Thursday, November 20, 2014

2010-D German 20 Euro Cent

One ding we are German...
Still finding German coins at the rate of about once a month. All have been Euros and all common.

This one is a 20 euro cent that is relatively common.I got it in a take a penny leave a penny tray along with a Belgium coin. Great shape but that nordic gold, like our U.S. dollar coins, is prone to fingerprint damage. Our natural oils permanently damages the new coins surface.

Here's the stats...
Type/Country: 20 Euro Cent / Germany
Year: 2010-D
Mintage: 25,620,000
Metal: Brass / Nordic Gold: Copper 89%, Aluminum 5%, Zinc 5%, and Tin 1%
Value: $0.50 in XF

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, November 19, 2014

2006 Netherlands 5 Euro Cents

The Netherlands is facing the bird flu, insensitive Christmas costumes, and worse of all a love of soccer. That may be why some have come to visit our land and drop some euros as pennies. 

I think they have updated the picture on the front to the current monarch but I have yet to receive one. These older ones have not gone up in value and probably will not for the next couple of decades.

Here's the stats...
Type/Country: 5 Euro Cent / Netherlands
Year: 2006
Mintage: 60,318,000
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, November 18, 2014

2010 Singapore 20 Cents

The least common of all the circulating 20 cents from Singapore, series 1992-2012. Granted it was estimated over 10 million were made but that is a third of the normal minting.
 
There is a powder-puff plant on the back with the denomination. These were copper-nickel and when that got too expensive they switched to nickel-plated steel.

Here's the stats for this coin...
Type/Country: 20 Cents / Singapore
Year: 2010
Mintage: 10,030,000
Metal: Copper-Nickel
Value: $0.15 in VF

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.

Monday, November 17, 2014

2013 Poland 5 Groszy, Brass

There are two versions of this coin. This is the sold brass version with the older design. The new version is brass plated steel and has a smaller crest and a few lines.

You may have noticed starting in 2012 the old standard metals of copper-nickel or brass were being phased out. Plated steel versions are now common and do not be surprised if steel prices skyrocket and plastic coins replace them.

Here's the stats...
Type/Country: 5 Groszy / Poland
Year: 2013
Mintage: 88,000,000
Metal: Manganese-Brass
Value: $0.05 in VF

Do you have a coin from Poland 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, November 16, 2014

2013-D Mount Rushmore Quarter

I have yet to find a full year's worth of America the Beautiful National Parks Quarters. Ignoring the S mint marks there are five P and five D mintmarks to look for each year. Seven of the possible ten for 2013 is the closest I got to finish a year.

Currently it is snowing on Mount Rushmore and frozen across most of America. I expect no change in change finds around here. Most travelers are from Europe and slowdowns are rare in NYC so circulating cash is always at high levels.

Here's the stats...
Type/Country: 25 Cents - Mount Rushmore / United States
Year: 2013-D
Mintage: 272,400,000
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.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

2013 $2 Bill, F-A

This was an unexpected find. Just a year after printing I got a pretty decent looking 2013 $2 bill in my change. Again not rare at all but to find one without asking is unusual.

Only made for two months so far, November 2013 and June 2014. They may make more but currently at 32 million, not including star notes, it is the lowest recent printing of any note.

Here's the stats...
Type/Federal Bank: $2 Note- Fort Worth, TX / Atlanta
Year: 2013
Date Printed: November 2013
Printings: 19,200,000
Run: 3rd of 3 from F12800001A - F19200000A
Value: $2.00 in Almost Uncirculated

Do you have a two dollar bill 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.