Saturday, July 25, 2009

1977 Trinidad & Tobago Cent

Do you have a coin from Trinidad and Tobago and want to know its value? Leave a comment

Not a change find instead it was found on the floor of a Dunkin' Donuts along with some other cents. Apparently in Starbucks some can find a tenner but in lowly Dunkin' Donuts you must scrounge the floor for a cent.

It is my second 1977 Trinidad and Tobago cent find but my first this year. This does keep up with the pattern of foreign finds I find on a regular basis.

The obverse has the Coat of Arms of Trinidad and Tobago with the Scarlet Ibis, the Cocrico, and the hummingbird which is also featured on the reverse. The motto says TOGETHER WE ASPIRE, TOGETHER WE ACHIEVE like most mottoes is meant to unite a diverse country.

A touch smaller, thinner, and lighter than a U.S. cent it still can pass especially since it is so dark in hand.

Here's the stats for this coin...
Type/Country: 1 Cent / Trinidad and Tobago
Year: 1977
Mintage: 25,000,000
Metal: Bronze
Value: $0.05 in F

Do you have a Trinidad and Tobago 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.

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

James UK said...

Nice scan that... what's the orange background from, out of interest?

Man said...

It is an old desk that was marbleized and given to me when I got my first desktop PC. I used it with my camera to match the orange color of the Dunkin' Donuts floors.

Anonymous said...

i have a 8 coin 1975 trinidad and tobago proof set with certificate of authenticity and would like to know a value if possible

thanks

Man said...

8 coin 1975 trinidad and tobago proof set

About $25.00

Anonymous said...

i have a trinidad and tobago 1977 $5 coin.I would like to know how much is it worth.

Man said...

trinidad and tobago 1977 $5 coin about $7.00

Anonymous said...

i have a trinidad and tobago 1969 $1 dollar coin. and would like to know its current value

Man said...

trinidad and tobago 1969 $1 dollar coin about $0.75

Anonymous said...

i have a trinidad and tabago coin with a 5 on the front. how much could it be worth?

Man said...

trinidad and tabago coin with a 5 on the front.

What year?

Anonymous said...

i have a trinidad and tobago 1977 50 cents coin how much its worth

Man said...

trinidad and tobago 1977 50 cents coin about $0.25

Anonymous said...

I have found a coin that has a ship on one side and 2 hummingbirds on the other side and 65,000.00 please could you tell me where it comes from and if it has any value?

Man said...

ship on one side and 2 hummingbirds on the other side and 65,000.00

Sorry but without any ,ore specific information I can't say.

Plus what does "65,000.00" mean? Is that written on the coin?

Anonymous said...

Yes it is written on both sides....I'm not sure what the 65,000 means

There is nothing else on the coin and when I researched it..it said it was from trinidad & tabago and not in circulation

Man said...

Yes it is written on both sides....

The design may either be from Trinidad & Tobago or Cuba. The ship looks like a galleon.

I am stumped, because it is 2010 it is not listed in any printed catalog.

I suspect this is a token from some type of magazine or club.
But it can also an anniversary coin. Cuba is the most difficult to update and they have coins with Trinidad as a theme.

Sorry, that no official records exist.

That said online research suggest this...

"it was made as "lucky coin" for anniversary by company called Bakker-Holland...Jubilee Lottery"

Read more: http://www.cointalk.com/showthread.php?t=118007&page=2#ixzz1FwhE963H

Unless I see the original packaging I will say the above link is 50% correct, keep monitoring that thread and maybe the will 100% confirm it.

I will wait for the 2012 catalogs to see if it's listed and will update if I can.

Sorry for not being 100%.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your research and help and I will watch that thread :-D

Anonymous said...

I have a dollar coin 1977 from Trinidad. and a $5 coin 1971. Can you please let me know their value? Thank you, Kauai

Man said...

from Trinidad
dollar coin 1977 about $1.00
$5 coin 1971 about $40.00

Anonymous said...

I have a 1977, 8 pc, Trinidad and Tobago Franklin Mint Proof Set. Can you please let me know its value?

Man said...

1977, 8 pc, Trinidad and Tobago Franklin Mint Proof Set.

About $75.00

Anonymous said...

value of 1971 trinidad & tobaco 1 cent with an f on the bottom of back side?

Man said...

1971 trinidad & tobaco 1 cent with an f on the bottom of back side?

About $0.10 if dull finish, about $0.50 if shiny proof finish.

Anonymous said...

i have a 1976 $100.00 gold republic of Trinidad and Tobago coin. i would like to know what it's worth.

Anonymous said...

i have a usa dollar coin dated 1921 with the writing [E.PLURIBUS.UNUM] and a head with something looking like flowers on its head. what's the value?

Man said...

1976 $100.00 gold republic of Trinidad and Tobago coin about $155.00

Anonymous said...

i have a usa one$ coin dated 1923 with aeagle at the back and a head with some type of spikey looking crown on top

Man said...

usa dollar coin dated 1921 with the writing [E.PLURIBUS.UNUM] and a head with something looking like flowers on its head

About $28.00

Man said...

usa one$ coin dated 1923 about $28.00 in very-fine

Anonymous said...

i have a usa 5 cents coin dated 1937 with a apachi indian head on one side and a buffulo on the other what's its worth?

Man said...

usa 5 cents coin dated 1937 about $1.00

Anonymous said...

I have a trinidad and tobago $10 coin. What is it worth?

Man said...

trinidad and tobago $10 coin

What year?

Anonymous said...

1966

Man said...

1966 trinidad and tobago $10 coin

Sorry, this is not listed either check country or date again.

Anonymous said...

have a 1974 $10 coin.whats the valu of it

Man said...

1974 $10 coin

Assuming it is from Trindad & Tobago...
About $35.00 if silver
About $6.00 if nickel

Anonymous said...

I have a 1971 Trinidad and Tobago 5 cent coin how much is it

Man said...

1971 Trinidad and Tobago 5 cent coin about $0.10 in extra-fine.

dpalmer said...

I have a 1975 Trinidad and Tobago 25 cent coin. could you tell me the value please.

Man said...

1975 Trinidad and Tobago 25 cent coin about $0.15

Anonymous said...

i have a 1955 2 cent penny from trinidad..how much is it worth?

Man said...

1955 2 cent penny from trinidad

No such thing, either describe in more detail or check the date.

Anonymous said...

on one side of the coin has the queen face & it reads 'QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND' on the other side of the coin there is the number 2 written kinda big at the center with a leaf looking like a fern around it..and it reads 'BRITISH CARIBBEAN TERRITORIES. EASTERN GROUP'.....i hope this description helps...thanks in advance.!!

Man said...

1955 2 Cent...BRITISH CARIBBEAN TERRITORIES. EASTERN GROUP

Not Trinidad this is an East Caribbean Territories coin.

About $0.20

Anonymous said...

ok thanks...i found it yesterday...it looked cool...dont know what its doing in Trinidad,but it still cool...thanks for the info..

Anonymous said...

i have a 1 dollar coin trinidad and tobago from 1969. Whats the worth. i know the mintage was low.

Man said...

1 dollar coin trinidad and tobago from 1969

About $0.75 in very-fine.

Jordan said...

I have a 2003 trinidad and tabago coin that says 25 cents on the back what is it worth

Man said...

2003 trinidad and tabago coin that says 25 cents

Just $0.25 if circulated.

Anonymous said...

I have a 1992 5 cent Trinidad and Tobago coin..how much is it worth?

Man said...

1992 5 cent Trinidad and Tobago coin

Just $0.05 if circulated.

Anonymous said...

I have a 2003 Trinidad and Tabago coin that say 1 cent how much is it worth? Thank you....It is ciruculated

Man said...

2003 Trinidad and Tabago coin that say 1 cent

Just $0.01

Sue Koh said...

I have a 25 cent 1997..

Man said...

Assuming Trinidad & Tobago...

25 cent 1997 about $0.15

Jillian Ford said...

hi I have a rebublic of trinidada and tobango 10 cent coin from 1977 it has a flower on the side with the 10 cent. i am wondering how much it is worth?

Man said...

I have a rebublic of trinidada and tobango 10 cent coin from 1977 it has a flower on the side with the 10 cent

About $0.10 it is common and still used so no extra value.

Anonymous said...

I have a one dollar coin from trinidad and tobago from 1968. I would please like to know its worth.

Anonymous said...

I have a 10 cent, 25 cent and 50 cent all from Trinidad in the year 1966. Can I find out what its worth please.

Fionna said...

I would like to know how to clean coins.

Man said...

one dollar coin from trinidad and tobago from 1968
--No such thing, recheck the date.


Man said...

Trinidad in the year 1966
10 cent about $0.10
25 cent about $0.15
50 cent about $0.60

Man said...

I would like to know how to clean coins.

You should never clean coins.

Even low value coins should never be cleaned.

That said try pure acetone, not nail polish remover.

Anonymous said...

I have a Trinidad, Tobago 1999 coin

Man said...

I have a Trinidad, Tobago 1999 coin

That is nice they are common.

Jay Attzs said...

I have a one dollor Trinidadian coin 50th anniversary 1945-1995. There is some writing saying food for all and what appears to be a banana tree on the face. Behind it there is the Coat of Arms.

Man said...

one dollor Trinidadian coin 50th anniversary 1945-1995. There is some writing saying food for all and what appears to be a banana tree on the face. Behind it there is the Coat of Arms.

Just $1.00 about 500,000 were made so they are not rare.

pepper said...

i have a 1 cent trinidad and tobago coin 1966. coat of arms on the front is kind of worn, but the back is in decent shape. i found it in a roll of dimes. hope it is at least worth a dime, or I have been jipped.

Man said...

1 cent trinidad and tobago coin 1966

About $0.10 maybe a bit less but, it is a decent find.

Anonymous said...

I have Trinidad and Tobago 50 cent coins from 1966, 1977, 1978 and 2003. What are their respective values?

Man said...

Trinidad and Tobago 50 cent coins
1966 about $0.30
1977 about $0.25
1978 about $0.50
2003 about $0.50