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Centenary of the Trans-Australian Railway First Coins Struck for 2017

After seven summer nights camped by the front door of the Royal Australian Mint in Deakin, ACT, 16 year old Belconnen teen Luke Marshall woke for the day he had been waiting for. Camped out since Christmas Day he couldn’t

Posted in Coin News

Q&A Machine Doubling Damage MDD, A Readers Coin

Question: “I have a beautiful 1966 1cent piece. clear doubling visable on entire front of coin (date,name,crown,head,nose and more.” Our reader supplied the images and we were happy to advise what was going on with their coin. Many thanks for

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Error Coin Spotlight -1975 50 Cent Off Centre Error

We posted this error coin up on the Coin Blog’s Facebook page and had a massive response reaching almost 4,000 of our readers so we thought pertinent to include it here as it’s a really stunning and obvious mint error

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Error Coin Spotlight – 1966P 2c Broadstrike

As no design elements of the coin design are missing this coin which failed to engage with the collar die correctly must be classified as an uncentered broadstrike. It appears to be a Perth minted coin which is a scarce

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Error Coin Spotlight – 1966 London 20 Cent Planchet Flaw Error

This London minted 1966 20 cent has a detached planchet flaw. The flaw was certainly there when the coin was struck as there is no indication of the design of the coin “flowing” into the missing part of the design.

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2015 2 Dollar Remembrance Orange Coloured Coin

The orange coloured $2 coin you might have found in your change marks Remembrance Day 2015 and the coins orange coloured rings resemble the glow of a sunset. Remembrance Day 11/11/2015 recalled 100 years since the poem “In Flanders Fields”

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Convict Love Token Exhibition in Ballarat

The Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka (M.A.D.E.) in Ballarat currently has on display a 45 piece collection of convict love tokens that date from 1791-1843. Until 22 Jan the display features these rare keepsakes given to loved ones before

Posted in Coin News, Collectables and Ephemera

New Issues Are Keeping Coin Collectors Very Busy

Coin and banknote collectors have been manic for the new design next generation $5 notes. First and Last prefix 2015 notes of the old design have also surfaced when we all thought 2013 might be the last year of issue.

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Next Generation 2016 5 Dollar Banknote Features

170 million next generation polymer $5 banknotes notes were introduced into circulation by the Reserve Bank of Australia from September 1st 2016. The serial numbers ranged from AA to EJ with AA the first prefix, EJ the last prefix and

Posted in Banknotes

2016 New Generation $5 Note First and Last Prefix

Have you come across a new $5 note yet? They are taking their time to filter through the system but slowly and surely the banks are starting to handle these notes. Westpac customers have had the best luck with sourcing

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