The American Legion was established in Paris, France in March 1919 as an organization to deal with the needs and well-being of the nearly two million veterans returning from France after World War One. Today it is open to any veteran who served during a recognized period of United States conflict. The school award program is focused on courage, honor, leadership, patriotism, and scholarship of young people. In 2012, 25,722 American Legion School Medals were awarded to outstanding school graduates.
Goose - Your Liberty, or 'V', nickel catalogs for $2 US dollars in worn condition. The one in the picture is uncirculated. It catalogs for $120. You can see what a difference condition makes to coin collectors. They are willing to pay big money for coins in uncirculated condition. Here are some typical catalog values for common-date liberty V nickels:
worn: $2 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $8
well preserved: $20
fully uncirculated: $120
Each and every space mission has a 'crew emblem' which commemorates the mission, the astronauts, and, in some cases, the space vehicles and mission goals. Space crew emblems are produced as embroidery, printed images, and coins, and these are sold to tourists as collectibles. They are very popular and quite common. A space crew emblem coin may fetch one or two US dollars when sold at auction on eBay or other auction site. If you tried to sell your coin to a dealer, he or she would probably offer less than $1 US dollar.
Check the date, Kelli. If your coin has King George VI, it can't be dated 1957. British colonies like Ceylon (Sri Lanka today) always carry the likeness of the reigning British monarch on the front. Copper coins from Ceylon with 1/4, 1/2, and 1 cent denominations date back to Queen Victoria. Then, whenever the monarch changed, so did the coinage. The common tie of all these coins is the reverse side, which has a circled palm tree design.
This page applies to copper coins with the palm tree. Some coins and some dates use other designs and metals (silver and gold), and this page does not apply to them.
Republic of Malta is a Southern European island country comprising an archipelago of seven islands in the Mediterranean Sea. Malta was a british colony until 1964 and become a republic in 1974. This coin displays the George Cross, offered by King George VI to award the bravery of the Maltese people in World War II.
These modern coins are worth face value. When circulated, these coins are worth very little, much less than $1 US dollar. Only coins that are fully uncirculated carry significant collector value, as follows:
This coin, like your other coins, Serene, is worth only a small amount. The catalogs say $5 US dollars for an average circulated specimen, rising to a few 10s of US dollars in well-preserved condition.
The 1901 version of this coin carries a good deal more value than other dates, pushing into the $100 range for well-preserved coins.
We thank eBay dealer pokemon-coins for use of their picture. The pokemon coin is pretty special. You rarely see these coins looking as nice as this one. The eye appeal, as collectors call it, is way up on this coin. Even though it is well worn, the eye appeal brings up its value.
The Celtic harp has been on Irish coinage for centuries, but, from 1928 on, a strong animal theme has become prevalent. The three penny, or three pence, or 3d denomination has a rabbit. Other denominations have other animals: birds, dogs, pigs, horses, bulls, and even fish.
The 3d coins are made of nickel and most carry low value. Coins in excellent condition, like the one in our picture, command a few US dollars for collectors who want to add nice looking specimens to their collections. Coins dated before 1939 carry the legend SAORSTAT EIREANN (Irish Free State) and are more valuable.
Modern coins are worth face value. According to xe.com, one New Zealand dollar is worth about 75 US cents. If it were made of gold, that would be a different story. But it's made of aluminum-bronze, so face value is all you can claim.
Collectors will pay a tad more than face value for coins that are in really nice condition, like the one in our picture. Figure $2 to $3 US dollars for an uncirculated specimen.