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 Posted 08/15/2018  11:06 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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don't really collect Loonies. This is my only one.
I really like it. I suppose if you could only have one, that would be the one to have.
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 Posted 08/15/2018  5:09 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add loonielewy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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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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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. .


JimmyD, here is the quotes. Basically, is it specimen or proof, and I think we got it straight, especially when you posted yours as proof as well. It is a really nice loonie.. I may end up saying that a lot here..

Dorado, thanks for the links, and the picture of the 1st issued loon. Don't get them in that shape anymore in change..




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 Posted 08/15/2018  5:27 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JimmyD to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The Elusive Loon only came as part of the Wildlife Coin & Stamp Sets
which were Proof Finish.
It was never issued in Specimen Finish as part of the bird series.
Just another mistake in Charltons.
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 Posted 08/15/2018  7:45 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add loonielewy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Just another mistake in Charltons.


If they got it perfect the way collector scrutinize them, it would be amazing.

Next question out of the blue.

Do you have a favorite loonie, and why? .

I have too many. Here's 3.

2002 (1952) - The reverse is so clean without the date, old effigy, and double date plus low mintage.

2004 Olympic - 1st Olympic loon, shrunk and lowered the loon, and added more waterlines to the bottom of the coin. It finally looks like the loon is on a real lake, instead of a canal. Olympic flame and rings. Oh yea. .

2002 Centre Ice Loon. Gold plated, two loons on the reverse, and a story that can't be beat. .

Oh, and my Avatar too. The only coin haven't ever put away.
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 Posted 08/15/2018  8:58 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Dorado to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Dorado, thanks for the links, and the picture of the 1st issued loon. Don't get them in that shape anymore in change..

I remember
I bought a roll of 25 coins for $ 25.00 at the bank in 1987.

Check this out:
https://www.monnaiecanada.com/en/roll/dollar
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 Posted 08/15/2018  10:59 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add loonielewy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very nice...So... do you have a few spares? .
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 Posted 08/16/2018  2:15 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Dorado to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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Very nice...So... do you have a few spares?

Yes I do...
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 Posted 08/16/2018  7:54 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SilverDon to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hi my name is Don and I'm a Loonie Lover. I have all
the Silver Olympic Loonies, I'm now into the Special Baby
Loonies which can get pretty expensive. Here is a pic of
some Double Date Anniversary Loonies and a Commem 1 Ounce.


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 Posted 08/16/2018  11:08 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add loonielewy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for sharing SilverDon. Really like that 2017. Still need the 97 too. Nice layout with the silver clad 2012 packaging staying intact and the rest around it. . Still need the 2010 and 2016 Olympics ones.
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 Posted 08/16/2018  11:53 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add chadcoins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply



These were taken from the Montreal Canadian set, I was a little surprised of there quality.
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 Posted 08/17/2018  06:13 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add barriecarson to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The "loonie" is the main focus of my collection.

Only two coins are missing from what I consider a complete collection:

- 2017 two coin set of 30th anniversary of the loonie, 30mm gold coin.
- 2018 10oz. coin, mintage of 101 (I think)


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 Posted 08/17/2018  4:45 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add loonielewy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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These were taken from the Montreal Canadian set, I was a little surprised of there quality.


chadcoins, I hope you mean in a good way.


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The "loonie" is the main focus of my collection.


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Only two coins are missing from what I consider a complete collection:


barriecarson, Wow! That is impressive. Does your complete collection include all the bird series, birthday, baby, wedding etc? It sounds like it may. Good luck with your last 2 coins.

I'm pretty disappointed that there was no 2018 Lucky Loonie, circulation or silver. Why stop after 12 years of support? Anyone else feel this way?
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 Posted 08/17/2018  5:58 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add chadcoins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
loonielewy - It looks like the Montreal set was made up with MS strikes then gold plated and painted. I kinda expected better,so a MS66-MS67 would make those coins Gems if they exist.

A complete loonie collection is very impressive series. I have seen a near complete display at a coin show once. I'm not far from being complete myself.
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