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by Bill in Burl
Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:52 pm
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: 1970 Penny ⁽ᶠᵒʳ ʸᵒᵘʳ ᵗʰᵒᵘᵍʰᵗˢ⁾ (defect)
Replies: 5
Views: 236

Re: 1970 Penny ⁽ᶠᵒʳ ʸᵒᵘʳ ᵗʰᵒᵘᵍʰᵗˢ⁾ (defect)

They are nice to keep as an oddity, and some error collectors might be interested, but I doubt it would pay for a Starbuck's double-latte with tip.
by Bill in Burl
Sun Apr 11, 2021 4:21 pm
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: 1970 Penny ⁽ᶠᵒʳ ʸᵒᵘʳ ᵗʰᵒᵘᵍʰᵗˢ⁾ (defect)
Replies: 5
Views: 236

Re: 1970 Penny ⁽ᶠᵒʳ ʸᵒᵘʳ ᵗʰᵒᵘᵍʰᵗˢ⁾ (defect)

Broken/split planchet. Their QC must have been napping that day.
by Bill in Burl
Sun Apr 11, 2021 7:42 am
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: 1898 H Cent
Replies: 6
Views: 209

Re: 1898 H Cent

But you have more than one working die. Each die, with a hand-punched N, would have the H in a slightly different place. All of the coins that were struck from that single working die would be the same, but you have/had more than one working die. There were 1 million coins struck and , by that time,...
by Bill in Burl
Thu Apr 08, 2021 3:17 pm
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: 1898 H Cent
Replies: 6
Views: 209

Re: 1898 H Cent

No, all of the working dies were struck by the hub/matrix with NO mintmark. That area was just a blank part of the field. Then each partially finished working die was handpunched by by the minting crew with an "H". It could have been a different person handpunching the H's each day/week so they were...
by Bill in Burl
Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:54 am
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: 1898 H Cent
Replies: 6
Views: 209

Re: 1898 H Cent

The H's on the '98 were handpunched into each die. Because of that, the H's are all over ... left, right, high, .low etc. None are any scarcer than any other.
by Bill in Burl
Fri Apr 02, 2021 1:35 pm
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: 1951 1 cent silver metal
Replies: 5
Views: 3947

Re: 1951 1 cent silver metal

I'd say nickel-plated ... Ni is magnetic, but not like steel or iron. Maybe a high school experiment in shop.
by Bill in Burl
Tue Mar 30, 2021 8:57 am
Forum: Canadian Banknotes
Topic: A new world record wow!
Replies: 2
Views: 1453

Re: A new world record wow!

So it cost someone $10 Canadian plus juice and shipping to buy a $10 bill? And how could there be over 20 bids and the closing price be $10?
by Bill in Burl
Sun Mar 28, 2021 6:07 pm
Forum: Questions and Suggestions
Topic: Need some help I think there is multiple strikes not sure though
Replies: 1
Views: 1293

Re: Need some help I think there is multiple strikes not sure though

NEWguy ... Your images did not come through. Put your post in the sub-forum where it should be ... coin, token, bill, etc. When you post, you will see a bunch of icons along the top of the square. The one with th mountain in it is the one to attach images and make sure they are "cropped".
by Bill in Burl
Thu Mar 25, 2021 6:27 am
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: 2017 Caribou 25 cents , production #
Replies: 4
Views: 1786

Re: 2017 Caribou 25 cents , production #

Sellers can put whatever price they want for an auction. If people believe words rather than their eyes, they deserve to be taken. It's a pocket change coin in anything less than 63..
https://www.coinsandcanada.com/coins-pr ... -2003-2021
by Bill in Burl
Fri Mar 19, 2021 11:29 am
Forum: Canadian Tokens and Medals
Topic: Prince Edward Island ONE CENT, 1855/55, coin alignment
Replies: 1
Views: 1494

Re: Prince Edward Island ONE CENT, 1855/55, coin alignment

I answered on the other site. Looks like die deterioration causing the funky letters. I like the 5's.
by Bill in Burl
Fri Mar 05, 2021 11:54 am
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: New and need advise
Replies: 5
Views: 1990

Re: New and need advise

Lar .... It's really not "work". It is just to give you a little familiarity with coins and the grading & selling process. As Jim says above, it gets fairly pricey to have someone come and price or evaluate your coins. You need to have a general idea of what is saleable and what is not and that's wh...
by Bill in Burl
Fri Mar 05, 2021 7:38 am
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: New and need advise
Replies: 5
Views: 1990

Re: New and need advise

I would suggest that you go to a book store and get a copy of either Charlton's or Haxby's guide to Canadian coins. If you can find one on Ebay or a used book store, they do not need to be most recent copies. Either will give you a thumbnail guide to grading and the scarcity of some coins. Here is a...
by Bill in Burl
Thu Mar 04, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: 50 cents
Topic: 1882 Newfoundland 50 cent coin. Incomplete letter on last D in Newfoundland. Also a crack in the E and I in Regina
Replies: 3
Views: 1365

Re: 1882 Newfoundland 50 cent coin. Incomplete letter on last D in Newfoundland. Also a crack in the E and I in Regina

The E & I are post mint. You can see the start of the scratch/ gash before the R in Regina.. The incomplete D is either a partially filled die or part of the D broke off the hub so every coin struck with that die would look the same.
by Bill in Burl
Wed Mar 03, 2021 3:28 pm
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: 1891 Canada Large Cent
Replies: 5
Views: 1588

Re: 1891 Canada Large Cent

It is an 1891 Obv 3 (by the crossbar on the E's) small date, small leaves SD/SL. It has been heavily cleaned and I'd give it a maybe VF-20, but the cleaning will take it down surely to F-15.
by Bill in Burl
Sun Feb 28, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: 1888 Penny - cracked die or odd punch
Replies: 3
Views: 1372

Re: 1888 Penny - cracked die or odd punch

I agree ... post-mint damage. Something struck the coin.