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Which Centenary Of Federation 50 Cent Is Hardest To Find?

 
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 Posted 10/16/2021  01:14 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add MachinMachinMan to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
The answer is ... ACT, by a long way!

Searched over 138 thousand 50 cent coins and found 905 Centenary of Federation 2001 state fifty cent coins. Here is the break down:

154 New South Wales
153 Victoria
142 Queensland (My home state)
101 Northern Territory
90 Tasmania
84 Norfolk Island
69 Western Australia
66 South Australia
46 ACT

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 Posted 10/16/2021  02:56 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A pattern Cu-Ni 50 Cents die trial was made:
obverse:- generally the same design as the Centenary Of Federation, 50 Cents, but without legend,
reverse:- generally the same design of new Parliament house that is found on the NCLT Al-Br crown sized coin as issued to collectors, but without legend.

Less than 10 examples produced, now command $5 to $10 thousand at auction.
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 Posted 10/16/2021  03:32 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coaster to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Searched over 138 thousand 50 cent coins and found 905 Centenary of Federation 2001 state fifty cent coins. Here is the break down:

154 New South Wales 17%
153 Victoria 16.9%
142 Queensland (My home state) 15.7%
101 Northern Territory 11.2%
90 Tasmania 9.9%
84 Norfolk Island 9.3%
69 Western Australia 7.6%
66 South Australia 7.3%
46 ACT 5.1%


Interesting results MachinMachinMan ... statistically you would expect NSW (mintage-3 million) to be the most common and ACT (mintage-2 million) to be the scarcest but according to the figures below you would have anticipated a much higher strike rate for the ACT, all things being equal.

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 Posted 10/16/2021  04:06 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MachinMachinMan to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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you would have anticipated a much higher strike rate for the ACT, all things being equal


For some reason all things aren't equal when it comes to noodling. Until recently I had actually found more 1985 50c coins than ACT. And 2017 Mabo 50c seem to have totally dried up here in Brisbane.
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 Posted 10/16/2021  9:15 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
With a range of 5.1% to 17%, (ref. coaster), I suspect that there was an equal number of coins struck for each COF design.
Nevertheless,
would need to check RAM Mint Reports for both financial years 1987-88 and 1988-89 to confirm. Sometimes, dies that have not been used are eventually put into production.

Then, a more accurate assessment of numbers of coins issued into circulation vs proportions of numbers of coins found in circulation can be made.

I suspect that the variation of percentages after 36 years of issued vs found in circulation may be quite wide.
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 Posted 10/19/2021  09:29 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add karloning to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have found plenty of all the States but here in WA I gave up saving WA and NSW. Seemed to be the most popular here
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 Posted 10/19/2021  6:05 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Basil to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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For some reason all things aren't equal when it comes to noodling. Until recently I had actually found more 1985 50c coins than ACT. And 2017 Mabo 50c seem to have totally dried up here in Brisbane.


Yes,i was into CoF Coins in a big way 20 years ago,local Teller used to save them for me plus normal noodling of 50c.
I couldn't believe the prices people were paying for individual Coins back then on Ebay,A$4-10 was common but has levelled out these days.
I sold dozens,probably well over a hundred,i had a winfall for minimum work.
I was in Sydney at the time and the rarest 50c back then were the ACT & Norfolk Island.
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 Posted 10/19/2021  6:33 pm  Show Profile   Check ryurazu's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add ryurazu to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
for me its ACT and WA or at least that what ive noticed
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