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    Default 2000 $1 coin mule

    Does anyone know how many of these went out in to circulation? They seem to be pulling good money.

    What is it you ask? Its a dollar coin that has had the reverse of 10 cents stamped on the back. This leaves a noticable rim around the side with the queen on it.





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    I just read there is only supposed to be 400. Having said that, I have just seen 4 on ebay.

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    So any one found one yet ?

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    Didn't know you were a coin watcher/collector, Admin. I know I'd like to find a mule in my change though. I went to the Easter show up here in Sydney and bought a couple of the current Terra Australis dollar coins with the "S" counterstamp. When he was setting the coins up to stamp, I asked him to put the "S" somewhere else on the coin so as to turn it into an error. He told me I'd have to pay a hell of a lot more money for it (with a smile on his face).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith View Post
    Didn't know you were a coin watcher/collector, Admin.
    I'm not really , just as a general collectable interest. I have a few basic sets of coins, like the Gallipoli $1 coins for example. I cant remember what else , might have to dig them out and have a look.

    Though if I go to the RSL I dont gamble, I put $20 in the machine then cash it out as coins and hope that eventually a mule appears

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    A mule can turn up anywhere, anytime. When I was off work injured a while ago, I'd go to the bank and change a $1000 into $1 and 50c coins and go home and go through them. Picked up many an interesting coin, some uncirculated, some with cuds, errors etc. Never did find a mule though. Then I'd take the leftover coins back and get the money put back into my account. Kept me occupied.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith View Post
    I asked him to put the "S" somewhere else on the coin so as to turn it into an error. He told me I'd have to pay a hell of a lot more money for it (with a smile on his face).
    I told them my coin wasn't stamped properly and they need to put it back in the machine again.
    "Yeah, you and me both bud !" was the response.
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    So I've got to ask; How do $1 blanks end up in the 10 cent press?
    I can't remember the last time I was at the mint in Canberra, but I do seem to remember the machinery for each coin was fairly well separated.
    Old guys with coke bottle glasses looking at thousands of coins on a conveyor belt. They were prime candidates for a workplace mass shooting.
    I'd go postal looking for errors. The only thing that would make it worthwhile would be if you could keep the junk or be paid on commission
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