Coin and Paper Money Collecting/Identification

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I have a coin that is about the size of penny, copper, Edward VII is on obverse facing right, Inscription "EdwardVS VII DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:", reverse has a circular flower pattern around coin with the date 1903 at the bottom.

Thanks for the answer on the tiny copper coin with the crown and Templar's cross; I suspected that it was a replica or some sort of token but could never find anything similar to it in research materials.

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Hi again Allan,
I suspect this is a similar type of item to the small coin you asked about previously. There were coins made in 1903 in Canada and British India which had a circular flower pattern, but those would also have the denomination in the center above the date. Plus, the lettering on the portrait side would be different.
Thanks again for the question! =)

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Dmitry Livshits

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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.

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

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

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