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by Bill in Burl
Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: 10 cents
Topic: 1928 10 cents
Replies: 4
Views: 171

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: 0
Views: 89

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: 955

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: 593

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: 3
Views: 569

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: 706

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: 518

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.
by Bill in Burl
Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Conservation and Classification
Topic: Canadian Coin Variety Book
Replies: 6
Views: 706

Re: Canadian Coin Variety Book

I would suggest that you follow the coin sites here to bone up on varieties. In the back of each year's Charlton is a section 60-100 pages of varieties for a certain denomination/monarch. Starting in 2011 65th edition, the variety sections were written by long-established collectors or a cadre of co...
by Bill in Burl
Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Conservation and Classification
Topic: Canadian Coin Variety Book
Replies: 6
Views: 706

Re: Canadian Coin Variety Book

I would suggest that you follow the coin sites here to bone up on varieties. In the back of each year's Charlton is a section 60-100 pages of varieties for a certain denomination/monarch. Starting in 2011 65th edition, the variety sections were written by long-established collectors or a cadre of co...
by Bill in Burl
Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: 1948 Silver Dollar
Replies: 4
Views: 598

Re: 1948 Silver Dollar

I don't think that the '46 is worth being graded .. the cost would be a large % of what it would evel sell for.
by Bill in Burl
Sun Mar 04, 2018 4:57 am
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: 1948 Silver Dollar
Replies: 4
Views: 598

Re: 1948 Silver Dollar

If you plan on selling in Canada, use ICCS. Use PCGS if going to the US. The 1948's have been heavily faked, so make sure that you send it to a TPG that is reliable. I see a little wear in the hair, but you have to see a coin in-hand to grade something above 50. Your coin looks legit, but you have t...
by Bill in Burl
Sun Mar 04, 2018 4:53 am
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: Help Grading 1946 Silver Dollar
Replies: 1
Views: 312

Re: Help Grading 1946 Silver Dollar

I don't see any wear at all, so I guess that it's technically MS-60 UNC .. but the numerous scratches and dings would take it down to 55 or lower.
by Bill in Burl
Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Foreign Countries
Topic: would you call this a uncirculated coin in this condition
Replies: 6
Views: 2798

Re: would you call this a uncirculated coin in this condition

If you look at the bridge of the nose (a place where many fakes can be determined), the 2 photos in the accompanying article are slightly different and not from the same dies.
by Bill in Burl
Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: 25 cents
Topic: 1871H Quarter
Replies: 1
Views: 290

Re: 1871H Quarter

On an Obv 1, the right end ribbon is off center to the RIGHT. On an Obv 2, the right ribbon end is off-center to the LEFT.
by Bill in Burl
Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: Canada 1913 Large Cent - Error ??
Replies: 2
Views: 347

Re: Canada 1913 Large Cent - Error ??

Without seeing it in-hand, it looks like glue or some substance got on the coin, maybe even molten metal. It does not look like an error; just post-mint damage.

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