$1 'Mule DOLLAR
Quick EMPTY the kids’ piggy banks and empty out your handbag - you just might be sitting on a fortune.
The other day while noodling (going through our change) we stumbled across the famous MULE Dollar.
What's a Mule dollar? It's a small number of the year 2000 $1 dollar coins that had been minted using the incorrect obverse die (heads side) and released into circulation by mistake and only discovered a year or two later.
Royal Australian Mint accidentally minted the coins using the smaller 10 cent obverse die (head side) by mistake. With just a 1.4 millimetre difference in diameter between the 10 cent and $1 coin you can clearly see a double rim circle going around the edges of the coin.
These errors are worth anywhere from $500 to $3000! If you’ve ever needed a reason to bust open the kids’ piggy banks, this is it!!!! You could be sitting on a winner!
Let us know if you have found any interesting coins in your change.