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Canadian Bill
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« on: March 06, 2023, 09:16:44 pm »

First 4 photos 2004 CT Toonie ... Second 4 photos 1996 CT Toonie?

The only time I don't pay cash is at self check-out, unless the machine takes cash (like grocery stores).  So I'm always examining my change. This morning I got a toonie in my change for my coffee and when looking at all of it the toonie stood out as looking a weird.  The outer ring looked really nice, was really glossy in natural light, yet the center metal section looked off colour making me think it was well circulated or something ... after all it was a 2004. 

So after work I sit down with my magnifying glass and have a good look at this toonie, and as soon as I see the most obvious "camel toe" characteristic, and show it to my friend.  I start searching through my other change to find him and example of a NOT FAKE toonie, and stumble across the 1996 toonie in my purse, also with the distinct camel toe characteristic, but also the 'depth' or strength of the stamping of letters/numbers on the 1996 are really weak (see the "2" of "2 DOLLARS" and the "II" of QE II".

Would love confirmation that these are in fact fake CT toonies, and wonder what is the likelihood I would find two fake toonies in a matter of days? Is this odd, or could they be being NEWLY currently circulated?

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« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2023, 10:57:50 pm »

All coins shown are guaranteed fake "Camel Toe" toonies.

For more information, visit cameltoetoonies.ca.

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« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2023, 11:05:18 pm »

Thanks for confirming that Brent.  The next question is ... with only 5 million issued, what are they worth??? LOL
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« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2023, 11:42:55 pm »

Nothing - They're counterfeit.  By definition they have no value.  Bring them to your bank and ask for genuine coins.

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450 Possession
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(b) has in his custody or possession, or
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