Australia 1999-2016 Aboriginal Elder Two Dollar $2 Struck on 5 Cent Planchet Uncirculated PCGS MS62

Coin Type:Australia $2
Grade:PCGS MS62 Secure Plus Uncirculated
Year:1999-2016
Mint:Royal Australian Mint, Canberra
Metal:Cupro-Nickel
Mass:2.83g
Certificate Number:81252645
Obverse:Elizabeth II (Ian Rank-Broadley) 
Reverse:Aboriginal Elder (Horst Hahne)

Graded by PCGS as a Mint Error is this $2 struck on a wrong planchet. It’s a planchet for an Australian 5 cent piece but it has parts of the two dollar design indicating it has been through the $2 coin press and is such a $2 coin. The design is extremely weak given the 5 cent planchet is so much smaller than the intended planchet for a $2 coin. A $2 coin planchet weighs 6.6 grams and this 5 cent planchet just 2.83 grams. PCGS have recognised this wrong planchet error as such and dates it from 1999 to 2016, 1999 being the first year of the Ian Rank-Broadley portrait of the Queen. It is possibly unique as we have never seen another $2 struck on a 5 cent planchet.

For more information see these cool GIF comparisons of this coin with a regular $2 -the reverse and obverse.

Layby available, contact us to make an offer.

AUD$3,400.00