My ususal ongoing Pirate stories; Claudia, Fate of the Lenear Specter, Chart of the Moon Goddess, etc. are still in development but for now I’d like to catch up on a my other piratey shtick.
T’was the last Saturday of the month of February
as best as I can remember just three times fairly,
when I spy with me unpatched eye,
another Coinstar score in the store that I frequent quite merrily!
Okay this Store management may have sunk me chances at any more neglected plunder scoring only two coin that month of February so I was forced to ply me sharp and wicked eye to the nearby Compass machine more often. The same three machines located outside the Light Transit train station.
I did get better than expected results this time, lucky me. Score one worthless store cart slug with an interesting footnote in local Retain/Economic history.
A lucky score for the Month of February!
2007 2 Dollars Polar Bear Reverse Bi-Metallic Aluminium-bronze center in Nickel ring
KM# 837, Schön# 525 38,957,000 Mintage
2012 1 Dollar Loon Reverse Brass plated Steel KM# 1255, Schön# 944 107,105,000 Mintage.
2004 Quarter Dollar Caribou Reverse Nickel plated Steel KM# 493, Schön# 521 177,466,000 Mintage
2006 Quarter Dollar Caribou Reverse Nickel plated Steel KM# 493, Schön# 521 423,189,000 Mintage
2008 Commemorative issue Freestyle Skiing - Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games Nickel plated Steel KM# 765, Schön# 750.1 22,000,000 Mintage.
There is a huge number of commemorative Canadian quarters including Numismatic proofs and silver versions so collecting the complete quarters of Canada is a daunting endeavor.
2004 10 Cents Bluenose Schooner reverse Nickel plated Steel KM# 492, Schön# 520 214,000,000 Mintage.
2006 10 Cents Bluenose Schooner reverse Nickel plated Steel KM# 492, Schön# 520 312,000,000 Mintage.
2015 10 Cents Bluenose Schooner reverse Nickel plated Steel KM# 492, Schön# 520 112,475,000 Mintage.
2016 x 3 10 Cents Bluenose Schooner reverse Nickel plated Steel KM# 492, Schön# 520 220,000,000 Mintage.
Note: 2017 10 Cents are a considerably low mintage year of 575,000 of NIFC, that is NOT intended for circulation type so HANG on to them!
2001 5 Cents Beaver Reverse Nickel plated Steel KM# 182b, Schön# 164a 136,656,000 Mintage
2005 5 Cent Beaver Reverse Nickel plated Steel KM# 491, Schön# 519a 89,664,000 Mintage.
2008 5 Cent Beaver Reverse Nickel plated Steel KM# 491, Schön# 519a 278,530,000 Mintage.
2013 5 Cent Beaver Reverse Nickel plated Steel KM# 491, Schön# 519a 78,120,000 Mintage.
2015 5 Cent Beaver Reverse Nickel plated Steel KM# 491, Schön# 519a 87,360,000 Mintage.
2016 5 Cent Beaver Reverse Nickel plated Steel KM# 491, Schön# 519a 140,952,000 Mintage.
2018 x 2 5 Cent Beaver Reverse Nickel plated Steel KM# 491, Schön# 519a Mintage Unposted.
Zellers Discount Department Store Shopping aluminum Cart tokens are made to the approximate size of the One Dollar coin. The carts either accept both the One Dollar coin, or the token as a means to encourage the customer return the cart to the store or cart Stall when done with shopping.
This token was to be carried on a typical set of keys by a Lobster clasp affixed to the hole of the Cart token.
The Zellers Retailer closed down retail operations in March of 2013 uncompetitive to the likes of Walmart. The Chains retail space was acquired by Target Stores began purchasing lease agreements as early as January 2011 Target stores took the place of the Zellers retail stores for barely two years but ended up closing it’s stores by April 15th 2015. The reasons begin with a terrible relaunch, very spotty supply chain issues, too narrow selection of brands leading to poor sales! Sounds more like terrible management. The CEO should have been keelhauled by the Shareholders.
Yes I shopped there as I mulled and experimented in cheaper clothing options for that Gothic Zeller's look back when I was quite Income challenged.
Total Plunder from the Coinstar and 3 Compass Fare Machines for February 2019
19 coins $4.35 In CAD Currency or $3.26 USD
0 coins Foreign Currency
2013 5 Cent as a Low Mintage coin.
1 Zellers Cart Token for posterity
The remainder goes into my ‘Go Fund my Pirate Ship’ Project (An upcoming blog Saga).
So do yea ‘ave a Coinstar Machine near ye? Tell me wha’ Yea plundered from it or any other Change generatin’ vendin’ machine.
“Et lux in tenebris to serve laboro, sum sicarius” “I work in the shadows to serve the Light, I am an Assassin”
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