Australia 1979 20c PCGS MS64 Struck on Nepal Rupee Planchet


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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 annual report) the Royal Australian Mint struck 30 million Nepalese rupees (in the same cupro-nickel composition) and it appears a stray blank jumped ship and is living the dream of being a 20 cent instead.

This coin was a gift from a fellow error collector friend -thank you.

Coin Information

Denomination:20 cent
Mint:Royal Australian Mint
Grade:PCGS MS64
PCGS Reference:34905187
Error Type:Struck on foreign planchet error

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