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Dominican Republic 5 Centesimos  1891
Dominican Republic 5 Centesimos 1891

Great find, NLH. These are not very common. They were only minted in 1891. They are made of bronze, and specimens that are uncirculated will often exhibit beautiful mint luster. According to the catalogs, four hundred thousand of these coins were made. It is not known how many have survived until now, and it is safe to say that only a small fraction of the original 400,000 coins remain in fully uncirculated condition.

Taking this into account, we can understand how the catalog values rise very quickly as the condition moves towards uncirculated.

worn: $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: $5
well preserved: $20
fully uncirculated: $50

If you have a fully uncirculated coin with no problems like spots, stains or corrosion, and a strong mint luster or beautiful toning, you can safely double the value to $100.

Of course, these are catalog values.

The term 'catalog value' is explained on our Terminology page.

Coin: 1859 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: NLH, Tue, 10-Nov-2009 05:09:50 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Fri, 14-Jun-2013 06:52:30 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Sun, 31-May-2015 12:47:28 GMT
Requester description: 1891 25 mm in diameter. One side: Republica Dominicana 1891 with shield and wreath. Other side: cinco centesimos de franco around a big wreath. Center in wreath is too worn to make out.
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