Friday, February 17, 2012

1991 El Salvador Colon

Do you have an El Salvador coin and want to know its value? Leave a comment

No new finds. No coin experiments. Nothing news worthy. So back to the vault, we were still in the E countries. Yes, El Salvador is up now and that means The Salvador in English.

REPUBLICA DE EL SALVADOR (REPUBLIC OF EL SALVADOR) 1991 CRISTOBAL COLON (CHRISTOPHER COLOMBUS)
1 COLON
One interesting thing about this coin is that the previous 1 colon was stainless steel then for one year it was copper-nickel clad steel. I assume they saw copper getting expensive and then went to nickel clad steel. As America contemplates changing coin composition steel is a great option since steel is still produced in country. Plus you can coat steel with current coin metals and still make them work in vending machines.

Here's the stats...
Type/Country: 1 Colon / El Salvador
Year: 1991
Mintage: Unknown
Metal: Copper-Nickel Clad Steel
Value: $0.20 in Fine

Do you have coin from El Salvador 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.

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

Anonymous said...

You think that the us mint might make the pennies and nickels into steel coated coins like this? I saw an article today suggesting they might do that

Man said...

You think that the us mint might make the pennies and nickels into steel coated coins like this? I saw an article today suggesting they might do that

Yes, Canada does both zinc and steel coated cents at the same time.

This allows them to buy the cheaper metal at any time while still keeping coin circulating.

Ha Pham said...

Hi,
I have an INDOCHINE coin that was used when the French colonized Cambodia, Vietnam, etc ...
the coin year is 1889 'TITRE 0.900 POIDS 27 GR'. if you could help me to estimate the value, thanks

Man said...

INDOCHINE coin that was used when the French colonized Cambodia, Vietnam, etc ...
the coin year is 1889 'TITRE 0.900 POIDS 27 GR'


French Indo-China
1 Piastre 1889A
90% silver
About $40.00 in fine.

Grecha said...

Hi, I have a 1997 El Salvador 5 colones coin. I it worth something? Thx.

Man said...

1997 El Salvador 5 colones coin

This is tough.
These were never released for circulation and I have not seen them at auction.

They have no value listed in all the books.

It is a key coin but I do not know what they are currently going for. If forced I would say about $5.00 but it could be much more or much less.

I will keep on looking the current trades and auctions but for now keep it safe just in case.

daniel bowman said...

hey i have the exact same coin as shown how much is it worth even the year is the same and it is in mint-good condition

Man said...

the exact same coin as shown how much is it worth even the year is the same and it is in mint-good condition

About $2.25 in uncirculated

mizzroze said...

Hi.i hav coins that are from el salvador.and they were made way before the civil war there.my mother brought them with her when she left to the US because of the war .they are in good condition.i would like to know the value for every coin

Man said...

coins that are from el salvador.and they were made way before the civil war there.my mother brought them with her when she left to the US because of the war .they are in good condition.i would like to know the value for every coin

You can try listing each year and type here.

Or you can try
http://www.ngccoin.com/poplookup/World-Coin-Price-Guide.aspx

charles lytle said...

there were only 3 -5 colon silver coins minted---a man at the central bank ask canada to make 3 samples-so when they got to el el salvador this man and 2 friends there each took one and told canada later they would not be ordering any--these are very very valuable as only 3 were made so the man told me,hold on to this coin if it is original and not conterfeit

Man said...

@charles lytle

Nice story but with out a year or coin details I cannot tell if it is a real coin or not.