Postal Numismatic Covers
First Day of Issue with Unc Coins
|"These are one of the most spectacular performers of
recent times, with many people tipping these will increase even further over the coming
The above was written circa 2001/2 and now (2009), the ship has well and truly sailed. Unfortunately the trend seems to be that anything in a postal cover is automatically worth more.
Collectors need to understand that if the coin is common, and more especially, available in other issues, the long term trend is ultimately downward.
If new to collecting, picking up new issues at release price is the best way to collect these, some of the earlier issues are most definitely fully valued, and most recent private issues are way over-priced.
Only one private issue has ever done well, the 1969 Yarralumla 50c Covers and the reason is quite simple: these are the only way of obtaining the very scarce 1969 Specimen 50c coin. Otherwise all other private issues are just a waste of money, you will go broke trying to collect them all.
PNC's or Philatelic Numismatic Covers or Postal Numismatic Covers popularity has waxed and waned over the years. Research would indicate these were popular around the late 60's to early 70's by the number of private releases around from that period, Lower Hutt and some other companies also were involved.
Then in the early 1990's the RAM decided to release these in conjunction with Australia Post. Since that time Australia Post, Perth Mint and Private Issuers have also decided to jump on the bandwagon.
Many of the coins in these covers are unique or of a scarcer type than their counterparts.
The 1994 set has the "wide-date" variety of the 50c,
1997 is the only way to get a 1997 dated Bradman $5 coin (other releases were 1996),
2000 Last Anzacs has the 1999 $1 coin but is dated 2000,
The 2002 set is the only way to obtain the 2002 Golden Jubilee 50c coin,
2003 Pack has Australia's only Al/Br 50c coin,
Finally the 2005 World Heritage Pack contains only release of 2005 Coat of Arms 50c.
Please forgive my tardiness with putting up recent issues and current mintages, hopefully they will be up Soontm
RAM / Australia Post
|1994||Year of The Family||148,393||1995||Weary Dunlop||93,915|
|1997||Sir Donald Bradman||275,000||1998||Bass & Flinders
ANDA Fair 30th Oct
ANDA Fair 31st Oct
ANDA Fair 1st Nov
|1999||Year Of Older Persons||56,065||2000||The Last Anzacs||47,830|
|2000||Sydney Olympic Games - Athletics||30,000||2000||Sydney Olympic Games - Swimming||30,000|
|2000||Victoria Cross, For Valour||Unknown||2001||Army Centenary||27,209|
|2002||QEII 50yrs Accession||32,102||2003||QEII Golden Jubilee||65,003|
|2005||Australian Open||000,000||2005||World Heritage||30,000|
|2005||Queen's Baton Relay||00,000||2006||Melbourne Commonwealth Games||00,000|
|* Denotes Mintage Figures up to end June 2004
Perth Mint / Australia Post
|2004||Eureka Stockade||000,000||2005||Year of the Rooster|
|2006||Year of the Dog||000,000|
|2001||Parliament House||10,100*||2005||Kangaroo and Map Silver Ingot||5,000|
|* Actual number of coins made by RAM for pack, most packs were withdrawn
|Nuphil Associates, Lower Hutt, Clubs, Etc.|
|1969||Nuphil Yarralumla Cover||1330||2001||75th Anniversary of Airmail To Pacific Islands||1000|