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by Bill in Burl
Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: Silver Dollars
Replies: 4
Views: 76

Re: Silver Dollars

The '36 is a keeper, but the '65 is scrap silver
by Bill in Burl
Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:05 am
Forum: RCM Products
Topic: Mint Marks
Replies: 3
Views: 79

Re: Mint Marks

The "P" is not a mintmark ... it means "plated" construction.
by Bill in Burl
Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: Are some things boring?
Replies: 4
Views: 97

Re: Are some things boring?

I have been a true variety collector for a long time, specifically Vicky cents. By a "true variety" I mean a change in the dies dictated by the mintmaster (changes in Monarchs, legends, design, etc). Also changes on the Mint floor that are authorized by the mint through the floor foreman (repunches ...
by Bill in Burl
Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: Metal Detecting Coins
Replies: 7
Views: 117

Re: Metal Detecting Coins

I used to metal detect long long ago ... more than 45 years back and also dug for bottles in the old Cal gold towns/fields. My best for metal detecting were, first, local areas from small/midsized towns where there were fairs/gatherings, etc, then very old small cemeteries somewhat out in the countr...
by Bill in Burl
Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:23 am
Forum: 25 cents
Topic: 2010 25 cents missing color
Replies: 6
Views: 157

Re: 2010 25 cents missing color

How do you translate it into English? And that thread does not appear to be on numicanada so I can't use the translation on the site. What does it say in a sentence or two?
by Bill in Burl
Mon Feb 10, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: Metal Detecting Coins
Replies: 7
Views: 117

Re: Metal Detecting Coins

What date is the Vicky? You can try some soaks in pure olive oil ... that works on silver Roman coins. Maybe they will get a little better, but silver reacts to many different minerals/compounds in the soil and they will never look bright and shiny. If you have some old worthless coins that you foun...
by Bill in Burl
Mon Feb 10, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: 25 cents
Topic: 2010 25 cents missing color
Replies: 6
Views: 157

Re: 2010 25 cents missing color

Starting in the late 90's, the RCM (and other mints) promotional departments started their insane "let's make some new ceremonial coins". Especially the quarters where the play was ruthless. They commemorated everything on the planet earth or anything historical. They produced multilayer, multiplyed...
by Bill in Burl
Thu Feb 06, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: 10 cents
Topic: 1998 Dot dime
Replies: 1
Views: 127

Re: 1998 Dot dime

Someone may answer this if you can post a photo. Almost ALL "dots" are just little die chips in the die and have little or no added value.
by Bill in Burl
Fri Jan 31, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: 1906 25 cents SC
Replies: 3
Views: 204

Re: 1906 25 cents SC

Hard to tell from the photo, but G6 maybe and heavily cleaned. Don't know if it's a large or small crown .. I'm not a 25 cent person.
by Bill in Burl
Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: Rob Turner's 1890H & 1892 Die Study
Replies: 1
Views: 135

Re: Rob Turner's 1890H & 1892 Die Study

I have all of his books, both hardcover and spiral. I worked with him on his first 4.
by Bill in Burl
Wed Jan 29, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Sell, Buy and Trade
Topic: 2005 P Non Magnetic Penny
Replies: 7
Views: 402

Re: 2005 P Non Magnetic Penny

Your coin has some damage/wear/cleaning issues. You HAVE TO make sure that the coin is, in fact, non-magnetic and you can't check it with a cheap weak magnet. Then you take some good pictures and only then can you try to find a buyer. There have been many of these found and the prices have dropped w...
by Bill in Burl
Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: 1996 2 dollar uncirculated coin
Replies: 6
Views: 462

Re: 1996 2 dollar uncirculated coin

I wouldn't send in in to a TPG ... you will eat up any profit you will ever get for the coin even if it is German. I have a friend who has a number of the German planchets. He is called the twoonieman, but is not a member of this site, but frequents all the Ottawa/Montreal shows.. You also need to s...
by Bill in Burl
Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: collectors who sell coins.
Replies: 5
Views: 379

Re: collectors who sell coins.

If you have an established coin club within a hour or so, I would try to sell them there. There's no tax, no shipping, no fees and they are all collectors looking for a good deal. Most clubs run a small auction during each monthly meeting. They also usually allow a seller to "set up a small shop" at...
by Bill in Burl
Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: 1931 Dime AU details - Damage
Replies: 6
Views: 338

Re: 1931 Dime AU details - Damage

Hugh Powell is more than just "a guy at the coin show". He is a very astute long-time dealer who carries many many extremely high-grade coins. You couldn't have found anyone, short of Sandy Campbell, who knows more about high-grade coins and what to collect. Hugh is highly respected in the Canadian ...
by Bill in Burl
Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: 1931 Dime AU details - Damage
Replies: 6
Views: 338

Re: 1931 Dime AU details - Damage

I would use portrait, rather than landscape and use as much natural light as possibl, not a flash.