Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Coined at the Museum

Do you have a 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.

Well an update to the squished, pressed, or elongated coins. Apparently there are three machines in the American Museum of Natural History each with four designs.

The first four located inside the first floor gift shop includes the following design.

It depicts the museum itself, next a barosaurus, then a tyrannosaurs rex skull, and finally a stegosaurus skeleton.

The second four are located outside the first floor museum gift shop.

The first is early man, the next is an American Indian ornate canoe/kayak, two bears, and finally The Rose Center for Earth and Space.

Most of the images are from their dioramas, permanent exhibits, or the buildings themselves.

Again the value of each is about $0.50 which is also their price.

There are four more from the the machine outside the Dinostore located upstairs but I will get those on another day. For some reason I really like these coins, which is strange since I usually don't like altered coins.

Do you have a 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.

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

T.C. said...

I have a coin with a crown on front. On back it has a shield inscribed with the letters VB on top. In the Top left and lower right it appears to have Chinese characters or something similar, also in the top right and lower left it has lions or some large cat scratching the air. I was wondering if you knew what type of coin this was and the value. I personally think it is a game token but my young friend thinks that is a rare coin of extremely high value.

Man said...

Without a picture a more detailed description it is hard to tell.

There are a few countries like Morocco, Germany and Thailand that use lions and a shield but not with a crown on the front usually crowns are above the shield.

Coins should have a date and denomination. If there are no numbers then it may be a token.

If you can take a picture of it, host it on Photobucket or Imageshack or some other free site and drop a link.

If foreign and after 1945, or a token it is probably not worth much.
If it is older then 1945 then it might have real value.

T.C. said...

Picture of unidentified coin

Thanks fore the help.

Man said...

Great picture.

This looks like a token, for what I don't know. There is no writing except for the initials VB.

The coat of arms looks European.it looks fairly modern.

Sorry but I can't identify this token but it is not a coin.

I'll send this picture to token collectors to see what they think.

Man said...

Update: The coat of arms looks like the one from Sweden and the crown is defiantly Scandinavian.

The initials VB do not correspond to any Swedish or Norwegian mint assayers/directors that I know of since the 1900s.

Anonymous said...

I found an 1890 cent in amazingly good condition. The details of Liberty are fantastic as well as the necklace. Any idea what it could be worh?

Man said...

1890 cent

The way you described is exactly an EF-40(extremely fine) with only slight wear on the ribbon.
AU-50 is all sharp details except in the hair curls and ear.
MS-60 has no trace of wear, and only light blemishes.

In EF-40 it is about $22.00
In AU-50 it is about $27.00
In MS-60 it is about $60.00

Anonymous said...

I have a Royal tyrrell museum long coin from Drumheller Alberta Canada. how much is it worth

Man said...

Royal Tyrrell museum long coin
About $0.50 if it was a penny.

Since the museum is still producing these coins they are common. Only older out of print long coins will be worth more but only $1.00 or so.
Very few rare ones are worth more than $5.00.

Unknown said...

How much is a 10 cent DG Regina 1985 coin worth

Man said...

10 cent DG Regina 1985 coin worth

About $0.20 if circulated