It's hard to miss this coin. The giant hole in the middle makes it very unusual. These were minted by the British about the time they were leaving India in 1947. The Portuguese were there until 1961.
These coins are worth very little. There were hundreds of millions made and many are still around due to their unique characteristics. But, as is often the case in coin collecting, there is a twist.
Here are the normal catalog values:
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.
While probably a replica, Steve, that is an exceptionally cool medal. We were able to find this medal in a number of different states of preservation, and in multiple metals; copper, bronze, pewter and silver. There are many different restrikes and replicas. To be sure about value, Steve, you will have to take your medal for an in-person inspection by an expert. We can give only general guidance here. Send us a picture, if you like, and we will give you our opinion about your specific piece (use the Contact Us link).
These tokens were a bit hit at the Chicago 'Century of Progress' Fair of 1933. As such, they are readily available for collectors, even in fully uncirculated condition. Catalog values are:
worn: $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: $2
well preserved: $3 fully uncirculated: $6
This coin was issued in three metals: copper-nickel, sterling silver, and 22 karat gold. The first question is, of course, which metal do you have? If in doubt, a jeweler can often help.
Coins made of copper-nickel are worth face value: 5 pounds in the UK. A fully uncirculated specimen may be worth a little more because collectors want to add them to their collections.
Silver and gold coins are worth their weight in precious metal. These coins were issued for collectors to buy, usually at high premiums. If you try to sell one, you will find that the most people will offer is bullion value, sometimes a little less, sometimes a little more, but always close to bullion value. To figure bullion value:
George and William Henry Rocke were furniture importers in Melbourne, Australia. They issued these one penny tokens to aid their business. There is a good write-up of this token at Museum Victoria [Press Here].
These tokens are highly collectible and command high value when in good condition. The one in our picture comes from Noble Numismatics in Melbourne, where it sold for 160 Australian dollars (about $140 US) during a 2012 auction. The Noble token is in excellent shape, which is why it is worth so much. Catalog values run like this:
This tetradrachm (about 17 grams) comes from Macedonia (Greece) as a protectorate of Rome. The inscription ΜΑΚΕDΟΝΩΝ ΠPΩTHΣ means 'Macedonians First.'
Typical catalog values are:
worn: $200 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $300
well preserved: $500
The coin in our picture comes from Künker GmbH & Co. in Osnabrück, Germany where it sold for $280 US dollars in a 2014 auction, a good price for such a nice-looking coin.
Brazil has gone through several monetary reformations over the past few decades. This one, from 1942 to 1957, uses 100 centavos in 1 cruzeiro. Coins of the period use several designs, and the design shown is common to 10, 20, and 50 centavos, as well as 1 and 2 cruzeiros. These are all modern coins made of non-precious metal (aluminum and copper-nickel). They are worth very little.
10, 20, 50 CENTAVOS
worn: less than $1 US dollar approximate catalog value