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by coinguy
Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: 50 cents
Topic: Unicorn's head different on one of my 64 half dollars
Replies: 10
Views: 824

Re: Unicorn's head different on one of my 64 half dollars

It is not a Variety or an Error, that's why there is no listing, it is caused by an over polished die. It is also not rare or scarce as there are probably many hundreds of dies (Especially in the US) that have been overpolished, all producing coins lacking in detail, so it would be dishonest stating...
by coinguy
Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: 1955 One Dollar Coin
Replies: 3
Views: 273

Re: 1955 One Dollar Coin

In that condition, only worth value of silver content.
by coinguy
Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: 1950 - 1$ silver
Replies: 5
Views: 367

Re: 1950 - 1$ silver

Ungradable in that condition. Looks like it has been cleaned with steel wool. Only worth bullion value now.
by coinguy
Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: 50 cents
Topic: Unicorn's head different on one of my 64 half dollars
Replies: 10
Views: 824

Re: Unicorn's head different on one of my 64 half dollars

To me it just looks like an over polished die. There are other areas of the fine detail missing as well. Not really unique as there would be other coins minted from this die as well. Wouldn't find it on any site as it is not considered a variety. Would like to see a picture of the whole coin as well.
by coinguy
Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Canadian Banknotes
Topic: Replacement Notes
Replies: 2
Views: 531

Re: Replacement Notes

Both are correct. When the new issue was introduced in 1969, an asterisk was used for replacement notes.
In 1981 a three letter prefix was introduced to the series and a "X" was then used to signify a replacement note.
by coinguy
Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: Availability of 50 Cent and Nickel Dollars at Banks in Canada
Replies: 8
Views: 998

Re: Availability of 50 Cent and Nickel Dollars at Banks in Canada

Your chances will be between nil and none. Banks very seldom get 50 cent coins (the last time I asked at my bank, the teller said she hasn't seen one in years) as they haven't been made for circulation since 2002. As far as the nickel dollars go, most tellers don't even know what they are and if the...
by coinguy
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: 2 dollars
Topic: Fake or mule
Replies: 2
Views: 707

Re: Fake or mule

Just noticed this post.
I say it is fake, all you have to do is compare the date on the mule to a genuine business strike toonie.
Also on the reverse the security maple leafs are wrong.
by coinguy
Sun Sep 01, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Errors and Varieties
Topic: mint pack coins 1964
Replies: 7
Views: 968

Re: mint pack coins 1964

Reason is simple.
A MS coin is a Business Strike made for circulation and is hard to find in higher grades. (MS65+)
A PL coin was made for collectors, not circulation, so the average grade is PL65 with many higher.
by coinguy
Sun Sep 01, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Errors and Varieties
Topic: mint pack coins 1964
Replies: 7
Views: 968

Re: mint pack coins 1964

Two things-
First of all where do you get the grade of MS65 from.
Second, those are not MS coins, they are PL coins as those are PL sets, a big difference in price, for example,
a MS 65 quarter average eBay price is $32.12 while a PL average is $4.25.
by coinguy
Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: 5 cents
Topic: Possible 1932 5 cent Far and Near 2 varieties opinions please.
Replies: 4
Views: 868

Re: Possible 1932 5 cent Far and Near 2 varieties opinions please.

There are only two varieties that I know of and both those are the "Near" Variety.
by coinguy
Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Questions and Suggestions
Topic: Discussion board update!
Replies: 6
Views: 1440

Re: Discussion board update!

And I will allow the edit/delete mesages for a period of time (24 hours) after posting it. Thank you for your comments!
Thanks for that. I hate making a typo and then not being able to correct it.
by coinguy
Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: 1944 Double die
Replies: 6
Views: 1830

Re: 1944 Double die

Looking forward to your picture but the correct terminology is Doubled Die which is completely
different from Double Struck.
by coinguy
Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: 50 cents
Topic: Canadian 2018 MS 68 50 cent peice
Replies: 5
Views: 1381

Re: Canadian 2018 MS 68 50 cent peice

These were a non-circulating business strike that you bought in special wrapped rolls of 25 from the mint so the value would not be as high as a circulating business strike. I'm sure if you had a roll and checked it, you would find most to be MS65 and up so the odds of finding a MS67 or MS68 would b...
by coinguy
Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: 5 cents
Topic: 1945 Canadian Nickels with strike errors
Replies: 4
Views: 1011

Re: 1945 Canadian Nickels with strike errors

No extra value. It is just caused by the Die wearing out.
by coinguy
Wed Jul 31, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: 5 cents
Topic: Another 1945 Nickel
Replies: 4
Views: 902

Re: Another 1945 Nickel

That's just damage. Looks like someone tried to cut it.
Remember, it is only an error if it happens when the coin is being struck, anything after that is just damage.