Lately I have been buying up New Zealand Uncirculated Mint Sets. They are fairly cheap to get hold of in Australia, the earlier ones anyway. So I managed to get a 1983 set which includes the Fiftieth Anniversary of NZ Coinage large $1 coin.
I was just checking out the set and noticed something unusual about it. It is supposed to contain a 1 cent, 2 cent, 5 cent, 10 cent, 20 cent, 50 cent and the Commemorative $1. But the one I bought has not got a 20 cent in it. It has got two 50 cent coins.
The coins are press sealed in a plastic sleeve so it has not been swapped out. It must have been issued like that. The coins are struck at the Royal Mint but I'm not sure where they are sealed in the plastic. That might have been done at the New Zealand Reserve Bank?
Here are some pics ....
I'm not sure if this is a common error or not, maybe some of our NZ members can comment on it?