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1939 Canadian Dollar
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Obverse of 1939 Canadian dollar coin
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I have two very fine 1939 dollar coins. One has three dots after the word dollar. Magnified shows they are not scratches. Both may be double hp but I am not sure because I haven't had them graded. I can't find any information about the three dots. Pictures attached

Hi Kris,

Thanks for your question.

There is no mention of this type of error in any of the price guides or auction listings. From the photo the marks look like they were made by a sharp item that pushed up material as it pierced the surface. You might want to get a high power loupe, at least 20x and see if you can see a tiny hole near the dot.

If you can not see the hole and you are convinced that the dots are extra metal I would suggest sending this coin to NGC for authentication and grading. They will note the variety and you will have a valuable coin. Its hard to say what the value would be but we can assume if it is a one of a kind the value would easily be $1000 or more.

David McConaghy
New England Coin Exchange

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