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- Wed Dec 12, 2012 7:14 pm
- Forum: Sell, Buy and Trade
- Topic: Looking for an owl coin
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I hand-carve canoe paddles with a spoke shave (different sizes) and then insert a coin (usually a silver dollar from the birth year). However, I have a request from someone to have an owl put in the handle ... I carve the paddles incognito and give them to people as gifts (each takes about 40 hours ...
I agree with Lightwire that it's either coated pure copper or decoated from a zinc planchet from the following year. Also, many times what a collector feels is a "wished for" grade, doesn't turn out to be reality. One teeny bagmark or discoloration drops it a point each time.
- Sat Oct 27, 2012 3:50 am
- Forum: Grading Help
- Topic: 1963 Proof Like Set of Canadian Coins
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It is impossible to grade, via photos & internet, through plastic. Most of these pliofilm sets sell for a little over scrap silver price (each face dollar is .6 troy oz of Ag & you have $1.85 worth). Most average around 63-65. These P-L sets are a good way to get nice-looking coins for a goo...
Zinc should have no coppery tone/tint to it. I just think that the copper plating wore off or had improper adherence to start with. I think that it was part of the 1997 copper-plated zinc strips that got put into the stamping machine and turned out 12-sided planchets of the wrong alloy.
From 1997 through 2006, the Mint used copper-plated zinc planchets, then started experimenting with copper-plated steel planchets; Since then, you find lots of discussions about magnetic and non-magnetis coins of various denominations... zinc being non-magnetis (as is bronze or copper) and steel bei...
- Fri Oct 05, 2012 11:10 am
- Forum: 1 dollar
- Topic: 1978 Dollar coin with no island - like the 1968 coin
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The 2013 Charlton has nickel dollar varieties in the back, written by a very well-known collector, not a dealer. Take a look there .. it could be due to die polishing.