Thursday, October 30, 2014

2013 $1 Bill, J-A

Not including star notes this is one of the first 2013 series dollar bills printed. I believe the delay in production is because they switch complete printing to the new 50-subject sheet printers.


The major changes are in production but a new signature and  probably minor changes, who knows at this point.

Here's the stats for this bill...
Type/Federal Bank: $1 Note-Fort Worth / San Fransisco
Year: 2013
Printings: 44,800,000
Printed: March 2014
Run: Not sure from J00000001A - J44800000A
Value: $1.50 in CU

Do you have currency 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, October 29, 2014

1989 Canada 5 Cents

If I had a nickel for every Canadian nickel I found I would have $4.90. You can say I lost nearly five bucks in American money but as a coin collector it would have cost me ten times as much, not to mention time and effort, to buy these common coins online.

Found half of all the 1980s Canadian nickels and seeing how none of them are rare I expect to find all of them just by searching my pocket change. It may take some time because surprisingly Canadian nickels are tougher to find in change than most other Canadian coins.

Here's the stats...
Type/Country: 5 Cents / Canada
Year: 1989
Mintage: 141,435,538
Metal: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel
Value: $0.06 in F(Fine)

Do you have a nickel from Canada 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, October 28, 2014

2011-P Rutherford B. Hayes Dollar

Rutherford B. Hayes was good for coin and currency at least for a while. He restored the gold standard, limited the silver coinage, and let people turn in greenbacks for gold. This was kind of shortsighted.

The public at the time got use to paper money and trusted the government backed currency, even more after people successfully cashed out there greenbacks for gold. So as gold grew stronger poorer people and people who did daily business needed silver and paper more. Eventually the gold standard kind of backfired so as electronic money becomes more popular I doubt making gold a standard again will turn people to metal over convenience.

Here's the stats...
Type/Country: 1 Dollar-Franklin Pierce / United States
Year: 2011 P (Edge upside down)
Mintage: 37,660,000
Metal: 88.5% Copper, 6% Zinc, 3.5% Manganese, and 2% Nickel
Value: $1.00 in F-12

 Do you have a dollar coin and want to know how much it's worth? Leave a comment/question and I will do my best to find out the price and history for you.

Monday, October 27, 2014

1964 Nickel

It took almost a full year to find a 1964 nickel from Philly. Although over a billion were made and they made until 1966, with a 1964 date, it took a long time to find one. No good reason for the long wait but in change collecting it happens.

So of the four 1964 circulating U.S. coins I found all of them. I do not count the silver coins because that is nearly impossible to find in your change. Starting in January I can start looking for 1965 coins in my change, they will not have mint marks since they stopped them after 1964 so again only four coins are needed for that collection.

Here's the stats for this coin...
Type/Country: 5 Cents / United States
Year: 1964
Metal: 75% copper 25% nickel
Mintage: 1,028,622,762
Value: $0.05 in VF-20

Do you have a 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, October 26, 2014

1955 Canada Cent, Shoulder Fold, Large Denticles

This is the least valuable of all the 1955 Canadian cent varieties. They made some without shoulder folds on the queen which at the time was a bit controversial. Apparently a nude looking shoulder was the twerking of the mid-1950s.

On this coins you can clearly see straps on her shoulder the look like folds. If not then the other way to identify the Shoulder Fold variety is to look closely at the serif on the DEI. The more exaggerated the serif the more likely it is the No Shoulder Fold variety worth more.

As for the Large and Small Denticles that is harder for me to identify since few clear pictures exist for the 1955 cent. If you have a good link that does not show only the 1954 cent then let me know.

Here's the stats...
Type/Country: 1 Cent- Shoulder Fold, Large Denticles / Canada
Year: 1955
Mintage: 56,403,193
Metal: 98% Copper, 0.5% Tin, 1.5% Zinc
Value: $0.15 in Good

Do you have a cent from Canada 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, October 25, 2014

1985 Canada 5 Cents

Nice I found this coin on the ground and it was wet...Can I get ebola from it? I mean it could be body fluids, although it was raining the last two days. Money can be dirty but I will not stop picking them up since I am not scared of most diseases.

I use tissue paper to pick up ground finds and keep them wrapped until I get home. I then wash them with soap and water because most are not valuable.

Here's the stats...
Type/Country: 5 Cents / Canada
Year: 1985
Mintage: 126,618,000
Metal: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel
Value: $0.06 in F(Fine)

Do you have a nickel from Canada 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.