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International Auction Galleries has been a leading, family run Auction House since its establishment in 1985. We specialise in high quality "boutique" style live and online Coin and Banknote Auctions that whilst smaller in size, are big in quality and results, and our focus is always on selling the rarest and the highest quality Coins and Banknotes. Our Auction Sales, of which we do 2 specialised "Live" sales and 3-4 “Live Online” and Postal sales a year, are always seen as one of the yearly Numismatic highlights. As of 2016, IAG has held more than 200 Live, Online and Postal Sales over 31 years and achieved well in excess of $110 Million in sales.

Our Coin and Banknote Sales continue to be one of the market leaders in "rare and high end" numismatic items, and are continually setting new record prices. We also hold several current pricing World Records, including the Highest Price Ever for an Australian Numismatic Item at $1,909,000, as well as the highest price achieved for any item at any Numismatic auction in Australia. In 2008 we sold 2 single items in consecutive sales for over $1,000,000 each. Our last 20 auctions have broken countless world records, and we have sold in excess of $40,000,000 in these sales alone!! (See Download section for our current or previous Catalogues and prices realised).

One of our recent auctions - Sale 78 - broke two new world record prices, and our sale returns of an average of over $3,000 for every item sold is higher than any of the other major Auction houses by an average factor of between two to ten times.

With our new, fully in-house developed Live Online Internet Auctions, we have expanded our reach and ability to deal in all aspects of Numismatics at all levels even further, expanding our market share considerably in the process, and providing innovative new ways to buy and sell. We are continuing to develop and refine our whole online process with a view to expanding this into new areas and markets.

Our team consists of Paul Hannaford, a Professional Dealer for over 30 years & IAG's Managing Director and CEO. Paul is considered one of the leading Numismatic Experts on Australian Coin and Banknote Rarities, and is the current National President of A.N.D.A. (The Australasian Numismatic Dealers Association). Paul is also the longest ever serving ANDA Committee member, having stood for the last 18 years and counting, including serving as President a record five times, and as Vice President for numerous years, as well as chairing several specialised Numismatic related sub committees including heading the Ethics and Good Conduct Committee (E&GCC).

Moana Hannaford (Paul’s wife), is the Auction Coordinator, Art Director and is responsible for all the high quality photography and the Auction catalogue production.

Susan Clark, who has been our office manager for the last 9 years. She is responsible for all the day to day general running of IAG, and will handle all office and auction enquiries with her customary fantastic service.

Christo Mircev is our head of IT, and has been responsible for developing and implementing our fantastic Postal and Online Live Bidding systems as well as our stock control programs, graphic design, advertising material and catalogue production & implementation.

IAG recognises that people dealing through auction need to feel confident with the company they are dealing with. As such, we guarantee that all auction items are always expertly checked to ensure they are genuine, are correctly and fully described, and are accurately graded. All items are priced at a fair and current market price, to ensure our auction estimates are accurate. We take pride in every aspect of our business, and continually strive to better it. Currently we are also charging 0% (no) commission to all sellers, ensuring both sellers and buyers get a better deal in our sales.

All of this means that both Buyers and Sellers are the winners in our auctions. Combine this with the best range of Rare Coins and Banknotes around, and you can see why we have become:

The Leaders in Numismatic Auctions in Australia.