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by Bill in Burl
Thu Mar 14, 2013 6:01 pm
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: 1859 penny
Replies: 4
Views: 4839

Re: 1859 penny

It looks VF-20 or so with some environmental damage. I'd say $3-$6. I don't see any variety there and it's a late strike (late in the mintage year).
by Bill in Burl
Thu Mar 14, 2013 5:38 am
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: How to sort a very large coin collection?
Replies: 5
Views: 5683

Re: How to sort a very large coin collection?

If you need any help with Large Cents, preferably Vickies, PM me and I'll give you a hand. I am just down the road in Burlington.
by Bill in Burl
Tue Mar 12, 2013 4:38 pm
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: How to sort a very large coin collection?
Replies: 5
Views: 5683

Re: How to sort a very large coin collection?

When you said that there were 6,000 nickels, my mind conjured up visions of 1950-1970's pennies and nickels, with some silver mixed in. If you have stuff like a '48 dollar, then you need to pick up a copy of Canadian Coin News as well to get a moderately-accurate RETAIL Trend on the coins. Then chec...
by Bill in Burl
Sat Mar 09, 2013 10:58 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: How much tax or duty do I pay on a Canadian silver dollar
Replies: 5
Views: 7500

Re: How much tax or duty do I pay on a Canadian silver dolla

Those are absolute full retail prices in Charlton, as I put in a couple of your other thread starts. If you are going to collect coins, you need to study and be well informed. My mantra to new collectors has always been that the first 3 purchases should be books that you READ, not have on a table......
by Bill in Burl
Sat Mar 09, 2013 5:44 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: How much tax or duty do I pay on a Canadian silver dollar
Replies: 5
Views: 7500

Re: How much tax or duty do I pay on a Canadian silver dolla

It depends on whether you live in Canada or the US. If, living in the US from a US dealer, you pay nothing .. likewise if you live in Canada from a US dealer, there is normally no tax from the dealer's standpoint. However, if you live in Canada and buy from a US dealer, then Revenue Canada will get ...
by Bill in Burl
Sat Mar 09, 2013 5:30 am
Forum: Conservation and Classification
Topic: coin values in book question
Replies: 3
Views: 10271

Re: coin values in book question

You were wise to make your first purchase a book rather than a coin. I would suggest that the first 3 purchases be books rather than coins, especially if you are looking at MS-65 stuff. The next thing you need to do, if high-grade coins are to be your specialty, is to learn how to grade and how each...
by Bill in Burl
Sat Mar 09, 2013 5:15 am
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: How to sort a very large coin collection?
Replies: 5
Views: 5683

Re: How to sort a very large coin collection?

I would suggest that you buy a Canadian coin guide first, either Charlton's Vol 1 or the Whitman Haxby guide or the Wiley/Haxby guide.... all published annually. Then go over the denomination sections in question so you have a general idea as to which coins sell at a good premium over the rest. Just...
by Bill in Burl
Fri Feb 22, 2013 6:16 am
Forum: Conservation and Classification
Topic: how to store coins
Replies: 3
Views: 9848

Re: how to store coins

Since the largest coins that I collect are large cents, I prefer the cardboard/mylar 1 1/2 X 1 1/2 stapler type holders rather than 2X2's. There is still enough room to write what you want (small) and you get 30 coins to the page album rather than 20. You can sell on Ebay (or kijiji), but it takes d...
by Bill in Burl
Sat Feb 16, 2013 3:34 pm
Forum: 1 dollar
Topic: 1952 Dollar Waterlines
Replies: 6
Views: 8806

Re: 1952 Dollar Waterlines

Which price guide?
by Bill in Burl
Fri Feb 08, 2013 5:28 am
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: Please offer grading opinion for 1871 PEI one cent attached
Replies: 6
Views: 6652

Re: Please offer grading opinion for 1871 PEI one cent attac

Most of what I see as green is on the Obverse at the end of the hair ribbon and the "I" in Victoria. Even if it's not green (in hand), it appears to be environmental damage of some sort.
by Bill in Burl
Thu Feb 07, 2013 4:46 am
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: Please offer grading opinion for 1871 PEI one cent attached
Replies: 6
Views: 6652

Re: Please offer grading opinion for 1871 PEI one cent attac

XF-45 "corroded or with environmental damage" in the remarks, depending upon the TPG. If any of that green is the hard kind, then there will be pits or corrosion underneath. From a "wear" state, there is almost none and most on the Reverse .. a nice XF coin.
by Bill in Burl
Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:15 am
Forum: Canadian Banknotes
Topic: Canada's new $20 polymer banknote
Replies: 1
Views: 4415

Re: Canada's new $20 polymer banknote

Here in Burlington, we have had the $20 bills for about a month
by Bill in Burl
Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:18 pm
Forum: Errors and Varieties
Topic: Which years are more likely to have premium errors?
Replies: 5
Views: 11047

Re: Which years are more likely to have premium errors?

There are a great many errors that are worth a very healthy premium, but they are not things that you will pick up from pocket change or collection boxes. Brokages, "caps", major off-centers and major clips are all worth a pretty penny, but die cracks, chips, small cuds or extra metal, wha...
by Bill in Burl
Tue Jan 29, 2013 5:32 am
Forum: Errors and Varieties
Topic: Which years are more likely to have premium errors?
Replies: 5
Views: 11047

Re: Which years are more likely to have premium errors?

First, I suggest that you put this post (thread start) on a couple other coin sites to maximize the exposure that it gets. I certainly would try "canadiancoppercoins" m as well as the appropriate subforum in Coin Community Forum m . The collector named "vertigris" on this site sh...
by Bill in Burl
Thu Jan 24, 2013 4:58 am
Forum: Foreign Countries
Topic: augusta plantilla
Replies: 3
Views: 10607

Re: augusta plantilla

From the resolution and clarity of the photos, I don't think that anyone can give you any grading help on your eclectic collection. The Canadian ones look to be quite nice, but it's hard to tell. I suggest that you pick up the latest Charlton or Haxby annual coin guide .. both have grading parameter...