Saturday, August 30, 2008

Downward Dog

Today I searched some coin I got from my regular Saturday pickup place and from some random banks.

6,503 (mostly machine wrapped) produced two 90% silver (1943, 1964), eight 40% silver halves (1966, 2 x 1967, 3 x 1968D, 1969D, 1970D), one proof half (1989S), one Bermuda 50¢, and one Polish 50 Zloty commemorative. The 1970D is only the third one I've found. It is very tarnished, but only about 2 million were made. The Polish coin is really cool. It is my first foreign commemorative coin and the first one I've found from Poland. I have many other Polish coins, but those I got when I was there nine years ago. I'm don't think it is legal tender as several similar ones haven't sold well on Ebay for even a $1, but if it is its face value is just over $22!

5,000 dimes, two boxes, yielded one Canadian and one Philippine 10 Sentimos. The Philippine coin is a first for me. It's been two weeks now since I've found a silver dimes in the boxes from this source.

I have a huge amount of hand rolled pennies to search later tonight and tomorrow.

Found: 6 pennies (5 at the car wash, 1 outside Stop & Shop), 3 dimes (at the car wash), 1 quarter (at the car wash), 1 foreign coin (a Canadian dime outside Stop & Shop)


Man said...

You're right the Polish coin you have is an Old Zlotych. Since 1982 they have reformed their coinage twice.

10,000 Old Zlotych = 1 Zloty

It has a book value of $1.00 but of course that is too high. $0.10 is more realistic.

Those foreign coins you find look great.

Thom said...

I can't read the date on that Polish commem but because of hyperinflation the currency was revalued on the 1st of Jan 1995. 10,000 old zloty = 1 new zloty. I'd guess your coin comes from before then.

However much it's worth it's a neat looking coin and I'd much rather have that than a Kennedy half!

Best of luck with the cents!!!

kestrelia said...

Oh well. The pictures of the foreign coins aren't usually mine, I just don't have the time to scan them all. The Polish one looks new though.