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The E-Sylum: Volume 12, Number 28, July 12, 2009, Article 20

ROYAL AUSTRALIAN MINT MOUNTS NEW COIN EXHIBIT

The Royal Australian Mint gave a member of the public a rare chance to handle some of the rarest coins in their collection. -Editor
Australian Mint exhibit The Royal Australian Mint in Canberra has given a lucky member of the public a rare look inside its vault.

The vault holds a collection of coins worth more than $12 million and its doors are not opened often.

Despina Tramoundanis from Murrumbateman won a raffle to carry four rare coins, valued at over $1 million, from the vault to their display case on the second floor.

One of the coins that was moved is a rare 1920 sovereign that was made in Sydney.

The Mint says a similar coin sold at auction for $800,000.

The other three coins are 19th century sovereigns, distinctive because they have spelling mistakes on them.

To read the complete article, see: Australian Mint offers rare peek inside vault (http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009/07/07/2618876.htm)



Wayne Homren, Editor

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