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You Could Have $750 In Your Wallet And Not Even Know It

There’s something a little bit Wonka about some $1 coins, and you’re about to raid your coin jar, car console and the back of the couch… like immediately.

Launched by the Royal Australian Mint is a forward-dated coin, and while it was first thought to be a mistake, it’s actually part of a treasure hunt.

Royal Australian Mint chief executive officer Ross MacDiarmid said three million $1 coins had secretly been released in September, each stamped with either an “A”, “U” or “S” underneath the body of the largest kangaroo.

Mr MacDiarmid said the Mint’s aim was to introduce coin collecting to a new generation, particularly now that far more of us are swiping to pay, rather than using the jangly or the folding stuff.

The coin is worth about $750, but being a collector’s piece, it could be way more valuable.

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What to look for:

- Empty out all your coins. Find the $1 coins.

- Check for a tiny A, U or S on the front, they also have the 2019 date and are marked with a tiny 35.

- When you get all three, register at dollardiscovery.com.au to get one of 5000 free folders available to store the coins.

- You will go in the draw to win the major prize of a Canberra trip including two nights accommodation at Jamala Wildlife Lodge at the National Zoo and Aquarium, and a one kilo silver coin worth at least $750.

- You could also win one of 250 gift vouchers worth $150 to spend on any Royal Australian Mint product.

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