Thursday, November 16, 2006

New Coin Ideas

Do you have a coin/bill 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'm checking all the blogs that link to this in the hope of reading something interesting while in class. Then low and behold the first linker was another New York blogger who was doing a little experiment.

He decided to pick up every coin he saw on the streets for a few months. Along the way he found plenty of pennies, a 1944 cent and a $5.00 bill, twice.

I commented to him that I doing the same only around my college and found 37¢, but the same day while on the subway I found two 1 dollar bills in a bundle on the platform. Now I don't know if it was luck or just that reading his blog made me hyper-aware.

I did spot a penny on the platform a couple feet away but I have my limits and left it there for some braver soul to pick up.

Just thinking about this I must have passed up hundreds of dollars in street money throughout the years. Is this just a New York thing?

Do you have a coin/bill 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.

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

JC said...

i guess subway platforms are the hottest places to find pennies

Jim said...

I have a 1958 Denver Wheatback Penny that is in pretty good shape. I would like to know the value if you can tell me.

Man said...

Even in great condition a 1958D cent is only worth $0.20.
Unless it has been graded by a professional company at MS-69 or higher it is currently not worth much above face.

Mike said...

How about a 1951D cent? It hasn't been graded, nor would I know where to get it graded. It's dark dark brown in some places and looks a little scratched, but all of the letters/numbers are clear and Linc isn't really worn ...

Man said...

The scratches even if only tiny kill all value so just for the copper value it's $0.03.

Ej said...

hello my name is EJ and i live in Ontario, Canada and i have a delama! i have a 1945 nickel with a, V and a tourch in the middle on the reverse, and on the other side it says, georgivs VI-D:Grex et ind:imp: at it has his picture. i was woundering how much it is worth.
if you know send me an e-mail at Bart_Fart_122@hotmail.com
much thanks

Man said...

Type/Country: 5 Cents/Canada
Year: 1945
Mintages: 18,893,216
Metal: Steel with nickel and chromium plating
Value: $1.00-Canadian Dollar or $0.80-US Dollar in EF-40

This victory design nickel is common and in Mint State condition it is worth $4.00 if graded highly by a professional it may fetch $75.00 otherwise only a few bucks.

Natalia said...

I have a 1945 Penny. I have heard that if you find old pennies they are worth good money. I would like to know the value, can you tell me?

Man said...

Sorry a 1945 penny is not very valuable unless it is perfect, new and red. Even perfect it is only a few bucks.

The average 1945 penny is worth $0.10.

Old pennies to look out for are pre-1930's or any one with errors.

FDK said...

I have a number of Canadian five cent pieces with the Sudbury Nickel Smelter on them. Dated 1751 - 1951.
Can you tell me what they are worth today?

Man said...

Canadian Sudbury Nickel Dated 1751-1951.

In fine condition only $0.25.

theressahalbert said...

hi there i'm not sure whether or not this is the right place to post this but i've recently come across a 1976 penny that is not copper. it has queen elizabeth 2 on one side and maple leafs on the other side...can you tell me anything about this penny?

Man said...

It's a Canadian cent worth about $0.02 in average condition.
701,122,890 were minted so it is quite common.

Danielle said...

i found a copper 1944 penny...whats it worth?????

Man said...

1944 penny

About $0.10 in very-fine or better.
Most though average $0.03.

Found a penny said...

Hi,
My daugther found a Canadian penny in her collection that has no date. It has the typical Queen Elizabeth photo on the other side and the maple leaf.
Do you have any info on these pennies?
Thanks,
Found a penny

Man said...

Canadian penny in her collection that has no date

The only one that has a date on the Queen side is the 2002. It is blank on the Maple side but has 1952-2002 on the other side.

All coins must have dates but some times grease can block the date and this would be an error but only a minor one worth less then a quarter.


I'd have to see it to make sure.

Brandi said...

I recently found a stack of money from US, among other countries, but the thing I'm the most interested in is a $20 bill dated September 2, 1861. I found yen, franks, money from Saudi Arabia, Korea, and one fairly large bill that is brown with a man wearing combat medals on it. The value says 10, and the wording looks almost Arabic. The US money I found includes a $2 from 1976, one from 1952, silver certificates from 1951,all in excellent condition. Can you help me out with the values of some of these?

Man said...

$20 bill dated September 2, 1861
If Confederate about $1,000.00
If United States about $6,000.00
Many fakes exist.

The US money I found includes a
$2 from 1976, about $6.00
one from 1952, no such thing
silver certificates from 1951,no such thing

1950, 1953, 1957 are the years for most U.S. bills of that time.

The other notes from around the world average $10.00 in excellent if they are before 1944. After 1944 the are usually only a few cents.

Without detail descriptions or pictures it is hard to identify notes. Sorry.

clos said...

I have a 1944D penny and i need to know the value to it and where i can find a buyer?

Man said...

1944D penny and i need to know the value to it and where i can find a buyer?

In fine condition it is about $0.03 on eBay they hardly sell, no coin shop would buy it unless you had a hundred.

Anonymous said...

I found a coin in the garden that I can't find on the internet. It is VERY thin,somewhat worn,hard to read because it needs some serious cleaning though I'm not sure what to clean it with that wont cause damage. It has Queen Elizabeths head on both sides, facing different directions. There is no date and it says on both sides "QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND" rounding the edges of the coin.

Man said...

Queen Elizabeths head on both sides, facing different directions.
There are to many Queen Elizabeths coins to guess.

Since it was in the dirt one way some coin collectors clean the coin is to place it in a potato.
Do a Google search for
'potato coin cleaning'
and you'll get some good advice from ebay.

Anonymous said...

I have a penny from 1930 with an S under the date. How much is it worth?


I also have a 20 dollar bill from 1951.

Man said...

penny from 1930 with an S

About $0.20 in good.

20 dollar bill from 1951.

No such thing in the U.S. it has to be 1950 or some other date.

Anonymous said...

I have a 5 dollar bill made in 1951. I cant find my answer on the internet

Man said...

5 dollar bill made in 1951

What country? What design?

Anonymous said...

I have a canadian nickel with 1751-1951 on it.Is it worth anything?

Man said...

canadian nickel with 1751-1951 about $0.10

cheifsmokesalot said...

I found a 2005 Canadian Penny with a silvery alloy (nickel or steel I would presume) sandwiched in the outer ring but only visible from the coin faces - viewed laterally, there is no indication it is anything but an ordinary one cent piece.

Man said...

2005 Canadian Penny with a silvery alloy (nickel or steel I would presume) sandwiched in the outer ring but only visible from the coin faces - viewed laterally, there is no indication it is anything but an ordinary one cent piece.

That is the steel core coming out, this is an error but so minor that it usually does not any extra value.
I would hold on to it and keep looking on eBay to see if these eventual become collectible.

r0wsbu said...

My son and I were looking through a roll of new 2009 Lincoln cents. One coin caught our eye because it sparkled a lot more than all of the other brand new pennies. A scan shows a sort of stippling or spray of dots all over the front of the coin. Does something like the have the potential to be valuable some day? Thanks!

Man said...

My son and I were looking through a roll of new 2009 Lincoln cents. One coin caught our eye because it sparkled a lot more than all of the other brand new pennies. A scan shows a sort of stippling or spray of dots all over the front of the coin.

If that is the same picture you have on your blog then this is damage.
It happens when dust gets pressed into the copper when the blank strips are plated.
It has no extra value.

Anonymous said...

i have a 1751-1951 five cents from Canada MS-60 or better its in a case http://yfrog.com/0i1007373oj

Man said...

1751-1951 five cents from Canada MS-60 or better

It does look MS-60 so it would be about $2.00.

Anonymous said...

and i also have a 1928 five cents it looks just as nice MS-60 what would that be about

Anonymous said...

i also have a 1928 five cents it looks as good as my other one

Anonymous said...

here is some of my coins
1928 five cents canada
1936 five cents canada
1751-1951 five cents canada
1967 with a rabbit on it five cents canada
1909 it says one penny on it and its big..??
1935 wheat one cent usa
1979 canada one dollar
and i got some more i will ask after

Man said...

1928 five cents it looks just as nice MS-60 about $55.00

Man said...

here is some of my coins assuming very-good VG-8
1928 five cents canada about $0.35
1936 five cents canada about $0.35
1751-1951 five cents canada about $0.20
1967 with a rabbit on it five cents canada about $0.05
1909 it says one penny on it and its big..?? about $1.25 it's British
1935 wheat one cent usa about $0.18
1979 canada one dollar about $1.00

Anonymous said...

lol ur the best

Anonymous said...

ok here is some more.......................
1918 10 cents Canada
1867-1967 ten cents has a shark or something on it
1943 1 cent canada
1967 25 cents lion on it canada
1992 ten pence with a ten on it big as a 25 cents canada
1990 it has a tree with a crown on it canada
2003 10 euro cent and on the back it says RF
1971 has i big 50 on it and it says bankindonesia
1994 cuba ..??
and i still have a little more

Anonymous said...

the one with cuba is a 25 cent

Man said...

Assuming VG

1918 10 cents Canada about $1.25
1867-1967 ten cents about $0.80 it is a mackerel
1943 1 cent canada about $0.10
1967 25 cents canada about $2.25 it's a lynk
1992 ten pence British about $0.10

1990 it has a tree with a crown on it canada
What denomination?

2003 10 euro cent and on the back it says RF
about $0.20 France

1971 has i big 50 on it and it says bankindonesia about $0.25 50 Rupiah

1994 cuba 25 cent not listed are you sure about the date.

Anonymous said...

hay do you have msn or something to webcam chat to show you them?

Man said...

do you have msn or something to webcam chat

No. If you post the pictures online just link them here.

Anonymous said...

well because its hard to take a good picture of them

Anonymous said...

Here is my coins http://www.yfrog.com/froggy.php?username=brandondostie there is 20 pics on each page

Man said...

well because its hard to take a good picture of them

Most if not all of your pictures are too blurry to judge.
That said most of your coins seem common in circulated grades, nothing stands out.

If you are using a camera to take the pictures then you'll need a tripod or steady surface and try placing them from far away and using the zoom to get sharper image.
Strong light like the sun also helps.

Anonymous said...

but is my coin collection good because i just started last year

Man said...

is my coin collection good because i just started last year

For your first year it is very good.

Anonymous said...

do you no the most valuable coin most people have?

Man said...

do you no the most valuable coin most people have?

1933 U.S. double eagle for about $7.59 million dollars.

That said there are a dozen of million dollar coins and many more worth thousands.

Anonymous said...

do you think a (MS-70) 1608-2008 ville DE QUÉBEC CITY 2 dollars be worth more than 2 dollars after a couple of years?.... because i have one. when it came out i got it and i put it in a case.

Man said...

(MS-70) 1608-2008 ville DE QUÉBEC CITY 2 dollars

If graded it would be about $400.00.

Anonymous said...

when is this going to be about $400

Man said...

when is this going to be about $400

I don't understand the question.

If this coin was graded and reached a the level of MS-70 you would sell it at auction and would expect at least $400 possibly more.

Anonymous said...

all i know it's a 1608-2008 2 dollars canada i got it when it came out and its in a case and it still looks the same way as i got it. there is No marks or any thing on it and it is vary shiny .............i dont really know the grades but i read about them and yahh look like MS-70 to me

Man said...

look like MS-70 to me

MS-70 is a rare grade because it means the coin is perfect, never handled by human hands.

That said only a grading company can confirm that grade.

I suspect it is most likely MS-65 which is just about $12.

Anonymous said...

how much would the set of millennium canada millénaire 2000 be worth? this is a pic of it http://yfrog.com/1x4lvj

Man said...

set of millennium canada millénaire 2000 about $15.00

Anonymous said...

wait do not go any where

Anonymous said...

what about A SET OF CANADA MILLENNIUM CANADA MILLÉNAIRE 1999
its in a case like the other one

Man said...

wait do not go any where
Sorry can't stay home all day.


A SET OF CANADA MILLENNIUM CANADA MILLÉNAIRE 1999
About $15.00

Anonymous said...

1979 silver dollar canada what is it worth?

Anonymous said...

AND IT LOOK MS 60

Man said...

1979 silver dollar canada...MS 60

About $1.00

Ken said...

#1
I have a few coins i could use some help with.
I have a 1992 penny in AU condition.
The words "In God we Trust" are non existent, the 2 is still visible but very weak and the L in liberty is non existent and the i and y are very weak.
#2
I also have a 1995 in almost mint state condition that is a very good double die on "liberty" and also "in god we"
#3
1983 in VF condition with the "tes" in states on the reverse double struck
#4
2000 with "America" double struck on the reverse
#5
1960-D with the small D inside a big D. you can see the smaller D on the inside of the curved part
#6
This one is the one i am most interested in.
It is a 1969-S that is double struck very clearly on the 196 on the date and the "S" mint mark, also can be seen in parts of "Liberty" and "In God we Trust".
i do know that there are as few as 38 known examples of this coin in the population reports as i have read on numismatic sites and there is a - mark in my red book where the price is supposed to be. my question is should i drive to Florida from Massachusetts to NGC to get this coin graded to ensure it does not get "lost" or damaged if this were to be a real double die

Man said...

#1 1992 penny in AU condition.
The words "In God we Trust" are non existent, the 2 is still visible but very weak and the L in liberty is non existent and the i and y are very weak.

Either a weak strike or stuck through grease error, either way no extra value.

#2 1995 in almost mint state condition that is a very good double die on "liberty" and also "in god we"
About $15.00

#3 1983 in VF condition with the "tes" in states on the reverse double struck
Never heard of this but about $4.00 if not machine doubling.

#4 2000 with "America" double struck on the reverse
Never heard of this but about $4.00 if not machine doubling.

#5 1960-D with the small D inside a big D. you can see the smaller D on the inside of the curved part
About $1.00

#6 1969-S that is double struck very clearly on the 196 on the date and the "S" mint mark, also can be seen in parts of "Liberty" and "In God we Trust".
About $2.00 in fine.

my question is should i drive to Florida from Massachusetts to NGC to get this coin graded to ensure it does not get "lost" or damaged if this were to be a real double die
None are worth it, plus a suspect most of these are machine doubling which would make them worth nothing over face.

Ken McKay Jr said...

thanks for the last reply.
i have another few for you.

#1 1960-D with the R in Liberty being completely filled, The 9 in the date is completely filled, and the top of the s in pluribus on the reverse is filled all on the same coin. i know die chips are usually not worth much but this one coin has 3 which i found to be unusual.

#2 i have a 1996 that has "shadows" on everything on the front of the coin which are very easily seen with my hand lens. its as though it's a double die but does not have the full strike like a 1995 DDO but it is easily seen in the date, all the words, and Lincoln himself.

#3 this one is more of a curiosity but i thought o would ask anyway. it is a 1985 that has a gold like patina over the whole of the coin.

#4 this one is for a friend of mine. it was given to her through her tips at work and was rejected by the coin counter, it is a penny blank.

#5 i have a 2000 what i assume to be a grease strike error as the date is almost nonexistent as well as all the writing on the front and Lincoln's bust is struck very weakly throughout. but on the reverse it seems the bottom of the letters in "United States of America" were nipped off, there is a very apparent shadow throughout "one cent" all facing in the same direction, and lastly on the initials FG next to the Monticello look as though there are "speed marks" (like the ones used in cartoons to show movement to the left of either letter.

im sure ill come across some more that are curious but not worth much in the future. if you need pics i can scan the coins and email them to you or post them somewhere.

Man said...

#1 1960-D with the R in Liberty being completely filled, The 9 in the date is completely filled, and the top of the s in pluribus on the reverse is filled all on the same coin. i know die chips are usually not worth much but this one coin has 3 which i found to be unusual.
>>Even multiple die chips are normal even 10 would not have any extra unless they are big or have some eye appeal. Sorry, no extra value.

#2 i have a 1996 that has "shadows" on everything on the front of the coin which are very easily seen with my hand lens. its as though it's a double die but does not have the full strike like a 1995 DDO but it is easily seen in the date, all the words, and Lincoln himself.
>>There is one known 1996 DDO it has "Nice doubling shows as a medium spread on WE TRUST, the date, eyelid, and the front of the coat."
Check here... http://www.coppercoins.com/lincoln/diestate.php?date=1996&die_id=1996p1do001&die_state=mds
But yours sounds like hub doubling.

#3 this one is more of a curiosity but i thought o would ask anyway. it is a 1985 that has a gold like patina over the whole of the coin.
Plated coin, no extra value done by an outside >>mint.

#4 this one is for a friend of mine. it was given to her through her tips at work and was rejected by the coin counter, it is a penny blank.
>>About $1.50 without a rim
About $3.50 with a rim

#5 i have a 2000 what i assume to be a grease strike error as the date is almost nonexistent as well as all the writing on the front and Lincoln's bust is struck very weakly throughout. but on the reverse it seems the bottom of the letters in "United States of America" were nipped off, there is a very apparent shadow throughout "one cent" all facing in the same direction, and lastly on the initials FG next to the Monticello look as though there are "speed marks" (like the ones used in cartoons to show movement to the left of either letter.
>>Because of the Struck Through Grease error the entire coin was pressed lopsided and those are the effect, no extra value.

Anonymous said...

How much is a $20 dollar bill from 1979 worth?

Man said...

$20 dollar bill from 1979

What country? The U.S. did not make any with this date.

Anonymous said...

No it's from Canada sorry I forgot to say that.

Man said...

$20 dollar bill from 1979 Canada just $20.00 in circulated grade.

Misty said...

I have a 1958 wheat.penny that is very thin and has no outer ring

Man said...

1958 wheat.penny that is very thin and has no outer ring

Sounds worn this is normal, no extra value.

Anonymous said...

i have two penny's one of them is a 1983 D penny with multiple "bumps" in various places on the obverse, and i have a 2004 D penny with a very weak stirke on the l and i in liberty, you can barely tell that they were their as well as a very weak stike in the entire word united. please help if you can, thanks!

Man said...

1983 D penny with multiple "bumps" in various places on the obverse
--Gas bubbles, no extra value. This is actually considered damaged.

2004 D penny with a very weak stirke on the l and i in liberty, you can barely tell that they were their as well as a very weak stike in the entire word united.
--Weak strike or Struck Through Grease error, either way no extra value.

Anonymous said...

thanks! i have another one for you though, i have a 1968 quarter with no mintmark but what's interesting is that in the words E Pluribus Unum, the B isn't actually a B at all, it is an O with the right upper corner completely filled in, it looks like the blob is a mini B if you look at it closely

Man said...

1968 quarter with no mintmark but what's interesting is that in the words E Pluribus Unum, the B isn't actually a B at all, it is an O with the right upper corner completely filled in, it looks like the blob is a mini B

Die Break error, it happens when the die used to make the coin gets old and begins to break around the letters.
No extra value, unless 10% or more of the surface.

Anonymous said...

thanks, you're pretty quick, looking through some coins, i'll let you know if i find anything later

Anonymous said...

i have a 1776-1976 silver half dollar with a d mint mark, any idea what it's worth?

Man said...

1776-1976 silver half dollar with a d mint mark

Not silver but nickel-clad copper, just $0.50.

Anonymous said...

hello
i have a 1921 usa silver dollar with an eagle spread on the back any idea what its worth
thank-you

Man said...

1921 usa silver dollar about $32.00

Anonymous said...

any idea on a canadian 1917 50 cent piece is worth

Man said...

canadian 1917 50 cent piece about $14.50

Anonymous said...

1953 and 1956 and 1983 canadian silver dollar
and 1858-1958 british colubia totem pole silver dollar
thank-you in advance

Man said...

canadian silver dollar
1953 about $25.00
1956 about $25.00
1983 about $1.00
1858-1958 british colubia totem pole about $25.00

Anonymous said...

thank you
i have a couple more for ya if you dont mind
1852-2002 anaversary canadian silver dollar
1867-1967 anaversary canadian silver dollar
1944 can silver dollar
1957 and 1959 canadian silver dollars
thanks again
thats all i need
where do you find most your information from
as io can not find value3s on these ones

Man said...

1852-2002 anaversary canadian silver dollar about $31.00 but can you describe the design, there are a few variety

1867-1967 anaversary canadian silver dollar about $25.00
1944 can silver dollar no such year recheck the date
1957 about $25.00
1959 about $25.00

Man said...

where do you find most your information from
as io can not find value3s on these ones


I use this book:
Canadian Coins, 62nd Edition - A Charlton Standard Catalogue (Charlton's Standard Catalogue of Canadian Coins)

Anonymous said...

im sorry my mistake
all those were 50 cent pieces canadian
sorry for waisting your time
they helped on the dollar ones tooo,,,lol

Man said...

50 cent pieces canadian

1852-2002 about $12.00
1867-1967 about $12.00
1944 about $12.00
1957 about $12.00
1959 about $12.00

Most 50 cents pieces that are silver just have metal value. No problem.