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by Bill in Burl
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: 1884 - Obverse #2
Replies: 7
Views: 10436

Re: 1884 - Obverse #2

No, an Obv 2 is identified by the crown tip impinging on the bead and the neck truncation where it comes to a point. If it is between the beads above and to the left of the C in Canada, it's a 2. An Obv 2 also has a dip or crease in the neck/throat. An Obv 1 will be fully rounded with no "dimpl...
by Bill in Burl
Sat Sep 08, 2018 4:00 am
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: 1939 1 cent improper alloy mix error aka "Woody"
Replies: 1
Views: 10103

Re: 1939 1 cent improper alloy mix error aka "Woody"

Yes, they came from the final "wash" as they came down the line. You find many many George large cents from just before WW1 through the teens that are great "woody" keeps.
by Bill in Burl
Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: 10 cents
Topic: Not a dot right?
Replies: 2
Views: 3459

Re: Not a dot right?

No, not a dot.
by Bill in Burl
Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: When to grade a coin ?
Replies: 9
Views: 4406

Re: When to grade a coin ?

My personal opinion (but I am not a 5 cent collector) is to gradually sell the nickels slowly, either on this site or Ebay, and raw in groups. I wouldn't certify any of them. I would certify the '47 dollar, but it will cost a bunch to have the variety listed... I'd try ICCS. For the '36 25 cents, I ...
by Bill in Burl
Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: When to grade a coin ?
Replies: 9
Views: 4406

Re: When to grade a coin ?

Depending on where you live, I would put them in the Geoffrey Bell auction at the late Sept Coin Expo in Toronto. DO not consign them to The Canadian Numismatic Crooks (TCNC) at any Torex. Heritage would be good. Are all your coins raw or have they been sleeved?
by Bill in Burl
Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: When to grade a coin ?
Replies: 9
Views: 4406

Re: When to grade a coin ?

When it was suggested above that a coin should be "worth' at least $150, the definition of "worth" is what you can actually SELL it for and not what is listed in Trends or Charlton. Unless you are talking about high-end or scarce stuff, it would take a Trends listing of $300 to be the...
by Bill in Burl
Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:32 am
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: When to grade a coin ?
Replies: 9
Views: 4406

Re: When to grade a coin ?

Of my thousands of coins, not a single one is graded. I think that people submit them in lots and sometimes add some unworthy coins just to get to the magic number, be it 20 or 50 or 100. Other unknowing poor folks submit worthless coins only because they think that they have to .... TPG propaganda ...
by Bill in Burl
Sun Aug 26, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: 1939 1-cent questionable alloy
Replies: 7
Views: 10787

Re: 1939 1-cent questionable alloy

I'd leave it the way that it is .. looks cool! Anything that you use to try to remove whatever it is may leave residue in the crevices. Keep what you have
by Bill in Burl
Sat Aug 25, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: 1939 1-cent questionable alloy
Replies: 7
Views: 10787

Re: 1939 1-cent questionable alloy

It looks plated or dipped and the hole is for hanging on a chain or bracelet or some doodad. It's copper under the thin silver coating.
by Bill in Burl
Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: 1875 large cent??
Replies: 3
Views: 9651

Re: 1875 large cent??

Someone has "remodeled" an 1876 coin.... and did a nice job. The font for the "6" on the 1876 was very upright, so it wouldn't have been too hard to do. Look for any scratches/marks around the upper left and right. The photos aren't clear enough to see what's what.
by Bill in Burl
Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:38 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: RCNA annual convention
Replies: 1
Views: 2686

RCNA annual convention

Well, it started this week in Mississauga, just SW of Toronto. Sessions and symposiums start tomorrow, with bourse/auctions starting Thursday. Lots of local/area collectors, authors, & dealers. Good time to be had by all.
by Bill in Burl
Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:33 am
Forum: Foreign Countries
Topic: Eight reales silver cob
Replies: 1
Views: 2643

Re: Eight reales silver cob

If it says "8 reales silver cob" then it's not real .. it's a tourist copy.
by Bill in Burl
Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: 1 dollar
Topic: 1966 dollars with different obverde
Replies: 2
Views: 4148

Re: 1966 dollars with different obverde

What's different?
by Bill in Burl
Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Errors and Varieties
Topic: CAD Large Cent
Replies: 2
Views: 1785

Re: CAD Large Cent

The 1911 Geo V large cent was minted without the "Dei Gratia" that had been on coins since Provincial coinage. People didn't like it, so it was returned for the 1912 and later mintages.
by Bill in Burl
Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: 1 dollar
Topic: 1989 loonie
Replies: 2
Views: 4902

Re: 1989 loonie

We really can't tell you anything without a photo. What you describe can be due to any number of reason, including someone in a garage or basement with any number of tools, including a large hammer and a block of wood.... and with a second coin.

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