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by verdigris
Fri Sep 27, 2013 7:01 pm
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: Do any of you members sort for .999 Nickels.
Replies: 8
Views: 7568

Re: Do any of you members sort for .999 Nickels.

I think I may pick up a box or two of nickles for the weekend... woot woot Be on the lookout for: 2001P Bugtails There's info in a thread in the French forum on them. I found a half dozen of these. Chances are they may have die chips in the date as well. 2000 (no P) Bugbacks 3 or 4 I think I found....
by verdigris
Thu Sep 26, 2013 9:37 pm
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: Do any of you members sort for .999 Nickels.
Replies: 8
Views: 7568

Re: Do any of you members sort for .999 Nickels.

Indeed I do. This past winter was so damn long I took to searching 10 rolls or so at a time for a 2000P. 20 maybe 30 rolls or more a week. I kept all the pre-82 nickels. How can you not save them? The initial ratio of pure nickel 5c from area banks was about 13% iirc, as high as 15% or more in some ...
by verdigris
Fri Sep 13, 2013 8:50 pm
Forum: Sell, Buy and Trade
Topic: My LCS has a 1921 Canadian five-cent coin for sale.
Replies: 7
Views: 8336

Re: My LCS has a 1921 Canadian five-cent coin for sale.

I mean would you throw 6K for a coin in a flip .


Not this one. 4 large max. Fercryin out loud, it's barely a VG no?. Obverse-wise that is. The rev tells a different tale though--looks a lot better. Maybe it looks a little too good--if you know what I mean.


Cheers
by verdigris
Sun Sep 08, 2013 3:23 am
Forum: Canadian Banknotes
Topic: 1954 $2 and 1967 $1... Looking for help.
Replies: 3
Views: 4716

Re: 1954 $2 and 1967 $1... Looking for help.

In regards to the Queen's short-lived original hairstyle, a side-by-side with the new is quite striking actually. I hope this helps you, and anyone else that may be satanically challenged, see into the dark side :twisted:

Image

:D
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by verdigris
Sun Sep 08, 2013 3:01 am
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: 1951 Penny looking for input.
Replies: 4
Views: 3752

Re: 1951 Penny looking for input.

Sorry--I should be more clear: after mint damage. The impression I get is that the rim has taken some heavy damage while in circulation at the same spot as the die crack, which appears to start and perhaps finish at the edge of the die .


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by verdigris
Fri Sep 06, 2013 12:38 am
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: 1951 Penny looking for input.
Replies: 4
Views: 3752

Re: 1951 Penny looking for input.

Clearly a die crack at the south end, could it be AMD at the top? Retained Broken Die IMHO.

"It is an old maxim of mine that when you have excluded the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth." - Sherlock Holmes


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by verdigris
Thu Sep 05, 2013 10:58 pm
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: Also got a 1944 Newfoundland cent for less than face.
Replies: 5
Views: 6603

Re: Also got a 1944 Newfoundland cent for less than face.

Amazing... not really. It only goes to show how supply and demand economics really works. Henry in this case, is just very, very lucky by birth sounds like your LCS is a pretty neat place to visit.. You would think so. It's called Needful Things . Meet the owner... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsf...
by verdigris
Wed Sep 04, 2013 1:01 am
Forum: 25 cents
Topic: 2007 Curling Quarter without D.G.
Replies: 2
Views: 10620

Re: 2007 Curling Quarter without D.G.

That's the wheelchair curling 25c struck to commemorate the Paralympic Games. There were two. The other is the 2009 sledge hockey quarter. Note the little emblem and text on the obverse. At the same time a 10 coin series came out depicting winter olympic sports. On those the obverse was identical (G...
by verdigris
Mon Aug 26, 2013 9:07 pm
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: 1981 One Cent Planchet Flaw
Replies: 2
Views: 3413

Re: 1981 One Cent Planchet Flaw

Very nice. Good eye.

Die error too. Note the filling in the crook of ERII's neck. Also in her lips I think.
Thanks for posting such a high grade planchet flaw. I can only hope I'll ever find one.

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by verdigris
Sun Aug 25, 2013 12:49 pm
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: Rare 1965 Large Beads Points 5
Replies: 7
Views: 8092

Re: Rare 1965 Large Beads Points 5

Sorry Rick, that's a large beads-blunt 5. The pointed 5 has a much sharper point than blunt 5. I know-- because I've been searching for the 1965 1 cent small beads, and both blunt and pointed varieties elude me for some odd reason.



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by verdigris
Sat Aug 17, 2013 1:02 pm
Forum: Canadian Tokens and Medals
Topic: 1867-1967 confederation
Replies: 12
Views: 42788

Re: 1867-1967 confederation

Nice box! Here's more info. about this token. m ... Hey! I see my guesstimate of 2-5$ was pretty well bang on. Launers, IMO all Confederation medallions still in cellophane are in MS (mint state) grade. From what you've shown I'd go out on a limb and say yours are all MS on the high end. The one I ...
by verdigris
Sun Aug 11, 2013 1:05 pm
Forum: Canadian Banknotes
Topic: 50 - 1954 $1 Notels Sequential
Replies: 2
Views: 4342

Re: 50 - 1954 $1 Notels Sequential

I don't pursue Canadian paper currency anymore, but I do recall Lawson-Bouey to be the last signatures of the 1954 series-- the last before the monopoly money was issued in 1973 iirc. That said, I figured (A) that thousands upon thousands of these ones were stashed away because everyone knew they'd ...
by verdigris
Sun Aug 11, 2013 12:35 pm
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: What would you bid on this for---
Replies: 9
Views: 9562

Re: What would you bid on this for---

I concure with la cenne; $3 -$4. Do a search for Canada 1859 1c looking for sold items Henry. You'll see.

As to its origin, technically this one cent piece wasn't issued by a country, but by the Province of Canada, no?

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by verdigris
Thu Aug 08, 2013 10:09 pm
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: Are my coins a GOOD grade despite they were cleaned??
Replies: 6
Views: 7279

Re: Are my coins a GOOD grade despite they were cleaned??

Don't clean them anymore than you have already. There's nothing wrong with the tarnish on the GRV and VRI cents. Removing the patina will only devalue these coins and lessen their appeal. Unless there is green corrosion on a copper coin there are few reasons to clean it. If it's filthy with gunk try...
by verdigris
Thu Aug 08, 2013 9:51 pm
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: 1952 pennie with die clashes
Replies: 3
Views: 3041

Re: 1952 pennie with die clashes

Both sides of the twig, no?

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