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.
These are old, cool coins, dj. Since you indicate your specimen as heavily worn, you cannot expect to sell it for more than $1 or $2 US dollars.
However, in tip-top shape, you can expect a few 10s of dollars for these pieces from British East India. The coin in our picture has little wear, but the stain on the bottom detracts from appearance and therefore value. This coin might sell retail for $5. It is just not a nice-looking coins. A dealer buying it would probably pay $2 or so, hoping to make a typical 100 percent profit for handling the coin.
These are neat collectible coins, SilverSpoon. They are made from aluminum bronze, so when they are uncirculated, or nearly so, they have a sporty gold-colored look. The artwork is nice, and they are basically modern coins, so they are not difficult to find. The mintage is fairly small, which means collector value starts to kick in early. Compare these two mintage figures:
- Spain 1 peseta, 1967: coins minted: 11,300,000
- US 1 cent, 1967: coins minted: 3,048,667,100
Arguably the brains behind the founding of the United States, Thomas Jefferson is honored in many ways. This modern token bears his likeness and a summary of major achievements.
When in beautiful condition like the one in our picture, this token may fetch close to $10 US dollars retail. Most you see are worn or damaged and are worth far less.
These are modern coins that are worth face value in Greece. A collector may pay a few US dollars for a coin that is completely uncirculated.
You did a remarkable job, Tucker, describing the Greek lettering. These are modern coins made of copper nickel. All dates are worth much less than $1 US dollar when in circulated condition. A collector might pay a few dollars for a fully uncirculated specimen.
This small Islamic harbor kingdom on northern Sumatra is known under various names, which can make searches difficult: 'Samudra-Pasai', 'Samudera Pasai', and 'Samudera Darussalam' are most commonly encountered. Located in a great location for trade with a variety of peoples, from the Indians at first to the Portuguese at later times, this kingdom prospered for a while. It became necessary to strike these small gold coins - tiny little things weighing just 0.55 to 0.65 grams.
They are quite scarce, and carry a large numismatic premium over their gold content. Each coin contains around 0.019 troy ounces of gold. Use a website like Kitco.com to look up the current value of gold, and then multiply it by 0.019 to get the approximate gold value of one of these coins. The number 0.019 corresponds to a coin weighing 0.59 grams. There are 31.1 grams in a troy ounce, and 0.59/31.1 = 0.019.
The Republic of France issued 50 centimes and 1, 2, and 5 francs coins in silver during the period from 1870 to 1895. These coins bear the image of Ceres, Roman goddess of growing plants, and she was a popular theme for coins and stamps. According to Wikipedia, Ceres appeared on the first French postage stamp. Other coins of the period have themes different than Ceres, e.g., Napoleon, but this page applies only to Ceres coins.
20 CENTIMES: 0.029 troy ounces silver (all dates)