to the site, all Canadian coins 1967 and lower will have silver in them except the penny + Nickle making them worth hanging on to I should add that some 1968 10 + 25 cent coins also have some silver in them.
It would be a real treat to have the RCNA convention in Vancouver again, even Calgary or Edmonton would be great they are fairly close for travel. I would love to attend one back East as well but like Pacificoin mentions the cost is the same going East from the West. Flights, hotel, meals + entertainment make it expensive for anyone from the West
I feel for people selling on e-bay even as a buyer its getting crazy taxes, Global shipping ups the price of said coin making them un appealing to buy. e-bay is like a flee market now a lot of low end coins, but still not bad for varieties in what I collect. Good luck to all who deal with e-bay
The Haxby site pretty much has it all for I.D. of a 1859 large cent coin, but do like Okie said if you have no die cracks doubling of letters or numbers, then look at leaf 2, 7, 9 to help put it in the right group. Some coins take a long time to I.D. posting good pictures helps the forum members help with I.D. of coin