Thursday, June 12, 2008

Speak The Gospel

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.

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

Anonymous said...

i have a braclet of "cinco centavos" coins (18 in all) all dated 1968-1955 was wondeering about worth?

Man said...

"cinco centavos" coins (18 in all) all dated 1968-1955

What country?

Any description or other writings would help.

Anonymous said...

country of origin, mexico, eagle with snake in beak, kinda gaudy braclet (wife would never wear!)

Man said...

Mexico, eagle with snake in beak..."cinco centavos" coins (18 in all) all dated 1968-1955

The 1955 is about $0.75 the rest are about $0.10 each.

There is another 1955 cinco centavo with the lady facing left worth $2.00.

They are brass and the only have this small value if they are not damaged. No holes or welding to the bracelet.

rapla said...

Dear sirs,
I am looking to sell the following coins which are in mint condition and I would appreciate your help in telling me where I can find a current valuation of them.

1984 US Olympic Dollar Proof condition - boxed and numbered (2) .900 fine silver
1984 US Olympic Dollar Proof condition - boxed and numbered (1) .900 fine gold
1984 Chinese Gold Panda 100y 1oz - in protective wallet (1) .900 fine gold

I have the original sales invoice for the Chinese coin and original brochures for the other coins purchased in 1985 from Spinks.

Any help you can offer me will be appreciated.

Yours sincerely,
John Elebert

Man said...

1984 US Olympic Dollar Proof condition - boxed and numbered, silver
About $17.00 each.


1984 US Olympic Dollar Proof condition - boxed and numbered gold
About $450.00


1984 Chinese Gold Panda 100y 1oz - in protective wallet

About $972.40

These coins are not rare so they sell for exactly bullion value or up to 10% above current bullion value for the Panda coin.

rapla said...

Hi,
Thanks for your quick response and for the information.
Would you be able to suggest who I should make contact with to sell these coins.
Thank you very much,
John

Man said...

Would you be able to suggest who I should make contact with to sell these coins.

You can try a local coin dealer but they may take 90% of the true value.

Online you either have to join a forum and contact dealers directly.

Or the most popular for coins is eBay. The last ten coins I bought have all been from eBay.