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Hey yall, I have a uncirculated 1996 2 dollar coin and I think its the german planchet variety. Here is a picture. Can anyone tell me if this is the german planchet? I think the vertical lines on this coin is the identifying characteristics of that variety. Does anyone know..?
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It is a specimen coin. And it looks like a canadian planchet to me.
I wouldn't send in in to a TPG ... you will eat up any profit you will ever get for the coin even if it is German. I have a friend who has a number of the German planchets. He is called the twoonieman, but is not a member of this site, but frequents all the Ottawa/Montreal shows.. You also need to see the coins in hand to really tell one from the other. The coins that you mention with the centers falling out were not necessarily German planchets. Anyone can get the center of any toonie to fall out, or even turned around for an obverse side center onto the center.... just a little heat or cold and there you go.
Bill in Burl