Sunday, January 25, 2015

2011 Canada 10 Cents

Simple Canadian dime that exists in only one circulated version, as far as I see. Common and not in perfect shape so not much to celebrate except for the fact it is new to my collection.

Not the sharpest picture since the platform I was using kept moving. Lately I have had little time to take pictures. Add to that limited sunlight for winter and my pictures have been few and far from sharp.

Here's the stats...
Type/Country: 10 Cents / Canada
Year: 2011
Mintage: 292,325,000
Metal: 92% steel, 5.5% copper, and 2.5% nickel
Value: $0.10 in Extra-Fine

Do you have ten cents from Canada and want to know their value? Leave a comment/question an I will do my best to find out the price and history for you.

Friday, January 23, 2015

1944-P Wartime Silver Nickel

One of the more common silver nickels and I found two of the at one time. The pictures below are the best side of each coin. The bad sides has green stuff and the other one is peeling but they are still silver.

Silver is still relatively low so these are still about $1.00 each in metal value. I still need to find the other seven to complete my set. Surprisingly it is getting easier to find them now than before just in poor shape.
 
Here's the stats...
Type/Country: 5 Cents / United States of America
Year: 1944-P
Mintage: 119,150,000
Metal: 56% copper, 35% silver, and 9% manganese
Value: $1.05 in F-12

Do you have any nickel 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.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

2004 Switzerland 1 Franc

This is one of the rarest francs of this series. Unfortunately that means little since at over 2 million made it is still common.  


Typical design from the Swiss with the Helvetia name that confuses some people.

Here's the stats...
Type/Country: 1 Franc / Switzerland
Year: 2004
Mintage: 2,026,000
Metal: Copper-Nickel
Value: $0.65 in XF

Do you have a coin from Switzerland 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, January 10, 2015

2009 Israel 2 New Sheqalim

It has been six years since I found a decent Israeli coin. I have seen a few in the wild but never had a good chance to trade for one. Luckily I found one in my change as a nickel.

Like Canadian coins Israeli coins have dozens of commemorative issues and varieties. There is normal issue like the one above and a Hanukkah version for most coins. They also celebrate events and stories on their coins so some coins are difficult to read to non-native readers.

Here's the stats...
Type/Country: 2 New Sheqalim / Israel
Year: 2009
Mintage: Unknown
Metal: Nickel Plated Steel
Value: $2.58 in XF and current exchange rates

Do you have an Israeli 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.


Thursday, January 08, 2015

1997 British 20 Pence

There are varieties in the size of the portrait but none seem to have extra value.Since I only have this one example I cannot tell if it is the smaller or larger portrait or possibly some other variation.

If I find another I will do a image comparison since in hand all these coins look the same.

Here's the stats...
Type/Country: 20 Pence / Great Britain
Year: 1997
Mintage: 89,518,750
Metal: 84% Copper, 16% Nickel
Value: $0.35 in VF

Do you have a coin from Great Britain 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 07, 2015

2002 South Africa 2 Rand

For a while there during the early 2000s South Africa kept changing their national arms. Not sure why but that made for coin series that only lasted a year like this one. Most are still common.

iNingizimu Afrika - uMzantsi Afrika
Given to me as a quarter in my change I think this coin is one of the few foreign coins that has a decent exchange value. It is about $0.17 but that is closer than most other countries.

Here's the stats for this coin...
Type/Country: 2 Rand / South Africa
Year: 2002
Mintage: 12,000,000
Metal: Nickel Plated Copper
Value: $0.40 in VF (very-fine)

Do you have a South African 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.