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This is an index of the Australasian Coin and Banknote Magazine. The index currently shows some of the more interesting articles.

The Australasian Coin and Banknote Magazine incorporated the Australian Coin Review and 2002 and is still in publication. It is published 11 months a year with a combined December/January issue at the end of each year.

July 1997 (Issue 9)
Title About Author
Around The Rim Metal Stamp for "The Don", Perth Mint book, Hong Kong's return to China
Window Shopping $1000 Hong Kong gold proof, Perth Coin Fair and Medallion Sets, 1997 bullion Kookaburra 20z silver coin - 'crown' privy mark, 1997 Koala platinum issue released, new European privy mark coin now released (Perth Mint)
Enthusiastic Collector dazzles with "World Class" exhibition Displays by Marguerite McNeill
Money for 'Junkets' but not for Museums - Historic Sydney Mint "Rum Hospital" to be closed in favour of Government office block
Bathurst can claim it's own rare - if not unique banknote Australian Joint Stock Bank £10 banknote proof
Stored Value Cards - Australian Update Commonwealth Bank In-House Test Cards, Sea World Theme Park - New Card Issue, "A Cashless Society is on the Cards" (Australian Business Review article)
Web Talk - The Internet & How to Use it - Email
New Zealand's Banking History Started in a Tin Shed on a Beach History of banking in New Zealand
Special fair issues a feature of ANDA's inaugural Melbourne show Perth Mint 1937 pattern coins, uncut $10 banknotes, Masterpieces in Silver
The Asian Report South Korean company to supply Aussie coin blanks (Poongsan), Endangered parrots feature on Singapore coin set, Hong Kong collectors squeezed (low mintage commemoratives), Bank of England issues HK97 £5 note
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February 2002 (Volume 5 Number 1)
Title About Author
Newly-Appointed ANDA Show Organiser - Executive Officer
The Coins of Pilate Coins of Pontius Pilate
Letters...we get letters Sale of Australian Coin Review (Mick Vort-Ronald)
U.S. Mint Ranks Second in American Customer Satisfaction
Noteworld - Counterfeit Netherlands East Indies 100 rupiah 1943, Tannu Tuva 1 lan, Operation Bernhard, POW script
Macquarie Numismatics Centre Opens Macquarie University's Australian Centre for Ancient Numismatics
A Brilliant Career - Harry Gray - Banker and Freemason
'Ye Olde' Church Tokens of Bathurst's St. Stephen's Presbyterian Church
New World Banknote Rarities Catalogue World Banknote Rarities by John Pettit Rare Banknotes
Bods, Bags and Baggage 1939-45 - Australian in Ferry & Transport Command Flight Lieutenant Charles Kenneth Roberts
Great Scots Sale of Duncan McBain collection of Scottish banknotes by Noble Numismatics
Australia's Coins WIn World Acclaim Royal Visit 50c, Paralympic $5
A Beginning in Varieties
Variety find in change on NSW Central Coast 2000 dollar mule
The Petersham Super Fair
August 2003 (Volume 6 Number 7)
Title About Author
Small Changes Part I Small Changes Australian threepence and sixpence varieties
Stubborn Mule Definition Mule coins
Penny in Exile 1937 Australian Penny
Pin the Mintage Figure on the NZ/Bahamas Mule
New Zealand. Why is it so? New Zealand Mint Sets
CAB Index
September 2004 (Volume 7 Number 8)
Title About Author
1930 Penny Electrotype
The Golden Mule!! 2000 dollar mule
Working to Mule in Kiwiland New Zealand mules
Letter...we get letters Counterfeit decimal notes (Stephen McGill), 1981 3 1/2 claw 20c (Lindsay Bedogni), 1981 3 1/2 claw 20c (Jerry Himelfarb)
June 2006 (Volume 9 Number 5)
Title About Author
The Coin Seriously Lacking No mintmark HMAS Syndey $1; flat flag 2000 Millenium 50c; incused flag 2000 Millenium 50c
February 2014 (Volume 17 Number 1)
Title About Author
That 1923 £1000 Note Australian Type 2 Specimen £1000 Note
The 1920 Penny Revisited (Part Three) The 1920 DOBS English: which mint did it come from?
Late Winter London Sales Sprinkled With Rarities The George Collection
Noteworld - Ephemera is not a four-letter word Postcards, receipts, travellers' cheques, souvenirs and photos
A Voyage to Terra Australis Matthew Flinders' circumnavigation of Austrlia
An introduction to varieties of early Australian paper money
Year of the Wood Horse Coins commemorating the Lunar New Year of the Horse
The English Obverse 1930 Penny - Australia's rarest circulating coin
Paper Currency of the Culion leper colony
Otto's Nan - Empress Adelaide and the Otto-Adelaide Penny
Coins for the Blood of Stalingrad Coins commemorating the Battle of Stalingrad in World War II
Stanley Gibbons Buys UK Collectibles Group including Baldwin's the coin dealers
The Australian Defence Canteens - Service Canteen Orders World War II redeemable service canteen orders
New Note Issues Cambodia, Canada, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka; Great Britain, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Myanmar, New Zealand, Nigeria
March 2014 (Volume 17 Number 2)
Title About Author
Most Valuable Piece of Currency on the Planet Sells for $3,290,000 United States of America 1890 $1000 note (Grand Watermelon)
BoE Review Note Composition and Design
The 1920 Penny Revisited (Part Four) The Enigmatic Double Dot and Dot Over Top 1920 Pennies
The Boers and Baden-Powell - Paper Currenct of the Boer War 1899-1902
Australian Banknote Sales in 2013
Big Money Paid For Big Money Rai (Yap stone money)
The Earliest Anglo-Saxon Coinage - Thrymsas & Sceattas
The Medals & Awards of Surgeon-Major Thomas Heazle Parke
Bitcoin Gets Physical
What is a hemitetartemorion?
RCM to the Fore in Securing Nation's Coins
Book Review A Study of Australasian Trade Tokens - An illustrated Reference by Simon Gray
Bookshelf - Numismatic Book Reviews English History Told By Coins: Athelstan to Charles I (925-1649AD) by Robert Lee, Medieval European Coinage Volume 6: The Iberian Peninsula by Miquel Crusafont, The English Civil Wars: Medlas, Historical Commentary & Personalities by Jerome J. and Arleen Kay Platt, Coins and The Bible by Richard Abdy & Amelia Dowler, Renovatio Monetae: Bracteates and Coinage in Medieval Europe by Roger Svensson, The Bentley Collection: The Ultimate British Sovereign Collection, Standard Catalogue of British Coins: Coins of England & The United Kingdom
My New Banknote Collecting Theme - Banknotes and Script I have found with Aviation in their design. Part 3. The Continents of North and South America, Antarctica and return to Australia via the Pacific 'Oceania' Region
2013 CAB Index
New Note Issues Moldova, Morocco, Russia; Barbados, Chile, Euro, India, Kenya, Nepal, South Africa
April 2014 (Volume 17 Number 3)
Title About Author
Masterstrokes ANZAC Centenary $1
British Coins Put On Trial 2014 Trial of the Pyx
World War I remembered 2014 World War I centenary commemorative coins
Royal Mint Score Multiple Awards
55 Days at Peking - The British Version Francis Poole and the defence of the British Legation in Peking in 1900
Captain William Morrison's 1859 Timandra Medal Fetches $13,117
Help me - tell me the way to go home! Some blood chits of the South West Pacific Area in WWII
The 1920 Penny Revisited (Part Five) The 1920 No Dot Indian
Microscopic Banknotes Microscopic security features of Australian pre-decimal and decimal banknotes
Chineses Year of the Wooden Horse ANZ bank Lunar New Year moneybox
The Hand of God on Coins
Currency of the Siege of Lyon Emergency issue currency of the 1793 Siege of Lyon
Noteworld - Paper currency of a hospital and workers' collective share a common purpose Banknotes of Portugal's Hospital de San Jose and Riga, Lativia's Workers Deputies' Soviet
New Note Issues Dominican Republic, French Pacific Territories, Tunisia, Arctic Territories; Great Britain, Macau, New Zealand, Philippines
February 2017 (Volume 20 Number 1)
Title About Author
Anne VIGO 5 Guineas Child's Toy
2016 Australian Banknote Sales
A history of paper money in 100 object 10 notes
Rare Chechnya Republic Naxar Sold 1994
Year of the Fire Rooster Year of the Rooster Coins
Royal Mint to Sell Platinum Bullion
Sun in Aylsham Winchester Sun gold quarter stater
The Norwich & Swaffham Bank 1795 - 1825
St Ursula and the Gherkin
A Representative Collection of Australasian Tradesmen's Tokens
New Note Issues Colombia, Scotland, Sweden; Barbados, Canada, India, Indonesia, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Malawi, Nicaragua, Peru, Saudi Arabia, Switzerland
March 2017 (Volume 20 Number 2)
Title About Author
RAM's Last & First Dollars Last $1 of 2016 and First $1 of 2017
Year of the Rooster ANZ Moneybox
20 Cents Recalls Horrific WWII Massacre S.S. Vyner Brooke
The Banknotes of the Bank of Canada
GEIC Type Set Realizes $75,215 Gilbert and Ellice Islands chits
A Partial Engagement - the story of partial collar errors
Baldwin's of St James's Merger of St James and Baldwins auction houses
Eric Bloodaxe Penny Claims World Record
More Fakery Error Coins
Letter uncovers links with scarce chit of the 2/29th Battalion in Malaya
Coins of Elizabeth I
Note Issue Department Banknotes 1910 - 1919
An Ancient Surprise Selection of 1st to 4th century Roman coins
Coins, Medals & Banknotes of WWI 17: The Remarkable WWI Medallic Art of Ludwig Gies
Regina Coin Show features Princess Patricia 1917 $1 note
Display Explores Money That's Now Priceless British Museum's History of the World in 100 Objects
2016 CAB Index
New Note Issues Argentina, Georgia, Seychelles; Bahamas, Gibraltar, Libya, Russia, Solomon Islands
April 2017 (Volume 20 Number 3)
Title About Author
Australia's NextGen $10
Coins For King Cnut
Newcastle Attached by a Japanese Submarine
Britain's Coins put on Trial Trial of the Pyx
The 50 most Rate Circulating Australian Coins 1910 to 2017
Rare Gold Lino d'Or Recalls Belgian Insurrection 1790 United Belgian States lino d'or
Siege or Celebration? Coins of Heraclius minted at Jerusalem
Valenciennes - a limitrophe region of occupation, lace and controversy WWI billets de necessite of Valenciennes
Heritage Sells Rare British Military 500 Roubles Wilfred Malleson's note issue in Russian Ashkabad in WWI
Prisoner of War Camps in the USA during WWII Chits
England's Gold Sovereign 1488 - 1603
Bronze sestertius realizes $604,189 Sestertius of Divus Titus
N.P.A. Special Prefix Serial Numbers Special serials and overprints
New Note Issues Bahamas, Gibraltar, India; Australia, Canada, Haiti, Israel, Maexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea
May 2017 (Volume 20 Number 4)
Title About Author
BoE Withdraws Paper £5 Note
BoE Fatty Fivers Update Traces of animal derived products in £5 notes
Rare Calabrian State Recalls Pyrrhic Victory Taras/Tarentum gold stater 276-272BC
Hay Note Secrets Hay Internment Camp notes
Share certificate of the Anglo-South American Bank Limited
Glass Penny Realizes US$70,500 1942 US experimental glass cent
Britain's Gold Sovereign 1817-2017
Noteworld - Banknote Celebrities pass away Adolph Burger, James Boggs
One King To Rule Them All Charles II five guiness 1679
Early Islamic Fulus
Yorkshire Hero's VC Fetches $464,320 George Sanders
25th Anniversay of General Circulating Polymer Notes The Big Picture
New Note Issues Kazakhstan, Liberia, Ukraine; Australia, Bhutan, Crane Currency, Ghana, Iran, Papua New Guinea, Somaliland
June 2017 (Volume 20 Number 5)
Title About Author
$7 Note Marks Fiji's Rio GOld Medal
Silver Memorials For Cursed Soldiers Polish Armia Krajowa resistance fighters
The Origins of the 1930 Penny
Britain's Larget Hoard of Sovereigns Found - IN A PIANO! The Piano Hoard
Banknotes of the National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam
The 1946 Florin Die Varieties Part One
Easter Money 2017 Royal Maundy
The Octopus Man Coins of the Chola Empire and Sri Lanka
Rule Britannia! BoE's Warrior Queen I Britannia on Bank of England notes
Tram Tokens - Yesterday's Light Rail French Tram Tokens
The A to Z of Treasury Notes Serial numbers and prefixes of Australian Treasury notes 1913-1923
Switzerland Lands 2016 IBNS Bank Note of The Year Award
Y10,000 Renminbi Realizes Record $478,083 People's Republic of China 1951 'Running Horses 10,000 Yuan
Cromwell 'Patterns Command Top Prices Oliver Cromwell pattern coins from the Michael Druck Collection
New Note Issues Colombia, Indonesia, Zimbabwe; Canada, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Haiti, India, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Singapore, Thailand, Uzbekistan
July 2017 (Volume 20 Number 6)
Title About Author
The Brisbane ANDA Money Expo May 13 and 14
New Zealand Banknotes are OK New Zealand banknotes with serial prefix 0K and OK
Wappenmuzen Takes $95,455 @ CNG Silver Athens didrachm c. 545-525 BC
The Improbably Multiple-struck Brockage Coin King George VI Australian penny
Chits from the 114th Evacuation Hospital Officers Club
Ann Mash - Convict, Merchant, Ferry Owner and Publican. Her Sydney Promissory Notes issued 1812-1813
An Update on the Australian 1931 pennies Die markers on varieties
The A to U of the Harrison Issues Australian Harrison banknotes prefixes and serial numbers
The 34/35 MC Florin is a Very Special Coin History of the 1934/35 Melbourne Centenary Florin
Serial Number Prefixes of the Legal Tender Notes Australian pre-decimal banknotes from 1933
Religious Mdels
Rule Britannia! BoE's Warrior Queens II Britannia on Bank of England notes
Coins and the Roman Forum (Part II)
New Note Issues Barbados, Fiji, Saudi Arabia, Sport on Banknotes; Banknote of the Year, Canada, Hong Kong, Maldive Islands, New Zealand
August 2017 (Volume 20 Number 7)
Title About Author
Perth Mint Unveils Unique $1.8 million Coin Trilogy 1 kilo Australian Kookaburra, Australian Koala and Australian Kangaroo
Silver Marks FIrst Heart Transplant Golden Anniversary Silver 2 rand and tickey
The Rarest Circulating Half Sovereigns Australian 1855 Type II Half Sovereign and 1893-M Veiled Head Half Sovereign
Septenber's Money Expo - a collector's paradise ANDA's 2017 Melbourne Money Expo
Banknote Design Miscellany CSIRO $50 Variations; Don Bradman Note DB 06 002 177; Bank of South Australia 1889 £1 trial note; Fake $100 notes numbered AI 13 933 231
Noteworld - Conduct becoming coin collectors and dealers
Siberian Rarity Sells for $37,927 1918 Siberian military occupation 10 yen
Loonie Turns 30 Canadian Loon dollar
Coins, medals & banknotes of WWI 18: Canada Grieves 100 years-on
Hong Kong 1941 Cent Realizes $18,610
House of Windsor Celebrates 100 Royal Years Gold and silver UK £5 commemoratives
Martin Luther in six easy lessons
Correction/Apology The 34/35 MC Florin is a Very Special Coin from July 2017 issue
Krugerrand Celebrates 50 Golden Years
From Kew to Camp Tranquil revisited German Concentration camps in Australia during the Great War
Regina Coin Show Features rare Arctic Medal 1836 H.M.S Terror medal
'The Noblest Roman of Them All' Realizes $5,867 Julius Caesar 'Dictator For Life' Silver Denarius
The Hagley Australian Banknote Collection
New Note Issues Arctic Territories, Canada, Hungary, Malawi; Bahamas, Chile, China, Madagascar, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Uruguay
September 2017 (Volume 20 Number 8)
Title About Author
Jane Austen BoE £10 Launched
New Zealand Celbrates 50 years of Decimal Currency Numismatic Society of New Zealand's 'Decimal 50' conference
Errors and Varieties 2001 Bimetal Twenty Cent, 1966 5c Struck Through Error, 1961 Halfpenny Collar Shilling, 2016 Fifty Years of Decimal Currency 5c Die Clash Error
One King to Rule Them All Charles II 1663 elephant guinea
Vale Ian McConnelly
Noteworld - Johannes Enschedé Dutch security printers 1810-2016
Rule Britannia! Keeping-up with the Hanoverians Britannia on British Coins of George I to William IV
The Argyll Coin Cabinet Returns to Scotland
Notes of Australian Banks in New Zealand in Recent Australian Auctions
Japanese Clay Coins Cardboard and clay coins in Japan 1944-1945
Coins, medals & banknotes of WWI 19: Medlas Chart US Entry to WWI
A Numismatic Tour of Turkey Ancient Turkish Coins
The London Mining Company $100 Stock certificate
Temple Carts Temple carts on ancient coins
Noble's Polymer Errors Australian polymer banknote errors in Noble Numismatics July 2017 auction
Ruthenium-enhanced Coins
The Letters Editor Replies Molonglo Concentration Camp (Gary Watson)
New Notes Issues European Union, Ghana, Nicaragua, Switzerland; Georgia, India, Kenya, Mozambique, Russia, Syria, Yemen
October 2017 (Volume 20 Number 9)
Title About Author
Australian Predecimal Bronze Coins Struck from Rusted Dies
Currency With Character - Australia's Coinage Comes to Life in Miller's New Book All About The Coins Of Australia Their Stories and How to Collect Them by David Miller
Errors and Varieties - Doubling on Coins - Part 1 Hub Doubling 1952A penny DDO, 1953A halfpenny DDO, 1943 halfpenny DDO, 1943 threepence DDO, 1977 2c DDO, 1928 penny DDO, 1962Y penny DDO, 1956Y penny DDR
Noteworld - Thomas De La Rue - printer to the world
More about the improbably multiple-struck Penny The Improbably Multiple-struck Brockage Coin from July 2017 issue
New $10 Banknote Commemorative Products Reserve Bank of Australia folders
A Long Ro to Hoe Specimen revised Ro 100 yen note
Existing Bank of England Polymer Notes To Continue Animal-derived products in polymer substrate
Pre-Decimal Star Note Prefixes Coombs/Wilson 10/-, Armitage/McFarlane and Coombs/Watt £1, Coombs/Wilson £1
Jane Austen £10 Angers Author's Fans
Beersheba and the Australian Light Horse
200 The Westpac Story 200 The Westpac Story book and Westpac history
A Complete Hoard of 281 Roman Coins Auctioned Near Spilsby Hoard
Cathedrals on Coins Coins and medals featuring cathedrals
Coins For Canada 150 Some of the Royal Canadian Mint's commemorative issues
New Note Issues Angola, Brunei & Singapore, Norway, Seychelles; Armenia, Great Britain, Northern Ireland, Poland, Scotland, Thailand, Vanuatu, Zimbabwe
November 2017 (Volume 20 Number 10)
Title About Author
Errors and Varieties - Part 2 Strike Doubling and Deteriorated Die Doubling 1950 penny, 1953 shilling, 1973 5c, 2000 50c fat letters DDD, 2001 50c DDD, 2008 5c
Noteworld - One note from each country - how hard can it be?
Coins, medals & banknotes of WWI Part 20 - Royal Mint Chart WWI Centenaries
The Next-Gen $10 has arrived
Book Review New Zealand History Coined: Coins of New Zealand (1933-1965)
Fiji's First Titanium Coin 2017 Collared Lories One Dollar
New Royal Dutch Mint Master Stephan Satijn
The Japanese Phoenix Collection Hoard of World War II Japanese banknotes and specimens
Strange Two Dollar Coins over the Years Counterfeit $2 coins
Rule Britannia! From Hanover to Saxe-Coburg & Gotha Britannia on British Coins of Victoria and Edward VII
Magnus Maximus
Writing a cheque for your enemy - allied POW officers wrote cheques while imprisoned Holt and Co. Army Agents, Cox's and King's Army Agents, Ulster Bank
DNW Offer Discovery George III Guinea Modified fifth bust
Pacific Nations & Royal Australian Mint Discuss Coinage Samoa, Tonga, Vanuatu, Cook Islands, Solomon Islands, East Timor
Letters...we get letters 1858 RFG half sovereign (D Robinson)
Canada's Rh-Enhanced Nocturnal Coins Rhodium-plated proofs
New Note Issues Macedonia, Madagascar, Maldives, Mexico; Argentina, Australia, Mozambique, Paraguay, South Korea, St. Thomas and Prince, Swaziland, Uruguay
November 2018 (Volume 21 Number 10)
Title About Author
A 1930 Penny Obverse Variety Obverse die used on both 1930 pennies and 1931 dropped 1 Indian die pennies
Rims in Australian Coins Rim milling counts of Australian predecimal coins
Bombay Mint Restrikes of Australia's Proof COpper Coins - 1942 and 1943