Lebanon minted these 1 piastre coins in copper nickel between 1925 and 1936, when Lebanon was a French protectorate after World War I. Catalog values run like this:
worn: $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: $4
well preserved: $30
fully uncirculated: $80
These are catalog values that apply to all dates. Actual buy and sell values will be different, as described on our Important Terminology page.
These are neat coins from Cyprus when the island was a British colony. They have the ruling monarch on one side, Victoria, Edward, or George, depending on date, and a crowned arms with rampant lion on the other side. There are coins with other patterns, but this page applies only to those similar to the one shown in our picture. There are three denominations:
4 1/2 PIASTRES: 0.0841 troy ounces silver
9 PIASTRES: 0.1682 ounces silver
18 PIASTRES: 0.3364 ounces silver
This coin comes from a period in India known as the Bengal Presidency. In 1765 emperor Shah Alam gave some possessions in Bengal to the British East India Company, starting the presidency. This coin comes from Shah Alam's successor, Shah Alam II.
There is a distinguishing feature of a fork, trident, or trisul on this coin. Several versions exist with minor differences. A great page with more info can be found over at our friends ChiefaCoins.
These grand old silver coins were minted when Carl XII was king of Sweden, hence the large 'C' monogram on the front. They are nice collectible pieces. Coins that have been authenticated, graded, and encapsulated by PCGS, NGC, ANACS, and ICG are generally worth a little more than 'raw' loose coins.
Here are some approximate catalog values for these coins.
worn: $40 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $120
well preserved: $300
Your coin is worth $15 US dollars, plus or minus $5. Our page on these coins appears at this link [PRESS HERE].
It is a nice-looking piece. We have not been able to find any reference to it. It is clearly a souvenir from the Bandlands National Park. If it is made of silver, it is worth its weight in silver. If it is not made of silver, it is worth a few US dollars.
That is a pretty coin. With all its frosty appearance, it is close to fully uncirculated. It is a modern coin made out of non-precious metal. A collector would probably pay one or two US dollars for it.
These very pretty silver rupees come from the Bombay Presidency period of British India during the early to mid-1800s, under Shah Alam II. The Hejira date of AH1215 (equivalent to 1800AD Gregorian) is clearly seen in Arabic numerals. The denominations are:
1 RUPEE: 29 mm diameter, 11.6 grams
1/2 RUPEE: 26 mm, 5.8 grams
1/4 RUPEE: 18 mm, 2.8 grams
Comparing recent auction results with older catalog values shows that the catalogs generally underestimate value. The coins are selling for more than the catalogs indicate.
Egypt minted these 1/40 and 1/20 qirsh in copper, starting during Ottoman days, 1293 on the Islamic calendar (AH), 1876 Gregorian (AD), and continuing to AH1327, or 1909AD.
There are two denominations, 1/40 qirsh (or 1 para) and 1/20 qirsh (or 2 para):
1/40 QIRSH: about 16 mm diameter
1/20 QIRSH: about 20 mm diameter
The ornate seal of Bolivia appears on the front of this coin, complete with flags, a cannon, an axe, a mountain, the sun, a llama, and a condor, all in an oval-based framework. The denomination appears inside a wreath on the other side:
1/20 BOLIVIANO, 1864 to 1865, 17 mm diameter, 0.0362 troy ounces silver
1/10 BOLIVIANO, 1864 to 1867, 18 mm diameter, 0.0723 ounces silver
1/5 BOLIVIANO, 1864 to 1866, 23 mm diameter, 0.145 ounces silver
1 BOLIVIANO, 1864 to 1893, 35 mm diameter, 0.723 ounces silver
Uneven side-to-side wear happens often on coins which have been in collections for a long time. The displayed side gets worn, the other side does not. Your 200 reis is very worn and worth, maybe, $3 USD or so.
Our picture of this nice coin comes from respected eBay seller B&D World Coins in New York. You do not often see these in such well preserved condition.
Catalog values for these coins start low and rise quickly as condition improves. Here are some typical values:
worn: $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: $3
well preserved: $6
Oregon celebrated its statehood centennial in 1959. Part of the celebration was the issue of gold-colored 'so-called' dollars that were sold as souvenirs and keepsakes. Since then, these tokens have been placed in collections all over the world.
There is no gold in any of these tokens. They come from various counties and with various designs. Counties include places like Clackamas (this example), Coos, Baker, Clatsop, and Wallowa Counties, and there is a state-wide souvenir with a wagon train.
Nice coin. And silver, too. These old 10, 20, and 50 centavos coins from Mexico have wide variations in catalog values over their 1905 to 1945 history. The listings below call out the three denominations and give approximate catalog values. It is a little complicated, so look closely. This page applies to coins with the wreathed Liberty cap and star burst on the reverse side.
To figure the melt value or the Base Value (BV) of silver in the coin, use a web site such a kitco.com to find the current value of silver per troy ounce, then multiply by the troy ounces in your coin. (Note: for precious metals like gold and silver, 'ounces' and 'troy ounces' mean the same thing.)
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Modern coins made out of non-precious metal are very inexpensive. They are worth small amounts. Here is an eBay auction of a coin like yours: [PRESS HERE].
Wasn't it P T Barnum who said 'There's a sucker born every minute,' or was it someone else? No matter. It's true.
There are people who manufacture these crude looking tokens and then advertise them with slogans such as 'Exceedingly Rare Coin, Only 5 Known To Exist!' If they sell one per minute, they do exceedingly well.
This is a novelty item worth less than $1 US dollar.
This is a modern token, tanka, or spiritual piece made to resemble old coins of Akbar I of the Mughal Empire. You often seen these advertised as 'Mughal Akbar Very Rare Copper Coin,' none of which is correct. They can be used as Temple Tokens, novelties, and gifts.
Typical retail price is $5 US dollars. A dealer might buy one from you for 50 cents or so.