Monthly Archives: December 2015

Split Planchet Decimal Coin Errors

This article was published in the Australasian Coin and Banknote Magazine May 2015 and was written by the Australian Coin Collecting Blog.Subscribe here to CAB magazine. What is a split planchet error? A split planchet occurs when a coin splits

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What is the 1954 Royal Visit Florin Worth?

The 1954 Royal Visit florin can be seen above, it’s one of four commemorative Australian florins issued from 1910 to 1963. It also happens to be the last commemorative florin issued in Australia. The obverse (heads) side of the coin

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The Mule Coin Error

Our last entry about the Australian 2000 $1 / 10 cent mule and the recent discovery of a new 20p mule coin error in the United Kingdom made us realise we hadn’t actually done an entry on the so called

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Broadstrike Coin Errors

An interesting type of error is the broadstrike. Broadstrikes are coins that have been struck while the coin planchet is totally or partially unconstrained by the collar. The collar is the third major part of the coining process, and normally

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Coins Struck on Foreign Objects

The United States Mint has produced one of the most spectacular error coins that is available to collectors of US error coins. A dime (valued at 10 cents) was struck on a zinc coated nail either by sheer accidental contamination

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What is the 1934-35 Centenary Florin Coin Worth?

A 1934-35 Centenary Florin can be seen above, one of four commemorative Australian florins issued from 1910 to 1963. The coin itself celebrates two events, the centenary of the founding of the State of Victoria (in 1834) and the centenary

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What Happened To All The Pre-Decimal Coins When Australia Changed To Decimal Currency?

In 1966 Australia changed from the pre-decimal system to the decimal system, which obviously necessitated the production of hundreds of millions of shiny new decimal coins. What is less obvious, and not often thought about is whatever happened to millions

Posted in Australian Decimal Changeover

Roxbury Auction #95 Error Coin Highlights

Roxbury Auction House held their auction #95 (find the catalogue here) on October 17 2015 and there were a few errors in the sale that are worth mentioning. All prices are net of commission so 20% should be added to

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National Trust 1970 Captain Cook Medal

The National Trust 1970 Captain Cook Medallion commemorates the bicentenary of Captain Cook’s journey navigating the east coast of Australia in 1770 and pays tribute to Cook’s great navigation ability. It was produced for the National Trust of Australia (Victoria)

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