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 Posted 07/28/2010  8:37 pm Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add guppie1160 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

I had a local coin dealer loan me his copy of Standard Grading Guide to Canadian Coins by james charlton and robert willey copy written 1965. I forwith and with great haste copied it.....over the years it has proved to be an excellent book with clear examples and descriptions.

I have a couple of questions first does anyone have an original of this book they would sell

secondly what books do the rest of you use for reference

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 Posted 07/28/2010  8:52 pm  Show Profile Check chequer's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add chequer to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That's what I use, but I only have the one copy
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 Posted 07/28/2010  9:06 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add 1cent to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The newer Charlton guides have text definitions of Canadian grades too.
A lot of people refer to this site as well for pictures (scroll down):

http://www.coinoisseur.com/GradingCoins.html

It should also be noted that Canadian and US graders may not see eye-to-eye,
and that even within the ranks of skilled Canadian graders, some will be more conservative
than others.

IMO, it's good to err on the conservative side, and make your purchases accordingly.
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 Posted 07/29/2010  08:39 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add laconic to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
They reprinted the book in 1999 and it is still available. Try eBay or Chapters.
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 Posted 09/24/2010  09:54 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add mbird to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
New 2011 Issue: Canadian Coins, Vol One - Numismatic Issues, 65th Edition (Charlton's Standard Catalogue of Canadian Coins)

Amazon US:
http://www.amazon.com/Canadian-Coin.../0889683417/

Amazon CA:
http://www.amazon.ca/Charlton-Stand.../0889683417/

Amazon UK:
http://www.amazon.com/Canadian-Coin.../0889683417/

Odd that Amazon US has it from Amazon but Amazon Canada has it only available from third-party sellers :)
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09/24/2010 09:56 am
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 Posted 09/24/2010  2:18 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add guppie1160 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
hey thanks mbird I think I'll order one of those and good site 1cent. I appreciate the help and advice
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 Posted 11/04/2010  11:31 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add canadanz to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Sorry to bump this old thread, but I'm looking to find a book on grading Canadian coins as well... something kind of like the ANA Grading Standards for US coins. The book that mbird suggested is a catalog, not a grading guide. I'd like something that has modern issues as well.

Anyone have any suggestions?
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 Posted 11/14/2010  12:57 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add parkay to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I bought a book called Official Guide to Coin Grading and Counterfeit Detection by PCGS. This covers US coins but what I liked about it is the indepth written discussion of the elements of a coins grade and how they describe what to look of in each. Elements include wear vs incomplete strike, lustre, strike, contact marks, etc.
I would think no matter what country coinage these elements would apply. It is NOT a glossy pictured book, but does have some US examples of various grades.
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