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Offline Sumitha

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Re: Australian Rio Olympics issues
« Reply #15 on: September 01, 2016, 05:06:52 PM »
The coins look good.Would the color fade with time?

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« Reply #16 on: September 01, 2016, 11:21:26 PM »
Possibly but only time will tell, the colours are in a slight recess so should not wear much.
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Re: Australian Rio Olympics issues
« Reply #17 on: September 02, 2016, 04:06:21 AM »
The coins look good.Would the color fade with time?
I doubt they will be in circulation long enough to know.

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« Reply #18 on: September 02, 2016, 05:59:55 PM »
Colored coins have been introduced for circulation in Canada and Papua New Guinea before. Experience says that the color fades away pretty quickly. There are number of factors which will fasten the process of fading like weather, extent to which coins circulate etc...

That doesn't make them less interesting though. :)

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« Reply #19 on: September 02, 2016, 06:27:56 PM »
I personally think its only the earlier canadian coins like the pink ribbon and perhaps the remembrance 2004 coin which sees fading. But all the coins after that maintain their colour quite well. I'm thinking the Olympic coins, remembrance, 1812 and native animals. I won't talk yet about the maple leaf and the flanders coins since they are new. But they are very elegant whenever I find them in my coin rolls or in change. The colour composition is truly well executed

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« Reply #20 on: September 02, 2016, 06:33:18 PM »
I personally think its only the earlier canadian coins like the pink ribbon and perhaps the remembrance 2004 coin which sees fading. But all the coins after that maintain their colour quite well. I'm thinking the Olympic coins, remembrance, 1812 and native animals. I won't talk yet about the maple leaf and the flanders coins since they are new. But they are very elegant whenever I find them in my coin rolls or in change. The colour composition is truly well executed

Thanks! I wasn't aware of recent colored Canadian issues.

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Re: Australian Rio Olympics issues
« Reply #21 on: October 20, 2016, 12:25:47 PM »
Of course each colour has a different design, I wonder if any mules will be found with the wrong colour in place? ???

Oh geez, hadn't even noticed they were different designs. A mix-up wouldn't surprise me.

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Re: Australian Rio Olympics issues
« Reply #22 on: August 08, 2017, 12:35:42 PM »
A recent enquiry with the RAM about the mintage of the Olympic $2 coins issued through Woolworths.

You can read their answer below.  To save you looking up the information, it is 2 million of each coloured ring.

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Thank you for contacting the Royal Australian Mint.
 
These coins are not listed in our $2 circulating coin page as they were a custom minting job for the Woolworths Olympic & Paralympic Program. However, you can find the mintages of these coins in our 2015-16 Annual Report linked here.

Full details can be found on page 105.

 
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