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by Bill in Burl
Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: 5 cents
Topic: 5 cents 1926 Far?
Replies: 5
Views: 1774

Re: 5 cents 1926 Far?

by Bill in Burl
Mon Apr 01, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: PCGS 1890H
Replies: 1
Views: 1419

Re: PCGS 1890H

Looks about 30 to me and there's lots of weak strikes in that year. Some of the Rev seems to be almost XF.
by Bill in Burl
Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: 1965 Large bead proof
Replies: 6
Views: 1829

Re: 1965 Large bead proof

There are NO post-1960 coins that are worth going to a TPG. The cost to certify, in almost every case, costs more than the coin can/will ever be worth, regardless the grade.
by Bill in Burl
Sun Mar 31, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: 1888 Double 8 Canadian large cent?
Replies: 1
Views: 945

Re: 1888 Double 8 Canadian large cent?

There are many 188 repunches with 1, 2, 3, or all 4 repunched with nice offsets. The second 8 is always doubled because it came off the matrix.. There is a small premium for those with other digits R/P'd ... the best being the middle 8 corrected lower left with the bead punch, probably to stop a D/C.
by Bill in Burl
Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: 1881H obv 1a Large Cent
Replies: 6
Views: 1439

Re: 1881H obv 1a Large Cent

The 1882 hybrids essentially group the 2/1 or 2/1a in the same boat. Because the neck truncation direction/width of an Obv 2, when struck over an Obv 1 or 1a partially finished working die, ir obliterates what was under the Obv 2 strike of the hub on the working die. It took 2-4 strikes of the hub o...
by Bill in Burl
Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: 1881H obv 1a Large Cent
Replies: 6
Views: 1439

Re: 1881H obv 1a Large Cent

Rob & I, along with 2 others wrote the variety section for Vicky cents in the back of the 2011 (65th edition) of Charlton. On p303, you will see how to identify the 1a/1, but it is just as common as the regular Obv 1 or straight 1a. The 1a carries no premium. I think that I had about 500 1881's ...
by Bill in Burl
Fri Mar 29, 2019 4:03 am
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: 1859 brass cent
Replies: 4
Views: 1550

Re: 1859 brass cent

To me, it looks bronze, just like the other 10 million of the 1859's. The "brass" 1859, on which 4 of us co-wrote the research article on it in the 3/2012 Canadian Numismatic Journal, was not deliberately made. It was caused by an improper mixing of the bronze alloy in the melting pot. As ...
by Bill in Burl
Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: 1881H obv 1a Large Cent
Replies: 6
Views: 1439

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: 1550

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: 1304

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: 9226

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: 9226

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: 9226

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: 2013

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: 1114

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...