Help with a couple Canadian One Cent Varieties

Started by stldanceartist, August 06, 2014, 12:21:38 AM

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stldanceartist

Hello, and thank you for your help!

I have a couple Canadian Large Cents here, I was wondering if you could help me out with the varieties they may or may not be...

First, an 1864 New Brunswick One Cent that I believe is the Tall 6 variety:



Closeup of the date:



Second, an 1884 One Cent that I can't for the life of me figure out if it's Obverse 1 or 2:



If I need to provide any further photos, please let me know!

Thanks,

~benjamin
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Figleaf

Laugh if you wish. My Charlton dates from 1977 (and cost CAD 4.5). It doesn't mention such lofty detail.

Your New Brunswick cent is indeed "tall" 6, according to this site.

Your 1884 cent is type 2, according to the explanation here.

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

stldanceartist

Great!  I was hoping the 1864 would be the Tall 6.  It's got some PVC issues on the surface, but what would you think a good net grade would be for it?

Thanks for the link on the 1884 - the repunched letter tip really helps!

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Figleaf

Sorry, you probably don't want to know what I think about grading. In my book, the bottom coin is nice and the top coin nicer.

If you are not happy with the New Brunswick piece as is, swirl it around in warm, but not hot, soapy water. Don't rub. Dry well. Don't rub. That will take care of the dirt, but don't rub. If there is pvc residue, use acetone to remove it (good ventilation necessary). Did I mention not rubbing? The oxide can be reduced and lightened with a prolonged bath in additive-free olive oil, but that will remove any remaining original metal colour. Your decision.

If the black spot on the G of the cent disturbs you, try ultrasound. Dry well. If you don't have an ultrasound cleaner, look into buying one. They'll also take care of your false teeth, unless you don't have them. :)

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

Prosit

False teeth may sparkel but then so will jewelry and it works well on a surprising number of small cleaning chores and they are usually fairly inexpensive.

Dale





Quote from: Figleaf on August 06, 2014, 11:43:23 PM
If the black spot on the G of the cent disturbs you, try ultrasound. Dry well. If you don't have an ultrasound cleaner, look into buying one. They'll also take care of your false teeth, unless you don't have them. :)

Peter