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I have a few coins I inherited and I know nothing about them. I have a Estados Unidos Mexicandos that has 20 centavos from 1951.Also I have a Cinco Dentavos from 1945 and another from 1946 and 1955. I also have a Quarter from Georgia thats dated 1788. I also came across a coin that has 50 and paise dated 1985 on the back, and India on the front.I also have a Elizabeth DD G Regina 1996 on the front and Canada 2 dollars on the back.I have so may coins and I am so lost could you please help me?Thank you  Shirley

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Hi Shirley,

That Elizabeth DDG Regina is worth $2, but only in Canada -- If you know any Canadian snowbirds down there, they might help you out and give you $2 for it.

The Georgia quarter is a commemorative quarter from the 50 State Quarters program, and was actually minted in 1999 -- you can spend it.

The rest of the stuff you listed are common foreign coins -- worth a couple cents apiece.

I would suggest you check the local library for a book (that's about 3 inches thick) called "World Coins" -- you can probably find values for just about all of your foreign coins there.

I hope this helps,

Dan

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My strong familiarity with all U.S. Mint coins, extensive reference library, and close relationships with many other dealers allows me to identify just about any coin made in the USA. I receive regular updates to all the current price guides -- both wholesale & retail -- to provide accurate values. So, with a good description or pictures, I should be able to identify and value any U.S. coin you have.

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I've been a coin dealer since the 1980's and a coin collector since the 1960's. I specialize in U.S. Silver Coins and have an active online website -- The Working Man's Rare Coins -- http://www.workingmancoins.com -- offering information and inventory in U.S. coins.

Organizations I belong to :
American Numismatic Association Member #187770
Michigan State Numismatic Society Member #8255
Florida United Numismatics Member #19710
Monroe Coin Club Treasurer
Lincoln Coin Club Board Member
WINS Member #14
CoinMasters Member #1814

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http://www.workingmancoins.com/FAQ/index.htm



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BBA from Adrian College

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