Thursday, December 31, 2009

Year In Review 2009

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

Time for the boring end of the year stats.

First for all the coin/currency books that have come out with the new editions this year they are useless as an upgrade. If you don't have any coin/currency books you still may want to get the previous editions to save money.

Now to the coins lets start with a dull bar graph showing the 40 coins/currency I found from 14 different countries.

Check it out Canada once again was the most common world coin I found in my change.
Spain came in number two.
Australia, Bahamas, and Bermuda tied for third place.

Oldest United States Find
1887 Cent

Oldest Foreign Find
1970 Canadian Cent

Most Valuable Find(above face value)
1996 $20 dollar star note in VF about $22.50

Although I found more coins then I ever have all of these coins were of little value. Most were just face value and those above face were just a couple cents above. I wouldn't say it has been disappointing just not spectacular.

At the end I found 65 pieces making it the most since I've started tracking these things. Still a good chunk of that is due to all the U.S. varieties for 2009.

Wishing everyone a Happy New Year and change for all.

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

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

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this site; I enjoy reading it.

Happy New Year!

Man said...

You're welcome and thanks for the visit.

Kelly said...

I didn't know that you were keeping track (although I am not really surprised), but this is not boring! What a neat idea, really. I would like to think that I would do something of the same, someday.

40 coins from 14 countries is nice.

Happy new year...I'm looking forward to the change :)

Man said...

Thanks Kelly and happy new year to you and yours.

Anonymous said...

I have a 1949 d jefferson nickel with a RPM does it have any value??

Man said...

1949 d jefferson nickel with a RPM

About $5.00 there are at least 5 varities all have similar values.

douglas said...

i have 2 $10.00 bills from 1950 they have a flag flying the wrong direction? to the left? are they worth anything?

Man said...

$10.00 bills from 1950 they have a flag flying the wrong direction? to the left?

No they are correct.
The flags are waving in the wind and to some people it looks odd but they are normal.

Anonymous said...

Found Lincoln cent in 1980 that does not have date or mint mark.Can you give me any information on it .

Man said...

Lincoln cent in 1980 that does not have date or mint mark.

If it doesn't have date then how do you know it is from 1980.

Anonymous said...

Lincoln cent found in 1980 -no mint m or date was new when found

Man said...

Lincoln cent found in 1980 -no mint m or date was new when found

Sorry my fault, I will read more carefully next time.

This sounds like a weak strike or struck through grease error.

If only the date is missing and all other words and features are sharp it has no extra value.

If more letter and design aspects are missing on both sides it could be a die adjustment strike worth a few dollars.

Anonymous said...

Hi. I recently purchased a couple of off center pennies and some colonial coins at a flea-market. This stuff obviously came from a collection; one penny is a 1951 about 75-80% off center; the other is a 1952-D 10-15% off center. Grading on the cheap holder says EF+ for both. The colonial coins are from Virginia, and a few variations from Massachusetts, including 1776 Massachusetts commonweatlth. The pennies are obviously real, but I am somewhat concerned about the authenticity of the colonials, as they are in very good condition. If they are indeed real, I know some varieties can be quite valuable. Thanks so much for your help.

Man said...

Grading on the cheap holder says EF+ for both.

one penny is a 1951 about 75-80% off center
About $50.00

the other is a 1952-D 10-15% off center
About $20.00

colonial coins are from Virginia, and a few variations from Massachusetts, including 1776 Massachusetts commonweatlth.

Without dates, descriptions, or a picture I can't tell. Try either getting good pictures or bring htem to a trusted dealer to do a quick verification.

Anonymous said...

Would you happen to know anything about Ancient Roman/Greece coins? I have one and I don't know if it's real or anything, but if you do, should I put a picture on here? Thank you.

Man said...

Would you happen to know anything about Ancient Roman/Greece coins?

Unfortunately I do not.

I also do not know any good place to chack, sorry.

Ralph said...

Oops--might have posted my comment in the wrong place (apologies--my enthusiasm for the site caused me to post a coment in the first place I found to do so! :)

Not sure if this is the right place, either--can't tell if comments are only "logged" under the title of the original thread, or if you'll see them all by date of posting. My comment wound up under a thread about the counterfeit bills--sorry about that. I was (in addition to commending you on the fantastic service you provide) asking about the potential value of a 1917-D Buffalo nickel that is in mint condition. Any information you can provide would be much appreciated--thank you

Man said...

1917-D Buffalo nickel that is in mint condition about $310.00

TrueNorth said...

I know will know the answer, but I truly don't.
I have a 1969 20 dollar bill, C series, serial number starts with B6044.
My question is: How come it is signed by George P. Shultz as Secretary of the Treasury, when this guy actually came into that office only in 1972...
It is in crisp condition, but not uncirculated. Any idea of the value ???
Thanks to anybody who will find a good answer.

Man said...

1969 20 dollar bill, C series, serial number starts with B6044.
My question is: How come it is signed by George P. Shultz as Secretary of the Treasury, when this guy actually came into that office only in 1972...It is in crisp condition, but not uncirculated.


Because the bill was designed in 1969 and when adding a new signature they add a letter A,B,C,....
So for Shultz who was on office from 6/72-5/74 they changed the note and made a 1969-C note.

It is about $25.00 in crisp.

TrueNorth said...

Many thanks Man !
That makes a lot of sense.
I will visit again ! Have a great day.

Anonymous said...

Does a lincoln cent 1970 s small date with the date and mint mark doubled have any value thanks much

Man said...

lincoln cent 1970 s small date with the date and mint mark doubled

There have been 22 of this variety found the most famous is very rare worth $125.00 in good.

Most of the others are $1.00 but some are a little more you have to get it graded to know what variety you have.