Sunday, December 23, 2007

Money in Art

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.

Last year at this time I went to the Smithsonian Institution: National Museum of the American Indian located at
The George Gustav Heye Center
Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House
One Bowling Green
New York, NY 10004
it is free admissions.

There were some great pieces but one that relates to the numismatic hobby was this basket.

The work is titled Penny For Your Thoughts made circa 2000.
It is modern art by Terrol Dew Johnson (Tohono O'odham, born 1975) Arizona.
Medium is beargrass, waxed nylon, and pennies.
Anonymous donation, 2005 (26/4364).

His quote on this work in 2005...
My work reflects who I am and as a person, my culture, my family, the desert. I have learned much from my elders and I combine this respect for tradition with my own visions of the world I see around me. Many times I dream a design, and it haunts me until I actually weave it.
While I may not know the value of this art piece I know it's significance.

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.

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

tom said...

LIGHT OFFSET PRINTING ERROR on back of 1996 $20 - shows front printing over normal back printing what sort of value does this have

Man said...

LIGHT OFFSET PRINTING ERROR on back of 1996 $20 - shows front printing over normal back printing

It is about $150.00 in extra-fine.

chrys said...

this is so cool

Anonymous said...

I have several Canadian coins, can you tell me estimated value?

1895, 1917, 1918 Large One cent
1928 one cent
1940 Newfoundland one cent
Many other pennies from 1940s to 1960s

1933, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947 5 cents also 1751-1951 centenial nickel.

Many others too numerous to mention along with many US and other country old coins, my mothers collection.

Man said...

Canadian coins

Large One cent
1895 about $1.50
1917 about $0.50
1918 about $1.50
1928 about $0.15
1940 Newfoundland one cent about $1.25
1940s to 1960s most are about $0.10 or less there are a few varieties from 1953-1955 worth more.

5 cents
1933 about $0.40
1944 about $0.15
1945 about $0.15
1946 about $0.15
1947 about $0.15 again there are some varieties.
1751-1951 about $0.15

Anonymous said...

Hello, Could you please tell me the worth of the following: 1) 1921 $1 Morgan Dollar, excellent condition. 2) 1917, 1923, 1929, pennies. 3) 1776-1976 Silver ONE DOLLAR (Eisenhower?). 4) 1971 Kennedy Half Dollar. 5) 1947 Confederatio Helvetica 20cent piece. 6) 1905 5 cent piece
Thank YOU!!

Man said...

1) 1921 $1 Morgan Dollar, excellent condition about $21.00

2) pennies
1917 about $0.30
1923 about $0.35
1929 about $0.20

3) 1776-1976 Silver ONE DOLLAR (Eisenhower?) about $4.00 if silver just $1.00 if clad

4) 1971 Kennedy Half Dollar about $0.50

5) 1947 Confederatio Helvetica 20cent piece about $0.75

6) 1905 5 cent piece about $2.00

Dr. Math said...

I don't recall the basket, but with so many exhibits and pieces I may have missed it.