Tuesday, December 23, 2008

It's All About the Queen

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.

Automatically when I see Queen Elizabeth II on a coin I think it's Canadian. It's a force of habit seeing how many Canadian coins I always find.

Well 2 out of 3 times I'm correct and the third time is something random. This random coin was a nice quarter size ten pence from Great Britain.


The Queen is the most coined image in the world and has gone though several makeovers for each stage in her reign.

The ten pence is 24.5 mm in diameter meaning it's the more common circulating edition. There is a 28 mm one sold only in sets worth more. Shrinking money is a common way to save on metal( and cost), Mexico is the latest country hoping to try this on half their coins.

Here's the stats...
Type/Country: 1 Cent / Canada
Year: 1960
Mintage: 75,772,775
Metal: 98% Copper, 0.5% Tin, 1.5% Zinc
Value: $0.03 in F

Type/Country: 10 Pence / Great Britain
Year: 1992
Mintage: 1,413,455,000
Metal: Copper-Nickel
Value: $0.10 in VF

Type/Country: 1 Cent / Canada
Year: 2002
Mintage: 716,367,000
Metal: Copper-Plated Zinc
Value: $0.01 in F

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.

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

James UK said...

That's one thing that used to surprise me every time when I worked as a bank cashier / teller; the variety of widths of coins... some looked to be triple the width of others!

Man said...

It's all about the metal, Mexico is famous for changing coins just to keep up with metal value.

Anonymous said...

1897-A Rebublique Francaise 5 centimes FINE

1903 Koninkrijk Belgie 5 cen Very Fine

1906 Mexico-Don't know what cent value is- symbol is the 1 over cent marked and its crossed out by a line- GOOD

Man said...

1897-A Rebublique Francaise 5 centimes FINE about $1.50

1903 Koninkrijk Belgie 5 cen Very Fine about $8.00

1906 Mexico-Don't know what cent value is- symbol is the 1 over cent marked and its crossed out by a line- GOOD about $0.50 this is a 1 centavo.

Anonymous said...

ok, thank you

Anonymous said...

gold coin with one pound and a cross on the back ,elizabeth on the front,how much is it worth?

Man said...

gold coin with one pound and a cross on the back ,elizabeth on the front,

If no year it is not a coin but some sort of medal only worth it's weight in metal value.

Be aware many of these are just gold plated and have little value.

If it is 1996 it is nickel-brass about $3.00.

Anonymous said...

got a georgivs one shelling 1919 code s4013 can you please tel me how much is it worth

Man said...

georgivs one shelling 1919 code s4013

If you are talking about a British Shilling coin it's about $5.00.

I don't know what you mean by s4013.

fred said...

I am just starting to collect Canadian coins, I live in the USA. I am having trouble identifying the 1965 varieties. Can you look at a penny to see if I guessed correctly?

Man said...

1965 varieties. Can you look at a penny to see if I guessed correctly?

Sure post it somewhere and drop a link here.

Anonymous said...

I have to coins I wanted to know the values of. One is a 1962 silver quarter from the British east Caribbean. The other one is a 1962 Mexican 5 centavos with a stamped in number of 70 and a smaller 1964.

Man said...

1962 silver quarter from the British east Caribbean
--About $0.25

1962 Mexican 5 centavos with a stamped in number of 70 and a smaller 1964.
--About $0.10 the 70 sounds like damage

Anonymous said...

Is a 5 cent silver Candian nickel tht says Bermuda & Elizabeth II on one side and a fish on the other dated 1988 worth more than a nickel?

Man said...

5 cent silver Candian nickel tht says Bermuda & Elizabeth II on one side and a fish on the other dated 1988

This is not from Canada, it is from Bermuda just $0.05.

Anonymous said...

Typo above. Should be:

1919 and 1920 One Dollar -- Straits Settlements.
Front says: George V King and Emperor of India.
Back says: Straits Settlements. One Dollar 1919 / 1920.

Condition: EF to EF+.

Please value. Thanks!

Man said...

1919 and 1920 One Dollar -- Straits Settlements.
Front says: George V King and Emperor of India.

Back says: Straits Settlements. One Dollar 1919 / 1920.

Condition: EF to EF+


1919 is about $270.00
1920 is about $135.00