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Canadian Guitar Pick

Q (Frank Staplin) 05 Jul 09 - 02:19 PM
bankley 05 Jul 09 - 04:58 PM
JennieG 05 Jul 09 - 06:55 PM
Mooh 05 Jul 09 - 08:46 PM
Sandy Mc Lean 05 Jul 09 - 09:01 PM
Leadfingers 05 Jul 09 - 09:45 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 05 Jul 09 - 10:52 PM
bankley 06 Jul 09 - 08:32 AM
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Subject: Canadian Guitar Pick
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 05 Jul 09 - 02:19 PM

A 50-cent coin in the shape of a guitar pick has been issued by the Royal Canadian Mint (April 15, 2009).
Called the "Six String Nation Guitar" pick, it commemorates a special guitar that appeared on Canada Day, 2006, which included a piece of deck from Bluenose II, gold from Maurice Richard's Stanley Cup ring, and a bit of one of the oldest rocks on earth.

The guiter pick coin is triangular, with a central hologram, and Queen Elizabeth on the obverse (or reverse, depending on your political inclination).

Order by 'phone, Canada 1-800-565-4362 or foreign 902-863-6550 (have your plastic ready) or from website, www.canadapost.ca/collecting. Price $34.95 Canadian.

(Only in Canada, you say? Pity!) No, they sell worldwide.


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Subject: RE: Canadian Guitar Pick
From: bankley
Date: 05 Jul 09 - 04:58 PM

now if I could bend it into a thumbpick....


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Subject: RE: Canadian Guitar Pick
From: JennieG
Date: 05 Jul 09 - 06:55 PM

The doco on the guitar's story is very interesting, even for a non-Canadian as what I am.

Cheers
Jennie


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Subject: RE: Canadian Guitar Pick
From: Mooh
Date: 05 Jul 09 - 08:46 PM

Got one as a gift from a student recently. I wouldn't use it as a pick but it is pretty cool as a coin, and the little booklet is cool too. The larger book about the guitar is something I want to get.

Peace, Mooh.


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Subject: RE: Canadian Guitar Pick
From: Sandy Mc Lean
Date: 05 Jul 09 - 09:01 PM

Let me absorb this for a moment. The government will sell you $0.50 for $34.95. I bet they want to charge GST on the whole $34.95 as well. Does Phineas Taylor Barnum still live among us? :-}


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Subject: RE: Canadian Guitar Pick
From: Leadfingers
Date: 05 Jul 09 - 09:45 PM

IF they are legal tender , cant you walk into a Bank in Canada and get one over the counter for 50 cents ??


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Subject: RE: Canadian Guitar Pick
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 05 Jul 09 - 10:52 PM

The coin pick is sold as a proof, a collectors item. The cost is $34.95. All countries do this to make money, including the U. S., also with their proof sets and special issues.

The U. S. mint has started a 'Spouse' series of gold coins, the second (2009) featuring Letitia Tyler. It is gold, 1/2 oz troy, proof, for U. S. $629.00. It comes in a lacquered, 'dome-chested,' hardwood presentation case and a "certificate of authenticity signed by the Director of the United States Mint."
If not to your taste, how about a one ounce gold buffalo? Or a gold double eagle, face value $50.00, for $1289.00?
The British mint offers some doozies as well.


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Subject: RE: Canadian Guitar Pick
From: bankley
Date: 06 Jul 09 - 08:32 AM

turns out the mint is missing $15,000,000 in gold.... that's a lot of picks... they charge too much anyway... it's cheaper to buy bullion in BC than directly from the mint in Ottawa... same stuff but no taxes...


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