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by Bill in Burl
Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: 5 cents
Topic: 1953 Nickel NSF Near
Replies: 5
Views: 128

Re: 1953 Nickel NSF Near

Although there is glare, it looks to me like there IS a shoulder fold or strap.
by Bill in Burl
Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:59 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Generally speaking
Replies: 16
Views: 1290

Re: Generally speaking

Glad that you are keeping up with the hobby .. you've got the "fever"
by Bill in Burl
Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:15 am
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: 1946 50 cent Design
Replies: 2
Views: 251

Re: 1946 50 cent Design

AU .. slight wear on just the very highest parts of the design. A beautiful coin and my birth year.
by Bill in Burl
Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Silver 5 cent coins-1998-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 262

Re: Silver 5 cent coins-1998-2006

There were no silver 5 cents after 1920.
by Bill in Burl
Tue Jul 11, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: 1996 Canadian Toonie
Replies: 4
Views: 273

Re: 1996 Canadian Toonie

I think that the complete thread on the CCF forum should tell you all you need to know. No one will be able to tell you anything definitive unless they have the actual coin in hand. Send a PM (email) on the CCF forum to SPP. He is in constant touch with the toonie guru (t_y) in Ottawa. Spp can XRF (...
by Bill in Burl
Tue Jul 11, 2017 3:27 am
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: 1996 Canadian Toonie
Replies: 4
Views: 273

Re: 1996 Canadian Toonie

The toonie should be bi-metallic .. nickel on the outside ring and a copper alloy core(w/polar bear). Are you saying that it is all solid nickel? Can you send a photo?
by Bill in Burl
Tue Jul 04, 2017 3:54 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Lightw4re, please remove Here is Practical Explanation about Next Life
Replies: 5
Views: 275

Re: Lightw4re, please remove Here is Practical Explanation about Next Life

Thank you lightw4e ... I had sent a PM to you rather than making a post when that spammer came on. Which way is better for those spammers that jump in here once in a while? ... a post or a PM?
by Bill in Burl
Sat Jul 01, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: 5 cents
Topic: 1923 nickel far 3
Replies: 4
Views: 317

Re: 1923 nickel far 3

I put my opinion on this on a different post that you made on another site:

https://www.coincommunity.com/forum/top ... _ID=291132
by Bill in Burl
Sat Jul 01, 2017 4:35 am
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: 1917, 1918 and 1919 5 cents...?
Replies: 4
Views: 218

Re: 1917, 1918 and 1919 5 cents...?

By definition, you aren't going to have any "luster" on a silver coin in VF condition. They have been heavily cleaned and then polished/buffed. Remember that these are .925 silver and would be black with tarnish unless played with.
by Bill in Burl
Fri Jun 30, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: 1917, 1918 and 1919 5 cents...?
Replies: 4
Views: 218

Re: 1917, 1918 and 1919 5 cents...?

I'm about the same, but they would all be bodybagged because of the harsh severe cleaning .. that's if all those scratches/marks on the coin are actually on the coins.
by Bill in Burl
Sat Jun 24, 2017 4:35 am
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: 1 & 5 cents 1897
Replies: 4
Views: 261

Re: 1 & 5 cents 1897

I'm not much of an authority on silver, but it looks like high XF to AU ... there is definite wear on the coin, but coins are hard to see on a computer screen. It looks like the bottom loop of the 8 is larger than the top one, so I'd say wide or large 8. The Cent looks UNC to me and I don't see a cl...
by Bill in Burl
Sat Jun 24, 2017 4:24 am
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: 1 cent 1862 Nova Scotia
Replies: 3
Views: 209

Re: 1 cent 1862 Nova Scotia

You can give it an acetone bath/dip and a little gentile picking with a toothpick or hawthorn/rose thorn. You can get it at any home depot or Canadian Tire, etc. It is the same as women's fingernail polish remover, but that stuff usually has other crap in it. Better to use the regular acetone ..and ...
by Bill in Burl
Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: 1 cent 1862 Nova Scotia
Replies: 3
Views: 209

Re: 1 cent 1862 Nova Scotia

I'd say high VF with environmental damage. Don't think that it would make XF .. but a real nice, scarce coin worth in the hundreds retail.
by Bill in Burl
Tue Jun 20, 2017 5:04 am
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: Really NGC?
Replies: 5
Views: 694

Re: Really NGC?

The photo isn't magnified enough to see real well, but I'd say mid-XF. Don't know if there would be any remarks about the carbon spots or the heavy rim scratch. There is definite wear in Vicky's hair, eyebrow and braid.

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