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 Posted 09/23/2011  5:33 pm Show Profile Check XavierOfGreen's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add XavierOfGreen to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

So I picked this up today at a local coin shop for melt value. Im rather bad at grading canadian coins and was wondering what this one might grade at/be worth.
Thanks!
-XoG

Oldest Found-------
Cent: 1842 (from machine) ---- Three Cent: 1866 [Nickel] (from machine)
Nickel: 1883 (from roll) ---- Dime: 1911 (from roll)
Quarter: 1932 (from machine) ---- Half: 1917 (from roll)
Dollar: 1880 (from machine) ---- Foriegn: 1863 (from machine)
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 Posted 09/23/2011  6:33 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
Did you say melt, as in $15 or less? Are you able to check the weight of the coin? From what I can see, it does not have any of the markers of the Chinese counterfeits (i.e., legit). The reverse is probably slightly convex, it is worn considerably relative to the obverse, but lucky you, the obverse carries the most weight with coin grades - it should be a solid VF-20. I wonder why the dealer let it go so cheap....
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 Posted 09/23/2011  6:34 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
Also, please tell me which coin store you shop at...
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 Posted 09/23/2011  6:44 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add neweden to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I would agree at the VF-20 grade.
The coin looks like the obverse 4 variety, it trends at $500.00, so if you picked it up at melt I would beeline it back to your supplier and see if he has any more..
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 Posted 09/23/2011  6:49 pm  Show Profile Check XavierOfGreen's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add XavierOfGreen to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Wow! I guess I made out like a bandit then lol. This was the only canadian half he had for sale, though I have picked up some other goodies from him rather cheaply before.

Thanks for the info! Would it be suggested to get it certified by pcgs or iccs?
Oldest Found-------
Cent: 1842 (from machine) ---- Three Cent: 1866 [Nickel] (from machine)
Nickel: 1883 (from roll) ---- Dime: 1911 (from roll)
Quarter: 1932 (from machine) ---- Half: 1917 (from roll)
Dollar: 1880 (from machine) ---- Foriegn: 1863 (from machine)
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 Posted 09/25/2011  2:57 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add guppie1160 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
but lucky you, the obverse carries the most weight with coin grades


Generally I don't comment on other grading as it is an opinion...but this is a statement and I don't agree with it. Both sides of the coin carry equal weight....if the obverse is a higher grade than the reverse people tend to give it the lower of the two grades or they split the grade...
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