Rare Pre Decimal Proof, Specimen and Pattern Coins
Pattern, proof and specimen coins are the first coins struck whenever coinage is being introduced or changed in a major way. Only small numbers are made and because of their very nature they are extremely rare, historic and exclusive reaching up to prices of over $30,000.
Collectors gain a great deal of satisfaction from owning the very first coin struck of a particular denomination or design, and are always keen to pay a premium in order to obtain items closely related to pivotal events in our economic history.
Our staff have written a number of detailed articles on the many different kinds of pre-decimal specimen and proof 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: