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by Hot Brass
Sat Apr 06, 2013 2:48 pm
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: Wear areas on Elizabeth II silver dollars question
Replies: 16
Views: 13284

Re: Wear areas on Elizabeth II silver dollars question

Hi: I just checked the definition on what an MS-64 grade should be...this taken from the Charlton Standard Catalogue 2013 issue and it says: MS-64 "No traces of wear,with a full strike.Must have full mint lustre with only minor contact marks in the field areas. Must have good eye appeal".(...
by Hot Brass
Sat Apr 06, 2013 12:59 pm
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: Wear areas on Elizabeth II silver dollars question
Replies: 16
Views: 13284

Re: Wear areas on Elizabeth II silver dollars question

Thanks for that. Why would my one QE II dollar coin which was graded by a legitimate third party be given an MS-64 grade,which is supposed to be of the 'uncirculated' variety,but has lots of wear mostly around the leaves and berries area,also some hair wear at that spot,but the shoulder area is not ...
by Hot Brass
Sat Apr 06, 2013 6:47 am
Forum: Questions and Suggestions
Topic: Newbie section
Replies: 3
Views: 9107

Newbie section

Hi: I think this forum should have a section designated to the beginner or newbie who is into coin collecting.Thanks,Hot Brass
by Hot Brass
Sat Apr 06, 2013 6:45 am
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: Wear areas on Elizabeth II silver dollars question
Replies: 16
Views: 13284

Wear areas on Elizabeth II silver dollars question

Hi: Not sure if this is the proper area to post,but I have about eight Elizabeth II 1953-1967 silver dollars,which are supposedly graded by the previous owners as being "uncirculated" and one that was graded by a third party grading service which graded it as a MS-64. Since the high points...
by Hot Brass
Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:56 pm
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: Which side of the coin wears faster?
Replies: 4
Views: 4719

Re: Which side of the coin wears faster?

I am probably wrong,but the two books I just bought only show the 'heads' side of the coin when they show you what to look for as far as high spots or typical wear areas? Maybe other books show the tails area for what to look for,,,,not sure!? Hot Brass
by Hot Brass
Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:18 pm
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: Question about detail versus clear,nick free field
Replies: 3
Views: 4384

Question about detail versus clear,nick free field

Hi: I have a few Canadian silver dollars, Queen Elizabeth II 1953-1964....one which has been graded by a third party grading service which gave this particular dollar a MS-64 grade. My other dollar coins that have the same effigy,but different dates,certainly have better detail than the TPG one,part...
by Hot Brass
Wed Apr 03, 2013 7:23 am
Forum: Conservation and Classification
Topic: best affordable hand-held digital usb microscope
Replies: 17
Views: 20567

Re: best affordable hand-held digital usb microscope

Lightw4re wrote:I used the QX5 last year. Works well. http://www.amazon.com/Digital-Blue-QX5- ... B0002HLKI2

Thanks!
I see that they have the newer QX7 out now,so wondering how much better it is,if any,compared to the QX5?
I ordered a QX7 and it turned out to be junk....lousy picture,a toy basically....sent it back the same day! Thanks,Hot Brass
by Hot Brass
Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:07 pm
Forum: Conservation and Classification
Topic: Best coin grading book
Replies: 3
Views: 7853

Re: Best coin grading book

Thanks, Any particular edition I should be looking for? Hot Brass
by Hot Brass
Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:25 am
Forum: Conservation and Classification
Topic: best affordable hand-held digital usb microscope
Replies: 17
Views: 20567

best affordable hand-held digital usb microscope

Hi: I have been looking into some hand-held usb microscopes and there is one company called Dino-Lite which has numerous different models.Which model would you suggest for a beginner for not too much money($150 max) Thanks,Hot Brass
by Hot Brass
Mon Apr 01, 2013 7:22 am
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: 1952,1954 Canadian nickles
Replies: 3
Views: 4236

Re: 1952,1954 Canadian nickles

Thanks....when you said"Maybe someone can offer another opinion but I'd venture to say that the 1954 was an EF and the 1952 an F",do you mean EF-40 and F-12? Thanks,Hot Brass
by Hot Brass
Mon Apr 01, 2013 7:17 am
Forum: Conservation and Classification
Topic: Best coin grading book
Replies: 3
Views: 7853

Best coin grading book

Hi: What in your opinion is the best book to purchase regarding grading...I already have the Charlton Volume 1 2013 67th edition,but I would like a book on what to look for on a particular coin as to what wears first and what key features to look for. Thanks,Hot Brass
by Hot Brass
Sun Mar 31, 2013 5:06 pm
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: 1952,1954 Canadian nickles
Replies: 3
Views: 4236

1952,1954 Canadian nickles

A grade please.
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Thanks,Hot Brass
by Hot Brass
Sun Mar 31, 2013 7:55 am
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: How much are dealers paying for silver
Replies: 2
Views: 3242

How much are dealers paying for silver

Just wondering how much dealers are paying for scrap silver....is it so much under spot price,maybe $2.00 or such much a gram?. let's say I buy a bag of pre-1967 silver coins for $300.00,how much would a dealer pay for it if I were to sell?Thanks,Hot Brass
by Hot Brass
Sat Mar 30, 2013 2:16 pm
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: Which desirable years for Canadian silver dollars
Replies: 2
Views: 4066

Which desirable years for Canadian silver dollars

What are the most desirable years,as far as the collecting of Canadian silver dollars and why? Thanks Hot Brass
*EDIT* After some searching,they only made 18,780 of the 1948 dollar,so that's one that's rare!?
by Hot Brass
Sat Mar 30, 2013 5:37 am
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: Which side of the coin wears faster?
Replies: 4
Views: 4719

Which side of the coin wears faster?

Hi: Generally speaking,which side of the coins, (lets say a 1935 Canadian silver dollar) would wear faster,the heads or the tails.Would there be more emphasis placed on the high spots on the heads side when minting the coin originally?. Also,when judging a coin for grading,are both sides checked equ...