Australia ND $2 Struck on Euro 10 cent Planchet Error PCGS MS63
Purchased as a weak strike this coin was way more than met the eye. The weight matches that of the 10 Eurocent and its a very slightly different metal composition close to aluminium bronze called Nordic gold. Even though it’s impossible to determine its date, given it’s the Ian Rank-Broadley portrait of QE11 (minted from 1999) and it was purchased in 2006 it’s date would have to be within this range. This coin was the subject of an article in the Australasian Coin and Banknote Magazine September 2012. Follow up to that article, this PCGS MS61 coin sold for $3,050 in January 2013.
Coins struck in error on the wrong planchet are rare, but those struck on foreign planchets rarer and the fact we were able to determine exactly what that planchet was and be the first to have it verified by PCGS is pretty cool indeed!
|Mint:||Royal Australian Mint|
|Error Type:||Wrong Planchet|