Saturday, August 27, 2005

My Newest Coin Is Old

Do you have a commemorative coin and want to find out its value? Leave a comment and I will do my best to find out the price and history for you.

I didn't find this one in my change or buy it, instead it was given to me by oreol, I'm a winner. How I got this coin is irrelevant, it is such a cool coin. It is a 1893 Columbian Exposition half dollar.
1893

It is the first commemorative coin the United States ever made. The front has a bust of Columbus and the back has the his flagship the Santa Maria above two hemispheres.

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They were originally sold for a dollar at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, 1893. Most people thought it was stupid to buy a fifty cent coin for a dollar so many were unsold and put in circulation at face value.

The example above is about MS-60 but it may have been cleaned or "whizzed" and would be worth less then an uncleaned coin, but I don't care. I think it's great, look at it.

There were two years that this coin was minted 1892 and 1893. Along with an Isabella quarter that is rarer.

Here's the stat's for the Columbian Exposition half dollar....
Year: 1892 (Not Pictured)
Mintage: 950,000
Metal: silver
Value: AU-50 $19.00 or MS-60 $32.00

Year: 1893
Mintage: 1,550,405
Metal: silver
Value: AU-50 $17.00 or MS-60 $30.00

Do you have a commemorative coin and want to find out its value? Leave a comment and I will do my best to find out the price and history for you.

33 dollars worth, for Comments/Questions click here.:

Betty said...

I have a 1943 silver wheat penny. I would like to know
what the value on it is.
Thank You. Betty

Man said...

A 1943 penny is actually zinc-coated steel in fine condition they are about $0.25 each.

Anonymous said...

How much are the 1893 Columbian Expo quarters worth?

Man said...

1893 Columbian Expo quarter
In almost-uncirculated it is about $575.00. They are very sought after and in mint condition they sell for over $3,000.

Anonymous said...

i have one from grandpa thought it was worth more

K said...

I am English and I am sorting out my great grandads coin collection, among them he has 4 half dollars the 1776 - 1976 coin, the has a picture of independence hall on one side and it is to do with 200 years of freedom, theres is also 4 quarter dollars with the same dates, and this has a picture of a drummer, are these worth anything, many thanks for your time.

K

Man said...

4 half dollars the 1776 - 1976....4 quarter dollars with the same dates

Just $0.50 and $0.25 each.
Unless they are silver which you tell by looking at the edge. If you see copper they are normal value.

If it is all silver they are the current value of silver about $3.00 and $6.00.

They're nice coins but with the exchange rates they maybe worth less then listed outside the U.S..

k said...

Thank you very much for getting back to me, they are nice coins and they are going to be kept not sold anyway. I will have a closer look at them to find out if they are silver, my grandad did seem to have them wrapped well.

Thanks again for your time.

K

Anonymous said...

I have a large 1849 Liberty head one cent piece in very good or good condition...everything very clear including the "Liberty" on the crown. Any idea of its worth?

Man said...

1849 Liberty head one cent piece in very good or good condition...everything very clear including the "Liberty" on the crown.
About $20.00

Anonymous said...

I have a 2006 series e one dollar bill with bleedthrough from front to back. the back is printed properly but also has a strong print of washington and most other features from the front. The serial # does not show up on the back, am wondering if there is value and what i need to know to find a reputable dealer. Thanks

Man said...

2006 series e one dollar bill with bleedthrough from front to back. the back is printed properly but also has a strong print of washington and most other features from the front. The serial # does not show up on the back, am wondering if there is value and what i need to know to find a reputable dealer.

This is an Offset Printing error it averages about $50.00.

Finding a good dealer is easier by going to coin forums and reading others experience. Many dealers are certified by PCGS and on their website they list them by state. Still if you find one in your area Google them and check the BBB.

I've stopped using dealers for a while so I'm not 100% on the state of coin shops in 2009.

Anonymous said...

I have a 1977 Gold Kennedy half dollar necklace that is also stamped 1950 on the left side and 1985 on the right side of Kennedy's face(small numbers) and it was was sold by The American Historic Society Certificate of Authenticity - is packaged as Item #2666
Can you please tell me the value of this coin or any facts about the coin?

Man said...

1977 Gold Kennedy half dollar necklace that is also stamped 1950 on the left side and 1985 on the right side of Kennedy's face(small numbers) and it was was sold by The American Historic Society Certificate of Authenticity

This was a normal coin that was plated and stamped by a company that makes this stuff.

For collectors this is considered damage and has no extra value above face.
As art it may have a few dollars value.

Anonymous said...

I have a 1977 Kennedy half Dollar and the D dose not look like a D it looks more like dot can you tell me the value of this coin?

Man said...

1977 Kennedy half Dollar and the D dose not look like a D it looks more like dot

Sounds like Struck Through Grease error it has no extra value.

Anonymous said...

I have a 1901 one dollar coin in decent condition. There is an "O" underneath the eagle on the back if that has any relevance.
Can you tell me the value of it?

Man said...

1901 one dollar coin in decent condition. There is an "O" underneath the eagle on the back

About $22.00

Anonymous said...

Isabella quarter, certified genuine, cleaned, slabbed, in good condition. Any idea of its value? Only about 24,000 of the coins were issued.

Man said...

Isabella quarter, certified genuine, cleaned, slabbed, in good condition.

About $20.00 because cleaned is damaged in the coin world.

mond said...

i have columbian half dollar...i would like to know what the value on it is...?and i have 1687 old coins with painting of boat...im from phillipines.if your interested just call me @# +6399078260903....asap

mond said...

i want to dispose my collection...but i dont have buyer.pls call me @# 09078260903

Man said...

columbian half dollar...i would like to know what the value on it is...?
About $18.00

1687 old coins with painting of boat
I have no idea I would need a country? and denomination.

I don't buy or sell anything here and I would be careful how you give out you phone numbers.
Try eBay.

mond said...

if you interested i have picture of the items...my email=mond19_tech@yahoo.com....

Man said...

if you interested i have picture of the items...

No thanks.

Anonymous said...

My father passed away 10 yrs ago, left.me a coin says 1776-1976, 3 soldiers on front with words printed 200 years of freedom across the top of coin, on back says commemorating the bicentennials of the united states, is there value to this coin, ms. ?--thank.u

Man said...

a coin says 1776-1976, 3 soldiers on front with words printed 200 years of freedom across the top of coin, on back says commemorating the bicentennials of the united states, is there value to this coin, ms.

Not a real coin, this is a private mint, possibly Hamilton Co. medal worth only its weight in silver.

It should be 99.9% silver just weigh it and check current silver values.

Anonymous said...

200 year anniversity half dollar coin 1776-1976 whats the value?

Man said...

200 year anniversity half dollar coin 1776-1976 just $0.50

Anonymous said...

I have a gold 1966 penny with no markings. Does that penny have any value?

Man said...

a gold 1966 penny with no markings

No extra value, it is gold plated outside the mint.

Anonymous said...

I have a 2006 P dime , but on the top back of his head he has a blob. What is that blob called and how did it get there?

Man said...

2006 P dime , but on the top back of his head he has a blob. What is that blob called and how did it get there?

It is called a Cud or Die Break error, it happens when the die breaks and the coin is stamped with an empty space.

It starts at $5.00 but it that changes depending on eye appeal.