Australia issued these coppers from 1911 to 1939. After that, kangaroos appear on the back of penny and half penny coins.
Most of the pre-39 pennies and half pennies are low in value. Below is a list of approximate catalog values for just about all the dates in the penny and half penny series. Special *better date* coins appear on this page after the common date values.
PENNIES (COMMON DATES BEFORE 1932)
worn: $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
I like Bob Reis' introduction to his page on Chinese Amulets:
Chinese culture is permeated with, no, based on poetic allusion, hidden meanings, union of opposites, complex currents of energy and intention. In certain contexts these bases can express in rank superstition (present in all human cultures), and in others can lead to scientific advancement.
Hello Bianca -- You have a silver dollar designed by a man named George Morgan, so collectors call coins like yours Morgan Dollars. They are highly prized collectibles.
Your 1901O specimen is a 'common date' coin like most of the dates and mint marks in this series. 1921 is the most common of the common dates, as there were hundreds of millions of the 1921 coins made. Coins with better dates, not common dates, are listed below. They are more valuable.
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 difficult to find in good condition. The one in our picture has a stain on the '5 Dong' side and that lowers value substantially. These are modern coins made of copper-nickel (1966 coins) and steel (1971 coins), so their prices are very low.
worn: less than $1 US dollar catalog value
average circulated: less than $1
well preserved: $1 fully uncirculated: $5
Most people think that old fashioned wheat-backed Lincoln cents (pennies) are very valuable. In fact, millions and millions of them were minted and all but a handful carry no significant value. When worn or in average circulated condition, most wheaties are worth a few cents each. Even in fully uncirculated condition, coins dated after 1933 are worth a few US dollars each. For most coins before 1934, here is how the catalog values run:
LINCOLN CENTS DATED BEFORE 1934 (except as noted below):
These coins were minted in aluminum bronze, and the picture shows an uncirculated specimen. Isn't it something?
In fully uncirculated condition a collector would probably pay in excess of $30 US dollars for a common date 5 rentenpfennig. With wear, that value goes down sharply. An average circulated coin would bring, perhaps, $1 or $2. Reichspfennig coins are worth less than rentenpfennig, and these sell for less than $1 when average circulated. Well preserved examples might reach $5 or a bit more, while uncirculated examples catalog at $20 and up.
Just about all of these old liards from Louis XIV (L XIIII) are pretty worn and beat up. If you find one in decent condition, it is a valuable piece. The worn ones are not too valuable.
There are dozens and dozens of mint marks and 'privy marks' associated with these coins. To get a thorough listing, you must consult a coin catalog. (Most libraries have them.) The crowned L mint mark that requester Hicks mentions is from Lille and is generally more rare than other mint marks. The catalogs list Mr. Hicks' coin at $60 US dollars in average circulated (VF-20) condition.