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by Bill in Burl
Thu Jul 25, 2024 10:31 am
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: Another 1894 large cent
Replies: 7
Views: 517

Re: Another 1894 large cent

rjd65 .... email me if you want more info. The original Griffin had 12 reverses listed (I just counted the entries with the old Griffin numbers Gr-211 thru Gr-222). He opens up the 1894 listings with "There appears to be different sizes of the 9 and 4 and the larger 4 has a slightly bowed shape at t...
by Bill in Burl
Thu Jul 25, 2024 10:21 am
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: Another 1894 large cent
Replies: 7
Views: 517

Re: Another 1894 large cent

Keep looking around in old book stores and internet book stores for it. The title is "Some die varieties of the large cents of British North America and Canada". It was copyrighted by Jack and Brian Cornwell "Company of Adventurers" Yonge St, Toronto. And we all knew who Brian was(ICCS). Jack signed...
by Bill in Burl
Thu Jul 25, 2024 7:43 am
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: Another 1894 large cent
Replies: 7
Views: 517

Re: Another 1894 large cent

I always found the "fat 4" just a little harder to find than the normal, so it wasn't scarce. I probably had 7-8 of them at one time. Griffin showed 4 different varieties of the large 4 if I read his verbiage correctly. Since Griffin's book on varieties dealt specifically with date "spacing", and nu...
by Bill in Burl
Tue Jul 23, 2024 2:11 pm
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: 1996 Nickel with a dot
Replies: 2
Views: 74

Re: 1996 Nickel with a dot

It's a die chip, maybe from a rust pit or just a chip on the die which will leave a "dot"..
by Bill in Burl
Tue Jul 23, 2024 1:22 pm
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: Do you know what coin this is?
Replies: 3
Views: 103

Re: Do you know what coin this is?

Early 20th century (1902-10) Edward 10 cent? , but could be quarter as no dia given. Made into a love token (pin) with the person's initials on it or the couple. Nice to hold onto but no real value, except to the family. The "spots" are solder to hold the pin onto the coin.
by Bill in Burl
Tue Jul 23, 2024 1:15 pm
Forum: 5 cents
Topic: 1996 Dot nickel?
Replies: 1
Views: 57

Re: 1996 Dot nickel?

Looks like a die chip ... not a variety or error. It's a spender
by Bill in Burl
Sat Jul 20, 2024 5:11 pm
Forum: 5 cents
Topic: 1974 nickel with incomplete punch error
Replies: 1
Views: 99

Re: 1974 nickel with incomplete punch error

It looks to me like post-mint damage. It looks like someone used the nickel as a shim under a chair or table leg, for instance. It's worth 5 cent in my eyes. All the damage went THRU the design
by Bill in Burl
Tue Jul 16, 2024 6:14 am
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: 1 cent 1898/8 H
Replies: 3
Views: 165

Re: 1 cent 1898/8 H

Not reallly doubling .. I think die deterioration where a small chip came off the submatrix and showed on the die.
by Bill in Burl
Tue Jul 16, 2024 6:12 am
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: 1 CENT 1897/7?
Replies: 7
Views: 242

Re: 1 CENT 1897/7?

As stated above, there at least 2 nice 7/7's and at least one 97/97, but yours are not it. You have highlighted some die cracks and they are common for the year and no prmium.
by Bill in Burl
Wed Jul 03, 2024 6:08 am
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: Coins
Replies: 4
Views: 259

Re: Coins

They're referred to as Buffalo Nickels and every US kid, growing up before the 60's collected or saved a few of them. What is that brass colored ring that you have it in? For the 36's, always look for the 3-legged buffalo ... scarce.
by Bill in Burl
Sun Jun 23, 2024 3:02 pm
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: 1977 Dryer Coin?
Replies: 2
Views: 332

Re: 1977 Dryer Coin?

Looks like one to me as well. Some people think dryer coins are coins that clank around forever in a dryer. They are coins that become stuck (usually) between a frame member and the drum. The coin doesn't move, but the rotating drum just keeps polishing away at it is the way that I understand, becau...
by Bill in Burl
Mon Jun 10, 2024 9:53 am
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: Looking to liquidate some of my collection
Replies: 3
Views: 446

Re: Looking to liquidate some of my collection

Find a friend who is on Facebook Marketplace. I've had a friend sell over $4,000 worth of excess Canada large cents and foreign. I let him keep 30% of everything he sells.
by Bill in Burl
Sun Jun 09, 2024 8:00 am
Forum: 25 cents
Topic: Anyone knows if this is an error coin?
Replies: 2
Views: 347

Re: Anyone knows if this is an error coin?

Agree .... PMD
by Bill in Burl
Fri Jun 07, 2024 4:58 pm
Forum: 10 cents
Topic: 1965 dime corrosion
Replies: 3
Views: 336

Re: 1965 dime corrosion

Acetone will remove some of the tacky stuff. The hard, brittle green stuff is another story. There will be pitting underneath it. Try to soak it in extra-virgin olive oil for a week or so and then do some gentile rubbing with a soft cloth. If it removes some, then continue doing that and hope that i...