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Coin Collecting: odd quarter, hylas, state quarter
hylas, state quarter, georgia state: Hi Nathan, We have to be more specific. You say that Washington is double stamped. How far apart are the images? This is important because there is a difference between double struck, double die and die shifting. As for LIBERTY and UNITED , what...

Coin Collecting: PCS Collection, e pluribus unum, postal commemorative society
e pluribus unum, postal commemorative society, silver spot price: Mary, Being privately minted replicas, their value will essentially only be for the silver they contain -- plus maybe a buck or two for the fancy box. So add up the weight of all the pieces in grams and divide by 31.1 to get it into Troy ounces. Then...

Coin Collecting: Penny?, 1942, cent
1942, cent, error: Hi Debra: Thanks for giving me the opportunity to answer your question. From your description, and the attached photo, your coin looks like it may be a rolled thin planchet error, but I can be for sure without seeing the reverse of your coin. A rolled...

Coin Collecting: What is this Penny, price of metals, registered mail
price of metals, registered mail, novice collector: Hi Glenn, Are you referring to a British Penny or U.S. Cent? Ether way it is possible someone stamped Copy on a real coin. If it is a 1991 U.S. Cent the coin should weigh 2.5 grams and have a diameter of 19mm. Without seeing the coin I can not make...

Coin Collecting: Penny askewed, few degrees, obverse
few degrees, obverse, coinage: Coins with slight variations of rotation between obverse and reverse are relatively common although a bit less so for modern coinage. If the rotation is something like 90-180 degrees there might be a slight premium to an error collector...maybe a buck or...

Coin Collecting: Penny with no face, zinc disc, pennies
zinc disc, pennies, magician: Troy, This is an altered coin. The face was removed so the coin could be used to make a magician s coin -- you know those two-headed of penny/dime mule trick coins. As it is, it has no value, and you probably can t even spend it. I can tell you that...

Coin Collecting: Penny with weird stamp, 1975, cent
1975, cent, Russian stamp: Hi Justin: Thanks for your question. I ll try and answer your question with the information you provided, but if you want to ask a follow-up question, and attach a photo, I ll revise my answer, if required. I m not familiar with this 1975 coin, but it...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Peru Gold Coin, gold coins, pale gold
gold coins, pale gold, gold coin: Hi Jerry, What you have is a One Sol piece. These were .900 pure silver and contain .72 of an ounce of pure silver. They did not make gold 1 Sol coins, the gold coins started at 5 Sols, and weren t made in 1863 I hoped this helped. Regards, Joe...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Proof sets, proof sets, us mint
proof sets, us mint, unopened boxes: I would agree with you, that they were unsealed when they left the mint, then likely sealed after inspected by the purchaser. However, I have also seen unopened boxes that contained sealed sets. Now whether they were sealed at the mint or over the decades...

Coin Collecting: pennies, state stamps, themself
state stamps, themself, pennies: Tammy, These were used to make up sets with all the 50 different state stamps on them, which were then attached to some kind of board and sold as a display. The Illinois image was added to a roll of regular pennies by some person after the coins left...

Coin Collecting: penny, 1975, cent
1975, cent, Georgia stamped: Hi Desiree: Thanks for the question. I m not familiar with this specific coin, but I am aware of Lincoln cents having images stamped into them after they leave the mint. One of the more famous ones is Kennedy looks at Lincoln . Your friend has the...

Coin Collecting: penny/dime, mint error, novelty shops
mint error, novelty shops, couple dollars: Dekota, If the dime side is silvery colored and the penny side is copper colored, then it s an altered magician s coin -- made from 2 normal coins that are glued together. These sell for a couple dollars in novelty shops. If both sides are the same...

Coin Collecting: penny strike error ?, coin certification, proper tests
coin certification, proper tests, planchet: Hello Dean, The item that you have is very odd and does not conform to any planchet s on record, it also does not conform to any registered plates or dies as well. Most experts would simply lean towards the notion that it is a fake or reproduction that...

Coin Collecting: penny strike error ?, visable, coins
visable, coins, dean: Hello Dean, Would you be able to send me a picture of both sides of your coin? I will reserve my comments until then ok. You could potentially have a very interesting item there though. I look forward to your reply. All the best, Bond Rideout Jr....

Coin Collecting: polish coin, consignment fee, coin auction
consignment fee, coin auction, honest opinion: Hello again Roger, That is exciting news. I would highly suggest sending the piece to NGC to be properly authenticated and placed in an archival grade holder. Selling it without such a service will not bring nearly the full value of the piece. You may want...

Coin Collecting: potential value of error penny, 1980, cent
1980, cent, error: Hi Heather: Thanks for your question. With odd or unusual coins, it is always best to provide as much information as possible or a photo when asking a question. It sounds like you may have a foreign object that fell onto the die surface or blank prior to...

Coin Collecting: Queen Victoria Half Sovereign, gold bullion, mint mark
gold bullion, mint mark, queen victoria: Hi Gail, Half sovereign for this year were made in Australia, with an M for Melbourne mint, and also in Britain without a mint mark. The designs are otherwise virtually identical. So, there is no reason that this would not be a genuine gold coin. However,...

Coin Collecting: question about coin, fleur de lis, three crosses
fleur de lis, three crosses, french origin: Hi Shanta, This is one of those esoteric items. I can safely say it s not a coin, but a privately made medallion. Such items are often difficult or impossible to attribute, since many private companies did not keep and/or save records of individual products...

Coin Collecting: Rare coin, Sacagawea, dollar
Sacagawea, dollar, value: Hi Daxa: Thanks for your question. Always try and provide as much information as possible when asking a question. The description or wording found on the piece is often helpful in establishing whether you have a coin, medal or token. Coins normally have...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Rare Extremely Old Coin 1369, prophet mohammed, death of the prophet
prophet mohammed, death of the prophet, bearer of bad news: Hello Terri, Thank you very much for the pictures that you provided, they were instramental in identifying this item for you. I am very sorry to be the bearer of bad news but your coin is not gold it is Brass and is a Libyian 1/4 Dinar. It is also my sad...

Coin Collecting: Re: 1943 French Franc, franc coins, cornicopias
franc coins, cornicopias, mint error: Hi Rich, This is very likely a doctored coin, either an 1946-B or 1948-B that someone carefully tried to turn into the extremely rare 1943. There were no B mint Morlon 1 franc coins made until 1945. It could possibly be due to a mint error, such as a dirt...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Reeded Edge Lincoln Cent (1944), 1944, cent
1944, cent, reeded edge: Hi Again Steve: Thanks for the follow-up question with a photo of your reeded cent. From the photo, it appears your coin had the reeding added mechanically after it was struck. I believe it to be an altered coin, but you are wise to have an NGC rep...

Coin Collecting: rare wheat penny?, wheat ear, cent
wheat ear, cent, two reverses: Hi Brandon: Thanks for the question. I ve answered ones like this before. Your coin is likely a magic coin used to trick people when you guess heads or tails, for you always loose when this party picks heads . It is an interesting conversation piece,...

Coin Collecting: without the reed, silver quarters, change in my pocket
silver quarters, change in my pocket, reeding: Hi Glen, My guess is that it is dated before 1965. Silver quarters have a ping sound almost like a little bell. If the details are worn, the reeding probably just wore down. As a silver quarter it is worth about $5. Regards Joe Hylas www.AllCoins.U...

Coin Collecting: reply to request for pics, vf condition, conversation piece
vf condition, conversation piece, dollar bill: Hello Kevin, Thank you very much for your follow up. Your note is a $1.00 1954 Modified Portrait J.R. Beattie / L. Rasminsky in VF condition. I asked to see a picture of your item as there are a host of varieties with the 1954 series that dramatically affects...

Coin Collecting: Sacagawea USA Dollar coin, 2000P, Sacagawea
2000P, Sacagawea, Dollar: Hi Mar: Thanks for your question. Alignment of obverse and reverse on United States coins is 180 degrees off, or the back is upside down from the front when you rotate it between your fingers from right to left. On the Sacagawea Dollar, the eagle is...

Coin Collecting: Silver Coin 1937 German, hylas, silver coin
hylas, silver coin, hindenburg: If you are referring to the 5 Mark piece with Hindenburg on one side and a swastika on the other , it is worth about $20. The 2 Mark piece of the same design is worth about $12 according to the catalog. I hope this helped. Regards Joe Hylas www.AllCoins.U...

Coin Collecting: Silver Coin FERDND V11, hispan, appropriate weight
hispan, appropriate weight, silver coin: Hi Kevin, This is a 2 reales coin from the Bogota mint in Colombia. The unfortunate thing is that the coin is either very heavily worn or is not authentic. The weight of 6.2 grams is about half a gram too light. This would be an appropriate weight only for...

Coin Collecting: Silver Ingot, silver ingot, parsons co
silver ingot, parsons co, assayers: Phillip, As we discussed on the phone, you will need to have this examined first-hand by an expert to determine its authenticity. Check the following websites for listings of shows that the major authentification services will be attending : http://www.pcgs.com...

Coin Collecting: Spain 100 Pesetas 1988, latin american, european countries
latin american, european countries, private company: Hi ZhenDong, This is actually a regular coin that has an added border. This would have been made by a private company and been part of a set of coins from different European countries, all with an extra border that had the title at the top and the name of...

Coin Collecting: State quarter letter error, mint error, quarter letter
mint error, quarter letter, missing letters: Charles, This is actually one of the more common errors on today s coins. What happens is a foreign substance -- likely machine grease -- gets into the coin die and prevents the complete striking of the coin, causing missing letters and such. As the grease...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: where to sell coin, half eagle, coin shows
half eagle, coin shows, gold coin: Billy, The best thing to do is to take it to a local coin show, let a few dealers make offers, and take the best one. Check the following websites for listings of coin shows in your area : http://www.coinshows.com http://www.coinworld.com Good...

Coin Collecting: silver Hawaii certificate, silver certificate, Hawaii overprint
silver certificate, Hawaii overprint, inked names: Hi Tawna: Thanks for your question. These notes are sometimes still found in circulation and are worth about $35 each in average condition. With the addition on the inscription, your note could be considered something like a Short Snorter note. To some...

Coin Collecting: sixpence, mint mark, georgivs
mint mark, georgivs, uk auction: http://www.spink.com/departments/coins.asp or www.colincooke.com Your coin has zero value Nathen, and coins of that period have no mintmarks. Check out the above 2 sites. The first is a leading UK auction house and the other is a highly reputable...

Coin Collecting: Token or coin?/, token, 3 packs
token, 3 packs, cigarettes: Hi Brian: Thanks for your question. I ve answered similar one s like this before. You likely have a cigarette token. I found several listings on eBay. Here s one that may look like your piece. Struck in Brass and 23 mm in diameter. It has a reserve of $7.99...

Coin Collecting: Toonie, planchet, gold center
planchet, gold center, ebay: Hello Cathy, Thank you very much for your question. what you have is a blank $2.00 planchet. On ebay they normally go for $29.99 - $49.99 however they have a book value of 79.99 This is a very interesting item to keep for a few more years as the price...

Coin Collecting: thai 10 baht coin., alignments, alignment
alignments, alignment, coins: Hi Jen, This is normal. Coins are made with two different alignments. When both sides are in the same direction this is medal alignment, and when they are upside down from one another, it s coin alignment. Which one is on a coin usually depends on the...

Coin Collecting: transitional error one cent piece 1980, copper penny, denver mint
copper penny, denver mint, outer rim: Tommy, Most likely what you have is a cent struck on a dime planchet -- especially since you said that it weighs like a dime and has the silvery color of a dime. If this is the case, the extimated value for it would be about $150. I don t believe anything...

Coin Collecting: u.s. quarters, price of metals, registered mail
price of metals, registered mail, novice collector: Hi Tim, The coins are not rare in good condition. Good condition meaning a coin that is well worn. The Silver value at $32.50 silver is around 23X face or $5.75 each. Yes, the following is a canned response designed to help the novice collector with...

Coin Collecting: Value of 1888 silver dollar, 1888-O, $1
1888-O, $1, silver: Hi Frank: 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 coins...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Value of Barr Dollar, Barr dollars, signed
Barr dollars, signed, value: Hi William: Sorry, I did not read your question correctly. I found one listed for sale at $249.00, plus shipping, but it was graded by PCGS and in a special holder. See: http://www.treasuredstocks.com/currency/autographed-notes/2718-1963-1-federal-reserve-note-autographed-by-joseph-w-barr-pcgs-65-ppq-gem-new.html...

Coin Collecting: Value of British Pennies, british pennies, grade coins
british pennies, grade coins, high tide: 1863- £10 1867- £8 1882- £10 1895- £5 1896- £5 1898- £10 All the foregoing coins could be double the value stated if they are in top nick. 1931- £4 1922- £10 1904- £20 1902- (high tide) £5 Same comments apply. Condition is everything. good...

Coin Collecting: Value of the Coin, coin worth, circulation
coin worth, circulation: Hi Karan, 142 million of this coin were minted (142,216,000 to be exact). It has absolutely no value at all. If it were in circulation today- which it is not, it has been replaced by the Euro- it would be worth less than 1 Euro (there are 6.6 Francs to the...

Coin Collecting: value of coin, price of metals, registered mail
price of metals, registered mail, novice collector: Hi Marlene, We are selling 1922 circulated Peace Dollars in shop for $28.50 today. The actual Silver value is approx $25.50. Currently, Silver is around $33.00 per ounce. It is interesting to note that each Silver Dollar contains .77344 of 1 oz of silver....

Coin Collecting: Wilhelm II 1908 Funf-mark coin, wilhelm ii deutscher kaiser, kaiser wilhelm ii
wilhelm ii deutscher kaiser, kaiser wilhelm ii, mark coins: Hi Terri, The 5 marks are about as common as the 3 marks. Both are plentiful in circulated condition, but very scarce in mint, lustrous condition. A typical example with moderate wear is worth in the $30 to $40 range. One with no signs of wear at all and...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: is this worth something, serial nuber, bearer of bad news
serial nuber, bearer of bad news, bad shape: Hello Mike, What you have is a 1954 $20.00 modified portrait signed by J.R. Beattie and J.E. Coyne in Poor condition. Your item even in good shape would not trend for a massive amount as the KE prefix has a population of 70,000,000 and is very common. What...

Coin Collecting: 1 dollar bill, 2 dollar bills, radar notes
2 dollar bills, radar notes, bearer of bad news: Hello Steve, Thank you very much for your question. There is a sub-group of collectors out there who collect odd serial numbers. Some of these include ladder numbers like 1234567 for example, million dollar notes like 100000000 for instance, or Radar...

Coin Collecting: 1 dollar bill misprint, 1995, $1
1995, $1, FRN: Hi Henry: Thanks for your question. Condition is very important in establishing the value of your note. Ebay is a good place to check. I d estimate the value in Uncirculated condition to be in the $300 to $500 range. The group of three, one with the major...

Coin Collecting: 1789 1st President USA George Washington Medal, 1791, Washington
1791, Washington, token: Hi Kyle: Thanks for your question. There were a number of similar questions about this piece, and the general response is that they are modern examples, and cheaply made, where they are non-magnetic. This is likely (one of many types) privately minted,...

Coin Collecting: A 1799 Silver Dollar, 1799, dollar
1799, dollar, real: Hi David: Thanks for your question. From the appearance of your photo, I d say you likely have a modern day replica. U.S. dollars were first struck in 1974. There are many counterfeits of this year, 1799. See: http://home.comcast.net/~reidgold/draped_busts/page_7.html...

Coin Collecting: 1847 Liberty Seated silver dollar, seated liberty, ebay
seated liberty, ebay, silver dollars: James, 1847 is one of the more common dates for Seated Liberty Dollars, and the coin in your picture appears to be real. However, definite authentification would require first-hand examination. Specifications for this coin can be found here : http://www.coinfacts.com/silver_dollars/seated_liberty_dollars/1847_silver_dollar.htm...

Coin Collecting: 1853 half dollar, 1853, half
1853, half, no arrows or rays: Hi Tami: Thanks for your question. The 1853 half dollar with no mint mark was only struck with the arrows at the date and rays on the reverse. If your s has none, it is likely a replica. There is a 1853-0 without arrows and rays, of which just a few...

Coin Collecting: 1854 Napoleon III coin, uncirculated coins, napoleon iii
uncirculated coins, napoleon iii, good shape: Hi Bill, This is unfortunately one of the common dates/mints, with several million made. In good shape, with only light wear it s worth around $10 on the US market and closer to $20 on the French market. That being said, red uncirculated coins bring ridiculous...

Coin Collecting: 1858 seated liberty half dollar, seated liberty, robinson hall
seated liberty, robinson hall, good shape: Mitch, Parisian Varieties was an erotic show of nubile young ladies presented in the former Robinson Hall in New York from 1875 to 1876. This token was a form of advertisement for that show. Listed value for an average specimen is $100 Being a part-time...

Coin Collecting: 1858 V k.k. oesterreichische scheidemunze, mint coins, mint marks
mint coins, mint marks, mintage: Hi Chad, The 1858 V is indeed a key date for this series. Most of the Venice mint coins for this series are fairly uncommon. Unfortunately there are not any mintage figures for this and most other mints. The only mint that kept figures is Kremnitz and those...

Coin Collecting: 1888 Indian Head One Cent, circulation, collector value
circulation, collector value: Nicole, Thank you for the picture. It looks like it was gold plated at one time and then put back into circulation, wearing some og the plating off. Considered altered, it has little collector value -- a dollar or less. I hope this helps, Dan...

Coin Collecting: 1904 St. Louis Expo Coin/Token, 1904, St. Louis Expo
1904, St. Louis Expo, SCD: Hi Joe: Thanks for the question. What you actually have is called a So Called Dollar , and not a coin. Coins are issued with a denomination and for a specific country. With specialty items, such as your token, either a photo, or more of a description,...

Coin Collecting: 1911d 2.5 dollar, price of metals, registered mail
price of metals, registered mail, novice collector: Hi Curtis, I advise getting the coins certified by PCGS or NGC. Once certified it will be much easier to determine value. You can search both companies for a authorized dealer in your area or you can join their collector clubs and submit the coins yourself....

Coin Collecting: 1913 liberty head nickel, liberty head nickels, liberty head nickel
liberty head nickels, liberty head nickel, buffalo nickel: Robert, there are only 5 Liberty head nickels in existence and they are all accounted for. They were made without authorization by a mint employee in 1913 with dies that had been made in case there was going to be a 1913 Liberty head nickel (there wasn t,...

Coin Collecting: 1918 French centimes, proof coins, british coins
proof coins, british coins, approximate value: Hi John the value of each coin, in excellent condition, is as follows: 5 centimes- £25 10- £20 25- £25 Sorry, the value I have quoted is in GB pounds, can I ask you to do the conversion/ There is no greater value as a set , unless it genuinely is...

Coin Collecting: 1920 and 1943 Mercury Dimes., mercury dimes, 1943 mercury dime
mercury dimes, 1943 mercury dime, mint mark: Amanda, The mintmark would be located on the reverse, just to the right of the word ONE, as shown in the picture here : http://www.coinfacts.com/dimes/mercury_dimes/1917s_dime_rev_pcgs66fb.jpg Having no mintmark is normal, it just means the coin was...

Coin Collecting: 1927 Palestine Holy Land token, 6.79 grams.Type 1, top right berry higher. AU, merchant seaman, hi john
merchant seaman, hi john, difference of opinion: Hi John, The picture makes everything very clear. This is a souvenir 1 mil. While there is some difference of opinion as to the origin (see: http://www.palestinecoins.org/phpbb301/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=26) it is generally accepted by most numismatic...

Coin Collecting: 1934 10,000 Gold Certificate, ebay search, gold certificate
ebay search, gold certificate, ebay: Lorraine, The 1934 notes were used only for inter-bank transfers -- none were issued for public use. Technically they are not legal to own. While a real one may be worth a few hundred dollars to a collector -- if you sell it on the hush-hush -- there...

Coin Collecting: 1934 $100 bill, 1934, $100
1934, $100, FRN: Hi Deb: Thanks for your question. Condition is very important in establishing the value of your note. A recent issue of Paper Money Values shows a 1934 $100 Note from Boston retailing for $275 in CU condition. Check eBay in the currency section for...

Coin Collecting: 1934 US ten dollar bill, 1934, $10
1934, $10, FRN: Hi Tony: Thanks for the question. Your note is likely real. During the printing, sometimes the sheets were slightly mis-aligned, causing the margins to be a little different on the edges of the notes when they were cut. Condition is very important...

Coin Collecting: 1942 s Walking Liberty Half Dollar, walking liberty half dollar, mint mark
walking liberty half dollar, mint mark, unum: Bob, While it is an interesting break, I don t think I d consider it major -- it s pretty small. I don t have any explanation for the mintmark, but there s got to be thousands of them out there with the same mintmark, since it s on the die that would...

Coin Collecting: 1948 1 pfennig coin, wheat sheaves, mint mark
wheat sheaves, mint mark, missing letters: Hi Jim, Missing letters due to a weak strike are fairly common on older coins. It will usually not increase the value, and when it does increase it is only by a couple of dollars. This is a more valuable error on modern coins, made after the 1960 s when...

Coin Collecting: 1948 dime aka 1947 maple leaf, royal canadian mint, striking coins
royal canadian mint, striking coins, latin phrase: Hello Steve, Thank you very much for your question. The granting of independence to India posed a problem for the Royal Canadian Mint in the early part of 1948. The new obverse (Kings side) coinage tools with the Latin phrase ET IND: IMP: needed to be...

Coin Collecting: 1950s penny, 1950S, cent
1950S, cent, missing : Hi Vikram: Thanks for your question. From your limited description, your coin either could be a real error, like a filled die, or an altered or damaged coin. With odd or unusual coins, it is always best to provide as much information as possible or a photo...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1955 double die penny, 1955, doubled die
1955, doubled die, cent: Hi Again Tony: What I meant by that statement was that a party trying to purchase your coin in a NGC holder that said UNC with environmental damage, that the offer would be likely between a EF price of $1800 to AU at $2000, and not the full price of a coin...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1957 franklin half dollar, 1957, Franklin
1957, Franklin, half dollar: Hi Pat: Sorry I didn t answer your question. I m not able to offer any added opinion without a photo. I can t say what you may have. If you live close to a local shop, they should offer an opinion as to it s value and if it is authentic at no charge....

Coin Collecting: 1959 penny error, important man, hylas
important man, hylas, keychain: It appears to me, from the picture, that a bezel was added to the coin such as would be used on a keychain. Over time, and taking some abuse, the bezel was impacted into the coin. This is just a theory, I can not tell you anymore without physically inspecting...

Coin Collecting: 1963 Kennedy dollar bill, couple dollars, mike kennedy
couple dollars, mike kennedy, worth money: Kennedy Dollar Bills? Since it s supposed to be George Washington on the bills, you obviously have some kind of novelty item. All I can say is good luck finding anyone willing to give you anything for those. The pennies will vary in value from about 3...

Coin Collecting: 1963 kennedy dollar value, 1963, $1
1963, $1, FRN: Hi Mike: Thanks for your multiple question. First, for the dollar bills. Sorry, there is no Kennedy $1 bill. Washington is on the face of a one dollar bill. If your has Kennedy, it was altered after it was released into circulation. It would have no...

Coin Collecting: 1964 P Kennedy Half, 1964, Kennedy
1964, Kennedy, Half: Hi David: Thanks for the follow-up question with the better photo. I am able to see at least part of what you are trying to find out about. From my perspective and experience, I believe the raised surface in the area of the D in DOLLAR is likely...

Coin Collecting: 1966 Kennedy half dollar, 1966, half
1966, half, 90% silver: Hi Bill: Thanks for your question. Your coins are likely 40% silver. The key is the weight and edge appearance. The 90% coin weighs 12.5 g and the 40% coin weighs 11.5 g. On the silver clad coins, you can see a darker band around the edge. I know of...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1966 kennedy SMS Rotated die error, 1966, SMS
1966, SMS, Half: Hi Again Steve: You are welcome for the information. I d say from the photo that you have about a 45 degree clockwise rotation. Whether you get it slabbed is a personal decision. You pay extra to have the error noted on the holder. There are several...

Coin Collecting: 1967 canadian peny, canadian penny, peny
canadian penny, peny, massive numbers: Hello Donald, Thank you very much for your question in 1967 there were a series of animals minted on the various coins - they are as follows 1 cent - Bird 5 cents - Rabbit 10 cents - Fish 25 cents - cougar 50 cents- coyote 1 dollar - Goose If...

Coin Collecting: 1969s, lawniczak, couple places
lawniczak, couple places, mottoes: Everything is noticeably doubled (date, all mottoes) on the genuine and very expensive 1969S double die. If you have a piece where there is only a shallow apparent doubling on the date or just on one word, you almost certainly have what is called machine...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1973 Canadian Dollar Bill, true collectibles, novelity items
true collectibles, novelity items, current guide: Hello Gord, Thank you very much for your follow up. Sadly, your notes are only worth about $2.00 each according to the current guide due to the fact that there were 1,147,680,000 of these types of notes printed. Normally, sequencial notes do fetch a premium...

Coin Collecting: 1973 One Dollar Canadian Bill, letter prefix, canadian bills
letter prefix, canadian bills, bouey: Hello Saira, Thank you very much for your question. The two notes that you have are not worth very much at all right now, nor will they ever will be for an extremely long time. Even if your items are in superb shape they would only book for $3.00 each....

Coin Collecting: 1973 dollar bill 3 in numerical order, time nancy, apprasial
time nancy, apprasial, dollar bills: Hello Nancy, In order to give you an accurate apprasial I would need to see a picture of the front of the bills to check for the various varieties that can exist which effects the price. Sadly, most often notes like this are only common and would only trend...

Coin Collecting: 1975 $100 canadian bill, good shape, face value
good shape, face value, rips: Hello Sharon, Yes, the item is worth more than face value (normally) but I would need to see a picture to assess the condition and check for varieties that can massively effect the value - a simple picture of the front of the bill will do! I greatly...

Coin Collecting: 1976 nickle, 1976, proof set
1976, proof set, nickel: Hi David: Thanks for your question. With odd or unusual coins, it is always best to provide as much information as possible or a photo when asking a question. If you want to ask a follow-up question and provide a photo of the front and back of your nickel...

Coin Collecting: 1978 penny. Someone was looking for this penny I seen it on the news!!, novelty pieces, lincoln cents
novelty pieces, lincoln cents, lawniczak: Diana, there were novelty pieces -- the initials of every state were stamped into the obverse of Lincoln cents and sold as novelties. Other stamps were used as well such as horseshoes. They were sold in qualtities as novelties and today they have no resale...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1986 canadain 2 dollar bills, 2 dollar bills, accurate appraisal
2 dollar bills, accurate appraisal, bbj: Hello Les, Do you have a picture of your item? I would need to see a picture to check for the various varieties and condition in order to give you an accurate appraisal. I greatly look forward to your reply! Have a great day Thank you, Bond...

Coin Collecting: 1988 Silver (color) penny, lawniczak, best guesses
lawniczak, best guesses, silver color: It s impossible to tell exactly what you have without actually seeing the piece, but I can give you 2 best guesses based on your description. First as to the birthday present, many cents were stamped with various things to be sold as novelties -- pipes,...

Coin Collecting: 1989 penny with a 3 leaf clover, leaf clover, lawniczak
leaf clover, lawniczak, novelty shops: Regina, without actually looking at the piece it is hard to tell what you are describing. If you mean that a clover has been stamped into the cent in front of Lincoln s nose, that is a novelty type item that novelty shops have been making and selling for...

Coin Collecting: 1991P Misstruck dime, 1991P, dime
1991P, dime, off center: Hi Delores: Thanks for your question. From your description, you sound like you likely have a off center striking error. An off center struck coin, has both sides with die design missing, and is a result of the blank planchet not being fed properly...

Coin Collecting: 1994 penny, 1994, cent
1994, cent, no copper plating: Hi Again Marilyn: Thanks for another of your questions. The weight is what I d expect for a zinc blank that is missing the copper plating. The normal blank, with the coating, weighs 2.5Gm, compared to your coin at 2.0Gm. The mint started using this type...

Coin Collecting: 1995 D Penny, 1995D, cent
1995D, cent, doubling: Hi Jim: Thanks for giving me the opportunity to answer your question. Doubled die errors can be found in circulation, some quite dramatic and rare. Most are not valuable. There are two types of doubling. Machine or strike doubling, and die doubling....

Coin Collecting: 1995 dollar bill, 1995, $1
1995, $1, FRN: Hi David: Thanks for your question. Condition is very important in establishing the value of your note. You sound like you have a offset ink transfer obverse error. There is at least one sheet that was somehow printed a with the separation sheet missing...

Coin Collecting: 1996 Silver $100 bill replica (5.3 oz), silver spot price, 1 troy ounce
silver spot price, 1 troy ounce, replica 5: Debbie, These are only going to be worth the silver they contain. The half Troy pound should weigh 6 Troy ounces (about 187 grams) The Troy ounce one should be 31.1 grams And the $100 bill replica needs to be weighed in grams. 5.3 ounces seems...

Coin Collecting: 1997 EAGLE SILVER DOLLAR, silver eagles, coin shop
silver eagles, coin shop, ebay: D.B. In that condition, it will not get the premium that silver eagles get -- it will only be worth the ounce of silver it contains. Currently that is about US$37. If you have a coin shop or jeweler there where you are, you should be able to sell it...

Coin Collecting: 1998-D dime, 1998D, dime
1998D, dime, no reeding: Hi James: Thanks for your question. With odd or unusual coins, it is always best to provide as much information as possible or a photo when asking a question. If you want to ask a follow-up question and provide a photo or more information, I ll revise my...

Coin Collecting: 1998-d dime, 1998D, dime
1998D, dime, no reeding: Hi Again James: Thanks for the photo. I can see that the coin looks the normal diameter. The only explanation I have that it is possible the retaining collar (that normally puts the reeding on the dimes) was filled with oil, grime, dirt, etc., and failed...

Coin Collecting: 1999 Connecticut quarter reeding, 1999, CT
1999, CT, quarter: Hi Marilyn: Thanks for the question. I get one s like these from time to time. From your photo, it is likely that your coin is not an error, but was damaged by some type of machine, perhaps going through a counting device. The appearance of the reeding...

Coin Collecting: $20 star note, 2004 series, $20
2004 series, $20, FRN: Hi Marty: Thanks for your question. Condition is very important in establishing the value of your note. The fact it has writing on it and is circulated takes a majority of the collector value away. My guess at best it may be worth $25 to an interested collector....

Coin Collecting: 2003 die-clash penny, lincoln head, face side
lincoln head, face side, clash: More likely you have a flip-over double strike error. If it was a die clash error, many more examples would have been found by now, because the same dies would have produced thousands more coins. If so, I would estimate value at about a hundred dollars....

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 2006-D-nickle, little notch, canadian coins
little notch, canadian coins, south axis: Yes, if you turn left to right on US coins, the other side will be upside down, which I think is what you are saying above. That s standard and how it is on the nickel. If you are looking at a design perhaps they put that together differently. But as...

Coin Collecting: 2006 one pound coin, one pound, coin
one pound, coin, copy: Hi Leslie: Thanks for your question. Anytime you see the word copy or replica on a coin, it is what it says, and not real. A replica or reproduction is a coin not intended to fool anybody-even though a novice might nevertheless be fooled. Replicas...

Coin Collecting: 2010 Kennedy half dollar, 2010, Kennedy
2010, Kennedy, half: Hi Terri: Thanks for the opportunity to answer your question. I get ones like this from time to time. Your coin is likely a magic coin used to trick people when you guess heads or tails, for you always loose when this party picks tails . It is an...

Coin Collecting: 25 cent bill, shinplaster, harington
shinplaster, harington, apprasial: Hello Sarah, Thank you very much for your question. Your note is definately real! What you have is a shinplaster The signatures are W. Dickinson and T.D. Harington. In order to give you an accurate apprasial I would need to see a picture of your item...

Coin Collecting: i have 3 pennys, 1930, 1942
1930, 1942, 1943: Hi Angelica: Thanks for your question. Date mint mark and condition all go into establishing the value of your coins. You did not provide the mint mark or condition of your cents, so it is difficult to say exactly what they are worth. The mint mark on...

Coin Collecting: $500.00 gold certificate coin, american mint, abe lincoln
american mint, abe lincoln, spread wings: Hi Tammie, American Mint is not a government agency, it is a private company. Also, there is no such thing as a $500 US gold coin. I am guessing that these were produced as souvenier pieces. To the best of my knowledge, it has no value. The NRA items...

Coin Collecting: 67 Kennedy Half Dollar, kennedy half dollar, canadian coins
kennedy half dollar, canadian coins, eagle side: I don t know what you mean by it s upside down. US coins rotate north south so it would only be upside down if you turned it on the vertical axis and it was upside down (for example Canadian coins rotate the other way, on the horizontal axis). On occasion,...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: where & how to purchase silver, mold number, silver bullion
mold number, silver bullion, retail situation: Hi again Lisa, That is a bit of a tricky question. Silver is very high right now, so investing in it really comes down to whether you believe it will continue to increase or not. It s pretty much a stock market situation. If you are interested in silver,...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: morgan dollar, peace silver dollars, mint mark
peace silver dollars, mint mark, british guiana: Hello again Myles, The coin looks just fine. They were made at 4 different mints in 1880 - Philadelphia, Denver, San Fransisco and Carson City. The Philadelphia coins are the most common for this year and do not have any mint mark. Other mints will have either...

Coin Collecting: American eagle commemorative collection, American, coin
American, coin, eagles: Hi Kevin: Thanks for the question. I m going to guess that it is a special set that was put together by a private company, and not backed by the U.S. Mint. It likely contains common date circulated coins, worth little more than the silver content....

Coin Collecting: american cent, 1830's, 1847
1830's, 1847, large cent: Hi Charles: Thanks for your question. Condition, and date, along with collector interest, help to establish the value of your coins. If you can t read the date, it is likely worth only a few dollars to an interested collector. The retail value of a 1847...

Coin Collecting: Books on coins, Sri Lanka coins and currency
Sri Lanka coins and currency: 1) The Air Force 50th Anniversary coin is very difficult to find. 1200 were distributed by Air Force and 800 were sold to public by CBSL at Rs600 each. I have seen it listed on eBay for a high price. Suggest you try find a Sri Lanka Air Force officer...

Coin Collecting: British Empire Silver Coins, silver coins, british empire
silver coins, british empire, edward vii: Hi Varun, you have to make sure of the quality of them. If they are worn or scuffed they will have little value.I can tell you now that the most valuable ones in there will be any from the reign of Edward VII so find those and tell me what they are and I will...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: bavarian coinage, exact grade, tuetonic
exact grade, tuetonic, wrighting: Hi again Eugene, My apologies for the delay in answering your question. This is indeed a silver coin, with 0.625 purity. It has just under 1/3 ounce of pure silver, or roughly $10-$11 worth at the current silver prices. They are, unfortunately, common even...

Coin Collecting: blake & Co. coin, none
none: Hello J, Blake and Co. were assayers in 1854 in California. It is also the year the San Francisco mint started and private companies were ordered to stop production of coins. I no longer have the catalog on Blake & Co. assay bars. This 1855 date is one...

Coin Collecting: british mule 20 pence coin - undated, pence coin, ebay
pence coin, ebay, e bay: Hi Maggy, steer clear. This is one-off madness compounded by ebay nutters who think it s a good deal, but it isn t. This coin will not sustain long-term value and you should not buy it expecting a return on investment. If you fancy owning oner, get one, but...

Coin Collecting: british and venezuelan coins, antonio jose de sucre, gold bullion
antonio jose de sucre, gold bullion, two coins: Hi James, The Victoria coin is either a sovereign or half sovereign. Both denominations have the same design, but the 1/2 is just under 4 grams while the full sovereign is close to 8. In this condition, with significant wear and a chip it will be worth gild...

Coin Collecting: Cacique Coins from Venezuela, coins shop, coins paper
coins shop, coins paper, ebay: Hi Morgan, There are several available on eBay currently. These were amde in a set of different caciques, or kings, and also were amde in different sizes starting at a small 1.5 grams. If you copy and paste it into the browser you will see all that are available:...

Coin Collecting: Canadian $1.00, dominion of canada, poor shape
dominion of canada, poor shape, apprasial: Hello, Thank you very much for your question. To give you an accurate apprasial I would need to see the note as there are several varieties that exist, plus I will be able to see the condition of your item. Based on how you have described this particular...

Coin Collecting: Canadian 25 cent and 5 cent Coins, vg 8, condition thanks
vg 8, condition thanks, old coin: Hello Matt, Thank you very much for your questions and I do appologize for taking so long to get back to you. Over the past few days I have been away on business and unable to reply to your questions. The items you have are very collectible - your 1870...

Coin Collecting: Canadian Currency, novice collectors, shinplaster
novice collectors, shinplaster, canadian currency: Thank you very much for your questions. Due to the fact that your “shinplaster” is torn, albeit a small tear, that really detracts from the value as well as a lot of potential buyers. Especially since the Courtney signature is among the most common of the...

Coin Collecting: Canadian paper money, canadian paper money, bouey
canadian paper money, bouey, accurate appraisal: Hello Sharon, Do you have a picture of your items? I would need to see a picture to check for the various varieties and condition in order to give you an accurate appraisal. I greatly look forward to your reply! Have a great day Thank you, ...

Coin Collecting: CanadianSilver Dollars, canadian silver dollars, plastic containers
canadian silver dollars, plastic containers, hello tom: Hello Tom, Most mint items such as the items you have are massly produced. What kind of price were you hoping to get for your items? Also, can you please provide a picture of the coins that you are wishing to sell? All the best, Bond Rideout Jr...

Coin Collecting: Care of Coins, Money, coins, collection
coins, collection, handling: Hi James: Thanks for your question. You ve basically answered your own question. If you have what you expect to be collectible coins, you want to protect them from the elements. That means from housing the coins in holders, to handling the coins as well...

Coin Collecting: Carolus III coin, hispan, tiny circle
hispan, tiny circle, mint condition: Hi Lori, This is a Spanish colonial 1 real coin from the Mexico City mint. Such coins are .903 purity silver and were also accepted as legal tender in the US prior to 1857. This are fairly common, but are very popular with collectors. One without the hole...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Oregon Trail Commemorative Coins , 1938, 1939
1938, 1939, Oregon Trail: Hi Robert: In the future, you ll need to ask a new question in order to keep the subjects separate. I d appreciate it. The Redbook is published yearly, and has old information in it when it comes out. You are better off with a monthly publication or...

Coin Collecting: Coin 50 Francs Gold French Napoleon III, french napoleon, napoleon iii
french napoleon, napoleon iii, gold coin: Rachael, Check here http://firstcoincompany.com/en/catalog/50-francs-napoleon-iii-1859.html It was minted before that, from 1855. The fact that your says copia on it suggests it is not a real gold coin. I d need to see a pic of the actual coin but...

Coin Collecting: US Coin Grading, roosevelt dimes, grading companies
roosevelt dimes, grading companies, professional coin: There are only two grading services that professional coin deals use, NGC and PCGS, and using another service is basically a waste of time. It costs about $13.00 plus postage to grade a coin. Unless you can certify a common coin MS70, it is also a non money...

Coin Collecting: US Coin Grading Services, coins, slab
coins, slab, grading services: Hi Tom: Thanks for your question. In my opinion, if you live in a large metropolitan area, your best bet would be to go to a major coin show where these services are offered. You would save on postage and shipping. The reason they can sell these at this...

Coin Collecting: Coin value, gold coins, gold values
gold coins, gold values, coin value: Hi Bob, The 10 coin set, when complete, includes two small gold coins. As such, it is currently worth $550. One such set was auctioned in January of this year for closer to $500, but gold values have come up a bit since then. Most dealers would look to offer...

Coin Collecting: US Currency, US, currency
US, currency, numbering: Hi Luke: Thanks for the question. I m not up to date on how the serial numbers get their designations or how many of each there are, but I ll provide you several links for you to research for your answer. It is the best I can do. I know how the errors happen,...

Coin Collecting: Currency Value, 1928, 1929
1928, 1929, 1953B: Hi Darshna: Thanks for your question. Not all of the currency you attached a photo of is from 1929, only one of the one hundreds, a national currency note. Condition is very important in establishing the value. Let s start with the $5. It is a silver...

Coin Collecting: coins, moon coins, first man on the moon
moon coins, first man on the moon, price of metals: Hi Clyde, The $5.00 Marshall Island coins of 1989 are made of Copper and Nickel. No Silver. Yes, the following is a canned response designed to help the novice collector with general information. If you need more explanation or you feel my answer is...

Coin Collecting: copper colored 2000 Massachusetts quarter, 2000D, Massachusetts
2000D, Massachusetts, quarter: Hi Bernadette: Thanks for your question. With odd or unusual coins, it is always best to provide as much information as possible or a photo when asking a question. You don t say if it looks like copper on both sides. It is possible it is on a planchet missing...

Coin Collecting: I.D.ing a european looking coin, mint mark, decent values
mint mark, decent values, portrait of a man: Hi Aron, This is definitely a French coin, by the size you mention it is most likely a 1/2 sol. They have decent values in good condition, though it would depend on the mint. The mint mark will be beneath the portrait of the man, and a different mark (not...

Coin Collecting: dime 194, ebbay, conversation piece
ebbay, conversation piece, curios: Hello Ross, I have seen a number of these items over the years. In fact, this is the second one that has been sent my way on this site this year. It is truly a very nice conversation piece but truth be told there is no book value on this specific error....

Coin Collecting: dominion of canada 25 cent paper bill, dominion of canada, accurate appraisal
dominion of canada, accurate appraisal, reply: Hello Lou, Do you have a picture of your item? I would need to see a picture to check for the various varieties in order to give you an accurate appraisal. I greatly look forward to your reply! Have a great day Thank you, Bond Rideout Jr....

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: English coin, silver dollar size, commemorative medallions
silver dollar size, commemorative medallions, silver medallions: eBay is your best bet, as far as getting the most exposure to collectors and paying a fee that is around half what you would loose from commission if you have someone else auction it or sell it to a dealer. Just make sure to take clear, close-up pictures....

Coin Collecting: Error Note, $20, FRN
$20, FRN, star note: Hi Tim: Thanks for your question. Condition is very important in establishing the value of your note. Your note is likely real. During the printing, sometimes the sheets were slightly mis-aligned, causing the margins to be a little different on the...

Coin Collecting: error note, 1969C, $1
1969C, $1, FRN: Hi Richard: Thanks for your question. For the first part of your question, I ve seen this type of item before. The date, series, denomination or serial number have nothing to do with the value of this piece. Your bill was almost certainly exposed to...

Coin Collecting: Fold-Over Error Note, 1988A, $5
1988A, $5, FRN: Hi Clint: Thanks for your question. Condition is very important in establishing the value of your note. Ebay is a good place to check. You are correct in your saying when the error happened, but you also have a third print error with the placement of the...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1853 half dollar, half dollars, arrows
Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1853 half dollar, half dollars, arrows, quarters

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1927 Palestine Holy Land token, 6.79 grams.Type 1, top right berry higher. AU, coins collector, numismatic value
Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1927 Palestine Holy Land token, 6.79 grams.Type 1, top right berry higher. AU, coins collector, numismatic value, catalog value

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1973 Canadian Dollar Bill, canadian one dollar bill
Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1973 Canadian Dollar Bill, canadian one dollar bill

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1986 canadain 2 dollar bills
Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1986 canadain 2 dollar bills

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1988 Silver (color) penny, coin silver, birthday present
Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1988 Silver (color) penny, coin silver, birthday present

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: $500.00 gold certificate coin, perfect copy, existence
Coin and Paper Money Collecting: $500.00 gold certificate coin, perfect copy, existence, lincoln

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Large Cent Blank on one side, wreath
Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Large Cent Blank on one side, wreath

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Liberty Dollar, dropbox, personal collection
Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Liberty Dollar, dropbox, personal collection, dl

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Please Tell me a little more, kuang hsu, pei yang
Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Please Tell me a little more, kuang hsu, pei yang, ulaan baatar

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: ring with Robert F. and John F. Kennedy token/coin, sucess, sabrina
Coin and Paper Money Collecting: ring with Robert F. and John F. Kennedy token/coin, sucess, sabrina, germany

Coin Collecting: fra mauro, mare nubium, italian monk
mare nubium, italian monk, mare imbrium: Raymond, Some space enthusiast stamped that onto the coin -- Fra Mauro is the name of the lunar crater that was the landing site of Apollo 14 on the Moon on February 5, 1971. Fra Mauro, a crater on the Moon that appears to be heavily eroded, was named...

Coin Collecting: french coin, 5 centimes, 100 centimes
5 centimes, 100 centimes, liberte egalite: Hi Bill, this is a 5 centimes coin (100 centimes in a French Franc). Over 41 million of them were produced and it has a value of around $2.00. The lady is known as Marianne and she is the symbol of the French republic. cheers and happy hunting for the...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: George III 1791 ?, laurel wreath, georgivs
laurel wreath, georgivs, shield emblem: Des, leave it exactly as it is. Any attempt to clean a coin only devalues it. Real collectors overlook cleaning issues to appreciate the underlying character of the piece. You can discover more about your coin, and its legend (the initials ) here at good...

Coin Collecting: George iii gold coin, gold coin, serrated edge
gold coin, serrated edge, george iii: Hi Veryan, it does sound as if you have an excellently preserved spade guinea. If the case seems to be as old as the coin then the coin will be in excellent condition. It has probably always been looked after. So, you have a coin potentially worth around the...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: German gold coins value
Hi again Regine, They really need to be in pristine condition to command retail prices. These are modern medallions, which were not circulated like coins. As such, collectors expect them to be in mint condition. The sovereigns will have values beyond gold...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Gold Coin, american gold coins, old us coins
american gold coins, old us coins, word liberty: Hello Hugh, The problem with your item is that there are several American gold coins of similar styles that you have described that your coin could be. Plus, there are a number of varieties of each style as well. I only want to give you accurate information...

Coin Collecting: general coin prices, junk silver, kitco
junk silver, kitco, silver coins: Rick, When Kitco refers to coins as junk silver, these are for coins where the highest value for them is for the silver they contain -- the silver value has exceeded the collector value. As the price of silver rises, silver coins that used to have a...

Coin Collecting: Helvetica coin, eye appeal, exact value
eye appeal, exact value, serif: Hi Ned, There are two varieties for this year. The normal one would be just a couple of dollars in very fine condition. There is an error variety, which has teh T in Helvetica over an L, with the serif of the L visible from the bottom of the T. This variety...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Two headed Quarter, mint errors, coin expert
mint errors, coin expert, two headed quarters: Sorry Joan don t really know of any (I m from the midwest). Try going to www.google.com and doing a search for error coin expert and the city you re most interested in (so the search might be Boston error coin expert ) and maybe you could stop in at the...

Coin Collecting: http://en.allexperts.com/q/Coin-Collecting-2297/2009/9/1941-penny-1.htm, scrape marks, allexperts
scrape marks, allexperts, occured: Mark, Thank you for the pictures. It clearly shows the horizontal scrape marks to the right of the 1 -- damage that occured after the coin left the mint. Something scraped the coin from the right side and caused the metal of the 1 to be moved to the...

Coin Collecting: Italian 1983 Lira set uncirculated, vatican coins, italian lira
vatican coins, italian lira, naples italy: Hi Cheri, That price is a fair retail price, though the last 183 set that sold at auction (from a seller in Italy) did around $75 including shipping (equivalent in US dollars from euros). The two coin Vatican set typically sells for $15 to $20. There are...

Coin Collecting: Large Cent Blank on one side, obverse side, love tokens
obverse side, love tokens, lawniczak: Deb, yes it is possible, but you knew that because you have the piece and it must have happened somehow. If your question is whether it could have left the mint back in the 1800s that way, the answer is no, it couldn t have. I have a similar piece, a 1814...

Coin Collecting: Liberty Dollar, 1884O, Morgan
1884O, Morgan, dollar: Hi Jim: Thanks for your question. It s important to provide as much information as possible when asking a question. The date, mint mark and condition are important in establishing the value. Morgan dollars are struck in .900 Fine silver. At the current...

Coin Collecting: lincoln cent error, 1966, cent
1966, cent, damaged: Hi Kevin: Thanks for your question. From your photo, your coin appears to have been damaged after striking. The last digit in the area of the date stuck as it passed through a counting or other mechanical device. As an altered coin, it has no added numismatic...

Coin Collecting: Misprinted $1.00 2009 bill, 2009, $1
2009, $1, FRN: Hi Patty: Thanks for your question. Condition is important in establishing the value of your note. It looks lightly circulated. You sound like you have a offset ink transfer reverse error. There is at least one sheet that was somehow printed a with the...

Coin Collecting: Misprinted U.S. $20, 1974, $20
1974, $20, FRN: Hi Kevin: Thanks for your question. Condition is very important in establishing the value of your note. Ebay is a good place to check. I don t believe an appraisal is necessary. The value of the error would depend on the condition, amount of the offset...

Coin Collecting: Miss Struck Dime 1967, 1967, dime
1967, dime, misaligned die: Hi Dave: Thanks for your question. From your description, you sound like you likely have a misaligned die error. Misaligned die struck error coins occur when the top and bottom dies are not in alignment with each other. The results are one side of the...

Coin Collecting: misprint, penny, dime
penny, dime, magic coin: Hi Mark: Thanks for your question. Your coin is likely a magic coin used to trick people when you guess which hand has the penny, it can be flipped over in his hands, and you always loose when this party picks the dime. It is an interesting conversation...

Coin Collecting: misprinted half dollar, lincoln image, word liberty
lincoln image, word liberty, interested buyer: Hi Nichole, What you have is a novelty item -- it definitely did not come from the mint that way. I can t definitely explain why it was made, but it was made by taking a normal Kennedy Half, stamping the Lincoln Image and the dates into it, and then...

Coin Collecting: miss stamped penny, zinc coated steel, mint mark
zinc coated steel, mint mark, u s mint: Pam, in 1943 the U.S. Mint made the cent out of zinc coated steel (copper was needed for the war effort). Zinc is indeed silver colored. Large enough quantities were made so that the 1943 plain (no mint mark) D and S mint marked pieces are not rare and don...

Coin Collecting: Newfoundland 50c, natural lustre, computer image
natural lustre, computer image, luster: Hello, Your coin appears to be in very nice condition have you had it cleaned? Also, can you inform me if there is any natural lustre on this item (luster is impossible to tell via computer image). If I had this item in my hand I could give you a positive...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Nickel made of copper, decent shape, sarasota florida
decent shape, sarasota florida, authentication service: Hi Jerry, If you feel like spending a few buck, check out www.NGCcoin.com NGC is an independent, third party grading/authentication service located in Sarasota, Florida. On the website, you can find out how to submit a coin for authentication. There...

Coin Collecting: Non-Money coin, buldges, money coin
buldges, money coin, liepzig: Hi Mike, This is a commemorative medal for 100 years since the famous battle of Liepzig. In excellent condition the value is from $50 to $100, depending where it s being sold. On the American market it would be in the lower end of that range, but on the European...

Coin Collecting: NPG Rating, grading services, coins
grading services, coins, jonathan: Jonathan, Sorry, but it s not possible to be specific. There are some grading services which are just the seller putting a high grade on his coins so they will sell for more, so the grade they give can be a lot different than the grade you ll get from...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: new deal coin, new deal, good luck
new deal, good luck, token: Hi Tyler: Somehow you sent the same photo twice, of the heads side of the token. It appears to be brass or bronze, but you don t give a size. I d guess it s between a quarter dollar and half dollar in size. I did find another site that may help, and...

Coin Collecting: older German coins, german coins, metal hook
german coins, metal hook, auction price: Hi, Unfortunately this would take away any collectible value as a coin. For a particularly rare coin the value would be dramatically reduced, but for ones that are not really rare it s basically destroyed as you said. However, there is a separate market...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: PEI one cent coin, william theed, decimal currency
william theed, decimal currency, massive quantities: Hello Jack, What you have there is a Prince Edward Island 1871 one cent piece in G-4 Condition. PEI adopted a decimal currency in 1871 – its dollar was rated the same as Canada’s at the time. However, PEI joined confederation only two short years later...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Peace coin, peace coins, troy ounce silver
peace coins, troy ounce silver, peace dollars: Hi Lynn, It certainly sounds like the design of the Peace Dollars that were minted from 1921 to 1935. If it says .999 silver or ONE TROY OUNCE SILVER, etc., we can put a value on it. However, without other info such as this, I can not do so. Regards...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: new info, coin expert, density test
coin expert, density test, outer rim: Colin, Any time that you see several coins (especially from different origins) that visually have the same surfaces and patina - this is extremely suspicious. Differences in silver purity and geographical climate make it virtually impossible that all of these...

Coin Collecting: US Proof Sets, glen cove ny, uncirculated coins
glen cove ny, uncirculated coins, proof sets: Hi Ann, They are definitely worth more than face value. The uncirculated sets will contain 1 coin of each denomination from each mint so they should have 2 cellophane packages in each set. The proof sets of 1 coin of each denomination for the year. My...

Coin Collecting: pennie error, hylas, chase
hylas, chase: Hello Chase, The coin has to be inspected. It would have to be determined if the coin is merely worn, or if it is a minting error. Without inspection by a professional, eg. weight, size, etc., it is impossible to discern what it is. Regards Joe Hylas...

Coin Collecting: pennies, mint condition, hylas
mint condition, hylas, pennies: Hi Ann, The value depends on if he had the collectible dates. Some pennies can be quite valuable, others are worth little. The valuable ones are 1909-S, 1914-D, 1922, 1931-D and 1955 over 1955 Double Die. Condition is important also. Even a common date...

Coin Collecting: penny, 1973, cent
1973, cent, two heads: Hi Kim: Thanks for giving me the opportunity to answer your question. I answered one like this a few days ago. Your coin is likely a magic coin used to trick people when you guess heads or tails, for you always loose when this party picks tails ....

Coin Collecting: One penny coin, annapolis royal, penny coin
annapolis royal, penny coin, pictue: Hello Sue, Thank you very much for your question. Would you be able to send me a pictue of both sides of your coin? I want to give you the most accurate apprasial possible and with a picture it will help me to determine the grade and possible varieties...

Coin Collecting: posting the pic's you asked for??, pass word, inner workings
pass word, inner workings, bolth: Hello Les, Thank you very much for your reply. I have no knowledge of the inner workings of this website I suggest that you contact the webmaster and forward your concerns to him/her. If you wish you can forward your pics to maritimeantiquesandcollectibles@yahoo.com...

Coin Collecting: Quarters, state quarters, copper strip
state quarters, copper strip, couple of ones: Kathleen, Sounds like one of those urban legends to me. I deal alot with state quarters and I ve never heard of a wrong mix problem. There are quarters out there that are all copper -- missing the outer clad layer. This is caused by an incomplete plating...

Coin Collecting: quarters, ebay, second quarter
ebay, second quarter, quarters: Karen, The gold one is likely gold plated -- it did not come from the mint like that. As such it has no collector value. The one that is copper on one side is known as a missing clad layer error. If you get it certified, these have been selling for...

Coin Collecting: Republique Francaise, indo chine, shiny luster
indo chine, shiny luster, indo china: Hi Tiana, Sorry for the delay in answering your question. These silver coins come from the Indo-China territory, which is the area of modern day Vietnam and Cambodia. An average circulated coin typically sells in the $30 to $50 range at auction. Heavily...

Coin Collecting: Russian(?) coin, russian coin, russian origin
russian coin, russian origin, two headed eagle: Hi Jim, Sorry for the delay in answering your question. This is indeed a Russian coin. It s an early date, which makes it very collectible. In mid-grade it s worth $25 or so for the more common variety and around twice that for the more scarce variety. ...

Coin Collecting: it it real and how much its worth, hobo nickel, hobos
hobo nickel, hobos, little pieces: Linda, You have what is known as a hobo nickel. It got its name because these were hand carved by hobos that often rode the rails to travel and would trade these little pieces of artwork for a meal or a place to sleep. Old carvings that can be positively...

Coin Collecting: ring with Robert F. and John F. Kennedy token/coin, presidents of the united states, presidents of the united states of america
presidents of the united states, presidents of the united states of america, lawniczak: Sabrina, I ve not heard of this and so don t think it can be a US official memorial. I would really have to see a picture to understand what you are describing. What you describe in fact makes little sense, as you say the legend is Presidents of the United...

Coin Collecting: A roll of uncirculated 1991d pennies, 1991D, Lincoln Cent
1991D, Lincoln Cent, roll: Hi John: Thanks for your question. The 1991D Cent mintage is 4,158,442,076, making it no more desirable as a collectible coin. That being said, there appears to be a wide range in price for the offer of sale for this item. I checked eBay listings, and...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: russian 1762 4 kopek coin, copper coins, russian currency
copper coins, russian currency, outer rim: Hi again Myles, Yes this was common practice for many countries and for several centuries. This was typically done to re-evaluate a coin in response to changing metal values and strength of the currency. The weight of the coins is the same. Russia never...

Coin Collecting: silver pennie, zinc coated steel, lawniczak
zinc coated steel, lawniczak, quantities: samuel, in 1943 US cents were made out of zinc coated steel. Zinc is silver colored. As they were minted in great quantities and are readily available, if circulated, those sell for about 10 cents but dealers who have to make a profit won t buy them for...

Coin Collecting: Tx qtr, bright gold, gold color
bright gold, gold color, nickle: Quarters are made of a three part sandwich, nickle on the outside and copper on the inside. This coin was made with one side of the planchette missing. Errors are collected and so it does have some value, but it can t be much, because that is a really common...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Unknown Coin with me, patron saint of england, slaying the dragon
patron saint of england, slaying the dragon, queen victoria: Hi D B, it must be quite a bog coin then. This means it is a crown; the equivalent at that time of 5 shillings. If it is in pretty okay condition then it has a value between £50 and £135. That is a broad spread only because I cannot be precise about the level...

Coin Collecting: u.s. grant token? medal?, 1872, grant
1872, grant, political: Hi Anthony: Thanks form your question. You have what is called a campaign (election) or political token. One just like it sold on eBay today for $20. This bronze token was issued in 1872 for the U.S. Grant and Henry Wilson Presidential and Vice Presidential...

Coin Collecting: VALUE OF MY COIN, Spain Ferdinad 8 Reales
Spain Ferdinad 8 Reales : Value depends a lot on condition of coin I can t judge without an image. Without a weight I can t say if it is Genuine. It should be 0.9 Silver about 27.1 grams. In the 2006 Krause SCWC (I have with me) a Genuine 1818 Ferdinad VII 8 Reales, coin is...

Coin Collecting: Vatican coin, vatican coin, metal alloys
vatican coin, metal alloys, coin collection: Hi Karen, This one is actually a souvenir, typically made from base metal alloys and silver plated. They do sell, but usually not for more then $10 at online auction. The vast majority of these, which come in a varity of designs are from the 1960 s-1970 s,...

Coin Collecting: Victoria gold sovereign, gold soveriegn, gold sovereign
gold soveriegn, gold sovereign, victoria gold: Hi, what you have here is an obvious fake. The Queen wasn t born for another 19 years, as I am sure your researches revealed. I would suggest you re-check the auction listing to see what they said about it. then take it to a friendly jeweller who can tell...

Coin Collecting: value of coins, pobjoy mint, guinea gold
pobjoy mint, guinea gold, value of coins: Hi Chris, if the 2 guineas is in Extremely Fine condition officially (ie EF as a coin specialist would grade it) then it will fetch around £6500 at auction. As for the Pobjoy Mint stuff, best to check their website, or call them. cheers barr...

Coin Collecting: value of old coin, wilhelm ii deutscher kaiser, kaiser konig
wilhelm ii deutscher kaiser, kaiser konig, exact grade: Hi Chrisandera, The Prussian three marks are fairly common, so value will mostly depend on the condition of your coin. A well used coin with plenty of wear or damage starts at around $15, which is basically silver value. One with only light wear is in the...

Coin Collecting: value of seven 1 dollar bills from 1963, 1963B, $1
1963B, $1, FRN: Hi Brad: Thanks for giving me the opportunity to answer your question. Your bills are 1963 Series B $1 FRN s. Joseph Barr was U.S. Secretary of the Treasury from December 21, 1968, to January 20, 1969, the shortest term of any Treasury Secretary. Collector...

Coin Collecting: Zinc penny No copper, copper coating, price of metals
copper coating, price of metals, registered mail: Hi Al, I am only responding because you did find the coin in an original roll back in 1982. You are correct, it is possible to have an unplated zinc cent. There are many fakes that is why many discount the possibility. Pricing can range from almost no...

Coin Collecting: 1723 coin, italian state, page thanks
italian state, page thanks, denomination: Hi Ali, This is a coin from the Italian State of Geneva, so you were on the right track. Which denomination/size it is would determine the value. You can find a detailed list of the various denomiantions, their weights and values here: http://www.rhinocoins.com/ITALY/GENOVA/REPGEN3.HTML...

Coin Collecting: 1787 one penny, good shape, anglesey
good shape, anglesey, conder token: Hi Malcolm, This is British conder token, from the Anglesey mines in Wales. They are not particularly rare in circulated condition, and generally sell for $20 to $30 in good shape. A well worn coin is more like $5 to $10, while one without wear and lustrous...

Coin Collecting: 1855 Spanish Coin, largest denomination, isabel 2
largest denomination, isabel 2, copper coin: Hi Ben, This is a copper coin from Spain. 1855 is actually one of the last years that such coins were made. It is an 8 maravedis, which is the largest denomination made in copper. The Spanish also made silver coins called reales and gold coins called escudos....

Coin Collecting: 185th anniversary coin value, 1985, Thomas Jefferson
1985, Thomas Jefferson, commemorative: Hi John: Thanks for your question. The item you describe is likely a medal or token and not a coin. Coins are issued with a denomination and country of origin on them. I found a listing for a set of five American Presidents similar to your piece you...

Coin Collecting: 1875 british penny value, rough shape, coin worth
rough shape, coin worth, gunk: Hi Anthony, Unfortunately a normal 1875 is a common coin worth just a dollar or two in well used condition. However, an 1875 with a small letter H beneath the middle of the date is a rare one and will be worth a good $20-$25 even in rough shape. A decent...

Coin Collecting: 1883 Carson City Silver Dollar, 1883CC, GSA
1883CC, GSA, $1: Hi Pat: Thanks for your question. There were a number of sales by the GSA offering the CC dollars starting in 1972. From ebay guides: Nearly three million Old Wild West 90% Silver Dollar Coins discovered in U.S. Treasury vaults. All bearing the famous...

Coin Collecting: 1886 French coin, indo chine, french indo china
indo chine, french indo china, exact grade: Hi Marcene, This is a coin from the French Indo-China colony, which is the area of modern day Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. These coins are very hot with collectors, but only in excellent condition. Value will range widely depending on grade. A well worn coin...

Coin Collecting: 1890 silver dollar, 1890, O mint mark
1890, O mint mark, $1: Hi Russ: Thanks for the opportunity to answer your question. An O mint mark indicates your dollar was struck at the New Orleans branch mint. Over 10 million coins were struck for that date and mint mark, so it is a relatively common date. The grade...

Coin Collecting: 1911 Liberty 2 1/2 dollar, gold dealers, coin type
gold dealers, coin type, coin show: Mike, The best way to do this is with a side-by-side comparison. Find a local coin show, check out the gold dealers, and compare yours with other $2.5 gold pieces -- date doesn t matter for comparison, just look at that coin type. You may be able...

Coin Collecting: 1917-1959 pennies, mint mark, lawniczak
mint mark, lawniczak, coin dealer: Luana, on the 1945, it is possible that damage after minting could have caused what you describe or maybe some grease on the die or other obstruction could have caused it. An expert would have to look at it. The 1955 double die cent is very valuable, $1000...

Coin Collecting: 1917 five milliemes, foreign coins, mint condition
foreign coins, mint condition, arabic numerals: Hi James, This is an Egyptian 5 milliemes. The O across from the 5 is also a five, but in Arabic numerals. These coins are unfortunately common, with many millions of them made. In circulated condition they are worth just a couple of dollars. Even in mint...

Coin Collecting: 1922 Silver Dollar Peace, peace silver dollar, serration
peace silver dollar, serration, great shape: Hello Robert, Thank you very much for your question. Sadly I am only an expert with Canadian and Provinces coins, stamps, and paper money. If you ever come across anything from there I would be more than happy to both identify and appraise your item(s)...

Coin Collecting: 1923 gold one dollar coin, 1923, gold
1923, gold, $1: Philip: Thanks for your question. You don t mention the size of your coin, but there were no gold dollars produced by the mint in 1923. It is possible you may have a plated silver dollar. It would be worth the silver value plus maybe a few dollars,...

Coin Collecting: 1932 silver certificate dollar, $1, silver certificate
$1, silver certificate, Hawaii: Hi Cory: I picked up this question from the pool. I think I can answer it for you. First, look at your bill again. I think you will see that it is actually a 1935 Series A and not 1932. From http://www.papermoneybuyers.com/Hawaii_North_Africa.html ...

Coin Collecting: 1935 G Series Silver Certificate with "In God we Trust", 1935G, Silver Certificate
1935G, Silver Certificate: Hi Mary: Thanks for your question. You are correct, In God We Trust was not imprinted on currency until 1957, but I did find that this series was printed both before and after the time that this law came into effect. You do not have an error. This...

Coin Collecting: 1935 silver penny, 1935, cent
1935, cent, silver colored: Hi Beth: Thanks for the question. Based on the photo and the information you provided, it is likely you have an altered coin. The Lincoln cent appears to be real. Someone looks to have plated it after it left the mint. As an altered coin, it has no added...

Coin Collecting: 1943 steel wheat back penny, 1943, steel
1943, steel, cent: Hi Robert: Thanks for your question. Your coin is likely real, but has a corrosion or plating problem. This is normal for the type. Because the galvanization process didn t cover the edges of the coins, sweat would quickly rust the metal. No mint mark indicates...

Coin Collecting: 1944 half dollar, 1944, half dollar
1944, half dollar, value : Hi Marcene: Thanks for your question. The Walking Liberty Half Dollars were minted from 1916 to 1947. The coin is named after its representation of Liberty on the obverse. The coin s obverse and reverse was designed by Adolph A. Weinman and his mark, AAW,...

Coin Collecting: 1964 Copper nickel, copper nickel, guarantee corporation
copper nickel, guarantee corporation, best bet: Hi Lindsey, You can try checking the Yellow Pages for a local coin dealer but the best bet is to send it to Numismatic Guarantee Corporation in Florida. They will authenticate it, if genuine, and encapsulate it in plastic which makes it easier to sell for...

Coin Collecting: 1964 penny, 1964, cent
1964, cent, counter stamped: Hi Alaina: Thanks for your question. Your coin was modified after it left the mint. Why, I m not sure, but it has no added numismatic value. Please remember to go to the experts site to rate this answer. And check the nomination box on the rating page...

Coin Collecting: 1968 S US penny, 1968S, cent
1968S, cent, value: Hi John: Thanks for your question. You are right on the mintage, but that s still a lot of coins. A recent issue of Coin Values magazine shows your cent in Uncirculated condition to have a retail value of $0.15 to an interested collector. For more...

Coin Collecting: 1969 D Lincoln die clash, 1969D, Lincoln cent
1969D, Lincoln cent, die clash: Hi David: Thanks for your question. From your description, you sound like you likely have a clashed die error, but it also could be an altered coin. As an altered coin, it has no added numismatic value. There are a number of different things that...

Coin Collecting: 1975 penny, 1975, cent
1975, cent, Liberty Bell: Hi Colleen: Thanks for the opportunity of answering your question. I m not familiar with this specific coin, but I am aware of Lincoln cents having images stamped into them after they leave the mint. One of the more famous ones is Kennedy looks at...

Coin Collecting: 1976-D, 1976D, cent
1976D, cent, different color: Hi Bonnie: Thanks for your question. It is always best to provide as much information as possible or to attach a photo when asking a question about odd or unusual coins. From your limited description, you could have an error struck on a different planchet,...

Coin Collecting: 1977 canadian silver penny, history of coins, two pennies
history of coins, two pennies, silver penny: Hello Lynn, Can you please send me a picture of your coin? I think you will be impressed with the story about your item. However, I will need to see a picture to insure that the information that I am giving you is correct as there are several options as...

Coin Collecting: 1980 penny, dad, victoria
dad, victoria: Hello Victoria, Thank you very much for your question. This seems to be a very interesting error however only the front side came through can you please send a picture of the back as well? Also, if possible can you make the pics a little bigger? I greatly...

Coin Collecting: 1983 d dime, mint luster, u s mint
mint luster, u s mint, uncirculated coin: Johnathan, 1983-D is considered a better date in uncirculated condition because there were no U.S. Mint uncirculated sets issued that year. That makes it more difficult to find these date coins in uncirculated condition. Retail value is about $2 for...

Coin Collecting: 1983d penny, collector interest, missing letters
collector interest, missing letters, error value: Adrian, This is actually a relatively common striking error that occurs when the press gets greased. Some of the grease gets into the die, filling some of the indentations in the die (like the letters & numbers) and preventing the full striking of the...

Coin Collecting: 1988-d penny, 1988D, cent
1988D, cent, mint mark: Hi Bonnie: Thanks for your question. Your coin had the mint mark placed on the die by hand after it was made. Minor variations in the location of the mint mark are normal. From Wexler s website: In 1990 and 1991 the Mint began applying the mint mark...

Coin Collecting: 1988 Silver colored penny, old jewelry, copper coating
old jewelry, copper coating, lawniczak: Chrissie, it s hard to tell without seeing the pieces, but keep in mind that little boys like to fool with things and coins are easy to find and fool with. The 1988 cent is normally copper coated zinc and zinc is silver in color so it could be someone removed...

Coin Collecting: $2.00 Bills, 1976, $2
1976, $2, bill: Hi JT: Thanks for your question. I d say your block of $2 bills would have some added value. Part would depend on the serial numbers and what Federal Reserve they are from. Special serial numbers, like odd or low numbers as well as star notes (replacement...

Coin Collecting: 2.5 dollar gold coin, dollar gold coin, doubt check
dollar gold coin, doubt check, coin shop: Martha, Yes they have been counterfeiting that rare date for a long time. I recommend you submit it to get certified and encapsulated -- that will remove any doubt. Check out the following websites for info on how to get it certified : http://www.pcgs.com...

Coin Collecting: 20 dollar, 1990, $20
1990, $20, FRN: Hi Carmen: Thanks for the opportunity to answer your question. You really need to provide as much information as possible when asking a question. The grade of your note is critical in establishing value. Names of the signatures on the note would also be...

Coin Collecting: 2001 D Dime, collector interest, coin books
collector interest, coin books, hylas: Hi Kristi, These are usually cause by die adjustments or die shifts. It is not a rarity. If the whole world was doubled or other parts of the coin, you would have something of collector interest. Good job spotting it though. Regards Joe Hylas www.AllCoins.U...

Coin Collecting: 2004 $20.00 Bill, 2004 series, $20
2004 series, $20, FRN: Hi Crystal: Thanks for the opportunity to answer your question. Your note is likely worth more as a replacement or star (*) note than an error. You didn t provide a photo, or tell me exactly how much it is mis-cut at the top, or the condition of your...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 2005 DIME, 2005, dime
2005, dime, error: Hi Again Jim: Thanks for the reverse photo of your coin. Based on the photo, it is my opinion your coin is real, but the defect is some type of alteration, and not an error. As such, it would have no added numismatic value. Go back to the link and compare...

Coin Collecting: 5 dollar bill, 1988A, $5
1988A, $5, FRN: Hi Tim: Thanks for your question. A recent issue of Paper Money Values shows a 1988A $5 FRN in CU (Crisp Uncirculated) condition to have a retail value of $20, so I d say the $28 offer is more than fair. If your note is a replacement note (star or...

Coin Collecting: $5 Presidential Coins, silver copper, metal content
silver copper, metal content, medals: Mike, There are many different presidential sets out there. Who made it? Is it gold, silver, copper? Is there markings on the coins about their metal content, or a certificate that says what the composition of the medals are? Essentially, you re only...

Coin Collecting: 75 anniversary medallion, medallian, national advertisers
medallian, national advertisers, gold medallion: Hello Dennis, Do you have a picture of your item? Also, if you are interested in selling your item for Melt I buy all precious metals above all national advertisers so I may be able to help you out on that front as well. If I had a picture of your item...

Coin Collecting: Canada Commemorative 1967 Set, canadian mint, mint sets
canadian mint, mint sets, face value: Hello Rob, Thank you very much for your question. In 1967 the Canadian mint simply went crazy with several mint sets that all have different mintages and values. If you could send me a picture of your set I would be able to identify and appraise it for...

Coin Collecting: Canadian 1973 $1 Bill, novelity items, conversation pieces
novelity items, conversation pieces, serial numbers: Hello Alex, Thank you very much for your question. Sadly, these notes were massly produced and do not trend very high even in superior condition. They are best sold as novelity items or conversation pieces. The actual book value is about $2.00 per note...

Coin Collecting: Canadian One Dollar, bearer of bad news, devils head
bearer of bad news, devils head, conversation piece: Hello Shannon, Thank you very much for your question. Your item is a $1.00 1954 (modified portrait) Canadian note with J.R. Beattie and J.E. Coyne signatures. The condition of your note is F-12 (Fine). Sadly, these notes were massly produced. In fact, in...

Coin Collecting: Canadian Half Dollars, dollar coins, collectible coin
dollar coins, collectible coin, half dollars: Hello Richard, Can you please send me the specific dates of the coins that you have? The picture is very bright and I could not make out the dates nor the condition. Right now, silver is very high in price so a lot of the common 50 cent pieces are worth...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: CHAS. I SILVER COIN, english coins, bob gill
english coins, bob gill, silver penny: Hi Bob, his actual dates were 1272-1307. He wasn t ugly, he was my dad. Anyway, there are lots of designs of this coin, depending on size and nature of lettering, quirks of the bust and so on. A few variants are mega-valuable (£1000-£3500). But I will assume...

Coin Collecting: Cleaning Coins, cleaning coins, washing up liquid
cleaning coins, washing up liquid, kitchen towel: Hi Pamela. generally any expert will advise you never to clean coins.A collector s rule is that a coin is best kept in the sate it was found in than to risk minute damage through any possible abrasions. However, you are probably not looking at a collection...

Coin Collecting: Coin, chambres de commerce, bearer of bad news
chambres de commerce, bearer of bad news, robby: Hi Robby. The first thing I can tell you is that 54.4 million of them were made, so- a popular coin, minted between 1920 and 1928. I am afraid the value of yours tops out at maybe $1. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news. good luck with your next find...

Coin Collecting: Coin, loonie, 1914
loonie, 1914, newfoundland: Hello Rebecca, Thank you very much for your question. It seems that the coin you have is a Newfoundland 1 cent piece it would be about the same size as a regular 1 cent coin correct? I think the coin you have is actually dated 1944 as the picture plant...

Coin Collecting: My Coin Collection, egalite fraternite, few coins
egalite fraternite, few coins, orchid flower: Joanna, your 1904 English florin has no value since you cannot make out the date. This suggests a high state of wear and, hence, no value. The last coin is 10 centimes (C mes) and yes, they all have a hole. Some 25 million were minted that year and once...

Coin Collecting: Coin color, morgan silver dollars, hairline scratches
morgan silver dollars, hairline scratches, unnatural color: Bill, The dark toning will negatively affect the coins eye appeal -- and thus their value -- but there s not really anything you can safely do about it. If you try to clean them, they will likely become another unattractive, unnatural color, and you may...

Coin Collecting: Coins value, 1867 confederation, canada 1867
1867 confederation, canada 1867, canada olympic: Hello Cyndi, Thank you very much for your questions. I would be more than happy to help you but please note I am only an expert with Canadian and Provinces coins, stamps, and paper money. Any other items that you have I suggest that you contact another...

Coin Collecting: Connecticut State coin error, artistic reasons, value of a dollar
artistic reasons, value of a dollar, connecticut state: Margit, Thank you for the picture -- interesting piece. I m not sure why -- other than for artistic reasons -- but someone has taken a grinder to that coin and created that interesting, uneven pattern. Considered altered, this coin would have no collector...

Coin Collecting: canadian bills, sir john a macdonald, john a macdonald
sir john a macdonald, john a macdonald, canadian bills: Hello Brian, Thank you very much for your question. Sadly, the notes that you have listed are massly produced and very common. In order for me to give you an accurate apprasial I would need to see a scan/picture of your notes I will then be able to assertain...

Coin Collecting: coin, apollo 14, commemorative medal
apollo 14, commemorative medal, pristine condition: Marshal, This was a privately minted commemorative medal. If it contains any silver, the value of the silver will be the value for that medal. If it does not have any silver in it, then due to its non-pristine condition, its value will be about a dollar...

Coin Collecting: coin identification, coin identification, hijri date
coin identification, hijri date, egyptian writing: Hi again Jim, This is a coin from Morocco, a 1/2 dirham struck in .835 purity silver. This is the most common date of the series and they generally sell for between $5 and $10 in nice shape (which your coin seems to be). The 1299 is a Hijri date, which corresponds...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: coin identification, coin identification, ancient coins
coin identification, ancient coins, copper coin: Hi Donna, It appears to be ancient Roman, probably from the time of Christ s birth. Hoards of these are found on a regular basis buried in earthen jars. Some ancient coins can be quite valuable but those are made of silver or gold. Regards Joe Hylas...

Coin Collecting: coins and note, rupee note, dpi color
rupee note, dpi color, goege: Yes the Jaffna 2 Stiver is rare, but I can t make any comment on its value without a high resolution scan of both sides of the coin. 600 dpi color scan. There are replica coins on the market as you may not know. Where did you get the coin. Please send a scan...

Coin Collecting: commemrative state quarter, 50 state quarters, obverse side
50 state quarters, obverse side, fantasy coin: Regena, You re right -- it is a fantasy coin -- not a U.S. Mint product. It may have been restamped over a regular quarter. I don t know what person did it, but it is just a novelty piece now. If you find an interested buyer, you may get a couple dollars...

Coin Collecting: dime, indian head penny, mint condition
indian head penny, mint condition, hylas: Hi Jacki, One side coins, if genuine, are collectible. However, we would have to determine if it came from the mint that way or was later tampered with. The 1903 penny is worth about $1 in used condition and about $35 in Mint condition. If I can be of...

Coin Collecting: Equador 5 sucres coin, retail situation, genuine thanks
retail situation, genuine thanks, clock position: Hi, Based on the weight it sounds like a genuine piece with some wear (though not a lot of wear). The gold color is something I see on coins that were made into jewelry. They were often gold-plated or gilded. Do you notice anything unusual on the edge? Maybe...

Coin Collecting: Error coins, Lincoln, cents
Lincoln, cents, errors: Hi Dennis: Thanks for your question. While you provided adequate descriptions of your coins, with no photos, it s hard to say what you really may have. They could be real errors or altered coins, done after they left the mint. As altered coins, they would...

Coin Collecting: Flawed 1981 Penny, interested buyer, s limited
interested buyer, s limited, millimeters: Susan, Yes it will have a collector value -- perhaps a dollar or two -- but you have to find an interested buyer. It s limited value is because it is a more common striking error -- as opposed to a more rare die error. I hope this helps, Dan ...

Coin Collecting: Franklin Delano Roosevelt coin, 1938, FDR
1938, FDR, token: Hi Mary: Thanks for giving me the opportunity to answer your question. I ll answer your question as best I can, If you want to attach a photo and ask a follow up question, I ll revise my answer or add to it as warranted. I spent a lot of time searching...

Coin Collecting: Franklin Mint Silver Set, national governors conference, bullion market
national governors conference, bullion market, troy ounce: Douglas, These privately minted medals are a difficult item to resell for anything more than the melt value. You could try taking a bunch of pictures and putting the collection on eBay -- maybe you ll find a buyer interested in more than the melt value....

Coin Collecting: French Coin from 1854, napoleon iii, minimal value
napoleon iii, minimal value, half dollar: Hi Robert. The centime was a 100th of a Franc at the time. About 60 million of them were minted in 1854. Even in very good condition I am afraid they have minimal value. Your coin has no value other than that you own a piece of history of over 150 years old....

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 185th anniversary coin value, mass production, thomas jefferson
Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 185th anniversary coin value, mass production, thomas jefferson, tokens

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1917 five milliemes, general allenby, arabic translation
Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1917 five milliemes, general allenby, arabic translation, v32

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1968 S US penny
Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1968 S US penny

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1977 canadian silver penny
Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1977 canadian silver penny

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: $2.00 Bills, stack, 2 dollar bills
Coin and Paper Money Collecting: $2.00 Bills, stack, 2 dollar bills, mistake

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 2004 $20.00 Bill
Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 2004 $20.00 Bill

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 2005 DIME "CUD" ERROR
Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 2005 DIME "CUD" ERROR

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 5 dollar bill
Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 5 dollar bill

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Penny error?, mint, banks
Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Penny error?, mint, banks

Coin Collecting: i found this penny, planchet, obverse
planchet, obverse, clashes: This is a coin known as a die clash. Die clashes are formed when one die strikes the other die without a planchet between them. This leaves some of the details of the obverse die on the reverse die and some of the detail of the reverse die on the obverse...

Coin Collecting: George VI $5 bill, george vi, deputy governor
george vi, deputy governor, bank of canada: Hello Sandra, Thank you very much for your question. Would you be able to send me a scan of your item? I need to check for a few varieties that can increase the value of your item. I look forward to your follow up. All the best, Bond Rideout Jr...

Coin Collecting: georgia state coin, Georgia, state
Georgia, state, quarter: Hi Steven: Thanks for your question. Normal die rotation on U.S. coins is for the obverse and reverse to be opposite, or upside down, when held between your thumb and finger and turned side to side. To more easily see if you have an error, carefully...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Hungarian coins, hungarian coins, orb design
hungarian coins, orb design, world coins: Hi again Steve, All in all there are 4 designs for the silver coins, but really 8 different coins in the set. There are two types of 2 pengo and 2 types of 5 pengo, but each one exists as a round and as a larger square klippe, just like the first two 5 pengo...

Coin Collecting: half of a quarter, hylas, copper
hylas, copper, existence: Hi Dorothy, I would have to see the coin. Once it is weighed, we would know how the coin came into existence. If the weight is correct, and not light, we could assume that it was stamped only on one side. But we really have to inspect the coin. Regards...

Coin Collecting: hespan 8 reale, mexican war of independence, grade coins
mexican war of independence, grade coins, exact grade: Hi John, This is a coin from the Mexican state of Durango, during the Mexican war of independence. 37 dollars is a fair price for a coin that is really well worn, or has minor damage. However, the values for a typical mid-grade example are closer to $75-$100...

Coin Collecting: Identity of Coin, love tokens, hylas
love tokens, hylas, suitor: Hi Bobby, This is a US dime from 1889. The reverse (back) has been re-engraved. This was very popular in the late 1800 s to early 1900 s. A suitor (boyfriend) would re-engrave the coin with this friend s initials and give it as a gift. Some are very ornately...

Coin Collecting: Keeping Coins Polished !, cleaning coins
cleaning coins: Hi Charles: Thanks for your question. I answered one similar to this in the past. I d personally not suggest you clean coins, but should you choose to try and get the tarnish off your coins, use nothing more than warm water with a mild liquid soap. Do...

Coin Collecting: Kennedy Half Dollar, kennedy half dollar, novelty value
kennedy half dollar, novelty value, couple dollars: Crystal, These are manufactured novelty magician s coins. Somebody took 2 normal coins, altered them, and glued the pieces back together. Using a strong magnifier, you should be able to find a seam where the coins were joined, just inside the raised rim,...

Coin Collecting: Koinsolv...a good thing?, dirty surfaces, surface soils
dirty surfaces, surface soils, silver coins: Roberta, Koinsolv is just for removing glue, tape residue, and oily marks. While it may not change the color of your coins, it also will not do much for dirty surfaces. If you don t do it on a regular basis, you should not attempt to clean your coins....

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: What kind of coin is this?, honan province, cash coin
honan province, cash coin, question thanks: Hi again Mark, It was not easy to tell because of the heavy wear on the coin, but it is a 10 cash coin from the Republic of China, variety with short flag-poles. In good condition it would be worth $5 to $10, but jsut a dollar or two as it is now. Thanks...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Large $5.00 Blue Seal National Currency, 1923, $5
1923, $5, National Currency: Hi Again Lynn: I m glad I got the correct note. I d be happy to get your scan of the note. You can attach it in another follow up question or on an e-mail to me at coingye@yahoo.com You may also refer back to this site to get grading information, values,...

Coin Collecting: Lincoln Penny Laminate - Debris???, Lincoln, cent
Lincoln, cent, damage: Hi Chris: Thanks for the question. I believe your coin to be altered after it left the mint. I know of no process that could or would cause the pattern to appear on your coin that would have happened during the minting process. As an altered coin, it has...

Coin Collecting: Locating a Valuation Agency, newfoundland, toronto
newfoundland, toronto: Hello Rose, Thank you very much for your question. If I were you I would contact ICCS (you can find their site on the net) and see what they have to say. I am currently in Newfoundland - if you have pictures of your items I would be more than happy to help...

Coin Collecting: Mint sets, us mint, law of supply and demand
us mint, law of supply and demand, interested buyers: Jim, It s simply the law of supply and demand. If there are a million sets available, but only 10,000 interested buyers at the current price level, then the price level must go lower to the point where more buyers are interested in buying. Sometimes this...

Coin Collecting: Mis-printed 1981 dime, 1981, dime
1981, dime, extra metal on reverse: Hi Heather: Thanks for the question. Without specifics, like the actual weight, diameter, and thickness, or photos, it would only be a guess. It could be struck with a struck in fragment from another coin or blank, or altered after it left the mint....

Coin Collecting: Mis-printed dollar bills, 1977, $1
1977, $1, FRN: Hi Cindy: Thanks for your question. Condition is very important in establishing the value of your note. Ebay is a good place to check. I d estimate the value in Crisp Uncirculated condition to be in the $100 to $150 range for each note. The group of three...

Coin Collecting: Miscut 1988 dollar bill, 1988, $1
1988, $1, FRN: Hi Lindsey: Thanks for your question. Condition is very important in establishing the value of a note. Ebay is a good place to check. Unfortunately, I m guessing your note is an assisted error , accomplished by cutting up a special sheet of 32 notes...

Coin Collecting: Missing a letter, 1998D, Kennedy
1998D, Kennedy, Half Dollar: Hi Cindy: Thanks for your question. With the limited description and no photo, it s hard to say what you really have. It could be a real error or an altered coin, done after it left the mint. As an altered coin, it has no added numismatic value. There...

Coin Collecting: Morgan Error Coin, 1884, Morgan
1884, Morgan, Silver Dollar: Hi Paddy: Thanks for the opportunity to answer your question. Rotated die errors, especially major ones, are quite collectible and sometimes rare. I found a site where all known major rotated dies are listed. Over twenty are Morgan Dollars. All are...

Coin Collecting: Mystery Coin, french indo china, indo chine
french indo china, indo chine, world coins: http://www.coincollectorsstore.com/products-page/world-coins/french-indo-china-1908-1-piastre/ Check it out above, Marsha. They come in usually around the $20 mark. Just type in 1908 Indo China Piastre to your search engine and you can easily check them...

Coin Collecting: maria theresa tokens, professional coin dealers, troy ounce
professional coin dealers, troy ounce, price of silver: Hi Linda: Thanks for your question. Your piece is likely a restrike of the original coin minted in 1780. It was struck in .833 fine silver and contains approximately .7517 troy ounces of pure silver. At today s price of silver, slightly over $39.50 a troy...

Coin Collecting: mispinted $20, 2004A, $20
2004A, $20, FRN: Hi Kari: Thanks for your question. Condition is very important in establishing the value of a note. Your saying the bill is in very good condition implies it is very worn and likely not worth much of a premium. Ebay is a good place to check. Without...

Coin Collecting: misprint, 2006, $1
2006, $1, FRN: Hi Thomas: Thanks for your question. Condition is very important in establishing the value of your note. It appears to be lightly circulated. Your note is likely real. During the printing, sometimes the sheets were slightly mis-aligned, causing the margins...

Coin Collecting: missprint 1964 half dollar, coin worth, kennedy half dollar
coin worth, kennedy half dollar, top to bottom: Cheryl, Upside-down is relative to which way you flip the coin -- top-to-bottom or side-to-side. Flipping side-to-side, then an upside-down reverse is normal -- flipping top-to-bottom, upside down on a coin that modern is pretty rare. I would estimate...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Old Canadian Bills, birds eye view, canadian bills
birds eye view, canadian bills, speedy reply: Hello Jason, Thank you very much for your follow up the best way is to send the pictures to my personal e-mail rather then sending them over this site as I hear many people have difficulity when dealing with multiple pictures. My direct e-mail is maritimeantiquesandcollectibles@yahoo.com...

Coin Collecting: Old Coins, old coins, silver liberty
old coins, silver liberty, silver coins: Deanna, Those are three highly counterfeited coins, and I m afraid that s probably what you have. A real 1799 silver coin will have the denomination in lettering on the outer edge of the coin -- if yours has lines, it s a fake. You can find pictures...

Coin Collecting: Old French coin, napoleon iii, friend barry
napoleon iii, friend barry, sorry my friend: Hi Geoff, sorry it took a while to come back to you. The hieroglyphic beneath the eagle will be a letter; this letter tells you where the coin was minted. It s probably a B, so it s likely to come from Rouen. It has a low value of maybe £2.50 if the condition...

Coin Collecting: Old silver dollars, sell a coin collection
sell a coin collection: Hi Sharon, I am not familiar with any dealers in the Chicago area that I would recommend. However, if you like, you can pack them securely with tissues and ship them directly to me for an offer. I buy about $1 million worth of collections this way. I...

Coin Collecting: On an old Coin, e pluribus unum, louisiana purchase
e pluribus unum, louisiana purchase, old coin: Kendora, You have a 2004 commemorative handshake nickel. There should be the 2004 date on the other side, to the right of Jefferson s head. These are common -- you can spend it. If it is something else, please reply with pictures of both sides. ...

Coin Collecting: old coins in grandpas closet, old coins, coin purse
old coins, coin purse, indian head cents: Sherrie, In average condition, your coins are worth : 1925 Stone Mountain commemorative half dollar ... $35.00 Indian Head Cents : 1869 ... $60.00 1880 ... $3.00 1889 ... $1.00 1894 ... $3.00 1907 ... $0.75 If you have any coins that are exceptionally...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Pahlavi, international coins, type coins
international coins, type coins, shah of iran: Hi again Denise, In short order, no. The reason that US error coins are valuable is because US minting standards are so strict, thus making the few major errors that slip by rare. This is not always the same for international coins. In this case, Pahlavi...

Coin Collecting: Penny error?, 2011, cent
2011, cent, circular ring: Hi Carrie: Thanks for your question. From the photo, the circular imprints appear like damage, perhaps the coin was caught in a counting machine. As such, damaged error coins are worth less than undamaged ones. These coins would have no added numismatic...

Coin Collecting: Peruvian coins, bullion coins, cinco soles
bullion coins, cinco soles, ebay fees: Hi Gerald, I would not recommend selling them on eBay. In fact, the future outlook for gold would make it a wise move to keep them as an investment. It will appreciate in value much more than an equivalent amount of money in the bank, especially with the...

Coin Collecting: Prince Edward Island Token, prince edward island, apprasial
prince edward island, apprasial, monetary value: Hello Beverly, Thank you very much for your question. I am almost certain of the item that you are describing however I would need a scan/picture of your item in order to be certain and to give you an accurate apprasial as I need to check for varieties...

Coin Collecting: my penny, accurate value, e mail
accurate value, e mail, yahoo: Hi Troy, I can tell you a value for the coin if you upload a clear picture of the side of the coin with the date to a follow-up question. It would be even better if you can send pictures of both sides of the coin to me at my e-mail, BetweenEarthnSky@yahoo.com...

Coin Collecting: penny with same side, coin, cent
coin, cent, two backs: Hi Shannon: Thanks for the question. I get questions like this from time to time. Your coin is a magic coin used to trick people when you guess heads or tails, for you always loose when this party picks heads . It is an interesting conversation piece,...

Coin Collecting: Republic/government of Texas Paper Money, Republic of Texas, currency
Republic of Texas, currency, value: Hi Tina: Thanks for the opportunity to answer your question. I appreciate your providing as much information as possible. Things like the wording, signatures, numbers, and of course the condition go into trying to establish what you have as well as the...

Coin Collecting: Rhodesian Banknotes, banknote, paper money
banknote, paper money, barbour: Hello Robert, Thank you very much for your question. Sadly I am only an expert with Canadian and Provinces coins, stamps, and paper money. If you ever come across anything from there I would be more than happy to both identify and appraise your item(s)...

Coin Collecting: rare coin, rare variety, accurate scale
rare variety, accurate scale, rare coin: Hi Christopher, There are two varieties for this Iceland 2 kronur. The normal variety is quite common and worth a dollar or two. There is a rare variety that is thicker than the normal coin. The thick one is rare with less than 300 known pieces. Values for...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: request appraisal, 1974, $1
1974, $1, FRN: Hi Jenny: Thanks for the follow-up question with the photos. It s not that they failed to print it out, the mechanism that put the serial numbers and green seal on the notes was vastly under inked. I believe the value to be in the same range as stated....

Coin Collecting: another "ridgeless" dime, 2007D, dime
2007D, dime, error: Hi Bryan: Thanks for the question. Without specifics, like the actual weight, diameter, and thickness, it would only be a guess, but I d say your coin is most likely altered after it left the mint. It most likely was ground down. The key to my statement...

Coin Collecting: Silver Medals Valuation, commemorative medals, spot price of silver
commemorative medals, spot price of silver, silver medals: Bob, Unfortunately these privately minted medals have almost no resale value, other than for the precious metal they contain. First of all, forget the gold -- it s just plating and there s not enough there to even consider. So what you need to do...

Coin Collecting: Store card or Patriotic Token, rarity value, unaltered condition
rarity value, unaltered condition, approximate grade: Paul, Thank you for the pictures -- that really helps. The Indian head side is from die number 90 The other side is from die number 364 -- however it has been altered to remove the word NOT that was right above the word ONE. This alteration looks...

Coin Collecting: Susan B Anthony error coin, 2 headed coin
2 headed coin: Hi Terrie, Coins like this are made for sale in novelty shops and magic shops. They sell for about $7. Someone mistakenly placed it into the roll and brought it to the bank. When the US Mint strikes a coin, the front (obverse) and back (reverse) are...

Coin Collecting: silver coin value, silver coin value, silver spot price
silver coin value, silver spot price, silver american eagle: Lloyd, While it may be unique, or nearly unique, it still has no intrinsic value -- its value will only be for the silver it contains. I m not sure how you came up with the stated weight -- there are 12 Troy ounces per pound -- so either your silver...

Coin Collecting: silver coins pre 1969, canadian coins, silver coins
canadian coins, silver coins, silver content: Hello Deb, Thank you very much for your question. Originally, Canadian 10 cents, 25 cents, and 50 cent coins from 1937 - 1966 were made of .800 silver and .200 copper. These coins currently trend for a higher price than the 1967 - 1968 which was made of...

Coin Collecting: silver trade unit value, Silver
Silver: Hi Michael, They trade for about spot, as you said. There is nothing special about them, just bullion. Where this market is going is anyone s guess. I have a huge demand for silver right now but that can stop at any time. However, if you want to cash...

Coin Collecting: state quarter color change, stored coins, color change
stored coins, color change, cause: Hi Thomas: Thanks for your question. Your coins were likely contaminated in some manner prior to storage. This contamination could cause the coins to change color over time. See: http://www.centercoin.com/coin_information/collecting/storing.htm or http://coins.about.com/od/caringforcoins/Caring_for_Your_Coin_Collection.htm...

Coin Collecting: token coin, maple leafs, money value
maple leafs, money value, evelyn: Hello Evelyn, Thank you very much for your question and my appologizes for the time it has taken to get back to you but my computers contracted a virus which destroyed all my hard drives and it has only been this morning that all computers are finally back...

Coin Collecting: unidentified coin, catalog values, gratia
catalog values, gratia, hib: Hi Jim, This is a 1710 (the 1 s look like J s) British 4 pence. The catalog values in US books is a bit low. A stained XF has a practical value of $75 to $125, with the lower end for bad stains and the higher end for minor staining. Depending on what kind...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Value, pioneer gold, gold coins
pioneer gold, gold coins, value question: Hi Steve, I looked it up in my book and found that they don t know if the number of stars is signifcant or, just for decoration. 6-7 known to exist. Pioneer gold, as it is known is not often traded so getting a value can be tough. Certainly $100,000+ is...

Coin Collecting: Value of a $20 Liberty Gold Coin, Value of Gold Coin
Value of Gold Coin: Hi Joe, I don t have a contact in Chicago, sorry. But I can tell you that it is worth at least $1400 as long as it is genuine and undamaged. Unless it is in gem condition, figure maximum would be $1550-1600 If you want to send it insured to my office,...

Coin Collecting: Value of coins, value of coins, old coins
value of coins, old coins, apprasial: Hello Jean Both of your coins are farily common and do not trend very high unless in high grade. If you could send me a picture of your items I would be more than happy to give you an accurate apprasial on what your items are worth. I hope that you have...

Coin Collecting: value of a reprinted bill, 2004, $20
2004, $20, FRN: Hi Mary Lou: Thanks for your question. What you actually have is a replacement note, not a reprint. The original note was either damaged or had an error in the printing and was not put into circulation. Condition is very important in establishing the...

Coin Collecting: vietnamese coins, quang trung, silver coins
quang trung, silver coins, swapmeet: Hi Tammy, The names and dates on the labels are those of the ruler when the coin was minted, as well as their years of reign. The ones with the hole are phan coins (phan being the name of the denomination). Most of these are common, but there are some...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1 dollar bill , blank back...worth?, error note, dollar bill
error note, dollar bill, borden: William, In the condition you describe, I would estimate value at $100 to $150. You probably don t need to get it authenticated, but if you want to send pictures of both sides to an error note dealer I know here in SE Michigan, you can get his opinion...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1707 c-s- svvm cviqve coin, correct weight, german state
correct weight, german state, relative size: Hi Sue, The quickest way to get an idea is to weigh it. However, since this design was used on coins of several different sizes I cannot tell you what the correct weight should be without knowing the relative size of your coin. I can also determine if it...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1824A FRANCISCVS I D G AVSTRIAE IMPERATOR, silver dollar size, chris answer
silver dollar size, chris answer, joe thanks: OK Chris, here we go. It is an Austrian Thaler piece that contains about 3/4 oz of pure silver. Current market should be about $50. However many dealer will only pay for the silver which is about $30 I hope this helped you. Regards Joe Hylas www.AllCoins.U...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1855 Willem 111 koning coin, silver bullion, high purity
silver bullion, high purity, mint condition: Hi Sarah, This is a large Netherlands 2 1/2 gulden, made of high purity silver (.945 purity). The 1855 is one of the more common dates, with over 2 million coins being made that year. Value starts at around $30 for one that has moderate wear and no problems....

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1913 Dollar coin, dollar coins, peace dollar
dollar coins, peace dollar, dollar coin: Sorry, Eva, I can t think of what country s dollar coin you are thinking of. No U.S. dollar coin was made in 1913. Morgan dollars were made until 1904 and then production stopped. Only in 1921 were more made and then the Peace dollar started. So from 1905-1920...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1914 5 lira coin Vittorio Emanvele III Re D'Itallia, hi tommy, rare coin
hi tommy, rare coin, school trip: Hi Tommy, My apologies for the delay in answering your question, it was a very busy week. This is a very rare coin and there are many many counterfeit examples that I have seen. A clear and close-up picture of one side is enough to tell if your coin is...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1918 half-crown, half crown, silver coins
half crown, silver coins, accurate reflection: No proofs that year JD. I think it may just be highly polished. EF would come in around £40. If it has been heavily cleaned it will be worth less to a purist. I have a lot of silver coins of this period and they are often quite shiny. I think due to the...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1925 stonemountain half, 1925, stone mountain
1925, stone mountain, half dollar: Hi Wayne: Thanks for the opportunity to answer your question. Some examples were counterstamped with a state abbreviation and a number. These are scarce and command a significant premium, which also means you must watch out for fake counterstamps....

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1926liberty, TRVST Dollar
TRVST Dollar: Hi John, What type of misprint? If you are referring to the word TRUST spelled TRVST , that is not a misprint. All the Peace Dollars struck from 1921 - 1935 have it. It was the artist s interpretation. These were struck to commemorate the end of...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1934 $10 Bill, 1934A, $10
1934A, $10, note: Hi William: Thanks for the opportunity to answer your question. Your 1934A $10 bill is a Federal Reserve Note, and would likely grade no better than Very Good condition, based on the description. It would have no added value due to the condition. A Very...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1942 Lincoln penny, lincoln penny, ebay
lincoln penny, ebay, glass bottle: Richard, there are lots of these that were made as novelties and many of them include advertising on the bottles which would be worth more than yours without advertising. I have bought several for 2-3 dollars each. They are made by making the glass bottle...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1943 Double Denomination Wheat Penny on Mercury Dime Error Coin, wheat penny, face of lincoln
wheat penny, face of lincoln, san francisco mint: Hi Mark, I have handled numerous double denomination coins. Cent/dime are the most common. About 2 years ago, I placed 3 of them with a client. They were dated in the 1960 s and in uncirculated condition. Now I guess you want to know what my client paid;...

Coin Collecting: 1943 s white penny, zinc coated steel, war efforts
zinc coated steel, war efforts, magnate: Sonia, In 1943 the U.S. was fully engaged in the WWII war efforts, and as part of this effort they substituted the copper in pennies with zinc-coated steel. This is what you have. There were over a billion of these steel cents minted in 1943, so they...

Coin Collecting: 1950 $20 bills, 1950, $20
1950, $20, star note: Hi Jamie: Thanks for the opportunity to answer your question. Your 1950 series A and B $20 star notes have an approximate retail value of about $70 each in very fine condition to an interested collector. Grading is very important in establishing the...

Coin Collecting: 1950 Series B $20 Bill, lawniczak, star note
lawniczak, star note, ebay: Hannah, you have what is called a star note, and some of them do have extra value. The star is used to indicate that the original note with the serial number was withdrawn before circulation so that this is a replacement. I would suggest that you go to...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1964 nickel, word god, novelty value
word god, novelty value, nickle: Imteresting backwards picture you sent me. I haven t seen this particular alteration before, but I have seen other coins that have been altered for whatever reason -- like a latge cent that had the E in CENT changed to a U (perhaps for use as a brothel...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1966 dime, 1966, dime
1966, dime, error: Hi Jill: Thanks for the opportunity to answer your question. The easiest way to tell what you have is by comparing the coin to a known clad or silver coin. Prior to 1965, the Roosevelt dimes were 90% silver. On a clad coin, you can see the copper band...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1968 lincoln penny, 1968, cent
1968, cent, error: Hi Randy: Thanks for the opportunity to answer your question. With odd or unusual coins, you always need to provide as much information as possible or photos, to help pinpoint what you may have. You don t give the condition, the weight, diameter or the...

Coin Collecting: 1969 $100 star note, 1969, $100
1969, $100, star note: Hi G Gale: Thanks for the opportunity to answer your question. I m not a selling service, but can give you a few areas to consider in getting rid of your note for the best price. A star note is a United States bank note that has an asterisk (*), or star,...

Coin Collecting: 1973 penny, copper color, lawniczak
copper color, lawniczak, planchet: Tiffany, is the cent you have the right size for a cent? It is possible that a cent might, by accident, be struck on a dime planchet and that is silver colored (though not silver). If it is the right size for a cent (not a dime), then you likely have a piece...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1977 HAND SIGNED 1 DOLLAR BILL, interested buyer, ebay
interested buyer, ebay, dollar bill: Brian, The hard part will be finding an interested buyer. There is currently one on eBay, listed for $9.00 : http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=150609920119 If you follow it, you can get an idea of what yours is worth. Dan ...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1980 S Susan B, erosion, 1980s
erosion, 1980s, tripod: Robert, If it has doubling both inside and outside of the letters, this is likely due to die erosion -- a form of strike doubling that has little value. Check out the following web page to confirm this : http://koinpro.tripod.com/Articles/OtherFormsOfDoubling.htm...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1985 $1 bill minted in san fransisco, 1985, $1
1985, $1, FRN: Hi Tony: Thanks for the opportunity to answer your question. I m not sure which answer you are referring to, so I m unable to review it, but condition and date of your star note help to establish the value. A star note is a United States bank note...

Coin Collecting: 1987 Silver colored Lincoln penny, zinc core, lincoln penny
zinc core, lincoln penny, mint mark: Jay, Without being able to examine it first hand, since you said it lightly sticks to a magnet, my best guess is that it s been steel plated. No collector value. If it did not stick to the magnet, I would say it was just missing its outer copper layer,...

Coin Collecting: 1987 silver penny no mint mark, penny with extra stamp
penny with extra stamp: Hi Erin, the stamp was done after the coin left the mint. Sometimes, enterprising companies will counterstamp coins for a specific occasion or as a promotional piece. To my knowledge, it has no additional value because of the stamp. The value would be...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1988D penny, tripod
tripod: Daniel, I don t know of any die doubling found for that date, so I have to think it is some other form of doubling, which means it will not be worth a lot -- maybe a dollar or two. Check out the following website to see what kind of doubling you have...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1990 Penny, 1990, cent
1990, cent, no mint mark: Hi John: Thanks for the opportunity to answer your question. With odd or unusual coins, you always need to provide as much information as possible or photos, to help pinpoint what you may have. You don t give the condition, the weight, diameter or the...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1990 penny with no mintmark, mint mark, mark penny
mint mark, mark penny, allexperts: Please read answer to your question which is posted at http://en.allexperts.com/q/Coin-Collecting-2297/1990-mint-mark-penny-2.htm Don t those who post questions never read the instructions from expert before asking a question. I don t understand...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1997P quarter, mint error, reeded edge
mint error, reeded edge, obverse: Lee, You need to use a magnifier and examine just inside the raised rim on both sides of the coin. You will find a seam on one side. They stopped slicing the coins through the middle a long time ago -- nowadays they use precise machines to hollow out...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1999 Georgia Quarter (P), copper nickel, nickel coating
copper nickel, nickel coating, georgia quarter: Susan, The blanks for quarters are cut from long strips of copper that are coated with the silvery-looking outer layer of copper/nickel. Sometimes part of one side or both sides of this strip do not get the copper/nickel coating. So blanks cut from this...

Coin Collecting: 2 1959 pennies very good shape, 1959, value
1959, value, Lincoln: Hi Cheyenna: Thanks for the opportunity to answer your question. A recent issue of Coin Values indicates the retail value of your cent to range from $0.05 to $0.20 depending on grade. The lower range is for a coin in Good condition, and the upper value...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: $2.5 indian quarter dollar 1911-D, 1911-D, quarter eagle
1911-D, quarter eagle, Indian: Hi Sian: Thanks for your question. Buying a previously mounted coin, especially a rarer date, is not a good idea. If you paid any type of a large premium on this coin, I d suggest you return it for a refund. The coin is damaged, based on your description....

Coin Collecting: US 2 cent piece, 1864, two cents
1864, two cents, large motto: Hi Ed: Thanks for the opportunity to answer your question. The differences between the 1864 Two Cent large and small motto is not easy to distinguish. In 1864 the first regular issue two-cent pieces made their appearance. Each bore the IN GOD WE TRUST...

Coin Collecting: $20 Bill, 1934, $20
1934, $20, FRN: Hi LJ: Thanks for the opportunity to answer your question. A recent issue of Paper Money Values indicates the retail value of your note to range from $25 to $60 depending on grade. The lower range is for a bill in VF condition, and the upper value...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 2000-D Penny Error, ebay, zinc
ebay, zinc, coins: Chris, I don t really know about this error, although I have heard of it, failure to plate the copper on the zinc cents, and it does have value. To find out more, go to www.ebay.com and see what failure to plate errors are for sale and what the sellers are...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 2004 nickel-printed backwards, Louisiana Purchase Nickel, error
Louisiana Purchase Nickel, error: Laurie, Congratulations on your error coin! Error coins are of great interest to many collectors and some specialize in errors. Would it be possible to provide a photo of the coin? It would help with identification of the type and degree of the error which...

Coin Collecting: 5 Centavos Copper-Nickel 1960, copper nickel, exact value
copper nickel, exact value, excellent condition: Hi Lana, The Mexican 5 centavos from the 1960 s made of copper-nickel are indeed rare. Certainly worth over $100 as long as the coin is not heavily worn or damaged. One in excellent condition is more in the $300 to as much as $500 range. One thing to be...

Coin Collecting: 5 Franc dated 1854, best guess, hylas
best guess, hylas, louis philippe: DO NOT CLEAN THE COIN Cleaning diminishes the value. Check the date again. I think it might be 1845 or 1834 but not 1854. 1854 would be a different coin according to my books. It isn t rare. It contains about .72 oz. of pure silver which puts it...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: suid africa coins, foreign coins, south african coins
foreign coins, south african coins, shah pahlavi: Hello again Myles, It s unfortunate that these coins are well used. Early South African coins like these are all low mintage and very scarce in high grades. The 1896 shilling is worth right around $10 in this condition. The 1893 2 shillings is the key date...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: bicentenial quarter, tom bruno, bicentennial quarter
tom bruno, bicentennial quarter, ebay: Tom, You have one of the 50 state, territorial, or national parks quarters -- not a bicentennial quarter (which are dated 1776-1976 on the front). All quarters since 1999 have the date on the back, so it could be any of them. However, what you have...

Coin Collecting: bicentennial quarter with "S" mint mark, bicentennial quarter, mint mark
bicentennial quarter, mint mark, amateur collector: Ronda, Along with the plain (Philadelphia) and D (Denver) mintmarked coins, there were three different S (San Francisco) mintmarked coins produced : 1) Clad proof 2) Silver proof 3) Silver uncirculated. Both the proofs were made with highly...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: british coins, british coins, condition thanks
british coins, condition thanks, obverse: Hi Myles, Sorry about the delay, you caught me at a very busy week. From the back they appear to be in pretty nice condition. The 1887 sixpence ewould be in the $20-$25 range, practicaly speaking, if the other side is in equal condition. The 1851 is a better...

Coin Collecting: Ceylon Coins, Ceylon, Early British Era coins
Ceylon, Early British Era coins: The coin on lower left is a Holland VOC Duit from 1753, worth under about US$1 since thousands these coins from 1726 to 1795 are found in South Asia. and South east Asia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dutch_East_India_Company Please read pages on my...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Coin protection, nice room, pvcs
nice room, pvcs, brinks: Serges, The P in PVC is for Poly, so my guess is that it s not going to be safe. It also sounds like a lot of work to avoid staples. I think it would be best to just use the mylar 2X2 s. I can tell you that the shrink wrap that Brinks uses to wrap...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Coin value, slaying the dragon, value question
slaying the dragon, value question, consistent feature: Hi Michele, Sorry for the delay in getting to your question, it s been a very busy week. Typically tehse are European made, mostly around Austria and Germany, but some also were made in England. It appears that your medallion has some mount marks, so it...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Colonial copper large cents, coppers, colonials
coppers, colonials, mid 1800s: Kenneth, Rather than paying for an appraisal, you should either take them to a local coin show and have them examined, or get a copy of the Red Book and look them up yourself. Then you ll know if you have common or rare colonials, and you can decide how...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Confederate $500, T64, Confederate
T64, Confederate, $500: Carl- Thank you for your inquiry. Based on the scan and information, your Confederate T64 appears to be genuine. There are several different color varieties of these $500 notes. Your note is the dusty pink variety and the serial number matches the serial number...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: canadian money, canadian quarter, canadian money
canadian quarter, canadian money, upside down: Hello Jennie, Thank you very much for your questions - can you please forward me a picture of both your items that way I will know exactly what I am dealing with so I can give you the correct information pertaining to your items. I hope you have a great...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: canadian penny, elizabethii, canadian penny
elizabethii, canadian penny, printed name: Hello Dick, Thank you very much for your question but you have a very common coin there that is nothing more than pocket change. Sorry for the bad news but if you come across any other items I would be more than happy to both identify and appraise your...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: canadian penny, canadian penny, e mail
canadian penny, e mail, current market: Hello Randy, Thank you very much for your question. I cannot see this picture very well. Is it possible to take a higher resolution picture and send it to my private e-mail maritimeantiquesandcollectibles@yahoo.com that way I will be able to open it and...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: cent on dime planchet, Lincoln cent, wheat back
Lincoln cent, wheat back, error value: Hi Again Theresa: Thanks for the follow up question with the photo. While I m not completely sure, based on the quality and size of the photo, I believe your coin to have been altered. It looks like it could be a spoon coin. It was something that was...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: one centavo coin, philipinas, tom bishop
philipinas, tom bishop, bishop thomas: Thomas, The Philippines was a Soveriegn Entity or a Commonwealth of the United States from 1899 to 1946. One of the things the U.S. did for them was to mint coinage, so all coinage in this time period will have both United States of America and Filipinas...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: coin evaluation, coin evaluation, german coin
coin evaluation, german coin, austrian version: Hi again Jim, Sorry for the delay in answering your question, it s been a very busy week here. The 1930-D in AU would have a retail value of $100+, but a practical auction value of around $70. There is also an Austrian 2 schilling coin of the same year which...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Is this coin real or fake ?, polish coins, medieval coins
polish coins, medieval coins, right instincts: Hello Remi, the condition is excellent. You have to ask yourself why it is in such wonderful condition for a coin that is so old. It is not a valuable coin and so has not been cherished in a coin cabinet. It is supposedly nearly 400 years old and in great...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: is this coin valuable?, ottawa canada, tower house
ottawa canada, tower house, light grey: Hello Katherine, Thank you very much for your question. Would you please send me a photo of your coin? There are a few possibilities of what your item could be and of course a picture is worth a thousand words. This will help me greatly in assessing the...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: coin values, bag marks, robbers
bag marks, robbers, bank bags: Quantities of coins would have been housed in cloth bank bags or piled into saddlebags, etc. I believe most robbers spent their take, however some (the Jesse James gang comes to mind) would put quantities of silver dollars in mason jars and bury them to be...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: What are these coins and what is value?, Seventeenth Century Amsterdam, De Poort Van Amsterdam Florin
Seventeenth Century Amsterdam, De Poort Van Amsterdam Florin: Darcy- Thank you for your inquiry. It would be helpful to see images of the other side of these two pieces. After consulting with one of our World Coin experts and checking a database, we could find no record of these. It would appear they are souvenir medals...

Coin Collecting: colored quarters, 2000D, Massachusetts
2000D, Massachusetts, quarter: Hi Taylor: Thanks for your question. These colorized quarters are made by private firms (for a profit) after the coins were struck at the mint. They sell on ebay for about $3 to $5 each. They are considered an altered coin, and would have no added numismatic...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: confederate $500 loan certificate, Confederate Bond, Confederate Loan
Confederate Bond, Confederate Loan: Martha, Thank you for your question. Confederate Bonds are neat items and there has been additional interest in them recently due to the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War taking place. Unfortunately, Confederate Bonds are very common items for the most part....

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: conflict resolution regarding king George V gold coin, dragon slaying knight, fake coins
dragon slaying knight, fake coins, better luck next time: I am sorry Islam, there is nothing unusual about this coin and it is not of any rare value. What you have here is a poor fake. Coins like this often come out of the far east and this total lack of attention to detail (wrong year for the monarch) is common....

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: copper coin, Jackson, token
Jackson, token, brass: Ian- Thank you for your question. You have a fairly modern brass token that was part of a series of tokens covering the U.S. Presidents. The value is probably less than a $1 based on the fact that not all the text can be read due to the condition. Sincerely,...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Defect of $20 Canadian Bill, left hand corner, collector interest
left hand corner, collector interest, piece of paper: Hello Jack, Thank you very much for your question. Would you be able to send along a picture of your item? That way I will be able to see it and make an informed suggestion to you regarding it. Just based on what you have told me I believe there is collector...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Dollar bill, 1957, $1
1957, $1, Silver Certificate: Hi Teisha: Thanks for the opportunity to answer your question. You have a Silver Certificate. Your 1957 $1 bill would likely have an approximate retail value of between $2.50 in Very Good condition to $8.00 in Uncirculated condition to an interested...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: dollar bills, apprasial, dollar coin
apprasial, dollar coin, dollar bills: Hello Kathy, Thank you very much for your questions. Can you please send along a picture or scan of your items? That way I will be able to verfiy the condition as well as check for any varieties that may exist that can increase the value of your items....

Coin Collecting: double headed nickle, two coins, duluth mn
two coins, duluth mn, magic shops: Johnnie, It s absolutely fake -- you don t even have to have anybody look at it. The fact that it has two different dates gives it away. The Mint destroys the coin dies immediately, so there s no way there could still be a year 2000 die still hanging...

Coin Collecting: EISENHOWER 1972S UNCIRCULATED-80 DOLLAR COIN, 1972S, $1
1972S, $1, Ike: Hi James: Thanks for your question. This coin generally changes value based on the cost of a troy ounce of silver. See: http://www.coinflation.com/silver_coin_values.html Silver is at over $38 a troy ounce. Your coin is likely worth a retail of between...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Ein Thaler 1857, europe thanks, coin value
europe thanks, coin value, silver mines: Hi Alex, This is a mining thaler from Prussia. The message refers to silver mines, which is where the metal for the coins was mined. These are .900 purity silver. One in good condition should weigh 18.4-18.5 grams for a genuine coin. Value for one with some...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Federal reserve notes, 1995, $1
1995, $1, FRN: Hi Melissa: Thanks for the opportunity to answer your question. Your serial number is not special or unique enough to add to the value. It is difficult to give you an exact answer without a photo, or the condition of the note, but your 1995 $1 FRN would...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1918 half-crown
Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1918 half-crown

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 2004 nickel-printed backwards, peace medal, two ways
Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 2004 nickel-printed backwards, peace medal, two ways

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

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Is this coin real or fake ?
Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Is this coin real or fake ?

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: What are these coins and what is value?
Coin and Paper Money Collecting: What are these coins and what is value?

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: fake voc/british coins, Fake VOC coins
Fake VOC coins: Interesting. When I met this guy about a year ago, he knew he had been put on the Internet. When I admitted I had put him, he pleaded with me to say he no-longer sells fake coins :-) ebay has a lot, but as many fakes as well. there are US Dealers like...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: GEORGIVS DEI BRITT OWM REX coin, georgivs, shawnee mission
georgivs, shawnee mission, defender of the faith: Hi Dixie, I hope you are well. I lived in KC, MO about ten years ago, in Shawnee Mission, so how s that for a coincidence? Beautiful part of the world and I would go back there any time. Your coin is a shilling. Today it would be known as two and a half...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Giant Silver Certificate, 1957B, $1
1957B, $1, Silver Certificate: Hi Will: Thanks for the opportunity to answer your question. Your currency is the correct size. From the photos you attached, your 1957B $1 Silver Certificate would likely grade between Almost Uncirculated to Uncirculated condition, and have an approximate...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE silver coin, honi soit qui mal y, honi soit qui mal
honi soit qui mal y, honi soit qui mal, son ltd: Catherine- Thank you for your question. That does sound familiar to me. Is there a date on the coin by any chance? Is there a card in the box from Spint & Son, LTD in London that has any information concerning the item? Is there any chance of you including...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: hi, mint condition, anita
mint condition, anita, mom: Hello Anita, Thank you very much for your question. Can you please send me a picture of your item so I can verify the condition as well as check for varieties that may exist on your item that can increase the value. I greatly look forward to your reply....

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: IDENTIFING MY COIN, netherlands east indies, duit
netherlands east indies, duit, large numbers: Hi Kelly, This is a copper duit from the Netherlands East Indies colonies. This is the modern day area around Indonesia and Malaysia. They are actually fairly common since many millions had been amde and they are still being dug up or found in the sea in...

Coin Collecting: Identify Coin / Medal, wavy edges, balkans
wavy edges, balkans, lettering: Hi PJ, This is a 25 cents coin from Ethiopia. It is dated Ethiopian Era 1936 (C.E. 1943), but they were actually issued in 1952 and 1953. Unfortunately this is the common variety of two (the scarce ones not having the wavy edges). In this condition it would...

Coin Collecting: identification of mint, 1880. 1896, 1898
1880. 1896, 1898, Morgan Dollar: Hi Terri: Thanks for the opportunity to answer your question. The mint marks are located on the back of the coin, under the eagle s tail feathers. Coins were struck for various mint locations, but not all for any one or all of the dates. The mints include...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Konig commemorative coin?, nazi eagle, coats of arms
nazi eagle, coats of arms, europe thanks: Hi Kathy, This is a commemorative medal from Brandenburg-Prussia, for victory in the Franco-German wars. This particular medal is made of tin. Value in excellent condition would be in the $50 to $75 on the American market and closer to $100 in Europe. Thanks...

Coin Collecting: Lincoln penny, lincoln penny, planchet
lincoln penny, planchet, hylas: I have never heard of such a piece larger than a normal cent. It could be a legitimate error caused by striking the planchet without using a collar. However, without inspection, I can tell you anymore about it. I hope this helped. Regards Joe Hylas...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Misprint 100 dollar bill?, 1996, $100
1996, $100, FRN: Hi Adrian: Thanks for your question. From your description, it sounds like the orange color is likely caused by a bleaching agent, when your bill was left in a jeans pocket, and went through the wash. The black ink is not affected by the bleach when...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Misprinted Coin, polar bear, strikes
polar bear, strikes, desire: Hello Denica, Thank you very much for your question. Authentic error strikes are always sought after by collectors and there is currently a very healthy market for error strikes. However, I would need to see a picture of both sides of your coin before I...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: mis-strike 1802 draped bust silver dollar, pcgs price guide, draped bust
pcgs price guide, draped bust, old pennies: Here s a link to the PCGS price guide. http://www.pcgs.com/PRICES/PriceGuideDetail.aspx?MS=1&PR=1&SP=1&c=23&title=Draped+Bust+Dollar Before you get too excited, I should warn you there are A LOT of fakes out there. I d take your coin to a local dealer...

Coin Collecting: misprinted ten dollar bill, 2006. $10, FRN
2006. $10, FRN, error: Hi Adam: Thanks for your question. I m not quite sure what you mean by half of the face being double printed. Is it the same design, the front, or the rear of the note that appears on the double printing of your note? I ll answer the best I can, but...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: New york quater in copper., copper nickel, nickel coating
copper nickel, nickel coating, dollar coins: Daniel, The blanks for these coins are cut from long sheets of copper that are supposed to be covered with a silvery-looking copper/nickel coating. If part of the sheet does not get its coating, then the result is what you have -- an unfinished planchet...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Norman Rockwell Saturday Post Tribute, ebay sales, wooden plaque
ebay sales, wooden plaque, norman rockwell: Michael, Unfortunately, yes, it will be hard to find anyone that will pay any more than the silver value for those art rounds . If they are marked with their silver content, or if you have paperwork that states the metal content, that will be helpfull...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: newfoundland 100 dollar bill, canadian 100 dollar bill, ajg
canadian 100 dollar bill, ajg, apprasial: Hello Curtis, Would you be able to send me a picture of your item that way I will be able to give you an accurate apprasial of your items as well as check for any errors/varieties that may be present on your note that could increase the value. I look forward...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Odd Nickel Errors, 1913, 1963
1913, 1963, five cents: Hi Woody: Thanks for the opportunity to answer your question. With odd or unusual coins, you always need to provide as much information as possible or photos, to help pinpoint what you may have. With your limited descriptions, and no photos, it would...

Coin Collecting: old coin, laurel wreath, old coin
laurel wreath, old coin, dei gratia: Hi Steve, what you have here is a George III half guinea. The holes have devalued the coin. In pretty good nick they come in around £125. I am afraid I would pin the value of yours to around £40 - £50. The best thing to do is get a nice chain for it and...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Paper money, 1950D, $50
1950D, $50, bill: Hi David: Thanks for your question. From your limited description, it sounds like you may have either a solvent or ink smear. You really did not say if the image is blurred or covered. A obverse ink smear would be black and tend to cover the printing,...

Coin Collecting: Pennies, copper vs. zinc cents
copper vs. zinc cents: Hi Laurel, Pennies dated before 1982 are 95% copper. In 1982, the mint changed the composition of the coins, making them in 2 varieties; the traditional 95% copper coins and the current variety which is 99.2% zinc with a .8% copper plating. You can distinguish...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Penny, mint marks, mint mark
mint marks, mint mark, u s mint: Cents made at the U.S. mint in Philadelphia have never had mint marks on the coins under the year. Thus your 1976 with no mint mark was made in Philadelphia. As 4.6 billion of them were made in Philadelphia in 1976 they are not scarce, Jim Lawnicza...

Coin Collecting: Penny & Quarters, liberty dime, mint condition
liberty dime, mint condition, hylas: Hello April, Unless these are extreme error coins, that statement is not true. 1980 pennies are common and worth about 3 cents in MINT Condition. A 1964 Quarter sells for between $5 and $6. There must be something between the lines that we are missing....

Coin Collecting: Prince William Wedding coins, coin enthusiasts, commemorative coins
coin enthusiasts, commemorative coins, gold coins: Ahmed, it is much much better to put your money into a rarer gold coin; it will appreciate better. Commemorative coins are hugely mass produced and are not generally collected by coin enthusiasts. Find some old henry VIII gold coins or similar- something which...

Coin Collecting: penny, 1948, cent
1948, cent, error: Hi Cody: Thanks for the opportunity to answer your question. With odd or unusual coins, you always need to provide as much information as possible or photos, to help pinpoint what you may have. You don t give the condition, the weight, diameter or...

Coin Collecting: penny, blank cent, error
blank cent, error, value: Hi Russell: Thanks for the opportunity to answer your question. With odd or unusual coins, you always need to provide as much information as possible or photos, to help pinpoint what you may have. You don t give the condition, the weight, diameter or...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: penny, old coins, desireable
old coins, desireable, deb: Deb, Thank you for the picture. You have what s known as an off-center strike error. The most desireable of these are 50% off-center while still showing a complete date. Yours looks to be about 25% off-center and has a partial date. I would estimate...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Quarter dollar, e pluribus unum, kansas state flower
e pluribus unum, kansas state flower, state quarter program: Hi Sherry, This is one of the 50 States Quarters commemorative program, that ran from 1999 to 2008. There were over 500 million of these Kansas quarters minted, so it is not considered rare, and has no collector value. The flower is a sunflower -- the...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Quarter Question, 2004, Wisconsin
2004, Wisconsin, quarter: Hi Daniel: Thanks for your question. These colorized quarters are made by private firms (for a profit) after the coins were struck at the mint. They sell on ebay for about $3 to $5 each. They are considered an altered coin, and would have no added numismatic...

Coin Collecting: Quarter Question, collecting coins, washington quarter
collecting coins, washington quarter, poor vision: Jim, Thank you for the excellent picture. What you have appears to be a form of strike doubling -- most likely caused by die erosion. If you notice, the second image is not the same height as the origonal lettering -- this is typical of die erosion....

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: quarter with no head, novelty shops, couple dollars
novelty shops, couple dollars, fack: Sharon, Thank you for the picture. Unfortunately, unless you use about 30X magnification, you just can t see well enough in a picture to show the seam where the two pieces come together. If you look just inside the raised rim, on one side or the other,...

Coin Collecting: Re: Varagam, varagam, coin
varagam, coin: Originally a varagam was a Chalukya coin with the figure of a boar, It was also used to refer to gold coins like the Star Pagoda. http://coins.lakdiva.org/british_india/star_pagoda_au.html The term is now used for many types of brass coins of the same...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Russian error coin, thick copper, copper coin
thick copper, copper coin, russian coin: Hi Michael, Sorry for the delay in answering your question, it s been a very busy week here. Double striking and/or overstriking on other coins is not uncommon with these early Russian coppers. They are pretty popular with collectors though. It would be...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: re: chinese coin, chinese coins, fantasy design
chinese coins, fantasy design, chinese coin: Hi Becky, This is unfortunately not a genuine coin. It s not a fake either - since this is not a copy of an existing coin. This is a fantasy design that never existed on actual Chinese coins. This means it s a legal novelty piece. If it had the design of...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: russian imperial coins., russian imperial coins, novice coin collector
russian imperial coins, novice coin collector, mint state: Hi again Satish, Sorry for the delay in getting to your question. The 1897 15 roubles are fairly common, regardless of variety. The seller is likely hoping for someone who specifically is interested in varieties that will pay more than most people would...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Series 1950 C Twenty Dollar Bill, 1950C, $20
1950C, $20, FRN: Hi Again Tom: Thanks for the follow up question. I wasn t exactly sure of an answer on this, so I went to the web. Here is what I found on this site: http://money.howstuffworks.com/question212.htm The counterfeit detector pen is extremely simple. It...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Silver certificates, 1935A, 1957A
1935A, 1957A, $1: Hi George: Thanks for the opportunity to answer your questions. Condition is always important in establishing the value of your notes and coins. Without photos, or knowing the grade of your items, it will only be a guess as to the value. If you want...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Silver Dollar, silver moves, ebay
silver moves, ebay, lawniczak: Based on the increase in price of silver recently all silver dollars are worth in the range of $30 just in silver content. The price has been pretty volatile lately and it could easily go up or down if silver moves. To get numismatic value, your piece would...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: US Silver Dollar 1803 large 3, silver dollars, silver dollar
silver dollars, silver dollar, real deal: Hi Ernie, Yeah, there are a LOT of fakes out there. You need to check the designs on both sides AND the edge, and verify the diameter and weight. This will be a good start. You can find pictures and specs for the coin here : http://www.coinfacts.com/silver_dollars/draped_bust_dollars/1803_silver_dollars/1803_silver_dollar.htm...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Silver Troy Ounce coin, one troy ounce, silver
one troy ounce, silver, round: Hi Barbara: Thanks for the opportunity to answer your question. This sounds like one of the countless silver bullion pieces produced during the 1980 s. They are made in rounds and rectangles (bars) then sold to the public at a premium over the spot...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: A Standing Liberty $5 Gold coin inset in a ring, gold bullion coins, gold eagles
gold bullion coins, gold eagles, half ounce: If it s the size of a dime, then if it s genuine, it has to be a 1/10th ounce gold eagle. Here s a picture of one : http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=230630850364 Take a magnifier and compare to the above one -- if it does not match...

Coin Collecting: State quarters, state quarters, two headed coins
state quarters, two headed coins, two coins: Tobias, what you have is likely a magician coin, where two coins are put together to use in magic tricks. That leads to two headed coins. Those coins usually have a seam on the edge where the two pieces were joined together and it sounds like that is what...

Coin Collecting: Statehood Quarters, statehood quarters, san francisco mint
statehood quarters, san francisco mint, copper nickel: Statehood Quarters from the San Francisco mint were struck in both copper nickel, and silver. They would be proof coins. If you search for PROOF SILVER Statehood Quarters, this will be confirmed. Chances are that they have broken open the proof sets to...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: storing coins in paper wrappers, coin rolls, collectible value
coin rolls, collectible value, paper wrappers: Hi John, Using any kind of paper is not suggested if the coins have a collectible value. This method will not keep the coins from marking up the surface of one another. The paper itself can also cause hairlines on the surface of a coin. Of course, for bullion...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Thw Republic of Texas & Government of Texas paper bills, Republic of Texas, Government
Republic of Texas, Government, notes: Hi Kim: Thanks for your question. When asking a question, always provide as much information as possible. Things like the wording, signatures, numbers, and of course the condition go into trying to establish what you have as well as the value. I m not...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: U.S. bills, 2003, $5
2003, $5, FRN: Hi Elaine: Thanks for the opportunity to answer your question. Without photos, or knowing the condition of your notes, it is hard to give you an exact value of your items. Your $5 with the ink smear would likely be worth $20 to $75, depending on...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Value, 20 cent, Liberty Seated
20 cent, Liberty Seated: Doug- What a great coin to have! The value ranges significantly based on the level of circulation. The current values (as a basic type coin) range from about $90 in Good condition up to about $325 in About Uncirculated. Fine condition is about $125 and about...

Coin Collecting: Value of a 1934 silver certificate, 1934, $1
1934, $1, silver certificate: Hi Cheryl: Thanks for the opportunity to answer your question. Your 1934 $1 Silver Certificate would grade no better than Very Good condition, and have an approximate retail value of about $16 to an interested collector. Link for history of the $1...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: value of commemorative polish coin, proof version, discovery of america
proof version, discovery of america, mint condition: Hi John, This coin is certainly worth more than silver value considering that only 20,000 coins were minted. This currency is not exchangeable. This was the pre-inflation denomination, which in 1995 was changed to the new zloty at a rate of 10,000 zloty...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: William Mackenzie King Token, william mackenzie, mackenzie king
william mackenzie, mackenzie king, parliament buildings: Hello Tom, Thank you very much for your question. These little items are interesting indeed and its a part of a larger set that was issued in 1967 for Canada s 100th Ann. You can actually find a token for every Prime Minister up to that point. Your item...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: World Coin, shiny luster, clipper ship
shiny luster, clipper ship, correct spelling: Hi Rocco, This is a 1 drachma from Greece. It is a common coin with many millions that were made. They are worth a couple of dollars to collectors, but only in perfect condition with shiny luster. One in used condition such as the coin in the picture would...

Coin Collecting: walking liberty siver half dollar, rarity, coins
rarity, coins, mint: Adam, Coin production went way up during the WWII years. There were over 28 million of these coins minted. In circulated condition, these coins are today considered common -- so much so that their value is only for the silver they contain -- currently...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: waterloo and general service medals, Medal, Waterloo
Medal, Waterloo, Military Service Medal: Tim- Thank you for your question. Military service medals are a bit out of my area of expertise. However, the Waterloo Medal is likely worth several thousand dollars or more. The condition, regiment (or other group), and any history about the person the medal...

Coin Collecting: world war 2 pennies, copper pennies, shell casings
copper pennies, shell casings, copper cents: Yes, at all three mints so there are 1944 plain 1944D, 1944S, 1945 plain 1945D and 1945S cents. the 1944 cents were made from 70% copper spent shell casings and 100% copper ignots to have the same copper content as in other years. See http://reviews.ebay.com/1943-and-1944-Steel-and-Copper-Cents_W0QQugidZ10000000001671907...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1.00 Silver Certificate, 1957B, $1
1957B, $1, Silver Certificate: Hi Laura: Thanks for the opportunity to answer your question. Your 1957B $1 bill would likely have an approximate retail value of between $2.50 in Very Good condition to $8.00 in Uncirculated condition to an interested collector. Link for history...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1 cent 1968 silver canadian, novice collectors, ebay
novice collectors, ebay, sole intent: Hello Daniel, Very sorry for the lateness of this reply but I was away on business and forgot to inform the Allexperts site before I left. That being said thank you very much for those pictures they were most helpful in appraising your item. I have seen...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1 cent silver 1968 canadian, novice collectors, ebay
novice collectors, ebay, sole intent: Hello Daniel, Very sorry for the lateness of this reply but I was away on business and forgot to inform the Allexperts site before I left. That being said thank you very much for those pictures they were most helpful in appraising your item. I have seen...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: $100.00 star w/low serial, star note, crease
star note, crease, serial number: Larry- Thank you for your question. Unfortunately, for that series, a six digit serial number really does not carry a premium and would not be considered a low serial number note. In About Uncirculated condition, it s not worth much over face value. Sincerely,...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 100 bill, 1934, 1966
1934, 1966, FRN: Hi Anna: Thanks for the opportunity to answer your question. A star note is a United States bank note that has an asterisk (*), or star, after the serial number. The Bureau of Engraving and Printing inspects currency for printing errors prior to releasing...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1789 Washington Cent., 1789, Washington
1789, Washington, medal: Hi David: Thanks for the opportunity to answer your question. I m not familiar with the early US pieces. I ll answer the best I can. Perhaps some of the links I provide can aid in establishing what you have. In any case, your piece needs to be looked at...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1792 One Cent Coin, rare coins, image pattern
rare coins, image pattern, piland: William, Along with Royal Oak Mint -- http://www.royaloakmint.com -- there are a couple other mints that make replica coins. One of Royal Oak s specialties is to make error versions of these old, rare coins. You might try going to their website and contacting...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1797 double headed quarter, double headed quarter, mint error
double headed quarter, mint error, lawniczak: Wow, did you write correctly, you have a 1797 double headed quarter? I would suggest you show it to an expert -- there are several possibilities, 1. it is counterfeit and a novelty piece, in which case it has little or no value; 2. there are two real 1797...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1855 BLAKE ASSAYERS 20 DOLLAR CALIFORNIA GOLD COIN, roberta weinstein, california gold
roberta weinstein, california gold, gold coin: Roberta, I would be quite interested in learning more about what you have. Please email images of both sides to me if you can. My direct email address is kathyl@ha.com- that way you can include multiple images in the same email. I look forward to hearing from...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1861 Half Dollar, 1861, confederate
1861, confederate, half: Thank you for the question...I will try to help you as best I can. The restrikes of the Confederate half-dollar have long been a favorite coin of mine. I will let you know what little information I know about them and lead you to how you could verify authenticity....

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1861-half dollar, 1861 confederate half, replica
1861 confederate half, replica, value: Hi Jeannette: Thanks for the opportunity to answer your question. With unusual coins like yours, you always need to provide as much information as possible or photos, to help pinpoint what you may have. You don t give the condition, the weight, diameter...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1862 Ten Cents Summit County Bank Note, 1862, Ten Cents
1862, Ten Cents, Summit County: Hi Eric: Thanks for the opportunity to answer your question. From your photo, the note you have is unnumbered (upper left hand corner), so it was never issued for circulation. It is identified as PM1714 (Standard Catalog of World Paper Money) in Obsolete...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1889 dollar O mint, buffalo nickels, coin tubes
buffalo nickels, coin tubes, morgan dollars: Melessa, Common-date circulated Morgan dollars are worth $25-$28 each. 1977 quarters and dimes have no significant collector value. 1977 dollars in uncirculated condition are worth about $2.00 each. 1976-S quarters are worth about 75 cents each...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1889 Silver Dollar, 1889P, Morgan Dollar
1889P, Morgan Dollar, VAM: Hi Sandy: Thanks for your question. I m not quite sure if you want to know just the varieties for the 1889P Morgan Dollar, or VAM Varieties in general, so I ll provide specific information for that date and links you can check out for other varieties. There...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1893 Chicago coin, blarney castle, brooklyn museum
blarney castle, brooklyn museum, chicago coin: Summer, You have a souvenir from the 1892-1893 Columbian Exposition in Chicago. You can find more information about the Irish Village and the Blarney Castle on the following links : http://www.flickr.com/photos/brooklyn_museum/2785065678/ http://rebeccaedwards.org/plaisance.html...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1900 silver Canadian quarter, canadian quarter, moose head
canadian quarter, moose head, elizabeth ii: Hello Joanne, Thank you very much for your question. Could you send me a picture or scan of your item? That way I will be able to assess the condition as well as check for any varieties that may exist that can increase the value of your item. I greatly...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1909 EdwardVII 3, pence piece, english monarch
pence piece, english monarch, maundy money: Hi Gert, this is a three pence piece from Maundy set. A Maundy set has 4 coins in it, from 1 penny to 4 pence. they are all the same design, except the denomination. For 1909 a set would be worth around £150. the coin you have on its own is worth about £15....

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1911/1924 double head penny, real, wheat pennies, mercury dimes
wheat pennies, mercury dimes, mint product: Mike, it is hard to imagine that this piece could have been legitimately made at the mint -- there would still have to be a 1911 obverse die lying around 13 years later in 1924. Unless a mint employee concocted it. Anyway, you say the coin has not been...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1911 2 1/2 Dollar Gold Piece, dollar gold piece, quarter eagles
dollar gold piece, quarter eagles, quarter eagle: James, The D mintmark -- if it has one -- would be located on the reverse, just to the left of the arrowheads, as pictured here : http://www.coinfacts.com/quarter_eagles/indian_head_quarter_eagles/1911d_quarter_eagle.htm I hope this helps, Dan...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1925 liberty silver dollar, liberty silver dollar, peace dollars
liberty silver dollar, peace dollars, uncirculated condition: Joyce, A picture would have really helped, however I will do my best ... 1925 is considered a common date for Peace Dollars. In circulated condition, it s prettymuch a bullion item -- worth about $30, whether it s lightly or heavily worn. A really...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1928 wilhelmina koningin der nederlanden 10 cents, mint marks, nederlanden
mint marks, nederlanden, koningin: Hi Michelle, The P, D, S mint marks are only found on Netherlands coins from the early 1940 s. Coins before that only had privy marks, which are on the left and right below the date, between the date and wreath. Unfortunately it s a common date and in circulated...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1934 $100 Bills, 1934, $100
1934, $100, FRN: Hi Steve: Thanks for the opportunity to answer your question. Your 1934 $100 bills are Federal Reserve Notes. The Crisp Uncirculated notes would have an approximate retail value of about $325 each to an interested collector. The creased not would retail...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1934 $20 bill Minneapolis, MN mint, 1934A, $20
1934A, $20, FRN: Hi Barb: Thanks for the opportunity to answer your question. Series 1934A $20 bills are quite common, so there isn t much of a premium over face value, especially for ones with an average amount of wear. If it s like you state, in close to uncirculated...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1935F series, 1935F, currency
1935F, currency, print date: Hi David: Thanks for the opportunity to answer your question. I m guessing you mean a 1935 F Series $1 silver certificate. Each denomination and series had a different print run. The 1935 F Series $1 silver certificates were printed from 12/31/57 to...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1936 one penny, proof coin, one penny
proof coin, one penny, mirror: Hi Wayne, Unfortunately this coin is shiny due to being cleaned. A proof coin would not be all shiny. The raised features like the portrait and wording would have a frosted look and the fields in between would be almost like a mirror. It would not be shiny...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1937 & 1973 CDN dollar bills, signatures ottawa, deputy governor
signatures ottawa, deputy governor, dollar bills: Hello Tina, Thank you very much for your questions. Could you send me a picture or scan of your items? That way I will be able to assess the condition as well as check for any varities that may exist that can increase the value of your items. I greatly...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1941 dime w/ penny back, 1941, dime
1941, dime, wheat cent back: Hi Tamara: Thanks for the question. Your coin is a magic coin used to trick people. It is an interesting conversation piece, and they usually sell for a few dollars. It has no added numismatic value, as it was altered and made from two real, but different...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1943-s steel penny, 1943S, cent
1943S, cent, missing number in date: Hi Lisa: Thanks for the opportunity to answer your question. The photo that came with your question suggests you have a filled die error. A filled die occurs when grease, dirt and metal particles compact into a die. The dies that strike coins are recessed...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1944 ecuadoe coin, digital caliper, correct details
digital caliper, correct details, silver content: Hi Buboy, Considering the diameter this coin would indeed be a counterfeit. Since the weight is correct, it means that if the coin were the right diameter it would be too light. It is likely made from debased silver, which is a low amount of silver mixed...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1953 A Red Seal $5, 1953A, $5
1953A, $5, US Note: Hi Richard: Thanks for your question. A United States Note, also known as a Legal Tender Note, is a type of paper money that was issued from 1862 to 1971 in the U.S. Having been current for over 100 years, they were issued for longer than any other form...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1958p lincoln cent error, DDO, RPM
DDO, RPM, strike doubling: Darrick- There are a huge number of varieties for the Lincoln Cent series. It s hard to determine from the partial image of your 1958 cent whether it is a DDO (doubled-die obverse) or strike doubling. Either way, the error is minor in the scheme of things...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1958p lincoln cent error, coins, lincoln
coins, lincoln, reply: Hello Very sorry for the latness of this reply but I was away on business for the past week. Is it possible for you to send me a picture of the date on this coin? The double strike is extremely slight on this item if apparent at all. Thank you very much,...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1958p lincoln cent error, 1958P, lincoln cent
1958P, lincoln cent, error: Hi Darrick: Thanks for the opportunity to answer your question. I really can not pick up the doubling very well from the photo you sent. I m not current in all of the known or cataloged doubled dies. Some types of machine doubling can be very deceiving,...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1964 Kennedy half, 1964, Kennedy
1964, Kennedy, Half: Hi Jorgen: Thanks for the opportunity to answer your question. I know of no normal production strike with accented hair. Your coin should be looked at by an expert. For more information on this variety and photos, see: http://kennedyhalfguide.com/1964-accented-hair-variety-kennedy-half-dollar/...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1964 Kennedy half, Kennedy
Kennedy: Jorgen- I appreciate your question. I checked with an expert on Kennedy Half Dollars regarding the question you posed. According to James Wiles’ The Kennedy Half Dollar Book (1998), “It is suspected that several million coins were struck before the Second...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1964 KENNEDY HALF DOLLAR, kennedy half dollar
kennedy half dollar: Hello Ralph, Thank you very much for your question. Could you send me a picture or scan of your item? That way I will be able to assess the condition as well as check for any varieties that may exist that can increase the value of your item. I greatly look...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1964 Kennedy half dollar double face, 1964, Kennedy
1964, Kennedy, Half: Hi Kelmy: Thanks for the question. I get questions like this from time to time. I m guessing you mean your coin has two heads, one on each side, and not a coin with doubling on the face. Your coin is very likely a magic coin used to trick people when...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1968 canadian penny silver, mint condition, copper
mint condition, copper: Hello Daniel, Thank you very much for your question. Could you send me a picture or scan of your item? That way I will be able to assess the condition as well as check for any varieties that may exist that can increase the value of your items. I greatly...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1971 Quarter, cut small?, outer rim, coin show
outer rim, coin show, worth hundreds: Rissa, It s possible your coin was struck on a nickel or dime blank (instead of a quarter blank), which would make it worth hundreds of dollars. However, it could also have been altered, which would be worthless. First hand examination by an expert...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: 1973 Dime with Perfect circular indent, toonie, conversation piece
toonie, conversation piece, perfect circle: Hello Mimi, Thank you very much for your question and follow up. Sadly this is only damage and was not generated by any process that would deem this item collectible or valuable to any collector. In fact I have seen a few items like this over the years...