Coin and Paper Money Collecting/Coin identification



Dmitry:Nice to see you're still answering questions. I have what I think is a Persian coin. I can't determine the date or denomination. I would appreciate that information as well as a value. It is about silver dollar size and appears to be silver. Thanks again, Jim.

Hey Jim, long time.
It is indeed Persian, a .900 silver 5000 dinars (also called 5 kran) and dated AH1340 (CE 1921). This is one of the slightly better dates in the series with a reported mintage of 303k. Fair market value in this condition in $40 to $50 auction.
Thanks again 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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