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by willbrooks
Wed May 01, 2013 12:16 am
Forum: 10 cents
Topic: 1913 10 cent die cracks
Replies: 7
Views: 6154

Re: 1913 10 cent die cracks

Thanks for the informative posts, Bill and Verdigris.

Cheers.
by willbrooks
Sun Apr 28, 2013 4:02 pm
Forum: 10 cents
Topic: 1913 10 cent die cracks
Replies: 7
Views: 6154

Re: 1913 10 cent die cracks

Yep, die cracks. Are these a rarity on your coinage? In the U.S., overuse of the dies makes these pretty common.
Cheers,
Will
by willbrooks
Sun Apr 28, 2013 3:59 pm
Forum: 1 dollar
Topic: Accumulations on 1935 Canadian silver dollar
Replies: 4
Views: 6267

Re: Accumulations on 1935 Canadian silver dollar

Here, it's refered to as die shift although I believe machine doubling is generally understood. ...I think we're talking the same thing, no? http://www.coinsandcanada.com/coins-errors-varieties.php?erreur=die-shift&id=14 Cheers Thank you for the link. Yes, that is exactly what I am referring to...
by willbrooks
Sat Apr 27, 2013 10:45 pm
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: Which side of the coin wears faster?
Replies: 4
Views: 3766

Re: Which side of the coin wears faster?

Hot Brass wrote:Hi: Generally speaking,which side of the coins, (lets say a 1935 Canadian silver dollar) would wear faster,



The outside. :mrgreen:
by willbrooks
Sat Apr 27, 2013 10:38 pm
Forum: 1 dollar
Topic: Accumulations on 1935 Canadian silver dollar
Replies: 4
Views: 6267

Re: Accumulations on 1935 Canadian silver dollar

I'm not sure if you use the same terminology in your country, but in the US, we call this machine doubling. A slight bounce during the strike flattens out part of the device. You can tell because of the flat, shelf-like appearance and also how the "doubling" cuts into the device rather tha...
by willbrooks
Sat Apr 27, 2013 10:29 pm
Forum: 10 cents
Topic: 1975 dime - broadstrike ?
Replies: 11
Views: 7927

Re: 1975 dime - broadstrike ?

Wow, that beaver took a serious beating! Lol. Great point. I agree with you that since nickel is significantly harder than silver, that it makes sense that both heat AND repeated impact may have been involved, or else just more patience in the beating. Like I said, I am only certain of one thing: it...
by willbrooks
Fri Apr 26, 2013 3:48 pm
Forum: 10 cents
Topic: 1975 dime - broadstrike ?
Replies: 11
Views: 7927

Re: 1975 dime - broadstrike ?

Will, Your explanation makes a lot of sense and I certainly don't have a better suggestion to what caused this. However, why make a ring of nickel and not silver? Seems like a big waste of time and effort to hammer the rim smooth on a 1975 dime for not. Cheers Good question, and you are correct. Us...
by willbrooks
Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:50 am
Forum: 10 cents
Topic: 1975 dime - broadstrike ?
Replies: 11
Views: 7927

Re: 1975 dime - broadstrike ?

Much better. Thanks for adding the photos. What you have here is a coin that was "spooned." The outer rim was struck repeatedly (usually with the back of a spoon) in an attempt to turn the coin into a ring. After the rim is flattened out sufficiently, the center is usually bored out. Of co...
by willbrooks
Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:26 pm
Forum: 10 cents
Topic: 1975 dime - broadstrike ?
Replies: 11
Views: 7927

Re: 1975 dime - broadstrike ?

A broadstrike is a coin struck outside the collar and would result in a coin with a larger diameter, not thickness. If anything the rim would be thinner than normal, not thicker. In order to give further assistance, I would need to see some photos.
by willbrooks
Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:22 pm
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: Grease strike error...
Replies: 3
Views: 2065

Re: Grease strike error...

Correct. This is damage, not a struck-through error.
by willbrooks
Tue Apr 09, 2013 6:52 pm
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: Are these large beads?
Replies: 4
Views: 2233

Re: Are these large beads?

Thank you very much for the link. The photos are a dead giveaway that I have small beads. I was going off of a written description and was still uncertain. Still fun to get a 1965 pointed 5 in change in PA. I am a U.S. cent variety expert, so if you ever have any of ours up there that you aren't sur...
by willbrooks
Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:00 am
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: Are these large beads?
Replies: 4
Views: 2233

Are these large beads?

I am new to this forum and live in Pennsylvania. It is not uncommon to get Canadian coinage in our change. I got this 1965 cent, which is a "pointed 5." I was wondering, though, if these are large beads or small beads? Is this considered a variety in Canada? Thank you in advance. Will http...

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