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India 1, 1/2 and 1/4 Rupee Bombay Presidency  1832 to 1835India 1, 1/2 and 1/4 Rupee Bombay Presidency 1832 to 1835 Egypt 1/40 and 1/20 Qirsh  1884 to 1913Egypt 1/40 and 1/20 Qirsh 1884 to 1913
Bolivia 1/20, 1/10, 1/5 and 1 Boliviano  1864Bolivia 1/20, 1/10, 1/5 and 1 Boliviano 1864 Token: US Oregon Centennial  1959Token: US Oregon Centennial 1959
Token: India Victoriya  1814Token: India Victoriya 1814 Token: India Mughal Akbar I Copper Tanka  1556 to 1605Token: India Mughal Akbar I Copper Tanka 1556 to 1605
Token: India Ram Darbar Temple Ramatanka (Fakes are possible) Token: India Ram Darbar Temple Ramatanka (Fakes are possible) India (East Company) Spiritual Tokens (Counterfeit)  1616 to 1839India (East Company) Spiritual Tokens (Counterfeit) 1616 to 1839



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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Token: US One Half California Gold  1852

The subject of California fractional gold coins and tokens is very complex. Originally, during the famous California gold rush of the mid 1800s, fortune seekers found themselves in then-remote California with a little gold, but no money. Standard US gold coinage denominated as low as 2 1/2 dollars, but that was way too much for small transactions. Private mints started making small 'fractions of a dollar' gold tokens worth (usually) 25 and 50 cents. Original Cal Gold coins and tokens are avidly collected and are worth hundreds or thousands of US dollars today. A good place to learn about them is Mike Locke's page.

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Great Britain Pound  1983 to Date

Starting in 1983 the UK standardized the 1 pound coin as shown in our pictures. The bust of Queen Elizabeth changes after 1983, and the reverse side changes from time to time. All the coins you find in circulation are made of nickel-brass and are worth face value: one pound in the UK. You can use to figure exchange rates between currencies of various countries.

In addition to the business strike coins produced for circulation, the Royal Mint also produced proof coins for collectors. You can see the sharp difference between the proofs and business strikes by considering our secondary picture. Four the the coins are proofs; one is a business strike. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to see the difference!

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India 2 and 10 Paise  1957 to 1993

There are 100 paise in 1 rupee. Many of India's 2 and 10 paise coins have the wavy-edge flower shape shown in the picture. Other denominations, such as 1, 3, 5, 20, 25, and 50 paise, use round, hexagonal, and square shapes.

These are modern coins made of non-precious metal. As such, they are worth very little. If you have a coin that looks especially nice or is fully uncirculated, then collectors will pay a small premium for it.
The 1968C and 1969B 2 paise and the 1967H, 1974H, 1979B, 1980C, and 1982C 10 paise are slightly more valuable.

Coin: 14904
Requested by: gail, Sat, 13-Jul-2013 13:32:02 GMT


Italy 100 Lire  1955 to 1989

These coins, minted in stainless steel, not silver as Monique has assumed, generally are worth only a dollar or two US. Some of the earlier dates, before 1962, can bring catalog values of about $100, but only if in fully uncirculated condition. Dates after 1962 are generally not very valuable even in pristine condition.

Use our Important Terminology page to understand what 'catalog value' means. It is an inflated value.

Dates with high catalog values in fully uncirculated condition are:

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Token: India Lebbo with Helmet and Horses  1616

This is a lebbo coin which has, many believe, strong magical properties. A summary of lebbo coins can be found We have a second page about similar spiritual tokens at this CoinQuest link.
These coins have been manufactured recently and made to look old. People who believe in lebbo coins often pay high prices for them. For those who do not believe in them, prices usually start around $1 US dollar and go as high as $10.

Coin: 21574
Requested by: Vasu, Sun, 18-Sep-2016 09:33:35 GMT


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