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by coinguy
Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: 5 cents
Topic: 1947 maple with J inside maple leaf
Replies: 1
Views: 102

Re: 1947 maple with J inside maple leaf

No extra value. It's damage that happened after the coin was struck.
by coinguy
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Sell, Buy and Trade
Topic: 1991 silver quarter
Replies: 3
Views: 104

Re: 1991 silver quarter

As far as I know, the Mint did not start putting silver quarters in their sets until 1996.
If you can weigh it, it should weigh about 5.9g if it is silver.
by coinguy
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Sell, Buy and Trade
Topic: 1991 silver quarter
Replies: 3
Views: 104

Re: 1991 silver quarter

There are no 1991 Silver Quarters. They are made of Nickel.
The weight is 5.05g and there was 459,000 minted.
by coinguy
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: 50 cents
Topic: 1961 50 cent half dollar error coins
Replies: 5
Views: 82

Re: 1961 50 cent half dollar error coins

Looks like you may have some small die cracks between the letters. Not uncommon on the 50 cent pieces.
Not large enough to really make much of a difference in the value.
Hard to tell if anything else is going on with the glare on the photos.
On good thing is that they are all 80% silver.
by coinguy
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: 50 cents
Topic: 50 Cent with missing flowers
Replies: 2
Views: 83

Re: 50 Cent with missing flowers

Looks like a partially grease filled die. You can see where some of the letters on the banner are also filled.
Not enough to add any premium but it is still 80% silver.

Your correct, the face is the Obverse, the back is the Reverse.
by coinguy
Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: What to do with 1964 Error pennies? Clean or no?
Replies: 3
Views: 178

Re: What to do with 1964 Error pennies? Clean or no?

I don't want to burst your bubble but what you describe sounds more like damage than errors. It is only an error if it happened during the striking of the coin. If you could post some pictures, it might help us in determining what you have, but the fact they are pitted and scratched eliminates any v...
by coinguy
Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: 5 cents
Topic: 1943 Tombac 5 cent coin
Replies: 11
Views: 332

Re: 1943 Tombac 5 cent coin

If your Tombac is a 1943, the it is common. It is the 1944 Tombac that is rare.
by coinguy
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: 5 cents
Topic: 1943 Tombac 5 cent coin
Replies: 11
Views: 332

Re: 1943 Tombac 5 cent coin

Which is correct?
Your heading says 1943 and your write up says 1944
We are going to need pictures of both sides before any determination can be made.
by coinguy
Thu May 30, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: Nickel vs Silver vs loonie value
Replies: 4
Views: 2236

Re: Nickel vs Silver vs loonie value

Actually that's a good question. The prices you see in Coins and Canada, Trends and most other lists are for Business Strikes (circulating coins). As 1967 was the last year for a business strike silver dollar, anything after that was a produced as a collector coin known as a NCLT. (non circulating l...
by coinguy
Mon May 27, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: 5 cents
Topic: 1951 Extra Maple Leaf
Replies: 3
Views: 2662

Re: 1951 Extra Maple Leaf

If your referring to that line showing next to the middle leaf, It's not a variety and can't be doubling.
Hard to tell from that photo with the lighting but it looks incuse which would make it a scratch.
Not sure what else your seeing when you say "there is so much going on".
by coinguy
Mon May 27, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: Nickel vs Silver vs loonie value
Replies: 4
Views: 2236

Re: Nickel vs Silver vs loonie value

I don't really see the problem. The three different terms help distinguish the different generations of Canadian Dollars. Silver Dollars- Issued between 1935-1967. Composed of 80% Silver. (Some Silver Dollars issued later in Proof Sets) Nickel Dollars-Issued between 1968-1987. Composed of 100% Nicke...
by coinguy
Mon May 27, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Effect of rippling on value by collectors
Replies: 2
Views: 1256

Re: Effect of rippling on value by collectors

Not quite sure what you mean by rippling. It would all depend on what caused it. If it happened during the striking of the coin, then it would be an error and have a slight premium. If it happened after the coin was struck. then it would be damage and devaluate the coin. From the sounds of your coll...
by coinguy
Sun May 26, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Sell, Buy and Trade
Topic: proof sets in slabs of heavy plastic
Replies: 4
Views: 1370

Re: proof sets in slabs of heavy plastic

First of all, Canada did not issue proof coin sets until 1981. Those hard plastic cases are an aftermarket case that various distributors used to make up sets. They have nothing to do with the RCM. There are many available sets out there, some made with PL quality coins and others with MS business s...
by coinguy
Sun May 26, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Mint Mark?
Replies: 2
Views: 1132

Re: Mint Mark?

As Bill stated, It stands for Plated as in Multi-Ply Plated Steel, the new composition for Canadian coins that were previously composed of Nickel. They were now composed of nickel and copper plating over steel. First introduced in business strikes in 2001, the "P" was used until 2006 when ...
by coinguy
Mon May 13, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: 10 cents
Topic: Doubling??? 1995 Canadian Dime
Replies: 1
Views: 915

Re: Doubling??? 1995 Canadian Dime

There are various forms of doubling of which only one carries a premium
and that is a Doubled Die. I'm not quite sure what is happening with yours as
the pictures are a little out of focus but it is not a DD

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