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Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1981 DDO Question?, lincoln penny, second image
lincoln penny, second image, resource website: Hi Beck, I ve examined your pictures closely. On the date, while there is a wide seperation on the second image, it still appears to have the step-like appearance of strike doubling. The other areas are not as clear as the date, but from what I see,...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1981 Quarter Error, mint mark, collecting coins
mint mark, collecting coins, obverse: Melissa, I have done some research and I do not see anything like this documented. Now you say that the D mintmark is filled in, this more than likely means that the coin was minted in Philadelphia. They are the main mint and therefore not required...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1983 Copper Penny Question?, copper penny, metal copper
copper penny, metal copper, marble floor: Hi Beck, I can only assume that there would be a difference in sound between a copper cent and a zinc cent, since they are different weights. However, just like gold is a very heavy metal, copper is a much heavier metal than zinc. This is why the copper...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1992 cent error Colorado quarter error, colorado state quarter, first timer
colorado state quarter, first timer, different kinds: Hi Benjamin, Without seeing close-up pictures of the coins, it s impossible to determine a value. There are many different kinds of doubling -- some are valuable, most are not. See : http://koinpro.tripod.com/Articles/OtherFormsOfDoubling.htm Most...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1995 D dime, magic coins, conversation piece
magic coins, conversation piece, lathe: Lorraine, This does not sound like a legitimate error coin. More than likely it was placed on a machine lathe and milled down. I have seen this many times where people will try to create magic coins, or just oddities like what you have. I would have...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1995 Dollar Bill Note w/ blank back, 1995, $1
1995, $1, FRN: Eddie: Date, series, serial number and condition play a role in establishing the value of your error note. Generally speaking, an uncirculated $1 FRN with the reverse print missing would have a retail value of between $300 and $500 to an interested collector....

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: $20 1996 error, 1996, $20
1996, $20, FRN: Ryan: Bills are printed in sheets of 32 notes and in three phases. Reverse print, obverse print, and serial numbers with seal print. Your note likely had some type of paper obstruction covering the area where the federal stamp was supposed to be. From the...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 2006 3 Gold Eagle Sets, coin dealer newsletter, mint boxes
coin dealer newsletter, mint boxes, gold eagle: Hi Richard, I believe a lot of these got into collectors hands without being slabbed -- probably 1/3 to 1/2 of the production. The current Coin Dealer Newsletter lists them at $5,750 And 2 of these un-slabbed sets have sold on eBay in the past month...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: !884 nickel, mint mark, ebay
mint mark, ebay, dear mr: Hi Jonathan, Thank you for the pictures. The mintmark is actually the little P you see right below the date, behind Jefferson s head. This means it was minted at the main facility in Philadelphia. This coin has two things going for it, that collectors...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Belgian Congo coin, leopold ii, belgian congo
leopold ii, belgian congo, condition hair: Hey Jim, long time. A nice XF condition example should bring around $100, but overall eye appeal is very important when you get into the higher grades on these coins. I can give you a more accurate estimate if you can attach a clear picture of it to a follow-up...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: campaign medal, 1896, mechanical
1896, mechanical, campaign: Tom: Without a photo or the condition, I d only be a guess, but likely between $100 to $250. Check out these links. http://exonumiamedals.com/1896-mckinley-hobart-bryan-sewell-mechanical-campaign-political-souvenir-medal and http://www.ebay.com/itm/McKinley-Hobart-vs-Bryan-Sewall-Mechanical-Political-Ad-Disc-Coin-Size-/270993163013?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3f18738305#ht_487wt_141...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: canadian coin and francs, king george vi, french franc
king george vi, french franc, map of canada: Hi Marla, The first piece from 1939 is a Canadian medal commemorating the Royal Visit by King George VI to Canada. It is worth around $5 to $7 in good condition. The 1943 French franc is made of Aluminum and worth just a couple of dollars in good condition....

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Coin, e pluribus unum, womans head
e pluribus unum, womans head, morgan dollars: Hi Kathleen, You have what is known as a MORGAN Dollar, named after the designer, George T. Morgan. They were minted from 1878 to 1904, and then once again in 1921 for that year alone. Most Morgan Dollars are common because millions wee minted each...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Coin, yuan shih kai, genuine coins
yuan shih kai, genuine coins, collecting coins: Hi Patti, This is a modern replica of a 1914 to 1920 Chinese silver Yuan Shih-kai dollar. A few reasons I believe this to be a replica: 1. The genuine coins are the same size and weight as a US silver dollar. Counterfeits are mostly lighter in weight,...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: coin, bright luster, world columbian exposition
bright luster, world columbian exposition, grading company: Hi Tom, A certified MS64 would be worth around $100 as a base price. However, it can be worth less if there are spots or uneven toning that detracts from the eye appeal of the coin. It can also be worth 2 or 3 times more if it has very attractive, even toning...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: coin identification, feeding baby birds, commemorative medallion
feeding baby birds, commemorative medallion, sliver moon: Hi Richard, You have a Knight s Templar commemorative medallion, commemorating it s 1000th member for the Chicago chapter in 1908. That s what the K T is for. Knight s Templar is a medieval military (and religious) order -- a precursor for the freemasons...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: the CORONADO coin, state quarters, cud
state quarters, cud, blob: Hi Benjamin, Thank you for the picture. Your coin has what s called a cud. This is caused by the deterioration of the die, to the point of it having pieces break off. Then when another coin is struck, the broken piece gets filled, causing the extra...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: A Doubling Question?, linclon, second image
linclon, second image, treasure hunter: Hi Beck, As long as both the original image and the doubled image are at the same height -- not at different heights, like shelves or steps -- then it s very likely to be a doubled die. The original image can be wider than the second image -- or it can...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: East India coin, east india, e bay
east india, e bay, magnifying glass: The F would be on the truncation of the bust, the part that slopes up from the background to the neck of the portrait. Since it has a significant amount of wear, a raised letter variety may be hard to determine, though an incuse letter variety would be fairly...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: East India Coin- Victorian Era, british crown jewels, east india co
british crown jewels, east india co, viceroy of india: Hi Darshin, The mohurs of 1841 are indeed rare, but not extremely rare. In excellent condition without any wear they are worth $2,000 to $3,000 depending on the exact grade. There were many thousands of them made, but few survive in excellent condition....

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Encased Indian Head Pan Am Expo Token, native american symbol, american exposition
native american symbol, american exposition, president mckinley: Hello, I was the article about the encased pieces of the Pan American exposition. It appeared in two issues of the TAMS Journal before the beginning of this millennium, probably around 1998 or so. Yes, the most common of the Pan American exposition encased...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: error 100 dollar bill 2001, 2001, $100
2001, $100, error: Dawn: Without seeing the note, or a photo, it is difficult to say what you may have and what it is worth. If you got it directly from the bank, it is likely a real error. Bills are printed in sheets of 32 notes and in three phases. Reverse print, obverse...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: error on 2000 dime back, 2000P, dime
2000P, dime, nipple on back: Rick: Without a photo and/or seeing the coin, it is close to impossible to pinpoint what you have with the description provided. I know of no minting process that would cause what you describe to happen during the striking of a coin. My best guess is that...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Error Coin, god trust, collector interest
god trust, collector interest, rosevelt: Hi Ro, Usually these missing numbers and letters are caused by either worn out and over-polished dies or by grease that gets into the die and prevents the full striking of the coin. In either case, collector interest is limited. The value of these coins...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: extra wing or not?, oklahoma state quarter, collector interest
oklahoma state quarter, collector interest, couple dollars: Benjamin, Thank you for the picture. You definitely have the extra wing variety. This error was caused by excessive wear on the die, to the point that a chip broke off, so that any coin struck afterwords has this extra metal area that looks like an...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1981 Quarter Error
Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1981 Quarter Error

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Follow up to add photos Re: Error 100, 2001, $100
2001, $100, error: Dawn: Thanks for the photos. Likely not rare, and caused by extra ink on the plate. This allowed the smaller hidden image to be more visible. This smaller image is on all 100 dollar notes. Your note may have an added value of about $50 to an interested...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: found coins, banco central del ecuador, bundesrepublik deutschland
banco central del ecuador, bundesrepublik deutschland, eloy alfaro: Hi Denise, The first coin is from Ecuador (in South America) The second coin is from Austria The rest of the coins are from Germany As new as those coins are, their value will only be a few cents apiece, unless they possibly have some silver in...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Germany coin, 2 1/2 pfennig?, coin book, coin books
coin book, coin books, pfennig: Hi Kat, This one would not be in coin books, this is actually a transit token for the Berlin omnibus (tram). Although not dated, these are referenced as being issued in 1917. There is a German token catalog by Menzel that lists it as Menzel #1857.1 . Value...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Gold buffalo pr70 toning, problem coins, chinese pandas
problem coins, chinese pandas, surface contaminants: Hi Jim, It s quite unusual for modern gold coins to tone. Some gold coins such as $20 St. Gaudens or Chinese Pandas developed red copper spots. That was the result of a poor alloy That said, if the toning is evenly distributed and appealing, no worries....

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: My liberian reagan coin, american mint, nickel alloy
american mint, nickel alloy, copper nickel: Hi Janae, This Liberian coin is made from copper-nickel alloy. They are made for collecting purposes only, and are not really spendable or exchangeable as currency. This particular one, on the general coin auction market is worth around $5. However, someone...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Lincoln cent, lincoln
lincoln: Kenny, This seems to be what is known as a clashed die. Sometimes the dies will strike each other without a planchet,(unstruck coin), between them. When this happens, a portion of the design from the opposite die will transfer. After this happens,...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Massa, massa coins Lanka
massa coins Lanka: The Term massa (pl. masu) is derived from the term masaka and is as used in Codrington s Coins and Currency of Ceylon (CCC) which has a full chapter with ancient references to the terminology. The term Kasu is South Indian, and in modern times these coins...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Massachusetts State Quarter, state quarter, massachusetts state
state quarter, massachusetts state, gold: Hi Larry, If your quarter is gold in color, then it s either been exposed to something that caused the surface to oxidize and change color, or it s been gold plated. In either case, as it currently is, it has no added collector value. Feel free to spend...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Misprinted $5 bill, 1977, $5
1977, $5, FRN: Cindy: A photo would help. It sounds like you may have a minor alignment and cutting error. Unless the alignment of the serial numbers goes into the printed design, it is not too valuable. The cutting error has to be off enough to where part of the next...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: miss struck penny, thanks for your time
thanks for your time: Hi Justin, Thank you for the pictures. That s a neat off-center strike error. The only thing that would have made it better is if you could still see the date. As it is I would estimate its value at about $5.00 I hope this helps, Dan ...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Missing 4, word america, best guess
word america, best guess, grease: Francis, My best guess is that this is what is known as a struck through error. What may have happened is that a small piece of grease that is used to lubricate the machinery filled in the 4 in the die. The few subsequent coins that were struck would...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Old coins, glen cove ny, purchase collections
glen cove ny, purchase collections, free appraisals: Hi Juliet, Don t spend a lot of time cataloging the coins. What a professional can do in 30 minutes can take you hours and hours. Most coins don t warrant the time required to inventory them. An honest dealer will tell you what you have and which coins...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: my penny from 1945, 1945, cent
1945, cent: Angel: No mystery here. Your coin was struck in Philadelphia. There was no mint mark on the coin for that mint at the time, only D for Denver, and S for San Francisco. The P for Philadelphia did not get placed on coins (except the cent) until 1980....

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Question on Vatican coins, Vatican Coins
Vatican Coins: Hello, These are souvenir coins and while they are very pretty they really don t have any numismatic or collector value. Based on the price you paid I would have to assume that these coins are gold or silver. It looks like you might have a little 750...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Sacagawea, sacagawea coins, dollar coins
sacagawea coins, dollar coins, sacagawea dollar: Hi Robert, About the only major error I can think of, that is worth looking for, would be the Wounded Eagle variety on the 2000-P dollar. It looks like an arrow going through the eagle s breast. They re worth $1000 or more : http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130705529289...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: scale for coins, coin scale
coin scale: John: Again, dates are important. Only 1982 has both copper and copper plated zinc cents. You can tell the difference between the two by sound. Drop a copper cent (before 1982) on a glass table, and it will ring , while the copper plated zinc (after 1982)...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Selling coins, precious metals purchases, mail express
precious metals purchases, mail express, express mail: Hi Louise, Years ago, I did a large amount of business with MTB. I ran the gold department for a company called Deak-Perrera International in New York. Please feel free to contact me by phone at 800-474-6960 and I can guide you through the process....

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: silver german coin value, kaiser konig, funf mark
kaiser konig, funf mark, mint mark: Hi Paul, You have a .900 purity silver 5 mark coin from the German state of Prussia. The mint mark is indeed an A . They are not particularly scarce, and in average circulated condition worth $40-$50. If you would like a more exact value for the condition...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: how to tell if a coin is real or counterfeit, metal coins, chinese coins
metal coins, chinese coins, correct weight: Hi Jack, There are several ways... one is to weight the coin and compare that to the reference weight for the same coin as would be listed in a reference book or online. Now, some counterfeits are the correct weight, and for these your best option is to...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: ten dollar bill, hi mary, strange error
hi mary, strange error, dollar bill: Hi Mary, Sounds like a strange error to me... but since errors are visual I would need to see a picture to really get a sense of it. Can you send a picture either through here or my web site below and I will tell you what I think. Kind regards, ...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: uncut 1$ bills..., world reserve monetary exchange, ebay
world reserve monetary exchange, ebay, rarity: Hi Arly, These notes are not likely to appreciate in my opinion because they are not rare notes. They never will be rare and rarity is a key factor in value. (rarity and demand) I have no idea what they are worth now... I guess if the World Reserve...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Unknown coin?, yen coin, collectible coins
yen coin, collectible coins, asian characters: Hi Lexi, It sounds like you have a modern Japanese 1 yen coin. They are made of aluminum so are very light in weight. I have attached a picture of one to be sure. The one in the picture has a different number of characters, but this is because of a different...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Unknown Coin, love token, engraved coin
love token, engraved coin: Hello Deb, Thanks for sending this question. This is one of my favorite coins to collect. These are known as Love Tokens . They were very popular during the Civil War until about the end of WWI. Soldiers and other Gentlemen would take a coin from their...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: valuation, mail thanks, coin collectors
mail thanks, coin collectors, exact value: Hi Paul, This type of error is called a die chip. This happens when a piece of the metal die that strikes the coins break off. When a coin is truck after that, metal fills into the space created by the chipped off piece, giving the appearance of a blob of...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: value of coin, base metals, coin collector
base metals, coin collector, ebay: Hi Vanessa, This is a souvenir medallion, sold to tourists in Rome. They come in a wide variety of designs on the back side, and have been made from the 1960 s onward in this style. Sold on eBay they usually do around $5, sometimes a little more and sometimes...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Venezuela series medallion, gold medals, world flags
gold medals, world flags, auction market: Hi Vlad, Yes you are correct, this piece was made as part of a set from Venezuela. However, it is not a government issued set, it is privately made. On the auction market they generally sell for gold value only. I have not seen any in retail shops being sold...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Weird dime, eagle head, iphone
eagle head, iphone, george washington: Sorry Dylan, but this is just something that somebody with a machine press did to that dime after it left the mint, by squishing a couple coins together to transfer the images from one coin to the other. I ve been getting asked a lot more often about these...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: wheat penny, 1919S, cent
1919S, cent, value: Lynnette: Low grade 1919S cents sell for about $0.25, with a mintage of almost 140 million struck. See: http://values.hobbizine.com/wheat-cents.html You may want to check under Lincoln cents in US coins and currency listings on eBay from time to time...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: yellowish colored penny, mint mark, philli
mint mark, philli, coinage: Kay, As to the color, there are many possibilities. I couldn t explain that issue without first looking at the coin. If a U.S. coin does not have a mint mark this simply means that it was struck in Philadelphia, PA. They are the main mint and are therefore...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1/8 cent, Coins Ceylon Victoria cent
Coins Ceylon Victoria cent: The Victorian Era is very well documented. There was NO 1/8th of a Cent. The cent denomination was adopted in 1870 during the Victorian Era. There was 1/8 of a penny. Which is 1/2 a Farthing. The smallest denomination of that Era was 1/4 of a cent which...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 10.00 error note, $10, FRN
$10, FRN, error: Tova: These sell for around $300 to $500 each to interested collectors. Consecutive serial numbers can add a few hundred extra. You can tell general date of currency by the signatures on the bill, but of course, your are missing, so it s not possible as...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1800's Marine & Fire Bank Note, obsolete currency, marine fire
obsolete currency, marine fire, stack: Hi J. R. I haven t seen that note before either and neither can I find any reference for it. I will ask a collectors group where there are some experts in obsolete currency and see if I can find out more for you. Can you contact me through my web...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1802 Half Guinea, George III, copper coins, spade design
copper coins, spade design, ebay: Hi Brenda, you re almost right. The last year for the spade design was actually 1800. After that it was the sixth design of this coin which had the shield inside a garter. What you have is a fake. It might be real gold but it s not a real coin so it only has...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1818 US Large Cent with error., 1818, large
1818, large, cent: Charles: No photo was attached with your question. According to http://www.coinfacts.com, there are ten Newcomb varieties for the 1818 Large Cent, ranging from common to extremely rare. See: http://www.coinfacts.com/large_cents/matron_head_large_cents/1818_large_cents/1818_large_cent_varieties.htm...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1852 Amsterdam coin, retail situation, silver versions
retail situation, silver versions, coin shop: Hi David, This is a medal awarded for lifesaving, specifically from drowning. It was instituted in 1768 and awarded up until modern times. They were made in bronze, silver and gold, with the silver versions being the most numerous at over 4,000 pieces awarded....

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1853 3cents, old coins, silver piece
old coins, silver piece, roman numeral: Hi Hope, I assume the 1853 has a big star on the front and a big C on the back, and the 1865 has a woman on the front and a Roman numeral III on the back. It s really difficult to give a value on old coins like this without either seeing pictures of...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1853 Gold Coin, gold versions, copper coin
gold versions, copper coin, world coins: Hi Romero, This is a medallic coin, which is basically an early type of commemorative. It had a nominal value of 5 francs, but was never intended to be spent as money. The ones of this type were made mostly in bronze and silver, as well as a very small number...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1857 F.E. cent, U. S. coins, value
U. S. coins, value, sell: Lisa: Grading is very important in establishing value. Average circulated examples (Good to Very Good) of the type coins you are asking about are as follows: 1857 FE cent, $20-$30. 1866 two cents, $15-20. 1855 Large cent, $25-35. Coins with these dates...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1890 Morgan die trial?, coin enthusiasts, washington quarter
coin enthusiasts, washington quarter, morgan dollar: Hi Charles, It s not likely that these are die trials -- more likely poorly made fakes from the Middle East or China -- they are everywhere, especially for coins like that 1890-CC dollar. If you d like me to look into them more closely, please send pictures,...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1891 Barber Pattern Dime, hylas, smithsonian
hylas, smithsonian, digits: It appears to be counterfeit to me. The spacing between the digits of the date are irregular. You can send it for certification to be sure. Www ngccoin.com Go to the website for info on how to do that. Regards Joe Hylas Www.OmegaPM.com ...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1911 Straits Settlements dollar, uncirculated coins, british coins
uncirculated coins, british coins, straits settlements: Hi Nancy, This is a British trade dollar made for use in Hong Kong. Realistically they were used all over Asia and even elsewhere. The Kraus catalogs have them listed at the end of the the British coins. The 1911 one is a more common date, though there is...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1919 us pennie, lawniczak, best guess
lawniczak, best guess, colored material: My best guess is that someone has coated a 1919 U.S. cent with some golden colored material, but can t be sure without seeing it. Look closely, especially on the rim to see if the gold is solid or whether it is spotty. If it is coated, it will not have any...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1922 peace dollar with mint, 1922-S, Peace
1922-S, Peace, $: Christine: This is what is called a common date , with millions struck, so the value is primarily the bullion content, about 3/4 Troy Ounce of silver. With silver around $27 a Troy Ounce, the melt value of your coin is about $21. It would likely retail...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1946 mis stamped penny?, 1946, cent
1946, cent, error: Will: Without a picture errors can be difficult to confirm. From your description, my guess would be that it is altered or damaged. I know of no process that makes coins or error types that match the coin you describe. Often times people think they have...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1957A $1 Silver Certificates, currency dealer, silver certificates
currency dealer, silver certificates, ebay: Hi Robert, Half packs are pretty cool... can you send me images through my web site below. If I can see the stains I can let you know how it affects the value. As for selling the item it depends. Ebay is good but it has it s downsides too... especially...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1964 Half Dollars, zinc coated steel, 1943 pennies
zinc coated steel, 1943 pennies, current price of silver: Hi Jaime, 1964 was the last year half dollars were made from solid (90%) silver. It s also the only year Kennedy s were made of solid silver -- afterwards, they were reduced to 40% silver from 1965 to 1970, and then all silver was removed for circulation...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1968/1908 Lincoln Cent, coin collector value, microscope
coin collector value, microscope, coins: Hi Steve, It s prettymuch impossible for this to have come off the mint press like that. To have a die create a coin that looks like what you describe, there would have to have been hundreds or thousands of coins produced with the exact same error on them....

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1969s DDO?, seperate image, distinct images
seperate image, distinct images, several different types: Hi Cathy, There are several different types of doubling that can happen on a coin. Die doubling, like on the genuine coin pictured, produces two distinct images of the lettering, both at the same height from the surface of the coin, with clear seperation...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1970's DDO?, 1970-S, cent
1970-S, cent, doubled die: Cathy: Never be afraid to ask a question. I downloaded your photo and enlarged it, but could not tell if your coin is die doubled. There are hundreds if not thousands of doubled die cents. Most are minor, and not valuable. I m not aware of all the new finds...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1971 kennedy half dollar, kennedy half dollar, precious metals
kennedy half dollar, precious metals, hylas: You need to have the coin inspected to determine if it is genuine, and not tampered with. I suspect it was altered after it left the mint. I know of no such genuine uniface error coin. Find a local dealer and get his opinion. Good luck, Joe Hylas...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1974 Experimental Penny?, toy cash register, metal composition
toy cash register, metal composition, lincoln penny: Beck, It looks like the plastic penny from a kid s toy cash register. Can t really tell anything more without a first-hand examination. Dan p.s. I don t know why, but your pictures from when you ask the question are not showing up. So all I m seeing...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1982 GOLD TINTED PENNY...., copper pennies, copper coating
copper pennies, copper coating, lincoln penny: Hi Alicia, It s hard to say without seeing it, but there are a few likely causes : 1982 was the year the pennies changed to almost all zinc with a thin copper coating. These pennies weigh only 2.5 grams compared to the earlier copper pennies that weigh...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1983 dime, coin show, magician
coin show, magician, coins: Shawn, Usually these turn out to be the manually altered pieces used in magician s coins, where a penny will be hollowed out to the same size of the altered dime, so that it will fit into the hollowed out area. If you want to take it to a coin show to...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1983s quarter, 1983S, quarter
1983S, quarter, proof: Karen: What you describe is a Proof Strike quarter. The S mint quarters are special proof issues. The design surfaces of the dies are treated to create the frosty (dull) appearance. The field or flat surface of the die is highly polished (shiny). Several...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1990 dime mis-cut, valuable coins, us mint
valuable coins, us mint, coin exchange: Hello Autumn, While this coin looks off center it is still well within the US Mint guidelines and if you stack it on another dime you will see that it lines up OK. These are pretty common and they don t have a value above $0.10. Regards, David McConaghy...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1991 roosevelt dime, e pluribus unum, roosevelt dime
e pluribus unum, roosevelt dime, leaf shape: Nettie, I would probably need to see a picture of the coin in question to be able to help. It is difficult to imagine what you may be seeing. In the case of E Pluribus Unum, the words should go through both the olive and oak branch and the torch as well....

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: $2 series 1963A, chicago bank, auction results
chicago bank, auction results, ebay: Hi Maryann, So you have a run of 25 $2.00 1963 Legal Tender red seals. It s a neat item. I have no way to research what happened on eBay that long ago. Ebay only shows about a months worth of auction results and there is no way to see what happened...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 4 German Medals, masonic items, german medals
masonic items, german medals, masonic order: Hi again Ramon, it has been a long time. Hope all is well. The first medal you had asked me about before. I could not find values for it before and still cannot find any in archives now. The last time I had wrote: It is from the German state of Prussia...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: American Revolution Bicentennial Medals, american revolution bicentennial, american revolution bicentennial medals
american revolution bicentennial, american revolution bicentennial medals, first continental congress: Hi Miranda, I am quite familiar with those medals. They were made by the U.S. Mint. Although they are not marked, they are indeed Sterling silver (92.5%), so each one has just under an ounce of pure silver in it. From your picture, it looks like they...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Argentina and...Medals, king rama ix, universidad nacional de buenos aires
king rama ix, universidad nacional de buenos aires, lightweight alloy: Hi Ramon, The two Argentina medals are worth $15-$20 each, they are fairly common and were made in large numbers. The Third one is a badge from Thailand. The portrait appears to be that of King Rama IX, which makes it a fairly modern piece from the...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Bank issued commemorative money, 13 original colonies, 13colonies
13 original colonies, 13colonies, ebay: Hi Mike, These items are collectible but the audience is thin. I have seen these popup on ebay from time to time but I don t recall the kinds of prices they bring. If you are interested in knowing what they are worth I would set up a search on eBay and...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Bryan dollar, Bryan, Dollars
Bryan, Dollars: Eli: Sorry. This is a free site. I m retired, and DO NOT e-mail or call private people I don t know long distance on coins. Bryan Dollars are a very specialized area of numismatics, of which I know very little. With no photo, I m in no position to make...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Calif Gold Proof Sets, proof gold, proof sets
proof gold, proof sets, special occasion: Morice, I am not familiar with the sets. Many states will have sets like this produced and sold to collectors to commemorate a special occasion. As I am not from California, I have not seen one. If you could attach a photo I am sure that I could be of...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Ceylon Specimen notes, Sri Lanka Specimen Notes
Sri Lanka Specimen Notes: Yes, I have come across them. There are two types. Some are Printer Specimens, including color trials. Those don t usually have real dates or real signatures. Many have been sold by Printers around the time they were taken over by a another company,...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: coin, stone tablet, union fait la force
stone tablet, union fait la force, coins: Hi Frank, This is a coin from Belgium. This design was used on copper and bronze 1, 2, 5 and some 10 centime coins dating from the 1830 s to the 1910 s. The 10 centime coins with this design are the hardest to find and usually worth the most, depending on...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: coin, william iv, minute detail
william iv, minute detail, human hands: Hi Linda, you have a William IV penny and the important thing is to decide its condition since the price will range from about £25 in poor condition up to £850 in uncirculated condition. Uncirculated means it has never been touched by human hands and you will...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: coin value, collector coins, mint mark
collector coins, mint mark, reeded edge: Hi Carol, If it s a Hawaii quarter, or if it s a silver quarter, it s currently worth about $5.00 If it s any of the other 2008 states (and not silver), it s worth about $2.00 You can tell if it s silver by looking at the reeded edge. Compare it...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: coins, 50 Centisimi Italy
50 Centisimi Italy: Hello Connie, Thanks for your question. There are 2 varieties on this coin. One has a cross on the back and the value range is: 1863 BN $8 to $35 The other has 50 Centisimi on the back with a letter M on the bottom. The value on this is: 1863...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: US coins and their value, old us coins, cent dollar
old us coins, cent dollar, long island ny: Hi Jason, Send me a list of what you have, described as best you can. I need: the country they are from The date The denomination (cent, dollar, etc) Approximate condition (DO NOT CLEAN THEM) Email the list to me at JOEHYLAS@aol.com and put collection...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: coint, thaler, franc
thaler, franc: Ermin, Best I can tell, it s an Austrian thaler. Depending on condition, it will range from $20 worth of silver for a really worn one, to about $50 for an average condition one, to several hundred dollars for a really new-looking one. I hope this helps,...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: DOLLAR BILL, dollar, bill
dollar, bill, smaller: Fred: You can attach an image to your question. I don t understand if you mean the actual note is cut smaller, but the printing (image, numbers and letter) is normal, or the whole note is smaller, meaning the images, numbers and letter have shrank in size....

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: error coin, slanted date, cent
slanted date, cent, error: Gerald: Without a photo of the coin in question, it is impossible to give you an accurate answer, but in my coin collecting and dealing history, almost all slanted date coins have been the result of damage after the coin was struck. More often than not,...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: error stamped $1.00 bills, ink transfer, back image
ink transfer, back image, mint condition: Hi Tami, These are called partial offset ink transfer errors. They have value but it s on the order of $20 to $40 each. If you search eBay you will find these there... and you can see what they are bringing. Kind regards, Greg Davis http://www.AntiqueBanknotes.com...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: irish error coin
Coin and Paper Money Collecting: irish error coin

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: German coins, german coins, alcohol pad
german coins, alcohol pad, rubbing alcohol: Hi John, Unfortunately the white corrosion that appears on zinc and aluminum coins can never be completely removed. It can be somewhat minimized, but even if you remove the white color itself, there will still be visible surface damage from where the corrosion...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Gold coin, collector interest, interested buyer
collector interest, interested buyer, couple dollars: Hi John, This is basically just a novelty item. Somebody took a normal half dollar, stamped the dates into it, then gold plated it. Unfortunately, collector interest is almost nonexistant, making its value minimal -- perhaps a couple dollars if you can...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: gutter folds, ebay, gutter
ebay, gutter, greg davis: Hi Angela, This is worth more than $20.00 for sure. How much more I am not sure without seeing the note. You can search for gutter fold on eBay and see the sort of prices they are bringing though. or you can find me at my web site below. Kind regards,...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: hhmmm, state quarters, old money
state quarters, old money, all fifty states: There are state quarters for all 50 states. A complete set is only worth the face value of $12.50. They are far from being collectible (yet). a href= http://antiquemoney.com/ Old money /a has to be rare and desirable in order to be collectible. State...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: irish error coin, metal shavings, retail situation
metal shavings, retail situation, couple weeks: Hi Pat, Yes it is an error coin, the coin was struck from a grease filled die, and the doubling was caused by the grease and metal shavings accumulating in the grooves around the date numerals. It s a pretty strong error, should bring $20-$25 in a retail...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: margin error 2006 dollar bill, 2006, error
2006, error, $1: Annie: I ve had similar questions answered before. In order for it to be a collectible error with an added premium part of the design from the next note has to show. Here s the link for you to view different types of error currency and their values....

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: medal, german field marshal, gebhard leberecht
german field marshal, gebhard leberecht, lower silesia: Hi again, sorry for the delay in getting back to you. It appears to be made of brass, though it could be gold gilded bronze. It is difficult to say for sure from the picture. Typically such medals would have been made in more than one metal and/or gilded...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: mint nickels, pressure cracks, journey series
pressure cracks, journey series, business strike: That sounds like something you could buy from the mint. I don t think it would have much value. If you send some pictures then I would be happy to do some more research. I will add that what you have will still be worth more than five cents, if that was...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: misprint/miscut $100 bill, left hand corner, interested buyer
left hand corner, interested buyer, upper left hand corner: The bad thing about your note is that without the misprint it is already worth $100. So the misprint really does not add too much value. You could probably get $125 - $150 from an interested buyer. Face value is very important when dealing with errors and...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: misprinted $100 bill, 1996, $100
1996, $100, FRN: Chet: A search of the Internet indicates they are scarce to rare. In 2006, Heritage Auctions sold a similar example. Lot 15403 Fr. 2175-B $100 1996 Federal Reserve Note. Gem Crisp Uncirculated. Misfeeding of the sheet resulted in the watermark being...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Misprinted 1981 One Dollar Bill, s gift shop, ebay
s gift shop, ebay, bep: Hi Alex, This is not a real error. This is a sheet of notes the BEP sold that someone has cut to make it look like an error. You can buy a sheet from the BEP s gift shop for not much over face and cut the notes to look like this... scammers do this all...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: NTC, pcgs ms, first mistake
pcgs ms, first mistake, burn marks: Rick, In my opinion, only are PCGS and NGC are to be trusted. Their coins bring higher values for same grades. Some of the other graders are just fronts for guys selling overgraded coins, WTC included. The coin you have isn t particularly rare or...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: old twenty dollar bills, twenty dollar bills, worry kind
twenty dollar bills, worry kind, old twenty dollar bills: Hi Keri, These generally don t have value apart from the face value. The exception might be if they had stars next to the serial number or they are flawless in condition. If they are circulated then you can spend them without worry. Kind regards,...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Online Grading Resources, free, sites
free, sites, coin: Jim: The easiest way is to jump in and find out for yourself which sites suit your needs. Terms like Grading U.S. coins , or Photo grade U.S. coins should return a lot of links for you. It is sort of an individual thing. My choices may not fill the things...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Penny Collection, coin dealer newsletter, penny collection
coin dealer newsletter, penny collection, 1909 s vdb: Hi Patty, The current Coin Dealer Newsletter lists a circulated set at $1,125 There are a couple of rare date coins in the set that you need to look at though, because if they are in better condition, they will up the value of the set : 1909-S 1909-S...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: possible price of nickel, price of nickel, mint mark
price of nickel, mint mark, couple dollars: Hi Rick, I have seen these before. What you have is a coin struck on a polished or filled die, that has caused the D mintmark to disappear. Grease-filled dies are common -- I get asked about them every week. Polished dies (which I believe this is) are...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: question, world war 1, coin photos
world war 1, coin photos, cities in france: Hi Anna, This is a French token/medallion. These were common for cities in France, Germany and Austria in the years following World War 1 and served as a sort of necessity currency in place of official currencies that were hit with super inflation. They are...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Question about a dime, roosevelt dime, best guess
roosevelt dime, best guess, good afternoon: Darrell, My best guess is that this is what is known as a struck through error. What may have happened is that a small piece of grease that is used to lubricate the machinery filled in the last number in the date of the die. The few subsequent coins...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: roosevelt dime, Grease Filed Die Coin, Missing Number
Grease Filed Die Coin, Missing Number, Missing Letter: Hello David, Thanks for your question. What you have is the result of a grease filled die. They use grease to lubricate the stays and other moving metal parts in the press. Sometimes grease and other foreign matter gets into the dies. When this happens...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Series 1935F - One Dollar Silver Certificate Misprint, silver certificate, overprint
silver certificate, overprint, creases: Hey Andy, that is an interesting note. However, my first thought is that there is a 99% chance that the note has been chemically altered to remove those prints. Currency is printed in 3 stages. For your error to occur the first and third print would both...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: sri lankan coins, dating lanka coins
dating lanka coins : For the oldest Ancient Lankan coins, from the Anuradhapura Era ( Before 11th century ) the coins are dated via similar coins found in proper Archaeological digs which have carbon dated the layers on which the coins were found with remains of living organisms...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Stalag VIIA token, stalag, work thanks
stalag, work thanks, buckets: Hi Russell, They were used to assure that workers did enough work load. For example, when breaking up rocks, a prisoner would be given a token for each bucket of rock they filled and carried. There would be a quota set for how many buckets a prisoner had...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Uncut Currency, bells and whistles, bureau of engraving
bells and whistles, bureau of engraving, black angus: These are products that you can buy directly from The Bureau of Engraving and Printing. The original price was probably around twice face value. They are worth about the same today. Other websites contain information about a href= http://antiquemoney.com/...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Value of my coins, glen cove ny, peace dollars
glen cove ny, peace dollars, goldcoin: Hi Michael, The Peace dollars, common dates, are worth at least $25 each. The better the condition, the higher the value. As for the goldcoin, I know of no jfk gol coins being minted. Is it possible it is a half dollar that has been gold plated? ...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Year 2000 Minting Error Penny, moon type, quarter moon
moon type, quarter moon, ebay: Hi Bill, It s difficult to tell without a picture, but from your description, it sounds like you have an off-center strike error. I think this is a similar item that recently sold on eBay for $10 : http://cgi.ebay.com/280903181932 If this is not...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: $1 Silver American Eagle, Uncirculated, 2001, silver
2001, silver, eagle: Dalton: These pieces contain one troy ounce of .999F silver, and normally sell for about $3 to $5 over the silver value. At $28 a troy ounce, the 2001 Unc Eagle would likely sell for about $31 to $33. For mintages, see: http://silvereagleguide.com/mintages/...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 10 Dollar Bill Misprint, $10, FRN
$10, FRN, error: Shawn: The writing and the staple holes reduces the value of the error. This error is a result of the sheet being miss-fed during the face printing operation. When the serial numbers and seal printing occurred, the numbers were out of alignment relative...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 100 rupiah from Indonesia, bank indonesia, mint condition
bank indonesia, mint condition, kesejahteraan: Hi Jacob, To be honest I ve never seen one in mint condition sell for more than $3, which is a fitting price considering their availability in that condition. People can ask whatever price they want, but it does not mean anyone is actually going to buy it...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1846 German coin, german coin, aproximate
german coin, aproximate, monetary values: Hi Mike, The Schwaren would be from the German state of Oldenburg. It was equivalent to 1 pfennig. Currently the value for a coin in good, but not excellent, condition is around 6 to 8 euro. Of course prices jump significantly for coins in mint condition....

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1851 $1 INDIAN(silver) Liberty Head Coin..., silver liberty, liberty head
silver liberty, liberty head, mint condition: Hi Daniel, It sounds like you have something that was not made at the mint. As such, it s hard to tell what it s going to be worth without seeing it. You need to look for some kind of marking -- like STERLING or .999 or FINE SILVER -- to see if...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1864 Confederate note 500, confederate note, time kind
confederate note, time kind, iron content: Hi Dori, No, The fakes ones are worthless. The best way to tell they are fake is too carefully look at the signature. As you have noted... your signature is black... that is not good. That means the signature was printed onto the note. Real notes are...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1877 Hamburg 5 Mark, uhren weiss, world war ii
uhren weiss, world war ii, timepieces: Hi Joe, They were made in Germany a while after World War II by a company known as Uhren Weiss (translates as White Watch), which dealt with timepieces and such and had branches in various parts of Germany. It was a promotional item. Thanks for the question!...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 188? Italian coin, time kris, question thanks
time kris, question thanks, obverse: Hi Kris, It sounds like someone may have altered a normal coin to obliterate the shield, denomination and wreath and only left the U and crown. I would really need to see a clear picture of that side to confirm this. Can you please attach one to a follow-up...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1908 Deutsches Reich Funf Mark, funf mark, wilhelm ii
funf mark, wilhelm ii, deutsches reich: Hi Cher, Unfortunately the hole reduces the value to that of silver melt, which in this case is around $25. The same would be true if the coin had heavy wear and was not holed. These coins are readily available and generally do not have significant value...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1910 Germany 1000 Bank Notes, world currency, german bank
world currency, german bank, bottom right corner: Hi Gloria, These generally sell in the $1 to $5 each range, depending on the color of the seal (red/green) and the large letter in the bottom-right corner. If you do a search on eBay for german 1910 1000 in the World Currency category, you will find...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1935 silver certificate dollar, silver certificate dollar, rare currency
silver certificate dollar, rare currency, bottom corner: I would really have to see a picture of the note in order to advise. If what you are saying is accurate, then it would an error. I would still be interested in seeing a picture of the error. You can send on directly to me at my site about a href= http://antiquemoney.com/...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1935 silver certificate dollar, silver certificate dollar, ebay
silver certificate dollar, ebay, bottom corner: Hi Josh, This is note a misprint... it s just how the 1935 notes were designed. The design changed after the original 1935 series notes. Get on eBay and examine some 1935 notes to see what I mean. Kind regards, Greg Davis http://www.AntiqueBanknotes.co...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1938-D/S BUFFALO NICKEL, coin dealer newsletter, buffalo nickel
coin dealer newsletter, buffalo nickel, mint mark: Anth, if you look at the mint mark, you can see the S under the D. Use a bit of magnification to help. If your piece is not certified by one of the major grading services, and if you are not pretty expert at grading yourself, there is no way you could...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1950 50F pfenning coin, mint mark, german banks
mint mark, german banks, numismatic value: Hello, you have a half Mark; this was a very common piece that came out just as the German (west) republic was being formed and so many were made. The F mint mark was for Stuttgart. Because it is so common, it has no numismatic value, above its face value....

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1950 miscut $20 Bill Value?, left border, thanks for your time
left border, thanks for your time, greg davis: Hi Ryan, Sadly this isn t considered an error. In order for the note to be an error and have value it would need to be missing a border on one or more sides. This is just badly cut, but not enough to have value. Kind regards, Greg Davis Http://www.AntiqueBanknotes.com...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 196 s penny dbl stamped, mint error, piggy banks
mint error, piggy banks, hylas: It s hard to tell from the photos, I do see what you mean, but it may not be a genuine mint error. I suggest you contact a local expert who can physically inspect and weigh it. It could be worth some good money but I can not make a definitive call from a...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 196 s penny dbl date, different shape, piggy banks
different shape, piggy banks, second date: Hi Ryan, That s cute -- not quite sure how they did it, but it did not come from the mint that way. If that had been done in the minting process, there would definitely be other features that were doubled -- wheter it was a doubled die or just double...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1965 Churchill Crown VIP Coin, bearer of bad news, business strike
bearer of bad news, business strike, amy martin: Hi Amy, I am sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but it is a normal business strike. The specimens have a very different surface quality. And also there were only 4 specimens made, all of which are already accounted for in collections. Thanks for the question!...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1966 copper dime, 1966, dime
1966, dime, no clad: Richard: No. Not common. Likely the blank was punched from the end of the planchet strip, where the clad layers were missing. Your description eliminated the clad layer splitting off after it was struck. Retail value for this type of error is in the $50...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1969 A $10.00 dollar note, money values, dollar note
money values, dollar note, inkjet printers: Just remember that it is easy to fake errors. People will do anything to make something common into something rare. There are reference sites about a href= http://antiquemoney.com/ old money values /a . Most people use inkjet printers, scissors, and erasers...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1969 Bill signed Treasurer and Secretary, dorothy andrews, ebay
dorothy andrews, ebay, david m kennedy: Hi Brad, I am not an expert in courtesy signatures but they rarely bring much when signed by a secretarty of the Treasury. Generally because these people would sign many of them. The best place to find out the value of the note is to watch eBay for a...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1969 Dollar Bill signed by Treasurer and Secretary to Treasury, dorothy andrews, david m kennedy
dorothy andrews, david m kennedy, secretary of the treasury: That is likely more of an interesting keepsake for you than it will be a major collector item for someone else. Without your name and just the signature it is probably worth $50 - $100. With your name and a fold, it might be worth $20 to a collector. It...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1975 penny, 1975, cent
1975, cent, stamped 36: Emily: No to both questions, not rare, and not a mistake. Most likely done after coin was struck and outside the mint. Altered coins have no added numismatic value. As to reason why this was done, anyone s guess. It could signify an age, anniversary, etc...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1980 penny, coin blank, copper penny
coin blank, copper penny, struch: The coin has to be inspected to determine what it is made of. It could be a normal penny that was zinc plated or a penny struch on the wrong coin blank. There is no way I can help without seeing the coi. If you want to ship it to me, email me at joehylas@aol.com...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1987 U.S. penny, state stamped, cent
state stamped, cent, value: Desirae: These are not original mint products. The state stamp was added (punched into) after the cent was struck. It is considered an altered coin and has no added numismatic value. These are novelty items and usually sell for a $1 to $3 (maximum) each....

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1988A 5 dollar misprint, 1988A, $5
1988A, $5, FRN: Terry: The fact it s circulated impacts the value. It sounds like either a small piece of the separation paper between the sheets was torn or misaligned, allowing the wet ink to transfer to the back of your bill. My best guess is that it may bring about...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1996 Quarter with Mis-strike, 1996D, quarter
1996D, quarter, rotated die: Randal: It sounds like you are describing what is commonly called a rotated reverse error. This happens when the set screws loosen and allow one die to rotate out of the normal 180 degree opposing position of die alignment our coins are struck in. A 30...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 2 US Medals, medal collectors, commemorative medal
medal collectors, commemorative medal, chicago world: Hi Ramon, The first one is a commemorative medal of the Cincinnati Society. The year on it is 1783, but the medal is much newer than that. 1783 is the year that the society formed, but the medal itself was actually designed by the same person who designed...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 200? dime and 2011 penny, copper coating, cyrcle
copper coating, cyrcle, two coins: Hi Beca, It sounds like the dime was struck through a foreign substance. Usually this is caused by machine grease getting into the die. It fills in the crevices on the die, and when a coin is struck, it prevents the metal from going into those crevices...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 2009 20 dollar star note, massive quantities, star note
massive quantities, star note, star notes: Hi Terry, A note from 2009 will not be worth a premium even with a star on it. Modern star notes are printed in massive quantities and so they just aren t as rare as star from older series. Kind regards, Greg Davis http://www.Antiquebanknotes.co...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 2010 p error, guarantee corporation, coin collector
guarantee corporation, coin collector, hylas: Hi Seth, Good find! It is an error. Your next step is to contact Numismatic Guarantee Corporation www.NGCCoin.com to get the coin certified. There is a small fee about $25 but that eliminates the question of authenticity and makes it easier to sell...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 2012 non-plated Penny?, zinc strips, mint error
zinc strips, mint error, us mint: Hi Beck, Yes that looks like exactly what you have. The coin blanks are cut from lon, copper-coated zinc strips. However, sometimes part of one side (or both sides) of the strip does not get comepletely coated with the copper. So any coin blank cut...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Have 4 consecutive bills, consecutive serial numbers, collectible currency
consecutive serial numbers, collectible currency, error note: Assuming the error is not fabricated, then they are certainly collectible and valuable. Can you attach some pictures for me to review? I never got any pictures, but do let me add a little follow up about your a href= http://antiquemoney.com/ collectible...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 4 New Medals, juegos deportivos centroamericanos, pablo casals
juegos deportivos centroamericanos, pablo casals, confederation suisse: Hi Ramon, The first one was issued from Puerto Rico, I have seen several of them and they are worth $25 to $40 based on sale prices on the ones I have seen. The second one is also from Puerto Rico, and is considered a so-called dollar . Value is around...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: BANK NOTE AUTHENTICITY, rare currency, brittle paper
rare currency, brittle paper, treasury building: Serial 8894 is a well known reproduction. There is no chance that what you have is authentic. Sorry for the bad news. This site about a href= http://antiquemoney.com/ rare currency /a has a list of most of the known reproductions. Just for future reference...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: christmas coin, richard baldwin, franklin mint
richard baldwin, franklin mint, metal values: Hi Kathy, Generally, Franklin Mint items like this sell for only whatever precious metal value they may have. If you re able to find a hardcore art round collector, you might get a little more. You didn t state the size or type of metal the item was...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: coin, space shuttle discovery, collector interest
space shuttle discovery, collector interest, interest value: Hi Robert, This is a privately minted commemorative, made for the government of the Marshall Islands. However, even though it has a face value of $5, it is not redeemable anywhere -- not even in the Marshall Islands. It also does not contain any silver,...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Coin?, half sovereigns, genuine example
half sovereigns, genuine example, coin value: Looks just fine, a very nice original coin. Value in this condition is upwards of $400, but can vary slightly depending if yours is the Australian, Canadian or British minted versions. On the ground line right above the date, centered between the 9 and second...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Coin/Jetton identification, louis x1v, private issues
louis x1v, private issues, jetton: Hi Stan, Jetons of this type are generally from the 1640 s. There is one particular one with this design officially issued by the Paris mint in 1643-1645. However, the legends on yours are truncated and the silver washing leads me to believe your piece is...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Coin Values, pope john paul, raw proof
pope john paul, raw proof, slabbed coins: Hi William, There is a big difference between listing at a certain price and someone actually buying it at a certain price. Someone can ask whatever price they want, but neither of these coins is likely to go that high as an auction. That being said, these...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Coins, ebay transactions, half penny
ebay transactions, half penny, ebay: Hi Lynne, the fact that you have such a large amount suggests that they are not in great condition and have been kept in a bag/box/pile. I am afraid none of these coins are of great value. As an example, the 1921 sixpence would be £15 if uncirculated but £2.00...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Coins, german east africa, retail situation
german east africa, retail situation, diamond mining: Hi Malcolm, The German East Africa 1/4 rupie is indeed made of silver, 0.917 purity to be exact. Judging from the picture it appears to be in good shape. With a mintage of 400,000 coins it s actually one of the more common years for the series. As such it...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: condition of my 1823 Great Britain penny,, lawniczak, great britain
lawniczak, great britain: Bryan, fair condition is actually the worst of the descriptions of grades. Many think it is non-collectible. It means so worn that you can barely, just make out that it is what it is. The next step up is almost good followed by good. The description...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: dix francs, franc note, philippines peso
franc note, philippines peso, lawniczak: Ayeng, not sure what you mean by 1887-1965, the 10 franc note has to be of a certain date. After WWII, France devalued its currency 10-1 so that if this 10 franc note was before 1945, it became worth 1 franc. In the late 1990s France joined the euro, and...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: one dollar bill, coin exchange, mcconaghy
coin exchange, mcconaghy, cranston ri: Hello Kathy, I would need to see this note to give you specific information. Please send a photo or include it with your question. Regards, David McConaghy New England Coin Exchange 935 Park Ave Ste 209 Cranston RI 02910 www.necoinexchange.com ...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Double Eagle gold coin, fantasy coin, eagle side
fantasy coin, eagle side, eagle gold: Hi Nicole, Thank you for the pictures. I am familiar with the item you have. Unfortunately, it is just a privately minted, gold plated, fantasy coin, with almost no value. Here s a link to a listing on eBay where you can buy 20 of these for $9.99...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Dutch Silver Ducaton, certificates of authenticity, shape thanks
certificates of authenticity, shape thanks, ballpark estimate: Hi Kenny, It would depend on the type of Ducaton and overall condition. There were several types found on this wreck, ranging across nearly 100 years. I have seen them go for as high as $300-$400 for some of the earlier types in relatively nice condition....

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Error on 50 dollar bill, $50, FRN
$50, FRN, error: Don: Photo would help. Value depends on condition, date and strength of the off set print. My best guess with the data you provided is a retail value of $300 to $500. Here s the link for you to view different types of error currency and their values....

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Gold Coin, kaiser konig, german kaiser
kaiser konig, german kaiser, jewelry piece: Hi Lydiah, This coin is from the German state of Prussia. Normally it would be worth around 10% above gold melt value in good condition. Since it is encased, it will have some surface issues or possible damage that would drop the value to that of the gold,...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: grandfathers coins from WWII, german coins, old coins
german coins, old coins, defind: Hi Angela, Your best bet for selling these coin is on eBay. Some of the coins can have decent value, but it depends on their condition, exact dates and for the German coins the mint marks too. If you can take clear pictures of both sides, I will be able to...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Greek coin, Hemidrachm
Hemidrachm: Hello, It looks like you have the following: Seleukid Kingdom, Seleukos I Nikator, 312-294 BC, Hemidrachm, c. 310-290 BC Unfortunately many of these were counterfeited. The series has been well studied, much more than any other so we have to assume...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Help with rare coin, wilhelm ii, gold coin
wilhelm ii, gold coin, catologue: Hi Efrain, The piece you have is not one of the coins, it s a novelty replica, most likely intended as play money which the Germans commonly modeled after existing coins. Unfortunately it s made of base metal instead of gold like the originals, as is evident...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: hi, inflationary period, face value
inflationary period, face value, lira: Unfortunately, that has basically no value. They aren t collectible and they don t have any face value. They were devalued when the Euro began. That is not to say that a href= http://antiquemoney.com/ rare money /a from Europe doesn t exist. However,...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Improperly cut 2007 Roosevelt dime, 2007, dime
2007, dime, error: Benjamin: Took both photos and downloaded them on my PC, then looked at them under magnification. I can t give you a good answer. I agree, the edge is unusual. It doesn t fit any of the incomplete planchet errors, curved, ragged or straight clips. My best...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: incased coins, oak ridge tennessee, geiger counter
oak ridge tennessee, geiger counter, lawniczak: Hello Paul, no these were sold to visitors to the Atomic Museum there in Oak Ridge Tennessee. They were irradiated so they became very mildly radioactive and would originally at least set off a geiger counter. They are pretty common and don t have much...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Mexican coin, peso coins, reddish color
peso coins, reddish color, condition thanks: Hi Amanda, The 1 peso coins from that year are 10% silver, however this coin is a 1 centavo (1/100th of a peso). These are made of brass, but often have a reddish color that looks more like copper or bronze. They are quite common, worth about a dollar in...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Misprint on twenty-dollar bill, dollar bill, snowflake
dollar bill, snowflake, serial number: Hi Michael, This is not a misprint... This is a stamp that someone has applied to the bill after it left the BEP. Stamps like this are commonly found on 100 s and they often indicate that the money has been checked and deemed valid by a third party. ...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: misprinted $20, 1928B, $20
1928B, $20, error: Holly: The error note is quite scarce, but the staple holes, and (unfortunate) teller initials affect the value in a negative way. My best guess as to how your piece got into circulation is that it was missed during the inspection process. Procedures at...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: miss-printed penny/dime, dime, cent
dime, cent, novelty: Lori: I ve answered similar questions like yours before. These are novelty items (man-made, not mint made), where two different coins were ground down and glued together. The cent and dime combination seem to be popular due to the similar size. In some...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Napoleon coin, eagle side, french franc
eagle side, french franc, napoleon iii: Hello Sarah, an A means it was minted in Paris. This was the busiest mint and they produced 12.7 million 10 centime coins in 1853, of the approx 30 million minted in the same year. This makes it the most common coin. Basically it has no value in worn condition;...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Netherland Penny, coins, tens
coins, tens, dad: Hi Britanny, This coin would have to be from 1957 or 1967. It is pretty common with tens of millions of them having been made. Unfortunately it is not worth more than a dollar in this condition, but keep looking you never know what you will find. Thanks...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: nickel stamped on one side only, nickel, struck on one side
nickel, struck on one side, error: Deborah: Can t be sure without photo, but if image on front looks like an outlined picture, you could be describing a coin struck through a capped die (image of Jefferson non distinct, but same size) or a counter brockage (image of Jefferson enlarged...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: panama coins, 1955, 1/10 balboa
1955, 1/10 balboa, value: Maxine: I m not an expert on world coins. These are 1/10th Balboa coins. It appears they are the same size as a dime, and struck in .900 Fine silver. They are fairly common in circulated condition, and worth about $2.00 in melt value. There are several...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: paper half dollar, fractional currency, half dollar
fractional currency, half dollar, half dollars: Hi Stephanie, Yes, the gov t made fractional currency. Most of it isn t worth a great deal but some can be... it depends on the issue and the condition. If you want to send a picture to me I can estimate the value for you. Kind regards, Greg Davis...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: penny, luster, ebay
luster, ebay: Paul, I assume you mean a 1953 U.S. cent. Multiple millions were made and saved, so there is no particular value, unless your piece is in near perfect condition, as minted with almost no marks and bright complete original luster. Even then, it would only...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: US Penny Error?, undersized, coin
undersized, coin, value: Paul: This is likely a novelty item, privately made, and not a mint product. It has no added numismatic value. These are sometimes offered as our shrinking coinage , or something similar. You may want to check Ebay listings under mini coins to see if items...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Silver 1950 penny, silver, cent
silver, cent, error: Jim: Photos can help to identify what you may have, but the real key is weight, diameter and thickness compared to a normal cent. The cent is 0.75 inches (19.05 mm) in diameter and 0.061 inches (1.55 mm) in thickness. The Lincoln, Wheat Ears Reverse cent...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: silver dollars (peace or morgan), congressional acts, congressional mandate
congressional acts, congressional mandate, silver coins: Hi Greg, A congressional mandate in 1792 defined the silver dollar to weigh 416 grains and be .8924 fine. Later in 1837 this was changed to 412.5 grains of .900 fine. Silver dollars continue to be this specification today. The smaller coins were also...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Something strange, spanish reale, old coins
spanish reale, old coins, spanish coin: Hi Kenny, After referencing all sorts of items, I believe this one most closely fits with being a watch fob. It s an unusual one, but unfortunately the relatively moderate quality of the craftsmanship means it will not have a significant value. The coins...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Sumatran coin?, east india company, madras presidency
east india company, madras presidency, united east india company: That was great research on your part. Without a picture I assumed the types of coins that have the design of either side on them, and eventually got to one that had both that were similar to what was mentioned. I did not even get as a far as tokens. Thanks...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Three more medals, obverse legend, franco suisse
obverse legend, franco suisse, silver bullion: Hi again Ramon, Based on these measurements, the material of the medal has a density of about 6,900 kg/cubic meters. The density of silver is over 10,000 kg/cubic meters. At this density it is either pure cast iron or brass with a small percentage of softer...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: twenty dollar bill, chicago federal reserve bank, federal reserve bank
chicago federal reserve bank, federal reserve bank, dollar bill: Modern federal reserve notes (which is what you have) all have two letters to begin the serial number. The G signifies that it was issued for The Chicago Federal Reserve bank. The N signifies that it was printed in Washington DC. It certainly does not affect...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: un peso, mexican coins, mint error
mexican coins, mint error, united states of mexico: Hi Jacob, Pretty nice mint error coin you have there. This type of error is known as a lamination. Basically, the alloys in the metal sometimes are not properly mixed, causing a weak point which then causes some of the metal to peel off. Normally laminations...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: unknown coin dated 1865, world coins, current market
world coins, current market, krause: Hi Bhargav, This coin is not shown in the newer editions of Krause, but an older one from before 2007 will have it listed under Switzerland. They are now listed in the Unusual World Coins book. It is a commemorative shutzenthaler (shooting thaler). There...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: unusual coin?, retail situation, freemasons
retail situation, freemasons, retail prices: Hi Mark, It s a Masonic penny token, made of bronze. These were issued by many lodges throughout the early and mid 1900 s. This one is unfortunately anonymous and does not mention a lodge. At auction they typically do not do so well, sometimes only $5-$10...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: What is the value of my dime, approximate value, blemish
approximate value, blemish: I would bet that the coin has been altered. When a coin is struck, the front and back are struck simultaneously. You need to weigh it, in grams, to see if metal has been removed. If you can tell me what it weighs, I might be able to provide some possible...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: values, bicentennial quarters, bicentennial coins
bicentennial quarters, bicentennial coins, junk silver: Hi Kevin, First off, if the silver coins were bought as junk silver, chances are extremely high that the seller culled out the good coins is there were any. That said, it probably isn t worth the time. However, if you feel so inclined, buy a copy of the...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: wooden nickels, wooden nickel, value
wooden nickel, value: John: Generally speaking, wooden nickels sell for anywhere from about ten cents to a few bucks each, depending on theme, amount issued, age, interest, and condition. Very few sell for more than $5. From Wikipedia: are usually issued by a merchant or...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Year 2000 Monnaie De Paris coin set, royal mint, proof sets
royal mint, proof sets, french equivalent: Hi Dakota, this is a proof set of 11 coins issued by the French equivalent of the Royal Mint. They do a set every year. Proof sets in France always have an official value and yours comes in at around 100 euros. 15,000 were produced of this set. You ll get...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: $1 bill misprint, $1, FRN
$1, FRN, errors: Caleb: From the link you provided: Only first error note appears new, and is a nice mis-alignment. Other two are circulated, and therefore value reduced. The second is a very light off set print error. The last likely a print obstruction error, and the...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1 peseta 1944, catalogues, franco
catalogues, franco, coins: Hi Margaret, The 1 peseta coins made in 1944 did not have a portrait of Franco on them. That portrait was sued on the peseta coins from 1946 onward. It may be a a token or medallion rather than a government issued coin. Can you please attach a clear picture...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1 Rupee india 1903, old coins, edward vii
old coins, edward vii, rupee: Hi Bhargav, Yes, damage and wear do change the weight. In this case, a coin the size of a silver rupee would need to have only a little bit of wear to weigh 11.38. I have seen heavily worn coins that weighed around 10.5 grams and they were totally genuine....

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 10 cent note, fractional currency, currency notes
fractional currency, currency notes, hylas: First off, from the photo it appears that this not was not issued. Notes of this period would be hand signed and dated, I can not see that. Nor do I seee The name of the bank. Based on that, identifying it and placing a value is difficult. Try searching...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1783 Spanish Reale, genuine example, 38mm
genuine example, 38mm, 8 reale: Hi Karen, I believe this piece is a modern copy that was cast in a mold. The edge is completely wrong, should look like the one in the picture I attached. It may have been ground down, but that does not explain the 4 gram difference in weight. Also the details...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1858 California gold coin, fantasy piece, gold piece
fantasy piece, gold piece, california gold: Hi Goldie, Thank you for the pictures -- it really helped. Unfortunately it also told me that what you have is just a fantasy token -- not a real California gold piece. Anything with that bear on it is a fantasy piece that was made many years after...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1877 penny, 1877, cent
1877, cent, error: Gail: You say your cent is NOT the size of a dime. Is it between the size of a dime and a cent? Is it the color of a cent or a dime? Is it as thick as a cent or as thin as a dime? How about the image and the lettering? Compare it to a regular Indian Cent....

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1892 Medal of Guatemala - Exposicion Artistica Industrial, municipalidad de guatemala, award medals
municipalidad de guatemala, award medals, mint state: Hi Steve, A very nice find indeed, awarded for merit in the annual arts exhibition. Award medals such as this are sometimes not catalogued, and this particular one I could not find in English or Spanish language catalogues. I did, however, manage to find...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1907 100 Korona (Hungary), hungarian coins, roswell
hungarian coins, roswell, mint: Hi Roswell, On official proof-like restrikes of Hungarian coins there will be the additional letters U.P., which stands for Utánveret Pénzverde or Mint Restrike . In the case of your coin, the letters would be found on the bottom of the portrait side,...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1908 S IHC @ Odd Wheat Back Penny, cents, error
cents, error, value: Steve: The Lincoln Cent is altered, and called a spoon coin . Many were done in prison by inmates. The coin is tapped around the edge with a spoon. Over time, the coin gets smaller and the edge rolls up as your photo indicates. Altered coins have no added...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1921 s Morgan Dollar, eagle wing, morgan dollar
eagle wing, morgan dollar, hylas: This was stamped after it left the mint, it is not an error. Some people did this as a memento, others to publicize their business. As to why they did it is only known to them. This is considered to be damage to the coin and usually will reduce the...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1945 half dollar -not silver, 1945, half dollar
1945, half dollar, lead: Terri: The key is the weight of your coin. Compare it to a normal coin. Is it the same? Based on your description, I d say you have a counterfeit coin, likely cast in a base metal such as lead. Lead is soft, and can explain why it appears beat up and in...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1946 Nickel, hi beck, silver nickel
hi beck, silver nickel, silver nickels: Hi Beck, The rounding you see around the outer edge is caused by somebody physically altering the coin after it left the mint. Also, to me, the coin looks chemically altered as well -- giving it that silvery appearance -- perhaps after having been underground...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1953 red ink $5 bill, red ink, wrinkles
red ink, wrinkles, greg davis: Hi Mark, In order for a note to be considered an error for of centeredness it needs to be missing a border on one side. Can you send me an image of the note so I can see what yours looks like? Kind regards, Greg Davis http://www.AntiqueBanknotes.com...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1956 silver Canadian Penny, silver nickel, canadian penny
silver nickel, canadian penny, noticeable difference: Hi Al, I have never heard of a silver or nickel version, but have seen many plated examples. Have you weighed the coin? Solid silver will be heavier than a normal cent and nickel will also have a noticeable difference in weight. This is the quickest and simplest...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1958 Nickel, looks to be made out of a penny., nickel, copper
nickel, copper: Ken, You need to weigh it. If it s from a penny blank, it will weigh 3.1 grams -- a nickel would weigh 5 grams. If it does turn out to be a penny blank, it could be worth $100 or more, but you d need to get it certified. I hope this helps, Dan...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1963 penny, 1963, cent
1963, cent, error: Betty: Without a photo of the area in question, it is impossible to give you an exact answer, but I d lean toward your coin being damaged, i.e., by a counting machine, where the S was deformed. and made to appear as a 5 . As an altered or damaged...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1981dollar bill error, 1981, $20
1981, $20, FRN: Ryan: Difficult to say without a photo. What is condition of note? Maybe a small board break error, where ink fails to cover, leaving a blank area. Worth retail of about $35 to $50, if real. Not unique, a repetitive type error. Notes are printed in sheets...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1989 nickel, hylas, nickels
hylas, nickels, nickel: Hi Teresa Nickels are actually 75% copper. It s possible that the coin was etched witha cid to remove the nickel, or it was a bad alloy mix, or it s simply something that was put on the coin after it left the mint. In any case, it is only worth a nickel....

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1999 Susan B Anthony, susan b anthony dollar coin, mint error
susan b anthony dollar coin, mint error, coin shop: Hi Barb, Extremely rare, but that error DOES exist. One was sold at a Heritage auction in Jan. 2005 for $12,650 : http://coins.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=360&lotNo=12253 However, more likely it is one of the thousands that have been gold plated to sell...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: $2 misprint value, 1976, $2 FRN
1976, $2 FRN, error: Cyonna: In order for a bill to have added value as an error, part of the design of an adjacent bill must show. From your description, this is not the case. You may want to check eBay to see if your piece is listed, what it is worth. Check this site...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 2002 D Louisiana State Quarter, error?, state quarter, struck light
state quarter, struck light, error: Kim: The key to answer your question accurately lies with the comparison with the specifics of weight, and thickness compared to a normal quarter. If it is the same, it is likely an error caused from a filled or greased die. On the other hand, if thinner...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 2004 Louisiana Nickel, thanks in advance, alignment
thanks in advance, alignment, top and bottom: Gilliane, I suspect your coin is normal -- you re just flipping it the wrong way. When you hold a U.S. coin at the sides, and flip it top-to-bottom, the back will remain right-side-up. However, if you hold it at the top and bottom, and flip it side-to-side,...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 2004A 20 Dollar Star Notes Value?, star notes, approximate value
star notes, approximate value, ebay: Perry, Finding a buyer for this (at a price much above face value) is difficult. While there are people listing these for high prices on eBay, they are not selling. I have to believe that if somebody offers you $400 or more, you should probably take...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 2007 dime, 2007, dime
2007, dime, error: Dean: From the photos and your limited description, it appears you may have a dime struck with deteriorating dies. It is a minor error and is repetitive, with many (1000 s to 10,000 s) being struck before the errors were caught, and the die reworked or...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 2007 penny, 2007, cent
2007, cent, no copper plating: Rene: Sounds like you may have a cent that had the blank miss the copper plating process, and somehow got struck. The blanks are made by an outside firm. They are quality checked both at the manufacturer as well as the mint prior to striking, but a few...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 2009 $1, 2009, $1
2009, $1, FRN: Christine: Looks like an EF/AU note, with light obverse offset printing (wet ink transfer) to the back. These are not unique, but somewhat scarce. Notes are printed in sheets of 32, and likely, several sheets were printed in error. There are likely other...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 25 sequential 1976 - 2 dollar bills (8 with cancelled first day of issue stamp), 1976, $2 FRN
1976, $2 FRN, 1st day stamped: Sue: Many 1976 notes were specially marketed by various sources to make a profit. Any modification to the bill, i.e., a cancellation stamp or a postage stamp, removes that bill from it s original state. This limits the notes to a specialized group who collect...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Bill Printed Wrong, dollar bill, ebay
dollar bill, ebay, diana: Hi Diana, Yes, this is an interesting error... but I don t think it s a $50 on that print... I think that is the left side of an inverse twenty. I think this note would bring from 50 to 100 on ebay Kind regards, Greg http://www.AntiqueBanknotes.co...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Bolivar gold coin, caciques de venezuela, proceres de venezuela
caciques de venezuela, proceres de venezuela, canadian maples: Hi again, All coins that I have seen which were removed from mounts had some damage. They are either soldered or tightly squeezed in, both of which damages the areas of contact. The coin is 22kt gold, so it should be worth over $160 at the present gold values....

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Canadian 1751-1951 nickel, bright luster, silver nickel
bright luster, silver nickel, maple leafs: Hi Bruce, This is the commemorative version, of which there were over 9 million made. Generally it is not worth more than face value unless it s in perfect condition without wear and with bright luster. It made of Nickel metal, just as other 5 cent coins...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Colombian 1500 pesos Eurcharistic 1968, bullion coin, percentage amounts
bullion coin, percentage amounts, collectible value: Hi Pacco, If the coin does not have any damage, wear or other problems, it will have a collectible value of 15% to 20% above the melt value of the gold. At 1.8 ounces in weight, that percentage amounts to a pretty decent collectible premium for a modern bullion...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: colonial loan association $5 bill, colonial planters, google search
colonial planters, google search, cotton planters: Hello, Elizabeth, I really don t know anything about this, it sounds like private currency from a southern association. I know that many replicas of confederate money and other related civil war bills were made and distributed, many more than the real stuff....

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: copper nickel 2005..its a dark copper, copper nickel, nickel alloy
copper nickel, nickel alloy, dark copper: Douglas, You need to get it weighed. If it weighs 5.0 grams -- which is the normal weight for a nickel -- then I have to believe it has just been exposed to something (like chemicals or the environment) that has caused it to change colors, which means...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: currency, 1981, $20
1981, $20, FRN: Reinaldo: Without a photo, it is difficult to say what you may have. You say the back is double printed, but you fail to say if it is printed in reverse or normally. The description of the note may indicate what you have is an offset print error, where...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: dime/penny, dime, possible error
dime, possible error, missing obverse detail: JoAnn: Without a photo, or any specifics like weight, diameter and thickness, it is hard to pinpoint what you may have. Compare your oddity to a normal dime. How dies it stack up relative to size, diameter and thickness? Is it the same? It could be an...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Dollar Bill, rare currency, left hand side
rare currency, left hand side, meaning something: Assuming it is in choice uncirculated condition, then it should be worth around $150. Great find. I thought I would add on to my answer a little bit. First let me say that there are websites where you can find lots of information about a href= http://antiquemoney.com/...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Dollar bill Missing Print, color inks, uncirculated condition
color inks, uncirculated condition, drying room: Hi Brian, It does take three printings to make a dollar bill -- the back is printed first and taken to a drying room, then the front is printed and allowed to dry, and lastly the serial numbers and Treasury shield are printed in an overprint press. It...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Edges of coins., silver coins, no reeds
silver coins, no reeds, what are they: Tanner: Not sure where you got the number of five non-reeded silver coins, assuming you mean U.S. coins, but I come up with three. The silver three cent coin, the five cent war coin struck from 1942 through 1945, and the short lived twenty cent coin. ...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: error coin i.d., orange peel texture, fred weinberg
orange peel texture, fred weinberg, jefferson nickels: Hi Fred, Evidently, a clad strip intended for quarters was rolled to the thickness for Jefferson nickels and sent through a nickel planchet cutter, resulting in nickel-sized planchets that were used to strike coins. The two examples I found both sold...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: error penny 2011, 2011, cent
2011, cent, error: April: Thanks for the extra photos. I still see nothing. The JM maybe a JS for the designers initials of the dime. I stand by my original comments your coin is likely altered. If you live close to a local shop, they should offer an opinion as to...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: error?/value?, genuine error, distinctive type
genuine error, distinctive type, error value: Hi Fred, Sounds like a genuine error, but value would depend on the type of doubling. There are several different processes that can cause doubling on a coin, and each causes a distinctive type of doubling. The more notable ones are: Double dies, where...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1877 penny, indian headdress, newborn infant
Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1877 penny, indian headdress, newborn infant, feathers

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1892 Medal of Guatemala - Exposicion Artistica Industrial, coin collector, banknote
Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1892 Medal of Guatemala - Exposicion Artistica Industrial, coin collector, banknote, guatemalan

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1956 silver Canadian Penny
Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1956 silver Canadian Penny

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: SRI LANKAN ANCIENT COINS
Coin and Paper Money Collecting: SRI LANKAN ANCIENT COINS

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: two headed quarter, fake coins, national auction
fake coins, national auction, auction companies: Jason, I ve only heard a rumor of one coin ever verified as having two tails -- none have been verified as having two heads -- and that two-tailed one could just be a rumor. It s hard to estimate the value of something like this -- being a fluke coin...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: John Adams coin identification, John Adams Coin Gas Station Token
John Adams Coin Gas Station Token: Hello Jaye, Thanks for your question but I would really need to see the coin to help you with this. From what you told me it sounds like one of the tokens that the gas stations gave away in the 1970s. They were about the size of a quarter and typically...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Major Error 2006 D Lincoln penny, e pluribus unum, lincoln penny
e pluribus unum, lincoln penny, unfilled space: Hi Earnest, Without seeing it, I can only guess, but here goes ... Since all pennies (since mid-1982) are composed almost entirely of zinc, with a thin outer layer of copper, my best guess is that the blank for your coin came from the end of a sheet...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: medal? token? I dont know, pot of gold, couple dollars
pot of gold, couple dollars, campaign medal: Sorry Soprina, no pot of gold here .... This is actually a relatively common, privately made, campaign medal. I actually found another one (in much better shape) that recently sold on eBay for $8.21 : http://www.ebay.com/itm/190717055255 Given...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Miscut dollar bill, 2009, $1
2009, $1, FRN: Johnny: From the attached photos, you have a cutting error. It is considered collectible due to part of an adjacent notes image showing. The retail value would likely be in the $50 to $75, where it is lightly circulated. Notes are printed in sheets of...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Misprinted Dollar, rare currency, rough idea
rare currency, rough idea, paper money: That is certainly authentic. It is known as a missing 2nd print error. Ballpark value would be around $300. There are other websites about a href= http://antiquemoney.com/ rare currency /a . Just remember that paper money is all about condition, rarity,...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: misprinted hundred dollar bill, 1996, $100
1996, $100, FRN: Lori: You don t say what condition the note is in, but it sounds like you may have a small offset print or wet ink transfer. These are not unique, but somewhat scarce. The major problem for collectors is that they have to invest $100 before the error. Most...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Miss printed $20 bill, 1981, $20
1981, $20, FRN: Rey: You have an offset print error of medium strength. It would likely have a retail value of $200 to $350 to an interested collector. Notes are printed in sheets of 32, and likely, several sheets were printed in error. There are likely other similar...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: nazi coin, soviet rubles, nazi rule, current offerings
nazi rule, current offerings, mark silver: Hello Jura, My suggestion is to check on eBay for those items. Ebay is a great source of info when it comes to pieces of significance such as yours. You can search for current offerings as well as items that have already ended. This way you can see if...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: THE OTHER SIDE OF THE COINS, copper massa coins from Lanka
copper massa coins from Lanka: The upper coin is of 1200_1202 King Sahasamalla http://coins.lakdiva.org/medievallanka/1200_1202_sahasamalla.html and the lower coin is of 1197_1211 Queen Lilavati http://coins.lakdiva.org/medievallanka/1197_1211_lilavati.html Valuation as I gave...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Paper money preservation, mylar currency holders, grading service
mylar currency holders, grading service, paper money: Hi Gurki, Please don t laminate any currency... it will destroy the value. There are mylar currency holders that is safe for currency storage. You might consider having your notes graded by a third party grading service... they all use archival mylar...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Just pennies, indian head pennies, amazon link
indian head pennies, amazon link, retail price guide: Hi Teresa, First of all seperate the ones with the Lincoln Memorial (or the shield from 2010 or newer) into one pile -- you can just roll up all of these. Next you can seperate anything dated 1934 to 1958 -- these you can get 2-3 cents apiece for. ...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: One Penny "Georgivs V DEI GRA BRITT OMN REX FID DEF IND IMP" coin with an error., georgivs v dei gra britt omn rex fid, penny coin
georgivs v dei gra britt omn rex fid, penny coin, dime size: Hi Laura, George V pennies were made from 1911 to 1936. The designs changed in 1926, and a few dates have varieties that make it easier to narrow down the date, but it may not be possible to identify the exact year for sure. It also sounds like the coin has...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: red ink 1953 a series two dollar bill, bullion coins, time kind
bullion coins, time kind, ebay: Hi Christine, Sadly, a 1953 $2.00 note isn t worth more than 3.00 in circulated condition. I think you should keep the $2.00 note in the bible as reminder of your mother. I personally have a 1953 $2.00 that I found in my grandfathers posessions and...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Reversed Coin, 2004, nickel
2004, nickel, reverse image: Kathryn: I m not sure what you have from the description you provided. Can you ask a follow up and attach a photo? Is the reverse image of the front or back? Is it raised or struck into the coin? A full brockage error, caused by a struck coin being...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Sangarei coin, chinese silver, old coin
chinese silver, old coin, tael: Hi Sue, A tael should weigh over 30 grams. This one appears to be made of light weight alloy instead of silver, so it would be a modern replica. Also the design details are a bit too weak/crude compared to genuine Chinese silver from this era. Thanks for...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Silver coin, silver coin, thaler
silver coin, thaler, two heads: It is hard to determine what you have, but I think from your description that it is an Austrian coin. It could be a 2 florin coin, a 1/2 thaler or a 1 thaler. the probelm is that I can not see it. How large is the coin? The Thaler is the scarcest and...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Silver coin, mint mark, silver coin
mint mark, silver coin, kreuzer: Hi Katarina, This is an Austrian coin, but the information in the question does not tell me which denomination or mint mark. Along with condition, these two pieces of information would determine the value. It sounds like probably a 20 kreuzer denomination,...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: single stamped coins 1909-, lincoln pennies, sided coins
lincoln pennies, sided coins, us mint: Hi Kelly, The secret service has always taken the stand that possession of any coin which was not intended for general release/circulation is illegal to own as they would have been stolen from the US Mint. They are subject to seizure. Do you have a specific...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: SRI LANKAN ANCIENT COINS, Lanka massa coins
Lanka massa coins: These are 11th century massa coins which in Lanka sell for under a US$ since thousands are found. However since it is illegal to take these coins out of Lanka, they sell for bit more on eBay. The identity of the coin is on the other side of the coin. ...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Straits Settlement 1919 and 1920, mint state coins, straits settlement coins
mint state coins, straits settlement coins, straits settlements coins: Hi Terence, The values for EF grade coins without issues such as damage, cleaning or corrosion is generally around $60 to $80 at auction, EF+ are in the $75 to $100 range at auction. Prices for a direct sale such as a coin shop or dealer may do are significantly...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Unidentified foreign coins, victoria regina, foreign coins
victoria regina, foreign coins, francisco franco: Hi Michele, I don t recall receiving your email, my apologies. The coins are: 1. A privately made jeton (medallion) most likely French in origin. It would be commemorating something like a royal visit or pact, possibly a French congratulatory item for...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: unstamped dime, blank, dime
blank, dime, value: Lewis: Weigh your unstruck coin with a normal struck dime. If brass, likely a world coin blank. If reeded, definitely not U.S. The reeds are put into the blank by the retaining collar as the obverse and reverse dies come together. Blank clad dime blanks...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: value of $1 misprint, $1, FRN
$1, FRN, error: Shanette: Likely a minor cutting error, and not unique. There are 32 notes on a sheet, and minimum of one sheet cut wrong. Bill is circulated. May bring $25 to $35 to an interested collector. You may want to check eBay to see if your piece is listed,...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Valuing $5 Bills, 1963, $5 FRN
1963, $5 FRN, star note: Sue: Notes in new condition are preferred by collectors. Circulated notes are worth less. There is nothing special about 1963 notes. The Unc note and star notes have added value. The Unc note could bring $20 retail to an interested collector. Circulated...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1 9 7 7 Double Dye Obverse #0189A, hi beck, closeup pic
hi beck, closeup pic, ddo: Hi Beck, The one really close-up picture of the date -- ZAAA view 1977 DDO Date 0189A.JPG -- gives the 97 the appearance of a doubled die. However all of the rest of the pictures look like just strike doubling -- especially the other close-up picture...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: $10 bill, batavia ohio, batavia illinois
batavia ohio, batavia illinois, nkw: Marie, You didn t specify enough information to answer your question. I would need to know the series date, as well as if it is Batavia, Illinois or Batavia, Ohio, and also the condition of the bill. Best I can do is refer you to some matching eBay...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: $10 note, pinholes, allison
pinholes, allison, circulation: Hi Allison, This is a 1928 $10.00. These are collectible because of the numbered seal on the front left. The 8 in later years would be changed to an H. In this condition I think the note is worth about $30 to $40. Kind regards, Greg Davis...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1777 coin identification??, coin identification, old jewelry
coin identification, old jewelry, german state: Hi Susan, Sounds like you have a 1/48th thaler silver coin from the German State of Prussia. I have included a picture for comparison. Unfortunately this is a relatively common coin despite the age and in well used condition is worth only a few dollars. ...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1780 A fridericus borussorum rex gold coin, genuine examples, gold trade
genuine examples, gold trade, gold coin: Hi David, This is a gold trade unit, called a Friedrichs d or from the German state of Brandenburg-Prussia. Genuine examples are scarce and in this condition worth $2,000+. The details of the design appear correct, but the picture is a bit too small to...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1798 Gold Spade Guinue, king george iii, ounce of gold
king george iii, ounce of gold, hair lines: Hi Terry, thanks for the question. You seem to be completely confident that the coin is genuine, so I guess you have heard that this is one of the most commonly counterfeited coins in England - this coin, this year, this type. Let s assume there s no problem...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1799 Liberty Coin, unscrupulous con artists, interested collector
unscrupulous con artists, interested collector, numismatic community: From the appearance of your photo, I d say you likely have a modern day replica. There are many counterfeits of this year, 1799. See: http://home.comcast.net/~reidgold/draped_busts/page_7.html The key, of course, is weight, thickness, and diameter of your...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1808 carolous IIII 8R coin, mint mark, assayer
mint mark, assayer, ebay: Hi Fransisco, The value differs based on where the coins were minted. They were made in Spain, Mexico, Guatemala, Colombia, Peru and Chile with the same design. The difference is in the mint mark and assayer initials that are to the top left of the crest...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1850 french 5 franc silver piece, mint mark, input ac
mint mark, input ac, mint condition: Hi Andrew, Depending on condition, the coin typically sells for anywhere from $30 for one with significant wear up to $500+ for one that is in mint condition without any wear. If you would like to attach a clear picture of the coin to a follow-up question,...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1863 Cent, civil war 1863, civil war tokens
civil war 1863, civil war tokens, silver coinage: Clark: Your description, these are tokens, issued by private merchants. These were used for change. During the war, people started to hold gold and silver coinage and then copper coins were taken out of circulation. There are two types of civil war tokens,...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1867 Napoleon III 5 franc coin, readable letters, mint mark
readable letters, mint mark, napoleon iii: Hello Woody, thanks for the question. The A mintmark is Paris, that s where your coin was minted.It was a fairly busy year on the 5 Francs in Paris in 1867, they produced over 6.5 million of them. The signs of wear that you describe place your coin, I am sorry...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1871 silver trade dollar, mint product, u s mint
mint product, u s mint, silver trade: Rowena: The date is a give away. This coin series started in 1873. Your coin is likely a replica made in China and not a U.S. Mint product. It also is not likely to be struck in .900 Fine silver. Replica coins require the word COPY or REPLICA to be...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1877 Indian head penny, counterfeit coins, counterfeit coin
counterfeit coins, counterfeit coin, indian head penny: Heather: Without knowing the weight, diameter and thickness of your coin, it is difficult to give you an exact answer. The attached photos make me suspicious. Your piece appears to be a modern day replica. See: http://www.thecoinlook.com/1877indian.htm...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1888 Morgan Silver Dollar MS 63 PLUS, 1888, . dollar
1888, . dollar, value: Nathan: Coin Prices says between $60 to $75 for a raw coin. Grading, along with date and mintmark, establish the value of a coin. It is important to establish a correct grade in your mind with coins that cost a fair amount. Grading is subjective (can...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1907 indian u.s.a. penny, condition mint, mint condition
condition mint, mint condition, photos: Mint condition basically means the coin is uncirculated. It can be MS60 up to a hypothetical MS70. At the lower end, it s worth a few bucks, on the upper it could be worth may hundreds. You ll either need to show very detailed and well-lit photos of the...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1910 lincon penny 1936 lincon penny, lawniczak, ebay
lawniczak, ebay, price doesn: Probably not much, if at all. They would have to be uncirculated (in condition as made at the mint) to have any value over a few cents and even then it wouldn t be much. There were plenty of them made that are still around. Go to www.ebay.com and do searches...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1929 national currency, federal reserve bank of minneapolis, federal reserve bank
federal reserve bank of minneapolis, federal reserve bank, national currency: Hey Don, typically speaking, something like that is going to be worth around $35 in average condition. Due to the tear, it will actually probably be worth less. Any a href= http://antiquemoney.com/ old money /a that has a star at the end of the serial...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1934 10 us dollar bill, professional coin dealers, consecutive serial numbers
professional coin dealers, consecutive serial numbers, interested collector: Derek: The cutting may decrease the value of your notes. Recent trends in Coin World give a retail value of between $65 to $115 per CU note, depending on issuing Federal Reserve Branch (A-J). The consecutive serial numbers may add 33% to 50% to the value...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1940D Lincoln penny, lincoln penny, clock position
lincoln penny, clock position, o clock: Paul: Your first thought is correct. It is a damaged coin. It has no added numismatic value. The coin was likely caught in a counting machine and damaged. I ve seen a lot of cents with this type of error . They are called slanted dates or numbers. All...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1941 penny, sand paper, 1941
sand paper, 1941, coins: B: Looks like an altered surface coin,(buried in dirt for a long time, or acid treated). Altered coins have no added numismatic value. Sometimes people try and fool you into thinking you have a real error coin. Here are some examples of coins either...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1945 (steel?) Penny with ring, steel pennies, zinc nickel
steel pennies, zinc nickel, silver zinc: Hi Kevin, Without first-hand examination, I have to believe it s just plated (silver/zinc/nickel?). It s impossible for it to have come from the mint. While there were a few 1944 steel pennies found, all the steel blanks were long gone before any 1945...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1950 Series C $10 bill, upside down flag, united states currency
upside down flag, united states currency, pen marks: The upside down flag is perhaps the greatest myth surrounding modern United States currency. The short answer is that no matter how the flag looks, the bill is just worth $10. 1950 is old enough to count as a href= http://antiquemoney.com/ old money /a...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1953 Henning Nickel, linclon, treasure hunter
linclon, treasure hunter, henning: Beck, You don t show it, but does yours have a looped R , like in the picture here? : http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/attachments/coin-roll-hunting/644658d1339446663-henning-counterfeit-nickel-found-2010511_hole.jpg If not, it cannot be a Henning....

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1955 Sorocaima 22.2grams, Cacique Gold Venezuela
Cacique Gold Venezuela: Hello Marc, Thanks for your question. Here is what I found for your coin .... Minted between 1955 and 1960, the “Cacique” series of Venezuelan Gold Coins honored legendary native chieftains of Venezuela. Chacao was a 16th Century chieftain who ruled...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1966 kennedy half not clad, silver coin values, kennedy half dollar
silver coin values, kennedy half dollar, copper core: William: Kennedy halves were struck in 40% silver from 1965 to 1970. 1971 Was the first year with copper core. See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kennedy_half_dollar With silver at Silver $30.27/oz, your coin has a melt value of about $4.50. See:...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1969 Error?, yen and yang, cherry pickers
yen and yang, cherry pickers, hylas: It sounds to me like a die shift as opposed to an engraving error. I am betting it is not a major error or it would have had more publicity over the years. I checked the Cherry Pickers Guide to see if it was listed and it is not. Although a neat find,...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1971 british 2 pence error cupro nickel, none
none: Hello Glennis, Your specimen should be checked out by an experienced Numismatist. If you still need to find someone in your area I have the information at the bottom of this answer. I am not an expert on foreign coins but can give you some information....

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1973 Penny , silver?, wheat pennies, silver dimes
wheat pennies, silver dimes, mint shape: Hi Rob, There have been cases of cents being struck on dime blanks, however the odds of this being silver are slim since the last silver dimes was 1964. There were trial aluminum cents but that wasn t until 1978. The best way to know what is going on is...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1974 penny, professional coin dealers, interested collectors
professional coin dealers, interested collectors, lincoln cents: Frankie: I m familiar with this specific coin. It is one of the more famous ones, Kennedy looks at Lincoln . These Lincoln cents have images stamped into them after they leave the mint. They sell on ebay from time to time for a dollar or two a piece...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1975 dime with no mint mark, mint mark, proof finish
mint mark, proof finish, proof sets: Sorry Tyler, but what you have is just one of the 583 million regular circulation strike dimes -- it s normal for these to have no mintmark, and they have no added value. Only the proof strike coins without the S mintmark that they are supposed to have...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1976 $2 error note, professional coin dealers, currency collectors
professional coin dealers, currency collectors, bureau of engraving: Dustin: You have what appears to be a partial reverse on obverse offset error. At least one sheet of 32 notes have some with similar errors. The denomination, grade, type of error, size of error, all go into establishing value. An Uncirculated bill would...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1976 silver penny, silver penny, lawniczak
silver penny, lawniczak, usa map: The stamping of a liberty bell and the USA map on cents was common back in the 1970s and 1980s. They were sold as novelty items I think for a bit under a dollar. A nice profit for a couple of stamps! So I think you have an altered 1976 cent (don t think...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1982 and 1988 D penny, composition of pennies, copper coating
composition of pennies, copper coating, time victor: Victor, Thank you for the pictures. All genuine pennies are supposed to be 19mm, so I have to think your 21mm pennies are either altered or counterfeit. As for the weight, 1982 was the year that the composition of pennies changed from almost all copper...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1984 penny, ebay listings, planchet
ebay listings, planchet, coin values: April: You have what is called a clashed die error. It is a repetitive error. Likely thousands to tens of thousands exist. The error happens when a blank planchet (unstruck coin) fails to enter the die chamber. The two dies come together, and the design...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1985 zinc penny, copper plating process, copper coating
copper plating process, copper coating, ebay listings: Copper plated zinc cents, struck since 1982, are known to have been struck without the copper plating. There are at least three reasons why your coin may be different . One is a legitimate error, and the other two are alterations of what was a normal coin....

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1993 Lincoln Cent Error, none
none: Hello James, If these defects are a raised surface, extra metal; This error has no added value. From What I can see it is a breakdown on the die that struck the coin. The Steel Die has the IMPRESSION of Lincoln down into it. After much use the...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 20.00 gold certificate, gold certificate, hylas
gold certificate, hylas, pinholes: Hi Shirlene, It really depends upon the condition of the bill. The fewer fold, tears or pinholes, the better. They can range from $5 to a few thousand dollars if they are mint. Is there anyway you can send me a picture or a scan of it? Regards ...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: $20 bill 1934, henry morgenthau jr, alexander julian
henry morgenthau jr, alexander julian, federal reserve bank of dallas: Hi Cliff, Sadly, circulated Federal Reserve notes from 1934 aren t really worth more than face value unless they are star notes. This one isn t. These were saved in mattresses and behind walls during the depression that they are not ever really going...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 2007 penny, interested collector, minor error
interested collector, minor error, face value: b: You re right. Very good photo. Unless more than one show up, it appears that it could be post striking damage, but it could be a planchet defect in the area of the nose and lips. Where the error area in question appears to be recessed rather than raised,...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: $5 bill 1985, impression cylinder, printing error
impression cylinder, printing error, approximate value: Hi Marie, That s an interesting partial offset printing error. What happened is that a previous blank sheet either got folded over or misaligned when it entered the press. This left an area that did not have any paper, so some of the ink from the inked...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 82 penny error, numismatic value, mechanical issues
numismatic value, mechanical issues, ear lobe: Dean: Don t believe it is die doubled. Maybe what is considered to be machine doubling. Does not have any added numismatic value. From http://coins.about.com: Definition: Mechanical doubling, also called machine doubling or strike doubling, a form...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Appraisal of $20.00 bill, professional coin dealers, bureau of engraving
professional coin dealers, bureau of engraving, ebay: $300 to $500 retail. Bills are printed in sheets of 32 notes and in three phases. The back is printed first and taken to a drying room. Next the front is printed and then allowed to dry. Last, the serial numbers and Treasury shield are printed in an overprint...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Backed by gold, new ford mustang, us paper money
new ford mustang, us paper money, line ford: Many of the BUY GOLD commercials are by legitimate companies, some are not. Not every company is competitive in their prices either. If looking for gold, people should always do their due diligence, not all companies are created the same. Owning gold is...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: chinese coin?? signed??, chinese coins, lightweight alloy
chinese coins, lightweight alloy, old coins: Hi Becky, Unfortunately it appears you have one of them many modern counterfeits. These are made of lightweight alloy which does not contain actual silver. There are some genuine Chinese coins and medals that are signed L Giorgi. But only the counterfeits...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: coin idenity & current value, who,where s would be the most reputable, honest dealer eho may want to buy theme?, e pluribus unum, minor mint
e pluribus unum, minor mint, mint error: Hi Cindi, Unfortunately these are common coins and the US ones are only worth more than face value if they are in pristine condition. The 1996 dime sounds like a minor mint error, but these often have weakness in some of the numbers and/or letters on them...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: coin identification, coin identification, genuine example
coin identification, genuine example, roman numerals: Hi Mike, Sorry for the delay in responding to your question. You are very lucky to have found such a coin. It comes from the German State of Erbach, and is a 1 thaler denomination. All the details and surfaces looks absolutely correct for a genuine example,...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: coins, mint state, silver coins
mint state, silver coins, cool writing: Hi Shantel, The 1936 penny is from Britain, value for a coin that has wear is only a couple dollars, but one in mint state is worth up to $25. The 1969 Netherlands coin would only be worth more than a couple of dollars if it s one of the large size silver...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: coins and banknotes, wheat pennies, canadian coins
wheat pennies, canadian coins, coins banknotes: Hi Sandra, We specialize in collections from estates. My company, Omega Precois Metals, was founded in 1995. You can find us at www.allcoins.us I think we can help you move the whole collectio, at once. Selling piece by piece is very tedious and...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Composition of Bicentennial medals, jeff kurtz, american revolution bicentennial
jeff kurtz, american revolution bicentennial, battles of lexington and concord: Hi Jeff, Both of these medals were made at the U.S. Mint and contain just under an ounce each of Sterling silver (0.925 pure). You can find more info about these medals on my web page here : http://www.workingmancoins.com/ForSale/BicMed.htm I hope...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: One Dollar Silver Certificate 1957A, collectible condition, silver certificate
collectible condition, silver certificate, ebay: Allan: As with any collectible, condition is important. That being said, the 1957A series is the more common in the $1 series, and worth about $2 to $3 in circulated condition. Your serial number is not unusual. UNC examples run around $5 to $7. For...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Double stamped coin, wheat pennies, wheat penny
wheat pennies, wheat penny, novelty shops: Hi Kathy, What you have is a magician s coin. Somebody took two normal wheat pennies, altered them, and glued the altered pieces back together to make it appear as a 2-tailed coin. If you use a strong magnifier, and closely examine the area just inside...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Elizabeth II Dei Gratia Regina Coin, elizabeth ii dei gratia regina, gold coins
elizabeth ii dei gratia regina, gold coins, d gold: Hi Christina, It does not sound like any of the regular issue gold coins, as those have a head on one side and a different design on the other. It s likely a medallion, but it may still be solid gold. Would you be able to attach pictures to a follow-up question?...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Is this error $1 note worth anything, currency collectors, bureau of engraving
currency collectors, bureau of engraving, interested collector: Alan: You appear to have a multiple error that is quite scarce. In order for this type of error to happen, at least one sheet of 32 notes was printed correctly on the reverse, but mis-fed for the obverse printing. The sheet was then turned around during...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: error coin, copper core, quater
copper core, quater, rae: Rae: Not an error, but altered through exposure to heat, causing the clad layer to separate internally from the copper core, forming the bubble . No added numismatic value. Sometimes people try and fool you into thinking you have a real error coin....

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: error coins???, carla, coins
carla, coins, nomination: Carla: Altered. Altered coins have no added numismatic value. Sometimes people try and fool you into thinking you have a real error coin. Here are some examples of coins either being altered or damaged. See link: http://coinauctionshelp.com/page15.html...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: found this coin, physical alteration, lincoln penny
physical alteration, lincoln penny, interested collector: Not a second earlobe. Different shape. May be a small die gouge. Likely many with this obverse die were struck with the defect. A minor error at best, worth maybe a dollar or two to an interested collector. Sometimes people try and fool you into thinking...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Gold Coin, bullion dealers, current price of gold
bullion dealers, current price of gold, silver proof: Hi John, At the current price of gold, I would pay $1700 -- add another $20 if you have the original wooden display case, certificate, and outer box. These are not marked as to being 90% gold, so they are difficult to sell to people that are not familiar...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: GOLD MEDALIONS OR COINS, commemorative medallions, second vatican council
commemorative medallions, second vatican council, first pope: Hi again John, They are certainly commemorative medallions, officially released by the Vatican. The ones on the left and right were made for the second Vatican council, which was opened by the first pope in 1962 and closed by the second one in 1965. The medallions...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: grading coins, pcgs collectors club, pcgs dealer
pcgs collectors club, pcgs dealer, gold coins: Hi John, You either need to submit them through an authorized PCGS dealer, join the PCGS collectors club, or submit them directly at major coin show where PCGS is in attendence. More details about the collectors club, a list of PCGS dealers, and a list...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: half dollar coin, Kennedy, Half
Kennedy, Half: Hi tenise, If these coins have been circulated they will range from face value (50 cents) to $1.50 to a collector that is looking for them. There were some silver issues that were proof. They would be more valuable bit still less than $9 us is they are...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: two headed quarter, obverse, two heads
obverse, two heads, diameters: George: Man-made trick coin. Obverse and reverse dies are different diameters. Impossible for coin to be struck with two heads or tails. Two different coins and dates with backs removed and glued together. No added numismatic value. Sometimes people...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: JFK 1964 Silver Dollar, quarter ounce, dollar gold
quarter ounce, dollar gold, half dollar: Hi Lionel, Sorry but somebody has altered a normal half dollar, gold layered one side and planed off the other side. Likely this was to be used in some kind of display or as a trick coin. As it is, it has no collector value. The gold value will be...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: JFK coin set, spot price of silver, interested collector
spot price of silver, interested collector, commemorative coins: Hi Dave, What you have is a privately minted commemorative set. Kennedy was the 35th President. It looks like the Presidential Seal on the back of the medal. The 925 marking denotes that the medal is made of Sterling silver. So if you weigh the medals...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: JFK/RFK token?, e pluibus unum, us mint
e pluibus unum, us mint, metal content: It s always best to provide as much information on the item you have when asking a question. A photo of your piece would also help. Things like size, diameter, thickness, metal content would all help pinpoint what you may have. I ll try to do my best, but...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: lucite, lucite block, ebay
lucite block, ebay, numismatic value: Patrick, the coins in lucite blocks are usually common coins and have no great numismatic value. They might have value as silver, but in that case they have the same value in the block or out. Sometimes someone might pay a bit more for coins in the lucite...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: us mint 1979 uncirculated coin set with damage, us mint, uncirculated coin
us mint, uncirculated coin, obverse: Timothy: Damage likely caused by equipment sealing coins in packaging film. I ve seen this before. While not too common, it is not worth any added numismatic value. Here are some examples of coins either being altered or damaged. See link: http://coinauctionshelp.com/page15.html...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: mint mark s on a 1968 half dollar, circulation strikes, philadelphia mint
circulation strikes, philadelphia mint, proof coins: Floyd: Where you don t say if they are normal circulation strikes or proof coins, it is hard to give you a good answer. The type one and two mint marks refer only to proof strikes. The earlier dates had mint marks applied to the dies after they left the...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Is this a misprint, hylas, good luck
hylas, good luck, money: Hi Michelle, I can t make a definitive call from the scan. However, I do think it warrants further investigation. Is there any other part that appears pushed up ? Usually when there is an error on printed money, it s not just in one small area. Good...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: misprinted 1993 1 dollar bill, groton ct, ink transfer
groton ct, ink transfer, ebay: Hi George, This is call an ink transfer error and it s got a value... I would estimate 30.00 to 50.00. The best place to sell it is on eBay. There you will find a collector who will pay what it s worth. Kind regards, Greg http://www.AntiqueBanknotes.com...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: morgan head, check ebay, mint product
check ebay, mint product, troy ounce: Suzannah: The weight, diameter and thickness, along with overall appearance help to confirm if your coin is a mint product. 1883 is a common date. A real dollar is struck of .900 fine silver and contains about 3/4 troy ounce of pure silver, or a melt value...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: name of 1941 dime, mercury dime, innermost planet
mercury dime, innermost planet, liberty dime: It was because the figure on the obverse of the coin looked to the public like Mercury. This was because of the wing on the cap worn by Liberty. Thus, the technically correct name was Winged Liberty Dime. The public knew of Mercury as the speedy god so...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Nassau Herzogthum 6 kreuzer 1836, silver color, rare coin
silver color, rare coin, kreuzer: Hi Joseph, I believe your coin is actually a contemporary counterfeit, meant to circulate along with the real thing. Was likely silver washed at the time and probably circualted until the silver color wore off. These are quite interesting and actually worth...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: newfoundland 50 cent pieces, exact grade, newfoundland canada
exact grade, newfoundland canada, rare dates: Hi Patrice, Condition will really dictate the value of these coins. There are no really rare dates within the range you specified, so the values will range from under $10 for a really worn piece, up to over $100 for something that looks almost like new....

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Odd wear pattern on W. Virginia quarter, none
none: Hi Joel, Without seeing this coin I cannot say for sure. You description sounds like someone reworked the coin after it left the mint. It is a possibility that it was too small at the mint but the strike should be off center if this is the case. The...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Paper money, civil war currency, confederate currency
civil war currency, confederate currency, planters bank: Attila: Apparently this bank issued currency during the civil war from the state of Florida. I m not aware of the rarity or value of your note. Southern Obsolete Money Before the Civil War, currency was mostly local as banks, businesses and localities issued...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: paper money, star notes, dollar bills
star notes, dollar bills, paper money: Hi Wanda, Circulated Federal Reserve notes from 1934 aren t really worth more than face value unless they are star notes and yours aren t stars. These were saved in mattresses and behind walls during the depression that they are not ever really going...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: parsons & co. gold bar, tarryall colorado, parsons co
tarryall colorado, parsons co, john parsons: Hi John, John Parsons & Co. operated a mint in the town of Tarryall, Colorado (in Park County) in the summer of 1861. Very little is known about his company. His fame comes from the very rare Pikes Peak gold pieces he produced, which are worth hundreds...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: pennys silver or steel, copper plating process, copper coating
copper plating process, copper coating, ebay listings: Victor: The 1943 is a special, one year issue, resulting from a change in copper, due to the war. They sell for about ten to twenty-five cents in circulated condition. Copper plated zinc cents, struck since 1982, are known to have been struck without the...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: pin holes in dollar bill, none
none: Hello Jnet, Thanks for the question. Currency notes are never made with holes in them. The paper is carefully selected and checked. If you found a note with pin holes it was done after being produced and decreases the collectability of the piece....

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: us quater not struck, check ebay, interested collector
check ebay, interested collector, ebay: John: Your description indicates that you may have an unstruck coin called a blank planchet. The key to the answer is the weight 5.670 g (0.182 troy oz), diameter 24.26 mm (0.955 in) and thickness 1.75 mm (0.069 in) of your piece. The edge reeding is part...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Queen Elizabeth II d.g.reina 1867-1967 Canada 1 cent coin, Canadian Cents - New England Coin Exchange
Canadian Cents - New England Coin Exchange: Hi Lori, We see several dozen of these coins each month here in the US so its safe to say that most of these coins are still in circulation. We regularly see uncirculated rolls of these coins so I would put the value of these closer to .01. When we sell...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: removing coins, retail price guide, local grocer
retail price guide, local grocer, mint sets: Hi Barry, Generally speaking, you ve got to have an eye for picking coins to be submitted for grading. They prettymuch must be perfect, mark-free, strongly struck specimens, or you re just wasting your time and money. If you do submit any for grading,...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Russian mint mark, russian mint, mint mark
russian mint, mint mark, russian letter: Hi James, The mint mark will actually be the assayers initials, found on the edge of the coin. For these coins minted in St. Petersburg it will be АГ for Appolon Grasgov. The symbol next to the date is a Russian letter pronounced like our letter...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Silver eagles, novice collector, silver eagles
novice collector, silver eagles, precious metals: Hi tom, aactually, there really isn t. It depends upon the market at that particular time. Usually, all coins listed on PCGS or NGC can be had for about 30-40% below that level. However, rarer coins ($1500-5000) will change hands at the PCGS/NGC levels...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Spanish coin, maravedis, spanish coin
maravedis, spanish coin, time chris: Hi Chris, Sorry for the delay in answering your question. The Coin is a Spanish copper 4 maravedis. They are actually quite common even in relatively good condition. I m afraid in the shape mentioned it would only be worth a few dollars at most. Thanks...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Spanish pesetas, coin error?, franco regime, old coins
franco regime, old coins, spanish pesetas: Hi Nichole, Unfortunately this is a damaged coin rather than an error. Looks like someone sanded it down or used a Sawzall or something on it. A genuine one-sided error does have pretty good value, so keep looking and you just might find one. Thanks for...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: off stamped quarter, word liberty, quarter dollar
word liberty, quarter dollar, hi mike: Hi Mike, This level of off-center strike would actually still be considered minor. The optimal amount of being off-center is actually about 50% -- yours sounds like 10-20%. As such, I would estimate its value at about $5.00 I hope this helps, Dan...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Ten dollars in gold coin bill, gold certificates, exact condition
gold certificates, exact condition, gold coin: Hi Shirley, Yes, this note is worth more than face value. It s worth between $50 and $500 depending on the exact condition. Not much to say about the history of it but it did circulate from 1922 to the early 30 s when gold was deemed illegal to own and...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: U.S. $10.00 bill, treasury thanks, secretary of the treasury
treasury thanks, secretary of the treasury, morgenthau: Hi Thomas, I am not sure when exactly the 1934A notes were first released into circulation but it wasn t long after 1934. Series 1934 and 1934-A notes are both signed by Julian Morgenthau. Kind regards, Greg http://www.AntiqueBanknotes.com...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: unknown coin, commemorative medallion, retail situation
commemorative medallion, retail situation, coin shop: Hi William, This is a commemorative medallion rather than a coin, which is why it s so difficult to find online. The language is Portuguese, so it s origin is either Portugal or Brazil. It reads Nossa Senhora de Nazareth (Our lady of Nazareth). It appears...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: UPPER AND LOWER LEAF WISCONSIN QUARTERS, wisconsin quarters, ebay
wisconsin quarters, ebay, upper leaf: Hi Elaine, I have not handled any of those in a few years. So I suggest you look on eBay for them to get an idea of current market values. This would also be a good place to sell your since you are direct to consumer at that point and cut the dealer...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Value of Coins, mint mark, value of coins
mint mark, value of coins, allexperts: Hi William: Thanks for your question. I am not compensated anything for providing the answers to the questions by AllExperts. I do it to pass on some of what I have learned in numismatics. I have made many friends and found quite a few error and variety...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Value of silver U.S. coins, roosevelt dimes, washington quarters
roosevelt dimes, washington quarters, precious metals: Hi Jan Coin dealers will pay between 18 to 20 times their face value for each coin. Solets say a dime is worth between $1.80 and $2. A quarter is 4.50 to $5. I own Omega Precious Metals on Long Island. If you are nearby, call me for an appointment....

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: World War I Medal, retail situation, italian origin
retail situation, italian origin, coin shop: Hi Ramon, This is actually a fob, meant to hand off the chain on a pocket watch. It is or Italian origin and they are relatively common souvenirs. Value at auction is usually less than $20, though they can sell for twice that much in a retail situation like...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: What is the worth?, cheek bone, interested collector
cheek bone, interested collector, indian head penny: Sean: Based on the photo, coin has extensive wear, scratches, and appears to have been cleaned. No reverse photo. Your coin would retail for about $1 to an interested collector. For examples of Indian Cent grades, see: http://coinauctionshelp.com/how_to_grade_indian_cents.htm...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: $100 bill, 1929 Federal Reserve bank of Chicago
Kim: From Old Currency Buyers: Series of 1929 one hundred dollar national bank notes have different values depending on their condition, serial number, and bank of issue. Most 1929 $100 national bank notes sell for two or three times their face value...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1813 Argentinian Coin
Hi Conor, I received your pictures and unfortunately what you have is a novelty replica which appears to be made of brass. A genuine 8 escudos would be about the size of a silver dollar and weigh in the range of 27 grams depending on how much wear there is....

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1863 civil war token
Hi Alicia, The mark is the letter L , for Lovett , the designer Robert Lovett s initial. The Lovett family was famous for making tokens and medals during and after the Civil War. See : http://www.lovetttokensmedals.com I hope this helps, Dan...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1956 silver penny
Robert: Photos help to identify what you may have, but the real key is weight, diameter and thickness compared to a normal cent. The cent is 0.75 inches (19.05 mm) in diameter and 0.061 inches (1.55 mm) in thickness. The Lincoln, Wheat Ears Reverse cent...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: $20 from 1928
Hi Marcy, Generally speaking, 1928 Federal Reserve Notes in worn condition are only worth a couple dollars over their face value -- i.e. yours is worth about $23 However, I believe the #10 part of your note makes it a bit rarer, so it should have a small...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 77 & 88 steel penny's
Hi Thomas, Without seeing the coins and using my scale which is certified I cannot say why your coins don t have correct weights. Because so many of your coins are off I can only guess your scale is not correct, the coins are worn and have matter on them,...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Australian penny's
Hi Adam, the picture is not very clear but it looks as it the grade has been overstated. Not as good as someone thinks. Low value, check out http://www.ebay.com/ctg/Australia-Penny-1922-/102168766 There s a very nice one on that page going for $11.89. Grab...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Buy old coins, VOC Duits
VOC Duits: I have not put them on my website since there are many websites online about these very common Duit and half duit coins which were used in many Dutch colonies including Ceylon. I have about 2400 of these coins and have not had the time to sort them out...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: coin value
Hi Tracy, The first one is not technically a coin, but rather a silver round, used for buying and selling bullion silver. It s value will be whatever the current value of silver is -- right now that s about $21 The second one is a Peace Dollar. These...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Coin value
This may not be a coin, it may be some sort of commemorative medal. Coins would say something like 20 PESOS, 50 PESOS etc. I know of no Mexican coin from that period that weighs 31.5 grams. If you have other info about the coin , feel free to contact...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Determining value
Hi Ed, Best thing I can suggest is to attend a local coin show and see if any of the dealers there are interested. There are a couple shows coming up in Houston within a month. Details can be found on the Coin World website here : http://www.coinworld.com/events...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: one dollar, Canada One Dollar Bill New England Coin Exchange
Canada One Dollar Bill New England Coin Exchange: Hello James, What you have there is a $1.00 bill from Canada. As you might know they no longer print 1 or 2 dollar bills. You can still spend it in Canada or take it to a bank for conversion to Euros. There isn t much collector value unless it is...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: error or fake?
Hi John, It s neither an error nor a fake -- it s been altered. Somebody took something like a large spoon and tapped repeatedly along the outer edge of the coin, gradually altering its shape. This practice of spooning has been going on for over a...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Coin value
Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Coin value

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Two headed quarter
Hi Brian, The way they make these 2-headed coins now is different from the old way. Instead of slicing it in half, leaving a seam within the side cladding, they now they hollow out the back of one coin, remove the back side and outer edge of another, and...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: How do I leave feedback, please?
Kim: Go to the Thank/rate the expert button and click. You are allowed to rate four areas of the reply, and please notice the question about a Nomination for Expert of the Month. I would really appreciate your Yes , which I hope you believe that I...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: the national bicentennial medal
Hi Diane, It is definitely Sterling silver -- .925 fine. Here s a picture of the original order form : http://www.workingmancoins.com/ForSale/Pics/BicMed/NatBicMedOrdForm.jpg I hope this helps, Dan p.s. I like these medals -- I have several...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: need to know coin is from
Hi Janna, This is a 10 paisa coin from Nepal, dated 1971 and made of brass. There were two versions, a regular one and this one which is a commemorative that was part of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations coins sets. Thanks for the...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Observed on both side of penny
Jeff: Without more detailed description or a photo, I can only guess what you have. Likely it is a magic coin. It is not possible for a coin to have two heads or tails. The holding devices for the dies are different sizes for the heads and tails. These...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: odd proof set
Hi Joe, Your set is normal for the year. The U.S. Mint did not produce any 1975 25C, 50C, or $1 coins. Because of the Bicentennial celebration in 1976 the Mint decided to start producing 1976 coins in 1975. To save money on packaging they used the 1974...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: real or not. what are they?, Hong Kong Dollar - New England Coin Exchange
Hong Kong Dollar - New England Coin Exchange: Hello Tom, I am sorry to say that I do not believe that this is an authentic coin. The image on the obverse is similar to authentic coins but they did not strike a dollar with the dragon on the reverse. The authentic ones also have the denomination...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: silver coin
Hi George, There are no officially recognized certified perfect 1961 nickel in existence. A typical uncirculated example sells for 25 Cents in my shop. If you believe your coin is perfect (maybe you had a relative who worked at the Mint and picked one up...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Weird Nickel
Cheryl: From photo, looks like glue. Sometimes people try and fool you into thinking you have a real error coin. Here are examples of coins either being altered or damaged. See link: http://coinauctionshelp.com/page15.html See link: http://conecaonline.org/content/OhNo.htm...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1788 Quarter
Hi Sue, It sounds like the New York quarter from the 50 States Quarter program. It was issued in 2001 -- it should have the 2001 date on the bottom of the same side it has the 1788 date. I have attached a picture. Assuming this is what you have, feel...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1859 coin
Hi Diane, This is a copper coin from the Dutch East Indies, which is the area around modern day Indonesia. There were over 40 million coins minted this year, which makes it relatively common. As far as value is concerned, it depends on condition. A well used...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1863 coin
Hi Christine, You have what is known as a Patriotic Civil War Token. During the Civil War there was considerable hoarding of small denomination coins by people that feared the outcome of the war. This caused widespread shortages of coinage in many cities...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1921 Morgan Dollar Lettering Error on Reverse
Matt: Likely a clogged or filled die. This type of error results from gunk, grime, grease, getting trapped on the die surface to restrict the lettering and detail from being fully struck. Your piece appears to be VF, and where it is a common date, the error...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1929 Federal Reserve Bank Notes
Hi Melvin, Yes, they are still negotiable. However, I doubt that the set includes $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100 bills. That adds up to $185 and no one would sell them for under face value. The notes are really only collectible in high grade. In low grade,...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1967 nickel the value
Hi Larry, We sell the 1967 BU singles for 50 Cents. When we have rolls in stock they can sell for $10 to $12 per roll. If you have a used example its only worth face value. The 1967 nickel from a Special Mint set will cost a buck or two. Thanks for the...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1971 liberty penny
Debby: Without a photo, or more of a description, it is hard to pinpoint what you may have. It could be damage, a die break, or a clash. If it is an error, it is likely minor in value. Sometimes people try and fool you into thinking you have a real error...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1980 D quarter error
Richard: Without a photo, or more of a description, it is hard to pinpoint what you may have. It could be damage, or a die break. If it is an error, it is likely minor in value. Sometimes people try and fool you into thinking you have a real error coin....

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 50 cent silver halfs
Hi Stephen, Kennedy Half Dollars are split into three groups with different silver compositions, 90% Silver, 40% Silver, and Clad (Copper/Nickel). Weights given are for uncirculated or proof coins. Kennedy Half Dollar Normal weights in grams (Ref:...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Canadian Currency
A general rule about Canadian currency is that anything printed before 1950 should have at least some collector value. With that said, older isn t always better. Many bank notes printed before 1860 can be rare, but there isn t a huge collector base out there...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Cathedrale Notre-Dame de paris Edition 2008
Hi Jamie, it s not actually a coin, it s just a commemorative medallion such as you might get in the gift shop at Notre Dame. You will see one here; http://www.delcampe.net/page/item/id,173830056,var,Arthus-Bertrand-Cathedrale-Notre-Dame-de-Paris-Edition-2008,language,E.html...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Coin
Hi Jeanne, The coin is a bronze 1 penny. If it s gold in color that meas it has been painted to be used as an ornament, which is also why the hole was made. This is pretty common and I ve seen dozens of South African bronze coins holed and painted gold. Unfortunately...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: coin
Hi Rick, There are thousands of replicas of this coin out there and almost none of the real coins. Without seeing it, I have to believe you have one of the replicas -- worth maybe a couple dollars. A real one would be worth thousands, but you would...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: coins value
Hi Lis, Thank you for the picture. All the coins in your list, date 1929 or newer, are considered common, when they are in circulated condition. So those will just be worth the $1.50 each -- a fair price. The 1920 dated coin will likely be the same,...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Connecticut Copper
Edwin, The first Connecticut Coppers were minted in 1785. So unfortunately, if you have an Auctori Connec coin dated 1777, it s not real -- it s somebody s fantasy piece. As such, its only value would be as a novelty item -- a couple dollars at most....

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Gold coin 3.5 cm
Hi Hans, This Austrian 100 corona coin is a bullion piece, intended for investment in gold rather than circulation. Although there are original pieces from 1915 that were circulated and are quite rare, nearly all the uncirculated, mint state coins seen today...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: identify a coin, Chinese Bi Metal Coin
Chinese Bi Metal Coin: Hello Prashant, In my opinion this coin was not minted by the Chinese government. The bi-metal coins made by the official mints in china are silver and gold - they are not plated. The official coins have dates written in Arabic numerals and they put the...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Lincoln Penny Error
Keith: With the information and photo (2 of the reverse attached with the question) you provided, I believe you may have a filled die error. Sometimes greased or gunk gets on the die surface and keeps the design from being fully struck. It would likely...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Question
Hey Curt, you will get the best judge of value for these based on ebay completed auctions. There are not many full time dealers who specialize in modern BEP products like you are asking about. I know I have never handled them before. However, I am sure...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: silver dollar
Hi, Diane, you have the silver dollar that is commonly called the Peace Dollar. Its run started in 1921 after the end of the first world war. If it is in circulated condition, its value depends somewhat on the value of the silver in it, as 1925 is a common...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: silver dollar
This time you ve asked about the Morgan dollar. Again the value of silver sets a floor on what it is worth. In circulated condition, the 1898 without mint mark (located if any above the letters Do in Dollar) 1898 O mint mark (New Orleans) and 1898 S...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: USA half dollars
Anything is possible, but the odds are pretty slim. I could see the potential for coins dated 1965 whereby the mint machine still had 90% blanks in the hopper. But later years? I don t think so. Check your local phone book or the internet for a dealer....

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1797 SILVER DOLLAR
Hi Brian, Thank you for the pictures. In 1797, the number of stars was increased to sixteen -- either 9X7 or 10X6. The mintage was the smallest of any years from 1795 to 1803, with only 7,776 pieces having been struck. Therefore, only two obverse dies...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1914 dutch coin
Hi Ellen, Actually Dutch 1 cent coins of this period did not have the queen s portrait on them until 1948. At this time they had the rampant lion on one side and denomination in wreath on the other (see attached picture 1). I believe you may have a coin of...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1944 1 Franc
Hi Leo, I m not the person you originally asked this question to, but I saw it in our question pool after the other person rejected it. In 1944 there were two types of 1 franc coins issued in France. The one with the double axe was issued by the Vichy government...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1968 Malta 3 Scudi Coin
Hi Jeffrey, I believe the confusion stems from the fact that other Scudi coins around this period went by factors of 12. For example, 1 scudi = 12g, 2 scudi = 24g. This particular commemorative piece was never intended for circulation, and as such did not...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1995 $10 bill missing 3rd strikes on front face
Hi David, I think the difference may be in that they print more $20 bills. This may make your $10 bill worth a little more, but I don t think the difference would be significant, and I don t think they will change a lot in value in a decade or two. ...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1998 D idk what to call it penny
Vanessa: My understanding of the minting process leads me to believe that it is most likely an altered coin (which is something a person asking a question does not want to hear). I know of no process and/or condition that would allow a struck Lincoln cent...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 2 kroner coin
Hi Charles, Is the coin you have the same one as the picture I attached? The years are actually 1638 and 1938, but tarnishing can make it hard to make out. This is a silver 2 kronor from Sweden and commemorates 300 years since the Swedish settlement of what...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 2009 series $1 bills
Terry: Not much, unless they have unusual serial numbers. As a group, you might get a couple of bucks more than face from an interested collector. You may want to check US currency listings on eBay from time to time to see what these type of notes brings....

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Canadian silver dollar idenification, small bead Canadian Dollar
small bead Canadian Dollar: Hello David, You would need to take these into a good coin shop who knows about them. This can not be done here with photos. We have identified several of them and one unique aspect of these coins is there very overpriced value in the coin guides. We...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: coins, Misc Coins
Misc Coins: Hello Brenda, Your five 50 Pence coin from England are still legal tender and would be worth 82 cents US (each) today. The 1882 50 Centavo coin from Mexico is worth about $10 to $50 depending on the condition. The Go indicates that it was minted in Guanajuato....

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: folded and printed corner
Jerry: Bills are printed in sheets of 32 notes and in three phases. Obverse print, reverse print, and serial numbers with seals print. It is likely your sheet was partially creased during the initial printing phase, causing some of the printing to be off/in...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: gold coin KSA
Hi Teresa, If you do not have any additional marks on the coin it s a good thing. Although these coins and the jewelers replicas are both made of solid gold, the original coins like yours are worth a bit more. Either way it would not be worthless as a gold...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Haw much is that coin worth, Marie Restrike US $1 Gold
Marie Restrike US $1 Gold: Hello Rania, The front of this coin looks like an Austrian Marie Theresa Silver Coin. The diameter would be 39.5mm and the weight would be 23.4 grams. The back looks like an imitation of a US Gold $1.00 coin. If this is the back and front of the coin that...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Mis-struck penny
Cheryl: With no photo, hard to say, but from your description, you likely have a major off center cent. This happens when the coin blank does not enter the die chamber completely, resulting in the piece only getting part of the dies images. These normally...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Misprinted Quarter
Debbie: It is impossible for a modern day coin to have been struck with two heads or two tails. The diameters of the die ends that fit into the press are of different diameters. Without a photo, or the specifics of the coin, it is difficult to give you...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Miss struck dime
Hi Jason, Thank you for the picture. In the production of the coin, there is a metal collar that goes around the coin when it is being struck. Sometimes this collar does not get fully engaged before the coin gets struck. The result is what you have...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: replica gold coin, Replica Coin
Replica Coin: Hello Teresa, If there is gold in it then the value would be based on the gold content. If it is a replica coin it would not have much value. We typically don t advocate giving these types of coins to new collectors because at some point they will take...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Silver Dollar 1890
Hi Ashley, A nice, mint condition 1890 Morgan dollar will be worth $60 to $70. If you pay the money to send it in and get it certified, AND it comes back at a grade of MS-65, it will be worth over $1,000. Another thing to check for, is if it has a ...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Unknown Gold coin/medal
Hi Jeff, This is an interesting item. It s a Mexican gold 50 peso coin of the 1921 to 1947 type that an engraver or jeweler turned into a medal by grinding down one side and putting a custom design into it. It appears to be something given to a person in...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1.00 coin, ebay listings, interested collector
ebay listings, interested collector, ebay: April: Thanks for the photos and kind words. It appears like you may have a coin struck with die breaks. This would be caused from the improper heat treatment and/or over use of the die used in striking the coins. Over time and use, the die can form breaks,...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1777 Carolus III coin, decent shape, best bet
decent shape, best bet, good shape: Hi Virginia, This is a 1/2 reale (smallest denomination) silver coin made in Mexico City. These coins are popular and bring pretty good money in decent shape considering how small they are. Your best bet is to sell it on eBay, they do well there as long as...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1906 dime, 1906 Dime - New England Coin Exchange
1906 Dime - New England Coin Exchange: Hi Mike, This could be quite a find. I would need to see it to determine the value for you. I can assure you that the US mint did not send out any coins with a hole in them, at least not on purpose. With the hole it sounds like a coin that might have...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1907 twenty dollar USA gold coin, professional coin dealers, mint mark
professional coin dealers, mint mark, gold coins: Richard: A U.S. gold coin purchased in a world country can be considered suspicious. It may be a copy, especially with the counter-stamp. Have it checked out by at least two qualified dealers. The donation goes directly to me, but no one has yet to use...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1934c series, old money, series c
old money, series c, dollar bill: There is a 99% chance that the $50 bill is really just worth $50. 1934C notes were actually printed in the late 1940s. Most are not collectible because tens of millions were printed. So while they are certainly a type of a href= http://antiquemoney.com/...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1951-d penny, pennies, zinc
pennies, zinc, magnet: Hi Ken, Thank you for the pictures. Looks to me that it s been zinc plated, which is non-magnetic. I ve seen alot of these over the years. Just to make sure, check the weight -- it should be 3.1 to 3.2 grams. Considered altered, it would have...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1966 mint error dime, nickel alloy, mint error
nickel alloy, mint error, coinage act: Rober: The key to answer this question is the weight, diameter and thickness of your coin. It could be an error or altered/damaged. Altered/damaged coins have no added numismatic value. Mass 2.268g (0.0729 troy oz),Diameter 17.91mm (0.705 in), Thickness...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1967 SMS Kennedy Half Dollar MS66, nancy nancy, kennedy half dollar
nancy nancy, kennedy half dollar, opening bid: Nancy: My personal opinion is not to purchase modern coins, raw or certified, at any price. They are not unusually rare, and most any premium is dealer hype. If you were try and sell the same coin to many dealers, you d likely get no more than a few dollars...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1975 uncirculated silver colored penny, white metals, silver zinc
white metals, silver zinc, precious metals: Hi Rebecca, Just because it is silver in color does not mean it is silver. Chances are that it is a normal penny that has been plated with a white metals, whether that be silver, zinc, chrome, etc. The only way to be sure would be to have the coin physically...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1977 $5 bill not completely cut, fred weinberg, currency auctions
fred weinberg, currency auctions, cutting error: Doug: Nice note. With stains, probably would grade EF. My guess would be a retail in the $75 range. Surprised Fred wasn t interested. Try these currency dealers at: http://www.numismaster.com/ta/inside_numis.jsp?page=currency-banknote-paper-money-dealers...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1980 penny, mechanical issues, accurate answer
mechanical issues, accurate answer, mechanical machine: Randy: Without a photo, it s difficult to give an accurate answer. There are thousands of doubled dies, only a few are worth a lot of money. You may have a strike doubled coin, which is minor in value. From http://coins.about.com: Definition: Mechanical...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1980 Russian Olympic coins, olympic coins, auction market
olympic coins, auction market, coin set: Hi Carol, You are absolutely correct. The silver value of the 28 coin set is around $650 at present, and the sets sell for a $700 to $750 on the auction market. If the coins you have are proofs, with frosted raised features and a mirror-like background, you...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1980 yellow gold penny, gold penny, planchet
gold penny, planchet, magnetic material: Don, The only way a magnet would pick it up is if : 1) it s counterfeit 2) it s plated with some kind of magnetic material or 3) it s struck on a foreigh (magnetic) planchet. I suggest you find a coin show where you can have multiple experts...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1983 penny, double mint, mint mark
double mint, mint mark, mint marks: Torey: From the photo, it appears you have a machine doubled mint mark. Other features on the coin may also appear doubled. See: http://koinpro.tripod.com/Articles/OtherFormsOfDoubling.htm The mint changed the manner in how mint marks were put on coins....

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: a us 1985 5 dollar bill, professional coin dealers, fred weinberg
professional coin dealers, fred weinberg, inspection phase: Carrie: Hard to say without photo or seeing note. Condition is important. If real, retail would be between $100 and $350. Bills are printed in sheets of 32 notes and in three phases. Reverse print, obverse print, and serial numbers with seal print....

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1993 Jefferson nickle, nickle, rim
nickle, rim, nomination: Ted: What does your odd coin weigh compared to a normal coin? How about the thickness? Is there a raised rim around the reverse? If it is light, thinner, and has no raised rim, it is likely altered. As a man-made error, it has no added numismatic value....

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1999 delaware quartwr, numismatic guarantee corporation, sarasota florida
numismatic guarantee corporation, sarasota florida, hylas: Hi Casey, This probably occurred from worn dies. You may want to contact the Numismatic Guarantee Corporation in Sarasota Florida. You can have the coin authenticated for a fee of about $25. Doing so will make the coin easier to sell when the time comes....

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 2 bill, hylas, postmark
hylas, postmark, carson city: Some people would take a new issue bill to the post office to have it officially date stamped supposedly thus proving that they had possession of it on that particular date. As for the Massachusetts stamp, I could not tell you. Probably just a stamp that...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: $200 1 pound .999 fine silver Titanic coin, foreign coins, titanic sinking
foreign coins, titanic sinking, april 14 1912: Hi Ron, Your silver art round contains 14.6 Troy ounces of pure silver -- currently about $420 worth of silver. One did recently sell on eBay for $600, but others have been listed since then and did not sell at a $500 level. So if you can find the right...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 2000 Maryland state quarter, little nickel, mint mark
little nickel, mint mark, us quarters: James, No US quarters are supposed to stick to a magnet -- silver or not. Since 1965 (other than the silver proofs) all US quarters are made from mostly copper, with a little nickel mixed into the outer layer -- supposedly not enough nickel to stick to...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 2000 Maryland state quarter, ebay listings, striking coins
ebay listings, striking coins, mint mark: James: You re asking for the impossible. No weight, diameter or thickness, no photo. I don t know. How can it be real? The U.S. mint is not striking coins for world countries, and they do not use any coin planchet material attracted by a magnet. Silver,...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 2000 penny color, state quarter sets, plating tank
state quarter sets, plating tank, lincoln penny: Hi, A lot of times companies will gold plate coins in order to sell them for more than face value. You can often find state quarter sets that have been gold or platinum plated to increase their appeal to collectors. In some cases we have seen where the...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 2003 $1 misalignment value and different serial number, engraving and printing, bureau of engraving
engraving and printing, bureau of engraving, bureau of engraving and printing: Quick Tip: If the serial number starts with 99 and it is an error, then you should always examine it closely. Notes with a number that high are all cut from sheets. Those sheets are sold directly by the bureau of engraving and printing. So sadly, your...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 2005 Kansas state quarter, kansas state quarter, buffalo bison
kansas state quarter, buffalo bison, couple dollars: Christine, You have what s known as a magician s coin -- a manufactured novelty item made by altering two regular coins and gluing the pieces together. This was not done at the mint. Details here : http://www.coingalaxy.com/coininfo/two-heads.html ...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: $5 gold mintages and pricing, half eagles, mintage
half eagles, mintage, coin dealer: Hi Paul, You can easily check the rarity of these coins by going to either the NGC website or the PCGS website. Simply look at how many were graded in the particular grade you are looking to purchase. Just because one coin has a higher mintage is not...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: $50 bill, coin magazine, stranger things
coin magazine, stranger things, old money: I am looking at the 10th edition of Standard Guide To Small Size U.S. Paper Money, 1928 to Date , it shows that Cabral & Snow signed 2004A $50 notes. 2004 examples were signed by Marin and Snow. I can t explain what you saw somewhere else. 2004 $50s should...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 5000 coin lira, 5000 Lire Italy University of Pisa
5000 Lire Italy University of Pisa: Melanie, What you have is a commemorative coin, they made 42,000 of these. The back of this coin features an image of Pisa. In uncirculated condition the value of this coin is $36.00. If it is in average circulated condition the value is about $5.00. ...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Attache picture, british west africa, africa kenya
british west africa, africa kenya, queen victoria: Hi Keyur, Well this is an interesting one. What you have is a 1 piece denomination bronze coin from Mombasa. I have attached a picture of what the coin normally looks like. Someone had a bit of fun with your coin and carved some different elements into the...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: China Kiangnan Silver Dollar, kuang hsu, asian coins
kuang hsu, asian coins, denticles: Hi Wesley, The coin pictured is indeed a replica, as is evident by inconsistent details most notably the rim denticles and non-silver color and luminosity of the surface). Believe it or not, Asia is the least likely place to find authentic Asian coins, Mongolia...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: coin identification, coin identification, silver crown
coin identification, silver crown, hib: Hi Greg, This sounds like a large silver crown from Britain. I have attached a picture for comparison. If you would like an evaluation please attach a clear picture or two to a follow-up question so that I may determine the grade and therefore value. Thanks...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: coin identification, empire coins, ottoman empire
empire coins, ottoman empire, coin identification: Hi Patrick, This is a novelty replica modeled after 18th and 19th century Ottoman Empire coins. These were made for use as ornaments, often used by dancers (if you ve ever seen a belly dancer they have coin-like adornments like this on their dress). The metal...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Coin Value, silver proof sets, mint boxes
silver proof sets, mint boxes, storage boxes: HI Bob, Heck, I m not laughing. Orig packaging is a selling point when the time comes. Think about older commemorative halves, 1920 s- 50 s, they came with original mint packaging but no one saved those. The boxes can be worth hundreds alone. SAVE...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: cradle of our american navy Ri medal, current price of silver, american navy
current price of silver, american navy, ebay: Hi Margo, I just found one listed on eBay. If yours is the same, it should be marked STERLING on the edge (.925 fine), and it should weigh 33.3 grams, which would put it at just under a Troy ounce of silver. At the current price of silver, you could expect...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: currency, professional coin dealers, fred weinberg
professional coin dealers, fred weinberg, bureau of engraving: Delcelia: Depends on how much off the serial numbers are. If minor, nothing. If it goes into the design, up to $100 or more in new condition. U.S. currency is printed three times in sheets of 36 subjects though there have been times when 12, 16 and...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Dear sir/madam, couple dollars, maria theresa
couple dollars, maria theresa, counterfeits: There were many, many, many of these thalers minted for years and years with that date, as well as a lot of counterfeits. Even if real, it s value will basically only be for the silver it contains -- maybe a couple dollars more. I suggest you find a local...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Dime with 2 tails, two dimes, approximate value
two dimes, approximate value, obverse: Bobby: Your friend s coin is most likely altered by taking two dimes, grinding the fronts off, and gluing the two tails together, forming the error . As a man-made error, it has no added numismatic value. The obverse and reverse dies have features that...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: EDVARDVS VII coin, george and the dragon, genuine example
george and the dragon, genuine example, precious metals: Hi Carl, This is a privately made novelty version of a British sovereign. The normal sovereign coins are 22kt gold, but most novelty versions are not precious metals. I would not call it a fake, since it s not really trying to pass off as a genuine example...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Error for Kennedy Half dollar, kennedy half dollar, novelty shops
kennedy half dollar, novelty shops, couple dollars: Hi Chris, What you have is a manufactured novelty item known as a magician s coin. It was made by altering two normal coins and gluing the pieces together. More information about these can be found here : http://www.coingalaxy.com/coininfo/two-heads.html...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Error on note, pcgs
pcgs: Hi Charles, I haven t seen an error of this type where the ink appears to be black... but it is possible. If I were you I would send this note to a grading firm like PCGS or PMG. They will grade the note and authenticate it as an error. If it grades...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: error penny, eisenhower dollars, silver quarters
eisenhower dollars, silver quarters, eagle cents: Hi Jeannie, That 1751 has just been damaged, at some time after it left the mint -- no collector value. The $29.99 you re asking is probably not unreasonable for that lot. However, the problem you re having selling it is due to the uncertainty of exactly...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Attache picture, job
Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Attache picture, job

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: gold florin coin
Coin and Paper Money Collecting: gold florin coin

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Novice Dealer requesting advice., precious metals industry, rotarian
Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Novice Dealer requesting advice., precious metals industry, rotarian, 35 years

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Faceless dollar, monte banana, banana sticker
monte banana, banana sticker, del monte note: James: Del Monte Note different type error. The renowned Del Monte note is an instance of the more uncommon US paper money errors. This $20 bill has a red, green and yellow Del Monte banana sticker affixed to it. Since the Treasury prints the front first...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: fold over/cutting error 20.00 bill, fred weinberg, currency auctions
fred weinberg, currency auctions, cutting error: Jim: Twenty s are quite scarce. I d say you should get from $400 to $750 for the error note. You d likely get the best price at an auction or selling your note to an error dealer. A personal friend, Fred Weinberg, is an error dealer. He can be contacted...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: follow-up picture to coin, catholic kings, coinage
catholic kings, coinage, denomination: Hi Paul, This is actually a coin of Spain, from the Catholic kings of Seville . At this time there was a dispute over the throne, with the Catholic kings claiming the throne and the French lineage (The Henri s) issued pretender coinage of their own. Despite...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: France 2 centimes 1855 D, france 2, auction
france 2, auction, dark spots: Hi Nathan, This one is the large D. In this condition would be worth $15-$20 retail and $10-$15 at auction. However, the dark spots and light colored area that looks like a scuff on the front would lower the value a bit. I would say $10 is fair. Thanks for...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: franklin $100 4oz silver proof, washington mint, silver proof
washington mint, silver proof, precious metals: Hi Eugene, Nothing to worry about. That is normal oxidation of silver. Commonly known as tarnish. It can be cleaned with a silver dip cleaning solution. Unless you intend on displaying it, I would leave it alone. Regards Joe Hylas Omega Precious Metal...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Gold or Copper Quarter?, vicksburg mississippi, mint product
vicksburg mississippi, mint product, denver mint: Scott: The key is the weight, but the attached photos tell me it is likely a copper washed quarter. These happen when the solution used to clean the planchets prior to striking had been used previously to wash the cent blanks. This process stopped being...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: gold florin coin, rare copies, st john the baptist
rare copies, st john the baptist, gold disc: Hi Donald, Just from the pictures, I believe you have a replica. It appears that the god plating is worn away at the edges and also there is the die crack running across the back of the coin through the lily . It was most likely cast. Genuine ones are...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Half minted penny/copper back/silver inside, ebay listings, alignment features
ebay listings, alignment features, two coins: Theresa Fern Looney and Robert McPeek: Your coin is a magic coin made up of two different coins, from different countries, and used to trick people. It is an interesting conversation piece, and they usually sell for a few dollars. It has no added numismatic...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: hu peh province ten cash coin, grasping at straws, hupeh province
grasping at straws, hupeh province, two dragons: Hi, I think I vaguely remember someone asking a question about a coin they found in their garden and I was able to identify it as a Hupeh province 10 cash. The one you describe with two dragons does sound pretty unusual. I would really need to a see a clear...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: inherited collectable coins, 3 pennies, retail price guide
3 pennies, retail price guide, dollar coins: Hi Matt, Sorry but I really don t have the time available to evaluate a large collection for free. Also, doing it without actually seeing the coins makes it nearly impossible to assign proper values. I can point you to an online retail price guide,...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Ireland Republic 6 Pence, edge lines, ireland republic
edge lines, ireland republic, hindquarter: Hi Nathan, Coin appears to be AU 9almost uncirculated), there seems to be a touch of wear on some of the highest profile points, such as the edge lines on the harp and the shoulder and hindquarter of the dog. A realistic value would be around 410-$15 as an...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Joseph Barr dollars, interested collector, secretary of treasury
interested collector, secretary of treasury, joseph barr: Dave: This seems to be a popular subject, regarding Barr dollars. It was thought that these notes would increase in value due to the limited number of days that good old Joe was in office as the Secretary of Treasury, but sadly this is not the case. A common...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: large dollar bill, signature combinations, legal tenders
signature combinations, legal tenders, silver certificates: It does have value. It could be either a silver certificate or a legal tender note. Silver certificates are usually worth around $25 in average condition. Legal tenders are usually worth around $100 in average condition. If the serial number has a star...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Lira question, roman woman, female woman
roman woman, female woman, lira: That is a good question. As far as I know it is just an allegorical representation of a Roman woman. In reality there probably was a modern female woman who modeled for it. However, I doubt that her name or information is valuable. Thanks for your question...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: luitpod prinz-regent von bayern, male lion, military monument
male lion, military monument, commemorative medal: Hi Doreen, This is a commemorative medal for the erection of the military monument in Munich, as a tribute to Leopold. In excellent condition it is worth around $150 at auction. However, in a direct sale through a dealer or coin shop the asking price may...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: mint design on 1954 s wheat penny, wheat penny, mint mark
wheat penny, mint mark, mint marks: Richard: This is a fairly well known mint mark minor error, sometimes called the San Jose cent. It is a result of a die chip (break). They sell from time to time on Ebay for $2 to $5. This specific date and mint mark has a number of minor date, mint mark...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Misprint?, ebay listings, interested collector
ebay listings, interested collector, best guess: Sharon: This design was first struck in 1883. Without a close-up photo of the date, it is difficult to give you a good answer, but my best guess is that either something covered the third digit of the date, such as grease, dirt, and grime (gunk), making...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: misprint, ebay listings, local shop
ebay listings, local shop, retail value: Chad: Hard to say with no photo, but error price guide says $1000 up in UNC condition. I would guess it to be very scarce to rare. See: http://minterrornews.com/priceguideoffmetal.html You may want to check Ebay listings in the error coin category to...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Misspelled half dollar, peace dollar, accurate answer
peace dollar, accurate answer, half dollar: Hope: Without a photo, it s hard to give an accurate answer, but it s likely altered or damage and not a different letter. A Roman-style U was used on the Peace Dollar, and some collectors though it to be a V , but this type of letter was not used on...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Norman Rockwell Saturday Evening Post Silver Rds, norman rockwell saturday evening post, saturday evening post
norman rockwell saturday evening post, saturday evening post, letters of authenticity: Hi Robert, The current market dictates that the value of these privately minted rounds will only be for the silver they contain. The current price of an ounce of silver (see www.kitco.com) is $28.75, so each 5 ounce round is worth about $143.75 -- give...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Norwegian coin, best bet, rifles
best bet, rifles, ebay: Hi Rachael, There are two varieties of this 1907 coin, yours is the much scarcer one with two rifles by the tree. In this condition the coin would normally be worth around $500. However, having been mounted in jewelry makes it a damaged coin. If it were removed...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Novice Dealer requesting advice., bullion coins, grade coins
bullion coins, grade coins, rick harrison: Jeremy, stop. What she paid is irrelevant. If she paid $20 for each coin, would you have paid her more? Of course not. The most they are worth right now is $10-11 each. The fact that she made a mistake when she cashed your paycheck and you returned the...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: OldCurrency, professional coin dealers, ebay
professional coin dealers, ebay, e 300: Sylvia: Sorry you dumped the $100 s, as they may have had collector value. If you provide the dates and signatures of the $20 s in a follow-up question, I ll check to see if they have value above the face. You may want to check US coins and currency...