The Property Of A Prime Minister

"Fisher’s banknotes are up there with the Eureka flag"

OFFERED AS ONE LOT: A sequential pair of Australia’s first Commonwealth Banknotes numbered 4 and 5; the original property of Andrew Fisher. Sold with an official letter and envelope from the Commonwealth of Australia, Prime Minister’s Office, hand signed by Fisher.

Expressions of Interest: Offers Invited by 30 September, unless sold prior.

Estimate: $400,000 - $500,000 GST inclusive

Payment terms: 10% deposit on acceptance of bid, balance 30 days

  • Andrew Fisher - Family

    Fisher’s banknotes are up there with the Eureka flag

    Published: 2014-09-05

    Just as the miners were fighting for self-government, Fisher in his quiet, methodical and passionate way was fighting for Australian independence and the banknotes were one of the weapons he used.” Interview with David Day, award winning historian, by journalist Anthony Black. read more
  • Buyers can afford to be choosy

    Buyers can afford to be choosy

    Published: 2014-08-29

    There has been a lot of coin material come onto the market via auction over the past twelve months. But from our perspective, 99 per cent of it has been completely unremarkable and the quality sub-standard. The prices have also been unremarkable which is as you would expect. So does this make it a buyer’s market? read more
  • Provenance really counts

    Provenance really counts

    Published: 2014-08-15

    That provenance can be an affirmation of quality is clearly evidenced in our latest acquisition of the complete set of Melbourne Mint Proofs, struck between 1955 and 1963. The forty coins are consistently brilliant. We have only ever sighted one other comparable set early this year – acquired from the same vendor. read more
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Coinworks - Coins and Banknotes

Rare coin and banknote company, Coinworks, has long been regarded as the leader in its field.

Coinworks Managing Director, Belinda Downie, leads a team of dedicated and highly skilled professionals, who have collectively notched up more than 60 years’ experience in the rare coin and banknote industry.

The very reason why Coinworks was appointed in 2013 to sell the Commonwealth of Australia’s first ever banknote, M000001.

And again in 2013, collaborated with ASX-listed Macquarie Group in hosting an exhibition that celebrated the 200th anniversary of the 1813 Holey Dollar and Dump.

Coinworks enjoys an enviable worldwide reputation in the numismatics industry and has established an extensive and growing client list.

Rare coin and banknote buyers and sellers – big and small – share a common theme; they have been fairly rewarded after dealing with, and placing their trust in, Coinworks.      

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