The eagle is clutching a fasces, Mitch. That is an axes tied in a bundle of rods that indicates jurisdiction or strength through unity. You find this ancient Roman symbol on many Italian coins, and also in other countries. American has a fasces on its old Mercury (or 'winged Liberty') dimes.
The coin in our picture comes from repsected eBay seller BULCOINS in Sofia, Bulgaria. It is in good shape and therefore commands strong collector value.
Our catalogs indicate typical values for these coins as follows:
worn: less than $1 US dollar
average circulated: $1 approximate catalog value
well preserved (like the picture): $3
fully uncirculated: $8
We believe these values are somewhat low, since you do not see many examples of this coin in the marketplace. Remember, however, these are catalog values and must be adjusted downward to find actual buy and sell prices. Use our Important Terminology page to understand how catalog values work.
The values above apply to all the dates in the series except as follows. These dates are more rare and therefore higher in value. The number after the date is an approximate catalog value for coins in well preserved condition.
CoinQuest thanks BULCOINS for use of their coin photo. It is a nice one!