Whether it is upside-down or not depends on which way you turn the coin.
Coin turn -- if you flip the coin from top to bottom, on U.S. coins the back side image should appear upright.
Medal turn -- if you flip the coin from side to side, on U.S. coins the back side image will be upside-down.
If you turn the coin with a "coin turn", and the back side image is upside-down, then you have a very rare error that will be worth hundreds of dollars. You would need to get the coin certified and encapsulated -- check out http://www.pcgs.com
The best thing to do is to try the same flip with other coins from your pocket change. If they all are oriented the same way then you have a normal circulation nickel worth five cents. All U.S. coins in current circulation use "coin turn" orientation, regardless of the design. Other countries (Canada, U.K., EU, for example) use "medal turn". Neither use is right or wrong, just different.
The coin you have is a Churchill Commemorative Crown and NOT halfcrown. Worth around 50p - £1 today (they were mass produced in 1965....just under 20 million struck in cupro-nickel - an alloy of copper and nickel).
If it's the circulating commemorative design showing a nickel factory, its value ranges from C$0.20 to C$1 depending on condition. Any other design would have to be evaluated by a dealer because there was a non-commemorative variety that was struck in smaller quantities. These are worth considerably more. Who to contact to find out
It depends which one you mean. A lot of countries issued commemorative coins for the wedding, but I'm going to stick my neck out and assume you mean the commemorative crown struck by the Royal Mint.If it's in cupro-nickel - £2.00Cupro-nickel in the original presentation folder - £3.00Silver proof - £25.00
It's an ordinary circulation nickel from the Westward Journey series, issued in 2004-2006 to commemorate the Lewis and Clark expedition. Hundreds of millions were struck so they're not rare. If you found it in change it's only worth five cents. Uncirculated or proof-condition ones might retail for $1 to $4 depending on how nicely struck the images are. A lot of people see the 1803 date on the back and mistakenly think that's the year it was minted. That's the year that President Jefferson signed the Louisiana Purchase agreement. If anyone tells you they've found a new-looking "1803 nickel" ask them if they turned it over and checked the date on the other side!Five cents.
There have been about 25,631,000 nickel/brass "commemorative" Two pound coins issued from 1986 to 1996 inclusive. The bimetal Two Pound coin has only been struck since 1999.
And not 1954. The U.S. first struck nickel 5¢ coins in 1866.
It isn't. No 1969 quarters are silver. Silver quarters were only made in 1964 and before. All quarters from 1965-present are copper-nickel. There isn't even a 1969 commemorative quarter that was struck in silver. There is no possible way for it to be silver.
Lafayette commemorative halves were issued in 1900. The only commemorative half dollar with that dual date was struck to honor the battle of Lexington and Concord. Please see the Related Question for more information.
The value will be five cents. Older coins were often struck with one side first, then the other - meaning that the face and reverse sides were not aligned. Modern processes are able to strike both sides simultaneously - meaning the images on both sides of the coin are perpendicular.
U.S. cents were never struck in nickel. If your coin is nickel- or silver-colored it was plated. That makes it an altered coin with no collector value.
The only commemorative dollar struck that year honored the Marquis de Lafayette. Its retail value could range from $200 to $400 depending on condition.
Circulation issues were minted at both Philadelphia (P) and Denver (D). Proof versions were struck at San Francisco (S) The West Point Mint (W) only strikes commemorative and bullion coins so there are no 2005-W nickels.
The first Indian Head nickel was struck in 1913, post new question
The first US Nickel was struck in 1866 so look at the coin again and post new question.
Look at the date and coin again, the last year a Buffalo nickel was struck was 1938.
Look at the coins date again. The last Indian Head nickel was struck in 1938.
The only 2 designs issued in 1921 were Morgan (named for its designer), struck from January through November and the new Peace dollars struck in December only. Several commemorative half-dollars were dated 1921 but no commemorative dollars.
Nickel has been used in different denominations of Canadian coins at many different times. A full list of specific dates would be quite complicated, but as a general rule:5¢ coins were struck in nickel from 1922 to 1999, with exceptions for wartime issues and some other part-year composition changes.10¢ to 50¢ coins were struck in nickel from mid-1968 to 1999$1 coins were struck in brass-plated nickel from 1987 to 2012$2 coins used nickel in their outer ring from 1996 to 2011Since those dates, Canadian coins have changed to a special steel composition and nickel is only used as plating.
Yes. 84,088,000 were struck with that date.
Yes there are fewer than 10 error coins known of the buffalo nickel struck on a silver mercury dime planchet...one of them is a 1918...
The date 2004 is on the front of the coin, it was NOT struck in 1803. It's just a nickel, spend it.
25p or if in silver around £20. They were struck in very large numbers in cupro-nickel (an alloy of copper and nickel).
Buffalo nickels were first struck in 1913, when they replaced the Liberty Head, also known as the "V" nickel.
Please check your coin again and post a new, separate question. Buffalo nickels were struck from 1913 to 1938. An 1878 nickel should be a shield nickel.