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Hello everyone. My name's Chris, Im from BC canada.


I'v recently found a few Old Canadian coins and am unsure

of their worth or anything to do with Coin collecting.


The one that is in the best of shape is a 1956 50cent coin.

it looks similar to this cept it says 1956...haha.


I have another one in good shape. a 1966 50cent.


I'll just write a list of my new finds:


1968/1975 x 2 Canadian Dallar.

Manitoba 1870-1970 Canadian Dollar x 2

British columbia 1871, 1971 Canadian Collar

1922 5cent Canadian.

1943 Canadian 25 cent

1943 Canadian "cents"


There's another couple coins but they are very worn down on the faces

and I cannot completly pic out what they look like. they both have

a maple leaf boarder I belive it says 1908 Canadian 50Cent and the others

a 1919 Canadian 25 cent.



Non Canadian Coins:


1935 US 5cents. (has an indian on the face, buffalo on the back)


1973 Malaysia 10 sen


1977 2 Pesos Republica de colombia





Also have a few US pure silver dollars 1994/1990 x 4/ 999

not sure how much thoughs are worth.



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Hi Chris,


Welcome to Coinpeople!


Unfortunately, unless in unusually high grade, the Canadian coins are of little value, the 1968, 70, 71, and 75 (nickel) dollars basically only worth face value. The others depending on condition probably are valued from 25c-$10 retail.


Of the US "Silver Eagle" dollar coins, those typically retail for about $2-3 over the price for 1 oz. of silver.

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No problem.


The piece you're using an an example is one of those pieces that would be an example of "unusually high grade", where lots of time prices can go wild. Of course, asking price is not necessarily the actual selling price.

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It looks good to me, I dont know how to explain it. there's a little wear on the

higher points kinda making like it's smoothed out all the really good detail. but

other than that it looks pretty good.




History: These pieces are known as Buffalo, Bison, or Indian Head nickels. In the first year of issue, 1913, there were two distinct varieties, the first showing the bison on a mound, and the second with the base redesigned to a thinner, straighter line. James E. Fraser designed this nickel employing three different Indians as models. His initial F is beneath the date.


The bison was modeled after Black Diamond in the New York Zoological Gardens.

Matte proof coins were made for collectors from 1913 to 1917. Minted from 1913-1938. The most valuable Buffalo is a 1937 3-legged.

Find more information about the 3 legged Buffalo nickel at: Coinsite.com

Buffalo nickels weigh 5 grams and are made out of an alloy of 75% copper and 25% nickel.


Did You Know? Even though these coins have more copper than nickel content ( 75% Cu and 25% Ni ), nickel acts as a bleach metal. This makes the coins appear white in color. They also use nickel to alloy with gold to produce white gold jewelry.

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