1936 10 cents Bar

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blackheart
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1936 10 cents Bar

Post by blackheart » Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:14 am

I recently acquired this 1936 10¢ Bar coin. I'm having trouble understanding what they consider a "Bar". What looks like a die crack is all I can see. Any insight would be greatly appreciated.
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coinguy
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Re: 1936 10 cents Bar

Post by coinguy » Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:25 am

The 1936 bar is actually a die crack that joins the two lower bow's.
To be considered a bar, it must be strong, clear and touch the bows at both sides.
Yours would not be considered a bar as it only runs part way across and does not touch the left side bow.

blackheart
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Re: 1936 10 cents Bar

Post by blackheart » Mon Jul 20, 2020 6:19 am

Is that your opinion or is there some paper published that confirms that?

troubadour
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Re: 1936 10 cents Bar

Post by troubadour » Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:56 am

looks like a bar to me

coinguy
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Re: 1936 10 cents Bar

Post by coinguy » Mon Jul 20, 2020 2:55 pm

It's not an opinion, it's a fact. The bar has to be easily seen and touch both sides of the bows.
I don't know of any paper that publishes die breaks but there are numerous sites on the internet that share
that "opinion."
Here is just one from the Saskatoon Coin Club who have a very good website for Canadian Coins.

www.saskatooncoinclub.ca/articles/05c_1 ... eties.html

Scroll down to 1936 bar and dot. They show a nice example.

blackheart
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Re: 1936 10 cents Bar

Post by blackheart » Mon Jul 20, 2020 5:17 pm

I read the article. It says "the most obvious evidence of a die crack is a bar that connects the left and right sides of the wreath at the bottom". It does not say that the die crack that does not connect the wreathes is not considered a bar. As far as I am concerned, any 1936 10 cent with a die crack between the bows should be considered a bar.

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