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?
Quote: 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.
"Discovery follows discovery, each both raising and answering questions, each ending a long search, and each providing the new instruments for a new search." -- J. Robert Oppenheimer
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.