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by Bill in Burl
Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: 1953 to 1964 Quarters
Replies: 5
Views: 3254

Re: 1953 to 1964 Quarters

Also, don't believe the prices posted on websites, books or Trends. The ONLY way to find out what it MAY be worth is to look at the actual SOLD prices from an Ebay "advanced" search. Also, different TPG's have different definitions/grading specs for what is and isn't BU or UNC.
by Bill in Burl
Fri Feb 21, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: Canada Elizabeth coin truly Pink Stars change to White Silver Shade so beautiful
Replies: 6
Views: 2552

Re: Canada Elizabeth coin truly Pink Stars change to White Silver Shade so beautiful

I see only lines/scratches on the Reverse of the coin. At the mint, "die polishing" will leave somewhat similar lines only on the 'fields" (the flat part of the coin). Since these lines go across both the fields AND the design, they are scratches that happened to the coin after it left the mint. I d...
by Bill in Burl
Fri Feb 21, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: 10 cents
Topic: 1937 dime
Replies: 7
Views: 12009

Re: 1937 dime

In a way, they look like grown-up clashes.
by Bill in Burl
Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: Canada Elizabeth coin truly Pink Stars change to White Silver Shade so beautiful
Replies: 6
Views: 2552

Re: Canada Elizabeth coin truly Pink Stars change to White Silver Shade so beautiful

I don't see anything "pink" or "stary" or even white. It's just a penny that has many many thin scratch lines on it, like someone scrubbed it with a brush. They are no die polishing lines because the scratches go through the design as well, not just in the fields.
by Bill in Burl
Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: Silver Dollars
Replies: 5
Views: 2233

Re: Silver Dollars

The '36 is a keeper, but the '65 is scrap silver
by Bill in Burl
Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:05 am
Forum: RCM Products
Topic: Mint Marks
Replies: 3
Views: 3026

Re: Mint Marks

The "P" is not a mintmark ... it means "plated" construction.
by Bill in Burl
Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: Are some things boring?
Replies: 4
Views: 2287

Re: Are some things boring?

I have been a true variety collector for a long time, specifically Vicky cents. By a "true variety" I mean a change in the dies dictated by the mintmaster (changes in Monarchs, legends, design, etc). Also changes on the Mint floor that are authorized by the mint through the floor foreman (repunches ...
by Bill in Burl
Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: Metal Detecting Coins
Replies: 7
Views: 2414

Re: Metal Detecting Coins

I used to metal detect long long ago ... more than 45 years back and also dug for bottles in the old Cal gold towns/fields. My best for metal detecting were, first, local areas from small/midsized towns where there were fairs/gatherings, etc, then very old small cemeteries somewhat out in the countr...
by Bill in Burl
Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:23 am
Forum: 25 cents
Topic: 2010 25 cents missing color
Replies: 6
Views: 2601

Re: 2010 25 cents missing color

How do you translate it into English? And that thread does not appear to be on numicanada so I can't use the translation on the site. What does it say in a sentence or two?
by Bill in Burl
Mon Feb 10, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: Metal Detecting Coins
Replies: 7
Views: 2414

Re: Metal Detecting Coins

What date is the Vicky? You can try some soaks in pure olive oil ... that works on silver Roman coins. Maybe they will get a little better, but silver reacts to many different minerals/compounds in the soil and they will never look bright and shiny. If you have some old worthless coins that you foun...
by Bill in Burl
Mon Feb 10, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: 25 cents
Topic: 2010 25 cents missing color
Replies: 6
Views: 2601

Re: 2010 25 cents missing color

Starting in the late 90's, the RCM (and other mints) promotional departments started their insane "let's make some new ceremonial coins". Especially the quarters where the play was ruthless. They commemorated everything on the planet earth or anything historical. They produced multilayer, multiplyed...
by Bill in Burl
Thu Feb 06, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: 10 cents
Topic: 1998 Dot dime
Replies: 1
Views: 1970

Re: 1998 Dot dime

Someone may answer this if you can post a photo. Almost ALL "dots" are just little die chips in the die and have little or no added value.
by Bill in Burl
Fri Jan 31, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: 1906 25 cents SC
Replies: 3
Views: 2217

Re: 1906 25 cents SC

Hard to tell from the photo, but G6 maybe and heavily cleaned. Don't know if it's a large or small crown .. I'm not a 25 cent person.
by Bill in Burl
Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: Rob Turner's 1890H & 1892 Die Study
Replies: 1
Views: 1839

Re: Rob Turner's 1890H & 1892 Die Study

I have all of his books, both hardcover and spiral. I worked with him on his first 4.
by Bill in Burl
Wed Jan 29, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Sell, Buy and Trade
Topic: 2005 P Non Magnetic Penny
Replies: 7
Views: 3038

Re: 2005 P Non Magnetic Penny

Your coin has some damage/wear/cleaning issues. You HAVE TO make sure that the coin is, in fact, non-magnetic and you can't check it with a cheap weak magnet. Then you take some good pictures and only then can you try to find a buyer. There have been many of these found and the prices have dropped w...