About pre1946silver.com

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First of all, let me say a big ‘thankyou!’ for checking out my blog!

The pre1946silver.com blog/website is really a natural outcome of my continuing exploration of the world of coins and currency. It’s an evolving thing, if you know what I mean…

When I first started I couldn’t find any site that provided the kind of information I was looking for and so this is my ongoing attempt to offer up stuff that is relevant and useful to collectors.

Of course the site reflects my own interests, but as those are quite varied, I’m hopeful that others will find worthwhile things here.

I certainly hope that you do!

Site Structure

The site is divided into two basic areas – there’s the blog and then the business side, coins I have available for sale; mainly silver – mostly from Australia, the US and the UK with other countries mixed in here and there.

At this point, the preference is for sterling silver or thereabouts, so, for example, there’s very little UK stuff after 1920 and the majority (but not all) of the Australian is 1945 or earlier.

That’s pretty much it as far as structure goes. There is a little section on grading – pretty much all photos of Aussie coins so you can see what good and bad actually look like.


The blog covers a wide range of topics – you’ll find posts discussing coin photography, pricing and grading in addition to reviews of books (not just references), and of course pieces concerned with ‘cool’ coins.

For me, at the moment (!), that means the coinage of Australia’s early days – from settlement up until 1910, when the first Commonwealth coins came out – and that could be just about anything…sort of world silver 1750-1900…

Anyway, it’s all out there…enjoy…

Happy Collecting!

Updates & Maintenance

Dec ’21: added site map

Dec ’21: updated secure payment options

Dec ’21: updated site functionality

Oct ’21 : Improved Site Search