Sunday, March 30, 2008

Few Finds, Strange Finds

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.

Well it's been a while since I posted some of my recent finds. Again I blame this on low cash usage. I've been using credit cards a lot and just buying with exact change. Still I received in my change some nice finds.

A few wheat cents but I only pictured the best one below. This 1957-D cent is still red, although a little banged up. Next I found an Israeli New Sheqel from 2006. Then the last coin I found was the oldest coin I ever got from change. It's an 1890 Indian Head cent in slightly damaged condition.

Obverse and reverse.

All the wheat cents I found have been from the 1950s but finding that 118 year old cent was a fair trade-off.

I've been so busy with other things that I have not bought a coin, book, or anything numismatic related for the last couple of months. Although I'm not a big buyer I do like getting the newest books. Luckily change finds still exist even at this low rate. I've found only 5 interesting coins in 2008 last year it was only 4 by this time. I miss the old days when I found 50 or 60 every three months.

Here's the stats...
Type/Country: 1 Cent/United States
Year: 1957D
Mintage: 1,051,342,000
Metal: 95% Copper, 5% Tin and Zinc
Value: $0.15 in AU-50

Type/Country: 1 New Sheqel/Israel
Year: 2006-o (From Ottawa Mint)
Mintage: Not yet known.
Metal: Nickel-Clad Steel
Value: $0.25 in VF
There is an error that has coin alignment worth $200.00 but this is not one of them.

Type/Country: 1 Cent/United States
Year: 1890
Mintage: 57,180,114
Metal: 95% Copper 5% Tin & Zinc
Value: $3.00 in G-4(This one may be lower)


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.

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

Dale said...

Nice Indian find. I found two teen wheats in one roll once. This was in the last couple of months. It seems like wheat pennies are getting harder and harder to find. Check out oldcoinnews.com for articles on old coins.

Man said...

I couldn't agree more.

tkelly1964 said...

i recently found an indian head penny dated 1887, worn though, would it be worth about $3.00?

Man said...

indian head penny dated 1887, worn though, would it be worth about $3.00?

Most worn cents grade good(G-4) which means the word LIBERTY is no longer visible, but the date is readable.

As long as there is no damage it would be about $3.00.

Anonymous said...

I have a 1909 Lincoln Wheat Penny very highest grade condition, there is no letter under the date can you tell me how much it is worth? Thanks a bunch!!!

Man said...

Sorry for the late reply I got a bit busy.

1909 Lincoln Wheat Penny very highest grade condition

I'll assume MS-63 it would be about $22.00.

Also look for a V.D.B. on the reverse at the bottom it is about the same value in either variety.

staysia11 said...

Hi, I am new to coin collecting and blogging. Your page was informative and interesting. Could you tell me what a 1928 5 dollar bill would be worth. In decent condition. Red seal and serial is I54883841A? Also, a 1855 Napoleon III Empereur coin. Pretty worn down? Thank you in advance.

Anonymous said...

i found a canadian 50 cent coin the date is 1950 it is called the "no disign" and i was wondering if u can find out how much it is worth

Man said...

1928 5 dollar bill would be worth. In decent condition. Red seal and serial is I54883841A

About $20.00 there are several varieties that need the back number to be identified. Also it should be a 1928-F.

1855 Napoleon III Empereur coin
Without a denomination or more detailed description I can't tell.

canadian 50 cent coin the date is 1950 it is called the "no disign"

About $5.00 in very-good.

Anonymous said...

I have several $1 bills I'm trying to determine value of...(did my best to grade them based on information found online).

- Series 1896 D "Education Note" Silver Dollar 251628. Not sure what the grading would be - I'd have to say probably VG at best as there are noticeable creases with a tear that does extend in the crease into the printing a bit with the center crease.

- 1923 Silver Certificate. M5274851D. I'd say possibly EF to VF on grading.

- 1928 Silver Certificate G87381344A. Probably AU on grading. Clean, crisp, no creasing, sharp corners, etc.

- Series 1935 A Silver Certificate. R92209532C with H5503. EF to VF on grading probably.

- Series 1935 E Silver Certificate. G24182737H with D7687. This one I think would be graded as AU.

- Series 1957 A Silver Certificate G04803576A. AU or possibly UNC

Thanks!!!
Stacia

Danielle said...

I was wondering if you could tell me something about the worth of a 1950 series ten dollar bill. It's serial number is B 46135266 B, if that means anything. It's in decent condition too. Thankyou :)

Man said...

1896 D "Education Note" Silver Dollar 251628. Not sure what the grading would be - I'd have to say probably VG
About $80.00

1923 Silver Certificate. M5274851D
About $45.00

1928 Silver Certificate G87381344A. Probably AU
About $55.00

Series 1935 A Silver Certificate. R92209532C
This should be a North African note about $50.00

Series 1935 E Silver Certificate. G24182737H
About $9.00

Series 1957 A Silver Certificate G04803576A
About $5.00

Man said...

1950 series ten dollar bill. It's serial number is B 46135266 B

I'll assume it's extra-fine it would be $35.00.

If the serial number ended with a C it would worth $105.00. So yes the serial number is important.

danielle said...

thankyou :)

wendy said...

I have an Indian Head Penny from 1863. Its in pretty good condition. You can read it well and it has no damage other than age. Have an idea of its worth?

Man said...

Indian Head Penny from 1863. Its in pretty good condition.

About $16.00

Anonymous said...

I got a 1965 coin, on the front is a lion with suomen tasavalta on it and the back is 1 markka. worth anything..
thanks

Man said...

1965 coin, on the front is a lion with suomen tasavalta on it and the back is 1 markka.

It's from Finland and silver.
It's about $1.50 mostly for the silver value.

Anonymous said...

i have a 1944 penny but i cant find the mint on it and i know theyre usually in the front but all i can see is "in god we trust", "1944", and "liberty" so if you could help me find the mint on it i can figure out how much it is worth

Man said...

1944 penny but i cant find the mint

It would be on the front under the date if there is none that means it is from Philadphia. The penny is the only coin that never carries a P for Philadpelhia instead it is left blank.

It's about $0.03 in good.

Anonymous said...

Man,
I have a double headed penny...the strange fact about it, is that one side shows that it is a 1917 and the other shows a date of 1915. It does not look like 2 pennies thathave been fused together because it is the same thickness as a regular penny. Any idea on how it got like this or what it might be worth?
meredmon

Man said...

double headed penny...the strange fact about it, is that one side shows that it is a 1917 and the other shows a date of 1915

It's a fake.

These type of errors are not possible I have seen this done and it is very easy to do check the inner rim and you will see where it was drilled.

No extra value.

Shawn said...

I have a 1 New Sheqel and you state that their is an alignment error but I don't know where to look for it. Can you tewll me if I can determine if mine is an error coin.

Man said...

1 New Sheqel and you state that their is an alignment error but I don't know where to look for it.

The 2006 Shequel has Medal Alignment meaning if holding the coin between you fingers with the 1 face upright and you spin it to the left or right the back will also face upright.

On the error the 1 is facing upright but the back is upside down, this is Coin Alignment and an error for this coin only.

All American coins have Coin Alignment. All Canadian Coins have Medal Alignment.

Little has been known about this error and the initial value was $200 but I've not heard of any discoveries since March 2008.

Anonymous said...

Need help! I recently found a 1935 Lincoln head penny. What's unusual is the opposite side has a 1936 lincoln head on it. and both sides are aligned, not rotated.

Any suggestions on its worth?

Thanks

Man said...

1935 Lincoln head penny. What's unusual is the opposite side has a 1936 lincoln head on it. and both sides are aligned, not rotated

It's a fake. A magician's coin made by putting two coins together.

No extra value.

Anonymous said...

1957 Tasavlata Soumen coin.
1 markka
How much is it worth in America?

Man said...

1957 Tasavlata Soumen coin.
1 markka

Originally from Finland it's about $0.10 over here.

Anonymous said...

I have a 1950 E series 10 dollar bill Serial number G00337810I. Can you tell me the value on this?

Man said...

1950 E series 10 dollar bill Serial number G00337810I

About $60.00

Alexey said...

hello, what is a 1950e 10 dollar bill worth with serial number g81899095h front plate i391, rear plate 1814

Man said...

1950e 10 dollar bill worth with serial number g81899095h

About $25.00 in very-fine.

Anonymous said...

Hi,

New at this game...
Could you explain the "Double Dye"
comment.... I have a 1936 wheat penny
and Mr. Lincoln is still quite embossed and much less worn than other pennies. Your website is great...I enjoy my visits tremendously. Keep up the good work!!!

Man said...

Could you explain the "Double Dye"
comment.... I have a 1936 wheat penny


The term is Doubled Die is when the die used to make the coin is stamped twice. Then every coin made from that die has a distinct doubling.
The doubling looks round and on the same level as the regular design.

Machine doubling is when the coin itself is stamped twice, the doubling looks flat is is lower than the original design. This one has no value.

1936 wheat penny
and Mr. Lincoln is still quite embossed and much less worn than other pennies.

Not sure what you mean by embossed but it sounds like a extra-fine or better coin.
If so it's about $1.50.

Coin forums are a great place to start plenty of questions and answers even if you just lurk.

alex said...

I have a 1950 E series 10 dollar bill. Serial: B48720409k. upside down flag on the left side of the treasury. rear plate 1780. front plate G478. I would say it is in very fine condition. Do you know the value?

Man said...

1950 E series 10 dollar bill. Serial: B48720409k. upside down flag on the left side of the treasury. rear plate 1780. front plate G478. I would say it is in very fine condition.

The flag is not upside down it is an illusion since it is waving.
It's about $50.00.

Anonymous said...

I have a 1989 canadian penny, still in pretty good condition. How much would it be worth in the states?

Also, I have a 1993 penny where the W in "we trust" is a bit strange. Instead of looking like a normal letter, it sort of resembles the Warner Brothers logo, where the right point is lower. ((if that makes any sense)) Im not sure if its a printing error or if the 1993 penny is just different. It's in average condition, how much would it be worth?

Thanks!!

Man said...

1989 canadian penny, still in pretty good condition
About $0.02

1993 penny where the W in "we trust" is a bit strange. Instead of looking like a normal letter, it sort of resembles the Warner Brothers logo, where the right point is lower.
This sounds like damage or a worn out die it has no extra value.

admin said...

Hello, I have a 1950 Ten Dollar Bill with one fold. The serial starts with a B ends with a C it has a bank of ny seal "B" also appears to have that upside down flag.. any idea of value?

Man said...

1950 Ten Dollar Bill with one fold. The serial starts with a B ends with a C it has a bank of ny seal "B" also appears to have that upside down flag

The "upside-down flag is just an optical illusion. the flag is waving in the wind and just looks weird to some.

The bill itself is about $12.00.

Anonymous said...

Hi, I have a 1950 A series 10 dollar bill and was wondering about tha value.

Man said...

1950 A series 10 dollar bill

About $12.00

Anonymous said...

Hello Man
I have a 1934 US Wheet Penny, a 1950 US Wheet Penny, a 1944 Canadian Penny, 1964 Canadian Penny, and a 1994 Canadian Penny. Can you tell me what are their values.
Thanks

Man said...

1934 US Wheet Penny about $0.15
1950 US Wheet Penny about $0.10
1944 Canadian Penny about $0.10
1964 Canadian Penny about $0.03
1994 Canadian Penny about $0.01

Anonymous said...

I have a 1950 10.00 bill with SN # C********B with the flag on top of the building, hung upside down.

Any idea of what its worth ?? Condition is used but it has no rips, but there are a couple folds.
Thanks

Man said...

1950 10.00 bill with SN # C********B with the flag on top of the building, hung upside down.

The flag is not upside down. The flag is waving and it just looks weird.

It's about $12.00

Anonymous said...

I have 2 uncirculated $2 bills. Both are stamped with a 13 cent stamp and postmarked the same date. They were given to my children when they were young. Do they have any special value? The serial #'s are L 06237402A and L 06237401 A. My friend worked in a bank at the time, and placed the 13 cent stamp in the upper right hand corner of each bill, along with the postmark from the Hollywood post office, April 13, 1976. We are not sure what to do with them. Thanks for any info you can give us.

LG

Man said...

2 uncirculated $2 bills. Both are stamped with a 13 cent stamp and postmarked the same date. They were given to my children when they were young. Do they have any special value? The serial #'s are L 06237402A and L 06237401 A. My friend worked in a bank at the time, and placed the 13 cent stamp in the upper right hand corner of each bill, along with the postmark from the Hollywood post office, April 13, 1976.

They're considered novelty items and at most they are $2.50 each.

Anonymous said...

I have a Indian Head Penny from 1863 that appears to say "UNITED STATES OOF AMERICA" on the front...with the first O looking like the inside was drilled out. You can still make out what appears to be the outside of the first O and it appears to be in perfect proportion to the second O. Anyone have an idea what I have here? Is it valuable?

Man said...

Indian Head Penny from 1863 that appears to say "UNITED STATES OOF AMERICA" on the front...with the first O looking like the inside was drilled out.

This sounds like a Dropped letter error, it is rare and would be worth a few hundred if no more.

But many fakes exist the only way to find out is having it graded.

Anonymous said...

i have a russian 5 kapik(russian cent) of 1866 year.is is valuable?

Man said...

russian 5 kapik(russian cent) of 1866

About $4.00

Melanie said...

Hi, I have a 1950 E series G31589804 with a star at the end of the serial number. Approximately how much is it worth?

Man said...

1950 E series G31589804 with a star at the end of the serial number

What denomination?

Melanie said...

Ten dollar bill

Man said...

$10 1950 E series G31589804 with a star about $75.00

bill said...

I have a Napoleon 111 copper coin - the eagle on the back of the coin is upside down. Is this unusual and what is the value?

Man said...

Napoleon 111 copper coin - the eagle on the back of the coin is upside down.

Without a date or denomination or country it is impossible to say.

Bill said...

It is a French 10 centime coin and the date is 1854. hope this helps.

Man said...

French 10 centime coin and the date is 1854

If just the eagle is upside down then it may be some type of damage or fake.

If the eagle and the words surrounding it are upside down relative to the front then that is normal.

On average it is about $3.00 in good.

Anonymous said...

Hi,

I have a couple of questions regarding recent coins I have found while rolling pennies.

First, I found a 1992 penny that the date looks 3D or something? And the 2 is very small. I compared it to other 1992 pennies to see if all the dates looked this way but it's only this one that looks like this.. Is this common?

Second, I found a 1986 penny that is missing the L in liberty. Otis so close to the rim that I'm thinking the L just couldn't fit bu and curious if this was a common error as well.

Third being a 1985 penny with no rim. It honestly looks like it was burnt or something.. Very black along the edge.. Is this normal?

4th penny I have a question about is a 1977 penny that is really bizarre.. This is going to be hard to explain but I'll try.. It looks like the penny itself was smashed or dented or melted before united states was was printed on the penny. The N in ONE isn't straight and a lot thicker than the N in cent. The U in united actually looks like a V. The penny is all scratched up looking Th penny has a bunch of scratches/dents all over it. Is this possible or did someone take all their anger out on this poor little penny?? ;)

If you have any answers, I'd appreciate them!

Thanks!

Ashley
Acolter1245@live.com

Man said...

First, I found a 1992 penny that the date looks 3D or something? And the 2 is very small.
The is probably some sort of damage or weak strike as no "2" varieties exist.


Second, I found a 1986 penny that is missing the L in liberty. Otis so close to the rim that I'm thinking the L just couldn't fit bu and curious if this was a common error as well.
Maybe a minor off-center error no extra value.


Third being a 1985 penny with no rim. It honestly looks like it was burnt or something.. Very black along the edge.. Is this normal?
Damage no extra value.

4th penny I have a question about is a 1977 penny It looks like the penny itself was smashed or dented or melted...s this possible or did someone take all their anger out on this poor little penny??
Damage no extra value.

Krazy Kate said...

I also have a 1855 Napoleon III Empereum Coin, on the back it has an eagle, and the word centimes and under the eagle the letter A. Just wondering if you could find out anymore info on it for me.

Man said...

1855 Napoleon III Empereum Coin, on the back it has an eagle, and the word centimes and under the eagle the letter A

Assuming it says UN CENTIME

Type/Country: 1 Centime / France
Year: 1855-A (A = Paris Mint)
Mintage: 6,034,000
Metal: Bronze
Value: $3.00 in Fine

Anonymous said...

strange one.. got this in change about 15 years ago... US 1 cent front looks normal but back only has some kind of arch. looks like the peace arches at the border in White rock BC... 1989. one person said they made tests where they curculated test pennies to see how they stand up and then recall them.. said this might be one. another said someone made it. any ideas?

Man said...

US 1 cent front looks normal but back only has some kind of arch. looks like the peace arches at the border in White rock BC... 1989. one person said they made tests where they curculated test pennies to see how they stand up and then recall them.. said this might be one. another said someone made it.

Sounds like someone did this at home, it's damaged and has no extra value.

Cassie said...

Hey Man... Got a bill at work today. It's a Series 1950E $10 bill... Serial # is B53558097K... Pretty good condition. The TEN across the seal looks slightly off center. Also, I was doing some googling and saw someone say something about one of the flags on the back being upside down. The bill I have has this as well. Any idea on a value?

Man said...

1950E $10 bill... Serial # is B53558097K... Pretty good condition. The TEN across the seal looks slightly off center. Also, I was doing some googling and saw someone say something about one of the flags on the back being upside down.

About $25.00 the slight off-center does not add value.

Also the flag is not upside down it is waving in the wind and to some people it looks upside down. This is an optical illusion.

Cassie said...

Have a few more things I'm wondering if have any extra value...

1974 D and 1971 Half Dollar coins

1979 P (?) Susan B Anthony dollar - it looks like there are letters are the right side of the coin under her but can't make it out with the naked eye

1974 $20 bill - B17716235G
1981 $20 bill - B30317380D

Thanks!!!

Man said...

1974 D and 1971 Half Dollar coins just $0.50 each

1979 P (?) Susan B Anthony dollar - it looks like there are letters are the right side of the coin under her but can't make it out with the naked eye
--Just $1.00, letters are probably designer initials FG.

1974 $20 bill - B17716235G just $20.00
1981 $20 bill - B30317380D maybe $22.00 in very-fine

Ashley White said...

I have a 1973 balboa dime but when looking at the face of the coin and holding it upright, you turn the coin over and the back is upside down; is it worth more than the original one where both sides are facing the same direction?

Man said...

1973 balboa dime but when looking at the face of the coin and holding it upright, you turn the coin over and the back is upside down;

U.S. coins and this Panama 1/10 Balboa have Coin alignment.

This means when the coin is face up and you turn it over left and right the back is upside down. This is normal.

If your coin is not like U.S. coin alignment then it is an error. If so it would start at $5.00 if circulated and a low grade.

Terry Pitts said...

I have a 1988 d quarter that looks black on the front. Almost like led. On the back it is a maroon color with a silver edge around it on the facial part of the back. If u look at it from the side u can see the copper layer but the silver layer isn't silver it is that dark maroon color no silver at all on the edge. What is the problem with this quarter? Is it an error or is it just weathered? The color will not wipe off with a towel and I don't wanna mess it up. Is it worth anything?

Man said...

1988 d quarter that looks black on the front. Almost like led. On the back it is a maroon color...Is it an error or is it just weathered?

Sounds damaged as if it were heated.

Were it a missing clad error it would not have a black side.

To be certain it should be looked at in hand since pictures are not good enough. Set it aside until you can find a coin club or shop that will give you an opinion in person.

Terry Pitts said...

Well I apologize it looks more like u took a pencil and colored it in real good on the front. More dark grey than black. How about the dark maroon color on the back? It doesn't look like it has ever been heated before. I'm a welder and I can tell that. Wounder if it has been dropped in some chemical somehow.

Terry Pitts said...

Any way I could send you a pic or two?

Man said...

Any way I could send you a pic or two?

Sure use a free site like imgur and copy and paste the link.

Heating in an oven is a way many fake errors are made. The copper comes to the top making one side pink/red/maroon and the other black/grey.

Also chemical is possible acid rain or any acid also does this.

Allen pitts said...

I have a 1952 wheat penny in real good condition except for what looks like a broken die mark that starts on Lincolns forehead and almost goes to his ear. Is it worth much at all.

Man said...

1952 wheat penny in real good condition except for what looks like a broken die mark that starts on Lincolns forehead and almost goes to his ear.

If it is just a small die break that is like a line than no extra value.

About $0.05.

Anonymous said...

I have a war nickel dated 1945 the obverse at first looks like it is bulging out frm the bottom and when u flip the coin it looks like a rrgular nickel except somebody tried to bend it or something and it isn't very beat up so I examined close with a magnifying glass and in the right light almost looks like the back of a newer cent(lincoln memorial- I know....not possible in 1945 as they did not exist then) it also has a liberty torch at the bottom of reverse from the D in united up to the F in 5 cents

Man said...

nickel dated 1945 the obverse at first looks like it is bulging out frm the bottom and when u flip the coin it looks like a rrgular nickel except somebody tried to bend it...

Just damage, possible it was smashed along with other coins.

Metal value about $1.40.

Josh Roberts said...

I found a 1907 U.S. Nickel while metal detecting, would you know it's current value?

Man said...

1907 U.S. Nickel about $2.00 if no environmental damage but still low grade.

Veronica Canchola said...

I have a 1977 dime on back L/S the branch has extra petals on middle peak so instead of (¥¥) (3petals) there is 1 between 1st 2 & another on the far R coming out from behind that petal. Does that make sense? Have you seen that b4? Should I send a pic?

Man said...

1977 dime on back L/S the branch has extra petals on middle peak so instead of (¥¥) (3petals) there is 1 between 1st 2 & another on the far R coming out from behind that petal. Does that make sense? Have you seen that b4? Should I send a pic?

Sounds odd possible a Die Clash or Die Chip, both have no extra value.

If you can post a pic somewhere and drop the link here that may help.