Damaged but high grade 1916 Australian florin

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Nigel2017, Nov 20, 2019.

  1. Nigel2017

    Nigel2017 New Member

    Hi there, I wondered what happened to this coin. It would be quite high grade if it wasn't for the damage. Is this a simple planchet production error? I did read somewhere that the Melbourne mint had some production problems when it took over the minting of florins during WW1. Thanks for looking. fullsizeoutput_222.jpeg fullsizeoutput_225.jpeg
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  3. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

    I see damage. I do not think it is an error. To bad it has that damage by the date. Wait for more opinions.... @paddyman98 .
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2019
  4. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    My thought is a Planchet Flaw.. Cracked. Kind of a fissure.
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  5. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Variety Collector

    Yeah I see it too Paddyman....looks to have been some sort of gas bubble or lamination.....at first glance it looks to be pmd.
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  6. rooman9

    rooman9 Lovin Shiny Things

    I would say XF-45 struck on defective planchet.
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  7. Seattlite86

    Seattlite86 Outspoken Member

    I agree, from the one photo, that it looks more like a planchet flaw. I'm not seeing displaced metal.
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