‘The value of your rare coin will now depend on the condition after spending 17 years in circulation some coins are more valuable than others,’ the blog said.
The coin’s error was not realised until a year or two after it was released into circulation, and coin collectors claim they picked up on it in 2003.
‘The majority of the 2000 $1 / 10 cent Mules were sent to Perth, where in 2003 and 2004 there was a frenzy of ‘mule’ hunting in the local casino and lots of dollar coins were withdrawn from Perth banks,’ collectors said in 2009.
‘The ‘mule’ hunt has slowed in the last few years as the number available in circulation is slowly reduced and diluted around the rest of Australia.’
‘But, the mules are still out there to be found by those willing to look.’
Asking prices on eBay range from $980 to $8,500 (pictured)
The final auction prices for the coin appear to range from $400 to $2,742