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by Bill in Burl
Wed Dec 07, 2011 6:22 am
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: 1915 1cent
Replies: 2
Views: 2702

Re: 1915 1cent

The scratches/gouges on the Obverse are definitely post-mint ... maybe it was used to level a chair ot table. However the N in "ONE" on the reverse looks interesting on the left upright.
by Bill in Burl
Wed Dec 07, 2011 6:20 am
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: 1914 one cent
Replies: 2
Views: 2945

Re: 1914 one cent

I tlooks like post-mint damage ... to make it say "gorgius" istead of Georgius, but I didn't think was George was very pretty.
by Bill in Burl
Tue Nov 08, 2011 5:04 am
Forum: Canadian Tokens and Medals
Topic: Canadian Tokens?
Replies: 1
Views: 7454

Re: Canadian Tokens?

These are Province of Canada, semi-regal tokens.... in this case, Front View Tokens. They were made in 1842, 44, & 45. There are a number of vareieties, depending on how tall the trees are to the side and whether the beaver has a long or short nose. There are very similar tokens with "City ...
by Bill in Burl
Thu Oct 27, 2011 6:58 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Advice on Selling Silver
Replies: 7
Views: 8265

Re: Advice on Selling Silver

My best advise is to look in the latest Canadian Coin News, where it lists the majority (but not all) of the shows throughout Canada in the "upcoming events" section of the paper. Only if the organizers send a notice of the event will it show up in CCN. I hope that this helps.
by Bill in Burl
Wed Oct 26, 2011 3:11 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Advice on Selling Silver
Replies: 7
Views: 8265

Re: Advice on Selling Silver

At most larger coin shows, you will get 85-88% of the scrap value of the silver, depending on condition.... maybe 90% if all are in good shape. Only NEW coins weigh what the book says, so heavily worn coins do not come close to the published weights. The buyer isn't really making much profit, becaus...
by Bill in Burl
Tue Sep 13, 2011 3:49 am
Forum: Canadian Tokens and Medals
Topic: Foreign medals or tokens
Replies: 2
Views: 7678

Re: Foreign medals or tokens

Well, the first one (portrait) looks like Jimmy Carter, a past president of the US in the late 70's. He's done alot of charitable work arounf the world since.
by Bill in Burl
Tue Sep 13, 2011 3:47 am
Forum: Canadian Tokens and Medals
Topic: Victoria Det Gratia 183?
Replies: 2
Views: 7519

Re: Victoria Det Gratia 183?

It's not Canadian. It's Isle of Man and it's probably 1839 regular coinage. What is the diameter. If it's the size of a Canadian Large Cent, it's a halfpenny. If it's larger, it's a penny and, if smaller, a farthing.
by Bill in Burl
Thu Jun 16, 2011 6:49 am
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: 1968 Dollar-pls help
Replies: 1
Views: 3896

Re: 1968 Dollar-pls help

They are just worth face value, unless they are MS-65 or better. Supply far outweighs demand, so there is no premium whatsoever.
by Bill in Burl
Thu Jun 16, 2011 6:46 am
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: What do these mean ?!!
Replies: 1
Views: 3900

Re: What do these mean ?!!

They represent the grade or condition of the coin. Coins used to just have a verbal grade .. poor, fair, good, very good, fine, very fine, extremely fine, almost uncirculated and uncirculated. Sometimes they would add 'brilliant uncirculated". 20 or more years ago, the grading companies decided...
by Bill in Burl
Sun May 01, 2011 4:56 am
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: 1882 one cent Canadian coin
Replies: 5
Views: 6527

Re: 1882 one cent Canadian coin

Can you post a photo or scan of it? Are you sure that there is no H under the date? Maybe it's worn off. I have been collecting Victoria Large Cent varieties for 30 years and never seen one.
by Bill in Burl
Fri Apr 15, 2011 6:07 am
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: 1867-1967 Canada CENTENNIAL 25 Cents - LYNX Silver Coin
Replies: 1
Views: 13329

Re: 1867-1967 Canada CENTENNIAL 25 Cents - LYNX Silver Coin

The 1965 and 1966 are .800 silver. 1967 has both .500 and .800 silver. Both weigh 5.83 grams new. With a coin with no wear, you can calculate what the scrap value. For all Canadian .800 silver coins, there is .6 oz of Ag for every $1 face, so 4 of the 1965 or 66 quarters would be .6 oz times the cur...
by Bill in Burl
Fri Feb 11, 2011 5:43 am
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: Canada 1920 1 cent
Replies: 3
Views: 4529

Re: Canada 1920 1 cent

The photo is way too small to get any indication as to the grade. Just take a look at the details in the crown to see if there is any wear. If there is any wear there, it's not MS.
by Bill in Burl
Wed Jan 19, 2011 4:58 pm
Forum: Sell, Buy and Trade
Topic: 1 Cent 1859
Replies: 22
Views: 18757

Re: 1 Cent 1859

I am a real person as well and have been collecting Victoria large cents for 40 years.... I have nearly 5000 Vickies, of which over 600 are 1859's. I have looked at 10's of thousands of Vict large cents because I, also, am lucky enough to live in the T.O. area and attend shows and auctions with grea...
by Bill in Burl
Mon Jan 17, 2011 2:51 pm
Forum: Sell, Buy and Trade
Topic: 1 Cent 1859
Replies: 22
Views: 18757

Re: 1 Cent 1859

Definately an 1859/8 .. or "wide 9 over 8 as it's sometimes called. It has been cleaned and has some pits that appear to be corrosion pits (but maybe just dings) on the obverse. I wouldn't spend the $20-$25 to have it certified... it's easy to see it's a 9/8.
by Bill in Burl
Tue Dec 28, 2010 7:54 am
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: Identifying 1859 Large Cent Varieties.
Replies: 2
Views: 3371

Re: Identifying 1859 Large Cent Varieties.

Both of your coins are "narrow 9" 1859's, although the first one is what Zoell called a "bold 9". Bold 9's are ID'd by the tail or knob of the 5 & 9 almost touching the upper loop or vertical. You should try to pick up a 2011 Charlton guide, as the variety section in the back...