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1999 Nunavut Toonie

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 Posted 02/13/2012  10:46 pm Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add canuck1us to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

I purchased a Specimen 1999 Nunavut Toonie, but to me the finish doesn't look like a Specimen finish. It was graded SP-69 by the National Numismatic Certification. (I realize that this TPG is somewhat questionable but would have thought that at least the finish would be correct!) I compared to another Non-Specimen 1999 Nunavut Toonie and a 1997 Specimen Toonie.

Before I ship it back, I would like some opinions. Charlton also mentions that the Specimen has a wide ring while the BU has a narrow ring. To me they both look the same in the ones I am comparing.

Here are photos for comparison:

1999 Nunavut Specimen (questionable):
I can't see a distinguishable lined finish.




1999 Nunavut MS (known):
The ring width looks the same as the photo above.


1997 Specimen (known):
This picture clearly shows the finish.

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 Posted 02/14/2012  5:41 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add canuck1us to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Must be a tough one!
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 Posted 02/15/2012  06:49 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add canuck1us to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?
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 Posted 02/16/2012  7:07 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add canuck1us to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Well, since making my first post on here, I have since acquired a 1999 specimen toonie in the original RCM wooden case and have compared it to the slabbed "specimen" by NNC and the differences were readily apparent.

So, in conclusion, not only can't you trust the grade of an NNC slabbed coin, you can't trust the description either!

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 Posted 02/16/2012  11:18 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add canuck1us to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Actual specimen coin:

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 Posted 02/23/2012  10:35 am  Show Profile Check nickelsguy's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add nickelsguy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Buying from NNC is not wise.
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 Posted 02/23/2012  6:30 pm  Show Profile Check Bm0ney's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Bm0ney to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Rings all look the same size to me. Maybe I am not looking at it right.
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