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2019 October RCM Releases - Includes 2nd Ufo Coin

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 Posted 10/01/2019  10:28 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Silveroid to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The coin is available for issue price at CA:

1 oz. Pure Silver Glow-in-the-Dark Coin - Canada's Unexplained Phenomena - Shag Harbour

CAD 129.95 no Tax.

Shown as '9' in Stock, but the system might be not updated.
Seems, that whoever knew about the coin, already bought.

Now the question: "To whom we will sell our spares for increased price?"
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 Posted 10/01/2019  12:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add vonigohcr to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The feather "coin" presented a philosophical challenge for me and ultimately, I passed. I really like the art style and am a big fan of Andy Everson's work but the shape was a blocker for me. I think I may have bought in were it not legal tender and just a silver object. As a coin, my own personal protest is to skip over items that would not under any circumstance be used to buy milk at a grocery store. I understand that nobody will use a $140 coin for $20 in face value but the definition of NCLT implies that this is possible. Not so for the feather.

However for those that missed out, it is still available at Gatewest though Colonial Acres shows sold out. The UFO is available at both.


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For relatively a long time we haven't had a 'West Coast art style' designs.


Not sure I agree with this statement... As I said, I love Andy Everson's work and the Ancestor Mask in Gold & Silver were released in 2018. I bought in to those.

I have a collection category of First Nations mask coins and these are two of the most stunning.
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 Posted 10/01/2019  2:01 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Silveroid to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I really like the art style and am a big fan of Andy Everson's work but the shape was a blocker for me.


I agree, this is not the coin, IMO.

Whatever hype will be, it just a silver bar, shaped like a feather, with nice carving on it. There are many variations of the same pattern ("round here curve there"). Nice, but not unusual.
Would prefer 3-coin masks set over "3-feather set"....
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 Posted 10/01/2019  7:59 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add commems to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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The feather "coin" presented a philosophical challenge for me...As a coin, my own personal protest is to skip over items that would not under any circumstance be used to buy milk at a grocery store.

I'm of the same mindset. Many modern NCLT pieces stretch the traditional definition of "coin" to the point of breaking. I think this feather piece is one example.

If you like it - Great! We each have to collect what makes us happy. For me, however, it was an easy pass.

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 Posted 10/02/2019  08:47 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Alex A to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
100% agree. It is not a coin and IMHO the lettering & effigy take away from this piece.

The RCM needs to create other categories on their website for these other items (see Canada Post or Amazon), but PLEASE do not call these coins.
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 Posted 10/07/2019  4:25 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add GMS5 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

These are not proper COINS
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 Posted 10/11/2019  10:34 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Silveroid to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
One of the UFO coins (the second one) with the low COA ("One of the first minted" as per description) has been sold for CAD 326!

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 Posted 10/12/2019  12:22 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Looney4Numi to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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One of the UFO coins (the second one) with the low COA ("One of the first minted" as per description) has been sold for CAD 326!

+ 13.20 shipping.

Another auction by the same seller ended at $275 + $13.20 shipping.
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 Posted 10/12/2019  10:09 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Steve309 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I just received an email from the mint that on oct 15 keep an eye out because "something big" is coming and it's in reference to a basketball coin

Anyone know if this is just a basketball coin. Or a raptors championship coin or a raptors 25 years coin ?

Edit: after a closer look it seems to be the old dinosaur logo. Which I assume would be the 25th anniversary
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 Posted 10/15/2019  09:58 am  Show Profile   Check jimper's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add jimper to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Raptor Coin: Just released for the upper tier Master club members.


No.175716
Mintagec8,500
Compositionc99.99% pure silver
Finish proof
Weight (g) 31.39
Diameter (mm) 38
Edge serrated
Certificate serialized
*Face value 20 dollars*
Artist Susanna Blunt (obverse)

* The Specs says that it's a $20 face value, but the coin face value appears to be $25.
I don't remember seeing a coin with a face value of $25 selling for just under $100.00

Has anyone else notice this error on the specs? Could it be that the RCM made an error on this coin and should of been a face value of $20.
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 Posted 10/15/2019  6:18 pm  Show Profile   Check jimper's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add jimper to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
No.175716
Mintage 8,500
Composition 99.99% pure silver
Finish proof
Weight (g) 31.39
Diameter (mm) 38
Edge serrated
Certificate serialized

Quote:
*Face value 20 dollars*

Artist Susanna Blunt (obverse}

* well it just got changed to $25*
"If you lose it here, you're in a world of hurt"
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 Posted 10/15/2019  9:48 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JGG to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I smell a die mule in the making ... ?
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 Posted 03/10/2020  3:31 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Silveroid to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Right after release:


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One of the UFO coins (the second one) with the low COA ("One of the first minted" as per description) has been sold for CAD 326!


4 months later:
The coin available from CAD 169.99 with shipping charge

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 Posted 03/12/2020  5:07 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add commems to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@Silveroid: Thanks for the price update.

A couple of the 2019 Shag Harbor UFO coins have recently sold for even less, about $150-155 CAD + shipping (in at least one case, shipping was just $5.00).

Selling prices seem to be quickly heading toward the issue price of $130 CAD - and likely even lower in a few months!

A novelty coin is only novel for a short period of time, then collectors move on to the next thing. This is the world created by the RCM (and other world mints that over produce NCLT). It's too bad, but it's the current reality.



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 Posted 03/14/2020  8:33 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Dcadon to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
the Shag Harbour coin is on Amazon at list price - with free 'prime' shipping: https://www.amazon.ca/Sprott-Collec...2222&sr=8-23
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