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History Of Quebec City Engraved On Two-Dollar Coin

 
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 Posted 05/10/2008  4:40 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add bobby131313 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
The Royal Canadian Mint is pleased to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the founding of Quebec City by issuing a commemorative two-dollar coin.


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"I invite all Canadians to look for this commemorative coin in their change," said Ian E. Bennett, the Mint's President and CEO. "Six million of these coins will be put into circulation to be exchanged daily not only by Quebecers, but by Canadians throughout the country. This coin is a striking way to pay tribute to Quebec City's Heritage, and to its significance in Canadian history. The Royal Canadian Mint is pleased to join Quebec City's citizens and admirers in celebrating the 400th anniversary of this famous city."


This coin was officially unveiled to the public at the IIHF World Hockey Championship's "Fanfest" on May 7th, before the start of the game headlining France and Belarus. Notably present at its unveiling were Mint spokesperson V�ronique Cloutier, Marguerite Nadeau, Royal Canadian Mint Vice-President, General Counsel and Secretary, Jean Leclerc, Chairman of the Quebec 400th Anniversary Corporation, as well as other public figures.


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"There are few North American cities that can celebrate a past such as that of Qu�bec City. It is from the year 1608 that we truly started to become what we are today. Because the founding of Qu�bec City also marks the founding of Canada," said the Honourable Jos�e Verner, Minister of Canadian Heritage, Status of Women and Official Languages.


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 Posted 09/20/2008  11:47 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add malibu to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I found a toonie Qc 400th in circulation today in pretty good shape.
Actually RBC gave it to me. Its the first I've seen in circ.
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 Posted 09/21/2008  12:50 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add malissadawn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I haven't seen one in circulation yet, but I am waiting. Maybe on payday I will head to royal bank and bank of montreal and get a few rolls.
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 Posted 09/21/2008  01:42 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ElleKitty to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply


A beautiful coin. Thanks so much to the gentleman who thought to send it to me
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 Posted 10/06/2008  10:37 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add valutarick to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
ville de Quebec... I wonder if there is also a version with City of Quebec existing. Yesterday I bought this coin at a collectorsfair in the Netherlands for 4 euro.
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 Posted 10/07/2008  2:39 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Zonad to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hi Eric,
Because the English would know it as Quebec City the answer to your question is no. "Ville de Quebec" is French..."Quebec City" is English.
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 Posted 11/17/2008  12:28 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add WpgLwr to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Actually, the legend at the top is (Ville de) QUEBEC (City), so both are satisfied.

I think it looks cluttered, actually with the mixture of big and small print. It would have looked better, I think, if the top legend had all been the same size -- they easily had the space to do it.
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