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by Bill in Burl
Tue Mar 07, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: 1858 Dime
Replies: 3
Views: 176

Re: 1858 Dime

Does the coin have any luster or patina .. or does it appear to be washed out, as in the photo?
by Bill in Burl
Thu Mar 02, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: ?PEI Coin
Replies: 6
Views: 181

Re: ?PEI Coin

I'd agree with the G grade. However you should be able to pick up a nicer grade than that for $5-6 and certainly not for more than $10. I think that I have 7-8 of them.
by Bill in Burl
Thu Mar 02, 2017 4:35 am
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: ?PEI Coin
Replies: 6
Views: 181

Re: ?PEI Coin

Yes, and you will find cents and half cents from Nova Scotia and New Brunswick as well in the early 1860's and 5, 10, & 20 cents from New Brunswick in '1862 & 64. Canada needed some kind of money to conduct trade so, like the early Canadian bank and commercial tokens, private coinage was str...
by Bill in Burl
Thu Mar 02, 2017 4:35 am
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: ?PEI Coin
Replies: 6
Views: 181

Re: ?PEI Coin

Yes, and you will find cents and half cents from Nova Scotia and New Brunswick as well in the early 1860's and 5, 10, & 20 cents from New Brunswick in '1862 & 64. Canada needed some kind of money to conduct trade so, like the early Canadian bank and commercial tokens, private coinage was str...
by Bill in Burl
Thu Mar 02, 2017 4:29 am
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: ?PEI Coin
Replies: 6
Views: 181

Re: ?PEI Coin

Yes, they are very collectible and reasonable in price for those that haven't been under the ground. There are a couple neat varieties of the coin as well.
by Bill in Burl
Wed Feb 22, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: 1 dollar
Topic: 2006 lucky loonie Help.
Replies: 4
Views: 271

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: 1 cent
Topic: 1993 Canadian one cent help please
Replies: 4
Views: 161

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: 1 cent
Topic: 1993 Canadian one cent help please
Replies: 4
Views: 161

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: 5 cents
Topic: 1979 Canadian 5 cents error help
Replies: 9
Views: 598

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: 5 cents
Topic: 1979 Canadian 5 cents error help
Replies: 9
Views: 598

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: 1882

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: 236

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: 1882

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: 5 cents
Topic: 1979 Canadian 5 cents error help
Replies: 9
Views: 598

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: 880

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.

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