Some Australian 2010 50 cent coins have been found to be “upset”. Which means that the designs on the obverse and reverse designs were not aligned correctly when the coins were minted. The Australian 50 cent coin is usually minted with the obverse and reverse designs in “medallic alignment”. This basically means that the two […]
In 1994 the Royal Australian Mint released the Year of the Family 50 cent coin into circulation (see image above). It has been noted that the there are two varieties of this coin. The spacing between the first two numerals (1 and 9) and the following two (9 and 4) in the date can vary […]
One dollar coin errors and varieties master index.
Some 2008 Mob of Roos dollar coins present cuds caused by a chipped die. These appear on the bottom of the tail of the largest kangaroo to the left of the numeral and a cud on the number 1 at the top left of the numeral. Examples have been found with each cud indicating it’s […]
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.
In the year 2000 the Royal Australian Mint released a commemorative 50 cent coin to celebrate the new millennium. The so called “2000 Millennium 50c” shows the usual Ian Rank-Broadley portrait of Queen Elizabeth II while the reverse shows a stylised Australian flag with the usual Union Jack in the top left corner. Some time […]
The “bubble” variety 50c shows a cud appearing similar to a bubble on the reverse in the Mitchell Grass behind the emu. It’s found on 2012 dated coins.