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by Bill in Burl
Thu Dec 27, 2012 4:40 pm
Forum: 1 dollar
Topic: 1984 Jacques Cartier Dollar
Replies: 3
Views: 7936

Re: 1984 Jacques Cartier Dollar

It looks like PMD (post-mint damage). There looks to be some more under and to the right of the 4 as well.
by Bill in Burl
Wed Dec 12, 2012 7:14 pm
Forum: Sell, Buy and Trade
Topic: Looking for an owl coin
Replies: 0
Views: 4381

Looking for an owl coin

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 ...
by Bill in Burl
Fri Dec 07, 2012 9:37 am
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: Want to say Hi and a question.
Replies: 5
Views: 5674

Re: Want to say Hi and a question.

Please send me a PM or email. Someone has some of your answers, but he's not a member here. I live right up the road from you in Burlington.
by Bill in Burl
Fri Dec 07, 2012 6:25 am
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: Want to say Hi and a question.
Replies: 5
Views: 5674

Re: Want to say Hi and a question.

I have provided a link on another site to your posted thread. You may hear from some established experts relatively soon.
by Bill in Burl
Mon Nov 05, 2012 4:49 am
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: 1996 Zinc penny
Replies: 16
Views: 8359

Re: 1996 Zinc penny

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.
by Bill in Burl
Sat Oct 27, 2012 3:39 pm
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: 1963 Proof Like Set of Canadian Coins
Replies: 4
Views: 5404

Re: 1963 Proof Like Set of Canadian Coins

If you paid $30 for it, that's below what there is in silver there. Each face dollar is worth about $20 in silver.
by Bill in Burl
Sat Oct 27, 2012 3:50 am
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: 1963 Proof Like Set of Canadian Coins
Replies: 4
Views: 5404

Re: 1963 Proof Like Set of Canadian Coins

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...
by Bill in Burl
Fri Oct 19, 2012 4:20 am
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: 1942 Canada cent 10-sided ?
Replies: 3
Views: 3306

Re: 11942 Canada cent 10-sided ?

Yes, it looks like a vise may have come into play ... the edges are curled and the flat portions (sides) are not all the same size.
by Bill in Burl
Tue Oct 16, 2012 3:39 pm
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: 1996 Zinc penny
Replies: 16
Views: 8359

Re: 1996 Zinc penny

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.
by Bill in Burl
Mon Oct 15, 2012 4:15 am
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: 1996 Zinc penny
Replies: 16
Views: 8359

Re: 1996 Zinc penny

How do you know that it's zinc? Is the plating coming off?
by Bill in Burl
Fri Oct 12, 2012 3:01 am
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: 1996 Zinc penny
Replies: 16
Views: 8359

Re: 1996 Zinc penny

I don't think that zinc cored cents (copper plated) were started until 1997. If you have one, is it round or 12-sided?
by Bill in Burl
Thu Oct 11, 2012 4:02 am
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: 2003 penny discoloration
Replies: 4
Views: 3706

Re: 2003 penny discoloration

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...
by Bill in Burl
Wed Oct 10, 2012 3:32 am
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: 2003 penny discoloration
Replies: 4
Views: 3706

Re: 2003 penny discoloration

Is it raised or recessed? It looks like someone plated it, either electro or dipping, and it has partially worn off.
by Bill in Burl
Fri Oct 05, 2012 11:10 am
Forum: 1 dollar
Topic: 1978 Dollar coin with no island - like the 1968 coin
Replies: 1
Views: 5831

Re: 1978 Dollar coin with no island - like the 1968 coin

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.
by Bill in Burl
Tue Aug 21, 2012 7:34 pm
Forum: Conservation and Classification
Topic: New to this site .
Replies: 4
Views: 10581

Re: New to this site .

Welcome to the site. Enjoy!