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30 Jul 2017

Canadian cents

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over the past few years there have been a number of Canadian cents popping up in the US coin rolls and i have managed to acquire quite a few of them. i didn't really have any use for them so i just threw them all into a coin tube and just kept adding to them every time i got one. i came to the point where it was just taking up too much space so yesterday i got myself a Canadian Whitman small cent folder and started emptying my collection into it. while doing this i learned a lot of information about the cent that i never noticed before like the different obverses (no crown, Tiara, Diadem) and even more surprising that starting in 2004 there was also a variety minted with steel. these steel cents can be determined by a magnet and there are also 2 mint marks that can be found on these coins. one is a "P" (not Philadelphia ) but copper-plated steel, and the other is the RCM mint mark which is a small crown. these mint marks can be found under the head on the obverse. over all i have learned a lot and started becoming a little interested and my uncle lives in Canada and i asked him if he has any loose Canadian cents for me to look through. it is a shame that the mint stopped the series but it is still very interesting to look into.

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13 Jun 2017

My favorite coin

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At the present moment my favorite coin is the Canadian 2017 100$ cougar sculpture coin. yes it is a handful and it is an absolute beauty. i don't have the coin, i wish i do, but it still doesn't stop me from loving it beyond any other coin. the reverse depicts a 3D sculpture of a cougar which blows my mind of the artistic and designing it took to get such a fabulous effect. on the obverse it has the image ofQueen Elizabeth IIas all Canadian coins have nowadays.

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27 Mar 2017

Stolen

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you may have heard already but the 1 million dollar coin (face value) worth around 4.5 million was stolen this past week from a museum in Germany. a couple of guys took a ladder to a window went in and then came out with a few million dollars literally!

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