Thursday, December 18, 2014

1999-D New Jersey Quarter

Occasionally I miss a new coin that comes out or I misplace it. Looking over my state quarter collection I noticed I was missing the 1999 Denver version of the New Jersey quarter. It took a while to find another in my change but here it is, ignore the low grade I will upgrade if I can.

Perfect coin for this time of year as it depicts Washington crossing the Delaware River on December 25-26, 1776. Of course this is an image based n the famous painting and probably inaccurate. I mean who would stand on a small boat during a storm.

The people on the boat are meant to be a cross section of Americans and may secretly include a Scottish man, a man of African descent, and a woman in disguise among others.

Here's the stats...
Type/Country: 25 Cents-New Jersey / United States
Year: 1999 D
Mintage: 299,028,000
Metal: 91.67% Copper 8.33% Nickel
Value: $0.25 in F-12

Do you have a state 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.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

1973-D Half Dollar

Not the first time i found a coin with this shade of magenta paint on it. It does kind of ruin any extra value the coin may have but this one is common so it does not matter.

I do not know which company colorized these coins but it does not matter. At the end it is a novelty selling for $4.00 or more. Please never buy these as they are considered damaged. Even as art they are worthless since they are mass produced.

Here's the stats...
Type/Country: 50 Cents / United States
Year: 1973-D
Mintage: 83,171,400
Metal: 91.67% Copper, 8.33% Nickel
Value: $0.50 in EF-40

Have a fifty cent 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.

Friday, December 12, 2014

2008 Australia 5 Cents

Two years since my last Australian 5 cents find. Because of the long distance Australian coins are not easy change finds. This is the second most common of the series and is probably the main reason I found it.

Currently Australia is suffering from record unemployment, like most modern countries. this means less coins are being produced and recent years may have added value, but for now I still think they are common.

Here are the stats for this coin...
Type / Country: 5 Cents / Australia
Year: 2008
Mintage: 200,200,000
Metal: Copper-nickel
Value: $0.06 in VF
 
Do you have an Australian 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.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

2006 Canada Quarter, RCM Logo

I think this is the more common of the two caribou quarters for 2006. There are a few other varieties this is the only one I found so I assume it is the most common. I have not have much luck with rare coins in my change. 

The year is almost up and I am behind with posting my finds but most are common so no big loss. I hope your year of finds have been better.

Type/Country: 25 Cents / Canada
Year: 2006 RCM Logo
Mintage: 423,189,000
Metal: 94% Steel, 3.8% Copper, 2.2% Nickel
Value: $0.25 in Very-Fine (VF-20)

Do you have any Canadian 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.

Friday, December 05, 2014

2009 France 5 Euro Cent

Seventh French coin I found this year all of which were euros. They seemed pretty thorough about purging older coins.

Fairly common and worth only slightly more than face value, at least over here, it is kind of boring. As far as I know the French euros have not changed designs or anything cool for the smaller denominations. It is now 15 years of euros with little excitement among most of them.

Here's the stats...
Type/Country: 5 Euro Cent / France
Year: 2009
Mintage: 184,710,000
Metal: Copper Plated Steel: 94.35% Steel 5.65% Copper
Value: $0.10 in F

Do you have a 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.

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

1953-S Dime

Over two years since I last found a good silver dime like this one. Currently silver is at a low compared to the last few years but it is still silver.

Also happens to have the S mint mark for San Fransisco which is the least common of the three mint marks for this year. Silver has a duller finish when older then copper-nickel. Instantly when I saw this coin in my change from a local fast food joint I knew it was silver. Still I have been fooled some older copper-nickel dimes are hazy and black so I think they are silver. Turning them on there edge is sometimes needed to see the difference. The copper streak is almost always visible on clad dimes. 

Here's the stats for this dime...
Type/Country: 10 Cents / United States
Year: 1953 S
Mintage: 39,180,000
Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper
Value: $1.19 in G-4 (a silver value of $1.183, a copper value of $0.002)

Do you have a silver 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.