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I’m looking for coins! 😀

A friend did a fb post asking how old the oldest coin in your wallet was …. and I was blown away that I had a 1966 20c piece!!!!!!  (Decimal currency started in Australia in 1966 – so that coin was one of the first 20c pieces EVER CREATED and I had one in my purse!!!!!!)  Made me wonder what things that coin has been used to buy over all these years!  Fascinating!!!!

So I’ve decided to be a nerd and collect coins again

I used to collect them in the past, but in my youth I *ahem* fell upon hard times and my dropkick ex ended up making us spend them all (so he could buy drugs, for himself), which made me really sad. So I thought why not start up again!
I’m going to try collecting a 20c coin from each year (just because I happened to have a ton of 20c pieces already so I have about half of them already), then all the special 50c, $1 and $2 coins.
I’d rather not have to buy coins from collectors to complete my set (coz I’m stingy lol)  I’m not fussed with fancy uncirculated coins (in fact I’d actually prefer used ones because they have history). I just want to be able to have an example of all the coins we’ve had in Australia since decimal currency.  I figure it’s likely people I know may have some of these coins in their wallets/purses already.

So  I’m doing a call out if anyone can check to see if they happen to have any of these floating around. Obviously I’m happy to reimburse you the cost of the coins and pay shipping.

I’m looking for:

Standard 20c
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1969, 1971, 1973, 1974, 1977, 1979, 1980, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 2003,
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Commemorative 20c
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1995 – UN anniversary
2001 – Donald Bradman
2001 – Centenary of Federation set (all Aus States/Territories)
2003 – Volunteers
2005 – Anniversary of end of WWII
2010 – Centenary of ATO
2011 – Volunteers
2016 – Decimal Currency
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Commemorative 50c
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1969 – (normal)
1985 – (normal)
1991 – Decimal Currency
1994 – year of family
1995 – WWI
1998 – Bass & Flinders
1999 – (normal)
2000 – Millennium
2000 – Royal Visit
2001 – Centenary of Federation States/Territories
2012 – Year of the Outback
2004 – Animal Design
2010 – Celebrate Australia
2014 – AIATSIS
2016 – Decimal currency
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Commemorative $1 coins
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1985 (normal)
1993 – Landcare
1996 – Henry Parkes
1999 – Older Persons
2000 – (normal)
2001 – Centenary of Federation
2001 – Volunteer
2002 – Year of the Outback
2003 – Women’s Suffrage
2011 – CHOGM
2016 – Decimal Currency
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2012 – Coloured red poppy centre (I have the non-coloured)
2013 – Purple centre Jubilee
2014 – Green centre Remembrance
2015 – Green centre Remembrance
2015 – ANZAC red centre