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by Bill in Burl
Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:27 am
Forum: Errors and Varieties
Topic: What happened here??
Replies: 2
Views: 346

Re: What happened here??

Yes, post-mint damage
by Bill in Burl
Sat Jun 02, 2018 5:55 am
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: grading a 1894 Can Quarter
Replies: 9
Views: 570

Re: grading a 1894 Can Quarter

Yes, it does look like a counterfeit and it could be just the photo, but even the fields look off. It's a little strange that they would copy a fairly semi-common coin .. many of the earlier Vickies are fairly scarce. However, if there is a profit to be made, Chinese counterfeits fill up the dead sp...
by Bill in Burl
Tue May 29, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: 1 c 1981 brockage
Replies: 5
Views: 322

Re: 1 c 1981 brockage

It doesn't look like a brockage or strike through. Is the top part of the coin recessed, because it's not linear. Without better photo, I'd say it was a lamination separation from the planchet (part of the coin missing).
by Bill in Burl
Tue May 29, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: 1888 variety
Replies: 4
Views: 267

Re: 1888 variety

Yes, 1888's are riff with varieties. You can have 1, 2, or all three 8's repunched in different ways and the last digit was handpunched into each working die, so its position varies from die to die. High, low, near, far are all pretty common.
by Bill in Burl
Sun May 27, 2018 3:09 am
Forum: Foreign Countries
Topic: 1892 CC Morgan
Replies: 5
Views: 406

Re: 1892 CC Morgan

Yes, I now see something, but the font and size of what's there didn't come from a Morgan die. It's not something that could happen during the minting process.
by Bill in Burl
Sat May 26, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Foreign Countries
Topic: 1892 CC Morgan
Replies: 5
Views: 406

Re: 1892 CC Morgan

could be a die clash, but there would be no lettering there. If a clash, you would get the backwards image of the Morgan Head.
by Bill in Burl
Sat May 26, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: RCM Products
Topic: removal from pliofilm, taboo? or personal choice?
Replies: 2
Views: 210

Re: removal from pliofilm, taboo? or personal choice?

I see no problem .. if you own something, you can do with it what you want. My personal opinion is that the vast vast majority (did I say vast strong enough?) of anything that the RCM puts out is numismatically worthless and severely overpriced. If you want to collect RCM crapola, that's fine .. but...
by Bill in Burl
Sat May 26, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: a good view
Replies: 5
Views: 315

Re: a good view

I've got an old Digital Blue QX-5 video scope for viewing coins on the computer screen and/or sending them to friends. My scope for the desk is an old Orion 10/30X and I love it .. but it doesn't have a built-in light. I use 2 desk lamps shown from different directions to eliminate shadows. If you a...
by Bill in Burl
Fri May 25, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: 1909 Canadian five cent coin
Replies: 5
Views: 303

Re: 1909 Canadian five cent coin

I think that it's AU as well .. many were weakly struck.
by Bill in Burl
Thu May 24, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Foreign Countries
Topic: Is it an error or not
Replies: 3
Views: 287

Re: Is it an error or not

Because you have tilted the Obverse, I can tell nothing about the stars that you are pointing to. The Reverse side is not clear enough to see any doubling. What did you think strange about the stars?
by Bill in Burl
Thu May 24, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: a good view
Replies: 5
Views: 315

Re: a good view

As suggested earlier in this thread, pick up a copy of the annual Charlton or Haxby annual coin guide. Great info, goo (sometimes) photos, and what to look for in the variety. You can't go by any annual price guide or Trends, as those given are no where what you could actually sell it to someone for...
by Bill in Burl
Mon May 21, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: 10 cents
Topic: 2004P 10 cent
Replies: 4
Views: 293

Re: 2004P 10 cent

Any photos? Steel is an alloy all by itself. Do you mean iron? Are you sure it's not plated? How did you analyze it?
by Bill in Burl
Mon May 21, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: 1896 Large Cent
Replies: 2
Views: 246

Re: 1896 Large Cent

Is it incuse or raised? Never seen anything like it .. symetrical.
by Bill in Burl
Thu May 17, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: Another NGC Grading Masterpiece
Replies: 4
Views: 294

Re: Another NGC Grading Masterpiece

Judging just from the crown and the leaves, I'd say XF-40 at a minimum, but not even close to AU. I really can't grade coins from a computer screen ... you can't tell actual wear from where just the patina has been rubbed off.
by Bill in Burl
Thu May 17, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: 1858 Cent Grade Help
Replies: 4
Views: 339

Re: 1858 Cent Grade Help

I agree with the VF-20 details. VF-20 as far as actual wear, but it is damaged, so you'd get a "details" or "damaged" because of the purposeful scratches/gouges.

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