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  1. At the mall a while ago and saw what I call a sin. So this is what happened, I went to buy a smoothie when like all of us on this forum I looked at a charity bin, at this point I'm having a heart attack as I have seen the work of the devil . . . . .

    A bunch of canadian coins from BU or even a PL set and here's the worst part they were all face down and the portrait wasn't from the 80's but the young Elizabeth portrait with the young head wearing the wreath circa 1953-1964.


    What has the world come to



  2. I may have started this thread but I'll get the ball rolling.

    It depends on the collector for example I collect canadian silver dollars so I will talk About J.O.P. dollars, I personally think it is damage to the coin and wonder how people could pay so much for them and how you can still have a coin with such a deep punch in to it and have it grade MS-64 when it is clearly damaged and then command a crazy premium for it when it is still post mint damage of an illegal nature. POST ON EVERY ONE.

  3. Seeing as I am sure most of us are aware of what chopmarks, j.o.p. and conterstamps are.


    Chopmarks-(especially if you collect 8 reales or trade dollars) and if you DONT they are like counter stamps accept done by the Chinese it is a bit hard to put in to words but it is associated with trade in China thus the name trade dollar any way search it up if you DONT know as it is a neat story.


    Counterstamps- like chopmarks accept done by private parties such as businesses

    (usually a name or initials or an image stamped on the coin.


    J.O.P.- This is the initial of a canadian jeweler, he struck it on canadian silver dollars only. It is basically a counter stamp but with a hefty price tag. Also a good story to search up if you didn't know.


    Now my question to you is do you think of these 3 things as damage or not


  4. Headed to 2 shops on the weekend well see what I can get should be fun one is in a flee market, not my favorite atmosphere but when the owner leaves for a cigarette I get to watch the stand and search for whatever I want same stuff but I always find new stuff this is also the place I talked about in my post ms 66 should be fun :-) can't wait ⏳

  5. Hello gxseries nice pattern. You may have read my other post called please read well any way ragarding the place mentioned that you sayd you knew nothing about it. I was interested when I saw someone with the same name and same post of this same coin anyway I just want to say I'm not mad or anything but I was wondering why you lied, please DONT get the wrong impression or any thing and if you feel uncomfortable for some reason DONT feel obligated to respond.


    Please no one lock this I DONT want to ruin this post for gx.

  6. I'd imagine that the armored vehicle would draw too much attention and you never know the thieves could some how get control of the car through bribes or a variety of things, besides when dealing with $4 mill in coins you can't trust anyone and if I had that much in coins I would be the one driving.



  7. Christmas is soon and I need some help every year shopping for a gift for my grand mother gets harder last year it was next to impossible. Any way this time I got an idea she showed me a british penny from 1900 that she kept because it was her fathers birth year so i thought to my self i could make a coin set for her as a gift. She is scottish and was born in 1940 my ideas are listed below.


    .1940 British coin set


    .1940 Scottish coin set


    .1900 British coin set


    .1900 Scottish coin set


    My question is which set is easiest to make, what denominations are there and what prices am I looking at per set in vf or EF on the Sheldon grading system but without the gold pieces and maundy money.

  8. About a year ago I visited a flea market and brought in a pretty decent haul amongst it was a 1666 polish 6 groschen, a boatload of war nickles all with nice die cracks, A 1935 $1 MS-65 the asking price $450 the list price $350 but I scored it for $250, a 1952 quarter in BU condition with a nice die crack through the caribou and last but sertainly not least a flawless 1961 half in great condition with some great toning and ALL 7 LAURAL LEAVES I'm thinking its an MS-65 and quite possibly MS-66. Any way what I wanna know is the population and value if its actually a 66 pics will be up A.S.A.P.

  9. My father came across a coin store not so far away from me called bay coin & stamp seeing as I had never heard of said place I sped to my lap top and typed in the name,no website found but I did find some reviews. WOW I said to my self there were lots of 1-2.5 stars reviews and a single 5 stars from a person who inherited a collection and obviously didn't know much and the dealer took the chance to tell him what sounds like a load of balogna and than gave the person what he thought was a good deal but was probably a rip 1 review from a nother person said he charges crazy premiums and considers the customers cheats and birdins.

    Has any one been there what did you think. ALSO YOU SHOULD CHECK OUT THESE REVIEWS THEY ARE PRETTY BAD.

  10. It is a family run and owned business (3 generations) and it is a really nice place and they tend to give me lots of discounts it is always nice talking to Sam or Ameal they always have good stuff and good stories weather it be a rare mule from 2000 with only 5 known or winning big at a casino. It is always fun there sadly he says that business is slowing down and I ask you to all pray for it to pick up.

  11. Headed down to my LCS today for my first day cherry picking and was happily surprised.


    I am a collector of canadian silver dollars and their varieties. So l get there and pull up a chair and the owner emediately pulls out a tray of dollars and than a nother tray and then a nother tray and a storage box of dollars I hadn't been for a month or so there wasn't much new but he did have some UNC british gold from the 1700s(wow) some 1947 dollars UNC as well there was also a trey of tokens and last but not least the trey of shame amongst it was about 5 1947 dollars that were tortured and shined up by a polishing wheel and a set of 1953 pl coins that turned out to be circulation issues with cameo.


    I eventually made my way to the dollar box which I had seen a million times before but this time I had my Charlton 2012 catalog with dollar varieties so I snooped around them a little and hit a jack pot I found a 1962 double arrow head and a 1962 single arrowhead in UNC plus with cream tones on each for $15 a peice , a 1955 fu Manchu die clash ms 62 plus for $30 and a 1960 double punched 0 in UNC plus for $15

    Sadly I only had enough money for the 1960 and 1955 and some storage boxes when I got home I found to my surprise that the 1955 was worth at least $125 in that condition with that error =-O while in my LCS I noticed unattractive toning on the obverse of the 1960 so my dealer dipped it for me when he came back he was drying it with a paper towel my question is does this hurt the value the coin is only ms 60 and I am probably overreacting opinions welcome and I'd love to hear what you think of my story.

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