Extremely difficult to obtain to this degree! This Rare Error type is called a 'Curved Clip Planchette' Error. This dramatic Minting Error with 45% of the coins material across the diameter of the coin not existing, occurs when a blank planchette is punched out whilst overlapping a previously punched area of the metal strip. This is normally due to the metal strip not feeding forward enough between successive punchings of planchettes. So basically 1 blank planchette is punched out of the metal strip leaving a circular hole in the metal sheet. Then the metal strip does not move far enough causing the next circular planchette to be punched to overlap with the hole from the previous blank.

In this spectacular example here you can see that the the overlap of the hole from the previous blank planchette punched from the metal sheet was overlapping 45% of the diameter of the next coin blank to be cut from the sheet. Finding Curve Clipped Planchettes with this amount of an overlap is exceedingly difficult. The more of the coin material removed from the overlap the higher the value of the coin.

How does this Minting Error Occur?

Well as Australia sources their blank unminted coin material (Blank Planchettes) from other nations in Asia. The Blanks are shipped to the Royal Australian Mint in large barrels. The mishap which led to the minting Error occurs much before the blanks planchettes even land on Australian soil. The curve clipped planchette blank has accidentally found its way into a barrel of 2 cent sized planchettes. 

The Royal Australian Mint would then pour this barrell of blanks into a minting press in Canberra unbeknownst of the missing material of this planchette contained within that barrel; and there you have it! A wonderfully flawed  error coin of some of the higher degrees or rareness!

Also graded MS64RB which is a beautiful uncirculated grade. Grading is to PCGS World leading Professional Numismatics Coin Grading standards

Exceedingly rare and difficult to obtain do not miss out on this one and only in stock! A great Investment Piece and talking Piece to cherish for many years to come!

(4919)

SKU 4919
Brand Royal Australian Mint

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