These silver coins come from the Moroccan Kingdom of Moulay al-Hasan I with dates AH1299 to AH1314. AH dates are Islamic Hijri dates which use a calendar based on when Mohammed lived, about 600 AD on the Gregorian calendar. The AH1299 to AH1314 dates correspond to 1881AD to 1897AD. The AH dates appear in Arabic numerals on the front of the coin.
Coins in excellent shape, like the half dirham in our primary picture, command decent collector value. Our secondary picture shows the reverse of a one dirham coin.
This is an interesting coin. Made of 90% silver, it weighs 26.73 grams, 0.773 troy ounces actual silver weight, and has a diameter of 38mm. The obverse shows the Cuban national arms inside a wreath and the reverse shows a laureate bust along with the date.
This coin is often referred to as the 'ABC' peso, which sounds pleasant enough - but the reasons for this name involve a turbulent part of Cuban history. The ABC was a revolutionary (and sometimes violent) underground group that existed in Cuba in the 1930s, and their name relates to the different cells within the organization: A, B, and C.
Every once in a while you come across a series of coins which is truly valuable due to its scarcity. These old coins from Norway qualify as such a series. If your coin is genuine, Marilyn, it is probably worth several hundred dollars.
DO NOT CLEAN YOUR COIN. CLEANING RUINS VALUE.
The coin in our picture comes from respected eBay seller anakin7364 and it is currently at auction with bids well above $100 US dollars.
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:
The London Missionary Society established a station and colony in the South African city known as Girquatown. The dove on the back of this coin is the society's emblem. The coin is actually a 'pattern' coin produced as a trial piece, but never entered into circulation. There is a good write-up on these coins at TokenCoins.com [PRESS HERE].
As to value, these coin show up at auction from time to time and we have compiled results from those auctions to provide these approximate catalog values:
These coins come in 2 and 5 reichsmark denominations. Some of the 5 reichsmark do not have the swastika, as shown in our secondary picture below.
Here are some approximate catalog values that apply to all dates in the series, except as noted below.
2 REICHSMARK (0.161 troy ounces silver)
worn: $7 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $8
well preserved: $10
fully uncirculated: $30