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by SousNoir
Tue Oct 18, 2016 9:53 pm
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: a great thread from CCF
Replies: 5
Views: 3382

Re: a great thread from CCF

Thank you Bill, This is really appreciated. I have forwarded on the French forum this CC thread you have posted here so that everyone is aware of these new generation chinese fakes that have been sold recently as genuine coins on eBay. I have requested advice and comments about Canadian coins sold b...
by SousNoir
Tue Oct 18, 2016 9:02 pm
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: Question from a new collector
Replies: 3
Views: 3139

Re: Question from a new collector

Hi bstoodley, It may be a bad idea to open a PL set and send coins to a TPG. Looking through the pliofilm (original plastic envelope), this is difficult to see if a coin is a PL-63 or a PL-65. It will cost you 15$-20$ per coin to get it graded and certified and much more if you request insurance. Yo...
by SousNoir
Mon Oct 17, 2016 9:03 pm
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: Question from a new collector
Replies: 3
Views: 3139

Re: Question from a new collector

Hi bstoodley, Welcome to the forum. On this web site, the PL value is for a coin that has been graded and certified by a third party grader (TPG) such as CCCS or ICCS in Canada. In an unopened PL set, coins are uncirculated and all of them are usually of high grade (PL-63 and above for most sets). W...
by SousNoir
Mon Oct 17, 2016 6:35 pm
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: a great thread from CCF
Replies: 5
Views: 3382

Re: a great thread from CCF

Thank you very much Bill to let us know about it.

This is the last scary thing I wanted to know before Halloween. :evil:

I will post about these new fake coins on the French forum.

Dan
by SousNoir
Sun Oct 09, 2016 6:38 pm
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: 1921 Canadian 50 cent needs verification
Replies: 5
Views: 3928

Re: 1921 Canadian 50 cent needs verification

Hi bushman74, No problem with the delay. The subject is interesting and intriguing. It fits well in a collector's backlog of fun things to do. :) I'll see what I can get from your pictures. Some are pretty good and sharp and I'll try to get more details from these using image processing. I have foun...
by SousNoir
Sun Oct 09, 2016 5:51 pm
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: Books on Grading
Replies: 15
Views: 8746

Re: Books on Grading

I finally saw the book. "Guide for Grading Coins of Canada" by Andre Langlois. It is EXCELLENT. This guide is a MUST to any newbie or experienced collector of canadians coins. This is a 8 1/2 x 11" spiral bound book printed on thick glossy paper. It is built like a larger Charlton gu...
by SousNoir
Thu Sep 29, 2016 7:52 pm
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: Books on Grading
Replies: 15
Views: 8746

Re: Books on Grading

Hi,

There is a good grading guide for coins of Canada that was published last year. See here:
http://www.coinsandcanada.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=6861

Dan
by SousNoir
Wed Sep 28, 2016 9:40 pm
Forum: Questions and Suggestions
Topic: OK people, let's start promoting this website
Replies: 9
Views: 14777

Re: OK people, let's start promoting this website

Hi, PS - not only do you get to learn something from these posts but occasionally you get to meet some of the posters from here at different events. I've had the pleasure of meeting a few when I do the coin shows and people come up to me and identify themselves. I agree. I have met a few collectors ...
by SousNoir
Wed Sep 28, 2016 7:50 pm
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: 1921 Canadian 50 cent needs verification
Replies: 5
Views: 3928

Re: 1921 Canadian 50 cent needs verification

Hello bushman74, I understand Louis or any other TPG not being able to authenticate this coin as of year 1921. The date must be visible in a way or another. It would help if you could post again the 1st photograph above without the black circle. The 1st photograph is in focus while the 2nd is a bit ...
by SousNoir
Mon Sep 26, 2016 7:06 pm
Forum: Questions and Suggestions
Topic: Lightw4re Is there a latest topics page?
Replies: 2
Views: 2242

Re: Lightw4re Is there a latest topics page?

Thank you Lightw4are,

This is now easier to know what happened on forums lately. :)

Dan
by SousNoir
Sat Sep 24, 2016 7:51 pm
Forum: Questions and Suggestions
Topic: OK people, let's start promoting this website
Replies: 9
Views: 14777

Re: OK people, let's start promoting this website

Hi again, One reason why this forum is less active than its French counterpart is that English-speaking collectors of Canadian coins and tokens are scattered across several (and good) forums. I have just compared the number of people online on both forums including guests and excluding robots (Googl...
by SousNoir
Sat Sep 24, 2016 3:37 pm
Forum: Questions and Suggestions
Topic: OK people, let's start promoting this website
Replies: 9
Views: 14777

Re: OK people, let's start promoting this website

Hi, I have been a lurker in the past 2 years. Time permitting, I will be more active during autumn and next winter. In the past year , I have given the address of this web site to people wanting to know more about canadian coins. Living in Montreal, most people wanted the address of the French site....
by SousNoir
Sat Sep 24, 2016 2:44 pm
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: Split grading coins???
Replies: 8
Views: 4125

Re: Split grading coins???

Hi Nero12345, Your 50 cents 1943 can't be a VF-20. Here's why. http://www.coinsandcanada.com/forum/class/test/0501943.jpeg The obverse has to much wear on the eyebrow to be a VF-20. Some details are visible in the hairs and the ear seems complete at the arrow. While this is close to a VF-20, I would...
by SousNoir
Sat Sep 24, 2016 1:30 pm
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: Guide for Grading Coins of Canada - André Langlois
Replies: 0
Views: 6062

Guide for Grading Coins of Canada - André Langlois

Hi, I have searched this forum for comments about this guide and it seems nobody has ever talked about it. http://www.coinsandcanada.com/forum/class/test/GradingGuideLanglois.jpeg " Guide for Grading Coins of Canada ", by André Langlois, was published last year. The English version was fir...
by SousNoir
Sat Sep 24, 2016 12:45 pm
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: Another Test - Edwardian 50 Cents
Replies: 1
Views: 2402

Re: Another Test - Edwardian 50 Cents

Hi, This is not a simple answer. The reverse has more wear than the obverse. http://www.coinsandcanada.com/forum/class/test/0501910_825.jpeg On the reverse, the wear on the jewels on the crown above "50" and on the knot of the ribbon below 1910 can't make this a F-12. This is better than V...

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