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by Bill in Burl
Wed Feb 22, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: 2006 lucky loonie Help.
Replies: 3
Views: 98

Re: 2006 lucky loonie Help.

I'd say fire or extreme heat. The gouge off the rim in PMD.
by Bill in Burl
Wed Feb 22, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: 1993 Canadian one cent help please
Replies: 4
Views: 73

Re: 1993 Canadian one cent help please

Yes, there are tools, but it's just as easy to put them in a 2X2 and mark lines 90, 180, 270, 360 and look at them, with one side escatly straight up and down. If you can't eyeball it, look at one side with the other side facing a mirror. I am not real familiar with small cents, but it's important t...
by Bill in Burl
Wed Feb 22, 2017 6:27 am
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: 1993 Canadian one cent help please
Replies: 4
Views: 73

Re: 1993 Canadian one cent help please

I don't think that the coin has any errors, but it's hard to tell from the pics. It looks like all post-mint damage, maybe some of it in a dryer and some time in coke or acid or underground in acidic soil.
by Bill in Burl
Mon Feb 13, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: 1979 Canadian 5 cents error help
Replies: 9
Views: 452

Re: 1979 Canadian 5 cents error help

Rather than sending coins in to be graded, post them here and you will get an opinion from some experts here and it won't cost a dime. Unless you are talking about a real scarcity (by that meaning that you could sell it for more than $100) you are wasting money sending it in to be graded .. you woul...
by Bill in Burl
Mon Feb 13, 2017 5:11 am
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: 1979 Canadian 5 cents error help
Replies: 9
Views: 452

Re: 1979 Canadian 5 cents error help

It looks like post-mint damage and not an error. It just looks like it led a hard life (maybe some of it underground) once it first hit someone's pocket. Sorry!
by Bill in Burl
Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Website News
Topic: M.K. Blais Reference Books are back!
Replies: 8
Views: 1810

Re: M.K. Blais Reference Books are back!

I will comment no more on Mr Blais.
by Bill in Burl
Tue Feb 07, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: Holed coins
Replies: 2
Views: 183

Re: Holed coins

I would leave them the way they are .. original.
by Bill in Burl
Mon Feb 06, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Website News
Topic: M.K. Blais Reference Books are back!
Replies: 8
Views: 1810

Re: M.K. Blais Reference Books are back!

Again, I find it well outside the responsibilities of the moderator to recommend or push a reference book that has all kinds of questions surrounding it. As I mentioned before, if the publisher (Brookstone) contacted you about what a great book that it was ... remember that Brookstone has ONE employ...
by Bill in Burl
Sat Feb 04, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: 1979 Canadian 5 cents error help
Replies: 9
Views: 452

Re: 1979 Canadian 5 cents error help

I don't think that your photo got posted.
by Bill in Burl
Fri Feb 03, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: 1 cent 1993 - Die cap
Replies: 14
Views: 637

Re: 1 cent 1993 - Die cap

Post-mint means that it left the Mint in good shape and then someone manually changed it in his basement or garage.
by Bill in Burl
Thu Feb 02, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: 1 cent 1993 - Die cap
Replies: 14
Views: 637

Re: 1 cent 1993 - Die cap

An error expert (who doesn't come to the site)says that it's postmint damage.
by Bill in Burl
Thu Feb 02, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: Collecting Canada 50 cent coins
Replies: 7
Views: 518

Re: Collecting Canada 50 cent coins

silverman: The guru on the 50 cents is pg in rh. He drops in from time to time and it's good to get a working relationship with him. If you think that there are relatively few early halves, wait until he sends you "the list".

Henry: You're getting there.
by Bill in Burl
Wed Feb 01, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Errors and Varieties
Topic: I found Something Special...?
Replies: 2
Views: 185

Re: I found Something Special...?

Die cracks are not errors or varieties. After some use the working dies cracked. D/C's are usually just used as markers for die trackers. Your coin trends for about $250 Cdn or about $200 US and you could probably sell it for about 90-100 US .. too bad about the ding on Vicky's cheek.
by Bill in Burl
Sun Jan 29, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: Looking for grade on 1885 dime
Replies: 4
Views: 275

Re: Looking for grade on 1885 dime

XF
by Bill in Burl
Thu Jan 19, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: 1862 New Brunswick 10 cent
Replies: 2
Views: 292

Re: 1862 New Brunswick 10 cent

On some coins, it's called an alignment mark used when making the initial dies. You have a great repunched (doubled) 1862 .. a pretty scarce coin.

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