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Is there a widespread protest movement against the Queen...defacing her on coins?

Is there a widespread protest movement against the Queen...defacing her on coins?

Old Jan 22, 12, 12:04 am
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Is there a widespread protest movement against the Queen...defacing her on coins?

Quite often, I see Canadian coins with some scratches over the Queen. Sometimes, the scratches are a big X. Recently, I got a penny and it is completely gouged but only on the Queen's side.

Is this a method of protest?
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Old Jan 22, 12, 4:08 pm
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I'm not sure, but I think it's pretty rare. I've not run into it in Saskatchewan and I'm in Ontario a lot and haven't noticed it there either.
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Old Jan 22, 12, 5:22 pm
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Lived in Vancouver all my life, and I've never seen this once.

"Spocking" Laurier on the five is, however, common:

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Old Jan 23, 12, 12:44 pm
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Good thing this came up. I went through all my change. HRH is fine on some coins but on some 25 cent coins and some 5 cent coins she seems to have been replaced by profiles of men with braided ponytails. Hmmm.
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I have never, ever seen this.
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Old Feb 1, 12, 11:36 am
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I have never, ever seen this.
I have roughly 400 CAD$ in coins on and around my desk. I have never seen what the OP is describing.
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Old Feb 3, 12, 5:54 pm
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Originally Posted by 797-3 View Post
Quite often...........
You must be in a very anti-monarchist location! Iíve never seen any and since this post first appeared, Iíve randomly checked coins in my pocket and still nothing.
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Old Feb 3, 12, 6:24 pm
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Originally Posted by fly-yul View Post
I have roughly 400 CAD$ in coins on and around my desk. I have never seen what the OP is describing.
+1, just checked the 20 coins I have on my desk.
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Originally Posted by 797-3 View Post
Quite often, I see Canadian coins with some scratches over the Queen. Sometimes, the scratches are a big X. Recently, I got a penny and it is completely gouged but only on the Queen's side.

Is this a method of protest?
Where are you based?
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Old Feb 8, 12, 10:49 pm
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Originally Posted by 797-3 View Post
Quite often, I see Canadian coins with some scratches over the Queen. Sometimes, the scratches are a big X. Recently, I got a penny and it is completely gouged but only on the Queen's side.

Is this a method of protest?
I've never heard of it.

Actually, the Monarchy is enjoying a small revival here in Canada.
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http://www.jewsnews.co.il/2015/03/01...leonard-nimoy/

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