Kevin's coin, dated 1948, displays a likeness of George VI and catalogs for less than $1 US dollar unless it is completely uncirculated. A collector might pay $5 to $10 for an uncirculated specimen. Earlier coins in this series have George V and Edward VII, and they are generally worth more. See the listings below
The coin in the picture has an English reverse. There is a similar family of coins with Scottish reverses. Review the Scottish reverse at this CoinQuest link.
In early New England, corn, pelts, bullets, and wampum were frequently used in lieu of coins. The British colonial General Court in 1652 ordered the first metallic currency struck: the New England silver threepence, sixpence, and shilling, lagging the Spaniards who had established a mint in Mexico City in 1535.
Not surprisingly, New England coinage today is very rare and very valuable. Also not surprisingly, many counterfeit New England pieces were made, and are still being made.
For those not in the know, Canada issued a one dollar coin several years ago with a picture of a water bird known as a loon, made famous by its loud, fluctuating call and leading to the catchy phrase 'crazy as a loon.' Well, the Canadian dollar coins soon earned the nickname loonies. Not long after that, Canadian two dollar coins earned the nickname toonies.
With that bit of important history out of the way, the Royal Canadian Mint issued tokens in nickel with the polar bear motif of the toonie. These sell on the after market (e.g., on eBay) as follows:
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.
Republic of Malta is a Southern European island country comprising an archipelago of seven islands in the Mediterranean Sea. Malta was a british colony until 1964 and become a republic in 1974. This coin displays the George Cross, offered by King George VI to award the bravery of the Maltese people in World War II.
These modern coins are worth face value. When circulated, these coins are worth very little, much less than $1 US dollar. Only coins that are fully uncirculated carry significant collector value, as follows:
Belgian coins with the kneeling female warrior and caduceus (mythological symbol used for commerce and medicine) were minted in nickel with several varieties and denominations:
denominations: 50 centimes, 1 franc, 2 francs
inscription: Belgique, Belgie
inscription: Bon Pour, Goed Voor
There are a few coins in these series which command high value. Most are low-value coins. Here are typical catalog values for most coins regardless of date or inscriptions:
Thanks for your thorough description, Caley. Sure enough, we did not have this issue of the British penny in our database. Now it is here.
All the old pennies and half pennies from Great Britain make wonderful collectibles. They come from a time when a penny was *worth* something! But millions and millions were made, so their value today is not that high. Here is a run-down:
worn: $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
The reason these coins are annotated '5 nuevo pesos' (5 new pesos, or N$5) is because Mexico had a massive devaluation of its currency in 1992. With inflation rampant, one thousand pesos were replaced by a single new peso.
Modern coins are worth face value. The currency exchange web site xe.com says 1 new pesos is worth about 7 US cents, so 5 new pesos are worth about 35 cents.
Collectors will pay a few dollars to add this coin to their collections.