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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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1986 Mint Set with 1985 10 Cent Coin

Early decimal mint sets were held in PVC wallets with pockets for each coin and those could easily be interchanged. In 1984 the Royal Australian Mint moved to a bubble type of packaging where each coin had its’ own blow

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1988 10 Cent Struck on 2 Cent Planchet

As originally published in Australasian Coin and Banknote Magazine February 2021 What Went Wrong -error coins that escaped the mint Leave an Australian copper nickel coin (5c, 10c, 20c, or 50c) lying on the ground for several months or years

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1989 5 Cent Error Struck on Wrong 1 Cent Planchet

The above coin is a very spectacular error for a few reasons. It’s coppery red lustre is not what you expect to see with the 5 cent echidna design by Stuart Devlin. The Australian 5 cent piece should be struck

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2000 Incuse Flag Millennium 50 Cent Variety

In the year 2000 the Royal Australian mint released a commemorative 50 cent coin into circulation celebrating the the dawn of the new millennium. This coin had the standard Ian Rank-Broadley portrait of Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse, and

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2005 Mob of Roos $1 Coin – Struck 10% Off-Centre

As originally published in Australasian Coin and Banknote Magazine August 2020 What Went Wrong -error coins that escaped the mint This is just one coin out of a reported mintage of 5.792 million 2005 dated ‘Mob of Roos’ dollars sent

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2007 Double Headed Australian 5 Cent Coin

For the past 10 years people have been finding in their change the Aussie 5 cent piece with the Queen’s head on both sides -a so-called ‘double header‘. This came about when two head side dies were placed into the

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2008 Double Tail Roo Variety Dollar

The Mob of Roos dollar design by Stuart Devlin consists of 5 kangaroos ranging in size and has been issued in Australia since 1984. Over the years collectors have noticed weaknesses in the die where cuds have appeared as small

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2015 ANZACS Remembered 20c Packaging Error

In 2015 the Royal Australian Mint produced a number of collector 20 cent coins that were available to buy when you purchased a newspaper. Collector interest has always been with the limited release red coloured poppy dollar coin issued with

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2015 Netball 20 Cent Counterstamp Variations

We got 10 of the 2015 20c Netball S counterstamps a couple of days ago. The quality of the coins isn’t the best that we’ve seen from the RAM in recent times but we’ve had a closer look at the

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