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Wizard1
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« on: August 10, 2012, 10:09:39 pm »

Hi all, I recently started looking into coins, mostly Edwards and Victorias.

I'm trying my best to familiarize myself with grading as well as building up the skills to be able to determine the many different portrait varieties that exist

Below is a picture of a Victoria 10c  from the 1890s.

From my very basic skills and info....can anyone confirm my suspicions that the picture is an example of Portrait Variety T5



Thanks

1971HemiCuda
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« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2012, 11:00:17 pm »

I don't know too much about Canadian dimes, however comparing it to the T5 Obverse in the Charlton Cat. it looks like there is too much detail in the hair for this to be a T5.

The best thing to look for is the detail in the eye. The eyelid on the T5 has a curve in it, while a T6 goes straight to the corner of the eye.

For grading coins, this is a great site to look at.
http://www.coinoisseur.com/GradingCoins.html

Hope this helps
« Last Edit: August 10, 2012, 11:07:06 pm by 1971HemiCuda »


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« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2012, 11:06:30 pm »

Unfortunately the eyes on this coin are too worn out to see that lines =(

Thanks for your opinino and other info.

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« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2012, 11:13:16 pm »

Yeah, I was trying to see if I could determine which it was from the picture, but I was having a hard time.

Looking at it again, if the part that I circled (in the picture below) is part of the eyelid, then this could be a T5



 

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