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by Bill in Burl
Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:49 am
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: Grading Help - 1870 $2 Newfoundland Coin
Replies: 5
Views: 149

Re: Grading Help - 1870 $2 Newfoundland Coin

Yes, there are 3rd party grading companies that will give you an "official" grade. You really can't grade something on a computer screen. You will have to send it to PCGS or NGC across the border to the US, if you live in Canada. It will cost you $40-50 US to have it graded and put in a pl...
by Bill in Burl
Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Sell, Buy and Trade
Topic: Error 2005 Canadian Toonie, Middle Planchet Punched Nickel
Replies: 4
Views: 152

Re: Error 2005 Canadian Toonie, Middle Planchet Punched Nickel

I was just "funnin" you. That phrase/description has been around longer than I've been alive and I'm pretty old. I think that it makes people thik about what it means and some people still don't understand it.
by Bill in Burl
Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Sell, Buy and Trade
Topic: Error 2005 Canadian Toonie, Middle Planchet Punched Nickel
Replies: 4
Views: 152

Re: Error 2005 Canadian Toonie, Middle Planchet Punched Nickel

Shylo ... you've stolen one of my favorite phrases when describing some errors that show up on the coin sites. I, too, think that it has 11' pole marks all over it. If the last photo is actually of them side-by-side, then the regular toonie is larger than the nickel-colored one.
by Bill in Burl
Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: Grading Help - 1870 $2 Newfoundland Coin
Replies: 5
Views: 149

Re: Grading Help - 1870 $2 Newfoundland Coin

I think that they are at least 60, but have questions. Gold does not tarnish, so I have no idea what those spots are. The $2 coins have also be copied. What is the seller's feedback rating, if on Ebay or what does he sell?
by Bill in Burl
Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Tokens and Medals
Topic: Old corroded Canada Token? Can you Identify It?
Replies: 8
Views: 241

Re: Old corroded Canada Token? Can you Identify It?

I take it that the coin is bronze or copper, not silver? It is not a Canadian token. You can see on one side a Coat of Arms with shields L, R, & below and a crown at the top. I think that it's European, maybe German States, Austrian States, Italian States, Swiss Canton .. probably 17th or 18th c...
by Bill in Burl
Fri Oct 27, 2017 3:21 am
Forum: RCM Products
Topic: 2001 Test token
Replies: 3
Views: 1935

Re: 2001 Test token

Yep, not a test token.
by Bill in Burl
Fri Oct 27, 2017 3:20 am
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: 1947 50 Cent Straight 7 Maple Leaf
Replies: 3
Views: 140

Re: 1947 50 Cent Straight 7 Maple Leaf

Without the coin in hand, it's hard to see what's wear and what's just rubs. I'll go VF-30+, but it could be a little higher
by Bill in Burl
Thu Oct 19, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: 1962 Penny Error #k86b?
Replies: 5
Views: 190

Re: 1962 Penny Error #k86b?

When I talked about Zoell's numbering system, I forgot to tell you what the digits in the middle were. They are the sequential dates for the coins. So all 1858's will be a "1", the 1859's will be "2", the 1876 will be "3", etc. So your R74d is a Major variety for 1950 a...
by Bill in Burl
Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: 1962 Penny Error #k86b?
Replies: 5
Views: 190

Re: 1962 Penny Error #k86b?

Hans Zoell published pamphlets from the late 50's up through the early 70's and not every year. Unfortunately, I gave all my Zoell books to a younger collector, so I can't look up your numbers. in the front of each pamphlet, he lists the "codes" that he used to identify the error or variet...
by Bill in Burl
Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:05 am
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: 1941 Penny Error
Replies: 6
Views: 326

Re: 1941 Penny Error

As Coinguy said, "lamination peel" is just the NAME for that type of error ... it doesn't mean that the coin is laminated. It only means that the anomaly appears to look like a lamination that has peeled. As I stated before, the error is caused by improper mixing or some type of impurity t...
by Bill in Burl
Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:13 am
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: 1943 Penny Error
Replies: 3
Views: 276

Re: 1943 Penny Error

I agree ... die cracks. Small cracks will start on the dies due to constant hammerings. They usually form wherever the design in the coin makes sharp angular changes of direction. Most common are leaf tips, the 90 degree changes on the N's, I's, E's, D's, T's, etc of serifs, and the tips of the dent...
by Bill in Burl
Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:04 am
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: 1941 Penny Error
Replies: 6
Views: 326

Re: 1941 Penny Error

I agree ..lamination peel (the planchet is breaking down/separating, usually due to incomplete alloy mix)
by Bill in Burl
Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:32 am
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: Canadian Large Cent
Replies: 3
Views: 359

Re: Canadian Large Cent

I don't know what you mean by "different conditions". The best way to determine actual "worth" is to look in the "sold" section for each individual coin. However you can't ever just determine condition or wear from photos or descriptions .. you need to see it in hand. Y...
by Bill in Burl
Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:34 am
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: Alex Cooper auction with better Canadian Quarters
Replies: 1
Views: 333

Re: Alex Cooper auction with better Canadian Quarters

I've bought quite a few things from the Cooper auctions, not all of which were coins.... but then again, I lived less than 10 miles from Towson, where they were located. I'll be watching when I get their email.
by Bill in Burl
Sat Sep 02, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: Grading help for 1883H Canadian 5 cents
Replies: 5
Views: 780

Re: Grading help for 1883H Canadian 5 cents

F-15. Way too much hair and eyebrow loss

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