2017 Aurora Toonie - large dot-chip on obverse

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Gini
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2017 Aurora Toonie - large dot-chip on obverse

Post by Gini » Fri Jun 19, 2020 2:32 am

Found a circulated non-colour 150 Years Toonie with a large dot behind queens head
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coinguy
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Re: 2017 Aurora Toonie - large dot-chip on obverse

Post by coinguy » Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:32 am

Looks like a plating bubble trapped between the brass plating and core.

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Re: 2017 Aurora Toonie - large dot-chip on obverse

Post by Silverman » Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:55 am

Interesting

Gini
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Re: 2017 Aurora Toonie - large dot-chip on obverse

Post by Gini » Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:39 am

The bubble looks quite solid and has a smaller dot on the bottom lobe. Its hard to tell in the picture, but there is something going on where the core meets the outer ring in that area as well. Looks like a slight gap and less that ideal fit between the core and ring.
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coinguy
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Re: 2017 Aurora Toonie - large dot-chip on obverse

Post by coinguy » Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:02 am

It is not unusual to have a gap between the outer ring and the core. There are some out there that have a gap large enough that you can see through it. These usually bring a premium.

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