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 Posted 05/01/2011  12:46 pm Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Ugly to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

Came across this little baby hunting through my rolls of fishscales, pretty ain't she? Put it in here so it can be community graded.







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 Posted 05/01/2011  2:16 pm  Show Profile Check Earle42's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Earle42 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Fishscales?
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 Posted 05/01/2011  2:21 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DBM to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That's a real beauty.
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 Posted 05/01/2011  2:23 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Ugly to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Earle, fishscales are the nickname for these tiny five cent pieces used in Canada up to 1921. Roughly the same as a US Half Dime.
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 Posted 05/01/2011  3:30 pm  Show Profile Check Earle42's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Earle42 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the clarification Ugly, I have some - just never heard the term before. I hate how people used to drill holes in these and use them for charms.
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 Posted 05/02/2011  1:34 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add dialog_gvf to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Just hanging around in a roll, huh?

At least AU-55 (perhaps a bit of rubbing on ear lobe and bow tops). Beautiful rainbow toning around edges. Wow.

> Fishscales

Better than "silver nickels", which drives me nuts.
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 Posted 05/02/2011  1:50 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Ugly to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yeah a roll, I think the scrubs are from not being in the roll tight enough.

The notes on the outside say I bought the roll in 1981, looking back at the period I can understand how it got clumped in with other items not being a key date etc. It was my habit to transfer rolls of coins into plastic tubes and tape the wrappers on the outside once I acquired them.

I love the toning on it, I admit it. If you check the US classic coins grading forum and see the old Seated Liberty dime I posted you'll see another great toned coin I also pulled out of another old collections I purchased.
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 Posted 05/02/2011  2:24 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Darth Anarchus to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm not good at grading these, but I'll give it a shot... AU-55, because of the rub on the ear (although it could be a weak strike MS-62)... Beautiful coin nonetheless, can't wait to see what the grade is...
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 Posted 05/02/2011  6:06 pm  Show Profile Check SPP-Ottawa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add SPP-Ottawa to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A tough one. The rims and field suggest mint-state, but the reverse crown and obverse beard are not crisp. I would venture a moderately weakly struck MS-62, possibly MS-63 with a point for eye-appeal.
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 Posted 05/05/2011  1:21 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add realpenny to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Sweet coin and picture. Is that fishscale typical of the roll or the best of the lot?
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 Posted 05/05/2011  1:28 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Ugly to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It's average grade for the roll, but that's by far the nicest/best looking one in there. I have put him in an airtight fluffed with Argon, he goes on display at the Ugly shack.
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 Posted 05/06/2011  8:36 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add North of 49 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
love the toning.
grading is not my strong point. I'm guessing au50 or better.
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