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#251

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27 December 2021 01:04 am

Thanks deepblue, your certainly up there with the quality coins, I recon you've done well travelling that road mate. Best of the best of the best. tongue


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#252

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01 January 2022 11:44 am

Hi silver,
Need to watch out for the new $1 coin.
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Comes in 4 mint marks M, C, S, B, sorry no Adelaide mint mark.
cheers db

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#253

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04 January 2022 06:44 pm

Quick $500 of $2 coin hunt.
Some new ,some old.
Can you guess the keepers?1641282171_img20220104170037_medium.jpg

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#254

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04 January 2022 07:13 pm

Good luck to you. smile


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#255

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04 January 2022 09:32 pm

4 right hand side coins on the top row. tongue


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#256

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06 January 2022 06:46 pm

Spot on silver.

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#257

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07 January 2022 07:52 am

Still surprises me how often these coins pop out of the ground.1641502343_rscn3551.jpg

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#258

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07 January 2022 02:55 pm

Near surface finds there Adrian.... those purple ones hold a little value already too
perfect


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#259

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07 January 2022 05:52 pm

The three top left dollar coins were approx 8 inches in dry beach sand.
Most of the others are from local picnic grounds at no more than a few inches tops.
Detectors used were vanquish 340 and EQ 600.
I find the 340 to be a respectable machine for a bit of casual beach detecting, really is fool proof......Probably why I can use it aye. big_smile

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#260

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11 January 2022 10:42 am

$750 worth of $2 coin hunt this morning
Only one keeper.... cry
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#261

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11 January 2022 05:19 pm

Alright then..... ...... wink
I know you want to see it...... ops
And i am proud to show it....... tongue zzz zzz
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#262

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11 January 2022 05:39 pm

Nice find. What makes this coin so valuable?


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#263

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11 January 2022 07:10 pm

I would say it's because only 503,000 of the coloured poppy were minted. But it's not that rare in high grades and can be purchased for about $350 for a MS66 coin. There are 938 coins graded at this level and 280 even finer. With MS68 having 14 coins graded at this the highest level.
Nice find. thumbsup

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#264

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12 January 2022 02:06 am

I always thought there was s poppy under the paint lol
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But it's just the words.(always I see something new)
You can find them without paint too apparently
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#265

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12 January 2022 04:38 am

The coin without paint has had the enamel poppy removed through wear, The variety without the coloured poppy were the circulation mintage some 5.8 million, there is a "C" mint marked coin that had a mintage of 41,000 these are a bit rarer. If I remember the coloured coins in 2012 were to be sold through the RSL and proceeds to go to the poppy fund. I have 10 of these somewhere they were sold on a card. I believe that the coins still on the card in the holders are worth a lot more.

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#266

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12 January 2022 09:06 am

I have one on the card from the local RSL(maybe three all up of the red poppy), can't recall finding any in the wild though. Bet there was a few in the three tins of coins that my mum had(sister put them all through the bank machine for mum one day......never even asked me yikes )... Mum gave me the rest after that though tongue )


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#267

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12 January 2022 07:29 pm

From the photos , what would you grade this coin to be deepblue?
I reckon my noodling luck is up.

#268

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12 January 2022 07:55 pm

Because the red Poppy is worn the coin wouldn't grade well low EF definitely a coin that you would use as a filler until a better coin came along.
I have a look through the coins that I have and see what I have, been trying to down size the collection for a long time. Stopped collecting Australian coins a couple of years ago had to many and no room for storage.
What sort of coins are you interested in? I have a full set of early one dollar coins with all mint marks from 1984 to 2000 some 1800 coins all in BUNC some where.

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#269

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13 January 2022 07:49 pm

Take 2........
Thanks for the reply deepblue.
Mintmarks were very confusing when i first came across them but this article set me straight.
https://www.australian-coins.com/blog/2 … rence.html
I was thinking that some coins were being falsely advertised . sad

#270

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13 January 2022 08:17 pm

Good article but didn't mention the that coins are often presented at the Belin World Money Coin show and are sometimes marked as such.
A good reason why I stopped collecting them was the sheer number of coins that the mint was producing each year. If you were to send one of each to be graded the costs become quite prohibitive.
Keep on collecting if you can but don't start collecting gold sovereigns that will make you poor very quickly. sad


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