Do you know which dollar coin you might find in your change, pocket or piggy bank could be worth $1,000 or even more? Check the date, it needs to be a year 2000 dated $1 coin. Then you need to look closely at the circular rim of the coin -is it thicker than usual on the Queen side appearing doubled? If you think that’s the case then you might have a coin worth $1000 or more -the value of your rare coin will now depend on the condition after spending 17 years in circulation some coins are more valuable than others.
If your 2000 dated coin does have the double rim on the Queen’s head side then what you have is a $1/10c mule, a variety of the Australian dollar coin that’s worth well over face value. It’s quite a valuable coin to find in change! The mule was made when a technician at the Mint in Canberra accidentally paired the Mob of ‘roos dollar reverse with the Queen’s head obverse normally used for the 10 cent piece. It’s slightly smaller size results in the thicker double rim.
Today’s value for a $1 mule coin -What’s a mule coin worth?
We’ve had a look at recent sold prices around the place and disregarded asking prices because, let’s face it, sometimes these can be quite over the top. A coins value is ultimately determined by the price a buyer will pay and the price that a seller will accept.
PCGS and NGC (both US third party grading services) graded coins are always going to command a premium over raw coins and sellers will pay this to be reassured of a genuine mint error mule coin.
$1507.50 Auction 2 March 2017 PCGS AU58 eBay
$425 Auction 22 February 2017 eBay
$550 Offer Accepted 14 Feb 2017 eBay
$2,450 Offer Accepted 8 February 2017 eBay
$1,050 Offer Accepted 6 February 2017 eBay
$650 Auction 21 January 2017 eBay
$600 Buy It Now 2 January 2017 eBay
$536.57 Auction 28 December 2017 eBay
$954 (incl. BP) 22 November 2016 Noble Numismatics Sale 113 EF
$715.50 (incl. BP) 22 November 2016 Noble Numismatics Sale 113 gVF
$1073.25 (incl. BP) April 2016 Noble Numismatics Sale 111 VF
$2742.75 (incl. BP) April 2016 Noble Numismatics Sale 111 EF