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by verdigris
Sat Feb 01, 2014 7:02 pm
Forum: 5 cents
Topic: 1945 No Chrome?
Replies: 7
Views: 7683

Re: 1945 No Chrome?

But to the other question, in hand, under the loop, no, I see no remaining trace of plating. Under high lighting and the 16x and 45x. Nothing that resembles plating. Then I suppose it's missing its chrome plating. I'm not going to deny that these are a legitimate variety quite yet, but what constit...
by verdigris
Sat Feb 01, 2014 12:25 pm
Forum: 5 cents
Topic: 1945 No Chrome?
Replies: 7
Views: 7683

Re: 1945 No Chrome?

Is this one of those '45 no chromes, or has the chrome just worn off? That's a question for the ages. A better question to ask would be: why did these missing chromes not exist when I was young and when did they become accepted as a major variety? I have never seen a steelie in as bad shape as the ...
by verdigris
Thu Jan 30, 2014 12:03 am
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: 2 new varieties 1965 penny
Replies: 2
Views: 2883

Re: 2 new varieties 1965 penny

Nice find Gramps. What's going on with the engraver's initials and along the beads on the first '65?

Cheers
by verdigris
Wed Jan 29, 2014 8:44 pm
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: 1946 Canada Half
Replies: 7
Views: 4830

Re: Stuff that in your pipe and smoke it.

Just not a clue how to grade these things. Hand me an 1891 Seated Liberty Half, or any Barber, no sweat. Give me something from my own country, *crickets*. haha If you're going to carry a horse shoe up the wazoo then you're just gonna have to learn. The GRV and GRVI are the easiest to grade over th...
by verdigris
Tue Jan 28, 2014 10:16 pm
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: 1946 Canada Half
Replies: 7
Views: 4830

Stuff that in your pipe and smoke it.

No horseshoe. Opportunties are made. Quite obviously it pays to smoke Players. My latest big find from the till is a Habs 100th anniversary Loonie. Out west here not a soul I show it to has even heard of such an abomination let alone set eyes upon one!! One Rider fan was seriously miffed to find out...
by verdigris
Thu Jan 23, 2014 11:24 pm
Forum: 1 dollar
Topic: 1965 Canada PL Dollar -- Variety.
Replies: 6
Views: 7246

Re: 1965 Canada PL Dollar -- Variety.

Bill in Burl wrote:For $13, it could have hammer marks on it and still be OK.

:D Funny- but true!
by verdigris
Wed Jan 22, 2014 1:35 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Hello everyone!
Replies: 1
Views: 4251

Re: Hello everyone!

Glad to have you aboard Todd.

Cheers
by verdigris
Sat Jan 11, 2014 8:19 pm
Forum: 10 cents
Topic: 1896 10 Cents Obverse Variety
Replies: 15
Views: 13013

Re: 1896 10 Cents Obverse Variety

1898 10c Obverse #6...
Image
And you can also compare 'curvey(#5) vs flat(#6)' along the throat.
The photo I originally mentioned I couldn't find but moot at this point methinks.
Cheers
by verdigris
Sat Jan 11, 2014 6:06 pm
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: A very odd penny
Replies: 4
Views: 3767

Re: A very odd penny

My basic question is: Is this just a novelty, or something that I should pursue as a coin that may be of interest to collectors? To answer the question that I missed...and getting back to what I said above... The cost of labour that it took to make this piece, if it can be examined and still fool t...
by verdigris
Sat Jan 11, 2014 4:16 pm
Forum: 10 cents
Topic: 1896 10 Cents Obverse Variety
Replies: 15
Views: 13013

Re: 1896 10 Cents Obverse Variety

Had enough juice to take one photo. http://www.coinsandcanada.com/forum/class/test/1896_10c_obv5.jpeg You see? The forehead flattens on a #5... not even close to the high curve of the #6, which, as soon as I find another battery I'll take a shot of a 1898 obv#6 so you can compare side-by-heach taber...
by verdigris
Sat Jan 11, 2014 3:37 pm
Forum: 10 cents
Topic: 1896 10 Cents Obverse Variety
Replies: 15
Views: 13013

Re: 1896 10 Cents Obverse Variety

CDNMace wrote:What's your opinion of the second one, 6 as well?

Yes. I think so.

So hold your horses. Trying to find batteries for my camera...

Cheers
by verdigris
Sat Jan 11, 2014 3:20 pm
Forum: 10 cents
Topic: 1896 10 Cents Obverse Variety
Replies: 15
Views: 13013

Re: 1896 10 Cents Obverse Variety

Shylo wrote:This may sound weird.. but isn't there a very easy tell with the ear and the shape of the eye?


Unfortunately a lot of my Victoria 5c and 10c are deaf and blind. :(

Cheers
by verdigris
Sat Jan 11, 2014 3:04 pm
Forum: 10 cents
Topic: 1896 10 Cents Obverse Variety
Replies: 15
Views: 13013

Re: 1896 10 Cents Obverse Variety

The easiest way that I've found to see the shape/slope of the forehead is to turn the coin so that the bridge of the nose and the point where her forehead meets the laurel are on a horizontal. By doing so I've found your attention is focused on the shape of the "hill", and in setting coins...
by verdigris
Thu Jan 09, 2014 10:56 pm
Forum: 10 cents
Topic: 1896 10 Cents Obverse Variety
Replies: 15
Views: 13013

Re: 1896 10 Cents Obverse Variety

Unfortunately, it's a 6 :(
I could post a pic of my obv#5 if you'd like :D

But hey-- it's a nice coin nevertheless. Don't throw it away :wink:

Cheers
by verdigris
Wed Jan 08, 2014 9:21 pm
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: 1949 A to Denticle -- Help needed
Replies: 8
Views: 4456

Re: 1949 A to Denticle -- Help needed

vaga wrote:i still have not found one of those,,cheers


I was thinking of asking you what you have found lately. Long time no hear.
Cheers

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