After the death or resignation of a pope, the Holy See enters a period of sede vacante. Sede vacante is an expression, used in the canon law of the Catholic Church, that refers to the vacancy of the episcopal see of a particular church. It is Latin for 'the seat being vacant'.
The Sede Vacante medals and talers were issued by select German States to commemorate the death of bishops and prince-bishops. Only a dozen or more German States issued coins to commemorate the Sede Vacante events over a 250 year period.
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.
The Lion and Sun, or Shir-o-khorshid, is one of the better-known emblems of Iran. Between 1310 and 1332 Iran issued several different denominations of dinar coins made out of bronze and aluminum bronze. Don't be fooled by the date, these are modern coins. It is an SH (solar Hejira) date, which is based on the life of Muhammed. To get the AD (Gregorian) date, add 621 to the SH date. In other words:
AD date = SH date + 621
For a 1317 coin, the AD date is 1938.
Interesting coin, Blah. The hole adds character (sort of). The big RF stands for 'Republic Francaise' the French Republic, and 'Liberte, Egalite, Fraternite' means Liberty, Equality, and Brotherhood.
These coins come in four denominations, 5, 10, 20, and 25 centimes. Most of them you see are in poor condition and carry low value. As always, coins in fully uncirculated condition are worth much more than circulated coins. There are a few *good dates* listed below.
Hello Bianca -- You have a silver dollar designed by a man named George Morgan, so collectors call coins like yours Morgan Dollars. They are highly prized collectibles.
Your 1901O specimen is a 'common date' coin like most of the dates and mint marks in this series. 1921 is the most common of the common dates, as there were hundreds of millions of the 1921 coins made. Coins with better dates, not common dates, are listed below. They are more valuable.
These are beautiful gold coins from Turkey from the reigns of Abdul Hamid II, AH1293 to AH1327 (equivalent Western datea are 1876AD to 1909AD) and Muhammad V, AH1327 to AH1336 (equivalent Western dates are 1909AD to 1918AD). The 25, 50, 100, 250, and 500 kurush denominations are all minted in gold and have the tughra with reshat to the right and crossed branches beneath. The other side has branches encircling the inscriptions with a star at the top. There are other Turkish gold coins dated 1293 and 1327 with different patterns. This page applies only to coins with the pattern shown.
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):
You have a 'silver round' which is a piece of pure silver minted into the shape of a coin. It is worth its weight in silver. Since it contains one troy ounce of silver you can easily look up the price at any precious metal site. My favorite is Kitco.com. Look it up now. The price changes every day.
Some fradulent eBay sellers like to advertise 'silver rounds' that are, in fact, only clad in silver. These are worthless. As always, only buy from sellers that you trust when it comes to precious metals.