The tiny Australian 5 cent piece is quite susceptible to breaks in the die causing cuds particularly on the echidnas claws. These examples on the 2009 dated 5c. Images show the progression of the deterioration of the die, with new cuds appearing as the deterioration continues.
5 Cent Errors and varieties master index.
Very large 5 cent curved clipped planchet error of unknown date. The error is genuine as evidenced by: Blakesley Effect is evident on the obverse where the rim is weak around the area of “ELIZ”. The shape of the clipped area of the coin is consistent with what would be expected when a coin is […]