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2016 Changeover 5cent Alien Error.

 
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Australia
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 Posted 06/12/2021  9:01 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add crab eater to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I have been pretty determined to find one of these coins after seeing one on eBay for $10,000.
Another on offer for $5,000.
I do not think they will sell for that much but you never know.
Guess the number of these errors will determine the price in the future.
This coin takes pride in my collection of errors, more than the wavy 20 cent and more than the 2000 $1 mule.
I reckon they are harder to find.

On the hunt for another , can't help myself, very addictive.

Edited by crab eater
06/12/2021 9:35 pm
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 Posted 06/12/2021  10:38 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Greasy Fingers to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here in the US, I don't understand what you are trying to show us... Please explain this error, is it a die clash? Photo of the other side might help?.....
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 Posted 06/12/2021  10:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Fefimo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
At some point during the minting of the 2016 Changeover five cent coins one pair obverse and reverse dies tried to strike a coin when no coin blank was present. This resulted in the two dies hitting each other (or "clashing") with the reverse die actually imprinting some of it's design on the obverse die. From that point forward any coins struck by those dies has what looks like alien antennae sprouting from the top of the penny on the obverse design. This extra design element is due to the clashed dies. This distinctive and well sought after variety has sold for $300 or more and they are very rarely seen. Certainly a valuable five cent coin to keep your eye out for.
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Australia
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 Posted 06/13/2021  01:05 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add crab eater to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks Fefimo for your explanation, here is the other side of the coin , the die clash has put the circled highlighted area exactly around the circle on the other side of the coin to look like 'My favorite Martian' antennae that came out of his head.
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06/13/2021 8:52 pm
Formerly nancyc
Australia
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 Posted 06/13/2021  7:25 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Nevol to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Excellent die clash!
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Australia
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 Posted 06/13/2021  8:04 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Basil to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yes,Thanks for Info.,Pics. and explanantion.
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 Posted 06/19/2021  07:27 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Mr T to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Haha nice - I saw a reference to an alien 5c recently but I had no idea this is what it was.
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