Thursday, July 06, 2006

Obsolete African Coin

Do you have an African 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.

I bought this coin recently and was very pleased that it was only a few bucks plus free shipping and handling. Another good thing is it's great luster.

Older African coin(Obverse)
Older African coin(Reverse)

Here's the stats for this coin...
Type/Country: 20 Centavos / Mozambique
Year: 1974
Mintages: 13,044,000
Metal: Bronze
Value: $3.75 in XF, $9.00 in UNC

I'm not sure if it is XF or UNC it is sharp in all details but it is terribly spotted.

This coin was issued when Mozambique was under Portuguese control since then the country is now self-ruled. Most Portuguese colonial coins are worth alot more then face.

Do you have an African 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.

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

mallory said...

My parents were antique dealers during my childhood, and I ended up with some coins in my possession (Not sure how... I was very young, so who knows!)

I have a 1947 coin that says "Republica Portuguesa" on the obverse with a ship. On the reverse is some sort of shield and "2 $ 50"

I also have 10 cents Canadian from 1913, six pence from 1954, 10 cents Hong Kong from 1949, and five cents Hong Kong from 1949.

Does these have any value? Sorry for listing so many...

Man said...

1947 Portuguese 2 1/2 Escudos
is about $3.00 and made of silver.

1913 Canadian 10 cents
well there are 2 varities a "small leaves" which has leaves far from the edge. "Large leaves" has leaves almost touching the edge.
Small leaves is about $2.00
Large leaves is about $100.00
also silver

six pence from 1954
I assume English is about $0.15

10 cents Hong Kong from 1949
is about $0.25

5 cents Hong Kong from 1949
is about $0.25

All the other are some combination of nickel and another metal.

Of course I hope your Canadian is the Large leaves.

becky5@shawneelink.net said...

I have an 1898 penny with Zuid Afrik republiek with lion man wagon and anchor on back. I believe it may be south africa. could you please tell me worth of it?

Man said...

1898 penny with Zuid Afrik republiek with lion man wagon and anchor on back.

Yes South Africa, it's about $1.50.

Anonymous said...

I have an 80 reis coin from Moazambique (minted in Portugal) that is dated 1825. Can you tell me about how much it is worth?

Man said...

80 reis coin from Moazambique (minted in Portugal) that is dated 1825.

This coin has been officially moved to the Saint Thomas & Prince Island category but I still think of it as a Mozambique coin.

It's about $10.00.

Anonymous said...

I have a 1949 Suid Afrika 1/2 D
george IVS SEXTVS REX on the one side with a ship on the other

also a Suid Afrika 2 1/2 S
ELIZABETH II REGINA

can you please tell me their value?

Man said...

1949 Suid Afrika 1/2 D about $0.25


also a Suid Afrika 2 1/2 S
What year?

Anonymous said...

i just recived the same coin that you have at the top of the page the african colonial from 1974 what is the value of it here in united states thankyou

Man said...

same coin that you have at the top of the page the african colonial from 1974

Same...
Value:
$3.75 in XF (extra-fine)
$9.00 in UNC (uncirculated)

Anonymous said...

Hi i have a south african 1955 1/2 D Elizabeth 2 regina.. please reply i dont think its worth anything but still out of intrests i would like to know thank you very much..... i am south african so please tell me in Rands

Man said...

south african 1955 1/2 D about 1.05 rands

Anonymous said...

what is this coin - Obverse, a bust of Georgivs Sextvs Rex - Reverse New Zealand 1949 Crown leafy branch with 4 stars around it ?

Man said...

what is this coin - Obverse, a bust of Georgivs Sextvs Rex - Reverse New Zealand 1949 Crown leafy branch with 4 stars around it ?

Type: 1 Crown
Country: New Zealand
Year: 1949
Mintage: 200,000
Metal: 50% Silver
Value: $14.00 in Fine

wendy said...

I have a 1955 $20 coin from Mocambique. Wondering what the value is.

Man said...

1955 $20 coin from Mocambique about $3.75

Anonymous said...

I have a 1941 & 1942 Georgivs Vi DG Rex BT Ind IM Canadian 5 cent. What are they worth?

Man said...

Canadian 5 cent
1941 about $0.20
1942 about $0.30

Anonymous said...

I have a 2 1952 1 dime,1959 1 dime,1962 1 cent,1952 1/2 dime,1954 2 shilling,1940 1/2 dime,1955 1/4 dime,2 Mandela's 90 years R5 coins & 1 y2k Mandela R5 coin...all coins are South african, what are they worth, also have a 1984 one pound,1980 2 (new pence)& a 1970 Rhodesia 1c

Man said...

all coins are South african...
1952 1 dime, No such South African coin???
1959 1 dime, No such South African coin???
1962 1 cent about $0.05
1952 1/2 dime, No such South African coin???
1954 2 shilling about $6.50
1940 1/2 dime, No such South African coin???
1955 1/4 dime, No such South African coin???
Mandela's 90 years R5 coins about $1.25
y2k Mandela R5 coin about $1.25

British...
1984 one pound about $2.25
1980 2 (new pence) about $0.05

1970 Rhodesia 1c about $0.05

About the South African unknown coins I think the confusion is with the term "dime". Just tell me what it say on the coin.

Anonymous said...

HI Man

hope the below will assist you to help with my question

1952 1D GEORGIVS SEXTVS REX
1959 1D ELIZABETH II REGINA
1952 1/2D GEORGIVS SEXTVS REX
1940 1/2D GEORGIVS VI REX IMPERATOR
1955 1/4D ELIZABETH II REGINA

Man said...

1952 1D GEORGIVS SEXTVS REX about $0.25
1959 1D ELIZABETH II REGINA about $0.20
1952 1/2D GEORGIVS SEXTVS REX about $0.25
1940 1/2D GEORGIVS VI REX IMPERATOR about $0.30
1955 1/4D ELIZABETH II REGINA about $0.15

D stands for penny.
1/4D is a farthing.

Anonymous said...

I came across some coins and was wondering if you could help me
A handful of 1968 canada 25cents
A 1927 1escudo
A 1945 publica portuguesa coins
A 1921 one florin
and 1978 corn pesos

Man said...

1968 canada 25cents about $4.00 if silver

A 1927 1escudo
A 1945 publica portuguesa coins
A 1921 one florin
and 1978 corn pesos


I would need countries and denominations for each of these.

anca said...

I received the coin in your post from a stamp/coin company. the Mozambique protugese republic 20 centavoas 1974. They want to sell it to me for $5.95. Its in really good condition ... So I have two questions:
1. Is it worth the price?
2.how can i tell if its uncirculated? it looks almost new, clear and shiny
THanks

Man said...

So I have two questions:
1. Is it worth the price?
--At $5.95 it is a bit expensive especially if you are an eBay expert.
$3.75 in XF
$9.00 in UNC
So even if your is somewhere in the middle it maybe good to buy it now.

2.how can i tell if its uncirculated? it looks almost new, clear and shiny
--Is the tiny details clear, luster is good, few spots, no damage or scratch marks. No evidence of being cleaned.
Many of these survived in high grade so it is not uncommon to find whole rolls in uncirculated.

I think this is the same company that sold me this one. I bought it because at the time I did not buy much online and it was the cool but I quickly canceled all future shipments.
Since 2002 the value has not increased so I do not expect it to go up for another 5-10 years.

If you can afford it and do not want to hunt online go for it. But if you have any doubts just send it back.

Anonymous said...

i have a 1953 african coin (2s) and i was wondering if you could tell me how much its worth in english money?

Man said...

1953 african coin (2s)

What country?

Anonymous said...

england?

Anonymous said...

it says 'Suid-Afrika'.

Man said...

1953 african coin (2s)...it says 'Suid-Afrika'

2 Shillings from South Africa 1953 about 5.10 pounds mostly for silver content.

Anonymous said...

okay thankyou:)

Anonymous said...

Tiny coin on front 1 ore with crown 1966 on back crown says gustaf v1 adolf

Man said...

1 ore with crown 1966 on back crown says gustaf v1 adolf

About $0.10

Anonymous said...

hey how much is 1/4D worth? It is a 1955 coin and reads on the reverse : Elizabeth II regina

Man said...

1/4D worth? It is a 1955 coin and reads on the reverse : Elizabeth II regina

What country?
Or describe the other details of the coin.

Gary said...

I have a Mocambique 1960
10 Centavos what's the worth

Man said...

Mocambique 1960
10 Centavos about $0.50 in very-fine

Anonymous said...

I have Georgivs sextvs rex with a heard on 1 side and South Africa 1D ,1952 i want to know the price and who can buy it from me. can you give the omount in Rands

Man said...

South Africa 1D ,1952 about 1.92 Rands in fine grade

This coin is too common for coin shops, maybe try eBay.

Anonymous said...

Gold Coins » 1 oz Krugerrand Gold Coin 1980 Fyngoud Suid Afrika

Man said...

1 oz Krugerrand Gold Coin 1980 Fyngoud Suid Afrika

About $1,700.00

Anonymous said...

What is the value of a 2 shillings 1949 South- Africa?

Man said...

2 shillings 1949 South- Africa about $10.00

Anonymous said...

Hi hi I came across these coins and wondered if thay have any value.
• 1 pfennig /1984 / BundesRepublik deutschland.
• 1/2 d / 1960 / elizabeth II regina/ south-africa.
•1/4 d / 1943 / georgivs vi rex imperator
• 3 d/ 1956 / elizabeth II regina/ south-africa.

Man said...

• 1 pfennig /1984 / BundesRepublik deutschland about $0.10
• 1/2 d / 1960 / elizabeth II regina/ south-africa about $0.20
• 1/4 d / 1943 / georgivs vi rex imperator about $0.30
• 3 d/ 1956 / elizabeth II regina/ south-africa about $0.55

Leigh J said...

I have a 1959 south african coin - 1/4 dime with Elizabeth Regina on the back...any value?

Man said...

1959 south african coin - 1/4 dime

1/4 Penny not Dime, also known as a farthing it's about $0.25.

Anonymous said...

I have 4 South African 1 Rand coins. 1978, 1979, 1988 and 1980. And a 10 centavos Mozambique 1936.

Man said...

South African 1 Rand coins. 1978, 1979, 1988 and 1980.
About $0.75 each

And a 10 centavos Mozambique 1936.
About $10.00