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jadedragon
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Canada
3788 Posts

Posted - 04/09/2009 :  18:15:02  Show Profile Send jadedragon a Private Message
Post it in the forign coin thread (Numistics). Someone can give you a value - just not me.

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sheba
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USA
191 Posts

Posted - 07/23/2009 :  23:32:10  Show Profile Send sheba a Private Message
Question from a 'Newbie' ...

We find qie a few copper Canadian pennies. Based on what I have read here, we save all Canadian pennies before 1996. But we don't keep them seperate. Feeling that 'copper is copper', I just throw the Canadian pennies in with my US copper pennies. Is this for some reason, 'not a good thing to do'?

Thanks,

Sheba

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jadedragon
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Canada
3788 Posts

Posted - 07/24/2009 :  01:42:32  Show Profile Send jadedragon a Private Message
It's a matter of personal preference. Some separate Canadian Copper from US Copper - others do not bother. Canadian Copper is legal to melt in the US and US Copper is legal to melt in Canada (but not to export out of the US). Both countries currently have melt bans on their own coins but no country will care if you melt another country's coins.

US Cu Pennies have a standard weight. Canadian Coppers come in various weights. So if you want to calculate weight but don't have a scale you better separate.

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146 Posts

Posted - 09/06/2009 :  14:25:20  Show Profile Send n/a a Private Message
Hey to the Canadian experts what constitutes a 'Young Elizabeth' penny?

I know that George V pennies are from 1920-1936 while George VI pennies start in 1937 & run to 1952 but which years of Elizabeths are considered 'young'?

Thanks!
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psi
Penny Collector Member



Canada
399 Posts

Posted - 09/06/2009 :  15:11:10  Show Profile Send psi a Private Message
From 53-64 the queen has ribbons in her hair, then in 1965 this was replaced with a design where she's wearing a tiara type crown. It was switched again in 1990 and 2003.
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Posted - 10/20/2009 :  12:37:51  Show Profile Send n/a a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by gothboi30

I just got a 1968 Canadian quarter in change today. How can I tell if it's 50% silver or .9999 nickel??



Hey bud,
This is really easy to do, just balance the quarter on the top of your finger, and tap it with another coin. If it is a 50% silver 1968 (the last year) it will make a long tinny noise, like a small cymbal. This is true with copper pennies as well. Although, you can usually tell a coin with silver content just by looking, they will seem whiter than a 1969+ coin will.
On a side note about Canadian currency, one to look out for, because it is usually horded is the 1942-43 Canadian nickel. It is made of 90% COPPER, and 10% Tomac. It is very easily recognizable, as it has a bronze look about it. I have one of these, and would be happy to show you. You will be more likely to find one of these than say a American Steel Penny, as Canadian currency is often overlooked by hobby collectors in the States.

I support gun control,
that's why I hold mine with both hands.
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Dave
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156 Posts

Posted - 01/07/2010 :  05:20:59  Show Profile Send Dave a Private Message
Is it worth saving Can. nickels from 1982-1999 as well US nickels before 1960?
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jadedragon
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Canada
3788 Posts

Posted - 01/07/2010 :  11:28:22  Show Profile Send jadedragon a Private Message
To tell if a 1968 coin is 50% silver or 99.99% nickel, grab a magnet off the fridge. If it sticks like glue you have nickel. If it is not attracted to a magnet you have silver. The ring test above will work but requires practice. Silver coins also look a little different, but again it takes practice.

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Computer Jones
1000+ Penny Miser Member



USA
1112 Posts

Posted - 01/08/2010 :  22:28:33  Show Profile Send Computer Jones a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Dave

Is it worth saving Can. nickels from 1982-1999 as well US nickels before 1960?



Short answer is yes.
The more elaborate answer is how LONG do you want to save them?!?

There's profit if you melt things!!
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Dave
Penny Pincher Member



156 Posts

Posted - 01/09/2010 :  13:38:47  Show Profile Send Dave a Private Message
I hope for awhile.
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Common Cents
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82 Posts

Posted - 01/24/2010 :  13:27:46  Show Profile Send Common Cents a Private Message
Can someone make a case for sorting out the 'peace dove' pennies? I keep all Canadian pre- 1997 pennies, and my current practice is to separate out the kings for their numismatic value. I'm not bothering with the early Elizabeths. Are the peace doves really worth sorting out? Any feedback is appreciated.
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Junk Woody
Penny Collector Member



Canada
262 Posts

Posted - 01/25/2010 :  12:51:57  Show Profile Send Junk Woody a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Common Cents

Can someone make a case for sorting out the 'peace dove' pennies?





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coppertone
Penny Sorter Member



Canada
63 Posts

Posted - 01/28/2010 :  03:44:27  Show Profile Send coppertone a Private Message
I keep the ones that are in exceptionally good condition.
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Dave
Penny Pincher Member



156 Posts

Posted - 02/17/2010 :  06:38:34  Show Profile Send Dave a Private Message
Found my 1st 2010 coin this morning, a 2010 Canadian penny in Rochester, NY
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Aristobolus
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76 Posts

Posted - 04/14/2010 :  15:30:03  Show Profile Send Aristobolus a Private Message
I was born in raised in the Detroit, MI area. We had many Canadians circulating there. When I go back to visit, I try to go across the bridge; and buy some boxes from their banks. Why? Not only are there many coppers (including King George's) in their circulation. But I also tend to find a high percentage of wheat pennies and copper lincoln memorials over there in such boxes.
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johnsonjohn2441
Penny Pincher Member



USA
102 Posts

Posted - 04/17/2010 :  08:43:42  Show Profile Send johnsonjohn2441 a Private Message
is it safe to say keep all canadian up to 1996?
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NoCents
Penny Collector Member



USA
340 Posts

Posted - 04/17/2010 :  10:59:52  Show Profile Send NoCents a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Common Cents

Can someone make a case for sorting out the 'peace dove' pennies? I keep all Canadian pre- 1997 pennies, and my current practice is to separate out the kings for their numismatic value. I'm not bothering with the early Elizabeths. Are the peace doves really worth sorting out? Any feedback is appreciated.



I'm with CC on this one.
What's the value in all these older Cans.
Should we auction them off by years or just weight?

What's in it for the dude?
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jadedragon
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Canada
3788 Posts

Posted - 04/17/2010 :  11:13:01  Show Profile Send jadedragon a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by johnsonjohn2441

is it safe to say keep all canadian up to 1996?



They are all copper up to and including 1996. I don't think there is any danger to keeping Canadian pennies other than the risk of penny collecting fever.

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NoCents
Penny Collector Member



USA
340 Posts

Posted - 04/17/2010 :  22:33:15  Show Profile Send NoCents a Private Message
Is there a link that shows values on older Can. pennies?

Anyone? Beuller?

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wolvesdad
1000+ Penny Miser Member



USA
2164 Posts

Posted - 04/17/2010 :  22:53:24  Show Profile Send wolvesdad a Private Message
I have a website, but it is a couple years outdated, so the values may have changed, still a simple reference too.

I'll try to get this tomorrow night. (it is on my home computer Bookmarks.

"May your percentages ever increase!"
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uthminsta
1000+ Penny Miser Member



USA
1872 Posts

Posted - 04/18/2010 :  23:24:01  Show Profile Send uthminsta a Private Message
Somewhere on this site is a thread where someone showed me two great sites for Canadian coin reference. One or both of them had values. I can't currently think of the web addresses... so I said all that to say this: uhh, I don't know, but that info is out there somewhere. Wasn't that helpful?

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jadedragon
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Canada
3788 Posts

Posted - 04/18/2010 :  23:58:46  Show Profile Send jadedragon a Private Message
You must be logged in to see this link. are a large dealer in Vancouver with a huge online reference catalog.

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johnsonjohn2441
Penny Pincher Member



USA
102 Posts

Posted - 04/27/2010 :  20:59:08  Show Profile Send johnsonjohn2441 a Private Message
send that stinky canadian money home!
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BCNumismatics
Penny Sorter Member



New Zealand
77 Posts

Posted - 05/11/2010 :  02:44:30  Show Profile Send BCNumismatics a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by gothboi30

I just got a 1968 Canadian quarter in change today. How can I tell if it's 50% silver or .9999 nickel??



Silver appears very white,whereas,nickel appears a dull grey colour.

Aidan.

Aidan Work.

My numismatic photos can be found here; http://www.coinforums.com/gallery/u6-bcnumismatics.html .

Please let me know what you think.
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