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by JNOD
Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: Silver Dollars
Replies: 5
Views: 2875

Re: Silver Dollars

The 65 could also go to the kids table at Torex....
by JNOD
Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: 1858 20c mule.
Replies: 0
Views: 4577

1858 20c mule.

There is mule version of the 1858 Province of Canada 20c that has the obverse of the intended coin (>700,000 minted) and the reverse of the 1862/4 New Brunswick 20 cent. It's a very interesting little freak of a coin. I've seen a few of them appear on eBay (Proof Positive has one there now for $15,0...
by JNOD
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: Are some things boring?
Replies: 4
Views: 2751

Re: Are some things boring?

@BillinBurl:
"By a "true variety" I mean a change in the dies dictated by the mintmaster (changes in Monarchs, legends, design, etc)."

This seems to be the gold standard - is there a way to identify such varieties??
by JNOD
Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:58 am
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: Are some things boring?
Replies: 4
Views: 2751

Are some things boring?

I collect Newfoundland (1st) and Province of Canada (2nd) coins. As I've contemplated my priorities I've come to view scarcity and eye appeal as two defining points of interest. Eye appeal is relatively easy - a combination of grade and overall balance, surface, etc.... Scarcity is a little more com...
by JNOD
Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:25 am
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: 1898 Newfoundland 50c - NH1 or NH2?
Replies: 5
Views: 2486

Re: 1898 Newfoundland 50c - NH1 or NH2?

You may be right - as I say, I find this to be a particularly difficult distinction. One person who could tell you in one second is Hugh Powell. He's the top expert in Newfoundland coins, certainly in Canada, possibly in the world. I have been dealing with him for a while as a client and have found ...
by JNOD
Tue Feb 11, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: Metal Detecting Coins
Replies: 7
Views: 2810

Re: Metal Detecting Coins

Given that you dug them out of the ground I think they're fairly awesome!
by JNOD
Tue Feb 11, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: 1898 Newfoundland 50c - NH1 or NH2?
Replies: 5
Views: 2486

Re: 1898 Newfoundland 50c - NH1 or NH2?

I *think* it's an obverse #2 though I may be mistaken. I have one of both and, even though I've been staring at them for some time now, I still struggle to tell them apart. Key details include the eye (which is deeper set in obv #2) and the mouth (which is a little more frown-y in obv #2). I'm told ...
by JNOD
Sat Jan 25, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: graded coin mischief......
Replies: 0
Views: 4501

graded coin mischief......

Show of hands how many of you have seen/purchased coins in holders that looked as though they had been swapped in place of something better. And whether you think this happens frequently or not? Thinking specifically of coins that look cleaned where there's no indication of it in the grade. But open...
by JNOD
Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: collectors who sell coins.
Replies: 5
Views: 2675

Re: collectors who sell coins.

Merci - lots of great advice here and yes, there are several clubs in the Toronto area not to mention a couple of regular shows.....
by JNOD
Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: collectors who sell coins.
Replies: 5
Views: 2675

Re: collectors who sell coins.

Yes it is! I'm thinking that I might figure out what the most I can expect to bring in is and then decide whether it's worth it. It might make more sense just to donate all of it to the kid's table at Torex.....
by JNOD
Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: 1931 Dime AU details - Damage
Replies: 6
Views: 2606

Re: 1931 Dime AU details - Damage

I didn't mean that to sound disrespectful - though he is a guy and I met at a coin show (Torex specifically). I have since talked to him on several occasions and I have learned a great deal from him. He is incredibly generous and knowledgeable and he is the most honest dealer I have encountered - he...
by JNOD
Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:29 am
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: 1931 Dime AU details - Damage
Replies: 6
Views: 2606

Re: 1931 Dime AU details - Damage

Hi! I'm still learning but I've been gathering advice about just this sort of thing from many people. I've talked at some length with a guy named Hugh Powell, who I met at Torex, and he is full of sage advice. His advice to me was to focus on "problem free" coins; e.g. coins that are not damaged. He...
by JNOD
Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:15 am
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: collectors who sell coins.
Replies: 5
Views: 2675

collectors who sell coins.

Hello Coin People, I have a collection of around 200 coins at the moment and I'm contemplating selling around 140 of them; the idea being to use the proceeds to upgrade and expand on the 60 that are really in the areas I'm interested in. It's more about focusing the collection but of course the $$ w...
by JNOD
Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: ICCS POP REPORTS??
Replies: 0
Views: 4329

ICCS POP REPORTS??

Hello Coinland,
It's my understanding that ICCS does not issue POP reports any more but that there are old reports that can be acquired if you know who to ask. Anyone out there know anything about this? I would be most grateful for this sort of information.
J
by JNOD
Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: Borsellino book on Newfoundland coins.
Replies: 1
Views: 2102

Borsellino book on Newfoundland coins.

I managed to get a copy of this book on Newfoundland varieties and, wow, what a tour de force. As far as I can tell it never made it in to print. Amazing the things that are sitting around in people's hard drives.