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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

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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

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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

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2005 Mob of Roos $1 Coin – Struck 10% Off-Centre

As originally published in Australasian Coin and Banknote Magazine August 2020 What Went Wrong -error coins that escaped the mint This is just one coin out of a reported mintage of 5.792 million 2005 dated ‘Mob of Roos’ dollars sent

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Australian Dollar Coins that are Worth Money!

It’s the dream of every Australian coin noodler to find that one coin that makes all the time, effort, and dirty hands worthwhile. One of the most commonly hunted denominations is the humble dollar coin. So what should you, the

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Unauthorised use of our Images in The $2 Coin Book

A recently published book on the Australian $2 coin called the The $2 Coin Book has included the unauthorised use of images from this website. On 22 August 2019 the following email was received from book author Roger McNeice addressed

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Australian Five Cent Coin Values

The Australian 5 cent coin, first minted in 1966 and still used today is one of the most commonly seen coins in your change. It’s a tiny thing, weighing in at just under 3 grams and only 19.4mm in diameter.

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Australian 2010 Upset 50 cent (50c)

In 2012 a new Australian 50 cent coin variety was discovered by coin noodlers*. This variety is an Upset Coin Error which means that the obverse and reverse dies were not aligned correctly when the coins were struck. Normally Australian

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2012 Red Poppy Remembrance Day Two Dollar Coin Value

The 2012 Remembrance Day red poppy two dollar coin is almost certainly the most popular $2 coin among Australian coin collectors. A common question from new and experienced collectors is what is the 2012 red poppy $2 coin actually worth?

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