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1976 20c Split Planchet Inner Faces of Split Pair

This 20c piece split in two pieces some time after the coin was struck. Each piece fit together perfectly. The inner split sides features parallel metal striations.

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Great Britain 1978 50 New Pence Out of Collar Error

Struck without the coin collar in place.

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New Zealand 1981 Split Planchet 50 Cent Error Split planchet error, the coin strike occurring after the planchet split in two. The split face of the coin is the reverse. Strike weakness is apparent because of the underweight planchet. Weighs …

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New Zealand 50 Cent Split Planchet Error Split planchet error, the coin strike occurring after the planchet split in two. The split face of the coin is the obverse. Strike weakness is apparent because of the underweight planchet. Weighs 6.85g, …

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Commemorating the Tunnellers Michael Meszaros Design Medal

Commemorating the Tunnellers Michael Meszaros Design Medal Based on a wall sculpture by Michael Meszaros this bronze medal has a limited mintage of just 250. The executive producer of the Australian film Beneath Hill 60, Ross Thomas commissioned the medal …

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Rhodesia and Nyasaland 1963 Penny PCGS MS66RD Mint Error Double Punched Hole

Rhodesia and Nyasaland 1963 Penny PCGS MS66RD Mint Error Double Punched Hole Coin Information Country: Rhodesia and Nyasaland Denomination: Penny Year: 1963 Grade: MS66RD PCGS Reference: 82137102 Error Type: Double Punched Center Hole

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Click image to enlarge At 7.5g this coin is significantly underweight for an Australian 20 cent piece (11.31g). It’s actually been struck on a wrong planchet, not just a wrong planchet but a foreign planchet. In 1979 (as per the …

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Click image to enlarge Coin Information Country: New Zealand Denomination: Threepence Year: 1936 Grade: MS65 PCGS Reference: 81252749

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Sydney Harbour Bridge Rivet Medal 1932

Sydney Harbour Bridge Rivet Medal 1932 Medal from 1932 made from sections of excess rivets used in the construction of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The rivets were sliced creating steel planchets used to strike these medals.Hard to find Carlisle ZS/2. …

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Off Center Misstrike

Approximately 2mm off centre strike.

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