Most Valuable Australian Gold Coin Collection
Posted By Monetarium
Monetarium (Australia) Pty. Ltd. will be
auctioning Australia’s most respected and
valuable rare gold coin collection, known as the
Quartermaster Collection, in what is expected to
be the most prestigious numismatic event in this
Sydney, Australia — The famed Quartermaster
Collection, containing many of Australia’s most
valuable and highest quality gold coins, will be
going to auction on the 4th of June 2009.
Featuring many of Australia’s rarest coins, this
Auction will be unlike any other seen in this
country. The collection of 344 items is an
anthology of Australian gold currency, spanning
1852 to 1931.
Tony Richardson, a director of Monetarium
(Australia) Pty Ltd, says, "It’s an
extraordinary achievement to have assembled such
a comprehensive collection of rare coins. I
doubt it will ever be seen again."
Some of the lots that will go under the hammer
are unique or very few are known to exist,
the excessively rare Adelaide Assay Office
Ingots & Port Phillip Patterns,
one of only two 1852 Five Pounds Coins, and
the finest quality Type 1 & Type 2 Adelaide
For Australia, these coins are an invaluable
source of recollection for this young country’s
economic independence. For many years, they have
been the most impressive presentation of
Australia’s first currency and are some of the
most prized and historically significant pieces
attainable for a quality numismatic portfolio.
The collection also features a complete set of
Australian Sovereigns and Half Sovereigns, which
contains more unique and excessively rare coins
the 1853 Proof/Specimen Sovereign and Half
the 1887 & 1902 Sydney Mint (5 Pound, 2 Pound,
Sovereign & Half Sovereign) Proof Sets,
Proof 1920 Sydney Mint Sovereign,
Proof 1893 Melbourne Mint Half Sovereign,
Several error coins, overdates and rare
Every coin in the collection includes a record
of provenance, which is an important element for
many collectors of Antiquities.
"We expect the Auction will generate strong
interest throughout the numismatic collector
market as well as with investors world wide, who
are continually looking to diversify their
investment portfolios into stable, tangible, but
secure liquid markets.
Rare coins and banknotes have been a safe haven
for many investors in past tough economic times
and results from recent sales seems to indicate
that once more investors are seeking this
security," Tony Richardson says.
The Quartermaster Collection Auction will be
held on Thursday at 7:00pm, the 4th of June
2009, at the Sydney Mint Auditorium, 10
Macquarie St. Sydney, and NSW, AUSTRALIA.
Viewing of lots can be organised from the 2nd of
The buyer’s commission is only 5.5%, which is
considerably lower than other antique,
collectables and coin auctions.
For more details about the auction and images of
the collection, please visit our Quartermaster
Collection site at