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Colombia 10 Pesos  1981 to 1989Colombia 10 Pesos 1981 to 1989 Turkey 100000 Lira Mustafa Kemal Commemorative  1999 and 2000Turkey 100000 Lira Mustafa Kemal Commemorative 1999 and 2000
Chile 50 and 100 Escudos  1974 and 1975Chile 50 and 100 Escudos 1974 and 1975 Bulgaria 50 and 100 Leva  1934 to 1937Bulgaria 50 and 100 Leva 1934 to 1937
Mexico 8 Reales  1824 to 1897Mexico 8 Reales 1824 to 1897 World Valuable Coins (All Countries)  1948 to DateWorld Valuable Coins (All Countries) 1948 to Date
  

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Medal: Great Britain Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee  1977

These modern medals were, of course, struck in 1977 to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's 25th reigning year. It's looks sort of silvery, but doesn't quite have the right shine in the pictures I can find. Some sources give the composition as 'white metal'. This usually means some non-precious base metal such as steel.

They were issued by the pharmacy chain 'Boots UK', at the time under the company name 'Boots the Chemist'. The design is quite pleasing and the medals are large and heavy, at 38 millimeters in diameter and around 30 grams.

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Australia Penny  1938 to Date

Like all British coins, the reigning monarch appears on the obverse (the 'heads' side). King George VI appears in our picture, but your coin might be different. Queen Elizabeth appears after 1952.

Except for the penny dated 1946, all Australian pennies in this series are worth face value or somewhat more when old and in excellent condition. Here are some catalog values for all coins except as noted below:

PENNY 1938 TO 1953 (EXCEPT AS NOTED BELOW)

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Token: Germany Hitler Nazi Donation 30 and 50 Pfennig and 1 Mark

Apparently these tokens are 'donation receipts' issued to raise money for the up-and-coming Nazi regime in mid-to-late 1930s Germany. Translating:

ERNEUERER HEIL DEUTSCHLANDS = REVOLUTIONIZER HEALING GERMANY
ACH ICH HAB MITGEHOLFEN = OH I HAVE HELPED VICTIMS
OPFERSPENDE = SACRIFICIAL DONATION

Information about these pieces is sketchy. You cannot find them on the normal, reputable coin sites, but they appear from time to time on less-traveled historical sites and discussion forums.

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US Morgan Silver Dollar  1878 to 1921

Hello Bianca -- You have a silver dollar designed by a man named George Morgan, so collectors call coins like yours Morgan Dollars. They are highly prized collectibles.

Your 1901O specimen is a 'common date' coin like most of the dates and mint marks in this series. 1921 is the most common of the common dates, as there were hundreds of millions of the 1921 coins made. Coins with better dates, not common dates, are listed below. They are more valuable.

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Hong Kong 1, 5, 10, 20, 50 Cents  1863 to 1992

Exotic Hong Kong, now part of China, was under British authority starting in the mid 1800s all the way to 1997. As such, coins from British Hong Kong carry the reigning monarch's portait on one side.

The 1, 5, 10, 20 and some of the 50 cent denominations have the same pattern on the back of the coin. The words HONG-KONG and the denomination encircle four Chinese characters. Some 50 cent coins have four Chinese characters, but they are not at the center. Recent issues sometimes sport wavy edges. Different metals are used, including copper, 80% silver, brass, and nickel.

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Norway 1/2 and 1 Skilling  1867 to 1870

These coins come from Norway during the reign of Swedish King Carl XV (1859 to 1872). The one skilling coin is about twice as valuable than the 1/2 skilling:

1/2 SKILLING
worn: $2 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $8
well preserved: $20
fully uncirculated: $50

1 SKILLING
worn: $4 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $20
well preserved: $50

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US Hawaii (King Kalakaua) 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, and 1 Dollar  1883

US influence in Hawaii did not start until 1900, with admission into the Union in 1959. Before then the Polynesian culture of Hawaii was ruled by a succession of kings and queens starting with Kamehameha I in 1795. British influence began in 1778 with the discovery of the islands by James Cook.

King Kalakaua (1874 to 1891) issued a series of coins including 5 cents, 10 cents, 1/8 dollar, 1/4 dollar, 1/2 dollar, and dollar in 1883. This page does not apply to the 5 and 10 cent coins. You can find the denomination of the dollars on the reverse side (the side with the shield) using 1/8 D, 1/4 D, 1/2 D, and 1 D annotations. Some of these coins were issued in silver, others were issued in copper. All genuine coins are valuable.

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France 5, 10, 20, and 25 Centimes  1914 to 1945

Interesting coin, Blah. The hole adds character (sort of). The big RF stands for 'Republic Francaise' the French Republic, and 'Liberte, Egalite, Fraternite' means Liberty, Equality, and Brotherhood.

These coins come in four denominations, 5, 10, 20, and 25 centimes. Most of them you see are in poor condition and carry low value. As always, coins in fully uncirculated condition are worth much more than circulated coins. There are a few *good dates* listed below.

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