Tuesday, July 10, 2012

1972 Malta Cent

Have a Malta coin and want to know its value? Leave a comment

Not the delicious sweet non-alcoholic drink. The country of Malta in Europe, you know close to Italy. One of many places I would like to visit.

The coin is the size of quarter and has about five cents worth of copper. I do enjoy the symbols, a George cross, fish, and a wreath. Classic coin symbols and it works for this almost obsolete type.


I did not "true up" the background or coins. That just means nothing is aligned but I had a few minutes of sunlight before I left in the morning so that is as good as it gets. Having two of these makes getting one shot easier and I showed off the best sides. You may notice some verdigris but it is not too bad, yet.

Yet another coin with security lines through the denomination, I guess with such a large copper counterfeiting could possibly be a problem. 

Here's the stats...
Type/Country: 1 Cent / Malta
Year: 1972
Mintage: 5,650,000
Metal: Bronze
Value: $0.25 in Very-Fine

Do you have a Maltese 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.

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

Connor said...

How does it have 5¢ worth of copper if it's made of bronze? And how is it "almost obsolete"?

Man said...

How does it have 5¢ worth of copper if it's made of bronze?
--It is about 95% copper and 5% tin or zinc.
Copper is currently $0.00757442194 per gram times the 7.15 grams for the coins weight = $0.054.
Adjust 5% less copper and unless my math is wrong that is about 5¢.
Of course the value changes with the copper market.

And how is it "almost obsolete"?
--Well this was a pre-euro and also pre-reform coin. Reform coins still have some redeemable value and are still floating around. These are Republic coins and are no longer used yet they still can be redeemed for reform coins rates then transferred to euros.

Look there is a huge complication with older European coins and each country set their own rules but legally I think they were not demonetized. I could be wrong but the central bank should still accept them.

rohaiza majid said...

just to know the value: 20 sen (1971), 5 sen and 10 sen (1967)...

Man said...

Assuming Malaysia and in very-fine condition...

20 sen (1971) about $0.25
5 sen (1967) about $0.10
10 sen (1967) about $0.25

Stonii Lush said...

How much is a1972 Malta 10 cent coin worth

Man said...

1972 Malta 10 cent coin about $5.00

Anonymous said...

I have a mint condition set of eight (8) coins from Malta from 1972. I have 50,10,5,2,and 1 cent coins, and, 5,3,and 2 mil coins. Are they worth anything?

Man said...

mint condition set of eight (8) coins from Malta from 1972. I have 50,10,5,2,and 1 cent coins, and, 5,3,and 2 mil coins

About $35.00 for the set.