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by Bill in Burl
Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: 1881H obv 1a Large Cent
Replies: 6
Views: 975

Re: 1881H obv 1a Large Cent

Post a photo and I'll tell you ... you have Obv 1's, 1a's and 1a/1's for the year, all pretty common. It's a variety in a way, but not scarce by any means. The one to look for is the single serif N's ... very very scarce. There's also many varieties with repunched letters, sometimes MD all the way a...
by Bill in Burl
Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: 1859 brass cent
Replies: 4
Views: 1040

Re: 1859 brass cent

Post a photo straight perpendicular to the coin. Don't magnify more than 10X if possible. I a few people look at it, we'll tell you to maybe examine further. It would need to have an XRF scan done on it to ID the specific alloy. I know a person who is a moderator on another site who has the use of o...
by Bill in Burl
Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: 10 cents
Topic: 1965 Dime plancette error?
Replies: 4
Views: 936

Re: 1965 Dime plancette error?

What's the weight and diameter. It looks like someone shaved some silver off the rim.
by Bill in Burl
Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Errors and Varieties
Topic: Errors and Varieties
Replies: 10
Views: 8520

Re: Errors and Varieties

All of the apparent doublings on 1881 and 1882 mintages are a combination of repunches of individual letters and digits, some die deterioration doubling, and lots of machine/mechanical doubling (MD). the 81's and 82's working dies were all from the 1876 Obverse hubs and matrixes, where they went for...
by Bill in Burl
Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:29 am
Forum: Errors and Varieties
Topic: Errors and Varieties
Replies: 10
Views: 8520

Re: Errors and Varieties

This site doesn't allow additions/corrections to your own posts/replies so I'll add this. In your last post you stated the following " I have three 1881H large cents where the degeneration of one particular die is clearly apparent. VICTORIA gradually degrades to the missing lower part of the O ...
by Bill in Burl
Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: Errors and Varieties
Topic: Errors and Varieties
Replies: 10
Views: 8520

Re: Errors and Varieties

As far as I know, the number assignments on this site mean absolutely nothing. Members of this English site, as well as the original French site, submit photos of coins that have anomalies to the moderator. They assign their own names/ID's to any coin that "is not normal" and they go onto ...
by Bill in Burl
Sun Mar 24, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Has ICCS been doing a good job for Canadian coins?
Replies: 3
Views: 1423

Re: Has ICCS been doing a good job for Canadian coins?

It depends upon the type of collector that you are. Are you into Registry sets? Collect only top end? What denominations. I think that, if a coin has been graded by PCGS, why have it sent to ICCS? My personal opinion is, that unless your collection is basically 64 and above, why spend the money to h...
by Bill in Burl
Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:11 am
Forum: 25 cents
Topic: 1974 die shift error
Replies: 2
Views: 842

Re: 1974 die shift error

Without seeing it in hand, I'd say machine/mechanical doubling. In the nanosecond after the die strikes, it slightly moves as the die retreats from the planchet. It is corrected by tightening up the holder/keeper that holds the die in place. Pretty common on old Vicky large cents, but new presses ma...
by Bill in Burl
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: 1952-2002 P Penny with Doubling on dates
Replies: 2
Views: 746

Re: 1952-2002 P Penny with Doubling on dates

As I answered on another site. Don't waste money grading. It's die deterioration doubling and the coin will be worth no more than a few cents.
by Bill in Burl
Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Has ICCS been doing a good job for Canadian coins?
Replies: 3
Views: 1423

Re: Has ICCS been doing a good job for Canadian coins?

Almost yearly, ICCS is losing market share to PCGS ... mostly from higher-end collectors. For coins that are generally going to stay in Canada or sold primarily to Canadian customers vis Ebay or coin shows, ICCS does very well .. .mostly because of price to grade. They have refused to enter the 21st...
by Bill in Burl
Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: Questions and Suggestions
Topic: OK people, let's start promoting this website
Replies: 12
Views: 22454

Re: OK people, let's start promoting this website

I try to promote this site whenever I have the chance and have been doing so since I joined years ago. Many people use the website as a reference to look up coins, but the English side of this forum gets little or no traffic as far as posting anything. I guess people post threads on other coin sites...
by Bill in Burl
Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:07 am
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: 1976 Olympic silver 28 piece folder/stamp
Replies: 6
Views: 1995

Re: 1976 Olympic silver 28 piece folder/stamp

Yes, they are melting for scrap the Olympic coins. I have never seen the set that you have, with the stamps. I wouldn't sell it to a dealer only offering scrap ... take it to a coin show where there is a choice of dealers or put it on Kijiji .. Ebay takes a large slice. Go to the library and look at...
by Bill in Burl
Tue Feb 05, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: 5 cents
Topic: 1924
Replies: 2
Views: 3941

Re: 1924

Is the "line" between the R & A raised or incuse?
by Bill in Burl
Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Banknotes
Topic: quick to judge ??
Replies: 2
Views: 1930

Re: quick to judge ??

Whether it's coins or antiques or anything collectible ... NEVER accept an offer from the person that you asked to "evaluate" it. The only thing that you should get from them should be an estimate and then store that information into your grey matter.
by Bill in Burl
Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: 1964 dot over 9 common or rare
Replies: 5
Views: 8249

Re: 1964 dot over 9 common or rare

Don't believe anything that came out of B;ais's "book". He was a manager at Ebay and would compare prices for a certified coin with how many showed up on Ebay. His prices for "modern" stuff was ridiculous ... don't believe them. So, if a modern cent or nickel or dime showed up wi...

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