Australia 2006 5 dollars KM-959

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 NYINC sale, part of lot 22226
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This specimen was part of lot 22226 in Stack's Bowers 2018 NYINC sale (New York, January 2018), which sold for $528. The catalog description[1] noted, "AUSTRALIA. Three Piece Proof Set, 2006. Discover Australia Series. Fr-B60, B61, & B62; KM-961, 960, & 959. 50 Dollars, 15 Dollars, and 5 Dollars. The coins represent the Australian Fauna. Each coin is one of the first 350 struck. The 50 Dollars has a mintage of only 1,000 pieces. The 15 Dollars has a mintage of only 2,257 pieces. The 5 Dollars has a mintage of only 2,519 pieces. All with hard mirror fields and frosted cameo devices. Brilliant and attractive." Since 1989, Australia has entered the bullion and collectibles market in a big way, having produced commemoratives and NCLT's numbering in the hundreds of types.

Recorded mintage: 2,519.

Specification: 1.24 g, 0.999 gold, 0.04 oz AGW.

Catalog reference: KM-959.

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date, 11th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • McDonald, Greg, The Pocket Guide to Australian Coins and Banknotes, 23rd ed., Lavington, Australia, 2017.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio, John Kraljevich and Cris Chatigny, The January 2018 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, featuring the Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2017.

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