Your Questions About Old Silver Foreign Coins

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Paul asks…

what do the intials mean after the 14k? My ring says 14kgwr.?

I know some of the 14k’s have intials that mean it it plated or not pure, But the ring I have was made in 1902, so I was wanting to know if the GWR after the 14K meant anythign special or could it just be the intials of the original ower? Could anyone anwer this for me?
I also have some very old foreign coins that are silver, gold and copper, plus a dime andpenny that are together with heads on each side dated 1960. Any help out there? ALso I foung old german coins with the swastika on them dated 1940. HELP? Do I have a unknown fortune?

Justin answers:

Wow, this sounds really interesting, I am anxious to hear what others have to say……….as far as the GWR I would guess it is someone’s initials……..I do hope you have a lot of value here!

Chris asks…

Are any of these coins valuable?

Pls only answer if you’re familiar with coins.

1. USA *Silver* Penny 1943
2. USA Indian Head Penny 1898
3. USA Liberty Head Nickel 1887
4. Canada One Cent 1917
5. USA Mercury Dime 1937
6. Republica Peruana 20 Centavos 1943
7. Maybe Russian?> CCCP 20 kon 1936

I have a bit of a coin collection & was wondering if any of these older ones are valuable. Also where could I go to have them (all my foreign/old) appraised?

Justin answers:

The 1943 zinc coated steel cent is worth around .05 to .25 cents in circulated grades. The 1898 Indian cent is worth $1 to $2 in circulated grades. The 1887 Liberty nickel is worth around $12 in grade good and goes up from there. The Canadian 1917 cent sells for around .50 cents. The 1937 Winged Liberty dime in circulated grades usually sells for it silver content, dealers are paying 5 to 6 times face value. The 20 centavos from Peru that has the date below the bust is worth around .25 cents. The ones without the date but with writing under the bust are more valuable. The Russian 20 Kopeks of 1936 is valued at .25-$2 depending on grade. Hope this helps.

Richard asks…

coin collection?? collecters??

who hear collection foreign coin…either out of currency or in currency and old old coins like tottaly out of currecy….cuz i got 4 silver dollars and there really old and of course im not gonnna sell um its my prized possestion but i wanna know who collectes coins and im curious at how much my collection is worth??
thanks sooooooooo much it helped alot

Justin answers:

Their value is going to be dependant on a few things:

1) The date on the coins (I assume you are talking about US coins, otherwise their country of origin is important as well)

If you are talking about some other contries coins, skip #2 as it will have no useful information for foreign coins.

2) The mint(s) which made the coin(s). The date of the coins will help us know where the mint marks are. If the date is between 1878 and 1921, look on the back side of the coin (the side with the eagle) and see if there is a letter under the bow in the wreath.
If the coin was made between 1922 and 1935 look on the back side of the coin (the side with the eagle) and see if there is a small letter under the tail feathers of the eagle.
If the coin was made between 1971 and 1978 look on the front side of the coin (the side with President Eisenhower) and see if there is a small letter above the date.

Possible mint marks:

None – means Philadelphia mint; 1878-present
‘CC’ – Means Carson City; 1878-1893 only
‘O’ – Means New Orleans; 1879-1904 only
‘D’ – Means Denver; 1921-present
‘S’ – Means San Francisco; 1878-present

3) The condiditon the coins are in. This is very important in determining values and pictures are sometimes helpful. Coins can range from looking like they were just made to looking like they have been used alot or been abused (holes, bent, etc.) Their condition will be determine what they are worth, so this is very key.

I would recommed that you check with a local coin dealer to see what they have to say about what they are worth. They will be able to give you the best opinion of what your coins are worth because they will be able to see them in person.

David asks…

what is this foreign coin?

went to the gas station yesterday and just realized the cashier gave me a foreign coin. on the front there is a picture of a girl and it says medjugorje. on the back there is a cross and what seems to be people under it, and it says krizevac. it is silver, looks to be rather old and is a bit smaller and thinner than the US dime.
what is this coin and is it worth much?

Justin answers:

The following article is taken from a web page, from it it would seem your coin is Bosnian, Medjugorje is a town in western Bosnia. Looking at a list of present Bosnian coins I cannot find so it does seem to be old, however I cannot find out any thing of its value

Medjugorje (“between the hills”) has become well known in Bosnia-Hercegovina, and the world, because of six young people who claim to have seen visions of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Beginning on June 24, 1981, the Blessed Mother appeared to, and later told the visionaries, God sent her to our world to help us convert our hearts and lives back to Him. Our Lady’s call is one of Peace, Love, Faith, Conversion, Prayer, and Fasting. We are each challenged to answer Our Lady’s call to change our lives, and hearts back to God. The following links to 100+ documents of information, interviews, and testimonies provide a well rounded, and accurate account and perspective of one of the greatest events in modern history.

William asks…

What does my coin and pretzel dream mean?

I have a dream that I am with my ex girlfriend. (4 month ago break up). We are at her place that is sort of old and dingy, but the place is new to me. I am sitting on the floor eating pretzels with her dog in front of a Lincoln Log style wagon toy. The dog is eating some of the pretzels.

We decide to go someplace and I am driving. I am driving my old car… my first car I ever owned. We drive down the road and see how things have changed. There are trains traveling on overpasses and lots of cars everywhere. We end up at the shopping mall, and we end up walking around a place that turns into video game arcade where I get a tall drink of something. I end up meeting someone else I know and we walk over to a new attraction where you are measured by your height and intellect to play the game. (I think this is a B.S. way to play a game so I scale my height and I am 60 but this is not correct because I am actually, 76″ tall in real life. I say that is says I am 6-2 and I wander out to the video games outside of this place and I find coins all over the place on the floor. They are silver coins that are foreign, they have the Queen of England on them and some are oval shaped with painted detail and serious relief. One of the coins backs reads, “Seven.”

What does this one mean?

Justin answers:

The difference in scale tells that your real intelligence and ability is less compared to your age.If you play game of dice,etc which depend on skill ,than intelligence,you may amass money.Number 7 is your number for playing games of luck,lottery etc.

George asks…

Help me recover my stolen jewelry?

I just discovered some extremely valuable and irreplaceable jewelry missing from my home.

The items have been hidden away in the same spot for 8 years without issue so I got comfortable with having them there. I only wear these pieces very occasionally, so several weeks have gone by since I last checked, and now my three most valuable pieces are gone.

The police officer who came to the scene said it was weird that anyone would look for jewelry in that spot, he would never think to look there (that was the idea), and also strange that other nice pieces were left behind. Only the best were taken.

The rings were removed from the boxes and everything put back in it’s place so it would go unnoticed until I actually opened a box to take out a ring.There were even some foreign coins, a 2 dollar bill and a 5 dollar silver certificate thrown in with the jewelry boxes, and only the silver certificate was taken.

Almost like it’s personal.

The prime suspects are:

a. The cleaning people. They were hired three months ago and have come three times when we weren’t home.

b. The 17 year old babysitter whom we’ve know for 2 years, who’s been here twice in the last few weeks.

c. A family member. We hosted 7 guests on Easter Sunday. They know I love jewelry and that I have some nice stuff. And one of them has a fondness for pain killers, which she tries to get in “creative” ways.

The ONLY person who knows where I keep my best jewelry is my 6 year old son, but a clever person who knows what they’re doing could figure it out. I’ve questioned my boy several times and we can almost always tell when are kids are hiding something. He assures me that he hasn’t give anyone a tour of my jewelry collection.

So, for those of you who’ve been through this sort of nightmare before, who of those three would be your prime suspect? I know who I’m leaning toward, but no one wants to believe that a family member would do this!

Thanks in advance for feedback.

Please don’t call me stupid for not locking this stuff up, I already know how idiotic that was!!

Justin answers:

Hi really sorry to hear about this, funny as I was reading it the story sounded VERY familiar. The same scenario happened with my mum and all her valueable jewellery. My mum went back one day to look and they were gone. We are still not sure to this day who stole them but are guesses was the aerial man. Straight away when I read through it I thought the same as you that it was your family member with a fondness for pills. Can you recall what happened when you invited them over? That person going of for long periods of time, frequent “toilet trips” or oppurtunity for her to be gone and left to roam? Another reasons I thought it was her was because of the fact that she only took a select few- this could be for numerous reasons and one being that she tried to pick those which would sell best and make her the most money or as she is family she might of felt bad taking them all so hoped that only a few would loosen her conscious yet feed her addiction. I also think that it is unsafe to tell her 6 year old son this hiding spot and would suggest you change it and do not tell ANYONE or if you do someone that can really be trusted as when I was babysitting a girl ( she was 6) out of the blue she told me about her dads illegal bird egg collection and even went as far as to show me where it was hidden. Youngsters can accidently let it slip where the hiding place is and he could of forgotten that he even mentioned it to someone. Can you trust your cleaning people? Maybe hire them again and set up a hidden camera or leave out some money and see if its gone next time. Do abit of investigation work. My friend had their cleaner steal from them and so they told the cleaner if you dont return the money will shall involve the police, and sure enough that night the lady returned the money. I recommend you hire the cleaners again and test if their ttrustworthy by leaving money in a coat pocket in sight or something-that way you can rule them out (hopefully) and narrow down your search. I dont think its your babysitter purely because of how long that she has worked for you, but i babysit and am not going to lie I get bored and wander round the house and have a little snoop here and there so don’t completely rule her out- again you could test her trustworthy skills. I think its your family member the pills will be messing with any rational thinking which could be the only reason I could think of as to why only a few were taken, Please get back to me if you find out I would be interested to hear what happens! Good luck on your quest to find them, dont give up hope!

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