2006 breast cancer test piece coin

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JeyRey2000
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2006 breast cancer test piece coin

Post by JeyRey2000 » Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:12 pm

Had this piece for awhile and wanted to share with the community here. I only know of two pieces to exist.
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Re: 2006 breast cancer test piece coin

Post by GBELEC » Thu Feb 20, 2020 5:57 pm

Interesting, I'm guessing that the center was designed to have a color applied. Can you tell us any more of the story behind it???

JeyRey2000
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Re: 2006 breast cancer test piece coin

Post by JeyRey2000 » Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:13 am

Coin was given to me by someone who did not collect coins and did not know what he had. They were part of a test lot that the mint sends out for metal heat testing and coloring testing and must have lost track of them. I was told this is a legitimate test piece by someone who had contacts in the mint.

My son tried to sell this a couple years back by putting photos on CCF and someone responded that they had seen many of these coins but that sounded like a trick to get the coin for a couple hundred dollars. Being that i know only two to exist and the others were destroyed it has quite high rarity.

Its not for sale but i wanted to share with community and maybe get it published in variety books.

Thanks

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Re: 2006 breast cancer test piece coin

Post by troubadour » Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:54 am

thx for sharing

you might one to certify it or put it in a rigid slab if its that rare or valuable

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Re: 2006 breast cancer test piece coin

Post by Lightw4re » Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:18 pm

Moved to the right section with an image of a letter from the Royal Canadian Mint.
https://www.coinsandcanada.com/tokens-m ... 06&id=2856

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