1965 Canadian Large/Small Bead

Discussion in 'World Coins' started by E Pluribus Unum, Aug 11, 2018.

  1. E Pluribus Unum

    E Pluribus Unum Active Member

    I am having a difficult time distinguishing between the large bead and small bead 1965 Canadian cent. I read in previous post that for a 1965 nickel, you can easily distinguish the large beads from the small beads by counting the number of beads...

    "Looks like a large bead from your pics, but you should also determine how many beads are on it. The Large Bead version has 138 Beads, and the Small Bead version has 119. That is enough of a difference to use it to confirm so that die wear is not contributing to your decision."

    Is it possible to distinguish between the large/small bead 1965 Canadian cent by counting the number of beads?
     
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  3. Victor

    Victor Coin Collector

    interesting
     
  4. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

  5. E Pluribus Unum

    E Pluribus Unum Active Member

    @alurid Thanks for the link, but I was referring to the 1965 Canadian ONE CENT coin - not the nickel.
     
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  6. E Pluribus Unum

    E Pluribus Unum Active Member

    This lead to another question: Are the rest of the Canadian cents small beads or large beads?
     
  7. MontCollector

    MontCollector Well-Known Member

    Not sure of how many dots should be on a large dot vs small dot the the 1965 Canada Small Cent. To me it looks like how to tell the difference is by looking at the A in Regina on the obverse. Basically is the top of the A pointing to the center of the dot above it or is it slightly off the dot? Take a look at this and you will see what I mean.
    http://coinsandcanada.com/coins-prices.php?coin=1-cent-1965&years=1-cent-1965-1989

    Hope that helps ya out a little.
     
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  8. E Pluribus Unum

    E Pluribus Unum Active Member

    @MontCollector Thanks for the reference, but I have seen those pix before. It seems like I need to put my electronic microscope to use as I can't distinguish between the two with my 30X loop. The angle is very subtle. I hoping for an alternative way to make this determination.
     
  9. E Pluribus Unum

    E Pluribus Unum Active Member

    I decided to purchase the large bead and small bead varieties to use as a reference. Hopefully, this should help.
     
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