That said, it does seem like fun! However, I know of at least two people who have tried boiling and then freezing the coin in hopes of the outer metal ring expanding or the inner ring shrinking, and then hammering it, but to no avail. It seems this discussion is continuously a topic of great concern on some local BBSs I frequent, but really, does it warrant such heated debate? I have heard rumors that they may be re-calling the "faulty" coins, and I have also heard rumors that anyone caught popping the middle out of one (by the government I assume) can be fined upwards of two thousand dollars (a hefty price to pay for destroying only two dollars of this country's "riches!")
Perhaps I am dwelling too much on the subject, but what else would you write about if you were fresh out of ideas and had a column due in less than a day? Actually, I have two. One for Chebucto Connections and one for The Lion's Tale, my school's "official" newspaper!
Now, back to my discussion of Canada's new two dollar coin. Not too much to my surprise I was recently able to find some rather interesting and/or humorous Web-pages which focus on this very topic of discussion. I have to cut my column short this month, so here they are in random order:
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