What To Look For In Everyday Change? (Noodling)

Author: Tomas Rodriguez   Date Posted:24 March 2019 

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Noodling in Numismatics is a hobby where Coin and Banknote collectors go out into the public and look through all the money change they can to find the Low mintage, Variations and Error Coins which are of collectable value. Aussie Coins and Notes recommends this hobby to all aspiring Numismatists as it is one of the very best ways to gain knowledge on this market and build a collection with minimal to no investment except the time enjoyed doing it.
 
Here is the main list of Collectable and Low Mintage Coins You Can Find in Your Change
THIS IS NOT A COMPREHENSIVE LIST OF EVERYTHING THAT CAN BE FOUND IN CHANGE. BUT RATHER A GREAT GUIDE THAT POINTS OUT ALL THE MAIN ONES TO LOOK FOR AND CAN GET EVEN A BEGINNER NOODLER/COLLECTOR STARTED

5c ~

5c Low Mintage
  • 2016 Changeover
  • 1972
5c Varieties
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5c Mint Set Only Years
  • 1985
  • 1986
5c Errors
  • 2007 double headed error ( Extremely Rare )
  • 1966 Rotated
  • 2016 Changeover 5c Alien Antenna Die Clash
  • 2001 Flamingo '5' CUD error (Scarce)
  • 2002 Flamingo '5' CUD error (rare)
  • Rim CUDs
  • Collar Errors i.e Partial Collar
  • C.U.Ds anywhere else
  • Anything Else out Of the Ordinary
5c Medium Mintage/Collectible Due To Popularity
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10c ~

10c Low Mintage

  • 2011
  • 1985
  • 2018 *Not confirmed but so far half yearly figures are low

10c Varieties

  • 1966 London Variety with 4 Spikes 10.9 Million Made

10c Mint Set Only Years

  • 1986
  • 1987
  • 1995
  • 1996

10c Errors

  • 1966 Rotated
  • CUDs Around Numbers on Reverse ‘1’ & ‘0’ multiple years
  • CUDs Within Lyre Birds Feathers multiple years (Larger Feather CUDS found in 1999)
  • Rim CUDs in Multiple Years
  • Collar Errors i.e Partial Collar
  • C.U.Ds anywhere else
  • Anything Else out Of the Ordinary

10c Medium Mintage/Collectible Due To Popularity

  • 1991
  • 1997

20c ~

20c Low Mintage

  • 1988 platypus
  • 1985 Platypus
  • all 9 2001 State & Territory Student Design Centenary Of Federation

20c Varieties

  • 1966 "wavy 2"
  • 1981 3 1/2 claws Canada variety (must be in at least AUNC condition to be worth much over face value)
  • 2004 Large Heads ‘Pointy A’
  • 2008 "Missing claws"
  • 2008 "Wave gap"
  • 2010 "Double Claw

20c Mint Set Only Years

  • 1986
  • 1987
  • 1989
  • 1990
  • 1991
  • 1992
  • 1993

20c Errors

  • 2001 Platypus 'Upset/Rotated error
  • Split Planchette/Clamshell Errors
  • Bi-Metal 2001 20c
  • 2010 Bubble Near Left Claw Die Deterioration
  • Collar Errors i.e Partial Collar
  • C.U.Ds
  • Anything Else out Of the Ordinary

20c Medium Mintage/Collectible Due To Popularity

  • 1995 united nations
  • 2001 bradman

50c ~

50c Low Mintage

  • 1985 Coat Of Arms
  • 1993 Coat Of Arms
  • All 9 of 2001 federations States and Territory’s
  • 2014 AIATSIS
  • 2017 Eddie Mabo Prid and Passion

50c Varieties

  • 1966 Round 50c 80% Silver
  • 2000 Fifty Cent Millennium Incuse Flag
  • 2000 Millenium Fat Letters
  • 2004 Large Heads ‘Pointy A’
  • Wide Date 19 94
  • Tilted 7 captain Cook 1970

50c Mint Set Only Years

  • 1986
  • 1987
  • 1989
  • 1990
  • 1992

50c Errors

  • 2010 upset/rotated error
  • 2005 upset/rotated error
  • 1977 & 1988 Coat Of Arms but only about 10 of each made so more of a trial pattern
  • 2005 Helmet CUDs & Robe CUDs
  • Double Bars Die Crack in 1966,1979 & 1980 Coat Of Arms
  • 2007 Doubling ‘50’
  • 2001 AUS Coat Of Arms Doubling
  • CUDs around Lizzies Effigy
  • CUDs around the edge of the Shield on the Reverse
  • Rim CUDs
  • RAM Strikes
  • C.U.Ds anywhere else
  • Anything Else out Of the Ordinary

50c Medium Mintage/Collectible Due To Popularity

  • 1966 Round 50c 80% Silver
  • 1997 Coat Of Arms
  • 1988 first fleet
  • 1991 rams head
  • 2001 Royal Visit
  • 1972 Coat Of Arms
 

$1 ~

$1 Low Mintage

  • 1992 Mob of Roos $1 So rare they are believed by many to be a myth. Most likely will not find one as none have ever been found
  • 2016 Changeover
  • 2014 Mob Of roos
  • 2015,2016 & 2017 100 years of ANZAC
  • 2018 ‘A’, ‘U’ & ‘S’ Privy Mark 35th Ann Of $1 Dollar Discovery Coins
  • 2018 Mob Of Roos *Not confirmed but so far half yearly figures are low
$1 Varieties
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$1 Mint Set Only Years

  • 1987
  • 1989
  • 1990
  • 1991
  • 2012
  • 2007

$1 Errors

  • 2000 mule
  • 2001 federation upset/rotated Can be found in every rotation on the clock face
  • RABBIT EARS CUDs on the following years ( 1984, 1985 (rare), 1994, 1998, 2000 (rare), 2005 (very rare), 2006 (scarce), 2008, 2009, 2010 , 2011 , 2013,2015 and 2016
  • Backpack Roo CUD errors multiple years
  • Spew Roo CUD errors multiple years
  • Die fills (normally found on date of 1984)
  • Lamination Peels (also normally found on 1984)
  • 1993 Landcare Wave Cud (between top and 2nd top waves)
  • Rim CUDs
  • 2001 Volunteers $1 Double Rim CUD error
  • Collar Errors i.e Partial Collar
  • C.U.Ds anywhere else
  • Anything Else out Of the Ordinary

$1 Medium Mintage/Collectible Due To Popularity

  • High Grade 2000

 

$2 ~

$2 Low Mintage
  • 2011 Aboriginal Elder
  • 2012 Red Poppy
  • 2013 purple coronation
  • 2014 Green remembrance
  • 2015 red Anzac $2 ,
  • 2015 Orange remembrance $2,
  • All 5 2016 Rio Olympic ring colours (red,green,blue,black,Yellow)
  • 2016 Paralympic multi colour
  • 2016 Changeover
  • 2017 Lest We Forget Tri-coloured War Memorial Mosaic
  • All 3 2017 Possum Magic (Red,Blue,Pink)
  • 2017 Remembrance Day Rosemary Sprig
  • 2018 Lest We Forget Eternal Flames
  • 2018 Invictus Games
  • All 3 2018 Commonwealth Games Blue, Red, Green
  • 2018 Remembrance Day 100 Years Since Armistice Red Poppy
  • All 4 2019 Mr Squiggle - Squiggle, Gus, Bill & Blackboard
  • also rim cuds can be found in $2. ONLY ONE OF EACH KNOWN TO EXIST SO FAR
$2 Varieties
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$2 Mint Set Only Years
  • 1991
$2 Errors
  • Bulls eye error Green Remembrance or Red ANZAC EXTREMELY RARE!
  • 2014 Green remembrance die fill error on obverse
  • 2012 Plain Poppy Petal CUDS
  • Rim CUDs
  • Collar Errors i.e Partial Collar
  • C.U.Ds anywhere else
  • Anything Else out Of the Ordinary
$2 Medium Mintage/Collectible Due To Popularity
2012 Plain Golden Poppy

1 CENT COINS ~

1c Low Mintage
  • 1968
1c Varieties
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1c Mint Set Only Years
  • 1986
  • 1991
1c Errors
  • Mistrikes
  • Rotated
  • Struck on wrong planchette
1c Medium Mintage/Collectible Due To Popularity
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2 CENT COINS ~

2c Low Mintage
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2c Varieties
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2c Mint Set Only Years
  • 1986
  • 1987
  • 1990
  • 1991
2c Errors
  • 1968 , 1969 and the 1967 "missing SD initials" ( SD are the initials of Stuart Devlin, the designer and can be found between the lizards feet)
  • Mistrikes
  • Rotated
  • Struck on wrong planchette
2c Medium Mintage/Collectible Due To Popularity
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The only 2 cent coins of value are . Missing SD is also found on the 1968 and is very rare

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