only from 1826, right up until Australia's national coinage was introduced from 1910.
Although they technically weren't legal tender, British were often used in Australia right up until the 1930's.
As most Australian collectors are interested in coins dating from George III through to Elizabeth II, that is what the majority of our stock is comprised of. We do handle hammered and early milled gold and silver coins when they are offered to us.
Our staff have written a number of detailed articles on the many different kinds of English coins that we handle, a number of them have been published in the Coin and Banknote magazine. We've also written a number of articles to help collectors on their way to building a collection of banknotes that has real meaning and lasting value.
Some of the articles we've published include: