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benjie84
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I had a basic question for all of our northern neighbors--I currently am looking to use some silver voyageur dollars in coin work. It is to my knowledge that they are 36 mm in diameter. Can anyone confirm this? They are a size between half dollar and regular american silver dollar. I wanted to get these because Joe Mogar's chinese coins he has with shell and flipper are 1 and 7/16th of an inch--roughly 36.51 mm. These canadian dollars would more or less be a perfect addition for silver coins. Thanks!

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Ben,

According to The Magician's Coin, your info is correct:

http://www.themagicianscoin.com/the-coins/large-coins

However, be sure to check the Wikipedia entry here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_silver_dollar

It looks like the sizes did change a bit between certain years.
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Marion would confirm that a very slight size difference between your silver and Chinese coins helps in some one handed sleights
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I also love the Canadian 1967 "wolf" silver half dollars. Please check these out if you can.
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The wolves are great, gaddy! I really like using them. I've got a pic here for those who may not have seen them- the lighting gave them a bit of a goldtone in the shot, but they are SILVER. Smile

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Those are sweet looking.
magicalaurie
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The 1967 dollars (with a flying goose on them) are really beautiful, too. I also use the nickels (rabbits!)- I'm working on something with them right now, actually.
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Yea I would go ahead and make sure its a voyageur from 1935-1967 as those are the years it was silver and 36 mm.
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Hi Benjie,

I can confirm that the later ones are smaller- I've got a 1969, 1976, and a 1985 Voyageur here- all at 32mm and not silver.

The 1967 Flying Goose Silver dollar measures 36mm.
1967 Wolf Silver half dollar measures 30mm.

By comparison, the only American dollar I've got, Roth's spinner, looks to be 39mm.

Laurie
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Certainly does Mr. O. Smile Especially when going from the smaller to the larger in manipulations. Smile

Nice looking coins but it's much more about (at least for the most important element in the dynamic - the specs) what you do with them than what they look like, IMHO. Smile
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On 2011-01-21 14:28, Mb217 wrote:
Certainly does Mr. O. Smile Especially when going from the smaller to the larger in manipulations. Smile

Nice looking coins but it's much more about (at least for the most important element in the dynamic - the specs) what you do with them than what they look like, IMHO. Smile
I agree, but why use ugly coins if you don't need to?
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Voyageur dollars are great for manipulation. At 36mm I find them easy to use, and they match many copper and brass coins from different countries. Roy Kueppers makes gaffs with Voyageur.
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