#1 Posted by mordukai (7092 posts) -

Just emptied my leather coat and went through the change and this odd coin was among them. The only thing that I could tell about it on first glance was that it said SIXPENCE on it and the year 1911. Now I don't live in the UK (which further makes me wonder how the hell it got to my pocket) so I only have a vogue understanding of the currency so I looked it up online.

From what I can tell the coin is in Fine condition which makes it worth something, I will take to a collector to see if it's got any value for collectors. If not then I'm still happy that I have a coin that's more then 100 years old. Will look nice next to the 1902 Indian Head Penny I found this past summer. That one I know for sure worth $7.50.

Do you have old or rare coins or notes?

#2 Posted by Ravenlight (8033 posts) -

Eat it and gain its power.

#3 Posted by mordukai (7092 posts) -

@Ravenlight said:

Eat it and gain its power.

Only if you add a shroom with it.

#4 Posted by Swoxx (2980 posts) -
#5 Posted by _Chad (957 posts) -

I have a Canadian penny from 1994. It's pretty cool having a penny that's 18 years old and from a made up land.

#6 Posted by Mirado (948 posts) -

@mordukai: I have a few late 1800's early 1900's silver dollars in a safety deposit box, one of which we bothered to have appraised and turned out was worth a fair amount of money. They have a fair amount of sentimental value, however, so I cannot decide if I should pull them out of the box to display, or leave them in the box to stay safe.

Either way, I doubt I'll be selling them.

#7 Posted by QuantumPilot (85 posts) -

@ChadMasterFlash: The government of that made up land just recently got rid of the penny. The copper in that thing is worth more than its stated value.

#8 Posted by Joker369 (858 posts) -

I have some old silver dollars from the 1870's that I received as a gift from my grandparrets about seven years ago.

#9 Posted by Fattony12000 (6355 posts) -

I've got a gold sovereign from the 1800s, it's dope as shit.

#10 Posted by MariachiMacabre (6937 posts) -

I have like, 300 silver Pennies from WW2. A bunch of others but I know the pennies are worth around 50-75 cents each but I also have 35 copper pennies from 1943 that are worth a lot.

#11 Edited by pornstorestiffi (4905 posts) -

@Fattony12000 said:

I've got a gold sovereign from the 1800s, it's dope as shit.

Shit is totally dope isn't it.

#12 Posted by Tylea002 (2291 posts) -
#13 Edited by TheCreamFilling (1220 posts) -

I don't utilize metal money, but I do have an unfolded and crisp $2 bill from 1995. Not special, but I think it's neat.

#14 Posted by SlashDance (1758 posts) -

@mordukai said:

Now I don't live in the UK (which further makes me wonder how the hell it got to my pocket)

You were abducted by time travelers who sent you to 1911, they forgot to take that coin out of your pocket when they erased your memory after bringing you back to the future. This is the only logical explanation !

#15 Posted by RazielCuts (2711 posts) -

I have some old Irish Punts.

#16 Posted by bombedyermom (221 posts) -

@ChadMasterFlash said:

I have a Canadian penny from 1994. It's pretty cool having a penny that's 18 years old and from a made up land.

I have a U.S. penny from when they hated black people

#17 Posted by _Zombie_ (1462 posts) -

@Ravenlight said:

Eat it and gain its power.

Nay. Absorb its essence, and ascend to thy final form.

#18 Posted by Jimbo (9710 posts) -

@bombedyermom said:

@ChadMasterFlash said:

I have a Canadian penny from 1994. It's pretty cool having a penny that's 18 years old and from a made up land.

I have a U.S. penny from when they hated black people

2008??

#19 Posted by Warfare (1632 posts) -

@Jimbo said:

@bombedyermom said:

@ChadMasterFlash said:

I have a Canadian penny from 1994. It's pretty cool having a penny that's 18 years old and from a made up land.

I have a U.S. penny from when they hated black people

2008??

His penny is from the future.

#20 Posted by bombedyermom (221 posts) -

@Warfare said:

@Jimbo said:

@bombedyermom said:

@ChadMasterFlash said:

I have a Canadian penny from 1994. It's pretty cool having a penny that's 18 years old and from a made up land.

I have a U.S. penny from when they hated black people

2008??

His penny is from the future.

Lies! I'm not from the future! Definitely not! I swear! Really!

.....Ok, I'm from the future.

#21 Posted by Aegon (5117 posts) -

What's a vogue understanding?

Is that some sort of mindset that Madonna cultists get into?

#22 Posted by Veektarius (4147 posts) -

I have some East German coinage. I'm not sure whether it's worth anything, but I suspect not.

#23 Posted by Cincaid (2948 posts) -

This topic made me look up the world's rarest (or most valuable at least) coin, which is apparently the 1933 Gold Double Eagle.

The 1933 Double Eagle sold at auction on July 30, 2002, for $6.6 million, plus the 15% buyer's fee, which brought the total cost to the buyer to $7,590,000, plus $20 to monetize the coin and compensate the Mint for the $20 it believes it lost when the coin was thought to have been stolen. The buyer chose to remain anonymous, so once again we don't know where the Farouk specimen is, or when it might suddenly show up again. One thing is for sure: the Secret Service can't confiscate it any more!
#24 Posted by jozzy (2041 posts) -

@Cincaid said:

This topic made me look up the world's rarest (or most valuable at least) coin, which is apparently the 1933 Gold Double Eagle.

The 1933 Double Eagle sold at auction on July 30, 2002, for $6.6 million, plus the 15% buyer's fee, which brought the total cost to the buyer to $7,590,000, plus $20 to monetize the coin and compensate the Mint for the $20 it believes it lost when the coin was thought to have been stolen. The buyer chose to remain anonymous, so once again we don't know where the Farouk specimen is, or when it might suddenly show up again. One thing is for sure: the Secret Service can't confiscate it any more!

I read that whole story, never knew coin collectors are basically living in a bond movie where secret agents and egyptian kings fight over objects of mythical power and value!

#25 Posted by Seppli (9742 posts) -

Be like Rant Casey and make a fortune in Squirrel Fonds. Then use that money to travel back in time and be your own father. Or something...

#26 Posted by RNominal (12 posts) -

Found a 1934 $5 Silver Certificate at work last night.

#27 Edited by PillClinton (3284 posts) -

I have a ladies' genuine alligator skin wallet from the '30s.

Oh, almost forgot, in my mother's garage there's an old cast iron, manually operated sewing table dating from the late 19th century.

#28 Posted by BaneFireLord (2878 posts) -

I have an Indian Head penny lying around somewhere. I also have some ancient Roman coins which might be real archaeological artifacts or might be tourist crap made out of scrap metal. I guess I shall never know.

#29 Posted by icytower38 (454 posts) -

Years ago I got a few old coins and some confederate bills for some reason, gave them to my uncle who collected old money to see if it was worth anything but the bills were rather torn up and the coins weren't worth a thing. Wonder if he still has them for the hell of it.

#30 Posted by PenguinDust (12414 posts) -

And here I thought you were happy to see me.

#31 Posted by ShaggE (5983 posts) -

I have a penny from 2003 that, adjusting for inflation, is worth about a cent. The value is likely so high because it comes from a pre-Youtube world.

#32 Posted by crusader8463 (14313 posts) -

I do not. I actually never carry any physical money with me. I just use my Mastercard for everything.

#33 Posted by Cyrus_Saren (519 posts) -

I got an old Chinese coin from a laundromat. Must have thought it was a quarter or something to whoever that used it.