Why the Australian Kangaroo is one of the most internationally respected coins on the market…

The ‘Kangaroo’

 

When it comes to identifying the very finest quality silver coins, few, if any, can match an Australian ‘Kangaroo’. Precision made, eye-catching and struck from 999/1000 Pure Silver, they’re usually snapped up on sight. And now three of the most exciting new issues have been brought together in an exclusive limited edition set… 

 

 

Why has the Kangaroo become such an important design?  

When the famous marsupial is engraved onto an Australian legal tender coin it becomes a hallmark of quality. Rather like the British Sovereign is a benchmark for gold coins, the Kangaroo signifies that your coin is from a trusted source and has been produced to an exceptional standard.

Because of this, the ‘Kangaroo’ has such an international following, and has become one of the most prominent and internationally respected names on the market. Collectors worldwide buy these Australian coins for their quality, design and craftsmanship.

The 2017 Australian Silver Kangaroo Numismatic Set

Three unique finishes brought together in one exclusive limited edition set

Now, three of the most exciting examples of the ‘Kangaroo’ you can buy have been brought together in one limited edition set.

The 2017 Australian Kangaroo Numismatic Set brings together the traditional bullion silver coin with the extremely sought-after high relief proof issue and the unusual gilded proof edition. Each coin boasts a full ounce of fine silver and demonstrate some of the finest minting techniques in the market.

Here’s a bit more about what makes each coin in the set so special:

The Silver Bullion Kangaroo

 

 

The first coin in the set is the traditional bullion coin, struck by The Perth Mint to a frosted finish, it contrasts superbly with the reflective and raised parts of the design, giving an unusual three tone relief.

The Silver Proof High Relief Kangaroo

 

 

 

 

 

Then second coin is The Perth Mint’s high-relief proof finish $1 coin. This remarkable technique strikes the design onto a concave blank, allowing for the engraving to stand tall – more like a sculpture than a coin.

 

 

The Silver Proof Gilded Kangaroo

 

 

 

The final coin is the stunning gilded silver proof coin that features the Australian kangaroo carefully picked out in brilliant 24 carat gold.

 

 

 

All three coins share a similar heritage, but demonstrate distinctive approaches to coin design.


If you’re interested…

You can be one of just 250 collectors to own The Australian Kangaroo Set.

The coins will come complete in a Deluxe Wooden Presentation Case, ready to display, with a Certificate of Authenticity, attesting to its precious metal content and edition limit.

The 2017 Australian Silver Kangaroo Numismatic Set

Each is individually encapsulated, perfect to keep them in pristine condition for your future generations to enjoy and appreciate. These coins are extremely popular, and with an edition limit of just 250, stock won’t last for long.

Click here for more details >>

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Why you have just days to secure the new 2018 Gold Proof Sovereign

The UK 2018 Gold Proof Sovereign

The new 2018 Proof Sovereign has been released today, but you may only have days to own one. Let me tell you why…

We’re in the golden age of the Proof Sovereign. In 2017, the UK Proof Sovereign, issued to mark 200 years of the Sovereign, sold out at The Royal Mint in just 4 weeks, and in July, this year, the entire mintage of Piedfort Sovereigns sold out on its FIRST DAY of issue.

First ever one-year-only mintmark

First ever one-year-only mintmark

Next year Her Majesty the Queen will celebrate the 65th anniversary of her coronation, becoming the first British monarch ever to do so. So to mark the anniversary, the Proof Sovereign features a special one-year-only mintmark for the very first time.

One-year-only mintmarks are only applied to coins for the most significant events and anniversaries and this is certainly an important one. In fact, it’s unlikely we’ll ever see a Royal anniversary as significant as this in our lifetimes.

22 Carat Gold Pedigree

The 2018 Sovereign is minted from 22 Carat Gold and it is this historical pedigree that makes the coin so admired and sought-after around the world.

It is also one of the finest examples of British craftsmanship. The exceptional ‘proof’ finish is the result of the coin being struck up to 4 times using specially polished dies.

The time and effort required to produce the frosted relief and mirrored background of the coin is why a proof finish is considered the pinnacle of the mint-masters art – and the most sought-after by collectors.

And with an edition limit of just 10,500 worldwide – the same edition limit as last year’s sell-out Proof Sovereign – the 2018 Gold Proof Sovereign has all the elements to be the most collectable gold coin of the year.


The UK 2018 Gold Proof Sovereign

If you’re interested…

You can secure the 2018 Gold Proof Sovereign now, but you’ll have to act quickly.

Click here to find out how you can secure one today with an initial deposit of just £49.50 >>

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The Framed Presentations celebrating the UK’s Music Giants – selling so fast they’ve gone Platinum!

Pink Floyd, David Bowie, the Beatles.  Giants of the international music scene, and most importantly, all home-grown talent.

The Official Royal Mail Dark Side of the Moon Stamp

That’s why all of these artists have been commemorated at one point by Royal Mail, with their own set of official postage stamps, featuring a selection of their most famous albums.
But what I, and many others like me, love most about the original albums is the artwork that adorns their covers.  The prism on Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon.  The Beatles crossing Abbey Road – two of the most famous images in British popular culture.

Abbey Road Framed Vinyl Presentation

 

And I know I’m not alone when I say “they don’t make them like they used to!”  But it’s true.
My point is that after vinyl fell out of fashion (it still pains me!), many of these classic albums, these heavyweights of British culture, ended up in lofts, given to charity shops or just binned!  Criminal! The fact is they should be presented, shown-off and displayed – like the pieces of art they are.


Framed Vinyl Classics

Aladdin Sane Framed Vinyl Presentation

This was the driving force behind Framed Vinyl Classics.  To give vinyl its place back in the home. Definitive tributes to some of the greatest artists and albums the UK has ever produced.

With our background in stamps, we were able to pair together the stamp and matching classic vinyl album to make a genuinely superb wall display.  Giving each iconic cover the place it deserves in your home or office.


Multiple Sell-outs

Ziggy Stardust Framed Vinyl Presentation – Sold Out

So we can’t say we’ve been surprised by how popular they have been with collectors.  Because we collect them too.  Editions for The Dark Side of the Moon, Ziggy Stardust and Abbey Road have all SOLD OUT, catapulting Framed Vinyl Classics from humble beginnings as art for enthusiasts to a genuine piece of must-have memorabilia for the fans.

 

First Look – Brand New Releases

New: Led Zeppelin IV Framed Vinyl Presentation

Now, after listening to many requests for other albums, I’m very pleased to be able to show you for the very first time, more definitive tributes to some other of the all time classic Brit artists. The Clash, Led Zeppelin, Blur, Coldplay and Mike Oldfield are now available to order – all set to worldwide editions of JUST 250Click here to see all the available presentations >>>

New: Coldplay Framed Vinyl Presentation

 

If you click on one the links above or below, you’ll view a gallery of all the past and present Framed Vinyl Classics.  Some have sold out of their strictly limited worldwide editions, some are on their way to doing just that, and some, like today, are brand-new – hot off the press.

 

And what further adds to the limited status of each framed presentation – the element highly desired by collectors – are the official postage stamps.  Not only are they among the few issues to feature album covers, but some of the stamps are extremely scarce and are only available on the secondary market – you can’t get them from the post office and won’t see them on your letters.

You see, the stamps for the new presentations were released back in 2010, as part of Royal Mail’s Classic Album Covers issue.  Significantly, these stamps were issued before Facebook and Google – and the more effective means of showing these fantastic commemoratives direct to the fans.  In other words, many fans of these bands probably still aren’t aware these delightful pieces of memorabilia even exist!  Which I guess makes this, a bit of an inside track (no pun intended). 

The official Royal Mail Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band Stamp

One final point of interest to collectors, many of these stamps are so limited that Stanley Gibbons, the authority on everything stamp related, state that the Classic Album Covers stamps have increased in value by over 100% since their release, whilst the Beatles stamps from 2007 have increased in value by whopping 200%!*

But don’t just take my word for it, nor the hundreds of collectors who have snapped up their own Framed Vinyl Classic.  See for yourself by clicking the link here and view the Framed Vinyl Classics gallery.

* Stanley Gibbons, Collect British Stamps 2016.


If you’re interested…

Click here to view the full Framed Vinyl Classics Gallery

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