Posts Tagged ‘2007’

Canada, 25 cents (ice hockey), 2007

December 20, 2011

I found some foreign coins at the bank, so I now have some Coin of the Day material.

Canada, 25 cents (ice hockey), 2007 (KM #683)

Between 2007 and 2010, the Canadian Mint released 16 quarters as part of a series building hype for the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. As it turns out, the gold medal finalist game for ice hockey that year was a real corker of a match… the USA versus Canada. The Canadians fought hard, and well earned their gold medal on home ice for their favorite sport!

As for the value of this coin, the Canadian dollar is just under par with the US dollar right now, so this coin is worth USD $0.241.

Metal Nickel-plated Steel
Weight 4.4 g
Diameter 23.88 mm
Thickness 1.58 mm
Engraver Susanna Blunt (obverse)
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment


Israel, 10 agorot, 5757 (2007)

March 27, 2011

This is the coin for Friday, march 25th.

Israel, 10 agorot, 5767 (2007) (KM #158)

This is the same coin as the one featured on March 13th, just seven years younger. Mintage is unreported, and it’s worth 2.8 cents USD.

Metal Aluminum-bronze
Weight 4.02 g
Diameter 21.97 mm
Thickness 1.61 mm
Engraver G. Neumann (reverse)
Shape Round

Colombia, 200 pesos, 2007

December 29, 2010

Today’s coin is:

Colombia, 200 pesos, 2007 (KM #287)

This coin has been minted by Colombia since 1994. The reverse of the coin depicts the Quimbaya spindlewheel. This coin bears edge lettering that reads “MOTIVO QUIMBAYA – 200 PESOS”. Edge lettering is far more common on high-value foreign coins than on American coins.

Colombia’s peso dates back to the 1830s, making it one of the oldest currencies still in use today, but with the high inflation experienced by the nation since the 1980s, the Colombian peso is considered an endangered currency likely to be revalued in the coming decades. This coin is a good example of Colombia’s inflationary toll; 200 pesos are worth 9.8 cents USD. This coin is worth less than a US dime.

Metal Copper-nickel-zinc
Weight 7.08 g
Diameter 24.4 mm
Thickness 1.7 mm
Mintage 85 million in 2007