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2009 $1 Coin kangaroo missing a leg?

 
 
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 Posted 12/06/2018  01:02 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Charl to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hey everyone,

New to coin collecting and would like to get everyone's opinion on this coin I found.

Noticed the kangaroo (left) is missing one leg. I don't know if its a wear tear(sorry, don't know the term for damage during circulation) or an error from mint.

This $1 coin is 2009 but after searching online, I only found same $1 error for 2015 $1 coins.

What is the expected/estimated value of the coin?

Thanks



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 Posted 12/06/2018  01:53 am  Show Profile   Check spruett001's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add spruett001 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Considering that seems to be one of the lowest relief areas of the design, I suspect it is due to die polishing or a minor grease-filled strike.
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 Posted 12/06/2018  02:41 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ryurazu to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
hi this is probably the only type error that I have a bit of a problem as this area of the design is often very weak to begin with and then is very likely to be worn down. Also I haven't see any literature on this so I'm yet to give any creed to people who say this is a mint error.

As it stands to me its more likely wear, but like I said I'm not sure about this error.

Still ill would keep something like this especially if as a good curio item. Pretty sure, not worth much but still something different.
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 Posted 12/06/2018  12:22 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Agree with spruett, most likely due to die polishing or a slight grease-fill.



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 Posted 12/06/2018  5:09 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Nevol to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It happens on a few different years, some people collect them
as a curio but I personally don't consider them to be an error.

I believe it's due to a weak area of the die originally, then the rest of the leg disappears due to wear & tear.
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 Posted 12/06/2018  8:15 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Charl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Sorry what does Curio item means?

Also is die polishing or grease fill considered common error?
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 Posted 12/07/2018  03:20 am  Show Profile   Check spruett001's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add spruett001 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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what does Curio item means?


I am not from Australia, but I assume it is related to the word "curiosity." Conversation starter?


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Also is die polishing or grease fill considered common error?


Yes. Both are quite common with modern coin production (including 20th Century).

Wear to the coin cannot cause what you have as that area is in lower relief than the vast majority of the design and is thus protected. What you have was caused by what I mentioned before and not related to circulation wear in any way.
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 Posted 12/07/2018  10:15 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Charl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the info and opinion.

New to coin collecting and there is definitely lot of new things to learn
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 Posted 12/08/2018  12:21 am  Show Profile   Check spruett001's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add spruett001 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
There is much to learn, but you can learn a heck of lot here on CCF.
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 Posted Yesterday  03:56 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Charl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Totally agree, I've learned a lot of new info from CCF
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