Saturday, August 08, 2009


Do you have a Euro coin and want to know its value? Leave a comment

Only my second Luxembourg find and it has been years since the first. Most likely since this tiny country has low circulating coinage and low tourist numbers that is why it is hardly seen in the States.

A few other people, at the time of the find, I showed did not know what country it was. The reason is because the spelling is LËTZEBURG meaning Luxembourg in a dialect they call Luxembourgish which is mostly German, nice umlaut.

This one is a Euro and I suspect I won't be finding any more Francs since those also did not circulate far and were quickly recycled by the time the Euro arrived. Still I will look carefully.

Above Image: Clicking or better yet middle-clicking on the picture you'll see a tiny F in the star above the L, it means minted in France. Surrounding the date to the left is a cornucopia meaning it was made at Pessac Mint. The other symbol to the right of the date escapes me at the moment.

Below Image: Is the typical 5 Euro Cent design mandated by European law.

His Royal Highness the Grand Duke Henri ruler since 2000 is on the coin. Which is odd for Americans since living presidents are not allowed on coins over here.

Here's the stats...
Type/Country: 5 Euro Cent / Luxembourg
Year: 2008
Mintage: 9,000,000
Metal: Copper-plated Steel
Value: $0.15 in Very-Fine

Do you have a Luxembourg 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.

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

Elyana Toledo said...

I have a 1977 Eisenhower dollar. Worth anything?

Elyana Toledo said...

Also, I have a few coins that I didn't find in any of your blogs that I would like to know the value of..

#1- *front* ELIZABETH II; D G REGINA; 1996. Picture of the queen.
*back* CANADA. 2 Dollars. And a picture of a polar bear. Inside the picture are the intials BT.

#2- *front* ELIZABETH II; D G REG F D 1993. Picture of queen.
*back* Two Pence and the number "2". Also has a picture of what I think is a hat (?). Ribbons flowing from it says "ICH DIEN".

#3- *front* ELIZABETH II; D G REGINA. Picture of queen.
*back* CANADA DOLLAR. 1989. Picture of a duck in the water with, I'm guessing, trees in the background. Intials above the picture read "RRC".

#4- *front* ELIZABETH II; AUSTRALIA 1993. Picture of queen.
*back* Picture of a platypus (I'm guessing). And in the middle of the animal is the number "5".

Thanks for any help!!

Man said...

1977 Eisenhower dollar about $1.00

#1-1996 CANADA 2 Dollars about $2.00

#2-1993 British Two Pence about $0.05

#3-1989 CANADA DOLLAR about $1.00

#4-1993 AUSTRALIA 5 Cents about $0.10

James (UK) said...

Nice find! I'm especially fond of these Luxembourg euro cent coins, because of the fine portraits on them.

Man said...

Thanks. Seems just like a typical guy, I enjoy the umlaut.

Anonymous said...

I have a coin from Luxembourg I found when I was stationed in Germany. I found it in a farmers field while walking through it. Grand Deutche De Luxembourg 1924 10 ces. I don't know if it is worth anything or not. Jerry

Anonymous said...

I have a coin I'm not sure from where. 10 groschen ostereich 1971. I have a lot of different foreign money I collected while in Germany in the early 70"s Jerry

Man said...

Grand Deutche De Luxembourg 1924 10 ces.
About $0.25 in fine

10 groschen ostereich 1971
About $0.10 in extra-fine it is from Austria

Post as many as you can list if you want.

You can also get a World Coin Book by Krause even the older ones are a good resource.
If you plan to grow your collection, if not just check here or eBay.