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1   What's It Worth? / Objet : BSW

on Today at 05:42:20 am

Started by Archey80 - Last post by lachapelle1986

what is the problem with hbg?

2   What's It Worth? / FDZ

on Today at 05:39:15 am

Started by lachapelle1986 - Last post by lachapelle1986

what do you think of this fdz prefix not replacement

3   Show and Tell / Re: Dean’s finds

on February 26, 2024, 09:17:21 pm

Started by Dean - Last post by Dean

February 26th mail call:

When I got home from the bank, a package was waiting for me.  It contained a birds $2 with out of register serial numbers that I had purchased.


4   Show and Tell / Re: Dean’s finds

on February 26, 2024, 09:15:26 pm

Started by Dean - Last post by Dean

February 26th finds:
As one door closes, another one always opens.

Today I made a “cold call” to a bank I had never visited before.  It was right before closing time and the teller was very accommodating when I asked him for old paper money.  This was only a couple of days after I was stonewalled by one of my banks that used to give me notes and coins all the time and recently has refused to give me anything; even rolls of coins.

The teller went through his stack of about $15,000 in mutilated notes and gave me nine $10s a $50, a few 1973 $1s and a birds $1000.

This is the first $1000 note I have managed to pick up in a very long time.  They are definitely getting harder to find at the banks.

I also managed to get $50 in customer wrapped dimes…We’ll see if there’s anything good inside…



Update:  Dime roll hunt results:

$3.70 in pre 2000 Canadian dimes
two 2017 commemoratives
two 2021 Bluenose under sail (one coloured).
nine US dimes
six King Charles 2023 dimes
two UK 5 pence 1992 and 2005
one 1/2 Franc from Switzerland, 1994
a 10 cent coin from Trinidad & Tobago 2007
a 50 Peso coin from Colombia, 2015
No silver this time, but a trip around the world instead!

5   Shows and Events / February 2024 Torex

on February 25, 2024, 12:03:15 pm

Started by Dean - Last post by Dean


I went to TOREX yesterday.  Did anybody else go?

I was saddened to see how dead it was, especially on a Saturday.  There were few visitors and lots of empty tables.  I even witnessed a couple of dealers pack up and leave early.

TOREX feels like it is on life support.  This is sad because I have been attending the show for decades—since it was located at the Primrose Hotel in downtown Toronto.

TOREX is located too far out of the way for a growing number of collectors who do not (or can no longer) drive a car.  In its current location by the airport, TOREX is not close to the TTC subway line and many people are not willing to spend hours travelling by bus to get to the venue.

With the lack of dealers and merchandise at this latest edition of TOREX, it is in my opinion not worth the price of admission.  Hopefully, the organizers of TOREX are seeing the writing on the wall and will try to reinvigorate the show by at least moving to a venue that is on one of Toronto’s subway lines.  I would happily pay a higher admission fee if the show was more conveniently located.

Just my 2 cents…feel free to chime in.


6   Show and Tell / Re: Dean’s finds

on February 25, 2024, 11:29:48 am

Started by Dean - Last post by Cbeaulieu

Good find,nice radar ;D

7   Show and Tell / Re: Banknotes with a yours here too!

on February 25, 2024, 10:10:41 am

Started by Dean - Last post by Dean

February 24th TOREX pickups:

I went to TOREX yesterday and I found these two 1954 devil’s face $20s in a dealer’s inventory.

The first note is stamped JUL -5 1956.

The second note is partially stamped “…12 1957”.
If the date format was month/day/year, then it was stamped on the 12th day of a month in 1957.


8   Show and Tell / Re: Dean’s finds

on February 25, 2024, 09:57:52 am

Started by Dean - Last post by Dean

February 24th find and coin roll hunt:

Yesterday, I picked up a box of dimes and seven rolls of quarters from the bank.
I withdrew some $5 notes from the bank machine and to my surprise, I received a radar note!  INP 5541455

Yesterday’s finds from one box of dimes and seven rolls of quarters.
18 US dimes, 9 commemorative quarters, $37.10 in pre 2000 Canadian dimes including a really nice 1983 and 1979 dime.
There were only three commemorative dimes in the entire box…only one colour 2021.
And of course, one silver dime dated 1963!


9   Polymer Series / Re: Rogers-Macklem $100 notes

on February 23, 2024, 11:39:46 am

Started by AZ - Last post by rxcory

These are still appearing as Lane/Macklem signatures on the SNDB. Is anyone able to update the SNDB to reflect the new Rogers/Macklem signatures?

10   Show and Tell / Re: Dean’s finds

on February 23, 2024, 03:02:06 am

Started by Dean - Last post by Redlock

What do you think, would Bank of Canada issued this prefix today??

Probably not.
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