Sale Of Australian Gold Sovereigns Recalls Our Golden Age

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CHARLES LESKI AUCTIONS PTY. LTD.

13 Cato Street,  Hawthorn East 3123,  Victoria,  Australia

Telephone: 61-3-9864-9999

Facsimile:

61-3-9822-2788


Email:  contact@leski.com.au 




A.B.N.13 081 928 921

Media Release


                        



 



     October

23rd, 2009


SALE OF AUSTRALIAN GOLD SOVEREIGNS RECALLS OUR GOLDEN AGE

 

International demand for Australian gold coins has been traditionally strong, with most numismatists agreeing

that they are at the core of our numismatic collector market.  This also underscores the fact that Australia is

one of the largest gold-producing nations in the world.


Gold has always been regarded as a safe investment.  Australian sovereigns and half-sovereigns have the

added advantage of connecting us with the 19th

and early 20th

century history of Australia, arguably the

golden age of Australian nationhood. 


Now an impressive collection of 25 gold sovereigns and half-sovereigns is being offered for sale by Leski

Auctions.  The coins date from 1874 to 1925 and are in exceptional condition.

“The pre-sale estimates for these coins will allow first-time investors to enter the market with relative ease,”

says Charles Leski.

“There is good reason to collect Australian gold sovereigns.  Firstly, none have been struck since 1931 so they

are increasingly rare.  And secondly, these coins are all of high quality which is important for their future

value.”


Lots

16

-

40

will be offered for sale by Leski Auctions in Melbourne on Wednesday, October

28th

at

5.00pm.



They have

a pre-sale estimate from

$140 -

$325.  (NB:  Typical image available

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About Leski Auctions

Leski Auctions was established in 1973 and is one of Australia’s leading auctioneers of Sporting Memorabilia,

Australiana, Collectibles and World Philately. 


Leski Auctions is a recognised leader in the area of early photography, art, wine, cameras, books, autographs,

entertainment memorabilia, medals, coins, stamps, aerophilately, cigarette and trade cards,

maps, railway

memorabilia, advertising artwork and posters, and the Olympics, football and cricket..


It was the first auction house in Australia to introduce an on-line, real-time bidding system ‘Live Bid Online’™,

which allows participation from anywhere in the world.  It currently runs 22 auctions per year.

 

Leski Auctions has previously sold many significant collections, including those of Shirley Strickland, Ron Clarke,

Sir Reginald Ansett and former RSL President, Bruce Ruxton.  It has sold more ‘baggy green’ caps than any other

auction house in the world, and is one of the largest auctioneers of cricket memorabilia by value and volume. 

Leski Auctions recently sold the newly-discovered Phar Lap horse tonic recipe book.  It recently achieved a world

record price for a Bradman bat.


Managing Director Charles Leski is a registered valuer for the Cultural Gifts Program through the Department of

Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts.  He is also the valuer of the displayed items at the National Sports

Museum at the MCG, Melbourne.


The company is located at 13 Cato Street, Hawthorn East 3123 Australia.  Telephone +61-3-864 9999 and



Issued by:

Charles Leski, Leski Auctions  


Michael Krape, Michael Krape Consulting  

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CHARLES LESKI AUCTIONS PTY. LTD.

13 Cato Street,  Hawthorn East 3123,  Victoria,  Australia

Telephone: 61-3-9864-9999

Facsimile:

61-3-9822-2788

Website:  www.leski.com.au

Email:  contact@leski.com.au 




A.B.N.13 081 928 921



Tel: 61-3-9864 9999



Tel:  0403 135 880



charles@leski.com.au



michaelkrape@krape.com.au






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