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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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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 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 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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1967 New Zealand 2c Bahama Islands 5c Mule

In 1967 was it a careless mistake by a Royal Mint worker that saw the birth of a rare and now famous mule coin? Seen above is one of these prized pieces with two sides that were never intended to

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1969-1984 50c Struck on Underweight Split Planchet

As originally published in Australasian Coin and Banknote Magazine October 2020 What Went Wrong -error coins that escaped the mint From 1969 to 1984 Australia used the Arnold Machin portrait of Queen Elizabeth II on coins and the distinctive 12-sided

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1969-1984 50c Struck on Underweight Split Planchet

As originally published in Australasian Coin and Banknote Magazine December / January 2020/2021 What Went Wrong -error coins that escaped the mint From 1969 to 1984 Australia used the Arnold Machin portrait of Queen Elizabeth II on coins and the

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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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1981 Double Struck Partial Brockage 20 Cent Error

Above is an error coin that is an interesting combination of two error types. It’s a partial brockage, having been struck against another already struck coin, and it’s also been struck twice, making it a double struck error. Either of

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