Wednesday, May 13, 2015

2013 British Penny

Apparently for 2015 they have changed the queen's portrait again. This 2013 penny has the 4th portrait. The new 5th portrait has the queen looking elderly, which is not a bad thing just accurate.

While I do not know the mintage of this coin I think they are still pretty common. Historically British coins are common and since their economy is good there is no need to scale back production.

Here's the stats...
Type/Country: 1 Penny / Great Britain
Year: 2013
Mintage: Not yet known.
Metal: Copper-Plated Steel
Value: $0.02 in VF

Do you have a coin from Great Britain 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, May 12, 2015

2003-G Germany 2 Euro Cent

I am have a hard time tracking all the German coins that I blogged about. Generally I keep track of the most commonly found coins. For the last ten years I rarely found German coins but the last two years I found a bunch. I think I need to properly track them.

Again German tourists and their economy are the major reason that is the most popular euro coin in our change. None of these euros are rare or valuable but still there a many to collect since they have multiple mint marks.

Here are the stats...
Type/Country: 2 Euro Cents / German
Year: 2003 G
Mintage: 311,800,000
Metal: Copper Plated Steel
Value: $0.05 in VF

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.

Monday, May 11, 2015

1958 Canada Cent

I am pretty sure this is a 1958 Canadian cent. It is damaged on the date so I cannot be certain but it looks like an 8 on the last digit. No big deal if it is not because the value is pretty low for most 1950s Canadian cents.

Oddly enough the front is pretty nice but when taking the value of a coin both sides are considered. Only in very old or very rare coins does the front and back get graded separately.

Here's the stats...
Type/Country: 1 Cent / Canada
Year: 1958
Mintage: 59,385,679
Metal: 98% Copper, 0.5% Tin, 1.5% Zinc
Value: $0.02 in damaged

Thursday, May 07, 2015

1999-P New Jersey Quarter

It seems like yesterday that I was waiting for the first state quarters but it has been 16 years. I am not actively pulling them from my change but occasionally I do keep one or two.

Maybe if this summer gets slow I will try and get all 1000 state quarters that are officially circulating. Well not all 100 since I have posted about 9 so far. Just 91 more to go.

Here's the stats...
Type/Country: 25 Cents-New Jersey / United States
Year: 1999 P
Mintage: 363,200,000
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.

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

2014-P Great Sand Dunes Quarter

This is not a repeat from yesterday it is the Philly version of the Great Sand Dunes quarter. Of the two quarters this is the less common, although both are common, I found them on the same day.

I have been getting a lot of quarters lately, mostly because I stop paying with exact change.These quarters still have no extra value but collecting them is getting more difficult because there are so many.

Here's the stats...
Type/Country: 25 Cents - Great Sand Dunes / United States
Year: 2014-P
Mintage: 159,600,000
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.

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

2014-D Great Sand Dunes Quarter

I never heard of the Great Sand Dunes National Park before finding this quarter. Apparently this Colorado park has huge sand dunes, wetlands, tundra, and more typical park sites. Sandboarding is a thing and I assume it is huge there.

On the reverse is a father and son enjoying water and sand. In the background are the sand dunes and a mountain behind them.

Here's the stats...
Type/Country: 25 Cents - Great Sand Dunes / United States
Year: 2014-D
Mintage: 171,800,000
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.