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silver coloured, off center 2006 Canada dollar (loonie)


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I'm a total newbie, and non-coin person - just found this odd coin in a bunch of coins we got from a fund raiser.

 

I can't figure how to attach a photo (keep getting a "too big" error - file is 112 k), so words will have to do for now. Picture posting hints welcomed.

 

The coin is slightly smaller than a loonie, larger diameter but thinner than a quarter, silver in colour, and badly off-center. Otherwise it seems to be a loonie.

Is this rare, a fake, of any value?

 

Also not a photographer, obviously.

 

Thanks for any information.

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Picture posting hints welcomed.

 

Right above the smiley bar when you're posting, there's is a "Choose File" button. Click that, upload your pictures, click "Add this attachment". It should work.

 

Can't wait to see it.

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I think you have a Loonie struck on a quarter planchet.

 

Get it weighed. Someone correct me if I'm wrong but I believe a quarter planchet should weigh 4.4 Grams, and the Loonies weigh 7.0 Grams.

It also could be struck on a foreign planchet as Canada strikes coins for dozens of other countries. In either case it would be worth several hundred dollars.

 

 

Nice find.

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Wow! Nice find!

Wonder what the gunk around the letters is? :ninja:

 

Many thanks for all the thoughts, folks. I will weigh and scan it tomorrow. To my eye, there's no hint of previous plating in another colour.

 

I think the gunk may be from my wallet. There does seem to be a small squarish indentation above the L in Elizabeth, though.

 

Hundreds of dollars, you say? Is this how a hobby starts?

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I think you have a Loonie struck on a quarter planchet.

 

Get it weighed. Someone correct me if I'm wrong but I believe a quarter planchet should weigh 4.4 Grams, and the Loonies weigh 7.0 Grams.

It also could be struck on a foreign planchet as Canada strikes coins for dozens of other countries. In either case it would be worth several hundred dollars.

Nice find.

 

I got it weighed: just slightly over 4.45 grams.

No better images available yet, but I did look at it under a binocular dissecting scope (I work in a lab), and the "gunk" (see messages below) looks almost like 'rusty' scratches. I'm nervous about trying to clean it - anyone know if ultrasonic bath (in water) is a good idea? or should I just leave it be?

I'll try to post some high-res scans soon.

 

Thanks again for all the input.

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I don't think I would clean it but I probably would send it in for Gradeing and authentificition.

 

Thanks for the advice.

 

Just what does "send it in for Gradeing and authentificition" mean? Where's "in"?

 

If anyone can recommend a coiny person in Fredericton that I could contact, I'd appreciate it.

 

PS - the scans really didn't come out that well - I will try something else for better pictures.

 

Many thanks.

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Canadian Coin Certification Service (CCCS) in Longueuil, QC - www.canadiancoincertification.com

 

International Coin Certification Service (ICCS) in Toronto, Ontario - 416-488-8620

 

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) in Parsippany, New Jersey - www.ngccoin.com

 

Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) in Newport Beach, California - www.pcgs.com

 

Closest coin shop I could find..... The Coin Cabinet, Moncton, (506) 857-9403

 

 

You also have a local club that might be able to help you out.

Fredericton Numismatic Society

c/o: Ian Graham, 11 Scenic Drive, Fredericton, New Brunswick E3E 1A1

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