The Australian Numismatic Society

Aussie Winter.     

From Colin Thomas
A true larrikin of the hobby but a man with a heart of gold. Aussie was never afraid to speak his mind on any subject which he had an opinion on. He, at one time, lived in the suburb of Manly, Brisbane, and although I never saw it, he reckoned he had an oil drum in his back shed full of pennies. So heavy was this drum that it needed a block and tackle to lift it. He wrote the first serious study on Australian Bread Tokens of which he had an extensive collection having travelled all over to obtain various examples for his collection.