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Question Regarding Errors In Mint Sets (2020 Toonie Error Included)

 
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 Posted 07/07/2020  5:10 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add JohnWayne007 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
For the past month at my local Canada Post they had a 2020 Oh Canada 6 coin set sitting on display opened so that you could see all 6 coins and every time I seen it the toonie really bothered me, in the natural daylight you could tell just by looking there is a strike through right beside the "2" on the reverse.

What bothered me about it was because of the plastic film the cardboard holder comes in, plus the plastic the coins are incased in it distorts your view.

So I decided to buy it and take a closer look, when I removed the cardboard from the plastic I confirmed it was a strike through, and not just something on the plastic. I know it is probably minor but to my understanding the canadian mint advertise these coins on their website as "specimen" strikes so I was under the impression they go through a different process than circulation coins.

Now my question regarding this and any mint set in general, if you find an error within a mint set, should you leave it or pluck it?

There looks to be heavy die scratches running in the same direction on the reverse of the 10 cent dime as well but I don't want to break the set up if it would be better to keep them all together.

This photo was taken with my phone through 2 layers of plastic and bad lighting, in daylight it looks a lot nicer.
Aggressively searching Canadian Small Cents on a daily basis since 2018.

Some of my Discoveries.
1941 George VI 1 Cent DDO http://goccf.com/t/367977
1976 Queen Elizabeth II 1 Cent DDO http://goccf.com/t/373627
1970 Queen Elizabeth II 1 Cent DDR http://goccf.com/t/364301
1989 Belize 25 Cent's with a Doubled Die Reverse http://goccf.com/t/362747
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 Posted 07/07/2020  6:09 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add john100 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
These Oh Canada sets contain just regular struck coins
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 Posted 07/07/2020  6:28 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JohnWayne007 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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These Oh Canada sets contain just regular struck coins


John100, I thought that too until I looked at the specs on the Canadian Mint Website.

https://www.mint_ca/store/coins/202...-prod3580084






So, are you saying the mint made a typo?
Aggressively searching Canadian Small Cents on a daily basis since 2018.

Some of my Discoveries.
1941 George VI 1 Cent DDO http://goccf.com/t/367977
1976 Queen Elizabeth II 1 Cent DDO http://goccf.com/t/373627
1970 Queen Elizabeth II 1 Cent DDR http://goccf.com/t/364301
1989 Belize 25 Cent's with a Doubled Die Reverse http://goccf.com/t/362747
Edited by JohnWayne007
07/07/2020 6:30 pm
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 Posted 07/07/2020  6:34 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add john100 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The specimen coins had those funky finish and they were like 200 bucks a set, this was like a 19.99 set.
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 Posted 07/07/2020  6:42 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JohnWayne007 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yes, I agree, I'm aware specimen sets are more expensive than the $21.95 sets, but that still doesn't change that the mint is calling them specimen's when apparently they aren't.

Don't you think that would be a pretty big typo on their end, one would assume in any business, if you are advertising something you should make sure the information is correct. You wouldn't sell a VW Beetle and call it a Ferrari

Edit, just to be clear I didn't purchase this set thinking it was specimen, I read that after the purchase, I bought it because of the toonie, not the strike.
Aggressively searching Canadian Small Cents on a daily basis since 2018.

Some of my Discoveries.
1941 George VI 1 Cent DDO http://goccf.com/t/367977
1976 Queen Elizabeth II 1 Cent DDO http://goccf.com/t/373627
1970 Queen Elizabeth II 1 Cent DDR http://goccf.com/t/364301
1989 Belize 25 Cent's with a Doubled Die Reverse http://goccf.com/t/362747
Edited by JohnWayne007
07/07/2020 6:44 pm
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 Posted 07/07/2020  6:54 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add okiecoiner to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
There also looks to be rim bruises on the toonie
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 Posted 07/07/2020  6:55 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add john100 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The RCM doesn't answer questions about some of the easiest request, my guess it's a typo, I would leave it in the package and some day if you sell it, call it the rarest Oh Canada set.
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 Posted 07/07/2020  7:06 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JohnWayne007 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I would leave it in the package and some day if you sell it, call it the rarest Oh Canada set.


I like the optimism, I will probably keep it in the package, I probably wont refer to it as rare though haha.


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There also looks to be rim bruises on the toonie


okiecoiner, 3 O'Clock position?, I noticed that too but it's really hard to tell with the plastic that it is in, just another reason I was curious if I should take it out or not so I can actually see whats on the coin.
Aggressively searching Canadian Small Cents on a daily basis since 2018.

Some of my Discoveries.
1941 George VI 1 Cent DDO http://goccf.com/t/367977
1976 Queen Elizabeth II 1 Cent DDO http://goccf.com/t/373627
1970 Queen Elizabeth II 1 Cent DDR http://goccf.com/t/364301
1989 Belize 25 Cent's with a Doubled Die Reverse http://goccf.com/t/362747
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 Posted 07/07/2020  7:19 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add john100 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The edge bumps are from the toonie edge lettering.
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 Posted 07/07/2020  7:23 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add rocky to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
JohnWayne007 there is some thing else also. you are missing the laser etching at the top of your coin. the security marks both are missing. I have couple with one missing yours is missing both. that is the step at the mint. some one for that. that is a nice coin to find. you have a great one congrats
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 Posted 07/07/2020  7:25 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add rocky to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
sorry john, I meant to say. that is the final step before this coin leaves the mint. the security markers good one
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