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If you're looking for a perfect stocking stuffer, you can't go wrong with Flinty. That's what Lois (Bunny) Burke was saying yesterday as she spoke about the Chamber of Commerce's special silver coins. The coins are identical to the $3 Flin Flon coins jingling around in local pockets but with one important distinction Ñ they are .999 pure silver. "We wanted to order these because there are a lot of coin collectors out there," said Burke, an executive member of the Chamber. "The fact that there are a limited number of them (100) and that they're pure silver makes them a real collector's item." Only about 25 of the 100 silver coins remain, so Burke encourages anyone hoping to nab one to act fast. The Chamber is offering special holders for the coins as well. See 'Flinty' P.# Con't from P.# The silver coins sell for $40 each or two for $75. Meanwhile, the standard $3 Flinty coins continue to be a hot commodity in town. "The regular coins seem to be selling quite briskly, especially now with a lot of people looking for stocking stuffers," said Burke. Both the silver and regular coins feature the Flin Flon shield on one side and an image of Flintabbatey Flonatin on the other. They were minted this past fall at the Great Canadian Mint in Edmonton. For more information on the coins, including pricing, contact the Chamber office at 687-4518.