Thursday, December 22, 2005

True Values, Not Really Pt. IV

More frequently asked question about coins and money.

Why is gold worth more than copper?
  • It is because gold is less abundant then copper, there is about a hundred times more copper than gold buried in Earth.
How much wheat pennies worth?
Wheat pennies are commonly found so I'll repeat what I said before,
  • Wheat pennies in low grades go $0.03-$0.10 in general.
  • Scarce dates: 1910-S, 1911-S, 1912-S, 1913-S, 1914-S, 1915-S, 1922-D, 1922-D, 1924-D
  • Rare dates: 1909-S, 1909-S V.D.B., 1914-D, 1922, 1931-S
Give me the values of the following pennies...
  1. 1908 = $2.00 in G-4(good condition)
  2. 1913 = $0.85 in G-4(good condition)
  3. 1921 = $0.20 in G-4(good condition)
  4. 1942 = $0.15 in G-4(good condition)
  5. "1943 silver penny" = it is zinc not silver = $0.30 in F-12(fine condition)
  6. 1944 = So common check here.
  7. 1944 S = So common check here.
  8. 1945 = $0.10 in VF-20(very fine condition)
  9. 1947 = $0.10 in VF-20(very fine condition)
  10. 1947 D = $0.10 in VF-20(very fine condition)
  11. 1953 D = $0.10 in VF-20(very fine condition)
  12. 1955 D = $0.10 in VF-20(very fine condition)
  13. 1958 = $0.10 in VF-20(very fine condition)
What is the rarest wheat penny?
Non-error it's a tie.
  • 1909S VDB is rare at $750.00 for a G-4
  • 1922 no D is rare at $600.00 for a G-4
What is the average value of your Lincoln Memorial penny?
  • In near perfect condition only about $0.25 - $0.50, but only if looking newly minted.
What is the value of a buffalo nickel?
  • With a date the average is $1.00 in G-4.
  • Without a date visible about $0.50.
Tell me about these Canadian coins...
  • 1947 Canadian penny = $0.10 in VG-8, any variety.
  • 1966 Canadian penny = $0.10 in MS-60.
  • 1944 Canadian nickel = $0.10 in VG-8.
What is the value of Cayman Islands 250 gold coin?
  • All of those coins have a value of at least $975.00.
What is the value of a Jamaican dollar?
  • They average $1.00 or more for UNC/uncirculated condition.
Error prices please?
  • Error "new buffalo" nickel = there are several and have a $5.00 premium depending on grade.
  • Error copper state quarter = happens if the "Nickel metal" peels off and has a $50.00 premium depending on grade.
  • Value of a 1946 silver penny= I doubt it's real but if so $200+.
  • Value of a 1976 silver penny = I doubt it's real but if so $100+.
Who is the man name on the U.S. dime?
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt the thirty-second President of the United States (1933-1945).

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

Anonymous said...

I got 9 coins that are supposivly from ancient roman times or about 1500 years old. Romans didn't have banks, so they buried their money. do you think these coins are real and what do you think their value is?

Man said...

Until the 1800's people buried their money in the dirt.

Here is good site for Roman coins
http://hobbyblog.blogspot.com/

but I suggest you go to one of the free photo hosting sites and put up back and front pictures of each and throw me a link.

But just because their old means their valuable some "widow's mites" sell for only $2.00 each even though they are 2,000 years old.

Anonymous said...

i got 9 ancient roman coins. I am asking every one who has an idea about how to clean them for their ideas. i have tried electrolosyss and freezing them and then throwing them into boiling water already. Thanks for your ideas

Man said...

NEVER CLEAN COINS.

A long soaking in olive oil.

Or use a Potato..Cut a potato in half then

put the coin between the halves and rubberband the halves together tightly.

Make a small slit in the potato and insert the coin then rubber band the slit shut( kinda like a butterfly bandaid)

Let set for length of time. Check periodically The gunk should just fall off.....may need a bit of assistance.

Or a salt-water boiling.

But once again if you believe the coins are valuable never clean them take them to a pro.

Valerie said...

Hi, I came across a 1946 silver penny in a coin collection that I got when my grandfather passed away. I read your note about "I doubt it's real". Is there anyway I can test it myself to see if it is real? Thank you, Valerie in California

Man said...

Yes send to a grading company they will charge.

LINK

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try looking around here first...

LINK they specialize in errors.

you have an off-metal coin if it's real....

LINK


if you scan it and post on a photo site that my help even with the professional companies.

Lori said...

I have a 1959 penny that looks to be half copper and half nickel or zinc (??) don't know what kind of metal but it's silver. If you look at it from the side you can see the split in the two metals. Is this common? Is it worth anything? Just curious. I've saved it for about 20 years because it's unusual . Thanks for any information you might have.

Man said...

1959 penny that looks to be half copper and half nickel or zinc (??)

1959 cents are all copper if any other metal was showing it would be streaky on the face of the coin and very light.

I've never heard of this error although I know of magic coins(for kids) that contain steel in the middle.

Is the coin magnetic and do you have pictures?

Anonymous said...

I have the same coin, 1959 penny that is half copper/ half steel? It is not magnetic. And the color splits right down the middle/top to bottom, front and back.

Man said...

1959 penny that is half copper/ half steel?

It couldn't be steel because steel was only used in 1943.
It may be a poorly mixed alloy.

It needs to be weighed. It should weigh 3.11 grams. I can only guess it is some after mint paint but it is hard to say.

Jakara said...

I have 5 consequetive $20 bills Where the IB serial # is almost all the way thru the other side. Any additional value in that?

Jakara said...

I've gotta $1 bill C01527667*, Is it worth any more than a buck?

Man said...

5 consequetive $20 bills Where the IB serial # is almost all the way thru the other side

Heavy ink does not usually bring any extra value.

$1 bill C01527667*
Without a year, I can't say.

Anonymous said...

gday just wanted to know the value of a 1921 and 1931 one florin two shillings australian of course the 1921 is in VF to F cond and the 1931 is in F cond.. thanks also what about a ceasars palace nevada los vegas one dollar gaming token,it is a big coin and is it silver?,also have a united states america one dollar coin is this silver aswell? its got a bell and moon 1776-1976 onit thanks very much all your help is very appreciated.brad

Man said...

one florin two shillings australian
1921 VF to F cond about $80.00
1931 F cond about $7.00

ceasars palace nevada los vegas one dollar gaming token,it is a big coin and is it silver?,

If real silver about $25.00 if a silver colored metal then about $4.00.

united states america one dollar coin is this silver aswell? its got a bell and moon 1776-1976

If the real silver version then about $4.50
If clad nickel-copper then just $1.00.

Anonymous said...

GDAY HOW CAN YOU TELL IF THESE ARE SILVER( THE ONE DOLLARS ) THANKS AGAIN FOR ALL HELP

Man said...

HOW CAN YOU TELL IF THESE ARE SILVER( THE ONE DOLLARS ) THANKS AGAIN FOR ALL HELP

Look at the coin's edge if it's all silver then it is silver.
If it has a copper stripe then it is clad.

Anonymous said...

gday is there a certain weight i can weigh them and find out still not sure but i think they are silver thanks

Man said...

gday is there a certain weight i can weigh them and find out still not sure but i think they are silver

Silver $1 coin 1976 weighs 24.59 grams
Clad $1 coin 1976 weighs 22.68 grams

Fiona said...

how much would a 1913 Canadian Quarter,
with GEORGIVS VI DEI GRATIA REX on one side?

Man said...

1913 Canadian Quarter,

About $4.00

Anonymous said...

bullion are coins that are used for what materials they contain like pennies copper and zinc? what years where pennies made of copper and nickles made of silver? where would you sell these coins

Man said...

bullion are coins that are used for what materials they contain like pennies copper and zinc? what years where pennies made of copper and nickles made of silver? where would you sell these coins

I have no idea what you are trying to ask.

Feel free to ask again but be more clear.

Anonymous said...

what years did the us government make pennies that are made of copper and nickles that are made of silver? and also where would you sell them for there materials. and last is bullion considered coins that are used for the materials they contain

Man said...

what years did the us government make pennies that are made of copper and nickles that are made of silver?
All U.S. cents through 1982 were made 95% copper.
1943 cent is Zinc plated Steel
1983 until today is 99.2% Zinc and 0.8% Copper

Nickels from 1942-1945 are 35% silver.

where would you sell them for there materials.
It is illegal to melt them or sell for scrap.
But most coin dealers will buy them for metal value or less.

last is bullion considered coins that are used for the materials they contain
I'm not sure what you mean.
Bullion coins can be used for value unless you are reporting for tax purposes.

Brad said...

i have a twenty dollar bill that has a small number on the back it is a 1 next to the bottom right hand 20 it is a 2006 bill serial number IK20823949A is it worth anything over twenty dollars because of the number 1 i noticed all the others are like in the 400's also i have another that has the number 4 what about it?

Man said...

twenty dollar bill that has a small number on the back it is a 1 next to the bottom right hand 20 it is a 2006 bill serial number IK20823949A is it worth anything over twenty dollars because of the number 1 i noticed all the others are like in the 400's also i have another that has the number 4 what about it?

No extra value, that is the back plate number and it just indicates what specific plate was used.

Brad said...

i have a 1934-S walking lady liberty half dollar in good condition a few scratches and thats all they are not that deep and not that noticable how much is it worth?

Man said...

1934-S walking lady liberty half dollar in good condition

About $7.00

Brad said...

What about a 1897 indian head cent and a sealed collectors westward expansion series nickel 4 nickels two are gold and two are silver each p and d mints 2005

Brad said...

I have alot of forign bills how much are they worth
1 Lempiras---Honduras
2 Lempiras---Honduras
5 Lempiras---Honduras
2 Riyal----Saudi Arabia
10 Yh Cym------India
200----Czech republic
500 CYM----not sure
1000 Won----Bank of Korea

Man said...

1897 indian head cent
About $3.00

sealed collectors westward expansion series nickel 4 nickels two are gold and two are silver each p and d mints 2005

These are plated and have no collectors value, they may be sold as art or a novelty for a few bucks.

Man said...

I have alot of forign bills how much are they worth...

I would need years also.

Brad said...

5 honduras---december 14 2000
1 honduras---2000
czech rep.----1996
500 CYM---1999
2 honduras---september 3 1998

the others have no dates please note most countries have switched to the euro

Man said...

5 honduras---december 14 2000 about $2.50
1 honduras---2000 about $0.50
200 Korun czech rep.----1996 about $5.00
500 CYM---1999 ????
2 honduras---september 3 1998 about $1.00

Although most countries have switched to Euros older bills still have little value, it depends a lot on date so I can't list value without specifics.

Anonymous said...

can you give me a link or post a picture showing where the VDB initials are on a penny.

Man said...

can you give me a link or post a picture showing where the VDB initials are on a penny

VDB image

Anonymous said...

I have a 1955 25 cent and a 1965 50 cent Queen Elizabeth the second coin and would like to know how much they are worth

Man said...

1955 25 cent and a 1965 50 cent Queen Elizabeth the second coin

What country?

Anonymous said...

$1 2003A C06766792* in extra fine condition thank you

Man said...

$1 2003A C06766792* in extra fine condition about $23.00

moneybags79 said...

I have a 1981 20.00 dollar star note I was wondering how much its worth

Man said...

1981 20.00 dollar star note about $30.00 in very-fine depending on serial number

moneybags79 said...

The serial number is L00035267*

Man said...

1981 20.00 dollar L00035267* about $35.00 in very-fine

moneybags79 said...

I also have a 1923 1 dollar silver certificate #z296805160 and a 1928 1 dollar silver certificate z76744066a and a 1 dollar 1935 silver certificate hawaii #p063001520

Man said...

1923 1 dollar silver certificate #z296805160 about $30.00
1928-A 1 dollar silver certificate z76744066a about $30.00
1 dollar 1935 silver certificate hawaii #p063001520 about $50.00

Assuming very-fine

moneybags79 said...

How much is my 2004 20 dollar star note worth #el04651358* also a 1966 red ink 100 dollar bill #a00294797a thanks in advance

Man said...

2004 20 dollar star note worth #el04651358* about $22.50
1966 red ink 100 dollar bill #a00294797a about $200.00