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by Bill in Burl
Thu Oct 19, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: 1962 Penny Error #k86b?
Replies: 5
Views: 77

Re: 1962 Penny Error #k86b?

When I talked about Zoell's numbering system, I forgot to tell you what the digits in the middle were. They are the sequential dates for the coins. So all 1858's will be a "1", the 1859's will be "2", the 1876 will be "3", etc. So your R74d is a Major variety for 1950 a...
by Bill in Burl
Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: 1962 Penny Error #k86b?
Replies: 5
Views: 77

Re: 1962 Penny Error #k86b?

Hans Zoell published pamphlets from the late 50's up through the early 70's and not every year. Unfortunately, I gave all my Zoell books to a younger collector, so I can't look up your numbers. in the front of each pamphlet, he lists the "codes" that he used to identify the error or variet...
by Bill in Burl
Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:05 am
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: 1941 Penny Error
Replies: 6
Views: 231

Re: 1941 Penny Error

As Coinguy said, "lamination peel" is just the NAME for that type of error ... it doesn't mean that the coin is laminated. It only means that the anomaly appears to look like a lamination that has peeled. As I stated before, the error is caused by improper mixing or some type of impurity t...
by Bill in Burl
Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:13 am
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: 1943 Penny Error
Replies: 3
Views: 197

Re: 1943 Penny Error

I agree ... die cracks. Small cracks will start on the dies due to constant hammerings. They usually form wherever the design in the coin makes sharp angular changes of direction. Most common are leaf tips, the 90 degree changes on the N's, I's, E's, D's, T's, etc of serifs, and the tips of the dent...
by Bill in Burl
Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:04 am
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: 1941 Penny Error
Replies: 6
Views: 231

Re: 1941 Penny Error

I agree ..lamination peel (the planchet is breaking down/separating, usually due to incomplete alloy mix)
by Bill in Burl
Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:32 am
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: Canadian Large Cent
Replies: 3
Views: 264

Re: Canadian Large Cent

I don't know what you mean by "different conditions". The best way to determine actual "worth" is to look in the "sold" section for each individual coin. However you can't ever just determine condition or wear from photos or descriptions .. you need to see it in hand. Y...
by Bill in Burl
Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:34 am
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: Alex Cooper auction with better Canadian Quarters
Replies: 1
Views: 270

Re: Alex Cooper auction with better Canadian Quarters

I've bought quite a few things from the Cooper auctions, not all of which were coins.... but then again, I lived less than 10 miles from Towson, where they were located. I'll be watching when I get their email.
by Bill in Burl
Sat Sep 02, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: Grading help for 1883H Canadian 5 cents
Replies: 5
Views: 696

Re: Grading help for 1883H Canadian 5 cents

F-15. Way too much hair and eyebrow loss
by Bill in Burl
Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: 5 cents
Topic: 1953 Nickel NSF Near
Replies: 5
Views: 433

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: 1715

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: 424

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: Canadian Coins
Topic: Silver 5 cent coins-1998-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 477

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: 509

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: 509

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?

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