Great coin, Peter.
Most collectors prefer well preserved, low wear coins for their collections. Some insist on fully uncirculated specimens, most are willing to put up with a little wear.
But not for these beauties!
Finding an old Draped Bust Large Cent, even in well worn condition, is a joy for most collectors of US coinage. And the prices reflect this fact.
Look at our picture marked VG and VF. Do you see the difference in the amount of detail in the pattern? Miss Liberty's hair is much more pronounced in the VF coin than the VG coin.
Located on the northern coast of Africa, The Republic of Tunisia became an independent nation on July 25, 1957.
These brass coins were introduced in 1960 and are in circulation today. On the obverse you can see the text:
البنك المركزي التونسي
which means Central Bank of Tunisia.
With regards to value, these are common, modern coins and is worth face value in Tunisia. A collector may pay up to $2 US dollars for a brilliant, fully uncirculated specimen.
Moravia is a historical country and now part of the Czech Republic. When these coins were struck, it was a duchy (or technically, a 'margraviate') in the Holy Roman Empire. The capital city of the margraviate was Ölmutz, known in English as Olomouc.
These are rare coins. As long as the inscriptions are legible and the design can be identified, they command a high value, as listed below:
24 KREUZER - 29 mm diameter
worn: $270 US dollars approximate catalog value
1951 was the golden anniversary (50th) of the federation of Australia. A florin (2 Shillings) was released to commemorate the event. The obverse bears the usual Paget portrait of George VI while the reverse bears a design by William Leslie Bowles, a Victorian sculptor. His design was one of several considered by the treasury department at the time of the coin's release. It depicts a sword crossed with a scepter. Above the cross is what appears to be the Imperial State Crown of Great Britain while below it is the seven pointed Federation Star of Australia. Behind the sword and scepter is the Southern Cross, the constellation known as Crux. On the left of the reverse is the year 1901 and the right 1951 representing the 50 years since the federation of Australia.
This pattern with Napoleon appears on bronze French coins from 1852 to 1865. Below you will find a run-down that gives approximate catalog values for each denomination. Use our Important Terminology page (link at upper left) to convert these catalog values to actual buy and sell values. The *better date* coins below are worth a little more than the common coins shown. Multiply catalog values by two to get approximate *better date* prices.
1 (UN) CENTIME (14 mm diameter)
If you look at the coin catalogs for this copper-zinc-nickel coin from the Philippines, you'd think it was worth only $1 US dollar in fully uncirculated condition. But the catalogs are wrong, at least a little bit. These are popular coins with collectors and a nice-looking circulated example, like the one in our picture, sells for $3 or more. Adjusting the catalogs a little, our estimate of value is:
worn: less than $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: $2
Collecting Indian Head Cents is great fun. They are a favorite among US coin collectors, almost as popular as Lincoln cents. A common variety IHC catalogs for about $1 US dollar in worn condition. Gary's 1890 specimen is a common variety and is probably worth a lot less than $1 due to its scratches and spots, and its tainted eye appeal. Be sure you understand what 'catalog' means. Use the Important Terminology link at the upper left.
Here are rules about an IHC's catalog value. Use our Important Terminology page (link at upper left) to learn how to convert these catalog values to actual values.
The Australian government, like most modern governments, has figured out that it can make a ton of money issuing coins and selling them to collectors and investors. This 'kookaburra' series of silver coins is one example.
Kookaburra coinage is bullion coinage. That is, kookaburra silver coins are made of pure silver and are sold to people who want to invest in silver. Each coin features an image of the famous kookaburra bird, and these images change from year to year. The denomination and size of silver kookaburras vary from 1 dollar (1 troy ounce silver) to $150 (32 troy ounces silver).