1996 2 dollar uncirculated coin

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Madcoinscanada
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1996 2 dollar uncirculated coin

Post by Madcoinscanada » Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:08 am

Hey yall, I have a uncirculated 1996 2 dollar coin and I think its the german planchet variety. Here is a picture. Can anyone tell me if this is the german planchet? I think the vertical lines on this coin is the identifying characteristics of that variety. Does anyone know..?
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Zach U
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Re: 1996 2 dollar uncirculated coin

Post by Zach U » Mon Jan 20, 2020 1:38 am

Looks like a specimen coin from a mint set.

Madcoinscanada
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Re: 1996 2 dollar uncirculated coin

Post by Madcoinscanada » Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:27 pm

Um, it came from a single "Canada's new uncirculated 2 dollar" package. Its not a proof for sure..

momomomo
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Re: 1996 2 dollar uncirculated coin

Post by momomomo » Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:12 am

Zach U wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 1:38 am
Looks like a specimen coin from a mint set.
Specimen:
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Madcoinscanada wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:27 pm
Um, it came from a single "Canada's new uncirculated 2 dollar" package. Its not a proof for sure..
Proof:
Image



It is a specimen coin. :) And it looks like a canadian planchet to me.

up24ross
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Re: 1996 2 dollar uncirculated coin

Post by up24ross » Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:18 pm

!'ve collected hundreds of the 1996 $2 dollar coin and have yet found a German one I could swear to. I think it is said the early issues where the centre came loose or fell out were German----Good luck to you

Madcoinscanada
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Re: 1996 2 dollar uncirculated coin

Post by Madcoinscanada » Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:07 am

Ok. Thanks for the info. I appreciate yall sharing. I guess I won't send it for grading. But, It sure is pretty with absolutely no bag marks. Should I send it in? What do yall think?

Bill in Burl
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Re: 1996 2 dollar uncirculated coin

Post by Bill in Burl » Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:02 pm

I wouldn't send in in to a TPG ... you will eat up any profit you will ever get for the coin even if it is German. I have a friend who has a number of the German planchets. He is called the twoonieman, but is not a member of this site, but frequents all the Ottawa/Montreal shows.. You also need to see the coins in hand to really tell one from the other. The coins that you mention with the centers falling out were not necessarily German planchets. Anyone can get the center of any toonie to fall out, or even turned around for an obverse side center onto the center.... just a little heat or cold and there you go.
Bill in Burl

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