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by Bill in Burl
Sun Aug 23, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: CoinsandCanada price guide
Replies: 5
Views: 379

Re: CoinsandCanada price guide

For 1893, there is a QP(quad punch), like the 9 photo above from me, a triple punch(TP), two D/P'd ( R/P'd ), and at least 2 other just normally called R/Ps since there is little offset on them. The photo for the T/P in the 2011 Charlton is actually the quad punched and the other photo for 1893 in t...
by Bill in Burl
Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: ARNPRIOR TYPE SILVER DOLLARS-GOOD INFORMATION
Replies: 3
Views: 723

Re: ARNPRIOR TYPE SILVER DOLLARS-GOOD INFORMATION

Again the info from the original poster was good information if you read it all the way through. The info says that heavy die polishing created "Arnprior types")in 50-51, not Arnprior actual dollars like from 1955. The OP is more than welcome to start a thread about anything that he wants, and from ...
by Bill in Burl
Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Canadian Tokens and Medals
Topic: What would cause this?
Replies: 5
Views: 385

Re: What would cause this?

The nearly horizontal deep cuts happened post mint. The design and lettering on the coin is the deepest recessed part of the working die, which strikes the coin from the force of the press. When you have mars/deep scratches on the coin lettering or design, it happened post mint, because a scratch on...
by Bill in Burl
Sun Aug 16, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Canadian Tokens and Medals
Topic: What would cause this?
Replies: 5
Views: 385

Re: What would cause this?

Damaged well post-mint.
by Bill in Burl
Sat Aug 15, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: 5 cents
Topic: 5 cent error coin
Replies: 2
Views: 288

Re: 5 cent error coin

I agree .. someone with a new hammer.
by Bill in Burl
Fri Aug 14, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: Large Cent Facts-Any Canada Large cent collectors/pics out there?
Replies: 3
Views: 285

Re: Large Cent Facts-Any Canada Large cent collectors/pics out there?

I saw no half-truths in the OP's post. I take wikipedia with a grain of salt as well, but see no problem with the post, nor the poster. There's few enough posts on this site to start with .. don't need to castigate someone for starting something.
by Bill in Burl
Fri Aug 14, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Where are the posts?
Replies: 7
Views: 2024

Re: Where are the posts?

You are close enough to be a neighbor. You are also close enough to join the Hamilton Coin Society, but we haven't had any meetings since the Covid started. It takes a while to learn to hunt and peck around this site. I use very few of the forums, but DO refer to the price section , but not for the ...
by Bill in Burl
Fri Aug 14, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: Large Cent Facts-Any Canada Large cent collectors/pics out there?
Replies: 3
Views: 285

Re: Large Cent Facts-Any Canada Large cent collectors/pics out there?

The '58 & '59 planchets were 1/3 thinner than the Brit halfpennies and made of bronze, rather than copper, as were their halfpennies in '58 & '59 and maybe a few '60's. From 1876 on, the Canadian cents were the same size (thickness) of the Brit halfpennies, and I think that their halfpennies were up...
by Bill in Burl
Fri Aug 14, 2020 5:26 am
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: 1859 N9 w/ a small DP 9 ??? - Opinions please
Replies: 2
Views: 232

Re: 1859 N9 w/ a small DP 9 ??? - Opinions please

Hard to tell from the photo. To me, it looks like the 9 got hit and there is a little fold-over in the upper right of the gap. Inside the loop, it looks like die chips in the die or slivers of loose metal pressed onto the coin. It's really hard to tell with the photos provided.
by Bill in Burl
Tue Aug 11, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: 1881-H Triple "N" Variety Cent Population ?
Replies: 1
Views: 152

Re: 1881-H Triple "N" Variety Cent Population ?

There's no population data for them. They are hard to find, somewhat, but not scarce and certainly not rare. They are just nice little keeper for your collection to show what a man with a hammer, after a liquid lunch, can do with 3 strikes and a hand punch (actually maybe 4). Since it's into the wor...
by Bill in Burl
Tue Aug 11, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: Canada 1859 One Cent Brass
Replies: 3
Views: 290

Re: Canada 1859 One Cent Brass

There are no "markers" for a brass cent. Improper mixing of the bronze alloy into the small ingots resulted in small sections of the ingot to be more "brass-like". When the ingots were put through the rollers to make the sheets from which the planchets were punched, there were some small sections of...
by Bill in Burl
Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: 1888 Cent with DP Middle "8"
Replies: 4
Views: 248

Re: 1888 Cent with DP Middle "8"

It is felt that the middle 8 was re-engraved on the matrix or hub that is used to make the working dies. Every working die made from that hub/matrix would have an 8 that was identical to the others ... at least initially. The small amount of offset in your pictured coin probably came off the hub lik...
by Bill in Burl
Mon Aug 10, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: 1888 Cent with DP Middle "8"
Replies: 4
Views: 248

Re: 1888 Cent with DP Middle "8"

The 1888's have been discussed many times on many coin forums. I have looked at thousands of them and it's hard to find an 1888 WITHOUT any repunching. Do a search for 1888's on this site or go to the CCF site and you will find dozens of discussions. The "middle" 8 on the coins was re-engraved on th...
by Bill in Burl
Sat Aug 08, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Errors and Varieties
Topic: Indented strike?
Replies: 4
Views: 293

Re: Indented strike?

A high school machine shop experiment?
by Bill in Burl
Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: 1 dollar
Topic: 1949 Half Moon Dollar
Replies: 12
Views: 526

Re: 1949 Half Moon Dollar

Yes, looking at the "die clash" possibilities, I agree with the guy I talked to .. a die clash from the King's ear. A clash puts it right where the "half moon" would be and the Obv ear might be the deepest part of the Obv die where it could strike the Rev die without a planchet there.