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Modern coins, pseudo coins and trade tokens of other continents => Canada => Topic started by: quaziright on October 15, 2018, 09:52:41 PM

Title: New coins to commemorate the armistice
Post by: quaziright on October 15, 2018, 09:52:41 PM
A coloured and non-coloured toonie... looks really beautiful!
Title: Re: New coins to commemorate the armistice
Post by: chrisild on October 16, 2018, 09:51:04 AM
Images might help in such cases. ;)  Here they are, embedded from the mint's website ...

(https://www.mint.ca/store/dyn/armistice/assets/media/armistice_2d.png) (https://www.mint.ca/store/dyn/armistice/assets/media/armistice_2d_painted.png)

Christian
Title: Re: New coins to commemorate the armistice
Post by: quaziright on October 16, 2018, 01:29:56 PM
Bah humbug, without pics, you could have let your imagination run wild ;)
Title: Re: New coins to commemorate the armistice
Post by: Pabitra on October 16, 2018, 04:37:07 PM
Why do they say "Souvenir"?
Finally all pretensions of being legal tender given up?
Title: Re: New coins to commemorate the armistice
Post by: quaziright on October 16, 2018, 04:41:17 PM
Souvenir means to remember in French
Title: Re: New coins to commemorate the armistice
Post by: Pabitra on October 16, 2018, 04:43:53 PM
Thanks
Title: Re: New coins to commemorate the armistice
Post by: quaziright on October 16, 2018, 04:45:57 PM
Both of these are circulating coins by the way
Title: Re: New coins to commemorate the armistice
Post by: Figleaf on October 16, 2018, 07:13:04 PM
Souvenir means to remember in French

Sort of. If the English would have been "to remember", the correct French would have been se souvenir. If the English was meant as remember ... !, the French should have been souvenez-vous.

Peter
Title: Re: New coins to commemorate the armistice
Post by: quaziright on October 16, 2018, 07:38:21 PM
Sort of. If the English would have been "to remember", the correct French would have been se souvenir. If the English was meant as remember ... !, the French should have been souvenez-vous.

Peter

Well, se souvenir is indeed the infinitive form. It should typically have been souvenez-vous. But then I can't answer why they did that, you'd have to ask the issuing authorities

 
Title: Re: New coins to commemorate the armistice
Post by: redlock on October 16, 2018, 08:29:50 PM
Well, se souvenir is indeed the infinitive form. It should typically have been souvenez-vous. But then I can't answer why they did that, you'd have to ask the issuing authorities

because it's ''canadian french'' (québécois) instead of ''real french?''   ;D ;)

The term ''souvenir'' has been used on the Toonies commemorating WWI and WWII since the start of the series in 2014. If the french speaking population of Canada had had any objections the RCM would surely have changed it by now.

By the way, mintage of the coloured coin is 2.000.000; the non-coloured has a mintage of 1.000.000 according to the RCM press release for the coins.
Title: Re: New coins to commemorate the armistice
Post by: quaziright on October 19, 2018, 10:12:11 PM
seems they've stopped selling the pack of 5. The roll is an absolute rip-off
Title: Re: New coins to commemorate the armistice
Post by: redlock on October 20, 2018, 08:48:47 AM
seems they've stopped selling the pack of 5. The roll is an absolute rip-off

True. But what are you going to do? Hope to find them in circulation? I think chances of that are slim... :(
Title: Re: New coins to commemorate the armistice
Post by: quaziright on October 20, 2018, 02:49:52 PM
True. But what are you going to do? Hope to find them in circulation? I think chances of that are slim... :(

It depends, I normally do coin roll hunting every other week, I usually find the new commemoratives quickly enough. However, I would have liked to have 25 to swap on Numista. But no point paying $3.2 for every toonie. I can wait to find them in change or perhaps at a discounted rate at a coin show