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by JNOD
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: my white whale coin....do you have one?
Replies: 2
Views: 1134

Re: my white whale coin....do you have one?

I need one of those too!
by JNOD
Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: Coin Collection, Do I have anything good here?
Replies: 10
Views: 499

Re: Coin Collection, Do I have anything good here?

The devil's in the details. Most of the heavily circulated silver and nickel from 1935 - 1960 is not that a valuable but there are some exceptionally rare and variable coins in there nevertheless. There are things to watch out for like the 1936 dot varieties as one example but what you need is a sol...
by JNOD
Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: Canada 5 cent Silver Collection part 2
Replies: 4
Views: 751

Re: Canada 5 cent Silver Collection part 2

Outstanding work! I'm a fan of these little wee coins - mostly focused on Newfoundland at the moment however. I hope you're able to fill some of the remaining gaps some time. It's inevitable that the last coin you want to get will take the longest...
by JNOD
Sun Apr 26, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: 1967 Canadian Dollar. Two angles?
Replies: 3
Views: 647

Re: 1967 Canadian Dollar. Two angles?

I've found this forum to be fairly disappointing - the site is great for data on various Canadian coins but not so much for conversation. I suggest you try here:

https://www.coincommunity.com/forum/for ... ORUM_ID=32
by JNOD
Sun Apr 26, 2020 6:20 am
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: Estate collection/accumulation- seeking advice
Replies: 9
Views: 4012

Re: Estate collection/accumulation- seeking advice

You might talk to Jared Stapleton at Metro Coin and Banknote [http://www.metrocbc.com]. He's a straight shooter and could advise about opportunities to sell something like this. Though agreed that it's an uphill battle. People who collect this sort of thing seem to thrill to getting it new from the ...
by JNOD
Wed Apr 22, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: Coin Community Forums
Replies: 4
Views: 612

Coin Community Forums

Does anyone know what's happened at the CCF website? I can't seem to log on....
by JNOD
Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: 1983 pennies - unopened rolls
Replies: 4
Views: 614

Re: 1983 pennies - unopened rolls

At the moment they're probably worth exactly what they say on the reverse. I would salt these away in a sealed box buried in Algonquin Park with instructions for your great great great great grandchildren as to how to find them and get into the box.
by JNOD
Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: my white whale coin....do you have one?
Replies: 2
Views: 1134

my white whale coin....do you have one?

The 1870 Newfoundland 5c was reportedly minted in two forms: one with obverse #1 and one with obverse #2. The two obverse portraits can be easily distinguished by the presence or absence of little dots on either side of "Newfoundland" on the obverse. Total mintage was 40,000 so they were pretty rare...
by JNOD
Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: New Coin Collector ideas
Replies: 2
Views: 532

Re: New Coin Collector ideas

I think it's important to keep some perspective on it. Maybe it's not what it used to be (people used to collect matchbooks once upon a time too) but dying strikes me as a little hyperbolic. There will always be some people out there who want to have these things. Important to do it for the right re...
by JNOD
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: half lives of coins
Replies: 3
Views: 652

Re: half lives of coins

Ha - interesting!
by JNOD
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: half lives of coins
Replies: 3
Views: 652

half lives of coins

I recently posted the following question to another site: Does anyone know if there's ever been an attempt to estimate/calculate the rate at which coins in regular circulation are lost over time? For many coins we know the starting mintage and we may know about specific times when large numbers of c...
by JNOD
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Where are the posts?
Replies: 4
Views: 1369

Re: Where are the posts?

I'm *very* fortunate in that my job is stable and, as I'm not blowing nearly as much money on other things, I've been scouring ebay and other sites for new acquisitions. Have recently purchased an 1873 Newfound 5 cent in F-12. This completes that year of 5 cents for me - which was a tough one as the...
by JNOD
Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: 1953 to 1964 Quarters
Replies: 5
Views: 3388

Re: 1953 to 1964 Quarters

They're quite nice - decent frosty cameo on that second one. I don't collect that particular era but I'm sure there's someone out there who would be interested.
by JNOD
Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: Silver Dollars
Replies: 5
Views: 2383

Re: Silver Dollars

The 65 could also go to the kids table at Torex....
by JNOD
Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: 1858 20c mule.
Replies: 0
Views: 3941

1858 20c mule.

There is mule version of the 1858 Province of Canada 20c that has the obverse of the intended coin (>700,000 minted) and the reverse of the 1862/4 New Brunswick 20 cent. It's a very interesting little freak of a coin. I've seen a few of them appear on eBay (Proof Positive has one there now for $15,0...