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by JNOD
Thu Jan 02, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: Guide book for Newfoundland coins?
Replies: 7
Views: 3234

Re: Guide book for Newfoundland coins?

I feel like there must be a story here but I assure, whoever you are, you that I come in peace!
by JNOD
Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: Guide book for Newfoundland coins?
Replies: 7
Views: 3234

Re: Guide book for Newfoundland coins?

Yes for sure - I have Charlton vol 1 (2019) - it was the first thing I bought when I started collecting again; the second was Andre Langlois's glorious book on grading Canandian coins which also has a fairly good representation of the Newfoundland issues. [I say "fairly good" but ye gods - that book...
by JNOD
Wed Jan 01, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: Guide book for Newfoundland coins?
Replies: 7
Views: 3234

Re: Guide book for Newfoundland coins?

Thanks very much - that is exactly the sort of info I'm looking for.
by JNOD
Wed Jan 01, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: Guide book for Newfoundland coins?
Replies: 7
Views: 3234

Guide book for Newfoundland coins?

Happy New Year! I'm looking for a decent book on the coins of Newfoundland - NB, NS and PEI are of interest too but Newfoundland seems to have taken over my collecting interests. There is at least one book on the gold coins of NF but I'm more focused on 5 cent and 10 cent at the moment. Any suggesti...
by JNOD
Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: coins of the British empire/commonwealth
Replies: 2
Views: 3005

Re: coins of the British empire/commonwealth

Well thanks - they're funny little things.... I often find myself wondering why I care so much!
by JNOD
Sat Dec 21, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: coins of the British empire/commonwealth
Replies: 2
Views: 3005

coins of the British empire/commonwealth

One of the things I find most interesting about the coins of Canada is how, historically at least, they have reflected and reinforced the connections between this country and those of the British empire. Imagine a 20 year old who had lived his or her entire life in Ceylon standing on a street in Col...
by JNOD
Fri Dec 06, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: Is grading rational?
Replies: 3
Views: 3566

Re: Is grading rational?

Actually, the grading of paper money doesn't appear to use to numerical scale....

http://www.coinsandcanada.com/banknotes-grading.php
by JNOD
Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: Is grading rational?
Replies: 3
Views: 3566

Re: Is grading rational?

Interesting - did not know that the numerical scale is named Sheldon! And the final point - buy the coin not the holder - really is key. I feel like this is a major pitfall for amateur collectors.
by JNOD
Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: Is grading rational?
Replies: 3
Views: 3566

Is grading rational?

We all know it's subjective but is it rational? I ask after taking a deep dive into the PCGS POP reports. If you graph the number of coins at each grade relative to the numerical scores you see some really odd trends. The most obvious one is that, between AU55/58 and MS-60, there is an enormous drop...
by JNOD
Sat Nov 23, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: specific cleaning of the devices?
Replies: 4
Views: 3383

Re: specific cleaning of the devices?

Well, for the record, I disagree. There is a limited stock of vintage coins out there. In a sense they're like the stock of art works from the past and they ought to be treated as such. The wear on a coin reflects the hands that have held it and the things it has bought - such a boring little everyd...
by JNOD
Thu Nov 21, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: specific cleaning of the devices?
Replies: 4
Views: 3383

specific cleaning of the devices?

I grow ever more paranoid about what has been cleaned or not. I've seen several coins that looks as though, while they had not been immersed in some reducing agent, they had maybe been spot cleaned so as to make the devices stand out. that is, the recessed parts of the coin are toned but the cameo o...
by JNOD
Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: why coins?
Replies: 2
Views: 3030

why coins?

A friend asked me why I was interested in coins recently. I was sort of pleased with my answer: 1. I find them beautiful.... 2. It's interesting to hunt for rarities 3. They have a way of making time tangible. I have a little bolus of highish grade pennies that run through the Boer war and that's ab...
by JNOD
Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: cleaned/not cleaned
Replies: 2
Views: 3813

Re: cleaned/not cleaned

Sorry - just saw this. I don't have a specific example in mind but I spoke with a very experienced guy I know at Torex and he explained that the sheen rotation is called a 'cartwheel effect' and it is in fact, a legit way to assess the surface of a coin.
by JNOD
Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Conservation and Classification
Topic: Has ICCS been doing a good job for Canadian coins?
Replies: 7
Views: 8338

Re: Has ICCS been doing a good job for Canadian coins?

Interesting question. I've just started collecting fairly recently (restarted actually - used to do so when I was a kid as well). I have just sent a batch of around 15 coins to be graded at ICCS, partly to find out if my own estimates of grade (and cleaning and other abuse) are any good. To me this ...
by JNOD
Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: What really matters?
Replies: 5
Views: 3579

Re: What really matters?

I think the first thing you have to deside is if you want to make money at collecting or just collect. If you want to have a collection that is worth more in 10 years then it is now I think you better be looking at high grade coins , certified or not. If your like me , I just buy what I can afford ...