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
Value: $0.25 in XF
Type/Country: 10 Cents / East Caribbean States
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.