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Mexico 5 centavos  1950 to 1976Mexico 5 centavos 1950 to 1976 India 2 Rupees National Integration  1992 to 2004India 2 Rupees National Integration 1992 to 2004
US Morgan Silver Dollar  1878 to 1921US Morgan Silver Dollar 1878 to 1921 Medal: Great Britain George II Indian Peace  1757Medal: Great Britain George II Indian Peace 1757
Token: US Dr. West's Products Only  1933Token: US Dr. West's Products Only 1933 Great Britain 5 Pounds  2002Great Britain 5 Pounds 2002
  

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Token: Australia G & WH Rocke One Penny  1859

George and William Henry Rocke were furniture importers in Melbourne, Australia. They issued these one penny tokens to aid their business. There is a good write-up of this token at Museum Victoria [Press Here].

These tokens are highly collectible and command high value when in good condition. The one in our picture comes from Noble Numismatics in Melbourne, where it sold for 160 Australian dollars (about $140 US) during a 2012 auction. The Noble token is in excellent shape, which is why it is worth so much. Catalog values run like this:

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Ancient Rome Macedonia Tetradrachm with Artemis  167BC to 149BC

This tetradrachm (about 17 grams) comes from Macedonia (Greece) as a protectorate of Rome. The inscription ΜΑΚΕDΟΝΩΝ ΠPΩTHΣ means 'Macedonians First.'

Typical catalog values are:

worn: $200 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $300
well preserved: $500

The coin in our picture comes from Künker GmbH & Co. in Osnabrück, Germany where it sold for $280 US dollars in a 2014 auction, a good price for such a nice-looking coin.

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Brazil 10, 20, 50 Centavos and 1 and 2 Cruzeiros  1956 to 1961

Brazil has gone through several monetary reformations over the past few decades. This one, from 1942 to 1957, uses 100 centavos in 1 cruzeiro. Coins of the period use several designs, and the design shown is common to 10, 20, and 50 centavos, as well as 1 and 2 cruzeiros. These are all modern coins made of non-precious metal (aluminum and copper-nickel). They are worth very little.

10, 20, 50 CENTAVOS
worn: less than $1 US dollar approximate catalog value

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Great Britain Shilling  1953 to 1970

These are modern coins made of copper-nickel and are worth very little. A collector will spend a few US dollars to add a pristine specimen to his or her collection. Other than that, the value is less than $1.
Some coins have a Scottish coat of arms with one lion, while others have the English arms with three lions. Value is the same for both.

Coin: 4934
Requested by: Garebare, Mon, 19-Jul-2010 13:16:04 GMT

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Medal: Great Britain Coins of the Birmingham Mint

The Birmingham Mint, a private coin producer founded in Birmingham, UK, in 1794, turned out currencies for more than 100 governments as well as coin blanks, collector medals, and tokens for the vending industry. In 2003 the BBC published a piece 'The Birmingham Mint Goes Bust.' That's too bad.

The mint produced several modern sets of gorgeous coins and sold them to collectors worldwide. Often these came carefully packaged and displayed. You can find them on eBay and other Internet auction sites.

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Angola (Africa Portuguesa) 1/4, 1/2, 1, and 2 Macuta  1762 to 1860

The Portuguese explorer Diogo Cao discovered Angola on the west coast of Africa in 1482. A Portuguese colony existed there until 1975. The globe design, common for the coins of Portugal, shows on small denomination coins known as macuta. There are other Angolan coins with the macuta denomination, but this page applies only to coins with the globe shape.

Various spellings of names of Portuguese rulers appear on the coins, as follows:

Joseph 1750-1777 (JOSEPHUS)

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Spain 5, 25, and 50 Pesetas  1957

The 1957 5, 25, and 50 pesetas coins from Spain are ones that can get collector juices flowing. The vast majority of these coins are very common, low-value pieces. The one described by Dallas is low value. These coins are made of copper-nickel and are worth only face value. A collector might pay a few US dollars to add a fully uncirculated specimen to his or her collection.

The interesting part is the small star on the reverse side of the coin. It contains numbers or letters, and certain coins with certain numbers or letters are quite rare. You need a magnifier to clearly see the starred numbers, which gives the date of issue. The 1957 date is the date of authorization, when the coin was authorized by the Spanish government to be produced. All coins carry the 1957 date.

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Mexico 8 Reales  1824 to 1897

Hi Deb -- You probably have a well-worn 8 reales coin from the old Republic of Mexico.

These coins contain 0.786 troy ounces of silver. So that sets the minimum value they can attain. For instance, if silver is selling at $12 per troy ounce (look it up for today's price at kitco.com), the minimum price is 0.786 x 12 = $9.40.

Coins with the liberty cap and starburst pattern were minted in smaller denominations than 8 reales. In fact, denominations of 1/2, 1, 2, and 4 reales look the same, only smaller. The denomination appears explicitly on the coin in the place where '8R' appears on the 8 reales. Look for '1/2R', '1R', '2R', or '4R' on your coin and, if you have one, click to this appraisal page.

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