Royal Australian Mint launches treasure hunt $1 coins

A *LARGE* percentage of stamp collectors also collect various numismatic areas. This is YOUR little corner of the board to ask questions, seek advice, check values, and chat. Please join in!

Moderator: Volunteer Moderator Team

Post Reply
User avatar
bazza4338
Sadly departed RIP. Greatly missed here
Sadly departed RIP.  Greatly missed here
Posts: 122442
Joined: 12 Dec 2009 16:50
Location: Korumburra Vic. Australia

Royal Australian Mint launches treasure hunt $1 coins

Post by bazza4338 »

User avatar
fromdownunder
Sadly departed RIP. Greatly missed here
Sadly departed RIP.  Greatly missed here
Posts: 36281
Joined: 23 Apr 2007 15:25
Location: Lara, Victoria, Australia

Re: Royal Australian Mint launches treasure hunt $1 coins

Post by fromdownunder »

Sounds great for Poker Machine addicts. At least it might slow them down a bit.

Norm
Against stupidity, the Gods themselves contend in Vain
User avatar
ViccyVFU
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
Posts: 5468
Joined: 23 Feb 2018 23:49
Location: Harrogate, UK

Re: Royal Australian Mint launches treasure hunt $1 coins

Post by ViccyVFU »

Who wouldn't like a kilo of silver on top of that prize? ..... but I think the path will be scattered with plenty of ebay scams along the way.

If getting one is lucky, then getting all three (unless you are a bank teller), seems quite unlikely for rank and file Bruce or Sheila.

The UK issued collectors an alphabet series of 10 pence coins earlier this year, and to date I've not seen one in anyones change. Not one!!

No doubt, eBay will be awash with all three by close of play today, at silly buy-it-now prices - You gotta be fast ..... (Some people still believe you can buy a winning lottery ticket there).

For all of those Aussie members that are joining in the competition - good luck!
User avatar
Allanswood
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
Posts: 17128
Joined: 02 Dec 2009 11:59
Location: Goulburn NSW Australia

Re: Royal Australian Mint launches treasure hunt $1 coins

Post by Allanswood »

I'd imagine that there will be plenty of 2 of the letters and a smattering of the crucial 3rd letter released early. Once all the fun dies down, the rest of "door number 3" will be sent to all the banks.
Greg - Looking for Goulburn Australia Cancels and Grangemouth Scotland Cancels and Covers
Member of the S.T.A.M.P Club for Slightly Twisted And Mad Philatelists - Motto: "Bring back the lick!"
User avatar
Ubobo.R.O.
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
Posts: 96436
Joined: 28 Dec 2017 11:07
Location: Sunny Golden Beach Queensland.

Re: Royal Australian Mint launches treasure hunt $1 coins

Post by Ubobo.R.O. »

Full time horse non-whisperer, post box searcher and lichen covered granite rock percher. Gee I'm handsome !
You gottem birds, lighthouses, butterflies, shells, maps, flags and heads on stamps ? Me wantem !
User avatar
Allanswood
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
Posts: 17128
Joined: 02 Dec 2009 11:59
Location: Goulburn NSW Australia

Re: Royal Australian Mint launches treasure hunt $1 coins

Post by Allanswood »

People are mad.
And opportunists know it. :shock:
Greg - Looking for Goulburn Australia Cancels and Grangemouth Scotland Cancels and Covers
Member of the S.T.A.M.P Club for Slightly Twisted And Mad Philatelists - Motto: "Bring back the lick!"
User avatar
ViccyVFU
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
Posts: 5468
Joined: 23 Feb 2018 23:49
Location: Harrogate, UK

Re: Royal Australian Mint launches treasure hunt $1 coins

Post by ViccyVFU »

So why don't people register for one of the 5,000 free folders today, to go into the free draw.

....with absolute certainty that they can spend $45 (or less) in the future (to get all the qualifying coins), once they have won?

Effectively a free draw ticket, if you act fast?
User avatar
fromdownunder
Sadly departed RIP. Greatly missed here
Sadly departed RIP.  Greatly missed here
Posts: 36281
Joined: 23 Apr 2007 15:25
Location: Lara, Victoria, Australia

Re: Royal Australian Mint launches treasure hunt $1 coins

Post by fromdownunder »

Considering that there are three million 2019 $ coins released/being released, the prices being asked and actually obtained at times is total insanity. And calling them rare which many sellers are doing is a joke. There are dozens of the things on eBay already.

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Mint-bag-A-U-S-x-2019-Australian ... SwfB9byCNg

Go to the Bank, buy a $20 bag of $1 coins and sell them on eBay. This guy has made over $950.00 for selling $120 in current coinage, with no apparent guarantee that they will contain the three "time travel" coins. And has several more still going. Nice work if you can get it, as P. T. Barnum never ever said.

Meanwhile, I will just keep checking my change. I think that the mint knew not what they sewed.

Norm
Against stupidity, the Gods themselves contend in Vain
User avatar
aethelwulf
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
Posts: 15833
Joined: 13 Jun 2009 01:17
Location: Fragrant Harbour, Hong Kong

Re: Royal Australian Mint launches treasure hunt $1 coins

Post by aethelwulf »

Allanswood wrote:I'd imagine that there will be plenty of 2 of the letters and a smattering of the crucial 3rd letter
Sounds like McDonald's annual Monopoly game stickers. You'd end up with 2 of 3 of one set; 2 of 3 of another; and on around the board (card). So you'd keep going back to Macca's thinking you just need to eat yet another Big Mac and taa-daa, you'll get the crucial piece and win a big prize.
Collecting Mongolia; Thailand; Indo-China; Mourning Covers; OHMS.
User avatar
fromdownunder
Sadly departed RIP. Greatly missed here
Sadly departed RIP.  Greatly missed here
Posts: 36281
Joined: 23 Apr 2007 15:25
Location: Lara, Victoria, Australia

Re: Royal Australian Mint launches treasure hunt $1 coins

Post by fromdownunder »

The insane prices paid for these things seems to be settling down a bit. Mostly now $10 for single coins and $35 - $40 for the complete set.

Maybe people are starting to realise that they could just go to the bank, buy $100 worth for, ...ta-da..., $100, pull out one or more sets and either spend the rest or trade them straight back to the bank.

Having said that, The odds are not bad if you are in the first 5,000 to claim one of the special folders. There will be 750 winners, so the chance of getting a $750 melt value coin, and a trip to Canberra is 6.5/1, is pretty good (again, IF you are in the first 5,000). And the 750 silver coins may attract a bit of a premium for a time, so there is that as a bonus.

If not, just spend the damn things. But pay $30+ for three pieces of pocket change? Not me.

Norm
Against stupidity, the Gods themselves contend in Vain
User avatar
ViccyVFU
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
Posts: 5468
Joined: 23 Feb 2018 23:49
Location: Harrogate, UK

Re: Royal Australian Mint launches treasure hunt $1 coins

Post by ViccyVFU »

fromdownunder wrote: Having said that, The odds are not bad if you are in the first 5,000 to claim one of the special folders. There will be 750 winners, so the chance of getting a $750 melt value coin, and a trip to Canberra is 6.5/1, is pretty good (again, IF you are in the first 5,000).
Hmm, the article says 8 winners per state (not "Territories"), so isn't that 8 x 6 = 48 winners, or just under 1%?

Even with States plus Territories, its only 64 winners (just under 1.3%).

Yes, they can take three people with them on the trip, but only one silver kilo coin per party. (There were 250 other prizes of $150 gift vouchers as well, so around 298 / 314 winners).

What I don't see is how they could prove you had the three coins on registration, so you could surely enter upfront (to be one of the 5,000), and only have to source the coins "if you were a notified winner".

I wonder if they are allocating the first 5,000 as "approx. 850 per state", or are the odds heavily stacked in your favour (relatively) if you come from a more unpopular one?
User avatar
fromdownunder
Sadly departed RIP. Greatly missed here
Sadly departed RIP.  Greatly missed here
Posts: 36281
Joined: 23 Apr 2007 15:25
Location: Lara, Victoria, Australia

Re: Royal Australian Mint launches treasure hunt $1 coins

Post by fromdownunder »

You are right. I scrolled through the first article, saw 750 and that figure stuck in what is left of my mind when I was composing my post. So the odds are nowhere near as good as my post claims.

Norm
Against stupidity, the Gods themselves contend in Vain
User avatar
bazza4338
Sadly departed RIP. Greatly missed here
Sadly departed RIP.  Greatly missed here
Posts: 122442
Joined: 12 Dec 2009 16:50
Location: Korumburra Vic. Australia

Re: Royal Australian Mint launches treasure hunt $1 coins

Post by bazza4338 »

User avatar
fromdownunder
Sadly departed RIP. Greatly missed here
Sadly departed RIP.  Greatly missed here
Posts: 36281
Joined: 23 Apr 2007 15:25
Location: Lara, Victoria, Australia

Re: Royal Australian Mint launches treasure hunt $1 coins

Post by fromdownunder »

Thanks Bazza, that makes it clear, and clearly I was confused.

1. Everybody who registers will go into the draw - up to 1,000,000 entries.
2. The first 50,000 to register will get the free coin folder.

Then everybody who registers (up to 1 Million) will be in the draw for:

3. Eight coins and Canberra Holidays (32 people) one from each State and Presumably Territory.
4. 250 gift vouchers of $150
5. 5,000 Piggy Banks.

So the odds of winning the big one are overall up to 125,000/1 Lower or higher depending on where you live. Pretty remote I would suggest.

Norm
Against stupidity, the Gods themselves contend in Vain
User avatar
Allanswood
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
Posts: 17128
Joined: 02 Dec 2009 11:59
Location: Goulburn NSW Australia

Re: Royal Australian Mint launches treasure hunt $1 coins

Post by Allanswood »

And.... its only 5 months until the comp ends. Better enter soooooooooon.... :lol:
Greg - Looking for Goulburn Australia Cancels and Grangemouth Scotland Cancels and Covers
Member of the S.T.A.M.P Club for Slightly Twisted And Mad Philatelists - Motto: "Bring back the lick!"
User avatar
ViccyVFU
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
Posts: 5468
Joined: 23 Feb 2018 23:49
Location: Harrogate, UK

Re: Royal Australian Mint launches treasure hunt $1 coins

Post by ViccyVFU »

Wow, just shows me how sloppy journalism has become, and people still quote news.com.au as "facts"?

They said "8 winners per state" for the major prize.
Australia Mint says its "one per state (plus territory)", a total of 8.

They said 5,000 free folders.
Australia Mint says 50,000.

No mention of the 5,000 Piggy Bank prizes

At least they got the runner up 250 x "$150 gift voucher" right.

But overall, its very sloppy journalism. They got the headline, but as so often, failed in the details.

As an aside, if you released a million of each to the public, I'd expect no more than 50,000 entrants. It will be interesting to see if they get "up to one million entrants", as that would imply either issues in excess of 3 million of each coin, or perhaps ...... if they get over a million entrants, people will have selected my route - which would technically be fraud, but not enforceable on a competition. (a.k.a. "I did have them when I ticked the box, but I had to use one in a vending machine").

(Yes, I did note Australia Mint noted they have issued "over a million of each" - Is there anywhere they have to publish the exact mint run, because this doesn't really sound like a worthwhile collectable to me).

I'm a bit jealous, though...... I always liked the kilo koala coin (well, the platinum one :D ), but any kilo coin is a nice thing to own.
User avatar
Ubobo.R.O.
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
Posts: 96436
Joined: 28 Dec 2017 11:07
Location: Sunny Golden Beach Queensland.

Re: Royal Australian Mint launches treasure hunt $1 coins

Post by Ubobo.R.O. »

Image
The email I received for entering. I don't have any of the coins yet and may not even have them by entry closing day.
Full time horse non-whisperer, post box searcher and lichen covered granite rock percher. Gee I'm handsome !
You gottem birds, lighthouses, butterflies, shells, maps, flags and heads on stamps ? Me wantem !
User avatar
Allanswood
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
Posts: 17128
Joined: 02 Dec 2009 11:59
Location: Goulburn NSW Australia

Re: Royal Australian Mint launches treasure hunt $1 coins

Post by Allanswood »

I would have assumed that this is an early release of the general issue of next years actual $1 coin. In that case there are likely to be millions of them eventually. It's just that at the moment, you get them early.

PS - The Jamala wildlife 2 nights for 4 is worth quite a bit more than the 1 kilo coin.

And the way the comp is reading, it won't be too hard then to get all 3 coins fairly quickly. So there is no point in rushing to find them, and really no point in paying more than $1 each for them. I don't know why people jump at the chance of buying them on ebay.

(Then again I'm looking for a new mobile phone and have seen what I want around the $250-$300 mark and can't fathom why some sellers have the same phone for sale at $2,999.00!) What phone sells for 3k?
Greg - Looking for Goulburn Australia Cancels and Grangemouth Scotland Cancels and Covers
Member of the S.T.A.M.P Club for Slightly Twisted And Mad Philatelists - Motto: "Bring back the lick!"
User avatar
fromdownunder
Sadly departed RIP. Greatly missed here
Sadly departed RIP.  Greatly missed here
Posts: 36281
Joined: 23 Apr 2007 15:25
Location: Lara, Victoria, Australia

Re: Royal Australian Mint launches treasure hunt $1 coins

Post by fromdownunder »

This brain dead eBay stupidity continues. These things are still being listed by the hundreds, and buyers are still paying up to 10 times face for coins you can probably find in your change, or just go to the bank and buy them in a plastic bag of $20 for 20 coins.

Seller greatapeprojects is offering $20 bags for $74.95 in 22 different lots with 30 day listings (which means he does not even have to outlay for them up front - just buy them as each sale is made), and claims in his description:
It was the biggest Royal Australian Mint mystery of our times... Why have they released these mintmarked 2019 coins mixed in with the 2018 issue bags? Well, its a competition involving finding these rare mintmarked coins...

The bag of coins has a large A U or S mintmark on the 2019 issue coins and are about half/half 2019 and unmarked 2018 coins but amounts vary.

The other significant facts are these coins have a 35 marking amongst the 'mob of roos' and the queens effigy on the face is not updated as the mint stated would be the case for 2019 coins.

you can enter the competition at http://www.dollardiscovery.com.au

Please understand that I can't promise a firm quantity per bag and all bags purchased are selected at random prior to post.
Rare? There are ONE MILLION sets of the bloody things. They are as rare as pebbles in a pebble garden. One set for each 25th Australian.

Yet the bunny buyers still seem to be lining up for them. I truly despair for my Country.

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/1-One-Dollar-Coins-2019-A-U-S-35 ... rk:26:pf:0

Norm
Against stupidity, the Gods themselves contend in Vain
User avatar
BigSaint
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
Posts: 175714
Joined: 16 Nov 2012 11:26
Location: Cheltenham, Australia

Re: Royal Australian Mint launches treasure hunt $1 coins

Post by BigSaint »

I received one of these at the races today:
Image
Image

I thought I had lost a year.
Brad :shock:
Specialist Collector of World Horse Racing Covers, Melbourne Cup & Kentucky Derby, & JFK fdcs.
User avatar
ViccyVFU
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
Posts: 5468
Joined: 23 Feb 2018 23:49
Location: Harrogate, UK

Re: Royal Australian Mint launches treasure hunt $1 coins

Post by ViccyVFU »

BigSaint wrote:I thought I had lost a year.
Well, not great winnings, but I believe the Queen has been told not do anything too risky for the next 8 weeks (or so), so that they are not hastily withdrawn!

(Yes, I know they can issue them after a reign is over - please don't comment "just to pick holes in the bad taste humour"!! :D ).
User avatar
bazza4338
Sadly departed RIP. Greatly missed here
Sadly departed RIP.  Greatly missed here
Posts: 122442
Joined: 12 Dec 2009 16:50
Location: Korumburra Vic. Australia

Re: Royal Australian Mint launches treasure hunt $1 coins

Post by bazza4338 »

ViccyVFU wrote:
BigSaint wrote:I thought I had lost a year.
Well, not great winnings, but I believe the Queen has been told not do anything too risky for the next 8 weeks (or so), so that they are not hastily withdrawn!

(Yes, I know they can issue them after a reign is over - please don't comment "just to pick holes in the bad taste humour"!! :D ).

An image of your joke follows....

Image
User avatar
fromdownunder
Sadly departed RIP. Greatly missed here
Sadly departed RIP.  Greatly missed here
Posts: 36281
Joined: 23 Apr 2007 15:25
Location: Lara, Victoria, Australia

Re: Royal Australian Mint launches treasure hunt $1 coins

Post by fromdownunder »

ViccyVFU wrote:
(Yes, I know they can issue them after a reign is over - please don't comment "just to pick holes in the bad taste humour"!! :D ).
Well, Australia did issue and use stamps with Queen Victoria's effigy until 1913. Hardly a tilt towards KEVII. We replaced her with a Kangaroo.

Norm
Against stupidity, the Gods themselves contend in Vain
User avatar
ViccyVFU
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
Posts: 5468
Joined: 23 Feb 2018 23:49
Location: Harrogate, UK

Re: Royal Australian Mint launches treasure hunt $1 coins

Post by ViccyVFU »

bazza4338 wrote: An image of your joke follows....

Image
Sometimes I wish our Royal Mint didn't try to re-create these classic coins.

Here's a faulty batch that got media attention this year ...

Image

.... and that's before the idiots that use "heat treatment" and "a blunt punch" to list them on eBay.

How to turn a pound into £9.99?
Simple.
User avatar
briggia
2500 Stampboards Post - Senior Guru
2500 Stampboards Post - Senior Guru
Posts: 2571
Joined: 30 Jan 2016 20:07
Location: Brisbane, Australia

Re: Royal Australian Mint launches treasure hunt $1 coins

Post by briggia »

Might be a bit of fun to see who on SB actually does find a set 3 of these and where they did so.

BigSaint is off to a flyer already with his Flemington hoard :mrgreen:

Cheers

briggia
Whilst growing my usage collection, I also collect other stuff.
User avatar
fromdownunder
Sadly departed RIP. Greatly missed here
Sadly departed RIP.  Greatly missed here
Posts: 36281
Joined: 23 Apr 2007 15:25
Location: Lara, Victoria, Australia

Re: Royal Australian Mint launches treasure hunt $1 coins

Post by fromdownunder »

Thinking out loud...

Maybe Australia Post will try something similar in the near future, perhaps along the lines of the USA Inverted Jenny thing a few years back. One rare stamp per 1,000 issued to get kids back into stamps (assuming they could find a Post Office) with a deliberate error or changeling included in some peel and stick booklets.

This actually worked for a time with RPG cards in the late 1990's, where you had to buy packs of 10 cards, with two "uncommons" and one "rare" in some packs. They even had Catalogues and a monthly magazine, put out by the people who sold the cards.

After all, didn't Finbar Kenny do something along these lines with the Cook Islands in the 1970's leading to the high esteem in which these deliberate error stamps are now held among collectors, and how far Cook Islands has gone in stamp popularity?

Norm
Against stupidity, the Gods themselves contend in Vain
User avatar
Ubobo.R.O.
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
Posts: 96436
Joined: 28 Dec 2017 11:07
Location: Sunny Golden Beach Queensland.

Re: Royal Australian Mint launches treasure hunt $1 coins

Post by Ubobo.R.O. »

Image
Now I just have to find any of the three coins to put in my folder! Will I win a piggy bank? :lol: :lol:
Full time horse non-whisperer, post box searcher and lichen covered granite rock percher. Gee I'm handsome !
You gottem birds, lighthouses, butterflies, shells, maps, flags and heads on stamps ? Me wantem !
User avatar
fromdownunder
Sadly departed RIP. Greatly missed here
Sadly departed RIP.  Greatly missed here
Posts: 36281
Joined: 23 Apr 2007 15:25
Location: Lara, Victoria, Australia

Re: Royal Australian Mint launches treasure hunt $1 coins

Post by fromdownunder »

Ubobo.R.O. wrote:Now I just have to find any of the three coins to put in my folder! Will I win a piggy bank? :lol: :lol:
Well there are around one million sets, so watch your change carefully.

Or you can get the set BIN on eBay for $15.95 at the moment. On the other hand you can probably buy a Piggy Bank for the $3.00 and leave out the middleman.

Norm
Against stupidity, the Gods themselves contend in Vain
User avatar
Ubobo.R.O.
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
Posts: 96436
Joined: 28 Dec 2017 11:07
Location: Sunny Golden Beach Queensland.

Re: Royal Australian Mint launches treasure hunt $1 coins

Post by Ubobo.R.O. »

Yes. I knew it would happen. My folder has arrived before I found any of the coins ! :lol: :lol:
Image
Image
Full time horse non-whisperer, post box searcher and lichen covered granite rock percher. Gee I'm handsome !
You gottem birds, lighthouses, butterflies, shells, maps, flags and heads on stamps ? Me wantem !
User avatar
ViccyVFU
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
Posts: 5468
Joined: 23 Feb 2018 23:49
Location: Harrogate, UK

Re: Royal Australian Mint launches treasure hunt $1 coins

Post by ViccyVFU »

Ubobo.R.O. wrote:Yes. I knew it would happen. My folder has arrived before I found any of the coins ! :lol: :lol:
Given the rate you spend money, a metal detector might be your best hope of finding any ... Allegedly! :D :D

Happy Xmas Terry!
User avatar
lsemmens
BLUE Shooting Star Posting GURU!!
BLUE Shooting Star Posting GURU!!
Posts: 886
Joined: 10 Dec 2018 20:15
Location: Riverton, South Australia

Re: Royal Australian Mint launches treasure hunt $1 coins

Post by lsemmens »

My son showed me one of these coins some weeks back. I'm not sure how many he has found, but he has, at least, one of them, so, so they are around.
User avatar
fromdownunder
Sadly departed RIP. Greatly missed here
Sadly departed RIP.  Greatly missed here
Posts: 36281
Joined: 23 Apr 2007 15:25
Location: Lara, Victoria, Australia

Re: Royal Australian Mint launches treasure hunt $1 coins

Post by fromdownunder »

Well there are at least three million of them and they are down to about $15 per set in eBay, which still surprises me as you can probably get them all in a new $20 coin bag or a roll at most banks.

Keep the three you need and spend the rest.

Norm
Against stupidity, the Gods themselves contend in Vain
User avatar
Ubobo.R.O.
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
Posts: 96436
Joined: 28 Dec 2017 11:07
Location: Sunny Golden Beach Queensland.

Re: Royal Australian Mint launches treasure hunt $1 coins

Post by Ubobo.R.O. »

Who knows ? A Secret Santa may send me one ! :shock:
Full time horse non-whisperer, post box searcher and lichen covered granite rock percher. Gee I'm handsome !
You gottem birds, lighthouses, butterflies, shells, maps, flags and heads on stamps ? Me wantem !
User avatar
westminstrel
Well on the way to 25 post Senior Member
Well on the way to 25 post Senior Member
Posts: 22
Joined: 14 Aug 2018 13:17
Location: Sydney, Australia

Re: Royal Australian Mint launches treasure hunt $1 coins

Post by westminstrel »

I’ve been keeping my eyes peeled whenever I get change but it’s been a fruitless endeavour so far :|
User avatar
King Tut
BLUE Shooting Star Posting GURU!!
BLUE Shooting Star Posting GURU!!
Posts: 794
Joined: 20 Sep 2009 22:34
Location: Melbourne; Australia

Re: Royal Australian Mint launches treasure hunt $1 coins

Post by King Tut »

2 found so far
Image
Image
User avatar
JonEboy
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
Posts: 6384
Joined: 24 Mar 2012 04:12
Location: Northwich, UK
Contact:

Re: Royal Australian Mint launches treasure hunt $1 coins

Post by JonEboy »

I missed this thread when it first started but having now read it there is one other element which I find strange.

They are apparently offering 50,000 free folders in which you can keep your set of three. So that's $150,000 taken out of circulation if everyone fills them. In what way does that teach children financial literacy? Or boost the use of cash, both of which were stated aims?
ViccyVFU wrote:
The UK issued collectors an alphabet series of 10 pence coins earlier this year, and to date I've not seen one in anyones change. Not one!!
Me neither. Not sure whether these type of schemes will ever deliver what they want....

Jon
Barbados, Commonwealth, France & Colonies, GB, Line Engraved, Intaglio & Recess printed stamps
http://www.barbadosstamps.co.uk
User avatar
Ubobo.R.O.
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
Posts: 96436
Joined: 28 Dec 2017 11:07
Location: Sunny Golden Beach Queensland.

Re: Royal Australian Mint launches treasure hunt $1 coins

Post by Ubobo.R.O. »

Jon. I have one of these free folders which is one more than the number of coins I have.
Full time horse non-whisperer, post box searcher and lichen covered granite rock percher. Gee I'm handsome !
You gottem birds, lighthouses, butterflies, shells, maps, flags and heads on stamps ? Me wantem !
User avatar
Ubobo.R.O.
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
Posts: 96436
Joined: 28 Dec 2017 11:07
Location: Sunny Golden Beach Queensland.

Re: Royal Australian Mint launches treasure hunt $1 coins

Post by Ubobo.R.O. »

Image
Full time horse non-whisperer, post box searcher and lichen covered granite rock percher. Gee I'm handsome !
You gottem birds, lighthouses, butterflies, shells, maps, flags and heads on stamps ? Me wantem !
User avatar
BigSaint
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
Posts: 175714
Joined: 16 Nov 2012 11:26
Location: Cheltenham, Australia

Re: Royal Australian Mint launches treasure hunt $1 coins

Post by BigSaint »

I have seen only one of these, which I posted earlier on this thread. I put it in a safe place, while I looked for the others, & now I can't find it. :roll:
Specialist Collector of World Horse Racing Covers, Melbourne Cup & Kentucky Derby, & JFK fdcs.
User avatar
Ubobo.R.O.
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
Posts: 96436
Joined: 28 Dec 2017 11:07
Location: Sunny Golden Beach Queensland.

Re: Royal Australian Mint launches treasure hunt $1 coins

Post by Ubobo.R.O. »

I never did find one of those coins, Brad. But I may win a piggy bank !
Full time horse non-whisperer, post box searcher and lichen covered granite rock percher. Gee I'm handsome !
You gottem birds, lighthouses, butterflies, shells, maps, flags and heads on stamps ? Me wantem !
User avatar
GraniteSA
PLATINUM Star Serious Stamp Poster
PLATINUM Star Serious Stamp Poster
Posts: 357
Joined: 23 May 2007 11:59
Location: South Australia

Re: Royal Australian Mint launches treasure hunt $1 coins

Post by GraniteSA »

I won a piggy bank!
Cheers Neville.
Collector of Southern Fleurieu Peninsula postmarks, and postcards etc.
User avatar
Ubobo.R.O.
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
Posts: 96436
Joined: 28 Dec 2017 11:07
Location: Sunny Golden Beach Queensland.

Re: Royal Australian Mint launches treasure hunt $1 coins

Post by Ubobo.R.O. »

Please put an image of it when it arrives so that I can see what I didn't win.
Full time horse non-whisperer, post box searcher and lichen covered granite rock percher. Gee I'm handsome !
You gottem birds, lighthouses, butterflies, shells, maps, flags and heads on stamps ? Me wantem !
User avatar
BigSaint
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
Posts: 175714
Joined: 16 Nov 2012 11:26
Location: Cheltenham, Australia

Re: Royal Australian Mint launches treasure hunt $1 coins

Post by BigSaint »

Well done Granite, yes please post pic of your prize. :)
Specialist Collector of World Horse Racing Covers, Melbourne Cup & Kentucky Derby, & JFK fdcs.
User avatar
GraniteSA
PLATINUM Star Serious Stamp Poster
PLATINUM Star Serious Stamp Poster
Posts: 357
Joined: 23 May 2007 11:59
Location: South Australia

Re: Royal Australian Mint launches treasure hunt $1 coins

Post by GraniteSA »

Cheers Neville.
Collector of Southern Fleurieu Peninsula postmarks, and postcards etc.
User avatar
Ubobo.R.O.
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
WINNER! Stampboards Poster Of The Month
Posts: 96436
Joined: 28 Dec 2017 11:07
Location: Sunny Golden Beach Queensland.

Re: Royal Australian Mint launches treasure hunt $1 coins

Post by Ubobo.R.O. »

Try this one Neville.

Image
Full time horse non-whisperer, post box searcher and lichen covered granite rock percher. Gee I'm handsome !
You gottem birds, lighthouses, butterflies, shells, maps, flags and heads on stamps ? Me wantem !
User avatar
King Tut
BLUE Shooting Star Posting GURU!!
BLUE Shooting Star Posting GURU!!
Posts: 794
Joined: 20 Sep 2009 22:34
Location: Melbourne; Australia

Re: Royal Australian Mint launches treasure hunt $1 coins

Post by King Tut »

Has anyone been able to get the set?

I’m still missing the “A”...but still checking every dollar coin I get.
User avatar
King Tut
BLUE Shooting Star Posting GURU!!
BLUE Shooting Star Posting GURU!!
Posts: 794
Joined: 20 Sep 2009 22:34
Location: Melbourne; Australia

Re: Royal Australian Mint launches treasure hunt $1 coins

Post by King Tut »

It's only taken until Feb 2023, but I finally have the set :mrgreen:
$1 coins with A, U and S markings
$1 coins with A, U and S markings
Post Reply

Return to “Coins, Banknotes, tokens, medals and all things NUMISMATIC!”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest