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I just recently found my grandfathers and moms old coin collection. Idk if these are rare or not so could someone knowledgeable in this tell me?

Europe:

UK:
*Half Crown 1939 (it's heavy and sunken in on both sides, idk if its supposed to be)
*Three pence 1960
*Six pence 1961, 1966
* I can't tell what these are, some say three pence but some just have 3, but there all around the same size. The years are 1895, 1938, 1918, 1936, 1916, 1908, 1900.
*I think this is Irish, it says leat reul and 3 with an upside down reversed p next to it. The year is 1934.

France: 1 franc 1964

Spain: 10 centimos 1959

Germany: 5 pfennig 1888, 50 reichsdfenning 1939, 50 pfennig 1950, 10 pfennig 1950 1972 1977,

Belgium: 1970 coin with 1FR on it

Norway: 10 ore 1962

Switzerland: a coin with a 20 on it from 1971

Denmark: 5 ore 1971

The Netherlands: 1 G 1969 1971, 10 cent 1970 1976 1978

Italy: it says bvono da L.1 and the year is 1924, a coin from Florence (it says florin) and the year is 1940, then I have a bunch of 100 lire, 50 lire, 10 lire and 200 lire from the 1960's and 70's.

North America:

Canada:
* 25 cents: the years are 1968, 1992, 1984, 1973, 1974, 1971, 1964.
*5 cents: 1968, 1960(this one is shaped differently), 1965, 1980
*10 cents: 1971, 1973, 1968, 1940(has George VI on it)
*1 cent: 1977, 1969, 1973, 1991, 1964, 1972, 1965, 1976, 1985, 1975. Then there are some older ones with George V and Edward VII on them from 1919 and 1902. There smaller then the modern ones and look silvery, not copper.

US:
*I have about 100 wheat pennies so I'm not gonna type all the dates.

* I have Indian head pennies from 1908, 1906, 1905, 1882, 1901, 1903, 1902.

* then there's this weird one cent coin from 1851. It's even larger than a quarter.

*i have three old dimes. One looks ancient and beat up, it's rough on the edges, faded and has a hole in the top. The year is 1858. The other two are really unusual. One is from 1916 and the other from 1939.

* 1776 Spanish 8reales. I'm pretty sure it's real.

South and Central America, and the carribean.

* Cuba: 1 c from 1958
*Chile: 10 centesimos 1969
*Columbia: V centavos 1946, diez centavos 1959
*Brazil: 5 centavos 1995, 10 centavos 1967
*Nicaragua: 25 centavos 1965
*Bermuda: 5 cents 1970
*Peru: a bunch of inti's and nueve sol(I know these are worth nothing)
*Dominican republic: 1 peso 1991, 25 centavos 1967, 10 centavos 1967.
*Mexico: 1 peso 1971.
*El Salvador: I have a bunch of colons but I'm pretty sure there worthless.

Asia:
* I just have one coin but I can't tell what it is. I'll post a picture of it.

I can post a picture of any if you need.

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OK, not going to give you a blow-by-blow, but the Brit coins contain no rarities. A bit of silver value - to give you an idea there is .1818 oz silver in an uncirculated British half crown (0.500 for the years 1920-1946), and the other coins are fractions of that so get your calculator. I can not tell what you mean about the 1939 in your description.

 

Most of the others are relatively common, but you really need to check out the back side of the 1916 dime - is it a mercury dime or a barber dime? Is there a "D" mintmark if it is a mercury on the bottom to the left of the fasces?

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The Latin American stuff all appears to be pretty standard stuff that was probably leftovers from travels - fun stuff but generally not of much value.

 

The smaller Canadian coins should be silver 5 cent pieces, not 1 cent. Value depends on condition, though well circulated pieces are readily available.

 

The Florin is a British / commonwealth coin.

 

You are correct on the Irish piece.

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The 1916 dime doesn't have a d on it as far as I can tell, there is an s though. The Canadian coins were 5 cents sorry, they were just hard to read.

Do you know what the Asian one is though from the pictures? I know it's probably not valuable, I'm just curious where it's from.

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I just recently found my grandfathers and moms old coin collection. Idk if these are rare or not so could someone knowledgeable in this tell me?

 

Europe:

 

UK:

*Half Crown 1939 (it's heavy and sunken in on both sides, idk if its supposed to be)

*Three pence 1960

*Six pence 1961, 1966

* I can't tell what these are, some say three pence but some just have 3, but there all around the same size. The years are 1895, 1938, 1918, 1936, 1916, 1908, 1900.

*I think this is Irish, it says leat reul and 3 with an upside down reversed p next to it. The year is 1934.

 

France: 1 franc 1964

 

Spain: 10 centimos 1959

 

Germany: 5 pfennig 1888, 50 reichsdfenning 1939, 50 pfennig 1950, 10 pfennig 1950 1972 1977,

 

Belgium: 1970 coin with 1FR on it

 

Norway: 10 ore 1962

 

Switzerland: a coin with a 20 on it from 1971

 

Denmark: 5 ore 1971

 

The Netherlands: 1 G 1969 1971, 10 cent 1970 1976 1978

 

Italy: it says bvono da L.1 and the year is 1924, a coin from Florence (it says florin) and the year is 1940, then I have a bunch of 100 lire, 50 lire, 10 lire and 200 lire from the 1960's and 70's.

 

North America:

 

Canada:

* 25 cents: the years are 1968, 1992, 1984, 1973, 1974, 1971, 1964.

*5 cents: 1968, 1960(this one is shaped differently), 1965, 1980

*10 cents: 1971, 1973, 1968, 1940(has George VI on it)

*1 cent: 1977, 1969, 1973, 1991, 1964, 1972, 1965, 1976, 1985, 1975. Then there are some older ones with George V and Edward VII on them from 1919 and 1902. There smaller then the modern ones and look silvery, not copper.

 

US:

*I have about 100 wheat pennies so I'm not gonna type all the dates.

 

* I have Indian head pennies from 1908, 1906, 1905, 1882, 1901, 1903, 1902.

 

* then there's this weird one cent coin from 1851. It's even larger than a quarter.

 

*i have three old dimes. One looks ancient and beat up, it's rough on the edges, faded and has a hole in the top. The year is 1858. The other two are really unusual. One is from 1916 and the other from 1939.

 

* 1776 Spanish 8reales. I'm pretty sure it's real.

 

South and Central America, and the carribean.

 

* Cuba: 1 c from 1958

*Chile: 10 centesimos 1969

*Columbia: V centavos 1946, diez centavos 1959

*Brazil: 5 centavos 1995, 10 centavos 1967

*Nicaragua: 25 centavos 1965

*Bermuda: 5 cents 1970

*Peru: a bunch of inti's and nueve sol(I know these are worth nothing)

*Dominican republic: 1 peso 1991, 25 centavos 1967, 10 centavos 1967.

*Mexico: 1 peso 1971.

*El Salvador: I have a bunch of colons but I'm pretty sure there worthless.

 

Asia:

* I just have one coin but I can't tell what it is. I'll post a picture of it.

 

I can post a picture of any if you need.

 

Ok I think most of the stuff has been answered but would like to follow up on some unanswered points:

 

The 1858 dime would be (or rather SHOULD be) a seated liberty dime and given your description it would be what is known as a cull. Its still cool tho and has silver value so I would hang onto that. The 1916 Barber dime and the 1939 Mercury are also great old coins with 90% silver in them (ppl will buy them as investments or as collector items depending on condition but there is always a market for them).

 

Indian head pennies are also cool coins to have and could range anywhere from roughly a dollar up depending on condition, rarity, etc.

 

100 wheat pennies are worth about a dollar...you might get 2 cents for them and get 2 dollars out of it lol... I will always keep a wheat when I come across one tho so keep em they are awesome

 

The 1851 cent may be your most valuable US coin in there... it is whats known as a Coronet Head Cent and can vary on price depending on condition. I would check on ebay to see what these are selling for to give you a good idea of how much to expect... according to the NGC price guide (which is really more a shot in the dark than anything else but does give good general ideas of value and rarity) the price can vary from $18 from a coin in Good condition upwards to over $2,000 for an uncirculated (which I am betting this coin comes nowhere near). Is this coin well circulated/worn?

 

The Swiss coin is a 20 Rappen and is I believe copper-nickel and rather common.

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btw I would take a magnet to the 1968 Canadian quarter... if it is not magnetic, it is half silver. Halfway thru that year they switched silver to non-silver coinage w/ no identifying marks differentiating them

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