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1944s Florin Struck on a Shilling Planchet Error

It’s not often you see an older coin with such a significant error and one in such good condition as this. Struck in 1944 when Australia lacked the industrial capacity to do so because of the war the above coin

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1951 Penny Flaking Planchet Flaw Error

As originally published in Australasian Coin and Banknote Magazine July 2021 What Went Wrong -error coins that escaped the mint Collectors of error coins would know that the most common type of pre-decimal coin error is the ‘planchet flaw’. This

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1953-1964 Half Penny Die Adjustment Strike Error

As originally published in Australasian Coin and Banknote Magazine March 2021 What Went Wrong -error coins that escaped the mint The accompanying image shows an Australian coin, half penny in size and weight, that is missing almost all the design

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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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1961 Elliptical Clipped Shilling

As originally published in Australasian Coin and Banknote Magazine June 2021 What Went Wrong -error coins that escaped the mint In this article we showcase an unusually shaped 1961 shilling which at first glance appears to be a cut down

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1961 Penny with Planchet Flaw / 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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1964y Halfpenny Late State Brockage Error

We came across this halfpenny error coin and though we’d share the fascinating process of determining more about this coin. At first glance it looks like a Queen Elizabeth pre-decimal coin around the halfpenny size. Weighing in at 5.49g it’s

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1966 10 Cent Upset Error

As originally published in Australasian Coin and Banknote Magazine May 2021 What Went Wrong -error coins that escaped the mint Let’s play a game! Take an Australian coin out of your purse or wallet and hold it by the edges

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1966 Upset 10 Cent Coin

The hunt for special error coins and varieties continues as we add new items and check them off our bucket list. One of those elusive varieties was found recently, the upset 10 cent piece of 1966. Minted in London for

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1966-1984 2 Cent Off Centre Strike Error

As originally published in Australasian Coin and Banknote Magazine April 2021 What Went Wrong -error coins that escaped the mint If you’re new to coin collecting or just new to error coins then the ‘off centre’ coin error is among

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