[CLOSED] Canadian Large Cent Giveaway!

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  1. Matthew Kruse

    Matthew Kruse Young Numismatist

    This contest is now CLOSED. Winner was announced in Post #66.

    As some of you know, I am a big fan of Canadian coinage. I collect Canadian large cents a lot, so when I saw some UNC large cents at my LCS, I had to get them! I already had the coins, but not in that condition. So, I am giving away the extras! The last five years of Canadian large cents.


    To enter, there are two requirements. Put "Entry Post" in your post and only enter once, you know the rules. Also, say your favorite Canadian coin design and post a picture of it if you have one. I will pick a random number on November 1st and send the coins free of charge to the member selected.

    Good luck!

    P.S. Shoutout @Bradley Trotter . I got these coins (among others) in a trade with you last year. ;)
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  3. Matthew Kruse

    Matthew Kruse Young Numismatist

    Also, for anyone wondering what the upgrades look like...

    Some nice pink/green/orange toning on the coins as well. Not overwhelming but certainly adds to the beauty.

    Prominently displayed in my Canadian Cents Library of Coins album ;)
  4. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    Wow! You got some beauties, there!

    Entry post. If I win, I pledge to do a followup giveaway.

    The 1977 Jubilee gold $100 commemorative is one of my favorite Canadian coin designs. They came out when I was a freshly-minted kid collector and I saw one in an ad in Coins magazine when they were released. I've never had one, but have wanted one since '77. With the price of bullion the way it is now, I might never own one.

    I did come close, with this 1978. I like the flying geese on it, too. But the bouquet on the 1977 is my favorite.


    (This was formerly NGC PR67 UCAM- I lost a point in the conversion to PCGS.)

    I am also a big fan of the 1856 Nova Scotia penny- maybe as much as that 1977 $100 gold design. I'd like an UNC one day, but they're not easy to find in high grade without spending a goodly chunk o' change.

    Runners-up would be the 1843 New Brunswick penny and the 1871 Prince Edward Island cent. I also like Newfies and other Victorian stuff from the Maritime Provinces.
  5. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    @Matthew Kruse - your recent newps- the 1919 and 1920 in particular- literally outshine the coin I have in my Eclectic Box collection:


    Oh, BTW, here's the holey Newfie $2 I had on my old Holey Gold Hat.



    And here's one more Canadian type I like. I might add one of these to my collection someday. It's a modernistic and rather quirky design, but I like it. It just speaks to me somehow.
  6. Matthew Kruse

    Matthew Kruse Young Numismatist

    Thanks for your response LordM! I like the Canadian Provinces and Victorian coins as well. I always keep my eyes peeled for any interesting Canadian coins in the world coin bins and such but not much luck yet with provinces, etc. I do have an 1871 Prince Edward Island large cent in pretty rough shape. (sorry for the quick binder pics) I think I may have gotten this one from @Bradley Trotter as well. Very nice design.

  7. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    I’ve had several of the 1871 PEI cents over the years- even found one or two in bulk lots- but never better than about Fine or so.
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  8. goossen

    goossen Senior Member

    Entry post

    my favourite Canadian coin is the poppy 25 cent. It was the first coin my wife gifted me, so it has a very especial meaning.

  9. expat

    expat Remember you are unique, just like everyone else Supporter

    I have many Canadian coins but nothing earlier than the mid 1950's. My favorite among them is this $100 gold proof save the children issue of 1979
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  10. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

    Enry post. I collect toned Canadian 50 cents, 25 cents, and dimes, and some small cents. I have no large cents.

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  11. serdogthehound

    serdogthehound Well-Known Member

    Entry post

    I’ve always love Canadian Sovereigns as a series I also love the Victorian Silver and the Voyager dollar but I have photos of my Sovereign at hand .

    The Ottawa mint was required as an Imperial Mint to strike sovereigns regardless of the lack of commercial use given Canadian desmialized currency link to the US dollar

    Mine is not a great condition and the most common year (relative ever other imperial mint issued more sovereigns in a year then then the whole of the Canadian series ) .

    The 1911 was also the first year Ottawa refined the gold which is cool since RCM is one of the big refiners in the world.

    I know it’s can be seen as not really a “Canadian coin” but it’s an important part of the History of the Canadain Mint and legal tender at 4.88 2/3 but most people just used America gold when they wanted gold since it was the same domination

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  12. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 U.S Casual Collector / Error Collector

    Entry Post - I've found Canadian coins in change before but never owned a coin as nice as this here . I won this here on CT !
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  13. Hookman

    Hookman Well-Known Member

    Entry Post

    I like the 1967 Commemorative Issues with the animals on them, especially the 25 cent Lynx and the 50 cent Wolf. Both in Silver, of course.
    I've actually collected more Canadian coins than US coins. I have several of the Whitman small cent collection albums full, but haven't really started a large cent collection at all, and I don't think I have any of the large cent Whitman albums.
    The Canadian coins are very interesting, especially the many different commemorative dollars.
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  14. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

  15. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 U.S Casual Collector / Error Collector

    :oops: @lordmarcovan . I forgot that one . Geez I'm so Blessed . I relinquish my entry post and will offer the winnings to @spirityoda for his collection if #11 is picked !! ;)
  16. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    Nobody said you had to relinquish anything. Fine, if you win, have ‘em sent to @spirityoda - that’s a nice gesture.

    But if I win, I’ll have ‘em sent to you, so now you’re right back where you started! :p
  17. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 U.S Casual Collector / Error Collector

    @lordmarcovan Okay deal ! I'm not going to argue with a smart man . ;)
  18. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    Entry post.
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  19. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Hey brother can you spare a half dime?

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  20. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Hey brother can you spare a half dime?

    Rob at one time I had both of those Canadian gold coins, i in fact had quite a few....as gold was cheap ,and when it blew up I sold 2 lbs in gold coins mostly world & canadian. I loved the flying geese as in my hunting days I was a fowler.
  21. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Hey brother can you spare a half dime?

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    The vickies were from Rob a pair of matched varities for the date.
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