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 Posted 05/23/2009  9:18 pm Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add dollarmule to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

Hello everyone,
I am researching the 2000 $1 mule - being particularly interested in Mintage possibilities and how / when the error occurred. Some say it was temporary / inexperienced staff at the mint, anyone got any other goss on the subject. I would also like to know if anyone has genuinely found one in the wild in the last two years. I have heard of three being found in mint rolls.

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Australia
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 Posted 05/23/2009  11:46 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tiddyathome to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Ifound mine about 2 to 3 years ago. Girl friend found one end of last year and an older gentalman that lives near me has one from about 8 months ago. How they came to be I dont know.
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 Posted 05/24/2009  01:00 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add latman100 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A member of the Aussie forum has found around 30 of these himself, mostly searching coins at the casino. There is reference there to people who have found in excess of 100 coins, backed by more than one source. There was also a count of about 230 coins on a now defunct forum.
The estimate of 400 coins in the catalogues is, judging by what collectors have reported, very inaccurate.
If you want to start a count here, I have one.
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 Posted 05/24/2009  06:45 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add dollarmule to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks, that sounds like a logical start, I would appreciate any current count figures / archives- however coins change hands so often it is likely that some coins are accounted for twice etc - much like population reports of slabbed coins.I have toyed with the idea of starting a new count but as yet have not got a solid enough strategy to do so. Also finding and motivating mule owners to let on or even care about research might prove a bit difficult. Pressuring the RAM for info is another idea though would probably fall on deaf ears - "but i'll have a crack anyway!". Thanks for your interest.
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 Posted 05/24/2009  07:29 am  Show Profile Check rggoodie's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add rggoodie to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
As latman says we can start a count here
I have three.
rggoodie
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 Posted 05/24/2009  1:33 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add KurtS to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This is a coin I hope to find someday in our dealer bulk bins...yeah, I'm optimistic.
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 Posted 05/24/2009  3:19 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Nevol to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Kurt, Knowing your luck, if anyone's going to find one in the US, it'll be you.

I have 1 mule, it was a present. I've checked thousands of $1 coins but haven't found one yet.

Good things come to those that wait...& wait...& wait......
A friend is a present you give to yourself.

Nancy
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 Posted 05/24/2009  6:31 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add dollarmule to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Righto - better get started then. I'm going to work out a coding system for each mule / owner. For example M1-dollarmule-12/3/05-W.A,
i.e - mule number - owner - date acquired and location acquired. If people have several (or several hundred!) they would have a separate code for each. I will start / document the count on my mule site - anyway best to ask for advice first...so what do you reckon? Would this work? - obviously the aussie c&b forum may be a good place to trawl as well. I also had this crazy idea of getting people to take pics of their mules and starting a visual reference - this is a can of mule worms....
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 Posted 05/24/2009  7:52 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add dollarmule to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Last night I see a new add for a mule on an online site - no prizes for guessing where...anyway I contact the seller because he says that he found it just this past weekend in Tasmania! I thought you'd have more chance seeing the Tiger than the mule! He wrote a story...and I've already published it with a pic...so they are still out there, yes indeed. Better give him a code now, lol.
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 Posted 05/24/2009  7:58 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add latman100 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Sounds like a good idea. The Aussie c&b forum was the one I was referring to. Check the varieties section under mules. Not sure if all people would want their names recorded though. You may have to come up with an anonymous code to uniquely identify individual owners.
And post a link to your mule site so we can have a look.

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 Posted 05/25/2009  02:54 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add dollarmule to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Can't link my website here yet, already tried and was removed because I'm a newbie, is ok, (my name says it all really)!
I have spoken to a wise coin elder today - his opinion - a count is futile / pointless, "like trying to keep track of mice in a grain store". He advised my time was to be better spent if I kept to research and networked information. I'm going to take his advice.
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 Posted 05/25/2009  08:34 am  Show Profile Check rggoodie's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add rggoodie to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Good advice

who is the Wise Guy Man?

We have over 300 Australian members registered on this site and there is some powerful knowledge here.

We are glad you are here also to share your knowledge and passion with us.
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 Posted 05/25/2009  10:23 pm  Show Profile Check markn's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add markn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Mules are still about. I've found two in the last three weeks at the same club on the south coast of NSW . I know one person who has found more than 200 so the Macca's mintage is totally inaccurate. Current estimates put it at 6000 or so. I wrote some time ago about the mule on my weblog http://www.australian-threepence.co...0c-mule.html
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 Posted 05/26/2009  03:40 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add dollarmule to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks all, will the mintage estimate of about 6000 (after being accepted by the majority) change the value of the coin? Also why would the RAM hold back the info? Would they have kept an official record of the error? How would one go about seriously trying to lever the info out of them? Has anyone tried?
Also is the figure of 200 found by an individual considered to be accurate - has anyone put a reputation on the line by confirming this? - it almost seems a bit of an urban mule legend. Not doubting -just fishing for info! Please check my profile and send me any opinion that you want published.
Also I wanted to ask about storing mint sets in wallets to avoid toning the coppers - should each coin be removed and in a 2x2 or is it best to leave them lodged in the wallet pockets and seal the whole lot in an airtight container / bag? Lately I've been buying some 66 wallets and UNC coin cards - does anyone else agree that these are quality sleepers for later? and that BP green set - is it considered to be essential in a decimal collection?
I was also really liking an opinion from the may C&B mag - basically saying that numismatics / collecting has thrived with the invention of the web. As a younger punter I was hoping it was a growing "sport".
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 Posted 05/26/2009  04:09 am  Show Profile Check markn's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add markn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The 6000 mintage is quite accepted among the coin collecting community and it hasn't affected the price yet so I cant imagine it will when Mr McDonald finally gets around to correcting his book. Regarding the person who found 200 mules I know him personally and I can tell you he most certainly has found that many, it's no urban legend.

Regarding your PVC mint sets, yes take the coins out and put them in 2x2's. All of them. PVC will damage your coins, bronze or not. They may already be damaged and you should think about giving them a dip in acetone before you holder them up to remove any residual PVC slime.
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 Posted 05/26/2009  05:43 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Peter THOMAS to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
G'day, if you find your mules, cuds, rotational errors, millenium incuses, etc by noodling, then they only cost "face value": the cheapest form of collecting. And, it's fun ...

Quote: "Regarding the person who found 200 mules ..."
- reward for a lot of effort - sounds fair enough to me.

Peter
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