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I listened to the morning news on the radio half-awake. It seemed improbably that there would be so many news stories which vaguely piqued my interest - the radio station is very superficial when it comes to news. But there were. And then there were more when I started reading about them...

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owlfish
Oct. 21st, 2004 08:51 am (UTC)
Although the "world's first" claim is wrong, it's still pretty nifty. I hope I get to see one.
forthright
Oct. 21st, 2004 08:37 am (UTC)
Funny
Strange that the article should be making this claim, since I've had this icon for a while (the 2001 limited-edition commemorative Canadian quarter).
owlfish
Oct. 21st, 2004 08:42 am (UTC)
Re: Funny
The article doesn't make the claim if I remember correctly - the radio station this morning did, and it's never a reliable source of good information. The next question of course is whether or not these are the only two coins out there in color.
forthright
Oct. 21st, 2004 09:02 am (UTC)
Re: Funny
There are several coloured Canadian quarters that have been issued over the past few years (all in very small quantities as commemorative coins, but that seems to be what this one is, as well). A partial list can be found here.
forthright
Oct. 21st, 2004 04:08 pm (UTC)
Re: Funny
This article in the Globe and Mail says it's the first coloured *circulation* coin, which makes a lot of sense. All the others were just commemorative issues.
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