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1944 Nickel - Entire Reverse Mortar Set
PokeyCC
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Canada
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Old Post Posted 01/20/2023  12:54 pm
DDD makes sense. I had done homework but not enough homework.

Thanks nickelsguy! Do I change my subject line in original post, or do I leave it as perhaps a helpful mistake?
Forum: Canadian Variety and Error Coins
 
1944 Nickel - Entire Reverse Mortar Set
PokeyCC
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Canada
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Old Post Posted 01/20/2023  12:25 pm
I am so thankful for this forum. I had no idea what could have caused this issue, but thanks to searching here I found my answer :)

The entire reverse has everything affected to varying degrees. What I found interesting is that the flaws seem to show some layering or flow lines which are visible in the closeups.

Just posting these for reference should anyone else need yet another example of this.





Forum: Canadian Variety and Error Coins
 
$100 Notes - 1975, 1988, 2004 My First Bills
PokeyCC
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28 Posts
Old Post Posted 01/18/2023  2:06 pm
Dang I still have so much to learn!

Thanks
Forum: Canadian Bank Notes and Paper Money - Including Grading, Varieties, and Errors

$100 Notes - 1975, 1988, 2004 My First Bills
PokeyCC
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Old Post Posted 01/18/2023  1:47 pm
Thankyou all for the valuable feedback.
Off to the bank they go, except the AJX replacement bill which even VF should have a premium at least according to coinscanada.

Sincerely appreciated.
Forum: Canadian Bank Notes and Paper Money - Including Grading, Varieties, and Errors
 
$100 Notes - 1975, 1988, 2004 My First Bills
PokeyCC
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Old Post Posted 01/18/2023  10:36 am
Hi there, this is my first foray into Canadian bank notes, and very happy to have found this forum and the wealth of information contained here!

I have started with 3 nice and crispy notes...two are uncirculated I think with nice edges and no folds I could see, while one has a very slight center fold.

I was very happy to have found a 1975 AJX on my first try at the bank!

Cheers,




Forum: Canadian Bank Notes and Paper Money - Including Grading, Varieties, and Errors
 
1968 Dollars - Waterline Lumps/Dots
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Old Post Posted 01/14/2023  9:00 pm
Wow thanks! I was so interested in the lumps I didn't notice the crack. Lol.
Appreciate you pointing it out...occurs whenever the lumps are present. Same die.
Forum: Canadian Variety and Error Coins
 
1992 Nickel - Radial Lines (Cartwheels?) Is It An Error?
PokeyCC
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Old Post Posted 01/14/2023  5:22 pm
Thank you Castor!
That is exactly it.

I searched the forums and online prior to posting but I guess my search terms were bad.

"Starburst" is a good term for it. The nickel in that thread exhibits exactly the same streaks as mine.

Thank you again!
Forum: Canadian Variety and Error Coins
 
1968 Dollars - Waterline Lumps/Dots
PokeyCC
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Canada
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Old Post Posted 01/14/2023  2:31 pm
I will start off with what for me were some interesting stats. I got hold of 100 1968 dollars, all in pretty good shape.
Of those 100 coins:

9 were "Small Island"
4 of these had slight rotation
7 had REGINA doubling/die error
7 had what I call "Lumpy Lines"

I was interested in learning more about the waterline lumps. The first one I saw I thought was just post mint damage, but then I found more with the exact same spots/lumps. The photos below are from 4 of these coins, and you can see the lumps are all in the same place.
Has anyone seen this before? I thought maybe it coincided with the doubling of the lines, but that is not evident to me.

These are 4 different coins.









Forum: Canadian Variety and Error Coins
 
1992 Nickel - Radial Lines (Cartwheels?) Is It An Error?
PokeyCC
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Old Post Posted 01/14/2023  2:16 pm
Thank you all for the input! Much appreciated.
I think I will keep it just because I think it is neat/different.

This group is great!
Forum: Canadian Variety and Error Coins
 
1992 Nickel - Radial Lines (Cartwheels?) Is It An Error?
PokeyCC
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Canada
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Old Post Posted 01/14/2023  11:37 am
This nickel had what appeared to be dull spots on the finish, but on closer examination there are radial spikes extending out from the center, but not on all of the raised portions...appears to be under them.
It is not dirt, but could be damage I guess, but I have never seen the like and not much info available...closest I found is referred to as a "cold metal flow". Both the obverse and reverse are affected, but more evident on the reverse.



THoughts? Comments?

Thanks!

Forum: Canadian Variety and Error Coins
 
1959 Dollar - Weak Waterlines, Looking For Any References To It
PokeyCC
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Old Post Posted 01/07/2023  6:30 pm
Thankyou both! Much appreciated.
Forum: Canadian Coins and Colonial Tokens
 
1959 Dollar - Weak Waterlines, Looking For Any References To It
PokeyCC
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Old Post Posted 01/07/2023  11:49 am
As I go through my dollars from the 50's I am of course looking for varieties and know to check the waterlines.
I know that 1953-1957 have waterline varieties, but cannot find any references or examples for 1959. Can anyone help me out?
See photos...the coin has obviously been harshly cleaned, but I don't think the waterlines are due to wear or damage. Thoughts?
Many thanks!!



Forum: Canadian Coins and Colonial Tokens
 
1939 Royal Visit Medallion
PokeyCC
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Canada
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Old Post Posted 12/25/2022  2:55 pm
I am fascinated by this thread, and so happy to read through it. I have one of the small school kids medals, and two of the silver ones. In addition, I have two other medals one with the HMS Repulse on one side (with a Birks stamp) and another one mentioning the coronation in 37 and royal visit to Canada in 39.
Interesting to note that the Repulse escorted the Empress of Australia that transported the King for the first half of the crossing. I guess that's why it warranted a place on the medal. The history of the Repulse and the description of its sinking in 1941 is an interesting read.





Forum: Tokens, Medals, Challenge Coins, and other Exonumia

Are There Any Tricks To Making Worn Dates More Legible?
PokeyCC
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Canada
28 Posts
Old Post Posted 12/11/2022  5:45 pm
Thankyou!
Now I can file it correctly.
Really appreciate the help on this one, and will try the other suggestions on some other heavily worn coins.
Forum: Canadian Coins and Colonial Tokens
 
Are There Any Tricks To Making Worn Dates More Legible?
PokeyCC
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Canada
28 Posts
Old Post Posted 12/11/2022  5:35 pm
Tried UV and polarized, and different colored lights.
Would graphite or charcoal powder work to bring it out? Afraid to try.
Forum: Canadian Coins and Colonial Tokens
 
Are There Any Tricks To Making Worn Dates More Legible?
PokeyCC
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Canada
28 Posts
Old Post Posted 12/11/2022  5:20 pm
Hi, I am finding it very frustrating to try and decipher worn dates. I only have a macro lens, and various light sources....any suggestions on what to try?
I have tried angling the light source to try and eek out a bit of number profile but without much luck.

I have this 50 cent piece that is killing me. Looks like 1911 but can't be sure. It is not in great shape, but I really would like to figure out the date! Have also tried adjusting things in Lightroom. Results below.

Any advice is MOST welcome. Thanks.




Forum: Canadian Coins and Colonial Tokens
 
Error Or Circulation Damage? 1972 Voyageur Dollar
PokeyCC
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Old Post Posted 11/23/2022  07:45 am
Thankyou for the responses.
You make perfect sense and I can see how it could happen.
Forum: Canadian Coins and Colonial Tokens
 
Error Or Circulation Damage? 1972 Voyageur Dollar
PokeyCC
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Canada
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Old Post Posted 11/22/2022  7:18 pm
I am slowly going through my dollars and found this anomaly on one of my 1972's and am not up on what possible error could have caused the "7" to be so faint at the top. There is no other damage on the coin.
I've googled to try and find similar cases but no luck so thought I would turn to this knowledgeable group. Do you think it is a mint error or could it have happened in circulation?
All advice appreciated.
(Have included a shot of one of my normal 1972's for comparison, even though the lighting is different I hope the damage is obvious)


Forum: Canadian Coins and Colonial Tokens
 
1974 Quarter Find Today - Uncentered Broadstroke
PokeyCC
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Old Post Posted 11/16/2022  9:55 pm
Found this one today, and it is my first error coin, so I am pretty happy. Some scratches from circulation, but the punch error is distinct. Additionally the collar is smooth.
Kinda made my day :) Only had my phone to take photos, so forgive the quality.


Forum: Canadian Coins and Colonial Tokens
 
Ungraded 1914 Gold Hoard $5 And $10 - Thoughts?
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Old Post Posted 10/30/2022  08:30 am
I should also explain that I used harsh lighting, and post processing on the images to show them in the worst possible way because I wanted every bag mark and scratch to show. In flat light, and without the macro lens, these two coins are much more "buttery smooth".


Forum: Canadian Coin Grading
 


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