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Got this 1995 R5 in my change today. The photos doesn't do the 23 year old coin's brilliant cartwheel lustre any justice.

Also has a mint error on the ALS initials on the reverse. 

With wear on the highpoints (the wildebeest eye almost still visible), I'd say XF, maybe even AU on a good day?

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Today's coin from my change is this 2016 50c.

Weak strike on the obverse as is seen on the fading 6 in the date, as well as khoiSan's legs and the motto below the coat of arms.

The unc coin is just a point of comparison.

regards Robert

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A brilliant R2 from circulation. I'd say almost proof like.

 

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Cold Sea

You should also look out for the humpback Kudu variety. It's scarcer but I've found a few in my change.

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55 minutes ago, Cold Sea said:

You should also look out for the humpback Kudu variety. It's scarcer but I've found a few in my change.

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Thanks for that bit of info, I've only been lookingb at circulated coins recently. Will keep an eye out... Have you seen the Griqua R5 variety with the weak strike on the protea below the valture? I have yet to come across one with a flawless strike on the protea, but I've seen others with perfect strikes... 

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Pierre_Henri

I have always believed that collecting coins from pocket change is an excellent past time for both the public in general and coin collectors specifically.  

Here is a link to an US site that gives more info on this wonderful way of collecting that is truly low-cost, open & available to all!

https://www.thesprucecrafts.com/find-rare-error-coins-in-circulation-768762

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jwither
19 hours ago, Pierre_Henri said:

I have always believed that collecting coins from pocket change is an excellent past time for both the public in general and coin collectors specifically.  

Here is a link to an US site that gives more info on this wonderful way of collecting that is truly low-cost, open & available to all!

https://www.thesprucecrafts.com/find-rare-error-coins-in-circulation-768762

Agreed.  Unfortunately, recreational collecting has to compete with many more alternatives versus the past.  It seems to me that the younger generation would rather be playing on their cell phones, wasting time on social media and watching dopey "reality TV" shows.

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On 9/3/2018 at 6:16 PM, Pierre_Henri said:

I have always believed that collecting coins from pocket change is an excellent past time for both the public in general and coin collectors specifically.  

Here is a link to an US site that gives more info on this wonderful way of collecting that is truly low-cost, open & available to all!

https://www.thesprucecrafts.com/find-rare-error-coins-in-circulation-768762

Thanks, a good site with plenty of info. It will come in handy as I recently got myself a bag of US quarters. 

Regards Robert

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Today's coin of the day. 1994 presidential R5 a work colleague got from circulation recently. 

Perhaps it was removed for a period and put back into circulation. I remember getting one at the supermarket about two or three years back.

 

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Got 2000 R5 with new coat of arms in my change today. Certainly less common than your average R5 along with those of 2001 and 2002.

According to my MTB book the year 2000 saw three R5 varieties each with a mintage of a million. Namely the infamous Madiba R5; a standard coin with old coat of arms; and the third variety with the new crest.

Mintages of 2 million per variety are listed according to other online sources. 

 

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