Jul 18, 2012, 02:13 PM
$750 in dimes, and need ID on a foreign coin
Took my kids as leverage to squeak out some coin today. Just missed $1,000 in cwr dimes shipped out yesterday at one bank, but bought $500 at the next plus a String box and $130 in halves.
Halves were a bust (picken tellers), the dimes gave up 7 silvers.
Found a quarter-sized foreign in the reject bin when I dumped the halves.
Any ideas? I didn't Google it because I have no idea where to start.
Jul 18, 2012 02:13 PM
Jul 18, 2012, 02:25 PM
Oops, it's just a Chinese Fen, went right to it when I did a search. Feels like aluminum, blech.
Jul 18, 2012, 02:36 PM
But you did good on the dimes!
Jul 18, 2012, 03:55 PM
R.I.P. Rich Hartford, You'll be missed.
still a cool find considering it was free from the reject bin! nice dime batch, silver canadian dimes are way cool too!
Jul 18, 2012, 04:07 PM
Yep, it's a Chinese five fen coin: 5 Fen - China - People's Republic - Numista
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Jul 18, 2012, 06:44 PM
It is worth about $.15 in your condition.
1/100 of an American dollar is a cent. It is NOT a penny. The word penny is used by several other countries, such as Great Britain, to denote their smallest denomination. In order to be numismatically correct, you must use the term cent to describe the American coin.
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