Tuesday, January 22, 2008

A Token Effort

Do you have a token 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 don't often make post about token because the varieties are tremendous and I don't own any token books. The most popular reference for tokens is the Atwood-Coffee Catalogue but it's hard to find. Not to mention the fact is most tokens are difficult to identify.even with pictures.

That said have a few I will show. Three are transit token and the last is a gambling token.

Luckily they were all American token because I know some stuff about them but foreign tokens can be extremely difficult to evaluate. All of these tokens are obsolete an no longer accepted anywhere.

Here are the stats for the tokens...
Type/Country: One Passage/Delaware River, PA, USA
Year: Don't know.
Mintages: Unknown.
Metal: Brass
Value: $0.25
Obverse Writing: Good For One Passage-Bridge Token-Commuter Token
Reverse Writing: Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission-Established-1934-Pennsylvania-New Jersey

Type/Country: One Fare/Queensboro Bridge, NY, USA
Year: 1947-????
Mintages: Unknown
Metal: White-metal (possibly aluminum mix)
Value: $1.00Obverse Writing: Good For-One Fare
Reverse Writing: Queensboro Bridge Railway Co. Inc.

Type/Country: One Bus Fare/Suffolk County, NY, USA
Year: Don't know.
Mintages: Not known
Metal: Aluminum
Value: $2.00 (updated to 2012 transit fare prices)
Obverse Writing: Good For One-Special Program-Bus Fare
Reverse Writing: Suffolk County,N.Y.-Bus Token

Type/Country: 1 Dollar/Frontier Hotel, Las Vegas, NV, USA
Year: 1967
Mintages: Not sure
Metal: Franklin Mint Metal?
Value: $4.00 in XF
Obverse Writing: Acceptable Only At The Frontier Hotel, Las Vegas
Reverse Writing: One Dollar Gaming Token For Use By Player Only-Frontier Hotel-Las Vegas-1967


Do you have a token 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.

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

JuliaLCA said...

Hi, I inherited a huge bag of coins. I am not usually a collector of coins, although I recently closed up an Antique Shoppe where I carried just about everything else. Anyhow, this bag is full of everything from tokens from all over the world to casino and astrology coins. I've started cataloging some and have found coins from over 75 countries, mostly dated 1940 to present, with more in the 1970 to 1980 range. I have listed a few auctions on ebay, my seller name is Mandalia6, but I'm not getting much of a response. I'd like to pass these along to some collectors who will appreciate them, what do you suggest? I'm not looking to make it rich on these, as I, myself have various collections (antique linens, glassware, textiles, etc.,) and know the thrill of finding good stuff at a decent price. My direct email is ******@comcast.net and I live in New Jersey. I can take some pics of what I have if you want to see for yourself. Thank you for your time, Regards, Julia

Man said...

Just looking over your lots and unfortunately they're very common coins.

I can buy a bag of 100 world coins at $9.95 from other places so to spend $3.99 + $2.33 s/h for 12 coins is a bit high.

Split the lots into two giant lots and start the auction at $0.01.

Any coin shop would buy them at $0.05 a piece. They would probably reject the tokens.

These days it is much more difficult to make a decent sale on low grade coins because of all the higher end coins every collector wants.

Anonymous said...

I think I have a penny (Canadian)between 1970 and 2000 it has no markings of any kind on it (Blank). Any idea what it is worth? You can email me at *********@netscape.net
Thanks Peter

Man said...

a penny (Canadian)between 1970 and 2000 it has no markings of any kind on it (Blank).

These go for about $3.00 if heavily circulated to $15.00.

Anonymous said...

thanks

GW said...

I am searching for a coin, but it was so long ago that I saw it I am t a loss as to what it was. I remember the coin was silver and LARGE, about the size of a donut, maybe +/- a bit. I want to say that there were birds on one side, and/or QEII on the back. My grandmother lost this many years back, and I remember it as a teen. Any ideas as to the coin?

Man said...

I remember the coin was silver and LARGE, about the size of a donut

The Queens image makes me think that it is an Isle of Man or Gibraltar coin because they have many unusual and large coins up to 100 mm which is the size of a plate.

The closet thing I know of is the 32 Crowns from Gibraltar which is 85 mm that has two peacocks on the back. It was made for the Japanese Royal Wedding it was 1993. Worth about $800.00.

Anonymous said...

Hi, I have a gold color coin, on the front is a women and man bust with Elisaabetta II . Filippo di Edimburgo and on the back is a book thats open in the middle. You got any clue on this one.
Thanks

Man said...

the front is a women and man bust with Elisaabetta II . Filippo di Edimburgo and on the back is a book thats open in the middle.

This is an Italian medal in honor of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh marriage to Queen Elizabeth. The back is some sort of royal marriage book that was signed by both of them.

As far as I know it is not real gold or even plated but in extra-fine condition it is about $15.00. The goldish paint tends to worn off easily making worth much less.

tom said...

I have a gold seal twenty dollar bill.
Serial: A06386841A
and a Mint mark: C35
Year: 1928

What is that worth?

Man said...

gold seal twenty dollar bill.
Serial: A06386841A
and a Mint mark: C35
Year: 1928


The C35 is not the mint mark but the facility mark and the face plate number.

In very fine it is about $200.00.

Anonymous said...

Hi i sort through allot of money at work and i have come upon the following

1950 $5 B13685698*

1969 $10 B22015413*

1950 $50 G03760354A

can you tell what they are worth they are all in very good condition especially for their age

Man said...

1950 $5 B13685698*
This should be a 1950-B and it's about $10.00

1969 $10 B22015413*
This should be a 1969-C and it's about $12.50

1950 $50 G03760354A
It's about $52.50

sambo said...

Hello. I made my blog just a couple days ago so I could find the prices for any coins I may have. Heres the site: samboniblog.blogspot.com

I wil occasionally post various coins on there that I need prices for since I dont want to have to keep up with this.

nothing against you man.

Man said...

If your serious about collecting by the Krause World Book or get the online subscription.

Good luck.

Anonymous said...

I came across pa nj delaware river joint toll tokens in an old truck i bought. They are dated 1934, and I am curious how much they might be worth

Man said...

pa nj delaware river joint toll tokens in an old truck i bought. They are dated 1934

This is a Pennsylvania token very common about $0.25. There are at least 4 varieties I know of and all are the same value, the year 1934 is an establishment year not an actual date minted.

Anonymous said...

I have a brass like token 13/16th diam says WALDORF 5C (C has a vertical line thru it for cents) on each side. Any insight?

Man said...

brass like token 13/16th diam says WALDORF 5C (C has a vertical line thru it for cents) on each side. Any insight?

Sounds like a California Token probably for the Waldorf Cafe usually from 1910-1930.
They're also some from Idaho and Ohio but like the original post says these things are difficult to pinpoint. Your best bet is trying on a forum especially for tokens or emailing a token society expert.

Unfortunately I'm very limited in this area but from what I hear they are rarely over $4.00.

Anonymous said...

I have a Cincinnati, Ohio Adult transit token. On the one side it pictures two buses and says Cincinnati transit and on the other side it says one adult token. I found one like it that says it is a school token with one bus from the 1943. I found this token while metal detecting in Columbus Ohio and would like to know how much it is worth. Thanks

Man said...

Cincinnati, Ohio Adult transit token. On the one side it pictures two buses and says Cincinnati transit and on the other side it says one adult token. I found one like it that says it is a school token with one bus from the 1943. I found this token while metal detecting in Columbus Ohio

I've seen these before and they generally go for $1.00 to $2.00.
Unfortuantely I don't know the catalog number or any auctions recently so the exact value escapes me.

Anonymous said...

i have a token that was given to me by my pappaw that is supposed to be from around the 1900s. it has an L cut out in the middle of it and is about the size of a dime. looks brass and is in very good condition. i believe it was for green line fare. i would like to know how much this is worth and where i can find information about it at. thank you and have a nice day.

Man said...

token that was given to me by my pappaw that is supposed to be from around the 1900s. it has an L cut out in the middle of it and is about the size of a dime. looks brass and is in very good condition. i believe it was for green line fare.

Exonumist is a good start because I know little. If you can't find it their look at their links. I think he stop updating in 2005 so resources are thin.

Anonymous said...

I have a $2 bill-year 1995
I have a $20 bill- year 1988
What would be the value of each of these?

Man said...

$2 bill-year 1995 about $2.00
$20 bill- year 1988 about $20.00

Both are still very common it would take several decades before they gain value.

Anonymous said...

Hi, I have a token that has Albuquerque bus company school fare on one side and Good on School Days only 7 AM to 5 PM on the other. The texture is kind of checkerboard-like and an A, which was crafted into the coin, is in the middle. Any ideas????

Man said...

Albuquerque bus company school fare on one side and Good on School Days only 7 AM to 5 PM on the other.

This is a New Mexico transit token issued between 1928-1960 that is all I know besides that it is common.
About $0.50

Anonymous said...

Hi

I found a token with the letters F.C. on it and in the middle there is a cut out star and around the star an imprinted ribbon I have been searching the web and token books but nothing. Found in South Texas. Thanks

Man said...

token with the letters F.C. on it and in the middle there is a cut out star and around the star an imprinted ribbon I have been searching the web and token books but nothing. Found in South Texas

This sounds like a local drinking token unfortunately without more details or a picture it is impossible to say.

Try posting it on a several coin or token forums or if there is a local coin club in your area then they may help.

Good luck, tokens are very local and often have little value so they are hard to trace.

Anonymous said...

I have a Philadelphia PTC on one side otherside PTC Godd for one fare this token has three openings in too. Any info on it and its worth?

Man said...

Philadelphia PTC on one side otherside PTC Godd for one fare this token has three openings in too

I have little info they average about $1.00 or less but you can try here...
http://www.exonumist.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=Tokens&file=index

Although I think that site stopped updating.

Anonymous said...

1943 20 Centavos( picture of hills it think!)the other side says Estados Unidos Mexicanos on it and I have no idea what the pic is.

1955 Canada 10 cent with a sail boat i think and a woman on the other side that says Elizebeth II DEI Gratia Regina.

Canada 1 cent with a bird 1967

1959 Canada 1 cent

1909 one cent canada

1979 one cent canada

Verice 10 cent 1954 i cant hardly make out what the rest says

Nederlandes Antillen 1975 5 cent 1867-1967

Travail Famille Patrie Franc 1943 with a francisque on the other side and it does have a mint mark next to the fransisque but i cant tell what it is

1942 one cent Estados Unidos Mexicanos

1935 one cent """"""""""""""""

1941 Canada one cent

1955 5 cent italiana

1965 one cent julianna kolingnin der nederlanden

1 pfennig 1950

do any of these sound familiar, or do you know annything about them? thanks

Man said...

1943 20 Centavos( picture of hills it think!)the other side says Estados Unidos Mexicanos on it and I have no idea what the pic is.
About $1.25
Obv: National arms, eagle left
Rev: Liberty cap divides value above Pyramid of the Sun at Teotihuacán,volcanos Ixtaccihuatl and Popocatepet in background

1955 Canada 10 cent
About $1.50

Canada 1 cent with a bird 1967
About $0.03

1959 Canada 1 cent
About $0.05

1909 one cent canada
About $1.75

1979 one cent canada
About $0.03

Verice 10 cent 1954 i cant hardly make out what the rest says
I would need more info.

Nederlandes Antillen 1975 5 cent 1867-1967
About $0.10, don't understand all the dates??

Travail Famille Patrie Franc 1943 with a francisque on the other side and it does have a mint mark next to the fransisque but i cant tell what it is
French about $0.10 there are a dozen varieties bu I have no good images of them so I can't say if this is a rare one.

1942 one cent Estados Unidos Mexicanos
About $0.15

1935 one cent """"""""""""""""
About $0.15

1941 Canada one cent
About $0.10

1955 5 cent italiana
About $0.10 it should be 5 Lire from Italy

1965 one cent julianna kolingnin der nederlanden
About $0.10

1 pfennig 1950
About $0.10

Anonymous said...

I would like know the value of a Queensboro Railway Co. Token

Man said...

Queensboro Railway Co. Token about $1.00

dave said...

Hi! You have a pic and description of a silver colored token for the Queensboro Bridge Railway Company with a pic of a subway car on it. Can you tell me anything about the value of a similar token in a brassy color with a pic of a bus on it?
Thanks! Dave

Man said...

Queensboro Bridge Railway Company with a pic of a subway car on it. Can you tell me anything about the value of a similar token in a brassy color with a pic of a bus on it?

The Brass version was issued for 1945 and is still about $1.00.

Anonymous said...

1940 20 centavos estados unidos mexicanos. I have been all over the web and find it in silver but my coin is gold. Have not found another like it and it was in ciculation. Details are still nice. mkirbysplace@earthlink.net
Thank you in advance for any advice you can give.

Man said...

1940 20 centavos estados unidos mexicanos. I have been all over the web and find it in silver but my coin is gold.

It should be silver and weigh 3.33 grams.

Weigh yours if it's 3.33 grams it just gold-plated and has no extra value above $2.00.

If it weighs something it may be an error of some sort.

Anonymous said...

i have a travail famille patrie 1942 1 franc coin...somewhere i heard they were very expensive but i dont know the source..thanks

Man said...

travail famille patrie 1942 1 franc coin about $0.25

There is a variety that does not have the letters LB next to the axe but it is rare and is easily faked. This one can be worth alot but has not been in an auction for years so the value is not set.

Anonymous said...

Hi and Thank you for you help that you provide for people like me. I have been looking for awhile for information on a coin I have and you are the only person that has come close to saying anything that resembles my coin, it is a 10 oz silver coin with two peacocks on the reverse and QEII on the obverse. It is 75mm across on the obverse it is written ELIZABETH II GIBRALTAR 1993 on the reverse it is written PRINCE NARUHITO ROYAL WEDDING PRINCESS MASAKO Ag 10 oz CROWN . I hope this finds you in good health and happy. I look forward to your response PEACE

Man said...

10 oz silver coin with two peacocks on the reverse and QEII on the obverse. It is 75mm across on the obverse it is written ELIZABETH II GIBRALTAR 1993 on the reverse it is written PRINCE NARUHITO ROYAL WEDDING PRINCESS MASAKO Ag 10 oz CROWN .

Type/Country: 10 Crown / Gibraltar
Subject: Japanese Royal Wedding
Year: 1993
Mintage: 5,000 estimated
Metal: 0.9990 Silver 10.015 oz. ASW
Value: $285

Anonymous said...

Wow that was a fast response Thank you! would you care to share with me how you come to know this information? I have been looking since I first posted and have found nothing.. I also have another coin that I hope to find some information about

It is a gold coin with princess Diana on the obverse and is printed with 1961-1997 IN MEMORY OF DIANA PRINCESS OF WALES and on the reverse is a picture of a rose and is printed 1997 ENGLANDS ROSE 999.9 GOLD 1/10 OZ It also has 2 marks 1 looks like a castle or a crown and the other looks like a cross I have found many coins of her but none with a rose. Thanks again and PEACE.

My e-mail is lbleck@yahoo.com just in case

Man said...

would you care to share with me how you come to know this information?

World Coin Book by Krause, value is an average from books and current auctions online.

gold coin with princess Diana on the obverse and is printed with 1961-1997 IN MEMORY OF DIANA PRINCESS OF WALES and on the reverse is a picture of a rose and is printed 1997 ENGLANDS ROSE 999.9 GOLD 1/10 OZ It also has 2 marks 1 looks like a castle or a crown and the other looks like a cross

This sounds like some sort of bullion piece made outside the mint.
I can't find any info on it, sorry.

If you have a picture that might help but value for metal alone is $135.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for your time and wisdom I am an American living in Japan. And I only have this internet to learn about coins and people like you help a great deal! I will attach the photos of the gold coin as well as the silver coin you helped me with.In an e-mail You can use the photos as you wish.

I got interested in coins because I started to invest into precious metals and the more coins I bought I found out then I like collecting coins some are amazingly beautiful one of my favorites is a commemorative coin made by the Japanese mint made of silver I will attach it with the photos so you can see it.

p.s the silver peacock is in a case so it looks rough but it is almost flawless

Thank you much again
I hope all is well and good

Man said...

No problem, and thanks for the kind words.

I'll check on those now.

Anonymous said...

i have the same nj bridge token in ur pic only dated 1934 whats it worth??

Man said...

same nj bridge token in ur pic only dated 1934

Same value about $0.25

deb4022 said...

good evening.
i have frontier hotel tokens.. yrs 1979, 80 and 84 can you provide a value.. these were found while cleaning out my grandfathers possessions.

debra..

email deb4022@aol.com

Man said...

frontier hotel tokens.. yrs 1979, 80 and 84

About $1.00 each in mint state.

Anonymous said...

What is the silver content of Franklin Mint 1967 $5 sterling silver casino tokens?

Man said...

Franklin Mint 1967 $5 sterling silver casino tokens?

Could not tell you since so many types were made. You can try to be more specific but honestly they made normal and silver version of all types.

They generally have only metal value so try taking it to a jeweler.

Anonymous said...

I have tokens from my grandfather who owned a busline in knoxville TN. He passed away and left these tokens to me. The tokens have a cut out "S" in the middle. They say "SUBURBAN LINES KNOXVILLE" on one side, and "GOOD FOR ONE FARE" on the back. These tokens where ones he had put aside in a large bag and had never been in use. Can anyone tell me how much one of these would be worth? And where would I sell them.

Anonymous said...

To the above I forgot to add that the Knoxville token has the date 1948 on it.

Man said...

busline in knoxville TN. He passed away and left these tokens to me. The tokens have a cut out "S" in the middle. They say "SUBURBAN LINES KNOXVILLE" on one side, and "GOOD FOR ONE FARE" on the back...1948

I have not seen this specific variety.
Columbia Tennessee tokens had an S carved, Knoxville usually had a K carved out.

But judging by similar tokens from 1948 they are about $2.00 each.
You may want to find a local dealer or club who has a complete token catalog just to see if it is listed.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for the info. I will try to a local dealer, or club.

Anonymous said...

You are the Best,"Man"
I Took my Coins to a "Guy" Whom,I Deal with Alot,He Offered me $1,429 for my Best One,I think it is worth more,I Turned down the Offer!
I want to ask "The Man" First!And,Thank you as Always!
1)1975 $500.00 Gold Balboa Coin,Republic of Panama,900/1000 41.76 grams,Fine/Full proof Finish/issued in Special Sealed Cachet,With Black Seal on Back/in/Above Coin.Certified First Day of Minting Oct,23 1975 Proof/Franklin Mint.(Front of Coin,Vasco kneeling/Sword/Flag in Hand)(Back,Coat of Arms)This Coin/Cachet is in Mint Condition.
1)1975 Bermuda $100.00 Gold Coin 900/1000 Fine/7.03 grams,Anniversary Royal Visit in Sealed Cachet W/Front Snap,and 20 cent Stamp of Queen,Prince,1st Day Struck/Printing Proof,Franklin Mint.
1)1976 Netherlands Antilles $200.00 Gold Coin
900/1000 Fine/7.95 grams Sealed Cachet/Franklin Mint.(Note:I heard if this Coin is Dull,could be Worth Double.Anyway to know,besides Comparing it to another Coin.)Please explain,if this is True,and Quote All Values.Thank you So Much as Always,"You are Awesome,Man".

Man said...

1)1975 $500.00 Gold Balboa Coin,Republic of Panama,900/1000 41.76 grams,Fine/Full proof Finish/issued in Special Sealed Cachet,With Black Seal on Back/in/Above Coin.Certified First Day of Minting Oct,23 1975 Proof/Franklin Mint.(Front of Coin,Vasco kneeling/Sword/Flag in Hand)(Back,Coat of Arms)This Coin/Cachet is in Mint Condition.
About $1,800.00

1)1975 Bermuda $100.00 Gold Coin 900/1000 Fine/7.03 grams,Anniversary Royal Visit in Sealed Cachet W/Front Snap,and 20 cent Stamp of Queen,Prince,1st Day Struck/Printing Proof,Franklin Mint.
About $320.00

1)1976 Netherlands Antilles $200.00 Gold Coin
900/1000 Fine/7.95 grams Sealed Cachet/Franklin Mint.(Note:I heard if this Coin is Dull,could be Worth Double.Anyway to know,besides Comparing it to another Coin.)
About $335.00 again Matte finish is dull all over and has no mirror-like surfaces.
Matte is worth more, about $500, because very few were made but if there are shiny surfaces on the coin it is probably not matte.

He Offered me $1,429 for my Best One
Coin dealers often take 25% to 50% off coin values, they do this for profit.

That said the gold value alone for your best coin is $1,700 so worse comes to worse sell them to a jeweler and get the metal value.

Anonymous said...

1942 1 franc worth

Man said...

1942 1 franc about $0.25

Anonymous said...

Hello,
You seem to have so much knowledge about coins and tokens that I hoped I could ask your opinion.
I have many coins that were part of a childhood coin collection. Since they (and I) are getting quite old, I would like to find out if they have any value. I've tried to research them but only get more confused. Any information you can provide would be greatly appreciated.

1909 Confederatio Helvetica 20
1934 Palestine, donut shaped 5 mils
1926 Magyar Karalysag 10 filler
1927 " " " " 2 filler
1878, 1925 & 1929 Koningrijk Der Nederlanden 1 cent
1923 & 1927 Belgique Bon Pour 50 C
1925 Republik Oester Reich Groschen 10
1928 Oster Reich (Eagle) Groschen 1 (small HZ in lower right corner)
1925, 1927, 1928 &1929 Oster Reich (Cross) 2
Republique Francaise Unmeuble Signe Levitan Est Garanti Pour Longtemps
1921 Deutsches Reich Pfennig 10
1927 " " " Reichspfennig 50

Thanks in advance for any info that you may have.

Man said...

1909 Confederatio Helvetica 20
Type/Country: 25 Rappen / Switzerland
Mintage: 2,000,000
Metal: 100% Nickel
Value: $0.50

1934 Palestine, donut shaped 5 mils
Type/Country: 5 Mils / Palestine
Mintage: 500,000
Metal: Copper-Nickel
Value: $5.00

1926 Magyar Karalysag 10 filler
Type/Country: 10 Filler / Hungary
Mintage: 20,001,000
Metal: Copper-Nickel
Value: $0.50

1927 " " " " 2 filler
Type/Country: 2 Filler / Hungary
Mintage: 16,529,000
Metal: Bronze
Value: $0.10

Man said...

1878 Koningrijk Der Nederlanden 1 cent
Type/Country: 1 Cent / Netherlands
Mintage: 53,900,000
Metal: Bronze
Value: $0.75

1925 Koningrijk Der Nederlanden 1 cent
Type/Country: 1 Cent / Netherlands
Mintage: 18,600,000
Metal: Bronze
Value: $0.75

1929 Koningrijk Der Nederlanden 1 cent
Type/Country: 1 Cent / Netherlands
Mintage: 20,000,000
Metal: Bronze
Value: $0.75

1923 & 1927 Belgique Bon Pour 50 C
Type/Country: 50 Centimes / Belgium
Mintage: 8,820,000 & 1,750,000
Metal: Nickel
Value: $0.15 & $0.15

1925 Republik Oester Reich Groschen 10
Type/Country: 10 Groschen / Austria
Mintage: 66,199,000
Metal: Copper-Nickel
Value: $0.10

1928 Oster Reich (Eagle) Groschen 1 (small HZ in lower right corner)
Type/Country: 1 Groschen / Austria
Mintage: 17,189,000
Metal: Bronze
Value: $0.10

Anonymous said...

Hello Again,Thank you for All you're Wisdom and Help,you are the Man!
I have(2)1975 Balboa/Panama $100,00 Ea. 8.16 grams 900/1000 Fine Gold Coins.(1)of first 47,679 struck Dec.31,1974 sealed/Cert/untouched in Cachet Book.
Other(1)in small package/Uncirculated/untouched. Both 500th Anniv/Vasco N.Balboa(Vasco/head on front/coat of Arms on back).
Also(1)1976 Belize $100,00 6.21 grams 500/1000 Gold Coin. 1st Day minting/Proofs in sealed Cachet.Please tell me the Value of said Coins.
And also tell me the Best or least Price I should take from My Coin Dealer..Thanks Man.

Man said...

1925, 1927, 1928 &1929 Oster Reich (Cross) 2
Republique Francaise Unmeuble Signe Levitan Est Garanti Pour Longtemps
???
Should be from Austira but it shouldn't have French writing.

1921 Deutsches Reich Pfennig 10
Type/Country: 10 Pfennig / Germany
Mintage: 16,265,000
Metal: Iron
Value: $0.80

1927 " " " Reichspfennig 50
Type/Country: 50 Reichspfennig / Germany
Mintage: Depends on mintmark
Metal: Nickel
Value: $3.00~Depends on mintmark

Man said...

1975 Balboa/Panama $100,00 Ea. 8.16 grams 900/1000 Fine Gold Coins.

(1)of first 47,679 struck Dec.31,1974 sealed/Cert/untouched in Cachet Book.
About $344.00

Other(1)in small package/Uncirculated/untouched. Both 500th Anniv/Vasco N.Balboa(Vasco/head on front/coat of Arms on back).
About $344.00

Also(1)1976 Belize $100,00 6.21 grams 500/1000 Gold Coin. 1st Day minting/Proofs in sealed Cachet
About $146.00

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for your timely and expertly precise response to my list of coins. You are awesome!!!
I'll let you know if I find any info. on those 4 Austrian coins (with cross and French writing)
Thanks again. Your help and expertise are greatly appreciated.

Anonymous said...

1934 Golden Nickel Casino Wisconsin Dells,WI with an Indian then other side Wisconsin Winnebago gaming token with and eagle $1. About the size of a half dollar and silver in color.

Man said...

1934 Golden Nickel Casino Wisconsin Dells,WI with an Indian then other side Wisconsin Winnebago gaming token with and eagle $1.

About $3.00 I think it was actually made in the 1980s.

Anonymous said...

I have a penny from US penny from 1935. Back of it says ONE CENT then United States of America. Any idea how much this is worth? Also have some other pennys from the 1960's. Also I have a Nickel dated 1956 but on the back its a penny??? I am not sure what it is.

Man said...

US penny from 1935 about $0.15

Also have some other pennys from the 1960's.
--Just about $0.03 each

Also I have a Nickel dated 1956 but on the back its a penny?
--Sounds like a Magiacian's Coin , no value.

Anonymous said...

i have a $200 gold coin from the bahamas on one side its dated 1977 an the other side it date 1973 i would like to know the value of this coin its not in the box but like new

Man said...

$200 gold coin from the bahamas on one side its dated 1977 an the other side it date 1973 i would like to know the value of this coin its not in the box but like new

It is a 1977 and is about $490.00.

Anonymous said...

Hello Man,I love your work,and thanks again in Advance.
Today I have...(1)Ea. 1969 1 DinAr Silver/Rainbow colored coin w/Hannibal/Elephants on Back..Front has Pres.Dela Rep.Head,Bare Handled coin in Great Cond.
(1)Ea. 1969 1 DinAr Silver/Rainbow Colored coin,Back..w/Vergilivs/mark ea.side of 2 women standing/man seating w/(F) looking mark und/chair..(Front..Pres.Dela Rep./Head,Bare Handled coin Great Cond.
(1)Ea.1969 1 DinAr Silver Rainbow Color/coin..Back/MAsinissA w/Head above/Rider,Horse/Small Horseshoe mark on all Coins...(Front,Pres.Dela Rep Head.Bare/Handled Great Cond. coin.
(1)Ea.1969 1 DinAr Silver Rainbow colored coin,(Back,"S.Avgvstinvs/Man seated w/staff pen/opened book...(Front,Pres.Dela Rep.Head..coin in Plastic case/Mint Cond.(End)
Found next one in Fathers old collection,Really stumped...both Identical (1)Ea.=2 Coin set..set contains 1 gold coin/1 silver coin..(Front..Pittsburgh Pa./Man sitting w/telescope...(Back..American Numismatic Assoc.Genie Lamp on Top/98th Anniversary Convention,Aug,9-13 1989 Pitts.Pa...(PAN-WPNS,PNS,Inside of Y Shape)Coins Open/Handled in Box-set,Near Mint Cond...Small mark on front Between Boot and >"Gateway to the future" <"Written on Front"
Thanks for your Much needed Expertise...Peace and Blessings to you Sir.

Man said...

Not sure what rainbow colored means but if they were painted they only have metal value.

(1)Ea. 1969 1 DinAr Silver/Rainbow colored coin w/Hannibal/Elephants on Back..Front has Pres.Dela Rep.Head,Bare Handled coin in Great Cond.
--About $25.00 from Tunisia

(1)Ea. 1969 1 DinAr Silver/Rainbow Colored coin,Back..w/Vergilivs/mark ea.side of 2 women standing/man seating w/(F) looking mark und/chair..(Front..Pres.Dela Rep./Head,Bare Handled coin Great Cond.
--About $25.00 from Tunisia

(1)Ea.1969 1 DinAr Silver Rainbow Color/coin..Back/MAsinissA w/Head above/Rider,Horse/Small Horseshoe mark on all Coins...(Front,Pres.Dela Rep Head.Bare/Handled Great Cond. coin.
--About $25.00 from Tunisia

(1)Ea.1969 1 DinAr Silver Rainbow colored coin,(Back,"S.Avgvstinvs/Man seated w/staff pen/opened book...(Front,Pres.Dela Rep.Head..coin in Plastic case/Mint Cond.(End)
--About $25.00 from Tunisia

(1)Ea.=2 Coin set..set contains 1 gold coin/1 silver coin..(Front..Pittsburgh Pa./Man sitting w/telescope...(Back..American Numismatic Assoc.Genie Lamp on Top/98th Anniversary Convention,Aug,9-13 1989 Pitts.Pa...(PAN-WPNS,PNS,Inside of Y Shape)Coins Open/Handled in Box-set,Near Mint Cond...Small mark on front Between Boot and >"Gateway to the future" <"Written on Front"
--Some type of ANA medals most are just plated and worth $12.00. But I do not know all the types, you should contact the ANA and ask them about these. I hope they are solid silver and gold but none of my books have them listed.

Anonymous said...

I just found a box with tokens from Austin Transit CO - 1/2 fare. They appear to be Brass.
Does anyone know what they are worth and where to sell them?

Anonymous said...

i looked on line and there was one for sale on e-bay. 1945 brass

Man said...

Austin Transit CO - 1/2 fare. They appear to be Brass.

I've never seen the half fare token. Full fare tokens are common at $0.50, they are brass.

These seem to be less common and I am reluctantly putting them at $5.00, if I find more info I'll let you know.

eBay is the best place to sell, maybe a coin forum token collectors often join to find rare pieces.

Anonymous said...

I found a box with about 200 in it. Condition every where from perfect to tarnished.

Man said...

I found a box with about 200 in it. Condition every where from perfect to tarnished.

Hmmm, that leads me to think they are more common than I thought.
Still at $0.50 each it is good.

This is the best links I know for transportation tokens, some of them no lnger respond but try emailing each for truly expert opinions.

Sorry, I do not know transit tokens better but good luck I hope they are worth more than $0.50.

Man said...

Whoops forgot the link...
http://www.vecturist.com/index.php?name=Web_Links&req=viewlink&cid=1

Anonymous said...

When i say i found them, I found them in my basement. The prior owner was from Texas. He must have collected them, they are solid brass from 1945. I saw one sold earlier today on line for $6.70...I don't know if that means anything.

Man said...

I don't know if that means anything.


Yes that is why I estimated $5.00, I suspect the previous owner worked in Austin Transit and may have kept these and most were never released to the public.

Again try the link above especially the AVA they should help. I think 1947 was the last time they were used.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for all the help.

Anonymous said...

I checked the value is $10..if i sell a lot does the price drop? How should i handle getting this sold. I also found a back that they where sold in...it just has a quantity in this bag not.

Man said...

I checked the value is $10..if i sell a lot does the price drop?
-Yes these things are hardly ever sold and once it is known that a bunch of high grades were found that will change.

You have a few choices...
1) Sell the tokens and bag on eBay, hope for the best.
2) Have the best pieces graded and sell on Heritage, etc.
3) Find a private collector on a forum and sell the lot to them.
4) Sell them a little at a time over the next few years.

#3 is what I would try but #4 probably would get the full value.

Anonymous said...

Thank you, You've been a great help.

Anonymous said...

Hey man: just wanted to let you know about the coin we talked about before the gold 1/10 oz princess Diane coin with a rose on the reverse. I found the silver one to match the gold and they are minted by the royal mint and this is what they had to say. (Having checked our works order records I can confirm that the medals were indeed struck by the Royal Mint on behalf of Miura Japan Co. Ltd.
It appears that four basic types were produced, one in silver weighing 10g and three in gold weighing 1/5, 1/10 and 1/20 of an ounce.)
They also said of the gold coin 7000 minted and of the silver 10000 where minted
thanks for your time again I hope to keep in touch
PEACE

Man said...

gold 1/10 oz princess Diane coin with a rose on the reverse. I found the silver one to match the gold and they are minted by the royal mint and this is what they had to say. (Having checked our works order records I can confirm that the medals were indeed struck by the Royal Mint on behalf of Miura Japan Co. Ltd.
It appears that four basic types were produced, one in silver weighing 10g and three in gold weighing 1/5, 1/10 and 1/20 of an ounce.)
They also said of the gold coin 7000 minted and of the silver 10000 where minted


That is great to find out. You did wonderful research.

As predicted these were privately struck medals.
Although made by an Official Mint these are not coins and still only have metal value.

They may have some extra value as a Diana collectible or a Miura Japan Co. Ltd. but in general 7000 and 10000 are high numbers for medals. Thanks to higher metal values these will always be great pieces.

Anonymous said...

Hello Man...Could You Please Use your Expertise in Helping me with Value of My Silver Coins...
1)1 ea.United Nation S.Silver Comm.Medal 1945/1970 English/Russian 39mm .999 Frank/Mint Untouched plastic Display case.
...The Next Set of Coins are 39mm .999 S.Silver in Book/Individual Packs,W/Description/Untouched,1st Edition Proofs.
1)Apollo XIII (SCI-7) Odyssey and Aquarius on Back.
2)M.L.King Jr. (SCI-8)Mem/Building/Face on Front/WilburForce Univ. on Back.
3)OIN Third Anniv. 1970 L.Angeles (SCI-9)OIN Globe on Back.
4)Los Alamos Kiwanis Club (SCI-13) 25th Anniv Atomic Age,Bridge on Front/Los Alamos 1945-1970 on Back.
5)Miss America Pageant-SCI-14 50th Anniv.woman/Front/Crown on Back.
6)Milwaukee World Fest.(SCI-16) Summerfest Globe on Front/Mexican Flag 1970 Back.
7)Edgar Lee Masters 1869-1950 (SCI-17) E.L.M/Front,Spoon River on Back.
8)A.Prestige Arts (SCI-18) Schooner Yacht/Front,100th Anniv 1870-1970/Back.
9)Thomas a Becket 1118-1170 ArchBishop-SCI-27) 800TH Anniv. on Back.
10)DEP ITOS 1970 Dawn of Decade Two/Front,SCI-28-,TIROS I/Back
11)Cavalry-Armor Found. 1895-1970 (SCI-29) 75 W/Leaf Front,Officer on Back.
12)Gen.Patton 1885-1945/Front (SCI-30) Calvary/Tank on Back...
This Next Book is a Complete Set,First Edition Sterling Silver Proof 24 Coin Set...
..."America in Space"...Untouched,in Book...
1)1926 Goddard Rocket.
2)1958 Explorer 1
3)1960 Pioneer V
4)1960 Tiros 1
5)1962 Telstar
I'm sure you know the rest...I have them All ending with No# 24..."Apollo 11" july 1969 39mm S.Silver Coin...Every Coin is in Mint Condition,Untouched and 1st Proof Edition's.
Thank You Man,As Always...Do you Buy Coins,and what State are you in,you are Very Good at what you Do,and it's a Pleasure Dealing with you...Thanks!

Man said...

Could You Please Use your Expertise in Helping me with Value of My Silver Coins...

I'm sorry you made such a long list but all of these medals are common and are only worth their current metal value.

These as you may know are Franklin Mint medals and although they had a small mintage they never gained value as collectables.

I have them All ending with No# 24..."Apollo 11" july 1969
--Again unfortunately this set is not complete there were 36 in all.
Page 1 - Unmanned Flights 12 medals
Page 2 - Manned Flights 12 medals
Page 3 - Flights, November, 1969 to December, 1972 12 medals

Still the 24-set is about $700.00 for metal value alone.

Give or take the current value of silver each medal is about $29-$30. So just multiply the number of medals you have by $30 and that is the value.

I do not buy any coins on this site.

Once again I'm sorry these are not worth more but Franklin Mint silver is not very collectible.

Matt said...

Hi, at 12:56 AM, May 19, 2009 you posted a response to the following:

"token that was given to me by my pappaw that is supposed to be from around the 1900s. it has an L cut out in the middle of it and is about the size of a dime. looks brass and is in very good condition. i believe it was for green line fare."

And you replied:

Exonumist is a good start because I know little. If you can't find it their look at their links. I think he stop updating in 2005 so resources are thin.

I would just like to say that since I live in the area that these tokens were used, I can confirm that this is indeed a Green Line token. It is the approximate size of a dime and brassy looking. The center "hub" of the coin simply says "Green Line" with the "L" punched out of the center, if you flip the coin over, you will see the Green line logo running off the other leg of the "L". Around the center hub on one side it says, "GOOD FOR" arched across the top and "ONE FARE" arched across the bottom. On the other side, it says, "C. N. & C. RY. CO." arched across the top and the signature of "O. Wondersmith GEN. MGR." arched across the bottom.

Man said...

I would just like to say that since I live in the area that these tokens were used, I can confirm that this is indeed a Green Line token.

That is great info thanks.

My concern is that "Green Line tokens" also existed in NY, Illnois, Florida, etc. all at different times and currently different values.

The person gave little detail from where it was from and if it had any other markings. Maybe it is the same but maybe it is another type.

By the way what area is that token you have from?

Anonymous said...

I have a 1972 proof 50 cent piece with Elizabeth II on the front and a swordfish on the back, what is the value, and what is the silver content of this coin?

Man said...

1972 proof 50 cent piece with Elizabeth II on the front and a swordfish on the back

Assuming the Bahamas it is a Blue Marlin it's about $11.00.

0.8000 Silver 0.2667 oz. ASW

KAYLEE said...

I HAVE A REGINA TRANSIT SYSTEM TOKEN ON ONE SIDE THEN HAS SPECIAL RTS FARE ON OTHER SIDE. NO DATE BUT ITS OLD?? ANY IDEA

Man said...

REGINA TRANSIT SYSTEM TOKEN ON ONE SIDE THEN HAS SPECIAL RTS FARE ON OTHER SIDE

About $5.00 in very-fine it was used from 1955-1986.

Anonymous said...

I have a NYC Subway token, with the Y in the middle removed. Think it is 70's. Does it have any value? Thank you

Man said...

NYC Subway token, with the Y in the middle removed. Think it is 70's.

About $2.25

GLENN ROBB said...

i have a 1885 unidos mexicanos $500 i think its silver i dont no hope you can help what is it worth

Man said...

1885 unidos mexicanos $500

No such thing, the highest Mexican coin in 1885 is 20 Pesos.

There is a 1985 $500 that has 75 Anniversary on it and is silver, it's about $35.00.

Anonymous said...

I have a token that I would like to have identified. Can you do this? Thanks.

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/853/70259446.jpg/

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/204/33431485.jpg/

Man said...

I have a token that I would like to have identified. Can you do this?

Aladdin's Castle arcade token about $1.00

Although Aladdin's Castle arcade no longer exist the token is still very common.

Anonymous said...

i have a pennsylvania transportation token. is it worth anything?

Man said...

pennsylvania transportation token

About $2.00 depending on type.

Anonymous said...

I would like to know the value of a 4-piece sealed gold coin set (1 - $100.00, 1 - $50.00, 1 - $20.00 and 1 - $10.00) dated 1972 of the Commonwealth of the Bahama Islands minted by the Royal Canadian Mint. Thanking you.

Man said...

4-piece sealed gold coin set (1 - $100.00, 1 - $50.00, 1 - $20.00 and 1 - $10.00) dated 1972 of the Commonwealth of the Bahama Islands

About $3,000.00

Anonymous said...

Thank you for very much for the prompt reply to my question of today at 3:50 p.m.

Anonymous said...

The suffolk token is still in use. It's value will double what you list on May 1st.

Man said...

The suffolk token is still in use. It's value will double what you list on May 1st.

Nice I will update it to $2.00 I see the eBay values are already there.

JIMBO said...

Hello,
I have what appears to be a rare 1953 token for the NYC subway. It is the smaller dime-sized one and has a solid UNCUT Y--not the more prevalent cutout Y.

I can't find anything on the internet about it other than the mention of it being very rare and given out for just the first two months in 1953.

Any idea as to its worth?

Thank you.

Man said...

1953 token for the NYC subway. It is the smaller dime-sized one and has a solid UNCUT Y

It should be 16mmm and yes it was introduced for a few months then recalled.

If it is 23mmm the it was the 1986 version that was used for years.

In any case the 1953 solid-Y were made by the millions and in mint condition it's about $4.00, if it was circulated about $1.00.

Anonymous said...

My wife has a commemorative Delaware Memorial Bridge token in original case minted in 1990 .999 fine silver. We were just curious if you could tell us anything about it as we can't find anything or about it! The front has a picture of the twin span with the date of 1968 and the words delaware memorial bridge along the to curve and worlds longest twin spam on the bottom. The back has nj and de state seals, a side view if the bridge and a side view of a boat and the words delaware river & bay authority along the top, by compact between the states of delaware and new jersey along the bottom with a date of 1962 split on either side. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Man said...

commemorative Delaware Memorial Bridge token in original case minted in 1990 .999 fine silver.

--
DE-700A,
New Castle,
Delaware Memorial Bridge,
World’s Longest Twin Span, 1968, “RWM” mintmark;
2,160 issued as presentation gifts.

Value: I have never seen one at auction so I cannot say. Maybe at least $10 but I'm just guessing.

Andy Goff said...

I have 2 Bahamas 1975 $100 Gold coin, mint condition. flamingo's on front, QE the 2nd on back, with date of 1973 on bottom? person was going to sell for gold price so bought them from him. How much are they currently worth?

Man said...

2 Bahamas 1975 $100 Gold coin, mint condition. flamingo's on front, QE the 2nd on back, with date of 1973 on bottom?

They are 1975.
About $525.00 each.

Brian Keller said...

I have a 1979 Frontier Hotel Las Vegas $1 token and 2 $1 tokens from the Gold Strike Inn Boulder City Nevada. The Gold Strikes are differentstyles-Both feature a gold panner on front and Hoover Dam on back. One has 1935-1985 other has 1935-1987. Of intrest is the 1985 image is raised like coin, 1987 is etched image.Any idea as to values?

Man said...

1979 Frontier Hotel Las Vegas $1 token about $4.00

$1 tokens from the Gold Strike Inn Boulder City Nevada.
1935-1985 about $4.00
1935-1987 about $4.00

They are all common but the 1985 was minted with extra quality for the 50th anniversary but by the millions so not that special.

Silas Hoyt said...

Cincinnati, Ohio Adult transit token. On the one side it pictures two buses and says Cincinnati transit and on the other side it says one adult token. I am not interested in selling my find but I found it on bleachers at a local high school and I cant find any year or info on it, I dont want to go to the muesum because I want to keep it

Man said...

Cincinnati, Ohio Adult transit token. On the one side it pictures two buses and says Cincinnati transit and on the other side it says one adult token.

This one is from about 1969-1982 it is common and is about $1.00.

Sara Boggs said...

My husband had a few $5.00 casino game tokens that appear to be silver and a have a side view of a boat on them. The each have a very small stamp I n them that says 98. If you email me I send you a pic.
Thanks
Sara41164@gmail.com

Man said...

a few $5.00 casino game tokens that appear to be silver and a have a side view of a boat on them. The each have a very small stamp I n them that says 98.

Very few casino tokens are actually silver, probably another metal with at most double the face value.

Unknown said...

I have an old token very tiny which says public service coordinated transport it what looks like a train on one side and a bus in the other would like to know if it's worth anything it is very tiny.