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ID help needed - 1880-H Canada 25c - Wide 0 or Narrow 0?

GotTheBugGotTheBug Posts: 1,517 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited December 28, 2023 1:54AM in World & Ancient Coins Forum

I recently acquired an 1880-H Canadian twenty-five cents. The variety (Wide 0, Narrow 0, etc.) was not on the slab and I am finding it harder than I thought to ID this piece. Anybody care to weigh in on this?

At first glance it looked like the Wide 0, but then the space inside the oval of the 0 seemed narrow, yet, the 0 itself is quite thick. It doesn't appear to be Narrow 0 over Wide 0. Thanks in advance.

(minor edit for capitalization)

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  • GreenstangGreenstang Posts: 715 ✭✭✭✭

    I would say it is a Wide 0 that has wear.
    Look inside the 8’s and the space there also seems narrow.

  • sylsyl Posts: 885 ✭✭✭

    I'd also say wide 0.

  • coinkatcoinkat Posts: 22,662 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I pulled out my 2008 Charlton 62nd edition. This edition has some helpful photos of Victorian 25Cents varieties. Based on the pictures I see in Charlton and your coin, I see it as the wide date and wide 0-

    How did the coin grade?

    • I suspect NGC would be at 25 with an outside shot at 30

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  • tcollectstcollects Posts: 732 ✭✭✭✭

    I'm on the wide O train

  • GotTheBugGotTheBug Posts: 1,517 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @coinkat said:
    I pulled out my 2008 Charlton 62nd edition. This edition has some helpful photos of Victorian 25Cents varieties. Based on the pictures I see in Charlton and your coin, I see it as the wide date and wide 0-

    How did the coin grade?

    • I suspect NGC would be at 25 with an outside shot at 30

    I have the 2021 Charlton but I was more confused after looking at the photos. Is the 2008 an edition that focused mainly on twenty-five cents?

    It is graded VF30. I'd grade it at 20 - 25 tops, but it's a nice original piece, which most important in my book. It was not overpriced.

  • 1960NYGiants1960NYGiants Posts: 3,440 ✭✭✭✭

    Please post a large picture of just the date. For now , I see it as the Wide Date N over W 0. Photo from varieties section of Charlton from a few years ago below. Bottom right corner, Notice thin middle and thick sides.

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  • GotTheBugGotTheBug Posts: 1,517 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thank you all for your opinions. Very helpful!

    For 1960NY Giants:

  • coinkatcoinkat Posts: 22,662 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I was looking at the positions of the numerals in the date and perhaps placing greater weight on the position of the 1on the coin in contrast to that in Charlton- In looking at this again, I think 1960NY Giants is correct

    It was the 2008 edition that I looked at which has a decent section on Victorian 25 cents which begins on page 362 and ends at 456-

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