Monday, February 22, 2010

How Times Changes Change

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

Got these coins a few weeks ago and finally got to write about them.

The first is a cent from the Bahamas, but wait you may recall I found one back in June of 2009 yet the design has changed. They went from one starfish to three, well one and two halves. I guess inflation is hitting everyone. Although I suspect the intricate design of the original starfish coin was causing problems since the few I've seen all have die cracks.



The second find was a 1919 U.S cent which is now 91 years old is my oldest find this short year. It is a bit hazy and newly banged up but still in good shape for an old wheat cent.

The Bahamas cent was a find at Johnny Rockets while the cent came from a local supermarket, not bad for a little bit of unhealthy snacking.

Here's the stats...
Type/Country: 1 Cent / Bahamas
Year: 2006
Mintage: Unknown
Metal: Copper Plated Zinc
Value: $0.05 in VF (Note: the picture is not correct in any of the current Krause world books.)

Type/Country: 1 Cent / United States
Year: 1919
Mintage: 392,021,000
Metal: 95% Copper, 5% Tin and Zinc
Value: $0.20 in G-4

Do you have an old or new 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.

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

Anonymous said...

I was going thru all my coins and pennies the other nite and found a penny with the date 198 and a D.
It also is missing the LI for liberty and the I for in God we trust.

Do you know aything about this coin?

Man said...

penny with the date 198 and a D.
It also is missing the LI for liberty and the I for in God we trust.


Either a weak strike or Struck Through Grease error, no extra value.

Anonymous said...

I have a 1971 $50 Gold Bahama Islands coin and a 1975 $100 coin. What are the values on them? Thanks..

Stanley said...

I found a 1982 Bahama Cent, single Star fish on reverse, obverse has coat of Arms, any idea of
value,looks in rather good condition, thanks Pete

Man said...

1971 $50 Gold Bahama Islands coin
About $575.00

1975 $100 Gold Bahama Islands coin
About $165.00 depending on variety.

Man said...

1982 Bahama Cent...looks in rather good condition

About $0.05

Rudy said...

Hi,
Remember the off-center 1 dollar bill I mentioned in your earlier post, well, it doesn't show another dollar, but it is slightly off-center, a significant portion of the left and top sides have more blank paper than the bottom and right sides.
Here are the pics:
obverse:
http:/farm5.static.flickr.com/4004/4384042998_ae9442de9a_b.jpg
reverse:
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4005/4383282365_369b3f5f11_b.jpg

Rudy said...

Could you tell me the value or approximate value? Please and Thank You.

Man said...

the off-center 1 dollar bill I mentioned in your earlier post, well, it doesn't show another dollar, but it is slightly off-center

No extra value.

A dollar note is not supposed to be exactly centered so even large white gaps are normal.

Anonymous said...

Hi:

I'm trying to learn the current market value of a crisp $50 bill, which is missing its serial number (both sides of the portrait) as well as the eagle emblem to the left of the portrait, the one that has Federal Reserve written around it.


Delight

Man said...

crisp $50 bill, which is missing its serial number (both sides of the portrait) as well as the eagle emblem to the left of the portrait, the one that has Federal Reserve written around it.

About $1,500.00

Anonymous said...

Dear "Man":

I live in the LA area, any idea where I could offload this collectible? Or is ebay the best way to go about it?

Thank you for your thoughts...

Regards,


Delight

Man said...

I live in the LA area, any idea where I could offload this collectible?

EBay is the best but you especially if it is not graded.

Other options are looking for dealers in your area that have a good reputation, you may have to go through the BBB to check.

Or try some currency forums and maybe a private collector.

Anonymous said...

i have a 1919s coin i would like to know if it is worth anything.

Man said...

1919s coin

What Country? What Denomination?

Anonymous said...

I have 30 Canadian quarters from 1938 to 1968 (22 of them through 1952), all with varying degrees of blackening. Any idea? Thanks.

Christopher said...

I have a 1889 morgan silver dollar and it it in really good condition. Can you possibly tell me what its worth, if I should wait to sell it, where to sell it, or if I shouldnt sell it. Thanks

Man said...

30 Canadian quarters from 1938 to 1968 (22 of them through 1952), all with varying degrees of blackening.

1938-1966 about $2.60
1967-1968 about $1.60

Man said...

1889 morgan silver dollar and it it in really good condition

About $22.00 it may go up in value if it can have high grade.

Ebay is the best place to sell. This coins is common.

Anonymous said...

hi i have a large cent that says new penny dated 1971 which has queen elizabeth II and i want to know more info .

Man said...

arge cent that says new penny dated 1971

This is British it's about $0.03.

steph said...

i have a canadian penny, it is from 1954, and it is in pretty good condition . it is a pointed 5, do you by chance know what its worth?

Man said...

canadian penny, it is from 1954, and it is in pretty good condition . it is a pointed 5

About $0.15

Anonymous said...

I have a $500 bundle of uncirculated 2006 $5 bills with a star, serial numbers in consecutive order beginning with IF2725400*. Are these of any great value?

Man said...

$500 bundle of uncirculated 2006 $5 bills with a star, serial numbers in consecutive order beginning with IF2725400*

About $25.00 each

Anonymous said...

Thanks, where would I start to look to sell these?

Man said...

where would I start to look to sell these?

eBay but the economy is bad now and these are not selling well if not graded.

Anonymous said...

I have a 1974 commonwealth of the Bahamas penny with one star on front and pelican and swardfish by coat of arms. Just wondering what it's worth if anything

Man said...

1974 commonwealth of the Bahamas penny about $0.10

Anonymous said...

These are all the foreign coins I have.

1933 Half Penny (on the back it has a portrait of a man and says Georgivs V Dei Gra Britte Omn Rex Fid Def Ind Imp)
1937 Sixpence (British)
1947 1 Fr. (Swiss)
1949 Half Penny (Australian)
1954 2 ΔΡΑΧΜΑΙ (Greek)
1957 5 PTAS (Spanish)
1957 50 ΚΟΠΕΕΚ (Greek)
1969 1 Fr. (Belgium)
1961 5 Francs (Cameroun)
1962 50 ΛΕΠΤΑ (Greek)
1965 10 Francs (Cameroun)
1965 5 Cent (Netherlands)
1966 Sixpence (British)
1967 Penny (Fiji)
1973 1 New Penny (British?)
1973 1/2 New Penny (British?)
1976 1/2 New Penny (British?)
1991 15 ΚΟΠΕΕΚ (Greek)

Thanks!

Man said...

1933 Half Penny (on the back it has a portrait of a man and says Georgivs V Dei Gra Britte Omn Rex Fid Def Ind Imp) about $0.25
1937 Sixpence (British) about $0.05
1947 1 Fr. (Swiss) about $4.50
1949 Half Penny (Australian) about $0.10
1954 2 ΔΡΑΧΜΑΙ=drachmai (Greek) about $0.50
1957 5 PTAS (Spanish) about $0.10

1957 50 ΚΟΠΕΕΚ (Not Greek) check date and maybe describe design

1969 1 Fr. (Belgium) about $0.05

1961 5 Francs (Cameroun) check date and maybe describe design

1962 50 ΛΕΠΤΑ=Lepta (Greek) about $0.15

1965 10 Francs (Cameroun) check date and maybe describe design

1965 5 Cent (Netherlands) about $0.10
1966 Sixpence (British) about $0.10
1967 Penny (Fiji) about $0.15
1973 1 New Penny (British?) about $0.05
1973 1/2 New Penny (British?) about $0.05
1976 1/2 New Penny (British?) about $0.05

1991 15 ΚΟΠΕΕΚ (Russian) about $0.10