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by DarkSki
Thu Jun 11, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: 1968 Dime Premium
Replies: 1
Views: 432

1968 Dime Premium

Hello Everyone, Rather confused about the 1968 50% Silver Dime listing on the site, it shows this dime at a higher price than 80% silver dimes when I am assuming it should only be worth about 70 cents per coin in silver value. Were these coins made in limited quantities or is this a price listing ov...
by DarkSki
Thu May 28, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: Alloy Recovery Program
Replies: 1
Views: 454

Alloy Recovery Program

It has been several years now since the government has started destroying old coins for their metal value but the nickel coin values have not appeared to increase at all. When are we going to start restoring and pulling these coins out of circulation so this doesnt happen ?? Will these nickel conten...
by DarkSki
Fri May 08, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: 5 cents
Topic: 1875 Canada Silver 5 cent with hole
Replies: 5
Views: 1129

Re: 1875 Canada Silver 5 cent with hole

Most times I've found a hole coin is because it was in a floorboard/wall and drilled during renovations.

It's quite possible this is another reason for holed coins.

Looks like it has some good detail on it
by DarkSki
Sat May 02, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: 1932 Nickel
Replies: 2
Views: 712

Re: 1932 Nickel

Thanks for the response , It showed up okay in the preview , ill try something different next time
by DarkSki
Sat May 02, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: 1932 Nickel
Replies: 2
Views: 712

1932 Nickel

Found this nickel today and find it difficult to determine if it's a near or far 2 it seems I need a second opinion , I'm fairly sure it's a near 2 but I'm never very good at these small differences
by DarkSki
Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: 1953 to 1964 Quarters
Replies: 5
Views: 3660

Re: 1953 to 1964 Quarters

I have checked the values but people actually pay those premiums for such new circulation silver ? Also I have no clue what actually counts as uncirculated , the only coin here that has no micro scratches is the bottom one. They all appear uncirculated until you zoom in on them. Do grading companies...
by DarkSki
Sun Feb 23, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: 1953 to 1964 Quarters
Replies: 5
Views: 3660

1953 to 1964 Quarters

Hello Everyone,

I have been stacking quarters for a while and I have a few young Elizabeth coins that appear to be UNC or almost UNC.

Is there any extra value in these or were they made in such large quantities that these are just melt value coins ?
by DarkSki
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: Silver Dollars
Replies: 5
Views: 2680

Re: Silver Dollars

Thanks for the information everyone , I've got quite a few dollars in similar condition and I have just been stacking them for now. Silver is still low and I will continue buying as much as I can , I have been sure not to pay more than $13 per coin
by DarkSki
Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Canadian Banknotes
Topic: What you collect and why
Replies: 13
Views: 4646

Re: What you collect and why

I am into circulation silver and I get any cheap stuff I can find . I gather through metal detecting , coin roll searching , checking abandoned buildings and at flea markets. Actually most of my time off work that's what I'm doing its alot of fun to find treasure like this, a great means of exercise...
by DarkSki
Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: Silver Dollars
Replies: 5
Views: 2680

Silver Dollars

Hello Everyone,

I wanted to see what your expect these to be graded.
I am also wondering if such common coins are even worth extra or would just be traded for melt value.

Thanks
by DarkSki
Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: What really matters?
Replies: 5
Views: 3452

Re: What really matters?

Certainly keep an eye on Ebay when you have spare time but only if you are looking for junk silver. Most all non graded coins on there have been cleaned (Without mention) and thus not worth more than spot. However just recently I have gotten 10 silver dollars at $11 a piece because the poster spelt ...
by DarkSki
Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: Metal Detecting Coins
Replies: 7
Views: 2666

Re: Metal Detecting Coins

I have been spending all winter looking up my next dig sites , it's been an exciting and rewarding hobby so far and I have enjoyed looking into the history to find old homes stores or other potential sites of interest It does seem as if these small coins were super easy to lose so I dont expect to f...
by DarkSki
Tue Feb 11, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: Metal Detecting Coins
Replies: 7
Views: 2666

Re: Metal Detecting Coins

Yes they are great for my first silver found , couldn't believe that coins over 100 years old were just sitting there , found them just outside my local library
by DarkSki
Tue Feb 11, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: Metal Detecting Coins
Replies: 7
Views: 2666

Re: Metal Detecting Coins

Well I left them overnight and there is some change but is certainly not amazing results , they are more damaged than I thought , likely the dirt hiding imperfections
by DarkSki
Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: Metal Detecting Coins
Replies: 7
Views: 2666

Re: Metal Detecting Coins

The Vicky is a common 1899 , if these coins weren't so dark then they would make for some nice additions . It's interesting to try and clean them with those methods , this is not quite what I was expecting. I will try the olive oil method that you suggest and leave them sit for a couple days , I'll ...