Yearly Archives: 2008

The 1937 and 1938 Australian Crown

The silver Australian Crown was minted in Melbourne only in the years 1937 and 1938. It depicts an image of a royal crown on the reverse designed by George Kruger Gray and George VI portrait on the obverse by Thomas

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The Australian One Dollar $1 Coin

A popular series for collectors and their collections is the Australian one dollar coins issues.The one dollar was first minted in 1984 when the $1 note was withdrawn from circulation. The reverse has the iconic 5 ‘mob of roos’ design

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Australian 1966 Round Silver 50 Cent

The round Australian 50 cent piece was introduced at the changeover to decimal currency in Australia in 1966. It is 31.5 millimetre and a round shape, the only round 50 cent piece, containing 80% silver and 20% Copper. Weighing 13.28

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Wrong Planchet Error Coins

Scarce and usually spectacular is the wrong planchet error coin. These are one of the simplest error coin types to explain. Basically these are coins struck on planchets other than the type they were intended to be struck on. Perhaps

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Coin Brockage Errors

In a previous entry about brockages I discussed briefly how they were formed. I also mentioned that Australian pre-decimal brockage coins can be hard to come by. Fortunately I’ve been able to obtain an image of a nice example of

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Planchet Flaw or Peel or Lamination Flaw Coin Error

An interesting (but not particularly scarce) type of coin error is the lamination flaw or planchet flaw error. It is also sometimes known as a peel error. A lamination or planchet flaw or peel coin error occurs when there is

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Proclamation Coin – Great Britain 1787 Shilling

In my previous entry about Australian proclamation coins I mentioned the 1787 Shilling of Great Britain which was valued at 1s 1d (1 shilling and 1 pence) in the proclamation and traded in early colonial Australia. Minted from about 6

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Ramstrike or High Lip Coin Error

Another type of out of collar coin error is the ‘ramstrike’ or ‘high lip’ coin error. This sort of error occurs when the planchet is partially off-centre or out of alignment when the coin striking process starts. As the hammer

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Clipped Planchet Error Coin – Straight Clip

There are a few different types of clipped planchets which we have spoken about before. These are often called clips, edge bites or bitten edge coins. During the coin manufacturing process blanks are punched from a long metal strip. The

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Curved Clipped Planchet Error Coins

A clipped planchet or edge bite error coin occurs when a coin is struck on an incomplete planchet. Coin blanks are punched out from strips of metal using a high-speed punch. Sometimes the strip isn’t pushed along far enough after

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AUD $7.32
Australian 1966 Round 50c
AUD $383.92
Gold Sovereign
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Australian $200 Gold Coin
AUD $21.43
Silver Price (per Oz)
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