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by coinguy
Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: Lucky find 1870 Quarter
Replies: 3
Views: 279

Re: Lucky find 1870 Quarter

bushman74 If your friend really got this in change, then as you say it is an amazing find. I will try to answer your questions the best I can. To me the coin appears genuine. I don't see any of the markers associated with a counterfeit. It is as you pointed out a OQ1 Variety. I would grade it a litt...
by coinguy
Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: 5 cents
Topic: 2007 Nickel with a rusted metal deposit
Replies: 4
Views: 97

Re: 2007 Nickel with a rusted metal deposit

Similar, but this looks like verdigris.
That is when copper is attacked and turns it green or black.
Looks like the copper plating on that nickel has been exposed
and turned green/black.
by coinguy
Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: 5 cents
Topic: 2007 Nickel with a rusted metal deposit
Replies: 4
Views: 97

Re: 2007 Nickel with a rusted metal deposit

Not a metal deposit, it's corrosion.
You can see where the plating has bubbled and
broken exposing the steel core that has rusted.
by coinguy
Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: 5 cents
Topic: 5 cents 2011 wear or plating problem?
Replies: 3
Views: 181

Re: 5 cents 2011 wear or plating problem?

Looks to me like it could be a plating problem.
Not often that you see a coin so worn that the
nickel plating has worn off.
This is not an uncommon ocurrance with the
plating process.
by coinguy
Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Sell, Buy and Trade
Topic: NGC Graded One Dollar Canadian coins
Replies: 5
Views: 354

Re: NGC Graded One Dollar Canadian coins

Hot Brass-
I know that you can ask what you want for an item,
but just curious as what you used as a basis for those prices.
by coinguy
Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: 1953 25c
Replies: 2
Views: 226

Re: 1953 25c

It would probably cost more to have it certified than what it is worth. That is the large date variety and is worth around $11.00-$12.00 in that condition. It would have to grade MS65 or higher to warrant sending it out to be graded. It also looks like it is either getting carbon spots or is startin...
by coinguy
Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Banknotes
Topic: 1973 Dollar Note with Ink Error
Replies: 2
Views: 175

Re: 1973 Dollar Note with Ink Error

I can see what they call an offset although it is a very light one. It is caused when a wet printed sheet touches another one and transfers some of the ink. To have any great value, it would have to have a heavy offset but yours is still a keeper. If you want to identify it, you can mark it as a &qu...
by coinguy
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: 10 cents
Topic: 1964 Dime
Replies: 5
Views: 406

Re: 1964 Dime

Yes, they are fairly common.
Usually when someone is doing maintenance on
commercial dryers, they come across them.`
Yours would be an early stage dryer coin.
The longer it stays in the dryer, the smaller it gets.
Their is no extra value to them, but some people collect
them as a novelty.
by coinguy
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: 10 cents
Topic: 1964 Dime
Replies: 5
Views: 406

LooRe: 1964 Dime

Looks like a dryer coin.
by coinguy
Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: 5 cents
Topic: 1951 commemorative 5 cent
Replies: 3
Views: 333

Re: 1951 commemorative 5 cent

henrysmedford- It was only the business strikes that were plated. The 1951 Commemorative was 100% nickel. Bettyv I don't think that is flaking on your coin. Hard to tell without actually seeing it but it looks like something has attacked the surface and discoloured it. If in the future you could sho...
by coinguy
Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: 1982 & 1983 United Kingdom uncirculated set
Replies: 3
Views: 177

Re: 1982 & 1983 United Kingdom uncirculated set

Agree with Bill on the value.
I bought three sets as a gift for $20.00
which works out to under $7.00 set
by coinguy
Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Banknotes
Topic: 1975 bills
Replies: 3
Views: 224

Re: 1975 bills

Pretty hard to give a value of paper money from a picture
because there is so much you can't see, but both have the
common prefix with over 35 million of each printed.
From what i can see, the $100.00 might be worth around $125.00
and the $50.00 around $65.00
by coinguy
Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: 1899 NFLD .50 die axis?
Replies: 2
Views: 134

Re: 1899 NFLD .50 die axis?

All Newfoundland coins are struck that way up to 1904,
then they switched over to Medal Axis
by coinguy
Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: 1 cent split
Replies: 7
Views: 1171

Re: 1 cent split

There are many collectors who specialize in and only collect error coins as well as those that collect both error and regular coins. It is hard to value an error coin as there is not a "book price" as nearly every error is unique. Most of the minor error coins do not warrant much of a prem...
by coinguy
Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: 1881 10cent
Replies: 2
Views: 166

Re: 1881 10cent

Hard to tell from those pictures but it looks like aT-2 variety which would make it not worth much more than bullion value in that condition. If not for the holes, I would grade it about F12 When taking pictures of coins, please take the photo straight on instead of on an angle. It makes it much eas...

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