Steven V. writes: I have a Jamaican silver coin with the date of 1870 with the obverse of the queen. I have been unable to find anything like it. I’m wondering if you counld help me determine its value? It is the size of a US half dollar, the reverse has a shield with word Jamaica on top. Can you help me?
The only Jamaican coin that comes close to your description is the Jamaica penny. This coin features the head of Queen Victoria of England facing left, VICTORIA QUEEN 1870, around. The reverse shows the shield of Jamaica surrounded by a beaded border, the legend, JAMAICA ONE PENNY is around. The coin is copper-nickel. Value range, depending on grade (condition): US 50 cents to $35.