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by Bill in Burl
Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Website News
Topic: Lg Canadian penny
Replies: 1
Views: 7

Re: Lg Canadian penny

This post needs to be moved to the appropriate forum. If you have a cent that is silver, someone either plated it or coated it with mercury, which really adheres. If it's mercury, it will eat anything gold, so keep it away from rings and watches.... it's also poisonous to people.
by Bill in Burl
Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: 1876 1 Cent
Replies: 1
Views: 64

Re: 1876 1 Cent

VG10 or so. It has the die chip in Regina, but it is not a scarce coin. Keep it for the anomaly, but it's still only worth a couple bucks Canadian, tops.
by Bill in Burl
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: half lives of coins
Replies: 3
Views: 67

Re: half lives of coins

Judging from all the US, Canadian, & foreign coins that I always collected "raw", almost across the board, those of lower denominations always wore out more because they may have been used in far more transactions and carried in pockets/pursesthan those larger. Just think of how more you used nickel...
by Bill in Burl
Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: 50 cents
Topic: 1958 50 cent Extra dot rare?
Replies: 6
Views: 189

Re: 1958 50 cent Extra dot rare?

Yes, I think high AU. Not many people will pay more for a die chip ... they may take off $$$.
by Bill in Burl
Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Where are the posts?
Replies: 3
Views: 144

Where are the posts?

With everyone essentially stuck at home, I'm surprised that there aren't more folks sitting on their computer and passing a little info or questions about coins that they didn't have time to before.
by Bill in Burl
Mon Mar 09, 2020 4:49 am
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: 1971 1c coin
Replies: 3
Views: 1321

Re: 1971 1c coin

What a great visual aid, troubadour! Even though they are an error, rather than a variety, I've always been drawn to MD Vicky cents with nice offsets. Hub-doublings come from a working die that had 1 or 2 of the pressings needed to fully impress the design into the working die a little off kilter, s...
by Bill in Burl
Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: 1953 to 1964 Quarters
Replies: 5
Views: 1763

Re: 1953 to 1964 Quarters

Also, don't believe the prices posted on websites, books or Trends. The ONLY way to find out what it MAY be worth is to look at the actual SOLD prices from an Ebay "advanced" search. Also, different TPG's have different definitions/grading specs for what is and isn't BU or UNC.
by Bill in Burl
Fri Feb 21, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: Canada Elizabeth coin truly Pink Stars change to White Silver Shade so beautiful
Replies: 6
Views: 1449

Re: Canada Elizabeth coin truly Pink Stars change to White Silver Shade so beautiful

I see only lines/scratches on the Reverse of the coin. At the mint, "die polishing" will leave somewhat similar lines only on the 'fields" (the flat part of the coin). Since these lines go across both the fields AND the design, they are scratches that happened to the coin after it left the mint. I d...
by Bill in Burl
Fri Feb 21, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: 10 cents
Topic: 1937 dime
Replies: 7
Views: 10656

Re: 1937 dime

In a way, they look like grown-up clashes.
by Bill in Burl
Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: Canada Elizabeth coin truly Pink Stars change to White Silver Shade so beautiful
Replies: 6
Views: 1449

Re: Canada Elizabeth coin truly Pink Stars change to White Silver Shade so beautiful

I don't see anything "pink" or "stary" or even white. It's just a penny that has many many thin scratch lines on it, like someone scrubbed it with a brush. They are no die polishing lines because the scratches go through the design as well, not just in the fields.
by Bill in Burl
Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: Silver Dollars
Replies: 5
Views: 1257

Re: Silver Dollars

The '36 is a keeper, but the '65 is scrap silver
by Bill in Burl
Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:05 am
Forum: RCM Products
Topic: Mint Marks
Replies: 3
Views: 1582

Re: Mint Marks

The "P" is not a mintmark ... it means "plated" construction.
by Bill in Burl
Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: Are some things boring?
Replies: 4
Views: 1250

Re: Are some things boring?

I have been a true variety collector for a long time, specifically Vicky cents. By a "true variety" I mean a change in the dies dictated by the mintmaster (changes in Monarchs, legends, design, etc). Also changes on the Mint floor that are authorized by the mint through the floor foreman (repunches ...
by Bill in Burl
Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: Metal Detecting Coins
Replies: 7
Views: 1322

Re: Metal Detecting Coins

I used to metal detect long long ago ... more than 45 years back and also dug for bottles in the old Cal gold towns/fields. My best for metal detecting were, first, local areas from small/midsized towns where there were fairs/gatherings, etc, then very old small cemeteries somewhat out in the countr...