Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Northern Most Americas

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

I am really stretching with these finds. They were put aside back when I was not finding anything good so I guess I have to write something about them.

In case anybody was wondering how about my methodology here it goes:
  1. Check all coins and bills
  2. Place on desk anything new, old, weird, or foreign
  3. Line them up in front of the computer for pictures and post
  4. Rinse hands
  5. Repeat
 Occasionally if I get something super-great I break the cycle but that does not happen often.

 

Here's the stats...
Type/Country: 1 Cent / Canada
Year: 1999
Mintage: 1,089,625,000
Metal: 98% Copper, 0.5% Tin, 1.5% Zinc
Value: $0.01 in F

Type/Country: 25 Cents-American Samoa / United States
Year: 2009 P
Mintage: 42,600,000
Metal: 91.67% Copper 8.33% Nickel
Value: $0.25 in F-12

Do you have a coin from America or Canada 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.

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

Kelly said...

Love the methodology.
I was just thinking of you yesterday, wondering if I had been neglecting your posts or if it had just been awhile. Glad to meet again.

Anyway...

I got an older coin in my change yesterday. I knew it was older immediately, as I could see a difference.

It is a 1953 Nickel, but I don't see any mint markings. Would you care to tell me the value?

Man said...

Hey Kelly I just been working, after graduation I have been busy. Thought of you also since some of my fellow graduates went down to Texas to teach using the Teach For America program.

As for the 1953 nickel sorry no extra value.
Mintmark would be on the reverse to the right of the building, D, S, or blank.

Kelly said...

I understand busy! No need to explain.

Thanks for thinking of me and thanks for the heads up on that nickel :)

Samantha said...

I have found a 2000 New Hampshire quarter that appears to have been stamped twice on the back of the coin. It has a line between the Live free or die, and the old man in the mountain, some letters(either a IS or 12, and rro) on the live free side of the line and what appears to be a second rim going through the E. Pluribus Unum. It also looks like there is a sideways L right under the 1788. I would like to send you a picture of it and see if you can tell me anything about it.

Man said...

2000 New Hampshire quarter that appears to have been stamped twice on the back of the coin. It has a line between the Live free or die, and the old man in the mountain, some letters(either a IS or 12, and rro) on the live free side of the line and what appears to be a second rim going through the E. Pluribus Unum. It also looks like there is a sideways L right under the 1788. I would like to send you a picture of it and see if you can tell me anything about it.

Sure post a picture somewhere and drop a link here.

It sounds like a multiple strike error they start at $150 if genuine. But many fakes exist.

Anonymous said...

Hello, I have quite a few here.

1943 Steel Cent, no mint mark.
1997-P, 1988-D, 1973, 1979, 1971 Kennedy Half-Dollars
1944 Dime with full torch lines
Buffalo Nickel, date indiscernable
1905 Indian Head Penny
1967 Commemorative Penny (Canadian)
1928 Penny (Canadian)

I've been trying to find information on these but there are so many different values that I've found for any given coin that it's confusing as I'm not experienced at all in coin collecting.

Man said...

Assuming fine grades unless otherwise indicated...

1943 Steel Cent, no mint mark about $0.30

1997-P, 1988-D, 1973, 1979, 1971 Kennedy Half-Dollars
--just $0.50 each

1944 Dime with full torch lines about $2.60
Buffalo Nickel, date indiscernable about $0.50
1905 Indian Head Penny about $4.50
1967 Commemorative Penny (Canadian) about $0.03
1928 Penny (Canadian) about $0.30

Anonymous said...

I recieved some 2009 D.C. quarters in change about a year ago and have been saving them. One is in mint state but has a few marks on the fields on the front. The other seems to be a mint error because the rim on the back is substantially higher than on normal issues, there is no reeding on the edges (there are some sort of semi-circle indentions going along edge instead), it is struck in clad but doesn't appear to be cu-ni (possibly another white metal?), there is copper showing on the white metal but no grinding has been done. do you know what these are worth?

Man said...

2009 D.C. quarters in change about a year ago and have been saving them. One is in mint state but has a few marks on the fields on the front.
--The mint state one is about $0.60

The other seems to be a mint error because the rim on the back is substantially higher than on normal issues, there is no reeding on the edges (there are some sort of semi-circle indentions going along edge instead)
--What you are describing is a Minor Misaligned Die error known as Finned Rim, generally this minor add no value.
Maybe at most $5.00 each if the Finned Rim is high enough to reach above the plane of a normal coin. Most though have no extra value.

it is struck in clad but doesn't appear to be cu-ni (possibly another white metal?), there is copper showing on the white metal but no grinding has been done.
--Not possible once the coin is sandwich it is guaranteed to be CuNi. That said weigh it just in case.