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ery valuable old coins pictures

German States Prussia 1/6 Thaler 1822 to 1840
A coin from the small collection of mark k
Date on coin: 1826
Mint mark: none
Size: medium
Country: prussia
Denomination: thaler
Grade: not sure
Description: Friedr. wilh. 111 koenig v. preussen on front. vienen thaler LRXXXI eineem 1826 on back. on thin edge of coin are the letters UNS, GOTT, MIT with what looks like small stars and vines in between those groups of letters.
Composition: could be silver
Wear: little or no wear
Eye appeal: tainted
Damage: scratches, nicks or gouges
Holder: rawin between
Toning: getting dark between letters/pictures
[coin 2914, Tuesday, 02-Feb-2010] [Show Singly]
CoinQuest Response
German States Prussia 1/6 Thaler 1822 to 1840Well, Mark, that's a cool coin. It is a 1/6th thaler from the old German State of Prussia. In worn condition the catalogs report a value of $8. In average circulated condition, like our example in the picture, the value moves up to $20. A fully uncirculated coin, if you can find one, catalogs over $200.

Be sure to understand how to interpret these catalog values. Use our Important Terminology page via the link at the upper left.

Canada 50 Cents 1870 to Date
A coin from the accumulated collection of cavescott
Date on coin: 1872
Mint mark: cannot find a mint mark
Size: medium
Country: canada
Denomination: 50 cents
Grade: not sure
Description: inscription is victoria deltratria regina canada. lady's head with crown with what seems like a different type of materail at the top like a jewel or something that travels through to the other side of the coin. there is a bun at the back of the ladys head and a ribon below that. thev back of the coin says 50 cents 1872 with a crown at the top maple leafs around the sides andthat other material that travels through the coin at the bottom
Composition: could be silver
Wear: well preserved
Eye appeal: likable
Damage: not specified
Holder: vinyl
Toning: not specified
[coin 2906, Tuesday, 02-Feb-2010] [Show Singly]
[Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Tuesday, 28-Dec-2010]
CoinQuest Response
Canada 50 Cents 1870 to DateSome of the very old Canadian 50 cent pieces are worth quite a bit of money. Coins dated before 1936 generally carry a substantial numismatic (coin collector) premium over and above face value of the coin. Modern coins, like the one in our secondary picture with King George VI, are worth face value: 50 cents in Canada.

Here are approximate catalog values for *common date* coins dated before 1936:

worn condition: $10 to $50 US dollars, older more valuable
average circulated: $30 to $100
well preserved: $200 to $500

These are catalog values for undamaged coins. To understand these values, use our Important Terminology page (link at upper left). Cavescott's coin is apparently damaged, so its value goes down to almost zero. It sounds like this specimen had a hold drilled through it and the hole was later filled with some type of material

Now there are also several *better data* Canadian 50 cent pieces that catalog above the *common date* prices above. These are listed below. The value shown is for average circulated coins. More wear means less value. Less wear means more value.

1870: $2500
1890H: $3000
1894: $1500
1905: $700

France Indo China Piastre 1946 and 1947
A coin from the small collection of Ron
Date on coin: 1947
Mint mark: cannot find a mint mark
Size: large
Country: ???
Denomination: 1 Piastre
Grade: none
Description: Obv.: UNION FRANCAISE Appears to be a women on the front holding a branch and there is alion on the front of her gown, 1947 date at the bottom, P.TURIN near right shoulder. Rev.: FEDERATION INDOCHINOISE 1 PIASTRE and has what appears to be grain stocks. Edge is lined front to back. Thanks Ron
Composition: could be silver
Wear: well preserved
Eye appeal: not specified
Damage: scratches, spots
Holder: 2 x 2 cardboard holder
Toning: Dark
Numismatic type: ???
Cleaning: not specified
Errors: None
[coin 2900, Monday, 01-Feb-2010] [Show Singly]
CoinQuest Response
France Indo China Piastre 1946 and 1947French Indo China (Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia today) produced these 1 piastre coins in copper-nickel during 1946 and 1947. Coins without a reeded edge are more valuable than coins with a reeded edge. Here are catalog values in US dollars:

Edge not reeded: $15 worn, $200 fully uncirculated
Reeded edge: $1 worn, $10 fully uncirculated

Use our Important Terminology page to understand what 'catalog value' means.

Belgium 1, 2, 5, and 10 Centimes 1811 to 1919
A coin from Peter
Date on coin: 1839
Mint mark: cannot find a mint mark
Size: medium
Description: I couldnt find the same one on your site I have what I believe to be a 1939 (theres a hole over last # leopold premier roi des belges 5 cent coin. I havent been able to find another one like it though. On the reverse there is a lion with its right paw on top of like tablets (like what the 10 commandments would be on)that have constitution belge 1831 written on them. The lion has its head turned back looking behind himself. Under the lion and the tablets it says 5 CENTs with a line undernieth that starts after the 5 and ends at the end of the N and the s in cents is a smaller than the other letters and sits on the upper right of the t. The Obverse has a crown up top with what looks like ribbons or banners and around the egde says leopold premi
Composition: probably not precious
Wear: well preserved
Eye appeal: not specified
[coin 2892, Sunday, 31-Jan-2010] [Show Singly]
CoinQuest Response
Belgium 1, 2, 5, and 10 Centimes 1811 to 1919This is an interesting series of copper coins, Peter. I like the design, it certainly is an eye-catcher. The four denominatios addressed on this page have all the same lion, tablets, ribbons, and crown pattern, but their sizes and dates of issue are different. The values range from a few US dollars to a several 100 US dollars, and even over $1000 for well preserved coins. But, since your coin has a hole in it, the value goes way down, to one-tenth the values quoted below.

Sizes appear first, then values.

Centime: 17 mm diameter, 1832 to 1863
2 Centimes: 22 mm diameter, 1832 to 1909
5 Centimes: 28 mm diameter, 1811 to 1861
10 Centimes: 33 mm diameter, 1832 to 1856

Most of the dates in the series are what are known as *common dates*. There are a few *better dates*, but most coins are common. There are also quite a few *special minting varieties* of these coins, but such variations are beyond the ken of CoinQuest. If you have one or more of these coins in good shape, i.e., with only a little wear and no scratches, stains, spots and the like, it might be worth searching out a coin dealer or knowledgable collector to get an accurate, first-hand appraisal.


Below you will find the common date catalog value for each denomination. After that, we list the better and key date values. All values are catalog values for undamaged coins. Use the Important Terminology page (link at upper left) to understand how to interpret 'catalog value.'