Quick question here.....
Why do I save "EVERY SINGLE
" Canadian Cent (or nickel too for that matter) that comes my way while roll searching ? ...
I mean....I'm fairly excited if it's "old"......like anything pre-1960 or whatever, but, I've found that something in my brain forces me to save "ALL" dates from Canada. Even if it's a 2002, a 1987, etc., etc., ANY dates !....and I don't know why I keep doing this.
I'm ending up with a nice batch of Canadian Cents, I guess....
Now, my favorite (fairly modern) Canadian Cent, is the "anniversary" one with the Dove....1967. But, then I found "this" information from the "Calgary Gallery" and it just started making me "re-think" why exactly I bother to save "any" of these, unless they have some real age to them.
In 1967, to celebrate Canada's 100th anniversary as a country, all of the standard circulating coins were issued depicting various animals common to Canada, with a dove design by Alex Covillie used for the one cent. The alloys, weight and size remained unchanged. PLEASE NOTE THAT 1967 1 CENT COINS ARE VERY COMMON AND NORMAL CIRCULATION STRIKES, EVEN IN MINT CONDITION, ARE OF VERY LITTLE VALUE.
I realize that my intial "brain response" is probably just......"OH MY GOSH ! .... A FOREIGN COIN !"
And the reality is that it's no different than our coinage here at home....unless I was "picking gems" out of a continous supply for an album, I WOULD NOT
SAVE "EVERY" DATE AND TYPE AT ALL !
I have no "continous supply" of these of course....and I don't ever intend on trying to put together a Canadian Cent album.....or nickel......or any other denomination.So....just "why" am I saving them ?
... And is anyone else doing the same thing ?
(no offense meant to my Canadian friends....because if I lived there...I would be "all over
" collecting that coinage ! .. I think Canada has some very
beautiful, interesting, and some very valuable coinage)
(I don't Ebay....so I just won't ever have a chance to build and collect them)