George V grading, notes from the April NSNS club meeting

Hi everyone,

We had a great meeting this last Tuesday. Thank you Bill Watson who gave a fascinating presentation on the grading of George V coins and facilitated an open discussion about coin grading.

Percy Metcalfe obverse 1935 Canada Dollar

The websites presented were:-
Coins and Canada guide to grading 
http://www.coinsandcanada.com/coins-grading.php

Saskatoon Coin Club – Canadian Coin
Gradinghttp://www.saskatooncoinclub.ca/articles/12_grading_canadian_coins.html

This is the grading book mentioned
Andre Langlois – Guide for Grading Coins of Canada,
Boucherville Press, 1st Ed., 2015
Andre Langlois - Guide to Grading

It is available from Chantou http://www.chantou.com/
Giuseppe Iorio said there would be a discount for club members!

Bill Watson mentioned that George V joined the Navy at the age of 12. Here is that naval cherub:
George V in Navy
And here again, the future King as a young man, bare-chested with his dragon tattoo.
George V with dragon tattoo

The next meeting is on Tuesday 16th May at our usual Bonsor location. See you all there!

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