Unlike the Newfoundland 1¢ 1940 RE Date where all numerals are clearly doubled, the Newfoundland 10¢ 1940 Re-Engraved Date example (as defined in the Charlton Standard of Canadian Coins Guide) is slightly different and not very well photographed in the current guide. Below are some clearer close-up images of the variety. Doubling of the 1, Read More
Category: Quick Tips
Quick Tips: Canada 50¢ 1870…LCW or No LCW?
Just because you may not see the engraver’s initials on a 1870 fifty-cents doesn’t necessarily mean that it is real variety. Maybe the coin is really worn or, even worse, sometimes someone might mischievously scratch off the initials along the truncation of Victoria’s neck in order to fool you. Thankfully, there are a couple of Read More
Quick Tips: Identify Relief
A common mistake of the newer collector submitting coins to ICCS is recognizing the 1951 High Relief 5-cent nickel variety. Not that identifying the High Relief obverse is the problem, but remembering to check the reverse of the coin and making sure that it’s the Beaver reverse and not the Commemorative reverse.
Quick Tips: Canada Dollar 1966 – Large vs Small Beads
The easiest way to determine a Large Beads from a Small Beads dollar is to imagine drawing a line through the I of REGINA and follow it to the beads. The Large Beads will be off centre from the middle of the I. The Small Beads will have a bead centred right in the middle Read More