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I have a bunch of uncirculated Canidian coins in the cases. My parents left them to me. They refered to them as gold but they are silver color. Trouble is I have no idea of the value. Is anybody here a collector that would be able to give me some info on them ? I can email or post some pictures of some of what I have.
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dads a big coin collector he has the box sets like your talking about. what years are they? i can check with him see if he knows what they are worth
 

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I’ve been trying to collect coins for over 30 years but
my wife makes accumulating any form of currency
very difficult.
:lmao:
 

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Thanks Bear
I will check and let you know if a while. I was born in Winnipeg but moved to the US when I was two.
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HI Bear
Here are some. it is going to take The wife and I a whole day to catalog them so here are some of them. So we will save that job for another day. I think it will be easier to send the to chief.
Rodster
Canadian Coin List
These are all uncirculated and in hard cases

One- 1971 British Columbia silver dollar
Three- 1972 Canadian silver dollars
four- 1975 Calgary silver dollars
three- 1876-1976 silver dollars
six- 1874-1974 100 year Winnipeg silver dollars
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One-1964 coin set in sealed plastic
one-Canadian coin set uncirculated 1970 in folder
four-1970 coin sets in sealed plastic
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three- Double struck sets of 1973 with copies of all three commemoratives. All in cases uncirculated.
 

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Originally posted by Rodster
HI Bear
Here are some. it is going to take The wife and I a whole day to catalog them so here are some of them. So we will save that job for another day. I think it will be easier to send the to chief.
Rodster
Canadian Coin List
These are all uncirculated and in hard cases

One- 1971 British Columbia silver dollar
Three- 1972 Canadian silver dollars
four- 1975 Calgary silver dollars
three- 1876-1976 silver dollars
six- 1874-1974 100 year Winnipeg silver dollars
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One-1964 coin set in sealed plastic
one-Canadian coin set uncirculated 1970 in folder
four-1970 coin sets in sealed plastic
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three- Double struck sets of 1973 with copies of all three commemoratives. All in cases uncirculated.
I had a discussion last summer with a coin dealer about Dad's, and what he told me was that the Mint did such a good job marketing these that there are literally millions around. As a result they are worth roughly the face value. If you sold them on ebay, that would probably be your best bet, because you might catch somebody sleeping and get more than face value from somebody who decided they wanted one for the grandchildren.

Dad also bought a ton of similar mint condition unused stamps. Most of them sell at auction under 50% of face value, so it turns out he left me a lifetime supply of postage!
 

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Thanks Jim
I also have a ton of stamps. My cousin told me to just take the stamps and use them. I still have a bunch of coins that are not in sets. It will be a pain to go through them. I also have US coins.
Chiefs offer is sounding better all the time.
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Originally posted by Rodster
Thanks Jim
I also have a ton of stamps. My cousin told me to just take the stamps and use them. I still have a bunch of coins that are not in sets. It will be a pain to go through them. I also have US coins.
Chiefs offer is sounding better all the time.
Rod
I thought Chief was going to test the coins at the grocery store, but maybe I misunderstood the smilies on his post....... If you just want to cash in the Canadian coins maybe we should meet this winter in Florida............... :) There are pages on the net with coin values, try googling canadian coin values, or go to
Listing of values

Unfortunately, you can count on a dealer giving you about 50% of the lowest value shown, if he wants it and it's in super condition.

A better site seem to be

J & M coin

If you click on Catalog on the top left, you can get pictures and selling prices. You might want to call and ask what sort of buying prices they would give as a % of their selling prices.

Takes a lot of work to sell this kind of stuff. You would need to catalog it, then take pictures, then send the listing and pictures to someone like J& M to get an offer. And they may not be real interested. That's why your best bet might be e-bay. The only thing would be figuring out how many to put in each batch, because shipping, even by mail would be a killer in terms of getting the value out of them.

Good Luck!
 

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Hi Jim
thanks for the info. I should just divide them up and give them to my daughters and their families for Xmas. that would kill two birds with one stone HA HA
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Can you tell me what the date description means ? Is it stamped on the coin. Sample below.........Rod

Date Description VF20 EF40 AU50 MS60 MS62 MS63 MS64 MS65
1953 no Sh Strap 5.00 6.00 8.00 12 16 25 80 250
1953 ShoulderStrap 5.00 6.00 8.00 12 16 25 70 230
1954 13 17 20 25 30 50 120 280
1955 13 17 20 25 27 45 110 250
1955 Arnprior 100 110 130 150 200 250 450 900
 

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Can you tell me what the date description means ? Is it stamped on the coin. Sample below.........Rod

Date Description VF20 EF40 AU50 MS60 MS62 MS63 MS64 MS65
1953 no Sh Strap 5.00 6.00 8.00 12 16 25 80 250
1953 ShoulderStrap 5.00 6.00 8.00 12 16 25 70 230
1954 13 17 20 25 30 50 120 280
1955 13 17 20 25 27 45 110 250
1955 Arnprior 100 110 130 150 200 250 450 900
That's a chart of values - year down the left - 1953 1954 1955
and different series i.e with shoulder strap/no shoulder strap -that must have been a set in a carrying case

The colums are the various conditions VF20 - very fine 20 is at the low end of very fine.

See grading here
 

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Thanks Jim
I am about ready to put them back where they were. The loose ones will take forever to go through but they might be of more value as they were not bought new in sets.
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Of course, the thing about the loose ones is that they are not in perfect condition, so the value is lower.............Catch-22
 

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I collected coins and paper currency at one time............was striving to get a fe coins and some paper money from every country in the world. IIRC there was something like 264 or so countrie at that time.........I had coins from every single country that existed at that time, and was short a few pieces of currency and I also would have had all the currency from these same countries, and then the Soviet Union busted up, and keeping up with new countries anymore is just hard to do........so the stuff lays in the closet gathering dust..........stamps are a different beast altogether......I still have what used to be a pretty large collection of stamps that I in grade school and have added to all through my life..........but there just is no end to stamps..........new stamps of one kind or another always seem to be issued almost on a weekly basis anymore so it seems........
 

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Back in the mid to late '80's, I was buying US coins left and right. Then I graduated to rusty iron. Still have the stuff I bought, and every now and then buy something from the Mint. When dealing with coin dealers, I've found they go by whatever the price of silver or gold is bringing at that time. Wish I had the money to buy Krugerrands when gold was down to about $250 an oz. Could have made a few bucks there. Like mama use to say, " Wish in one hand and sh-t in the other and see which one gets full first." :lmao:
 

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Originally posted by Rodster
Can you tell me what the date description means ? Is it stamped on the coin. Sample below.........Rod

Date Description VF20 EF40 AU50 MS60 MS62 MS63 MS64 MS65
1953 no Sh Strap 5.00 6.00 8.00 12 16 25 80 250
1953 ShoulderStrap 5.00 6.00 8.00 12 16 25 70 230
1954 13 17 20 25 30 50 120 280
1955 13 17 20 25 27 45 110 250
1955 Arnprior 100 110 130 150 200 250 450 900
These are the terms used for circulated coins to describe the wear.
VF = Very fine (actually showing considerable wear, but still having most features visable
EF = Extra fine (better than VF)
AU = Almost uncirculated
MS60 = uncirculated Mint state 60 (70 being absolutely perfect in evey possible way with never being touch by human hands, scratch and blemish free)

Your silver dollars are most likely commorative coins that contain REAL silver and are worth more than face value. The next time you are in a book store or near a magazine rack, pick up a copy dealing with Canadian coins to get decent values. I'm gonna offer a GUESS that the silver dollars are worth around $4 each, and the mint sets are worth 2 to 3 times face value. Might be worth more in Canada as Americans tend to collect American money.
MS 62 = a better grade of uncirculated mint state
MS63 = an even better grade of uncirculated mint state
MS64 = better still
MS65 = better still

The above reference to the shoulder strap means it is either not worn off or is worn off most likely.
 

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i buy the proof eagles every year.. not worth much but i like the look and feel of them...

also lots of places.. like blanchards.com allows accumulation pgms.. where you direct pay them 50 or 100$ per month in an accumulation of gold or platinum coins..
 

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dad figures about double the face value on the mint sets and actual silver price on the silver dollars. your idea on christmas gifts sounds pretty good.
 
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