I've been out of the game for a couple years and just saw an article with different pricing for a Canadian 1943 cent with oval vs round dots... there was a significant price difference. Is this a newly discovered variety?
Don't bring me into this Roger!! ....no need to make me go Dotty on Dean........ Best to let sleeping dogs lie. I looked at the article on " The Star Burst Varieties " in the Edmonton Journal ( they have an excellent bulletin BTW). There is a similar effect readily apparent on some 1938 Canada Five Cents and is often found on various dates of US Nickels .
I agree with Slur - the oval dots are probably the result of die deterioration. As editor of the publication, I admit that I have no idea what the following would be for this variety, but if collectors are interested - Dean has put a value on it. It is what it is. Do you think a listing of coin variety prices should exclude die-deterioration varieties? A coin with this effect is interesting to find/enjoy?