I asked because:
> >> 1997 une anne de changement...
> >> 1. La pice de 1 cent reprend sa forme ronde...
> > The new cent is round; but is it copper coated zinc?
> Yes, as posted before the blanks are being supplied by the same US
> firm that supplies blanks for US cents.
The RCM catalog says 2.5 grams of bronze. This is consistent with
both the U.S. copper coated zinc, and the 1996 Canadian "ultra thin"
bronze (actually brass) small cents. I suppose I will be able to
tell the difference based on the color.
> >> 2. La pice de cinquante cents re?oit une cure de rajeunis***t. Les
> >> armoiries du Canada seront modifies...
> >> 3. Une pice commmorative de un dollar sera mise pour clbr le
> >> dixime anniversaire de l'arrive de celle-ci dans la monnaie de
> >> circulation...
> > Are any of the coins changing over to nickel coated steel?
> Yes, .05, .10, .25, .50.
> None of the mint sets are changed though.
Boooooo! Yes, the RCM catalog also says pure nickel.
> > Is that 10th aniversary dollar only for mint sets (that is what
> > my brochure from the RCM says), or are they expected to appear
> > in circulation?
> I never saw it stated they were exclusively for RCM sets. I expect them
> to be released into circulation July 1 1997 (but have no proof just
> a gut feeling). They've never made a loonie that didn't circulate.
On the set specifications page there is a footnote stating
"* Espcially minted for 1997 Specimen and "Oh Canada" Sets"
* is tagged on Anniversary $1
> > Sorry about answering French with English, but I cannot read or
> > write French, I can just guess at what it says from the context
> > that I already know.
> I did post a translation (and mentioned it all about 3 weeks ago...)
Maybe I wasn't paying attention. I just got the french language
post a couple of days ago.
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