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 Posted 05/14/2019  4:48 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add upc239 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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You must be a hockey fan as well as a loon fan

I'm not really a hockey fan, but definitely a loonie addict :) These coins were not on my radar at first, but then I had to come to grip that they were indeed loonies and they were dollars and my collection would feel incomplete without them. And once I started collecting them...well you know how the story ends...
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 Posted 05/14/2019  5:23 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I'm not really a hockey fan
Whatchatalkinbout, Willis?
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 Posted 05/14/2019  8:24 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Canuckl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Wow thats a beauty hockey loon collection. Go Canucks!
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 Posted 05/14/2019  9:30 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add upc239 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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The listed mintage's of some of those loons is pretty low


To be honest, I have a hard time believing the low mintage counts for some of these loonies. Less than 100 for 2009 oilers, flames and senators respectively?

Must be a mistake or an incomplete count?
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 Posted 05/14/2019  10:12 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add john100 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
As the price of the minipuck loonies rises, one would assume anyone bought at issue would be coming out in auctions or ebay, but very few shows up. I emailed the RCM a couple years ago regarding these ultra low mintage figures, especially the Edmonton one like 49 minted, they responded that the annual report is correct on these mintage of these loonies,just makes very little logic but these coins were minted to demand at the time, there was no demand.
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 Posted 05/14/2019  10:44 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add upc239 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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just makes very little logic but these coins were minted to demand at the time, there was no demand


As you said...makes little sense...but I guess loonies weren't as popular back then.

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 Posted 05/15/2019  10:59 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add loonielewy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I have a hard time believing the low mintage counts

. But what if they were correct? .


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,just makes very little logic but these coins were minted to demand at the time

. They would need special equipment to make them, and need to recover the tooling cost. Such a small # just doesn't make sense. The mint is not in business to lose $. I think the mintages are way off. Just me though.
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05/15/2019 11:15 am
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 Posted 05/16/2019  1:24 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add vonigohcr to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Great collection and I admire the tenacity to complete it.


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They would need special equipment to make them, and need to recover the tooling cost.


All of these coins are the same with the exception of the year from an engraving/tooling perspective. The difference is in the decal applied.

It is the same as the Hockey quarters from 2006/7 and the Occasions quarters from 2007-2010.

I was happy to see the return of the engraved quarters in 2011 and the end of this dollar series. It is one thing for a coin to have the Reverse design primarily painted/decal if it is a one off (2010 Vancouver Lucky Loonie) but for an entire series within a date differing only in the decal is a bit cheap regardless of the packaging and subject matter.
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