Tuesday, April 07, 2015

2015-P Homestead Quarter

First 2015 coin. The 2015-P Homestead quarter is the first of the American the Beautiful series for this year. Released on February 9, 2015 it took almost two months before I found one in my change from a local fast food joint, cannot remember which one.

The Heritage Center in the Homestead National Monument of America of Nebraska is dedicated to honor the Homestead Act of 1862. That Act allowed certain people get land for free. The design features a period home, a pump for water, and grains.

Here's the stats...
Type/Country: 25 Cents - Homestead / United States
Year: 2015 P
Mintage: 214,400,000 estimated
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.

Sunday, April 05, 2015

2009-D Northern Mariana Islands Quarter

The Northern Mariana Islands are a commonwealth of the United States. They were honored with the last of the Territorial quarters back in 2009. Their six thousand year history is typical of remote island that encounters the western world.

On the quarter is the limestone latte used as the foundation for native housing. There is a canoe used by Carolinians, which were a group of local transported to the island after the natives died off. Flora and fauna include two white fairy terns and a Carolinian head lei with native plants.

The history of Northern Mariana Islands started with Asians making what is thought to be the longest canoe journey to an uninhabited island. Then 5,000 years later Spaniards landed claimed the island and sneezed. Most natives died and the Spaniards transported nearby Caroline Islands native to repopulate. After being turned over to Germany and taken by the Japanese eventually the U.S. occupied and made them a commonwealth.

Type/Country: 25 Cents-Northern Mariana Islands / United States
Year: 2009 D
Mintage: 37,600,000
Metal: 91.67% Copper 8.33% Nickel
Value: $0.25 in F-12

Do you have a quarter 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, March 28, 2015

2010 British Penny

The most common of the British pennies from 2008-2015. All are common and made of copper-plated steel.  They have been lowering production of these coins but they are still made in the hundreds of millions.

I think this is the 32nd British coin I featured on this blog. Of those 16 or half of them have been British pennies. They are the closest in size, shape, and color to U.S. cents so they tend to end up in our change very easy. Also the low value is a good reason most people do not keep them.

Here's the stats...
Type/Country: 1 Penny - Royal Arms Section / Great Britain
Year: 2010
Mintage: 609,603,000
Metal: Copper-Plated Steel
Value: $0.02 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.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

1995 British 5 Pence

This series of the British five pence is from 1990-1997. It has the third portrait of Queen Elizabeth II and it is the smaller copper-nickel coin. Most are common except for the 1993 which was only issued for collectors.

The portrait side has ELIZABETH II D·G·REG·F·D·1995 RDM. The other side has FIVE PENCE above a thistle wearing a crown above the number 5. There is some Scottish influence in that thistle design since it is a United Kingdom coin.

Here's the stats...
Type/Country: 5 Pence / Great Britain
Year: 1995
Mintage: 183,384,000
Metal: Copper-Nickel
Value: $0.10 in VF (very-fine)

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, March 25, 2015

2005 Netherlands 5 Euro Cents

This is a common Netherlands euro coin. In 2010 they reduced the production but even those have little extra value in high grade. 

Nothing new to report about The Netherlands or their currency. Again euros tend to be boring, I feared that would be the case as most euro commemorative coins are of higher denominations. I may never find a special euro coin but there is always a slim chance.

Here's the stats...
Type/Country: 5 Euro Cent / Netherlands
Year: 2005
Mintage: 80,549,000
Metal: Copper Plated Steel
Value: $0.10 in Very-Fine

Do you have a Netherlands 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.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

2004-J Germany 2 Euro Cent

German coins have always been in the top five foreign coins I have found in my change. I guess it is the tourist and similar coin size and weight.

 
Despite the small face value they are still commonly used and circulate well.Not that I do not appreciate these coins but finding euros is getting a bit boring. Very few have any sort variety or error so they are basically all just face value.

Here are the stats...
Type/Country: 2 Euro Cents / German
Year: 2004 J
Mintage: 133,400,000
Metal: Copper Plated Steel
Value: $0.05 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.