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While I was at the Sydney ANDA show recently, I was fortunate enough to be offered a few coins for sale. Among them was one of the more interesting coins I've ever come across.

At first blush, it looks just like any other silver and round Australian 50¢ coin struck in 1966 - trouble is, it came with two other coins that were far rarer, so I took a second look at it to see if I could tell if it was rare or otherwise interesting.

Possible pattern of the 1966 50¢

Under a glass, the first thing I could see was that there were two very clear double bars behind the emu's head on the reverse - and I sure haven't seen them like that before! I then looked at the rest of the reverse... read more

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