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Just curious as to the value. It's a 1 with mint mark of A an is in excellent shape

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It's a 1 pfennig minted in Berlin. This is one of the most common date and mint marks, with over 372 million made. In average circulated condition it's worth a couple dollars. Many times these coins, being made of zinc, develop powdery white spots on the surface, and that will reduce their value to less than a dollar. Lustrous uncirculated examples are harder to find and are worth significantly more.

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Dmitry Livshits

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My specialty is world coins from the 18th to 20th centuries, primarily non-US foreign coins and related areas such as errors and exonumia (tokens, medals, etc.). I can answer questions relating to identification, grading, selling, preservation and evaluation of such items. In addition to catalog value, I can give you the practical market value and trends for specific types of coins. I will also take questions regarding counterfeits (both modern and antique) and on how to identify them. I am NOT knowledgeable in paper money/banknotes, ancient or "shipwreck" coins. Thank you.

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Collector of world coins since early childhood. Access to a variety of auction records and reference material. You can also find me on Facebook.

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A.S. in Psychology (2006), B.A. in Forensic Psychology (2008), M.A. in Forensic Psychology (2011).

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