Coin and Paper Money Collecting/Gold Coin identification


I have a small gold coin with the following markings: 1829 PARVAE CRESCUNT CONCORDIA RES and then on the other side it says MO AUR REG BELGII AD LEGEM IMPERII

Do you have any idea what this is?

Hi Marilyn,
This is a 22kt gold "ducat" from the Netherlands. This was a unit of currency meant for trade and had a standard weight and gold purity as accepted throughout Europe at the time. These were made in the Netherlands and also there were Russian counterfeits made at the same time in St. Petersburg. The values are actually in about the same range for either one, depending on the condition of your coin.
Thanks for the question! =)

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Dmitry Livshits


My specialty is world coins from the 18th to 20th centuries, primarily non-US foreign coins and related areas such as errors and exonumia (tokens, medals, etc.). I can answer questions relating to identification, grading, selling, preservation and evaluation of such items. In addition to catalog value, I can give you the practical market value and trends for specific types of coins. I will also take questions regarding counterfeits (both modern and antique) and on how to identify them. I am NOT knowledgeable in paper money/banknotes, ancient or "shipwreck" coins. Thank you.


Collector of world coins since early childhood. Access to a variety of auction records and reference material. You can also find me on Facebook.

A.S. in Psychology (2006), B.A. in Forensic Psychology (2008), M.A. in Forensic Psychology (2011).

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