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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

Posted in Collecting Coins, Investing in Coins

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

Posted in Error Coins

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

Posted in Error Coins

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

Posted in Coin News, Error Coins

Error Coin Spotlight – 1988 2c Struck on 1c Planchet

Coins struck on the wrong or incorrect planchets are a favourite among error collectors. In the Australian coin series wrong planchet errors are one the toughest error types to find and many collections lack an example. However, there’s one exception

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ANZAC Remembrance Medal by Dora Ohlfsen

Above you can see a remarkable 60mm bronze medal sculpted by Dora Ohflsen and released in 1919. One side depicts a fallen soldier being comforted by a female representation of Australia. The other side shows the outline of a soldier

Posted in Collectables and Ephemera, Medals

Error Coin Spotlight – 1974 5c Flip Over Off Centre Double Strike

Above you can see a stunning 1974 5 cent that has a second strike about 75% off centre from the first. Keen observers will also note that the second strike on the obverse shows part of the 5 cent reverse

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Error Coin Spotlight – 2001 20 Cent Struck on Bi-Metal Planchet

Above you can see a truly spectacular error, a 2001 Australian 20 cent struck on a bi-metal planchet. Wrong or foreign planchet errors are at the apex of desirability for Australian error collectors, and errors like this coin that are

Posted in Error Coins

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. 1976 Broadstrike Error 5 Cent The broadstrike coin error is the most commonly available error on

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