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by Bill in Burl
Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: new ICCS website
Replies: 1
Views: 75

Re: new ICCS website

False alarm. The 1858 specimen cent was not my friend's. His is just as nice, maybe better.
by Bill in Burl
Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: new ICCS website
Replies: 1
Views: 75

new ICCS website

I saw in a different forum here (conservation) that ICCS has a website now. Their page has an 1858 that looks extremely close to a friend of mine's 1858. Does ICCS have to have permission to put in a photo of someone else's coin?
by Bill in Burl
Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: New circulating canadian $2
Replies: 5
Views: 540

Re: New circulating canadian $2

I ordered off the RCM site, but only got a roll of the uncolored ones. I thought it was for the colored ones. Rats!!!
by Bill in Burl
Tue Aug 25, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: 1 dollar
Topic: Silver Dollars
Replies: 8
Views: 480

Re: Silver Dollars

Thanks for your interest in joining the Hamilton Coin Society. The meetings are held on the first Monday of every month, at St. Michael's Anglican Church, 1188 Fennell Ave E, Hamilton. That's near the intersection of Fennell and Upper Ottawa. We haven't had a meeting since Feb and then the virus sta...
by Bill in Burl
Mon Aug 24, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: New member
Replies: 5
Views: 4186

Re: New member

Welcome home Jim (or should I say "PD"?
by Bill in Burl
Mon Aug 24, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: 1859 N9 - Another Possible DP9 ? What do you think ?
Replies: 13
Views: 709

Re: 1859 N9 - Another Possible DP9 ? What do you think ?

Jim J ... You are hiding behind a new name for this site. I always loved your old name/moniker. Yes, Jim J helped us with the 2011 Charlton after a good friend of mine, Brad Gravestone (Mr 1859) had to withdraw. Rob actually has 5 books out now and I've helped with the first 4, sometimes just to loa...
by Bill in Burl
Mon Aug 24, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: 1 dollar
Topic: Silver Dollars
Replies: 8
Views: 480

Re: Silver Dollars

Canadian silver after 1920 was .800. As such, each face dollar (makes no difference the denominations) contains .6 troy oz of silver. Yes wear, and the hour-to-hour world silver price changes constantly ... as does the US/CAD exchange rate. That's why dealers will usually only give 90% of scrap silv...
by Bill in Burl
Mon Aug 24, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: 1 dollar
Topic: Silver Dollars
Replies: 8
Views: 480

Re: Silver Dollars

Are the coins all US or Canadian? Makes a difference as to troy weight.
by Bill in Burl
Sun Aug 23, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: 1859 N9 - Another Possible DP9 ? What do you think ?
Replies: 13
Views: 709

Re: 1859 N9 - Another Possible DP9 ? What do you think ?

Yep, it's one of the 13 or so different 9/8's
by Bill in Burl
Sun Aug 23, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: CoinsandCanada price guide
Replies: 5
Views: 364

Re: CoinsandCanada price guide

For 1893, there is a QP(quad punch), like the 9 photo above from me, a triple punch(TP), two D/P'd ( R/P'd ), and at least 2 other just normally called R/Ps since there is little offset on them. The photo for the T/P in the 2011 Charlton is actually the quad punched and the other photo for 1893 in t...
by Bill in Burl
Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: ARNPRIOR TYPE SILVER DOLLARS-GOOD INFORMATION
Replies: 3
Views: 718

Re: ARNPRIOR TYPE SILVER DOLLARS-GOOD INFORMATION

Again the info from the original poster was good information if you read it all the way through. The info says that heavy die polishing created "Arnprior types")in 50-51, not Arnprior actual dollars like from 1955. The OP is more than welcome to start a thread about anything that he wants, and from ...
by Bill in Burl
Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Canadian Tokens and Medals
Topic: What would cause this?
Replies: 5
Views: 379

Re: What would cause this?

The nearly horizontal deep cuts happened post mint. The design and lettering on the coin is the deepest recessed part of the working die, which strikes the coin from the force of the press. When you have mars/deep scratches on the coin lettering or design, it happened post mint, because a scratch on...
by Bill in Burl
Sun Aug 16, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Canadian Tokens and Medals
Topic: What would cause this?
Replies: 5
Views: 379

Re: What would cause this?

Damaged well post-mint.
by Bill in Burl
Sat Aug 15, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: 5 cents
Topic: 5 cent error coin
Replies: 2
Views: 286

Re: 5 cent error coin

I agree .. someone with a new hammer.
by Bill in Burl
Fri Aug 14, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: Large Cent Facts-Any Canada Large cent collectors/pics out there?
Replies: 3
Views: 283

Re: Large Cent Facts-Any Canada Large cent collectors/pics out there?

I saw no half-truths in the OP's post. I take wikipedia with a grain of salt as well, but see no problem with the post, nor the poster. There's few enough posts on this site to start with .. don't need to castigate someone for starting something.