AUSTRALIAN COLONIES - SOUTH AUSTRALIA 1904-11 Thick 'POSTAGE' Wmk Crown/SA (Close) Perf 12 £1 blue P12½, perf 'SA', SG #292a variant, ACSC #S70 Cat $350 as normal, state perfins being much scarcer, fine mint. Anbieter Phoenix Auctions Saalauktion Ausruf: 300.00 AUD
AUSTRALIAN COLONIES - SOUTH AUSTRALIA 1886-96 'POSTAGE & REVENUE' complete 18½mm 'SPECIMEN' set of 13, all wmk sideways except the £3 which is wmk upright, mainly part og. The £3 & £5 are P11½-12½, the balance are P10. A very rare complete set. The top 5 values are rated R3 by Walker. A similar set sold for $4,400 in a recent Sydney auction. Anbieter Phoenix Auctions Saalauktion Ausruf: 3600.00 AUD
An 1813 Australian 'Holey Dollar' sells for $410,000 at auction on August 27,2012. "The coin's shape came about when Governor Lachlan Macquarie, amid an acute colonial coin shortage, acquired 40,000 Spanish silver dollars. He enlisted the convicted forger William Henshall to cut a hole in the centre of each and stamp the doughnut with ''New South Wales'', the value five shillings and the date 1813."