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by Bill in Burl
Sat May 13, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: Grading help for 1883H Canadian 5 cents
Replies: 2
Views: 107

Re: Grading help for 1883H Canadian 5 cents

VF-20, maybe a little less. The heavy cleaning would surely drop it to F-15
by Bill in Burl
Sat Apr 22, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: 1 dollar
Topic: Die Cracks & Chip on 2017 Connecting a Nation Loonie
Replies: 8
Views: 317

Re: Die Cracks & Chip on 2017 Connecting a Nation Loonie

Are all of those "lines" raised? I really don't see any die cracks, which normally start at a high stress concentration area and when go through the field. It's also strange to see something through the field and the design on the same line. Maybe looking at it on a computer screen throws ...
by Bill in Burl
Sat Apr 22, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: 1 dollar
Topic: Die Cracks & Chip on 2017 Connecting a Nation Loonie
Replies: 8
Views: 317

Re: Die Cracks & Chip on 2017 Connecting a Nation Loonie

Are all of those "lines" raised? I really don't see any die cracks, which normally start at a high stress concentration area and yhen go through the fied. It's also strange to see something through the field and the design on the same line. Maybe looking at it on a computer screen throws t...
by Bill in Burl
Fri Apr 14, 2017 3:45 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Generally speaking
Replies: 7
Views: 428

Re: Generally speaking

No, I think that the Brit-speak folks are more the "real" collectors. It's just that there are many more Canadian Coin sites than this C&C one. This started, I think, as just a French site and then started the English side quite some time later. The pricing and Ebay sections on this si...
by Bill in Burl
Fri Apr 07, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Generally speaking
Replies: 7
Views: 428

Re: Generally speaking

Welcome aboard. Unfortunately, the English side of this site doesn't get much action. I wish more people would post. I know some very learned people who browse but it seems folks just don't want to ask questions or appear "newbie".
by Bill in Burl
Fri Apr 07, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: Large 1 Cent questions ?
Replies: 3
Views: 376

Re: Large 1 Cent questions ?

I live in Burlington and have conducted much research on large cents for the last 30 years. I jointly co-wrote the Vicky large cent variety section in the back for Charlton and have 3-4,000 large cents. Send me a PM.
by Bill in Burl
Tue Mar 07, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: 1858 Dime
Replies: 3
Views: 318

Re: 1858 Dime

Does the coin have any luster or patina .. or does it appear to be washed out, as in the photo?
by Bill in Burl
Thu Mar 02, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: ?PEI Coin
Replies: 6
Views: 352

Re: ?PEI Coin

I'd agree with the G grade. However you should be able to pick up a nicer grade than that for $5-6 and certainly not for more than $10. I think that I have 7-8 of them.
by Bill in Burl
Thu Mar 02, 2017 4:35 am
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: ?PEI Coin
Replies: 6
Views: 352

Re: ?PEI Coin

Yes, and you will find cents and half cents from Nova Scotia and New Brunswick as well in the early 1860's and 5, 10, & 20 cents from New Brunswick in '1862 & 64. Canada needed some kind of money to conduct trade so, like the early Canadian bank and commercial tokens, private coinage was str...
by Bill in Burl
Thu Mar 02, 2017 4:35 am
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: ?PEI Coin
Replies: 6
Views: 352

Re: ?PEI Coin

Yes, and you will find cents and half cents from Nova Scotia and New Brunswick as well in the early 1860's and 5, 10, & 20 cents from New Brunswick in '1862 & 64. Canada needed some kind of money to conduct trade so, like the early Canadian bank and commercial tokens, private coinage was str...
by Bill in Burl
Thu Mar 02, 2017 4:29 am
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: ?PEI Coin
Replies: 6
Views: 352

Re: ?PEI Coin

Yes, they are very collectible and reasonable in price for those that haven't been under the ground. There are a couple neat varieties of the coin as well.
by Bill in Burl
Wed Feb 22, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: 1 dollar
Topic: 2006 lucky loonie Help.
Replies: 4
Views: 459

Re: 2006 lucky loonie Help.

I'd say fire or extreme heat. The gouge off the rim in PMD.
by Bill in Burl
Wed Feb 22, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: 1993 Canadian one cent help please
Replies: 4
Views: 308

Re: 1993 Canadian one cent help please

Yes, there are tools, but it's just as easy to put them in a 2X2 and mark lines 90, 180, 270, 360 and look at them, with one side escatly straight up and down. If you can't eyeball it, look at one side with the other side facing a mirror. I am not real familiar with small cents, but it's important t...
by Bill in Burl
Wed Feb 22, 2017 6:27 am
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: 1993 Canadian one cent help please
Replies: 4
Views: 308

Re: 1993 Canadian one cent help please

I don't think that the coin has any errors, but it's hard to tell from the pics. It looks like all post-mint damage, maybe some of it in a dryer and some time in coke or acid or underground in acidic soil.
by Bill in Burl
Mon Feb 13, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: 5 cents
Topic: 1979 Canadian 5 cents error help
Replies: 9
Views: 823

Re: 1979 Canadian 5 cents error help

Rather than sending coins in to be graded, post them here and you will get an opinion from some experts here and it won't cost a dime. Unless you are talking about a real scarcity (by that meaning that you could sell it for more than $100) you are wasting money sending it in to be graded .. you woul...

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