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Japan FIFA World Cup 500, 1000, and 10,000 yen  2002Japan FIFA World Cup 500, 1000, and 10,000 yen 2002 Token: US Guardian Angel Good Luck Token: US Guardian Angel Good Luck
Ancient Rome Vespasian Sestertius with Victory  69AD to 79ADAncient Rome Vespasian Sestertius with Victory 69AD to 79AD France 20 Francs  1852France 20 Francs 1852
New Zealand Shilling  1933 to 1965New Zealand Shilling 1933 to 1965 Token: US Denver Mint Souvenir Token: US Denver Mint Souvenir
  

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Great Britain Penny and Half Penny  1902 to 1910

The thing that is intriguing about your inquiry, Kimberly, is that you indicate 'little or no wear' for the condition of your coin. That's great. Most old copper pennies are worn to a frazzle or have strong spots, stains, and other damage. Since your coin is in good shape it will carry good numismatic (coin collector) value.

Here are approximate catalog values that apply to all the coins in these series:

HALF PENNY
worn: $1 US dollar approximate catalog value

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Mexico 1 Peso  1970 to 1983

These 1 peso coins are made of copper-nickel, so they are worth very little when in circulated condition, much less than $1 US dollar per coin.

Coins that are in fully, absolutely uncirculated condition are sought by collectors. Some collectors will usually pay a few US dollars for such a specimen.

Now there is also a subtle variation that adds value to this coin. This is the kind of stuff that gets collector juices flowing.

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Pakistan 1 Pie  1951 to 1957

These are modern coins from Pakistan that are worth, for the most part, face value. That is, they are worth 1 pie in Pakistan.

There are two exceptions that can bring the value up:

1. Coins dated 1953 catalog around $5 US dollars in average circulated condition
2. Coins that are fully uncirculated with any date are worth a few US dollars

Coin: 14091
Requested by: Carolyn Prockup, Sun, 31-Mar-2013 13:41:54 GMT

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Honduras 20 Centavos and 1 Lempira  1931 to 1973

Chief Lempira was a warrior of great renown in Honduras. He unified more than two hundred Indian tribes that had been ancient rivals in order to present a strong resistance against penetration by the Spanish conquerors. His image appears on these coins from modern Honduras, as follows:

20 CENTAVOS: 1931 to 1958: 0.0723 troy ounces silver
20 CENTAVOS: 1967 to 1973: copper-nickel, no silver content
1 (UN) LEMPIRA: 1931 to 1937: 0.362 troy ounces silver

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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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Morocco 1/2, 1, 5, and 50 Dirhams  1960 to 1975

Hi Janet --

You have a coin from Morocco. Moroccan coins are well known for their Hejira dates. These dates are based on a Mohammedan calendar that started when Mohammed was alive in the 600s AD. Not only is the start of the AH (Hejira) calendar different, but the number of days in a year is based on the lunar cycle, not the solar cycle. An AH date of 1380 is the same as an AD date of 1960. Get the picture?

The coin in our picture comes from B&D World Coins on eBay. It is a beautiful coin in beautiful condition. As such, it is worth between $10 and $20 US dollars. Most other modern dirham coins are worth far less.

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Italy 100 Lire  1955 to 1989

These coins, minted in stainless steel, not silver as Monique has assumed, generally are worth only a dollar or two US. Some of the earlier dates, before 1962, can bring catalog values of about $100, but only if in fully uncirculated condition. Dates after 1962 are generally not very valuable even in pristine condition.

Use our Important Terminology page to understand what 'catalog value' means. It is an inflated value.

Dates with high catalog values in fully uncirculated condition are:

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Great Britain 25 New Pence (Silver Jubilee)  1977

On the 25th anniversary of her reign, Queen Elizabeth issued this coin with the denomination 25 new pence. She looks very sporty on that horse, I'd say.

Most of these were issued in copper nickel and are worth a few US dollars to collectors if they are in good shape. A total of 377,000 coins were issued in proof silver, like our picture, and these retail around the $25 mark, maybe more or less as the price of silver goes up and down.

The silver proofs contain 0.841 troy ounces of silver, so multiply the current price of silver by 0.841 to find the coin's value today. If, for example, silver is selling at $20 US dollars per troy ounce (look it up on kitco.com), then the coin's value is 0.841 x 20 = $16.80.

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