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Canadian 1947 Silver Dollar.....Blunt or Pointed '7'?

I say 'Blunt 7' variety.

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  • 1960NYGiants1960NYGiants Posts: 3,441 ✭✭✭✭

    Blunt. On the pointed 7 the point is at least twice as long and extends lower than the 4. See the photos here: https://coinsandcanada.com/coins-prices.php?coin=1-dollar-1947&years=1-dollar-1937-1952

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  • GreenstangGreenstang Posts: 725 ✭✭✭✭

    Nice looking Dollar , too bad about the small reed marks.
    What did the TPG grade it at and variety did they signify.

  • DoubleEagle59DoubleEagle59 Posts: 8,143 ✭✭✭✭✭

    TPG identified it as a 'pointed 7' which is incorrect.

    I have contacted the seller a few times but they don't know any better.

    Oh well, some unsuspecting buyer may be in for a sizeable loss.

    "Gold is money, and nothing else" (JP Morgan, 1912)

    "“Those who sacrifice liberty for security/safety deserve neither.“(Benjamin Franklin)

    "I only golf on days that end in 'Y'" (DE59)
  • sylsyl Posts: 885 ✭✭✭
    edited April 27, 2023 12:24PM

    I thought that the difference in the blunt and pointed '47's was at the upper right. The "pointed" upper right comes to a point. The "blunt" one has no point and appears cut or flattened out. I always found it easier than measuring the tail or left top. The OP's coin is blunt.

  • coinkatcoinkat Posts: 22,681 ✭✭✭✭✭

    clearly the blunt 7- you might consider posting the other side as it still looks to be a nice looking coin.

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  • GreenstangGreenstang Posts: 725 ✭✭✭✭

    Who was the TPG?
    Was it one of the well known ones or was it a basement slabber

  • DoubleEagle59DoubleEagle59 Posts: 8,143 ✭✭✭✭✭

    VERY well known.

    "Gold is money, and nothing else" (JP Morgan, 1912)

    "“Those who sacrifice liberty for security/safety deserve neither.“(Benjamin Franklin)

    "I only golf on days that end in 'Y'" (DE59)
  • ajaanajaan Posts: 17,031 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Greenstang said:
    Who was the TPG?
    Was it one of the well known ones or was it a basement slabber

    I believe PCGS would call that a 'mechanical error'


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  • coinkatcoinkat Posts: 22,681 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I think Ajaan is correct-

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  • sylsyl Posts: 885 ✭✭✭

    I would call it a cranium error

  • DoubleEagle59DoubleEagle59 Posts: 8,143 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It's sad that the seller refuses to do anything about it. (it grades as an ms63)

    Either they still believe it's a pointed 7 or they knowingly want to sell it as a pointed 7.

    Currently bid at $700 USD and as a blunt 7 it retails for $550 Canadian which can be purchased for $350 USD.

    "Gold is money, and nothing else" (JP Morgan, 1912)

    "“Those who sacrifice liberty for security/safety deserve neither.“(Benjamin Franklin)

    "I only golf on days that end in 'Y'" (DE59)
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