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Old Oct 24, 2004, 12:52 PM   #1
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Hi there;

Here is the new issue Canadian 25-cent piece. It is a rather unique coin, as it is apparently the first coin to combine stamping and coloured ink. (notice my Canadian spelling, eh?) Who knows how long the ink will last.

Shot with a Kodak dx6490 using Hoya close-up filters +1, +2, +3.

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Old Oct 24, 2004, 12:56 PM   #2
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The poppy is the Canadian symbol of remembrance of war veterans, after John McCrae's famous Poem "In Flanders' Fields" (the poppies grow)

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Old Oct 25, 2004, 3:29 PM   #3
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Hi Tom

Nice photos. Your lenses seem to be working very well. And the color!!!they matched the poppy red perfectly.Maybe we could send up someone from the states to teachyour governmentto crayola inside the lines eh?

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Hi Tom,

Wow, that is unique. The pictures are excellent, very sharp. The poppy is alsorepresentative of our war veterens. The process of putting down the color seems to be work intensive. Having to deal with a stamp and ink, etc. I wonder if it is a limited production. If so, save it. it might be worth $5 in 50 years. HaHa.

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Old Oct 25, 2004, 9:47 PM   #5
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Thanks, Dan and Nadia.

The coins are produced by our mint, but distributed (for the time being) by that great Canadian institution, Tim Hortons. :-)

In 50 years theymight be worth $5 CDN, which would probably add up to, say, 25 cents US. :?

Thanks again, I really like my new lenses, but I still have to figure how to coax more DOF out of them.

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Old Oct 30, 2004, 10:59 PM   #6
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Hey Tom, nice to meet a fellow Canadian not to mention a fellow Ontario resident! Must be lovely in Point Pelee this time of year!

I just got one of these quarters the other day and thought they were really nice. I have to say, I think that our Canadian money is one of the nicest in the world! Very colourful and pretty. I love the new 20 dollar bills. We have had some very unique coins. Look at our toonies for instance with the two colours of metals used. I didn't realize that good old Tim Horton's was distributing these new quarters.

Got to love Timmies coffee! Cheers!


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Hi;

I agree. I love the new toonies... (I wish I had a million of 'em) :lol:

Point Pelee, can be lovely at any time of year, but it is also very exposed to the elements, especially wind. Today the wind wasblowing in off the lake at a fast enough clip to blow my hat off every time I went outside. I need a heavier tripod.

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Hi everyone, i got mine today and it's already inan album(i'm a coin collector). BTW, a few weeks ago i post a macro pic of a Canadian 50¢ and it has been deleted. I tought it was not permitted to post photos of money but since yours is here why mine was deleted?:sad:
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Hi Tom, ya the new coins do look good, but the paint job scratches off too quickly if they are left to mix with other coins. :sad:

Ipicked upa few to put away, in individual plastic sleeves. Maybe they will fix the paint rubbing off, might just be a teething problem like the first toonies(Canadian 2$ coin)where the center would pop out.

:cart:I do seem to show upat Tim'sa bit to often :lol:
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That is odd, I did not think there was an issues with images of coins. There are a lot of "rules" about making images paper money.

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