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Valuable Australian Coins You Can Find In Your Change
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Master List of Valuable Australian Coins You Can Find in Change

1966 20 cent with Wavy Baseline
1966 Round 50 cent (80% Silver)
1972 5 cent
1985 10 Cent
1985 20 Cent
1985 50 Cent -much scarcer than official mintage figure suggests.
1988 20 Cent
1996 Parkes One Dollar with rotated or upset dies
2000 Millennium 50 cent with incluse flag incuse millennium 50 cent
2000 One Dollar / 10 Cent mule
2001 Centenary of Federation One Dollar with rotated or upset dies
2007 5 Cent with double heads (two obverse dies)
2010 50 Cent with rotated or obverse dies
Any NCLT (non circulated legal tender) coin found in circulation.

General Varieties/Errors

Varieties - this is where they use a different die for the same coin so there is a slight difference in the design.
Cud- this is where a piece breaks off a die and the metal flows into the hole that was left from the chip.
Rim cud- same as a cud except it happens on the rim of the coin so there's a raised up section.
Die crack- this is where the die gets a crack and the metal flows into the crack leaving a slightly raised section but must be raised off the surface of the coin.
Rotation- this is where one of the dies rotates around so the obverse and the reverse do not line up properly.
Lamination- this is where there is a fault in the planchet (the blank coin) and it looks like the coins is split or has a flaking appearance.
Partial Collar Errors - coins where the collar has not engaged properly and the coin has a "railroad" rim
Broadstrikes - coin struck out of collar and out of alignment but all the design is present
Off-Center Strikes - coins struck out of collar and out of alignment but some of the design is missing
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Thanks Mark,

Ok, please feel free to post some pic's if you can but for a very rough start and well worth keeping if you find them in loose change are the
1972 5 cent
1966 wavy 20 cent
2000 incuse millennium 50 cent
2000 $1 mule
these are the more wanted coins from circulation and some others are
Variety's- this is where they use a different die for the same coin so there is a slight difference in the design.
Cud- this is where a piece breaks off a die and the metal flows into the hole that was left from the chip.
Rim cud- same as a cud except it happens on the rim of the coin so there's a raised up section.
Die crack- this is where the die gets a crack and the metal flows into the crack leaving a slightly raised section but must be raised off the surface of the coin.
Rotation- this is where one of the dies rotates around so the obverse and the reverse do not line up properly.
Lamination- this is where there is a fault in the planchet (the blank coin) and it looks like the coins is split or has a flaking appearance.

There are many more things and as I think of them I'll add them but please feel free to help me out and if I've made a mistake please feel free to correct it as this is just a very rough start, thank you.
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$1/10c mule
1972 5c
2007 double head 5c
1966 wavy 20c
1966 round 50c (I got a couple about 20 years ago working in a petrol station, my son got one about 10 years ago in change and promptly spent itShok
any NCLT coin that gets spent by idiots
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1985 50¢ -much scarcer than official mintage figure suggests.
1985, 1988 20¢
1985 10¢
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(26-05-2014, 10:13 AM)JeffH Wrote: 1985 50¢ -much scarcer than official mintage figure suggests.
1985, 1988 20¢
1985 10¢

I bought quite a few 1985 mint sets last year so It might be worth breaking out some coins to get slabbed at some stage
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Rotated 2001 CoF $1
Rotated 1996 Parkes $1
Rotated 2010 50 Cent

All of the various 'collar' error types that can occur.
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My daughter and ex was given a very worn sovereign as a 5c piece at a service station many moons ago.

Other than those above already mentioned, some NCLT 50c pieces, IE Melbourne Cup 150 years, Ballet coins.
Queen Victoria ETD Feb 2019 Syd-Darwin, 5 days Darwin, Ghan Darwin to Adelaide, fly home.
Sun Princess ETD 20 Jan 2020 to circumnavigate the Indian Ocean.
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You find that AJ?
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Yes a few years ago and would love to find more but a bit rare to find but well worth keeping an eye out for anything out of the ordinary.
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