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walktothewater
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« on: March 31, 2013, 02:53:05 pm »

Not sure if I've seen this one before:

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« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2013, 03:06:29 pm »

http://www.mint.ca/store/news/royal-canadian-mint-wishes-canadas-athletes-luck-with-the-2012-lucky-loonie-circulation-coin-16000005

You can meet the designer of the coin, Emily Damstra, at the 2013 O.N.A. Convention in Kitchener, Ontario, April 19-21.  More info at http://www.the-ona.ca/2013
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« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2013, 05:00:46 pm »

They are around, went into circulation June 2012, about 5,000,000 minted (if i remember correctly)also check out this link thread: http://www.cdnpapermoney.com/forum/index.php?topic=13113.0 the thread topic should read "olympic loonies" not toonies.
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« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2013, 09:58:33 pm »

They were also distributed to the public in 5-Pack Packs via RCM website. Here's a pic of the ones I have

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« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2013, 10:55:00 pm »

They were also distributed to the public in 5-Pack Packs via RCM website. Here's a pic of the ones I have

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If i remember correctly they were selling them for face value ($5) and tax exempt. They sold out very quickly.
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« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2013, 11:59:52 pm »

If i remember correctly they were selling them for face value ($5) and tax exempt. They sold out very quickly.

Correct. Face Value, Tax Exempt and Free Shipping

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« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2013, 07:19:35 pm »

Thanks for the info.... ;)
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« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2013, 10:10:16 pm »

I would surprised if there was 5m issued, as I have only seen a couple of these in circulation and every time I ask at the bank, no one has heard of these. I think they are going to prove to be pretty scarce.



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« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2013, 10:19:33 pm »

I would surprised if there was 5m issued, as I have only seen a couple of these in circulation and every time I ask at the bank, no one has heard of these. I think they are going to prove to be pretty scarce.
5,000,000 is the correct mintage number... from the info. that i have. Keep in mind that this also includes all the circulation sets (ex. 5 pack) and rolls issued for collectors so not all 5,000,000 were actually circulated. This means that you won't find many out there. Other dates that are fairly difficult to find are the 2002 Loon dollar, both 2003's, 2004 Loon dollar and of course the 2012 old design. 
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« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2013, 10:55:35 pm »

I think they are going to prove to be pretty scarce.

In our area they are about as scarce as the grey cup loonie or the Canada Parks loonie. But I do seem them often enough.

Wonder what paper money would say if it could talk?
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« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2013, 10:33:17 am »

I got one yesterday as change from a parking meter.

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« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2013, 07:41:48 am »

I got one yesterday as change from a parking meter.

:)

If I am not mistaken, this coin probably has more mintage then the following loonies:

1992 double dated loon reverse
2002 regular
2003 regular (both portrait combined)
2004 regular
2010 Sask RoughR

and about the same mintage as

2011 Parks Canada
2012 Grey Cup

Also watch out for errors in that coin. Some interesting broken die errors around the water below the bird.

Wonder what paper money would say if it could talk?
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« Reply #12 on: April 08, 2013, 07:58:49 am »

I'm going to check it out when I get the time...  Thanks!

 

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