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by Bill in Burl
Tue May 21, 2019 4:08 am
Forum: Sell, Buy and Trade
Topic: want to trade canadian coins for sacagawea dollar
Replies: 2
Views: 124

Re: want to trade canadian coins for sacagawea dollar

You posted 2 weeks too late. I had a roll+ of Sac dollars that had been in the secretary for more than 10 years. We used to use them a "tip" money for drinks down in Cuba or the Carib. My wife just got back from the Bahamas and I had given them to her to use down there. There are none left.
by Bill in Burl
Sun May 05, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: 50 cents
Topic: 1941 - 50 Cents - Mysterious Varieties
Replies: 4
Views: 288

Re: 1941 - 50 Cents - Mysterious Varieties

The variety section in the back of the annual Charlton's changes from year to year, by the decimal denomination or a subgroup by Monarch. The 1914 has the 50 cents.
by Bill in Burl
Sun May 05, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Errors and Varieties
Topic: Error listing protocols please?
Replies: 2
Views: 185

Re: Error listing protocols please?

Just click on the blue moderator's name towards the bottom and send him an email via this site.
by Bill in Burl
Sat May 04, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Sell, Buy and Trade
Topic: 50 cent CAD coins
Replies: 4
Views: 226

Re: 50 cent CAD coins

I sent you an email. Be a little tentative about someone having a large bunch of pre-1953 halves .. there was a robbery a few months ago.
by Bill in Burl
Thu May 02, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: 50 cents
Topic: 1941 - 50 Cents - Mysterious Varieties
Replies: 4
Views: 288

Re: 1941 - 50 Cents - Mysterious Varieties

The 50 cent guru is pg in rh and is the author of the 2014 Charlton variety guide. I haven't seen him around here lately but, then again, he had a house break-in and many coins gone a few months ago.
by Bill in Burl
Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: Questions and Suggestions
Topic: Ads taking over my screen
Replies: 4
Views: 463

Re: Ads taking over my screen

I've never had ads or pop-ups on this site ... for the 5-10 years I've been a member.
by Bill in Burl
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: 25 cents
Topic: Looking for advice for 1989 25 cent coin
Replies: 2
Views: 629

Re: Looking for advice for 1989 25 cent coin

The '89's were 100% nickel. Can only say that there was some type of chemical reaction to the surface to turn it so dark... maybe sulpher or something. It's the one on the right that doesn't look right .. way too shiny for 100% nickel
by Bill in Burl
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: are canadian coins a good investment.
Replies: 1
Views: 372

Re: are canadian coins a good investment.

Are they certified? Are they close to UNC? An appraisal and what they would sell for are 2 different things. Take a look at some "sold" items on Ebay by going to "advanced" on the very upper right and then click your coin search and look for what they actually "sold" fo...
by Bill in Burl
Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: Cleaning large cents
Replies: 2
Views: 443

Re: Cleaning large cents

Why do you want to clean them? Can you read the date and see the lettering? Large cents, being made from bronze, have their surfaces EASILY modified as to color and/or any luster left. If there is "Vicky Crud", the thick pasty stuff in all the nooks and crannies, it can be carefully remove...
by Bill in Burl
Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:26 am
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: Canada $1 Coins
Replies: 4
Views: 666

Re: Canada $1 Coins

Until 1967, they are silver and contain .6 troy ounces of Ag. After that, they were made of nickel, and unless they are about 63 or so, they are only worth face value, which is $.75 US. The full cameo ones also have a small premium. Look at this section of the site and remember that prices are CDN a...
by Bill in Burl
Sun Apr 07, 2019 4:58 am
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: pic of messed up 1945 V nickel
Replies: 4
Views: 460

Re: pic of messed up 1945 V nickel

I forgot to add that the platings were applied while the metal was still in long strips. When the punches started whacking the coin blank planchettes out of the strips, the egdhes weren't plated, so rust started forming on the bare steel, essentially speeding up the gradual loss of the nickel and ch...
by Bill in Burl
Sun Apr 07, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: pic of messed up 1945 V nickel
Replies: 4
Views: 460

Re: pic of messed up 1945 V nickel

Copper and nickel were in short supply during the war years, as those two were used as alloys for armament and steel production. In 1944 & 45, the RCM made their nickels out of steel with a very thin coating of nickel and then an even thinner plating of chromium(.0003 mm). Exposed to normal wear...
by Bill in Burl
Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: 1973 RCMP 25 cent Large Bust grading
Replies: 2
Views: 479

Re: 1973 RCMP 25 cent Large Bust grading

It has nearly no wear, but lots of surface dings. I'd say AU-50 tops
by Bill in Burl
Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:00 am
Forum: 5 cents
Topic: 5 cents 1926 Far?
Replies: 5
Views: 481

Re: 5 cents 1926 Far?

Yes, it looks like a "far" to me as well. Don't get tired stuffing those $100 bills into your pocket. The coin has been heavily circulated but they're a pretty tough find.
by Bill in Burl
Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: 5 cents
Topic: 5 cents 1926 Far?
Replies: 5
Views: 481

Re: 5 cents 1926 Far?

The near/far refers to the gap between the 6 and the leaf. As stated in the thread, it's too easy to file off the tip of the 6 to make it look like a far. By using the gaps and the space between the rim and the 6, you won't be mistaken.

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