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It could be acid damage. If a diluted solution of nitric acid were used for cleaning, it would dissolve the outer nickel ring, while leaving the inner aluminum core relatively unaffected. Dripping or brushing the acid onto the middle of the coin until it’s halfway to the outer ring and then left for...
This site has pictures in the coin section under 1953 five cents that will explain it for you. I would say SF Near, unsure if it is missing plating or just worn off. The scratches will take away from the value.
- Fri Nov 13, 2020 3:15 pm
- Forum: Canadian Banknotes
- Topic: Value of 1954 Five Dollar Bill
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You can check prices for yourself in the banknote section on this site. It lists fine @ $10.40, very fine @ $16.20 and extra fine @ $27.80. Those would be dealer prices though.
- Fri Nov 13, 2020 2:18 pm
- Forum: Canadian Tokens and Medals
- Topic: John Shaw bibliography
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It’s hard to find any information on John Shaw, a Quebec ironmonger from around 1830-50. I believe that he is credited with designing some tokens as well as engraving some dies. Any information on him would be greatly appreciated. Note to admin, his J. Shaw token is listed in the upper Canada catego...
In my research on this topic, I have only seen “raised toothlike design around the rim of some coins”. But teeth come in lots of varieties, Jim’s answer is the most detailed definition I have come across yet. I have found the reasons for them are, to make them harder to counterfeit, to help stop coi...
Looks like someone tried to scrape off the crud, evidence of this is apparent under the 19 and above the TS, as well as the obvious one across the field. Since the coin is already damaged, you could try to pry up the piece of metal with a toothpick, if you can, it would prove Bill’s thoughts on the ...
Welcome to the forum Ron. You should try to include full pictures of both sides of the coin, as it may give evidence to the cause. My guess would be strike doubling, where the die bounces because it is loose and hits the coin again in some areas.