Written by Jon 18 oct, 2023
Australia reveals "excessively rare" 50c coins, some worth up to $15,000.
Collectors and residents are urged to check their pockets for potential small fortunes.
The 1988 50c coin should feature a First Fleet ship and bicentenary dates but some wrongly have the standard coat of arms.
A Melbourne coin auctioneer sold one such coin for $14,750, calling it an "unsuspecting rarity."
In a TikTok video, Downies Collectibles revealed the coin's uniqueness.
Commemorative 1988 50c coins were meant to be the only type minted that year.
A rare phenomenon produced these coins with the standard coat of arms.
Only one officially graded uncirculated example reported. The coin is among the rarest Australian mules.