Going to change my habits for a while. I will take out some money from the ATM and use it to pay bills in person. Let us see if the ups my chances of finding more coins of interest.
Until then back to the vault with this East Caribbean States dollar. While most of their are not unusual to find in U.S. change the dollar has an odd shape and was from a coin lot.
|QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND|
|EAST CARIBBEAN STATES 1998 1 ONE DOLLAR 1 (Sir Francis Drake’s Golden Hind at sea)|
This is a ten-sided coin which is kind of unusual for circulating coin. The more sides you put on a coin the more difficult it becomes to mint. Coin blanks should flow smoothly in a radial pattern when pressed but if slightly uneven a circular collar will keep the coins shape. Not as true for other coins.
Coins of lower denominations are almost always circles since they are hardly ever faked. For large denominations like one dollar or more having difficult and odd shape helps prevent counterfeiting. For added security this East Caribbean States dollar also has a fully reeded edge.
Here are the stats for this coin...
Type / Country: 1 Dollar / East Caribbean States
Mintage: Not known.
Value: $0.50 in VF (it has a big dent on the Queen's neck)
Do you have an East Caribbean States 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.