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Japan 1 Sen (Mount Fuji)  1941 to 1943Japan 1 Sen (Mount Fuji) 1941 to 1943 Token: US Presidential Medal (Woodrow Wilson, Professor) Token: US Presidential Medal (Woodrow Wilson, Professor)
Norway Specie Daler, 1/2 Specie Daler, and 24 Skillings  1845 to 1857Norway Specie Daler, 1/2 Specie Daler, and 24 Skillings 1845 to 1857 Medal: France Marriage of Napoleon  1810Medal: France Marriage of Napoleon 1810
US Morgan Silver Dollar  1878 to 1921US Morgan Silver Dollar 1878 to 1921 Token: US Civil War  1860 to 1870Token: US Civil War 1860 to 1870
  

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South Africa 1/2, 1, 2 1/2, 5, 10, 20, and 50 Cents (Van Riebeeck)  1961 to 1964

Afrikaners (including the Boer subgroup) are a Germanic ethnic group in Southern Africa. They consider Jan Van Riebeeck their founding father. His likeness appears on many South African coins.

Sorry, Danielle. Although your coin appears to be gold, and although there is a South African gold coin with Van Riebeeck's likeness, your coin with the ox cart is made of brass. It is a one cent piece.

Here is some data on this series of coins. The data applies to all dates. All have Van Riebeeck's portrait on the front and the inscription UNITY IS STRENGTH, but they have different designs on the back. In the listings below, BV means 'base value.' It is the value of the silver in the coin. Look up the current value of silver on web sites such as kitco.com, then multiply it by the troy ounces of silver in the coin to obtain BV.

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Ancient Greece Silver Tetradrachm Philip V and Athena Alkidemos  220BC to 211BC

That is quite a coin, Kavalski. With Philip V, King of Macedon, on the front and goddess Athena on the back. It is a prized collectible when in good condition with good eye appeal. Prices range from $800 US dollars or so, up to the $8000 mark, maybe even more. With high-quality ancient coins like this, each coin stands on its own merits and assigning values is difficult at best.

To give you an idea, the coin in our primary picture (upper left) comes from Lanz Auctions in Munich, where it sold for 3200 euros (about $3500 US dollars) in a 2014 auction. The coin in the large picture below it quite a bit nicer. It was sold by Fritz Rudolph Kunker, in Osnabruck, Germany for 7000 euros (about $8000) in a 2013 auction.

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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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Australia Penny and Half Penny  1911 to 1939

Australia issued these coppers from 1911 to 1939. After that, kangaroos appear on the back of penny and half penny coins.

Most of the pre-39 pennies and half pennies are low in value. Below is a list of approximate catalog values for just about all the dates in the penny and half penny series. Special *better date* coins appear on this page after the common date values.

PENNIES (COMMON DATES BEFORE 1932)
worn: $1 US dollar approximate catalog value

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Token: China Double Dragon Amulet

I like Bob Reis' introduction to his page on Chinese Amulets:

Chinese culture is permeated with, no, based on poetic allusion, hidden meanings, union of opposites, complex currents of energy and intention. In certain contexts these bases can express in rank superstition (present in all human cultures), and in others can lead to scientific advancement.

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Spain 5, 25, and 50 Pesetas  1957

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

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Vietnam 5 Dong  1966 to 1971

These coins are difficult to find in good condition. The one in our picture has a stain on the '5 Dong' side and that lowers value substantially. These are modern coins made of copper-nickel (1966 coins) and steel (1971 coins), so their prices are very low.

worn: less than $1 US dollar catalog value
average circulated: less than $1
well preserved: $1 fully uncirculated: $5

Coin: 14348
Requested by: Amanda, Sat, 27-Apr-2013 07:50:19 GMT

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US Lincoln Cent (Penny)  1909 to Date

Most people think that old fashioned wheat-backed Lincoln cents (pennies) are very valuable. In fact, millions and millions of them were minted and all but a handful carry no significant value. When worn or in average circulated condition, most wheaties are worth a few cents each. Even in fully uncirculated condition, coins dated after 1933 are worth a few US dollars each. For most coins before 1934, here is how the catalog values run:

LINCOLN CENTS DATED BEFORE 1934 (except as noted below):

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