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Australia 50 Cent 1997 Clamshell Split Planchet Error (Damage)


Coin Type:Australia 50 Cent
Grade:EF (Damage/Tooling)
Mint:Royal Australian Mint
Obverse:Elizabeth II (Raphael Maklouf)
Reverse:Coat of Arms (Stuart Devlin)

1997 50 cent with a mostly split planchet but the two halves have not detached. Planchet split around one half of the coin’s rim forming the characteristic ‘clamshell’ shape that gives this type of error it’s name. The coin has been forced open and tool marks are present on both sides of the coin.

You can read more about clamshell errors here.

Supplied in an archival SAFLIP.

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