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2 dollars 1996

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2 dollars 1996
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The first 2 dollars coin was officially launched on February 19, 1996. For the event, 60 million of coins should be available. Not yet ready with his technology to meet this demand, Canada purchased from Deutsche Nickel, a German supplier, planchets needed to produce the first 60 millions coins. These first coins represent the variety German Planchet described below.

2 dollars 1996 prices and values

Depending on its condition, its scarcity, supply and demand and errors and varieties, the value of a 2 dollars 1996 varies. Below, the details of the value of the coin according to its grade. To help you to know the meaning of grades such as G4, VG8, F12, VF20, EF40, AU50, MS60, etc., you can jump to the grading section.

2 dollars 1996 values of circulating coins1

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Year AG-3 G-4 VG-8 F-12 VF-20 EF-40 AU-50
1996 ------$ 2.00
1996 - German Planchet -------

2 dollars 1996 values of uncirculated coins2

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Year MS-60 MS-62 MS-63 MS-64 MS-65 MS-66 MS-67
1996 $ 3.10$ 7.00$ 12$ 17$ 69$ 350-
1996 - German Planchet $ 10$ 15$ 37$ 130$ 300$ 350-

2 dollars 1996 PL3

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Year PL-60 PL-62 PL-63 PL-64 PL-65 PL-66 PL-67
1996 ---$ 5.00$ 18$ 34$ 50
1996 - German Planchet -------

2 dollars 1996 SP3

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Year SP-60 SP-62 SP-63 SP-64 SP-65 SP-66 SP-67
1996 -----$ 15$ 30
1996 - German Planchet -------

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Errors and varieties

German Planchet

2 dollars 1996 - German planchet

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Mintage

  • 2 dollars 1996 : 375 483 000
  • 2 dollars 1996 - German Planchet : 60 000 000

Specifications - 2 dollars 1996

  • Alloy: Outer ring: 100% nickel, Core: 92% copper, 6% aluminum and 2% nickel
  • Weight: 7.3 grams
  • Diameter : 44.8 mm
  • Thickness: 1.8 mm
  • Engraver: Obverse: Dora de Pédery-Hunt, Ago Aarand, Reverse: Brent Townsend, Ago Aarand
  • Designer: Obverse: Dora de Pédery-Hunt, Ago Aarand, Reverse: Brent Townsend, Ago Aarand
  • Edge: Spline interrupted
  • Magnetism: Magnetic
  • Die axis: ↑↑

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Notes

  1. The value of a 2 dollars 1996 circulating coin generally concerns coins with an apparent wear due to the circulation. These coins rarely retain their original luster.
  2. The value of a 2 dollars 1996 uncirculating coin generally concerns coins without visible wear. These coins generally retain their original luster.
  3. PL and SP coins come from uncirculated sets. They are made with a better quality than coins destined to the circulation.
  4. The values displayed on this page are in Canadian dollars.

Last update : Tuesday, November 15, 2011

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