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by Bill in Burl
Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: 1901 50 Cent Canada / Grade?
Replies: 5
Views: 1955

Re: 1901 50 Cent Canada / Grade?

Wearwise, VF-30+, but the surface sends up flags for me. Many many 50 cents are being faked, even the common ones. It's hard to define/opine something when it's not in your hand.
by Bill in Burl
Sun Mar 04, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Conservation and Classification
Topic: Canadian Coin Variety Book
Replies: 6
Views: 1861

Re: Canadian Coin Variety Book

In addition to the suggestions above, you can try to find the old Hans Zoell pamphlets/books from the mid-60's to the early 70's. I would start with the 4th iteration from the 60's .. that's when he started separating Major from Minor varieties. His Major Varieties are what we consider now to be var...
by Bill in Burl
Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: 2 dollars
Topic: 1996 toonie, off-centre
Replies: 2
Views: 1550

Re: 1996 toonie, off-centre

I have a friend that collects only twonies and he has some way way offcenter. You should keep it .. there are more of these around than you think, but there is a slight premium.
by Bill in Burl
Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Conservation and Classification
Topic: Canadian Coin Variety Book
Replies: 6
Views: 1861

Re: Canadian Coin Variety Book

I would suggest that you follow the coin sites here to bone up on varieties. In the back of each year's Charlton is a section 60-100 pages of varieties for a certain denomination/monarch. Starting in 2011 65th edition, the variety sections were written by long-established collectors or a cadre of co...
by Bill in Burl
Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Conservation and Classification
Topic: Canadian Coin Variety Book
Replies: 6
Views: 1861

Re: Canadian Coin Variety Book

I would suggest that you follow the coin sites here to bone up on varieties. In the back of each year's Charlton is a section 60-100 pages of varieties for a certain denomination/monarch. Starting in 2011 65th edition, the variety sections were written by long-established collectors or a cadre of co...
by Bill in Burl
Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: 1948 Silver Dollar
Replies: 4
Views: 1592

Re: 1948 Silver Dollar

I don't think that the '46 is worth being graded .. the cost would be a large % of what it would evel sell for.
by Bill in Burl
Sun Mar 04, 2018 4:57 am
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: 1948 Silver Dollar
Replies: 4
Views: 1592

Re: 1948 Silver Dollar

If you plan on selling in Canada, use ICCS. Use PCGS if going to the US. The 1948's have been heavily faked, so make sure that you send it to a TPG that is reliable. I see a little wear in the hair, but you have to see a coin in-hand to grade something above 50. Your coin looks legit, but you have t...
by Bill in Burl
Sun Mar 04, 2018 4:53 am
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: Help Grading 1946 Silver Dollar
Replies: 1
Views: 1017

Re: Help Grading 1946 Silver Dollar

I don't see any wear at all, so I guess that it's technically MS-60 UNC .. but the numerous scratches and dings would take it down to 55 or lower.
by Bill in Burl
Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Foreign Countries
Topic: would you call this a uncirculated coin in this condition
Replies: 6
Views: 4407

Re: would you call this a uncirculated coin in this condition

If you look at the bridge of the nose (a place where many fakes can be determined), the 2 photos in the accompanying article are slightly different and not from the same dies.
by Bill in Burl
Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: 25 cents
Topic: 1871H Quarter
Replies: 1
Views: 884

Re: 1871H Quarter

On an Obv 1, the right end ribbon is off center to the RIGHT. On an Obv 2, the right ribbon end is off-center to the LEFT.
by Bill in Burl
Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: Canada 1913 Large Cent - Error ??
Replies: 2
Views: 1145

Re: Canada 1913 Large Cent - Error ??

Without seeing it in-hand, it looks like glue or some substance got on the coin, maybe even molten metal. It does not look like an error; just post-mint damage.
by Bill in Burl
Sat Feb 24, 2018 4:54 am
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: how can i add images to this sites price guide?
Replies: 5
Views: 1791

Re: how can i add images to this sites price guide?

I've sent a few coin photos to here over the years, but nothing in the last 3-4. I forget what I had to do. I think maybe that I sent an email to the admin/moderator? I'm getting too old to remember.
by Bill in Burl
Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: 10 cents
Topic: 1892 10 cent error
Replies: 5
Views: 1680

Re: 1892 10 cent error

Definately postmint
by Bill in Burl
Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: 10 cents
Topic: 1892 10 cent error
Replies: 5
Views: 1680

Re: 1892 10 cent error

It's part of some type of mounting for jewelry or tietack or something similar.
by Bill in Burl
Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: 1859 One Cent
Replies: 3
Views: 1611

Re: 1859 One Cent

It was called a "narrow 9", when the numismatic community (and Charlton) gave the DP#2 name to what was already called a "wide 9" ... the ill-named "wide 9" was one of the 13 different types (varieties) of the 1859/8, where they overpunched 1858 working dies with a fat,...

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