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by Bill in Burl
Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: 1893 large cent
Replies: 1
Views: 126

Re: 1893 large cent

For the '93's, look for dates with the digits close together and you can find 4 different repunched 9's and a couple R/P'd 3's. The last 2 digits were all handpunched into the working dies .. lots of spacing differences.
by Bill in Burl
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: 1884 - Obverse #2
Replies: 7
Views: 270

Re: 1884 - Obverse #2

freeqgirl ... You can try this forum for errors/varieties:

https://www.coincommunity.com/forum/forum.as p?FORUM_ID=139
by Bill in Burl
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: 1884 - Obverse #2
Replies: 7
Views: 270

Re: 1884 - Obverse #2

Yes, there are 3-4 real doublings for 1884. You just have to look for them. Most are manual repunches of letters. I know of no hub doubling for the year. BTW, I co-wrote the Vicky Large Cent Variety section for the 2011 Charlton (the one with the Vicky varieties in the back. That is the last large p...
by Bill in Burl
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: 1884 - Obverse #2
Replies: 7
Views: 270

Re: 1884 - Obverse #2

Here is a site where you can see the difference:
http://www.coinsandcanada.com/coins-pri ... -1876-1901
by Bill in Burl
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: 1884 - Obverse #2
Replies: 7
Views: 270

Re: 1884 - Obverse #2

No, an Obv 2 is identified by the crown tip impinging on the bead and the neck truncation where it comes to a point. If it is between the beads above and to the left of the C in Canada, it's a 2. An Obv 2 also has a dip or crease in the neck/throat. An Obv 1 will be fully rounded with no "dimpl...
by Bill in Burl
Sat Sep 08, 2018 4:00 am
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: 1939 1 cent improper alloy mix error aka "Woody"
Replies: 1
Views: 147

Re: 1939 1 cent improper alloy mix error aka "Woody"

Yes, they came from the final "wash" as they came down the line. You find many many George large cents from just before WW1 through the teens that are great "woody" keeps.
by Bill in Burl
Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: 10 cents
Topic: Not a dot right?
Replies: 2
Views: 348

Re: Not a dot right?

No, not a dot.
by Bill in Burl
Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: When to grade a coin ?
Replies: 9
Views: 465

Re: When to grade a coin ?

My personal opinion (but I am not a 5 cent collector) is to gradually sell the nickels slowly, either on this site or Ebay, and raw in groups. I wouldn't certify any of them. I would certify the '47 dollar, but it will cost a bunch to have the variety listed... I'd try ICCS. For the '36 25 cents, I ...
by Bill in Burl
Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: When to grade a coin ?
Replies: 9
Views: 465

Re: When to grade a coin ?

Depending on where you live, I would put them in the Geoffrey Bell auction at the late Sept Coin Expo in Toronto. DO not consign them to The Canadian Numismatic Crooks (TCNC) at any Torex. Heritage would be good. Are all your coins raw or have they been sleeved?
by Bill in Burl
Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: When to grade a coin ?
Replies: 9
Views: 465

Re: When to grade a coin ?

When it was suggested above that a coin should be "worth' at least $150, the definition of "worth" is what you can actually SELL it for and not what is listed in Trends or Charlton. Unless you are talking about high-end or scarce stuff, it would take a Trends listing of $300 to be the...
by Bill in Burl
Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:32 am
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: When to grade a coin ?
Replies: 9
Views: 465

Re: When to grade a coin ?

Of my thousands of coins, not a single one is graded. I think that people submit them in lots and sometimes add some unworthy coins just to get to the magic number, be it 20 or 50 or 100. Other unknowing poor folks submit worthless coins only because they think that they have to .... TPG propaganda ...
by Bill in Burl
Sun Aug 26, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: 1939 1-cent questionable alloy
Replies: 6
Views: 298

Re: 1939 1-cent questionable alloy

I'd leave it the way that it is .. looks cool! Anything that you use to try to remove whatever it is may leave residue in the crevices. Keep what you have
by Bill in Burl
Sat Aug 25, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: 1939 1-cent questionable alloy
Replies: 6
Views: 298

Re: 1939 1-cent questionable alloy

It looks plated or dipped and the hole is for hanging on a chain or bracelet or some doodad. It's copper under the thin silver coating.
by Bill in Burl
Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: 1875 large cent??
Replies: 3
Views: 428

Re: 1875 large cent??

Someone has "remodeled" an 1876 coin.... and did a nice job. The font for the "6" on the 1876 was very upright, so it wouldn't have been too hard to do. Look for any scratches/marks around the upper left and right. The photos aren't clear enough to see what's what.
by Bill in Burl
Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:38 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: RCNA annual convention
Replies: 1
Views: 427

RCNA annual convention

Well, it started this week in Mississauga, just SW of Toronto. Sessions and symposiums start tomorrow, with bourse/auctions starting Thursday. Lots of local/area collectors, authors, & dealers. Good time to be had by all.

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