Birthday sets and investment collections

This page contains:
• Gift suggestions for special birthdays and anniversaries
• Collections for superannuation or long-term investment portfolios

These sets all offer savings over single item prices, and therefore maximum return on investment. Meanwhile they are all highly attractive representations of Australia's remarkable numismatic history.

Birthday or anniversary sets

Event
Date
Description
Price A$
18th birthday next year, 2013

1995

Proof set of all six Australian decimal coins minted in 1995 (five cents, ten cents, 20 cents, 50 cents, one dollar and two dollars) all in FDC proof condition. Presented in sealed plastic case in a plush velvet folder and in original packaging as received from the Royal Australian Mint. Complete with attractive certification describing the coins. This proof set commemorates the 50th anniversary of the end of World War II.

A$105

19th birthday next year, 2013
1994
Commemorative sterling silver one dollar coin, special Sydney coin fair issue, 26-27 March 1994, in long black plush jewellery case, with numbered certificate of authenticity 0000717. One of only 5,000 with continuous milled edge, minted to commemorate 10 years of the one dollar coin.
A$125
19th birthday next year, 2013
1994
$5 banknote in deluxe folder issued in 1994, from the first polymer run, serial AA9400xxxx, black serial numbers
A$55
19th birthday next year, 2013
1994
$20 folder, from the first polymer run, serial AA9400xxxx, black serials, overprinted on the note '31 October 1994'
A$95
19th birthday next year, 2013
1994
$5 banknote in premium folder issued in 1994, serial AA9400xxxx, red serial numbers. Only 900 issued. Quite rare
A$125
19th birthday next year, 2013

1994

$10 Premium folder, from the first polymer run, serial AA94000xxx, red serials. Only 900 issued. Quite rare. click here for image

A$225

20th birthday next year, 2013
1993
Uncirculated set of all eight Australian decimal coins minted in 1993 (one cent, two cents, five cents, ten cents, 20 cents, 50 cents, one dollar and two dollar) all in gem uncirculated condition. Presented in sealed bubble pack and in original packaging as received from the Royal Australian Mint. This set celebrates Landcare Water Conservation. click here for image
A$65
20th birthday next year, 2013
1993
Commemorative sterling silver proof one dollar coin, special Brisbane coin fair issue, 8-9 May 1993, in long black plush jewellery case, with numbered certificate of authenticity 1962. One of only 5,000 with continuous milled edge, minted to highlight the importance of water quality and the environment.
A$125
20th birthday next year, 2013

1993

Proof set of all eight Australian decimal coins minted that year (one cent, two cents, five cents, ten cents, 20 cents, 50 cents, one dollar and two dollars) all in FDC proof condition. Presented in sealed plastic case in a plush velvet folder and in original packaging as received from the Royal Australian Mint. Complete with attractive certification describing the coins. This set celebrates Landcare Water Conservation

A$75

21st birthday next year, 2013

1992

International Year of Space five dollar coin uncirculated

A$16

21st birthday next year, 2013

1992

$10 silver proof coin in official Royal Australian Mint oyster case, celebrating the Northern Territory. Presented in in maroon oyster case and original box.

A$39

21st birthday next year, 2013

1992

Uncirculated set of all eight Australian decimal coins minted in 1992 (one cent, two cents, five cents, ten cents, 20 cents, 50 cents, one dollar and two dollar) all in gem uncirculated condition. Presented in sealed bubble pack and in original packaging as received from the Royal Australian Mint. This set commemorates the Barcelona Olympics.

A$85

21st birthday next year, 2013

1992

Proof set of all eight Australian decimal coins minted in 1990 (one cent, two cents, five cents, ten cents, 20 cents, 50 cents, one dollar and two dollars) all in FDC proof condition. Presented in sealed plastic case in a plush velvet folder and in original packaging as received from the Royal Australian Mint. Complete with attractive certification describing the coins. This set commemorates the Barcelona Olympics.

A$85

21st birthday next year, 2013

1992

Commemorative sterling silver one dollar coin, in long black plush jewellery case, with numbered certificate of authenticity 1397. One of only 2,500 with continuous milled edge, minted to mark the Barcelona Olympics and released at the Sydney International Coin Fair in March 1992.

A$225

25th birthday next year, 2013

1988

Uncirculated set of all eight Australian decimal coins minted in 1988 (one cent, two cents, five cents, ten cents, 20 cents, 50 cents, one dollar and two dollar) all in gem uncirculated condition. Presented in sealed bubble pack and in original packaging as received from the Royal Australian Mint. This set commemorates the First Fleet of 1788.

A$32

25th birthday next year, 2013

1988

Parliament House PROOF five dollar coin in original plush display case.

A$35

25th birthday next year, 2013

1988

$10 silver proof coin in official Royal Australian Mint green oyster case, celebrating the Bicentennary of the First Fleet. Comes in original box. click here for image

A$48

25th birthday next year, 2013

1988

Proof set of all eight Australian decimal coins minted in 1986 (one cent, two cents, five cents, ten cents, 20 cents, 50 cents, one dollar and two dollar) all in FDC proof condition. Presented in sealed plastic case in original colorful packaging as received from the Royal Australian Mint. This set commemorates the First Fleet of 1788.

A$75

30th birthday next year, 2013

1983

Uncirculated set of all six Australian decimal coins minted in 1983 (one cent, two cents, five cents, ten cents, 20 cents and 50 cents) all in original gem uncirculated condition. Presented in official red plastic wallet as received from the Royal Australian Mint. Complete with official certification describing the coins.

A$35

30th birthday next year, 2013

1983

Proof set of all six Australian decimal coins minted in 1983 (one cent, two cents, five cents, ten cents, 20 cents and 50 cents) all in FDC proof condition. Presented in sealed plastic case in original white foam packaging as received from the Royal Australian Mint. click here for image

A$38

30th birthday next year, 2013

1983

Set of all six Australian decimal coins minted in 1983 (one cent, two cents, five cents, ten cents, twenty cents and 50 cents) all in gem or choice uncirculated condition in a specially-designed blue plush velvet display case. Complete with certification describing the coins. click here for image of similar item

A$45

30th birthday next year, 2014

1984

Similar sets to all the above are available. Email for prices.

POA

40th birthday next year, 2013

1973

Framed Australian ten dollar banknote minted in 1973. Signatures Philips and Wheeler, near uncirculated condition, with just the lightest teller flicks. Comes with certification describing the banknote and the significance of the year. All presented in an attractive glass and timber frame.

A$185

40th birthday next year, 2013

1974

Similar sets to all the above are available. Email for prices.

POA

50th birthday next year, 2013

1963

Framed Australian one pound banknote minted in 1963. Signatures Coombs and Wilson (R33), Commonwealth Bank, extremely fine condition. Comes with certification describing the banknote and the significance of the year. All presented in an attractive glass and timber frame.

A$185

50th birthday next year, 2013

1963

Framed Australian banknote minted in 1963, as above, in other denominations: Ten shillings, five pounds or ten pounds. Signatures Coombs and Wilson. Comes with certification describing the banknote and the significance of the year. All presented in an attractive glass and timber frame. Email for prices.

POA

50th birthday next year, 2014

1964

Similar sets to all the above are available. Email for prices.

POA

55th birthday next year, 2013

1958

Set of all five Australian pre-decimal coins minted in 1958 - penny, threepence, sixpence, shilling and florin. (Plus a 1955 halfpenny as no halfpenny was minted in 1958.) All in uncirculated or near uncirculated condition in a specially-designed blue plush velvet display case. Complete with certification and coin description. click here for image of similar item

A$225

60th birthday next year, 2013

1953

Framed Australian one pound banknote minted in 1953. Signatures Coombs and Wilson (Rennicks 33), extremely fine condition. Comes with certification describing the banknote and the significance of the year. All presented in an attractive glass and timber frame. click here for image

A$265

20th anniversary of a business enterprise next year, 2013

1993

Proof set of all eight Australian decimal coins minted that year (one cent, two cents, five cents, ten cents, 20 cents, 50 cents, one dollar and two dollars) all in FDC proof condition. Presented in sealed plastic case in a plush velvet folder and in original packaging as received from the Royal Australian Mint. Complete with attractive certification describing the coins. This set celebrates Landcare Water Conservation. Price depends on quantity required.

POA

Birthday or anniversary

almost all

Similar commemorative sets to those listed above are available for most years. Email for prices.

POA

Investment collections

1.

Complete Australian TYPE SET with 40 pre-decimal and 9 decimal coins in Dansco supreme album. All coins gem or choice uncirculated. Many scarce dates, including many first dates. Thus a superb collection to enjoy now and an outstanding investment for the future. 49 exceptional coins available at well below full retail. Only one complete set in stock. Email or write for full listing. click here for image

A$ POA

2.

Australian type set complete in Dansco deluxe album. A most attractive collection for display and a sound investment. Includes the scarce Melbourne Centenary florin in EF and a lovely 1937 crown. Silver coins good average to Unc. Copper and decimals all EF or Unc.

A$1595

3.

Halfpenny set complete from 1911 to 1964, including the rare 1923. An excellent set in Dansco supreme album. Many George V coins VF or better, most George VI coins EF to Unc, all coins post 1948 some lustre, later dates BU. click here for image

A$3590

4.

Halfpenny set, the same as 10. above, but without the rare and expensive 1923.

A$425

5.

Halfpenny set complete from 1911 to 1964, including the rare 1923, housed in Dansco deluxe album, all coins well above average.

A$3295

6.

Halfpenny set, the same as 12. above, but without the rare and expensive 1923. Excellent starting set for a first-time investor or collector.

A$225

7.

Penny set, from 1911 to 1964, complete with all scarce dates except 1930, in Dansco supreme album. Many George V coins VF or EF, most George VI coins EF to Unc, all coins after 1948 aUnc to BU. Outstanding value. click here for image

A$965

8.

Penny set, from 1911 to 1964, but no 1930, most coins above average, housed in Dansco deluxe album. Most later coins EF - aUnc. Excellent starting set for a first-time investor or collector. click here for image

A$445

9.

Australian florin set complete, most coins well above average, several later dates EF or Unc. A most attractive set in a Dansco supreme album. click here for image

A$1950

10.

Australian florin set complete, many coins above average, most later dates VF or better, some very pleasant surprises. In Dansco deluxe press-in album. click here for image

A$1475

11.

Australian pre-decimal date set 1953, halfpenny to florin (6 coins) including the rare 1953 sixpence. All Choice uncirculated and housed in a specially-designed blue plush velvet display case. Complete with certification and coin description. First date for Queen Elizabeth II.

A$850

12.

Australian pre-decimal 5-coin date set 1954, (halfpenny, threepence, sixpence, shilling and florin; as no penny minted in 1954). Includes the scarce 1954 threepence and the commemorative florin celebrating the royal visit of Queen Elizabeth II. All Choice uncirculated in a specially-designed blue plush velvet display case. Complete with certification and coin description.

A$395

13.

Threepence set Queen Elizabeth 1953 to 1963 (12 coins) all Choice uncirculated or Gem as struck. One set available only. More than 25% below price of single coins. Exceptional investment.

A$375

14.

Shillings set Queen Elizabeth 1953 to 1963 (11 coins) all Choice uncirculated or Gem as struck. One set available only. More than 20% below price of single coins. Exceptional investment.

A$495

15.

All 13 1966 coins from all mints : one cent Melbourne, one cent Canberra, one cent Perth, two cent Melbourne, two cent Canberra, two cent Perth, five cent London, five cent Canberra, ten cent London, ten cent Canberra, twenty cent London, twenty cent Canberra, fifty cent Canberra, all in top choice uncirculated or gem condition. One set available only at this price:

A$295

16.

Collection of fourteen Australian decimal one cent coins all in pristine gem uncirculated condition. Dates 1970 to 1983 inclusive. The obverses all have the young portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Arnold Machin. The reverses depict Stuart Devlin's sculpture of Australia's extraordinary little flying marsupial, the feather-tailed glider. All carefully collected and stored over many years. Such a set of copper from the 1970s and early 1980s in top condition with no toning whatsoever no longer easy to find and hence usually expensive. Catalogues at more than $50. click here for image

A$45

17.

Collection of fifteen decimal two cent coins all in original gem uncirculated condition. Dates 1969 to 1983 inclusive. The obverses all have the young portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Arnold Machin. The reverses depict Stuart Devlin's sculpture of Australia's rare and endangered frilled lizard. Such a set of copper from the 1970s and early 1980s in top condition with no toning whatsoever is almost as rare as the frilled lizard. Catalogues at more than $75. click here for image

A$55

18.

Collection of the seven earliest Australian commemorative 50 cent coins, now seldom seen: 1966 first year silver, 1970 Captain Cook, 1977 Queen Elizabeth Jubilee, 1981 Charles and Diana Royal wedding, 1982 Commonwealth Games, 1988 Australian Bicentenary, 1991 Decimal 25 years. All Uncirculated. In secure hard plastic case.

A$145

19.

Group of seven banknotes from the Republic of China. These notes are the red 100 yuan (2005), green 50 yuan (2005), orange 20 yuan (1999), blue 10 yuan (2005), purple five yuan (2005), green one yuan (1999), and maroon five fen (1980). All feature attractive representations of the people and land of China. All crisp flat uncirculated. The green 50 yuan is now quite difficult to find in CFU condition. Price varies with exchange rate. click here for image

A$POA

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