Saturday, April 14, 2007

Ask and Ye Shall Receive, Change

Do you have a 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.

On February 12, 2007 I wrote about the release of the new presidential dollars in NYC that took place that same month. I complained about the time that new circulating coins reach my pockets in form of change.

A few days ago chrys wrote this comment...

I have not seen the dollar as change you get from the shops but apparently some car parks ticket machine will spit some. My husband came home with a bunch of them and a few of those with errors.
I wrote back...
That's great chrys I try to tell people not to buy them unless it is from the official government website.

It is better to receive them in your change but it takes time. The debuted in NYC where I live and I have yet to see one.

There are currently 5 "errors" known for these coins. At first they were selling at $300.00 a piece now they are so common that they sell for $2.00 if you're lucky. We will have to wait 1-5 years to see which errors are valuable and which are way too common.

Great finds hold on to them.
The next day BAM! I got 3 new dollars in my change along with a Trinidad and Tobago cent. I thank chrys for the added luck.

Here they go.

The top is a Trinidad & Tobago cent and an image of its reverse. The front has some stuff stuck on it.
The next 3 are the presidential dollars I got. The two in the middle have Washington face up and the edge lettering readable in the normal way. The last dollar has Washington facing up and the edge lettering is upside down.

These upside down "errors" seem to run about 50-50 or maybe 40-60 in favor of right side up. It is not a true error since the mint did not say whether or not the edge lettering should go up or down. At the end they are too common and are worth the same.

I got my 2008 Redbook by R.S. Yeoman and all future prices will reflect that, I'll also try to update any older values I given out.

Here are the stats for each type of coin...
Type/Country: 1 Cent/Trinidad & Tobago
Year: 2002
Mintage: Unknown
Metal: Bronze
Value: $0.05 in Fine(If I can safely remove the gunk.)

Type/Country: 1 Dollar (Right Side Up Edge)/United States of America
Year: 2007P
Mintage: Estimated 176,680,000 (Final numbers may take years)
Metal: 77% copper, 12% zinc, 7% manganese, 4% nickel
Value: $1.00 in MS-60 or less

Type/Country: 1 Dollar(Upside Down Edge)/United States of America
Year: 2007P
Mintage: Estimated 176,680,000 (Final numbers may take years)
Metal: 77% copper, 12% zinc, 7% manganese, 4% nickel
Value: $1.00 in MS-60 or less

Note that the metal content for the dollars are for outer layers only that are bonded to an inner layer of pure copper. This is a more accurate metal content; 88.5% Copper, 6% Zinc, 3.5% Manganese, and 2% Nickel.

Do you have a 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.

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

chrys said...

Well done! You know when the error was first "publicize" a few fetched more than $500 a piece.

Man said...

Years ago I found an off-center statehood quarter and was offered $150 for it then within a few months dozens of them appeared on eBay and it is now worth only $50.

I'm glad I kept it since it is the only off-center error I ever found in my change.

Anonymous said...

i have a 1926 penny and i was wondering if there worth anything?

Man said...

1926 penny

In good condition it is about $0.20.

CHRYS said...

A friend had a 2 dollar bill but the series is 2003. Is this possible? I thought dollar bill had been removed in circulation back in 1990s.

Man said...

$2 bill series 2003 is normal .

They even came out more the series is up to 2003-A.

Since 1976 they made the 1995, 2003, and 2003A. Many were made for collectors as uncut sheets but millions were released for circulation.

In circulated condition a 2003 $2 is worth only $2.00 if it is a star note then it is about $6.00.

Julie said...

Hi, I have this book that I have found entitled "Eisenhower Dollars 1971-1978" It is filled without any dollar coin missing. How much is it worth? I'll take pictures if needed.
Thank you for any help.

Man said...

"Eisenhower Dollars 1971-1978"

A complete set will contain 32 coins in mint and proof states it averages about $300.00. If these are circulated expect 1/3 the value.

Julie said...

The book actually contains 35 coins. Where can I possibly cash this in? Any recommendations?

Man said...

Nice you have all the varieties. I didn't mention the extras because some older albums don't have them.

Any coin shop in your area will pay but expect $200, I never had good times with coin shops.

EBay is also great maybe selling them individually. But the problem is you may lose money due to all the fees.

Join a coin forum because you may sell them or they can give a name of honest dealers. That is what I did and it is great.

Here is a good forum lurk and read the post search for shop in your area. LINK to Forum

Russ said...

Got a few old coins I've somehow inherited that I'm mostly just curious about, none in very good condition:

American V nickel, 1904

One so faded I can hardly read it, says 10 Centesimi on one side, something about Emanuele II Italia on the other

Deutcsches Mark Reich, 1 Mark, 1874

10 Maroc Francs, 1371

One just says "50", written in Arabic, I assume Moroccan, years 1974/1394

1 Norwegian Krone, 1957

One from 1947, says Fem Öre on one side, Med Folket For Fosterlandet on the other

Danmark, 2 Kroner, 1925

One that says Konig V, Preussen on one side, Spiel Mark on the other

British(?) penny, 1921 (copper colored, about the size of a US half-dollar)

Any help you could give would be most appreciated.

Thanks,

Russ

Man said...

All values are in very good.

1904 nickel U.S. about $2.50

10 Centesimi Italy
Emanuele II 1827-1867 about $2.50
Emanuele III 1908-1943 about $0.50

1874 1 Mark Germany about $2.00

1371(1951) 10 Maroc(Morocco) Francs about $0.10

1974/1394 50 Santimat Morocco about $0.10

1957 1 Norwegian Krone about $0.10

1947 5 Öre Sweden about $0.15

1925 2 Kroner Denmark about $1.00

Prussian(Germany) Spiel means play so it maybe a gaming token I'm not sure.

1921 Great Britain penny about $0.15

All are pretty common and of course if the grade higher the are worth more. Still a nice start.

Man said...

Update the German Spiel Marke is most likely a Jeton which are about $5.00 if it can attributed to a specific time.

Russ said...

Thanks for the help.

Anonymous said...

i have a 1967 US Quarter. how much is it worth

Anonymous said...

i have 50 iraqi fils 1981 and 67 US quarter how much are they worth

Man said...

50 iraqi fils 1981
About $0.25 in fine

67 US quarter
About $0.25 in fine.
Unless it is perfect, full details and untouched then it would be worth more.

Anonymous said...

Hey, I was looking throuh your site for the first time... I have bought several penny lots off ebay! I was reading where you still need 1954 wheat. Well I have several 1954, 1954-D that are like new.. still shiny.. no wear and tear. You can have a couple of them, no charge!

Man said...

That is very kind of you but I'm good.

Feel free to give them to someone else or release them into the wild, by using them as change.

alexbolotin2003 said...

i have a bronze coin. on the front, there's a woman with the word "libery" on her head. on the outside of the front, there are 10 stars, and the writting on the bottom ends in "ze". on the back in the middle theres and eagle with rays coming from behind it, and a ring of 12 stars over it's head. on the top the writting says " in unitate fortitude" and on the bottom it says "pos. spiel-mark"

what am i looking at, and is it worth anything?

Alex

Man said...

bronze coin. on the front, there's a woman with the word "libery" on her head. on the outside of the front, there are 10 stars, and the writting on the bottom ends in "ze". on the back in the middle theres and eagle with rays coming from behind it, and a ring of 12 stars over it's head. on the top the writting says " in unitate fortitude" and on the bottom it says "pos. spiel-mark"

This is German "play money" or "game counter" it was made in the 1860's, basically it's a gambling chip.
They are very common and this type is about $10.00.

Anonymous said...

Hi there, I just received a $100 series 1950 B, Washington DC, serial number B11096287A, no stars in the serial number. I read all the comments and didnt see a 1950 B so I thought i would ask.

I also have a $50 bill Series 1969 Washington DC serial number E01656091A? Doubt it is worth anymore than face value but i thought i would throw it in there while i was at it. Thanks so much

Man said...

$100 series 1950 B, Washington DC, serial number B11096287A,

About $115.00 in very-fine.

$50 bill Series 1969 Washington DC serial number E01656091A

About $60.00 in very-fine.

Both are very common in low circulating grade.

Anonymous said...

i have a dollar bill with 11's in all corner and would like to know the value. it is k 05888775 1963

Man said...

dollar bill...it is k 05888775 1963

About $2.00 in very-fine.

Regina said...

Hi! Can you tell me anything about these?

1953A C00839047A F21 2365
1953A F71597463A P69 2487
1953B C16784481A L34 2425
1953B C18780568A D13 2381
1953B C29056672A M19 2502
1953B F83481495A Q38 2305

Thank you!

Man said...


Hi! Can you tell me anything about these?


Not without a denomination.

Regina said...

I also have these

$1 bills:
1935E *73729343E O7798 6091
1935G B67298830J Q8062 6076

$100 bills:
1928A B02003197A G5 (no#)
1934B I01320769A A9 (no#)

$2 bills:
1928C B73883576A B151 246
1928C B86195408A H172 244
1928D C78351384A F305 292
1928G E13489453A A483 361

Thank you!

Regina said...

Sorry!! The original posts were $5 bills!!

Regina said...

I also have about $4,000 in old silver half dollars...
Any suggestions on what I can be looking for that may be a stand out coin or what I can do with them?
Thank you sooo much!!

Man said...

$5 bill
1953A C00839047A about $12.00
1953A F71597463A about $10.00
1953B C16784481A about $12.00
1953B C18780568A about $12.00
1953B C29056672A about $12.00
1953B F83481495A about $10.00


$1 bills:
1935E *73729343E about $5.00
1935G B67298830J about $5.00

$100 bills:
1928A B02003197A about $200.00
1934B I01320769A about $120.00

$2 bills:
1928C B73883576A about $20.00
1928C B86195408A about $20.00
1928D C78351384A about $15.00
1928G E13489453A about $15.00

I also have about $4,000 in old silver half dollars...
Any suggestions on what I can be looking for that may be a stand out coin or what I can do with them?


1970D, 1938D, all 1921-1933, 1919-D-S, all 1916-1917.
anything before 1915.

Were you to sell them to coin shop you'll get 90% of the silver content so about $4.10 per coin. If you sell them online expect $7.00 per coin but it would be more difficult.

So between $4.50 and $7.00 is fair.

Regina said...

Thank you dear!! That helps tremendously!! I have so many it's overwhelming!!
I've more bills to ask about as well, will post soon...
Thank you, thank you! Regina

Anonymous said...

I have a Series 1950 C $50 federal reserve note I00160225*. Any idea what the value is? Thanks, Pam

Man said...

1950 C $50 federal reserve note I00160225*.

About $225.00 in very fine.

Sophia said...

I have liberty dollars of 2 types

Type 1- says 1776-1976 with a head on one side and the liberty bell on the other side.

Type 2 says just has one date with a head and an eagle one the other side

dates for this type are 1971,1972,1977, 1978

I also have Kennedy Half dollars, years 1972, 1974, 1969

ONe of the Kennedy half dollars is dated 1776-1976 and has a building where the others have the eagle.

All coins are circulated. Your assistance would be appreciated. Thanks.

Man said...

U.S. dollar coin
1776-1976 about $1.00
1971 about $1.00
1972 about $1.00
1977 about $1.00
1978 about $1.00

Kennedy Half dollars
1972 about $0.50
1974 about $0.50
1969 about $1.70
1976 about $0.50

Sophia said...

Thanks for the feedback:)

Anonymous said...

I have a 1972D Kennedy Half Dollar. The Eagle on the reverse side appears to be upside down and I heard that those could be worth something?

Man said...

1972D Kennedy Half Dollar. The Eagle on the reverse side appears to be upside down

This sounds normal it's only $0.50.

Twister said...

I recently aquired a full unopened roll of 1954 quarters, but when I looked at the back on the end one it appeared to have a D mint mark but had an extra curve in the center of the d. It kind of looks like it was supposed to be an S there instead. What do you think? Is this valuable or does anything like this exist on the books? I can try to get a picture of it if it would help, but I would probably have to open the roll to get a good picture. Does that hurt the value?

Man said...

full unopened roll of 1954 quarters, but when I looked at the back on the end one it appeared to have a D mint mark but had an extra curve in the center of the d. It kind of looks like it was supposed to be an S there instead. What do you think?

First thought is it may be a 1950D/S which in mint state is $300, just because the roll says 1954 doesn't mean a few are from 1950 or earlier.

There are no official 1954 varieties in any books but it may exist, it would be at least twice the value of the 1950D/S.

I would keep it in the roll and try to get good pictures and post them somewhere to see if it can be identified just from the reverse.

Anonymous said...

i found a 1969A one dollar star note what would it be worth few folds and really clean E11720585

Man said...

1969A one dollar star note what would it be worth few folds and really clean E11720585

About $2.00