Welcome to my coin collection!

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Baby Boomers / Blog 2012 / coins / collections / Geography / post cards

coins from overseasobsolete Australian coins

I have been passively collecting coins since I was quite young. I say passively because the coins have come my way (in my change or from other people) and not me seeking them out.

I sorted them today for the first time. I know I should have studied but this seemed more urgent!

I have coins and some notes from the following countries:

  • Australia (of course), old currency plus the decimal coins
  • New Zealand
  • Singapore
  • England
  • Fiji
  • Hong Kong
  • Holland
  • Canada
  • USA
  • Malaysia
  • New Guinea (my Dad was there in WWII)
  • France
  • Brunei
  • Indonesia
  • Polynesia
  • Philipines
  • United Arab Emerites
  • South Africa
  • some Euros from a trip to Ireland

With old Australia currency that existed until 1966, I have some pennies, half-pennies, sixpences, threepences. Some are still in last year’s Christmas pudding too! They are dated between 1912 and 1962.

current Australian coins

coins from overseasassorted medallions

It is great to have them all sorted out now.

cheers for now


English coins


  1. You have quite a collection and from a lot of countries. Now you will have to get a special box to keep them in.

    • Thanks for visiting! I DID find a nice box to put the coins in and it was quite satisfying getting them sorted out!

  2. I am glad you have some from my country – Phil. Hey, you don’t have one from India and Kuwait! Do you want some? 🙂 ..I collect bills passively 🙂

  3. Cool! I like world coins and have been collecting for a while also. What’s the one in the holder in the last photo with the medallions?

    • Hi John
      I had a look at your blog and your section on the coins -it looks really professional! The one you were asking about is a medallion I picked up at Parliament House in Canberra (Australia). It has two kangaroos on one side and an image of Parliament House on the reverse. I bought it as one of my interests is in politics.


  4. Many decades ago I started out collecting coins but found it was too expensive, so I switched to stamps. It got expensive, too. Now I just collect memories via pictures from my trusty camera.

    • Hi Russel, thanks for your comments. I hope I can find a good home for my collections. I am going to do a few more blogs on mine – it is an incentive to get them organised 🙂 I will have a look at your blog – I love the cat!

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