Hungary 2 Filler 1892 to 1918
Sure enough, Jan. You have a 2 filler coin from Hungary. The coin in the picture is in beautiful shape, almost uncirculated, with a pretty patina that coin collectors call red-brown. If your coin is in average circulated condition, it looks more like a garden-variety US penny with a normal brown color. Coin collectors will eagerly pay premiums for copper coins with red-brown color. That said:
NEVER CLEAN YOUR COINS. CLEANING RUINS VALUE.
When someone cleans a copper coin, the surfaces turn a bright orange. Coin collectors will not buy orange coins.
Some of these coins were minted in iron, as well as the more common bronze.
Now, down to business ...
The catalog values of these 2 filler coins from Hungary vary widely. There are *common date* coins, *better date* coins, and then there are some high-priced *special dates*. We will run though each of these, specifying catalog value for average circulated and fully uncirculated examples.
Be sure you understand what 'catalog value' means. Use our Important Terminology link for this purpose.
1901 (your coin, Jan)
Common date coins above are worth $1 US dollar in average circulated condition and about $5 in fully uncirculated.
Better date coins above carry catalog values that run around $5 in average circulated condition, rising to $25 in fully uncirculated. The 1907 date is worth about twice as much.
1892: $60 in average circulated, $150 in fully uncirculated
1900: $150 in average circulated, $300 in fully uncirculated
1903: $20 in average circulated, $130 in fully uncirculated
, Genre: Central Europe North South
Requested by: jan, Sat, 05-Dec-2009 03:07:29 GMT
Answered by: Chris, Wed, 17-Jul-2013 00:25:49 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Wed, 17-Jul-2013 00:25:49 GMT
Requester description: 1901 MAGYAR KIRALYI VALTOPENZ WRITTEN AROUND most of coin surrounding mabey a head with a helmet on 1901 under the face and a star under the date.on the other side there is a 2 with KB under it surrounded by what looks like wheat
Tags: hungary 2 filler iron hat hood caps hooded cap magyar magyarorszag kiralyi valtopenz head helmet star starrs stars kb wheat arch dome cross starburst burst leaf leafs leaves leave leaved leafed leafy leavs wreath crown crowned tiara crwon crpwn crowns tiarra crowning tiera headdress ribbon