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Is your Dollar Coin Worth $1000? – Radio Interview with 6PR in Perth

One of the blog authors was interviewed about the dollar coin in your pocket that could be worth $1000 by Radio 6PR in Perth on the 13th of March 2017. You can listen to the interview here:

Posted in Coin News

World War 1 Australian Identity Disc for Edmund Stanley

Above is crude World War 1 identity disk made from an old head (1895 to 1901) Queen Victoria Penny. It was purchased from a seller in the United Kingdom in late 2016. The disk is holed for suspension and the

Posted in Collectables and Ephemera

Australian 1966 Blue Card Mint Set

February 14th 1966 saw the introduction of decimal coins into circulation in Australia and for the first time the Royal Australian Mint made uncirculated grade coins in sets available to collectors and visitors to the mint. The very first of

Posted in Australian Decimal Changeover

1914-1919 Post Master General’s South Australia Medal – E.H. Jennings

Medal with suspension awarded by the Post Master General’s Department (South Australia) to employees who served in World War 1. Medal is bronze with a loop, measures 31mm in diameter and weighs 10.1 grams. Obverse: Depiction of the Adelaide GPO

Posted in Medals

Error Coin Spotlight – Off Centre 1946 Florin

Struck 3mm off center, the obverse has engaged with about 50% of the collar die and has been driven downward with the unstruck portion of the coin deforming upwards resulting in a distinctive “baseball cap” appearance. There is a significant

Posted in Error Coins

Double Brockage 1964 Penny? Error or Not?

Recently we were lucky enough to view the above coin, the first people other than the owner himself to see it “in hand” for about 50 years. About 50 years in fact since the owner of the coin received it

Posted in Error Coins

Error Coin Spotlight – 1946 Florin Partial Reverse Brockage Error

This coin has been struck through an elliptically clipped fragment of another coin resulting in the typical indented area on the host coin. The indent covers about 40% of the surface area of the obverse of the coin. The fragment

Posted in Error Coins

Error Coin Spotlight – 1952 Out of Collar Shilling

Struck 4mm off centre this shilling has engaged with the collar die in a very small area of the circumference around IDE of FIDEI of the obverse. Even there the collar engagement was only slight. The flan is quite flat

Posted in Error Coins

Error Coin Spotlight – Double Obverse 1969 50 Cent

Ex Noble Sale 83, Lot 66 (2006) a dodecagonal 1969 50 cent coin struck with two obverse (Machin QE2 portrait) dies in regular medal alignment. It is unusual that it is struck without a 180 degree rotation as double obverse

Posted in Error Coins

Error Coin Spotlight – Australia 1959 Florin Out of Collar

Struck completely out of collar and almost perfectly centered. As the coin was not constrained by the collar die as it was struck the metal has flowed radially in all directions resulting in the typical “pancake” like appearance that well

Posted in Error Coins

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