1867-1967 confederation

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1867-1967 confederation

Postby ronb » Fri Jan 20, 2012 9:05 pm

Sorry no pic. for this but it is still enclosed in the original plastic encasing it came in. Coat of arms and CANADA on one side, I think this was a give away with some food item cereal or coffee or perhaps a school handout not sure. Any idea of value?

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Re: 1867-1967 confederation

Postby Immy » Mon Feb 06, 2012 12:02 am

I've got one too. I found a listing for it in Krause's Unusual World Coins catalog. They say it's a Royal Canadian Mint issue and has a face value of one dollar. The obverse is the Coat of Arms. They exhibit a prooflike strike and exist in silver or bronze.

Weight: 24.5400 grams
Actual metal weight : 0.7298 oz. (92.5% for both silver or bronze)
Mintage: Unknown
Catalog listed value in UNC:
Silver - $13.50 (but current bullion prices value it higher)
Bronze - $5.00

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Re: 1867-1967 confederation

Postby verdigris » Tue Jan 15, 2013 1:31 pm

What you have is a Centennial medallion handed out during June 1967 to all school children in Canada from grade 1 through 13. That would be somewhat over 4 million at the time. It had absolutely no face value. These bronze medallions were all sealed in cellophane with a centennial motif creating the seal. I recall almost everyone (including myself) immediately opened and threw away the plastic so I'd give a hefty premium to those still sealed. After I lost mine I was fortunate enough to buy one of these unopened from a friend 10 years later for a buck. I have no idea who got the sterling silver issue.

Today, one "circulated" might sell for a dollar; still sealed: $2-$5 depending on the condition of the cellophane. I'll post photos when I get a chance.

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Re: 1867-1967 confederation

Postby verdigris » Tue Jan 15, 2013 8:26 pm

1967 Canada Confederation centennial medallion. Packet measures 2 1/2 x 3 1/4 inches.

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Re: 1867-1967 confederation

Postby verdigris » Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:23 pm

Here is the silver issue. Nice. To give you an idea of the current market, 2 of these...including this one, sold for about $18 + shipping each last week on ebay. Cheers

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Re: 1867-1967 confederation

Postby verdigris » Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:04 pm

Another silver 1867-1967 medallion up for bid on ebay.

Take a look. This one comes with the vinyl wallet it was presented with.


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Re: 1867-1967 confederation

Postby launers » Fri Aug 16, 2013 7:44 am

I have roughly 700 of these medallions all wrapped in original cellophane, all in mint condition. I have 500 of them in their original shipping box that has never been opened. Would be interested in selling if i could find a buyer


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Re: 1867-1967 confederation

Postby Lightw4re » Fri Aug 16, 2013 11:06 am

Nice box! Here's more info. about this token.
http://www.coinsandcanada.com/tokens-me ... 967&id=266

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Re: 1867-1967 confederation

Postby launers » Fri Aug 16, 2013 6:53 pm

thanks for the info Lightw4re.. the ones i have are all uncirculated,but i dont understand th MS value....could you please enlighting me about which ones that i have

thanks

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Re: 1867-1967 confederation

Postby verdigris » Sat Aug 17, 2013 1:02 pm

Nice box! Here's more info. about this token.
http://www.coinsandcanada.com/tokens-me ...

Hey! I see my guesstimate of 2-5$ was pretty well bang on. :D

Launers,
IMO all Confederation medallions still in cellophane are in MS (mint state) grade. From what you've shown I'd go out on a limb and say yours are all MS on the high end. The one I have (shown above) I'd grade much lower. MS60 perhaps. It's been tossed around over time and the cellophane has been breached causing the bronze to tarnish somewhat.

Maybe someone with a lot more grading experience can chirp in on what would constitute the differences between MS62 and MS65. Nevertheless, that's quite a collection you have there!

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Re: 1867-1967 confederation

Postby launers » Sat Aug 17, 2013 3:39 pm

thans for your response verdigris..yes it is quite a collection. Id love to find a buyer for them..Im in montreal and there doesn't seem to be much interest here and id be well in the ground by the time I sell them all in singles on ebay....I have just sent all the info to Canadian coin and currency out of Toronto, so hopefully I might get a bite....any ideas for a sale would be greatly appreciated.....cheers...Derek

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Re: 1867-1967 confederation

Postby Lightw4re » Mon Aug 19, 2013 9:00 am

verdigris wrote:
Nice box! Here's more info. about this token.
http://www.coinsandcanada.com/tokens-me ...

Hey! I see my guesstimate of 2-5$ was pretty well bang on. :D


For the listing price, yes. But these tokens are rarely sold for more than 1$.

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Re: 1867-1967 confederation

Postby launers » Tue Aug 20, 2013 7:26 pm

lets make it official lol......Ill sell the unopened box of 500 in the original shipping box for 500$.....non negotiable

derek.hz@hotmail.com


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