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Medal: US Command Medals USN and USCG Medal: US Command Medals USN and USCG Portugal 50 Escudos  1986 to 2000Portugal 50 Escudos 1986 to 2000
Token: US Honest Abe Great Emancipator Token: US Honest Abe Great Emancipator Honduras (British Honduras, Belize) 1 Cent  1911 to 1954Honduras (British Honduras, Belize) 1 Cent 1911 to 1954
Medal: France Napoleon III and Eugenie Medal: France Napoleon III and Eugenie Czechoslovakia (Czech Republic) 5 Korun  1993 to DateCzechoslovakia (Czech Republic) 5 Korun 1993 to Date

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Austria 6 Kreuzer  1848 and 1849

You probably have a 6 kreuzer, 1848 to 1849, from Austria, when Franz Joseph I was king. This coin is made of silver, but the fineness is low (43.8% silver), so there is not much value due to silver content.

When a coin is struck after the year shown on the coin, it is called a re-strike. For the 6 kreuzer, coins dated 1849 were struck in 1848, but also between 1850 and 1852, and restruck again during 1859 to 1870. Re-strikes carry the same value as normal strikes.

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Medal: Great Britain Capture of Cartagena  1741

I have yet to see a splendid example of this medal about the British/Spanish battle near Cartagena, Colombia. All of them appear to be worn to a frazzle. There are several different designs, all carrying about the same numismatic (coin collector) value.

The best one we've seen is at this CNG page [Press Here], and it sold for $295 US dollars. Others look like those in our secondary image and sell for about one-half the value of the CNG specimen.

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Switzerland 1 and 2 Rappen  1948 to 2006

Helvetia is the female personification of Switzerland, officially Confederatio Helvetica, the 'Helvetic Confederation'. Her image on the coin is the traditional one. A non-traditional rendering by ccdck appears in our secondary image. From Wikipedia: 'Helvetia is the Roman name for an ancient region of central Europe occupying a plateau between the Alps and the Jura Mountains. Helvetia corresponded roughly to the western part of modern Switzerland, and the name is still used poetically.'

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Australia Dollar (Mob of Kangaroos)  1984 to Date

That's a neat design for a coin. Even though a 'mob of kangaroos' may be unusual for us regular folks, it's commonplace Down Under. This pattern has been used on circulating Australian dollar coins since 1984. After 2000 the portrait of the Queen changes somewhat. These coins are worth face value: one dollar in Australia. If you can find a nice, uncirculated example, a collector or animal lover might pay $2 or $3 US dollars for it.

Coin: 17451
Requested by: mistI, Mon, 21-Jul-2014 21:22:12 GMT

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Great Britain Irish Halfpenny Liberty Security Reverse  1795

This is a rare item associated with colonial times in America. It is a 'mule,' wherein front and back dies are mis-matched in an unnatural way. The front is an Irish halfpenny and the back is a 'Liberty and Security' token minted by William Lutwyche in Birmingham.

The coin in our picture comes from Stack's where it sold for $280 US dollars in a 2005 auction. We think that price is low, and the coin is actually worth much more.

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Brazil 1000 Reis (400th Anniversary)  1932

With only 56,000 minted, compared to 695,000 of the 2000 reis minted, this 1000 reis commemorative sells for a little more than the 2000 reis. The trouble is, however, that the 2000 has silver content, while the 1000 is made of aluminum-bronze.

Here are some approximate catalog values for the 1000 reis coin:

worn: $2 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $5
well preserved: $10
fully uncirculated: $25

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Token: Great Britain Crown Token Jewelry  1908

Look at the magnificent 1902 British crown further down the page, Steven. Click the 'Full Info' button if you can't see it. A genuine 1902 crown is worth about $200 US dollars. Unfortunately, you don't have one of those. With a date of 1908 and misspelling of EDWARDVS, you have a piece of costume jewelry worth a few cents. Too bad!

Genuine EDWARD VII crowns were minted only in 1902. The look-alike jewelry is dated 1908. As far as I know, the jewelry version is made of base metal, not genuine gold or silver. That makes it worth very little.

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Germany 2 Mark  1957 to 2001

The Federal Republic of German (the old 'West Germany') issued 2 mark coins between 1957 and 2001. These coins are made of copper nickel and carry the stylized imperial eagle on the reverse, with a bust of a famous person on the obverse ('heads' side). The famous person changes over the years, but the imperial eagle stays the same.

As a modern coin made of non-precious metal, these are not worth very much. The earlier dates are somewhat in demand, and there are a few special dates as shown below.

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