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Double Curved Clipped Planchet Coin Error

As a follow on to the entries about clipped planchet coin errors we’ve decided to put up a post on the double curved clip coin error. You can see an example of this sort of coin error above. This 1981

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Coin Cud Error and Die Chip Error

The so called coin cud or die chip error coin happens when a part of one of the dies that strikes the coin actually breaks off. When this broken die strikes a coin the result is a new raised feature

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Five Rare Australian Coins that are Worth Money

Today we’re looking at 5 rare Australian coins that are worth money, enough money that you’d better be looking at your pocket change or you could actually be letting hundreds of dollars slip through your fingers. Of course these aren’t

Posted in Collecting Coins, Investing in Coins

Our Top Four Coin Storage Tips

If you’re a long time reader of this blog you probably know we’re passionate about storing your coin collection safely. It would be devastating to put a valuable coin collection away for long term storage only to have it damaged

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2018 Adelaide Coin and Banknote Expo Show Report

It’s been a week since the 2018 Adelaide Coin and Banknote Expo and we think we’ve recovered enough to actually write a report on the Expo. Firstly, we’ve got to say wow! Secondly, we’ve got to say WOW! The first

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The Top 4 Mistakes that New Coin Collectors Make

We’ve been collecting and selling coins for more than 15 years and writing about coins on this blog for more than 10. In that time we’ve seen new collectors make the same few mistakes time and time again. So, what

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Remarkable eBay Errors of the Week

There are four pretty remarkable errors up on eBay at the moment. The scarcity of the errors would make them unusual to see in room auctions, let alone the 24 hour mostly-junk-garage-sale that is eBay. Let’s have a look at

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Error Coin Spotlight – 80% Off Centre George VI Australian Penny

Grossly off-centre coins like the one shown above are particularly sought after by collectors This coin is about 80% off centre and shows design elements that identify it as a penny of George VI. Often these sorts of radically off

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Error Coin Spotlight – 1962 Elliptical Clipped Florin

Above you can see a remarkable and rarely seen error, and elliptically clipped or elliptical planchet Australian florin minted for 1962. The coin weighs just 7.82 grams, almost exactly 3.5 grams under the regulation florin mass of 11.31 grams. Now,

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Counterfeit / Fake Year 2000 $1 / 10c Mules on eBay

In the last few weeks some less than reputable eBay sellers have been selling counterfeit Australian coins purporting to be genuine year 2000 $1/10c mules. Putting aside the fact that selling counterfeit Australian currency is a federal offense punishable by

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Australian 1966 Round 50c
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