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1939 Royal Visit To Canada Can Anyone Tell Me More? Please Pure Silver

 
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 Posted 07/15/2019  10:37 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Lynd1306 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message


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 Posted 07/15/2019  11:17 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Lynd1306 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nobody anywhere seems to know about this coin! I've checked all of my books, contacted those I know who may have some idea on what this is. All I get in response is those showing the coin that has the map on the one side! This coin as u can see has two people shaking hands, and the crowns are missing on the royals on the opposite side?!?
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07/15/2019 11:18 pm
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 Posted 07/15/2019  11:22 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Lucky Cuss to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

This clearly isn't the official (and common) type struck by the Royal Canadian Mint that you've been made aware of. Can you measure the diameter, and also how did you determine that it's "pure silver"?

It looks to be in rather less than pristine condition - often medals such as this are carefully put away and preserved.

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 Posted 07/15/2019  11:34 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Lynd1306 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This coin came from an older fellow I know that deals in silver. We usually buy the silver for It's weight value. This coin was in there. The man is only interested in the silver cost, not the coins itself. With all the research we have done, we read that this was coin design one of the originals given to the royal family, that was to be then melted down. It weighs 20.8 grams. We also came across this one!! I will measure the diameter tomorrow. I appreciate your response



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 Posted 07/16/2019  04:24 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Anaximander to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Your second coin, if genuine, is a British 1927 "wreath crown" with face value of 5 shillings. It had a low mintage, cant tell you exactly what, as I am away from home.

Again, if genuine, it will be worth a lot more than melt value. There are quite a few modern fakes out there which can be bought for around 5. I am not expert enough to say whether or not it is real. Perhaps somebody else can help?
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 Posted 07/16/2019  04:53 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
to CCF. The first one must be a medal not a coin because I see no denomination on it. Weight,diameter? Try the tissue test to see if it is silver.
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Weight & diameter on both, please.

The 1927 crown doesn't look like a proof, of which a bit over 15K were struck (in proof only) for that year. Also, the apparent wear to the obverse as opposed to almost no such on the reverse makes me very suspicious.

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The royal visit coin is silver, it weighs 20.8 grams. The diameter is 1 1/4" and the thickness is 4cm. The coin is dirty as it was pulled from a bin As we all know pure silver is NON-magnetic. We carefully did a magnet test with this coin and it will not stick to a large magnet at all. The wreath coin I will have to update when my husband returns with it, as he has it out with him right now. What's puzzling about this royal coin is everyone we've spoken To said that while these coins were being made there was two designs, one in which was rejected by the queen herself leaving the one with the map as the chosen coin for that event. The other design was apparently to be melted down (destroyed) I very confusing lol
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We also have in our hands the royal canadian visit coin with the map. I believe we have 3 of those coins & &
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We can't thank u all enough for your opinions and interest in helping us to decipher what this coin is all about! &
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 Posted 07/16/2019  2:19 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Lynd1306 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Wreath coin weighs 28.0 grams (silver, non magnetic) 1/8" thick and the diameter is just slightly over 1 1/2" diameter &
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 Posted 07/16/2019  5:40 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Lucky Cuss to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The weight for the 1927 crown is pretty close to that of a genuine specimen (which, by the way, will be only .500 fine silver). The magnet test is not in and of itself authenticating - it simply means that the piece isn't a ferrous fake. Lots of other metals besides silver also won't react to a magnet.

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 Posted 07/16/2019  11:28 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Lynd1306 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you! Just wish I knew what it was and the story behind it! It's quite puzzling
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 Posted 08/05/2019  03:14 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coinluvva to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Only tangentially relevant. But I have a Bronze-looking token for the 1939 Royal Visit to Canada. It is 26 mm diameter and weighed in at 11.242 g.
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