1921 Canadian 50 cent needs verification

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bushman74
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1921 Canadian 50 cent needs verification

Postby bushman74 » Tue Sep 27, 2016 5:02 pm

A friend and I own what we believe is a 1921 Canadian .50 cent coin. Unfortunately it is so worn that it is hard to verify this.

We have checked it out under a very powerful microscope and can just make out parts of the second 1.

I tried to take pictures of it with a 90mm macro lens but it is extremely hard to make out.

I believe the police have equipment that can identify it unfortunately my contacts left the department many years ago.

I sent an email to Louis at CCCS in Montreal to see if they have any equipment that can verify that this is a 1921 - 50 cent coin. Unfortunately Louis said he could not do anything with out seeing the full date.

Are any of you aware of any source that can verify that this is a genuine 1921 - 50 cent coin.

Attached are 2 cropped photos with a small part of the second one circled. I tried to get a shot of the bottom part of the one but can't get the angle for that photo.

Thanks

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SousNoir
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Re: 1921 Canadian 50 cent needs verification

Postby SousNoir » Wed Sep 28, 2016 7:50 pm

Hello bushman74,

I understand Louis or any other TPG not being able to authenticate this coin as of year 1921. The date must be visible in a way or another.

It would help if you could post again the 1st photograph above without the black circle. The 1st photograph is in focus while the 2nd is a bit blurry. Image processing could reveal the "1" that is not easyly seen in your photograph because of the hand drawn circle. I did a simple image processing of the 1st photograph and the last digit looks like a "1".

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The good news is the last digit "ghost" doesn't look like a "0" or a "9" as the 50 cents was issued for 3 years only in the 20s: 1920, 1921, and 1929.

Dan
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

pocoDan
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Re: 1921 Canadian 50 cent needs verification

Postby pocoDan » Tue Oct 04, 2016 1:12 pm

Good find! If it turns out to be a '1', good luck to you!

bushman74
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Re: 1921 Canadian 50 cent needs verification

Postby bushman74 » Fri Oct 07, 2016 9:08 pm

Hi Dan,

Thank you for trying to verify the details for me.

Attached are 5 new photos.

All of these are of a very high resolution.

Hopefully one is good. If not I can go back to the original before I added the circle.

Sorry for the delay.

Thanks again.

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SousNoir
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Re: 1921 Canadian 50 cent needs verification

Postby SousNoir » Sun Oct 09, 2016 6:38 pm

Hi bushman74,

No problem with the delay. The subject is interesting and intriguing. It fits well in a collector's backlog of fun things to do. :)

I'll see what I can get from your pictures. Some are pretty good and sharp and I'll try to get more details from these using image processing. I have found great photographs on PCGS web site for 1920, 1921, and 1929 coins. These images will be useful for the location of the last digit on your coin.

Dan
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

Silverman
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Re: 1921 Canadian 50 cent needs verification

Postby Silverman » Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:37 am

That would be awesome if that was a 1921 50 cent, a friend of mine just sold a 1921 50 cent in VG condition for $48,000.00.I have heard of acid dateing not sure if thats the way to go,I have seen it done on buffalo nickles.

cheers :Cowboy:


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