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Switzerland 5 Batzen BASEL Canton  1809 and 1810Switzerland 5 Batzen BASEL Canton 1809 and 1810 US Morgan Silver Dollar  1878 to 1921US Morgan Silver Dollar 1878 to 1921
Ireland 1 Farthing, 1/2, 1 Penny  1805 and 1806Ireland 1 Farthing, 1/2, 1 Penny 1805 and 1806 Pitcairn Island 10 Dollars Anniversary Issue  1997Pitcairn Island 10 Dollars Anniversary Issue 1997
Germany 1, 2, 5, and 10 Pfennig  1948 to 2001Germany 1, 2, 5, and 10 Pfennig 1948 to 2001 Ancient Greece Ptolemaic Kingdom Tetradrachm with Eagle  305BC to 30BCAncient Greece Ptolemaic Kingdom Tetradrachm with Eagle 305BC to 30BC
  

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Great Britain Penny and Half Penny  1895 to 1901

Thanks for your thorough description, Caley. Sure enough, we did not have this issue of the British penny in our database. Now it is here.

All the old pennies and half pennies from Great Britain make wonderful collectibles. They come from a time when a penny was *worth* something! But millions and millions were made, so their value today is not that high. Here is a run-down:

HALF PENNY
worn: $1 US dollar approximate catalog value

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New Zealand Half Crown - 100th Anniversary  1940

New Zealand is an island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. New Zealand's culture is mainly derived from Māori, the indigenous Polynesian people of New Zealand, plus early British settlers. At this point, the Māori minority in the largest in New Zealand, about 15%.

Half crowns dated 1940 contain 0.2273 troy ounces of silver, so part of their value comes from precious metal content. But most of the value comes from coin collector demand. Here is what the coin catalogs say about these neat coins:

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New Zealand 1 cent  1967 to 1988

New Zealand makes a lot of coins with a lot of interesting wild life. This cent have a silver fern leaf on the back, with the reigning British monarch on the front: Elizabeth II.

Circulated coins from this series are worth small amounts: less that a dollar for all dates. A collector may pay as much as $3 US dollars for coin in uncirculated conditions, or even a few dollars more for a proof coin, like the one in our picture. (Note: proof coins are sold by the mint and are made especially for collectors and never enter circulation.) There is one exception, the year 1972, which is somewhat rare. The catalog value for a 1972 New Zealand cent says: $1 dollar for a coin in average condition and $5 US dollars for a coin in uncirculated condition.

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New Zealand 2 Cents  1967 to 1988

New Zealand makes a lot of coins with a lot of interesting wild life. This cent has kowhai leaves on the back, with the reigning British monarch on the front: Elizabeth II. Kōwhai are small, woody legume trees in the genus Sophora, native to New Zealand.

Circulated coins from this series are worth small amounts: less than a dollar at most for all dates. A collector may pay as much as $3 US dollars for a coin in uncirculated conditions. They are few exceptions, the years 1971, 1972 and 1973 are somewhat rare.

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New Zealand 50 Cents  1967 to 2009

Most coins from New Zealand have really neat patterns, and this one is no exception. Why not try to assemble a collection of New Zealand coins? It would be plenty of fun and cost very little.

The 50 cents is made of copper nickel and on the reverse you can see the ship HMS Endeavour. This ship was a British Royal Navy research vessel that Lieutenant James Cook commanded on his first voyage of discovery, to Australia and New Zealand, from 1769 to 1771.

The catalog value go like this:

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New Zealand 2 Dollars  1990 to 2009

New Zealand makes a lot of coins with a lot of interesting wild life, and the wildlife attracts a lot of collectors. This 2 dollar coin has a Kōtuku, white heron on the back, with the reigning British monarch on the front: Elizabeth II. The white heron or great egret is a cosmopolitan bird and is found worldwide in tropical and temperate regions. Kōtuku have always been rare in New Zealand and they have gained almost mythical status.

These are modern coins with catalog value that can reach as high as $6 US dollars in fully uncirculated condition:

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Australia Penny and Half Penny  1911 to 1939

Australia issued these coppers from 1911 to 1939. After that, kangaroos appear on the back of penny and half penny coins.

Most of the pre-39 pennies and half pennies are low in value. Below is a list of approximate catalog values for just about all the dates in the penny and half penny series. Special *better date* coins appear on this page after the common date values.

PENNIES (COMMON DATES BEFORE 1932)
worn: $1 US dollar approximate catalog value

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Belgium 50 Centimes, 1 Franc and 2 Francs  1922 to 1935

Belgian coins with the kneeling female warrior and caduceus (mythological symbol used for commerce and medicine) were minted in nickel with several varieties and denominations:

denominations: 50 centimes, 1 franc, 2 francs
inscription: Belgique, Belgie
inscription: Bon Pour, Goed Voor

There are a few coins in these series which command high value. Most are low-value coins. Here are typical catalog values for most coins regardless of date or inscriptions:

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