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Niagara Falls trade dollars

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Halfwitty
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 Posted 02/03/2010  4:04 pm Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Halfwitty to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

I have a couple from 1979. Is there anyone who collects them?



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02/07/2010 7:06 pm
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 Posted 02/07/2010  6:38 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Archraz to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Halfwitty- Are these actually "trade dollars" or just a commemorative of some sort?
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Added pics Archraz
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I have one dated 1983, which I purchased on-site when I visited there with my family in that year. It has the same coat-of-arms obverse, with the "Observation Deck" reverse.

It was the first Canadian "tourist dollar" I acquired; I've now got about a dozen of them, from places all over Canada. But only the one from Niagara Falls.
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Looking for a couple more?haha
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If they were from British Columbia and if I haven't already got them I would be interested...

Halfwitty.. the forum here has a buy / sell / trade post where you can list them for sale or try the auction format. nothing ventured.. nothing gained.. Thats a great place for a start..
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Here's what mine looks like:

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 Posted 02/08/2010  08:16 am  Show Profile Check chequer's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add chequer to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The 1979 Niagara Falls trade dollar (that is the name they go by in Canada if you were asking a dealer or another collector for them) was issued in nickel and had a mintage of 40,000. The reverse scene depicts The Great Blondin, the stage name for Jean-Francois Gravelet who was a French tightrope walker who walked across the gorge on his rope in 1859. The Standard Catalogue of Canadian Municipal Trade Tokens and Notes lists the value of a BU example as $5.00. Unless scarce, which this one is not, they usually sell for less than book.
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Thanks Chequer.I had no idea they had a catalog for these.
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http://www.eligi.ca/bonavita/englis...s/index.html

This may help.
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Thanks Adana.That is helpful.
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