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Recently Bought This Toonie, Can Someone Tell Me What I Have?

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 Posted 11/23/2022  1:31 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add cancoins340 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I bought a toonie at an nline auction a while back that seemed a little different but wasn't getting any attention. Did I get something special or not? It looks like the center is a different color than the ring so I don't think it's struck on a looine.




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 Posted 11/23/2022  1:47 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
( I'm no pro, it's just my humble opinion )
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 Posted 11/23/2022  3:45 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add nfine to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
My first inclination is that it's likely plated. The experts will be along to tell you what you have.
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 Posted 11/23/2022  3:48 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mcshilling to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
nfine if you are wrong then I'm wrong as well looks plated.
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 Posted 11/23/2022  4:13 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JimmyD to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
What you have there may be a rare error. In 1996 there were some Toonies struck on Loonie stock.
A telling sign would be if it is solid or does it appear to have a core like the Toonies do.
If it is solid, then it would certainly be worth getting checked out.
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 Posted 11/23/2022  4:39 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add john100 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A loonie is 7 grams back then, you need a good XRF of both the ring and core, lots of funky things happened to the 96 toonies, this coin looks promising, good luck !
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 Posted 11/23/2022  4:43 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add johnnysprawl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Plated.

The rim wouldnt be as fully-formed if this were a loonie planchet.

https://www.PCGS.com/setregistry/co...gallery/1948

Plus, loonies weigh 7 g; yours is the correct weight for a normal toonie.

Please orient your photos the right way up in the future.
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 Posted 11/23/2022  5:01 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add okiecoiner to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The last Obv photo shows that its not a solid coin, but has a core.
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 Posted 11/23/2022  5:03 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JimmyD to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Found this, I new I had seen it somewhere.
But until the OP gets back to us about the core,
it will be hard to say either way.
http://goccf.com/t/138108
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 Posted 11/23/2022  5:05 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add cancoins340 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I don't think it's plated, the center seems slightly darker than the ring though. Outer ring would have had to been plated before assembly if that was the case. Also it seems to resemble the German planchet maybe?

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 Posted 11/23/2022  5:18 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Allcoinage to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It looks authentic too me, nice pick up
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 Posted 11/23/2022  5:29 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add john100 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The weight is wrong for this coin to be on a loonie, but with an XRF maybe a foreign planchet
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 Posted 11/23/2022  8:32 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add okiecoiner to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Comparing the OP coin to the one that JimmyD posted the link for, it is not a toonie struck on a loonie. The coins in the linked thread above is just a solid loonie planchet with not semblance of a separate core.
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 Posted 11/23/2022  8:35 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jgfindring to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Can it be on loonie stock, but not on a loonie planchet? I.e., twoonie planchet punched from a sheet of loonie stock?
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 Posted 11/23/2022  10:07 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add john100 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This scenario could happen where rogue employees take loonie stock and create a 7.3 gram toonie loonie. I have a 1996 solid nickel toonie weighing 7.5 grams been XRF does not match any Canadian planchets for this year, but they do exist or maybe RCM vp just order them for special gifts, an XRF will answer the question
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 Posted 11/23/2022  10:39 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add cancoins340 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Would a grading company do xrf testing as part of the process or does one have to find someone else for that? I only paid 7$ for this and have never tried having anything graded. Sll kinda new to me.
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