Australia 1982 Commonwealth Games 50 Cent Ramstrike Error

Coin Type:Australia 50c
Year:1982
Mint:Royal Australian Mint
Metal:Cupro-Nickel (75% copper, 25% nickel)
Obverse:Queen Elizabeth II (Arnold Machin)
Reverse:Brisbane Commonwealth Games (Stuart Devlin)

The fifty cent ramstrike is the most spectacular of errors because of the shape of the coin. The 12 sided (dodecagonal) shaped planchet when incorrectly seated in the collar produces protruding lugs around the coin edge.

Learn about ramstrike 50 cent coin errors (the coin pictured in this article is actually the coin for sale here).

Supplied in an archival Saflip.

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