Australian Error Coins in the 128th Noble Auction



To err is human, and when it comes to collecting error coins the results can be divine. Australian company Noble Numismatics came up with a wrong coin list at its latest auction, the company’s 128th, which was held November 23-25 ​​in Sydney.

The main coins for these coins were the Australian coins, but the offer also included coins from Great Britain, New Zealand and even a US cent minted 50% off-center.

A range of options

In total, 32 lots offered errors and varieties, focused on off-center and off-center hits.

One of the most interesting coins is the 1985 or 1988 Australian Queen Elizabeth II 2-cent coin struck on a 1-cent blank.

In uncirculated condition, with the date not visible because that part of the die did not come into contact with the smaller blank than expected, the coin fetched a hammer price of A $ 576 (US $ 417 ) against an estimate of A $ 200.

Prices reflect the 20% buyer charge.

A 1950 George V silver shilling from Australia, minted 30% off-center and off the neck with a plain edge, fetched Aussie $ 432 (US $ 313) including purchase charges, against an estimate of $ 150. The auction company values ​​this extremely fine piece.

An uncirculated New Zealand 10-cent coin from the 1970s, mistakenly minted on the blank of a 5-cent coin, fetched Australian $ 384 (US $ 278) against an estimate of AUD $ 350.

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