Loonie- Fake or ?

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Loonie- Fake or ?

Postby ikandiggit » Tue Mar 09, 2010 9:55 pm

I pulled this 1987 loonie from the till a few weeks ago. It's a lot brighter and shinier than a typical loonie from the same time period. Also, lighter in colour. The weight is correct. There's a bit of crud at the top which may have been attached to something making me think this was used as a piece of jewelry. However, it's worn but still very shiny and a different color.

Any ideas?



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Re: Loonie- Fake or ?

Postby Lightw4re » Wed Mar 10, 2010 11:30 am

If we compare an UNC 1 dollar coin and a Circ. one, there's a difference with the color. If it's the same size, same weight, it's probably the same composition. You can try to scratch it to try to see the core.

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Re: Loonie- Fake or ?

Postby livingdinasaur » Fri Mar 19, 2010 7:40 pm

Larry, that must have been used as a pendant, at some time. The spot at the top is definitely a heat discoloration, and the metal looks like silver-solder.
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