Last updated on October 26th, 2018 at 01:21 am
Last Updated on October 26, 2018 Posted by Colonial Acres Coins
Coin collectors enjoy the challenge of searching for and buying those rare Canadian coins that they can add to their treasured collection. Some collectors are unaware of the value of some of the rare coins in their possession, especially those with an error on them. Even though for some, these pieces don’t really appeal to the eye, they can be pretty valuable. The price depends on the type of the defect and the rarity of the coin in question. For example, if you so happen to find a double clip coin in your change, take a look at its grade, mint mark and date as well. These can give you an insight into the value and rarity of your coin. If you want to know more about some of the error types on rare Canadian coins, keep reading.
- 2012 Double Clipped Penny
- 2004 Penny With Unusual Brockage
- 2004 5 Cent Coin Struck On A Ballcone
- Painted Remembrance Day Quarters In 2004
2012 Canadian Double Clipped Penny
This piece displays a double clipped planchet made out of copper. This type of error can occur when the blade slips on the conveyor or is misaligned. Then, instead of throwing this incomplete coin in the scrap bin, it accidentally finishes with the rest of the good pieces. This 2012 edition of the one cent coin is actually the last edition with the copper plated steel. If you have one of these, it’s not impossible that they are exactly the last ones of this kind ever made. If so, you will probably come into some nice money from them.
2004 Canadian Penny With Unusual Brockage
This kind of error on the 2004 Copper Plated Penny shows the normal design on one side and a mirror one on the other. The coin probably wasn’t restricted because the mint worker didn’t notice the error on the other side. This is a very rare defect that can happen during the minting process, which is exactly why these coins can be worth a lot. Look around your house to see if you can find one of these by chance. You can choose to sell it or keep it as a prized piece in your collection.
2004 Canadian 5 Cent Coin Struck On A Ballcone
Ballcones are stainless steel balls that are used for cleaning and burnishing. During the burnishing process, the ballcones are used to make the planchets look their best. Their surfaces are roughened or dimpled to prepare them for the design. The 2004 5 cent coin was accidentally struck on a ballcone which made it a pretty rare piece that has found its way out of the minting facility.
Painted Canadian Remembrance Day Quarters In 2004
These special edition 2004 quarters were issued to show respect for those who have given their lives for the cause of freedom. The red poppy design was chosen since this flower represents a familiar emblem of Remembrance Day. Some of these pieces were struck through or damaged after the minting process. Others have rugged edges or off-centre paint. These remarkable error coins represent the self-sacrifice and the courage of Canadian veterans through the image of the poppy flower. All Canadians are familiar with the symbolism and can now express their gratitude and pride with these quarters.
Check Colonial Acres’ Numismatic Auctions For Special Pieces
Go to Colonial Acres website to discover a special world of numismatics and great offers showcased on auctions with a variety of coins available. This is how you can get your hands on one of the rare Canadian coins and other pieces to add to your collection. Colonial Acres offer blowout specials, plenty of different deals on decimal and paper money as well as frequent auctions. If you happen to have some of the error coins mentioned above or any others that you wish to sell, contact Colonial Acres. Some of their professional staff members will get to you shortly and negotiate the time and date for your appointment.