Posted 07/24/2015 10:01 pm
| Hello Folks,
I know this is an ancient post, but I thought I would sign up to Coin Community to lend a hand to this topic.
Ole Rusty's piece was manufactured by Jacoby Jewelers of British Columbia, Canada. For the complete research (and I mean complete) a document written by a Mr. Ronald Greene (1990, 1992) and Mike Locke (updated in 2001) can be found at this link http://www.calgoldcoin.com/oldhtml/canada.htm.
My piece is described as a (Jay) Roe No. 8 or Ronald Greene No. 10 and is not encased in jewelry.
To make a long story short, Jacoby Jewelers only ever marketed this "piece" as jewelry. But, if you read the article, it's got all the juice; Secret Service, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, swindlers, etc. I contacted both authors, one offered me $75 USD and the other told me I was wasting my money having it certified.
On certification. From my many hours of researching these pieces, it appears only NCG and ANACS will certify (token?). Not sure about PCGS. ICCS and CCCG (Canada) will not certify.
Prices from antique dealers, jewelers, eBay, etc. range from $112.75 USD to over $2,000 USD.
I got this piece from a hand-me-down collection of my Grandfathers (a prospector and numismatist) and I may certify it to hang in my "coin collecting" den along with his antique dipping needle....keeping the flame alive!
Cheers, Peter, Guelph, Ontario, Canada