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by Bill in Burl
Fri Oct 08, 2010 8:45 am
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: Crazy 1881H Legend...
Replies: 35
Views: 23809

Re: Crazy 1881H Legend...

MKB .. Your first mention of resinking of dies occurred, based upon a single VG (at best) coin. At that time I sent you one of my coins that was a better example so that you could see all the attributes. You were saying that it was an Obv 4/1 or 4/2 .. I forget which and told you that it couldn't be...
by Bill in Burl
Thu Oct 07, 2010 6:57 pm
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: Crazy 1881H Legend...
Replies: 35
Views: 23809

Re: Crazy 1881H Legend...

MKB .. I think that you should spend some time rummaging through the libraries and archives of the Royal Mint in London the way the Bosox did for 2 weeks over there before you form opinions and then try to cram it down people's throats. You learn much more from ardent study and dedicated collecting ...
by Bill in Burl
Mon Sep 27, 2010 4:08 am
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: HELP ON GRADING THESE COINS
Replies: 3
Views: 4940

Re: HELP ON GRADING THESE COINS

That is a common silver dollar that is OK to have, but not worth it to have it cert'd. It is hard to tell from the picture the actual grade (Xf or so), but it has been whizzed or pilished or mechanically cleaned in some manner. A rule of thumb for having a coin 3rd party graded ... unless Trends or ...
by Bill in Burl
Fri Sep 24, 2010 3:02 am
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: 1884 Obverse 1 Cent
Replies: 2
Views: 4390

Re: 1884 Obverse 1 Cent

That's a nice Obv 1, but there are other markers to tell as well. On an Obv 1, the tip of the crown will not impinge on the bead at all .. the bead will be perfectly round. Compare it to any '84 Obv 2. Also, the neck truncation tip/point will end directly above the bead that is centered over the C i...
by Bill in Burl
Fri Sep 24, 2010 2:58 am
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: 1898 High H One Cent
Replies: 3
Views: 4694

Re: 1898 High H One Cent

The H mintmarks on the 1898's are all over the place, since they were handpunched into the working dies.... some well off the leaf lobe, some centered, some just barely touching, etc. The placement of the H has no correlation as to the scarcity. Some of the 98's have slightly repunched 9's or 8's an...
by Bill in Burl
Thu Aug 26, 2010 1:12 pm
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: Crazy 1881H Legend...
Replies: 35
Views: 23809

Re: Crazy 1881H Legend...

Dick ... This is not a "new" discovery or variety. It has been tracked and collected since before the 1960's when Hans Zoell published his pamphlets. This is a thread more than a year old and it was resolved back then. It's not unique; it's not new; and it's not a "discovery".......
by Bill in Burl
Thu Jan 21, 2010 3:20 pm
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: Crazy 1881H Legend...
Replies: 35
Views: 23809

Re: Crazy 1881H Legend...

In the making of any working dies, it takes multiple pressings from the hub, each followed by annealing and hardening, making it a multiday/week process, with any one of the following pressings maybe causing hub doubling or chattering/misalignment. I have over 200 1881 & 1882 Obv 1 or 1a large c...
by Bill in Burl
Thu Jan 21, 2010 12:50 pm
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: Crazy 1881H Legend...
Replies: 35
Views: 23809

Re: Crazy 1881H Legend...

Everyone has their own opinion on any subject, while others may have something contradictory. In this case, you are not going to change mine and I'm not going to change yours. There is nothing in the information that you provided that says that Canadian dies were actually resunk, only that some of t...
by Bill in Burl
Thu Jan 21, 2010 7:58 am
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: Crazy 1881H Legend...
Replies: 35
Views: 23809

Re: Crazy 1881H Legend...

It is my opinion, and that of other long-time Canadian large cent variety collectors, that there was no purposeful "resinking" of any Canada Victorian dies, in the literal or definitive sense, by the British mints. Canada was its own country then and paid 'full-freight" for all the ch...
by Bill in Burl
Tue Jan 19, 2010 2:02 am
Forum: Questions and Suggestions
Topic: Bug or Trojan Horse in your program
Replies: 1
Views: 8193

Bug or Trojan Horse in your program

It looks like some more crap invaded your site again
by Bill in Burl
Sat Jan 16, 2010 5:53 pm
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: Crazy 1881H Legend...
Replies: 35
Views: 23809

Re: Crazy 1881H Legend...

There were no dies resunk at any time during the Victoria Large Cent mintages. The photos that began this thread are classic "hub doubling". There was no hand punching of all the letters for this particular coin shown (although ALL 1881's will show recutting/punching of the N's in Canada a...
by Bill in Burl
Fri Jan 23, 2009 4:38 pm
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: 5 cents 1899
Replies: 10
Views: 9327

Definitely VF-30, but I think above that, but not XF-40 as there is too much wear around the ear.
by Bill in Burl
Tue Oct 14, 2008 3:38 pm
Forum: 25 cents
Topic: 1872 25 Cents Inverted N over N
Replies: 22
Views: 22969

All of the H's are in a different place.