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 Posted 12/01/2020  3:37 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add starseed2778 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello, new to the forum, though I've been a coin hound my whole life! Just started to search for error coins, and came across a canadian penny that both the obverse and reverse of the coin are upright...or, I'm having a hard time describing what I mean...you know when you flip a coin over and the other side is upside down? Well, I found a 1973 canadian penny where that is not thw case...is this making sense? I hope so. My question is this normal for canadian coins? It's the only one I have, so no reference point...so, would it be considered an error coin?
Thanks so much!
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 Posted 12/01/2020  4:23 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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Your post was moved to the appropriate forum for the proper attention.

What you are seeing is normal. US coins have "coin alignment" while Canada uses "medal alignment."
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 Posted 12/01/2020  4:26 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add john100 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Recent Canadian coins are just the opposite of US coins and welcome!
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Recent meaning 1908 and newer :)
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 Posted 12/01/2020  6:24 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add EastVanRob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
To summarize, US coins have "coinage" alignment - heads up, tails down.

Canadian coins (since 1908) have "medal" alignment - heads up, tails up.

If the 1973 Canadian coin had the same alignment as a US coin, then it would be an error.
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