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by Bill in Burl
Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:33 am
Forum: Foreign Countries
Topic: Eight reales silver cob
Replies: 1
Views: 114

Re: Eight reales silver cob

If it says "8 reales silver cob" then it's not real .. it's a tourist copy.
by Bill in Burl
Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: 1 dollar
Topic: 1966 dollars with different obverde
Replies: 2
Views: 132

Re: 1966 dollars with different obverde

What's different?
by Bill in Burl
Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Errors and Varieties
Topic: CAD Large Cent
Replies: 2
Views: 157

Re: CAD Large Cent

The 1911 Geo V large cent was minted without the "Dei Gratia" that had been on coins since Provincial coinage. People didn't like it, so it was returned for the 1912 and later mintages.
by Bill in Burl
Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: 1 dollar
Topic: 1989 loonie
Replies: 2
Views: 193

Re: 1989 loonie

We really can't tell you anything without a photo. What you describe can be due to any number of reason, including someone in a garage or basement with any number of tools, including a large hammer and a block of wood.... and with a second coin.
by Bill in Burl
Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Whizzed Coin
Replies: 1
Views: 355

Re: Whizzed Coin

All you can do is chalk it up as a lesson hard learned.
by Bill in Burl
Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: Auction advice.
Replies: 3
Views: 337

Re: Auction advice.

Mmmmm ... I can't see how to edit my post from above so I'll just add to it. I see that you have the figures "150-200k" in your post. Does that mean that the coins you have are EACH in the $150,000 to 200,000 range. Or is that the number of coins you have or is that your estimated value fo...
by Bill in Burl
Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:56 am
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: Auction advice.
Replies: 3
Views: 337

Re: Auction advice.

Value is determined by the BUYER, not a book or TRends sheet. For anyone to recommend an auctioneer, you would have to give us an idea of what you have and in what grade. Some TPG's are tougher on certain denominations/monarchs than other TPG's and some TPG's specialize in certain denominations, esp...
by Bill in Burl
Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:27 am
Forum: Errors and Varieties
Topic: What happened here??
Replies: 2
Views: 642

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: 1242

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: 604

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: 508

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: 967

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: 967

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: 564

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: 620

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...

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