Australian Coin Variety Books, Guides and References
Books on wishlist include:Mostly Small Change"
Fred Lever is also putting a book out very soon, which from initial reports should be quite good.

Renniks
Australian Pre-decimal Coin Varieties

Ian McConnelly
2005
1st Edition
Renniks Publications
3/37-39 Green St
Banksmeadow NSW 2019

ISBN Softcover 0 975224514

A more recent attempt to try and catalogue the huge amount of pre-decimal varieties that are out there. It does a very admirable jobs in its first incarnation.
There are a few mistakes and contentious issues but overall a good attempt at a mammoth task that can only lead to better things.
Australian Pre-decimal Coin Varieties
A Search for Minting Varieties on Australian Pre-decimal Coins 1910-1964

A Search for Minting Varieties on
Australian Pre-decimal Coins 1910-1964

Mostyn Arthur Byrnes
2000
1st Edition
Cosmos Collectables
PO Box 188
North Ryde NSW 1670

ISBN Softcover 0 646638 943 2

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Foster's Catalogue
of
Australian Coin Varieties

Derek J Foster
1966(?)
Blacktown Auctions
170 Main St
Blacktown NSW
Australia
This updated version was once also considered essential for the variety collector, a few more recent publications may have started to supersede it, although many still refer to the Foster's Catalogue Numbers.
1966 Foster's Catalogue
1964 Foster's Catalogue

Foster's Catalogue
of
Australian Coin Varieties

Derek J Foster
1964
Blacktown Auctions
170 Main St
Blacktown NSW
Australia
Once considered essential for the variety collector, a few more recent publications may have started to supersede although many still refer to the Foster's Catalogue Numbers.

Publication Code

CAB - Australasian Coin and Banknote Magazine
ACR - Australian Coin Review
JNAA - Journal of the Numismatic Association of Australia
  Date Publication Page Article Subject Author

Decimals, 20c,

1981 Scalloped 20c
1986
December
ACR
Volume 23
Number 6
p39 "Letters" A letter to the Royal Mint and reply by G.P Dyer regarding the scalloped 20c coins, not much info. David Prince & G P Dyer

Forgeries and Fakes

2006
February
CAB
Volume 9
Number 1
p47 "Not What it Seems" Discussion on rise of fabricated errors. W.C. Holt MA

General

2003
JNAA
Volume 14
p41 "Numismatic Information from the Study of Coinage Errors" Yadda Yadda. Paul Holland

General

2006
March
CAB
Volume 9
Number 2
p56 "Soft or Weak strikes in our Australian Coinage 1910-2005" Fred Lever looks at strike variations. Fred Lever

General

2006
February
CAB
Volume 9
Number 1
p28 "Varieties of North Queensland Part 3: The Mongrel and it's mates" This story covers a friend of this site's personal collection. Ian McConnelly

General

2005
December
CAB
Volume 8
Number 11
p20 "Mr Sold Strikes Again" Could have been a good article instead it turns into a puff piece. Pity the coins are not discussed more, some nice ones here. Ian McConnelly

Overdates

1965 January ACR
Volume 1
Number 7
p1 "Editorial" Overdate fever hits Australia, 1922/1 3d, 1933/2 Penny, 1925/3 Shilling etc John Dean

Pennies, 1933/2

2002
JNAA
Volume 13
p19 "The 1933/2 Overdate Penny" Detailed research. Paul Holland

Pennies, 1955-1956

2001
JNAA
Volume 12
p39 "The Perth Mint "Mules" of 1955-1956" Detailed research on different dies used. Paul Holland

Pennies, 1911-1936

2006
March
CAB
Volume 9
Number 2
p10 "Which Obverse is which?" Discusses the penny obverse varieties 1911 to 1936. Ian McConnelly

Shilling, 1914

1965 January ACR
Volume 1
Number 7
p5 "Variety Corner" Wide and Narrow Date 1914 Shiling Staff

Shillings

1920's Shillings
2003
JNAA
Volume 14
p32 "The 1925 Shilling" Detailed research on 1920's shillings mainly 1925 and 1928. Jon Saxton

Threepence,

1942
2005
December
CAB
Volume 8
Number 11
p80 "The 1942 Threepence" Discusses some varieties in Australia's WWII silver coinage, lots of pictures of mint marks etc Surjit Wadhwa

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