Australia 50 Cent 1976 Clamshell Split Planchet Error


Coin Type:Australia 50 Cent
Grade:Almost Uncirculated
Mint:Royal Australian Mint
Obverse:Elizabeth II (Arnold Machin)
Reverse:Coat of Arms (Stuart Devlin)

1976 50 cent with a mostly split planchet but the two halves have not detached. Planchet split around three quarters of the coin’s rim forming the characteristic ‘clamshell’ shape that gives this type of error it’s name. Not seen often on 50 cent coins.

You can read more about clamshell errors here.

Supplied in an archival Saflip.