This is a beautiful old US half dollar minted during a period when several special half dollars were minted to commemorate various people, places, and things. There are collectors of US coins who specialize in these commemoratives, and assembling a complete set is a significant accomplishment. Boone himself appears on the obverse (front or 'heads') side, while the Indian chief on the reverse is Blackfish of the Shawnees.
Date and some details matter on these coins, while mint mark (none, D or S) does not influence value significantly. Prices below are very approximate catalog values for a single coin. Our Important Terminology page explains how to interpret catalog values.
These 1, 2, and 5 dollar coins from Hong Kong are all too modern to carry significant collector value. They are worth face value. A collector would spend a few US dollars to add uncirculated specimens to his or her collection.
These three coins all have Queen Elizabeth on the front and a crowned lion design on the back. The 2 and 5 dollar coins are not round, but have wavy and 10-sided shapes, respectively.
George V was King of Great Britain between 1910 and 1936. His likeness appears on these copper, small-denomination coins: farthing, half penny, and penny. There are 4 farthings in a penny.
Miss Britannia is on the reverse side. She is the British national symbol of valor, virtue and integrity.
These coins are a little too plentiful to command much collector value, although some of the earlier dates, especially in pennies, are hard to find in well preserved condition. Here are some approximate catalog values.
Sarawak was a British protectorate on the northern coast of Borneo in the South Pacific, northwest of Australia. The Japanese occupied it during World War II and devistated its economy to the point that Rajah C V Brooke ceded it to Great Britain in 1946. Sarawak is part of the Federation of Malaysia today.
Great Britian minted silver coins with the Rajah's likeness in 5, 10, 20, and 50 cent denominations. Some coins have Rajah looking left, some looking right, but all have the rope-encircled numerical denomination on the back. There are similar copper-nickel coins with Brooke Rajah on them, but they have a different back design, without the rope. This page applies to silver coins with the rope.
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.
King Ferdinand VII ruled Spain between 1808 and 1821. Mexico, as a Spanish colony, produced oodles of silver and gold coins bearing his likeness. This page applies to the silver coins, called reales. The gold coins are called escudos. Similar coins, dated earlier, bear likenesses of Kings Charles (Carolus) III and IIII. See this page for the Charles coins.
If you are not familiar with coins like this, read our Summary Page about Spanish Colonial Coins for guidelines and approximate values.