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Inside the Vault

Peter Rees


  • Hardcover
    $56.94
PUBLISHED: 30th January 1991
ISBN: 9781742234304
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Uncovers the fascinating story of Australia'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, this book includes never-before-seen design sketches and images of rare Australian coins.
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  • Hardcover
    $56.94
PUBLISHED: 30th January 1991
ISBN: 9781742234304
ANNOTATION:
Uncovers the fascinating story of Australia'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, this book includes never-before-seen design sketches and images of rare Australian coins.

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Uncovers the fascinating story of Australia'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, this book includes never-before-seen design sketches and images of rare Australian coins.

Publisher Description

Celebrating the history and art of Australian coinage 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 of the 19th century, the opening of the Royal Australian Mint, 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 key Australian coins along with stunning images of important events and people in the history of Australian coinage.

Author Biography

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

Publisher
NewSouth Publishing
ISBN-10
1742234305
ISBN-13
9781742234304
Format
Hardcover
Country of Publication
Australia
Author
Peter Rees
Short Title
INSIDE THE VAULT
Language
English
Media
Book
Illustrations
48 black & white illustrations, 80 colour illustrations
Pages
256
Subtitle
The history and art of Australian coinage
Year
2016
Publication Date
2016-02-01