2019 Australian Five Cent Coin - ERROR COIN - Die Clash - Jody Clark Effigy - Lowest Mintage 5c Coin Ever!
This 2019 Australian Five Cent Coin features a Die Clash, a very rare occurrence during the minting process.
In addition to this already rare occurrence, this 5 cent coin is also a 2019 Jody Clark effigy, the lowest mintage 5 cent coin since 1966!
With only 4.1 million of this coin minted, it takes the crown from the 2016 50th anniversary of decimal currency 5 cent coin with 4.8 million minted.
This mishap occurs when opposing dies collide with each other when a planchet fails to be fed into the striking chamber. Most complete planchet misfeeds don’t result in clashed dies because dies normally don’t touch each other in the absence of a planchet.
You can read more about this error here:
Closely examining the images, you will be able to discern elements of the obverse design showing through to the reverse and vice versa.
Further, elements of the obverse legend appear on the reverse rim in this example!
Some examples have been highlighted for your inspection.
Supplied in brand new QUADRUM INTERCEPT case.