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by michael
Tue Apr 15, 2014 6:19 pm
Forum: Tokens and Medals
Topic: What were tokens really used for?
Replies: 5
Views: 4434

Re: What were tokens really used for?

Great, thank you.
by michael
Tue Apr 15, 2014 12:09 pm
Forum: Tokens and Medals
Topic: What were tokens really used for?
Replies: 5
Views: 4434

Re: What were tokens really used for?

So it would only be usable at their business, and you got one by ...... trading merchandise in?
by michael
Sat Apr 12, 2014 8:29 pm
Forum: Tokens and Medals
Topic: What were tokens really used for?
Replies: 5
Views: 4434

What were tokens really used for?

I have become interested in trade toekns over the last few months, but have not really figured out how they were used. If a business put out tokens, what were they worth, or how did you know? Could you only use it at their business, and in that case how did you get one? (trading merchandise/supplies...
by michael
Sat Apr 12, 2014 5:01 pm
Forum: Banknotes
Topic: Where can I find listings of polymer serial numbers
Replies: 2
Views: 3336

Where can I find listings of polymer serial numbers

Hi - for the new polymer bills, where can I find listings of various prefixes for serial numbers, and the number of bills issued? These things are easily available for past series when you want to know which ones are rare. Where can I find a list being updated for the new ones?
by michael
Wed Dec 11, 2013 7:27 pm
Forum: 25 cents
Topic: 1812 red maple leaf offset
Replies: 1
Views: 2792

1812 red maple leaf offset

I have one of the War of 1812 quarters (Salaberry) that have the maple leaf in red colouring, the red that was printed onto the leaf is a little offset so it isn't in the outline of the leaf. (very slightly) Is that considered a valuable misprint?
by michael
Tue Dec 10, 2013 2:15 pm
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: MS-type coin on ebay - why no bids?
Replies: 2
Views: 3247

Re: MS-type coin on ebay - why no bids?

I was wondering if it had been cleaned. Same with some other ones that look very shiny, but no good bids.

What is a normal original color, since I've only ever seen them in brown or black?
by michael
Mon Dec 09, 2013 9:00 pm
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: MS-type coin on ebay - why no bids?
Replies: 2
Views: 3247

MS-type coin on ebay - why no bids?

Cruising through the large cent section of ebay tonight I noticed the following offering: http://www.ebay.ca/itm/1913-Canada-Canadian-Large-Penny-One-1-Cent-Piece-C1-34-Super-High-Grade-MS-/151182836134?pt=US_Canadian_Coins&hash=item23333301a6 It looks like a great coin, the bid starts at about ...
by michael
Wed Dec 04, 2013 10:35 am
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: Buying coins - discounts over Trends/CCN
Replies: 3
Views: 3383

Re: Buying coins - discounts over Trends/CCN

OK - thanks Bill. It pays to ask here too! :) When would you expect 20 and when 40%? With a larger purchase, or do you specify you want, say 40%? I have been noticing that the ebay auctions seem to go easily at or even above the Trends price, not a discount. Either that or my own ebay-grading skills...
by michael
Sun Dec 01, 2013 9:53 pm
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: Buying coins - discounts over Trends/CCN
Replies: 3
Views: 3383

Buying coins - discounts over Trends/CCN

Hi - I'm new to the buying of coins for a collection. I have bought a few coins (mostly just large & small cents so far) from a coin shop, been fairly plaesed with the purchases and pleased to see taht his prices matched the prices in Canadian Coin News/Trends listings. This seemed appropriate t...

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