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 Posted 11/18/2017  12:43 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Chicko to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Gday to all I'm new to this so any help would be appreciated I have a AUS 2 CENT COIN thats been through the mint its been striked with ELIZABETH etc and the image aswell as the date cleary seen but the other side of coin is completely smooth with no sign of being pressed or anything completely blank any info would be greatly appreciated.


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 Posted 11/18/2017  12:57 pm  Show Profile   Check Crazyb0's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Crazyb0 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Chicko, need to not hijack a thread, but start your own. Gets better attention, introduces you to the forum process.

I've let the moderators know to move your question to the right spot.

Looks like your coin has been ground down smooth. Whether as just to damage, or make what's called a "love token", some will ornately carve initials there. Basically a novelty, no extra value and not a mint error.

Another thing to check is weight, same as or less. Then look at the rim, is there a seam? Could be two ground down coins adhered together, making what is known as a " Magician's coin". I'm assuming you're showing two coins as comparison, not the same coin in pic? Color differences?


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Your coin has been ground down.
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 Posted 11/18/2017  9:35 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Chicko to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
thanx for the info on hi jacking the post point taken on board as for the coin I actually have 2 of them 10 years aprox apart both have same blank on one side the other coin has two diffrent colours as seen in pic they definitely are one coin not stuck 2 together thanks for all ya help with these as I'm new to coin collecting and dont have much knowledge atm #128522;
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 Posted 11/18/2017  9:58 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add nealeffendi to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Weigh a standard 2 cent coin and then weigh the blank sided coin. The weight should not differ unless metal has been ground off. The only genuine 1 sided lightweight coins are from coins that split due to a flaw. That leaves tell tale striations and not a perfectly flat surface.
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 Posted 11/19/2017  4:30 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Nevol to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Your coin has been ground down.
Filing marks easily visible on the 2nd 'blank' posted. Some people are prone to vandalizing coins, just for the fun of it.
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 Posted 11/19/2017  8:05 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Sap to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Just like you can't clap with only one hand, you can't make a coin that has only been struck on one side. You need two dies to squeeze the metal of the coin into the correct shape and design; if there's only one die there, there's nothing for that one die to squeeze against. For a genuine "one-sided-coin mint error", someone would need to deliberately create a "blank die", and deliberately put that blank die into the coining press. This is almost certainly not what has happened here.

These coins are made by taking an ordinary coin, and carefully grinding down one side of the coin until it is completely flat. As a result, it will weigh less and be thinner than a normal 2 cent coin. It is possible that such a thing could be done "accidentally", by a coin getting dropped into some kind of heavy machinery, but given the lack of damage to the other side or the rim, it is far more likely to have been made deliberately.
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 Posted 11/19/2017  11:08 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Chicko to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you all for your input with these coins
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