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Interesting 1973 Specimen Set Sold At Heritage

 
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 Posted 08/06/2020  09:15 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Smallcentguy to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I thought I would post this link on a pretty unusual specimen set that just sold at Heritage. I understand why a set was made for the Queen. But making a second set for a company that sold packaging to the mint?

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 Posted 08/06/2020  09:42 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add john100 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Shows the power of the senior vp of the RCM, this set is really cool, it's good enough for the queen but not almost 50,000 bucks to bring home.
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 Posted 08/06/2020  12:11 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add 47P7 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
what an "criminal" waste of money to give this 2. set to a supplier...
just wondering if this was within the "gifting" guidelines of the Gov.?
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 Posted 08/06/2020  5:19 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

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three oversized uniface silver strikings for the 1973 RCMP Dollar and 25 Cents (each 65mm)


For those who collect medals, tokens and other RCM exonumia, I am not surprised by this. But these are not just medals, the country and denomination are on them.

This would mean a special set of dies were made, specifically for this one item. I am curious if those dies ended up at the National Currency Museum. This set, in my opinion, should also reside in the National Currency Museum collection.
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 Posted 08/06/2020  6:15 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add john100 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I asked Heritage to XRF the coins a few days ago, of course it was around 90% silver so of course HST comes into play, this set was not made for the packaging boss, someone at the RCM just gifted it to him. Maybe the Currency Museum did purchase it, the bidding was fast and furious.
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 Posted 08/06/2020  8:52 pm  Show Profile   Check Wade's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Wade to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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"criminal" waste of money


that would just be status quo...
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