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eBay Error Coins of the Week

It’s time to have a look at some of the most interesting error coins available to Australian buyers via eBay auctions or BIN listings. Australian 1966 Upset Coin Error The upset 1966 London minted 10 cent is a particular favourite

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These Coins ARE NOT Errors

A look at some of the more common damaged coins that are passed off as error coins or simply mistaken as error coins.

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Elliptical Clip or Elliptical Planchet Error Coins

The rarest form of the clipped planchet error is the elliptical clipped planchet or elliptical planchet error coin. This unusual type of clipped planchet error occurs (just like the other clipped planchet errors) during the manufacture of the blanks for

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eBay Error Coins of the Week

This is the first of what we hope will be a regular feature where we look at a few of the most interesting error coins available to Australian buyers via eBay auctions or BIN listings. Australian 1962 Partial Collar (Ramstrike)

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World War 1 Forget Me Not Token – To Kitty from Fred

Above you can see a crudely made Love Token of a type that seem to have mostly originated from Adelaide in South Australia during World War 1. We have written about this peculiar type of World War 1 Forget-Me-Not pennies

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Error Coin Spotlight – 1966 2 Cent Struck on Incomplete Planchet Error

This 1966 2 cent struck on an incomplete planchet gives the collector some very interesting insights into the coin manufacturing process. Firstly though we’ll examine the error itself. The coin is a 1966 2 cent from an uncertain mint (see

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Error Coin Spotlight – 1966C 20 Cent Broadstruck Out of Collar Error

Today’s error coin spotlight sees us looking at a spectacular broadstrike 1966 20 cent that was minted in Canberra for the release of decimal currency in 1966. How do we know it was minted in Canberra? The RAM somewhat sneakily

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How to Spot a Real 2000 $1 / 10c Mule

Let’s play a game. We’ll call it Spot’a’Mule. The aim of the game is to spot real Year 2000 $1 / 10c mule coins. Winners get to not waste their money on coins worth only their face value. Losers get

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Valuable Australian Coins in Your Change!

The Numismatic Association of Australia publishes an annual numismatic journal and the latest volume has just been released. We were asked to contribute an article to this journal which we were happy to do. The process of creating the article

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Is your Dollar Coin Worth $1000? – Radio Interview with ABC Radio in Perth

One of the blog authors was interviewed about the dollar coin in your pocket that could be worth $1000 by ABC Local Radio in Perth on the 13th of March 2017. You can listen to the interview here:

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