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, 2015

1997

Royal Australian Mint one dollar mint marked coin featuring Sir Charles Kingsford Smith. In flawless gem uncirculated condition, as received from the Mint. Mint mark: A (Adelaide), in Royal Adelaide Show cardboard folder. click here for image.

A$29

18th birthday next year, 2015

1997

$10 silver proof coin in official Royal Australian Mint oyster case, featuring endangered species red-tailed black cockatoo. click here for image. Presented in attractive maroon oyster case and original box. Only 24,000 minted.

A$45

19th birthday next year, 2015

1996

Proof set of all six Australian decimal coins minted in 1996 (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' father of Australia's federation', Sir Henry Parkes.

A$145

19th birthday next year, 2015

1996

Uncirculated set of all six Australian decimal coins minted in 1996 ( 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 commemorates the' father of Australia's federation', Sir Henry Parkes.

A$65

19th birthday next year, 2015

1996

Commemorative one ounce sterling silver one dollar proof coin, in black plush jewellery case, with numbered certificate of authenticity 05119. One of just under 20,000 large coins minted to commemorate the 30th anniversary of decimal currency in Australia. Comes with all original packaging including outer mailing box with original address, date and postage stamp. Now quite rare.

A$145

20th birthday next year, 2015

1995

Proof set of all five Australian decimal coins minted that year (five cents, ten cents, 20 cents, 50 cents and one dollar) 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 the end of World War II. click here for image

A$95

20th birthday next year, 2015

1995

Commemorative sterling silver one dollar coin, special Sydney coin fair issue, April 1995, in black plush jewellery case, with numbered certificate of authenticity 0000061. One of only 2,500 with continuous milled edge, minted to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the song Waltzing Matilda.

A$175

20th birthday next year, 2015

1995

Commemorative sterling silver one dollar coin, in standard black plush jewellery case, with numbered certificate of authenticity 0001819. One of 20,000 with interrupted milled edge, minted to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the song Waltzing Matilda.

A$85

20th birthday next year, 2015

1995

Royal Australian Mint one dollar mint marked coin commemorating the anniversary of the song Waltzing Matilda. In flawless gem uncirculated condition, as received from the Mint. Mint mark: C (Canberra).  Click here for image.

A$34

21st birthday next year, 2015
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
21st birthday next year, 2015
1994
Commemorative sterling silver one dollar coin, in standard black plush jewellery case, with numbered certificate of authenticity 0009961. One of only 20,000 with broken milled edge, minted to commemorate 10 years of the one dollar coin.
A$65
21st birthday next year, 2015

1994

Royal Australian Mint one dollar mint marked coin commemorating the 10th anniversary of the one dollar coin. In flawless gem uncirculated condition, as received from the Mint. Mint mark: C (Canberra). click here for image.

A$19

21st birthday next year, 2015
1994
$20 folder, from the first polymer run, serial AA9400xxxx, black serials, overprinted on the note '31 October 1994'
A$95
21st birthday next year, 2015
1994
$5 banknote in premium folder issued in 1994, serial AA9400xxxx, red serial numbers. Only 900 issued. Quite rare
A$135
21st birthday next year, 2015

1994

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

A$245

25th birthday next year, 2015

1990

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. click here for image

A$82

25th birthday next year, 2015

1990

Uncirculated 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 dollar) all in gem uncirculated condition. Presented in sealed bubble pack and in original packaging as received from the Royal Australian Mint. Commemorates the Barcelona Olympics. click here for image

A$125

30th birthday next year, 2015

1985

Proof set of all seven Australian decimal coins minted in 1985 (one cent, two cents, five cents, ten cents, 20 cents, 50 cents and the new one dollar coin) all in FDC proof condition. Presented in new sealed plastic display case, as received from the Royal Australian Mint. click here for image.

A$58

30th birthday next year, 2015

1985

Uncirculated set of all seven Australian decimal coins minted in 1985 (one cent, two cents, five cents, ten cents, 20 cents, 50 cents and the new one dollar coin) all in original gem uncirculated condition. Presented in new sealed pack, as received from the Royal Australian Mint. click here for image

A$52

30th birthday next year, 2015

1985

1985 $10 silver proof coin in official Royal Australian Mint oyster case, celebrating Victoria in the Australian states series. Presented in plush blue oyster case and original box.  click here for image

A$45

30th birthday next year, 2015

1985

1985 $10 silver uncirculated coin in official Royal Australian Mint dark blue plastic wallet, celebrating Victoria in the Australian states series. click here for image

A$24

40th birthday next year, 2015

1975

Framed Australian ten dollar banknote minted in 1975. 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$195

40th birthday next year, 2015

1975

Uncirculated set of all six Australian decimal coins minted in 1985 (one cent, two cents, five cents, ten cents, 20 cents and 50 cents) all in original uncirculated condition. Presented in official Royal Australian Mint red plastic wallet. click here for image

A$44

20th anniversary of a business enterprise next year, 2015

1995

Please refer to items listed above for the year 1995. Price depends on quantity required.

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Other birthday or anniversary

almost all

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

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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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