Curaçao is an island in the southern Caribbean Sea, north of the Venezuelan coast, that is a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. These nice silver coins were minted in 1944:
1 GULDEN: 0.232 troy ounces silver
2 1/2 GULDEN: 0.579 ounces silver
Values of these coins are a combination of their silver value, called 'base value' or 'bullion value' (BV), and their collector value.
First, compute BV by multiplying the current price of silver by your coin's silver content. For instance, if silver is selling at $15 US dollars per troy ounce (look it up, it changes every day), then BV for a 2 1/2 gulden is 0.579 x 15 = $8.70 US dollars.
One of the experts over on CoinTalk has correctly identified and evaluted this crude, recently made token:
'This is a token (one of many types) privately minted, many were minted around the time of the bicentinial and many were like this, same on both sides, others have different reverses. If it doesnt have a company name on it or initials, then the most I could tell you is that it isn't worth much at all, in that condition I would say its worth nothing. As you can tell it is very cheap and poorly crafted not to mention the hole and corrosion. I see them pop up here and there and they seldom sell for more than a few bucks.'
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.
Hi Deb -- You probably have a well-worn 8 reales coin from the old Republic of Mexico.
These coins contain 0.786 troy ounces of silver. So that sets the minimum value they can attain. For instance, if silver is selling at $12 per troy ounce (look it up for today's price at kitco.com), the minimum price is 0.786 x 12 = $9.40.
Coins with the liberty cap and starburst pattern were minted in smaller denominations than 8 reales. In fact, denominations of 1/2, 1, 2, and 4 reales look the same, only smaller. The denomination appears explicitly on the coin in the place where '8R' appears on the 8 reales. Look for '1/2R', '1R', '2R', or '4R' on your coin and, if you have one, click to this appraisal page.
This is a special commemorative coin produced by the Phillipines Central Bank but, as far as we know, not yet released. It contains almost a full troy ounce of gold, and most of its value comes from gold content. Look up the current price of gold at kitco.com.
Only 1600 of these were produced, so, if they are ever released, they will probably be worth their gold price plus, say, $300 US dollars due to rarity.
This is a modern novelty token, probably produced for tourist, perhaps for beautiful Radomira, Albania. Value is low, probably a few US dollars.
Information is almost non-existent for this token. Even the trustworthy CoinArchivesPro and TokenCatalog.com have no entries.
The planchet (coin blank) is perfectly round, indicating modern production. The artwork is unusually crude, reminiscent of Polish, Orthodox, or Slavik orgin. The inscriptions: RADOMIR REX ANTALIAE and IN NOMINE AMMANIS are nonsense in any modern language.
Dora has brought us an interesting piece. It is a replica of a US Goloid Dollar. If it were real, it would be worth several thousands of US dollars. The replica is worth a few dollars. Values for genuine coins are tucked away in coin catalogs and range from $2500 to $10000 US dollars. You can find a picture of the genuine coin at CoinAucstionsHelp. The nice-looking genuine coin at HeritageAuctions sold for $3700.
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