Sunday, August 30, 2015

1991 Colombia 50 Pesos

The most common of the Colombian 50 pesos from the 1989-1993 series. There are varieties in this series but most are common and I do not know exactly what kind exist.

The front has the national arms surrounded by flags. The reverse has a wreath with 66 beads around it, I am not counting so I will take their word on that. 

Here's the stats...
Type/Country: 50 Pesos / Colombia
Year: 1991
Mintage: 150,000,000
Metal: Copper-Zinc-Nickel
Value: $0.25 in Extra-Fine, $0.02 in exchange value

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Thursday, August 20, 2015

1965 Washington Quarter

The first clad quarter.
Issued at a time when mint marks were not used.
The most common quarter with over 1.8 billion made.

If you recall I am trying to collect every unique coin I come across. I only post newer ones or those from the U.S. that are 50 years or older.

By 1964 they stopped issuing circulating silver coins. 1965 was the first of circulating clad coins. Clad is when they cover one metal with another. These coins have a pure copper core and it is bonded to a 75% copper - 25% nickel outer layer on both sides. The guy who invented this clad process eventually went on to found All-Clad cookware which I also use.

Despite small outrage that only precious metal was real money most people accepted the money. Now that even these metals are going up in value the false outrage about changing it to a cheaper metal has begun.

Here's the stats...
Type/Country: 25 Cents / United States
Year: 1965
Mintage: 1,819,717,540
Metal: 91.67% Copper 8.33% Nickel
Value: $0.25 in F-12

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

1967 Belgium Franc, Dutch Legend Coin Alignment

Nice to see European coins from almost 40 years ago are still floating around. It is still a common type but at least it is not another Euro coin.

There is one with the French legend but it is still the same value. I think melt value will make it go up but aside from that this is not a coin to retire on.

Here's the stats...
Type/Country: 1 Franc - Coin Alignment / Belgium
Year: 1967
Mintage: 27,470,000
Metal: Copper-Nickel
Value: $0.10 in F

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Saturday, August 15, 2015

2003-A $1 Star Note, F-*

Another common star note in less than ideal condition. Still it is a star note.

This one has pencil marks, folded, and wrinkled. It probably has no extra value but I am going to keep it.

Here's the stats for this bill...
Type/Federal Bank: $1 Star Note - D.C. / Atlanta
Year: 2003-A
Printings: 3,200,000
Printed: October 2005
Run: 1st from F00000001* - F03200000*
Value: $1.25 in Good

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Friday, August 14, 2015

2007-D John Adams Dollar

John Adams was the second president of the United States of America. He served from 1797 to 1801 and partied like it was 1799.

President Adams was the only Federalists president. That party was all for a strong central government and it did not last long. He served one term and just continued most of Washington's policies.

Type/Country: 1 Dollar-John Adams / United States
Year: 2007 D (Edge facing up)
Mintage: 112,140,000
Metal: 88.5% Copper, 6% Zinc, 3.5% Manganese, and 2% Nickel
Value: $1.00 in F-12

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Thursday, August 13, 2015

2012-D Chaco Culture Quarter

Chaco Culture National Historical Park is in New Mexico. It is a historical site once used by Puebloan Indians about 1,200 years ago.

On the reverse is the Chetro Ketl complex which has two kivas. Kivas are ceremonial buildings. The were completely enclosed but over time they collapsed leaving a round outline. Everything built seemed to be aligned to the stars and seasons so many think this was a worship site not necessarily a place where people lived all year long.

Here's the stats...
Type/Country: 25 Cents - Chaco Culture / United States
Year: 2012-D
Mintage: 22,000,000
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.