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Coin and Paper Money Collecting/Questions Answered by Expert Jim Lawniczak

SubjectDate Asked
Copper Wheat Penny1/18/2017
  Q: Jim, Going through my pennies I found a Wheat Cent with no date or mint mark on it.I then realized ...
  A: Owen, it was copper all the years, the mint didn't change to the copper plated zinc until 1982. My ...
coin8/11/2016
  Q: howdy Jim. I have a Ireland 1945 6 pence coin. I think 400,000 were made. it is fine to very fine ...
  A: Ken, if you go to www.ebay.com and do a search for "Ireland 1945 six pence" you'll see quite a few ...
1995 Proof Set Error8/1/2016
  Q: I am a very small time collector and my entire collection probably values under $1000. I was born in ...
  A: Be sure, Will, not to break the packaging. I would believe your set, if legitimate, would sell for ...
old penny2/15/2015
  Q: I found a wheat back penny dated 1857 or 1851would like to know if of any value It is pretty worn ...
  A: Delores, the "wheat backed" reverse on cents with Lincoln portrait on the obverse were made from ...
quarters and pennies2/6/2015
  Q: I have found a double faced quarter one side 1974 and the other side 1995 is it worth anything? ...
  A: Patricia, with only a few exceptions double headed coins are magician trick coins for use in magic ...
Rare Sliver Penny 19431/31/2015
  Q: What is the estimated value of a Rare Silver penny from 1943 that sticks to a magnet.
  A: sticking to a magnet shows the metal in your cent is steel, not silver. 1943 cents were indeed made ...
Old coin valued9/9/2014
  Q: 1897 Indian head one cent coin fair to good condition
  A: This is a pretty common Indian head. In fair to good condition it would only be worth 25 to 50 ...
1943D copper penny6/14/2014
  Q: my father has a 1943D copper penny that he found. I used a magnet and weighed it and everything ...
  A: Chris, please check the date carefully to see if it has been altered. If not, you may want to show ...
rare marking on penny5/1/2014
  Q: I came across a 1995d penny with marking in front of face never seen before looks reAl is it worth ...
  A: Jessica I cant' see the marking clearly from the picture but it looks like something imprinted into ...
Deutschland coin 19503/20/2014
  Q: I have a 50 coin from 1950 (f. Can someone please tell me the value for such a coin if any?
  A: 1950 was one of the first years that the new Bundesrepublik Deutschland began to put out coins. It ...
discolored dime2/11/2014
  Q: 1) I found a 1989-p dime that appears to be the color of a penny. Is it possible and if so, how ...
  A: The current dime is mostly copper, as are the quarter and half, which is the color of a cent. The ...
silver dollar11/9/2013
  Q: what is the value of a 1898 silver dollar says *******(7 STARS) E.PLURIBUS.UNUM ******(6 STARS) on ...
  A: This time you've asked about the "Morgan dollar." Again the value of silver sets a floor on what it ...
silver dollar11/9/2013
  Q: what is the value of a 1925 silver dollar says "IN GOD WE TRVST" on front with woman; eagle on ...
  A: Diane, you have the silver dollar that is commonly called the "Peace Dollar." Its run started in ...
Value of Coin?9/11/2013
  Q: I have what I think to be a Coronet Type (Young Head) Large Cent from 1853. Can you please tell me ...
  A: Amanda, the value of any coin depends greatly on its condition, from really rough, with all sorts of ...
Coin Inquiry7/12/2013
  Q: I think I may have a 1944 and 1945 American wheatie penny made out of steel.How can I tell if it is ...
  A: With signs of coppper edges, it looks like you have a copper piece that has been plated or colored ...
1901 Pan American Exposition coin7/10/2013
  Q: I have a coin or token from the 1901 Pan American Exposition and was wondering if it is rare or has ...
  A: You have a "token," not a coin as a coin is legal tender issued by a government. There were several ...
1913 Liberty Head Nickel7/7/2013
  Q: I have a 1913 Liberty Head Nickel that does not have the word "copy" stamped on the back of it. Do ...
  A: There was no regular issue of 1913 Liberty Head nickel. There were only 5 made at the mint by an ...
Coin with hole in middle4/21/2013
  Q: Can you tell me any information on a coin that has a hole thru the middle? On one side there is a R ...
  A: Amy, the RF on the one side stands for "Republique Francaise" or the Republic of France. The coin ...
penny in a penny4/4/2013
  Q: I have a penny in a penny dated 1986. You said previously that it had been made a novelty item sold ...
  A: I don't think anyone is making then any more. Some do sell on eBay but usually not for much; ...
Encased 1902 lucky penny3/11/2013
  Q: Lawniczak, I sent pictures of the T P Burns lucky encased penny--I didn't make my question ...
  A: Oh, it looked to me as if it was likely that the cent was replaced, that is someone punched out the ...
name of 1941 dime1/9/2013
  Q: Jim, Why is the 1941 dime called a "mercury dime"? Do you know how it got this name?
  A: It was because the figure on the obverse of the coin looked to the public like Mercury. This was ...
lucite1/7/2013
  Q: i would like to know if coins in lucite blocks are worth more or less than coins in plastic ...
  A: Patrick, the coins in lucite blocks are usually common coins and have no great numismatic value. ...
1976 silver penny1/5/2013
  Q: I recently found a rare 1946 silver penny and its stamped with the liberty bell on one side of the ...
  A: The stamping of a liberty bell and the USA map on cents was common back in the 1970s and 1980s. ...
1910 lincon penny 1936 lincon penny1/2/2013
  Q: are there any value to either coin
  A: Probably not much, if at all. They would have to be uncirculated (in condition as made at the mint) ...
Question about a Hawiian Bill10/8/2012
  Q: I have a 1935 Silver Certificate Gold Seal series A one dollar bill from Hawaii. It was signed by ...
  A: Karen, as with all numismatic items, condition can be everything so condition of your bill is ...
colonial loan association $5 bill9/18/2012
  Q: i have a colonial planters loan assocation $5 bill from may 15th 1862.no. 415 i am working on a ...
  A: Elizabeth, I really don't know anything about this, it sounds like private currency from a southern ...
incased coins8/24/2012
  Q: I have 4 incased coins some kind of metal on back and plastic on front 1944 dime and reads American ...
  A: no these were sold to visitors to the Atomic Museum there in Oak Ridge Tennessee. They were ...
condition of my 1823 Great Britain penny,8/21/2012
  Q: How should a 1823 Great Britain penny look in fair condition?
  A: Bryan, "fair" condition is actually the worst of the descriptions of grades. Many think it is ...
penny8/15/2012
  Q: jim i have a 1953 penny wondering its worth
  A: Paul, I assume you mean a 1953 U.S. cent. Multiple millions were made and saved, so there is no ...
1950 50F pfenning coin8/7/2012
  Q: I have a German 1950 50 pfennig coin, with F under the 50, with the writing bundesrepublik ...
  A: you have a half Mark; this was a very common piece that came out just as the German (west) republic ...
dix francs8/2/2012
  Q: how much is the worth of 10 dix francs paper 1887-1965?can you please convert this to philippines ...
  A: Ayeng, not sure what you mean by 1887-1965, the 10 franc note has to be of a certain date. After ...
1938-D/S BUFFALO NICKEL8/1/2012
  Q: HEY I HAVE A 1938-D/S BUFFALO NICKEL N ITS TO ME MS65 HAS NO DAMAGE HAS NO SCARES OR BEN OPEN CAME ...
  A: Anth, if you look at the mint mark, you can see the "S" under the "D." Use a bit of magnification ...
1919 us pennie7/17/2012
  Q:
  A: My best guess is that someone has coated a 1919 U.S. cent with some golden colored material, but ...
Encased Indian Head Pan Am Expo Token6/21/2012
  Q: I read an article you recommended ( http://www.encasedcollectorsinternational.org/Articles.htm and ...
  A: I was the article about the encased pieces of the Pan American exposition. It appeared in two ...
1902 Silver Dollar Pin6/7/2012
  Q: This was from my grandmother, who died in 1968. It is a 1902 silver dollar with a three dimensional ...
  A: April, I assume what you are describing is a real Morgan dollar that an artist made into the 3 ...
value of jcpenney half dollar medalion & money clip3/19/2012
  Q: what is the value of a 1947 encased half dollar, bought from jc penneys in l986 ir 87 as a gift set ...
  A: Billy, I've never heard of this piece. I am guessing from your description that the half dollar is ...
what it is worth?3/18/2012
  Q: I have a 1901 Indian Head penny that is encased with a horseshoe shaped silver. on one side it has ...
  A: Eric, you have the second most common of the many different types (in the 20 or so range) of pieces ...
encased coin value2/19/2012
  Q: I have an 1887 silver dollar encased in clear plastic approx 1" thick. printed on the plastic is ...
  A: Alan, I have not heard of this piece. Values of these kinds of pieces depend on what collectors ...
1901 Pan-American Exposition Indian Head Token2/13/2012
  Q: Someone recently gave me a token from the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, NY. It has a 1901 ...
  A: Stephen, you have one of the less common encased cent souvenirs from the exposition. While it is ...
coin1/30/2012
  Q: 1980
  A: You surely have a greek coin. My guess from what you say is that it has a value of 10 drachmai and ...
1934a twenty dollar bill1/27/2012
  Q: ... thank you
  A: Keith, in late 1941 and early 1942, there was some concern that the Japanese might successfully ...
1877 & 1913 penny & nickel1/26/2012
  Q: I came across an 1877 penny & an 1913 nickel but there 10 times the size of a penny or a regular ...
  A: Joe, you have novelty pieces, probably like paperweights, if I am visualizing what you have ...
2000 D penny1/15/2012
  Q: I have come across a 2000 d penny that has a marking on the front of the penny that looks like the ...
  A: Yes, Betty, these novelty pennies were made with all states at various times. They were made by ...
Ralph Hall encased cents1/5/2012
  Q: I'm from Texas and would like to collect all the Ralph hall encased. do you have any knowledge on ...
  A: Mark, there were lots of Ralph Hall encased cents made. I sent his office an email asking about ...
Confusing Coin11/10/2011
  Q: Jim, I have an 1863 token, Indian Head has 13 stars surrounding it, it's not exactly in the best of ...
  A: Dan, you are surely describing what it called a civil war token. They were made during the Civil ...
Found a 1928 Encased Lucky Penny10/20/2011
  Q: Hey Jim, I found a 1928 Encased "Keep Me And Never Go Broke" Lucky Penny from the Berman Jewelry ...
  A: Justin, there was a series of good for pieces made in horseshoe shape in the 1920s for various ...
I have 1978 Zinc USA Penny? Wow!!7/22/2011
  Q: I started collecting USA pennys only about 90 days ago!! am Unemployed so something to do? Yet!! I ...
  A: Mirza, don't just bounce them off the floor, compare weights. The former copper cent, made through ...
Are these coins real7/18/2011
  Q: I have a 1 lb. 1878 morgan silver dollar replica. It has a certificate that says it is 1 lb. of ...
  A: Mike, I assume by real you mean real silver which has gone up in price a lot lately, latest price in ...
1956-D RD Lincoln Penny dipped?7/11/2011
  Q: So I found a 1956 wheat penny at McD's yesterday, and it is in wonderful condition. Aside from a few ...
  A: Max, if you want a for certain answer you need to show the original coin in person to an expert who ...
large silver certificate6/26/2011
  Q: I have a large silver certificate , dated 1899. It has a black eagle on the front and pictues of ...
  A: Rita, condition is much of the value of old currency. So I can't really tell you as I am not sure ...
1911/1924 double head penny, real6/19/2011
  Q: I just bought two old piggy banks at an auction yesterday. the banks are atleast from the 30's and ...
  A: Mike, it is hard to imagine that this piece could have been legitimately made at the mint -- there ...
overstrike6/16/2011
  Q: I have a1933 wheat cent with 1942 Canadian reverse Clearly Struck over Lincoln's face obverse.what ...
  A: Monica, an expert would have to see your coin to tell for sure, but my best guess is that someone ...
1797 double headed quarter6/1/2011
  Q: Could you tell me if it is worth anything.
  A: Wow, did you write correctly, you have a 1797 double headed quarter? I would suggest you show it to ...
2000-D Penny Error5/30/2011
  Q: I have read some of the information you have given people about coins and I am impressed. I was ...
  A: Chris, I don't really know about this error, although I have heard of it, failure to plate the ...
Silver Dollar5/28/2011
  Q: I Would like to know the worth of a silver dollar that has in God we trvst 1922?
  A: Based on the increase in price of silver recently all silver dollars are worth in the range of $30 ...
1942 Lincoln penny5/22/2011
  Q: I found 2 small glass blown bottles,one has a 1942 penny,the other bottle has 2 chambers with ...
  A: Richard, there are lots of these that were made as novelties and many of them include advertising on ...
1913 Dollar coin5/15/2011
  Q: I would like to know how much a 1913 dollar coin is worth?
  A: Sorry, Eva, I can't think of what country's dollar coin you are thinking of. No U.S. dollar coin ...
Penny5/14/2011
  Q: I have a 1976 penny and under the yr they usually have like an s or a d but this one doesn't have ...
  A: Cents made at the U.S. mint in Philadelphia have never had mint marks on the coins under the year. ...
world war 2 pennies5/10/2011
  Q: Was there copper pennies minted in 1944 and 1945?
  A: Yes, at all three mints so there are 1944 plain 1944D, 1944S, 1945 plain 1945D and 1945S cents. the ...
1950 Series B $20 Bill5/8/2011
  Q: I wanted to know I have a series b 1950 dollar bill with a star next to the serial number. The ...
  A: Hannah, you have what is called a "star note," and some of them do have extra value. The star is ...
1973 penny5/3/2011
  Q: I have a penny that is silver in color and yet is nonmagnetic. I thought it may be steel, but steel ...
  A: Tiffany, is the cent you have the right size for a cent? It is possible that a cent might, by ...
State quarters5/1/2011
  Q: I have a two faced/headed, state-quarter. No date, but it does have a copper streak on the edge. ...
  A: Tobias, what you have is likely a magician coin, where two coins are put together to use in magic ...
1988 Silver colored penny4/2/2011
  Q: I was cleaning out an old jewelry box and I ran across 2 coins: a silver colored 1988 penny (It ...
  A: Chrissie, it's hard to tell without seeing the pieces, but keep in mind that "little boys" like to ...
1917-1959 pennies4/1/2011
  Q: I have found a boat load of pennies and i went looking through them. i came across a lot of ...
  A: Luana, on the 1945, it is possible that damage after minting could have caused what you describe or ...
ring with Robert F. and John F. Kennedy token/coin3/31/2011
  Q: I've recently been going through my late mother's bijoux box and came across what seems to be a coin ...
  A: Sabrina, I've not heard of this and so don't think it can be a US official memorial. I would really ...
67 Kennedy Half Dollar3/30/2011
  Q: I have a 1967 Kennedy Half Dollar that the eagle side is upside down to the head side. It does not ...
  A: I don't know what you mean by it's upside down. US coins rotate north south so it would only be ...
silver pennie3/29/2011
  Q: i have a 1943 silver Pennie how much is it worth
  A: samuel, in 1943 US cents were made out of zinc coated steel. Zinc is silver colored. As they were ...
1989 penny with a 3 leaf clover3/26/2011
  Q: The clover is right in front of Lincoln's nose. Do you know anything about it? What kind of penny is ...
  A: Regina, without actually looking at the piece it is hard to tell what you are describing. If you ...
2006-D-nickle3/25/2011
  Q: hi I found a nickle with Thomas Jefferson full face view 2006 with the mint marking d it has the ...
  A: Quentin, I think I know what you are saying and what is happening here but can't be sure because I ...
1978 penny. Someone was looking for this penny I seen it on the news!!3/16/2011
  Q: I found a 1978 penny with a horse shoe stamp on the back of Lincolns head and a state in front of ...
  A: Diana, there were novelty pieces -- the initials of every state were stamped into the obverse of ...
1969s3/14/2011
  Q: I need ask the famous 1969 s double die Is dd only on date or on trust worth same
  A: Everything is noticeably doubled (date, all mottoes) on the genuine and very expensive 1969S double ...
miss stamped penny3/13/2011
  Q: my husband stopped at the gas station the other day, and was given a coin back for change,it is a ...
  A: Pam, in 1943 the U.S. Mint made the cent out of zinc coated steel (copper was needed for the war ...
Two headed Quarter3/7/2011
  Q: I have researched on line the two headed quarter and get the impression that many are fake. Is this ...
  A: Joan, I don't think "fake" is really the right word, even if the two headed coin was made outside ...
Large Cent Blank on one side3/7/2011
  Q: I have a large cent coin with the wheat wreath on the back, and no evidence at all of a front. It ...
  A: Deb, yes it is possible, but you knew that because you have the piece and it must have happened ...
1913 liberty head nickel3/4/2011
  Q: I recently found a 1913 liberty head nickel with the word "copy" on back and wanted to know if it ...
  A: Robert, there are only 5 Liberty head nickels in existence and they are all accounted for. They ...
1988 Silver (color) penny3/3/2011
  Q: I found a 1988 penny, silver in color with what seems to be a birthday present in front of Lincoln's ...
  A: It's impossible to tell exactly what you have without actually seeing the piece, but I can give you ...
coin11/25/2010
  Q: I have a 1996 2 dollar Canadian token with the coin inside. What is the value? thsnks
  A: Linda, you have a standard Canadian coin (not a token) -- it was bimetallic as made, just as the ...
US/Philippine coin11/18/2010
  Q: I have a coin here that says United States of America dated 1944 and on the reverse it says one ...
  A: This was made back when the Philippines were a territory of the United States. What you have is ...
1908 Lincoln wheat penny11/13/2010
  Q: My nephew has a 1908 Lincoln wheat penny and under the 1908 it has KP. No it has not been altered. ...
  A: Sorry, Sheila there is no 1908 Lincoln penny, it was first made in 1909 in celebration of Abe's ...
undated silver coin11/9/2010
  Q: I have an non dated silver coin, 1 troy oz. .999. There's an eagle with a flag on one side and a ...
  A: Matt, I don't know of this piece, there were quite a few generic bullion pieces made of silver, and ...
1958d us penny11/3/2010
  Q: I have a 1958D Lincoln Penny that has no imprint on the back at all..is this for real? Thanks for ...
  A: Ed, I once had an 1814 large cent with no reverse. Quite some time ago I asked a couple "experts" ...
two headed penny11/1/2010
  Q: I came across several rolls of wheat and steel? pennies and mercury dimes. In one of the rolls was a ...
  A: Jan, it is remotely possible but very unlikely. The most likely explanation is that it is a ...
Lucky Penny7/13/2010
  Q: On the back it says "Utah" and "1847" at the top and Salt Lake City at the bottom. In the center ...
  A: Kristin, yes you have a large lucky penny, kind of like a paperweight. These were made in my ...
Misprint penny dated 197 s7/12/2010
  Q: I read that you were questioned back in 2007 or so about a penny that had a date missing a number. ...
  A: Sometimes things like pieces of cloth or other debris can get on a die, so that a part of the piece ...
1983 "copper" penny7/8/2010
  Q: I'm sure that i have a 1983 copper penny. I heard they are rare because they are usually made of ...
  A: Gibson, if your cent is the same weight as the 2005, then it is copper coated zinc like the 2005. ...
1914-D Penny7/7/2010
  Q: I was wanting to know your opinion on this coin. The approximate value/worth and anything else I ...
  A: Candice, the 14D in lower grades is the no. 2 coin in the Lincoln penny series behind the 1909 SVDB. ...
Mexican One Gold ounce coin7/6/2010
  Q: I am looking for a specific Mexican gold coin. It shows the Angel of Independence on one side, and ...
  A: Try going to www.ebay.com and doing a search for Mexican one ounce gold. Also do similar searches ...
100 dollar bill7/5/2010
  Q: i have a $100 bill that has a star on it it is a 1996 the star is after the serial number i've had ...
  A: The star notes are not unusual, and I can't imagine very many coin dealers (unless they are wholly ...
value of a one penny 18547/4/2010
  Q: i have found an 1854 one penny(says one penny on it) it has side view of womans head on one side ...
  A: Sorry, I don't have any reference books for Canadian coins, which is what this is. The woman on ...
Nashville Transit Company coin6/28/2010
  Q: This morning, I found this coin by the creek bed in our yard. There is a capital letter N cut out in ...
  A: Kay, sounds like you have what is called a "transit token." These were issued to be used for ...
1943 copper penny that sticks to metal6/27/2010
  Q: i have this penny and heard about it how much are they offering now
  A: I assume you mean that your cent sticks to a magnet not just to any metal. If it does, that's proof ...
Penny from Greece6/24/2010
  Q: I work at a fast food place and came across a coin in the roll of dimes. I just googled the ...
  A: yes sounds like you do have a greek coin, 1 drachma was worth about 1/2 cent. It was replaced by ...
coins6/22/2010
  Q: ITALIANA REVBBLICA 1978 L.100 ITALIANA REVBBLICA 1980 L.100 ITALIANA REVBBLICA 1995 200 LIRE ...
  A: Kristin sounds like you have some fairly recent Italian coins ranging from 100 Lira to 1000 lira. ...
A 1984 PENNY6/21/2010
  Q: I HAVE COME ACROSS A 1984 MISPRINTED PENNY IT IS OVAL IN SHAPE AND ONLY HAS HALF OF LINCOLN HEAD ON ...
  A: Brian, if I had to guess, I'd say you have what is called an "elongated" penny. It is made with a ...
us $5 bill6/20/2010
  Q: I have a 1928 $5 bill without the words "In God we trust". Is there any special value?
  A: No, Robert the 1928 didn't come with in God we trust on it. That wasn't added until 1963. Try ...
1885 s dime6/13/2010
  Q: I started to collect coins. I'm collecting mostly silver because there cheap and easy. I ran into a ...
  A: Here are some thoughts and tips. There are "grading services" that will verify the authenticity of ...
Value of old bills6/12/2010
  Q: I have $2.00 bill Series 1917 D58986255A, and a $1.00 bill Series 1936 Silver Certificate B54793981D ...
  A: sorry, it is going to depend on what you mean by poor shape. I would guess not all that much but it ...
1853- 2-1/2 dollar gold coin (D)6/11/2010
  Q: Can you help me determine the value of this coin? It is in excellent condition. The writing on the ...
  A: The Dalagona gold pieces have good value numismatically in excess of their gold content. Looking at ...
penny with no markings6/11/2010
  Q: I found a penny with no imprint on either side. Is this worth anything or should I just toss it.
  A: It sounds like you have a blank planchet. They sometimes slip into circulation, unnoticed by the ...
Coin5/2/2010
  Q: I have a quarter that is from 1990 and it is colored red. I have looked to find out if there is any ...
  A: Many of the state quarters were "colorized" after they were made. This really added no value, as ...
1943-S Die Crack and CUD3/31/2010
  Q: I have just purchased a Roll of 1943-S BU steel cents, the roll is original and they are stunning. ...
  A: The "errors" you describe might be of some interest to error collectors, each piece is different. I ...
2 dollar bills3/29/2010
  Q: i have six 1995 uncirlculated 2 dollar bills how do i tell the difference between the types of 1995 ...
  A: Actually, Justin, books are really not the answer. They take too long to come to print and by the ...
California Gold Coins3/29/2010
  Q: I have 7 very small gold coins. They all say California or Cal. Five are octagons and four round. ...
  A: These sound like California fractional gold pieces. You might try going to www.ebay.com and doing a ...
1944 nickel3/4/2010
  Q: I found a 1944 nickel and there is a line going throw "STATES" I don't know if this is a misprint or ...
  A: Anna, if the "line" is a cut into the piece (usually you can see misplaced metal with a cut), then ...
1935 dollar bill3/1/2010
  Q: I have one dollar bill (1935)gold seal it also has Hawaii stamped on it how much do you think its ...
  A: Tina, it really depends greatly on condition. It will also depend on what series (i.e., who signed ...
1838 US Penny2/27/2010
  Q: I have a US 1838 penny. Bronze in color. Smooth around the outside edges. Lady Liberty on one side ...
  A: Kathy, value of coins depends greatly on condition. In addition, there are several varieties (based ...
$1.00 silver certificate 1935A series-Hawaii2/27/2010
  Q: I have two of the above bills and wonder if they are worth anything in todays market. They have no ...
  A: The dollars printed with "Hawaii" on them are indeed worth something. It all depends though on ...
1928 Lucky Nickel2/25/2010
  Q: I have what I assume is an advertising token in the form of a nickel but much larger (7 cms ...
  A: Paul, these larger almost paperweight like pieces were made around the date that you have, there are ...
Question2/24/2010
  Q: How is the value today of a usdollar 1935 silvercertificate
  A: Diadel, depends greatly on condition -- folds, and other wear. It also depends on which series you ...
1991 desert storm collection2/23/2010
  Q: I have a 1991 desert storm collection of 6 coins that are enclosed that are 2 troy ounce apiece that ...
  A: Brian, my best guess is that it would only be worth metal value (if you mean 2 troy ounces of ...
coin from 19132/23/2010
  Q: I have a coin from 1913 with a picture of pyramid. Is that Egypt coin ?
  A: Sorry, Quynh Mai, the clarity of the picture wasn't good enough for me to be sure. I looked at all ...
1972 double sided quarter2/22/2010
  Q: I have a 1972 double sided quarter with no mint markings that i can find. Do you have any idea if it ...
  A: Dan, not 100% sure what you mean by a "double sided" quarter, as all quarters are double sided -- ...
1887-O Silver dollar2/21/2010
  Q: I have an uncirculated 1887-O silver dollar. However, the plastic got cut and the top has some ...
  A: Heather, the 1887O is not a rare Morgan date, even in poor uncirculated condition. In uncirculated ...
1863-1963 Greek Commemorative 30 Delta .835 Silver2/18/2010
  Q: I Have 5 1863-1963 Greek Commemorative 30 Delta .835 Silver Coins I Am From NewYork Is There Any ...
  A: Patrick, most coin dealers will take silver at silver price if that's what this is worth and there ...
hello question2/16/2010
  Q: i have a 1 troy ounce 999 silver coin. it has no date to it but it is very detailed on both sides. ...
  A: Tyler, my guess would be that it is silver value, now in the range of $16 per ounce. You can try ...
1935 bill2/14/2010
  Q: How much my 1935 dollar bill worth? Is in perfect condition
  A: Cristian, there are different varieties of the 1935 Silver Certificates -- series 1935, and series ...
1949 50 Pfennig2/12/2010
  Q: Further to my question on Feb. 10 (thank you for your quick response), I am attaching a picture of ...
  A: Yes, heather the West German 50 pfennig piece was made as you picture it. Actually the date lies at ...
1984 D Penny with added convex edge2/11/2010
  Q: I have a 1984 D penny that has an applied edge. It is not the copper that has rubbed off to reveal ...
  A: Jessica, I have trouble visualizing what you describe, but your own description is that someone has ...
Double Headed 1970 Nickle2/11/2010
  Q: I have a double head 1970 nickle with a mint mark of D on it. I live outside Jackson , Ms and dont ...
  A: James, the most common reason for a double headed coin is that someone hollowed out one coin and put ...
What is the value of this ?1/23/2010
  Q: In 1976 my father gave me this necklace with a medallion. the front it has the Declaration of ...
  A: Linda, there is really no established market for things like what you describe and no guide or price ...
coin value1/23/2010
  Q: What is the value of a 1919 lincoln head penney?
  A: Duane, it depends on condition, but unless the piece is pristine uncirculated (looks like a 2010 ...
Need coin that weighs 33 grams1/20/2010
  Q: I need a one dollar coin that weighs at least 33 grams. Here are a few of the coin dates I need ...
  A: There was a U.S. silver dollar with each of the dates you list -- I don't know if they were 44 grams ...
1943S Steel penny1/19/2010
  Q: In looking through the old coin collection and was wondering if I might have found something rare. ...
  A: Mark, I once has an 1812 cent that only had the obverse, and an expert told me it was impossible to ...
w.v. quarter dollar1/18/2010
  Q: my husband recently tore down a very old house. he found an old w.v. quarter dollar but ew cannot ...
  A: Sorry, Susan, I cannot picture what you are describing. However, I am wondering if you have an old ...
STRANGE TOKEN NEED HELP WITH ID!!!1/18/2010
  Q: I have worked long and hard to try and ID this coin/token ... I found it in a cheap deco can that I ...
  A: Craig, tokens with just stray letters are really hard to identify -- essentially, "E.F." can be a ...
3 inch penny1/17/2010
  Q: I found a 3 inch in diameter lady liberty penny circa 1877,is it worth anything.It looks like it is ...
  A: John, I think what you describe is a type of novelty item, probably made in the early to mid 1900s ...
LUCKY PENNY 3" DIAMETER PRE 19331/17/2010
  Q: MY DAD FOUND A LUCKY PENNY 3 INCH IN DIAMETER IN 1933 WHILE PLOWING IN ALABAMA. THE LUCKY PENNY HAS ...
  A: I think, Ed, you are describing a novelty item similar to many made in the early to mid 1900s -- ...
84 penny1/16/2010
  Q: I have come across an oddity that begs the question. Lincoln penny, 1984 (no mint mark, Philly)with ...
  A: It is possible, though I think unlikely that unplated blanks may have found their way into the mint. ...
coin identification1/14/2010
  Q: I have a bicentennial quarter that is the size of a dime. On the face of the quarter is the word ...
  A: Martha, under U.S. law, the word "copy" must be put on reproductions of coins and similar items. A ...
silver dollar1/12/2010
  Q: I have eight silver dollarss 1884 1896 1921x3 1922 1923 1890 I was just curious...do you know how ...
  A: Shellie, each old silver dollar is worth about $13 or so in silver value, so you have that. The ...
Stashed Cash1/12/2010
  Q: Lawniczak, I was recently bequeathed several old $20 dollar bills. Where might I find individual ...
  A: Roxanne, try going to www.ebay.com and doing various searches for $20 series 1950 (etc.) for what ...
How rare is my coin and worth1/11/2010
  Q: it is a silver dollar 1923 has a women in front eagal on back where it says in God we trust it says ...
  A: you have what is known as a "Peace Dollar" which was made from 1921 to 1935. The spelling of Trust ...
1926 Wheat Penny1/11/2010
  Q: As I read your answer to another gentleman, you mentioned something in regards to the 1926S penny at ...
  A: Freddie, the 1926 cent without mint mark is one of the more common dates and really has no extra ...
1922 morgan coin1/10/2010
  Q: We have a 1922 Morgan silver dollar. Is it common for the coins to have "trust" spelt with a v ...
  A: Judy, the last year the morgan silver dollar was made was 1921. It sounds like you have a 1922 ...
Strange Coin1/9/2010
  Q: I recently received in my change at a restaurant a coin that I didn't realize was capable of being ...
  A: Kacia, without an expert looking at the piece itself, you can't be sure what you have. But I think ...
misprinted nickel1/8/2010
  Q: I have a nickel. It's dated 1942.Own the front where the head is it looks like it did not get ...
  A: Jesse, what you describe with the large P on the top of the reverse is how the part silver nickels ...
silver penny1/8/2010
  Q: i have a silver penny dated 1977 is it worth anything
  A: Taneka, it's possible you have a cent struck on a dime planchet, but if that's the case, your piece ...
1976 penny with hi stamped with all the islands1/7/2010
  Q: is this 1976 penny stamped when made or altered later , an is it worth anything tks
  A: Deb, this kind of piece was very common in the 1970s, with all the 50 states letters stamped on ...
nederland coin1/5/2010
  Q: i have a nederland coin, square, 5 cents on one side: NEDERLANDS and two crossed objects and a sun ...
  A: Nederland is the Netherlands and sounds like you have a fairly small denomination coin (5 cents), ...
misprinted penny1/4/2010
  Q: what is the value of 1976 cd penny with maple leaf stamped on the queen's face
  A: Bernadette, lots of these types of stamped cents were made as novelty items in the 1970s, with many ...
1971 penny with no reverse1/4/2010
  Q: I have a 1971 penny that has no reverse. The obverse looks normal. The reverse has no rim just a ...
  A: Rusty, I once had a very old U.S. large cent that didn't have any reverse, and when I looked in to ...
Eisenhower Bicentennial Type- 2 / P1/2/2010
  Q: I have a Eisenhower Dollar wth a mark from just under the L in liberty down to the nose then down to ...
  A: Ed, I am not an expert in errors, and it's hard for me to get a good look at the picture, but my ...
how much it cost1/1/2010
  Q: I have a 20$ gold coin made in 1900 with letter S , I'd like to know how many are made from it and ...
  A: Many gold pieces were counterfeited, so you'll have to have an expert look at yours to see if it's ...
pennies12/30/2009
  Q: I have a penny collection that has a minimum of one penny for each year from 1900 to 2009 some years ...
  A: Bill, only you can answer the first question whether you should continue your collection. In ...
Two Headed Quarter11/7/2009
  Q: When at a restaurant about 3 months ago I received a 2-headed quarted with my change. Since there ...
  A: Eldon, by far the most likely rationale for this is that you have a "magician" coin -- made ...
5 million mark coin8/8/2009
  Q: yeah, i used the link from other question and i came to this page. i also have this coin and i am ...
  A: There was hyper inflation in Germany in 1922, so that 5 million mark coins became necessary. That ...
value of 1817 liberty penny with 13 stars8/7/2009
  Q: I have come across a liberty penny with 13 stars around the liberty head and one cent the otherside. ...
  A: Sounds like you have a U.S. "large" cemt/ There were several varieties in 1817 and also value ...
1796 coin6/30/2009
  Q: i was given a coin that 15 stars and says 1796. i want to sell it . how much is it worth if its ...
  A: Enedina, I would need more information about this coin in order to point you in the right direction. ...
Value of a penny6/29/2009
  Q: I recently discovered a few interesting pennies. 1. One is form 1914 and i was wondering how much ...
  A: Sherri, I assume you mean U.S. cents? Neither the 1914 nor the 1950D are scarse and would really ...
gold coin values6/29/2009
  Q: is there a web site or other contact where i can find out the real value of some old gold coins that ...
  A: Cathy, there are pricelists available at newsstores and the red book "A Guide Book of United States ...
1941 silver dime6/24/2009
  Q: i was going through some change and wanted to know if it is worth anything
  A: Yes, Cindy, the dime is at a minimum worth the silver content, which today is a little more than 10x ...
coin token6/7/2009
  Q: i have a coin from j.j.squier dry goods cambridge,o 1863.13stars,soldier with helmet,almost looks ...
  A: Harris, you have what's known as a civil war merchant token. During the Civil War, people started ...
Encased Pan American Expo 1901 Indian Head Cent6/2/2009
  Q: I have a Pan American Expo encased 1901 Indian Head Cent.It measures approx 38mm and is encased in ...
  A: Dominick, I have put together a catalog of the encased coins of the Pan-American Exposition in ...
1898 Penny5/31/2009
  Q: I have a penny that is dated 1898 is in immaculate condition, no scratches, dents, etc. the ...
  A: Silvia, if you are talking about the U.S. Indian head penny, its value depends on condition. There ...
double tailed nickel5/8/2009
  Q: i read your response, and mine does not have a seam on it. both reverses are D mint and well worn, ...
  A: Based on all I know, it is almost impossible for a piece like this to have been struck at the mint, ...
Five Schillings 1778 S. Carolina5/7/2009
  Q: I was cleaning out my garage and found some old coins and other paper money items in a box that my ...
  A: Yes, it certainly does have some value, but that value is very much determined by condition. You ...
old penny4/9/2009
  Q: I have an old penny that doesn't have a back. And when I say does not have a back I mean the Whole ...
  A: Melanie, I have been told by coin making experts that a coin can't be made without a die on both ...
1956 Wheat Penny no "I" in LIBERTY4/6/2009
  Q: Was wondering what may be the value of a 1956 Wheat penny in very fine condition with the "I" in ...
  A: Deke, it is not uncommon for certain letters on cents to be struck very weakly or not at all. In ...
old 1860 coin4/2/2009
  Q: About 2 days ago today, a man gave my mom this old rare coin. He said it was a coin that guys used ...
  A: Jamille, there have been quite a few "fantasy" pieces made that sound like what you are describing. ...
misprint 1997 kennedy half dollar4/1/2009
  Q: above kennedys head the letter E, the lower half is covered by his hair so it appears as an F, how ...
  A: Joseph, you have described how all Kennedy half dollars look (that was the design), so you have a ...
Pan Amercian Exposition collectible3/30/2009
  Q: I have a small leather coin wallet containing one large 1901 penny. On the front of the wallet it ...
  A: Brian, yes it has value, but the question is how much. There is no catalog on the 1901 exposition ...
italian coins3/28/2009
  Q: were is the best place to look up the values of italian coins. i found a few from 1898 large penny ...
  A: Chris, Krause publications puts out a world coin catalog every year and it does have some values in ...
eagle reserve quarter3/25/2009
  Q: I have an eagle quarter with tails stamped on both sides. Is it a fake. thanks ernest
  A: Ernest, I take it you mean the U.S. quarter that was made through 1998 when the 50 state quarter ...
1934 20 dollar bill3/25/2009
  Q: I recently aquired a 1934 series C twenty dollar bank stamped L from the federal reserve bank of ...
  A: Tammy, yes I believe that the 1934 paper money does have some collector value, with condition being ...
Gold Coin3/23/2009
  Q: What would the value be for a 1925 $20 gold coin still in plastic case? ANSWER: Linda, I'm not sure ...
  A: Linda, there are almost no coins in perfect condition. But to answer your question, in the highest ...
need to know3/23/2009
  Q: I found a 1937 dime with the back it saying one cent from a wheat penny. Is it real and what is it ...
  A: John, it is very unlikely that a cent and dime could have been made at the mint -- a while ago I ...
1911 Indian Head 5$ gold coin3/23/2009
  Q: I have a 1911 Indian Gead 5 dollar coin, but I don't where it was minted, where do I look.I have ...
  A: Janice, the 1911 Indian Head half eagle (the $5 gold) came without mintmark (made in Philadelphia) ...
1863 large cent3/20/2009
  Q: I have gotten a 1863 large cent, and on the face of the coin has a IH stamped, and I have not been ...
  A: James, your question confuses me a bit as the last U.S. large cent was made in 1857. By 1863, the ...
coins and dollar bills3/18/2009
  Q: I have some dollar bills never used from 1935 from my dad. How do i find the price value?
  A: Maggie, Krause publications of Iona Wisconsin has some currency publications. Look on their website ...
1975 D penny3/17/2009
  Q: I have a 1975 D penny with only the front stamped on it it the same with as any other penny what is ...
  A: Heika I have been told by the experts that it is not possible to strike only one side of a coin -- ...
a 1995 Penney3/12/2009
  Q: Could you tell me the value of a misprinted 1995 US penny. The misprint is in the word LIBERTY where ...
  A: Diana the most common "die break" in Liberty on the U.S. cent is between the B and E forming the ...
wheat penny3/12/2009
  Q: I have a large peanut butter jar with wheat pennies. Are they worth anything. Where can I go to ...
  A: Jan, common wheat eared reverse cents were selling for a couple cents. If you have any better ...
1872 gold pricess 3$3/11/2009
  Q: Jim, Could you tell me what the value of a 1872 gold pricess 3$ coin in AG3-AG4 condition would be ...
  A: David, actually I have the coin dealer sheet with pricing but the $3 gold starts at condition VF. I ...
1943 copper penny3/7/2009
  Q: what is the value of this coin
  A: Lucy, if it is genuine, it would be worth many thousands. This is because there are very few of them ...
price on coin3/3/2009
  Q: I have a very small coin,that has a Indian head with 13 stars and 1852 on one side, and California ...
  A: Audrey, assuming your piece is genuine it is made of Gold and thus would have the current value of ...
Coins I have2/27/2009
  Q: I have several coins here that I know little about. One is a 1905 25 centimes, it has a women with ...
  A: According to an older catalog of world coins that I have, there were 8 million of the French 25 ...
silver penny2/26/2009
  Q: I have a 1991 silver penny (american money) in mint condition. It's not painted. Is it worth ...
  A: Amber, since 1982, the U.S. cents have been copper coated zinc. Zinc is silver colored. Thus, ...
good luck pennies2/23/2009
  Q: I have a set of 3 1977 good luck pennies with a horse shoe engraving to the left of Lincoln's head, ...
  A: Jennifer I believe what you are describing is a cent where a horseshoe has been punched in on the ...
1843 penny1/28/2009
  Q: Yes I was wondering the value of a 1843 us penny?
  A: Brandy, it really depends entirely on condition -- from a few dollars if very worn and particularly ...
1944-S Steel Penny1/28/2009
  Q: I have a 1944-S steel penny. I did the magnet test and it worked, stuck to the magnet. Is it worth ...
  A: Jessica, yes if this is indeed an authentic mint made 1944 cent, it would have quite substantial ...
i have a 1943 s penny mint error1/24/2009
  Q: i think have a 1943 s penny mint error there is no I in "liberty" i tried to do some research of my ...
  A: Gary, it's almost certainly real. What is likely is that the "I" didn't strike up because it got ...
25c1/21/2009
  Q: When looking at quarter dollar coin sites , and during example years like the early 1940s, some have ...
  A: Jerry, sorry I am not completely sure I understand your questions. 25c stands for twenty five cents ...
Lincoln penny1/20/2009
  Q: I havea Lincoln penny in which President Lincoln has a humpback. The hump gets very close to the Y ...
  A: John, hard to tell exactly what this is -- an expert would have to see it to be sure. Could be a ...
1995 penny1/19/2009
  Q: error on LIBERTY the I is up against the B and it iks a error by many people. Any value
  A: Don, there are often "problems" in Liberty on U.S. cents. Perhaps the most common is what's called ...
Silver Coin Set1/19/2009
  Q: I bought a silver coin collection from the Franklin Mint several years back called the The Millennia ...
  A: Steve, I think your best bet would be to go to www.ebay.com and do a search and see if this set is ...
1 cent tokens1/17/2009
  Q: i have about 20 token,18 Alabama,two Mississippi..1 cent token with a hole in center.On one side it ...
  A: Ken, these are called tax tokens and were issued from around the 1930s through the 1960s or so. The ...
Small penny inside a regular-sized penny1/16/2009
  Q: I recently found a penny that has a smaller one inside of it. The front and back of the smaller ...
  A: Meredity, you are correct, this did not (and could not) happen at the mint. It is an alternation ...
Washington Quater1/8/2009
  Q: I have 2 1965 washington quarters..on the edgew it looks like have of it is copper and the other ...
  A: Manny, starting in 1965, the quarter changed composition from silver to a copper nickel blend, ...
confederatio helvetica coin1/5/2009
  Q: I have got coin of "confederatio helvetica 1978 on one side and olive branches in circle and number ...
  A: You have a coin from Switzerland, 10 centime or rappen (1/10 of a Swiss franc). You say the date is ...
coin value12/7/2008
  Q: i have a 1983 pennywith a state stamped above the date with wa inside the state is this penny worth ...
  A: Angie, this was a common addition to cents back in the late 70s and early 80s. Actually, each state ...
I have a silver color penny12/2/2008
  Q: I wonder if it haves any value??
  A: Marlie, these were novelty items, made after minting to add the liberty bell and the map. The ...
Mint Error Coin11/10/2008
  Q: Mr Lawniczak, My father found a mint error coin around 1958 and has held it since. It is a silver ...
  A: Dave, I do not have any experience with this type of mint error. There are two good ways to check ...
silver 1 cents11/2/2008
  Q: regarding "Answer I seem to have gotten a lot of questions lately about these "silver" cent. ...
  A: One other possibility is if the mint used a cent die to strike a dime planchet. If that is the ...
1984 silver penny10/31/2008
  Q: i have a 1984 penny which is all silver in color is it worth anything. And why is it silver
  A: Amanda, since 1982, the U.S. cent has been made out of copper plated zinc. If the copper plating is ...
Beatrix 5 ct coin10/30/2008
  Q: I have an obsession with foreign money and I recently came across this coin...from what I've read on ...
  A: April, yes, Beatrix was the queen of the Netherlands -- your coin is indeed Dutch. The Dutch are ...
mean of D / S letter10/30/2008
  Q: im a newbie.. i wanna know about what is the meaning of d / s letter in coin description. such as.. ...
  A: Andy, almost all U.S. coins identify the year and also the mint where they were made. For example ...
old coin10/28/2008
  Q: My sons were given a large one dollar coin dated 1897. Are they worth more than the one dollar?
  A: Samanth, need more information. Was this a U.S. Morgan dollar? -- they were made in 1897. Does it ...
Large "S" Silver Proof State Quarters10/23/2008
  Q: I am having difficulty finding any information on a set of Large Silver proof "S" mint State ...
  A: These sets were fairly common -- they are not government issued. Generally, they don't have all ...
1988 DD10/22/2008
  Q: I have a 1988 DD lincoln penny. It has a double stamp on the D I could not find another sample ...
  A: It sounds like you may have a repunched mint mark. See the below article. According to Dr. Taylor ...
German Bundert Mark9/22/2008
  Q: I have a bundert Mark for 100 marks in good condition. It is the blue version with the watermark ...
  A: Carol, your note has no monetary value as the German government from 1910 is no longer in existence ...
whats this coin?9/4/2008
  Q: i have come across what looks like a coin but may be a token.on 1 side it has a picture of george ...
  A: Sam, this is a token -- celebrating Washington and Kennedy. I've never heard of this combination ...
Lincoln Heritage Trail9/4/2008
  Q: I am trying to find the value of an {encased in black plastic} Abe Lincoln Heritage Trail medallion ...
  A: Violet, I have never heard of this set -- but if you first go to www.ebay.com and do a search for ...
one sided quarter9/2/2008
  Q: One sided quarter, the other side is plain copper. What is its value?
  A: Ericka, a coin cannot be made at the mint with one side stamped and the other not. Therefore, your ...
This one penny I found.8/29/2008
  Q: I found this penny that looks regular except for the ring is silver. When I look at it from the side ...
  A: Brittney, you don't say what country made your penny or what date it was. But my best guess is what ...
2006 SILVER PENNY8/12/2008
  Q: TODAY I FOUND A PERFECT 2006 SHINY SILVER PENNY. IT HAS EVERYTHING OTHER PENNIES HAVE AND IS A ...
  A: Staci, since 1982, U.S. cents have been made of copper coated zinc. Zinc is very close to silver in ...
JFK token8/9/2008
  Q: My son found a very badly worn JFK token in our back yard. It is about the size of the Kennedy 1/2 ...
  A: This sounds like some kind of a medal, or perhaps a token. The best place to find unusual items is ...
strange coin8/7/2008
  Q: have got a coin, very thin and on the front it has the head of a portly man with what looks like ...
  A: Anne, sounds like you have a token that, if authentic, was made in the mid 1700s. George III was ...
quarter8/6/2008
  Q: I have a quarter that has the head on both sides, one side is year 1989 the other is 1995. Is this ...
  A: Nick, these two headed (or two tailed) pieces are almost always "magician pieces," made to help in ...
Masonic medal8/6/2008
  Q: I have what seems to be a Masonic or fraternal medal, suspended from a ribbon, that reads ARMENIA ...
  A: Leon, I have tried myself to find old lodges for Masonic and related entities for my speciality -- ...
Coin Collection for my new son8/3/2008
  Q: Jim: I've been collecting coins casually as I've traveled for the past 20 years. Now that I'm 48 ...
  A: Steven, I guess it depends on what you are looking for. For investing purposes, the common coins ...
Penny token7/30/2008
  Q: I got this penny that was stuck in a bigger token around it from a coin store. It had an address ...
  A: Yes, these are indeed encased cents (my speciality) and do have value. There is an "encased coin" ...
coins7/29/2008
  Q: do you think it is better to collect Peace dollars or a 20th century type set? Thank you.
  A: Emil, there are collectors and there are investors. Collectors are participating in a hobby and ...
how much does it cost?7/29/2008
  Q: i have a pan-American exposition coin and i wanted to know how much does it cost. In the back of the ...
  A: Thais, I have not heard of this token (it can't be a coin as it wasn't issued by a government for ...
unusual coin7/10/2008
  Q: I came upon a coin that is copper and tales on one side with the other side looking like a dime also ...
  A: Pat, it is impossible to tell for sure what you have without seeing it. However, a likely ...
steel? pennie (1995)6/11/2008
  Q: i have a 1995 pennie that dosent look to be copper . is it real , if so is it worth any thing?
  A: Mike, I can't tell without seeing it. If it is silver colored, it is probably a cent that had the ...
old nickle6/10/2008
  Q: I have a nickle dated 1939 and it has no mint on it Let me know what this is worth. Thank you
  A: Rick, value depends greatly on condition. But unless your nickel is uncirculated (looks and is just ...
Misprinted nickel6/6/2008
  Q: I have a nickel that is printed on the back, but not on the front. The back is perfect, but the ...
  A: Sharon, I have been told by experts in the minting process that it is impossible to strike up just ...
1935 c series 1$ Silver Certificate6/4/2008
  Q: What is the value of this certificate?
  A: Tina, value of both coins and bills is very dependent on condition. There is greater value if you ...
25 penny6/3/2008
  Q: could you tell me how much its worth to sell and how much for insurance. i also have a 1937 crown ...
  A: Warren, first do not clean coins, you can't improve their condition and could easily substantially ...
Pennies5/22/2008
  Q: I have a penny dated 1980 that is silver, well silver in color and it won't stick to a magnet so I'm ...
  A: Laurie, this does confuse me a bit too. Since 1982, U.S. cents have been copper coated zinc and ...
double stamped penny5/22/2008
  Q: I have a penny that is double stamped on both sides. It has a Lincoln head on both sides stamped on ...
  A: Laurie, an expert would have to see this to be sure, but it sounds to me that the most likely ...
coin value?5/20/2008
  Q: how much cost 1884 one us dollar coin?
  A: esmaeil -- the answer depends on condition (the better condition the greater value) and whether the ...
Wheat penny Struck with state of Nevada5/4/2008
  Q: I have a wheat penny that has been struck with the state of Nevada and "NV" inside the state. Is ...
  A: Kirk, actually the piece wasn't struck with a map of Nevada on it and NV inside; instead those were ...
penny cleaning5/3/2008
  Q: How can I clean pennies without reducing their value?
  A: Sorry, you really can't. Other than to get a neutral solvent that will just remove dirt (and that ...
steel penny5/3/2008
  Q: Is there a way to clean my steel pennies without reducing their value?
  A: The simple answer is no. You might be able to use a solvent that doesn't change color or affect the ...
coin value5/2/2008
  Q: ive been going through my coins. i was told and i read in a book that pennies from 1975 were worth ...
  A: Unless they are certified and in perfect condition, the value of 1975 cents is not very much, ...
1999 georgia Quarter5/1/2008
  Q: I have a 1999 Georgia quarter that is missing the (G). I cant find anything on it through the ...
  A: Roy, the "G" could be missing because it just didn't stike up due either to worn dies, or something ...
1984 penny with silver/ or metal rim.4/5/2008
  Q: 1984 penny with silver/ or metal rim is it worth anything other than 1 cent.
  A: Dr. Smith, the 1984 cent was made out of zinc with a thin copper coating. Zinc is the color of ...
1892 Columbian Exposition half dollar4/1/2008
  Q: Good Morning, My parents were given the above mentioned coin when they married in 1943. I looked on ...
  A: Susan, yes depending on condition the Columbian Expo halves are worth about what you indicate, with ...
1981 penny3/26/2008
  Q: I have a 1981 penny with a front and back with the Lincoln memorial stamped on the front also. The ...
  A: Lisa, it's impossible to tell without seeing the coin. Sometimes there are impressions of the other ...
double headed 1964 quarter3/25/2008
  Q: i believe i havea real one ,can it be true, and how much is it worth
  A: Larry, almost all the double headed (or double tailed) coins were made as magician's trick pieces. ...
German coin3/24/2008
  Q: I found some old german coins 1) 1912 10 ppfennig mint mark under eagle DD fairly good 2) 1942 10 ...
  A: Linda, there is no DD German mintmark; there was a 1912D 10 pfennig coin, the mint mark was from ...
misstamped penny3/13/2008
  Q: I have come across a misstamped penny from 1980 something. I say that because the bottom of the ...
  A: Ken, in general, damage done to a coin after it is minted detracts from the value of an item, while ...
1940's nickles3/11/2008
  Q: I have a couple hundred nickles dated 1940--1949. Are any worth $$
  A: Johm if they are common dates and well circulated, no they would only be worth the 5 cents you can ...
1994 pennie3/11/2008
  Q: I found a 1994 pennie and after looking at it, on one side is printed of Lincoln's head with 1994 d ...
  A: Lynn, in general, damage after minting is done reduces value of numismatic material, whereas strange ...
very thin 1975 penny3/10/2008
  Q: i found a penny that is about 1/4 of the size of a regular penny its also a lighter color of a ...
  A: John, there's no way that anything at the mint would make a real U.S. mint cent that was only 1/4 ...
$1 Presidential Gold Coin3/8/2008
  Q: How much is the $1 George Washington gold coin worth?
  A: Wendy the $1 George Washington coin is of golden color but it is not made of any gold. It is mostly ...
silver certificates3/7/2008
  Q: I cant seem to get a clear answer on whether silver certificates are worth at least face value or ...
  A: William, yes they remain good U.S. Currency backed by the United States government (as all prior ...
1991D penny with no copper ,not struck on reverse3/3/2008
  Q: What is a 1991D lincoln penny with no rear copper, and unstruck on reverse side only worth( front ...
  A: Alan, I have been told by metal experts that it is not possible to strike a coin on one side only. ...
Spanish Pestas3/3/2008
  Q: I have 10000 pestas bank notes do you know if any one collect them or where can i sell them.
  A: Amrik, the only thing I can suggest is that you go to www.ebay.com and do a search for pestas and ...
Completely blank penny3/2/2008
  Q: Was just looking through my change today, and found I had a completely blank penny, only the edge ...
  A: Matt, these unstruck planchets sometimes do sneak through the minting process and come out in bags. ...
LIncoln Penny 1974 or 6 Outline of MO3/2/2008
  Q: Jim, I have a penny that has stamped on the from right side an loutline of the state of Missouri ...
  A: Alvin, in the 70s, a novelty company made an entire set of these for all states, with an outline of ...
How to handle high grade coins3/2/2008
  Q: How do I handle high grade coins starting from seaching rolls to packaging for shipment to a grading ...
  A: James, I'm not sure how much information you are looking for here. First, don't ever touch the ...
1995 Penny3/1/2008
  Q: I have a penny that looks as if the copper is coming off, but on the reverse side, the "One Cent, In ...
  A: Geri, probably not, I can't imagine anyway that a die could strike a coin that would be mirror ...
$20 1985 Elizabeth the Second $20 coin3/1/2008
  Q: I have 2 Twenty Dollar silver coins dated 1985 with the bust of Elizabeth the Second on the face ...
  A: Charles, try going to www.ebay.com and doing a search for Virgin Islands $20 and other variations. ...
copper San Francisco 1915 exposition coin2/29/2008
  Q: I have a coin that is a little smaller than a silver doller. On one side is a ship passing through ...
  A: Ron, this isn't a coin but rather a token for the 1915 San Francisco Pan Am expo of 1915. Try going ...
a coin i found its a bundesrepublik deutschland2/29/2008
  Q: the coin i found is from what i hear made in west germany. some one had found one with a 5 on it and ...
  A: Whitney, these were West German coins -- pfennig is the equivalent of our cent or penny, the mark is ...
Nickel worth2/28/2008
  Q: I have an 1803 nickel. Is it worth anything more than a nickel?
  A: Katarzyna, no U.S. nickel was made in 1803. The first was in 1866. A half dime piece was made out ...
1849 Gold California Coin2/26/2008
  Q: I have a coin we found that is dated 1849 and has a woman's head surrounded by stars on the front ...
  A: Harry, sounds like you have what is called a "fractional" California gold piece. This was private ...
"Good Luck" Quarter2/26/2008
  Q: I was rolling coins the other day and came across this one. It's a regular U.S. quarter from 1997, ...
  A: Amanda, I think you almost certainly got it right -- it's just someone trying out their engraving ...
re: Lincoln pennies (National Numismatic certification2/26/2008
  Q: I have been collecting the Lincoln pennies and I started to put together a pretty nice ...
  A: Brian, there is great different among the grading services. The key players are PCGS (Professional ...
penny2/24/2008
  Q: I found a 2000 penny that looks like it is made out of lead like the 1943 penny.There is no ment ...
  A: Brenda, I don't know of any U.S. coin ever made out of lead. The 1943 cent was made out of zinc ...
complete set2/21/2008
  Q: I have a complete set of statehood quarters, 1999-2007. I have the P and D, and the proof and silver ...
  A: Lynn, the various regular minted quarters (the Ps and Ds) have some value over face, but none is ...
1968 Penny With Two Heads On Front2/20/2008
  Q: I found a 1968 penny with another head that smaller in front of Lincoln face above the 1968 mark ...
  A: Ryan, it probably is Kennedy. The picture of JFK was stamped into the field of the cent. This was ...
Mint Strike2/19/2008
  Q: I have a 1943 Jefferson nickle where the mint strike 'S' in located on the back above the monument. ...
  A: Dawn, the mint mark there is normal. When the mint switched to using a silver alloy for nickels due ...
penny2/19/2008
  Q: i have a bundesrepublik deutschland 1982 2 pfennig. What is this coin worth? what does this coin ...
  A: Sorry, Caleb, it is worth very little. This is the West German 2 penny piece, and so was worth a ...
2 Dollar Bill2/19/2008
  Q: We just found a crisp 2$bill in a closet of a house we purchased. It was hidden in a closet. It is ...
  A: Sorry, Deirdre, there is no $2 bill series 1978. There was a series 1976. Please check closely. ...
1944 dime2/19/2008
  Q: I have recently found a 1944 Liberty Head dime with a one cent wheat emblem stamped on the back. Do ...
  A: Robert, this would have to be viewed by an expert. I think this might have happened if someone ...
1975 penny2/14/2008
  Q: I am really just starting out with collecting, so please be gentle... I found a bag of pennies in my ...
  A: John, sounds as if the STA was perhaps weakly struck due to an alignment or other problem at the ...
2-headed nickel2/8/2008
  Q: I found a two headed nickel - one side is dated 1987 and one side is 1988. Is this a valuable coin ...
  A: Penny, this is almost certainly a magician's novelty coin -- made to help in magic tricks. It is ...
quarter2/7/2008
  Q: I know someone that has a quarter that is stamped 1979 on one side and 1980 on the other. What ...
  A: Cathy, I'm not 100% sure what you are describing, but it sounds like a 2 headed quarter, one with ...
1826 United States Liberty Penny2/3/2008
  Q: I found this and would like ot know it's value, if any
  A: Jackie, condition plays a vital factor in value. For example, the wholesale value of a 1826 cent ...
five dollar bill w/ red seal2/1/2008
  Q: i have a five dollar bill from 1963 and i was wondering of you could tell me how much it would be ...
  A: Chris, most numismatic material from the 1960s and on is not of great value, as there were quite a ...
GOLD COIN1/31/2008
  Q: I HAVE A GOLD COIN FROM PERU AND IT SAYS UN SOL ON IT AND ITS FROM 1891 IN MINT CONDITION. I WANT TO ...
  A: Raul, there have been quite a few instances of counterfeiting of gold coins. Thus, you must have an ...
1928 penny1/30/2008
  Q: i have a 1928 penny but there is nothing on the back ,is it worth anything
  A: Mike, I have been told that it is not possible to strike a coin with only one die. Therefore, a ...
1957penny1/29/2008
  Q: I have 1957 D penny with the 7 far to the right , I also have a 1934 penny . want to give them to ...
  A: Value of most coins is very dependant on condition. If the 1934 cent is in very nice pristine ...
50 pfennig with G1/28/2008
  Q: Im asking you this as i know you have answered a similar question before. I have a German 1950 50 ...
  A: Claire, according to my world catalog of coins, there were two kinds of German 1950G 50 pfennig ...
pfennig1/27/2008
  Q: I found a coin in my closet its 10 pfennig and it has a g how much is it worth in the u.s
  A: Sounds like this piece was made in the Bundesrepublic Deutschland (West Germany). You don't give ...
1989 Silver Penny with a Gift Package above the Date1/27/2008
  Q: I have a penny that appears to be a genuine penny. It is silver in appearance, dated 1989 and has a ...
  A: Arlene, can't tell without seeing the piece, but it sounds like you have a novelty item, where ...
1963 Steel Penny1/25/2008
  Q: I have found a 1963 penny that is not coppered. I have tried a magnet on it and it does stick. It ...
  A: Jim, sorry I really can't explain this, particularly without seeing the cent. I would guess that ...
silver penny1/22/2008
  Q: i just got a good condition silver penny its a 1971 mint D and its a little bit heavier than a ...
  A: Cory, sorry, I have never heard of any legitimate cent being silver, other than if it had been ...
2 headed 1964 D Penny1/20/2008
  Q: I just found a 2 headed ( head on each side) 1964D Penny. How much is it worth? Thanks Sandy
  A: Sandy, these are magicians' novelty pieces, put together by hollowing out one cent and putting ...
state penny collection1/20/2008
  Q: I also have a framed complete collection of the "state pennies" all dated 1976.  They are all in ...
  A: Malcolm, I take it these are the pieces where the maps and two postal letters or each state. If ...
2000 D Penny.1/17/2008
  Q: One day at work, I received a penny in some change. First off, it is a 2000 Denver. But it caught my ...
  A: Stuart, thanks for your good description of this piece. I have been getting other descriptions of ...
Copper Penny1/15/2008
  Q: I have a penny that has no face on either side. This must of been a mistake. Is this worth anything? ...
  A: Heather, I'm not 100% sure what you have by the description, but would imagine it must be one of two ...
coin writing and coin1/14/2008
  Q: I found a coin digging in the hills of P.A. The one side reads ONE PENNY, has a sun ...
  A: Andrew, the Woodsmen of the World was an insurance society. It's slogan was Dum Tacet Clamat, which ...
gold colored penny1/13/2008
  Q: I found a gold colored 1919 wheat penny, why is it gold?
  A: M. not sure what you have there -- wheat cents were made of copper, which is a similar color to ...
money1/13/2008
  Q: how much is a 1910,1944,and a 1946 copper penny worth?THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!!!!!!!!
  A: Oscar depends very much on condition. If the pieces you have are pretty circulated, they are all ...
CURRENCY1/13/2008
  Q: I FOUND A 20.00 BILL IN EXCELLENT CONDITON AT WORK. THE DATE IS 1934 A AND THE SERIAL NUMBER IS ...
  A: Carmen, my pricelists for currency are now getting pretty old, so not very reliable. In any event ...
misstamped penny1/12/2008
  Q: i have a penny that looks as if a penny stamped a nickle sized blank.Thesize is about the same size ...
  A: Sorry, Steve, it can't happen at the mint. It is possible for planchets smaller than intended to be ...
coin1/11/2008
  Q: i have a georgivs v 1936 one penny coin is it worth anything
  A: Sandy, value depends a great deal on condition -- and there is nothing you can do to improve ...
proof sets 1956-19641/11/2008
  Q: Can you tell me what is a better type to start collecting a sms or a proof set. And what is a ...
  A: Sorry, Trent, can't really tell you what to collect -- you need to determine what you are interested ...
17th president1/7/2008
  Q: i have a 17th president andrew johnson coin or token from 1865 to 1869 sir veto, just wandering if ...
  A: Lance, I'm not sure which token you have -- there have been quite a few made of the presidents. The ...
3/8" 1903 Indian Head Cent1/6/2008
  Q: my friend has a small Indian Head cent appearing to be made of copper and looks just like the ...
  A: Mary, sounds like a miniature replica. These have been made for years as novelty items, and usually ...
three pence year 19441/6/2008
  Q: hey, I will know more about the three pence from year 1944!How expensive?? I ask from Germany
  A: James, I am not an expert on non-US coins, but I have a world catalog. Problem is that the values ...
1902 Silver coin1/5/2008
  Q: My father has a 1902 silver coin, with a "v" printed on the back of it. I would like to know it's ...
  A: Morgan, sounds like you are referring to the Liberty nickel, made of nickel and copper and not of ...
1944 lincoln plain cent1/4/2008
  Q: I have a 1944 lincoln penny that has no mint marking (plain) and it is not magnetic. Is this of ...
  A: Sorry, Lonnie, no, the 1944 Lincoln cent in copper was made in quantity, almost 1 1/2 billion of ...
misprinted penny12/30/2007
  Q: I have a 1979 penny that is imprinted on one side but the other side has no print except something ...
  A: It is impossible to stamp a coin only on one side, there must be a die on both sides. However, one ...
1921 Morgan Coin12/28/2007
  Q: I have three coins that my father gave me sometime ago. One of them is in EF - Extra Fine ...
  A: Suzette, sorry I can't visualize what you have. The Morgan dollar (still made through 1921) was ...
1976 Penny12/27/2007
  Q: I found a 1976 penny that has stamped on the font side the shape of Arkansaw ans AR in the middle of ...
  A: Danny, this was a novelty, added on to the cent after the coin was minted. There were pieces for ...
1964 PENNEY / KENNEDY STAMP12/26/2007
  Q: As I read on this last message , these pennies were just novelties? I recently found one with the ...
  A: Yes, Don, these were novelties, I thought most were made in the 70s and 80s. I wonder if someone ...
Value of a 1951 wheat penny12/25/2007
  Q: I have a 1951 wheat penny with the letter d at the bottom of the date. Can you tell me is it worth ...
  A: there were many many millions of those made (1951 at Denver -- that's what the D is for), and so ...
2002 lincoln cent12/25/2007
  Q: I have a 2002 (D) Lincoln one cent that is silver in color. I assume this is the zinc core and that ...
  A: Jesse, actually, I would assume that the most likely explanation is that your cent was once coated, ...
Presidential Dollars Differentiation12/24/2007
  Q: I recently purchased two rolls of 2007 George Washington dollars. One P and D. The only way I can ...
  A: Jon, I don't think you can tell for sure without opening the roll and looking on the edge. I have a ...
1982 penny12/22/2007
  Q: I would like to know how to tell the diffrence between 1982 penny
  A: Michael, there were 8 different types of 1982 cent, taking into account mint mark (none -- ...
lincoln penny12/18/2007
  Q: i have a 1973 lincoln head penny with john f. kennendy'head on it is it worth anything?
  A: This was a novelty item made by stamping the JFK head into a normal cent after it was made. There ...
two head one cent12/16/2007
  Q: i have the same one cent with two face i want to know if a lot of pennies with this small face on ...
  A: This was a novelty item made by stamping the JFK head into a normal cent after it was made. There ...
Hollow Kennedy Half dollar11/21/2007
  Q: I also have a hollow Kennedy half dollar that has a mexican coin inside. Is there anywhere else I ...
  A: Ken, your piece was probably hollowed out after it was made and the Mexican coin inserted inside. ...
misprint- $10.00 dollar Federal Reserve Notes11/21/2007
  Q: I have two $10 bills, both printed on front only. Back is perfectly blank. Series 1985. Serial ...
  A: Gil, I am not an expert on paper money errors. Here's a web site but this error is not listed: ...
re-canada 1949 hollow nickel11/21/2007
  Q: I HAVE THIS COIN FOR A LONG TIME THE REASON I AM ASKING THIS SOME ONE CUT IT IN HALF AND ITS HOLLOW, ...
  A: Louis, without looking at the piece, I can't be sure. But sounds like someone after your nickel was ...
Two headed penny11/18/2007
  Q: I have a US 1 cent penny, it looks like your normal penny but it has two heads on the front. The ...
  A: Dora, it's hard to tell without seeing the piece, but my guess is that someone struck the Jefferson ...
aluminum pennies11/18/2007
  Q: my boyfirend loves to collect coins and he believes he found a 1984 (not 1974) aluminum penny..i ...
  A: Kaitlyn, aluminum is a very light metal, much lighter (and less dense) than copper or zinc, so that ...
1999 quarters11/14/2007
  Q: I have recently been told that 1999 quarters, specifically Connecticut and Delaware are quite ...
  A: John, many millions of the Connecticut and Delaware quarters were made, so the term "quite valuable" ...
1899 Indian head penny11/13/2007
  Q: Where was the 1899 Indian head penny minted or made and does it have a letter on the bottom under ...
  A: The 1899 Indian cent (indeed all cents until 1908) was made in Philadelphia at the U.S. mint there. ...
coins11/12/2007
  Q: I have 5 coins I scanned. I do not know what they are. I have front and back scans of the coins ...
  A: Jim, I only see 4 coins in the scan. One is a mercury dime (silver) made from 1916-1945, the flip ...
1892 Genuine U.S> Indian coin11/12/2007
  Q: I have a 1892 Genuine U.S> Indian coin surrounded by Regal Gems hand set stones. Wondering if you ...
  A: Christine, the Indian cent would not have much value unless it was in pristine uncirculated ...
1970 D Quarter11/8/2007
  Q: I have a 1970 D Quarter which is thinner and weighs less than a normal quarter. Everything looks ...
  A: Matt, keep in mind that little boys (sometime even men and women) like to try things out and see ...
1971 50cent coin11/5/2007
  Q: It shows the front of the coin on both sides. Have you ever seen this? Is this a misprint from the ...
  A: Most double headed (or double tailed) coins are magician novelty pieces that are put together by ...
1858-1958 One Dollar Canada Coin11/2/2007
  Q: On the front is a woman I believe to be the name above and the back is some sort of tribal tikki. ...
  A: Sounds like what you are talking about is the totem pole silver dollar. The piece is made out of ...
misprint mint parked penny10/29/2007
  Q: This penny appears to be a normal penny, but when looked at closer the mint mark date says 197. Does ...
  A: Sara, there are several possibilities. To be sure, you would have to show your piece to an expert, ...
Masonic Penny10/22/2007
  Q: I have just found out that what I thought was a confederate coin was a Masonic (Royal Arch Mason) ...
  A: Michele, first off, what you have is a token not a coin. A coin is issued by a government to ...
unstruck pennie10/21/2007
  Q: I was going through my daughters pennie-bank and found what looked like a pennie, but was a blank. ...
  A: Mary beth, unstruck, blank planchet cents do have some value. I don't have a web site so you didn't ...
20th July 1969 Apollo 11 Gold Commemorative Coin10/17/2007
  Q: I have a 20th July 1969 Apollo 11 Gold Commemorative Coin. I cannot find much information on this ...
  A: Jeff, I don't think this is a U.S. government issue and thus not a coin. I saw this item for sale ...
money10/12/2007
  Q: I have a 1934 100 dollar bill with 7 in all corners can u tell me what its worth?
  A: Sorry, Donna, I can't figure out what you mean "with 7 in all corners." I just went to www.ebay.com ...
i have a lot10/9/2007
  Q: How much would a 1888 USA one cent indian head coin be worth? thank you
  A: Natalie, the value of an 1888 Indian head U.S. cent depends very much on condition. It can vary ...
large nickle10/8/2007
  Q: I have a coin that looks like a buffalo nickle, but it is 3 inches in diameter. It was found in ...
  A: Thea, I assume this is fairly thick and heavy. This type is more common with cents and Lincoln, but ...
quarter not stamped on front10/7/2007
  Q: I have a quarter that is not stamped on the front, is it worth anything?
  A: Denise, I was told by an expert in the minting process that it is not possible to strike a coin on ...
1993 penny10/5/2007
  Q: I came across a 1993 penny that is domed from the head side out.the penny is flawless,no scratches ...
  A: Sorry, I don't know for sure what you mean by "domed," and I've never heard of this type of error. ...
TWO-HEADED 1982 QUARTER10/3/2007
  Q: I recently came across a 1982 two-headed quarter. Based upon the responses you have given to ...
  A: Kathy, yes by far the most likely (though not certain) explanation for a two headed quarter is that ...
1944 canadian coin10/2/2007
  Q: I have a coin i think it might be worth something except i cant find how much it might be worth. Its ...
  A: My catalog of world coins shows the Canadian nickel made in 1944 made out of Chromium Plated Steel ...
Pennies10/1/2007
  Q: Why were 1982 or less pennies heavier than 2003 or more pennies? Which were the metals used in these ...
  A: George, yes the pre-1982 and some of the 1982 cents were made mostly out of copper (from 1962-1982 ...
hollow coin9/30/2007
  Q: .I have a 1972 hollow {two pieces} Kennedy half dollar.It fits neatly together and when opened the ...
  A: Rob, I've never heard of this before, but it sounds put together (someone took two Kennedy halves ...
Odd Double headed Penny9/18/2007
  Q: I have a Penny that on one side is a Lincoln head 1953 with a mint mark of D. The other side of the ...
  A: Lee, I get quite a few of these. This is most likely a novelty item, made for magicians and magic ...
1880 Indian copper penney9/18/2007
  Q: We have came across an 1880 Indian head copper penny? On the backside it has a wreath with a shield ...
  A: Suzanne, the Indian head cent was made by the U.S. mint from 1859 through 1909 (when the current ...
1865 three cent coin9/15/2007
  Q: my daughter sent off for this coin and it is definitely uncirculated and came incased and supposing ...
  A: Jacquelyn, I'm not sure what you mean by the 3 cent piece is encased? How is it encased? Is it ...
2 headed nickel9/15/2007
  Q: I have a question. I have a nickel that both sides are heads on. One side is heads 1989. The other ...
  A: The most likely explanation of a two headed (or two tailed) coin is that it is a magician's novelty ...
1950 coins?9/13/2007
  Q: I found a set of coins at a antique store. They are a four piece set, cufflinks, money clip, and tie ...
  A: Heather, following the second world war, the 3 western "zones" of Germany -- the English, U.S. and ...
2 HEADED 1968D LINCOLN PENNY9/13/2007
  Q: I HAVE A 2 HEADED 1968D LINCOLN PENNY I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF THIS WAS A NOVELTY ITEM OR IF POSSIBLE ...
  A: Alan, the most likely explanation is that it is a magician's novelty item -- made to help in magic ...
U.S pennies9/13/2007
  Q: I Found and old U.S penny from the 1800s, It's larger than a nickel, and fairly warn, just curious ...
  A: Evan, you have found a "large cent." Large cents were made from 1793 to 1857, and are very ...
sale indian 1906 penny9/12/2007
  Q: I want to sale a 1906 Indian penny to see how much?
  A: The value of coins depends greatly on condition. A 1906 can range from a quarter or so if in really ...
lucky coin and odd 1863 penny?9/11/2007
  Q: I know a bit about US coins but the bulk of what he has is odd tokens and British coins and British ...
  A: Dana, there's a lot in your question. The Union for Ever is what is known as a patriotic Civil War ...
1974 Silver Penny9/5/2007
  Q: I search around questions about "Silver Pennies" but they all seem to have been happened during the ...
  A: Jeremie, well, I cannot give you the stock answer here that I use for "silver pennies" -- that I ...
coins9/4/2007
  Q: where can you sell the old coins?
  A: eBay may be the best place to sell old coins. You would have to become an eBay seller (or consign ...
pennies9/4/2007
  Q: I have a 1916 american penny with a stamp SD2 on it.you can see the stamp on the front and the ...
  A: Nicole, you have what is called a "counterstamped" coin. This was often a way of cheap advertising ...
1949 d wheat cent8/31/2007
  Q: my wheat cents reverse when held upside down (as to where the letters are upside down) printed ...
  A: Adam, it sounds like what you have is a situation where the dies clashed (probably when there was a ...
about a two sided coin8/30/2007
  Q: I have a susan banthony dollar and on the same coin on the other side it has the indian lady with ...
  A: Robert, magician coins (two headed or two tailed) are made by hollowing out one side and putting the ...
California Gold8/28/2007
  Q: I have a very small coin which is about 1/2 inch in diameter. On the front, it has a picture of a ...
  A: T, California gold pieces (tokens) were made privately with the gold from the California gold rush. ...
1969 Penny8/25/2007
  Q: I have a 1969 American Penny With a imprinted picture on the front. Found it around 10 years ago in ...
  A: Chris, this type of piece was fairly popular in the late 60s and 70s. This is the first I've heard ...
The Collector's Set The American Revolution8/25/2007
  Q: My grandfather collected all sorts of coin sets. I just found "The Collectors Set of The American ...
  A: Marsha, boy this is really obscure. A search for the Historical Mint of Long Island returns nothing ...
Penny with odd edge.8/24/2007
  Q: I have came across a penny thats edge, is reeded and not smooth like it should be. Is this worth ...
  A: Kristopher, if you mean a U.S. Lincoln head cent, that's not supposed to be. It was either done ...
1990-d Silver pennie8/21/2007
  Q: i also have a 1990-D Silver looking pennie appears to be in flawless condition but has no copper ...
  A: I have received a number of questions along this line recently. Since 1982, the U.S. cent (penny) ...
Lincoln commerative coin8/21/2007
  Q: I found a coin that weighs about 6-7 ounces and appears to be copper. It is a large Lincoln type ...
  A: Jim, you don't have a "coin," you have a "medal." There were quite a few of these made over the ...
1946 wheat back penny8/18/2007
  Q: Is a 1946 wheat back penny worth anything????
  A: George, just under a billion cents were made by the U.S. mint at Philadephia (no mint mark under the ...
"Silver" Penny8/18/2007
  Q: I also came across a 1987-D silver colored Penny. It does not appear to have been painted over as ...
  A: Lee, I have been getting a lot of questions like this. After 1982, the U.S. cents were made of ...
Limited edition Silver Heritage Clock by Marion Kay8/18/2007
  Q: I found a Silver Heritage Clock containing the following , uncirculated Morgan silver coins. (1) ...
  A: Wendy, it seems like sooner or later everything that isn't unique or really rare comes up for sale ...
Cleaning Lead/Steel Pennies8/17/2007
  Q: What should be used to clean these steel pennies?
  A: Ruth, unless you have great experience, the answer is that you should never clean or mark any coin. ...
Replaced Encased Pennies8/9/2007
  Q: My mother inherited a collection of encased pennies. Someone told me that, when held up to the ...
  A: Shawn, I recently wrote an article about replaced encased cents. Go to ...
1987 D penny that is silvery8/9/2007
  Q: Mr. Lawniczak-I have a 1987 D penny that is the same metal color as a nickel. Do you have any ...
  A: Jean, I have been getting a lot of questions like this one. So there must be quite a few cents out ...
1901 Pan American Exposition Encased Indian Head Penny8/5/2007
  Q: I just came across this encased Indian Head Penny from the 1901 Pan American Exposition in Buffalo. ...
  A: Sheila, the various encased coins from the 1901 Pam Am. Expo in Buffalo are some of my favorites. I ...
1990 penny without a mint mark8/4/2007
  Q: i have read that a 1990 penny without a mint mark could be worth 3000.00 dollars and i was just ...
  A: Regina, the U.S. cents made for circulation in Philadelphia have never had a mint mark. I didn't ...
pennies with weird symbols8/3/2007
  Q: I have a penny that has a flamingo like bird on the front. It also says IP. Then on the back it says ...
  A: Marina, I think you have an Irish coin (with Eire on it?). You don't say what date it is (maybe ...
I have 3 coins7/31/2007
  Q: I would like to know if these coins have any value. First coin is smaller than a penny and in the ...
  A: Brenda, I do not know what the first piece is. It sounds like it could be a religious piece. I ...
Silver Certificates to sell7/30/2007
  Q: I have ten 1935 silver certificate dollar bills and thirteen 1957 silver certificate dollar bills. ...
  A: John, I don't think these will have much value unless they are in really great shape or unless you ...
$2 bill Mis-print7/29/2007
  Q: I have a $2 bill that looks just like a 1995 $2 bill.....But the date clearly says 1895 under a ...
  A: Clint, I just took a look at a $2 1995 series bill to see if I could tell what you were talking ...
indian head error penny?7/28/2007
  Q: we have found what seems to be an indian head penny from 1801. Considering they weren't made back ...
  A: Debbie, you are correct, unless time travel has been invented your cent was not made in 1801. The ...
encased coins7/26/2007
  Q: My sister & I were given some coins as little girls by uncle. These coins are encased in what ...
  A: Monica, usually when they made these bracelets, they used circulated "cleaned" cents, so it is ...
encased coin7/25/2007
  Q: I have a 1950 Jefferson Nickel which is encased in brass which is a good luck piece from the 1950 ...
  A: Stu, this is a really neat and collectible piece. It was given out at a meeting in Chicago in 1950. ...
Uncirculated Coins7/24/2007
  Q: I have several rolls of uncirculated pennies, nickels and quarters from the 50s and 60s. I would ...
  A: Anthony, unless you have some spectacular pieces, the grading prices will eat you up on these. So ...
penny7/23/2007
  Q: how much money would a American penny from 1817 be worth?
  A: Jacob, depends completely on the condition and whether the piece is viewed as Choice, Average or ...
double-tailed nickel7/22/2007
  Q: I found a double-tailed nickel..Monticello on both sides. I have been unable to find much info on ...
  A: Although it is remotely possible that you have a rare and thus extremely valuable mint "error" (or ...
2000 LEIF ERICSON 1000 KRONUR7/22/2007
  Q: DO YOU HAVE ANY INFO ON THIS COIN FROM ICELAND?
  A: Gary, it appears that this was a U.S. mint commemorative coin struck for Iceland. It commemorated ...
1974 penny7/21/2007
  Q: Jim, i have a 1974 penny with a Washington State outline with WA in the middle on this pemnny on the ...
  A: In the 70s many novelty pieces were made by stamping things on cents. Kennedy was one, but also ...
Hi!7/21/2007
  Q: I got misprint coin: 1 penny - 1 side:head of President,and it dayted "1939", other side : head of ...
  A: Gene, almost certainly you have a magician's coin -- one put together by combining two obverse sides ...
1923 German 5 Millionen Mark coin7/20/2007
  Q: coin is 1 11/16" diameter, 1/8" thick from Province of Westfalen. Head of 60 year old man on front ...
  A: There was a series of commemorative tokens issues by the province of Westfalen in 1923. They were ...
Penny planchet7/19/2007
  Q: I hope I wrote it right. I found what looks to be a US copper penny but there is no markings on it ...
  A: Joseph, sounds like you have a blank or unstruck planchet. Sometimes the planchet doesn't get ...
what is the value7/18/2007
  Q: 1972 lincoln penny with sm face of kennedy. is it of value?
  A: Brenda sorry, but the answer is no (other than as a cent). There were made in some numbers as ...
Encased Coin error.7/18/2007
  Q: I have an "america's Changing washington quarter" encased set. It has A Bicentennial quarter, a 1998 ...
  A: The Morgan Mint has a website (www.morganmint.com). They seem to sell quite a lot of novelty ...
1926 Silver Dollar7/16/2007
  Q: I have a 1926 Silver dollar with a misprint that reads "In God We Trvst". How much is this worth.
  A: Mark, there is no misprint, the Romans wrote their "U" like that and it is sometimes copied. The ...
Coins7/16/2007
  Q: My grandfather has a very large coin collection. I need help figureing out how much they are worth. ...
  A: Jessica, it sounds like you may have some nice coins there. Condition is key to value, and please ...
olden penny7/13/2007
  Q: I have looked around and spotted some stories of a 1991 and a 2000 coin with the same features as ...
  A: Anthony, there is no way that a "golden" penny could have been made at the mint. The most likely ...
how much is my 1987 - D penny worth7/12/2007
  Q: I have this 1987 - D penny that has a broken eight. it looks like a reversed 3 or cursive capital E. ...
  A: Victor, sounds to me like you have a piece that was weakly struck at the "8" or was struck through ...
steel penny7/10/2007
  Q: I have a steel penny. It has a partial date on it. 19 nothing else then a D under the 19. I would ...
  A: Marsha, the zinc covered steel cents were made only in 1943. There were substantial numbers made in ...
Double sided Quarter7/9/2007
  Q: I currently found a quarter that had "heads" imprinted on both sides. The weight of the quarter is ...
  A: Lane, you almost certainly have a magician novelty piece, put together by taking two hollowed out ...
Egyptian Coin Value7/8/2007
  Q: I have a coin and every website I have been on says it is egyptian it is 10 milliemes and has all ...
  A: Michele, I have checked my World Coin Catalog and I see the pieces you are speaking of -- these ...
double headed quarter7/6/2007
  Q: I found a two headed quarter. Liberty head dated 1993 on one side and Liberty head dated 1995 on the ...
  A: These double headed coins are almost always magician's pieces, used for magic tricks. They are made ...
1943 silver penny7/5/2007
  Q: I have a 1943 silver penny in great condition. What is it worth?
  A: Jesse, most likely you do not have a silver penny but rather a zinc coated steel one. The U.S. mint ...
1971 silverish penny7/5/2007
  Q: I also have a 1971 silverish penny. Its is not painted on or dyed. Any clues as to where they came ...
  A: Greg, I have been getting a lot of these indications of the "silver" colored cents. How do you know ...
RE: Stores(in the Philippines) that is buying Old Philippine coins7/4/2007
  Q: I just wanted to know if there's a store(s) that is buying Old Philippine coins? Or, any specific ...
  A: Apple, there must be coin shops in the Philippines that sell and buy coins. Try going to ...
masonic penny7/4/2007
  Q: hi my dad past away recently and he was in the masonic lodge and he collected pennies but while ...
  A: Jim, this is very interesting. I have indeed heard of "Masonic pennies" which are Masonic tokens ...
old pennies7/3/2007
  Q: I have three pennies. A 1928, 1937, 1939, and a 1944D. Could you please tell me if they are worth ...
  A: Polly, condition is a key to value of coins -- the value can vary by 10 times, sometimes more, due ...
ENCASED QUARTER7/2/2007
  Q: I HAVE A 1999 GEORGIA QUARTER, ENCASED, WITH A PICTURE OF HANK AARON EMBOSSED ON FRONT . THIS WAS ...
  A: James, probably not. There are tons of Hank Aaron memorabilia available and I don't see this as ...
coins/ double dies7/2/2007
  Q: I have been searching and researching double-die coins. I have the red book and also looked online ...
  A: Justin, not sure what you mean here. The 1972 regular double die (there are other lesser doubled ...
Old coin values7/1/2007
  Q: What is my 1880 Indian cent worth? Also, 1951D wheat cent, an 1882-VC Indian cent? Also, a 1927 ...
  A: Vickie, condition of coins is critical to value, value of the same date can vary 10 times, sometimes ...
silver penny6/30/2007
  Q: i have a silver penny dated 1987 is it rare or worth anything?
  A: I seem to have gotten a lot of questions lately about these "silver" cent. First, I can't imagine ...
1040 -1970 pennies6/30/2007
  Q: how much is a bunch of coins from 1940 to the 1970 i would say at least 50 coins (pennies) that all ...
  A: There were multiple millions of cents made every year from 1940 to 1970. So unless you have a very ...
1970 two headed nickle6/26/2007
  Q: I have a 1970 two headed nickle & Im unable to find any seams looking through a loupe. Is it worth ...
  A: Daniel, until recently, no one thought a two headed coin could be produced at the mint. However, I ...
presidential dollar coin investing6/25/2007
  Q: I recently purchased one brick (40 rolls) of the John Adams presidential coin minted in ...
  A: Don, you can go to www.google.com and do a search for Adams dollar and see what people are selling ...
is this real6/25/2007
  Q: 00 dollar lewis and clark coin http://i3.ebayimg.com/01/i/000/a6/e1/aebc_1.JPG im trying to sell it ...
  A: This was made by the "sovereign nation" of the Shawnee tribe. I don't know if the Shawnee tribe is ...
1995 D zinc cent6/24/2007
  Q: I have a 1995D cent that appears to be zinc. I can see no copper on the coin at all, even under a ...
  A: Larry, the 1995D cent was made of zinc (all U.S. cents have been since 1982). There is a thin ...
1971 "silver" penny6/24/2007
  Q: A few days ago, I found a silver colored 1971 penny in with the dimes in my drawer at work. It is in ...
  A: Lynn, it is possible that there can be a mint error, with a cent struck on a dime planchet. ...
father's coins6/23/2007
  Q: Hope you can help... I have 3 coins that i have no idea if they are worth anything. One is a gold ...
  A: Kerri, yes, the Mills tokens are indeed slot machine tokens. Go to www.google.com and do a search ...
Odd nickle6/16/2007
  Q: In some change that I got, I found a 1988 nickle with a deep "F" and a "5" stamped into the back of ...
  A: It would appear most likely that someone stamped the F and the 5 into the piece after it was minted. ...
MISSTAMPED PENNY6/15/2007
  Q: i HAVE A PENNY OFF CENTER JUST A HAIR AND IT ONLY HAS 199 DATE, GOOD SHAPE. WHAT SHOULD I DO WITH ...
  A: Donald, off center coins do have some value, but there is slightly less value if the entire date is ...
one doubloon6/12/2007
  Q: i have a one doubloon coin. it has this written on both sides and is dated 1751. there is a ship on ...
  A: Steven, it appears that the piece is a modern token, not from 1751, but this is not 100% sure. I ...
1906 indian head penny6/5/2007
  Q: how can i go about finding the value of a 1906 indian head penny, on the back is a wreath with a ...
  A: Condition is critical to the value of any coin, with pieces being worth many multiples depending on ...
misprinted penny6/5/2007
  Q: How much is a penny worth that has tales on both sides?On the side that is supposed to be heads has ...
  A: Patricia, most pieces that have tails on both sides are magician pieces, made for magic (or novelty) ...
Collector's coins6/4/2007
  Q: Good Day, I have the following coins and would like to know the worth of them. I live in South ...
  A: Dees Parboo, condition is vitally important to the value of any collectible, but particularly coins. ...
1863 trade token6/3/2007
  Q: I am looking for information on trade tokens, I have a 1863 indian head with 13 stars, obv. carl ...
  A: You have what's called a civil war score card. These were made during the civil war to substitute ...
Double sided half dollar6/3/2007
  Q: I have a bicentennial double headed half dollar. I have kept it for over 20yrs myself. I seen the ...
  A: Jeff, before I'd start xraying (I doubt if a medical place would do that unless you knew someone ...
Encased buffalo nickel: Good Luck 19266/3/2007
  Q: I found a strange good luck token. Does it have any value? Outside is gold and nickel itself looks ...
  A: Debbie, this is a known encased cent, that is an interesting piece and has good value because ...
error penny6/1/2007
  Q: I have a 1963 Lincoln penny which looks normal on the obverse side. It has a normal looking rim. ...
  A: Stephanie, I once had a 1814 large cent that had no reverse on it. I thought that was neat and ...
two sided tail penny5/30/2007
  Q: I was just wondering if this two sided tail penny i found is worth anything.
  A: Charles, these are magic pieces, usually made by magicians to help in magic tricks. You can tell ...
misprinted guater5/26/2007
  Q: i opened a brand new package of guaters and one of them looks like it was mis printed or it was off ...
  A: I am not sure what you mean by you opened up a brand new package of quarters. Was this a proof set ...
Star on 2004 $10.00 bills5/24/2007
  Q: At the bank yesterday I had to deal with a deskie instead of a teller and he pointed out a ten in ...
  A: Freddy, star notes have a star in the serial number. That is used when a note is discarded as ...
Indian Head Nickels5/16/2007
  Q: wondering about a 1939 indian head nickels are worth and if there are any that are worth any money ...
  A: Kathleen, there was no Indian head nickel made in 1939; the last year they were made was 1938. In ...
1934A $ 20 dollar bill5/11/2007
  Q: I have a 1934A 20 dollar bill. What is the difference between A & B? It has lime green numbers and ...
  A: Toni, I have a couple year old list of U.S. paper money price guide. The 1934A 20 dollar bill ...
1897 IH penny with extra liberty strikes5/2/2007
  Q: My 1897 Indian head penny has some mint errors.The top three feathers are thicker,liberty has been ...
  A: Chris, you really need to show this to an expert at a coin show or a coin shop. However, keep in ...
1988 D steel penny4/22/2007
  Q: i have a 1988 D steel penny in good condition and i wanted to know how much its worth.
  A: Alex, are you sure this is steel, with a U.S. cent stamped on it? Please check it with a magnet. I ...
gold colored 1985 penny4/18/2007
  Q: My boyfriend just found a penny in his change that is gold in color, dated 1985. It does not look ...
  A: Robin, I would think that almost certainly this was done after manufacture at the mint. Go to ...
1944 Penny D4/18/2007
  Q: What do you think such a penny is worth? Thank you
  A: Elizabeth, unless the piece is in excellent uncirculated shape (looks like it was just made -- like ...
2004 gold colored penny4/17/2007
  Q: I got a 2004 gold colored penny in my change today. I looked for any info on this coin but couldn't ...
  A: Harold, the only thing I can think of is that someone may have "painted" the cent after it was ...
have a1947 silvwer quarter how much is it worth4/16/2007
  Q: its small date 1856 dime
  A: Unless in real good condition (like MS63 or better), the 1947 quarter is just worth silver bullion. ...
a 1856 dime in mint condition4/16/2007
  Q: let me know how muc is worth
  A: According to the coin dealer newsletter, there are 1856 small dates and large dates (also O and S ...
1941 mercury dime how much is it worth4/16/2007
  Q: it is in excellent mint condition
  A: The market divides up even the mint condition coins into sub grades. Go to www.ebay.com and do a ...
1974 PENNY WITH AK PRIN ON IT WITH A MAP4/15/2007
  Q: CAN U TELL ME HOW IS THIS PENNY WORTH 1974 WITH A MAP AND AK PRINT IN IT
  A: these are novelty items made in the mid 70s. They actually made one for every state, with the ...
2007 Type 2 planchet gold coin4/13/2007
  Q: Have a 2007 George Washington type 2 planchet, obtained from a bank roll at a CT bank. No marking on ...
  A: Frank, the price on these modern errors will usually vary significantly after they are discovered, ...
San Francisco Expo Coin4/11/2007
  Q: Found a coin in our flower bed in Idaho from maybe the World's fair held in like '45 is there any ...
  A: Mike, there was no world's fair held in San Francisco in 1945, but the Pan Pacific Exposition was ...
COPPER PENNY 1943D4/4/2007
  Q: I have copper penny of 1943D, please can you tell how much it's worth of????
  A: Lalit, if you have an authentic 1943D U.S. cent actually struck by the mint on a copper planchet, ...
Miniature coins3/30/2007
  Q: I have a winged liberty head dime that is only 1 cm in width, it is dated 1914 and matches perfectly ...
  A: Linda, miniature coins have been made for quite some time as novelties. So no, it is not real. They ...
Old Coin3/30/2007
  Q: While digging in Texas we found a coin with an Eagle holding a snake standing on Cactus. The other ...
  A: Tom, I suspect that you have a 1/4 Real Mexican coin from 1833. The eagle with snake on a cactus ...
California gold 20 dollor coins3/27/2007
  Q: all right i have a gold coin that i would like to know how much it is worth it is about 1 1/8 inch ...
  A: Travis, I believe you have what is called a California fractional gold piece. All sorts of these ...
canadian dime3/25/2007
  Q: I have a I think it's supposed to be an 1955 or 1855 dime im not to sure it only reads "1 55" the ...
  A: Steve, according to Wikipedia, the first Canadian dime was made in 1858, thus there is no Canadian ...
coin value3/24/2007
  Q: I have a 50 pfennig 1972 D bundesrepublik deutschland coin. Can you tell me how much it is worth?
  A: Dawn, the D mint mark is Munich, so this was made there in 1972, the Olympic year. According to my ...
im a coin collecter3/22/2007
  Q:
  A: Bill, values of coins can and indeed do go up but on the other hand, values can also go down, like ...
coin3/16/2007
  Q: how much would a 1953 penny from the united states of America cost
  A: If you don't care about condition, one should cost a matter of cents (there might be a minimun ...
A Morgan Dollar3/14/2007
  Q: I have an encased Morgan Dollar given to me by my Grandfather when I was born. It is an 1885 O. Can ...
  A: Greg, I'm not sure what you mean by encased. Is it just in a holder? Or is it actually struck into ...
encased coin3/4/2007
  Q: I've read some of your articles and still have been unable to place a value on an encased penny. The ...
  A: Brooks, what you are describing is called (by me at least) the squat horseshoe. I have cataloged ...
Red pennies2/28/2007
  Q: I have four collections of red pennies from 1958 D to present except for most "S" mints. What years ...
  A: Wesley, All Lincoln cents started out life as "red pennies" when they were made that way at the mint ...
coin2/24/2007
  Q: I have a coin , man on front with "apietoteahz" (looks like) and on back "eaahnikh ahmokpatia" 5 ...
  A: Sandra, yes you have a Greek coin from 1984. It is listed in my world coin catalog -- this is 5 ...
coin cleaning2/9/2007
  Q: i just got a pennie in my change and fond a indaen head pennie the date is 18something how can i ...
  A: James, cleaning coins is very difficult, particularly if you want to keep value in the coin. It's ...
1873 half dollar2/6/2007
  Q: How can I tell the difference between an open or closed date on the 1873 half dollar. Some one told ...
  A: Richard, yes there were two different varieties of the 1873 Seated Liberty 1/2 dollar without ...
Lady Liberty2/5/2007
  Q: What is the difference between gold silver or silver gold in a lady liberty coin? I am looking for ...
  A: Wendy, sorry I thought I had answered this question, maybe it didn't go through. There is no such ...
two dollar bill1/31/2007
  Q: My best friend had a two dollar bill his father gave him. It was a 1952 bill that his father got as ...
  A: Antonia, there was no two dollar bill with 1952 date. I have a guide and there were 1928, 1953, ...
How much is my coin worth?1/30/2007
  Q: I have a 2000 Penny that has been misprinted. The stamp is off center, but you can still see the ...
  A: Brandie, not 100% sure what you are describing, but sounds like you are talking about an off center ...
1906 July 23, UK Royal Wedding1/29/2007
  Q: I have a silver color coin, 50 British pence. Written 1906 July 23rd Royal Weddind / Elizerbeth II. ...
  A: Virginia, this is indeed confusing. I went to both www.google.com and www.ebay.com and did a search ...
double headed lincoln on a penny1/23/2007
  Q: I have a penny that has two lincolns heads facing each other i want to see if its worth anything, if ...
  A: Carmen, is one of the Lincoln heads (the one facing to the left) etched in (or stamped on) the ...
Apollo 11 coin1/21/2007
  Q: I have a commemorative coin I bought around 1974 (new maybe) from a dinky coin shop in Alexandria ...
  A: Richard, I've not heard of this. It's not a "coin" which is government issued money, but rather a ...
Penny1/19/2007
  Q: We have a collected penny that was letf in a old abandoned house in norther minnesota. is a 1979 ...
  A: Anthony, though I am no expert at error coins, I believe that double strike coins are possible and ...
masonry seal1/12/2007
  Q: I have a 1975, no mint mark penny, with a "pro" or well defined freemasonry die stamp on the front ...
  A: Bernie, often people (including novelty sellers) stamp items on cents (example, picture of Kennedy, ...
1945? USA missprint penny1/10/2007
  Q: Hi I believe I have a missprint pentagon on a US penny I think date is 45
  A: Mike, not sure I understand what you are describing. If there is a picture of the Pentagon or a ...
1853 half dime1/10/2007
  Q: i sell things on ebay, and a friend of mine would like me to sell an 1853 half dime. i have done ...
  A: Dawn, the 1853 half dime comes (according to the Red Book on coins) with arrows and without. The ...
Kennedy half dollar coin1/9/2007
  Q: My grand mother gave me tis Kennedy half dollar coin. It's gold colored. With the bust of Kennedy on ...
  A: John, this is an interesting piece, but it is not a Kennedy half dollar. What it is is a one piece ...
11 cent piece1/8/2007
  Q: I have a 1982 penny with a dime minted into the back of it. The front is the penny with Lincoln on ...
  A: Lawrence, the most likely explanation for this is that someone put together a dime and a cent to ...
1963 Steel Penny1/7/2007
  Q: Jim, In 2004, this question was posted and replied to (please see following). Have you heard of ...
  A: Clint, what I said back then is still true. The U.S. mint only made steel cents in one year -- ...
i found a coin1/4/2007
  Q: .... this coin is so old it seem as is been there for ever it has a picture of a man looking towars ...
  A: Sorry, Gabby, can't picture what you have -- I take it that the piece does not have a country ...
What kinda coin do i have???1/3/2007
  Q: Its a thick gold coin. A little bigger than the quarter. On the front it has some writing "OMHPOX" ...
  A: Samantha, sounds like you have a modern Greece coin from 1990. Apaxmes is Greek like our cent. Go ...
coin1/3/2007
  Q: i have a $25.00 half ounce gold coin sealed in plastic in a blue velvet book it is a 1986 coin how ...
  A: Donna, sorry, not sure what you have here by what you describe. Is it a U.S. mint product or ...
1901 Pan-American Expo token1/1/2007
  Q: I have the copper coin of the 1901 Pan-American expodition. On the 1 side, I cant' describe but I've ...
  A: David, I'm not sure I know of this Pan American exposition token. The memorabilia from the 1901 ...
1945 penny12/31/2006
  Q: I have 1945 penny where it does not where it was made?
  A: Robert, I'm not 100% sure I understand your question, seems like something was left out. If you ...
copperpennies 194312/30/2006
  Q: 1have a large a mount of copper penies Ihave 4 1943 copper pennies how much are they worth.
  A: Mary, in 1943 the U.S. mint changed to making zinc coated steel cents from the copper cents that had ...
How much is a 1945 penny worth?12/29/2006
  Q: I found a penny of 1945. I have heard that if you have a 1945 penny they are worth lots of money... ...
  A: Natalia, sorry there were many U.S. cents made in 1945 and so they are really not worth all that ...
penny12/24/2006
  Q: I have a wheat penny that has on it for the year 192 thats it and a 1957 penny that is in a case ...
  A: Joe, let's start with the easier second question. The "BIE" "error" on cents refers to a die break ...
UK crown coin12/22/2006
  Q: i have a crown coin from 1977. It is of Elizabeth II riding a horse. On the reverse there is a ...
  A: Jason, if you do a search on www.ebay.com for "1977 English crown" you should see one piece for sale ...
dime12/21/2006
  Q: i have un stamped dime.worth anything? this is a blank dime not stamped.
  A: you have what is known as a blank or unstruck planchet (that's what they call the metal that is ...
wonder bread penny12/20/2006
  Q: I have a 1949 D wheat penny that has a silver band around it that says "wonder bread builds strong ...
  A: Tonita, is the "silver" band pretty light? My guess is that it is aluminum. Is it round or ...
blank penny12/17/2006
  Q: My son was given change for a purchase, and the penny that he was given is blank on both sides. Is ...
  A: Julie, yes this happens on occasion. The mint prepares what is called a "planchet," the blank that ...
Rare 1949 penny12/16/2006
  Q: I found a 1949 cent in very good condition, Please tell me its price. Thanks.
  A: Paramjit Lal. Unfortunately, hundreds of millions of U.S. cents were made in 1949, so that they ...
missed stamped coins12/11/2006
  Q: found two dimes in a roll of dime that were stamped together.only the centers of dimes are ...
  A: Richard, I'm not sure I can picture what you have. Is it possible that you have two dimes that were ...
1919 signing of peace emblen12/6/2006
  Q: I'm from Myanmar.I have a token about "The singing of peace at Versallies in 1919".Its mearsurement ...
  A: Aung Soe, good to hear from you. I have not heard of this piece. It must be a commemorative of the ...
miss stamped penny12/5/2006
  Q: 195- D penny missing the last digit. of any consequence? thanx for the expertise. jeff
  A: Jeff, I am not an expert on "error" coins, which this one might be. I can give you some ...
reproduction coin value12/1/2006
  Q: I have both a Charles II threepence(1660-1685), and a James I sixpence(1603). Both were reproduced ...
  A: Jai, I don't know who made these modern reproductions. Generally, modern reproductions don't have ...
One cent - Lincoln speaks11/24/2006
  Q: I have a collection of 3 coins (2 x One cent 1969 and 1 x One 1967) which have a particularity: they ...
  A: I'm not sure exactly what you mean by there is a speech from Lincoln. There is not much room on the ...
gold dollar11/22/2006
  Q: I have two gold coins face value in 5 dollars of 1901 and 10 dollars of 1899 of release. It would ...
  A: yaroslav from Portugal, hope all is well on that side of the ocean. Gold coins can be difficult as ...
1983 half stamp penny11/19/2006
  Q: i have aquiered a 1983 penny that is half stamped and would like to know its value the stamp is half ...
  A: Sounds like you have an error, off center cent. They have some value, more when there is still a ...
1904 encased indian head cent - louisiana exposition11/18/2006
  Q: I have a 1904 encased indian head penny. The encasement is in the shape of a horseshoe. One side ...
  A: Renee, the most common type of encased cents are the round and the horseshoe. There were several ...
Value of face value $20.00 in libriea11/14/2006
  Q: I have a coin and it has president lincoln on the front of it and says $20.00 and is .999 silver and ...
  A: Bobbi, I don't know of this specific piece but several other governments have issues bullion coins ...
Odd Penny11/13/2006
  Q: I have a 1941 Lincoln Head penny that has no letter under the date like all other pennys. I dont ...
  A: Zachery, sorry, but the 1941 cent with no mint mark is quite common and thus has no real numismatic ...
British penny11/9/2006
  Q: I have an H 1919 brish penny - what does the H mean and is is worth anything? Thanks simon
  A: Simon, I don't have much knowledge of non-U.S. coins, but I do have the Krause catalog of world ...
missed stamped nickle11/7/2006
  Q: Have a nickle that was not stamped completely on the coin. Is it worth anything?
  A: Phil, I cannot tell what you are describing here. Do you mean, the nickel was stamped off center, ...
1897 Indian Head Penny10/31/2006
  Q: I did some research on this and the coin is not perfrct, you cannot read liberty on it anymore but ...
  A: Amy, all Indian cents from 1890 on (except for the S mint marks in 1908 and 1909) are fairly common ...
Penny or a token?10/28/2006
  Q: I have found what is the size of a penny and seems to be copper. It has an Indian's head on one side ...
  A: Andy, I have never about anything about this, but I have a good guess as to what it is likely to be ...
Rare dollar coin10/24/2006
  Q: I have found a rare dollar coin i have never seen one like this before it has a picture of a indian ...
  A: Aries, this isn't all that rare. It's called a Sacagawea dollar. The U.S. mint started making them ...
State Pennies 1973-197410/18/2006
  Q: I have a collection of 50 pennies from each state with the outline of the state beside Lincoln's ...
  A: Emily, interesting. I have seen of and heard of the outline of the states (and I think each has the ...
have a penny stamped 199 w\o end number its completly smooth not rubbed off from a new roll10/14/2006
  Q: a penny that has 199 no last number .found in new roll. does not look like it was tampered with
  A: Don, it sounds like what happened is that either the die that was making your cent was getting worn ...
Antique Spanish silver coin10/13/2006
  Q: I purchased an antique silver Spanish coin in Dinisli, Turkey from a shepherd in the fields. It's a ...
  A: William, actually I am not sure what you have here as I am not an expert on ancient or European ...
1944 Penny10/12/2006
  Q: I just found a 1944 wheat penny...is it worth anything outside of just a cent? Thank you, Sara
  A: Sara, probably not. There were many hundreds of millions of them made and so the current supply is ...
masonic penny10/9/2006
  Q: I have a coin from my grandfather. On the back - on the top it reads "Lafayette Chapter No. 61 , ...
  A: Rachel, I know that there have been lots of different kinds of tokens made over time, and this is ...
coin value10/9/2006
  Q: What is the value of a silver Kennedy half dollar, silver quarter, dime, and nickel dated 1964. I ...
  A: Lee, I was confused here at first, didn't see any question that I hadn't had before, but on second ...
nickel bad print10/6/2006
  Q: i have a nickel that has a bad print on one side . is there a place online where i can send pictures ...
  A: Sean, actually, I think the answer to your question is probably no, although there may be one I ...
mini penny10/2/2006
  Q: I have a 1964 mini penny, i was wondering if it is worth anything and how much. Thank you.
  A: Dorianne, hope all is well. This is a novelty piece, made to sell to the public. It really has very ...
Value9/30/2006
  Q: I have a 1906 Indian head penny, value? Thanks
  A: In very nice uncirculated condition, it can sell for $20 to $30 or so. Values go up only if it the ...
half penny token 18139/29/2006
  Q: I found a 1813 half penny token that says on on side copper over paper? do you know anything about ...
  A: Brian, sorry, haven't heard of this one. I quickly checked Rulau's 1700-1900 U.S. Token catalog, but ...
windsor canadian imported token9/28/2006
  Q: I have a 1963 canadian penny inside a token for Windsor Canadian Imported token with logo of "the ...
  A: Jamie, it appears that I have answered your question here in blank at 12:30 AM this morning. Don't ...
penny9/28/2006
  Q: i found a siver u.s penny year 1975 and good condition it's just like a regular u.s penny but the ...
  A: Latoya. My guess is that someone plated your cent after it left the mint. There are some pieces ...
coins9/27/2006
  Q: I have some new england coins ranging from 1992 to 1999 and old coins from 1800 columbian half ...
  A: Kathy, I'm not sure what you are asking, but I'll tell you something about what I know from what you ...
Indianhead Penny or Token9/25/2006
  Q: I have a indianhead penny dated 1863. It has a 9 feather headdress with no liberty and has 13 stars ...
  A: James, you have what is known as a Civil War Token. Once war broke out, money was hoarded and ...
Collectible medallions9/25/2006
  Q: Can you tell me where I can find information on a medallion collection minted by Osborne Mint and ...
  A: Alan, I've not heard of it either. Osborne Mint was a long standing private company that made ...
penny9/24/2006
  Q: I found a penny (1973) with an image of JFK engraved beside Lincoln on the front of the coin. It is ...
  A: Tracey, yes the Kennedy image was stamped by a novelty producer after the cent was minted and then ...
silver penny9/24/2006
  Q: Jim i have a silver penny the date is 1987 and it is realy silver do you think it worth any thing ? ...
  A: Donnie, can't envision what you have by your description. Perhaps the cent was plated? If it is ...
Penny From SF Mint9/23/2006
  Q: Ok I was watching a show about US currence a couple of weeks ago and they showed a penny but under ...
  A: Yes, cents were made at the SF mint in 1944 and they have an "S" under the date. As 282 million of ...
double struck9/23/2006
  Q: Just wondering the worth of a coin I came across. It is a 1993 penny, i think, could be 1992 since ...
  A: Joey, I'm not an expert on error coins, and I can't see the piece, although I think you have ...
1943 wheat penny9/22/2006
  Q: I HAVE A 1943 WHEAT PENNY AND THE 4 IS BARELY NOTICABLE IS IT A MISPRINT
  A: Wendy, probably not. The steel that was being stamped in 1943 is a bit harder than copper and so (I ...
How much is my 1935 dollar worth?9/20/2006
  Q: I have a 1935 dollar bill and it is in kinda good condition. The color has not faded and you can ...
  A: Casey, I'm not really an expert on bills but I do have a retail price list, although it's a bit old ...
Double stamped penny9/19/2006
  Q: I have a penny that looks like it is 2000 but it is stamped on Lincolns head with a wheat penny ...
  A: Jenn, not sure I understand and can picture what you are describing. If this is just a stamp that ...
History of coins9/19/2006
  Q: My question is what was the origin of each of coins in the United States?
  A: I'm not sure what you mean by the origin of each of the coins? The mint was authorized by Congress ...
question on PENNY'S9/18/2006
  Q: I NEED TO FIND OUT ABOUT A SILVER PENNY.1943 D.
  A: Actually, this isn't silver but rather zinc plated steel. In 1943, copper was needed for the war ...
One Cent Penny9/14/2006
  Q: I have a 1957 D one cent penny... How much would it be value to?
  A: There were over a billion U.S. cents made with Denver mint mark in 1957. As a result, there is very ...
Foreign Coin Currency9/14/2006
  Q: I Have a few coins from Mexico. I would like to know how to obtain the value of them?
  A: I don't have a Mexican coin pricelist, although I think they do exist. I know Krause Publications ...
1983 Liberty Quarter Dollar USA9/12/2006
  Q: Can i please get an around about on how much the 1983 Liberty Quarter Dollar is worth? THank you ...
  A: Sorry, Melanie, don't know what you are speaking of here. The U.S. quarter made in 1973 was a ...
Gold penny9/11/2006
  Q: I have a 1974 penny that is gold in color and looks brand new. It has a little symbol to the right ...
  A: Caleb. There was a series of novelty items made a while back with cents. I think it was around ...
stamped penny9/11/2006
  Q: I have also come across a stamped penny. A friend gave it to me today and wanted to know something ...
  A: Heather, yes it is still a cent and would be accepted as such for its face value. I have never ...
misprinted coin9/10/2006
  Q: i have a quarter that is dated for 1978 on one side and dated for 1995 on the other i need to know ...
  A: sorry, William, I can't picture what you are talking about. The heads (obverse) side of a U.S. ...
1909 vdb penny9/9/2006
  Q: value range for a 1909vdb penny in fine condition, thanks
  A: Hank, August coin dealer newsletter says bid at 6.75, ask at 7.25; should be able to buy a decent ...
i have a coin9/7/2006
  Q: 000 wourldwide end weigh,s 28.28 grams
  A: John, mot sure exactly what this is -- sounds like a commemorative for Princess Grace, but you don't ...
1968 penny with stamp-9/5/2006
  Q: I have a 1968 penny with a stamped(obviosly after the fact) callout bubble coming out of Ab's mouth ...
  A: you are right, this was stamped after the cent was made at the mint. There have been many such ...
error coin9/4/2006
  Q: i have a penny that is missing a number in the date 199?. the coin is also uneven. the top of the ...
  A: Missy, I am not an expert on error coins, so I really can't help. If this is a U.S. Mint error, it ...
rare/fake coin8/29/2006
  Q: My husband found mixed with some other pennnies one coin that apparently is a mixed of a penny (it ...
  A: Guadalupe. I am not really an expert in "error" coins, and it would be hard to tell if this is real ...
Deformed Penny8/29/2006
  Q: My boyfriend has a penny that is not a complete circle. It looks kinda like a sidewas 8 and the ...
  A: Sorry, Heather, not sure what this is. My guess is that someone took a hammer or other tool to a ...
silver rimmed penny.8/27/2006
  Q: I have what appears to be a 2000 penny with the rim encased in silver. Have you ever heard of this?
  A: Sorry, not really sure what this is. Sounds like someone painted or plated or did something to a ...
13 stars indians head and nickel/bufalo8/26/2006
  Q: what is this and whats it worth it is the size of a silver dollar or bigger
  A: Sorry, your question does not suggest to me what you have. I would suggest you try going to ...
1974 gold penny8/19/2006
  Q: i have a penny from 1974 with a lil map and the letters va in the middle to the right of the face ...
  A: I'm not sure from your heading and description what you have. Aluminum is silver in color and much ...
one troy ounce silver coin8/11/2006
  Q: i have a one troy ounce silver coin.it has a buffalo on one side and an indian head on the other.can ...
  A: Patrick, I haven't heard of this particular piece, but it sounds like a silver round -- something ...
2006 nickel8/2/2006
  Q: It seems nickels are a pretty popular question for you. I've come across a 2006 nickel that has a ...
  A: Lana, it was an intentional design change by the U.S. Mint. Go to ...
encased coins and $2 bills7/28/2006
  Q: This is 3 part1) I have a case that contains 1 US coin of each denominaion. It is called the ...
  A: Gina, I don't know much about what you have described, but let me tell you what I do. I have heard ...
1941 dime7/19/2006
  Q: I have foude 1941 dime in very good condition. would you please tell me it's vaule Thank you ...
  A: Aurelia, it depends on what condition it is in. If it is in uncirculated condition (as made in ...
Quarter7/18/2006
  Q: What is the cumlitive value of an entire quarter collection from circa 1965 that was spent on candy?
  A: sorry don't know what you mean by an "entire" quarter collection from the 1960s and what that would ...
1901 encased Indian head7/17/2006
  Q: I found a 1901 Pan American Expostion Buffalo New York encased Indian Head. The front side showing ...
  A: Pati, yes you have found an encased cent from the 1901 Pan American Exposition in Buffalo. Your ...
coins-dollars6/23/2006
  Q: I have a 1 dollar bill the date on the bill show's 1923 on the back it does not say in god we trust. ...
  A: Lizeth, I'm not an expert on paper money, but if you go to www.ebay.com and do a search for "1923 ...
1928 $20.00 bill6/22/2006
  Q: Could you please tell me the value of my 1928 $20.00 dollar bill? ( Gold Certificate). what is ...
  A: Sorry, my expertise is in tokens not paper money. However, a trip to www.ebay.com should give you ...
two headed nickel6/8/2006
  Q: I have a two headed nickel and i was wondering if it was fake of if had a value.
  A: Well, Robert, the most likely explanation for your two headed nickel is that someone put two nickels ...
i have found a double stamped nickel,5/28/2006
  Q: Is this nickel a misprint or a fraud. Its missing "trust" on the face side, and on the tails side it ...
  A: I am not an expert on these errors. You may want to show it to a dealer at a local shop or a coin ...
coins5/28/2006
  Q: I recently purchased a repo home and found a coin collection and I think It might me worth a lot of ...
  A: not sure exactly what your question is. Might be best for you to get a good book on coin ...
Caligula bronze coin5/19/2006
  Q: I have got bronze coin of Caligula three sisters, Agrippina, Drusilla, and Julia Livilla. My ...
  A: You have asked me this question about 10 times, so I'll only answer once. My great grandfather came ...
Misprinted Coin5/16/2006
  Q: I have a double printed nickel. It seams to have been stamped twice. How much is this coin worth?
  A: Steve, sorry I'm not an expert in coin errors. I'm not sure what you mean by double printed -- all ...
how to find vale of coins5/15/2006
  Q: my question is who or where would i bring my coins to to find out the value
  A: Darious, that's a good quesion. You could find a local dealer with a shop and go in there to get ...
Indian cent5/14/2006
  Q: I have some indian cents packaged on a yellow peice of cardboard they state UNITED STATES INDIAN ...
  A: Nichole, thanks for the question. I've seen the cards that you are talking about -- they are dealer ...
coins5/13/2006
  Q: i hanumber of coins that have on them APAXMEE and on the front AHMOKPITOE do you know anything ...
  A: Jane, no sorry I have absolutely no idea what this is. The only guess I could make is that it is the ...
Strange nickel5/12/2006
  Q: Lawniczak: I have with me this strange coin...a Jefferson nickel that DOESN'T have the Monticello? ...
  A: Mr. Medina, I am not an expert on error coins, so the best way to find out what this is would be to ...
Chief Oshkosh Beer Token5/12/2006
  Q: I found a token inside my house, while remodeling. The house was built in the early 50's. Can not ...
  A: Tami, sounds like you have what is called a spinner token. Different merchants made these and this ...
REGUARDING A PENNIE5/11/2006
  Q: I HAVE A PENNIE DATED 1959 ( D ), INCASED IN PLASTIC, BUT IT DOES NOT APPEAR TO BE COPPER. IT LOOKS ...
  A: Sorry, Rhonda, can't really picture this. I don't know of any silver looking cent that was encased ...
would like to know value of 2 coins5/11/2006
  Q: the first is a quarter from 1900. the second is a penny from 1920. can you please tell me what their ...
  A: I assume you mean United States coins. Everything depends on condition of the piece (are they ...
Coins.......specifically Quarter4/28/2006
  Q: I found a quarter that has no ridges on the side...it is totally smooth like it missed a step in the ...
  A: I'm no expert on error coins, so it might make sense for you to show this to an expert at a coin ...
Coin Repair4/25/2006
  Q: I have a silver coin with a hole that has been drilled thru the coin. How do I go about filling the ...
  A: Sorry, I am not an expert on coin repair. Jewelers might be able to help. Or go to www.google.com ...
ancient indian coins4/23/2006
  Q: Sir i saw your profile,it was amazing.i like to know about the ancient indian coins existed before ...
  A: Sorry I am not an expert on ancient coins of India. Or maybe you meant U.S. cents (Indian cents) ...
pennys4/19/2006
  Q: Would a penny with a date of 1974 and an S under the date and an inital on the back beside the ...
  A: Adolfo, sounds like what you have is a US 1 cent piece 1974S. FG was the designer of the memorial ...
Two dollar bill...4/12/2006
  Q: Can you please tell me if a two dollar bill made in 1952 is worth anything? I really don't think ...
  A: Valerie, sorry I am not an expert on paper money. But I did cut out a pricelist from April 05 so it ...
found strange coin3/22/2006
  Q: I FOUND A STRANGE COIN AND HAVE NO IDEA WHAT IT IS, IT IS DATED 1789, ON THE FRONT IT HAS A STRANGE ...
  A: sorry, not an expert on non-US coins and my only reference book on world coins starts in 1900 and ...
first men on the moon coins2/22/2006
  Q: i have a coin that is in exellent condition. it is a $5 dollar piece. it is engraved on the front ...
  A: Cora, sorry, thought I'd answered this question. Maybe the Internet froze before it went out (that ...
how much are these worth2/14/2006
  Q: my uncle has 300 silver dollar coins which is dated in 1876.these are in good and nice condition. i ...
  A: with the price of silver up, the minimum price for these no matter what condition they are in seems ...
1916 S barber dime2/11/2006
  Q: i have this dime, barber 1916 S with a small hole, less than 1/8 inch diameter in the coin. does ...
  A: It certainly makes it less valuable. I guess with that in mind, it probably makes it less ...
one penny 18772/7/2006
  Q: I'm a coin collector from Romania . I have a coin with the following description : On one side : ...
  A: sounds like a fantasy piece: the 1877 cent is a key date in the Indian cent series, very valuable, ...
1901 Lucky Penny encased2/4/2006
  Q: We have a 1901 Lucky penny encased from the Minneapolis Milk company. It says good luck on it and ...
  A: Tami, yes you do have a lucky penny encased cent from the first year that they were msde. To find ...
What is it worth?1/18/2006
  Q: I've been collecting/saving my coins for a while and was about to put them in an account for my ...
  A: Aliyah, sorry, I can't give you a list of valuable coins, it would take hours and the list would be ...
Commemorative 1 cent coins1/10/2006
  Q: MY dad worked for CTA Bus lines in Chicago. He brought us kids home Commemorative 1 cent coins, ...
  A: I found one of what you have (75D cent) on eBay -- it is item no. 8371486254; just go to ...
D coin12/20/2005
  Q: I have a friend that has a coin that has a D on one side and says Uncirculated on the top and Denver ...
  A: Anthony, I tried to answer this question yesterday, but I don't think the all experts website was ...
lucky penny?12/13/2005
  Q: . just curious about a penny i found.. its from 2000 and is only stamped half way down the penny.. ...
  A: Sorry, Reba, I thought I had answered this question. You have to send twice to actually send, and I ...
Pennies11/16/2005
  Q: I am trying to locate a 1970 mint mark S penny. I am having no luck in finding this one.
  A: John, don't know what to tell you, but they were made in quantity and are available in quantity. ...
Coins11/14/2005
  Q: I have a 1936 UK One Penny piece that has two tail sides (Britannia). All the other One Peny's in my ...
  A: David, usually if a piece has two tail sides that means that it is a magician piece put together for ...
dollars bill worth11/12/2005
  Q: I have two consecutives 1995 dollars uncirculate with an error, the third print was printed on back ...
  A: sorry Raul, I have no experience or knowledge about currency, especially error currency. I would ...
Rare Coin Question....11/9/2005
  Q: I have a 1944 Mercury Dime that was stamped on a Wheat Penny. Have you ever seen a coin like this? ...
  A: Jaclyn, it's hard to tell for sure what you have without seeing the piece, but it sounds as if one ...
coins11/2/2005
  Q: I really want to buy kits to help me get started on coin collecting, but I can't find any stores ...
  A: I think you are right, it's the rare store that will have anything coin oriented. I think because ...
buffalo nickels10/24/2005
  Q: I have found a 1935 type 1 buffalo nickel. How nuch is it worth?
  A: Tina, sorry don't understand the question in one sense. The type 1 buffalo nickel was only made in ...
uncirculated coin set9/15/2005
  Q: In my 1987 uncirculated coin set there are 2 strange coins. One has a D on it and one has a P on it. ...
  A: the P and D on U.S. coins are very normal. They are "mint marks" and tell what city the coins were ...
coin medallions9/6/2005
  Q: I have 4 California American Revolution Bicentennial Medallions all dated 1973. One is silver with ...
  A: Sorry, Sue, I've never heard of or seen these. But try going to www.ebay.com and doing a couple of ...
Auburn, California9/2/2005
  Q: I have a large coin that I cannot identify. It says Cent on it, with a picture of a woman. On the ...
  A: It is almost certainly not a "coin" as it doesn't look like it was issued as currency by a ...
lucky penny8/22/2005
  Q: i have a lucky penny from 1947 with a pic of georgivs VI on the back can you tell me if its worth ...
  A: Sounds like an English penny (or some British Commonwealth penny). You may be able to tell for sure ...
i have a coin i'm wondering...7/2/2005
  Q: i have a coin i'm wondering how much is. Where is it from? it has a greece looking guy on the ...
  A: Your coin is from Belgium, and I'd guess it is a 5 Franc denomination from what you say. As I ...
Encased Cents6/12/2005
  Q: Are encased cents still being produced? Will you please provide me with a wholesalers name as I'm ...
  A: Vicki, thanks for the message. Mintage Masters was making encased pieces up to about 3 years ago or ...
wheat pennies6/8/2005
  Q: I am not a coin collector. But today, I came accross about $10.00 worth of rolled wheat pennies. ...
  A: Mary, I think it's just a find, depending on condition. If your cents are normally circulated (not ...
I HAVE A COPPER TOKEN A LITTLE...5/27/2005
  Q: I HAVE A COPPER TOKEN A LITTLE SMALLER THAN A DIME WITH LUXURY TAX AT TOP, TOKEN AT THE BOTTOM, A ...
  A: you have an Alabama tax token. These were issues usually back in the 50s and 60s to be given as ...
DOUBLE DIE PENNIES5/25/2005
  Q: Is a double die 1968 penny rare? If so, how much does it cost? Also, I read a book that said if the ...
  A: sorry, I have never heard of a 1968 double die penny. Sometimes there is what is called strike ...
biblical coins5/14/2005
  Q: I have seen a number of coins on ebay relating to Pontius Pilate circa 29 - 31 AD which I am ...
  A: Sorry, Paul, I am not an expert on ancient coins and thus cannot give you any definitive views on ...
Morgan Silver Dollar4/4/2005
  Q: My father was reciently given 3 sets of coins held by a family friend to be given to 3 brothers upon ...
  A: Randie, sorry, I don't think I'm the best of the experts to help you -- this is Morgan proof dollars ...
coin worth4/3/2005
  Q: I have a 5 cent piece dated 1882. What's it worth?
  A: depends completely on what condition it is in. Try going to www.ebay.com and doing a search for ...
A UNIQUE PENNY4/1/2005
  Q: I HAVE A LINCOLN HEAD US PENNY AND ABOVE THE 1974 D DATE is KENNEDYS HEAD EITHER STAMPED OR ENGRAVED ...
  A: Michelle, good to hear from you. This was something that has been commonly done as a novelty (not ...
Indian Head Pennies3/10/2005
  Q: I found these pennies when I started my spring cleaning and I was wondering if they are worth ...
  A: I assume that you have U.S. "Indian head" cents with those dates. You certainly have found some ...
Joseph Eggleston Johnson Coin2/1/2005
  Q: Whilst my Father was constructing a pool in his back yard to his home, many years ago, we found a ...
  A: Sorry, I really don't know. Sounds like some kind of medal (it's not really a coin -- that's money ...
one cent coin??1/31/2005
  Q: I have a one cent coin, can not figure out were it is from? It states 1 cent on front with leaves ...
  A: sounds to me like it is from the Netherlands. I don't know Dutch but do know German, which is a ...
coined dollars1/21/2005
  Q: What are the following coins made out of? Silver dollar pennie knickel half dollar quarter dollar ...
  A: The first one is kind of like who's buried in Grant's tomb. The silver dollar is made of silver. ...
Encased Dime....12/30/2004
  Q: I have a plastic encased dime with a label on it: American Museum of Atomic Energy - Neutron ...
  A: Bob, there was an article about this in the Coin World about 3 or 4 years ago. These pieces are ...
gold coin?12/26/2004
  Q: I was given 2 coins recently in plastic round cases. They have an Indian head on the front with the ...
  A: These appear to be hobby copies of gold coins. They probably have some slight value. Try going to ...
1943 1 cent set12/24/2004
  Q: i have a set of (5) coins in a sealed package . need info.
  A: Sorry, can't really help you here. I've never heard of a set of 5 1943 cents in a sealed package. ...
snoopy coin11/10/2004
  Q: I HAVE A .999 SILVER SNOOPY COIN. IT HAS SNOOPY ON ONE SIDE AND WOODSTOCK ON THE OTHER.IT SAY'S ...
  A: I don't know anything about this either. My guess is that it is worth the silver in it, but don't ...
hawaii coin 1/4 D11/4/2004
  Q: I've got this coin a 1883 hawaii coin and was wondering if it was worth any thing . I discripe it ...
  A: I think but am not sure that this is a Hawaiian coin -- there were such things and my limited ...
WHAT IS IT?11/1/2004
  Q: I HAVE A US 2 CENT WITH A DIFFERENT OBVERSE.IT HAS A CIRCLE IN THE MIDDLE WITH A FLOWER DESIGN AND ...
  A: Sorry I can't help you on this one, especially without seeing the piece. But it would seem to me ...
Value?8/25/2004
  Q: Where is a site that I can check the value of some old coins and bills? Thanks, Charles
  A: Charles, one of the best ways is to go to www.ebay.com and do a search for what you have and see ...
coins8/24/2004
  Q: are bicenntenial quarters, wheatback pennies or two dollar bills worth anything more than their face ...
  A: Lorraine, lets start with two dollar bills: the current ones being issued (series 1990-date) are ...
Lincoln Cent8/15/2004
  Q: I have a 1955 Lincoln wheat cent, which looks like it is plated or is clad. Do you have any ...
  A: David, don't really know much about this; sounds like it was probably plated after it was minted. ...
.Mint error on $5 bill8/8/2004
  Q: I have a $5 bill that has a white creates in the middle of it. I believe the original sheet of ...
  A: Joe, thanks for the question, but I am really not an expert in paper money. If this is a true ...
1909 S VDB Lincoln penny7/23/2004
  Q: I have a MS67 (red) 1909 S VDB Lincoln penny that is slabbed and graded by Numistrust Corp.. I ...
  A: John, I am not sure there is a value guide for a 67RD '09SVDB. My PCGS population guide is 3 years ...
Encased7/20/2004
  Q: Hey JIm I have an encased quarted the case is madeof plastic it looks like it was built up around it ...
  A: Matt, unless the plastic has a merchant or event advertising on it, I am afraid the piece is really ...
price guide book7/15/2004
  Q: Jim Lawniczak, I was wondering do you know what is the best book to get to find pricing about all ...
  A: Brady, the best pricing guide is the Coin Dealers Newsletter -- it comes out weekly for things that ...
bass pro coin7/11/2004
  Q: gold colored coin. front has a bass with the words B.A.S.S. above it. the back has a bass underwater ...
  A: Adria, sorry I didn't get your message (don't know why, maybe the aol spam filter picked it up, I'll ...
1946 half dime head & half penny back6/11/2004
  Q: My question is aproximently how many half dime head & half penny backs were made in 1946. Also about ...
  A: James, the answer is none, at least not intentionally. It is almost certain that your piece is a ...
I have a none 1943 steel penny5/28/2004
  Q: I have a none 1943 steel penny what is it go for what would i sell it for how much.
  A: Derrick, sorry I'm not sure I understand what you have. If you have a regular steel cent from 1943 ...
1854 twenty dollar peice?5/6/2004
  Q: I have what appears to be a 20$ gold peice but I am not sure. The front of the coin has Lady ...
  A: sorry, I know nothing about gold pieces, except one thing -- there are lots of counterfeits out ...
ENCLOSED SET4/28/2004
  Q: I WAS WONDERING ABOUT THE VALUE OF A SET I RECENTLY CAME UPON. IT'S TWO PACKS OF 1970 UNCIRULATED ...
  A: Hey, Mike sounds like you have a mint set, or maybe a proof set. The ones from 1970 aren't worth ...
1963 steel penny4/27/2004
  Q: My daughter said that she had steel penny, what I presumed she had was a 1943 steel penny. She ...
  A: Mark, sorry can't tell without seeing it, but I don't think there is much chance that a blank steel ...
Lincoln penny w/ Kennedy head4/13/2004
  Q: I'm 9 years old and started coin collecting. My Gramma gave me an old bank to go through, and I ...
  A: Devin thanks for your question. It is pretty amazing what you can find! Actually, this is a pretty ...
1943leadpennies4/12/2004
  Q: Are 1943 lead pennies of any value other than one cent?
  A: Marilyn, actually the 1943 cents were made of zinc coated steel, not lead. If they are in really ...
$20 bils4/1/2004
  Q: I recently acquired 2 $20.00 Canadian bills, in fairly good shape...the date on these is 1954> ...
  A: Jacqualyn, sorry your original email got lost, probably in a sea of spam and then I took last week ...
buying encased pennies3/25/2004
  Q: I am looking for "lucky pennies" from 1950. Besides Ebay, where can I find some to buy? Thanks.
  A: William, eBay will certainly have encased cents from 1950, the best search would be encased 1950 if ...
medal?2/14/2004
  Q: i have a california collection medal. it has a bear, a quail, and a flower on the front . on the ...
  A: sorry I have never heard of this medal and am not an expert in either California exonumia or medals. ...
Unusual NYC subway token2/5/2004
  Q: I have a very unusual NYC subway token in reasonably good condition. It is one of the 75th ...
  A: Barry, sorry I can't help, I really know nothing about subway tokens. I would imagine that local ...

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I will answer your questions about encased coins (lucky pennies), which are advertising and event tokens with coins, unually cents, struck with the token.

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Long time collector of encased coins and author of several articles on encased coins.

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