Yearly Archives: 2009

Off-Centre Coin Errors

We’ve spoken before about broadstrike error coins. There can be varying degrees of a broadstruck coin and as the size of the error increases and there begins to be missing elements of the coin then it becomes an off center

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Out of Collar or Partial Collar Coin Errors

There are 3 different dies that strike a coin blank to make a coin. The obverse (heads) side, the reverse (tails) side and the collar die. The reverse die usually on the bottom is recessed below the collar. The collar

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2000 Incuse Flag Millennium 50 Cent Variety

In the year 2000 the Royal Australian mint released a commemorative 50 cent coin into circulation celebrating the the dawn of the new millennium. This coin had the standard Ian Rank-Broadley portrait of Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse, and

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Australian 20 Cent Coins Value Part 1

Aside from the Australian 50 cent and $1 coins the 20 cent is the only other circulation coin that you will find with a different reverse to the standard issue*. The obverse of the 20c has the usual portrait of

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1966 Wavy Baseline 20 cent

If you find an Australian 1966 20 cent piece in your change then you’d better take a second look. Did you know that a particular variety of the 1966 20 cent coin could be worth $100 or more! In 1966

Posted in Australian Decimal Changeover, Collecting Coins

Slang Terms for Money

It’s interesting that decimal currency hasn’t brought abbreviation of our coins and notes like there was with pre-decimal money that I found out when I dived into some in depth research into slang monetary terms. It’s interesting and amusing how

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Australian $200 Gold Koala Coins

Shown above is the 1983 $200 coin from Australia, struck to proof standard. These $200 gold koala coins were minted from 10.0 grams of 0.9167 fine gold (22 carat) which converts to 0.2948 ounces of gold. At the time of

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Australian 50 Cent Coins Value – Part 2

In the first part of the Australian 50 Cent Coin Value entries I talked about some of the more valuable circulation coins and the relative lack of value of the commemorative 50 cent coins. In this second part I’ll talk

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Value of Rare Australian 50 Cent Coins

One of the most popular Australian coins to collect is the 50 cent coin. And one of the most popular question about Australian coin values that we get is of course, about what is the value of Australian 50 cent

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Star Notes or Star Replacement Banknotes

Star replacement banknotes are pre-decimal and paper decimal notes with serial numbers ending with a star or asterisk. Thus being named a star note. These notes were issued from 1948 to 1972 in Australia. They were used to replace faulty,

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