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by Bill in Burl
Sat Jun 24, 2017 4:35 am
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: 1 & 5 cents 1897
Replies: 4
Views: 103

Re: 1 & 5 cents 1897

I'm not much of an authority on silver, but it looks like high XF to AU ... there is definite wear on the coin, but coins are hard to see on a computer screen. It looks like the bottom loop of the 8 is larger than the top one, so I'd say wide or large 8. The Cent looks UNC to me and I don't see a cl...
by Bill in Burl
Sat Jun 24, 2017 4:24 am
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: 1 cent 1862 Nova Scotia
Replies: 3
Views: 84

Re: 1 cent 1862 Nova Scotia

You can give it an acetone bath/dip and a little gentile picking with a toothpick or hawthorn/rose thorn. You can get it at any home depot or Canadian Tire, etc. It is the same as women's fingernail polish remover, but that stuff usually has other crap in it. Better to use the regular acetone ..and ...
by Bill in Burl
Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: 1 cent 1862 Nova Scotia
Replies: 3
Views: 84

Re: 1 cent 1862 Nova Scotia

I'd say high VF with environmental damage. Don't think that it would make XF .. but a real nice, scarce coin worth in the hundreds retail.
by Bill in Burl
Tue Jun 20, 2017 5:04 am
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: Really NGC?
Replies: 5
Views: 497

Re: Really NGC?

The photo isn't magnified enough to see real well, but I'd say mid-XF. Don't know if there would be any remarks about the carbon spots or the heavy rim scratch. There is definite wear in Vicky's hair, eyebrow and braid.
by Bill in Burl
Tue Jun 06, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: Canadian large cent fullT
Replies: 8
Views: 521

Re: Canadian large cent fullT

1876 T.A TLC show.jpg
I have attached what the last "A" in Gratis looks like for the scarcest one. I've also attached what the "I" in Dei should look like on your coin .. the one with no doubling.
Dan 1876 I in DEI. neither.jpg
by Bill in Burl
Tue Jun 06, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: Canadian large cent fullT
Replies: 8
Views: 521

Re: Canadian large cent fullT

Yours looks like the one that has neither A repunched. Look for the other two in your travels. BTW, the 8's on the 1876 were all slightly doubled (from the hub).
by Bill in Burl
Tue Jun 06, 2017 4:43 am
Forum: Conservation and Classification
Topic: Hans Zoell book
Replies: 8
Views: 3349

Re: Hans Zoell book

The Zoell books were all "consecutive", meaning that each new edition contained only what hadn't been put in previously. I found that the 4th edition was the most comp[lete (and thickest for the pamphlet), but the 3rd is OK. He changed the numbering system after the 3rd. The ones after 4 w...
by Bill in Burl
Tue Jun 06, 2017 4:35 am
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: Canadian large cent fullT
Replies: 8
Views: 521

Re: Canadian large cent fullT

I take it that you are talking about the 1876H large cent. There were 3 Obv dies that had the T in Victoria recut/repunched, making them now with a full serif.... all other 1876's have just a single serif on the foot of the T. Each of the 3 dies (you need to collect all 3) has a different "mark...
by Bill in Burl
Tue May 30, 2017 4:28 am
Forum: 5 cents
Topic: 1901 Nickel DOT?
Replies: 5
Views: 311

Re: 1901 Nickel DOT?

It looks like a small rust pit/chip in the die ... not a "dot". The photos are poor, but it doesn't look UNC to me.
by Bill in Burl
Sat May 13, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: Grading help for 1883H Canadian 5 cents
Replies: 2
Views: 273

Re: Grading help for 1883H Canadian 5 cents

VF-20, maybe a little less. The heavy cleaning would surely drop it to F-15
by Bill in Burl
Sat Apr 22, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: 1 dollar
Topic: Die Cracks & Chip on 2017 Connecting a Nation Loonie
Replies: 8
Views: 648

Re: Die Cracks & Chip on 2017 Connecting a Nation Loonie

Are all of those "lines" raised? I really don't see any die cracks, which normally start at a high stress concentration area and when go through the field. It's also strange to see something through the field and the design on the same line. Maybe looking at it on a computer screen throws ...
by Bill in Burl
Sat Apr 22, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: 1 dollar
Topic: Die Cracks & Chip on 2017 Connecting a Nation Loonie
Replies: 8
Views: 648

Re: Die Cracks & Chip on 2017 Connecting a Nation Loonie

Are all of those "lines" raised? I really don't see any die cracks, which normally start at a high stress concentration area and yhen go through the fied. It's also strange to see something through the field and the design on the same line. Maybe looking at it on a computer screen throws t...
by Bill in Burl
Fri Apr 14, 2017 3:45 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Generally speaking
Replies: 10
Views: 826

Re: Generally speaking

No, I think that the Brit-speak folks are more the "real" collectors. It's just that there are many more Canadian Coin sites than this C&C one. This started, I think, as just a French site and then started the English side quite some time later. The pricing and Ebay sections on this si...
by Bill in Burl
Fri Apr 07, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Generally speaking
Replies: 10
Views: 826

Re: Generally speaking

Welcome aboard. Unfortunately, the English side of this site doesn't get much action. I wish more people would post. I know some very learned people who browse but it seems folks just don't want to ask questions or appear "newbie".
by Bill in Burl
Fri Apr 07, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: Large 1 Cent questions ?
Replies: 3
Views: 559

Re: Large 1 Cent questions ?

I live in Burlington and have conducted much research on large cents for the last 30 years. I jointly co-wrote the Vicky large cent variety section in the back for Charlton and have 3-4,000 large cents. Send me a PM.

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