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by coinguy
Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Canadian Banknotes
Topic: 1954 bills
Replies: 4
Views: 265

Re: 1954 bills

If they have been folded they can't be UNC so wouldn't be worth much over face value.
Just keep them as a souvenir of times past.
by coinguy
Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Canadian Banknotes
Topic: 1954 bills
Replies: 4
Views: 265

Re: 1954 bills

You don't say what condition they are in so unless they are in pretty much uncirculated condition, they are not worth much over face value as they are both common prefixes.
by coinguy
Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: 1 cent 1970 on wrong planchet
Replies: 4
Views: 247

Re: 1 cent 1970 on wrong planchet

Looks like it has been plated then. Not unusual back then as a high school experiment. You can see on the
Reverse where some of the plating has come off.
by coinguy
Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: 1 cent 1970 on wrong planchet
Replies: 4
Views: 247

Re: 1 cent 1970 on wrong planchet

The weight of a 1970 cent is supposed to be 3.24g so that seems about right. Is that the actual colour
or is it a copper colour.
by coinguy
Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Canadian Banknotes
Topic: 1973 $1 IL prefix
Replies: 3
Views: 201

Re: 1973 $1 IL prefix

That is the two letter prefix that was used when the series was first printed. They will all have the Lawson-Bouey signature. Later on they switched to a three letter prefix. As there were over 1Billion 800 Million 2 letter prefix dollar bills printed, yours would be only worth $1.00 in that conditi...
by coinguy
Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: 50 cents
Topic: Unicorn's head different on one of my 64 half dollars
Replies: 10
Views: 856

Re: Unicorn's head different on one of my 64 half dollars

GBELEC-I'll try to explain. A die is the opposite of a coin so a shallow incuse area on a die will produce a shallow raised area on a coin. When polishing a die, (usually to remove clash marks) sometimes with overpolishing these shallow areas get removed. Then when a coin is struck these low areas o...
by coinguy
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: 1 dollar
Topic: 1969 Dollar, is this a die chip or a dot
Replies: 1
Views: 223

Re: 1969 Dollar, is this a die chip or a dot

That is a die chip. You won't find them under the errors or varieties as they are common and can happen anywhere on any coin so they would be too numerous to post. The location has nothing to do with the difference between a dot and chip although a dot is more likely to appear on the Fields of a coi...
by coinguy
Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: 1 dollar
Topic: 1982 Constitution Dollar, Die error? or what if anything
Replies: 2
Views: 271

Re: 1982 Constitution Dollar, Die error? or what if anything

It looks like it may have taken a hit on the corner of the book flattening it slightly.
Not uncommon on business strikes.
by coinguy
Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Canadian Banknotes
Topic: Canadian $2 Bill Inquiry
Replies: 1
Views: 249

Re: Canadian $2 Bill Inquiry

There were 220 million printed of the BR series, so they are not hard to find.
Value with those creases $2.00. If it was choice uncirculated, it might be worth $4.00.
by coinguy
Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: 1954 5 dollar note
Replies: 6
Views: 375

Re: 1954 5 dollar note

Yes, it would have great value. Amount of value would depend on serial number and grade.
You don't say where your from but I would send it out and have it professionally graded.
by coinguy
Sat Oct 26, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: 1980 Error coin
Replies: 4
Views: 716

Re: 1980 Error coin

Definitely an error and one of a kind. Never seen a Ragged Fissure that shape. Nice find.
by coinguy
Thu Oct 24, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: 25 cents
Topic: 1989 Weak Strike? Is this anything?
Replies: 2
Views: 226

Re: 1989 Weak Strike? Is this anything?

Welcome to Coins and Canada

Not a weak strike. A weak strike would not have full rims a have both sides weaker towards the rims.
The edges look like they have been ground/buffed down for some reason. Quarter worth face value.
by coinguy
Wed Oct 23, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Canadian Banknotes
Topic: 1973 Glued/Binded $1 banknotes?
Replies: 1
Views: 320

Re: 1973 Glued/Binded $1 banknotes?

Cant say why it was done but it sure didn't help what little premium value they had.
by coinguy
Wed Oct 23, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: 25 cents
Topic: 1907 - 25c coin - ↑↓
Replies: 2
Views: 407

Re: 1907 - 25c coin - ↑↓

All Canadian Quarters up to and including 1907 were of Coinage Axes. From 1908 onward they switched to Medal Axes.
by coinguy
Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Sell, Buy and Trade
Topic: Help Making a purchase
Replies: 7
Views: 466

Re: Help Making a purchase

Depends on which listing your talking about. Is it eBay, kijiji, an auction house, Coins and Canada, something else?
We need some more information.