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 Posted 05/16/2018  7:33 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add D-Train to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
OK so I've got a 1974 Winnipeg Centennial Dollar encapsulated and in a clam shell case. It seems this coin was released in several different version. I've seen pricing for circulated, uncirculated, specimen and prooflike. How can I tell by looking at my coin which one it is? I thought specimen and prooflike were basically the same thing?
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 Posted 05/16/2018  7:37 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add 1960NYGiants to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
If it is the silver issue then it is Specimen. The nickel PL's came in pliofilm sets.
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 Posted 05/16/2018  8:23 pm  Show Profile   Check SPP-Ottawa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add SPP-Ottawa to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Not so fast... nickel specimen strikes also came in clamshell single cases with blue interiors, as well...
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 Posted 05/16/2018  8:31 pm  Show Profile   Check TNG's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add TNG to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It can be confusing and I am not exactly sure if the silver one is a silver specimen, silver proof or silver prooflike?

I am leaning toward the silver one being a silver specimen ( I changed my image, hope I'm right ).

as there were proof-like ( Struck twice coins ) sets too between 1971 and 1976 which might include the one nickel specimen shown here.
I like and have collected some of these semi modern commemorative dollars and stick to the silver issues. Earlier ones were .500 silver and later .800 silver.

To top it off there is also a prestiege double dollar proof-like set with both a nickel and silver Winnipeg Dollar.

I found an old book here. Pay no attention to the prices.
At least on the unc version, I know there are varieties of the yokes on that ox inside the 100.




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 Posted 05/17/2018  08:17 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Alex A to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@D-Train, can you post some photos so we can take a look?

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 Posted 05/17/2018  08:25 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JimmyD to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
If it is in a clamshell, the colour
of the case will tell you which coin it is.

Black case- Silver
Blue Case - Nickel
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 Posted 05/19/2018  11:55 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add D-Train to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here's a photo. It seems I've got a silver specimen.



So what do you guys think? It's kinda hard to tell since it's encapsulated and I don't want to crack it out to take better pictures.

Also, JimmyD, what if my clamshell is burgundy? I have a 1970 Manitoba dollar in a burgundy clamshell.
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 Posted 05/19/2018  12:11 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add D-Train to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Since I have a bunch of double dollar proof sets as well, it seems I've got 3 of these dollars now. :)
3 different versions?

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