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by verdigris
Thu Feb 07, 2013 1:08 am
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: Please offer grading opinion for 1871 PEI one cent attached
Replies: 6
Views: 6366

Re: Please offer grading opinion for 1871 PEI one cent attac

VF. Perhaps a half grade higher.

Cheers
by verdigris
Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:55 pm
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: 1979 1 cent obverse error
Replies: 0
Views: 3299

1979 1 cent obverse error

Found roll-searching on the weekend. No doubling of any date numerals but a pretty good looking 79, until I flipped it over and saw how banged up it was. Spotted the filling under the chin with my naked eye right off the bat, so that was a nice surprise. Filling in front of face and just about every...
by verdigris
Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:46 am
Forum: Errors and Varieties
Topic: Which years are more likely to have premium errors?
Replies: 5
Views: 9839

Re: Which years are more likely to have premium errors?

Errors and varieties of all kinds are fun and very interesting to collect and are a neat niche to rejuvinate the collecting doldrums. Aint that the truth. Found a new error variety (new to me) on the December 2000 25c last night. I call it the "wormy apple". -- Die chips on the face of th...
by verdigris
Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:44 pm
Forum: 5 cents
Topic: George VI 5 cent nickel errors
Replies: 11
Views: 7885

Re: George VI 5 cent nickel errors

Thank you momo. I know they're not the best coins in the world and no doubt a lot better examples of these types of errors are out there— so I thought I better sex them up a little with a touch of mood-lighting. :D

Cheers
by verdigris
Sun Jan 27, 2013 1:46 pm
Forum: 50 cents
Topic: 1900 newfoundland half dollar
Replies: 4
Views: 10310

Re: 1900 newfoundland half dollar

.... does this mean it is a fake or do i have a rare coin? i am new to coin collecting .. Sorry, missed that question. It means neither. I doubt very much anyone would bother creating fake NFLD .925 silver 50c coins; and if it is true that Newfoundland did not have a set-standard orientation of the...
by verdigris
Sun Jan 27, 2013 1:14 pm
Forum: 50 cents
Topic: 1900 newfoundland half dollar
Replies: 4
Views: 10310

Re: 1900 newfoundland half dollar

Reading what I can find around the intertubes, sounds like you're not the only one trying to find answers to this mystery. I.E.: The coins of Newfoundland were not consistently one way or the other. The 1c coins, for instance, almost always have medal alignment, while the silvers normally have coin ...
by verdigris
Sun Jan 27, 2013 3:21 am
Forum: 5 cents
Topic: George VI 5 cent nickel errors
Replies: 11
Views: 7885

1937.

Overlooked earlier; a better defined chin and neck die clash on reverse at AD of CANADA; (minor obverse die clash at back of effigy not shown)

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by verdigris
Sat Jan 26, 2013 10:54 pm
Forum: 5 cents
Topic: George VI 5 cent nickel errors
Replies: 11
Views: 7885

1952

And finally, another steely. They must have been murder on dies. Cheers reverse: opposite die cracks, at tip of maple leaf and from under beaver tail over three waterlines; http://www.coinsandcanada.com/forum/class/test/1952_5cent_001_rev_1.jpeg die chips and accumulations on 5 CENTS; three die chip...
by verdigris
Sat Jan 26, 2013 8:59 pm
Forum: 5 cents
Topic: George VI 5 cent nickel errors
Replies: 11
Views: 7885

1950

#1 reverse: die clash in stream, logs, at the beaver and beyond; chin and neck die clash in CANADA (easy to spot, hard to photograph) http://www.coinsandcanada.com/forum/class/test/1950_5cent_001_rev_1.jpeg die shift along the top of CENTS (some chipping in letters) http://www.coinsandcanada.com/fo...
by verdigris
Sat Jan 26, 2013 8:24 pm
Forum: 50 cents
Topic: 1900 newfoundland half dollar
Replies: 4
Views: 10310

Re: 1900 newfoundland half dollar

This catalogue site claims it is Medal alignment ↑↑ : 50 Cents - Victoria - Numista

Cheers
by verdigris
Sat Jan 26, 2013 6:21 pm
Forum: 5 cents
Topic: George VI 5 cent nickel errors
Replies: 11
Views: 7885

1949

reverse: die clash through stream and logs running up into the beaver's snout obverse: die clash at back of head and neck; behind ear and inside ear— arrows indicating the heaviest clash marks (those inside the ear and behind the lobe are actually more prominent than the photos would suggest) http:/...
by verdigris
Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:36 pm
Forum: 5 cents
Topic: George VI 5 cent nickel errors
Replies: 11
Views: 7885

1947 Maple Leaf

reverse: die erosion along rim/denticals and filling onto/into 5 CE ; die shift in same area extending from leaf to T of CENTS only obverse: same erosion along rim/denticals and filling onto some letters of the inscription; die shift from first G continuing around to ET , shifting being the greatest...
by verdigris
Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:15 pm
Forum: 5 cents
Topic: George VI 5 cent nickel errors
Replies: 11
Views: 7885

1946

I haven't seen anything quite like this in other examples of retained broken dies. Although surely this is something only found on 12-sided nickels. I'm presuming it is a broken die — in three corners — bridging clockwise, 8 / 6 / 3 denticals repectively. http://www.coinsandcanada.com/forum/class/te...
by verdigris
Fri Jan 25, 2013 1:54 am
Forum: 5 cents
Topic: George VI 5 cent nickel errors
Replies: 11
Views: 7885

1945

reverse: several small die chips on V/torch and letters (not shown)
obverse: large die chip on D (D:G:REX), looks taller than the D itself— worn flat on top

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by verdigris
Fri Jan 25, 2013 12:35 am
Forum: 5 cents
Topic: George VI 5 cent nickel errors
Replies: 11
Views: 7885

1941

reverse: die shift in CANADA and date (obviously no need to point it out); http://www.coinsandcanada.com/forum/class/test/1941_5cent_001_rev_1.jpeg die clash running from the inner point of leaf, through the 5 and continuing to the end of the N; incuse areas of the relief design that define the beav...