Europe,Mexico and Central America silver coins

Europe,Mexico and Central America silver coins

Post by motyk » Mon, 17 Jun 2002 06:40:25



I have a question for some of the more experienced collectors/sellers:What
countries minted their coinage in silver,and at what point did they stop?I
have a bunch of foreign (to an American) coins,some dated from Europe and
Central and South America,some quite old,and I was wondering if some of it
was worth holding onto.Examples:
     Deutsches Reich   5 Marks- 1935
     Deutsches Reich 10 Pfennig-1898
     Belgie 1 Franc 1942
   I also hava a few without any wording on them-just the number '20' and
what looks like a German or Eastern European Eagle on it,dated 1916
     Several Spanish coins-dated 1950-1964-some look like silver,as well as
a lot of French coins,some bi-metal,but some also from the war era.Also some
from Great Britain and Canada.
 I'm not looking to sell any of them,but I don't know if I should take up
space in my safe with them or give some of them to my son to play with in
his bank.I suspect that some of them are silver,as well as some of them not
really being worth holding on to,but I'm not experienced in foreign
coinage,and I don't have any books on foreign coinage-just the
redbooks,bluebooks and a few others on American coinage.
  Any info would be appreciated-I will try to find a place to post some
photos.
                          Thank you too much
                                                            Phil #3
 
 
 

Europe,Mexico and Central America silver coins

Post by motyk » Mon, 17 Jun 2002 07:24:50


Quote:

>I have a question for some of the more experienced collectors/sellers:What
>countries minted their coinage in silver,and at what point did they stop?I
>have a bunch of foreign (to an American) coins,some dated from Europe and
>Central and South America,some quite old,and I was wondering if some of it
>was worth holding onto.Examples:
>     Deutsches Reich   5 Marks- 1935
>     Deutsches Reich 10 Pfennig-1898
>     Belgie 1 Franc 1942
>   I also hava a few without any wording on them-just the number '20' and
>what looks like a German or Eastern European Eagle on it,dated 1916
>     Several Spanish coins-dated 1950-1964-some look like silver,as well as
>a lot of French coins,some bi-metal,but some also from the war era.Also
some
>from Great Britain and Canada.
> I'm not looking to sell any of them,but I don't know if I should take up
>space in my safe with them or give some of them to my son to play with in
>his bank.I suspect that some of them are silver,as well as some of them not
>really being worth holding on to,but I'm not experienced in foreign
>coinage,and I don't have any books on foreign coinage-just the
>redbooks,bluebooks and a few others on American coinage.
>  Any info would be appreciated-I will try to find a place to post some
>photos.
>                          Thank you too much
>                                                            Phil #3

Just a follow-up-I did find some of these coins on some of the auction sites
since I posted,but I would still like to know about silver in European and
other coins.Thanks again.
                                                               p3