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by Bill in Burl
Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:11 am
Forum: 25 cents
Topic: 1974 die shift error
Replies: 2
Views: 34

Re: 1974 die shift error

Without seeing it in hand, I'd say machine/mechanical doubling. In the nanosecond after the die strikes, it slightly moves as the die retreats from the planchet. It is corrected by tightening up the holder/keeper that holds the die in place. Pretty common on old Vicky large cents, but new presses ma...
by Bill in Burl
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: 1952-2002 P Penny with Doubling on dates
Replies: 2
Views: 90

Re: 1952-2002 P Penny with Doubling on dates

As I answered on another site. Don't waste money grading. It's die deterioration doubling and the coin will be worth no more than a few cents.
by Bill in Burl
Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Has ICCS been doing a good job for Canadian coins?
Replies: 1
Views: 138

Re: Has ICCS been doing a good job for Canadian coins?

Almost yearly, ICCS is losing market share to PCGS ... mostly from higher-end collectors. For coins that are generally going to stay in Canada or sold primarily to Canadian customers vis Ebay or coin shows, ICCS does very well .. .mostly because of price to grade. They have refused to enter the 21st...
by Bill in Burl
Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: Questions and Suggestions
Topic: OK people, let's start promoting this website
Replies: 12
Views: 20205

Re: OK people, let's start promoting this website

I try to promote this site whenever I have the chance and have been doing so since I joined years ago. Many people use the website as a reference to look up coins, but the English side of this forum gets little or no traffic as far as posting anything. I guess people post threads on other coin sites...
by Bill in Burl
Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:07 am
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: 1976 Olympic silver 28 piece folder/stamp
Replies: 6
Views: 914

Re: 1976 Olympic silver 28 piece folder/stamp

Yes, they are melting for scrap the Olympic coins. I have never seen the set that you have, with the stamps. I wouldn't sell it to a dealer only offering scrap ... take it to a coin show where there is a choice of dealers or put it on Kijiji .. Ebay takes a large slice. Go to the library and look at...
by Bill in Burl
Tue Feb 05, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: 5 cents
Topic: 1924
Replies: 2
Views: 2891

Re: 1924

Is the "line" between the R & A raised or incuse?
by Bill in Burl
Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Banknotes
Topic: quick to judge ??
Replies: 2
Views: 1074

Re: quick to judge ??

Whether it's coins or antiques or anything collectible ... NEVER accept an offer from the person that you asked to "evaluate" it. The only thing that you should get from them should be an estimate and then store that information into your grey matter.
by Bill in Burl
Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: 1964 dot over 9 common or rare
Replies: 5
Views: 7374

Re: 1964 dot over 9 common or rare

Don't believe anything that came out of B;ais's "book". He was a manager at Ebay and would compare prices for a certified coin with how many showed up on Ebay. His prices for "modern" stuff was ridiculous ... don't believe them. So, if a modern cent or nickel or dime showed up wi...
by Bill in Burl
Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: 1 dollar
Topic: New 2006 dollar variation
Replies: 8
Views: 2056

Re: New 2006 dollar variation

I still have no idea what is being referenced here. Are you talking about the distance between the bead and the rim? And I still have no idea how to ascertain what is the Northernmost or Westernmost Are you talking about the beads that are 180 degrees to the "notch" at one of the 12 sides?
by Bill in Burl
Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: 1942 Georgivs VI Penny error?
Replies: 4
Views: 7155

Re: 1942 Georgivs VI Penny error?

There's a dark area through what would be the upper vertical section. Is there any evidence of something external knocking it off?
by Bill in Burl
Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Conservation and Classification
Topic: ICCS certification numbers
Replies: 2
Views: 2871

Re: ICCS certification numbers

As far as I've heard, it's entirely random and there is no set system/order in place .. or it hasn't been figured out yet anyhow
by Bill in Burl
Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: 1 dollar
Topic: New 2006 dollar variation
Replies: 8
Views: 2056

Re: New 2006 dollar variation

I still don't see what you see ... what's the northernmost dot?
by Bill in Burl
Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: Banknotes
Topic: 1954 $1 Misprint
Replies: 2
Views: 950

Re: 1954 $1 Misprint

It doesn't look like the paper is original. Is it a "copy"
by Bill in Burl
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: New on Forum
Replies: 2
Views: 812

Re: New on Forum

You're very welcome to this site ... 'bout time we got some new blood that wants to post.
by Bill in Burl
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: 1912 $5 gold Canadian coin
Replies: 5
Views: 1747

Re: 1912 $5 gold Canadian coin

Was that in Canadian or US dollars? You paid close to full Trends for it. Usually you can get coins at shows or brick and mortar for 70-80% of Trends, unless it's a scarcity.

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