Coin and Paper Money Collecting/EXANO 1730


I have a token, about the size of a US 1 dollar coin on one side at the top it says either EXANO 1730,1736,1750, or 1756 one of those I am not real sure. towards the middle there is a tic-tac-toe like figure (3 columns intersecting 3 rows),in the first row going left to right it says IL,8,A,(the alpha symbol), in the second row it says P,V,A (once again an alpha symbol), The third and finale row says 7,3,6. On the back side of the  coin I cant make out what the rim says but in the center there is a cross with a short tail. In two of the corners of the cross (diagonal starting in the top left) there is an uppercase "M". In the other two sections diagonal from each other again there is what looks like a fire or a dragon. If anyone can tell me what it is or at least how much it is worth that would be much appreciated.

As I mentioned, a decent photo is always necessary to make an ID and evaluation. Otherwise it's only possible to give you a general clue. Your description may point to a so called Spanish cob, which was issued in large amounts in a number of mints from the Spanish colonies in South America. There are also an incredible number of reproductions, fakes, toy coins etc. on the market which makes identification of your coin impossible without a photo of both sides. If it looks similar to this one in this topic:  then it means I got close.
If possible please add decent photos, diameter and weight and I can try give you a better ID.
Best regards!

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Bogdan C.


I can answer questions regarding certain Eastern European medieval coins, especially coins issued in Wallachia / Walachei/ Transalpina / Tara Romaneasca, Moldavia / Moldawien / Moldau / Moldova, Transylvania / Siebenbürgen / Transilvania for which I can usually make rough estimates of value based on past public sales. Medieval coinage of Serbia, Bulgaria, Hungary is also a field of interest but I usually can provide only identification, not evaluation, because of insufficient bibliography. Questions about coins of the Ottoman Empire and of the Golden Horde might get answer if you allow double of the usual time of 2 days. I cannot answer questions about medieval coins of Western European states or any Russian coins except Sadagura issues (1771-1774), nor questions about ancient or modern coins. NOTE: I will need to see at least a decent picture or a scan of any specific coin you ask about (with both sides, obverse and reverse). Please do not ask what a coin is worth without sending clear images of it along with your question.


Over 20 years of coin collecting as a hobby (ended, switching to study of other public and private collections), access to good numismatic libraries and various online and offline resources.

Member of Romanian Numismatic Society.

Cercetari Numismatice (Bucuresti)/ Numismatic Research (Bucharest).

Biochemistry graduate, History undergraduate.

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