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Pillar of the Community
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 Posted 01/26/2011  08:46 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add w1a9c8k5 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
very cool looking coin
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Australia
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 Posted 03/30/2011  07:13 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add c66bannister to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hi I am only new to this.
Today I found a double headed 2007 Aus 5c piece in circulation. I have read the other posts and my coin seems to meet all the suggested criteria. No visable joins or seams, sound the same as several other 5c coins and weighs 3gms (on the kitchen scales)the sames as a normal 5c coin.

Has anyone been looking at the auction prices for these lately. I have just found by going to one of the links in a post two NSW numismatic dealers specialising in Aust Decimal currency.

I am interested about the value of my coin that has one or two markes on the edge. It is in as good condition as "neild" with the same 180 deg rotation of the head.

Can any one give me some ideas or help
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 Posted 03/30/2011  2:55 pm  Show Profile Check markn's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add markn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Sounds real to me, congrats on finding one. No idea on the prices they've been achieving but I am sure someone will be along to help you out.
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Australia
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 Posted 04/16/2011  05:00 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nealeffendi to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
There have been a number of different double headed (or double tailed) coins minted in Australia. I know of two pennies (dated 1957) from the Perth Mint that sold several years ago. Also a number of 1970s dated coins have come to market (probably a shady employee at the mint then). If double headers are offered at UNC grade then possibly a mint employee is making some extra money; in this case there seem to be a number of people claiming to find them in circulation; so unless it is some sort of grand conspiracy involving all these people (not likely) then the release was accidental.
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 Posted 05/22/2011  12:10 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add biggfredd to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I would think it would be easy enough for forum dad to compare IP addresses.
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 Posted 05/23/2011  08:21 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wesley to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Mints do make mistakes and that aspect of the hobby with varieties and errors is what makes modern issues exciting to me
Too many clowns on auction sites like eBay spoil it
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 Posted 05/24/2011  6:47 pm  Show Profile Check the-purple-penny's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add the-purple-penny to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I got the chance to view some of IAG's auction lots at the Brisbane ANDA show over the weekend. There's a 2007 double head 5c that appears genuine. Some of their other decimal errors are post mint damage and not described as such.
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Australia
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 Posted 07/04/2011  08:18 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add CoinManTim to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Just a quick reply; was out tonight and was talking about coins, and a friend of mine piped up and said his friend had recently found a double headed 2007 5c piece (found in Western Sydney change).
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 Posted 07/05/2011  09:05 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wesley to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
thats good coinmantim,follow it up with your friends friend and send us a pic
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Australia
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 Posted 09/15/2011  10:07 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ozcoins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hi CoinManTim,
Any further news?
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Australia
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 Posted 10/09/2011  06:11 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add MobOfRoos to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Well it looks like the double headed 2007 5c piece is real!

On page 16 of this months Coin and Banknote magazine they mention this coin and also that it has a 180 degrees rotation. At present there are only about 9 of these coins known.

The latest find in circulation is in near mint condition which suggests the delicious possibility that these coins are still being released by the Mint.

Pardon me while I go and noodle some 5c pieces
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Australia
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 Posted 10/09/2011  07:17 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ozcoins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hi MobOfRoos,
The previous info about an auction seemed to confirm that they are real.
I have been checking both sides of the 5c coins I have been noodling, but no double headed ones yet - not all that surprising really :)
I am curious about you saying that there is a possibility that "these coins are still being released by the Mint"
If they are 2007 coins, then the mint would not be releasing them any more, as they have released 2008, 2009 and 2010 5 cent coins.
Do you mean that there may be other years as well?
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Australia
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 Posted 10/09/2011  08:54 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add floridapalms to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The mint produces the coins,treasury issues them when their is a need
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Australia
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 Posted 10/09/2011  08:55 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add MobOfRoos to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hi ozcoins,

They are all 2007.
My understanding is that once coins are minted they are held in storage until they are distributed for circulation at a later date. Presumably there could still be some 2007 coins held in storage. At least that is what the article was implying
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 Posted 10/12/2011  09:43 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ozcoins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hi MobOfRoos,
Thanks for the clarification. I have looked in a couple of newsagents, and have not see the magazine. I'll have to keep looking.
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