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Sweden 1/4, 1/2 and 1 Skilling  1819 to 1830Sweden 1/4, 1/2 and 1 Skilling 1819 to 1830 Token: Canada Bust and Harp  1820Token: Canada Bust and Harp 1820
Argentina 5, 10, 20, and 50 Centavos (Jose de San Martin)  1950 to 1956Argentina 5, 10, 20, and 50 Centavos (Jose de San Martin) 1950 to 1956 Canada Olympic 5 and 10 Dollars (Silver)  1973 to 1976Canada Olympic 5 and 10 Dollars (Silver) 1973 to 1976
US Confederate Half Dollar  1861US Confederate Half Dollar 1861 Ceylon Sri Lanka 1/4, 1/2, 1, and 5 Cents  1870 to 1945Ceylon Sri Lanka 1/4, 1/2, 1, and 5 Cents 1870 to 1945
  

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Greece 20 Lepta  1954 to 1971

These are modern coins made of aluminum. They carry low numismatic (coin collector) value as follows:

worn: less than $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: less than $1
well preserved: less than $1
fully uncirculated: $5
Dates 1964 and 1971 are a little more rare than other dates and are worth a tad more than other dates.

Coin: 18828
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India 1/4, 1/2, and 1 Rupee  1862 to 1947

Nice coin, Mickey. These old silver rupees from India represent an interesting series of coins, and many of them -- especially the older dates -- are valuable.

The coin in our picture is one of the earlier versions. Later coins changed monarchs (India was British until 1947) and reverse designs, but the basic coin was the same all the way from 1862 to 1947. You will see coins in this series as follows:

1/4, 1/2, and 1 rupee
Victoria Empress

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Great Britain Penny and Half Penny  1895 to 1901

Thanks for your thorough description, Caley. Sure enough, we did not have this issue of the British penny in our database. Now it is here.

All the old pennies and half pennies from Great Britain make wonderful collectibles. They come from a time when a penny was *worth* something! But millions and millions were made, so their value today is not that high. Here is a run-down:

HALF PENNY
worn: $1 US dollar approximate catalog value

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Spain Spanish Colonial 1/2, 1, 2, 4, and 8 Reales (Carolus III and IIII)  1772 to 1808

These coins are known as Spanish (Hispan) colonial coinage because they circulated freely in the many New World colonies of Spain. You can find essentially the same coins in Bolivia, Chile, Columbia, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru. The coins from Mexico carry the distinctive Mo or oM mint mark -- a small 'o' set over a large 'M'. Coins from Chile bear an So or oS mint mark for Santiago, Chile. There are many other mint marks, as explained below.

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Japan 1 Sen (Mount Fuji)  1941 to 1943

These wartime coins are made of aluminum. Quite a few were saved by collectors, so it is fairly easy to find them in fully uncirculated condition, or nearly so.

worn: less than $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: less than $1
well preserved: $1 fully uncirculated: $4

Coin: 18822
Requested by: jeronimo, Fri, 27-Feb-2015 23:18:14 GMT

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Ancient Greece Tetradrachm Gela Sicily  466BC to 413BC

There is a growing segment of numismatics (coin collecting) that specializes in ancient and medieval coinage. A surprising number of these coins still exist, and modern cleaning and conservation methods are revealing their beauty and wonder. You can actually hold coins from ancient Greece and Rome in your hand, and add old, old coins from Bible times, and even before, to your collection. Two of our favorite dealer sites for such coins are:

- VCoins.com

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Token: US Presidential Medal (Woodrow Wilson, Professor)

Our general page on medals like this appears at this link [Press Here]. These Woodrow Wilson pieces usually sell for $1 or $2 US dollars on eBay.

Coin: 18815
Requested by: Jamie baker, Fri, 27-Feb-2015 14:05:28 GMT

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Great Britain Farthing, Penny and Half Penny (Victoria)  1860 to 1894

Hello Chastity,

You have a half penny from Great Britain. This series runs during Queen Victoria's long reign, starting in 1838 and ending in 1901. Different versions of the coin bear the queen's likeness at various stages of her life, but the inscription always says Victoria DG (DG = Dei Gratia = by the grace of God). This page applies farthings, pennies and half pennies dated between 1860 and 1894 that look like the coin shown.

FARTHING: 19 mm diameter

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