Do you have an odd coin and want to know how much it's worth? Leave a comment/question and I will do my best to find out the price and history for you.
Gospel coins are not coins but religious materials. They been around for centuries and can't be considered tokens because they're not for trade or service. They are medals because accroding to Answers.com; they are pieces of metals stamped with a religious device, used as an object of veneration or commemoration.
Gospel coins have been in the newspaper lately and recently I got this one from a "believer". If you recall some marine got in trouble in Iraq for forcing Iraqis to take these non-coins at a checkpoint. While I find no offense in the coins I do think some soldier shouldn't be handing out religious items while on duty. If he was doing it on his free tie it would be fine.
Also forcing people to take it is ridiculous. I occasionally buy at stores whose owners are Muslim and if before leaving they forced me to take a Islamic coin I'd be mad...I'd take it because I'm a collector but I shouldn't be forced.
I prefer what the blogger at The Hills are Alive... does because they just leave the coins in random places. It is like holy surprise for whomever finds one.
Here's the stats...
Obverse Inscription: Thousands died for My Freedom.../...One died for My Soul
Reverse Inscription: "believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and you shall be saved..." Acts 16:31
Year: Not Known, most likely after 2001
Mintages: Unknown they're sold by the thousands.
Metal: Cheap aluminum
Value: $0.10 is the average cost some go for $0.35 but the would not have any real numismatic value
Do you have a coin and want to know how much it's worth? Leave a comment/question and I will do my best to find out the price and history for you.