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  1. #1
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    Road Trip to Windsor

    Picked up some coins in Windsor today, so far I have check one penny box

    George VI
    1937 my first!
    1942
    1945
    1946
    Elizabeth II - (1953-1964): 24
    Elizabeth II - (1965-1979): 197

    Wheats: 1940, 1945, 1948, 1953D, 1957D

    more boxes to come

  2. #2
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    Re: Road Trip to Windsor

    How much of each denominations did you get? Keep us posted on what you find. You must not be very far from the border are you?
    And Congrats on the first.

  3. #3
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    Re: Road Trip to Windsor

    When did Canada change from large cents to small cents ? Argentium.

  4. #4
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    Re: Road Trip to Windsor

    Quote Originally Posted by Argentium
    When did Canada change from large cents to small cents ? Argentium.
    In 1920 both large cents and small cents were minted. After 1920 all cents intended for circulation that were minted were small cents.

  5. #5
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    Re: Road Trip to Windsor

    I bought $100 in loonies, $100 in twoonies and $100 in quarters and quickly searched them to fill holes in my collection. Then I dumped the rest with all of the Canadian coins that I have found in the US that I didn't need/want. I then bought 2 boxes of pennies, 2 boxes of nickels and 1 box of dimes. Then I crossed back to the US to search them with the kids. I am mostly interested in filling holes in my collection as the silver prospects are better in the US and it cost me $8 round trip to go to Canada.

    I live in Metro Detroit about 25 min from the Detroit-Windsor tunnel.

  6. #6
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    Re: Road Trip to Windsor

    Penny Box #2

    Very Disappointing! Mostly zincs

    Elizabeth II
    1963
    1969
    1975x3

    1939 Wheat

    Looked hard for 2005 magnetic, 2007 non-magnetic, and 2010 magnetic - nothing!

    oh well I still have the nickels and dimes to open.

  7. #7
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    Re: Road Trip to Windsor

    Finished the $200 in Canadian Nickels

    George VI: 24
    1937, 1939, 1940x5, 1941x5, 1946, 1947, 1947 maple leaf, 1949x2, 1951 Bicentennial, 1952 x3

    Elizabeth II 1953-1959: 12
    1953
    1954x3
    1955x2
    1956x2
    1958
    1959x3
    1960-1964: 48
    1965-1981: 486 (Including 1967x1 and 1970x1)

    Overall plugged a lot of holes in our collection and added over 5 lbs of nickel bullion to our stack.
    Last edited by MIhunter; May 02, 2014 at 02:35 AM.

  8. #8
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    Re: Road Trip to Windsor

    That is a lot of kings you have found. I usually average 3ish George VIs per box.
    Quote Originally Posted by MIhunter
    Finished the $200 in Canadian Nickels

    George VI: 24 Elizabeth II 1953-1959: 12
    1937 1953
    1939 1954x3
    1940x5 1955x2
    1941x5 1956x2
    1946 1958
    1947 1959x3
    1947 maple leaf
    1949x2 Elizabeth II 1960-1964: 48
    1951 Bicentennial
    1952x3 Elizabeth II 1965-1981: 486
    Including 1967x1 and 1970x1

    Overall plugged a lot of holes in our collection and added over 5 lbs of nickel bullion to our stack.

    This is just a pet-peve of mine when people call any or all canadian commemoratives "bicentennials". Bicentennial is the anniversary of 200 years for something, bicentennial does NOT describe just any old canadian commemorative coin. I do not know if you are smart and did this purposely or if you are just one of those people who call commemoratives bicentennials, but to say the 1951 commemorative nickel is a bicentennial nickel is actually correct. That coin was minted to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the isolation of nickel as an element in 1751.
    It's always nice to fill some spots in your collection and again always nice to get some more pure nickel.

  9. #9
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    Re: Road Trip to Windsor

    Finish the dimes ($250)

    1967x1
    1968(50% Ag)x1
    1970x2

    Cuban 5 centavos x4
    British 5 pence x1

    Searching Canadian dimes is more work than a US dime box,
    I'm glad I was rewarded with some silver

    I got the term Bicentennial for the 1951 from the 2012 North American Coin and Prices book.
    I agree with your "pet-peve"

  10. #10
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    Re: Road Trip to Windsor

    Quote Originally Posted by That Canadian Guy
    That is a lot of kings you have found. I usually average 3ish George VIs per box.
    Quote Originally Posted by MIhunter
    Finished the $200 in Canadian Nickels

    George VI: 24 Elizabeth II 1953-1959: 12
    1937 1953
    1939 1954x3
    1940x5 1955x2
    1941x5 1956x2
    1946 1958
    1947 1959x3
    1947 maple leaf
    1949x2 Elizabeth II 1960-1964: 48
    1951 Bicentennial
    1952x3 Elizabeth II 1965-1981: 486
    Including 1967x1 and 1970x1

    Overall plugged a lot of holes in our collection and added over 5 lbs of nickel bullion to our stack.

    This is just a pet-peve of mine when people call any or all canadian commemoratives "bicentennials". Bicentennial is the anniversary of 200 years for something, bicentennial does NOT describe just any old canadian commemorative coin. I do not know if you are smart and did this purposely or if you are just one of those people who call commemoratives bicentennials, but to say the 1951 commemorative nickel is a bicentennial nickel is actually correct. That coin was minted to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the isolation of nickel as an element in 1751.
    It's always nice to fill some spots in your collection and again always nice to get some more pure nickel.
    I hear you TCG, and one of my pet peeves is the amount of commemoratives, or other "special" coins, The Royal Canadian Mint routinely issues. Just looking at the quarter program, commemoratives, milleniums, olympic, etc; it makes your head spin.

    Granted the US Mint is getting there too, with our own overblown quarter program.

    As a long time coin collector (40 + years), I had to finally draw the line. Whereas I used to ensure I acquired one of each year/each mint mark/each denomination coin made generally available to the public, I know longer bother with US quarters. I've even stopped with the Presidential dollars coins (and it seems now that even the US mint has seen the error of that program).

    It was all about greed, and seeing how many different coins the Mints could make collectors chase after.

    Enough ranting, we can't control what happens, but rather only react as we see fit.

    Continued Happy Hunting.
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    "Behind every dark cloud is a silver lining"

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  11. #11
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    Re: Road Trip to Windsor

    Quote Originally Posted by MIhunter
    Finish the dimes ($250)

    1967x1
    1968(50% Ag)x1
    1970x2

    Cuban 5 centavos x4
    British 5 pence x1

    Searching Canadian dimes is more work than a US dime box,
    I'm glad I was rewarded with some silver

    I got the term Bicentennial for the 1951 from the 2012 North American Coin and Prices book.
    I agree with your "pet-peve"
    You can seperate the coins in the roll and use a magnet on all of them to see which are silver. I also think that Canadian CRHs can spot silver based on the rim(darker probably)

  12. #12
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    Re: Road Trip to Windsor

    This is a cool thread, I like seeing how Canada does with their coin boxes... I am looking forward to some possible future canadian hunts!
    HH
    BuffaloBoy

  13. #13
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    Re: Road Trip to Windsor

    I can generally tell a silver dime from a nickel dime from a steel one but.....my techquine is as follows:

    Open a roll and dump it on the table
    Remove all of the 3rd and 4th effigy dimes (1990-2011)
    Date check all 2nd effigy (1965-1989)
    If I see King George VI (1937-1952) or 1st effigy Elizabeth (1953-1964) I know I am seeing silver.
    I check the 1968s with a magnet, but all three that I have found so far, I could tell they were silver by their color.
    I do keep all the 1970 ones I find (3 so far) because of there low mintage.

  14. #14
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    Re: Road Trip to Windsor

    Quote Originally Posted by sagittarius98
    Quote Originally Posted by MIhunter
    Finish the dimes ($250)

    1967x1
    1968(50% Ag)x1
    1970x2

    Cuban 5 centavos x4
    British 5 pence x1

    Searching Canadian dimes is more work than a US dime box,
    I'm glad I was rewarded with some silver

    I got the term Bicentennial for the 1951 from the 2012 North American Coin and Prices book.
    I agree with your "pet-peve"
    You can seperate the coins in the roll and use a magnet on all of them to see which are silver. I also think that Canadian CRHs can spot silver based on the rim(darker probably)
    The rim is usually much more worn down and is also a brilliant white colour, unless it is filthy which is not the case most often.

    Quote Originally Posted by BuffaloBoy
    This is a cool thread, I like seeing how Canada does with their coin boxes... I am looking forward to some possible future canadian hunts!
    If by that you mean you intend to road trip up north just make sure you stay away from my province. But really, don't invade my territory.

 

 

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