This coin, like your other coins, Serene, is worth only a small amount. The catalogs say $5 US dollars for an average circulated specimen, rising to a few 10s of US dollars in well-preserved condition.
The 1901 version of this coin carries a good deal more value than other dates, pushing into the $100 range for well-preserved coins.
We thank eBay dealer pokemon-coins for use of their picture. The pokemon coin is pretty special. You rarely see these coins looking as nice as this one. The eye appeal, as collectors call it, is way up on this coin. Even though it is well worn, the eye appeal brings up its value.
The Celtic harp has been on Irish coinage for centuries, but, from 1928 on, a strong animal theme has become prevalent. The three penny, or three pence, or 3d denomination has a rabbit. Other denominations have other animals: birds, dogs, pigs, horses, bulls, and even fish.
The 3d coins are made of nickel and most carry low value. Coins in excellent condition, like the one in our picture, command a few US dollars for collectors who want to add nice looking specimens to their collections. Coins dated before 1939 carry the legend SAORSTAT EIREANN (Irish Free State) and are more valuable.
Modern coins are worth face value. According to xe.com, one New Zealand dollar is worth about 75 US cents. If it were made of gold, that would be a different story. But it's made of aluminum-bronze, so face value is all you can claim.
Collectors will pay a tad more than face value for coins that are in really nice condition, like the one in our picture. Figure $2 to $3 US dollars for an uncirculated specimen.
These coins are known as Spanish (Hispan) colonial coinage because they circulated freely in the many New World colonies of Spain. You can find essentially the same coins in Bolivia, Chile, Columbia, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru. The coins from Mexico carry the distinctive Mo or oM mint mark -- a small 'o' set over a large 'M'. Coins from Chile bear an So or oS mint mark for Santiago, Chile. There are many other mint marks, as explained below.
This is another replica of a very valuable coin, the Charles I crown. The replica is worthless.
For details of the real coin, plus pictures of several other fakes, click to this CoinQuest page [Click Here].
Hi Chris44 -- These nice old Irish coins were minted in 0.75 pure silver up to and including 1943. There was a brief lapse in production until 1951 when they started striking them again, now in copper-nickel. Coins before 1939 bear the inscription SAORSTAT EIREANN instead of EIRE as shown in the picture. They all say 2s, or two shillings, which equals 1 florin.
1928 TO 1937:
worn: $8 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $30
Sometimes Belgian coins use the French legend BELGIQUE and sometimes they use the Dutch legend BELGIE. These modern 20 and 50 centime pieces appear with both legends.
Irrespective of the legend, these are still modern coins are carry essentially face value. They are worth less than $1 US dollar, even in well preserved condition. If you find a fully uncirculated example, an avid collector might pay two or three dollars to add it to his or her collection.
What a nice looking coin. I'd add it to my collection ...
These silver coins were minted by Poland in 1924 and 1925:
1 ZLOTY: 0.121 troy ounces silver
2 ZLOTE: 0.241 ounces silver
Since they contain precious metal then can never be worth less than their silver content. For silver selling at, say, $15 US dollars per troy ounce, a 1 zloty's base value (BV) is 0.121 x 15 = $1.80 USD.
But these are generally rare coins and they are worth quite a bit more than silver value. Here is a run-down: