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by SPP-Ottawa
Mon Feb 08, 2021 12:41 pm
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: 1996 1 Cent Off Center?
Replies: 6
Views: 1858

Re: 1996 1 Cent Off Center?

Not an error, what you have is a damaged coin known as PMD (Post Minting Damage). Wrong, this is legit. This is what is called a "mis-aligned die" or MAD. Most frequently this happens with the hammer (reverse) die from coins going back to the early 1960s, but on newer strikes (after 2004) you can a...
by SPP-Ottawa
Wed Dec 16, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: 1974 Canadian pennies, clipped and?
Replies: 9
Views: 2595

Re: 1974 Canadian pennies, clipped and?

The value of error coins depends mainly on the "wow factor" of the error, with grade being a secondary consideration. Generally, if the error is mint state (BU) and with good colour (for a 1-cent) then the price really does not matter much whether it is a MS-60 or MS-64. Generally, with clips: - the...
by SPP-Ottawa
Wed Dec 16, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: Sealed Bank Bags of 1960 Penny's
Replies: 2
Views: 2093

Re: Sealed Bank Bags of 1960 Penny's

The appeal of the sealed bags is the prospect of error coins (at least that is why I buy them and go through them). Depending on how often the bags were moved around, you would be very lucky to find anything above MS-64 in those bags, hence the term "bag marks" or a coin being "baggy". The best grad...
by SPP-Ottawa
Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Sell, Buy and Trade
Topic: Possibly liquidating 45+ years of stock from store.
Replies: 13
Views: 6827

Re: Possibly liquidating 45+ years of stock from store.

Thank you I will look into that, have to discuss reasonable reserves, can’t have this stuff going for below scrap value. My mom needs the money. Thanks for ideas. Good luck. I am always buying as well, but mostly: - error coins (I'll buy them all) - brand new rolls (coins intended for circulation) ...
by SPP-Ottawa
Sun Nov 24, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Sell, Buy and Trade
Topic: Possibly liquidating 45+ years of stock from store.
Replies: 13
Views: 6827

Re: Possibly liquidating 45+ years of stock from store.

You are probably correct about the RCM mint products, as to their value (basically melt). Some dealers don't even buy them anymore, other than for melt value. Why not consign the inventory to an auction house?? For a lot that large, I would imagine any Canadian auction company would waive the consig...
by SPP-Ottawa
Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Sell, Buy and Trade
Topic: For Sale KEY DATE 1921 Canada Five Cents
Replies: 18
Views: 14519

Re: For Sale KEY DATE 1921 Canada Five Cents

You were given ample warning. An email with a link to this thread has been sent to my connections at the RCMP and to Mike Marshall.

Jackattack - You will need a mirror to see the only viper in this thread...
by SPP-Ottawa
Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Sell, Buy and Trade
Topic: For Sale KEY DATE 1921 Canada Five Cents
Replies: 18
Views: 14519

Re: For Sale KEY DATE 1921 Canada Five Cents

Here is an image of the counterfeit coin available from the Big Tree Coin Factory, in China - it matches the counterfeit coin being offered for sale here.

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by SPP-Ottawa
Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Sell, Buy and Trade
Topic: For Sale KEY DATE 1921 Canada Five Cents
Replies: 18
Views: 14519

Re: For Sale KEY DATE 1921 Canada Five Cents

Don't push your luck Jackattack - that coin is a counterfeit. Your coin was made at the Big Tree Coin Factory in China (which matches your coin). Do think hard and twice about selling it, or I will not hesitate to escalate this further by emailing this link to a few connections at the RCMP. I also h...
by SPP-Ottawa
Mon Nov 25, 2013 2:23 pm
Forum: 2 dollars
Topic: 1996 toonie
Replies: 5
Views: 14315

Re: 1996 toonie

I have seen one other like this, where it was a legitimate planchet flaw (drill clip, or a hole drilled in the nickel sheet, possibly to move it from being rolled to the cutting mill?)

My gut instinct is that this is post-mint damage, but I would love to see this one in hand.... just to be sure