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by verdigris
Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:31 pm
Forum: 5 cents
Topic: George VI 5 cent nickel errors
Replies: 11
Views: 7885

George VI 5 cent nickel errors

This is the first of no more than ten coins that will example die errors in this set, 1937-1952 (topic title is a little misleading because I plan on adding two chromed steel coins. No need to complicate things). Cheers 1940 obverse: faint but distinct die cracks joining GEO / RG / IVS , the RG crac...
by verdigris
Thu Jan 24, 2013 2:48 pm
Forum: Foreign Countries
Topic: augusta plantilla
Replies: 3
Views: 9447

Re: augusta plantilla

Ya I know, but its the best my camera an experia x10 will do. It does not seem to have a close up viewer. So I can't take pictures that close to stuff. It can be done... For example, this hand-held photo taken through a 10x linen tester (printer's loupe) with a Sony Cyber-shot set on full telephoto...
by verdigris
Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:55 pm
Forum: 5 cents
Topic: 5 cent Tombac errors
Replies: 2
Views: 3453

1942

This 42 tombac appears to be on fire around the rim. The erosive die wear shows up as grooves that shimmer bright orange as you rotate it in the light— especially in the corners where you find the most erosion. Several hairline cracks can be found on the reverse, most of which that are on the left-h...
by verdigris
Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:34 am
Forum: 5 cents
Topic: 5 cent Tombac errors
Replies: 2
Views: 3453

5 cent Tombac errors

There are several 1943s on this site exampling errors but few are of mortar set. This coin has it in spades, over a much greater area on the right-hand side, yet still on every relief element except Thomas Shingles' initials. CANADA is joined at every letter with exception of the C where it's only s...
by verdigris
Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:47 pm
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: George VI 1 cent errors
Replies: 28
Views: 13451

1939

When I looked at this one last week I thought it was an eyelash or something. Had to use some pretty harsh reflection to bring it out. This is one of those medium-brown coins that doesn't have much contrast to begin with. Across the reverse, to look at any upper point on the leaves you'd imagine to ...
by verdigris
Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:26 pm
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: George VI 1 cent errors
Replies: 28
Views: 13451

1937

Thanks Lightw4re. Would you believe I'm not done yet? I'd set this one aside and forgot about it until I was cleaning up. It's a filler. Contaminated blotchy sort of thing on the obverse. Isn't worth a dime. Turns out it makes the cut. reverse: die clash under large leaf; die clash starting at small...
by verdigris
Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:23 pm
Forum: Canadian Tokens and Medals
Topic: 1867-1967 confederation
Replies: 12
Views: 40803

Re: 1867-1967 confederation

Here is the silver issue. Nice. To give you an idea of the current market, 2 of these...including this one, sold for about $18 + shipping each last week on ebay. Cheers

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by verdigris
Sun Jan 20, 2013 2:25 pm
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: George VI 1 cent errors
Replies: 28
Views: 13451

1947 Maple Leaf #2

Well, I think I've been through them all. Only five more coins remain, four of which I won't bother posting photos of since they're repeat examples of errors already covered. These are: leaf points starting to show signs of cracking on a die-eroded 1942; a 1952 die-clashed along small leaf stem and ...
by verdigris
Sun Jan 20, 2013 1:31 pm
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: George VI 1 cent errors
Replies: 28
Views: 13451

1950 #3

Another die crack, this time on the obverse starting from under King George and shooting straight to the rim. I assume the crack ran through the dentical and out from in between denticals, however, the relief of the crack looks as though it has worn off the dentical so we're left with an incomplete ...
by verdigris
Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:34 pm
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: George VI 1 cent errors
Replies: 28
Views: 13451

1947 #2

A penny a little rough around the outer incuse that collected a patina of grime over time to hide its obvious errors. Until now. reverse: die clash ear-mark from the bud running parallel to the stem, die clash crease line (back of king's neck) from bottom of small leaf curving down in between 9 and ...
by verdigris
Sat Jan 19, 2013 4:08 pm
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: George VI 1 cent errors
Replies: 28
Views: 13451

1947

Another case of die shift incorporating the obverse inscription (most noticeable in GEORGI and D G REX ET IN ), spaces between denticals, and the back of the earlobe and tragus. (Had to look up ear part names for that one) Die shift description from this website: When a die is slack, the striking pr...
by verdigris
Sat Jan 19, 2013 3:41 am
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: George VI 1 cent errors
Replies: 28
Views: 13451

1947 Maple Leaf

Moving right along with a die crack that I nearly missed. This coin also having the usual die clash mark between bud and stem, and a fair amount of die erosion of the incuse in areas making the surface look grubby. Unfortunately the crack has been worn down from its former glory as this is a spot th...
by verdigris
Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:55 pm
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: George VI 1 cent errors
Replies: 28
Views: 13451

1942

Still finding them... This coin shows signs of very serious die erosion throughout the reverse incuse; the obverse is without error and better than VF I'd say. Much worse than the 1953 penny here , this one has wear around the clock and in some areas, on the right hand side in particular, the dentic...
by verdigris
Fri Jan 18, 2013 2:43 pm
Forum: Foreign Countries
Topic: Looking for ID of this old coin please
Replies: 3
Views: 9632

Re: Looking for ID of this old coin please

Again, my mistake ... It's spelt " TANGKA "

Cheers
by verdigris
Fri Jan 18, 2013 2:38 pm
Forum: Foreign Countries
Topic: Looking for ID of this old coin please
Replies: 3
Views: 9632

Re: Looking for ID of this old coin please

Well ... I was wrong. -- It's a silver Tanga from Tibet!

Lots of them for sale on ebay


Cheers