Wednesday, February 10, 2016

1973 Netherlands 25 Cents

It has been a while since I found a non-Euro coin from the Netherlands. Pre-Euro coins have not gone up in value much, maybe a few cents, even though the are rare to find in your change. Still they were in the billions overall so they are common.

On the front of the coin you have former Queen Juliana of the Netherlands, it is written as JULIANA KONINGIN DER NEDERLANDEN. While on the back is 25 CENT is dividing the year 1973. There are two marks are privy and mint marks, a rooster and some other symbol I cannot identify.

Here's the stats...
Type/Country: 25 Cents / Netherlands
Year: 1973
Mintage: 45,000,000
Metal: Nickel
Value: $0.20 in Extra-Fine

Do you have a coin from the Netherlands 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, January 30, 2016

Coin Show NY

Upcoming Challenge coin show in NY for April 29, 2016.

http://www.coinshowny.com/
The First of Its Kind Challenge Coin Trade Show In New York is opening its doors to coin traders, coin vendors, coin hobbyists, coin collectors, coin enthusiasts, and well, coin anything!

At this massive show, you will be able to find that "unicorn" you've been searching for. 

Some, never seen before coins!

Free Inaugural Coin to the First 100 Registered Guests


Free parking available.
Food and adult beverages available.

Partial Proceeds of the event will Benefit the NYPD Widows and Children’s Fund.
100% of the Charity Auction benefits the NYPD Widows and Children’s Fund.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Year In Review 2015

Yup almost a month late but finally got to it.

This is a summary of everything I collected from last year with over sized graphs and highlights. It shows what is possible to get from your simple pocket change.

Change Finds: 

The graph is for world coins found with 49 different countries found.
--Canada again leads the pack with 143
--Great Britain is 2nd with 21
--The Bahamas is 3rd with 8
France, Spain, and Bermuda come in the top five also.

New countries found in my change include Bangladesh, Chile, Cuba, Finland, Georgia, Hong Kong, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Latvia, Mauritius, Netherlands Antilles, Newfoundland, Peru, and Sweden. I found less coins compared to last year but a greater variety were found.

Nothing new with the American money. The lower the denomination the easier it is to find older or unique examples.

Oldest United States Find
1918 Cent

Oldest Foreign Find
1951 Canadian Cent

Most Valuable Find (above face value): tie
2012 Colombian 1000 Pesos at about $5.00

Most Valuable Foreign Find
2012 Colombian 1000 Pesos at about $5.00

Most Surprising Find

Religious Medal form Italy.

Books: A bunch of 2x2 albums but no 2x2 holders.

Websites: The web is still getting better for coin values and information. My site needs some mobile access.

Equipment: Phones apps are still limited. Still using Google Sheets and Office 365 to keep track of finds quicker.

Summary:
Not bad this year with 475 finds, that is less than last year but still higher than average for me. Most were repeats but many were unique pieces. Again unfortunately none were rare or valuable.




Wishing everyone a Happy New Year and change for all

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

2013 Brazil 25 Centavos

The most common of the 25 Centavos coin from the 1998-2015 series. They had some soccer thing at the time and increased coin production. A year later, for 2014, they cut down production by 97%.

On the reverse is the denomination 25 CENTAVOS 2013 and five stars in a copy of the Euro style of coins. The obverse has a bust of Deodoro, BRASIL, ans Republi 15 de Novemb.

Manuel Deodoro da Fonseca , 1827-1892, was the first president of Brazil and claimed it as a republic.

Here's the stats...
Type/Country: 25 Centavos / Brazil
Year: 2013
Mintage: 360,064,000
Metal: Bronze-Plated Steel
Value: $0.30 in AU

Do you have any centavos from Brazil 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, December 31, 2015

2013 China 1 Jiao

No. This one does not have machine doubling...


So many are made that machining doubling could be common but high efficiency in making coins makes mistakes less common. It was shadows from a strong light in one direction. At the end it still has no extra value.

Here's the stats for both coins...
Type/Country: 1 Jiao / People's Republic of China
Year: 2013
Mintage: Not yet known.
Metal: Stainless Steel
Value: $0.10 in XF

Do you have a Chinese 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, November 23, 2015

2012 Ukraine 5 Kopiyok

Crimea is having problem but the Ukraine is still going on somewhat strong. The press is still their but not as much as when the conflicts started. That means coins like this one are still going to show up in our change.

They are still producing these coins at an unknown, but common, rate. Although not updated on all coin sites this is not the last in the series. They have made coins through 2015.

Here are the stats...
Type/Country: 5 Kopiyok / Ukraine
Year: 2012
Mintage: Not yet known.
Metal: Stainless Steel
Value: $0.50 in XF

Exchange value is still less than 1 U.S. cent.

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.