Discussion in 'World Coins' started by eric6794, Jan 24, 2017.
Picked this up yesterday at antique shop for 50 cents, love finding silver in world bin bowls
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Yes. Nice find.
That coin can go from $10 to $16
Here's mine. Interesting the mint mark placements are different. Yours looks a little bigger, too.
Certainly always nice to find such a deal. Plus, it's got some interesting history. It was minted by the USA at the San Francisco Mint as denoted by the 'S' mintmark.
That was a consequence of their economy coming out of the Great Depression for the ramp-up in production to supply the Pacific War effort. Their Melbourne Mint couldn't handle the demand and we had to bring their money with us. Denver also minted their coinage. Philadelphia was too far from the Navy yards on the West coast, so they got a pass.
Nice find! Seeing as yours tilts to the right, is it an error mint mark. The S over D as they call them had that same tilt to them. I don't see the blob though but a little hard to tell from the pic's.
I thought the S looked like it had something under it. Great find and a beautiful coin (although lets be honest, I'm pretty biased)
What a great find, and I believe the silver content was higher than the US coins at that time (later reduced to .500 in 1946).
When I visited Sydney in 1968 (on R and R) Australia was changing over to the new decimal coins, but the older silver issues, like yours, could still be found, in slot machines that were in many restaurants! I would feed the new coins in and save any silver issues that were paid out. Went back to RVN with a pocket full of silver (along with a couple of 1937 crowns, found at a coin shop). I guess I was a 'typical' US soldier, since the old saying is, "Europeans fight for glory, Americans fight for souvenirs".
As you have proven, Silver is where you find it.
Congratulations on a great find!
yeah I dont think it is but your right it does tilt i took a close up of the MM
@eric6794, it looks to me to be just another working die. But then, that S is the right orientation for the OMM, and there's a faint trace to the right of the S that may be the worn-down remnants of the underlying D. Thus, hold your horses on this one. Horses, get it? Lol.
interesting, I think I see what you are referring to but w/o certification I dont think it would add any value so i'll just hang onto it for a while
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