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by Bill in Burl
Tue Jan 31, 2023 6:24 am
Forum: 1 dollar
Topic: Super Rare Population 1 / 1935 Canada Silver Dollar ICCS SWL and REAR SWL MS-65
Replies: 4
Views: 64

Re: Super Rare Population 1 / 1935 Canada Silver Dollar ICCS SWL and REAR SWL MS-65

I've never noticed them, nor do I think that many people look. ICCS has been noting some "varieties" that haven't been formally recognized before. Once a TPG puts something on a holder, people start to notice, but you are paying more for a "variety" designation than a straight grade. More will come ...
by Bill in Burl
Sat Jan 28, 2023 3:27 pm
Forum: 5 cents
Topic: 2000P Triple P
Replies: 3
Views: 119

Re: 2000P Triple P

I'd say die deterioration/chipping
by Bill in Burl
Thu Jan 26, 2023 3:19 pm
Forum: 10 cents
Topic: 1942 ten cents die breakdown
Replies: 4
Views: 105

Re: 1942 ten cents die breakdown

Yep, a nice die crack and the die wouldn't have lasted much longer. During the war years, higher grade steel was used for armament and vehicles and coin dies were toward the bottom of the list and they used them until self-destruction. Nice coin example. I forgot to comment on the doubling of the da...
by Bill in Burl
Wed Jan 25, 2023 3:44 pm
Forum: 2 dollars
Topic: New Black Ring Toonies
Replies: 7
Views: 376

Re: New Black Ring Toonies

In my opinion, what the mint says and the actual number that they put up for sale, Post Office or otherwise, are 2 or 3 different numbers. Many more are put up for sale than what they acknowledge.
by Bill in Burl
Tue Jan 24, 2023 1:06 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: 1885 Newfoundland 50 Cents
Replies: 2
Views: 56

Re: 1885 Newfoundland 50 Cents

I'd say VG 8-10. I think the 5 took a hit so it's misshaped. Like some other coins, both Canada and Newf, used the same dies from previous years with the last digit hand-punched in rather than making a complete new die from the master.
by Bill in Burl
Mon Jan 23, 2023 8:48 pm
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: error or what
Replies: 3
Views: 124

Re: error or what

From Wikipedia: Bouquet sou were a series of tokens that were created for use primarily within Lower Canada in the mid- to late-1830s. Roughly equivalent in value to a half penny, the "bouquet sou" were so called because they displayed a group of heraldic flowers tied together with a ribbon on their...
by Bill in Burl
Fri Jan 13, 2023 3:47 pm
Forum: 2 dollars
Topic: 2006 10 year rotated core
Replies: 5
Views: 189

Re: 2006 10 year rotated core

It's pretty common from people fooling around. The core can be completely removed, as well as rotating it. All it takes is some heat and cold prperly applied. It didn't leave the mint that way for sure.
by Bill in Burl
Thu Jan 12, 2023 8:52 pm
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: TCNC auction
Replies: 7
Views: 250

Re: TCNC auction

For those of you who didn't go to the TCNC auction site, this was the coin that was described: '425. 1882H 1¢ Obv 1 ICCS Choice About Uncirculated-55. Designated as Single Serif N, not known to exist in this date. This could be a once-in-a lifetime opportunity to acquire this rare variety. First one...
by Bill in Burl
Thu Jan 12, 2023 5:31 pm
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: TCNC auction
Replies: 7
Views: 250

Re: TCNC auction

It's pulled and gone.
by Bill in Burl
Thu Jan 12, 2023 10:43 am
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: TCNC auction
Replies: 7
Views: 250

Re: TCNC auction

I talked via phone with the auctioneer and they will pull the auction after talking to the consigner. I got pretty terse emailing and talking to them, but the issue may now be off the table.
by Bill in Burl
Thu Jan 12, 2023 10:41 am
Forum: 5 cents
Topic: Tons of issues with 2021 nickel
Replies: 1
Views: 118

Re: Tons of issues with 2021 nickel

WOW! .... Real quality control!
by Bill in Burl
Thu Jan 12, 2023 9:20 am
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: TCNC auction
Replies: 7
Views: 250

Re: TCNC auction

Well, I see that the coin in question is now up to $1000 for an, at most, value of $20 Canadian. Buyer beware! They sent me an email this AM that said that they are adding a sentence to the TCNC auction that states that some collectors believe this variety to be more common than described. YES! beca...
by Bill in Burl
Thu Jan 12, 2023 9:09 am
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: Victorian Large Cent Mintages
Replies: 8
Views: 623

Re: Victorian Large Cent Mintages

I believe that we have conversed previously on roughly the same subject and my opinion has not changed. Rob did not write and research his studies from afar or using "what-ifs". There were a small number of us that used our own pops or even loans of hundreds of coins for some of the works to supply ...
by Bill in Burl
Wed Jan 11, 2023 6:59 pm
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: TCNC auction
Replies: 7
Views: 250

TCNC auction

DO NOT bid on item #425 in the TCNC New Years auction. They are describing a rarity that is as common as you can find and had probably over a million + minted. EVERY 1882 H Obv 1 has single serif N's, not the first one seen in 40 years or unknown or the ultimate rarity. It's TCNC trying to cheat peo...
by Bill in Burl
Wed Jan 11, 2023 6:43 pm
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: Victorian Large Cent Mintages
Replies: 8
Views: 623

Re: Victorian Large Cent Mintages

The additional research and information has already been gleaned. Just read Rob Turners first 2 books on the Provincial Large Cents and read it thoroughly. Then go to his 3rd book that covers the 1891's. For anyone that collects large cents, his first 4 books (incl the 90's & 92's) are a MUST for an...