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by Bill in Burl
Fri May 25, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: 1909 Canadian five cent coin
Replies: 5
Views: 1322

Re: 1909 Canadian five cent coin

I think that it's AU as well .. many were weakly struck.
by Bill in Burl
Thu May 24, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Foreign Countries
Topic: Is it an error or not
Replies: 3
Views: 1040

Re: Is it an error or not

Because you have tilted the Obverse, I can tell nothing about the stars that you are pointing to. The Reverse side is not clear enough to see any doubling. What did you think strange about the stars?
by Bill in Burl
Thu May 24, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: a good view
Replies: 5
Views: 1137

Re: a good view

As suggested earlier in this thread, pick up a copy of the annual Charlton or Haxby annual coin guide. Great info, goo (sometimes) photos, and what to look for in the variety. You can't go by any annual price guide or Trends, as those given are no where what you could actually sell it to someone for...
by Bill in Burl
Mon May 21, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: 10 cents
Topic: 2004P 10 cent
Replies: 4
Views: 1195

Re: 2004P 10 cent

Any photos? Steel is an alloy all by itself. Do you mean iron? Are you sure it's not plated? How did you analyze it?
by Bill in Burl
Mon May 21, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: 1896 Large Cent
Replies: 2
Views: 801

Re: 1896 Large Cent

Is it incuse or raised? Never seen anything like it .. symetrical.
by Bill in Burl
Thu May 17, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: Another NGC Grading Masterpiece
Replies: 4
Views: 1064

Re: Another NGC Grading Masterpiece

Judging just from the crown and the leaves, I'd say XF-40 at a minimum, but not even close to AU. I really can't grade coins from a computer screen ... you can't tell actual wear from where just the patina has been rubbed off.
by Bill in Burl
Thu May 17, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: 1858 Cent Grade Help
Replies: 4
Views: 1063

Re: 1858 Cent Grade Help

I agree with the VF-20 details. VF-20 as far as actual wear, but it is damaged, so you'd get a "details" or "damaged" because of the purposeful scratches/gouges.
by Bill in Burl
Sat May 12, 2018 4:42 am
Forum: Foreign Countries
Topic: Flaws in 1903-o Morgan.
Replies: 1
Views: 826

Re: Flaws in 1903-o Morgan.

Without better photography, I'd say a cracked planchet.
by Bill in Burl
Mon May 07, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: Canadian Token 1794
Replies: 4
Views: 1104

Re: Canadian Token 1794

Here's what I got from a Token collector from another site: "This piece is a restrike, but still commands a decent price in the $1500 - $2000 range. Originals are about 3X – 4X the price of a restrike. The original pieces have round O’s in the lettering, whereas the restrikes are oval ‘0’s. Als...
by Bill in Burl
Mon May 07, 2018 5:12 am
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: Canadian Token 1794
Replies: 4
Views: 1104

Re: Canadian Token 1794

You will need to have a real-life token expert look at your Token .. not just a random coin dealer. According to my Charlton Canadian Colonial Token book, those in copper are extremely rare, but there was a proof also struck that is listed at $750. The coins were never officially struck for circulat...
by Bill in Burl
Tue May 01, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Toronto Coin Expo 4-5 May
Replies: 1
Views: 2039

Re: Toronto Coin Expo 4-5 May

The Expo starts this Friday for those of you in the T.O. area. 2 good seminars as well. Yonge & Bloor.
by Bill in Burl
Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: 10 cents
Topic: 1928 10 cents
Replies: 4
Views: 1238

Re: 1928 10¢

Because it passes through both the design and the field, I think that it is definitely a scratch. However, where it starts on the top, It appears to go through the rim. A die crack would be a protrusion rather than an incuse mark below the surface. A strike through very seldom will show in the dsesi...
by Bill in Burl
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Toronto Coin Expo 4-5 May
Replies: 1
Views: 2039

Toronto Coin Expo 4-5 May

One of the best shows in Canada will be here in 2 weeks at the Toronto Reference Library on Yonge & Bloor, a block and a half from a subway stop. Lots of folks from all the Canada coin forums will be there.
http://www.torontocoinexpo.ca/
by Bill in Burl
Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Sell, Buy and Trade
Topic: Selling my complete collection over 5000 items
Replies: 4
Views: 2343

Re: Selling my complete collection over 5000 items

Good luck to you, Shylo .. things will be OK. I'm kinda in the same boat, coin-wise, but I keep them around to help others and let them see the thinhs that hooked me 30 or more years ago.
by Bill in Burl
Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:35 am
Forum: 50 cents
Topic: 1949 50¢ Hoof over 9, doubled second 9, die crack between 4 & 9
Replies: 10
Views: 2379

Re: 1949 50¢ Hoof over 9, doubled second 9, die crack between 4 & 9

Post your coin on this site (attached link) and "pginrh" will chime in and let you know all about. He is the guru for Canada 50 cent and author of the 50 cent variety guide in Charlton, but Charlton didn't have 10% of the space needed for everything that pginrh has recorded: https://www.co...

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