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by Bill in Burl
Mon May 21, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: 10 cents
Topic: 2004P 10 cent
Replies: 2
Views: 13

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: 1
Views: 23

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: 3
Views: 77

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: 146

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.
by Bill in Burl
Sat May 12, 2018 4:42 am
Forum: Errors and Varieties
Topic: Flaws in 1903-o Morgan.
Replies: 1
Views: 77

Re: Flaws in 1903-o Morgan.

Without better photography, I'd say a cracked planchet.
by Bill in Burl
Mon May 07, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: Canadian Token 1794
Replies: 2
Views: 133

Re: Canadian Token 1794

Here's what I got from a Token collector from another site: "This piece is a restrike, but still commands a decent price in the $1500 - $2000 range. Originals are about 3X – 4X the price of a restrike. The original pieces have round O’s in the lettering, whereas the restrikes are oval ‘0’s. Als...
by Bill in Burl
Mon May 07, 2018 5:12 am
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: Canadian Token 1794
Replies: 2
Views: 133

Re: Canadian Token 1794

You will need to have a real-life token expert look at your Token .. not just a random coin dealer. According to my Charlton Canadian Colonial Token book, those in copper are extremely rare, but there was a proof also struck that is listed at $750. The coins were never officially struck for circulat...
by Bill in Burl
Tue May 01, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Toronto Coin Expo 4-5 May
Replies: 1
Views: 499

Re: Toronto Coin Expo 4-5 May

The Expo starts this Friday for those of you in the T.O. area. 2 good seminars as well. Yonge & Bloor.
by Bill in Burl
Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: 10 cents
Topic: 1928 10 cents
Replies: 4
Views: 459

Re: 1928 10¢

Because it passes through both the design and the field, I think that it is definitely a scratch. However, where it starts on the top, It appears to go through the rim. A die crack would be a protrusion rather than an incuse mark below the surface. A strike through very seldom will show in the dsesi...
by Bill in Burl
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Toronto Coin Expo 4-5 May
Replies: 1
Views: 499

Toronto Coin Expo 4-5 May

One of the best shows in Canada will be here in 2 weeks at the Toronto Reference Library on Yonge & Bloor, a block and a half from a subway stop. Lots of folks from all the Canada coin forums will be there.
http://www.torontocoinexpo.ca/
by Bill in Burl
Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Sell, Buy and Trade
Topic: Selling my complete collection over 5000 items
Replies: 4
Views: 1323

Re: Selling my complete collection over 5000 items

Good luck to you, Shylo .. things will be OK. I'm kinda in the same boat, coin-wise, but I keep them around to help others and let them see the thinhs that hooked me 30 or more years ago.
by Bill in Burl
Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:35 am
Forum: 50 cents
Topic: 1949 50¢ Hoof over 9, doubled second 9, die crack between 4 & 9
Replies: 10
Views: 953

Re: 1949 50¢ Hoof over 9, doubled second 9, die crack between 4 & 9

Post your coin on this site (attached link) and "pginrh" will chime in and let you know all about. He is the guru for Canada 50 cent and author of the 50 cent variety guide in Charlton, but Charlton didn't have 10% of the space needed for everything that pginrh has recorded: https://www.co...
by Bill in Burl
Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: 1901 50 Cent Canada / Grade?
Replies: 5
Views: 895

Re: 1901 50 Cent Canada / Grade?

Wearwise, VF-30+, but the surface sends up flags for me. Many many 50 cents are being faked, even the common ones. It's hard to define/opine something when it's not in your hand.
by Bill in Burl
Sun Mar 04, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Conservation and Classification
Topic: Canadian Coin Variety Book
Replies: 6
Views: 939

Re: Canadian Coin Variety Book

In addition to the suggestions above, you can try to find the old Hans Zoell pamphlets/books from the mid-60's to the early 70's. I would start with the 4th iteration from the 60's .. that's when he started separating Major from Minor varieties. His Major Varieties are what we consider now to be var...
by Bill in Burl
Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: 2 dollars
Topic: 1996 toonie, off-centre
Replies: 2
Views: 685

Re: 1996 toonie, off-centre

I have a friend that collects only twonies and he has some way way offcenter. You should keep it .. there are more of these around than you think, but there is a slight premium.

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