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Trinidad and Tobago 5 Dollars  1971 to 1982
Trinidad and Tobago 5 Dollars 1971 to 1982

It is the breath-taking scarlet ibis that appears on Trinidad and Tobago's $5 dollar coins. Both the bird and the coin are very striking.

These coins were minted between 1971 and 1982, with 1972 and 1982 as 10- and 20-year anniversaries. Some coins are made of silver, and some are made of copper-nickel. The silver ones, of course, are more valuable. But even the lowly copper-nickel composition gets some attention from numismatists (coin collectors), perhaps because of the scarlet ibis. Mintages are held artificially low, and this tends to drive the price up a bit.

SILVER $5 DOLLARS, 1971 TO 1981: 0.883 troy ounces silver
SILVER $5 DOLLARS, 1982: 0.892 troy ounces silver
COPPER-NICKEL $5 DOLLARS: no silver content

There is no sure-fire way of determining if your coin is silver or copper-nickel. Consult a jeweler to be sure.

ALL DATES, SILVER
worn: $12 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $15
well preserved: $20
fully uncirculated: $25

ALL DATES, COPPER-NICKEL
worn: $3 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $4
well preserved: $10
fully uncirculated: $16

Coin: 18952 , Genre: Modern-only
Requested by: Nathan, Sun, 22-Mar-2015 06:28:20 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sun, 22-Mar-2015 19:55:33 GMT
Requester description: There is a coat of arms on one side with two birds on either side of that, and on the obverse there is a heron looking bird standing on a branch.
Tags: trinidad tobago 5 dollars dollar dollare dolls doller dol coat shield arms one two birds bird heron standing stand branch sheild coats shiled crests chevrons shild escucheon insignia arm crested crest chevron creast shields escutcheon ones parrot pigeon stands twigs stalks spray sprig limb stick twig sprays sprigs branching stalk branches branched sticks

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