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Coin Collecting: nc quarter,2001 phil mark, coin show, precious metal
coin show, precious metal, copper: Hi Bill, Somebody showed me one of these just last weekend at the coin show. It is plated, either with silver or platinum. In either case, it is now a novelty item -- no collector value and no more than a few cents worth of precious metal. Dan ...

Coin Collecting: nedelrland currency, dutch caribbean island, standard catalog of world coins
dutch caribbean island, standard catalog of world coins, queen wilhelmina: Hi Rafael, this is a 1/4 Gulden (25 cents) coin from the Dutch Caribbean island of Curacao. It features Queen Wilhelmina I of the Netherlands (1890-1948), there were 480,000 minted in Utrecht and contains .0736 of an ounce of silver. Collector value of a coin...

Coin Collecting: nederland coin, juliana koningin der nederlanden, standard catalog of world coins
juliana koningin der nederlanden, standard catalog of world coins, queen juliana: Hi Joe, this is a Dutch 1 Gulden made of nickel featuring Queen Juliana (1948-80). Collector value depending on amount of wear may be between about .25 and about $2. There were 27.5 million minted at the Utrecht mint with the fish privy mark (of the mint director)...

Coin Collecting: nederland coin, standard catalog of world coins, gulden
standard catalog of world coins, gulden, 60 million: Hi Meagan, the edge of the Gulden says God Zij Met Ons which translates to God Be With Us. There were 60 million minted of nickel that year at Utrecht and it may be worth up to about .50 depending on amount of wear. You might also try a library for a copy...

Coin Collecting: nederlanden 5 cent piece, juliana koningin der nederlanden, standard catalog of world coins
juliana koningin der nederlanden, standard catalog of world coins, queen juliana: Hi Travis, Collector value of a coin depends on date, mint mark (if any), number minted and condition of a coin, including amount of wear, any dents, scratches or cleaning as well as collector demand for it. This bronze 5 cents Dutch coin features queen Juliana...

Coin Collecting: nederlanden 5c, standard catalog of world coins, hi amelia
standard catalog of world coins, hi amelia, pounds shillings and pence: Hi Amelia, Collector value of a coin depends on date, mint mark (if any), number minted and condition of a coin, including amount of wear, any dents, scratches or cleaning. There were 10 million of these copper-nickel Dutch 5c coins minted that year and...

Coin Collecting: need advice, morgan silver dollar, philadelphia mint
morgan silver dollar, philadelphia mint, mint mark: Hello Lorraine, The Philadelphia mint mark was not placed on coins until 1980; therefore any coins minted in Philadelphia before 1980 would have no mint mark. Your silver dollar could be worth anywhere from $8 to $15 in circulated condition. The grading...

Coin Collecting: i need your help, american numismatic association, mint luster
american numismatic association, mint luster, mint mark: Hello Arius, Coins are valued on a scale from 1 to 70. And on how rare a coin is. With no or little experience it is sometimes easier letting another collector look at them, and even coin shops will help for free. In each series of coin type like...

Coin Collecting: need help, standard catalog of world coins, mint mark
standard catalog of world coins, mint mark, jewish star: This is a bronze falus coin from Morocco in 1871AD. The exact denomination depends on the diameter of the coin. A 1 falus is 17 millimeters, the 2 falus is 21-24 millimeters and the 3 falus is 26-29 millimeters. Value also depends on amount of wear and mint...

Coin Collecting: need info on a medal, world coins catalog, fantasy piece
world coins catalog, fantasy piece, hotmail: Hi Gary, It sounds like you have a fantasy piece (made-up), as Bahamian 1966 2 dollars pieces are all supposed to have QEII on the obverse, of course. I don t have a copy, but this is something that would probably be listed in Krause s Unusual World...

Coin Collecting: need to know the worth of an american gold five dollar coin dated at the year of 1909. please help., mint state, gold five
mint state, gold five, american gold: HI ADRICK, I WOULD HAVE TO SEE THE COIN TO GRADE IT PROPERLY TO GIVE YOU A FAIR PRICE. I WILL GIVE YOU THE PRICES IN A LOW GRADE AND HIGH GRADE. 1909 IS $175 IN VF-20 AND $350 IN MINT STATE 60 OR NEVER USED CONDITION. THE 1909-D IS $175 IN VF-20 AND $325...

Coin Collecting: need the value of this penny, copper penny, word liberty
copper penny, word liberty, lady liberty: Cheryl, It sounds like you have a 1837 US Large cent. The value all depends upon the coins condition. In circulated grades its worth about $15-30 and much more in Uncirculated. You would need to take it to a dealer to establish value. I cannot do that...

Coin Collecting: need the value of this penny, copper penny, word liberty
copper penny, word liberty, mint condition: Hi Cheryl, It sounds like you have a US Large Cent. These were struck up until the 1850 s. Depending upon the condition, it is worth between $5 and $500 (if in mint condition) It would have to be inspected to give you an accurate value Regards Jo...

Coin Collecting: need the value of this penny, mint luster, laurel wreath
mint luster, laurel wreath, head lady: Hello Cheryl, This is a US Large Cent showing the young head Lady Liberty wearing a coronet. The reverse has a Laurel Wreath not wheat. There were 3 varieties of the design but they all value about the same in circulated...

Coin Collecting: netherland coin, commonwealth of australia, sean isaacs
commonwealth of australia, sean isaacs, penny coin: Hello Kev, and thanks for your note. An interesting find. The 1917 Australian large Penny remains very common, and is unlikely to be worth more than $1.00 unless in unusually well-preserved condition. The Netherlands piece is somewhat more intriguing, although...

Coin Collecting: netherlands coin, standard catalog of world coins, queen wilhelmina
standard catalog of world coins, queen wilhelmina, hairlines: Hi Kate, Value depends on the amount of wear as well as collector demand. There were 2 million of the 1938 Dutch 2-1/2 Gulden coins minted featuring Queen Wilhelmina (1890-1948) and contains .5787 of an ounce of silver (currently about $7). It may be worth...

Coin Collecting: new $1coins, ebay listings, stupid money
ebay listings, stupid money, ebay: Keith, I would have to believe that since the edge lettering is a seperate process from the stamping of the coin, that there is no way to insure that all the coins will get the edge lettering in the same direction all the time. While the vast majority...

Coin Collecting: new 2007 washington dollar coin, e pluribus unum, mint mark
e pluribus unum, mint mark, united states mint: Hi Scott, Here is what the US mint has to say: Presidential $1 Coins With Upside-Down Edge-Lettering Are Not Errors. It has come to the attention of the United States Mint that some people are offering to sell so-called George Washington Presidential...

Coin Collecting: new collection, collecting coins, quaintance
collecting coins, quaintance, key date: Hi Lee, It s tough to say without seeing the coins that you feel are high grade. However, since ANACS has certified some of them, use those as a guideline example of what a particular grade should look like. I ve been grading coins for 35 years and I m...

Coin Collecting: new dollar coins, gold dollar coins, new gold dollar coins
gold dollar coins, new gold dollar coins, new dollar coins: Hello Amanda, If you are referring to the edge lettering I have not seen any hard evidence from the mint about which is correct. Many people have found them to be up-side-down so they seem to be common. And I do not see a huge demand for having...

Coin Collecting: new foundland /canada, new foundland canada, retail values
new foundland canada, retail values, great shape: Hi John, Rough retail values using assumed condition/grade based on description, in C$: 1888 1c, assuming very fine , $5 1896 Newfoundland 10c fine , $20 1944 10c about uncircuated , $15 1929 5c about uncirculated , $40 Depending on the actual...

Coin Collecting: new george washington gold coins, liberty gold coins, odds of getting struck by lightning
liberty gold coins, odds of getting struck by lightning, winning the lottery: Hi Brian, The odds of having double tail stamped coins is less than the odds of getting struck by lightning or winning the lottery. The dies used in the stamping machine are specially designed so it s impossible to fit the same die in both sides of the...

Coin Collecting: new gold coin dollar, gold dollar coin, new gold dollar coin
gold dollar coin, new gold dollar coin, new gold coin: Hello Kristin, This is not the first time the motto has been moved or left off US Coins. Many commemorative coins have had the legends required by law modified or omitted for arts sake. The word Liberty does not appear on the presidential dollar...

Coin Collecting: new gold dollar, water jugs, inner rim
water jugs, inner rim, us mint: Hello Anthony, The US mint has no definite direction of what side is the right direction for printing the circulated dollar coins. Many are found with the edge inscriptions facing heads and tails. I found no added value for this condition....

Coin Collecting: new gold dollar, rare collectables, u s mint
rare collectables, u s mint, gold dollar: Hello Corbin, As for this edge lettering I have not seen any hard evidence from the mint about which is correct. Many people have found them to be up-side-down so the printing both ways seems to be common. And I do not see a huge demand for having...

Coin Collecting: new gold dollars, new dollar coin, ebay sellers
new dollar coin, ebay sellers, stupid money: Hi Clarence, Looks like the eBay sellers are getting STUPID money for this mint production (stamping) error. I don t know how many of these will eventually be found, but it puts me in mind of the 1995 double die penny -- $200 apiece when they first came...

Coin Collecting: new misprinted dollar coins, misprinted dollar coins, ebay
misprinted dollar coins, ebay, hylas: Hi Cheryl, They are only worth face value, $1. The mint employees do not specifically place the coins in the roller press in any certain way. Some have the engraving one way, some have it the other way. They are not rare even though people on ebay are...

Coin Collecting: new nickel, american indian cultures, rembrandt peale
american indian cultures, rembrandt peale, silver spring maryland: Hello, The design name is President Jefferson with Handwritten Liberty This are the descriptions from the mints press release. The obverse design for the 2005 nickels will bear, for the first time in 67 years, a new likeness of America s third president,...

Coin Collecting: new Presidential gold dollars, e pluribus unum, presidential gold dollars
e pluribus unum, presidential gold dollars, added value: Hi Marygrace, The pics were too small to really see anything, but I would bet that the missing parts of the letters are due to either grease in the die or improper pressure when the edge letters were applied. In either case I don t think it would have...

Coin Collecting: new quaters of 50 states and wheat penny, standard catalog of world coins, new quaters
standard catalog of world coins, new quaters, double headed quarter: Hi Betty, This quarter is a magic coin made by carefully fitting two halves of two different coins together. They can often be found in novelty or magic shops for a couple dollars. A seam on the edge may or may not be visible. Collector value of a coin...

Coin Collecting: new state quarters, glass countertop, state quarters
glass countertop, state quarters, ebay: Hi Robert, Thank you for your question. You have what is known as a Magician s Coin. This coin was expertly manufactured from two normal coins, by hollowing out an indentation in one coin, removing the back and outer edge of a second coin, and then...

Coin Collecting: nickel, buffalo nickel, anacs
buffalo nickel, anacs, e bay: HI JACK, I WOULD PUT THE NICKEL ON E-BAY AND SET A RESERVE ON IT SO YOU DON T LOSE MONEY. LET THE MARKET DETERMINE ITS PRICE. YOU COULD PUT THE REST OF THE COINS ON E-BAY AS A LOT DEAL, BUT I WOULD CHECK FIRST ANY GOOD DATES. SOME OF THE COINS YOU COLLECTED...

Coin Collecting: nickel, copper nickel, nickel alloy
copper nickel, nickel alloy, buffalo nickel: Hi Frannie, You have what is known as an Indian Head or Buffalo nickel. These were made from a copper/nickel alloy -- the same as nickels are made from today -- so unless somebody plated it, it s not made from silver. 1936 was a vey popular year for...

Coin Collecting: nickel, philadelphia mint, novelty stores
philadelphia mint, novelty stores, hylas: Hi Brends, Most likely, what you have is a magician s coin. These are available at novelty stores for about $7 and guarantees the owner a winning flip. Hvae fun with it, I have a quarter with 2 heads and get a lot of laughs with it. Regards Joe Hyla...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: nickel bad print, lucky pennies, coin world
lucky pennies, coin world, sorry jim: Hello, Sean, sorry I was out until yesterday, and then I thought I d answered the question, but must not have pushed the second send, so it didn t go. Saw it when I got back to another question today. Actually, it wouldn t make any sense to send it to...

Coin Collecting: nickel coin and steel penny coin board, buffalo nickels, steel pennies
buffalo nickels, steel pennies, jefferson nickels: Karen, From 1928 on, the mintages of Buffalo nickels were pretty high, so they are considered common -- worth 50 cents apiece. The exception is the 1931 -- worth about $12.00 Most Jefferson nickels have very little value. The ones from 1938 and 1939...

Coin Collecting: nickel made of copper, copper coating, new penny
copper coating, new penny, nickel: Hi Crystal, NEVER CLEAN COINS, you diminshed it s value. It is a nickel that was struck on a penny blank. These are normally worth about $200-$500 Without seeing it, I can not estimate the value now. You can contact me at JoeHylas@aol.com Regards Jo...

Coin Collecting: nickel, thin blade, two coins
thin blade, two coins, two pieces: Hi Leah, Thank you for your question. What you have is a novelty piece commonly known as a Magician s Coin. This is not something that was made at the Mint, but rather something that somebody manufactured from 2 normal coins. The way the coin presses...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: nickels and quarters, ebay fees, coin shop
ebay fees, coin shop, coin show: Hi Carolynne, Any quarters you have from the 40 s through 60 s you can just take to a local coin shop or coin show in your area. You may be able to find a coin show in your area here : http://www.coinshows.com or here : http://www.coinworld.com/News/ShowCalendar.asp...

Coin Collecting: nickels, three quarters, danowski
three quarters, danowski, nickle: The first coin in the US made from nickle was the Three Cent Nickle in 1865, a three cent peice three quarters copper and one quater nickle. The first Five Cent nickle was made in 1866, also made of three quarters copper and one quarter nickle, as all nickles...

Coin Collecting: nickle misprint, planchet, nickle
planchet, nickle, authenticity: Hi JD, Thank you for your question. While a nickel struck on a cent planchet is a well-known error (worth $100-$200), a cent struck on a nickel planchet is prettymuch unheard of, and so would be worth alot more. However, you must get it certified...

Coin Collecting: nickle, www usmint gov, nickle
www usmint gov, nickle, nickel: Hi Mike, If it s a 2005 nickel, that s the normal design. See the info & pictures here : http://www.usmint.gov/kids/index.cfm?fileContents=coinNews/newNickel.cfm If it s a different year, then it s called an off-center strike error, and these are...

Coin Collecting: nickles, buffalo nickels, ebay
buffalo nickels, ebay, silver dollars: Hi Lisa, I don t believe I got your earlier question. There were 7 million Buffalo nickels minted in Denver (D) that last year of the design. Value depends on amount of wear and may range from sbout $1 with heavy wear to around $2 with medium wear to maybe...

Coin Collecting: nickles, exact estimates, buffalo nickel
exact estimates, buffalo nickel, silver dollars: Hi Lisa, You have a Buffalo nickel. 1938 was the last year for them, and is not considered a rare date. It s worth 50 cents to a dollar. Silver dollars dated 1935 or older are going to be worth at least $8.00 apiece -- more specific information would...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: non-proof coins, statehood quarters, proof coins
statehood quarters, proof coins, state coins: Hello Doloris, Tes, there are certain coins that are worth more if they meet certain criteria. If you can identify coins that are double dies, (Stamped twice), and errors or meet the grade for the coin listed, they are worth more. But bear in mind that...

Coin Collecting: non-reeded quarters, reeding, ebay
reeding, ebay, quarters: Hi Nathan, their value depends on demand. No one knows how many were made that way so the more that turn up the less each may be worth. If the coin has wear on the face and back that will also reduce its value. You might check on Ebay.com for similar pieces...

Coin Collecting: non-reeded quarters, e pluribus unum, vermont state quarter
e pluribus unum, vermont state quarter, uncirculated coins: By reeding, I take it to mean there is no raised edging on the circumference of the coins. This type of error could command some cash. If these are uncirculated coins then I suggest that you send them to PCGS or NGC for grading. A good selling spot would be...

Coin Collecting: non silver silver coin, mint mark, silver proof
mint mark, silver proof, grading service: Hi James, If it is not a circulated proof then it must be silver plated which accounts for the silver looking rim. The only other possibilities is just an impure mixture of copper leaving the rim more silver looking. This is a coin that would need to...

Coin Collecting: number missing penny, mint error, mint state
mint error, mint state, kiefer: Hi jeff, This is most likely a coin that was struck through grease . It is a common Mint error where grease is left in the dies and when coins are struck they are missing detail and sometimes whole parts of the coin where the dies are filled. It might...

Coin Collecting: ny coin value, copper ingots, east india company
copper ingots, east india company, standard catalog of world coins: Hi Kjell, These coins were recovered in 1985 from the remains of the Honorable East India company ship ADMIRAL GARDNER wrecked in the Goodwin Sands in January, 1809. The vessel was en route to Bengal India with a cargo of copper ingots and coins specially...

Coin Collecting: Odd Coin In Slot Machine, standard catalog of world coins, georgivs v dei gra britt omn rex fid
standard catalog of world coins, georgivs v dei gra britt omn rex fid, mint mark: Hi Stephanie, this is a bronze British half penny featuring King George V (1910-36) and Britannia, the symbol of Britain s empire and mastery of the seas. Collector value of a coin depends on date, mint mark (if any), number minted and condition of a coin,...

Coin Collecting: Odd Coloured 2006 Penny, school experiment, canadian penny
school experiment, canadian penny, silver and gold: Hi Stephen, Most likely it has been plated (gold or brass) after it left the mint. There s a high school experiment which involves plating pennies into silver and gold , which often results in many of these made, and sometimes released back into change...

Coin Collecting: Odd Double headed Penny, mint mark, lincoln head
mint mark, lincoln head, lawniczak: Hello, Lee, I get quite a few of these. This is most likely a novelty item, made for magicians and magic tricks, by hollowing out one side of a coin and putting part of a different coin into the hollow and then sealing the two edges together. You should...

Coin Collecting: Odd nickle, lawniczak, random letters
lawniczak, random letters, ebay: It would appear most likely that someone stamped the F and the 5 into the piece after it was minted. That used to happen more often in olden days than it does in modern times. Often this was to advertise on the coins. There is a good market for older stamped...

Coin Collecting: Odd Penny, mint mark, u s mint
mint mark, u s mint, lincoln head: Hello, Zachery, sorry, but the 1941 cent with no mint mark is quite common and thus has no real numismatic value. Ever since the U.S. mint started making cents, the one made at Philadelphia have had no mint mark. That s still true even today -- you should...

Coin Collecting: OLD COINS, old coins, washington quarter
old coins, washington quarter, accurate value: Hello Dale, I would hope you do trust this forum, most at this site do not have any interest in selling or buying your coins. But for a large collection of miscellaneous U.S. coins there are more convent ways for you. Although the values are usually...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: OLD CURRENCY VALUES, currency values, uncirculated condition
currency values, uncirculated condition, silver certificate: Hello again Jay, A star note is printed when due to a mishap at the Bureau of Printing caused a serial number to be destroyed. They print a new note with the same serial numbers but place a star there to signify that these...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: OLD CURRENCY VALUES, serial number prefixes, american numismatic association
serial number prefixes, american numismatic association, sorry for the confusion: Hi Jay; sorry for the confusion, as I am a Canadian-based dealer. Generally speaking, the majority of 2nd half, 20th-century U.S. notes are fairly common, especially if in circulated condition. This having been said, anything in the way of unusual serial...

Coin Collecting: OLD CURRENCY VALUES, currency values, ebay
currency values, ebay, denominations: Hi Jay, Collector value of a note depends on date and condition, including amount of wear, any folds, tears or stains as well as collector demand. List the pieces by denomination, date and letter (if it has one). You might also try here: http://coinsite.com/html/uspapermoneyprices(sm).asp...

Coin Collecting: OLD PENNY, mint state coins, nomination
mint state coins, nomination, good luck: Hello, This coin if worn is not that rare. It sells from 15 cents to a dollar in circulated condition. Uncirculated Mint State coins sell from $1 to $5 dollars. Please remember to go to the experts site to rate this answer. And check the nomination...

Coin Collecting: Old 2 dollar bill, dollar bill, stains
dollar bill, stains, legible: Hi Dan, Collector value depends on date and condition of a note, including amount of wear, any folds, tears or stains. Value would also depend on the letter, if any, by the date. Since these are worn and damaged (written on) they may be worth $2 up to about...

Coin Collecting: Old Bills, silver certificates, deceased grandfather
silver certificates, deceased grandfather, silver certificate: Hi Nick, The Russina bill is worthless. The US Bills values depend on the condition. They newer, the more valuable. They are all worth more than face value but without seeing them, I can not give you a value. Look on eBay for similar items. Regards...

Coin Collecting: Old US Bills, amateur collector, secretary of treasury
amateur collector, secretary of treasury, silver certificate: HI NICK, THE PRICE LOOK GOOD, EXCEPT A LITTLE HIGH ON THE $5 1953. I COULD MOST LIKELY GET A NEVER USED ONE FOR THE PRICE YOU PAYED. I WOULD ADVICE YOU TO GET THE FRIEDBERG BOOK ON CURRENCY. IT SHOWS PRICES ON EACH NOTE AND GRADING STANDARDS ON NOTES. THERE...

Coin Collecting: Old British Coins, old british coins, one penny 1967
old british coins, one penny 1967, old coins: Hi Diana, Assuming that they re average circulated coins, the first four have minimal value, perhaps 10p / 20c. The Churchill Crown is still a legal tender coin, and can be used in Britain as 25p. Almost 10 million were struck, and almost all of them were...

Coin Collecting: Old bank note, us treasury, benjamin franklin
us treasury, benjamin franklin, cashier: HI LINDA, MOST LIKELY YOU HAVE A FAKE NOTE. I HAD ONE OF THIS NOTES I WON AT A AUCTION AND FOUND OUT THEY COPIED THIS NOTES ALOT. IT S CALLED THE SECOND BANK OF THE U.S. AND IT WAS CHARTERED FOR TWENTY YEARS. THE REAL NOTE IS RARE AND WORTH SOME MONEY. I...

Coin Collecting: Old Canadian Penny, commemorative coins, canada 1867
commemorative coins, canada 1867, wholesale value: Hi Jeff, In 1967, the year of Canada s centennial, Canada issued commemorative coins for all its regular coins, from the 1c to the $1. The 1 cent piece depicts a dove, and today is the only 1967 Canadian coin that can still be found in change with some...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Old Chinese Coins, standard catalog of world coins, yuan shikai
standard catalog of world coins, yuan shikai, chinese coins: Hi Charles, If you have pictures (not over 1 megabyte each please) you can email them to me at tbirde@psknet.com. You might also try a library for a copy of the Standard Catalog of World Coins for pictures, values and lots more interesting info. Bra...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Old Coin, standard catalog of world coins, ancient galley
standard catalog of world coins, ancient galley, nickel brass: Hi Robert, Cleaning that leaves them shiny or scratched, even if only by looking with a magnifying glass, will reduce a coins value by at least half. You might also try a library for a copy of the Standard Catalog of World Coins for pictures, values and...

Coin Collecting: Old Coin, british pennies, worldwide empire
british pennies, worldwide empire, roman soldier: Hi Christy, There were 56 million of these bronze British pennies minted that year and it features King George V (1910-36) on one side and on the other side is the allegorical figure of Britannia with shield and a trident which symbolizes Britain s mastery...

Coin Collecting: Old Coin, aztec symbol, ebay
aztec symbol, ebay, lawniczak: Tom, I suspect that you have a 1/4 Real Mexican coin from 1833. The eagle with snake on a cactus was an old Aztec symbol and Mexico adopted it for its coinage. Go to http://cgi.ebay.com/MEXICO-REPUBLIC-MEXICO-CITY-1-4-REAL-1833-Mo-KM-358_W0QQitemZ140102538143QQcategoryZ541QQcmdZViewItem...

Coin Collecting: Old Coins, american numismatic association, buffalo nickle
american numismatic association, buffalo nickle, wheat pennies: Hello Deborah, Coins are valued on a scale from 1 to 70. And on how rare a coin is. With no or little experience it is sometimes easier letting a collector look at them, and even most coin shops will help for free on one or two pieces....

Coin Collecting: Old Coins found in a box in a house I bought, standard catalog of world coins, worldwide empire
standard catalog of world coins, worldwide empire, mint mark: Hi John, Collector value of a coin depends on date, mint mark (if any), number minted and condition of a coin, including amount of wear, any dents, scratches or cleaning as well as collector demand for it. The first one sounds like a Canadian 25c coin. Does...

Coin Collecting: Old Coins, indian head nickels, silver pennies
indian head nickels, silver pennies, old coins: Hello, Certainly, something is only worth what someone else will pay for it. But to get a good idea of the RETAIL value, pick up a copy of The Guidebook to US Coins. As for the foreign coins, most are not worth anything unless they are silver or gold. ...

Coin Collecting: Old US Copper Coins, american numismatic association, copper coins
american numismatic association, copper coins, coin shops: Hello Toni, I can only give you a range of values for these coins. They cannot be accurately appraised without seeing the coins. Coins are valued on a scale from 1 to 70. And on how rare a particular coin is. With no or little experience...

Coin Collecting: Old Currency, stocks and bonds, paper money
stocks and bonds, paper money, signatures: Hi, Annett. There aren t any web sites that give values, only published guides. If you have just a few pieces, tell me what they are including condition, signatures and serial no s, and I can tell you the value. If you have many, I d suggest stopping...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Old Currency, douglas dillon, bank of richmond
douglas dillon, bank of richmond, bill henry: Joe, I answered the questions as $50 s. 1950D twenty is valued at $22.50 1950C twenty is valued at $22.50 Are any of these star notes? There would be a * at the end of the serial number. Basically the star notes are bills with the most value in the...

Coin Collecting: Old coin from Chile, standard catalog of world coins, republica de chile
standard catalog of world coins, republica de chile, ebay: Hi William, Value depends on date, denomination, mintmark (if any), the amount of wear as well as collector demand. There were 2.667 million of these copper centavos minted that one year. The legend translates to the economy is wealth . It may be worth about...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Old coin, looks like lead, queen isabella, kingdom of spain
queen isabella, kingdom of spain, old coin: Sorry for the delay! The phone company took its time replacing a bad line. The piece appears to be a reproduction of a Spanish 15th century coin of Queen Isabella I (1451-1504) of Castile and King Ferdinand II (1452-1516) of Aragon, Sicily, Naples and Navarre....

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Old coin, looks like lead, old coin, yahoo ca
old coin, yahoo ca, grandfathers: Sorry about the delay. Been getting a new computer so I hadn t a chance to look at it. Hard to say, doesn t look like something in my area, I d take a guess at 17th or 18th century Spanish bronze since the design seems somewhat simular, and those are quite...

Coin Collecting: Old coin from Netherlands, standard catalog of world coins, old coin
standard catalog of world coins, old coin, nederlanden: Hi Mark, I have some examples of grading of the amount of wear about 1/3 down this web page: http://home.psknet.com/tbirde1/Grading/grading.html . There were 53.9 million minted that year, the largest amount until 1941, and value may be .10 if heavily worn...

Coin Collecting: Old coin values, old coin values, buffalo nickle
old coin values, buffalo nickle, lawniczak: Vickie, condition of coins is critical to value, value of the same date can vary 10 times, sometimes more due to condition. For example, the 1880 Indian cent is listed at $2.50 in good condition, yet $250 is MS65 red and brown uncirculated condition. You...

Coin Collecting: Very Old coin !, tall sailing ship, halfpenny coins
tall sailing ship, halfpenny coins, mid 1830s: Hi Patrick, During the 1810s-20s, there was a shortage of coins, so many private individuals and companies issued their own tokens, mostly of the halfpenny denomination. At the time, most people would had made at least several pounds a year, a pound...

Coin Collecting: Old US coins, old us coins, indian head nickels
old us coins, indian head nickels, copper pennies: Hi Mike, Assuming average condition, you can expect to get the following values for your coins : Silver Dollars: 1. 1 – 1889 -- $10.00 2. 1 – 1890 -- $10.00 3. 1 – 1922 -- $9.00 4. 1 – 1924 -- $9.00 5. 9 - 1972 -- $1.05 apiece Silver...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Old dollars, real or counterfeit?, collector coin, flowing hair
collector coin, flowing hair, silver content: They are made to fool tourists and greedy novice coin collectors on eBay and the like. I doubt if there is any, or much silver in the coins. They are, by the way, illegal to sell. What was the tip off? Was it that the Flowing Hair Dollar is worth $1000 if...

Coin Collecting: Old European Coins, standard catalog of world coins, european coins
standard catalog of world coins, european coins, coin collector: Hi Jerry, the Standard Catalog of World Coins is the world coin collector s bible and the best general reference around. Used or new copies can often be found at reduced prices on Ebay.com or Half.com. Organize them by Country, Denomination and Date if you...

Coin Collecting: Old Gold Coins, old gold coins, 20 pennies
old gold coins, 20 pennies, indian head pennies: Dear Joseph. Coins derive much of their value from their condition. That being said, and without knowing the condition or whether they are even real, here goes. 1914 Quarter Eagle $150 1832 Half Dollar $20 1853 Half Dollar $10 The paper dollar $1, unless...

Coin Collecting: Old Gold Pieces, bullion coins, peso coins
bullion coins, peso coins, kruggerands: Hello Louida, All of the US coins are worth more as coins than for their gold. The Krugerrands and 50 Peso coins are bullion coins and trade for their gold content less a few dollars for handling charges. I am currently paying the following prices for these...

Coin Collecting: Old Two-Headed Jefferson Coin, jefferson coin, old coins
jefferson coin, old coins, susan b anthony: Hi Sherrilynn, this sounds like a token or medal, not a coin which has a denomination (value). Collector value depends on wear and collector demand, if any. If you have pictures (not over 1 megabyte each please) you can email them to me at tbirde@psknet.com....

Coin Collecting: Old Money, barnes and noble, coin shop
barnes and noble, coin shop, old money: There are a few ways you can chose from. Barnes and Noble may have a book you can purchase on paper money. You could take the bills to a local coin shop and ask a dealer to appraise them. You could photocopy the front of them and send them to me at contactsmc@aol.com...

Coin Collecting: Old Money found in a bank handed down, buffalo nickels, dollar coins
buffalo nickels, dollar coins, silver certificate: Hi Carlo, The $10 bill is worth $11 at most. The $1 bill is worth $2 There were no dollar coins minted in 1941, so I don t know what you have there. The 1960 half is worth $3.00 The buffalo nickels are worth 50 cents each. I hope this helps,...

Coin Collecting: Old Money, uncirculated coins, old money
uncirculated coins, old money: Hi Ben, Thank you for your question. 1935 is about the time they started to greatly increase the production of coins. So the mintages are higher and the values are lower. In circulated condition, your coin is basically only worth the silver it was...

Coin Collecting: Old Pennies, standard catalog of world coins, one cent coins
standard catalog of world coins, one cent coins, old pennies: Hi Don, Collector value of a coin depends on date, mint mark (if any), number minted and condition of a coin, including amount of wear, any dents, scratches or cleaning as well as collector demand for it. Estimates for the following with heavy, medium and...

Coin Collecting: Old Pennies, old pennies, couple cents
old pennies, couple cents, wheat penny: Hi Barbara, None of the pennies (other than varieties) really have any value until you get beck to the teens & 20 s with D or S mintmarks. Anything from 1910 on with no mintmark, or any wheat penny after 1933 is only going to be worth a couple cents...

Coin Collecting: Old pennies..., wheat pennies, old pennies
wheat pennies, old pennies, old coins: Hi Mike, Pick up a copy of the Guidebook for US Coins by RS Yeoman It lists every US coin ever minted and what the retail values are for them. There are a few wheat cents worth looking for. You won t get rich, but it is good to know what you have....

Coin Collecting: Old Quarter, e pluribus unum, liberty quarter
e pluribus unum, liberty quarter, quarter dollar: Yvette, You have a Standing Liberty Quarter. The design of the coin left the date as one of the highest points of the design, so it was one of the first things to wear off. These were minted from 1916 to 1930. With no date, its only value is in the...

Coin Collecting: Old and rare coin pricing, indian head nickles, indian head nickels
indian head nickles, indian head nickels, copper alloy: Hi AJ, Thank you for your question. The dates you list for the Indian Head Nickels are not rare dates -- they are worth about 50 cents each. The ones with no dates are worth about 10 cents each. The Canadian Olympic coins are worth about $30 for...

Coin Collecting: Old U. S. Silver Dollars, professional examination, morgan dollars
professional examination, morgan dollars, trade dollars: Hi Michael, The 1874 & 1876 dollars are worth $60-$90 each in well-worn condition, and $140-$175 in lightly-worn condition -- IF the coins are GENUINE. There are alot of counterfeit trade dollars floating around out there, and you would need a professional...

Coin Collecting: Older Coins, type coins, mint state
type coins, mint state, old coins: Hello Eric, Thanks for selecting me for your answer. Nobody throws away money. It seems to continue to change hands and be stored away. Although you might not realize it there are many, many old coins around. Collectors have devised a numerical...

Coin Collecting: Olympic Coliseum Dollar, los angeles memorial coliseum, angeles memorial coliseum
los angeles memorial coliseum, angeles memorial coliseum, headless statues: Hello, Here is the infomation as officially released: 1984 Los Angeles Olympics dollar set, The U.S. Mint issued three different coins to commemorate the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. The silver 1984 dollars (made at the Phiadelphia, Denver and...

Coin Collecting: Olympic Gold, centennial olympic games, olympic cauldron
centennial olympic games, olympic cauldron, frank gasparro: Hello Again, Here is the infomation as officially released: 1996 Atlanta Centennial Olympic Games Olympic Cauldron half eagle, The 1996-W/W-Proof Olympic Cauldron $5 gold half eagle commemorates the games of the XXVI Olympiad in Atlanta and was issued...

Coin Collecting: Olympics dollar?, los angeles memorial coliseum, angeles memorial coliseum
los angeles memorial coliseum, angeles memorial coliseum, headless statues: Hello Again, Here is the infomation as officially released: 1983 Los Angeles Olympics dollar, The U.S. Mint issued three different coins to commemorate the Los Angeles Olympics. The silver 1983-P/D/S dollar features artist Robert Grahams representation...

Coin Collecting: Omaha Bank Hoard Roosevelt Dimes, roosevelt dimes, silver dimes
roosevelt dimes, silver dimes, omaha bank hoard: Hello Fred, Sometimes at auctions the origin or provenance of the coins comes into play. Some will pay higher prices for coins coming from famous collections. I cannot say that these Omaha Silver Coins...

Coin Collecting: Oriental coin, standard catalog of world coins, mint mark
standard catalog of world coins, mint mark, yoshihito: Hi Brian, It is a silver Japanese 50 sen (1/2 Yen) dated year 13 (1924) of Emperor Yoshihito s reign (1912-26). Collector value of a coin depends on date, mint mark (if any), number minted and condition of a coin, including amount of wear, any dents, scratches...

Coin Collecting: Ottoman Arabic coin, ottoman empire, arabic writing
ottoman empire, arabic writing, copper coin: Hello Rasim, and thanks for your coin. Unfortunately I would need some further details in order to answer your question, as even within the Ottoman Empire there are a good number of possibilities (this would correspond to the late 19th century A.D., I believe?)....

Coin Collecting: Ottonom arabic coin 1277, standard catalog of world coins, arabic writing
standard catalog of world coins, arabic writing, copper coin: Hi Rasim, On Egyptian coins, the denomination in para is beneath the toughra. Also, the accession date, or year of the reign that started in 1277 is at the top of the coin on the 1277 side. On Turkish coins the denomination is in the center and the accession...

Coin Collecting: Overwhelmed, home despot, money coins
home despot, money coins, united states coins: Hello Jim, I could use more information for this question. But DO NOT FEEL OVERWHELMED, I will give you a handle on getting started. Do you need to liquidate the coins? If you are not needing to sell the coins take your time going through them. For...

Coin Collecting: odd 1976 penny, state of louisiana, tiny area
state of louisiana, tiny area, year 1976: Hi Barbara, This is one of 50 coins manufactured for a set -- with the coins in the set each having one of the 50 states manually stamped into it. This is not something that was done at the Mint, but rather somebody took a roll of pennies, stamped the...

Coin Collecting: odd coin what is it, seal lion, engravers
seal lion, engravers, engraver: Hi Rob, it appears to be a brass French jeton (token). I found the following reference and picture (#231) here: http://www.cgb.fr/monnaies/jetons/j11/j110029.html . The description of the reverse would be the crowned shield of the estates of Artois surmounted...

Coin Collecting: odd dime, smooth edges, thicknesses
smooth edges, thicknesses, dimes: Hi Mary, Sorry to the delay in my response, I have been busy the past few days. In response to your question: 1. The ridges on the edges of coins (10c+) will eventually wearoff, especially with use in machines. Quarters and other (ridged) coins (dimes,...

Coin Collecting: odd pillar dollar, pillar dollars, pillar dollar
pillar dollars, pillar dollar, copper alloy: Dear Dennis. They started making Pillar Dollars in 1733 and probably started counterfieting them the same year. They were so common that counterfieting became a hanging offence. Send me a picture and I ll tell you what you have. How deep was it? Regards. N....

Coin Collecting: odd wheat penny, wheat pennies, wheat penny
wheat pennies, wheat penny, wheat pennie: Hi Chris, Yes, I have heard of these and seen them. Sometimes the dies become filled with grease and as a result certain details do not get struck. That is probably the case with your coin. However, check eBay for similar items and to get a value. Regards...

Coin Collecting: oesterreichische coin, emperor franz joseph, standard catalog of world coins
emperor franz joseph, standard catalog of world coins, coin collector: Hi Karen, this is a copper Austrian 1 kreuzer, one of 93.4 million minted in Kremnitz, Hungary (B) during the reign of Emperor Franz Joseph I (1848-1916). It may be worth about .25 with heavy wear to around $1.50 with moderate wear to maybe $3 with light wear....

Coin Collecting: ohio quarter, philadelphia mint, state quarters
philadelphia mint, state quarters, denver mint: Helo Jose, You will be able to get them out of circulation eventually, or any coin shop or coin show will have some for you to pick from. They were a lower mintage but still enough were made for every collector. The Philadelphia Mint issued 217.2 million...

Coin Collecting: old Asian coin, standard catalog of world coins, wwii veteran
standard catalog of world coins, wwii veteran, cash coin: Hi Jenny, this is a copper or brass 200 cash coin from the Chinese province of Honan minted about 1928. Depending on amount of wear and the size of the star and surrounding square on the flag on the right it may be worth $2 to $50+. If you have a picture you...

Coin Collecting: very old canadian coins, old canadian coins, coin dealers
old canadian coins, coin dealers, 1 1896: Hi Al, I cannot help you with the 1720 coin. But if you could write me back a follow-up, telling me the condition of the other coins, I can better tell you their value. And therefore you can know if you re getting a good price for them or not. Thanks...

Coin Collecting: old coin, barber dime, silver dime
barber dime, silver dime, old coin: Thank you for your question. 1904 is not a rare date for your Barber Dime. In average circulated condition, it s worth about a dollar. If you can read all the letters in LIBERTY in the woman s headband, then it will be worth $2-$3. I hope this helps,...

Coin Collecting: old coin?, denver mint, united states mint
denver mint, united states mint, department of the treasury: Hi Ray, What you have is a Denver Mint Commemorative Medal depicting the mint seal and date of inception of the US Treasury. It isn t a coin, but a medal. I have seen these in the past trade for about $10 however, check on eBay for similar items for a current...

Coin Collecting: old coin, standard catalog of world coins, mint mark
standard catalog of world coins, mint mark, queen juliana: Hi Debbie, this is a 10 cents (1/10 Gulden) coin from the Netherlands Antilles (off the Venezuelan coast) during the reign of Queen Juliana (1948-80). It contains .0288 of an ounce of silver and there were 400,000 minted in Utrecht that year. Collector value...

Coin Collecting: old coin, king wilhelm, three horses
king wilhelm, three horses, wilhelm i: Hi Karen, it sounds like a coin from the German state of Wurttemberg s reign of king Wilhelm I (1816-64) commemorating the 25th anniversary of his reign in 1841. A silver coin of this design was minted that year and has the date below the October. Perhaps,...

Coin Collecting: old coin, standard catalog of world coins, mint mark
standard catalog of world coins, mint mark, parv: Hi Reinhard, it sounds like a Dutch coin of probably 1668. The Latin legend concordia res parvae crescunt means By Concord, Small Things Increase referring to the country s small but united provinces. What is the size of the coin? If you have pictures you...

Coin Collecting: old coin, lucky coins, bronze coins
lucky coins, bronze coins, foriegn coins: Hi Jim, It sounds like you have a British halfpenny struck in 1915, during the reign of King George the Fifth. The female is Britannia, the [female] personification of Britain. 21.5 million were made that year, so it is very common like most other...

Coin Collecting: old coin, standard catalog of world coins, old coin
standard catalog of world coins, old coin, middle tower: Hi Katie, this is a coin from Thailand featuring King Bhumithol Adulyadej (1946+). The date and denomination of the coin are in Thai so I would at least need to know the size and color of the coin or email a picture to me at tbirde@psknet.com. You might also...

Coin Collecting: old coin, standard catalog of world coins, bengali script
standard catalog of world coins, bengali script, fake coins: Hi Ishan, the first is an aluminum Bangladesh 5 poisha featuring a machinery gear and tractor on one side and a shapla flower on water on the other. It is dated 1980 in Bengali script and there were 127 million minted that year. It may be worth about .10 depending...

Coin Collecting: old coin, standard catalog of world coins, kingdom of the netherlands
standard catalog of world coins, kingdom of the netherlands, old coin: This is a bronze 1/2 cent coin from the kingdom of the Netherlands. There were 5 million minted that year in Utrecht of a design used 1878-1940. Collector value depends on the amount of wear it has and may range from .10 to maybe $10 if like brand new. You...

Coin Collecting: old coin, standard catalog of world coins, empire cherifien
standard catalog of world coins, empire cherifien, bronze coins: Hi John, depending on the amount of wear it may be worth up ro about $1. The date is equivalent to 1946 AD and there were 20 million of these aluminum bronze coins minted in Paris with that date. Morocco was under French protection from 1912 until 1956....

Coin Collecting: old coin, standard catalog of world coins, spanish mexico
standard catalog of world coins, spanish mexico, hispan: Hi Kathy, this Spanish Mexico 8 Reales coin was minted in Mexico City during the reign of Charles III (1760-88). Value depends on the amount of wear, and any damage it has. It contains .7982 of an ounce of silver and collector value may be about $50 to $300...

Coin Collecting: very old coin, province of nova scotia, envolope
province of nova scotia, envolope, old coin: Hi Mark, this is a thistle token issued for the province of Nova Scotia by the British government to supplement the need for small change there. There were 800,000 minted dated 1832 but the numerals of the date may have some anomalies that may affect its...

Coin Collecting: old coin, standard catalog of world coins, old coin
standard catalog of world coins, old coin, nederlanden: Hi Kelly, value depends on amount of wear. There were 6 million bronze Netherlands 1 cent coins minted that year and they may be worth .10 to maybe $10. I have pictures of different amounts of wear about 1/3 down this webpage that you might compare yours to:...

Coin Collecting: old coin, 1921 silver dollars, mint state
1921 silver dollars, mint state, old coin: HI JERRY, THE 1921 SILVER DOLLAR IS ONE OF THE COMMON DATES IN THE SERIES. I DON T GIVE OUT VALUES OF COINS I CAN T SEE TO GRADE PROPERLY. THE CONDITION OF THE COIN PLAYS A LARGE PART OF THE COI VALUES. AN EXAMPLE WOULD BE A 1886-O SILVER DOLLAR. IN CICULATED...

Coin Collecting: old coin, morgan silver dollars, 1921 silver dollars
morgan silver dollars, 1921 silver dollars, peace dollar: Hi Jerry, 1921 Morgan silver dollars are very common, and typically retail for $10-15. There s also a different type known as a Peace dollar also struck in 1921 that s worth more. To tell them apart, the Morgan has an eagle with spread wings, whereas...

Coin Collecting: old coin, bumble bees, cash coin
bumble bees, cash coin, chinese cash: Hi Carlos, it sounds like a brass Chinese cash coin millions of which were minted for several centuries until 1916. The small round holes probably indicate that it was once used as jewelry and they are considered major damage by a coin collector. You may...

Coin Collecting: old coin counterfeit, sarah ferguson, genuine piece
sarah ferguson, genuine piece, old coin: Hi Denise, yes, this is a modern Chinese made counterfeit of the coin commemorating the wedding of British Prince William and Sarah Ferguson. The actual date is 1986 on the genuine piece. There is more info about 1/3 down this page: http://home.psknet.com/tbirde1/Varieties/Counterfeits.html...

Coin Collecting: old coin (i think it's sort of spanish), standard catalog of world coins, old coins
standard catalog of world coins, old coins, 2 towers: Hi Ricardo, what size is the coin? If you have pictures (not over 1 megabyte each please) you can email them to me at tbirde@psknet.com. You might also try a library for a copy of the Standard Catalog of World Coins for pictures, values and lots more interesting...

Coin Collecting: old coin, eisenhower dollar, old coin
eisenhower dollar, old coin, dollar coin: Hello Susan, There were no silver dollars produced in the USA from the last Peace type dollar in 1935 till the Eisenhower dollar in 1971. All the other denominations from Cent through Half dollar were produced and all are available in sets. Please...

Coin Collecting: old coins, hard times tokens, civil war tokens
hard times tokens, civil war tokens, old coins: Hello Dan, You are describing Hard Times Tokens They were usually the size of large cents and traded the same way. Made from a variety of metals copper bronze white metal etc. they were a replacement coin since there was a shortage of Cents for use...

Coin Collecting: old coins, standard catalog of world coins, copper nickel
standard catalog of world coins, copper nickel, old coins: Hi Shane, Value depends on date, denomination, mintmark (if any), the amount of wear as well as collector demand. Estimates below are for coins with heavy wear to coins with no wear (uncirculated): 1904 2 1/2 cent Netherlands, 4 million minted, bronze, .50-$20...

Coin Collecting: Two old coins., standard catalog of world coins, emperor ferdinand
standard catalog of world coins, emperor ferdinand, old coins: Hi Dan, Collector value of a coin depends on date, mint mark (if any), number minted and condition of a coin, including amount of wear, any dents, scratches or cleaning as well as collector demand for it. Both of these are from the reign of Austria-Hungarian...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: silver certificate, silver coins, silver certificate
silver coins, silver certificate, don hi: HI ROBYN, YOUR SILVER CERT. IS WORTH MORE THAN FACE VALUE OR ABOUT $8. UP TO 1963 YOU COULD GO INTO A BANK AND ASK FOR A SILVER DOLLAR OR COINS FOR A SILVER CERT. AFTER 1963 THEY STOPPED THE EXCHANGE OF SILVER COINS. I HOPE THIS HELPS AND THANKS FOR YOUR...

Coin Collecting: old coins, e pluibus unum, old coins
e pluibus unum, old coins, united states coins: Hi Susan, that is a Morgan dollar, nicknamed after the designer, which were made 1878-1921. There were a large number minted that year at the three U.S. mints so they are more common than other dates. It may have an S or D below the eagle which may also affect...

Coin Collecting: old coins, commemorative medallion, canadian coins
commemorative medallion, canadian coins, old coins: Hi, James. The two 1857 coins I have no data on. 1859 pennies usually range from $5 for a well worn coin to $40 for a coin that still has a good amount of detail on it. The 1939 coin is a commemorative medallion to mark the visit of George VI to Canada....

Coin Collecting: old coins, professional appraisals, free appraisals
professional appraisals, free appraisals, old coins: Hi Sarah, I m unfamiliar with the doubloon you described, but if genuine, it could be worth thousands of dollars. The other coin is a Rowntrees Coronation Medal commemorating the 1911 Coronation of H.M.King George V and H.M.Queen Mary. Most likely this...

Coin Collecting: old coins, mint mark, old coins
mint mark, old coins, united states coins: Hi Lisa, Collector value of a coin depends on date, mint mark (if any), number minted and condition of a coin, including amount of wear, any dents, scratches or cleaning. There were 53.6 million Indian Head cents minted that year and it may be worth about...

Coin Collecting: old coins, emperor napoleon iii, standard catalog of world coins
emperor napoleon iii, standard catalog of world coins, british pennies: Hi Paula, these are French bronze 10 (dix) centimes coins (if the size of British pennies) from the reign of emperor Napoleon III (1852-70). There would be a mint mark letter below the eagle but with no date and such heavy wear they are only worth about .10...

Coin Collecting: old coins, mint mark, american numismatic
mint mark, american numismatic, old coins: Hello Judy, First look for a mint mark letter they were made at three mints. Philadelphia has no mint mark but the New Orleans and San Francisco Minted coins show a mint mark below the eagle (above and between the letters D and O in the word DOLLAR)....

Coin Collecting: old coins, eisenhower dollars, old coins
eisenhower dollars, old coins, rare dates: Hi Melissa, None of your coins would be considered rare dates. Assuming they are in circulated condition, they would have the following values : 1907 half dollar -- $7.00 1946 dime -- $0.75 1903 penny -- $1.00 1919 penny -- $0.05 1920 dime -- $1.00...

Coin Collecting: old coins, grand duche de luxembourg, standard catalog of world coins
grand duche de luxembourg, standard catalog of world coins, quebec bank: Hi Allison, Value depends on date, denomination, mintmark (if any), the amount of wear as well as collector demand. I would need a little more info on each. Pictures can be emailed to me at tbirde@psknet.com. -Mexico 1878 -Britain 1883 -U.S. Columbian...

Coin Collecting: old coins, hard times tokens, civil war tokens
hard times tokens, civil war tokens, old coins: Hello Jaba, What you are describing comes under the heading Hard Times Tokens or Store Cards They were usually the size of large cents and traded the same way. Made from a variety of metals copper bronze white metal etc. they were a replacement...

Coin Collecting: old copper looking foreign coin date 1765, standard catalog of world coins, north central europe
standard catalog of world coins, north central europe, megabyte: Hi Elizabeth, It seems to be from eastern or north central Europe but I have not yet been able to find it listed. If you have pictures (not over 1 megabyte each please) you can email them to me at tbirde@psknet.com. You might also try a library for a copy...

Coin Collecting: old dime, penny and silver penny, silver penny, mint condition
silver penny, mint condition, hylas: Hi Bill, the dime is worth about 70 cents. The 1945 penny is probably a 1943 steel cent. Steel was used instead of copper in 1943 due to WW II. They are worth about 10 cents. The 1937 penny unless it is in new condition is only worth about 5 cents....

Coin Collecting: old dime value, liberty head dimes, nomination
liberty head dimes, nomination, 1941: Hello Salvador, All the (Mercury) Winged Liberty Head dimes made from 1916 to 1945 have the head facing to your left when viewing the coin. If it is a US dime facing left please write me again. If you can give me some more details on your coin like...

Coin Collecting: old dime, mint state coins, mercury head dimes
mint state coins, mercury head dimes, liberty head dimes: Hello Kenny, For valuing any of the more common date and Mint marks on Winged Liberty Head dimes even in the worst condition (grade 1) the coin is worth about .40 cents (for it s silver content alone). So the comon dates will be valued from .35 cents to...

Coin Collecting: old dimes, mercury dimes, roll of dimes
mercury dimes, roll of dimes, mint mark: Hi Hope, dimes before 1965 are 90% silver and each contains .0724 of an ounce of silver. The collector value may be much greater if they are not worn too badly. Collector value of a coin depends on date, mint mark (if any), number minted and condition of a...

Coin Collecting: old foreign coin info, standard catalog of world coins, british pennies
standard catalog of world coins, british pennies, foreign coins: Hi Brad, Collector value of a coin depends on date, mint mark (if any), number minted and condition of a coin, including amount of wear, any dents, scratches or cleaning as well as collector demand for it. The 1912 bronze British penny may have an H mintmark...

Coin Collecting: old german coins, catalogue of world coins, wheat sheaf
catalogue of world coins, wheat sheaf, german coins: Hello Benjamin, and thanks for your note. Germany has many diverse coin issues corresponding with their political history, which were even more diverse in the period prior to World War I when many individual states issued their own coinage. Your 50 Pfennig...

Coin Collecting: old money, crisp uncirculated, state quarters
crisp uncirculated, state quarters, couple dollars: Hi Donna, The In God We Trust was not added to the bills until later -- and it had nothing to do with any president. Your bill is normal, and unfortunately not really rare. A nice Choice Crisp Uncirculated one is worth abuot $110 -- anything less in...

Coin Collecting: old money from grandmother, standard catalog of world coins, white rust
standard catalog of world coins, white rust, nazi coins: Hi Eric, value depends on amount of wear, mint mark (if any), number minted and amount of demand. Cleaning will reduce value by at least half if it leaves telltale signs. The German 1 pfennig has a mintmark below the eagle. It may be worth .10 to $10+. ...

Coin Collecting: old money, zinc coated steel, copper penny
zinc coated steel, copper penny, mercury dime: Hi Bill, Thank you for your question. The 1945 Mercury dime is the last year for that series. They made alot of them during the WWII years, so they are not considered rare. Its value is based on the silver it contains -- currently about 70 cents. ...

Coin Collecting: old paper money, search ebay, pioneer family
search ebay, pioneer family, comparison info: Hi Harold, if this is a United States Note then it should have Andrew Jackson at left and a pioneer family in the center on the front. Collector value depends on amount of folds, wrinkles, bent corners and other sides of wear but may be worth about $50 plus....

Coin Collecting: old penney, linda wheat, philadelphia mint
linda wheat, philadelphia mint, wheat cents: Hello Linda, Wheat back cents were made from 1909 to 1958. Only a few are valuable as listed below. The Copper Cent weighs 3.11 grams. And this is 95% copper prior to 1982 except for the war years. These if circulated sell in bulk (by the pound) to...

Coin Collecting: old pennies, old pennies, three pennies
old pennies, three pennies, value of coins: Polly, condition is a key to value of coins -- the value can vary by 10 times, sometimes more, due to condition. Here, if these cents are circulated or have any problems, they would essentially have no value. If they are in very nice uncirculated condition...

Coin Collecting: old pennies, standard catalog of world coins, zinc coated steel
standard catalog of world coins, zinc coated steel, old pennies: Hi Joann, Value depends on date, mintmark (if any), the amount of wear as well as collector demand. Cleaning that leaves any overt signs on a coin of it having been cleaned will reduce its value by half or more. The 1943 cents were made of zinc coated steel...

Coin Collecting: old pennies, old pennies, lincoln head
old pennies, lincoln head, penny collection: Hi Anne, You have to look at each coin individually and assign a value to it. You can get a copy of Coin Values Magaizine or something similar to get an idea of the retail prices. Then you have some idea of the value. If listing on eBay, bear in mind that...

Coin Collecting: old pennies, old pennies, valuable penny
old pennies, valuable penny, national coin: Hello Dan, These wheat back US Cents are very common. They do sell to collectors if they are in good condition. In bulk sales of bags of these coins get only 3 times the face value. You can possibly get about fifteen cents from a collector. ...

Coin Collecting: like an old penny, coin shops, mint state
coin shops, mint state, liberty head: Hello Danielle, If this is a large (size of a quarter) US Cent it is collectable. Without seeing the coin I can only supply you with a range of values. IMPORTANT:..Let me also note that you should never clean your coins. This removes the surface...

Coin Collecting: old penny, american numismatic association, san francisco mint
american numismatic association, san francisco mint, philadelphia mint: Hello, No one can give you an exact value without seeing a coin but I can give you a range of values for a 1918 US Cent in the lower grades. Coins are valued on a scale from 1 to 70. And on how rare a coin is. With no or little experience...

Coin Collecting: old penny, wheat penny, uncirculated coins
wheat penny, uncirculated coins, mint state: Hello Connie, I seem to be getting a lot of Wheat back cent questions tonight. These and all coins are valued by 2 factors. Their state of preservation and how rare they are. The coin grading scale runs from 1 to 70. Most circulated specimens fall between...

Coin Collecting: two old pennys, copper cents, copper penny
copper cents, copper penny, pennys: HI D.J. I DON T GIVE VALUES ON COINS I CAN T PROPERLY GRADE OR SEE. THERE OFFICAL WAS NO COPPER CENTS MINTED IN 1943, BUT A VERY FEW ARE KNOWN. ONE TEST IS TO SEE IF A MAGNETIC WILL PICK THE COIN UP. IF IT S A REAL 1943 COPPER PENNY IT S WORTH MORE THEN THE...

Coin Collecting: old silver coin from china, questionable repute, pawn shop
questionable repute, pawn shop, ebay: Hi Brian, yes, they should weigh 26-27 grams if genuine. A difference of that much surely indicates a fake. Your seller sounds of questionable repute. Check his prior feedback for similar problems. I d recommend asking him about a return but I would bet...

Coin Collecting: old silver coin, e pluribus unum, indo chine
e pluribus unum, indo chine, victoria silver: Brian, Sorry but it looks like the only things I can help you with is the 1897 Morgan Dollar (worth about $12) and the silver items (#3 and #4) (worth $13.00 each). The rest sound like foreign coins and I have no experience with them. You might try...

Coin Collecting: old silver dollars, value of coins, old coins
value of coins, old coins, word trust: The silver dollars (1928 and before) are made out of 90% silver and are worth at least $15 each up to $100 or so depending upon their condition. The 1976 dollars are most likely non silver unless they are special mint commemoratives and are worth only a $1...

Coin Collecting: old silver dollars, american numismatic association, liberty dimes
american numismatic association, liberty dimes, mint mark: Hello Again Don, It s PapaJack from AllExperts.com http://www.allexperts.com/getExpert.asp?Category=2297 I just had to write and thank you for the great rating you gave me at the site. Sometimes it takes a little while to look up and type out the answers,...

Coin Collecting: olden penny, lawniczak, time anthony
lawniczak, time anthony, golden dollar: Anthony, there is no way that a golden penny could have been made at the mint. The most likely explanation is that your cent was painted, or coated, after it was minted. Try going to www.ebay.com and doing searches for golden cent or golden penny or painted...

Coin Collecting: older proof and mint sets, proof coins, mint products
proof coins, mint products, mint sets: Hi Don, The mint has always produced proof coins, however official proof sets were not introduced until 1936 for the general public. Prior to that, you needed to know someone to get every denomination proof coin for a particular year as these were normally...

Coin Collecting: oops pennies., school science experiment, planchet
school science experiment, planchet, nickels: Though it could be struck on a wrong planchet, it s mostly likely: 1. plated with silver or other white metal (school science experiment) 2. coated with mercury (will have a slick feeling to it) It s it s coated with mercury, I d suggest dispose of...

Coin Collecting: oriental coin, standard catalog of world coins, chinese coins
standard catalog of world coins, chinese coins, fantasy piece: Hi Elaine, This sounds like a modern Chinese fantasy piece. Counterfeits made in China and the Mid East abound of Chinese coins, and many other countries . Most counterfeits weigh up light, are greyish, may look cleaned or antiqued and may have a grainy surface....

Coin Collecting: origin of coin, standard catalog of world coins, world mints
standard catalog of world coins, world mints, trade dollar: It s what is known as a Maria Theresa Thaler. They were first struck by Austria and portray the empress of that name who reigned 1740-80. The coin was used as an unofficial trade dollar in Africa and the Near East and nearly a billion were restruck with the...

Coin Collecting: origin or issuer of an old coin, catalog value, old coin
catalog value, old coin, half dollar: Hi Terry, Fortunately for you,I recognized it right away so I didn t have to dig through my books. It is a Swedish copper 1/2 skilling. In the Swedish monetary system of the day, 48 skilling=1 riksdaler, which had a bit more silver than the U.S. silver...

Coin Collecting: osterreich coin, standard catalog of world coins, rise of fascism
standard catalog of world coins, rise of fascism, mint mark: Hi Ray, this bronze Austrian 200 Kronen (2 groschen) features the Kruckenkreuz, Austria s version of the swastika during the rise of fascism: http://www.uwm.edu/People/abuchner/ and http://www.fotw.us/flags/at-34-38.html . Collector value of a coin depends...

Coin Collecting: One ounce silver coin, standard catalog of world coins, collector coins
standard catalog of world coins, collector coins, silver content: Hi Rhona, Liberia has issued hundreds of different collector coins and the flooded market has reduced demand and therefore values for them. Which design is yours? There were at least 62 different $20 coins dated 2000 and most contain about .64 of an ounce...

Coin Collecting: overprint error, check ebay, hylas
check ebay, hylas, coin dealer: It sounds to me like the print on the back might be from a previous sheet that was still wet and the ink transferred to you bill. However, without seeeing it, it s tough to tell. Take it to a local coin dealer for his opinion, or check eBay for a similar...

Coin Collecting: overrun 5 dollar bill, worth alot, ebay
worth alot, ebay, hi mike: Hi Mike, this sounds like a misaligned note. Value depends on amount of wear and the demand for the note. If the next note in line had also been partially printed it would be worth more. I d guess $20 for this one. You might find similar pieces on Ebay.com...

Coin Collecting: the owl of athens coin pendant, standard catalog of world coins, athena design
standard catalog of world coins, athena design, resurch: Hi Mikhail, you didn t mention any words or numbers on the piece. If it has no date or denomination then it is not a real coin. It does have a combination of designs that were used on coins. The owl and vase design was used on the 1912 5 and 10 lepta coins,...

Coin Collecting: PAPER MONEY, united states bureau, paper money
united states bureau, paper money, good question: Hello Kathy, Good Question, it took a little while to find an answer. According to the United States Bureau of Printing they use about 1.32 tons of ink for printing on 1 ton of paper. So the inks sEem to slightly out weigh the paper. Please remember...

Coin Collecting: Panama Pill, standard catalog of world coins, don scott
standard catalog of world coins, don scott, ebay: Depending on its condition (grade) it may be worth around $30 if Uncirculated to possibly $10 with light wear (XF). You can find a couple currently on Ebay.com for comparison pricing. You might also try a library for a copy of the Standard Catalog of World...

Coin Collecting: Paper Money, stadt duren, 2 cows
stadt duren, 2 cows, banque de france: Hi Melissa, Collector value of a note depends on date and condition, including amount of wear, any folds, tears or stains as well as collector demand. 1) Philippines under Japanese occupation (1943), 10 Pesos, worth about .15 to .50. 2) France, 10 Francs,...

Coin Collecting: Paper money error, interested collector, misalignment
interested collector, misalignment, paper money: Hi Jerry, Thank you for your question. You have what is known as a Faulty Alignment error. The value of this error depends on how misaligned the note is. From your description, yours would be classified as a Slight misalignment. If a significant...

Coin Collecting: Paper money, coin errors, price books
coin errors, price books, paper money: Bill errors are a lot more uncommon than coin errors. I don t know all that much about them, I only have 4 error bills in my collection. As far as I know, there s no price books about error bills, I think it s because each one is pretty much unique. It would...

Coin Collecting: PENNIES, u s mint, novelty value
u s mint, novelty value, liberty bell: Hi Yulanda, Thank you for your question. What you have is basically a neat novelty item. Someone has taken a normal 1976 penny and manually stamped some images on it. This is not something that was made at the U.S. Mint. It has a novelty value...

Coin Collecting: PENNY'S WORTH, outline of the united states, us mint
outline of the united states, us mint, precious metals: Pennies like this are quite common and are not minted this way. Rather, they are counterstamped after they leave the US Mint and sold as souveniers. They are not worth a whole lot of money but fun to collect. Enjoy, Joe Hylas Omega Precious Metal...

Coin Collecting: A PENNY FOR YOUR THOUGHT, american numismatic association, wheat cents
american numismatic association, wheat cents, mint mark: Hello Conchita, Coins are valued on a scale from 1 to 70. And on how rare a coin is. With no or little experience it is sometimes easier letting a collector look at them, and even most coin shops will help for free on one or two pieces. In each...

Coin Collecting: PENNY VALUE, free evaluations, interested collector
free evaluations, interested collector, coin show: Hi Margaret, Thank you for your question. There are two ways that this could have happened : 1) Somebody smashed 2 normal pennies together with alot of force, leaving the impression of one coin on the other. This has no value. 2) Instead of being...

Coin Collecting: PENNY, indianhead penny, silver penny
indianhead penny, silver penny, d steel: Hello Julie, I hang on to many in lower grades even common date ones. They are history in your hands. It has been so long that all younger people forget there was ever anything besides the Lincoln cent, I often give examples of these indian cents to...

Coin Collecting: US Peace Dollar, peace silver dollar, ancient alphabet
peace silver dollar, ancient alphabet, peace dollar: Hello Trisha, The 1922 coin is a PEACE DOLLAR. Named for the eagle reverse resting on a rock with the word PEACE below. Most of our coins have the Eagle ready for war or Heraldic Design. The letter U was not in the ancient alphabet and V was used...

Coin Collecting: Peace Dollars, peace dollar, united states coins
peace dollar, united states coins, tail feathers: Hi Amy, collector value depends on amount of wear and mintmark, if any it would be above the tip of the tail feathers. It should weigh 26.73 grams and would contain .7736 of an ounce of silver. The 1922 may be worth the silver value to maybe $15 depending...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Pearson & Co,Assayers $20 gold piece, parsons co, blake and co
parsons co, blake and co, gold piece: Hello Again, I did find a question identical to yours on the web since 2003. No one has sent a definitive answer it yet. And I had no luck with your answer at the show today. So far I did find out three firms issued pioneer gold pieces from Colorado...

Coin Collecting: Penn. error coin, coin dealer, coins
coin dealer, coins, pennsylvania: I forgot to tell you how to get the coin encased. ;) The best way is to submit it through a coin dealer. If you don t have a coin dealer near you, you can get more info about how to submit it yourself at these sites: www.pcicoins.com --my personal...

Coin Collecting: Pennies, copper coins, grade coins
copper coins, grade coins, rare dates: HI BETH, MOST OF THE COINS YOU SEE ON E-BAY ARE HIGH GRADE COINS AND RARE DATES LIKE THE 1909-S VDB. YOU HAVE TO KNOW HOW TO GRADE THEM TO REALLY GIVE A VALUE. YOU CAN CHECK THE WEB SITE: WWW.PCGS.COM AND IT WILL NOTE THE PRICE OF EACH PENNY IN DIFFERENT...

Coin Collecting: Pennies, mint mark, lawniczak
mint mark, lawniczak, coin world: John, don t know what to tell you, but they were made in quantity and are available in quantity. Without checking, I ll bet if you go to www.ebay.com and do a search for 1970S cent and then 1970S penny you ll find lots. It that doesn t work, try going...

Coin Collecting: Pennies, wheat pennies, sean isaacs
wheat pennies, sean isaacs, reputable dealer: Hello Dorothy, and thanks for note. Wheat Pennies ( Wheaties ) remain excessively common due to massive mintages, however if cleanly sorted out from non-Wheat pennies, you should be able to get .02 or .03 a piece from a reputable dealer. If you need help...

Coin Collecting: Pennies, zinc core, copper plating
zinc core, copper plating, lawniczak: George, yes the pre-1982 and some of the 1982 cents were made mostly out of copper (from 1962-1982 the composition was 95% copper, 5% zinc); some of the 1982 cents and all after that were copper coated zinc, core 99.2% zinc and .8% copper, with pure copper...

Coin Collecting: Pennies, wheat heads, wheat cents
wheat heads, wheat cents, old pennies: Hello Jill, Most circulated coins range from Good (grade-G4) to Almost Uncirculated (grade-AU50) on the scale. The grading scale is from 1 to 70. Lincoln Head Wheat Cents: For grading the Cent Lincolns bow tie and ear...

Coin Collecting: Pennies from Denver and other places, mint state, two mints
mint state, two mints, pennies: Denver and Philadelphia are the two mints that make coins for circulation. Collectors usually collect coins with the same date from both Mints, but you can do whatever you like. Modern coins from the 1980 s on have about the same value for the pennies in...

Coin Collecting: Pennies with a small "s" below the date, san francisco mint, proof coins
san francisco mint, proof coins, pennies: The S below the date is called a mintmark. It signifies that the coin was made at the San Francisco Mint. All pennies since 1975, with an S mintmark, are proof coins --- made for collectors and not meant for circulation -- and are worth more money....

Coin Collecting: US Pennies Worth, philadelphia mint, wheat cents
philadelphia mint, wheat cents, mint marks: Hello Dennis , Thank you for selecting me for this question. US Lincoln Cents are collectable. Collectors have devised a numerical grading system for coins. It goes from 1 to 70. With Grade-1 being barely identifiable as a coin and 70 being absolutely...

Coin Collecting: US Pennies, copper coins, copper coin
copper coins, copper coin, wheat cents: HI N. FIRST OFF THAT WOULD TAKE ME TO LONG TO WRITE DOWN ALL THE PRICES OF ALL THEM COINS. IF YOU GO TO THE WEB SITE WWW.PCGS.COM THEY HAVE THE PRICE LIST ON ALL THEM DATES AND GRADES. IN COOPER COINS THERE ARE THREE COLORS TO LOOK FOR WHEN GRADING THEM....

Coin Collecting: Penny, proof set, lincoln memorial
proof set, lincoln memorial, grease: This doesn t sound like an error coin, I d think it s grease or something that has gotten on the coin. The only way to really tell is to remove the coin from the holder and see. Anyuthing on the surface of a coin would decrease the value of it, and removing...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Penny, zinc coated steel, steel pennies
zinc coated steel, steel pennies, zinc plated steel: Hello Kathy, Thank You for the great response. There is no one source for the items you describe. At a local show you could use the advice from a Foreign Coin Dealer. Their experience would quickly sort out any common coins and help you group them into...

Coin Collecting: Penny "200_", 50 cents, grease
50 cents, grease: Hi Mark, This is a relatively common error caused by a foreign substance (like machine grease) getting into the die and preventing some letters or numbers from being stamped. I would estimate its value at 50 cents to a dollar, but kind of hard to find...

Coin Collecting: Penny, indian headress, grade mint
indian headress, grade mint, mint state: Hello again, I just had a similiar question from another user! The front is LAdy Liberty wearing an American Indian Headress, If you can see the word LIBERTY on the headband you do have a collector quality coin. These are called Indian Head Cents, made...

Coin Collecting: Penny, ok condition, indian head cents
ok condition, indian head cents, leaf design: Hi Bob, Thank you for your question. 1897 is not considered a rare date for Indian Head Cents. In average condition, it s worth about $1.00 If the LIBERTY in the headband is complete and strong, it will be worth about $5.00 I hope this helps,...

Coin Collecting: Penny, lawniczak, dealer websites
lawniczak, dealer websites, ebay: Hello, Anthony, though I am no expert at error coins, I believe that double strike coins are possible and do happen, are available and sell for a slight premium depending on how the piece looks. I would suggest that you go to www.ebay.com and do a search...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Penny, standard catalog of world coins, king george vi
standard catalog of world coins, king george vi, mint mark: Hi John, there were 76 million of these bronze Canadian cents minted that year featuring King George VI (1936-52). Collector value of a coin depends on date, mint mark (if any), number minted and condition of a coin, including amount of wear, any dents, scratches...

Coin Collecting: One Penny, standard catalog of world coins, british pennies
standard catalog of world coins, british pennies, worldwide empire: Hi Tim, There were 47.311 million of these bronze British pennies minted that year and it features King George V (1910-36) on one side and on the other side is the allegorical figure of Britannia with shield and a trident which symbolizes Britain s mastery...

Coin Collecting: Penny Blank?, weight of a penny, size shape
weight of a penny, size shape, hi mike: Hi Mike, Unstruck penny blanks are actually a pretty common error. The blanks get caught in the corners of the big bins at the mint and don t get dumped into the hoppers for the presses. Then the bin gets re-used to collect the stamped pennies, which...

Coin Collecting: Penny collection, 1909 s vdb, penny collection
1909 s vdb, penny collection, hylas: Hi Jack, I really would have to see the coins as each one has to be graded. But the 1909-S VDB is a key issue and since it is missing, the collection will not bring a lot of money. The other key dates are 1909-S, 1914-D, 1922 and 1931-S, as well as the...

Coin Collecting: Penny color, new dollar coins, us mint
new dollar coins, us mint, denver mint: Hello Anne, It is likely just a mishap or possibly a novelty item. It may have been cleaned in the wash solution after a batch of the new dollar coins having picked up the tint of color in solution at the mint. The US Mint buys it s coin blanks for...

Coin Collecting: Penny/Dime, mint error, silver certificates
mint error, silver certificates, reeded edge: Hi Amanda, this is a novelty coin, not a mint error. A cent is larger than a dime and it also has a plain edge whereas the dime has a reeded edge. The differences between the two, if not obvious, are because someone custom fit them together. It may be worth...

Coin Collecting: Penny . Head on Front & Back, couple dollars, good shape
couple dollars, good shape, two heads: Hi Michele, You have a manually altered novelty item, known as a Magician s Coin, made by altering two normal coins and gluing the pieces back together, that sells regularly for a couple dollars. Use a magnifier and examine just inside the raised rim...

Coin Collecting: Penny with odd edge., lincoln head, lawniczak
lincoln head, lawniczak, planchet: Kristopher, if you mean a U.S. Lincoln head cent, that s not supposed to be. It was either done after minting (some boy fooling around perhaps?), in which case it is damage and not worth anything. If it was as made at the mint, it could be a cent struck...

Coin Collecting: Penny planchet, planchet, copper penny
planchet, copper penny, lawniczak: Joseph, sounds like you have a blank or unstruck planchet. Sometimes the planchet doesn t get struck, slips through the quality control and ends up in a bag of coins. I don t think that it is technically viewed as an error or mistake coin, because nothing...

Coin Collecting: Penny question!, steel penny, planchet
steel penny, planchet, pennies: Hi Joe, In 1982 the mint changed the composition of all pennies to be all Zinc with a thin outer copper layer. Evidently your coin didn t get the outer copper layer before it was stamped. This unfinished planchet error is pretty rare. They usually...

Coin Collecting: Penny From SF Mint, san francisco mint, noticeable marks
san francisco mint, noticeable marks, lawniczak: Yes, cents were made at the SF mint in 1944 and they have an S under the date. As 282 million of them were made, they are not scarse and thus a circulated one has very little, if any, value over face. If the piece is pristine, uncirculated, looking like...

Coin Collecting: Penny stamp, lincolm, liberty bell
lincolm, liberty bell, novelty items: Hi Brandi, You have one of several designs of novelty pennies. Somebody took a normal penny and stamped that design into it. Some other designs like this are Kennedy s head, a cigarette or pipe (so that Lincolm is smoking it), a Liberty Bell, or an outline...

Coin Collecting: Penny or a token?, mint product, souvenir pieces
mint product, souvenir pieces, u s mint: Hello, Andy, I have never about anything about this, but I have a good guess as to what it is likely to be based on experience with other items. First, the size confuses me -- there are quite a few souvenir items made with larger sized Indian heads (actually...

Coin Collecting: Penny value, wheat heads, mint mark
wheat heads, mint mark, mint state: Hello Todd, The Lincoln Cent was minted at all US Mints. Only the Denver and San Francisco Mints have a Mint Mark letter just below the date. There is a upper case D or S there. The Philadelphia cents have no mint mark to this day. For grading...

Coin Collecting: Penny, proof set, lincoln memorial
proof set, lincoln memorial, hylas: Hi Kevin, The discoloration is most likely caused by a contaminent within the holder. It could be something as simple as a mint employee bearthing on the coin! There is no way of predicting that will happen when you buy a set. The set is definitely...

Coin Collecting: Peru 1769 8 Esc, KM-73, standard catalog of world coins, ounce of gold
standard catalog of world coins, ounce of gold, ebay: Hi Kim, it should weigh 27.0674 grams and would contain .7980 of an ounce of gold. Value depends on amount of wear and collector demand as well as the price of gold. it may be worth about $1000 with heavy wear to around $3000 with moderate wear to maybe $5000...

Coin Collecting: Peru Coin, almirante miguel grau, banco central de reserva
almirante miguel grau, banco central de reserva, miguel grau seminario: Hi Natalee, this brass 20 centimos (1/5 Sol) features Admiral Grau: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miguel_Grau_Seminario . Depending on amount of wear it may be worth .10 up to maybe $1 in Uncirculated condition. There were nearly 60 million minted that year...

Coin Collecting: Peruvian Sl de oro 1957, standard catalog of world coins, sol de oro
standard catalog of world coins, sol de oro, mint mark: Hi Philip, there were 3 million of these brass 1 Sol coins minted that year. Collector value of a coin depends on date, mint mark (if any), number minted and condition of a coin, including amount of wear, any dents, scratches or cleaning as well as collector...

Coin Collecting: PFENNIGS, standard catalog of world coins, mint mark
standard catalog of world coins, mint mark, georgivs: Hi Keith, Collector value of a coin depends on date, mint mark (if any), number minted and condition of a coin, including amount of wear, any dents, scratches or cleaning. Germany, 1875, 5 pfennig, mintmark is below the eagle, worth .10 to $10+. Great Britain,...

Coin Collecting: PFENNING, standard catalog of world coins, german border
standard catalog of world coins, german border, crest: Hi Tom, this is a copper 2 pfenning from Salzburg, on the Austrian-German border. The design was used 1792-1802. It may be worth about $1 with heavy wear to around $10 with moderate wear to maybe $25 with light wear. You might also try a library for a copy...

Coin Collecting: Pfennig, standard catalog of world coins, copper nickel
standard catalog of world coins, copper nickel, german coins: Hi Jenn, the first West German coins were struck at four different mints in 1949 and read Bank Deutcher Lander. The next year, and until the Euro took over in 1999, the coins were of the design that you have. The mintmark letter (D,F,G or J) is below the 50....

Coin Collecting: Philipino coins from us occupation, peso coins, ebay
peso coins, ebay, couple dollars: Hi Elinor, There were alot of these coins minted. In circulated condition their values range from a few cents apiece to a couple dollars. If they have sentimental value, you may wish to pass them on. Otherwise, take a good picture of the whole group,...

Coin Collecting: Phillipine colonial coin, standard catalog of world coins, mint mark
standard catalog of world coins, mint mark, ebay: Hi Janus, Collector value of a coin depends on date, mint mark (if any), number minted and condition of a coin, including amount of wear, any dents, scratches or cleaning. The 1864-68 20c are 90% silver and contain .1502 of an ounce of silver while the thinner...

Coin Collecting: Pieces of eight, standard catalog of world coins, bow and arrow
standard catalog of world coins, bow and arrow, banxico: Hi Claire, these are from the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca (pronounced Wa-haka) during the battle against Spanish rule (1811-14). Sud is South in Spanish probably referring to the area of Mexico the coins were issued for by the insurgents. The other wavy...

Coin Collecting: PL vs MS, circulation coins, hi tim
circulation coins, hi tim, charlton: Hi, Tim. PL refers to a coin that was made specifically to go into a collector set, not in circulation. MS refers to circulation coins. It much more rare to get a gem MS coin from a batch released into circulation, hence the higher value of an MS coin...

Coin Collecting: Polish 1626 and 1666 coins and Austrian 1675 coin, standard catalog of world coins, king sigismund
standard catalog of world coins, king sigismund, maria theresia: Hi Tiberius, Collector value of a coin depends on date, mint mark (if any), number minted and condition of a coin, including amount of wear, any dents, scratches or cleaning as well as collector demand for it. Hungary or Transylvania, 1626, gold, what size...

Coin Collecting: Polish Coin dated 1756, holy roman empire, mint mark
holy roman empire, mint mark, king of poland: Hi Jim, It seems to be a coin of King August III (1733-63) of Poland. The legends read Arch-chancellor and Elector of the Holy Roman Empire and August III by the grace of God King of Poland . Collector value of a coin depends on date, mint mark (if any),...

Coin Collecting: Polish Coins, standard catalog of world coins, polish coins
standard catalog of world coins, polish coins, ounce of gold: Hi Gene, According to the 2006 Standard Catalog of World Coins (although gold is way up to around $600/ounce): 100 Zlotych, 1982, .3412 of an ounce of silver, $45 Uncirculated (8700 minted), $80 Proof (3750) 200 Zl, 1982, .6825 of an ounce of silver, $100...

Coin Collecting: Polish John Paul II Coin, pope john paul, standard catalog of world coins
pope john paul, standard catalog of world coins, ounce of gold: Hi Matthew, if this is the silver version, the 2006 Standard Catalog of World Coins (try a library) lists it at $42.50 in Proof condition with a mintage of 15,000 and the Uncirculated version at $25 with a mintage of 908,000. They each contain .4582 of an...

Coin Collecting: Pope coins, standard catalog of world coins, mint mark
standard catalog of world coins, mint mark, denomination: Hi Paul, Collector value of a coin depends on denomination, date, mint mark (if any), number minted and condition of a coin, including amount of wear, any dents, scratches or cleaning as well as collector demand for it. Is there a denomination in Lira on...

Coin Collecting: Portugal coin 1884, standard catalog of world coins, mint mark
standard catalog of world coins, mint mark, laurels: Hi Paul, this is a bronze 10 Reis from the reign of king Luiz I (1861-89). Collector value of a coin depends on date, mint mark (if any), number minted and condition of a coin, including amount of wear, any dents, scratches or cleaning. There were 10.19 million...

Coin Collecting: Poss. Misprinted 2000 Penny, time amy, hi amy
time amy, hi amy, ebay: Hi Amy, it sounds like and offcenter strike. You can check the U.S. Error Coins link on this site: http://coinsite.com/ for possible value (~$2) depending on the amount of wear it has and severity of error. There may also be some on Ebay.com for comparison....

Coin Collecting: Possible coin error, mercury dime, lettering
mercury dime, lettering, magician: Hi John, Yes, this is the old way they used to make the magician s coins, before they were able to precisely mechanically alter them to fit within each other. They would cut them in half or grind them down, and glue the pieces together. And since a penny...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Possible discovery of a hidden treasure ?, deceased grandfather, living in japan
deceased grandfather, living in japan, close to perfection: Natalie, I did not rate the coins a 5. I have no idea what you are talking about. I based my evaluation on the information you supplied, that being that the coins had Fine details, Very Fine details, etc. These are grading terms used within the industry,...

Coin Collecting: Possible Error on Nickel, jefferson nickel, mint mark
jefferson nickel, mint mark, mint state: Hello Kelly, This seems like a normal War time Nickel But I cannot find a reference to the B01 on Jefferson s collar. It is not an error coin if the BO1 was not in the master die that made the coins and has no added value. The BO1 would need to be in...

Coin Collecting: Possible misprinted penny, mint error, e mail
mint error, e mail, misprints: Hi Candy, I have not heard of an error like that yet but it would be possible if there was some damage done to the die like a die chip or scratch making it look like a 6 instead of a 0. If you have the capabilities of taking digital pictures and want to...

Coin Collecting: Possible misprinted penny, scrape marks, misprints
scrape marks, misprints, magnification: I haven t heard of anything (like what you describe) with the 2003 cents. I suggest you have the coin examined with at least a 20 power magnifier to see if there is any evidence of some kind of contact that caused the 0 to become altered into the shape...

Coin Collecting: Possible misprinted penny, issue coins, misprints
issue coins, misprints, candy: HI CANDY, I M NOT AWARE OF ANY MISPRINTS ON THE 2003 PENNY. I ONLY DEAL WITH REGULAR ISSUE COINS AND NOT ERROR COINS. THE COIN COULD HAVE RECEIVED A HIT FROM ANOTHER COIN AND MADE THE ZERO LOOK LIKE A SIX. I HOPE THIS HELPS AND THANKS FOR YOUR QUESTION. ...

Coin Collecting: Possible Value US Gold Coin, double eagles, gold piece
double eagles, gold piece, ms65: I don t like common date Double Eagles as an investment, the lowest acceptable grade for any common gold as an investment is Uncirculated MS65, and only NGC or PCGS plastic is acceptable to me. You need to hook up with a realiable dealer. nsberman@msn.co...

Coin Collecting: Postmasters of America stamp/coin collection, us mint, franklin mint
us mint, franklin mint, coin collection: Hello Teresa, The set is only worth the metal content of the medals. They are not coins produced by the US Mint. Simply add up the number of medals and multiply by their weight to get total ounces, then multiply by the current spot price of the metal. ...

Coin Collecting: PRICE OF HALF DOLLAR, standard catalog of world coins, walking liberty halves
standard catalog of world coins, walking liberty halves, mint mark: Hi Retha, Collector value of a coin depends on date, mint mark (if any), number minted and condition of a coin, including amount of wear, any dents, scratches or cleaning as well as collector demand for it. These 50 cents coins each contain .3618 of an ounce...

Coin Collecting: PROOF, proof set, coin market
proof set, coin market, box packaging: Hello, The 1988 set is common and looking at ebay (which is not a great guide since the sellers and bidders set the price not the coin market.. there were sets there that didn t sell evenfor $3.00 plus shipping as well) sells from about $5.00 to 10.00....

Coin Collecting: Pre World War I coins, canadian coins, two coins
canadian coins, two coins, american dime: Hi, Gloria. The bible of Canadian coins is the Charlton Guide Of Canadian Coins, currently 61st edition, published annually, spiral-bound. If you could write me back and tell me a bit more about your two coins, with respect how much detail is left on...

Coin Collecting: US Presidential Dollar Coins, presidential dollar coins, www usmint gov
presidential dollar coins, www usmint gov, local bank: Hi Neff, Sorry, but the edge lettering as you describe is common. Over the course of the millions of coins minted, statistically, the number of coins with upside-down edge lettering will be approximately equal to the number with lettering right-side-up....

Coin Collecting: Presidential Dollar, quality coins, proof versions
quality coins, proof versions, collectible coins: Hello Alex, The coins are more collectable for sentimental reasons as you put it. They are being released into circulation at face value and available in some banks. They are produced in many millions for circulation and there is theoretically...

Coin Collecting: Presidential Dollars Differentiation, roll thanks, lawniczak
roll thanks, lawniczak, harrisburg pa: Jon, I don t think you can tell for sure without opening the roll and looking on the edge. I have a roll of James Madison dollars I got at my bank, also rolled in Harrisburg, PA., by N.F. String & Son, Inc., which I assume is a private company. They did...

Coin Collecting: Presidential dollar coins, e pluribus unum, presidential dollar coins
e pluribus unum, presidential dollar coins, gouges: Hi Jim, I ve been hearing about alot of messed up edge lettering on these Adams dollars, so I have to believe that these problems will be found to be common. You might try looking on eBay for matching items to see what they ve been selling for. But...

Coin Collecting: Presidential Library Collection, republic of liberia, certificate of authenticity
republic of liberia, certificate of authenticity, coin holder: Hi Kathy, Sorry but I don t have any good news for you. These coins are privately minted with the authority of the Republic of Liberia. They say they have a $5 face value, but that s only in Liberia, and I doubt you could even spend them there. They...

Coin Collecting: Pretty sure it's common, need a second opinion please, mint issue, lincoln penny
mint issue, lincoln penny, u s mint: HI DAN, THE PROOF AND UNC. SETS ARE COMMON ONES. THE LINCOLN PENNY IS MOST LIKELY A SPECIAL COIN MARKING LINCLON S BIRTH. I M NOT AN EXPERT IN ERROR COINS AND ONLY DEAL WITH U.S. MINT ISSUED COINS, WHICH THE 1976 PENNY ISN T A MINT ISSUE LIKE IT S NOW....

Coin Collecting: Price for many Coins, kennedy half dollar, 1943 wheat penny
kennedy half dollar, 1943 wheat penny, eisenhower dollar: Hello Alyssa, Here are the answers to your questions. 1. $1 2. $.50 3. $1.84 for silver content 4. $4.40 for silver content 5. $1 6. $2.25 for silver content (condition may bring more) 7. $2.25 for silver content 8 $.70 silver content 9. $5.00...

Coin Collecting: Price on Roman Empire coin, american numismatic association, rome mint
american numismatic association, rome mint, telephone area codes: Hello David, Thanks for the question but my knowledge is limited for ancient coins. I think you may have left some information out on your question I could not marrow down your exact coin. Like - What denomination is the coin and what metal is it made...

Coin Collecting: Price value of 1922 pluribus unum half dollar coin, pluribus unum, dollar coins
pluribus unum, dollar coins, dollar coin: Hello Danielle, I need a bit more information for the answer. There were no half dollar coins issued in the USA in 1922. Can you double check the date. Could it be a dollar coin? How big is it? What are the other mottoes on the coin? I look...

Coin Collecting: Prices of Coins, dollar gold piece, walking liberty half dollar
dollar gold piece, walking liberty half dollar, orleans mint: Hello Alexander, Coins are valued on a scale from 1 to 70. And on how rare a coin is. With no or little experience it is sometimes easier letting a collector look at them, and even most coin shops will help for free on one...

Coin Collecting: Pricing, philadelphia mint, lincoln head
philadelphia mint, lincoln head, pennies: When there is no letters below the date on a Lincoln cent, that means it was made at the main mint in Philadelphia -- usually meaning it s considered a common date, since the most coins minted every year usually come from the Philadelphia mint. 1941 is...

Coin Collecting: Private (?)1983 Uncirculated mint set, uncirculated coins, u s mint
uncirculated coins, u s mint, coin world: Hi Kathy, Thank you for your question. For some reason, the U.S. Mint did not produce any Mint Sets in 1982 & 1983 -- I don t know why. So, the only Mint-produced sets of uncirculated coins for those two years would have come from the Souvenir Sets...

Coin Collecting: Proof or graded coins value, gold eagles, proof gold
gold eagles, proof gold, mint in box: Hi Doug, That s a tough question with no easy answer. There s no way to tell what future trends will be -- all you can do is look at what has happened in the past. There is no straight cut answer. And trends of gold and silver vary too. While overall,...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Proof and Mint Sets, prestige set, mint products
prestige set, mint products, us mint: Hello again Hank, You are absolutely right (If you don t want the sets intact). This is exactly what coin dealers do. Breaking up Mint sets is how many Mint State grade coins come about. The issue price on the 1984 Prestige set was $59.00 only by getting...

Coin Collecting: US Proof and mint Sets, coin dealer newsletter, us mint
coin dealer newsletter, us mint, greysheet: Hi Danielle, Thank you for your question. Prices on proof sets and mints sets fluctuate a bit every week -- some sets go up, some go down -- kinda like the stock market. There is a weekly price guide that 95% of all coin dealers use when buying and...

Coin Collecting: US Proof and mint Sets, coin dealer newsletter, us mint
coin dealer newsletter, us mint, greysheet: Hi Danielle, Thank you for your question. Prices on proof sets and mints sets fluctuate a bit every week -- some sets go up, some go down -- kinda like the stock market. There is a weekly price guide that 95% of all coin dealers use when buying and...

Coin Collecting: Proof Sets and Toning, coin coins, proof sets
coin coins, proof sets, proof set: Hi Frank, Thank you for your question. Most collectors like their coins to be untoned -- just like the day they were minted. However there is a small section of collectors that seek out attractively toned coins and pay premium prices for them. For...

Coin Collecting: Proof Sets, walking liberty half dollar, kennedy half dollar
walking liberty half dollar, kennedy half dollar, papua new guinea: Hi Angi, Thank you for your question. The WWII set was put together by a private company. All the coins in it are pretty common. Altogether, the set is worth about $6.00 The S.B.A. Dollar Set also contains the most common dates. Even in uncirculated...

Coin Collecting: Proof set cases opened or sealed?, copper ring, light copper
copper ring, light copper, copper color: Hello Kevin, The copper ring you see around the cent is very likely the reflection from the fillet at the raised edge of the coin. Since the proofs are made on polished blanks using polished dies and struck repeatedly the details are easy to see and so...

Coin Collecting: painted double stamped eagle, collectible value, pic thanks
collectible value, pic thanks, tincher: Hi Shea, Being that your coin has been painted, it has now become a novelty item. Most like likely the doubling is caused by die deterioration, which has very little collectible value. But since your coin has been altered (by painting), any double will...

Coin Collecting: I have a pair of 1944D pennies, carson city mint, lincoln pennies
carson city mint, lincoln pennies, philadelphia mint: Hello Fred, This is common. The Philadelphia mint made all the master and working dies for the coins. They were sent to the branch mints as needed with a designated mint letter. However each of the branch mint marks were punched into the dies by...

Coin Collecting: papal coin, standard catalog of world coins, obverse side
standard catalog of world coins, obverse side, ounce of gold: Hi Ramona, As I guessed it does seem to be a 1/2 Ducat coin from the Austrian town and archbishopric of Salzburg featuring St. Rupert. It should weigh 1.75 grams and would contain .0555 of an ounce of gold. It may be a brass replica so the weight is important...

Coin Collecting: paper currency, uncirculated notes, paper currency
uncirculated notes, paper currency, daughter debbie: Debbie, The 1950 notes are not considered rare. Choice crisp uncirculated notes with no problems are worth a couple dollars over face value each -- regardless of denomination. Anything less condition-wise will have no added value. The 1934 note is...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: paper currency, british military authority, standard catalog of world paper money
british military authority, standard catalog of world paper money, six pence: Hi Jessica, this note was issued in 1943 and may be worth about $2 to maybe $40. Here are some Paper Money grading standards: http://home.psknet.com/tbirde1/Grading/grading.html#PM If you can grade each piece by those standards then I can give more specific...

Coin Collecting: paper money, henry morgenthau jr, secretary of treasury
henry morgenthau jr, secretary of treasury, ebay: Hi Eric, Collector value depends on date and condition of a note, including amount of wear, any folds, tears or stains. A 1934D $20 note may be worth up to about $40 in perfect condition. Otherwise it is worth much closer to its $20 face value due to so many...

Coin Collecting: paper money, dominion of canada, s green
dominion of canada, s green, paper money: Hi, Scott. Your 1911 is a $1, not a $10 - there was no such thing. Look at the line which separates the signature panel with the rest of the note. If it s green it s worth $100 in VG, if it s a black line, it s worth $85 in VG. The other note I don...

Coin Collecting: paper money, toronto dominion bank, dominion of canada
toronto dominion bank, dominion of canada, vf condition: Scott, Apologies for the delay...had to be out of town. The basic rule for all the chartered bank notes of pre-1935 is to keep them. They generally are all very rare and very collectable. I can t find you the exact value but there definetly is a market...

Coin Collecting: paper money, ebay, paper money
ebay, paper money, stains: Hi Traci, Collector value depends on date and condition of a note, including amount of wear, any folds, tears or stains. This one may be worth about $20 with moderate wear to maybe $80+ if uncirculated. You might find similar pieces on Ebay.com for comparison....

Coin Collecting: paper money, canadian one dollar bill, confederate notes
canadian one dollar bill, confederate notes, coin dealer: Hi Gayle, Collector value of a note depends on date and condition, including amount of wear, any folds, tears or stains as well as collector demand. I would need more details on the Canadian note such as the issuing bank. There are several issued by different...

Coin Collecting: paper money and coins, standard catalog of world coins, canadian nickels
standard catalog of world coins, canadian nickels, canadian pennies: Hi Jessica, Collector value of a coin depends on date, mint mark (if any), number minted and condition of a coin, including amount of wear, any dents, scratches or cleaning as well as collector demand for it. Collector value of a note depends on date and condition,...

Coin Collecting: paper money, crisp uncirculated, silver certificate
crisp uncirculated, silver certificate, paper money: Hello Ron, It is listed for from $11 in fine, $15 in extra fine and $25 dollars in crisp uncirculated. The price depends on the condition there is a demand for the crisp uncirculated ones. If it is a silver certificate instead of a federal reserve note...

Coin Collecting: parsons&C., telephone area codes, pioneer gold
telephone area codes, pioneer gold, parsons co: Hello, I am not quite sure of what information you are requesting. Feel free to write me back if this answer does not give you the information you can use. Parsons & Co. operated with Tarryall Mines in Colorado in 1861. I am not familiar with...

Coin Collecting: partial date on penny, deceased fathers, metal flow
deceased fathers, metal flow, us penny: Hello Gerard, Is the rest of the coin properly struck? Missing letters are usually caused by a filled die error. Grease and debris commonly get caught in the recesses of the dies as they produce coins. When the dies...

Coin Collecting: pawnshops, medici family, golden balls
medici family, golden balls, fame and fortune: Hello Mike, This seems to be the most universally accepted reason, I searched in a few areas for the answer. The symbol of the three balls was part of the coat of arms of the Medici family, who established the Medici trading and banking empire in Florence,...

Coin Collecting: pcgs coin submitting, grade coins, mint sets
grade coins, mint sets, proof sets: Hello Steve, I use a dealer to submit my coins since I do not use only PCGS. It can be costly and not economical for the more common and lower grade coins. Also any coin that may have been damaged or cleaned I have sent to another service. There is nothing...

Coin Collecting: pcgs state quarters, state quarters, dealer inventories
state quarters, dealer inventories, hylas: Hi David, Tough question. The reason I say this is that if you are paying too much for them now, you may never profit from them. The key to profitable coin collecting is research! BUY the best coins you can for the best price. The internet allows you...

Coin Collecting: peace dollar, morgan silver dollars, current price of silver
morgan silver dollars, current price of silver, peace dollar: Hello Jeff, What are the mottos on the pieces? By the time a date has worn to the point of not being seen it would be a very low grade coin. Here are images of the coins as they should be: Morgan dollar http://www.coinfacts.com/silver_dollars/morgan_dollars/1899_morgan_dollars/Silver_Dollar_1899_Obv.JPG...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: peace dollars, peace silver dollar, troy ounce of silver
peace silver dollar, troy ounce of silver, peace dollars: Hello Brian, This is not a retarded question. No circulating US coin has ever had a full ounce of silver in it. And always feel free to ask me about anything you don t understand in my answers. The silver one ounce eagle produced since 1986 is very common...

Coin Collecting: peace silver dollar 1923, peace silver dollar, peace dollar
peace silver dollar, peace dollar, denver mint: Hi Tom, The D refers to the Denver Mint. Other possibilities for a 1923 Peace Dollar are an S (for San Francisco), and no mintmark (for Philadelphia). For 1923, since there were so many coins minted at all three mints, it doesn t matter which mintmark...

Coin Collecting: peace silver dollar 1924 error, peace silver dollar, feature designs
peace silver dollar, feature designs, blank spot: Hi Steve, Sounds like a cud . This happens when the dies are used for too long and start to shatter. A piece of the die breaks off, leaving a blank spot, which gets filled with the metal from the coin blank, in the form of a blob of metal. This is...

Coin Collecting: peace silver dollar, peace silver dollar, mint mark
peace silver dollar, mint mark, dollar coins: The V is actually a U in a Greek style script that was in vogue at the time. It was used on all the dollar coins of this type 1921-35 so there is nothing unusual about it. If your piece has .999 on it and no date then it is a privately made 1 ounce silver...

Coin Collecting: one pence, standard catalog of world coins, mint mark
standard catalog of world coins, mint mark, george v: Hi Zak, Collector value of a coin depends on date, mint mark (if any), number minted and condition of a coin, including amount of wear, any dents, scratches or cleaning as well as collector demand for it. This bronze Aussie penny features King George V (1910-36)....

Coin Collecting: penney 1942, standard catalog of world coins, mint mark
standard catalog of world coins, mint mark, united states coins: Hi Janelle, value depends on wear, mint mark if any and collector demand. Is there a mint mark letter below the date (D or S)? There were over 657.8 million minted in Philadelphia without a mint mark that year and it may be worth about .10 with medium wear...

Coin Collecting: penney, mint state, mint condition
mint state, mint condition, 1941: Hi Pat, in mint condition, the 1941-P,D,S is listed at .80 1.65 and 1.75 respectively the 1943-P,D,S is listed at .80 $1 $2 Not much difference until you get to Mint State 67 in which case the 1941 coins are worth about double what the 43 s are...

Coin Collecting: penneys, mint mark, mints
mint mark, mints, upper case: Hello Lacy, The Lincoln Cent was minted at all US Mints. Only the Denver and San Francisco Mints have a Mint Mark letter below the date. There is a upper case D or S there The Philadelphia cents have no mint mark to this day. If you need more...

Coin Collecting: pennies, hylas, pennies
hylas, pennies, coins: Hi Jan, Yes it is unusual. Without seeing the coin, it sounds like the coin was struck with clashed dies meaning that the dies came together without a planchet (coin blank) between them. Hence, the dies picked up part of the image from the other die....

Coin Collecting: pennies 1985 and before, fox 26 news, zinc alloy
fox 26 news, zinc alloy, metal content: Pennies minted from 1982 and before are copper whereas 1983 and later are a zinc alloy. I dont know where the news got the 1985 date but they are wrong. The coins are worth more than face value just in their metal content but it is not high enough for people...

Coin Collecting: pennies, old pennies, price of copper
old pennies, price of copper, speculators: There are some speculators out there that are hoarding these pennies because they are almost completely copper, and the price of copper is getting to the point that it s almost worth more money to melt these old pennies than to spend them -- i.e. there is...

Coin Collecting: pennies, lincoln penny, planchet
lincoln penny, planchet, exact info: Hi Dan, Today s pennies are not copper. They are copper plated zinc. One of 2 things may have happened. Either it was struck on an unplated planchet or it was struck on the wrong type of planchet. There is no way of me knowing without inspecting it....

Coin Collecting: pennies, lincoln head, wheat penny
lincoln head, wheat penny, coin dealer: Hi Sue, Is the rest of the coin worn? If it is not that worn I bet the coin was struck with grease filled dies. They put grease on the dies to keep them from getting rusted. If the dies are not cleaned off and then used they sometimes dont strike the...

Coin Collecting: about pennies, copper prices, half dollar
copper prices, half dollar, pennies: HI LORISSA, IT S A MATTER OF MONEY TO MAKE THEM. CENTS FROM 1793-1857 WAS THE SIZE OF A HALF DOLLAR AND ALMOST PURE COPPER. IN 1857 IT COST TO MUCH TO MAKE BECAUSE COPPER PRICES WENT UP AND THE METAL IN THE COIN WOULD COST MORE TO MAKE THAN IT S WORTH, SO...

Coin Collecting: pennies, lincoln penny, us mint
lincoln penny, us mint, law states: Hello Tabatha, These are reproductions made by a company outside the US Mint. They are nothing but a novelty item and have no coin collecting value. The hobby protection act law states a reproduction coin must be more than 3 times larger or smaller than...

Coin Collecting: pennies, five pennies, mint mark
five pennies, mint mark, united states coins: Hi Myriam, these U.S. cents collector value depends on date, mint mark (if any), number minted and condition including amount of wear, any dents, scratches or cleaning. They may be worth .10 to $10+ depending on thse factors. You might try this website:...

Coin Collecting: pennies, wheat heads, wheat cents
wheat heads, wheat cents, mint state: Hello Priyanka, For grading this Cent use Lincolns bow tie and ear, these wear first. Compare it to a new cent. The more wear the less it is worth. Wheat cents were minted at the Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco Mints. If you see a D below...

Coin Collecting: pennies, google searches, american penny
google searches, american penny, lawniczak: Hello, Nicole, you have what is called a counterstamped coin. This was often a way of cheap advertising and was much more common on U.S. large cents (made 1793 to 1857) than on any other coins. This was because their size allowed larger counterstamps....

Coin Collecting: pennies with weird symbols, irish coins, lawniczak
irish coins, lawniczak, weird symbols: Marina, I think you have an Irish coin (with Eire on it?). You don t say what date it is (maybe that is worn off?) Most Irish coins have harps on them too. Are you sure it says 1P? On the pennies I see it looks like 1d. Go to www.ebay.com and do a...

Coin Collecting: pennies, y2k coin, two pennies, wheat penny
two pennies, wheat penny, troy ounce: Hi Marti, the gold plated cent was plated outside the mint as a novelty, Value depends on collector demand, if any, perhaps a dollar? The same is true for the cent with a state stamp. These and others like it are sold as novelties for about a dollar. The...

Coin Collecting: pennies..., wheat pennies, mint mark
wheat pennies, mint mark, couple cents: Hi Mike, Thank you for your question. Assuming your pennies are in circulated condition ... If you have any pennies from 1931, 1932, or 1933 (regardless of mint mark), or if you have any from before 1930 that also have a D or S mintmark, or anything...

Coin Collecting: penny, issue coins, opition
issue coins, opition, yahoo: HI CHUCK, I ONLY DEAL WITH REGULAR ISSUE COINS AND NOT ERROR COINS. THERE ARE JUST TO MANY OF THEM OUT IN THE MARKET PLACE AND SOME FAKE ERROR COINS ALSO. IF YOU CAN SEND ME A PHOTO AT GUNNY1957@YAHOO.COM, I CAN GIVE YOU MY OPITION ON THE COIN, BUT WITH...

Coin Collecting: penny, zinc coated steel, united states coins
zinc coated steel, united states coins, penny worth: Hi Jimmy, there were over 1 billion total 1943 cents minted and they were made of zinc coated steel to save brass for the war effort. Depending on the amount of wear and the mintmark below the date it may be worth about .05 up to maybe $3. You might also try...

Coin Collecting: penny, mint condition, mintage
mint condition, mintage, british coin: Hi Brian, The mintage of the 1882H penny is about 7.5 million, which makes it the third most common 1880s date. (High: 1889 - 12.5 million, Low: 1881 - 2.3 million) The H refers to a H mintmark signifying that the coin was struck at the Heaton Mint...

Coin Collecting: penny, planchet, coin dealers
planchet, coin dealers, silver color: Hi Amelia, It sounds like your coin is a possible missing clad layer error coin. This happens when they are making the planchet (the blank of metal that the coin is struck on), and the blank is not made properly. Lots of times it is missing the outer...

Coin Collecting: penny, grade mint, mint state
grade mint, mint state, exact estimate: Hello Ricardo, You have an Indian Head Cent. If the date and the devices on the coin are very worn the value is rather low. Coins are valued on a scale from 1 to 70. Most circulated coins range from Good (grade-G4) to Almost Uncirculated (grade-AU50)....

Coin Collecting: penny, lawniczak, novelty items
lawniczak, novelty items, jfk: Tracey, yes the Kennedy image was stamped by a novelty producer after the cent was minted and then sold as a novelty item. Many other novelty items have been stamped on cents, like a pipe (Lincoln smoking a pipe) and a map of each of the states. Hope this...

Coin Collecting: penny, silver dimes, copper nickel
silver dimes, copper nickel, lawniczak: Hello, Latoya. My guess is that someone plated your cent after it left the mint. There are some pieces that are rare and valuable where a cent was punched out on a dime planchet (the planchet is the metal blank that goes through the dies and becomes the...

Coin Collecting: penny?, gold coins, army navy
gold coins, army navy, numismatic value: Hello Ellie, The Lincoln on it smoking a pipe coin you describe is a well-known piece. This coin is not an error or an official issue, but a novelty that was made by someone who manipulated a regular U.S. one-cent coin by simply stamping an image of...

Coin Collecting: a penny, standard catalog of world coins, king george vi
standard catalog of world coins, king george vi, maple leaf: Hi Rose, Is this cent from Canada? If so, it features a maple leaf and King George VI (1936-52), it may be worth .01 to maybe $1 depending on its condition and amount of wear. You might also try a library for a copy of the Standard Catalog of World Coins for...

Coin Collecting: penny, mint state, aluminim
mint state, aluminim, steel penny: HI DEBBIE, I DON T GIVE VALUES OF COINS I CAN T GRADE PROPERLY OR SEE. ALOT OF THE VALUE IS IN THE CONDITION OR GRADE. I BELIEVE YOUR COIN IS A STEEL PENNY AND NOT ALUMINIM. IN MINT STATE OR NEVER USED GRADE IT LIST FOR $1.50. I HOPE THIS HELPS AND THANKS...

Coin Collecting: one penny 1877, fantasy piece, lawniczak
fantasy piece, lawniczak, bufallo: sounds like a fantasy piece: the 1877 cent is a key date in the Indian cent series, very valuable, but it has a wreath reverse with one cent on it. You might go to www.ebay.com and see if anyone is selling anything like what you have. It may be a silver...

Coin Collecting: penny, hylas, strikes
hylas, strikes, lincoln: Hello Anna, From your description, I can t tell if part of the strike is missing or if the coin is struck off-center Off center strikes are somewhat common and trade in the $5-$20 range. However, if it is a matter where the coin is struck in the center...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: penny 1901, vg 8, coin grading
vg 8, coin grading, fr 2: Here is the coin Grading Scale Poor-1 or P-1 (Poor) - The type is barely discernable, but little else, due to the coin being badly damaged or worn smooth. Fair-2 or FR-2 (Fair) - Type and date are barely discernable, but otherwise the coin is damaged or...

Coin Collecting: penny, zinc plated steel, number 43
zinc plated steel, number 43, previous question: Hello again Andrew, It was not the grade of the coin I needed to know it was the denomination you did not say it was a Lincoln Cent in your previous question. In 1943 the USA made Zinc Plated Steel Cents. The color would...

Coin Collecting: US penny 1988 D with errors, I need some help please., mint mark, lincoln memorial
mint mark, lincoln memorial, first error: Hi Shaun, Interesting coin you have there. There are no known doubled die errors for that date, so the doubling in the date would have to be due to some kind of strike doubling. The other things you mention would either have to be caused by imperfections...

Coin Collecting: a penny from 1990 with 2 heads, two heads, seam
two heads, seam, coins: Hello Stephanie,what you have is a trick coin two regular coins are split and then a two headed or tailed coin is made,these coins are made outside the mint and have little or no collector value if you look closely at your coin you will see a seam on the edg...

Coin Collecting: penny, zinc, copper
zinc, copper: Dear Danielle. A penny is an English coin. Here in America we have cents, and they are made of 95.0% copper, 5.0% zinc until 1982. Now the core is 99.2% zinc, 0.8% copper with a plating of 100% pure copper and weighting 2.5 grams. There you have it. Regards....

Coin Collecting: penny, lawniczak, wheat penny
lawniczak, wheat penny, ebay: Joe, let s start with the easier second question. The BIE error on cents refers to a die break that often appeared on the obverse die of cents and caused a raised line to be placed on the cent between the B and E of Liberty, meking it look a bit like...

Coin Collecting: penny, search ebay, ebay
search ebay, ebay, coin dealers: Hi Patsy, I assume you are referring to a U.S. Large cent. The 1804 is a rare date and value, depending on wear, may range from $1000 to over $100,000. I would recommend taking it tyo at least a couple coin dealers or collectors for first hand examination....

Coin Collecting: penny, liberty head nickel, silver penny
liberty head nickel, silver penny, miss liberty: Hi Moira, You have in fact found a Liberty Head Nickel. The V is the Roman numeral 5 -- hence 5 Cents. 1907 is considered a common date for the series -- in circulated condition, it s worth about a dollar. Sorry, you can t retire yet :) Dan...

Coin Collecting: penny, early american coppers, www google com
early american coppers, www google com, american penny: Jacob, depends completely on the condition and whether the piece is viewed as Choice, Average or Scuddzy. If the piece has problems (cleaned, marked, bent, etc) and as it has been around for almost 200 years, it has had a lot of time to have problems occur,...

Coin Collecting: penny, lincoln wheat, wheat heads
lincoln wheat, wheat heads, wheat cents: Hello Allison, Lincoln Wheat back Cents 1909 to 1958: For grading the Cent Lincolns bow tie and ear wear first. Also is there any mint mark on the coin? Wheat cents were minted from 1909 to 1958, at the Philadelphia, Denver, and...

Coin Collecting: penny, mint state, gem grade
mint state, gem grade, pennies: HI HAROLD, AN ESTIMATE WOULD BE TEN CENTS PER COIN IN MINT STATE 65 OR GEM GRADE. I WOULD KEEP THEM IN A DRY PLACE AND NOT EXPOSED TO AIR OR WATER. ON COOPER COINS COLOR PLAYS A ROLE IN THERE WORTH. BRIGHT RED COINS ARE WORTH MORE THAN BROWN ONES. I HOPE...

Coin Collecting: penny, hylas, war effort
hylas, war effort, token: Hi Rick, The one with copy is probably a merchant token. This was a common practice for merchants to use a coin similar to a cent and advertise their business or show support for a political or war effort. These trade for anywhere form $3 and up, depending...

Coin Collecting: penny, double stamp, couple dollars
double stamp, couple dollars, great shape: Hi Bobby, This is a privately made novelty item used mainly for advertising. Someone took a normal penny and stamped the Kennedy head onto it. Once counterstamped like this, these pennies were usually glued to a card that listed Astonishing Coincidences...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: penny, weight of a penny, u s mint
weight of a penny, u s mint, blanking press: Hello again Ed, The US Cent since 1982 has been a Zinc (a white metal) with a copper plating. This is supposed to be 99.2% zinc and .8% copper. They should weigh 2.5 Grams each and a 19MM diameter. Only the cent blanks are made outside the mint and the...

Coin Collecting: penny, united states coins, guidebook of united states coins
united states coins, guidebook of united states coins, pennies: Hi Judi, pennies are used in Britain as the U.S. uses cents. I assume you mean U.S. cents. Collector value depends on amount of wear, the mintmark letter below the date (if any), and how many were minted. If these have any noticeable wear then they are worth...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: penny that's blank on two side's, copper blanks, copper plating
copper blanks, copper plating, question thanks: Hello again Mohamed, Good news, It may not get you more than five dollars but if you want to sell it or authenticate it with a local dealer I can help. Can you give me your approximate location (the nearest large city) and some Postal ZIP...

Coin Collecting: penny blank one side, american numismatic association, feeder mechanism
american numismatic association, feeder mechanism, zinc core: I do know nothing is impossible. So you could be right. The Anvil or bottom die is stationary below the collar that holds the loaded one cent blank. The coins are fed into the collar very fast after the raised edge is (rim) imparted to the blank. If two...

Coin Collecting: penny coin sets, 1943 steel pennies, value of coins
1943 steel pennies, value of coins, uncirculated coins: Hi Chris, Unfortunately the coins that you have are basically common dates even though you rarely see wheat cents in circulation. If you have uncirculated sets then they are valued around $10 each. Uncirculated coins are those that have no traces of...

Coin Collecting: a penny and a dabloon, minor mint, dabloon
minor mint, dabloon, mint error: Hi Virginia, it sounds like the cent planchet may be a minor mint error worth a dollar or two. Try the error coins link on this website: http://coinsite.com/ There was never a coin made with the word doubloon on it. That was only a nickname for a certain...

Coin Collecting: one penny GeorgeVS V DeiGrabitt, sir winston churchill, british pennies
sir winston churchill, british pennies, canada 1867: Hi Arleen, Most British pennies in average circulated grades are of little value as millions were produced, and most of them were saved. A 1967 Canadian dollar retails for about $7 Canadian, and is bought for CAD$4-5. The Churchill crown is another very...

Coin Collecting: penny IA, issue coins, mint issue
issue coins, mint issue, carli: HI CARLI, IT SOUNDS LIKE YOU HAVE A PENNY THAT SOMEONE STAMPED IT WITH THE IOWA STATE. MOST LIKELY IT WAS FOR A COMPANY AD AND NOT A REGULAR MINT ISSUE. I ONLY KNOW REGULAR ISSUE COINS AND NOT ERROR OR EXTRA STAMPED COINS. I HOPE THIS HELPS AND THANK YOU...

Coin Collecting: penny with lincoln & kennedy, lincoln kennedy, coincidences
lincoln kennedy, coincidences, mother in law: Hi Deborah, You have what s known as a Lincoln Facing Kennedy novelty penny. These were manually made by stamping a normal penny with Kennedy s image. These were made for advertising purposes -- mostly in the 1970 s. They would stamp the coin, then...

Coin Collecting: penny with no mint mark, mint mark, lincoln cents
mint mark, lincoln cents, pennys: Hello Jennah, There is nothing special about this cent. Lincoln cents were minted from 1909 to present at the Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco Mints. If you see a D below the date, the coin was minted in Denver. If you see an ...

Coin Collecting: Is my penny rare?, wheat pennies, wheat penny
wheat pennies, wheat penny, 1940s: Hi Shereen, Your wheat penny is quite common as there were over 887 million struck at the Philly mint in 1941! It is not unusual to find 1940s-50s wheat pennies in circulation as millions of them are still around. Always neat to find one, though! :...

Coin Collecting: have a penny stamped 199 wo end number its completly smooth not rubbed off from a new roll, lawniczak, planchet
lawniczak, planchet, ebay: Hello, Don, it sounds like what happened is that either the die that was making your cent was getting worn towards the end of its life or the dies got a bit out of alignment with the dies too far apart or something (piece of lint) got in between the die and...

Coin Collecting: penny stamped on both sides, second time, double strike
second time, double strike: Hi Ron, You would need to get it certified, but if you truly have a flip-over double strike error, it will be worth $50 to $100 or more. Check out the following websites for information on how to submit your coin for certification : http://www.pcgs.com...

Coin Collecting: penny value, american numismatic association, wheat cents
american numismatic association, wheat cents, coin shops: Hello David, The Designers initials on the reverse are V.D.B. Also The term GOOD CONDITION refers to a coin grading of only 4 on the scale of 70, this is a coin worn down by circulation with the lines in the wheat heads flattened and date faded but visible....

Coin Collecting: penny weight, coin shop, follow ups
coin shop, follow ups, ejp: Hello Ed, Glad the information was helpful. And I want to thank you for the follow-ups you gave me. The heaviness of the coin may suggest a plating has been applied. If not it is worth your time to have a coin shop look at them. You never know, someone...

Coin Collecting: is this penny worth anything?, word liberty, indian head cents
word liberty, indian head cents, united states: Hi John, Thank you for your question. 1907 is not a rare date for Indian Head Cents. In average circulated condition it s worth about $1.00 If you can read all the letters in the word LIBERTY in the indian s headband, it s worth $2-$3 I hope...

Coin Collecting: A penny with no year, mint mark, freak accident
mint mark, freak accident, wheat penny: Hello Bill, This would have had to be an accident if it happened at the mint. The Date and Mint Mark were put on the working dies, when the die strikes the coin blank it would make every one the same. Missing dates and letters are usually caused...

Coin Collecting: penny, lucky horseshoe, rare possibility
lucky horseshoe, rare possibility, explaination: Hello Chuck, There was no recorded error in my catalogs of a 1990 copper coated zinc cent from either mint. It would have to be seen, in person, by a experienced coin man to say what might have happened. It is a rare possibility that it was a set-up...

Coin Collecting: pennys, mint coin, u s mint
mint coin, u s mint, coins: HI DANIELLE, I DON T GIVE PRICES ON ITEMS I CAN T SEE OR GRADE PROPERLY. I TAKE IT YOUR COIN IS A U.S. MINT COIN? YOUR COIN STARTS OUT AT $10 IN WORN CONDITION. THERE ARE COINS OF THIS DATE IN NEVER USED CONDITION AND THEY ARE A LITTLE RARE. DON T TRY TO...

Coin Collecting: pennys 1910-1924, wheat pennies, wheat cents
wheat pennies, wheat cents, coin prices: HI BOB, THE WHEAT CENTS YOU FOUND HAVE SOME VALUE OVER THERE STATED VALUE, BUT HOW MUCH OVER DEPENDS ON THERE GRADE OR CONDITION. YOU COULD GO TO WWW.PCGS.COM AND THEY LIST THE WHEAT CENTS VALUES IN DIFFERENT GRADES. THE BOOK I USE FOR COIN PRICES IS CALLED...

Coin Collecting: pennys with states, cute christmas gift, coin collectors
cute christmas gift, coin collectors, pennys: Hi Paul, the coins were stamped with the state outlines after they left the mint by a private company selling them as a novelty set. Value depends solely on what any individual might think it is worth. My guess, if they are still in like new condition: maybe...

Coin Collecting: pennys, lincoln cents, lawniczak
lincoln cents, lawniczak, ebay: Hello, Adolfo, sounds like what you have is a US 1 cent piece 1974S. FG was the designer of the memorial reverse (which started being produced in 1959) and appears on all US Lincoln cents starting with 1959. The 1974S is fairly common and so has no value...

Coin Collecting: peruan silver dollar, standard catalog of world coins, mint mark
standard catalog of world coins, mint mark, ebay: Hi Peter, Collector value of a coin depends on date, mint mark (if any), number minted and condition of a coin, including amount of wear, any dents, scratches or cleaning as well as collector demand for it. There were 24,000 of these 50% (5 decimos=5/10)...

Coin Collecting: phenning, standard catalog of world coins, type coins
standard catalog of world coins, type coins, german states: Hi Kathy, I would need more info such as any other writing on the coin and its size and metal. Dozens of German states issued these type coins and many designs are similar. If you have pics you can email me at tbirde@psknet.com. You might also try a library...

Coin Collecting: pillar dollar, pillar of hercules, standard catalog of world coins
pillar of hercules, standard catalog of world coins, pillar dollar: Hi Ali, king Phillip V of Spain reigned 1700-46. Does the date fall in that range on the coin? This colonial 8 reales coin should be 38 millimeters in diameter and weigh 27.07 grams if genuine. I don t see a W and M combination for assayer and mintmark for...

Coin Collecting: please help, standard catalog of world coins, ounce of gold
standard catalog of world coins, ounce of gold, price of gold: Hi Isela, the 2-1/2 Pesos coins contain .0602 of an ounce of gold and were minted 1918-48 but not in 1921. Value depends on wear and the price of gold. What country is the 1/4 Peso from? Do you have more details or pictures you could send me (tbirde@psknet.com)....

Coin Collecting: please help, roosevelt dime, cheap material
roosevelt dime, cheap material, coin collector: Hello John, The coin from your description does not seem extraordinary. It just sounds like it is well struck. There may have been extra pressure in the press or it may have been a bit thicker blank or struck after a new Obverse...

Coin Collecting: please help, standard catalog of world coins, ounce of gold
standard catalog of world coins, ounce of gold, price of gold: Hi Isela, the 2-1/2 Pesos coins contain .0602 of an ounce of gold and were minted 1918-48 but not in 1921. Value depends on wear and the price of gold. What country is the 1/4 Peso from? Do you have more details or pictures you could send me (tbirde@psknet.com)....

Coin Collecting: please let me know, standard catalog of world coins, dollar coin
standard catalog of world coins, dollar coin, silver dollar: Hi Nicholas, Value depends on date, denomination, mintmark (if any), the amount of wear as well as collector demand. If you have pictures you can email them to me at tbirde@psknet.com. You might also try a library for a copy of the Standard Catalog of World...

Coin Collecting: Can you please tell me value of coin, standard catalog of world coins, mint mark
standard catalog of world coins, mint mark, aluminum bronze: Hi Lisa, Collector value of a coin depends on date, mint mark (if any), number minted and condition of a coin, including amount of wear, any dents, scratches or cleaning as well as collector demand for it. This aluminum-bronze 1000 Pesos coin, currently...

Coin Collecting: pocket change, silver dimes, silver coins
silver dimes, silver coins, wheat penny: Hi Robert, Look for the following silver coins : Nickels 1942-1945 Dimes 1964 & older Quarters 1964 & older Halves 1970 & older Wheat back pennies from 1934 to 1958 are worth about 2-3 cents apiece. 1933 and older can have some value. Other nickels...

Coin Collecting: polish coins, standard catalog of world coins, polish coins
standard catalog of world coins, polish coins, maria theresia: Hi Brian, Collector value of a coin depends on date, mint mark (if any), number minted and condition of a coin, including amount of wear, any dents, scratches or cleaning as well as collector demand for it. If you have pictures of the Polish coins you can...

Coin Collecting: In possesion of a Carolus III, standard catalog of world coins, mint mark
standard catalog of world coins, mint mark, ebay: Hi Ira, Collector value of a coin depends on date, mint mark (if any), number minted and condition of a coin, including amount of wear, any dents, scratches or cleaning as well as collector demand for it. What is the size of the coin? The denomination (ex.:8R)...

Coin Collecting: possible error in kennedy half dollar, kennedy half dollar, reeded edge
kennedy half dollar, reeded edge, side face: Hello Lyndsi, This sounds like an altered coin. There are not any sales records I found of a rotated die 1996 Kennedy half dollar. I have seen many two-headed half dollars lately and this would be made the same way....

Coin Collecting: possible error penny, silver coins, coin shop
silver coins, coin shop, coin collector: Hello, It sounds as if someone has rolled the edges of the coin in a machine. I have seen this done in the past with silver coins to make rings and jewelry items. If your one cent coin has an image imparted to it on either side it...

Coin Collecting: possible token, currency value, sean isaacs
currency value, sean isaacs, bronze coin: Hi Denise, and thanks for your note. Your piece sounds very typical of an 18th century half-penny or Token. I would suspect it is English (their coins rarely had a denomination or country written on them!), but given the date it may even be a contemporary...

Coin Collecting: postage as money, john gault, economic unrest
john gault, economic unrest, fractional currency: Hello Mark, Fractional Currency was different from encased postal stamps. Postage Stamp Currency is a minor field of Numismatics. The same reason Fractional Curency was made (a shortage of coins and precious metals) and at about the same time a man came...

Coin Collecting: pre-Euro coins, standard catalog of world coins, euro coins
standard catalog of world coins, euro coins, noticeable rise: Hi Kennath, Value depends on date, denomination, mintmark (if any), the amount of wear as well as collector demand. The older coins will accrue numismatic value slowly. Many were minted in the hundreds of millions so those in their original uncirculated condition...

Coin Collecting: presidenal coin, 24 coins, customer service rep
24 coins, customer service rep, u s mint: HI ZONGREN, IF YOU ORDERED THEM FROM THE U.S. MINT GO TO WWW.USMINT.COM OR GOV. THAT IS THERE WEB SITE AND THERE SHOULD BE SOME PHONE NUMBERS THERE TO CONTACT. THERE CUSTOMER SERVICE REP. SHOULD BE ABLE TO FIND OUT WHAT WENT WRONG. IF YOU ORDERED IT OVER...

Coin Collecting: president nixon, presidential medals, president nixon
presidential medals, president nixon, 21st february: Hello Andy, I am not familiar with this piece. Although many presidential medals are produced at the mint they are not a US Coin. The smaller bronze ones usually sell for less than $5.00. You can try another expert here for tokens and foreign Brad...

Coin Collecting: presidential coin, pcgs dealer, ebay
pcgs dealer, ebay, coin value: HI DENA, I DON T GIVE OUT VALUES OF COINS I CANT SEE TO GRADE PROPERLY. ALOT OF THE COIN VALUE IS THE CONDITION OF THE COIN AND THERE IS TEN GRADES WITHIN AN UNCIRCULATED COIN. YOU HAVE AN ERROR COIN AND IT WOULD BE HARD TO GUESS WHAT THE MARKET WOULD PAY...

Coin Collecting: presidential dollar coin investing, whole brick, investment standpoint
whole brick, investment standpoint, presidential dollar coin: Don, you can go to www.google.com and do a search for Adams dollar and see what people are selling the rolls of the Adams dollar for. Because you can get them at face value today from banks that have them, the only premium today would be for convenience....

Coin Collecting: price of 1 FRANC, standard catalog of world coins, egalite fraternite
standard catalog of world coins, egalite fraternite, franc: Hi Zack, the French legend of Liberte egalite fraternite translates to Liberty, Equality, Brotherhood. There were over 406 million of these Francs minted out of nickel that year, the most of any year of the design used 1960-2001. Depending on amount of wear...

Coin Collecting: price of a coin, specimen coins, grade mint
specimen coins, grade mint, scale collectors: Hello Donna, There are two versions of the 1831 one cent coin. One with large letters and one with medium letters on the words ONE CENT. They are both valued about the same though. Coins are valued on a set scale. Collectors have devised a numerical...

Coin Collecting: price guide book, google search, lincoln cents
google search, lincoln cents, coin world: Brady, the best pricing guide is the Coin Dealers Newsletter -- it comes out weekly for things that trade a lot (like Morgan Dollars), monthly for most items (Indian cents, Lincoln cents, up the line) and quarterly for things that don t trade all that often...

Coin Collecting: price of Morgan silver dollars, morgan silver dollars, mint luster
morgan silver dollars, mint luster, mint state: Hello Carlee, On the coin grading scale from 1 to 70 there are 11 Uncirculated grades from Mint State-60 to Mint State-70. I know very few specimens grade higher than MS-64 in the Morgan Dollar series. Any pre 1905 Morgan grading MS-64 or higher needs...

Coin Collecting: The price of old coins, price of old coins, silver dollar coins
price of old coins, silver dollar coins, eagle feathers: Hello Eyvonne, and thank you for your question. I assume given the age you indicate that these are United States Silver Dollars? If so, many of these coins remain surprisingly common today given their very large mintages, but there are exceptions. Common...

Coin Collecting: prices, wheat pennies, retail price guide
wheat pennies, retail price guide, mints: Hi Bridget, Thank you for your question, but without knowing the specifics about each of your coins, there s no way I can tell you if they re worth anything. Generally speaking, coins from 1933 or older tend to have more value, but without knowing specific...

Coin Collecting: prince edward island 1857 self government and free trade token, history and value, prince edward island
history and value, prince edward island, simon davies: Hi Dan. Sorry for the delay in replying. I ve been away from home all weekend. This token from the Canadian island province (1871) was issued by merchants Henry Haszard and Geaorge and Simon Davies to supplement the lack of small change. Depending on amount...

Coin Collecting: proof coins, proof coins, plaster cast
proof coins, plaster cast, three dimensional image: Hello Frank, These coins are proofs made from dies that are frosted by a vapor blasting then the fields are polished down to a mirror finish. When the specially polished coin blanks are hit using these dies the frosting and mirrored surfaces impart the...

Coin Collecting: proof sets, definetly, proof sets
definetly, proof sets, misnomer: Thank you for your question. The clear mintmark for a 1981 will look different than a clear mintmark for a 1979. In fact the clear name for the 1981 is rather a misnomer -- neither 1981 mintmarks is filled . There is a good article, with pictures,...

Coin Collecting: proof sets, copper nickel, two coins
copper nickel, two coins, coin book: Generally they will be worth more individually because a collector that just wants one or two coins from the set will be willing to pay a little more for just that coin or two and not have to pay the price for the whole set. So if all the coins from a set...

Coin Collecting: proof sets, coin dealer newsletter, uncirculated coins
coin dealer newsletter, uncirculated coins, uncirculated sets: Hi Jacki, You can see estimated retail values for your proof sets and uncirculated sets here : http://pcgs.com/prices/frame.chtml?type=date&filename=proof_sets http://pcgs.com/prices/frame.chtml?type=date&filename=mint_sets Estimated retail values...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: how & where to sell mints, denver mints, ebay fees
denver mints, ebay fees, proof coins: Hi Leah, Your best bet for getting the most money for your sets (without having to spend alot of time & effort) is to take them to a coin show. The dealers at a show are in competition with each other, so you can go around and get multiple offers, then...

Coin Collecting: proof sets, proof set, proof sets
proof set, proof sets, gold coin: HI NATHAN, THE DIFFERENCE IN TYPE 1 AND TYPE 11 HAS A DESIGN CHANGE ON A COIN DATED THE SAME DATE. AN EXAMPLE WOULD BE THE $5 GOLD COIN DATED 1866-S. THEY MINTED THE TYPE 1 1866-S WITH NO MOTTO OVER THE EAGLE. IN THE SAME YEAR THEY MADE A CHANGE TO THE...

Coin Collecting: proof vs uncirculated, standard catalog of world coins, proof coins
standard catalog of world coins, proof coins, uncirculated coins: It s naturally depends on what you prefer. Proof coins usually have lower mintages, are of better quality and have higher bullion value. Uncirculated coins are usually versions of coins that may actually circulate instead of the Proofs that are deliberately...

Coin Collecting: proofs, proof coins, cart wheel
proof coins, cart wheel, wire edge: HI JOE, THE TERM PROOF REFERS TO THE METHOD THE COIN WAS MADE. PROOF COINS CAN USUALLY BE DISTINGUISHED BY THERE SHARPNESS OF DETAILS, HIGH WIRE EDGE, AND EXTREMELY BRILLIANT, MIRRORLIKE SUFACE. IF YOU ROTATED THE COIN AROUND IN YOUR HAND IT WILL NOT HAVE...

Coin Collecting: protective coatings on copper wheat pennies, wheat pennies, copper coins
wheat pennies, copper coins, mint sets: Hi Kevin, That was a very old practice. Even before my time! From what I remember reading, collectors often coated the copper coins with shellac to preserve the red color of newly inted copper. That practice has stopped. The tackiness is probably from...

Coin Collecting: prussian coin, funf mark, roman numerals
funf mark, roman numerals, denominations: Hi Stephanie, I think you mean 1882? The value is usually listed on the back in either roman numerals or in german like funf mark . eins, zwei, funf, zehn are all denominations. Do you think it looks silver in color or copper? I would love to help...

Coin Collecting: prussian coins, funf mark, kaiser konig
funf mark, kaiser konig, standard catalog of world coins: Hi Teresa, Collector value of a coin depends on date, mint mark (if any), number minted and condition of a coin, including amount of wear, any dents, scratches or cleaning. The 5 (funf) Mark coins contain .8038 of an ounce of silver. The mint mark is below...

Coin Collecting: pure silver medallions worth??, silver medallions, ounce bars
silver medallions, ounce bars, america one: Cindy, It depends on the purity....usually 99.999% pure and how many ounces they contain. Silver is at $14.27 an ounce today so if all 5 are 1 ounce bars they would roughly sell for around $15 each or $75 for all 5 if you tried to sell them to a deale...

Coin Collecting: QUARTER DATE, wisconsin state quarter, mint officials
wisconsin state quarter, mint officials, mint mark: Hello, The Wisconsin State Quarter was already released. They were released December, 2004. Wisconsin State Quarter joined the union May 29, 1848. It s mintage from all mints is in the hundreds of millions. So far only some coins struck by the...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: US QUARTER, fred weinberg, neil berman
fred weinberg, neil berman, metal composition: Dear Scott. The coin weight is correct, therefore the coins metal composition is correct. The sandwhiched metal is there, but for some reason you can not see it. If this answer doen t do it for you, call Fred Weinberg, the Worlds foremost expert on United...

Coin Collecting: Quarte Dollar, Nickel,, buffalo nickel, visible dates
buffalo nickel, visible dates, isaac scott: Hi Thomas, Thank you for your question. The Booker T. Washington Commemorative Half Dollar was minted from 1946 to 1951, at all three mints -- Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco. This was one of the highest mintage and widely distributed older...

Coin Collecting: Quarter, 1/2 silver 1/2 copper, www usmint gov, copper nickel
www usmint gov, copper nickel, nickel alloy: Hi Michael, Thank you for your question. You have what is known as an Unfinished Planchet or Missing Clad Layer error. In the minting process, the blank planchets that coins are minted from are cut from long sheets of metal. These sheets are...

Coin Collecting: Quarter, specimens, nomination
specimens, nomination, good luck: Hello Frances, This is a very very common coin. Although it is 90% silver (this is a little less than a dollars worth) if it is very worn most dealers and collectors will not give you much more than melt value for it. Sorry the news is not better, but...

Coin Collecting: Quarter, money 2005, ebay
money 2005, ebay, poe: Hi Tracy, Thank you for your question. It is true, a major error has been found on the Wisconsin D-mint quarters. It s called the extra leaf error, and there are two varieties -- down leaf and upright leaf. It is believed that this error is caused...

Coin Collecting: Quarter, quarter collection, aggrivation
quarter collection, aggrivation, investment opportunity: sorry don t know what you mean by an entire quarter collection from the 1960s and what that would consist of. Your memory is a bit weak -- it was actually nickels (no one of our age back then could afford to save quarters). It turns out that the 50D nickel...

Coin Collecting: Quarter, tailed coins, reeded edge
tailed coins, reeded edge, two faces: Hello Kisha, These are not rare and it is not an error coin. I have experience with them and have seen them in Quarters, Half Dollars and Nickels. (I guess it’s the thickness that aides in the making of them). These two headed, or Two Tailed...

Coin Collecting: Quarter Error, mint error, philedelphia mint
mint error, philedelphia mint, couple dollars: Hi spn, Thank you for your question. The error you have is caused by a foreign substance (like machine grease) being on the die when the coin was struck. This substance prevented the metal of the coin from getting up into all the crevices of the die...

Coin Collecting: US Quarter oddity, wheat pennies, vending machine
wheat pennies, vending machine, smooth edge: Hello Dave, This coin has been altered in some way. The minting process might leave a smooth edge but could not remove more copper than what the harder nickel-clad surface would allow. The coin would have no added value....

Coin Collecting: Quarter question, copper center, hylas
copper center, hylas, ebay: Hi Donny, It soiunds to me that the nickel layer from the back is missing. These coins are like a sandwich of 3 layers, 2 x nickel outsides and a copper center. Depending on the strike, it may be that the outer layer delaminated or it wasn t htere when...

Coin Collecting: Quarter question, 50 state quarters, state quarters program
50 state quarters, state quarters program, www usmint gov: Hi Candi, Thank you for your question. You have one of the 1999 quarters from the U.S. 50 State Quarters program. This is an ongoing program -- currently about 3/5 of the way done -- where each state picks its own design for its quarter. These quarters...

Coin Collecting: Quarter with no reeds, reeding, error value
reeding, error value, reeds: Hello Sandy, If the coin diameter is on the small side it does not get the reeding of a normal coin. Also it could have missed the reeding operation altogether. The error value is minimum for this type of error (less than a dollar to...

Coin Collecting: Quarter value?, mint mark, mint state
mint mark, mint state, face value: Hello Tiffany, The quarters were made in the multi-millions in 1975 and 1976, they are only collected in Mint State grade. Unless the mint mark is S it is trading at face value at this time. Please remember to rate this answer...

Coin Collecting: Quarter values, standard catalog of world coins, ebay
standard catalog of world coins, ebay, quarters: Hi Neege, I assume you mean a Canadian 1991 quarter. There were only 459,000 minted that year and it may be worth about $1 with heavy wear to around $2 with moderate wear to maybe $4 with light wear. You might find similar pieces on Ebay.com for comparison....

Coin Collecting: Quarter, two coins, latter types
two coins, latter types, novelty stores: The fact that the coin has two different dates that are 3 years apart is an immediate giveaway that this is a fake quarter. What you have is called a magician s coin . It s made by someone taking two coins and either grinding them down to half thickness,...

Coin Collecting: Quarters, state quarters, united states coins
state quarters, united states coins, coin clubs: Hello Melissa, If you are starting a coin collection from circulating coins just get a good magnifier and collect the best condition coins you can find and spend the rest. Going to a local coin show is another way to become familiar with the qualities...

Coin Collecting: Quarters, copper nickel, rare dates
copper nickel, rare dates, hylas: Hi Linda, Well, first off, any quarters dated 1964 or before are 90% silver. Those from 1965 to present are copper-nickel and only worth face value. In the 1950 s and 60 s there no rare dates. They trade for their silver value whihc now is about $2 each...

Coin Collecting: Quarters, proof coins, san francisco mint
proof coins, san francisco mint, uncirculated coins: Hello Brad, The new Quarters are, and will continue to be made at all three mints. Regular struck (Brilliant Uncirculated) coins at Philadelphia, Denver and Proof Coins only from San Francisco. There is also a 90% SILVER PROOF coin made at the San Francisco...

Coin Collecting: Queen Elizabeth 5 cent coin, east caribbean states, standard catalog of world coins
east caribbean states, standard catalog of world coins, nickel brass: Hi Melanie, this nickel-brass 5 cents coin was used in the British Caribbean islands of Trinidad and Tobago and the British Virgin Islands and all the British islands in between them as well as British Guiana, now Guyana, in South America. Queen Elizabeth...

Coin Collecting: Queen Juliana 25 Cent coin, standard catalog of world coins, queen juliana
standard catalog of world coins, queen juliana, nickel: Hi Brian, this Dutch 25 cents (1/4 Gulden) coin is made of nickel and features Queen Juliana (1948-80) of the Netherlands. It may be worth about .10 with heavy wear to around .25 if uncirculated. There were 35 million minted in Utrecht that year. You might...

Coin Collecting: Queen Juliana, standard catalog of world coins, mint mark
standard catalog of world coins, mint mark, queen juliana: Hi Amanda, this is a Dutch 1 Gulden featuring Queen Juliana (1948-80). Collector value of a coin depends on date, mint mark (if any), number minted and condition of a coin, including amount of wear, any dents, scratches or cleaning as well as collector demand...

Coin Collecting: Queen Victoria coin/token, victoria bc canada, victoria queen
victoria bc canada, victoria queen, queen victoria: Hi, Kasey. If the effigy of Queen Victoria is on it, then it could very likely be a coin. Could you send me photos of each side to mguerard@gmail.com, and I ll do my best to tell you more. The inscription should read VICTORIA DEI GRATIA REGINA This...

Coin Collecting: Question?, standard catalog of world coins, peace silver dollar
standard catalog of world coins, peace silver dollar, mint mark: Hi JJ, The silver dollar weighs 26.73 grams, contains .7736 of an ounce of silver and there were 30.8 million minted in Philadelphia (no mint mark) that year. Value depends on amount of wear and may be between the silver value and about $15. The v in Trust...

Coin Collecting: Question about 100.00 bill, dollar bill, face value
dollar bill, face value, inquiries: HI KURT, YOUR NOTE IS WORTH MORE THAN FACE VALUE, BUT HOW MUCH MORE IS DETERMINED BY CONDITION, DISTRICT PRINTED, AND OTHER FACTORS. ALL THE OUT DATED NOTES SHOULD BE DESTROYED BY THE BANK WHEN THEY RECEIVE ONE, SO I WOULD HANG ON TO YOUR NOTE. I HOPE THIS...

Coin Collecting: Question about nickle, silver nickels, moticello
silver nickels, moticello, nickles: Hi Karen, Your nickels are a different color because they contain silver -- the large letter on the reverse indicates the presence of this silver. From 1942 to 1945 they used silver in the nickels to save the other metals for the war effort. There...

Coin Collecting: Question on Pillar Coin, standard catalog of world coins, 8 reales
standard catalog of world coins, 8 reales, assayers: Hi Gerald, It appears to be a Spanish-Mexican 8 Reales. That design featuring King Phillip V (1700-46) was used from 1732 until 1747. The M and F are the Mexico City mint s assayers initials. It should weigh 27.07 grams and would contain .7982 of an ounce...

Coin Collecting: Question regarding two coins, queen elizabeth ii, standard catalog of world coins
queen elizabeth ii, standard catalog of world coins, reg fd: Hi Forrest, Both feature British Queen Elizabeth II (1952-). The Canadian 10 cents coin features the racing schooner Blue Nose and is made of nickel and there were 60.17 million minted that year. It may be worth about .10 to .20 depending on amount of wear...

Coin Collecting: Question regarding a Spanish Coin., standard catalog of world coins, currency of spain
standard catalog of world coins, currency of spain, king juan carlos: Hi Chris, the PTAS stands for Pesetas, the currency of Spain until the Euro replaced it in 1999. King Juan Carlos has reigned since 1975. The actual mint date of this copper-nickel coin is in the small star beneatth the 5 (1976-80). There were hundreds of...

Coin Collecting: Question, e pluribus unum, mint mark
e pluribus unum, mint mark, new geo: Hi Mike, The coins were designed with In God We Trust , E. Pluribus Unum and the date and mint mark inscribed into the rim of the coin. If you have what is known now as a PLAIN EDGE dollar, one that doesn t have the edge inscribing, your coin could be...

Coin Collecting: Questions about 1970's coins, coin nickel, penny nickel
coin nickel, penny nickel, proof sets: Hello David and yes there are many coins minted after 1970 are desirable but only in top uncirculated condition and proof sets issued by the mint for collectors.you can look around the Internet at many web sites which will explain fully with pics that will...

Coin Collecting: was there a quarter before..., draped bust, liberty head
draped bust, liberty head, seated liberty: Hello Sebastian, Washington died prior to any coins being made but was against any having his (or any living persons) portrait on the USA s money. This was something the Monarchs did in other countrys. As for the quarter denomination in history. There...

Coin Collecting: quarter, philadelphia mint, denver mint
philadelphia mint, denver mint, maine state: Hello Tom, There were 217,200,000 made at the Philadelphia Mint and another 414,832,000 made at the Denver Mint. This is a kind of low production for the Philadelphia mint but if you have found an Iowa or Maine state Philadelphia Quarter with a lower...

Coin Collecting: quarter, two headed quarter, square peg
two headed quarter, square peg, ebay: Hi dd, Sorry, but there has never been a genuine two-headed quarter ever found. The way the coin dies are made, they cannot fit into the presses in such a way that two of the same side dies would both be in the machine at the same time -- it s like fitting...

Coin Collecting: quarter, mint mark, rare error
mint mark, rare error, reavis: Hi Steve, Nice find! This is a rather rare error -- quite popular and valuable. In uncirculated condition, these regularly sell in the $300-$400 range. In circulated condition, I would estimate value to still be over $100 Check out http://www.anacs.com...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: quarter, liberty quarters, mint mark
liberty quarters, mint mark, dollar coins: Hello again Annie, For the Quarters you still could get $2.00 each even in very worn condition. The 1923 is still in demand if you can see some detail you may get $5 to $8. And if it was a San Francisco minted coin you could get much more but...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: quarter, glen cove ny, time mail
glen cove ny, time mail, coin shop: Hi Annie, When the coins are used, they have little collector value unless of course they are a particluar date that is in demand. From what you tell me , that is not the case. If you want to liquidate them, I can save you some time. Mail the insured to...

Coin Collecting: quarter with out silver, corrosive chemical, coin show
corrosive chemical, coin show, sabina: Hi Sabina, Your coin could either have been made that way (worth $100+) or it could have been altered -- like by coming in contact with some corrosive chemical -- in which case it is worthless. You need to have an expert examine it first hand. Try checking...

Coin Collecting: quarter not stamped on front, lawniczak, strikes
lawniczak, strikes, minting process: Denise, I was told by an expert in the minting process that it is not possible to strike a coin on one side only (there has to be a die in on both sides). There are weak strikes, and also strikes through materials, but I have never heard of one so weak that...

Coin Collecting: my quarter is to thick, mint coins, colorado springs co
mint coins, colorado springs co, coke machine: Hi david, Can t say I have ever heard of something like that. The us mint is pretty precise when they mint coins. You may want to contact the American Numismtic Assoc. regarding having the coin inspected. They are located in Colorado Springs,CO Regards,...

Coin Collecting: US quarter, mint state, charles barber
mint state, charles barber, liberty head: Hello Megan, This is a Liberty Head Quarter designed by Charles Barber, first issued in 1892. Coins are valued on a scale from 1 to 70. Most circulated coins range from Grade GOOD-4 to Grade Almost Uncirculated- 50 on the scale. Only a strictly Uncirculated...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: quarters, glen cove ny, reputable place
glen cove ny, reputable place, hylas: Hi Lorraine, if you want, you can ship them to me in NY. Joe Hylas Omega PM 18 Village Square Glen Cove, NY 11542 I don t know where you are located, but you can certainly look in the phone book. They should bring $1.75 each Regards Joe Hyla...

Coin Collecting: quarters, copper penny, chemical reaction
copper penny, chemical reaction, christy: Christy, The 2003P Arkansas is worth $100-$200 in circulated condition. The 1970-D is much less popular -- worth about $10-$20 The 1993 penny has been baked (at 700 degrees or higher) to cause that chemical reaction giving it the yellow color -- no...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: quarters, specimen grade, washington quarters
specimen grade, washington quarters, mint mark: Hello Sal, Depending on the state of preservation they can vary greatly in value. The common issue quarter 1964 in circulated condition are plentiful. Since the 1964 Washington quarter is a common coin. It is still available in Uncirculated rolls, and...

Coin Collecting: Is this quater a fake, or mint error?, mint error, copper core
mint error, copper core, coin dealer: Hi David, It could be a genuine Mint error (missing the outer clad layer) or it could just be plated once it left the mint and is only worth a quarter. This is the type of coin that needs to be seen in person. I suggest looking in your phone book for...

Coin Collecting: I have a question on a 1920 Belgium coin I have, standard catalog of world coins, copper nickel
standard catalog of world coins, copper nickel, good shape: Hi Chris, this is a copper-nickel 10 centimes coin from Belgium. It has a Dutch legend which is the other half of this country s bilingual system, the other language being French. The designers name is Vichaux. There were 5.05 million minted that year and...

Coin Collecting: A question about bills and more coins, wheat pennies, steel pennies
wheat pennies, steel pennies, jefferson nickels: Hi Mike, The paper money, unless it is in crisp condition, doesn t pay to hold onto. The Conferate bill, I can t tell you anythiing about because we don t know if it s real. As for the coins, I suggest you get a copy of the Guidebook to US Coins by RS...

Coin Collecting: question about coin, connecticut quarter, mint condition
connecticut quarter, mint condition, red seal: Hi Vicky, As for the quarter, it depends upon what the error is. If it is just a minor error, there probably is no premium. However, without more info, I can t answer that. The red seal $2 bill, in used condition is worth about $3-4. In mint condition,...

Coin Collecting: question on one dollar gold coin, dollar gold coin, one dollar coins
dollar gold coin, one dollar coins, brass alloy: Hi Amy, these golden dollars, Sacagawea as well as the Presidential, are made of a brass alloy. Only the Presidential series is supposed to have the edge lettering. So many of these have been made and they are so recent that they have not earned much of any...

Coin Collecting: question on PENNY'S, silver penny 1943, zinc plated steel
silver penny 1943, zinc plated steel, denver mint: Actually, this isn t silver but rather zinc plated steel. In 1943, copper was needed for the war effort, so they decided to make the cents out of steel. Because steel rusts, they coated it with zinc. Quite a few of them were made, about a billion in total;...

Coin Collecting: question about a penny, standard catalog of world coins, united states coins
standard catalog of world coins, united states coins, time amy: Hi Amy, there were 87.376 million of these Indian Head cents minted that year. An ordinary piece may be worth about $1 with heavy wear to around $3 with moderate wear to maybe $5 with light wear. It is hard to say what value the diamond may add to it. You...

Coin Collecting: a question about a silver certificate, lyn knight, martha washington
lyn knight, martha washington, silver certificate: You have an 1891 one dollar silver certificate. If it is signed Rosecrans/Nebeker it is an Friedberg #222. If it is signed Tillman/Morgan, a F223. Yours sounds like a Very Good, so it is worth between $30 and $200 depending on exact condition, and are very...

Coin Collecting: a question about a silver coin, mint state coins, proof coins
mint state coins, proof coins, proof coin: Hi Alex, There are several different typs of these sets. some have three coins which include a gold coin and others have one Mint state or proof coin inside. The three coin set looks like this and sells for around $250: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=41107&item=3952986100&rd=1...

Coin Collecting: question on value of a coin, standard catalog of world coins, mark coins
standard catalog of world coins, mark coins, hi chris: Hi Chris, there were 202 million of these zinc German 10 pfennig (1/10 Mark) coins minted that year. Depending on amount of wear it may be worth .10 to maybe $1. Any white spots are rust which will eventually erase the coins features. You might also try...

Coin Collecting: question, mercury dimes, mint mark
mercury dimes, mint mark, mercury dime: Hi Cesar, this Mercury dime contains .0724 of an ounce of silver. Collector value of a coin depends on date, mint mark (if any), number minted and condition of a coin, including amount of wear, any dents, scratches or cleaning as well as collector demand for...

Coin Collecting: i have questions, r s yeoman, one cent coins
r s yeoman, one cent coins, mint mark: Hello Mike, Yes US one cent coins from the 1940’s can be collectable. But trade at low prices. Only never circulated or error cent coins are more valuable. US Lincoln Cents are collectable. Most of these modern cents sell for...

Coin Collecting: Two questions, roosevelt dime, mint mark
roosevelt dime, mint mark, barber dime: Hello Steve, It seems I can only help with the first part of your question. I have not heard of a piece you describe as having the Capital Building on the reverse with a barber dime obverse. Try comparing the weight of it to the normal barber...

Coin Collecting: i have a quick question about a penny, mishap, denominations
mishap, denominations, denomination: Hello Susy, I am not an expert on error coins, but here is what I have experienced. Blank coins for all denominations are a very common mishap at the mint but the cent is more commonly found. They sell for only a few dollars each....

Coin Collecting: quote, standard catalog of world coins, copper coin
standard catalog of world coins, copper coin, german states: Hi Gene, Germany only had possessions in East Africa from 1884-1919. If the coin is from a German state I ll need more details to provide further info on it. Heller coins were used in the German, Austrian and Swiss states. You might also try a library for...

Coin Collecting: RARENESS, perfect 70, rareity
perfect 70, rareity, mintage: Hello, Rareity is decided on a couple of factors. 1) How mamy are made. Or how many still survive. A rare coin due to low mintage in any grade or state of preservation is valuable. 2) A coin can be rare in certain grades. Very few production coins...

Coin Collecting: Rare 1949 penny, lawniczak, ebay
lawniczak, ebay, pristine condition: Hello, Paramjit Lal. Unfortunately, hundreds of millions of U.S. cents were made in 1949, so that they have very little value (not really more than a cent), unless yours is in pristine condition still looking like it was just made. Even then, it would only...

Coin Collecting: Rare Coin?, copper nickel, interested collector
copper nickel, interested collector, copper core: Hi Candy, Thank yuo for your question. You have what is known as an unfinished planchet error. The metal strip that the coin blanks are cut out of did not get its outer copper/nickel layer, so the copper core is exposed. This error happens more often...

Coin Collecting: Rare Coin?, copper brass, rare coin
copper brass, rare coin, knowledgable: Hello, Are the images well detailed on both sides? Is the diameter and thickness correct for a dime? There will be no difinitive answer for this until someone knowledgable can look at the specimen. There is no record of off metal strikes for this...

Coin Collecting: Rare Coin?, hylas, rare coin
hylas, rare coin, nickel: Hi Candy, It sounds like the outer layer of nickel is missing. Yes, it is an error and could be worth a couple of hundred dollars. I suggest you send it to PCGS or NGC to have it certified. Do a search to get their web address and follow the guideline...

Coin Collecting: Rare Coin?, copper nickel, copper core
copper nickel, copper core, rare coin: It may either be chemically treated that may make it appear to be missing the outer copper-nickel cladding over the copper core. Or it may genuinely be missing the cladding. A complete dime would weigh 2.27 grams, more than one missing its outer layer. You...

Coin Collecting: Rare Coin..., issue coins, wheat penny
issue coins, wheat penny, mercury dime: HI JACLYN, I ONLY DEAL WITH REGULAR ISSUE COINS AND STAY AWAY FROM ERROR COINS. I HAVE HEARD OF COINS LIKE YOURS THAT WAS STAMPED ON THE WRONG DIES. THE PRICE DEPENDS ON THE CONDITION AND HOW MUCH OF THE COIN SHOWS ON THE WRONG DIES. THE PRICE IS AN OPEN...

Coin Collecting: Rare Coin..., wheat penny, mercury dime
wheat penny, mercury dime, grading service: Hi Jaclyn, I have seen coins like this but many of them are alterations or counterfeits. They are worth hundreds of dollars depending upon the condition and I suggest you take it to a local coin dealer or send it in to a Grading service to get authenticated....

Coin Collecting: Rare Coin..., wheat penny, mercury dime
wheat penny, mercury dime, rare coin: Hello Jaclyn, Yes, I ahve seen the, bought and sold them as well. I would have to see the coin to give you and exact value but the ones I have handled were between $175 and $250 I am interested in buying it if you decide you would like to sell. You...

Coin Collecting: Rare Coin..., wheat penny, mercury dime
wheat penny, mercury dime, magic shops: You have a manufactured novelty item, known as a Magician s Coin, that was made by altering two normal coins -- the same way as 2-headed coins. These have been popping up alot lately. You can buy these at magic shops or on eBay for a couple dollars. More...

Coin Collecting: Rare Coin?, advertising gimmicks, lincoln penny
advertising gimmicks, lincoln penny, lincoln kennedy: Hi Susan, You have what s known as a Lincoln / Kennedy Penny . This is a novelty item, made by taking a normal penny and stamping Kennedy s image into it. There were alot of these made in the 70 s as advertising gimmicks. They were usually attached...

Coin Collecting: Rare Coin Question...., wheat penny, mercury dime
wheat penny, mercury dime, lawniczak: Jaclyn, it s hard to tell for sure what you have without seeing the piece, but it sounds as if one possibility is a cent that had the image of a Mercury dime put onto it by a post-manufacture strike, such as by putting a real dime on top of the cent and...

Coin Collecting: Rare Coin?, civil war 1861, american civil war 1861
civil war 1861, american civil war 1861, literaly thousands: Dear Roberta. What you have is called a patriotic token. During the American Civil War (1861-65) the North ran out of coinage due to the war. The public resorted to using stamps, and later paper in demoninations of one cent, two cents, etc. to a quarter. Private...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Rare Coins, wheat pennies, lincoln wheat
wheat pennies, lincoln wheat, zinc coated steel: Hello again Barbie, Thank you for your feedback. Feel free to ask me any question on USA Coins. By limiting the question to single coins or single types I can get more involved with your answer. Good Luck PapaJac...

Coin Collecting: Rare dollar coin, lewis and clark expedition, sacagawea dollar
lewis and clark expedition, sacagawea dollar, u s mint: Hello, Aries, this isn t all that rare. It s called a Sacagawea dollar. The U.S. mint started making them in 2000. On the front is Sacagawea, who helped with the Lewis and Clark expedition. Many were made in 2000, but like the Susan B. Anthony dollar it...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Rare nickel, rare nickel, professional appraisal
rare nickel, professional appraisal, ebay: You would need to have it examined by an expert. Check out the ANACS website for a list of the upcoming shows they will be attending, where you can take your coin and get a free professional appraisal : http://www.anacs.com/shows.html Good luck! ...

Coin Collecting: Rare penny (half dime head & half penny back 1946), copper color, half dime
copper color, half dime, half penny: Hi James, Thank you for your question. The quick answer is none. The Mint did not ever make any coins like you describe. However, the detailed answer is as follows ... Your coin is either one or the other of the following : 1) A manufactured...

Coin Collecting: Rare Quarter, mint state coins, philadelphia mint
mint state coins, philadelphia mint, orleans mint: Hello Kas, Barber designed this Liberty Head Quarter that was used from 1892 to 1916. The Barber quarter series consists of 74 regular issues, with no significant varieties. While it does not have a rarity equivalent to the 1894-S dime, it is a very challenging...

Coin Collecting: Rare Wisconsin Quarter, rare wisconsin quarter, ear of corn
rare wisconsin quarter, ear of corn, quarters: Hi Joe, Thank you for your question. To have one of the rare Wisconsin extra leaf error coins, you must first check the mintmark (on the front, under IN GOD WE TRUST). This error only occurs on the D mint quarters. The error you re looking for...

Coin Collecting: RE Coins Canadian Quarters deom 1992 to 2006 collector quarters, canadian quarters, world coins
canadian quarters, world coins, coin collectors: Hello Mrs. S, I cannot answer accurately for non U.S. coins they are not my field. I do see they are nicely struck and beautiful coins but I cannot comment on how valuable they will be in the future. The coin collectors decide this by their demand...

Coin Collecting: RE: Confederate Half Dol feb 22 1862, american numismatic association, mail order catalog
american numismatic association, mail order catalog, confederate states of america: Hello Brenda, I am not sure what your piece is from the description you gave. There are many fakes made of the confederate half dollar. But here is an American Numismatic Association member that can help. ...

Coin Collecting: RE: Stores(in the Philippines) that is buying Old Philippine coins, coin shops, lawniczak
coin shops, lawniczak, google: Apple, there must be coin shops in the Philippines that sell and buy coins. Try going to www.google.com and doing a search for Philippines coin shop. I just did that and the first returns were all for U.S. shops dealing in Philippine coins. There must be...

Coin Collecting: REGUARDING A PENNIE, lawniczak, dealer websites
lawniczak, dealer websites, pennie: Sorry, Rhonda, can t really picture this. I don t know of any silver looking cent that was encased in plastic. Could be a homemade job. Try going to www.ebay.com and doing searches like: encased plastic cent encased silver cent encased coin and other...

Coin Collecting: REMEMBER PREVIOUS QUESTION, piggy bank, retail values
piggy bank, retail values, silver content: Hi Dee, I need a nap too ... hehe Dimes, quarters, and half dollars that are dated 1964 or older are made of 90% silver, and are currently worth about 4.4 times their face value -- that is, 44 cents per dime, $1.10 per quarter, and $2.20 per half dollar....

Coin Collecting: Re: Old Coins, standard catalog of world coins, liberty silver dollar
standard catalog of world coins, liberty silver dollar, copper nickel: Hi Patricia, Collector value of a coin depends on date, mint mark (if any), number minted and condition of a coin, including amount of wear, any dents, scratches or cleaning as well as collector demand for it. 1776-1976 quarter dollar, Bicentennial commemorative,...

Coin Collecting: Recommended Grading Service, mint state, old furniture
mint state, old furniture, grading service: Hello Kal, You are right to ask this question. Never clean a coin! Like furniture the surface finish is a critical factor in the value. Luckily gold is impervious to most elements. If the coin has been cleaned in the past or the surface altered in...

Coin Collecting: Red pennies, coin grading companies, professional coin grading service
coin grading companies, professional coin grading service, numismatic guaranty corp: Hello, Wesley, All Lincoln cents started out life as red pennies when they were made that way at the mint and lose that redness as they circulate and wear. Pennies with no wear are called Uncirculated. However, that does not mean that they are still red....

Coin Collecting: Red Star Notes, henry morgenthau jr, granahan
henry morgenthau jr, granahan, red seal: The two dollar red star notes are valued at $10-$12 each in Very fine condition. Very fine is a note that has been in circulation, but not actively or or long. It must be crisp. It may have creases or folds but must be attractive in appearance. The five dollar...

Coin Collecting: Relative value of gold coins, dollar coins, gold coins
dollar coins, gold coins, equitable division: Dear Matt. You would also need to know the mint. Condition, date and mint equals value, assuming demand is the same. Demand would change with Rarity. Put together a list of the coins by date and mint, and I will send you the prices. There are way to many coins...

Coin Collecting: Replaced Encased Pennies, lawniczak, encasement
lawniczak, encasement, planchet: Shawn, I recently wrote an article about replaced encased cents. Go to www.encasedcollectorsinternational.org and then click on Archives in the upper right. That will take you a page where Newsletters will be in the upper left. Click on that to go to...

Coin and Paper Money Collecting: Republic of Columbia and Nazi German Coins, old gold coins, standard catalog of world coins
old gold coins, standard catalog of world coins, copper nickel: Hi Carolyn, the Colombian coin is made of copper-nickel, the same alloy the U.S. 5 cent coin is made of, so it is silver colored. I m sorry, somehow the wrong website address got inserted for the pictures. Try about 1/4 the way down this page: http://home.psknet.com/tbirde1/Varieties/Varieties.html...

Coin Collecting: Republic of Liberia US Presidents $5.00 Coins, standard catalog of world coins, republic of liberia
standard catalog of world coins, republic of liberia, tristar products: Hi Larry, Liberia has used coins minted outside the country to make money for the government. These coins are technically legal tender in Liberia but are likely never seen there. So many types have been issued that the Standard Catalog of World Coins (try...

Coin Collecting: Republic of Texas currency, charter number, paper currency
charter number, paper currency, issuing authority: Hello Margaret, You need a bit more information on this item. Many of the original items are reproduced for historical interest. They even use chemically aged paper and look genuine. Is there an issuing bank on the note?...

Coin Collecting: Republica Peruana Coin from 1891, standard catalog of world coins, national crest
standard catalog of world coins, national crest, brooch pin: Hi Beccy, if genuine, this Peruvian 1 sol coin should weigh 25 grams and contains .7234 of an ounce of silver. Collector value of a coin depends on date, mint mark (if any), number minted and condition of a coin, including amount of wear, any dents, scratches...

Coin Collecting: Republik of Usterreich, standard catalog of world coins, coin collector value
standard catalog of world coins, coin collector value, white rust: Hi Sean, this is a 5 groschen (100 gr.=1 schilling) from Austria. It is made of zinc and is very subsceptible to high humidity moisture which causes a white rust reaction that eventually destroys the coin. Collector value depends on the amount of wear and...

Coin Collecting: RIMP.HW.BO.REG.M.THERESIA.D.C, standard catalog of world coins, rimp
standard catalog of world coins, rimp, theresia: Hi Nicolas. is there a date or any other writing on the coin? What size and metal is it? If you have pictures (not over 1 megabyte each please) you can email them to me at tbirde@psknet.com. You might also try a library for a copy of the Standard Catalog...

Coin Collecting: Rolled coin storage, long term storage, state quarters
long term storage, state quarters, coin storage: HI TROY, AS LONG AS THERE ARE IN THE BANK WRAP THERE IS A GOOD CHANCE THEY WILL TONE OVER TIME. TONING IS NOT A BAD THING AND MOST TIME COLLECTORS PAY OVER BOOK ON NICE TONE COINS. I WOULD KEEP THEM IN A AIR TIED CONTAINER AND AWAY FROM MOSTITURE. IF THEY...

Coin Collecting: Rolled coins, rolled coins, mint condition
rolled coins, mint condition, coin collector: Hello Nancy, I wish I could tell you that the collector was correct. Unfortunately, those 1975 pennies are worth 1 cnet each even though they are in mint condition. Millions were struck and similar rolls sell RETAIL for about $1.50 Unless your daughter...

Coin Collecting: Rolled coins, rolled coins, mint rolls
rolled coins, mint rolls, two coins: Hi Barry, If you are cherry picking to have the coins slabbed, that s one thing. But if you are breaking the roll to pull out one or two coins to put into a set, I d keep the rolls intact and buy single coins from a dealer. Part of the mystique about...

Coin Collecting: Roman Coin unknown, standard catalog of world coins, nickel plated steel
standard catalog of world coins, nickel plated steel, national hero: Hi Jim, this nickel plated steel 100 Lei coin from Romania features Prince Mihai Viteazul, a 16th century national hero: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_the_Brave . There were about 125 million minted that year and it may be worth up to about $2.50 depending...

Coin Collecting: Roman coins, ancient roman coins, history buff
ancient roman coins, history buff, ancient rome: Hi Mark, collector value depends on the amount of wear and the condition of a coin. Demand also plays a part on price. Most ancients are corroded and nearly unidentifiable so they don t sell for much. I m not up on the state and federal laws, if any, but the...

Coin Collecting: Roosevelt Dime Error, roosevelt dime, viewd
roosevelt dime, viewd, local show: Hi Steven, Thank you for your question. It s impossible to say for sure without seeing the coin first-hand, but it sounds like somebody altered a normal dime to result in what you have found. It sounds as if your coin was put into some kind of press...

Coin Collecting: Roosevelt Dime Missing Date 199?, roosevelt dime, coin magazine
roosevelt dime, coin magazine, collector interest: Hi Calvin, Missing letters or numbers, like your coin, are generally caused by a foreign substance (like grease) getting into the the die and preventing the full striking of the coin. This is not an extremely rare error, and collector interest is generally...