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1947 B7 Dollar Clash
BCTokens
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Old Post Posted 12/18/2022  7:45 pm
I have a very similar example to the OP, but on a 1950 dollar. (I call it "George has a headache."). There are other less distinct die clashes on both the obverse and reverse.

Jan
Forum: Canadian Variety and Error Coins
 
1935f $1 Star Note Great Condition. Is There A Book Or Website? Possible Cert.
BCTokens
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Old Post Posted 12/03/2022  10:11 pm
You should be able to look it up in any US paper money catalog. For example:

Standard Catalog of United States Paper Money, by Krause et al.

Jan
Forum: US Paper Money and Banknotes
 
How Far Back Can We Go? Seventh Edition!
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Old Post Posted 09/03/2022  8:19 pm
Bhutan: 100 Ngultrum commemorating the 2008 coronation of HM Jugme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, the 5th king of Bhutan:




The obverse is a portrait of HM the King wearing the Raven crown. The reverse shows the national emblem, Dorji Drukhor.
Forum: Main Coin Forum

1954 $1.00 *b/M Replacement Unicorn
BCTokens
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Old Post Posted 06/16/2022  1:22 pm
Where did you get the information that the ones without a face place number had serial numbers 0000001 to 1160000?

The only ones I have recorded without a face plate number have serial numbers in the range 0341119 to 0447035.

All the rest in your range that I have recorded do have a face plate number.

Jan
Forum: Canadian Bank Notes and Paper Money - Including Grading, Varieties, and Errors
 
Survival Rates Of Coins
BCTokens
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Old Post Posted 05/06/2022  8:24 pm
As mentioned there are way too many things to consider to estimate survivability. What is clear is that the rate varies greatly depending on the coin.

Using the data from the 2009 ICCS report I mentioned above:

1945 dollar: 2125 certified, or approximately 5.6% of the total minted.

1885 Newfie 10 cent: 65 certified, or approximately 0.8% of the total minted.

The difference is substantial, but it still understates the actual difference as virtually all of the 1945 dollars are in grade VF or better, while virtually all of the 1885 Newfie dimes are in grade VF or worse.
Forum: Canadian Coins and Colonial Tokens
 
Survival Rates Of Coins
BCTokens
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Old Post Posted 05/06/2022  11:13 am
As of 2009 (so 13 years ago), ICCS had over 2100 certified 45 dollars. There must be many more by now.

Jan
Forum: Canadian Coins and Colonial Tokens
 
1865 New Foundland 1 Cent
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Old Post Posted 04/07/2022  3:00 pm
I don't have a copy of Borselino's work, but would like to. I have never known how to access it.

I do have the work by Griffin, and he classifies the O/P's coin as Gr-601f, which is a normal date.

Clearly there is a difference in our sources, which was the issue I was trying to raise.

Jan
Forum: Canadian Variety and Error Coins
 
1865 New Foundland 1 Cent
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Old Post Posted 04/07/2022  2:36 pm
Comparing your image to those in the book I mentioned above, I agree that the 5 is even, but I feel it is normally spaced date, not a wide date.

Jan
Forum: Canadian Variety and Error Coins
 
1865 New Foundland 1 Cent
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Old Post Posted 04/07/2022  2:22 pm
According to the book on cents and half cents of British North America by Jack Griffin (2006), all 1865 Newfoundland cents have a recut 6, as this happened at the matrix level.

Jan
Forum: Canadian Variety and Error Coins
 
Possible 1856 Flying Eagle Cent? Update: (5/11/22) PCGS Results Are In!
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Old Post Posted 04/02/2022  12:07 am
For comparison's sake:

Genuine date (source PCGS coinfacts website):




and the O/P's example:



I'll let better eyes than mine compare them.

Jan
Forum: US Classic and Colonial Coins
 
1897 Canada Nickel Wide Vs Narrow
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Old Post Posted 02/15/2022  01:19 am
Just for reference, here is my example, which I believe is a large 8:


Forum: Canadian Variety and Error Coins
 
Netherlands East Indies , Problem Coin
BCTokens
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Old Post Posted 02/14/2022  10:50 pm
From what I can understand from the Krause catalogue, it seems to be an obverse and a reverse from two different coins.

The obverse ( st (stuiver)) looks like the ones dated 1821 to 1826, while the reverse (the dated side) is like the 2 cent ones dated 1833 to 1840.

So possibly a forgery, but an expert would know more.

Jan
Forum: World Coins and Commemoratives
 
1897 Canada Nickel Wide Vs Narrow
BCTokens
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Old Post Posted 02/14/2022  7:55 pm
According to my Charltons, the 8 in the wide version is as wide as the nine, particularly in the bottom half. In the narrow 8, it is narrower than the 9, and the top and bottom halves are approximately the same size.

Yours is the narrow 8.


Quote:
According to Charlton's all wide 8 are repunched 8's.


The way I read my Charltons, the one with the repunched date is a third variety (narrow 8 over wide 8).

Jan
Forum: Canadian Variety and Error Coins

Couple 25 Cent Lowball Coins
BCTokens
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Old Post Posted 01/09/2022  7:59 pm
I remember as a kid occasionally getting coins like those in change. As I recall, we could sometimes make the date visible by by polishing the date area with our thumb. I guess it was something like acid dating buffalo nickels.

I'm not recommending this, though.

Jan
Forum: Canadian Variety and Error Coins
 
1952 Silver Dollar Variety Question - Is The Arnprior A Unicorn?
BCTokens
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Old Post Posted 01/03/2022  11:08 am
In the book "Silver and Nickel Dollars of Canada 1911 to date" by Stephan E. Dushnick (1978), he states (under 1952):

"It has been rumoured that there are Arnprior type configurations on the 1952-1954 dollars; however, we personally have not seen such pieces and do not include them in this book."

They are included for 1950, 1951, and 1955.

So might exist, but probably not.

Jan
Forum: Canadian Variety and Error Coins
 
1971 1 Gulden Antilles Netherlands Coin Wrong Planchette?
BCTokens
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Old Post Posted 01/02/2022  6:33 pm
According to "Nederlandse Munten 1795-1975" by Jacques Schulman, the 1970 and 1971 1 gulden coins of Netherlands Antilles had a diameter of 28 mm, and a weight of 9 gm.

Yours appears to be normal.

Jan
Forum: World Variety and Error Coins
 
Cash Coins, Chinese? Japanese?
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Old Post Posted 12/11/2021  11:15 pm
I believe that they are Korean.

Jan
Forum: World Coins and Commemoratives
 
About 50 Fifty Cent Coins
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Old Post Posted 11/01/2021  01:53 am
Also if there is one dated 1948, it would be worth a premium.
Forum: Canadian Coins and Colonial Tokens
 
Please ID This Variety :1835 P.e.i. , Penny Token
BCTokens
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Old Post Posted 06/20/2021  1:37 pm

Quote:
According to this ,the variety is :
PE-10-31 (Lees 31).


That was my determination (using the Charleton catalogue flowchart): Single H mintmark, cut knob ampersand, toothed border, first S in Ships double cut, last E in Commerce incomplete centre stroke.

Jan
Forum: Canadian Variety and Error Coins
 
Nw Token Fake Or Authentic?
BCTokens
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Old Post Posted 06/02/2021  4:46 pm
From a presentation on Hudson Bay Co tokens by the London Numismatic Society:

... "The North West Company issued this token in both copper and brass. Company inventory records indicate that there were over four thousand of these tokens, with the majority being in brass. All but one medal are holed and the holes are in the same position on each token.
... The popularity of North West Company tokens has produced a number of counterfeits, copies and reproductions."

So it must be a counterfeit or copy as it does not have a hole.

In addition the date is far too large as compared to the originals.

Jan
Forum: Canadian Coins and Colonial Tokens
 


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