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Two 1921 New South Wales coin hoards

Bloom, W.R. and Pitchfork, C. (2013) Two 1921 New South Wales coin hoards. Journal of the Numismatic Association of Australia, 23 . pp. 1-19.

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Within the last five years two New South Wales coin hoards fortuitously came intact on to the market. It was immediately recognized that these modern coins dating from the Victorian period through to just after World War I were not simply accumulations or coin collections, but must have come from hoards. This supposition was confirmed with the owners. Realizing the hoards’ importance, the authors recorded the coins by country (British and Australian), date, mint, and most importantly, their individual weights. This article is a report on these findings together with a statistical analysis of the weight loss of the coins during circulation. We show that for the Australian silver coins in the combined hoards, the mean percentage weight loss per year per coin by denomination follows a linear relationship, and that the smaller the coin, the larger the percentage weight loss.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Engineering and Information Technology
Publisher: Numismatic Association of Australia Inc.
Copyright: © 2013 The Numismatic Association of Australia
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