Those are two patus, a weapon and pounding club used by the MÄori, the indigenous people of New Zealand, on the reverse side of this three pence coin. The obverse, or 'heads' side, has the British ruling monarch, since New Zealand is a parliamentary state of Great Britain.
These coins were minted in 50% pure silver between 1933 and 1946. After that it was non-precious copper-nickel.
The coin in our picture is in beautiful uncirculated condition, and CoinQuest thanks SivesaCoins, a respected eBay seller, for use of the photo. It's a beauty!
It is hard to miss coins with holes at the center. This series of cents has got 'em!
Great Britain issued coinage for part of its empire in the eastern part of Africa from the late 1800s to the mid 1900s. Coins marked East Africa circulated in areas where Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and Somalia are today. The coins were minted in various metals, including copper-nickel, bronze (shown), and aluminum.
While a few *key dates* are present, most of the coins, including 1 cent, 5 cents, and 10 cents, are not worth very much unless they are in fully uncirculated condition. Taking them as a whole, the approximate catalog values for the *common date* coins are:
A beautiful city-scape of Regensburg appears on the back of several different thalers and half thalers. We attempt to summarize values on this page. All values are approximate.
HALF THALER: 34 mm diameter
THALER: 42 mm diameter
HALF THALER FRANCISCUS 1754
worn: $100 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $200
well preserved: $350
fully uncirculated: $700
Frodo -- Would you please contact us about this coin? As you describe, it is a very rare gold 'helm' of King Edward III. Values run high in the 10s of 1000s of US dollars. A Spink auction in 2015 hammered at 50,000 British pounds. There is a good web page at this blog [PRESS HERE]. We do not know of counterfeits or replicas of this piece. If your piece is real or fake, it deserves attention. You can contact us via the 'Contact' button at the top of the web page. We will be asking for good-quality pictures and precise weight of your coin.
The Royal Black Institution is a religious and fraternal organization, similar to, and related to, other secret societies like the Freemasons and Knights Templar.
There are several different tokens issued by the Blacks, most notably those of Canadian chapters and shown in the pictures on this page.
Genuine vintage tokens can be quite valuable when in decent condition. Very approximately:
The 1957 5, 25, and 50 pesetas coins from Spain are ones that can get collector juices flowing. The vast majority of these coins are very common, low-value pieces. These coins are made of copper-nickel and are worth only face value. A collector might pay a few US dollars to add a fully uncirculated specimen to his or her collection.
ALL COINS EXCEPT THOSE DESCRIBED BELOW:
worn: less than $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: less than $1