Foreign money identification and value

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Foreign money identification and value

Post by groink » Jul 28th, '09, 00:44

Yo!

Cleaning around the house, I came across a Sucrets case (just this case alone must tell you the contents is old.) In it contains a bunch of coins foreign to the United States. Background: my brother was a U.S. Marine, and traveled throughout Asia around the early to mid-1980s. These coins are what he brought back home, and gave them to me when I was in high school.

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Here's what I'm trying to do. Above is a scan of one side of all the coins. I tried not to have more than one of the same coin in this graphic. I created a grid - 1 through 5 on the top, and A through F on the rows. The first row of coins would be A-1, A-2, etc.

What I need to know for each coin are:
- Country name
- The type of money
- Its native value (pounds, pecos, won, etc.)

A-1 - Mexico, 20 pesos
A-2 - Philippines, 25 Sentimos ("cents") - not made anymore; older than E-2
A-3 - Philippines, 1 Piso ("peso") - not made anymore; older than C-2
A-4 - Hong Kong, 1 dollar
A-5 - Mexico, 1 peso

B-1 - Australian 2 cents, not sure, not made anymore
B-2 - Singapore, 20 cents
B-3 - Hong Kong 10 cents, as it says on the coin itself
B-4 - Thailand - Baht - and since that's not an English number, it's the 1 baht coin.
B-5 - Australian 20 cents

C-1 - Australian 50 cents, they don't normally look like this, there are a lot of special patterns, to commemorate some special occasions usually
C-2 - Philippines, 1 Piso - not made anymore
C-3 - Australian 1 cent, not sure, not made anymore
C-4 - should be Hong Kong 2 dollars
C-5 - Malaysia - 10 sen (still in use)

D-1 - Hong Kong, 50 cents
D-2 - Hong Kong, 10 cents
D-3 - Singapore, 50 cents
D-4 - Australian 5 cents
D-5 - Hong Kong, 1 dollar

E-1 - Korean - 10 Won
E-2 - Philippines, 25 Sentimos - not made anymore
E-3 - Singapore, 10 cents
E-4 - Philippines, 10 Sentimos - not made anymore

F-1 - Somalian (10) shilling.

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Post by xploring » Jul 28th, '09, 00:51

B3 - Hong Kong 10 cents, as it says on the coin itself
C4 - should be Hong Kong 2 dollars

It may be easier if you flip over to the side without the figurehead, value is usually printed on that side

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Post by groink » Jul 28th, '09, 01:00

I added the flip side. Thanks!
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Post by xploring » Jul 28th, '09, 01:09

The Hong Kong coins are pretty self-explanatory.

B5 - Australian 20 cents
C1 - Australian 50 cents, they don't normally look like this, there are a lot of special patterns, to commemorate some special occasions usually
D4 - Australian 5 cents

B1 - Australian 2 cents, not sure, not made anymore
C3 - Australian 1 cent, not sure, not made anymore

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Post by Puppet Princess » Jul 28th, '09, 01:14

I'm confused why you can't figure out things like the ones that say "Singapore 50 cents" on them.
In fact most of them state the value in standard numbners on the coins too... so really you only need to be told the country and money name.

Piso is the Philippines.
B4 is Thailand - Baht - and since that's not an English number, it's the 1 baht coin.
E1 is Korean - Won.

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Post by saigo_x » Jul 28th, '09, 01:17

A-1 Mexico, 20 pesos
A-5 Mexico, 1 peso

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Post by Ginto-gin » Jul 28th, '09, 01:24

Philippine money (PHP):

A-2 - Philippines, 25 Sentimos ("cents") - not made anymore; older than E-2
A-3 - Philippines, 1 Piso ("peso") - not made anymore; older than C-2
C-2 - Philippines, 1 Piso - not made anymore
E-2 - Philippines, 25 Sentimos - not made anymore
E-4 - Philippines, 10 Sentimos - not made anymore

Here's a current list of Philippine Coins:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coins_of_t ... ppine_peso
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Post by groink » Jul 28th, '09, 01:31

Puppet Princess wrote:I'm confused why you can't figure out things like the ones that say "Singapore 50 cents" on them.
I'm lazy! Only 30 minutes was spent between finding them and posting them. Plus, seeing things appear to be dead on D-Addicts, I thought this would be a good exercise for the members here.
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Post by AkumaX » Jul 28th, '09, 02:21

D-A really needs an OT section
but then again, considering the current state of things...

anyway, I suggest using googledocs and making the spreadsheet public so people can enter in the info at their leisure :)

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Post by morserachel » Jul 28th, '09, 04:14

C5. Malaysia - 10 sen (still in use)

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Post by Zealousy » Jul 28th, '09, 04:19

F1 - Somalian (10) shilling.
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Post by ethidda » Jul 28th, '09, 11:35

A-4 Hong Kong, 1 dollar
B-2 Singapore, 20 cents
D-3 Singapore, 50 cents
D-1 Hong Kong, 50 cents
D-2 Hong Kong, 10 cents
D-5, Hong Kong, 1 dollar
E-3 Singapore, 10 cents

I know this from reading the sides of the coins. You do know they're labeled. And in English?

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Post by groink » Jul 28th, '09, 11:41

Thanks, everyone! I'm glad some people found this interesting.

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