Coin and Paper Money Collecting/Identification of coin


I have a tiny copper coin with a crown on one side and a Templar cross on the other.  It has no date amd has beads or dots around the edges on both sides.  Other than the symbols of a crown and Templar cross, it does not have any writing or other markings on it.

Hi Allan,
This design was used an a variety of coins over the course of over 200 years. The fact that there is no lettering on it means it is likely a modern novelty piece modeled after a medieval silver coin. I would not be able to tell you much more than that without seeing a picture of it, you can attach one to a follow-up question on this site.

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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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