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by Bill in Burl
Mon Jul 19, 2021 6:09 am
Forum: 1 dollar
Topic: 2$ 1996 need opinion
Replies: 7
Views: 183

Re: 2$ 1996 need opinion

It's a fake. Look at the bear toes and then do an archive search on here that tells all about them.
by Bill in Burl
Tue Jul 06, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: 1 cent 1859 coin
Replies: 2
Views: 153

Re: 1 cent 1859 coin

It musta been buried in a salt dump or where someone dumped his swimming pool chemicals or home water softener system. I remember I had to dump salt down in Oklahoma almost 40 years ago. It's hard to tell that's even a coin, let alone one you can read the date on.
by Bill in Burl
Tue Jul 06, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Bullion Catalogue???
Replies: 2
Views: 70

Re: Bullion Catalogue???

Most people refer to the annual Charlton Coin guide when it's mentioned. However, that is Vol1 for the year. Vol 2 covers all the noncirculating coinage. Most bookstores will carry it, but Charlton and Ebay have many
by Bill in Burl
Mon Jul 05, 2021 5:39 am
Forum: 50 cents
Topic: 1918 NFLD Half - need assistance grading
Replies: 2
Views: 142

Re: 1918 NFLD Half - need assistance grading

Just lookin at the crown band and the vertical jewels, I'd say VF-20. Some may say VF-30 but no more than that. Full retail to a newbie would be $20 Cdn or less. Most posted vales are listed at what a person HOPES to get, not what someone would actually pay which may be $10 or so.
by Bill in Burl
Wed Jun 30, 2021 5:12 am
Forum: 25 cents
Topic: 2006 pink ribbon! effigy on the left!
Replies: 6
Views: 305

Re: 2006 pink ribbon! effigy on the left!

The coin on the left has to be rotated so that Canada is exactly on the bottom. That's the way that the coin is actually struck. The painting application is put on with no N-S orientation. It's just affixed to the coin where ever that may be. Once you do that, see how far off the strike is.
by Bill in Burl
Tue Jun 22, 2021 10:54 am
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: !987 US 1 Cent DDR ? and grading guesstimate?
Replies: 1
Views: 118

Re: !987 US 1 Cent DDR ? and grading guesstimate?

I don't see any DDR from the photos. There may be a little die deterioration doubling or MD, but not DDR. The phots don't have enough magnification to see correctly. This is a Dn site, but most here are familiar with Yank coins.
by Bill in Burl
Tue Jun 22, 2021 6:29 am
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: 1876 Large Cent Odd Coloration
Replies: 1
Views: 135

Re: 1876 Large Cent Odd Coloration

It looks like someone cleaned it and the bronze changed color.
by Bill in Burl
Wed Jun 16, 2021 3:41 pm
Forum: 5 cents
Topic: Low Circulation 1970 Canadian Nickel rolls - 20
Replies: 4
Views: 244

Re: Low Circulation 1970 Canadian Nickel rolls - 20

You need to use the EBay "selling" price, not what some people are asking. Here's the last roll sold at $18.50 US:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/154417591840?h ... SwRTNgehZZ
by Bill in Burl
Fri Jun 11, 2021 5:18 am
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: Ratings of coins?
Replies: 2
Views: 185

Re: Ratings of coins?

http://web.archive.org/web/201309021155 ... Coins.html

If the link doesn't work, you may have to copy and paste
by Bill in Burl
Mon Jun 07, 2021 6:15 pm
Forum: Errors and Varieties
Topic: Selling Canadian coinage Errors and Varieties
Replies: 7
Views: 451

Re: Selling Canadian coinage Errors and Varieties

Do an archive search on this and other coin sites. Look in the "BST" forum on this site. If the country ever opens up again, go to a major show or two and talk to some dealers.
by Bill in Burl
Thu Jun 03, 2021 6:12 am
Forum: 25 cents
Topic: Think I found a new error for 2003 quarter
Replies: 6
Views: 500

Re: Think I found a new error for 2003 quarter

Do you mean the lack of a rim edge?
by Bill in Burl
Tue Jun 01, 2021 7:50 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Should i Clean older coins??
Replies: 3
Views: 425

Re: Should i Clean older coins??

Yes, they will reduce in value, but it all depends on the scarcity of the coin, what kind of external source is present on the coin, and if you are just minor dipping or actually cleaning. It's far better to leave everything as is, unless you are dealing with corrosion that will get worse. You need ...
by Bill in Burl
Tue Jun 01, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: 25 cents
Topic: extra rim on 1985 cdn quarter
Replies: 3
Views: 525

Re: extra rim on 1985 cdn quarter

Need a photo.
by Bill in Burl
Sat May 29, 2021 6:00 am
Forum: 2 dollars
Topic: 1996 2 dollar toonie
Replies: 3
Views: 607

Re: 1996 2 dollar toonie

People just messing around. If you cool the inner section and apply a little heat to the outside ring, the center pops right out. Put them back together the opposite way and you have your coin. It's very easy to do.
by Bill in Burl
Wed May 26, 2021 3:39 pm
Forum: Foreign Countries
Topic: Lincoln 1cent 1972 D prisoner cent & something?!
Replies: 1
Views: 497

Re: Lincoln 1cent 1972 D prisoner cent & something?!

This is a Canadian coin site and I doubt that anyone even knows what a "prisoner cent" refers to. I see nothing but a penny that's led a hard life.