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1   World Bank Notes / QEII to collect?

on January 21, 2022, 04:23:13 pm

Started by walktothewater - Last post by walktothewater

If anybody is interested, I just finished a thread on the nations which feature Queen Elizabeth's portrait. It is not a comprehensive thread but I have tried my best to cover some of the tougher series.

Please check it out at Coin Community Family (CCF) in their WORLD PAPER MONEY & BANKNOTES forum:
https://www.coincommunity.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=412847&whichpage=1

Thank you!

2   Canadian Coins / Re: Coins picked from circulation

on January 18, 2022, 07:32:50 pm

Started by Dean - Last post by BWJM

Speaking of 2017 polar bears... I just found one in a roll.  It went back to the bank.

3   Canadian Coins / Re: Coins picked from circulation

on January 18, 2022, 05:11:06 pm

Started by Dean - Last post by BWJM

I was surprised to see a wide range of dares spanning the entire lifespan of the toonie, from 1996-2021.

I picked out some coins with less than 20 million minted:

1997, 2001, 2013 and 2014.

I also found a regular polar bear reverse 2020 toonie.  I can’t find any mintage numbers for 2020.

Are any of these coins worth keeping?

Dean
I have been searching rolls of toonies since March.  I've returned all of the above - none of them are rare.

The ones to look out for include:
  • 2017 Coloured Northern Lights
  • 2018 Coloured Armistice
  • 2012 pre-security
  • Anything not produced specifically for circulation (ie: 2017 polar bear, proof and specimen coins, 1999 polar bear, etc.)

Also beware of counterfeits!  The "walrus" toonies that hit the news last week are really only found near the ON/QC border.  I don't expect them to spread much and I don't think terribly many have been released.  However, the much bigger issue is the "Camel Toe" toonies.  They're much, much closer to the real thing and there are millions of them in circulation in the GTA and the rest of southern Ontario (coast-to-coast actually, but in lower concentrations).  Check out CamelToeToonies.ca for more information.

4   Canadian Coins / Re: Coins picked from circulation

on January 18, 2022, 02:02:56 pm

Started by Dean - Last post by Dean

Hi,
I picked up a roll of toonies today and I decided to search it.
I was surprised to see a wide range of dares spanning the entire lifespan of the toonie, from 1996-2021.

I picked out some coins with less than 20 million minted:

1997, 2001, 2013 and 2014.

I also found a regular polar bear reverse 2020 toonie.  I can’t find any mintage numbers for 2020.

Are any of these coins worth keeping?

Dean

5   Error Notes / Re: 5 digit mismatched pair $5 & $10

on January 18, 2022, 12:02:49 pm

Started by Archey80 - Last post by Archey80

Great one, haven't seen the FEJ mismatched before.

Started by Just Bank Notes - Last post by walktothewater

Interesting story. Will be looking forward to seeing some of your other "First day cover" notes.

I once got a 2004 BER $10 that was AU or thereabouts with a "Where's Willy" stamp.  I remember being pretty annoyed as the note was in great shape & I didn't have 2004 BER note. I put it back into the wild too, since I was not fond of ink stamps on banknotes- though yours should be interesting.

7   Error Notes / Re: 5 digit mismatched pair $5 & $10

on January 17, 2022, 05:46:54 pm

Started by Archey80 - Last post by walktothewater

WOW! Those are incredible. I remember seeing a $50 with that many numbers mismatched but not the 2 lowest denominations. Here's mine:

Started by Just Bank Notes - Last post by Just Bank Notes

Hello CPMF,

Here is a $10 Canadian Journey series note with an interesting story.  A clever fellow working at the Bank of Canada received an invitation to the official release of the first Canadian Journey Series bank notes in Ottawa on January 17 2001.  Many staff attended to celebrate the launch and exchanged cash for some brand new bank notes.  He obtained a few new $10 notes and took them to the bank’s mail office to get date stamped to celebrate the day.

I’m not a stamp guy however I think this might be the closest we paper money people get to a first day cover!

I have a few more and plan to share them on their release days.

Cheers,
“Just Bank Notes”

9   General Forum Comments / Re: Fire/Water/Smoke Damage Protected?

on January 15, 2022, 10:24:12 pm

Started by Canadian Bill - Last post by Canadian Bill

Second fire in less than a week.  It's ALL gone. Collection gone Cat's dead.  828 Shaw fire in Toronto. One in critical condition. Thanks all.  Will be back but dont know when.

10   Error Notes / Re: 5 digit mismatched pair $5 & $10

on January 15, 2022, 06:22:23 pm

Started by Archey80 - Last post by Coinaphrase

Very Nice!
I haven’t seen that serial number prefix in a $5 mismatched serial number note before.
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