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Offline quaziright

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New coins to commemorate the armistice
« on: October 15, 2018, 09:52:41 PM »
A coloured and non-coloured toonie... looks really beautiful!

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Re: New coins to commemorate the armistice
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2018, 09:51:04 AM »
Images might help in such cases. ;)  Here they are, embedded from the mint's website ...



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Re: New coins to commemorate the armistice
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2018, 01:29:56 PM »
Bah humbug, without pics, you could have let your imagination run wild ;)

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Re: New coins to commemorate the armistice
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2018, 04:37:07 PM »
Why do they say "Souvenir"?
Finally all pretensions of being legal tender given up?

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Re: New coins to commemorate the armistice
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2018, 04:41:17 PM »
Souvenir means to remember in French

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Re: New coins to commemorate the armistice
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2018, 04:43:53 PM »
Thanks

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Re: New coins to commemorate the armistice
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2018, 04:45:57 PM »
Both of these are circulating coins by the way

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Re: New coins to commemorate the armistice
« Reply #7 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.

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An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

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Re: New coins to commemorate the armistice
« Reply #8 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

 

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Re: New coins to commemorate the armistice
« Reply #9 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.

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Re: New coins to commemorate the armistice
« Reply #10 on: October 19, 2018, 10:12:11 PM »
seems they've stopped selling the pack of 5. The roll is an absolute rip-off

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Re: New coins to commemorate the armistice
« Reply #11 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... :(

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Re: New coins to commemorate the armistice
« Reply #12 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