I'm looking for info on City of Hamilton 125 aniver. dollar

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Doggys Mom
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I'm looking for info on City of Hamilton 125 aniver. dollar

Postby Doggys Mom » Thu May 28, 2015 5:01 pm

I've a 1971 City of Hamilton 125 anniversary silver (colour) dollar and it has an expiry date on it.
Why does it expire and is it worth anything ?

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Re: I'm looking for info on City of Hamilton 125 aniver. dol

Postby la cenne » Fri May 29, 2015 7:24 am

What you have is a TRADE dollar. Many towns issue them to commemorate important dates in their history. Most time, 100,125 and 150 th anniversary. These dollars are minted using nickel but a few are available in silver and gold. The town merchants accept them as legal tender for a set period during that year. After the expiring date,they are just keepers as souvenir.
There are many collectors of these trade dollars and a lot are listed on EBay. Have a look in the " so called dollar " category. Hope this help. :Lecture:

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Re: I'm looking for info on City of Hamilton 125 aniver. dol

Postby Lightw4re » Fri May 29, 2015 2:21 pm

You can find other examples of trade dollars here :
http://www.coinsandcanada.com/tokens-me ... ollars.php

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Re: I'm looking for info on City of Hamilton 125 aniver. dol

Postby la cenne » Mon Jun 01, 2015 6:16 am

Sorry for not mentionning this great site. I just finish listing some items when I answered the question so my mind was still elsewhere. Will try not to make the mistake again. For the readers,please accept my appologies. :Prier:


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