Wednesday, October 01, 2014

2014 (1435) United Arab Emirates Dirham

In 2012 the United Arab Emirates switched from copper-nickel dirhams to nickel-plated steel ones. There should be an overlap in 2012 for both metal types. None were minted for 2013 so 2014 is the first full production using the less expensive metal.

I must say it is much more shiny than the copper-nickel versions. Unfortunately it gets stained easily, fingerprints will corrode the surface very quickly.

Here's the stats for this coin...
Type/Country: 1 Dirham / United Arab Emirates
Year: 2004 (1435)
Mintage: Unknown
Metal: Nickel-Plated Steel
Value: $0.35 in VF (very-fine)

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

2001 D Sacagawea Dollar

Took a long time to find this dollar coin. It is fairly common and circulated normally but since they were not popular I did find any until now.

Popular in Ecuador I got this after an Ecuadorian man in front of me paid with a roll of these. I looked through most of them because I knew the cashier and got this one since it was new for me. Most of those dollar coin were very worn.

Here's the stats...
Type/Country: 1 Dollar / United States
Year: 2001-D
Mintage: 70,939,500
Metal: Core: 100% Copper, Clad Layer: 88.5% Copper, 6% Zinc, 3.5% Manganese, 2% Nickel
Value: F-12 about $1.00

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Monday, September 29, 2014

1963 Canada Cent

This one may have that die clash variety known as the Hanging 3. It is just a die clash and has no extra value but it is hard to see on darker coins. There should be a curve on top of the 3 that looks like an extra 3. I kind of see one on this coin but it maybe dirt.
 
The mark is actually part of the queen's head that got pressed onto the reverse die. It then gets stamped on every other coin made. This is an error but not a real collectible type. It is a common variety that can be seen on every coin type.

Here's the stats...
Type/Country: 1 Cent / Canada
Year: 1963
Mintage: 279,076,334
Metal: 98% Copper, 0.5% Tin, 1.5% Zinc
Value: $0.03 in Very-Fine

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Sunday, September 28, 2014

2009-P William Henry Harrison Dollar

First of the 2009 presidential dollars back when some people thought they may actually become popular. President Harrison is on the coin and he only lasted one month in office before dying.

Harrison was also one of the oldest presidents. He never wore coats or hats so when he rode his horse during his inauguration ceremony he was exposed to the cold and rainy day. His record long speech also did not help. Officially he died of pneumonia  but a 2014 revisit of his case showed he died of a type of Typhoid fever common around the area of the White House at the time.

Here's the stats...
Type/Country: 1 Dollar-William Henry Harrison / United States
Year: 2009 P (Edge face side up)
Mintage: 43,260,000
Metal: 88.5% Copper, 6% Zinc, 3.5% Manganese, and 2% Nickel
Value: $1.00 in F-12

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Saturday, September 27, 2014

2005 China 1 Jiao, Steel

Apparently there is a copper-nickel and stainless steel version of this coin. In 2005 the Chinese government replaced the more expensive copper-nickel mix with the cheaper stainless steel. This is a trend all governments eventually do, maybe even the U.S. soon.

As far as I can tell the design did not change it still has the ZHONGGUA RENMIN YINHANG country name, the orchids, the date, and YI JIAO denomination.

Not afraid to change metals this coin has been issued in aluminum, stainless steel, and copper-nickel. So which ever metal is cheapest gets used.

Here's the stats for both coins...
Type/Country: 1 Jiao / People's Republic of China
Year: 2005
Mintage: Not yet known.
Metal: Stainless Steel
Value: $0.10 in XF

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Friday, September 26, 2014

2012 France 2 Euro Cent

New, common, and still finding them in my change as a cent. Exchange rate is still relatively high at 1 euro to 1.27 U.S. dollars.

The mint and privy marks are bold on the coin. I can only assume they repunched them while keeping the old fading dies. The rest of the design looks flat, it was hard to get a good image.

Here are the stats...
Type/Country: 2 Euro Cents / France
Year: 2012
Mintage: 277,668,000
Metal: Copper Plated Steel
Value: $0.05 in VF

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