Although Saint George was a real person, the tale of his horse-borne dragon slaying adventure is what makes him famous. You can find him on many coins, especially those of Great Britain and Russia.
These are modern Russian kopeks with St. George slaying the dragon on the reverse side. There are 100 kopeks in a rouble, and, according the xe.com, one rouble is equivalent to about one and one-half US cents at today's exchange rate. A 1 kopek coin, then, is worth about 0.015 US cents, and a 50 kopek coin is worth about three-quarters of a US cent.
Pretty coin. I really like the artwork.
Modern coins like this are worth face value. This coin is made of brass. Five cents in Barbados is worth about 2.5 cents in the US.
Special specimens, like the proof version shown in our picture or regular non-proof issues in tip-top, fully uncirculated condition might sell to a collector for a few US dollars.
These are large silver thaler coins of King Maximilian III Josef of the old German State of Bavaria. There are several different patterns. This one uses a portrait of the king on the front and an ornate shield supported by two lions on the back. All old thalers are eagerly sought by collectors, and these are no exception:
THALERS WITHOUT 'A' MINT MARK:
worn: $40 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $120
well preserved: $250
Hi Deb -- You probably have a well-worn 8 reales coin from the old Republic of Mexico.
These coins contain 0.786 troy ounces of silver. So that sets the minimum value they can attain. For instance, if silver is selling at $12 per troy ounce (look it up for today's price at kitco.com), the minimum price is 0.786 x 12 = $9.40.
Coins with the liberty cap and starburst pattern were minted in smaller denominations than 8 reales. In fact, denominations of 1/2, 1, 2, and 4 reales look the same, only smaller. The denomination appears explicitly on the coin in the place where '8R' appears on the 8 reales. Look for '1/2R', '1R', '2R', or '4R' on your coin and, if you have one, click to this appraisal page.
Since less than 20 genuine Confederate States of American (CSA) cents were ever struck, Bobo, you probably have a replica of this famous coin.
The coin in our picture is a counterfeit. It sells for a few US dollars as a novelty piece. If it were genuine, the catalogs say its value would be $120,000!
The CSA also minted a half dollar. You can read about it at this CoinQuest link.
The American Legion was established in Paris, France in March 1919 as an organization to deal with the needs and well-being of the nearly two million veterans returning from France after World War One. Today it is open to any veteran who served during a recognized period of United States conflict. The school award program is focused on courage, honor, leadership, patriotism, and scholarship of young people. In 2012, 25,722 American Legion School Medals were awarded to outstanding school graduates.
Goose - Your Liberty, or 'V', nickel catalogs for $2 US dollars in worn condition. The one in the picture is uncirculated. It catalogs for $120. You can see what a difference condition makes to coin collectors. They are willing to pay big money for coins in uncirculated condition. Here are some typical catalog values for common-date liberty V nickels:
worn: $2 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $8
well preserved: $20
fully uncirculated: $120
Each and every space mission has a 'crew emblem' which commemorates the mission, the astronauts, and, in some cases, the space vehicles and mission goals. Space crew emblems are produced as embroidery, printed images, and coins, and these are sold to tourists as collectibles. They are very popular and quite common. A space crew emblem coin may fetch one or two US dollars when sold at auction on eBay or other auction site. If you tried to sell your coin to a dealer, he or she would probably offer less than $1 US dollar.