Monthly Archives: March 2011

The Clamshell Coin Error

You often see flaws in the metal blanks used to strike coins but rarely do you see coins so obviously wrong as the clamshell error. These planchets contain lamination problems deep inside the metal which splits the 2 sides apart

Posted in Error Coins

Sydney 2000 Olympic $5 Coin Athletics

The above coin was issued in October 1997 in the first release of coins in a set of 28 in commemoration of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. These 28 five dollar coins were part of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Coin

Posted in Collecting Coins

1966 Mint Set The Fastbuck Wallet

“Operation Fastbuck” was the name used for the safe delivery of decimal currency to the banks during the changeover from £/s/d to dollars and cents on February 14th 1966. 70 drivers were involved in the transfer of the new money

Posted in Australian Decimal Changeover

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