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30th Anniversary of the 2 Dollar Coin

June 20th 2018 is the 30th anniversary of the $2 coin. Australia withdrew the $2 banknote and replaced it with a small size 2 dollar coin on this day in 1988, this change and the introduction of the new coin

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2017 Dollar Master Mintage List

We’ve just finished compiling the master of one dollar coins minted for 2017. The list includes issue prices and accurate mintage information taken from the financial reports of the Royal Australian Mint as well as the expected or capped mintage

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Rascals & Ratbags Roadshow -The Mint Tours the Country

The Royal Australian Mint are on the road again with a travelling roadshow. Visiting Melbourne and sites in Tasmania in May the roadshow will then continue through New South Wales in June. The first leg of the journey visits Melbourne

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Wrong Paint Coloured 2 Dollar Coin Error

What’s so special about this coin you say? If you know your coloured $2 coins you’ll see straight away, now pick your bottom lip up off the floor. The coin is a 2017 Lest We Forget coloured $2 which should

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Paint on the Wrong Side “Bullseye” Coloured 2 Dollar Coin Errors

Error coins are eagerly hunted by collectors and now with more and more coloured coins being minted for circulation by the Royal Australian Mint we’re seeing new types of error coins that never before existed. This is the more easily

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New Portrait of the Queen to be Used on Australian Coins from 2019

The announcement that Australia would have a different portrait of the Queen struck on new coins coincided with the 92nd birthday of our reigning monarch. On the 21st April 2018 (the Queen’s actual birthday not the holiday we celebrate it

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Vale Stuart Devlin Your Iconic Coin Designs Forever in My Pocket

We are saddened to hear of the peaceful passing of the beloved designer Stuart Devlin whose designs adorn coins of many countries including many of those you have in your pocket or wallet right now. He’s the designer of the

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2018 Coloured $2 Coin Lest We Forget Eternal Flame

As ANZAC Day approaches we’ll soon see a new coloured 2 dollar coin in our change depicting the eternal flame surrounded by a pool of reflection. This orange yellow flame centre is surrounded by blue tones of water. The legends

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Australian Indent Coin Errors

Interestingly termed, an “Indent” error coin occurs when 2 planchets are accidentally fed into the collar at once. Consequently the dies will press the coin blanks together creating a partial blank on one side. This may fully or only partially

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Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Team Coloured $2 Week 3 Coin at Woolworths

Today is week 3 in the great Woolworths change race. Splitting up my groceries at the self checkout, feeding my note in and seeing how many shiny new $2 coins I’ll get is getting a bit tedious and I am

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AUD $7.54
Australian 1966 Round 50c
AUD $401.26
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