Monday, January 09, 2006

Marine Corps Commemorative Coins

Do you have commemorative coins 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.

On July 20, 2005 these Marine Corps Commemorative Coins went on sale. $35.00 for the uncirculated silver dollar and $39.00 for the Proof silver dollar. I bought one of each immediately and one came in three months and the second came in December.

Usually the mint is fast in shipping but this time they took extremely long.

Each coin is to honor the 230th Anniversary of the Marine Corps.

Here is the Uncirculated one, the picture was taken with a camera. Notice the frosty surface and the color was off because I used a different light sources for each picture.This is the Proof one, notice the black surface because it has a mirror like surface. I put these in a scanner to get the picture, but I did not clean it and the smudges are on the plastic.
As for the value they currently have. Well it is hard to be precise but they sell on eBay for $45.00 with the government packaging. Soon though the true mintage will come out and the Red Book price may be anywhere from $45.00-$55.00.

The quality was less then perfect on these two coins but I only bought two so I'm stuck with them. This year the mint was disappointing after 4 years of near perfect coins.

Update:

Here's the stats for both coins...
Type/Country: 1 Dollar / United States
Year: 2005-P, uncirculated
Mintages: 49,671
Metal: Silver
Value: UNC $50.00

Type/Country: 1 Dollar / United States
Year: 2005-P, proof
Mintages: 548,810
Metal: Silver
Value: Proof $50.00

Do you have commemorative coins 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.

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

Nancy33 said...

I have a 1929 $20.00 bill with a red seal from the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. It has 4 letter C's on the face. I would like to know the value of this bill, if any.

Man said...

1929 $20.00 bill with a red seal from the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

It should be a brown seal is about $55.00.

Anonymous said...

I bought some of the Marine Corps Silver Dollar coins on ebay. Is there a way I can test them to make sure they are not fakes? Please email me at **********@cs.com Thanks

Man said...

I bought some of the Marine Corps Silver Dollar coins on ebay. Is there a way I can test them to make sure they are not fakes?

These coins are generally not faked.
But the appearance is the best way to test. If they look fake they might be.

Also weigh them each one should be about 26.73 grams.

Anonymous said...

hi i have a $2.00 bill with a star it is very crisp no folds f00433609* this is a 1979 series can you e mail me on what it might be worth or post it on your page thanks

Man said...

$2.00 bill with a star it is very crisp no folds f00433609* this is a 1979 series

No such thing as a 1979 series it must be 1976.
It's about $10.00.

Anonymous said...

I have a $20 bill with NO "In God We Trust" on the back of the bill, it's a 1950 series. Is this worth anything?

Thanks!

Man said...

$20 bill with NO "In God We Trust" on the back of the bill, it's a 1950 series

They are common but depending on serial umber they average about $25.00.

Anonymous said...

$20 bill with NO "In God We Trust" on the back of the bill, series 1950 C...Serial # F10127990B

Would this be worth more in the future? If so, how many years?

Anonymous said...

I have a dime the year is 1923, is this worth anything?

Anonymous said...

I have a $100 bill, National Currency with a very low serial number. It says Merchant National Bank of Sacramento with serial number 00000025A. Any idea of how much this would be worth? Thanks!

Man said...

$20 bill with NO "In God We Trust" on the back of the bill, series 1950 C...Serial # F10127990B

About $22.00 now and maybe if the redesign the bill again for 2010 and again by 2015 then it may go up $25 or $30.
But that is just a guess these notes are very common and hold little value in circulating condition.

Man said...

dime the year is 1923

About $2.00

Man said...

$100 bill, National Currency with a very low serial number. It says Merchant National Bank of Sacramento with serial number 00000025A

What year?

Anonymous said...

re: $100 National Currency with low serial number, the year is 1929 and in pretty good condition.

Man said...

$100 National Currency with low serial number, the year is 1929 and in pretty good condition...Merchant National Bank of Sacramento with serial number 00000025A

About $200.00 these have thousands of varieties so trying to find a forum dedicated to these type of notes would be better.

Anonymous said...

Good evening, Hope you can help with values:
3 bills:
#1) 1922 $10 bill, payable in gold, unusual size, reverse is almost orange.
#2) 1981 $20 bill, looks to have been folded during printing as there is a diagonal line (white, no ink) 3/16" going through center.
33) 1977 $1: No ink or anything to the left of George. Between the signature and The Legal Tender words, the note is missing all. No Serial # on the note anywhere, no seal, no stamp.
Can send or post pics if interested.
Thanks!

Man said...

#1) 1922 $10 bill, payable in gold, unusual size, reverse is almost orange.
About $75.00

#2) 1981 $20 bill, looks to have been folded during printing as there is a diagonal line (white, no ink) 3/16" going through center.
A Gutter Fold error about $75.00

#3) 1977 $1: No ink or anything to the left of George. Between the signature and The Legal Tender words, the note is missing all. No Serial # on the note anywhere, no seal, no stamp.
A Missing Overprint error about $175.00

Amber said...

I have a 1995 One Dollar bill in excellent crisp condition with the back printed onto the front. I think called reverse offset printing. Serial #j83482558e. Is it worth anything?

Thanks.

Man said...

1995 One Dollar bill in excellent crisp condition with the back printed onto the front. I think called reverse offset printing. Serial #j83482558e.

That sounds right.
It's about $125.00.

Anonymous said...

Found a 2004 twenty dollar bill with two symbols on the back. Both are on the right hand side.One looks like a ball and the other looks like a star burst.

Man said...

2004 twenty dollar bill with two symbols on the back. Both are on the right hand side.One looks like a ball and the other looks like a star burst.

This could be a bank stamp from a foreign country, no extra value.

Anonymous said...

I have a 1952 $2 bill *01838953A federal reserve note. straight and rather stiff with lots of wrinkles from wear.

a 1957A one dollar silver certificate *67295036A

1974 one dollar K43013887C with the black from the front showing throught on the back like you were looking through it at a light.

1974 one dollar K57752903B with the front printed high so that the black line from the next bill is just showing on the bottom.

one Texas Scratch Pad book with one dollar bills of 1977 series starting with K65172751A and ending with k65172775A The Bank of Robstown Robstown Texas printed on the back.

Anonymous said...

Any help you could give on the bills above would be greatly appreciated. I have a lot of old money and may keep you busy for a while now that I have found you.

Thank you for your website, and you time.

Man said...

1952 $2 bill *01838953A federal reserve note. straight and rather stiff with lots of wrinkles from wear.
No such thing it should be a 1953, about $20.00.

1957A one dollar silver certificate *67295036A
About $4.00

1974 one dollar K43013887C with the black from the front showing throught on the back like you were looking through it at a light.
Offset Printing error about $200.00

1974 one dollar K57752903B with the front printed high so that the black line from the next bill is just showing on the bottom.
About $35.00

one Texas Scratch Pad book with one dollar bills of 1977 series starting with K65172751A and ending with k65172775A The Bank of Robstown Robstown Texas printed on the back.
Not sure what you mean are these bill attached an uncut sheet.

Anonymous said...

This scratch pad book was made by the bank using the new one dollar bills. They were put into a cover with Texas Scratch Pad on the front and The Bank of Robstown on the back cover. I believe the bills were glued somhow at the top of the fold on the scratch pad. They were sold as gifts.

Man said...

Texas Scratch Pad...

This is a bank novelty gift it has no extra value as a set but if the glue has not damaged the bills it would be about $3.00 per bill if crisp-uncirculated.

Anonymous said...

I really hate to do this to you, and if it is too much trouble, just mention the things that are worth more than a couple of bucks extra.


1. 1963a one dollar bill, f39344151b with a sticker that reads Corpus Christi tourist convention $$$ it was something they came up with to try and see where their tourist dollars went.

2. $2 bill nearly new just a few bends from handling. F00021761*

3. $2 bill same condition as above I00056476*

4. $2 bill Same condition as above D00296470*

5. $1 bill crisp as new but folded three places, face side printed off the left side of bill, and one stripe from the next is just visible on the other end until it runs off the page from a crooked print

6. This will be a list of $2 bills some in series, some close. Just a list so you can see if anything jumps out at you.


B50799844A
F40419041A
G33478248A
G56328450A
H10619681A
H10845853A
I14489034A
I14489035A
I14489036A
I14489037A
I14489038A
I14489073A
I14489080A
I14489093A
I14500177A
I14503041A
I14503721A
I14503812A
I14503813A
I14706211A
I14706217A
I14706220A
I14706548A
I23297397A
J21832488A
J24117398A
K03788544A
K04252074A
K07324627A
K07527978A
K07933331A covered with names
K08676414A
K11620971A
K11875711A
K12110085A bad shape like burned almost
K18652264A
K31856921A
K34188090A
K36974565A
K36990620A
K37085775A
K40171197A
K40171302A
L72158387A

Lots to go through I know, and like I said, if it is too much work looking up each individually, Maybe just the consecutives.

I jus did them in order because I am sure I got most of these when I worked at a gas station, and would go ask the bank for two dollar bills, and any odd money they had.

Thanks again. I love that you are willing to do this.

I

Man said...

1. 1963a one dollar bill, f39344151b with a sticker that reads Corpus Christi tourist convention $$$ it was something they came up with to try and see where their tourist dollars went.
No extra value just some sort of tourist gimmick

2. $2 bill nearly new just a few bends from handling. F00021761*
What Year?

3. $2 bill same condition as above I00056476*
What Year?

4. $2 bill Same condition as above D00296470*
What Year?

5. $1 bill crisp as new but folded three places, face side printed off the left side of bill, and one stripe from the next is just visible on the other end until it runs off the page from a crooked print
Faulty Alignment error about $75.00.

6. This will be a list of $2 bills some in series, some close. Just a list so you can see if anything jumps out at you.
What Year?

I am willing but I need the years, if all are 1976, 2003?

Anonymous said...

No.2, 3, and 4 are all 1976

No,5 1974

All $2 bills in the list are 1976

Sorry I forgot to add the years. It was a lot of typing, and trying not to miss a number, then forgot the best part.

Man said...

$2.00 1976

No.2 about $5.00
No.3 about $70.00
No.4 about $6.00
No.5 price is not affected

B50799844A about $2.00
F40419041A about $2.00
G33478248A about $2.00
G56328450A about $2.00
H10619681A about $2.50
H10845853A about $2.50
I14489034A about $3.00
I14489035A about $3.00
I14489036A about $3.00
I14489037A about $3.00
I14489038A about $3.00
I14489073A about $3.00
I14489080A about $3.00
I14489093A about $3.00
I14500177A about $3.00
I14503041A about $3.00
I14503721A about $3.00
I14503812A about $3.00
I14503813A about $3.00
I14706211A about $3.00
I14706217A about $3.00
I14706220A about $3.00
I14706548A about $3.00
I23297397A about $3.00
J21832488A about $4.50
J24117398A about $4.50
K03788544A about $2.00
K04252074A about $2.00
K07324627A about $2.00
K07527978A about $2.00
K07933331A covered with names a short snorter unless the names are famous little to no extra value
K08676414A about $2.00
K11620971A about $2.00
K11875711A about $2.00
K12110085A bad shape like burned almost about $2.00
K18652264A about $2.00
K31856921A about $2.00
K34188090A about $2.00
K36974565A about $2.00
K36990620A about $2.00
K37085775A about $2.00
K40171197A about $2.00
K40171302A about $2.00
L72158387A about $2.00

Anonymous said...

Thanks for all the help above. I was looking at a $5 bill that I have in my pocket and noticed the front of the serial number started with FK and under the left serial number is the mark K11, could you explain the two prefix numbers?

I was also wondering about the star notes. Most of what I read says that the last letter is replaced, so why is on of mine showing the star in the prefix letter position?

Man said...

serial number started with FK...
The second letter "K" is the district letter which in your case is Dallas. That means this notes was made specifically for the Dallas Federal Reserve Bank for distribution in that area.

The first letter F is Bill Series in your case Series 2003-A.
The previous note was Series 2003 and started with a D.

...so why is on of mine showing the star in the prefix letter position?
On Non-Federal notes the star is placed in the prefix these notes are no longer issue, since about 1963, but are still okay to use.

Anonymous said...

Cool. Thanks

Anonymous said...

I heard that unusual serial numbers may be worth more than regular, so I looked through a few I had and found these.

Anything?

I11332289*

K11998266N

I31431419G

L00077783L

Sorry I don't really know what I am looking for.

Man said...

unusual serial numbers may be worth more than regular

What year? What denomination?

Anonymous said...

All one dollar bills

I11332289* 1995

K11998266N 1995

I31431419G 1988

L00077783L 1999

Man said...

one dollar bills assuming very-fine

I11332289* 1995 about $1.50

K11998266N 1995 about $1.00

I31431419G 1988 about $1.00

L00077783L 1999 about $1.00

Johnb said...

I have 5/ 20 dollar bills in excellent condition circa 1977 in numerical order w/ serial numbers. What are they worth?

I also have a 20 dollar gold coin circa 1877 in good condition. worth?

Man said...

5/ 20 dollar bills in excellent condition circa 1977 in numerical order w/ serial numbers.
Just $20.00 each

20 dollar gold coin circa 1877 in good condition
About $1,075.00

Suga1 said...

I have a 20 dollar bill that has all of the secuity features but it is missing the green seal over the word Twenty to the right of Jackson. Its from series 2004 A. Is this worth anything?

Man said...

20 dollar bill that has all of the secuity features but it is missing the green seal over the word Twenty to the right of Jackson

This is a Missing Overprint Error it's about $150.00.

Gerry said...

I have a Franklin Mint commerative that came out in 1975
1.5" gold coin
"First Marine Recruiting Station" on front
"200th anniversary, United States Marine Corps" on back
I cannot find any information on this.
In plastic holder and in a case.
Can you help?

Man said...

Franklin Mint commerative that came out in 1975
1.5" gold coin
"First Marine Recruiting Station" on front
"200th anniversary, United States Marine Corps"


I suspect they were plated gold after the set was broken up since I can't find any info on this "gold" medal.

Weigh it, if it's 0.82 oz then it is sterling silver plated in a thin later of gold.

This was part of the Franklin Mint Special Commemorative Issues Medals 1975
Special First Edition Proofs.

This is the 3rd of 36 medals in the set.
Sterling Silver
Mintage: 1,872
The entire set is somewhat rare so each medal is hard to evaluate but the are commonly sold for about $30.00.

Now if it weighs more than 0.82oz I am completely stumped.

Anonymous said...

i have a 20 dollar bill without the department of treasury stamp on it, is it worth anything?

Man said...

20 dollar bill without the department of treasury stamp on it

About $250.00 in extra-fine.

Anonymous said...

i have a 2 dollar bill from 1920, it has a red department of treasury stamp on it, it it worth anything?

Man said...

2 dollar bill from 1920, it has a red department of treasury stamp on it

No such thong, check the date again.

Man said...

thing, I meant thing

Anonymous said...

sry, 1928

Man said...

2 dollar bill from 1928, it has a red department of treasury stamp on it

About $25.00

Anonymous said...

1935 buffalo head nickle, how much would that be worth?

Man said...

1935 buffalo head nickle about $1.00

Dark Kaiser said...

hello i was wondering if this $20 would be an offset
Face
http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n8/minkushuiting05/Picture72.jpg

Back
http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n8/minkushuiting05/Picture73.jpg

Man said...

wondering if this $20 would be an offset

No, it would be a Faulty Alignment error but a very minor one with no extra value.

Andrew said...

I have a 2004a $20 with the treasury seal partially on the bottom and top. Any idea what its worth?

Man said...

2004a $20 with the treasury seal partially on the bottom and top.

About $1,000.00

Anonymous said...

Hello I just pick a few bills didn't want to bother you with them all.

1: one dollar Cleveland National Currency May 18 1914 series of 1918 D29047141A

2: One dollar Silver certificate 1923 *23000376D

3: One dollar 1917 (ripped in half) N84132364A

4: Two silver dollars blue seal date to small for me to see N94713628 with 3 marks after the number

5: Five dollar silver certificate this too the date is to small for me to see N23158099 with the same 3 marks after the number as the 2 dollar bill above. This 5 has a picture of an american Indian on the front

6:Ten dollar 1981 B18358799D this bill has 4 creases in it one from top to bottom right through Hamilton head then the 2nd to the left through the D in serial # and the B stamp 3rd is at the left edge of the THE to the top of bill 4th is to the left of the 10 top left corner. if you pull on the bill from each side you can see the white lines where it didn't print.

7: 10 dollar bill large 2-B blue seal B22268518B 1914 the 2's in the serial number aren't straight I believe this bill has never been touched it is pressed in between 2 pieces of plastic.

8: $100.00 dollar bill red seal 1966 A00600233A
there is a very thin pink mark looks like someone check to see if it was real or something but it bled through to the back of the bill.

I want to thank you so much for what you do. I am certain these are worth something but I won't be retiring from them either.After reading all the post here I am hoping you will understand my description of the bills. Please e-mail me at nanbz28@aol.com

Man said...

1: one dollar Cleveland National Currency May 18 1914 series of 1918 D29047141A
About $50.00

2: One dollar Silver certificate 1923 *23000376D
About $90.00

3: One dollar 1917 (ripped in half) N84132364A
About $10.00

4: Two silver dollars blue seal date to small for me to see N94713628 with 3 marks after the number
About $140.00 it has to be 1899

5: Five dollar silver certificate this too the date is to small for me to see N23158099 with the same 3 marks after the number as the 2 dollar bill above. This 5 has a picture of an american Indian on the front
About $275.00 it has to be 1899

6:Ten dollar 1981 B18358799D this bill has 4 creases in it one from top to bottom right through Hamilton head then the 2nd to the left through the D in serial # and the B stamp 3rd is at the left edge of the THE to the top of bill 4th is to the left of the 10 top left corner. if you pull on the bill from each side you can see the white lines where it didn't print.
About $150.00 for this Gutter fold

7: 10 dollar bill large 2-B blue seal B22268518B 1914 the 2's in the serial number aren't straight I believe this bill has never been touched it is pressed in between 2 pieces of plastic.
About $600.00 in high grade

8: $100.00 dollar bill red seal 1966 A00600233A
there is a very thin pink mark looks like someone check to see if it was real or something but it bled through to the back of the bill.
About $200.00

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much. On the Ten dollar 1914 #7 above the 2's in the serial number belly down or hang lower then the rest of the numbers is that a flaw? And does the economy effect the price of paper money?

Man said...

#7 above the 2's in the serial number belly down or hang lower then the rest of the numbers is that a flaw?
No this is normal.

And does the economy effect the price of paper money?
Yes, currently so many people are selling there collections that the prices are going down.
It's a buyer market...if you can afford it.

Anonymous said...

I have a US Marine Coin that looks like the 2005 commerative coin, but does not have the 2005 date on it (does have the 1775 date, although it is located on the bottom eg. of the coin). It is the back of the coin that I am having difficulty identifying as it has every battle listed ending with Granada. This battle is listed at the bottom under the base of the flag raising motif. I have seen similiar coins, but none that list the number of occupations that this one does. It appears to be a gold plated coin (not sure on that one. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Man said...

US Marine Coin that looks like the 2005 commerative coin, but does not have the 2005 date on it (does have the 1775 date, although it is located on the bottom eg. of the coin). It is the back of the coin that I am having difficulty identifying as it has every battle listed ending with Granada.

Unfortunately I never heard of this it maybe a medal or something but I don't recognize it.

I will keep searching and post anything, maybe a picture would help.

Nexus1220 said...

Hello, I have a series 1950 c 20 dollar bill with the serial number of C55938121A. The front of the bill is merged up to the top with less than a centimeter of border and the back is printed normal. Is this bill worth anything or is this a common error?

Thanks
-Tara

Man said...

1950 c 20 dollar bill with the serial number of C55938121A. The front of the bill is merged up to the top with less than a centimeter of border and the back is printed normal.

Just $20.00 no extra value.

Anonymous said...

Hi, I have a $100 bill. The face side is cut right at the bottom of the print, but does not touch the print and the width of the bill is 1/8" shorter than a regular bill. The back side is centered. Thanks for your insight.

Man said...

$100 bill. The face side is cut right at the bottom of the print, but does not touch the print and the width of the bill is 1/8" shorter than a regular bill. The back side is centered.

Minor Faulty Alignment error, no extra value.

Anonymous said...

hi, i have a $20 note from the federal reserve bank of ny, ny, it has a gold or brown seal and it's a 1929 series it's in decent shape
1 large $1 bill 1899 series it has folds and rough edges
1 $10 gold seal silver certificate from 1934a has very rough edges and discoloration on the back
3 red seal $2 bills one from 1963 good condition but with writing on it one from 1928f series but has blue ink on it from someone and a 1953 with rough edges and a tear in it
any help would be great
thank you

Man said...

$20 note from the federal reserve bank of ny, ny, it has a gold or brown seal and it's a 1929 series it's in decent shape
About $45.00 brown seal

$1 bill 1899 series it has folds and rough edges
About $50.00

$10 gold seal silver certificate from 1934a has very rough edges and discoloration on the back
About $75.00 yellow seal

red seal $2 bills
1963 good condition but with writing on it
About $7.00

1928f series but has blue ink on it from someone
About $15.00

1953 with rough edges and a tear in it
About $9.00

Anonymous said...

Question,I currently have a 20 that is missing the treasury seal (green) serial #GK51625014B 2004a series, theres also a small 1 printed on the left hand lower corner of the back side.

Man said...

20 that is missing the treasury seal (green) serial #GK51625014B 2004a series,

About $150.00 for this Missing Overprint error.

Victor said...

I have a 20 dollar bill that has a small handwriting stamp on it on the back top right corner. I cannot fully make out what it says, but it looks like "Gambris Li"- something. serial #EB35577642C. 2004

Man said...

20 dollar bill that has a small handwriting stamp on it on the back top right corner. I cannot fully make out what it says, but it looks like "Gambris Li"- something. serial #EB35577642C. 2004

I do not recognize it, no extra value.
Maybe try an autograph forum if you think it may be something special.

Anonymous said...

are these legal tender? could you ever actually spend them if you had too?

Victor said...

Its not really an autograph. Its looks like the signatures that come on the front of the money, but has a different name to it.

Man said...

are these legal tender? could you ever actually spend them if you had too?

Sorry, not sure what you are refering to.

Man said...

Its not really an autograph. Its looks like the signatures that come on the front of the money, but has a different name to it.

Oh I thought it was a signtature stamp like certain signers use.

If just a foreign bank stamp then it may be impossible to track back.

Anonymous said...

are these legal tender? could you ever actually spend them if you had too? -- I was wondering about the coins in this post ( the marine corps commemorative ones)

Victor said...

If I take a picture, how can I have it view-able for you? A close look; looks like "Gambris Silver" or something.

Man said...

are these legal tender? could you ever actually spend them if you had too? -- I was wondering about the coins in this post ( the marine corps commemorative ones)

Yes, they would be only face value.

So you could buy $2.00 of stuff with those two coins that have silver and collectors value 25 times over face.

Victor said...

This is a link to a video of the 20 dollar bill on youtube...


http://youtu.be/bvV-a6X24XQ

Man said...

If I take a picture, how can I have it view-able for you? A close look; looks like "Gambris Silver" or something.

Post on a free photo site and then drop a link here.

Still don't recoginze the counterstamp.

Man said...

This is a link to a video of the 20 dollar bill on youtube...

Unfortunately the video was too blurry, still judging by the folds the bills itself has no extra value.

Anonymous said...

I have a 2004 20 dollar bill that is missing the seal on the right side. Is this worth anything? If so how much?

Man said...

2004 20 dollar bill that is missing the seal on the right side


Partial Missing Overprint error about $150.00.

Anonymous said...

I have two crisp, good condition $20 dollar bills from series 2004 A with serial numbers:

GK53226041B
GK53226061B

They are both missing the green Department of the Tresury stamp to the right of Jackson's face.
Iv seen these mentioned above but was still curious. Are they worth any more as the set?

Man said...

crisp, good condition $20 dollar bills from series 2004 A with serial numbers:

GK53226041B
GK53226061B

They are both missing the green Department of the Tresury stamp to the right of Jackson's face.
Iv seen these mentioned above but was still curious. Are they worth any more as the set?


I think they would be slightly more about $450.00 for the set.
That is just $50 more than normal, because I'm assuming they are not officially graded and I don't know if others have been found.

So in a good auctions it may go for more but I like being conservative.

Anonymous said...

If you dont mind me asking what does it mean to be officially graded? Also, this is a round about idea of what a collector might be willing to pay, correct?

Man said...

If you dont mind me asking what does it mean to be officially graded?
--It means the coin was sent to a grading company like PCGS or NGC. The coin is examined by ANA or expert graders and gets sealed in a protective slab. It cost $30 or more to grade each coin depending on rarity.

Also, this is a round about idea of what a collector might be willing to pay, correct?
--Yes, coins like most collectibles can have a wide range of values. Your skill as a buyer can change the price.

These are retail values, the cost for you to replace the coin at a fair market.
Also known as insurance value.

Anonymous said...

i have 67 $20 dollars bills from 1996 missing the green seal on the front of the bill. do they have nay value?

Man said...

$20 dollars bills from 1996 missing the green seal on the front of the bill

About $200.00 each if real, they need to be verified in hand.

Lately fakes have been showing up from South American drug counterfeiters. 1996 was a big year for fakes.

Anonymous said...

where would get them verified?
i own a check cashing store had them delivered from my armored car company back in 1996 and just left them in the safe.

Man said...

where would get them verified?
i own a check cashing store had them delivered from my armored car company back in 1996 and just left them in the safe.


Try several coin shops in your area, the reason 1996 fakes were good is that they used $1 and even $10 bills to make fake $20 bills.

That said errors are known for 1996 so it may cost you but to get it graded.
Try PCGS send 1 for grading and if real and high grade the can go to $500 or more.

Google PCGS and you will see a link to Authorized Dealers that may help.
Also look around PCGS to see if it is worth paying to get all or just one certified.

Anonymous said...

I have a 1996 $20 faulty alignment and bad water mark the water mark is suppose to have a closed mouth smile if you look at it close it has a open mouth smile showing teeth i had the bill check out at the local bank they said it is Not fake is the real deal they said they never seen a water mark like it I would love to know what it is worth an how can i send a picture of it to you do u have an email i can send to

Man said...

1996 $20 faulty alignment and bad water mark the water mark is suppose to have a closed mouth smile if you look at it close it has a open mouth smile showing teeth...

Sounds like an optical illusion, the ink most likely smeared during printing giving the illusion of teeth.

Of course "teeth" are no possible since the there is only one portrait used and it is copied exactly every time.

To post pictures just use a free photo site and copy and paste the link here.

If just an Ink Smear error, no extra value.

Anonymous said...

I have a 1996 $20 faulty alignment and bad water mark the water mark is suppose to have a closed mouth smile if you look at it close it has a open mouth smile showing teeth i had the bill check out at the local bank they said it is Not fake is the real deal they said they never seen a water mark like it I would love to know what it is worth heres the links have to photos

http://i1258.photobucket.com/albums/ii530/bigpopcorn1/DSCI6324.jpg

http://i1258.photobucket.com/albums/ii530/bigpopcorn1/DSCI6325.jpg

Man said...

1996 $20 faulty alignment and bad water mark the water mark is suppose to have a closed mouth smile if you look at it close it has a open mouth smile showing teeth

1st great pictures.

2nd The Faulty Alignment does not add value it's too minor.

3rd The Odd watermark is just an Ink Smear error, the outline of the lips match with normal bills. So this is not a design variety. The Minor Ink Smear does not add value and unless it becomes popular like the Bugs Bunny Half Dollar this will never have any extra value.

In general most watermark errors are not seriously collected.

Anonymous said...

i have one more thing i need priced 1876-S Liberty Gold Double Eagle the grade is probally ms 65-66 i got it in a mystery box at an auction it had lots of silver coins in it also paid like $5 for whole box

Man said...

1876-S Liberty Gold Double Eagle the grade is probally ms 65-66

About $200,000.00 unless it is graded I suspect the grade is much lower.

That said it should be graded.

Anonymous said...

I am curious about a $20 misaligned star bill. Their is no border on the top (the bill is cut off at the tip of Jacksons hair) and a large border on the bottom. On the back it is the same way as the front, small border on top large border on the bottom. The serial number is: EK00053809*

Is it worth anything?

Man said...

$20 misaligned star bill. Their is no border on the top (the bill is cut off at the tip of Jacksons hair) and a large border on the bottom. On the back it is the same way as the front, small border on top large border on the bottom. The serial number is: EK00053809*

About $30.00 the Minor Faulty Alignment does not add much value it would be $25.00 if just a star note.

Anonymous said...

Ok, I left a question yesterday and it's gone, so here goes the question again. I have a 1969 $20 federal reserve note with the green treasury seal missing. How much is it worth please? I can send pictures if you tell me how. Thanks, Lorraine

Man said...

1969 $20 federal reserve note with the green treasury seal missing.

About $150.00 for this Partial Missing Overprint error.

Anonymous said...

The 1862 united states dollar I was asking you about wasnt the rare one. just the common one. i allso came across a 1944S RED wheat penny(MS-65), a 1947D RED wheat penny(MS-66+), and a 1951D RED wheat penny(MS-66+) was wondering what the red ment and what they may be worth. I have a auction site that i sell coins and currency on along with alot of other stuff. I was wondering if it would be ok to put it in a comment sometime so you can check it out, you may find some coins on there you may want.

Man said...

1862 united states dollar I was asking you about wasnt the rare one. just the common one.
--Sorry to hear but they are rare for a reason.

1944S RED wheat penny(MS-65) about $6.00
1947D RED wheat penny(MS-66+) about $75.00
1951D RED wheat penny(MS-66+) about $100.00

was wondering what the red ment
--Red means they did not turn brown over time, instead the still have that copper-red color and luster like a new cent.
These have extra value.

I have a auction site that i sell coins and currency on along with alot of other stuff. I was wondering if it would be ok to put it in a comment sometime so you can check it out, you may find some coins on there you may want.
--Sure go ahead, but I do not buy coins often

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the info on the $20 missing treasury seal note. What might be the value of a 1928B $10 federal reserve note in very good condition - almost looks uncirculated. Thanks again!

Man said...

1928B $10 federal reserve note in very good condition - almost looks uncirculated.

About $30.00 depending on serial number.

Anonymous said...

1928B fed reserve note serial
#B34579318A

Man said...

1928B fed reserve note serial
#B34579318A


What denomination? $20? $5? $10?

Anonymous said...

1928B $10 federal reserve note in very good condition - almost looks uncirculated.

About $30.00 depending on serial number.1928B fed reserve note serial
#B34579318AWhat denomination? $20? $5? $10? It's the $10 one I asked about in this string where you stated depends on the serial #.

Man said...

1928B fed reserve note serial
#B34579318A...$10


Ok it's clear now, sorry for the confusion.

About $30.00 it is the more common variety.

Anonymous said...

Hello,

I have looked online for the closest item to this and can't seem to find it. This coin differs from all I have seen because it has Kuwait listed on the back, and every search I have done doesn't have it. The year is 1775 1oz .999 Fine Silver. Do I have any value on my hands? Hopefully the picture will show:

http://img600.imageshack.us/img600/8782/picstitchc.jpg

Thanks!

Man said...

...it has Kuwait listed on the back, and every search I have done doesn't have it. The year is 1775 1oz .999 Fine Silver. Do I have any value on my hands?

This is a silver round and not an official coin.
I'm not sure what company designs them but they make about 5 designs of this 1775 United States Marine Corps every year.

They have no extra value above the 1 troy oz of silver. So about $30.00 that said I think the original sales prices was $69.99 so they are often seen at $75-$100 on retail sites but they are overvalued.

Your "Kuwait" means it was made recently, they modified an older design but that still adds no value.

Anonymous said...

Hello,
I know very little about coins,currency and computers. I have a $20.00 bill series 1988A with a printing error. It appears the front is okay but the back has about 3/4 of the front printed on it. Andrew Jackson on the back is facing left The only way I know how to send photos is as an e-mail attachment. Is it possible for me to get your e-mail?
I am thrilled to find a site that is willing to give opinions without charging for the research. You provide a great service and I thank you.
If you respond please do so at CSPALM@AOL.COM.

Man said...

$20.00 bill series 1988A with a printing error. It appears the front is okay but the back has about 3/4 of the front printed on it. Andrew Jackson on the back is facing left

You have an Offset Printing error they are well known and yours is partial not complete.

Assuming the bill is circulated with folds and the serial number is not special then about $50.00.

Anonymous said...

My mom got a weird 20 dollar bill at work today. I want to know if its fake or rare. The info is 1999 BE63995780 C E5

Man said...

20 dollar bill at work today. I want to know if its fake or rare. The info is 1999 BE63995780 C E5

Sounds normal, older notes did note have all the security or color like new ones.

Anonymous said...

I have a $20 bill - 2009 series # JB48353955D minted B57. It has a blue R stamped on right hand side on the back. Is this somebody's graffiti or is it worth more than $20?

Anonymous said...

I have a 200th anniversary First Marine Recruiting Station Coin Tun Tavern Philadelphia Nov 10 1775 from the Franklin Mint. It is in Mint Condition. Do you know the value?

Man said...

$20 bill - 2009 series # JB48353955D minted B57. It has a blue R stamped on right hand side on the back.

Bank stamp, no extra value common note.

Man said...

200th anniversary First Marine Recruiting Station Coin Tun Tavern Philadelphia Nov 10 1775 from the Franklin Mint. It is in Mint Condition

Sounds like a medal about $10.00 at most.