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  1. Can anyone tell me if they have tried weighing Canadian 1967 quarte's.
    As the mint changed from 80% to 50% silver midway through the year of 1967. I am having a hard time figuring this out
    I have read many times that there is no way to tell the 80% from the 50%, but the Canadian mist says there is a weight difference.

    Now I have heard of the water test but that is just not practical, plus I am just not that good at math LOL
    Any help would be very much appreciated

    Technical specifications
    1953 - 1967
    Composition: 80%silver, 20% copper
    Weight (g): 5.83
    Diameter (mm): 23.88
    Thickness (mm): n/a

    1967 - 1968
    Composition: 50% silver, 50% copper
    Weight (g): 5.05
    Diameter (mm): 23.88
    Thickness (mm): n/a

  2. On 2/8/2019 at 8:42 PM, SMS said:


    Received this one directly from them, but have not been able to find any on the market anywhere.  David Lawrence Rare Coins' pet project when the TPGs were going more quacky than normal back in 2008.

    It is a rare sample, and I think still undervalued. Hang onto it as I think it will go up in value in the future 


  3. Here is a very desirable sample slab, it is very hard too find and can command a high premium at auction.This is a PCGS 005-3-1 the sample slab that came with dates 1898,1899,1907,1903,1906,1907.1910,1911. It is a very hard too find. I have however seen a 1904 for sale recently so this is an unknown date for this sample as far as I know. 

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  4. In short, a sample slab is what a grading company's us too show the public their newest holder. 

    When PCGS first started grading world coins, this was their first sample of a world coin they produced.

    It showed collectors what the coin and holder would look like together.

    So every time a new type of holder comes out so does the sample slab.

    There are hundreds of sample slabs from every grader with some command a high premium

    too collectors. Collecting sample slabs is becoming very popular now with many new collectors coming on board.

    Hope this helps



  5. 102_0892.JPG102_0947.JPGShow your sample slabs 

    There are some great samples out there so let's see yours. They is getting to be a popular collectable now.

    This is the first world sample slab from PCGS, it is getting hard too find now and it has sold for some premium  prices

    All the best 



  6. Greetings all

    I have just started collecting proof sets from Great Britain, I was very lucky and was able to pick the sets up for some very good prices.

    The one thing I find though is the shipping can be very expensive. But there are bargains out there if you look around

    I hope you enjoy my new collection (so fare)









  7. Hi gpimienta

    First of all I must apologies for being so late with this replay, I have been really under the weather for a wile and am now playing catch up.

    Thank you for the kind comment on my website, now I don't own all those samples, I have built a network of collectors and get a lot of help with pictures.


    You are signed up to make comments and that will also let you know when a new article comes out.

    I will have one published this week, and you will be informed when it is out through email.


    Thanks again


  8. Hi

    I just picked these coins up on the weekend from a good friend, they are a beautiful coin with very good detail.

    Slabbed they can fetch quite a bit of money from what I have been able to learn.

    Even just Authentic graded pieces are going for around $200.00 so I hope these are real.


    I have never bought Chinese coins before and I got them for an amazing price, now with PCGS having an office in China

    I thought they would be the best place to have them graded.

    I hope you enjoy my new coins

    All the best





  9. Hi Folks

    I have seen this mans work before, and I must say it is OUTSTANDING!!!

    He puts so much time and researches into what he writes, and his knowledge on this subject is amazing.

    I would recommend you take him up on his offer if this is something that interests you, you will not be disappointed.


    Thanks Bob very few people would put this much work into something and just give it away.

    All the Best


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