A collection of coins were reclaimed from the shallow waters of Corio Bay. Mick Bloxam, a man renowned for his voluntary landscaping work at Limeburners Point, East Geelong, found them mostly in the 1970s.
The collection, only recently catalogued, are the subject of some speculation, were they dumped along with ballast by early sailors, or by the old Harbour Trust?
Were they lost by workers toiling at the nearby lime kilns, or were they associated with the old road that skirts the base of the cliffs.
Perhaps there is a simple explanation?
However another point of interest is that the famous Geelong keys were also found in this vicinity. These Keys, found in 1847, were alleged to have been left by Portuguese visitors to Corio Bay.
Undoubtedly this area has had an interesting past.
There were listed some 20 coins, 9 from the UK, one from EA, China, South Africa, Holland and the rest from Australia.
Thanks Chris for your research some 20 years ago, still of interest today.
The Royal Australian Mint have officially launched (13th March) the first two coins in a series of Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) commemorative collectible coins, which were unveiled at a Commonwealth Day celebration at the Runaway Bay Sports Super Centre.
Article by news.coinupdate.com
For all those new (and sometimes old) collectors of currency, an article by Don Cleveland for the IBNS (International Bank Note Society) has some good advice for starting your collection.
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The American mint is releasing a 10 quarter coin set that will be named the 2016 America the Beautiful Quarters Circulating Coin Set. The set is unique in dedign but also in press, as 5 will be minted in Denver and 5 in Philadelphia. Read this article for more information.
2016 Coin Pack – Legends Edition featuring the 2016 $1 ‘C’ Mintmark Uncirculated Coin.
Up for grabs is the chance to buy a 2016 Coin Pack – Legends Edition featuring the 2016 $1 ‘C’ Mintmark Uncirculated Coin – Australia’s First Mints which is normally only available from the Mint’s Gallery Press in Canberra and not available for sale through our eShop or Mint Issue catalogues. So get your ballot in now!
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The Royal Australian mint will release a specially designed 50 cent coin to celebrate the life of cricket great Richie Benaud. For more information about Richie read this article.
The Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced that 500 and 1,000 rupee banknotes will be withdrawn from circulation as part of a crackdown on rampant corruption and counterfeit currency.
Full story by abc can be found here.