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by verdigris
Thu Mar 06, 2014 8:03 pm
Forum: 5 cents
Topic: 1996 near 6 5 cents ?
Replies: 3
Views: 5225

Re: 1996 near 6 5 cents ?

You are correct sir. If the bottom horizontal stroke of the D can fit in the space between the D and 6, then it is Far.

Nice coin. There's also a die chip on the N.

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by verdigris
Tue Mar 04, 2014 9:44 pm
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: 1943 Penny (CUD?)
Replies: 6
Views: 4967

Re: 1943 Penny (CUD?)

Very nice die chip in a wonderfully conspicuous location. The incuse along the inside of the small leaf stem looks battered to me too-- although the photo is fuzzy. I'm guessing so because this would be a prime die clash area. The war years are always interesting in their use of dies till the bitter...
by verdigris
Sat Mar 01, 2014 12:33 am
Forum: 5 cents
Topic: 1998 5 cent die clash
Replies: 3
Views: 4314

Re: 1998 5 cent die clash

That is one helluva heavy die clash. Fantastic in the extreme. Thanks for posting.

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by verdigris
Mon Feb 24, 2014 7:49 pm
Forum: 5 cents
Topic: Near and far 1922 nickel
Replies: 7
Views: 6239

Re: Near and far 1922 nickel

... Anyway, since I started selling coins a couple months ago for another person, ...

Where do I apply for a job like that?! I should be so lucky :(

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by verdigris
Mon Feb 24, 2014 2:14 am
Forum: 5 cents
Topic: Near and far 1922 nickel
Replies: 7
Views: 6239

Re: Near and far 1922 nickel

seems like 3 or 4 all have a different thickness of 'S' , so that made them look different distances from the rim Nickels with more wear would probably show the widest stroke. The narrowest in all likelyhod will be the highest grade with the sharpest edges. Not to mention that when the die at the r...
by verdigris
Mon Feb 24, 2014 12:02 am
Forum: 5 cents
Topic: Near and far 1922 nickel
Replies: 7
Views: 6239

Re: Near and far 1922 nickel

The spacing away from the rim on a 1922 Far Rim will appear to be almost half the thickness of the stroke of the S. It may just be an optical illusion but when you have the two side by side you get that impression.

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by verdigris
Sun Feb 23, 2014 8:03 pm
Forum: 5 cents
Topic: Near and far 1922 nickel
Replies: 7
Views: 6239

Re: Near and far 1922 nickel

That looks like a near rim in both photos.

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by verdigris
Fri Feb 21, 2014 8:50 pm
Forum: 25 cents
Topic: 1874H 25 cents
Replies: 0
Views: 12515

1874H 25 cents

My best find of the year. So far... Missing leaf stems reverse design http://www.coinsandcanada.com/forum/class/test/1874H_25c_inverted_Vs_rev_a.jpeg http://www.coinsandcanada.com/forum/class/test/1874H_25c_inverted_Vs_rev_b.jpeg "Faint or missing crossbar A's in Canada" aka "3 invert...
by verdigris
Fri Feb 21, 2014 8:25 pm
Forum: 25 cents
Topic: 1992 British Columbia Quarter
Replies: 2
Views: 8244

Re: 1992 British Columbia Quarter

The RCM issued its first colorized coin in June 2000, a special collector-edition 25-cent coin celebrating the millemium, with a red flag in the design.
Try acetone or laquer thinner. :D
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by verdigris
Wed Feb 12, 2014 10:13 pm
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: 1859 Canadian Large Penny Double Stamped Face??? New error??
Replies: 8
Views: 5957

Re: 1859 Canadian Large Penny Double Stamped Face??? New err

Bill in Burl wrote: .. it's a clean cut that couldn't follow the outline.

Indeed it seems odd that Victoria was given an Adam's apple.

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by verdigris
Sun Feb 09, 2014 2:06 pm
Forum: Website News
Topic: Coins and Canada - New design
Replies: 3
Views: 6630

Re: Coins and Canada - New design

Good job. Much better layout and presentation.
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by verdigris
Sat Feb 08, 2014 1:46 pm
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: Anyone care to confirm this as a 1929 high 1 cent?
Replies: 1
Views: 2974

Re: Anyone care to confirm this as a 1929 high 1 cent?

Hi Tron, It is not. For it to be a "High 9" the tail of the second 9 must rest on the baseline of the 2. To double check, draw a horizontal line across the bottom of each of the leaf stems. If the top of the last 9 crosses this imaginary line then you can be sure that your coin is "hi...
by verdigris
Fri Feb 07, 2014 9:43 pm
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: 1963 new on e cent varietie
Replies: 1
Views: 2797

Re: 1963 new on e cent varietie

:Rechercher: Nice work!
Is that a map of Albania on her forehead?
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by verdigris
Sun Feb 02, 2014 3:41 pm
Forum: 5 cents
Topic: 1945 No Chrome?
Replies: 7
Views: 13700

Re: 1945 No Chrome?

Here I am answering my own questions... Steve, check this ebay item out. I'm not sure if this one is supposed to be missing the chrome entirely or just in some areas. To my eye the effigy looks chromed. This is what the seller says (bold mine): This was an internal test to see if NGC would grade the...
by verdigris
Sat Feb 01, 2014 8:01 pm
Forum: 5 cents
Topic: 1945 No Chrome?
Replies: 7
Views: 13700

Re: 1945 No Chrome?

I'm new to post-22 nickels. Just wound up with a ton of them, and have enough to almost fill two or three books for my son with them. I've never seen one (until now), period. Steve, unlike our current nickel-plated steel coinage covering the entire planchet, the ingots(?) used for '44, '45 and '51 ...