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Anybody Seen This On A 150yrs Anniv. Adelaide Pound B4

 
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 Posted 01/23/2006  11:50 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add King Coing to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
G'Day Troopers
Has anybody seen this on a 150 year anniversary Adelaide Pound B4
Seems to be some kind of fault by the letter "D"
Pardon my ignorance but what is it. I do realise it is a striking error of some kind. Is it a common thing or is it fairly rare. Is there a name for it.
Thanking you in anticipation
Regards
Dave





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 Posted 01/24/2006  12:22 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add crystalk64 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
King Coing that appears to be one very hefty die crack. The line is raised up, isn't it? Once a die cracks the only thing it can do is get worse as striking goes on unless someone at the mint catches it. If that was an American coin someone over here would probably pay big bucks for something that distinct!!! I would say you got yourself a "keeper" there and would make every effort to get someone authenitcate that coin!
Also would have to ask if there is any damage or sign of the crack of the other side of the coin?
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 Posted 01/24/2006  03:44 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add KLD to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I would agree.

Maybe not big bucks however more then usual.
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 Posted 02/21/2006  03:05 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add spotty to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I am an Ozzie 50c collecctor and thus have no expertise in early Oz coinage.
I believe that in 1852 there were two types of Adelaide Pound minted.
Type 1 was the first and had a die crack near the D as in the image posted above. It was replaced by Type 2 which was minted with a revised die which did not have the die crack.
I think the 150th Anniversary coin has faithfully included a facsimile of the die crack in Type 1 - which was the first coin ever minted in Australia which had used Proclamation Coins and then the Holey Dollar and Dump before the Adelaide Pound.
Sorry, I doubt that your coin has a true die crack, but rather a copied one. Again I remind you that I am no expert at all in this field.
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 Posted 02/21/2006  03:44 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add toast to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I checked mine, it's the same.

"The RAM scaned a genuine Adelaide pound as well as a restrike from its archives. The Reduction punch was then cut directly by the mint's recently aquired computer engraving machine."

Even the picture in Macca's show's the fault.


Still, it's a good size coin (50mm) with a 24-carat gold centre!
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 Posted 02/21/2006  06:25 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Sap to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Spotty's correct - it's an "artificial" die crack. Specifically, it's a faithful reproduction of a type 1 Adelaide pound. All known examples of the original type 1 pounds have this die crack (apparently the die failed straight away); this flaw was the reason why a second die (the type 2 die) was made. As such, it's one of the most famous die cracks in Australian coinage.
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 Posted 02/21/2006  7:25 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add KLD to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I learnt something new today, I like it.
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 Posted 02/27/2006  11:48 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Fulvio to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Lovely photos nonetheless Dave. :)
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