Saturday, January 30, 2016

Coin Show NY

Upcoming Challenge coin show in NY for April 29, 2016.
The First of Its Kind Challenge Coin Trade Show In New York is opening its doors to coin traders, coin vendors, coin hobbyists, coin collectors, coin enthusiasts, and well, coin anything!

At this massive show, you will be able to find that "unicorn" you've been searching for. 

Some, never seen before coins!

Free Inaugural Coin to the First 100 Registered Guests

Free parking available.
Food and adult beverages available.

Partial Proceeds of the event will Benefit the NYPD Widows and Children’s Fund.
100% of the Charity Auction benefits the NYPD Widows and Children’s Fund.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Year In Review 2015

Yup almost a month late but finally got to it.

This is a summary of everything I collected from last year with over sized graphs and highlights. It shows what is possible to get from your simple pocket change.

Change Finds: 

The graph is for world coins found with 49 different countries found.
--Canada again leads the pack with 143
--Great Britain is 2nd with 21
--The Bahamas is 3rd with 8
France, Spain, and Bermuda come in the top five also.

New countries found in my change include Bangladesh, Chile, Cuba, Finland, Georgia, Hong Kong, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Latvia, Mauritius, Netherlands Antilles, Newfoundland, Peru, and Sweden. I found less coins compared to last year but a greater variety were found.

Nothing new with the American money. The lower the denomination the easier it is to find older or unique examples.

Oldest United States Find
1918 Cent

Oldest Foreign Find
1951 Canadian Cent

Most Valuable Find (above face value): tie
2012 Colombian 1000 Pesos at about $5.00

Most Valuable Foreign Find
2012 Colombian 1000 Pesos at about $5.00

Most Surprising Find

Religious Medal form Italy.

Books: A bunch of 2x2 albums but no 2x2 holders.

Websites: The web is still getting better for coin values and information. My site needs some mobile access.

Equipment: Phones apps are still limited. Still using Google Sheets and Office 365 to keep track of finds quicker.

Not bad this year with 475 finds, that is less than last year but still higher than average for me. Most were repeats but many were unique pieces. Again unfortunately none were rare or valuable.

Wishing everyone a Happy New Year and change for all

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

2013 Brazil 25 Centavos

The most common of the 25 Centavos coin from the 1998-2015 series. They had some soccer thing at the time and increased coin production. A year later, for 2014, they cut down production by 97%.

On the reverse is the denomination 25 CENTAVOS 2013 and five stars in a copy of the Euro style of coins. The obverse has a bust of Deodoro, BRASIL, ans Republi 15 de Novemb.

Manuel Deodoro da Fonseca , 1827-1892, was the first president of Brazil and claimed it as a republic.

Here's the stats...
Type/Country: 25 Centavos / Brazil
Year: 2013
Mintage: 360,064,000
Metal: Bronze-Plated Steel
Value: $0.30 in AU

Do you have any centavos from Brazil 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.