Sunday, January 15, 2017

2013-D Great Basin Quarter

Took a while to get the Denver version of this common America the Beautiful quarter but that is because I am on the far east coast.

Reverse of 2013-D Great Basin quarter, Nevada, tree
Reverse of 2013-D Great Basin quarter, mint mark, Washington
More of the Denver version of this coin was minted mainly because there was more demand for it. The western portion of America has a largely population mostly because of California. The largely population uses more coins so when bank on the west side of the country run low on any type of coin they order more from the the closest Federal Reserve which in this case it is the Denver mint.

I may have skipped some steps on how local banks get new money from mints but it basically is there.

Here's the stats...
Type/Country: 25 Cents - Great Basin / United States
Year: 2013-P
Mintage: 141,400,000
Metal: 91.67% Copper 8.33% Nickel
Value: $0.25 in F-12

Do you have a quarter from America and want to know its value? Leave a comment/question and I will do my best to find out the price and history for you.

Friday, January 13, 2017

2015 China 1 Jiao

This does have machine doubling but that never adds value so this is still a low value coin.

Reverse of 2015 China 1 Jiao, date, value, Yi Jaio
Obverse of 2015 China 1 Jiao, orchids

Nice coin has some permanent fingerprint which happens on nearly all coins. The oils, acids, and just normal chemistry on are hands will "rust" all types of metal even certain precious metals. In higher grades this would lower value but for circulating or rare coins it wouldn't matter much.   

Here's the stats for both coins...
Type/Country: 1 Jiao / People's Republic of China
Year: 2015
Mintage: Not yet known.
Metal: Stainless Steel
Value: $0.10 in XF

Do you have a Chinese coin and want to know its value? Leave a comment/question and I will do my best to find out the price and history for you.

Monday, January 09, 2017

2011-D Gettysburg Quarter

It took six years to get this Denver version of the Gettysburg coin in my change and still it is worth just a quarter.

Reverse of 2011-D Gettysburg Quarter, Pennsylvania
Obverse of 2011-D Gettysburg Quarter, Washington D for Denver
Gettysburg is more than a great speech it is the site that saw the pro-slavery south meet their defeat at the hands of the pro-land north. General Lee, not the cool car, started strong but July 4th was running away after a huge loss of cavalry.

The statue is that of the 72nd Pennsylvania Infantry Monument found on High Water Mark at Cemetery Ridge. The High Water Mark is the deepest the Confederate forces went that day of the battle.

Here's the stats...
Type/Country: 25 Cents-Gettysburg / United States
Year: 2011-D
Mintage: 30,400,000
Metal: 91.67% Copper 8.33% Nickel
Value: $0.25 in F-12

Do you have a coin from America and want to know its value? Leave a comment/question and I will do my best to find out the price and history for you.

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

2013 Austria 2 Euro Cent

Austrian euros follow the same trend as other European euros, which is little to no extra value.

Obverse of 2013 Austria 2 Euro Cent, Zwei, flower and dateReverse of 2013 Austria 2 Euro Cent, denomination, map
Austria has typical European issues like extremism versus radical groups causing instability. That said they are not seriously thinking of dropping the euro so this currency will be around for a while keeping collectors value low.

Here are the stats...
Type/Country: 2 Euro Cents/Austria
Year: 2013
Mintage: 121,500,000
Metal: Copper Plated Steel
Value: $0.05 in XF

Exchange rate value is about $0.02 which is good for the U.S.

Do you have any Euro coin and want to know its value? Leave a comment/question and I will do my best to find out the price and history for you.

Monday, January 02, 2017

2014 Spain 5 Euro Cent

Spanish euro cents are common and there are plenty of tourism between are countries so they are easy to find.

Reverse of 2014 Spanish Euro Cent, denomination and map
Obverse of 2014 Spanish Euro Cent, Espana, year, cathedral

Newer coin but kind of dull since it is copper plated and if used a lot it begins to lose the luster.

Here are the stats...
Type/Country: 1 Euro Cent /Spain
Year: 2014
Mintage: 119,900,000
Metal: Copper Plated Steel
Value: $0.10 in VF

Do you have any German Euro coin and want to know its value? Leave a comment/question and I will do my best to find out the price and history for you.

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Year In Review 2016

Let's make this short 2016 was blah to say the least.

A summary of what I found in my change.

2016 World Coins Found Graph

Change Finds: 

The graph is for world coins found with 46 different countries found.
--Canada again is 1st with 107
--Great Britain is 2nd with 26
--France is 3rd with 10
China and Germany come in the top five also.

New countries found in my change include Aruba, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Cyprus, Guyana, Honduras, Romania, and Sri Lanka. I found less coins compared to last year and less variety.

2016 U.S. Coin Finds graph
 No odd finds mostly small coins but a lot of new quarters.

Oldest United States Find
1905 Nickel

Oldest Foreign Find
1915 Austrian 10 Heller

Most Valuable Find (above face value): tie
1918 United States Nickel at about $3.00

Most Valuable Foreign Find
1988 Brazilian (Doubled) 50 Centavos at about $2.00

Most Surprising Find

13 notes from around the world including $2 bills given to me by a friend who works retail by her creepy customer. She gave them to me because she thought they were cursed and no else wanted them at her job.

Books: Nothing new or exciting.

Websites: Went mobile for this blog and trying some SEO (search engine optimization) stuff to make it better.

Equipment: Macro camera lens, a 60mm.

Summary:
Not bad this year with 433 finds, that is less than last year but still higher than average for me. Most were repeats but many were unique pieces. Again unfortunately none were rare or valuable. (Same as last year basically.)

Probably the last time I get so many since I changed my coin collecting habits recently. So After I get through my old finds I will focus on getting the common U.S. coins from the last 50 years.





Wishing everyone a Happy New Year and change for all