posted on Mar, 8 2009 @ 07:35 PM
It could be a rare coin, or also worthless. I'd be careful about taking it to shops that deal in coins, they may tell you its worthless and buy it
cheap off you. It isn't just about the metal content or intrinsic value, it can be the condition (don't clean it or rub at it, handle by the edges
only) and how many were minted, or if it's commemorative or of historical value, it's desirability, etc.
You could have the same coin, same year and one could be worthless while the other has an astronomical value, many things are taken into consideration
when assessing their value.
[edit on 8-3-2009 by violet]