ARNPRIOR TYPE SILVER DOLLARS-GOOD INFORMATION

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Silverman
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ARNPRIOR TYPE SILVER DOLLARS-GOOD INFORMATION

Post by Silverman » Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:47 am

1950–1952
Arnprior type varieties
A technical problem emanated during the 1950s that was to plague the Royal Canadian Mint. At each end of the canoe on the Voyageur Dollar, are four shallow water lines. In the process of polishing the dies, parts of these lines tended to disappear. The result was that there were differences in the appearance of the coins from year to year. There were collectors that decided arbitrarily that a certain pattern of partial water lines at the right-hand end of the canoe should be collected separately and command a premium over dollars with perfect water lines or other partial lines configurations.[3] The Arnprior type configurations tended to consist of 2 and ½ water lines at the right. Any trace of the bottom water line disqualified a coin from being considered an Arnprior type.[3]

Varieties of 1952
A modified reverse, with no water lines at all, was put into use in 1952. In addition to removing the water lines, this modified reverse was different because the image of the canoe on the coin had a larger islet tip at the right end. This variety is different from the Arnprior coins in that it was deliberately created.[4]

Origin of the Arnprior name
In December 1955, the Royal Canadian Mint made up an order of 2,000 silver dollars for a firm in Arnprior, Ontario. These coins had 2 and ½ water lines at the right end of the canoe. This was similar to the accidental disappearance of water lines on the versions from 1950 to 1951. The 1955 dollars caught the interest of many collectors and it was this version that led to the term Arnprior being applied to any dollar with an appearance of missing water lines. An even more collectible of the 1955 Arnprior, is given by the die break on the obverse legend, with the result being the joining of the T and the I in GRATIA.[5]

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_silver_dollar

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Re: ARNPRIOR TYPE SILVER DOLLARS-GOOD INFORMATION

Post by Dave B » Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:16 am

Great info...thanks

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Re: ARNPRIOR TYPE SILVER DOLLARS-GOOD INFORMATION

Post by TBH » Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:32 am

Not good information, more misinformation via wikipedia.
Only the 1955 Arnpriors have 2 and 1/2 waterlines the others do not.
The term Arnprior is not applied to any dollar with missing water lines
@Silverman It's time for you to buy a reliable reference book for Canadian coins.

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Re: ARNPRIOR TYPE SILVER DOLLARS-GOOD INFORMATION

Post by Bill in Burl » Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:54 am

Again the info from the original poster was good information if you read it all the way through. The info says that heavy die polishing created "Arnprior types")in 50-51, not Arnprior actual dollars like from 1955. The OP is more than welcome to start a thread about anything that he wants, and from whatever reference that he wants. The members will correct him if he is wrong and he's not.
Bill in Burl

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