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  1. Updated link to description of a saddle-strike: https://www.coinworld.com/news/precious-metals/saddle-strikes-record-changes-in-press-design.html
  2. So, I must be confused. Prior to confederation the quarter didn't exist. The 1858 20C piece was close. It was more convenient when converting into British pound/shillings I suspect. After confederation (1867), it was several years before a quarter was produced (1870). The states (i.e. USA) had been producing quarters for almost a 100 years by then. It would seem to me that Canada borrowed the concept of a quarter in the first place. If Canadian, please respond in French. Je demand tu parle en francais, si-vous plait. Revenant you need to get out of the oil patch next time and into
  3. How many DDOs, TDOs or errors did you find??? Did RCTV spring for Variety Plus? Need some help cherrypicking? :-)
  4. Reminds me of the heist of a 100kg Canadian ML. BERLIN (Reuters) - Four men went on trial in January for stealing a 100 kg (220 pound) Canadian “Big Maple Leaf” - once recognized as the biggest gold coin in the world - believed to have been melted down since its theft from Berlin’s Bode Museum in March 2017. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-trial-coin-theft/four-men-go-on-trial-for-theft-of-giant-gold-coin-from-berlin-museum-idUSKCN1P41KM
  5. I've never heard of a rolled error. How does it happen? Planchet meets struck coin? I would think the planchet subsequently being struck would remove all evidence of the transfer from a struck coin on that planchet. But I'm guessing. Gold is relatively soft--I assume it's softer than Silver and you can definitely get deep reeding marks on silver dollars presumably from a drop after coining onto another coin in a bin. I'm a big fan of the counter clash. I have an example here <https://coins.www.collectors-society.com/WCM/CoinView.aspx?sc=345619> [cut and past the URL from
  6. I agree the star looks to be post-strike. But what's circled on the Reverse? It look like a U, right?
  7. I checked to see if I had same date coins in NGC holders to trade--a 1937 in NGC 64 was closest. But I did see a 1941 in an ANACS 63 holder--it's the double die obverse (old FS 12.7). Do you check for varieties? Variety finds make my day. Happy holidays!
  8. A saddle struck 1998 FS-901 in a Triple Struck holder and a Broadstruck with reverse indent, both with the proof-type, separated AM, FS-901 reverse. They have been apart since at least 2007, now together in my collection again. I found my mate! It's a beaut! A 1998 1C FS-901 Wide AM/Proof Die Reverse, broadstruck (BS) slightly off center with a reverse brockage and residing in an NGC 65RD holder. This makes a mated pair with my 1998 1C FS-901 Triple Struck wide AM in an NGC 55RD holder. You can see the pair in my non-competitive blurst of '98 set along with mostly 1998 dated errors. Not