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Rare $ 1 coins could be worth thousands of dollars due to a small mistake


Time to check your money box! Rare $ 1 coins could be worth thousands of dollars due to a small mistake

  • Royal Australian Mint made a mistake in producing the famous "Mule Dollar" coins
  • These are 1 coins from 2000 that were made with the wrong overprint
  • The mule dollar has a double border around the edge. A normal $ 1 coin has one

A rare 1 dollar coin could be worth thousands of dollars thanks to a small mistake.

The Royal Australian Mint made a mistake in the production of "mule dollar" coins – a small number of $ 1 coins from 2000 that were printed with the wrong imprint.

The mule dollar has a double border around the edge. A normal $ 1 coin has one.

The Royal Australian Mint made a mistake when it made the famous "mule dollar" coins (pictured) – a small number of $ 1 coins from 2000 that were made with the wrong imprint

A Melbourne mother exposed the bug on social media.

"We found the famous MULE dollar," she wrote on Facebook.

"Royal Australian Mint accidentally minted the coins with the smaller 10 cent stamp (face up)."

HOW TO FIND A REAL MULE DOLLAR

The coin must be a dollar from 2000.

There must be a clear double border around most or all sides of the coin, about 0.5 mm wide.

Source: Australian coins

"With a diameter difference of just 1.4 mm between the 10-cent and 1-dollar coins, you can clearly see a double border circle around the edges of the coin."

She said the coins were worth between $ 500 and $ 3,000.

Commentators were quick to empty their money boxes.

"I'm going to look at my coins now and have so many," wrote one user.

The mule dollar has a double border around the edge. A normal $ 1 coin (pictured) has one

The mule dollar has a double border around the edge. A normal $ 1 coin (pictured) has one

Someone else gave some useful advice.

& # 39; Great tip if you find mistake coins like this. DO NOT CLEAN IT. It can lose its value dramatically. & # 39;

Daily Mail Australia asked the Royal Australian Mint for a comment.

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