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by Bill in Burl
Sat Apr 14, 2012 5:02 pm
Forum: 25 cents
Topic: Is this coin rare??
Replies: 4
Views: 8379

Re: Is this coin rare??

Without a picture, it's hard to tell what you are talking about. It could be lacquer, it could be bees wax .. who knows. try a scan or a pic. B
by Bill in Burl
Thu Apr 05, 2012 12:47 pm
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: Anyone on Vancouver Island to help sort a collection?
Replies: 4
Views: 4131

Re: Anyone on Vancouver Island to help sort a collection?

There should be a friend of mine contacting you .. he lives on the Island (or close).
by Bill in Burl
Thu Apr 05, 2012 3:52 am
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: Anyone on Vancouver Island to help sort a collection?
Replies: 4
Views: 4131

Re: Anyone on Vancouver Island to help sort a collection?

Don't ever sell your coins to the same person who gave you the "estimates", unless you know him well and have done business before. This is especially true if you don't know what you really have. A little clue as to what you inherited would help anyone on this site to help. Is it modern RC...
by Bill in Burl
Sat Mar 24, 2012 7:47 am
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: Victoria Large Cent Census
Replies: 2
Views: 2844

Re: Victoria Large Cent Census

What a wonderful, and extremely valuable, project!!! Accuracy counts, so make sure any submissions EXACTLY match what we all put into Charlton's 65th edition. Only 80 specific coins were included out of the hundreds (maybe thousands) of varieties to choose from.
by Bill in Burl
Sun Mar 18, 2012 2:13 am
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: 1976 penny
Replies: 4
Views: 3590

Re: 1976 penny

It looks like 2 coins were glued together and the adhesive stayed on the penny. It's really hard to tell without it in hand but, from the photo, it looks like adhesive.
by Bill in Burl
Sat Mar 10, 2012 4:58 am
Forum: Canadian Tokens and Medals
Topic: strange coins ......no info
Replies: 1
Views: 7645

Re: strange coins ......no info

Neither is a coin. I think that they are both tokens/inserts/medallions from the Mint. I have the second one in junk or miscellaneous bins at shows ... probably from EXPO67, the 1967 World's Fair in Montreal. It also celebrated the 100th anniversary on Canadian Confederation. The first one looks lik...
by Bill in Burl
Sat Feb 25, 2012 5:22 am
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: Grading Coins
Replies: 1
Views: 3735

Re: Grading Coins

AG3 means "Almost Good, Shelton grade of 3". In reality, it really means a coin that is barely readable with almost the entire design obliterated. If you are just starting out, you should purchase a copy of either Charlton or Haxby or Whitman's annual coin book.... you should buy a book(s)...
by Bill in Burl
Fri Feb 24, 2012 1:21 pm
Forum: Website News
Topic: Last updates in the Price Guide
Replies: 3
Views: 7455

Re: Last updates in the Price Guide

I'm very familiar with Zoell and his works and I looked at it .. you are probably right about the similarities. I was just making note of what could be a discrepancy. I co-wrote the variety section on large cents in the back of the 2011 Charlton and they used the wrong photo as well .. one that Bria...
by Bill in Burl
Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:08 am
Forum: Website News
Topic: Last updates in the Price Guide
Replies: 3
Views: 7455

Re: Last updates in the Price Guide

I'm not sure if you even have the correct picture for the generic 1896 far 6 Large Cent. Most TPG's have stopped certifying this coin because the initial one listed in Charlton (and then Trends) was not even the furtherest of the far 6's. Since the final digit (the 6) was handpunched into the workin...
by Bill in Burl
Thu Feb 23, 2012 7:08 pm
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: Anyone interested in a OFFICIAL CORONATION MEDAL OF GEORGE V
Replies: 2
Views: 3840

Re: Anyone interested in a OFFICIAL CORONATION MEDAL OF GEOR

Do you have a picture and a price? You would be better to place your post/thread down in the buy, sell, trade section of this site.
by Bill in Burl
Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:21 am
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: Toronto area appraising?
Replies: 4
Views: 5030

Re: Toronto area appraising?

Anything after 1967, put in your pocket and spend at Tim Horton's. I would highly recommend that you check out a copy of the 2012 Charlton coin guide from the library (or spend $25 to buy one) that has a variety section in the back on dollars .. a few of your 1965's have a possibility of being somet...
by Bill in Burl
Tue Feb 21, 2012 3:20 pm
Forum: Sell, Buy and Trade
Topic: Various half dollar and silver dollar canadian coins
Replies: 1
Views: 3790

Re: Various half dollar and silver dollar canadian coins

Unless they are very high grade, almost all are very common and worth about scrap silver price. Depending on where you are, you can go to a nearby coin show and dealers will give you about 88-90% of scrap price (worn coins weigh less than new ones). Full silver price today is 34.20. Each face dollar...
by Bill in Burl
Tue Feb 21, 2012 3:12 pm
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: Toronto area appraising?
Replies: 4
Views: 5030

Re: Toronto area appraising?

It all depends on the number that you are talking about. If it's more than 25-30, then I would suggest that you first either buy, or get from a library, a copy of Charlton's or Haxby's Canadian coin guide. Just use it to set aside those that look like they have a substantial premium over to others t...
by Bill in Burl
Tue Feb 21, 2012 3:02 pm
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: Where can I get rolls of brand new Canadian coins?
Replies: 2
Views: 4180

Re: Where can I get rolls of brand new Canadian coins?

I see them go out of TD banks all the time .. I didn't know that there was any change. You can also get them from friends who work at high-volume commercial entities (Canadian Tire, McD's, Horton's etc)
by Bill in Burl
Fri Feb 17, 2012 7:51 pm
Forum: RCM Products
Topic: New Canadian gold coins?
Replies: 1
Views: 8893

Re: New Canadian gold coins?

Just make sure that you pay as close to scrap that you can and know how to covert from grams and grains to % of troy ounces ... the RCM puts out some very small coins for a huge mark-up. I would suggest that you buy things on the secondary market rather than from the mint or post office.... you will...