"I was viewing your website, mainly because I Googled these baseball coins to see what they are worth...Would it be possible to tell me what I may have?
Juan Marichal Giants Pitcher coin number 125
Thanks for any help."
(Not the Marichal coin, but an example from the same set)
I wrote about the 1964 and 1971 Topps coins on my blog last October. You'll get some nice background info here.
Your coin is from 1971, and it was originally inserted into the packs with 10 cards and a stick of gum.
As for what it's worth...depending on condition, I see that Marichal coin at card shows for $3-5 depending on condition. If it has any rust on it, it'll impact the price.
(Another 1971 Topps Coin to show off)
And here's the part of the question I find to be cool:
This was a standard reply that took a moment or so to return. She replied, thanking me for getting back so quickly and telling me that she was about to visit Las Vegas with her family. While there, they were going to stop and visit the pawn shop shown in the TV show Pawn Stars and get something small pawned there just to say she did it.
As it turned out, I was the "expert" she consulted with before going, and that Marichal coin she found laying around was the little piece she decided to take with her. They may give her 50 cents for it, but that makes me feel good to know that somebody read what I'd written on the Web and thought enough to send me an email to give her an opinion. Stuff like that just makes my day.