Located 14 miles east of Frankfurt am Main, Hanau is the site of a Roman frontier settlement. Collectors seek nicely preserved specimens and pay decent prices to add them to their collections. The one in the picture sold for 340 euros (about $430 US dollars) by Westfälische Auktionsgesellschaft in a 2010 auction.
Below are some approximate catalog values for coins without scratches, stains, nicks, gouges, cleanings, and other damage.
Now these are really neat coins. All of them are made of copper, but the one in our picture has picked up some nice blue toning, giving it excellent eye appeal. You can buy them for very little money, but I don't think that will last forever. Coins from India will surely increase in price as modern communications works to expose more and more people to the beauty and intricacies of these coins.
There are three denominations which use the curved sword and vine wreath pattern:
That's Miss Liberty (LIBERTAD) on the front and a wreathed denomination (5, 10, 20, or 50 centavos) on the back. These coins are made of steel with a coating that contains nickel. They are worth face value in Argentina.
Collectors will buy these coins for their collections. When they do, they will pay a few US dollars for fully uncirculated specimens. All dates and denominations are roughly equal in value. The 1961 20 centavos is a slight bit rare, so a fully uncirculated coin might sell for $3 to $4.
The League of Nations granted Great Britain a mandate to govern Palestinian territories (the Bible Land of Canaan) in 1923. The mandate lasted until 1948 when the Jewish state of Israel declared its independence on the day before the British mandate was to expire.
Under the auspices of the British-lead Palestine Currency Board, 59 different coins were minted for circulation in Palestine during the period from 1927 through 1946. Each coin is tri-lingual, bearing legends in three languages: English, Arabic, and Hebrew. The 5, 10, and 20 mils denominations have a hole at the center. Other denominations have no hole. The 5 mils coins are minted in copper, while the 10 and 20 mils coins are minted in copper-nickel.
The 1957 5, 25, and 50 pesetas coins from Spain are ones that can get collector juices flowing. The vast majority of these coins are very common, low-value pieces. These coins are made of copper-nickel and are worth only face value. A collector might pay a few US dollars to add a fully uncirculated specimen to his or her collection.
ALL COINS EXCEPT THOSE DESCRIBED BELOW:
worn: less than $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: less than $1
These coins are known as Spanish (Hispan) colonial coinage because they circulated freely in the many New World colonies of Spain. You can find essentially the same coins in Bolivia, Chile, Columbia, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru. The coins from Mexico carry the distinctive Mo or oM mint mark -- a small 'o' set over a large 'M'. Coins from Chile bear an So or oS mint mark for Santiago, Chile. There are many other mint marks, as explained below.
It is hard to miss coins with holes at the center. This series of cents has got 'em!
Great Britain issued coinage for part of its empire in the eastern part of Africa from the late 1800s to the mid 1900s. Coins marked East Africa circulated in areas where Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and Somalia are today. The coins were minted in various metals, including copper-nickel, bronze (shown), and aluminum.
While a few *key dates* are present, most of the coins, including 1 cent, 5 cents, and 10 cents, are not worth very much unless they are in fully uncirculated condition. Taking them as a whole, the approximate catalog values for the *common date* coins are:
You have a beautiful gold coin, Hani, and it is valuable like all gold coins. Don't try to clean or polish it. That always ruins the value.
The coin in the picture comes from Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles. CoinQuest thanks the Goldbergs for the use of their picture. They have sold it for $350 USD US dollars, a good price for a nice, uncirculated 1894 coin in a PCGS numismatic slab. Most of the coins in this series command high prices when they are in superb numismatic condition. They fall lower, however, when worn, scratched, or heavily circulated.