Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Spot the Difference

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

Still working on putting up last year's find I got this odd pair. Where they were given to me I'm not sure as the last three weeks in December were kind of a blur.

The first is an Australian cent from 1973 in remarkably good shape about 17.51mm with a young queen.
The second is an East Caribbean States ten cents from 2000 in spotty condition about 18.10mm with a young queen.
Both weigh 2.60grams. This fact makes them feel almost identical in hand.


 

The reverse of the Australian coin has a feather-tailed glider which is one of the world's smallest gliding marsupials.
The reverse of the East Caribbean States coin has Sir Francis Drake's ship the Golden Hind. I think he liked puns.

Apparently by the 1991 all the 1 and 2 cent Australian coins were taken out of circulation and melted for Olympic Bronze medals and for normal metal recovery.

Here's the stats ...
Type/Country: 1 Cent / Australia
Year: 1973
Mintage: 140,710,000
Metal: Bronze
Value: $0.25 in XF

Type/Country: 10 Cents / East Caribbean States
Year: 2000
Mintage: Unknown.
Metal: Copper-Nickel
Value: $0.10 in VF

I'm pretty sure the spots can be safely removed but who has the time.

Do you have a world 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.

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

Dave Madsen said...

I have a Trinidad & Tobago 1966 dime. Is it worth anything?

Man said...

Trinidad & Tobago 1966 dime about $0.10

Jane said...

I've got a whole bunch of old coins from the early 20th century and English Pennys from 1892, 1897, 1896, 1920, 1876, 1890, 1936, 1921, 1863, 1884, 1906, 1860, 1868, 1861 and five or six more which are too faded to read a date on. I have francs galore from the 1930s and 40s, I have English three pence from 1937 and 1945, plus one from 1921 that is so tiny it fits on top of my thumbnail. I have a three coins from the WW2 era Germany...(I know it's not spelled right), a shilling each from 1926, 1941 and 1940, a half penny from 1938 and 1944 and 1932, a florin each from 1933, 1935 and a half crown coin from 1939.

How do I sell these off...I half slightly less than NO interest in them and I got them when my mother died. Apparently they came with the rest of the estate.

There's also one with a harp on one side and a sow with a litter of piglets on the other that says 1935.

Man said...

English Pennys
1892 about $3.00
1897 about $0.75
1896 about $0.65
1920 about $0.80
1876 about $3.50
1890 about $3.00
1936 about $0.25
1921 about $0.80
1863 about $3.00
1884 about $3.00
1906 about $1.25
1860 about $3.00
1868 about $17.50
1861 about $3.00

more which are too faded to read a date on about $0.50 each

francs galore from the 1930s and 40s most are about $0.10 each

English three pence
1937 about $0.50
1945 about $0.25
1921 about $1.00

shilling
1926 about $2.00
1941 about $3.00
1940 about $3.00

half penny
1938 about $0.25
1944 about $0.10
1932 about $0.25

florin
1933 about $3.00
1935 about $3.00

half crown
1939 about $5.00

Most of these are low value coins try selling it on eBay.

Irish 1/2 penny 1935 about $2.00

Anonymous said...

I have a $10 bill from 1969 Series B. Do you know the value of this bill? Thank you.

Man said...

$10 bill from 1969 Series B about $35.00

Anonymous said...

Hi, have a bunch of Canadian pennies of years 1920, 1921, 36, 39, 40, 41, 43, 46, 47 and 55 as well as a Canadian nickel from 1943 and a Russian kopek from 1901. If you have the time I'd love to see if they are worth something more than face value. Many thanks.

Man said...

Canadian pennies of years
1920 about $0.60
1921 about $0.20
36 about $0.15
39 about $0.10
40 about $0.10
41 about $0.10
43 about $0.10
46 about $0.10
47 about $0.10
55 about $0.10

Canadian nickel
1943 about $0.20

Russian kopek
1901 about $2.00

Anonymous said...

Hi, I have had this coin for a looooong time. I have looked forever for answers on the internet with no provail. I need your help. I do not know anything about this coin. Here are the pics.
1st side
[IMG]http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj314/94932/DSC03643.jpg[/IMG]
2nd side
[IMG]http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj314/94932/DSC03642.jpg[/IMG]

Man said...

I have had this coin for a looooong time.

This is a Kweichow Province Pattern Coin from China.

Looks like 1 dollar if real it would be worth thousands.

The problem is that many fakes exist and yours looks like a cast fake.

Check out this LINK

Man said...

Or Kwangtung Province I get them confused.

Anonymous said...

Do you think a coin dealer could tell the difference?

Anonymous said...

I mean, if it's real or fake?

Man said...

Do you think a coin dealer could tell the difference?...I mean, if it's real or fake?

Cast coins are really easy to spot because or large die cracks and smaller bubbles of metal.

But newer fakes are nearly impossible to tell by local dealers and experts are sometime needed.

Anonymous said...

OK, I may bring it to my local coin dealer, but I'm not worried about it because I only bought two of these for $1 each. The other one is different one and on the reverse side, it says in English, 420 Grains Trade Dollar 900 Fine with a weird montage of monsters where my maze is on the other and the top half of around the rim is chinese writing. the other side is a big wreath all around like an indian head penny but where the union shield would be is a flower and in the middle were one cent on the indian head cent are two symbols on top of each other, a line on top and a box underneath with inside the box a box on top of a 3 category box with two lines like legs sticking out. If you need pictures, I can get you some tommorow.

Man said...

The other one is different one and on the reverse side, it says in English, 420 Grains Trade Dollar 900 Fine with a weird montage of monsters...

Unfortunately I would need pictures.

Anonymous said...

OK, here are the pictures for it. Might I add that they are a different color because I didn't use a lamp to take a picture of them.
1st side
[IMG]http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj314/94932/DSC03651.jpg[/IMG]
2nd side
[IMG]http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj314/94932/DSC03652.jpg[/IMG]

Man said...

here are the pictures for it.

This is a Japanese Pattern coin from 1874 again but I can't be sure.

If real again this would be worth thousands but there are so many varieties both real and fake that it should be seeen by an expert.

Some are real and only worth $20.00 but I'm not a Japanese coin exxoert and the few pictures I have are very blurry. Sorry I couldn't be more help.

Anonymous said...

I have a 1950 b series # f06863150* $10.00 bill,and a 2003 a #fg00046156* $5.00 bill could you check what the value might be I have alot of crisp star bills but need info on where to look for value thanks Alan

Man said...

1950 b series # f06863150* $10.00 bill about $75.00

2003 a #fg00046156* $5.00 bill about $35.00

Standard Guide To Small-Size U.S. Paper Money is the best or get a Currency magazine.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the info & your time
Alan

Anonymous said...

I have a king george south africa 1946 coin. heres a picture. Is it worth anything?
http://s591.photobucket.com/albums/ss358/hyperskier96/?action=view&current=DSCN0365.jpg
http://s591.photobucket.com/albums/ss358/hyperskier96/?action=view&current=DSCN0366.jpg

Man said...

south africa 1946 coin

1/4 penny about $0.25

Anonymous said...

Is it true that there are counterfeit $10 bills in the world that are worth more than ten bucks? A history teacher told us of some guy who made numerous and the only way to tell was a light on in the whitehouse. Wondering how true this is. Thanks.

Man said...

Is it true that there are counterfeit $10 bills in the world that are worth more than ten bucks? A history teacher told us of some guy who made numerous and the only way to tell was a light on in the whitehouse.

Yes some fakes were made so well or are from a famous faker and are worth more than face value to some collectors. Although legally there may be problems.

Anonymous said...

I have a Bahamian three dollar bill
1964 2pfennig
1950 5pfennig
1976 10pfennig
1972 10pfennig

Man said...

Bahamian three dollar bill ??What year?
1964 2pfennig about $0.10
1950 5pfennig about $0.75
1976 10pfennig about $0.15
1972 10pfennig about $0.15

Anonymous said...

The year for the bahaiam three dollar is 2000

Man said...

bahaiam three dollar is 2000 just $3.00

Anonymous said...

i have a queen elizabeth the second 25 cent coin dose it have any value the year on it is 1989

Man said...

queen elizabeth the second 25 cent coin dose it have any value the year on it is 1989

Assuming Canadian just $0.25.

Anonymous said...

i have a 20 centavo coin from mexico the year is 1964 its a copper coin about the same size of the us half dollar it has a temple on the back and has the bird with the snake in its mouth in the obverse

Man said...

20 centavo coin from mexico the year is 1964 about $0.25 in very-fine