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by Bill in Burl
Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:36 pm
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: 1966 Canadian One Dollar Coin
Replies: 3
Views: 168

Re: 1966 Canadian One Dollar Coin

Don't just "cash it in". It is worth $20 Cdn (approx $15 US or nearly so) to a coin person who collects scrap silver to resell. Every face dollar, regardless the denominations, has .6 troy oz of silver. The current silver price for pure Ag is $25.13 US, so that's about $15 US.
by Bill in Burl
Sun Jan 10, 2021 3:21 pm
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: 1982 Canadian Dollar - Constitution
Replies: 2
Views: 122

Re: 1982 Canadian Dollar - Constitution

It's just worth a dollar here in Canada. It is made of pure nickel, not silver and I think that the mint had some subtraction problems, since it commemorates the 115th anniversary of the constitution. I think that they wanted to make it the 225th anniversary, but that didn't happen. Give it to the p...
by Bill in Burl
Sat Jan 09, 2021 4:43 pm
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: 1983-D US Penny?
Replies: 15
Views: 233

Re: 1983-D US Penny?

You have completely lost me about speeches and horses or date of assassination. You just have a normal penny that someone has mangled. There are no speeches or horses or other dates there.
by Bill in Burl
Sat Jan 09, 2021 2:05 pm
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: 1983-D US Penny?
Replies: 15
Views: 233

Re: 1983-D US Penny?

There have been many many articles written on 1983 pennies, "D" and otherwise. You have a NORMAL 1983 penny that is copper-plated zinc. Someone has taken a screwdriver or awl or some other tool and scraped the surface to show the zinc core underneath. I'm sure that your coin will weigh almost exactl...
by Bill in Burl
Sat Jan 09, 2021 8:34 am
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: 1983-D US Penny?
Replies: 15
Views: 233

Re: 1983-D US Penny?

Wow! That thing is worse than a Rorschach test, where you have ink blots and you are supposed to guess what it looks like. This is a regular US penny that someone either took tools to or was caught in some kind of machinery. It's post-mint damage to the nth degree.
by Bill in Burl
Fri Jan 08, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: 5 cents
Topic: 1943 Tombac with interesting features
Replies: 7
Views: 125

Re: 1943 Tombac with interesting features

I was going to comment on it when it was posted, but I decided not. I don't think that it was a die crack. It's at the very bottom of the deepest recess of the die. I think it was from when the die was made.
by Bill in Burl
Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:34 pm
Forum: 5 cents
Topic: 1943 Tombac with interesting features
Replies: 7
Views: 125

Re: 1943 Tombac with interesting features

I think that only the crack from the "V" is a die crack .. the other not. D/C's start where there is an extreme stress concentration pt. The sharp edges of the ends of the serifs on the letters "N's, T's, I's, V's) etc are stress concentration points because of the radical change of direction of the...
by Bill in Burl
Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:35 am
Forum: 5 cents
Topic: 1943 Tombac with interesting features
Replies: 7
Views: 125

Re: 1943 Tombac with interesting features

The dies were made from steel. Wartime steel had some very stiff alloys used ... some of it "ballistic steel" used in tanks and other vehicles. I used to have to repair ships made during the war and ballistic steel on the decks and superstructure would crack easily, once started. It would take any t...
by Bill in Burl
Thu Jan 07, 2021 1:38 pm
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: The P on obverse of 25 cent coins.
Replies: 2
Views: 78

Re: The P on obverse of 25 cent coins.

The "P" stands for "plated", meaning that the coin is plated, rather than homogeneous metal. It began in 1999.
by Bill in Burl
Tue Jan 05, 2021 1:57 pm
Forum: Canadian Tokens and Medals
Topic: half penny 1852. missing 1
Replies: 3
Views: 100

Re: half penny 1852. missing 1

Is the missing digit due to wear? Is the remainder of the coin very easy to read? Is there damage where the missing digit is? If everything else on the coin is no problem, it's probably due to plugged or filled die and MIGHT be worth a very small increase in value.
by Bill in Burl
Sun Jan 03, 2021 4:46 pm
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: 2002 1cent
Replies: 6
Views: 183

Re: 2002 1cent

What do you think the anomaly or problem/difference is? It looks normal to me from the photos, except for the black spots.
by Bill in Burl
Sat Jan 02, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: 1956 Canadian cent
Replies: 5
Views: 100

Re: 1956 Canadian cent

It's not very often that a strike-thru will go into/thru the design. That would require something soft or flexible enough the go down into the die's design recess and be hard/stiff enough to cause the metal to not flow during the strike. It looks to me like a scratch from the machinery after the die...
by Bill in Burl
Sat Jan 02, 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: 5 cents
Topic: Is this considered attached letters?1997
Replies: 2
Views: 63

Re: Is this considered attached letters?1997

Yep, looks like a die chip to me as well.
by Bill in Burl
Sat Jan 02, 2021 7:29 am
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: 1956 Canadian cent
Replies: 5
Views: 100

Re: 1956 Canadian cent

Left leaf is a scratch or strike thru, depending on if it's recessed or sharply raised edges.
by Bill in Burl
Thu Dec 31, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Canadian Banknotes
Topic: JHS Note?
Replies: 3
Views: 115

Re: JHS Note?

I don't understand. It looks normal with a light shown thru the back to see anti-counterfeit design.