The frozen date of AH 978, translating into 1570 in the Gregorian calendar, is a good give away for an old dokdo from the Indian princely state of Nawanagar (today known as Jamnagar). Typically around 7-8 grams, these chunky coins were struck from the late 1500s through to the early or mid 1800s, all with the same frozen date referring to the accession year of Muzaffar Shah III of the Gujarat Sultanate. His coins circulated widely, and the design was copied again and again until the '9' became a blundered vertical line. The 'V' and ' ' shapes for '7 and '8' are still legible. The same frozen date can be seen on the coinage of other princely states of northern India. Values for these coins follow below:
What a magnificent coin, Moe! That's a pleasing design if I ever saw one. The double-headed eagle looks as fierce as ever, and the big, bold lettering on the reverse even offers a dual denomination, allowing the coin to circulate within both Polish and Russian spheres of economical influence.
These are big, bold and beautiful pieces struck in silver during the reign of Tsar Nicholas I of Russia weight, diameters, and values for both the 5 and 10 zlotych denominations follow below. The values are for all dates except when specifically mentioned.
Hi Bobby -- Your aluminum coin catalogs for less than one US dollar. These coins were minted by Germany as the Weimar Republic after the end of the first World War.
The majority of the dates and mint marks of the series are worth $1 or $2 US dollars at most even in well preserved condition. In fully uncirculated condition, they might fetch $5 US dollars from a keen collector.
However some of these coins were minted in much lower numbers; for 50 pfennig coins in aluminum dated 1919 with a mint mark of D, E, G or J, multiply the above values by two.
These are interesting little coins. They are made of billon, which is an alloy containing a little bit of silver and a lot of base metal, such as copper. They come from a region in the upper-central part of Germany that had been issuing coins since around the year 1175. These 4 pfennig coins show the date and value on the reverse. The obverse shows a crowned GR monogram with the mintmaster's initials underneath (for example, our requester Buster noted that there was an 'IWS' on his coin; these letters refer to mintmaster Johann Wilhelm Schlemm).
Yo, Ape -- Only if your coin is in superb numismatic (coin collector) condition, like the one in our picture, would a collector be willing to pay a premium for it. Maybe $1 or $2 US. Otherwise your coin is worth face value. It commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Canadian Confederation.
Your coin is worth face value, Barbara. A collector might pay a couple US dollars to add a fully uncirculated example to his or her collection. The picture shows a proof coin from Singapore. These are minted especially for collectors and never see regular circulation. It turns out the proof Singapore 20 cents is made of 92.5% pure silver (sterling silver) and therefore gets value from its bullion content, about $3.60 for silver at around $23 per troy ounce. Use a website like kitco.com to find the current price of silver - it changes every day.