Friday, February 06, 2009

Eh, er. How can I explain?

Do you have a Euro 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.

I'm in line waiting to pay for a highly overpriced textbook when the young nice and giggly non-American student in front of me wants to pay with exact change. That is nice and all but she didn't understand why her two nickels where rejected by the cashier. Kindly everyone points out that those are Euros and not nickels, she asks "What's the difference?" Not knowing how to explain the entire currency system I traded a dime for the Euros and she paid the dime forward and hurray the line moved on.

I assumed the woman was Eastern European by old-fashioned visual and audio cues but wouldn't they still know of Euros? Plus who has Euros in their purse and still not know they aren't nickels. She responded in English very well.

You might think it was a scam to pass off funny foreign money as U.S. but 40 Euro cents is about 50 U.S. cents and she got rid of them for 10 cents. She did not stay long enough to try to give her my change of 26 cents to attempt to cover the exchange rate. Could it be I offended? No because she was so happy when she left after also refusing her receipt.

Strange exchange. I'm usually good at explaining money value but this nervous exchange had thrown me off. Either way I got me some Euros for cheap.

Here's the stats...
Type/Country: 20 Euro Cents / Spain
Year: 2001
Mintage: 146,000,000
Metal: Brass
Value: $0.25 in Very-Fine for each

There were two but I just scanned it once because it would have been redundant, you know why repeat, there is no point in showing them again and again.

Note: The image was done using my other scanner. I rarely use it and the luster comes out less shiny but the details are high. (Click on image for a larger picture) The problem is I have less setting control. I'll probably use the regular scanner for future scans.

Do you have a European 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.

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

Anonymous said...

Value of steel/silver pennies?

Man said...

Value of steel/silver pennies?

Steel cents from 1943 are about $0.30.

Any steel or silver cent of other years is an error worth possibly thousands.

James UK said...

/QUOTE "Kindly everyone points out that those are Euros and not nickels, she asks "What's the difference?" Not knowing how to explain the entire currency system I traded a dime for the Euros and she paid the dime forward and hurray the line moved on." /ENDQUOTE

People like that still amaze me... I wonder what she would have done if she went into a restaurant and asked for Steak and Fries, and got vegetable lasagne instead, and when she complained the waiter just said "What's the difference?"!

Man said...

I found the whole exchange odd but no one was mad or upset, I suspect if she got the wrong order she would eat it anyway and say "oh well it's all food".

James UK said...

People eh?!?!?

Rudy said...

Hey. I got some Foreign coins, could you tell me their value please, thanks.

2006- 10 Lempira
1999- 20 Lempira
2007- 5 Lempira
1996- 50 Lempira
I also got these:
1987- 10? New Zealand (i don't know what the 10 is).
GOOD-TIME TOKEN (FUN FOR ALL)
1997- 2 Forint MAGYAR KOZTARSASAG
1964- 5 CENT nickel U.S.
1956- 5 cent nickel U.S.
1990 (P)- 10 cent dime
$1-1999-F12660132S
$1-1999-F58283299R
$1-1999-L75085438U
$1-1969D-I38328359A
1 Lempira-2000-CX986157 (i think it has a 7 at the end)
2 Lempira-2003-M7270035
5 Lempira-2003-A09294336
10 Lempira-2001-AZ2560772
20 Lempira-2001-AS4838289
50 Lempira-2001-AD2455237
100 Lempira-1994-AH450663
500 Lempira-2004-M0619475

Anonymous said...

will the new pennies raise the value of the older ones (wheat and ect.)

Man said...

2006- 10 Lempira about $0.55
1999- 20 Lempira about $1.10
2007- 5 Lempira about $0.26
1996- 50 Lempira about $2.65

Unless you mean Centavos de Lempira then cut the values above by half.

I also got these:
1987- 10? New Zealand (i don't know what the 10 is).
It's 10 cents coin and about $0.10.

GOOD-TIME TOKEN (FUN FOR ALL)
Common just about $0.10 unless you can verify a time or origin.

1997- 2 Forint MAGYAR KOZTARSASAG2 about $0.10 from Hungary.
1964- 5 CENT nickel U.S. about $0.05
1956- 5 cent nickel U.S. about $0.05
1990(P)- 10 cent dime about $0.10
$1-1999-F12660132S about $1.00
$1-1999-F58283299R about $1.00
$1-1999-L75085438U about $1.00
$1-1969D-I38328359A about $1.50
1 Lempira-2000-CX986157 (i think it has a 7 at the end) about $0.06
2 Lempira-2003-M7270035 about $0.13
5 Lempira-2003-A09294336 about $0.26
10 Lempira-2001-AZ2560772 about $0.55
20 Lempira-2001-AS4838289 about $1.10
50 Lempira-2001-AD2455237 about $2.65
100 Lempira-1994-AH450663 about $5.30
500 Lempira-2004-M0619475 about $30.00

Man said...

will the new pennies raise the value of the older ones (wheat and ect.)

Not yet. It must be a permanent change like the nickel and quarter. If after the Lincoln commemorative cents program is over they choose to make a new cent for the future(like they did with the nickels for 2006) then all the older cents will see a small boost in value. About 50% or less.

Rudy said...

Yes i do mean Centavos de Lempira. Is that going to raise the value or decrease it?

Man said...

Centavos de Lempira. Is that going to raise the value or decrease it?

Decrease the values I posted by half.

Rudy said...

Hey, supposed i got a 2 dollar bill (star note) from 1953D (Red Seal), what would be its value? Approximately.

Man said...

2 dollar bill (star note) from 1953D (Red Seal)

No such thing there is a 1953-C followed by a 1963.
It's not possible and could not be realistically valued.

Rudy said...

Hey, Now that the old Sacagawea coins will no longer be made, how much will they be valued at? I got a nickel from 1969 with an S mintmark, is that gonna make it more valuable or not?
How much are Franklin half-dollars worth?

Rudy said...

I got a Susan B. Anthony dollar "S". How much would you say it's worth.

Man said...

Now that the old Sacagawea coins will no longer be made, how much will they be valued at?

They will probably double in higher grades but those that have been circulated and started to brown and lose luster will stay at $1.00.

nickel from 1969 with an S mintmark
Just $0.05 while the S mintmark is tougher to come by this type is very common.

Man said...

Oops forgot the Franklin half-dollars they average about $7.00 each only the 1955 piece is worth twice as much.

Man said...

Susan B. Anthony dollar "S"

What year?

Rudy said...

Susan B Anthony dollar "S" 1979. Is it worth much?

Rudy said...

I have two of them^^^^

Man said...

Susan B Anthony dollar "S" 1979

Just $1.00

Anonymous said...

I need to send u a pic of this $20 with the weed plant on it, how can I do that?

Anonymous said...

Someone said that it was the eagle on the $20 but the leaf is over the eagleand it's not washing off either

Man said...

need to send u a pic of this $20 with the weed plant on it, how can I do that?

Use a free photo site link Photobucket or Imageshack and drop a link here.

Anonymous said...

I have a 1867 50 cent Empire Francais piece.
VG-3713...Ref# Y-29,mp-166. What is it's value?

Man said...

1867 50 cent Empire Francais piece

About $12.00

Anonymous said...

How much would a Spanish 10 centimos from 1940 that has "Vna Grande Libre" instead of "Una Grande Libre". A site (which I will post the link to) tells me that the "Vna Grande Libre" is rarer than the other one. How much would it be worth in good to very good condition and also I believe it might be the "Plvs" version as well but it is mostly worn down in that area of the coin.
I have a good site for mintages of coins from a few countries. http://coinz.eu/index_az_en.html

Man said...

Spanish 10 centimos from 1940 that has "Vna Grande Libre" instead of "Una Grande Libre". A site (which I will post the link to) tells me that the "Vna Grande Libre" is rarer than the other one. How much would it be worth in good to very good condition and also I believe it might be the "Plvs" version as well but it is mostly worn down in that area of the coin.

About $10.00 the variety UNA and VNA exist but it is not known if it is rare or not.

Also if PLUS and not PLVS then about $1.00.

Anonymous said...

I managed to upload pictures for the 10 centimos.

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/97/coin2k.jpg/

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/41/coin1.jpg/

Man said...

I managed to upload pictures for the 10 centimos.

The pictures are too blurry.
Also it is worn to the point that it would be $5.00 if it were the rarer version.