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What is a Rock Dove Penny?


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Some additional info. It was struck in 1967 for Canada's centennial (100th anniversary of the formation of the Dominion of Canada). The bird is technically a rock dove but most people just call it the vernacular "pigeon". Errors are common on the 1967 issues as quality control was apparently rather lax that year due to the huge demand for the commemorative coins. The 5 cent coin had a rabbit, the 10 cent a mackeral, the 25 cent a bobcat (also called a lynx), the 50 cent a timber wolf and the $1 a canada goose. An uncirculated year set can be had for less than 30 Canadian dollars.

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