Inside the Vault: The History and Art of Australian Coinage

Inside the Vault: The History and Art of Australian Coinage

By: Peter Rees (author)Hardback

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Ochre trading, convict love tokens, holey dollars, cartwheel pennies, florins, shillings and pence, dollars and cents ...For the first time, Inside the Vault uncovers the fascinating story of the nation's currency. Bestselling author Peter Rees traces significant events - the Rum Rebellion, the gold rushes, the opening of the Royal Australian Mint, and the introduction of decimal currency in 1966 - and their effect on Australia's coinage. Lavishly illustrated, Inside the Vault includes never-before-seen design sketches and images of rare Australian coins, along with stunning archival images of important events and people in the history of Australian coinage.

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About Author

Peter Rees has been a federal political correspondent for some of Australia's major metropolitan newspapers, and is the author of Anzac Girls and Bearing Witness: The remarkable life of Charles Bean, Australia's greatest war correspondent.

Product Details

  • publication date: 30/01/1991
  • ISBN13: 9781742234304
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 192
  • ID: 9781742234304
  • weight: 1302
  • ISBN10: 1742234305

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