Inside the Vault: The history and art of Australian coinage
Hardback | Feb 2016 | NewSouth | 9781742234304 | 256pp | 240x286mm | Stocked item (a few) | GEN | AUD$59.99, NZD$72.99
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.