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Volume 56 – #25

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Volume 56#25

March 19 – April 1, 2019

The ‘Normal 9,’ ‘Tilted 9’ and ‘High 9’ varieties of Canada’s 1929 cent feature all digits vertical and even (left); the final ‘9’ of the year-date slightly tilted clockwise with that numeral’s bottom point risen (centre); and the final ‘9’ of the year-date vertical and higher than the other digits (right).

‘High 9,’ or tilted? One collector adds to ongoing die variety debate

One collector has made what he believes could be a striking observation about Canada’s 1929 cent, which was issued from 1920-36 with the effigy of King George V. Collectors of Canadian small cents are likely aware of the 1929 “Low 9” and “High 9” (H9) varieties, the latter of which can command a premium (in Trends, its valued at $100 in About Uncirculated-50 compared to $10 for a “Low 9”). This is partly owed to the variety’s scarcity in high grades; the Professional Coin Grading Service population report records seven examples, all of which are in Mint State except two – and none lower than Very Fine. After studying “a significant number” of 1929 cents, collector Richard DeBruyn said he’s now seeking some “clarity” in the debate surrounding the H9 variety. While looking for what he calls the “elusive” H9 in his hoard of 1929 cents, DeBruyn – aided by a magnifier – found a handful of examples. Continue reading →

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