Australian varieties

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For those who also collect varieties, here are a few:

5 cents 1966 Canberra Mint (left picture) with a short spine on the right shoulder of the echidna.
5 cents 1966 London Mint (right picture) with a much larger spine there:



And 20 cents 1981 with many thanks to our Australian friend brismike who pointed me at this variety:
20 cents 1981 Canberra Mint (left picture) with 4 full and thick claws of the platypus under the 2 of the 20
20 cents 1981 Winnipeg Mint (right picture) with 3 full and thin claws and 1 half claw there:



Change requests are made.
Very good pictures .. thanks Essor Prof.
Referee for Australia - I Collect - Australia, UK & Dependancies, Some NZ, USA & Euros. I also have other World Coins that I swap for the coins I collect.
Hi EssorProf,

can I use your images to make my usual powerpoint documentations, please?

Ole
Globetrotter
Coin variants in English:
https://sites.google.com/site/coinvarietiescollection/home
In French on Cobra's site (not the same)
https://monnaiesetvarietes.numista.com
Of course Sjoelund. All my pictures are free to use for every Numista member.
But thanks for asking anyway, that's a great sign of showing respect for someone's work.
Thanks,

do you have any means of measuring the length of the spines? You know, that if you don't have both coins in front of you, then "short" and "longer" are just words without any meaning.

Ole
Globetrotter
Coin variants in English:
https://sites.google.com/site/coinvarietiescollection/home
In French on Cobra's site (not the same)
https://monnaiesetvarietes.numista.com
Hi,

here it is, but as you can see, the millimeters would be a help..... I'm not even sure if the shown coin (the numista image) is from London?



Ole
Globetrotter
Coin variants in English:
https://sites.google.com/site/coinvarietiescollection/home
In French on Cobra's site (not the same)
https://monnaiesetvarietes.numista.com
Hi,

and here is the documentation of the 1981, 20 cents coin.



Can I publish them like that?

Thanks, Ole
Globetrotter
Coin variants in English:
https://sites.google.com/site/coinvarietiescollection/home
In French on Cobra's site (not the same)
https://monnaiesetvarietes.numista.com
Quote: SjoelundHi,

and here is the documentation of the 1981, 20 cents coin.



Can I publish them like that?

Thanks, Ole
I just wanted to say that I really appreciate you doing these presentations, because I love varieties, but it is hard for me to recognize them, so your documentations are a really big help.
Thanks again,
Eitan
Thanks for the compliments, Eitan.

The reason I make them is to make it easier for ALL coin collectors to decide, what they have in front of them. If somebody manages to get interested in variants, then it's a plus for all of us. I now do quite a few documentations of coins owned by others, and they are kind enough to send me their images, so I can make them ;)

I also send all of them to SCWC, so eventually some of the collected information will flow into the future versions of our bible!

Ole
Globetrotter
Coin variants in English:
https://sites.google.com/site/coinvarietiescollection/home
In French on Cobra's site (not the same)
https://monnaiesetvarietes.numista.com
Quote: Sjoelunddo you have any means of measuring the length of the spines? You know, that if you don't have both coins in front of you, then "short" and "longer" are just words without any meaning.
No I don't have any accurate means of measuring those length.
When you have both coins to compare the difference is very obvious, the small spine is almost half of the long spine.
Quote: Sjoelund

Can I publish them like that?
Do you mean publish them here on the coinpage? In a previous post I wrote I already made a change request but up till now I haven't done it yet. You made an art work of my pictures so please, feel free to make the change request yourself. Don't forget to add another year line because there isn't one yet for the Winnipeg variety.
Nice to also mention brismike in your documentation. I made the pictures but it was brismike who told me about the existence of the Winnipeg variety. Otherwise I would have never heard about it.
And don't be so modest. There is absolutely no need to put your name so little under your documentation. As I said, you always make an art work of your presentations, I only delivered the pictures so your name must be at least as big as ours.
Hi,

Here are my used tools:

A magnet (price around 0.50 euro)
A caliper (price around 10.00 euro)
A scale (price around 20.00 euro)
You can buy them on amazon or ebay, and it's a very good investment. Just make sure they are accurate until 2 decimals!!!!
Globetrotter
Coin variants in English:
https://sites.google.com/site/coinvarietiescollection/home
In French on Cobra's site (not the same)
https://monnaiesetvarietes.numista.com
Here you can find all 1966 mint-marks of Australian decimal coins.

http://www.australian-threepence.com/australian-decimal-changeover/australian-1966-decimal-coin-mint-marks/

You need extremely good magnifying glass, but I found that 2, 5 and 10 cent one is very easy to spot. With 1 cent (blunted whiskers) I found it a bit more hard.

But this mint mark spotting is a great fun :)

I suppose with London and Canberra mintages of 5 cent coins - London got the original coin stamps and Canberra a copy (that's why one spike is blunted)
2 Essor Prof

WOW! Thanx for informing about 1981 20 cent variety! Now I need to find it!
Who entered additional lines for 5 cents 1981 Royal Canadian Mint and Royal Mint LIrantisant?
https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces70.html
For what purpose?
If that person knows how to tell these varieties apart, his sharing his knowledge would be appreciated:wiz:
I didn't add the new entries but this is what is known about the 1981 Australian 5 cent.

Canberra Mint - 61,988,000 made - Features a Short Spine on the reverse.
Llantrisant (Wales) Mint - 50,276,000 made - No Distinctive Mintmark (Same as Canberra Mint)
Winnepeg (Canada) Mint - 50,000,000 made - Wavy Hair Curls at the back of the Queens Head on the obverse.

Hope this helps.

Cheers Mike
Referee for Australia - I Collect - Australia, UK & Dependancies, Some NZ, USA & Euros. I also have other World Coins that I swap for the coins I collect.
For the 1981 mints on the 5 cent coin look here:

http://www.australian-coins.com/australian-decimal-changeover/australian-1966-5c-mint-marks/

I think the 1966 and the 1981 mint differences are the same???

Ole
Globetrotter
Coin variants in English:
https://sites.google.com/site/coinvarietiescollection/home
In French on Cobra's site (not the same)
https://monnaiesetvarietes.numista.com
Quote: "androl"Who entered additional lines for 5 cents 1981 Royal Canadian Mint and Royal Mint LIrantisant?
https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces70.html
For what purpose?
If that person knows how to tell these varieties apart, his sharing his knowledge would be appreciated:wiz:
https://en.numista.com/forum/topic45884.html
Hi,

here the documentation

Ole
Globetrotter
Coin variants in English:
https://sites.google.com/site/coinvarietiescollection/home
In French on Cobra's site (not the same)
https://monnaiesetvarietes.numista.com

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