Thursday, October 23, 2014

2013 South Korea 10 Won

First South Korean coin found in my change in over three years.  It is one of those countries that is so far that carry coins back and forth is inconvenient.

There are no English words on this coin but the date and denomination are recognizable. I knew this was Korean because the Asian characters have circles and ovals which are typical in Korea's written language.

The 1200 year old stone pagoda Dabotap is on the back. It is a national treasure and has nothing buried in it according to the Japanese who dismantled it back in the 1920s.

Here are the stats...
Type/Country: 10 Won / Korea-South
Year: 2013
Mintage: Unknown
Metal: Copper-Clad Aluminum
Value: $0.10 in Fine

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

2011-D Wampanoag Treaty Dollar

Just three days after finding the Pennsylvanian version of this coin now I find the Denver version. This one is more common but for now none of Native American series dollars are rare.

This one looks better than the other dollar coins I have found but the edge with the date is not sharp. It is not worn but since the edge lettering was pressed lightly it is hard to see.

Here's the stats...
Type/Country: 1 Dollar-Native American / United States
Year: 2011 D (Edge upside down)
Mintage: 48,160,000
Metal: 88.5% Copper, 6% Zinc, 3.5% Manganese, and 2% Nickel
Value: $1.00 in F-12

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

2014 Canada Quarter

My newest Canadian coin is the latest issue. They are still making Canadian quarters with the caribou on it. I do know if any other types are circulating but at least I git this shiny new one.


Since no more cents are being issued these twenty five cents coins are easier to find. Canadians are round up and down so using bigger coins is becoming easier. Call for the end of five cents is growing so it may be possible that ten and twenty five cent coin will be the only ones left to find.

Type/Country: 25 Cents / Canada
Year: 2014
Mintage: Not yet known.
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.

Monday, October 20, 2014

1990 Singapore 10 Cents

The Singaporean ten cents is the size of a U.S. dime and that is how I got it in my change. It features the date, coat of arms and Singapore written in four languages, SINGAPURA 新加坡 SINGAPORE சிங்கப்பூர். On the other side is the denomination and star jasmine plant.  

The coin is slightly misaligned but that does not add value. Unfortunately it also has verdigris damage and that will lower the value to just metal content. Luckily this is a common coin that did not have much value to begin with so no major loss.

Here's the stats...
Type/Country: 10 Cents / Singapore
Year: 1990
Mintage: 51,820,000
Metal: Copper-Nickel
Value: $0.10 in Very-Fine

Do you have a coin from Singapore 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 19, 2014

2009 Canada Quarter

There are eleven 2009 Canadian quarters if you include the varieties. All but this one were for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics. So while these are less common over 20 million were made so they are not rare.

The iconic Caribou has been on Canadian quarters for years but recently it is not the most common. The Royal Canadian Mint makes so many special commemorative coins that their standard coin is now just an after thought.

Type/Country: 25 Cents / Canada
Year: 2009
Mintage: 20,446,000
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.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

1940-D Nickel

The look of theses older nickels are so cool. They were pressed with extra pressure so when they get worn it leaves behind a nice silhouette. 

The third year of the Jefferson nickel and each year they increased production. These were more common than previous nickels so today they have little extra value if circulated.

Here's the stats...
Type/Country: 5 Cents / United States
Year: 1940-D
Mintage: 43,540,000
Metal: 75% Copper 25% Nickel
Value: $0.10 in F-12

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.