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by coinguy
Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: 1 cent split
Replies: 7
Views: 15070

Re: 1 cent split

There are many collectors who specialize in and only collect error coins as well as those that collect both error and regular coins. It is hard to value an error coin as there is not a "book price" as nearly every error is unique. Most of the minor error coins do not warrant much of a prem...
by coinguy
Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: 1881 10cent
Replies: 2
Views: 8392

Re: 1881 10cent

Hard to tell from those pictures but it looks like aT-2 variety which would make it not worth much more than bullion value in that condition. If not for the holes, I would grade it about F12 When taking pictures of coins, please take the photo straight on instead of on an angle. It makes it much eas...
by coinguy
Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Canadian Banknotes
Topic: $1 bill sequence numbering
Replies: 12
Views: 14466

Re: $1 bill sequence numbering

It certainly would, especially being all 7's.
Value of course would depend on condition.
by coinguy
Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Sell, Buy and Trade
Topic: For Sale KEY DATE 1921 Canada Five Cents
Replies: 18
Views: 12578

Re: For Sale KEY DATE 1921 Canada Five Cents

Notice eBay has locked the discussion board on this topic.
Says it is getting too hostile.
by coinguy
Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Sell, Buy and Trade
Topic: For Sale KEY DATE 1921 Canada Five Cents
Replies: 18
Views: 12578

Re: For Sale KEY DATE 1921 Canada Five Cents

Jackattack- I don't see what the age of the furniture has to do with it, the coins could have been hidden at any time since then. Maybe original owner knew it was counterfeit and hid it as it is illegal to own. Anyhow, I hope you can sleep well after screwing some uninformed collector out of $5500.0...
by coinguy
Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Sell, Buy and Trade
Topic: For Sale KEY DATE 1921 Canada Five Cents
Replies: 18
Views: 12578

Re: For Sale KEY DATE 1921 Canada Five Cents

I have to agree with Bill in Burl. Don't get so up in arms when someone is trying to help you from making a mistake. Those new pictures just make it even more obvious that coin is counterfeit. If you are so sure the coin is genuine, then send it out to get certified and graded and prove us wrong. I ...
by coinguy
Sun Dec 31, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: 2 dollars
Topic: Found in my change..
Replies: 2
Views: 7008

Re: Found in my change..

Impossible to be real.
The inner and outer core are stamped at the same
time so there is no way of it being reversed.
Also you can see pry marks around the top of the polar bear.
Makes a nice conversation piece though.
by coinguy
Fri Dec 22, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: 1 dollar
Topic: 1973 PEI dollar differing thickness
Replies: 4
Views: 8622

Re: 1973 PEI dollar differing thickness

Wouldn't be a variety.
Might be classed as a minor error.
It is fairly common especially on Silver Dollars.
Doesn't really add much value. I have several
that I paid the same price as for as ones with no wire edge.
Might be worth keeping though as it is different.
by coinguy
Thu Dec 21, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: 1 dollar
Topic: 1973 PEI dollar differing thickness
Replies: 4
Views: 8622

Re: 1973 PEI dollar differing thickness

Made a typo.
Meant to say when metal gets caught between the collar and the DIES.
by coinguy
Thu Dec 21, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: 1 dollar
Topic: 1973 PEI dollar differing thickness
Replies: 4
Views: 8622

Re: 1973 PEI dollar differing thickness

What you have is called a wire rim or wire edge that is
making the coin look thicker.
(It's caused when metal get caught between the collar and the planchet
when being struck)
If you check the thickness of the fields on the two coins,
I'm sure you will find they are the same.
by coinguy
Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: 10 cents
Topic: 10 cents 1881 Obv 1 Error
Replies: 8
Views: 9096

Re: 10 cents 1881 Obv 1 Error

I will give the same answer as the other forum you posted this on.
Will need full size picture of front and back.
Hard to give a grade of a partial coin.
by coinguy
Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: Proof Dimes (1996-2000) Made of Nickel??
Replies: 4
Views: 7166

Re: Proof Dimes (1996-2000) Made of Nickel??

Sorry, I meant Tom, not Terry.
Also disregard my statement about Calgary Coins.
Having a bad day and shouldn't be replying to posts.
by coinguy
Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: Proof Dimes (1996-2000) Made of Nickel??
Replies: 4
Views: 7166

Re: Proof Dimes (1996-2000) Made of Nickel??

Sorry Terry- Bad choice of words on my part. I realise the Proof sets are silver as I have all the sets. I was refering to the sets in the cellopaks but I see that they are now being referred to as BU. If your looking for a supplier of the proof dimes, check Calgary Coins. They have them listed from...
by coinguy
Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: Proof Dimes (1996-2000) Made of Nickel??
Replies: 4
Views: 7166

Re: Proof Dimes (1996-2000) Made of Nickel??

Tom-
I think what you are referring to are the dimes that are
in the proof sets that are issued by the RCM every year.
None of the denominations in these sets are silver.
by coinguy
Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: Silver 5 cent coins-1998-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 8427

Re: Silver 5 cent coins-1998-2006

Your right Terry, they have grouped both varieties as one composition, but this is wrong. The letter "P" stands for plated as in plated steel. The mint used this composition mark between 1999 and 2006 to distinquish cupro-nickel from plated steel. During and after 2006 they switched to the...