Monday, September 01, 2014

2000 British Penny

The most common of the British pennies series from 1998-2008 is this one from 2000. Millennium coins were made in large quantities in case that Y2K came true.

Over a billion or as the British once said a thousand-million were made. Since then the design has changed and the amount made is much less.

Here's the stats...
Type/Country: 1 Penny / Great Britain
Year: 2000
Mintage: 1,060,420,000
Metal: Copper-Plated Steel
Value: $0.02 in VF (very-fine)

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.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

1948 Wheat Cent

Simple wheat cent made after WWII so it is common. 

The back is slightly damaged so it will never have more than metal value.

Here's the stats...
Type/Country: 1 Cent / United States
Year: 1948
Mintage: 317,570,000
Metal: 95% Copper, 5% Tin and Zinc
Value: $0.10 in F-12

Do you have an older cent 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, August 30, 2014

2012 Trinidad & Tobago Cent

It has been more than 15 years since Trinidad & Tobago has issued a mintage for there 1 cent circulating coins. It is fair to assume they are made in low amounts but not rare. 

The cents are thin and I think still made of bronze. Nice high grade but the die seems to be overly polished. There is a small rim die break so they may be using old dies. I have not heard of any new cents being minted since 2012.

Here's the stats for this coin...
Type/Country: 1 Cent / Trinidad and Tobago
Year: 2012
Mintage: Unknown
Metal: Bronze
Value: $0.10 in XF

Do you have a Trinidad and Tobago 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.

Friday, August 29, 2014

1995 United Arab Emirates Dirham

Another coin not often found in my change yet I still found one recently. The United Arab Emirates is another one of those Islamic state countries that has been growing more powerful over the last few decades. It is some times surprising how many travelers are from countries that a decade ago were never heard from.

The year is ١٤١٥-١٩٩٥ which is 1995-1415 not 1990-1310. Luckily it has the country name if not the only clue it is from the United Arab Emirates is the skinny jug.

Here's the stats for this coin...
Type/Country: 1 Dirham / United Arab Emirates
Year: 1995
Mintage: Unknown
Metal: Copper-Nickel
Value: $0.35 in VF (very-fine)

Do you have an United Arab Emirates 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.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

2013 Malaysia 10 Sen

My first Malaysian change finds in over ten years. Apparently all the sad news out of Malaysia in recent months have ironically increased travel. Local media and investigators have been going to and from Malaysia more than ever and as travelers tend to do they will use the wrong change.

2013 10 SEN BANK NEGARA MALAYSIA
This coin is so new it is not listed in most books and websites. It has a geometric star pattern on one side and the date, value, bank, and flower on the other. Malaysia's Central Bank is the Bank Negara Malaysia and is featured on all their coins.

This coin has some die cracks and chips. On date side the 0 in 10 has a big die chip with two cracks extending to the rim. The breaks made the sides uneven and on the date side has lightly pressed flaws on the right of the design elements. The back has another die crack from the rim at 9:00 reaching almost to the center of the coin. the rim on both sides is misaligned.

Here's the stats...
Type/Country: 10 Sen / Malaysia
Year: 2013
Mintage: Unknown
Metal: Stainless Steel
Value: $0.15 in Extra-Fine

Do you have a Malaysia 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, August 27, 2014

1950 Wheat Cent

First of the 1950s wheat cents. In total there are 26, not including errors or varieties. Easiest of all the wheat cents to find are from the 50s and yes they are also the least valuable.

Just five more 1950s wheat cents and I am done talking about them. The last few may be tough to find since they are San Fransisco cents. S mint cents are made in lower amounts and generally do not travel as far. Add to that that they are more likely to get put into collections since they are thought to be rare, even they they are not.

Here's the stats...
Type/Country: 1 Cent / United States
Year: 1950
Mintage: 272,635,000
Metal: 95% Copper, 5% Tin and Zinc
Value: $0.10 in F-12

Do you have an older cent 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.