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2003 Aussie 5 Cent Broadstrike?

 
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 Posted 06/25/2022  11:06 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add crab eater to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
This coin has no reeding, is slightly bigger and weighs the same as a normal 5 cent piece.
Found noodling today.






The depth of the strike is impressive to me.
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 Posted 06/26/2022  01:03 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MachinMachinMan to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Wow crab eater, that's pretty spectacular.

Noodling 5 cent coins is a hard slog and you deserve a find like this.
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 Posted 06/26/2022  06:19 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add crab eater to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks MMMan , no such thing as a 'slog' though. I love it.
Keeps me out of trouble. And it is really affordable .


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 Posted 06/26/2022  07:35 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mrwhatisit to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Actually that is a great example of an off-center strike, a broadstrike by definition is a coin that was struck without a retaining collar used to hold the coin when it was being struck so it wouldn't expand beyond the preset diameter.
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 Posted 06/26/2022  10:33 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ttkoo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Great find crab eater!

I'm amazed that it stayed in circulation for 19 years!

There is an almost identical one (but a 2008) on Ebay atm for $99
The Ox moves slowly, but the Earth is patient.
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06/27/2022 08:23 am
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 Posted 06/26/2022  10:34 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Sap to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Well, most broadstrikes are off-centre to at least some extent. With no collar holding the planchet in place, a broadstrike can come down anywhere on the planchet, more or less at random. Having it in the exact centre would be unusual.

I'd say this fits the textbook definition of a broadstrike. A non-broadstruck off-centre would still show the reeded edge of a normal coin.
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 Posted 07/04/2022  10:48 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jack108 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That is a really cool coin
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