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Chances Of Noodling A 1966 Wavy 20c?

 
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 Posted 09/17/2020  8:25 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add David Graham to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Will be entering my 20c collection into Numista next weekend and will also be getting a bunch of 20c coins for noodling. I am missing several coins including the 1966 wavy piece. What are my chances? Has anyone pulled a wavy coin from noodling recently or when was the last one pulled from circulation?
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 Posted 09/17/2020  9:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add petef7365 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hi David,

Last time I saw one was on the coffee table of a friends dad. It looked unc.

I wonder if they knew the value of it. This event occurred in 2005
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 Posted 09/17/2020  10:23 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add David Graham to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Last time I saw one was on the coffee table of a friends dad. It looked unc.


That's awesome. I'm curious though, how did you get that sucker from the coffee table into your pocket?
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 Posted 09/18/2020  06:52 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Mr T to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I think your chances are low - occasionally I hear of people finding one but in more than 20 years of looking at every 1966 20c piece the passes through my hands, I have never found one.
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 Posted 09/18/2020  7:35 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Nevol to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I know of a chap in NSW who noodled one in Jan this year.

Pretty banged up, but hey a wavy is a wavy.
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 Posted 09/18/2020  8:08 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add karloning to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have noodled 2 in 15 years. It would be 6 years or so when I last found one
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 Posted 09/19/2020  04:12 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Sap to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
You've got to remember, Australia has now had decimal currency for a longer period of time than it had predecimal currency. Those 1966 coins have been out there in circulation for over 50 years. As such, the original numbers of 1966 coins, although huge to begin with, have gradually diminished, and the proportion of the coinage that bears the 1966 date falls each year as more and more coins are made.

I think the "wavies" are still quite obscure, as far as the "average person in the street" is concerned; as such, they would survive longer in circulation than a "scarce date" (like the 1930 penny) would have.

In other words, I think they're becoming harder to find simply because 1966 20 cent coins are becoming harder to find, not necessarily because people are noodling out all the wavies.
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 Posted 09/19/2020  09:59 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add gxseries to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I still can't tell what a wavy is meant to look like so I end up stashing away all the 1966 20 cents away. Probably more than 100+ by now... May be a bit too hopeful that one could be in there
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 Posted 09/20/2020  03:41 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add karloning to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The "wave" at the bottom of the number 2
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 Posted 10/21/2020  10:09 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add polarboy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I've never found one, not that that is much of a bench mark.
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 Posted 10/23/2020  05:18 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coaster to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Has anyone pulled a wavy coin from noodling recently or when was the last one pulled from circulation?

David have a read here http://goccf.com/t/384873
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