This coin commemorates the golden wedding anniversary of Queen Mother and Prince Bernhard. It contains 0.7435 troy ounces of silver. At today's silver value of about $16.50 US dollars per troy ounce, the value of this coin is 0.7435 x 16.50 = $12.27 US dollars. Tomorrow the value will be different, because the price of silver changes every day. Look it up on web sites such as kitcosilver.com (click here). Because it is a modern coin made of precious metal, the value is given by silver content even for coins in brilliant uncirculated condition.
In 1915 and 1916 Cuba issued several nice-looking gold coins in five denominations: 2, 4, 5, 10, and 20 pesos. These coins gain their value from the gold then contain.
To figure the melt value of these Cuban gold coins, multiply the current price of gold found at web sites such as kitco.com by the troy ounce weight of gold in each coin. Today, at the time of this writing, the price of gold is about $1200 US dollars per troy ounce, but tomorrow it will be different. Look it up.
If your coin looks like our picture, Esmie, it is a counterfeit of a US trade dollar. Genuine trade dollars were minted between 1873 and 1885. US trade dollars dated 1870 and 1871 are fakes
Our picture comes from The Black Cabinet, a part of numismetrica.com. If you click there, you will get lots of information about this coin and about fakes in general.
Venezuela, officially called the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, is a country on the northern coast of South America. During his lifetime, Simon Bolivar led Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, and Venezuela to independence from Spain. He helped lay the democratic foundations of much of Hispanic America. Most of these countries celebrate Bolivar on their coinage. The catalog values for this type of coin go like this:
1 VENEZOLANO, Grams 25, Lei 900, 37 mm diameter, 0.7234 troy ounces silver
I like French coins. The designs are always interesting, artistic, and well done. This design is no exception.
This is a complicated series of coins. It runs from 1933 to 1952 with the same patterns on front and back, but several variations apply. Some coins are made out of nickel, others aluminum, and still others aluminum-bronze. Also, some coins have mint marks and others do not.
In general, for most coins except those noted below, here are approximate catalog values:
These small copper-nickel coins have a cool design with a seahorse. They are worth face value (10 cents in Singapore), but collectors often buy them for their collections for a US dollar or two. The 1975 date is a little more rare than other dates, so that one may bring $3 if in fully uncirculated condition.
It is hard to miss coins with holes at the center. This series of cents has got 'em!
Great Britain issued coinage for part of its empire in the eastern part of Africa from the late 1800s to the mid 1900s. Coins marked East Africa circulated in areas where Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and Somalia are today. The coins were minted in various metals, including copper-nickel, bronze (shown), and aluminum.
While a few *key dates* are present, most of the coins, including 1 cent, 5 cents, and 10 cents, are not worth very much unless they are in fully uncirculated condition. Taking them as a whole, the approximate catalog values for the *common date* coins are:
This is a modern coin minted in nickel. Catalog values climb as high as $4 US dollars for a fully uncirculated specimen. Worn specimens are worth less than $1. These coins come with two different inscriptions: BELGIE and BELGIQUE.
Most of the time you see these coins they look far worse than our picture. The mint production quality control must have been lacking those years, as the wording BELGIE often looks like BELOIE. Likewise 1987 looks like 1907.
There is no country in the world named BELOIE. In any case, this is a low value coin. It is not made of silver.