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 Posted 08/13/2018  5:36 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add loonielewy to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I love the loon dollar. Do you? I'll start this post for all things loonie. Gold, silver, nickel, steel, plated, what ever. Lets talk loonies.

To start, I don't see a lot of loonie lovers out there. Don't be shy.. I know of a few so far, and I hope they come here.

So, 1st question, do you collect loons? . I do..

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 Posted 08/13/2018  6:31 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add papeldog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I try to collect one for each year, but to be honest about it I sometimes forget for a couple three years than have to catch up. Are there any good varieties to search out?
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 Posted 08/13/2018  7:03 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Dorado to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I love the loon dollar. Do you?

Of course..
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 Posted 08/13/2018  8:18 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add loonielewy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Are there any good varieties to search out?


I know a few, and I have had a lot of fun putting together these sets. More and more keep getting mentioned here, so lets see.

Dorado, I have wanted the 2012 specimen for ages, have one in the set, but need one for my binder. To bad the old style is gone in specimen now. . This cheeses me, but we will hit that topic another night.

Thanks for the reply's. .
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 Posted 08/13/2018  9:08 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add atticguy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yes, I collect 'loonies', but I wouldn't say I love them.

I AM quite happy with the "Bird Series" though. I find them all beautiful. I got the 2004 'Elusive Loon' in the mail today, which should complete (as of 2018) the set, but now I have to do some research.
The "Bird Series" is supposed to be a run from the yearly specimen sets, but I had the Elusive Loon also in the specimen run. However, the paperwork that came with the coin today says it's a PROOF loon. I'll have to check my Charlton books before I do upstairs to bed.
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 Posted 08/13/2018  11:08 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add loonielewy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This post is teaching me already. Atticguy, I always thought the Elusive Loon was Specimen as well. Nope, grabbed mine to look, and it is Proof for sure. I don't think they came in Specimen now. Good hit there.. My Charlton from 2016 has them listed as both. Pg 115/116 as Specimen, pg 125 as PR-67. Same mintage. Just an error in Charlton on the Specimen side because it's thought to be in the bird series, hence Specimen. Nope proof for sure, my Queen is frosty. Thanks. .

Lets save the bird series for later. It may be a long one. Lets see who likes loons tonight.
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 Posted 08/14/2018  12:03 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add chadcoins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This collection I just got back from ICCS. These are the complete 2009 mini stick / mini puck Loonies and weigh 6.50g and not the normal 7.0g.

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 Posted 08/14/2018  12:16 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add chadcoins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply



This 2010 Loonie gets missed by many, its the nickle magnet one, the other most popular one is silver non mag.
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 Posted 08/14/2018  06:06 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add loonielewy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice ones chadcions.
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 Posted 08/14/2018  10:53 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have a few that have made their way south of border.

None of the special ones though. Perhaps some day.
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 Posted 08/14/2018  12:04 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
Loon errors tend to be quite scarce...




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 Posted 08/14/2018  3:21 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Loon errors tend to be quite scarce...
Nice example!
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 Posted 08/14/2018  4:16 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add loonielewy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very nice SPP. I don't have any clipped loons, only a slight die rotation. I believe you when you say they are not found to often. Thanks for the reply.
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 Posted 08/14/2018  5:39 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JimmyD to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
don't really collect Loonies.
This is my only one.
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 Posted 08/14/2018  7:43 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add loonielewy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks JimmyD, we were talking about that very one last night. Maybe you can get a few more cool ones.

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 Posted 08/15/2018  07:58 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JimmyD to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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we were talking about that very one last night.

Out of curiosity and the fact I'm not too familiar with Proof Loonies,
what would the discussion be about?
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