Yearly Archives: 2021

Australian Decimal Coin Weight Tolerances

How much does my coin weigh? This is a common question first asked when a coin seems not quite right. Is it an error coin? Is the coin missing design or a part of the coin? Does it feel lightweight

Posted in Collecting Coins

1969-1984 50c Struck on Underweight Split Planchet

As originally published in Australasian Coin and Banknote Magazine December / January 2020/2021 What Went Wrong -error coins that escaped the mint From 1969 to 1984 Australia used the Arnold Machin portrait of Queen Elizabeth II on coins and the

Posted in Error Coins

1961 Penny with Planchet Flaw / Hole

As originally published in Australasian Coin and Banknote Magazine November 2020 What Went Wrong -error coins that escaped the mint Not all coin errors that escape coin minting facilities are due to a failure in some part of the mechanical

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Rare Australian 20 Cent Coins

The Australian 20 cent coin was first minted in 1966 and in it’s more than 50 year history there are some rare Australian 20 cent coins that are sought after by collectors. In this article we’ll talk about the 4

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World War 1 Australian Identity Disc for Patrick Donohoe

Seen above is an unofficial World War 1 AIF ID disc made from Egyptian 1917 (AH 1334) 5 piastres (KM#318.1). Obverse has been neatly skimmed inside the radius of the rim beads. The following inscription has been applied with skillful

Posted in Collectables and Ephemera

1969-1984 50c Struck on Underweight Split Planchet

As originally published in Australasian Coin and Banknote Magazine October 2020 What Went Wrong -error coins that escaped the mint From 1969 to 1984 Australia used the Arnold Machin portrait of Queen Elizabeth II on coins and the distinctive 12-sided

Posted in Error Coins

Australian 1961 Penny with Planchet Hole

As originally published in Australasian Coin and Banknote Magazine November 2020 What Went Wrong -error coins that escaped the mint Not all coin errors that escape coin minting facilities are due to a failure in some part of the mechanical

Posted in Error Coins

1976 50 Cents Double Struck Error

Originally published in Australasian Coin and Banknote Magazine October 2020 What Went Wrong -error coins that escaped the mint Your eyes are not playing tricks on you here, you are indeed seeing double when looking at this 1976 fifty cent

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1960 Florin Straight Partial Collar Error

As originally published in Australasian Coin and Banknote Magazine September 2020 What Went Wrong -error coins that escaped the mint At a passing glance this ‘quaternary alloy’ 1960 florin looks like most of the other 15.76 million minted with that

Posted in Error Coins

2013 Purple Coronation Two Dollar Coin Value

The 2013 Purple Coronation Two Dollar Coin (affectionately known as the “Coro”) is probably the second most popular coin of that denomination amongst collectors. While it’s not technically the first Australian coloured coin issued for circulation (the 2012 Red Poppy

Posted in Collecting Coins, Investing in Coins

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AUD $10.74
Australian 1966 Round 50c
AUD $566.53
Gold Sovereign
AUD $709.22
Australian $200 Gold Coin
AUD $31.44
Silver Price (per Oz)
AUD $2,406.46
Gold Price (per Oz)
USD $0.7316
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These values are updated hourly using New York market prices. Coin values are purely the value of the gold or silver they contain and do not account for any numismatic value.
Prices Last Updated: 22:04 18 Sep 2021

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