If you are now
here, it's because the coin you have has more than one varieties. Varieties
of coins are the result of the way coins are made. When the dies that strike
coins are made, they supposed to be all alike for that same year. But some
difference exist and the rarity of that variety can worth a fortune. For
example, in 1969 the 10 cents coins have all a similar date on the reverse.
Those 10 cents pieces worth only 10 cents for a coin collector, they are
not rare enough for being wanted by coins collectors. In 1969, a small quantity
of the 10 cents pieces were minted with a different size of date just like
the one they used in 1968. That particular coin, deaply wanted by coin collectors,
woth AT LEAST $10 000.00. And for Canada there is over 720 different varieties
of coins more or less wanted.
Now you have 2 options on how to know the value of your coin.
You can go to any coin dealers with your coin and for some dollars, he will
evaluate your coin. If he is honnest and if you can trust him, you will
get an accurate value of it. But sadly they know what your coin worth and
if he want to buy it from you, you'll get a lower value so he can buy it
at a low price for selling it afterward at its real value. Its normal he's
making a living out of coin dealing and he's there to make profit.
Buy a good book about details and varieties of Canadian coins. Just like
this web site that I have developped, I've created a book called "THE BOOK OF CANADIAN COINS AND THEIR VARIETIES" which
will easily help you, with pictures, how to grade and evaluate your coins
just like professionnals do.
For as low as $19.95 for the Downloadable version, 24.95 for the CD version or $28.95 for the printed version, the new eighth
edition will be yours. A CD easy to install and easy to use, this book will
always be a reference on Canadian coinage and you'll always have it with
you. The print hard cover book is ready and always in hand and can go everywhere
here to know more about this book or to get your copy