Bible students today are well aware of what happened in 70 AD, only a few decades after Jesus lived on Earth. Prophecies such as these were fulfilled:
For Jerusalem is ruined, and Judah is fallen: because their tongue and their doings are against the LORD - Isaiah 3:8
As for these things which ye behold, the days will come, in the which there shall not be left one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down. - Luke 21:6
Nice coin. I like the designs front and back. It is a 10 dinara made of aluminum-bronze from Yugoslavia.
Since this is a modern coin made of non-precious metal, the value is low:
circulated: less than $1 US dollar fully uncirculated (like the picture): $2 approximate catalog value
Nice coin, Lynn! These old US quarters are eagerly collected by many people. They command decent value, too, especially when they are not worn to a frazzle.
There are essentially no uncirculated seated quarters left, so their price is sky high. Typical catalog values for the most common dates are in the $500 to $1000 US dollar range when the coin grades fully uncirculated.
More down to earth, we need to talk about circulated specimens. The coin in my picture is circulated for sure. It grades G-4 (good-4) or even lower in terms of amount of wear, but the wear is even and the coloring is attractive, and that counts for a lot. Not only that, the pictured coin carries the coveted CC mint mark beneath the eagle. CC means the coin was produced at the Carson City, Nevada mint, and CC coins generally command higher values than those of other mints, although in this case it turns out that an 1877CC seated quarter is a common 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)
Straits Settlements is a former British Crown colony on Asia's Malay Penninsula. Coins in 5, 10, 20, and 50 cent denominations all show the reigning British monarch (Victoria, Edward, George) on one side, and an encircled denomination on the other. These coins are silver.
The listings below show approximate catalog values. Use the Important Terminology page to convert these values to actual buy and sell values.
5 CENTS (0.035 troy ounces silver)
This is an interesting series of coins from the Federal Republic of Germany. The girl planting a tree appears on all dates, but the inscription changes between 1949 and 1950, as follows:
1949 and 1950: BANK DEUTSCHER LANDER
1950 to 2001: BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND
The 1950G coin is important, and we describe it first. There are two 1950G coins. One is very valuable, and the other is not, as follows:
1950G BANK DEUTSCHER LANDER
In 1609, Sir George Somers, a British colonist from Virginia, was shipwrecked on the Bermuda Islands for 10 months. By 1612 there were 60 colonists on the Islands and the earliest brass 'hogge money' coins were hand struck in 2, 3, 6, and 12 pence (12 pence equals 1 shilling). An Internet search quickly uncovers detailed histories of these unique and interesting coins.
Recently, detectorists scouring the sands of Bermuda have uncovered a few of the early coins. They are tremendously valuable, even in worn and corroded condition. Brass coins do not do well when buried in sand soaked in tropical sea water!
Your Jamaican 5 cent coin is very modern and, like all modern coins, it is worth face value. The only time a modern coin is worth more than face value is when it is made out of gold or silver, or when it is in fully, absolutely uncirculated condition. Collectors will often pay a premium over face value to add superb modern coins to their collections.
The coin shown is a proof coin, made especially for collectors.
Being from Floria, I like the design. The coin catalog says that's a crocodile, not an alligator. We have mostly alligators in Florida. Just as well. Those crocs are mean!