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Note from Richard
Simpson, expert numismatist from RSCOINS: For
those attempting to at least determine what a coin is and what its potential
value might be: First, describe the coin, and state exactly what each word is on each side. Measure the
coin (inches, mm, cm, whatever.) Describe the material, silver, bronze, copper,
nickel, gold, whatever you think it may be. Give a general description of the
condition, does not need to be a grade as such, but something like: all letters
readable both sides, or head very weak. Describe the colour of the coin if it
helps. Describe the edge of the coin, reeded, plain, whatever fits. If you can,
scan it and enhance the scan to make it brighter and easier to read. Weigh the
coin if you can, and/or compare it to a common coin in size and relative weight.
Without doing much of the above, it becomes an exercise. If possible, upload a
scanned image of the coin.
I am happy to report that as of Jan. 15, 2002, The Canadian Coin Reference Site provides free image hosting on the Discussion. This is a great way to quickly share images of coins with other collectors.
Just remember the few basic rules: The maximum size of an image uploaded to the discussion is 250 KB. If the image is not larger than 500 x 500 pixels and 25 KB, it will be shown just below the message. Otherwise a link to the image will be added. Only GIF and JPEG images can be submitted. Submitting an image can take some time, depending on your connection speed - after clicking on Submit please wait for the confirmation page.
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