Need help re: value of two coins and ID of one of them.

Need help re: value of two coins and ID of one of them.

Post by Kevin Renfr » Mon, 22 Feb 1999 04:00:00



The one coin I need help identifying is almost the exact size and
thickness of a US cent.

It has the bust of a man facing right with the name Christianus VIII
around the edge of the field and the word Daniae which leads me to
believe it's Danish.

On the reverse at top center is a crown, in the center are a crossed
sword and staff, bottom left is the date 1842 , below the sword and
staff is the denom. 1/2 , and at bottom center is R.B.S.

I would say the coin is EF. What is it, what is it's value?

Second coin it a Dutch Indies VOC piece dated 1745 about the size of a
US nickel.  I would say it's VF to EF. What sort of value would
something like this hold?

All responses greatly appreciated.

Regards to all, Kevin R.

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Need help re: value of two coins and ID of one of them.

Post by Quadrig » Mon, 22 Feb 1999 04:00:00


Quote:

> The one coin I need help identifying is almost the exact size and
> thickness of a US cent.

> It has the bust of a man facing right with the name Christianus VIII
> around the edge of the field and the word Daniae which leads me to
> believe it's Danish.

> On the reverse at top center is a crown, in the center are a crossed
> sword and staff, bottom left is the date 1842 , below the sword and
> staff is the denom. 1/2 , and at bottom center is R.B.S.

> I would say the coin is EF. What is it, what is it's value?

First piece is a 1/2 Rigsbankskilling, and yes, it's from Denmark.
Krause 1995 lists its value at $4 in Fine, $8 in VF, and $15 in EF, and
you have to take Krause's "values" with a grain of salt... like cut the
price in half.

Quote:
> Second coin it a Dutch Indies VOC piece dated 1745 about the size of a
> US nickel.  I would say it's VF to EF. What sort of value would
> something like this hold?

I'll get back to you on the second piece if I find out anything... any
inscription there besides the date?

Quote:
> All responses greatly appreciated.

> Regards to all, Kevin R.

Hope this helps you out.
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