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by Bill in Burl
Mon Apr 20, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: 10 cents
Topic: Wire Strike-Through's/ Two on one Dime/Newby
Replies: 6
Views: 882

Re: Wire Strike-Through's/ Two on one Dime/Newby

Neat! Good eye!
by Bill in Burl
Tue Apr 14, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: US 1936 buffalo nickel
Replies: 4
Views: 899

Re: US 1936 buffalo nickel

Well, it's not in the Cherrypickers Guide to rare die varieties that gives all known varieties to US coins. That's usually a type of bible for US varieties going way back.
by Bill in Burl
Sun Apr 05, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: Help grading a 1936 dime.
Replies: 5
Views: 1059

Re: Help grading a 1936 dime.

It's better than VF-30 and probably XF-40, maybe higher. Better photos than at first, but still best to take them without going through the mylar of the holder. If the price on the first holder, says $15, that's a lot for a VF-20 or even 30 ... it's a fairly common '36. Nice coin
by Bill in Burl
Sun Apr 05, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: Help grading a 1936 dime.
Replies: 5
Views: 1059

Re: Help grading a 1936 dime.

The photo is too small and sideways so you really can't get a definitive grade, but it looks AT LEAST VF-20, maybe 30. Send better pic.
by Bill in Burl
Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: 1925 "Curved 5" Canadian nickel
Replies: 8
Views: 1209

Re: 1925 "Curved 5" Canadian nickel

Exactly what part of the "5" are you talking about? Is it the horizontal top of the 5 or the diagonal part of the 5 that angles up to the tip? The coin that has pronounced scratches on it has been deformed by some post-mint damage... maybe that's what you are talking about?
by Bill in Burl
Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Questions and Suggestions
Topic: How do I add pics?
Replies: 2
Views: 1216

Re: How do I add pics?

Go to the "post reply" and then click on the icon 3rd from the right (a photo?)
by Bill in Burl
Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: 1925 "Curved 5" Canadian nickel
Replies: 8
Views: 1209

Re: 1925 "Curved 5" Canadian nickel

To me, both of the horizontal tops of the 5's have a little curve up on the end .. but the one on the right is a much stronger strike. In your photo, the one on the right looks to be a more magnified image, since the diameter appears bigger. The straight lines that you drew show nothing to me, other...
by Bill in Burl
Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:34 am
Forum: Sell, Buy and Trade
Topic: Looking to buy smaller coin collection(small coins)
Replies: 7
Views: 1229

Re: Looking to buy smaller coin collection(small coins)

Where are you located ... Ontario is a large province. Send me a PM.
by Bill in Burl
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: 1905 Canada penny error
Replies: 3
Views: 851

Re: 1905 Canada penny error

I would say a grease-filled die.
by Bill in Burl
Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: Lg Canadian penny
Replies: 1
Views: 563

Re: Lg Canadian penny

This post needs to be moved to the appropriate forum. If you have a cent that is silver, someone either plated it or coated it with mercury, which really adheres. If it's mercury, it will eat anything gold, so keep it away from rings and watches.... it's also poisonous to people.
by Bill in Burl
Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: 1876 1 Cent
Replies: 1
Views: 590

Re: 1876 1 Cent

VG10 or so. It has the die chip in Regina, but it is not a scarce coin. Keep it for the anomaly, but it's still only worth a couple bucks Canadian, tops.
by Bill in Burl
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: half lives of coins
Replies: 3
Views: 869

Re: half lives of coins

Judging from all the US, Canadian, & foreign coins that I always collected "raw", almost across the board, those of lower denominations always wore out more because they may have been used in far more transactions and carried in pockets/pursesthan those larger. Just think of how more you used nickel...
by Bill in Burl
Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: 50 cents
Topic: 1958 50 cent Extra dot rare?
Replies: 6
Views: 1547

Re: 1958 50 cent Extra dot rare?

Yes, I think high AU. Not many people will pay more for a die chip ... they may take off $$$.
by Bill in Burl
Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Where are the posts?
Replies: 7
Views: 2024

Where are the posts?

With everyone essentially stuck at home, I'm surprised that there aren't more folks sitting on their computer and passing a little info or questions about coins that they didn't have time to before.
by Bill in Burl
Mon Mar 09, 2020 4:49 am
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: 1971 1c coin
Replies: 3
Views: 2892

Re: 1971 1c coin

What a great visual aid, troubadour! Even though they are an error, rather than a variety, I've always been drawn to MD Vicky cents with nice offsets. Hub-doublings come from a working die that had 1 or 2 of the pressings needed to fully impress the design into the working die a little off kilter, s...