1996 $2 German Planchet 2 Dollar Toonie *Broken pearls?

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1996 $2 German Planchet 2 Dollar Toonie *Broken pearls?

Post by Coinnosseur » Tue Jan 24, 2023 12:15 am

So I am fairly certain this is one of the German Planchet errors, however am curious what the extra string of beads could be? Have not seen that before.
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1996 $2 Canada 001 German Planchet (closeup broken pearl necklace) obv.png
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Re: 1996 $2 German Planchet 2 Dollar Toonie *Broken pearls?

Post by coinguy » Tue Jan 24, 2023 6:45 am

Welcome to the Forum
First, a German planchet is not an error, there were 10 million produced in Germany to help with the
production during the introduction of the Toonie in 1996.
That extra string of “beads” you see is just damage

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Re: 1996 $2 German Planchet 2 Dollar Toonie *Broken pearls?

Post by CanuckCoinGirl » Wed Jan 25, 2023 7:42 pm

I agree. That extra string at the bottom looks very much like someone tried to take an electric pencil to the coin and did not have a steady hand, or found it a harder alloy than they expected.

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