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Coin and Paper Money Collecting/Questions Answered by Expert Dmitry Livshits

SubjectDate Asked
1887 gold sovereign 12mm12/16/2016
  Q: Have little knowledge on it seen others but bigger or not gold can you help on how much and if there ...
  A: It appears to be a medalet, made of brass, rather than an actual coin. These are pretty common ...
world war 1coins12/11/2016
  Q: i have about 23 coins from world war 1 that i need value estimates for and i cant seem to get ...
  A: The 1898 Prussia silver 5 mark coin (the big one) looks to be in fairly nice condition and worth in ...
Skilling coin10/25/2016
  Q: Dmitry! I want to make a gift to my friend who is fond of old coins. I've found this - ...
  A: This coin is not rare, but also not common in high grades like the one in your link. The coin is ...
Pope Paul IV commemorative coin10/3/2016
  Q: I acquired this medallion from our family estate. This commemorative medallion/coin from what I ...
  A: Papal commemorative medals can be pretty frustrating to research, even for professional ...
1861 1/2 penny9/2/2016
  Q: Some time back I received this coin, amongst others, in an auction lot which I merely glanced at and ...
  A: The overdate on both the 1/2 penny and penny coins of this year is rather subtle, with traces of an ...
Coins8/3/2016
  Q: I have a set of coins commemorating the centennial birthday of Dr Sun Yat sen. They have four coins ...
  A: The set you have is from Taiwan. I would assume it is in the original hard plastic case. This set is ...
token7/28/2016
  Q: Fantasy token of some kind perhaps? Thank you if known.
  A: Yes this looks like a fantasy piece. The design on the first side with the columns looks similar to ...
Token7/25/2016
  Q: Good morning, Might this be a 1950's South Korean student bus token? It was labeled as such on a ...
  A: I'm not very familiar with Korean tokens. I will send your pictures to someone who has expertise in ...
The treasure Coins of the Carribean7/1/2016
  Q: These coins have a 20 dollar value, on ebay it says you can get complete set for 300$. If they are ...
  A: Many such coins are made as "legal tender" but in practice they are not. As in, banks and merchants ...
Saudi Arabia Guinea - how to tell real 1950 guinea from restrike6/30/2016
  Q: I was given a Gold Saudi Arabia Guinea as a gift from my wife and the label on the package says it ...
  A: There aren't official restrikes, though there are some privately made ones. This is a popular ...
Coin/token6/23/2016
  Q: Good evening, May I ask for your help with these coins/tokens? I know their attributes mostly: ...
  A: The large Asian coin is a modern fantasy piece, many consider these to be counterfeits but they ...
please help me , to identify my gold token thank you6/10/2016
  Q: I am writing to you today in the hope that you maybe able to help with my solid gold coin /token. I ...
  A: This is a novelty medallion, not really a coin or token. These are made as souvenirs. The ...
British pound and usage5/24/2016
  Q: Bear with me. I have searched over 100 websites via google and cannot find an answer. I am sure the ...
  A: Your question is one for a historian more than it is for a numismatist. From what I understand, a ...
Tokens/coin5/23/2016
  Q: Good morning/evening, Upon the reply to my recent inquiry as to the small "kuel mark" on a Chinese ...
  A: Well you have the attributions correct. As far as value, the Venetian coin is worth around $25 and ...
Value of a 1943 German coin5/4/2016
  Q: Just curious as to the value. It's a 1 with mint mark of A an is in excellent shape
  A: It's a 1 pfennig minted in Berlin. This is one of the most common date and mint marks, with over 372 ...
1928/19134/29/2016
  Q: Might I inquire as to the collectability and value of these two coins? 1928A French Indo China 10 ...
  A: The 1913 florin is one of the better dates from this series. It has moderate circulation wear. Value ...
Value of coins3/11/2016
  Q: I have a 1916 "Tabora Pound" 15 Rupien Gold Coin from German East Africa. Apparently it is the less ...
  A: Both types of the 15 rupien are of about equal scarcity. Grading companies such as NGC and PCGS do ...
Unknown Foreign Arabic Coin3/7/2016
  Q: I was curious if you can help me identify this coin. I collect many coins but can't identify this ...
  A: Sorry for the delay in answering your question. What you have is not a coin, it is an ornamental ...
Commemorative Sun Yat-Sen Gold Medals3/3/2016
  Q: I got theses coins in Hong Kong back in '86/'87...just came back across them again the other day. ...
  A: Such commemorative medals were indeed made in gold, so it's definitely possible that yours is .900 ...
Coin Identification2/23/2016
  Q: I have been searching all over the Internet today and can't find the identity of this coin/medal. ...
  A: It's a privately made (unofficial) medal commemorating Pope Paul VI. There were many various medals ...
old two dollar trade token2/13/2016
  Q: I have a silver two dollar trade token and I don't know what the value of the token here are the ...
  A: It's a promotional token from Ontario, Canada. Such items were made locally here in the US as well, ...
Medalllas conmemorativas del 500 anniversaries de la fusion1/31/2016
  Q: I found a question and answer post to you from a Michael P. Dated 11/27/2012. You helped him ...
  A: I have never personally seen the gold version of this set, but everything sounds correct. It would ...
ANACS Certifies Unique “Two Tailed” Euro Set1/29/2016
  Q: This is a general question about the 2 tailed Euro set that was graded by anacs sometime ago . I ...
  A: Sorry for the delay in responding to your question. The 6 piece set that ANACS certified are the ...
Information on oktobrfest 1810 -1910 coin12/20/2015
  Q: I was looking up my coin online and I have had very little luck. I found an old post dated ...
  A: The medal commemorates the 100th anniversary of the marriage between Prince Ludwig of Bavaria and ...
coins12/12/2015
  Q: I find a 1993 margaret ll 20 kroner dronning gold coin and also bundesrepublik ddeutschland 1950 10 ...
  A: The Danish 20 kroner is gold colored, but made of aluminum-bronze alloy. This year is hard to find ...
Suisse franc11/13/2015
  Q: I have come across,if I am correct, what appears to be a 1944 Suisse franc. I am assuming that what ...
  A: It is indeed a silver Swiss franc. The year 1944 is one of the more common dates with a mintage of ...
Possible French coin from 1600s10/22/2015
  Q: I have a coin that appears to be from France. The date looks to be 168?, I cannot make out the last ...
  A: This is a jeton, a privately made token. These were popular throughout France and other parts of ...
info and value8/25/2015
  Q: I've recently came across a box of coins which appear to have come from china. Could you please tell ...
  A: These are modern copies. Such pieces are often found online and at flea markets for just a dollar or ...
Identifying my grandfathers coins8/18/2015
  Q: There are a few coins I can't identify and specifically two which only have Asian writing that's is ...
  A: The smaller coin is from Japan. The denomination is 1 sen, this type was made under emperor ...
Found coin7/27/2015
  Q: My dad had a very old coin in his stuff that I found when he passed. It is very worn and very thin ...
  A: The coin is a 1/6th thaler from the German State of Prussia. It is made of just over 50% purity ...
cion mint mark7/20/2015
  Q: I have a 1822 8 real coin. On the back, after Rex G there is a dot with a small capital A above it. ...
  A: The "Ga" mint mark stands for Guadalajara. The coin you have is from Mexico, during the War of ...
coin values7/15/2015
  Q: Good Morning I had an elderly gentleman ask me if I could help him determine the value of some of ...
  A: The Canadian coins and the 1921 US dollar are worth melt value in circulated condition, and a little ...
palo seco coins7/8/2015
  Q: Dimitri, I am enclosing some images of the Palo Seco coin collection I have. Recently I believe a ...
  A: Sorry for the delay in responding to your question. You have a lovely set here. The dollar token is ...
Friedrich Grosherzog Von Baden coin or medal6/13/2015
  Q: I have a coin (or medal) from 1908 with Friedrich Grosherzog Von Baden on the front and words on the ...
  A: This is a generic medal. It would have been mass produced as a blank without any inscription on the ...
French coins/tokens?6/13/2015
  Q: I was wondering if you could help me out identifying these two coins/tokens. one seems to be modeled ...
  A: After seeing the pictures in the second question, I can confirm these are not brothel tokens. They ...
Belgium Léopold I, 5 Centimes5/26/2015
  Q: i have a coin Belgium Léopold I, 5 Centimes 1834, it is unique, because one side is normal,but ...
  A: Coins of this type are made where one side point in the opposite direction of the other. This is ...
Urimare Gold Coin5/14/2015
  Q: I wonder if you could give me any help on a coin that a friend found. The coin is about the size of ...
  A: Sorry for the delay in answering your question. Your medallion is part of a set made privately by a ...
Question about coin5/13/2015
  Q: I was hoping maybe you could help me with this coin? I don't know the year or where it's from? ...
  A: Sorry for the delay in responding to your question. The coin is a 40 reis from Brazil. The last ...
1867 Hong Kong Dollar4/30/2015
  Q: I have a 1867 Hong Kong Dollar, can you tell from the images if it is a genuine coin ? it ways ...
  A: The weight of 27.00 grams is slightly too heavy. An this "coin alignment", with the two sides facing ...
what turkish coins is this ?4/28/2015
  Q: i've owned this kind of turkish coins. dated 1216 hijri. but this coin is unfamiliar as i was ...
  A: It's possible that it could be a token, but much more likely it is a medallion. It does not seem to ...
error coin of Usa - Europe -Asia-Japan-UK4/24/2015
  Q: My question is how I can sell those without to stolen me on prices and where ? I can send few ...
  A: The best option is to auction them on eBay. There are many collectors for error coins and you would ...
hamburg gold coin3/19/2015
  Q: Several years ago I asked you about this coin with a "bird" on one side and a castle with a crown ...
  A: Solid gold pieces are hard to find, but unfortunately there is a limited market for people that ...
Coin3/14/2015
  Q: I've found a 1876 funf mark coin on a building site the other day it has a magnifing glass inside So ...
  A: Interesting item. The coin is a silver 5 marks from the German State of Prussia. I've seen coins ...
1962 50 soles peruvian gold coin3/12/2015
  Q: My mother died recently and left me several gold coins. One is a 1962 50 soles peruvian gold coin. ...
  A: The mintage for that year is 3,319. The problem is that this series was made for over 20 years, and ...
1662 coin or medal3/1/2015
  Q: I can not find this coin or medal and need help. It has a date of 1662 and appears to be hammered. ...
  A: This is a jeton from Antwerp, The Netherlands issued for city treasurer Marcel Librecht. Although ...
German coins2/28/2015
  Q: I have two what seem to be a couple of German coins/tokens I got from a bulk foreign coin lot. I ...
  A: The one on the left is German notgeld (literally translating as "not money"). This was a necessity ...
German Empire Silver Coin2/26/2015
  Q: I have a German Empire (Saxony?) large silver coin dated 1895 E. It is an (5?)FUNF MARK coin and in ...
  A: You got the correct attribution. This is one of the lower mintage dates for this series, with 89,000 ...
Is this a coin?2/16/2015
  Q: I have what appears to be a 1957 100L coin from Italy. However, it's not made of silver or copper, ...
  A: It sounds like a coin that was enameled. These are very collectible and actually worth quite a bit ...
persian gold coin2/11/2015
  Q: I don't know if you know much about this type of coin but I believe it is a 5 pahlavi persian gold ...
  A: It's not a 5 pahlavi, as they were not made this year (1959). It is either a 1/4, 1/2 or 1 pahlavi, ...
1883 kalakaua dollar2/10/2015
  Q: Howzit, I just got this silver dollar and i wanted to know if its real. It doesnt get stuck to a ...
  A: What you describe are common signs of a replica. The puffy date means it was likely cast rather than ...
1899 Sydney Gold Sovereign Coin2/5/2015
  Q: Could you please help answer the following question - What sort of tail on the horse (long, medium ...
  A: From what I know there are significant short or long tail varieties on the young head and jubilee ...
1865 5 Franken1/29/2015
  Q: I recently came across this 1865 5 Franken but have my doubts as far as its authenticity. The weight ...
  A: This is a very commonly faked coin, as are other "shooting thalers" as these medallic coins are ...
Five Francs item1/19/2015
  Q: I found a coin I think and I've tried to google it, but I cannot find any information about it. It ...
  A: It is a dateless novelty version of what would have been a large silver 5 Francs from Belgium. Here ...
Venezuela Commemorative Coins1/18/2015
  Q: I have attached pics. They are marked Plata 100. I have a "biography" of each of the chiefs. I ...
  A: These are examples of a privately made series released by a Venezuelan bank as promotional items. ...
Rear gold pope Joannes Pavlvs coin?1/16/2015
  Q: This a gold pope Joannes Pavlvs coin. I got this from my dad and he said it was a gift from his aunt ...
  A: It is one of a wide variety of unofficial commemorative pieces. They are typically made for novelty ...
helvetica coin1/2/2015
  Q: I have a 5 cent confederatio helvetica coin dated 1927. Is it worth anything to a collector?
  A: The 5 rappen coin of that year is one of the more common ones. They are worth a dollar or two in ...
strange Filipinas 1918 five cantavos12/12/2014
  Q: I have been able to find the Filipinas 1918 five cantavos with prices and images and even how to ...
  A: Sorry for the delay in replying to your question. In 1918 there was also a 5 centavos mule variety. ...
very interesting Deco medal Saudi arabian12/10/2014
  Q: I've done some research but can't connect to why this coin was made, the rarity and obviously ...
  A: My knowledge on Middle Eastern medals is not particularly strong. I would suggest posting your ...
Chinese coins found at great wall of china 199111/29/2014
  Q: Hey there, In sept of 1991 I visited the great wall of china. As a long distance runner, I ran 12 ...
  A: Unfortunately you have fallen into a ploy that I've heard from several other visitors. These are ...
unlisted canadian medallion11/29/2014
  Q: I'm doing a display of the 2012 diamond jubilee of queen Elizabeth II for my grandaughter. below is ...
  A: These were produced in the UK with several reverse designs and some differences in the obverse ...
Coin Identification11/24/2014
  Q: I found this coin in an estate sale lot and haven't been able to identify it. I'd like to know ...
  A: This is a modern novelty piece. Many simply refer to items of this type as fakes, but it does not ...
medallions11/22/2014
  Q: would you happen to know what these are exactly? I have no clue thanks
  A: They appear to be copies of a French commemorative medals set made in 1822. Originals have some info ...
H.A.R. token11/5/2014
  Q: Here is the pic you asked me to submit. Thanks for any info.
  A: By the style of the design and font it is 19th century. It appears to be an advertising or "store ...
Brazil coin11/4/2014
  Q: could you give me any information on a Brazilian coin from the 1700s, 10 real, one side has a crown ...
  A: This would be a copper 10 reis. There were several types from the early 1700's up into the 1800's. ...
Questionable gold - Saudi Gold Guinea10/21/2014
  Q: During the 1990's, I bought a few dozen Saudi gold guineas whenever I visited the gold souks in ...
  A: I have seen this before on gold coins. It's typically the result of some residue that was on the ...
south africa coin10/10/2014
  Q: I have a south Africa 1 penny dated 1888 in pcgs holder graded sp64bn.o.f.s. x#pn13.any idea of its ...
  A: The prices for these Orange Free State pattern coins range somewhat widely. It depends on overall ...
1920 East African Florin - difficulty identifying mintmark10/10/2014
  Q: I have this 1920 East African florin, and was initially excited after doing some preliminary ...
  A: I cannot clearly make out the mintmark from the photo, but based on what you describe it sounds like ...
Help in identifing coin9/22/2014
  Q: I have a bronze or brass coin which is approximately 19mm in diameter and .8mm in thickness. It is ...
  A: This is a bridge (toll) token from Istanbul, Turkey. These were in use from 1913 to 1930. It is ...
Not sure if my coin is real no one has been able9/19/2014
  Q: My aunt was digging and found this coin I attached front back photos of this coin it's a 1975 pavlvs ...
  A: This is a souvenir medallion, one of many designs that were sold to tourists in Rome throughout most ...
s:georgivs eqvitvm patronvs8/26/2014
  Q: How to tell if reproduction or real
  A: Sorry for the delay in answering your question. Pieces with this design have been found on ...
German coin/medal8/23/2014
  Q: I found this coin years ago in my Dad's yard. I wasn't able to find any info on it at the time and ...
  A: Yes this is another variant, there were many different pieces made, in different materials and ...
Japanese Coins8/5/2014
  Q: I have a collection of coins from Japan. The newest one is 1948. I am sending a picture if you would ...
  A: Yes there are fakes of these from the early 1900's. I would really need to see large and clear close ...
1967 gold plated cenntenial mint set7/20/2014
  Q: ... I read a old post 8/27/2010 about a guy who bought a gold plated 1967 set.the set is not in its ...
  A: The question from 2010 that you reference, the person asking specifically stated in their question ...
1865 Schutzenfests Medal7/16/2014
  Q: Mr. Livshits, I had read on the internet that you believed only 10,000 of these coins were made and ...
  A: I can certainly assist you. If you are having trouble uploading pictures on this website, you can ...
1772 8 reals coin7/13/2014
  Q: Would you happen to have more info on the authenticity of this coin thank you
  A: For practical purposes, yes it's a genuine 8 reales. However, technically I believe this is a later ...
1889 mexican coin7/7/2014
  Q: I have an 1889 coin, on one side it has a sunburst looking symbol with a rock looking thing and in ...
  A: The first coin is a Mexican silver 8 reales (their version of a silver dollar) from the Culiacan ...
Primary Judges Award Token6/1/2014
  Q: Recently we were clearing land of some grown up trees. Yesterday while clearing logs and sticks, we ...
  A: This seems to be a pretty common medallion, though there isn't any information to peg it to a ...
Diamond House Kimberly token and sovereign coin holder5/31/2014
  Q: I inherited an undated Diamond House Kimberly token and a brass sovereign coin holder from my ...
  A: Does the token by any chance have a portrait of Queen Victoria facing left on one side? If so then I ...
Kwang-tung province coin5/13/2014
  Q: I had a few questions about a coin that I have. Is it an authentic coin and if so, how much would it ...
  A: Unfortunately this is a modern novelty piece with a fantasy design which was never used on genuine ...
Identification5/12/2014
  Q: I have a coin that is about the size of penny, copper, Edward VII is on obverse facing right, ...
  A: I suspect this is a similar type of item to the small coin you asked about previously. There were ...
Identification of coin5/10/2014
  Q: I have a tiny copper coin with a crown on one side and a Templar cross on the other. It has no date ...
  A: This design was used an a variety of coins over the course of over 200 years. The fact that there is ...
Leopold premier roi des belges - medal?..What is this?..5/9/2014
  Q: .A friend of mine have a coin or medal ..think gold..what have on a side head of man what look in ...
  A: This Belgian medal was made in copper and also silver. This appears to be the silver one. The center ...
2 silver unknown coin5/1/2014
  Q: I have another 2 coins that I cannot identify. They are both small and silver in colour and I ...
  A: These are modern pieces from Thailand. The same designs were used on different types and ...
Unusual coin4/22/2014
  Q: Livshits, My husband has had many coins in a box and old pouches for many years, which belonged to ...
  A: By any chance is it this coin? ...
M.THERESIA -D-GR-IMP-HU-BO-REG-S.F.4/21/2014
  Q: What is this coin and how much is it worth. ON the back it reads: BURG-CO-TYR-1780X ARCHID-AVST-DUX. ...
  A: This design is from an Austrian thaler coin, originally made in 1780. However, this coin has been ...
1707 coin that apparently doesn't exist4/13/2014
  Q: it is 35mm dia and 3.2 mm thick it is a darkish colour and clearly has pictures on it of Britannia ...
  A: You have a British 1 penny dated 1797. These are commonly called "cartwheel" pennies beacuse the ...
What is value of 1854 Napolean iii Cino Centimes4/11/2014
  Q: What is the value of the above coin.It is copper and in very good shape ..It has a mint letter of ...
  A: My apologies for the delay in answering your question. The 1854K 5 centimes is actually one of the ...
old coin4/6/2014
  Q: the coin has a rim arond it sothe coin has a ridge that stands out. is this the real thing and has ...
  A: This is one medallion from a set of 4 made in 1988 to commemorate the 500th anniversary of ...
Coins4/5/2014
  Q: 1863 English penny. Lower 3 stamped over high 3. To the right of the date is a small 3 visible to ...
  A: The 1863 issues with die number are quite rare (especially die number 3). The other attributes you ...
Straits settlement Coins4/1/2014
  Q: i have questions regarding this coin i bought from ebay. I cannot find anything online regarding ...
  A: this is one of a group of fantasy coins made in the late 20th century, they include coins with ...
Identifying an old coin1/31/2014
  Q: I have an old coin dated 1741. The face of it has a King's Head turned to his left. The date is just ...
  A: My initial thought is a jeton (token/medallion)of European origin. I would really need to see it to ...
Value of pre-euro coins/old coins1/18/2014
  Q: I wondered would you be able to shed some light on the value of old coins that my father has in his ...
  A: Well as these are common coins, the condition will determine value. These are all worth no more than ...
Unknown Coin/medallion1/17/2014
  Q: where is the origin of the coin/medallion ? thank you
  A: It appears to be a privately made novelty medallion, possibly meant for sale to tourists. The design ...
Sun Yat Sen Coin1/6/2014
  Q: Sir, I have a coin believed to be Sun Yat Sen that I can not find anywhere online. From the ...
  A: This is a fantasy 1 yuan of the Republic of China; a modern piece that is not official money and is ...
Orange boven1/2/2014
  Q: I have a orange boven 1898 1923 6th September willamania konvned necklace ad change. Can u give me ...
  A: This is a commemorative medallion celebrating the 25 year jubilee of the Netherland's queen ...
1914 dutch coin12/30/2013
  Q: I have a 1914 Dutch 1 cent coin that had the coat of arms on both sides instead the queens head on ...
  A: Actually Dutch 1 cent coins of this period did not have the queen's portrait on them until 1948. At ...
1968 Malta 3 Scudi Coin12/28/2013
  Q: I have recently become interested in collecting coins from the United Nation's FAO series. I have ...
  A: I believe the confusion stems from the fact that other Scudi coins around this period went by ...
Unknown Gold coin/medal12/14/2013
  Q: I have one of those coins that says "estados unidos mexicanos" on the back, with the eagle grasping ...
  A: This is an interesting item. It's a Mexican gold 50 peso coin of the 1921 to 1947 type that an ...
1944 1 Franc12/8/2013
  Q: I have an aluminum 1 Franc dated 1944, but it has a face profile on one side and the number 1 on the ...
  A: I'm not the person you originally asked this question to, but I saw it in our question pool after ...
2 kroner coin12/5/2013
  Q: I have, I assume a silver 2 kroner coin. A little tarnished, on the back it says 1632 and 1958 on ...
  A: Is the coin you have the same one as the picture I attached? The years are actually 1638 and 1938, ...
gold coin KSA12/2/2013
  Q: I have a gold coin I purchased in Saudi Arabia. I have looked up information on the Internet to try ...
  A: If you do not have any additional marks on the coin it's a good thing. Although these coins and the ...
Coin11/14/2013
  Q: I have a gold coin Front: Elizabeth 11 Regina back: Suid Afrika (date) 19-7. (there is a whole in ...
  A: The coin is a bronze 1 penny. If it's gold in color that meas it has been painted to be used as an ...
Gold coin 3.5 cm11/11/2013
  Q: This was a present from an elderly woman in 1976. I Googled the inscription: ...
  A: This Austrian 100 corona coin is a bullion piece, intended for investment in gold rather than ...
1859 coin11/5/2013
  Q: I have a 1859 1 cent Nederlanddsch Indie.. I have not been able to find anything about it. Thanks ...
  A: This is a copper coin from the Dutch East Indies, which is the area around modern day Indonesia. ...
1813 Argentinian Coin10/31/2013
  Q: We would like to both authenticate & value a coin we have. It is what appears to be an 1813 ...
  A: I received your pictures and unfortunately what you have is a novelty replica which appears to be ...
need to know coin is from10/24/2013
  Q: The coin is copper in color. It has a bull on one side and some kind of wheat on the other. It has ...
  A: This is a 10 paisa coin from Nepal, dated 1971 and made of brass. There were two versions, a regular ...
Identify 4 medals9/20/2013
  Q: Dmitry It's some time, I have 4 medals that I want, if is possible to you help me identify. The ...
  A: how have you been 1. You've asked me about this medal twice before. I have no new information as ...
1888 German Mourning Medal of Kaiser Friedrich-III9/15/2013
  Q: I have been collection memorabilia related to the brief reign & death of German Kaiser Friedrich-III ...
  A: By any chance did you buy this on eBay from a seller in the Czech Republic? The style of pictures ...
Leopol II coin9/13/2013
  Q: I need your help with the identity of this coin: Obverse side has a shoulder bust of a man in a ...
  A: By your description this sounds like a medal or medallion rather than a coin. I would really need to ...
Napoleon III empereur9/11/2013
  Q: I have two 10 Centimes coins, one 1864 and one 1855. The 1864 has a head on the front and a eagle on ...
  A: The Worn 1855 D and 1854 A 5 centimes are worth a couple dollars each in well circulated condition. ...
Bahamas token.9/5/2013
  Q: I have a token from Bahamas, Long Island. Its reads on the front Edwin Rahming and the back, Long ...
  A: There is not much in the way of information on how many are known to exist, however back in 1915 ...
1821 8 Reale9/5/2013
  Q: A friend of mine has an 1821 8 Reale with what looks like an L in DEI (gratia)in place of the i. All ...
  A: This is the result of an error. For a struck coin this would be either from a die crack (a cud as ...
Unknown coin8/30/2013
  Q: I can not find any information on this coin. I hope you can help? Thank You for your time. ...
  A: It is certainly not a coin since the design does not have any denomination, any date or any place of ...
st George's medal/charm8/27/2013
  Q: I was in my garden removing our old shed. i found this old medal/charm underneath the sheds sleepers ...
  A: This design goes back to medieval times and ranges all the way up to the present. The historical ...
phillip III coin8/26/2013
  Q: My question is what type of coin and if there is any value to the coin. 1621 PHILLIPPVS*III*DEI*G ...
  A: The description you gave is of a Mexico City issued silver 8 reales, commonly known as a "piece of ...
do you know what this is8/25/2013
  Q: Had this for awhile not sure what it is. Wondering if you can tell me thanks
  A: It was a medal, but appears to have been defaced. The blank side would have had detail on it, and I ...
1944 netherland 10c coin8/22/2013
  Q: I have 2-1944 silver 10c wilheimina koningin der nederlanden. With a D to the right under the date ...
  A: Do you have a digital camera with zoom or high pixel count, or even a good scanner? If the image is ...
European Coins8/21/2013
  Q: I have a few coins I'd like to ask about as my grandfather gathered many from his days in the war, ...
  A: If you have a large group you can just email me pictures directly at my email ...
gold ? coin8/21/2013
  Q: The letters on the other side are M.B.F.ET.H.?.X.F.D.?.ET.L.D.S.R.I.A.T.E.T.E It feels light to be ...
  A: It sounds like you have what is commonly known as a "game counter", which are usually base metal ...
Carolus III Dei Gratia Missing 'F' Hispan ET IND REX 8R _M8/19/2013
  Q: This coin I have is missing a letter. I've looked on the Internet to see any Carolus coin with the ...
  A: Unfortunately I have some bad news for you. This coin is a replica, it was made by casting in a mold ...
Coin identification8/17/2013
  Q: Dmitry:Nice to see you're still answering questions. I have what I think is a Persian coin. I can't ...
  A: Hey Jim, long time. It is indeed Persian, a .900 silver 5000 dinars (also called 5 kran) and dated ...
old german coin8/12/2013
  Q: I have a silver coin that has on the front a double capital F topped with a crown and says around ...
  A: This is a 4 Schilling coin from the German state of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. These are made of low ...
Half sovereign8/11/2013
  Q: I have one half sovereign 1897. One side has Victoria head, and other side George and the dragon. It ...
  A: It certainly appears to be a genuine coin. If there is no mint mark above the date, between the 8 ...
Old Chinese silver large coin8/11/2013
  Q: Its great to have people like you, to help coin collectors like us who are not experts in the coin ...
  A: Is the coin you have look like on of the two I have attached pictures of? These are both modern ...
Unidentified coin8/10/2013
  Q: I'd like to ask a question about this unidentified coin. What is it and how much can it be worth? ...
  A: This is a privately made medallion, and was part of a set of 4 with this design and different sizes. ...
Keith's Model T Cafe Good For 5 c. Token8/9/2013
  Q: First I would thank you and all other experts for your time helping us coin collectors and ...
  A: It is often really difficult to get information on old trade tokens. This particular one is ...
Ancient Coin I found in north of Iran8/8/2013
  Q: I recently found an Ancient Coin in north of Iran, it is very strange, and I can't read its strange ...
  A: This appears to be a modern copy of an ancient coin. I generally do not take questions on ancients, ...
Austro-Hungarian 20 kreuzer coin7/29/2013
  Q: I have a question about the value of a coin I own. It's Austro-Hungarian 20 kreuzer coin dated 1770. ...
  A: Unfortunately because of the hole this coin is worth $10 at most if sold through a dealer, and more ...
Coins of Panama7/26/2013
  Q: Actually, several questions (hope you don't mind) I have an interest in knowing where the various ...
  A: 1. I remember reading an article sometime back by a now deceased gentleman who was a serious ...
Vittorio Emanvelle III7/24/2013
  Q: I have a 1930 coin with wheat and C 5 on the back is this coin worth anything?
  A: This is a common date for this series of Italian 5 centesimi coins, with over 22 million of them ...
Turkish Gold Coin!7/21/2013
  Q: ! Let me know if these two pictures are better than the last ones.. Can you tell if its pure or ...
  A: It appears to be a novelty piece, the design is based on Egyptian and Turkish Ottoman coins, but is ...
dr sun yat-sen coin7/19/2013
  Q: I inherited a box of coins and stamps from my grandfather and came across one that I cannot locate a ...
  A: This sounds more like a privately made commemorative medallion rather than a coin. Is it possible ...
venezuela gold coin7/17/2013
  Q: I have a Caciques de Venezuela Maracay (front) gold coin, the back has the eagle on it and it says ...
  A: This is part of a large set called the "Chiefs of Venezuela". These are medallions which were made ...
kroningbijk der nederlanden 10G gold coins7/15/2013
  Q: In my collection of European coins, I have 10 G gold coins dated 1897, 1898, 1911, 1912, 1913, ...
  A: They are by no means rare coins. Actually the 1911 and later coins are worth melt value in in ...
Pope coin/medal7/11/2013
  Q: A friend of mine found this coin/medal that belonged to her deceased mother. I was helping her out ...
  A: This is a medal from the Second Papal Council, which ran from 1962 to 1965. This one was issued in ...
help me(sorry for my bad english)7/10/2013
  Q: I'm an italian man so my english is not so good. I found this Thailand Money in my home and I want ...
  A: Normally these are silver coins worth a little more than the value of the silver. But these have ...
German Coins7/9/2013
  Q: Have 2 (two) 1 Mark Deutsches Reich sliver coins, 1 - 1875 and 1 - 1881. Also 1 Repvblik Oesterreich ...
  A: The Austrian schilling is worth basically silver value in circulated condition. An Uncirculated coin ...
Louis XVI 1792 2 sols coin7/6/2013
  Q: I read your answer to another questioner about this coin. I have one in very good condition. Almost ...
  A: This one is from the Clermont-Ferrand mint. Though not as common as some of the other mints, they ...
Gold Turkish Coin7/6/2013
  Q: I have what I believe is a gold coin from Turkey and I was just curious if i could get an appraisal ...
  A: There does not appear to be a date or denomination on this piece, so it would be a medallion rather ...
coin in bowl6/17/2013
  Q: I seen where you have answer someone question similar to mine. The date on it reads sept ...
  A: This is a modern reproduction of an 1836 Prague coronation medal. They made sets of these in the ...
Commemotative medal6/6/2013
  Q: Can you tell me anything as to the collective value if any. I have a medal that i can not locate ...
  A: This piece is part of a privately made collector series. There were pieces made in both silver and ...
1949 German % Pfennig "J"5/21/2013
  Q: I have two 1949 5 pfennige "J" coins. The "j" mint marks are very different. one large and one ...
  A: This has come up a few times before. I am not sure why Krause does not mention this variety as they ...
Commemorative medal5/19/2013
  Q: My grandfather left me some old commemorative medals and coins before he passed away. Among them ...
  A: This was a commemorative lottery ticket issued by the Swedish bank Handelsbanken and originally came ...
coin value5/18/2013
  Q: I have a copper Portugal coin dtd 1866 which has a crest with a crown on top inscription ...
  A: Your coin is a 5 reis from the Portuguese Azores colony. This is considered a key date with only ...
Possible New Variety of Canadian 50 Cents piece5/8/2013
  Q: I recently purchased a Canadian 1872 H Fifty Cents coin. When I checked the Charlton Catalogue, it ...
  A: Sorry for the delay in answering your question. This is really a bit of a gray area in numismatics ...
Sovereign George V coin5/7/2013
  Q: I'm the owner of a gold sovereign George V coin that weighs 7.9 grams. On the other side you'll see ...
  A: Have you had the coin tested for gold content by any chance? It looks to me like a jeweler's copy. ...
Portuguese coins5/2/2013
  Q: I found some old coins set in a handmade display case at a tag sale. I thought they were fake, but ...
  A: These are copper 10 and 20 reis (pronounced heis) from The Portuguese Azores. They were made in ...
Coin identification4/27/2013
  Q: My father has passed and left behind this coin that we is not known to his family. Would you be ...
  A: This is a Dublin, Ireland penny token commemorating Edward Stephens (The duke of Wellington) and ...
$20 Liberia coin4/26/2013
  Q: This is a $20 coin from 2000, Republic of Liberia. no where on coin that I have found does it say ...
  A: These coins were not typically stamped with a silver purity since they were made for collecting ...
Caciques from Venezuela4/24/2013
  Q: I have recently been going through my late parents things and have come across several caciques. ...
  A: These pieces are typically worth gold bullion value. In perfect condition they do bring 10%-15% ...
1867 Hong Kong Tael with rays4/18/2013
  Q: How can I find out if my 1867 Hong Kong Tael with rays coin is real and if so, what it's worth? It ...
  A: Being magnetic tells you right away that the coin is a copy. "Tael" coins were made of silver, which ...
1871 copper 1 silber groschen A4/13/2013
  Q: I have a coin that I can not find any information about through the search engine. all that keeps ...
  A: Your coin is a normal genuine coin. These were made of low purity silver and often turn a copper ...
Gold Coin identification4/12/2013
  Q: I have a small gold coin with the following markings: 1829 PARVAE CRESCUNT CONCORDIA RES and then on ...
  A: This is a 22kt gold "ducat" from the Netherlands. This was a unit of currency meant for trade and ...
Coin from Wilhelmina 1718 and 18164/11/2013
  Q: Nice to find you here. I have a question and would like to have some answers related with your ...
  A: These are novelty pieces designed similar to Wilhelmina coins from the first half of the 20th ...
25 kopeks 18394/10/2013
  Q: I wonder whether you can help me. I have a 25 kopek 1839 coin with a left slanted reeded edge that ...
  A: These appear to be either die chips or slag inclusions, both of which are common minor minting ...
Foreign coins and precious metal4/4/2013
  Q: I'm looking to determine which of my foreign coins have precious metal content and/or potential melt ...
  A: I wouldn't rule out post-1970 coins, as some such as Mexican 10 and 20 peso coins even up to the ...
1889 Canadian Quarter4/3/2013
  Q: I bought this coin from a friend and would like to know what you would value it at. I would also ...
  A: I would grade this coin as VF-30. As it is, I would expect it to bring $400 to $500 at auction, and ...
I cannot find this exact token anywhere!3/27/2013
  Q: I have a JOANNES PAVLVS II PONT.MAX. I BELIEVE ITS A MEDALLION BUT I CANNOT FIND THE EXACT REAR ...
  A: This is a novelty medallion made and sold to tourists in Rome. These come with a wide variety of ...
Unknown coin/token3/24/2013
  Q: I bought a metal detector and ended up digging this out of my back yard near a tree root. I can't ...
  A: It looks like it was used as a merchant/trade token. These were sold as generic blanks, and then a ...
1897 British gold sovereign3/24/2013
  Q: I have an 1897 British gold sovereign with no maker's mark above the date (I am able to see the ...
  A: The M and S mint marks are the only ones found on 1897 sovereigns. There were no full sovereigns ...
1869 vittorio emanuel multi tool3/23/2013
  Q: I have a neat multi tool, made out of an 1869 vittorio emanuel L.5 coin, there is a knife, file and ...
  A: These do pop up on ebay fairly regularly, typically of French and Italian crown sized coins. Mostly ...
Coin3/22/2013
  Q: and if its even real. I have attached a photo of each side of the coin. Thanks for your time, ...
  A: Based on the details and surface color it appears to be a novelty replica of an early Spanish silver ...
novelty coin3/20/2013
  Q: I was sure it was not worth anything, seems most Japanese/Chinese coins don't have much value. I ...
  A: Actual coins can be quite valuable, especially 1930's and earlier Chinese coins in excellent ...
rare coin3/18/2013
  Q: how much would a 1809 Ferdin vii dei gratia on front and hispan et ind rex m r t h with a shield on ...
  A: Based on the letters you mentioned it's probably a small 1/2 reale from the Mexico City mint. They ...
VOC 1754 Coin3/18/2013
  Q: I have a VOC 1754 coin. On the back is a lion with three wavy lines across the bottom half of the ...
  A: This is a Dutch colonial "duit". These were made with large numbers with several different designs ...
1767 M Theresia Thaler3/16/2013
  Q: I have a 1767 M Theresia thaler coin with the mint markings A.S. underneath her dress on the obverse ...
  A: The letters A.S. mean that this coin was minted in Hall, as opposed to types with other letters on ...
1938 canadian nickel with extra pointy 33/7/2013
  Q: I estimate this coin at XF 45. Where can I find a value? What is the value? Thanks Bob
  A: I don't believe there is any formal catalog that lists values for these varieties. However, based on ...
Japan 1941 (Showa 16) 10 Sen Varieties3/3/2013
  Q: Krause catalog lists two varieties of Japan 1941 (Showa 16) 10 Sen coins, Y-61 and Y-61a. They only ...
  A: Although the 1.5 gram version does seem to be less frequent than the 1.2, it is still common enough ...
Norwegian coin2/26/2013
  Q: I've got a silver Norwegian pendant with necklace, the pendant seems to be some sort of coin. Could ...
  A: There are two varieties of this 1907 coin, yours is the much scarcer one with two rifles by the ...
Vatican coin proof set2/24/2013
  Q: I have a Vatican coin proof set, labeled "MCMLXXVII ANNO XV" from what I believe to be 1977 but it ...
  A: This is a medallion that was included with coin sets meant for sale to tourists. These medallions ...
Attache picture2/24/2013
  Q: Could you please identify the coin in the picture.I have tried searching for information but came up ...
  A: Well this is an interesting one. What you have is a 1 piece denomination bronze coin from Mombasa. I ...
France 2 centimes 1855 D2/20/2013
  Q: I'm try to figure out what version this France 2 centimes 1855 D is? I read there are two version: ...
  A: This one is the large D. In this condition would be worth $15-$20 retail and $10-$15 at auction. ...
coin identification2/20/2013
  Q: Please help in identifying this coin (medallion) and what metal is it ? The diameter is approx 2cm.
  A: This is a novelty replica modeled after 18th and 19th century Ottoman Empire coins. These were made ...
luitpod prinz-regent von bayern2/18/2013
  Q: Livshitz, I have a silver coin that from the research I have done it is a commemerative coin ...
  A: This is a commemorative medal for the erection of the military monument in Munich, as a tribute to ...
hu peh province ten cash coin2/15/2013
  Q: I googled the above subject and came across you. I enlarged the coin so that I could see the ...
  A: I think I vaguely remember someone asking a question about a coin they found in their garden and I ...
Ireland Republic 6 Pence2/12/2013
  Q: I have a Ireland Republic 6 Pence from 1928, It's uncirculated. What would the value be?
  A: Coin appears to be AU 9almost uncirculated), there seems to be a touch of wear on some of the ...
EDVARDVS VII coin2/10/2013
  Q: I've had this coin in my family for nearly 60 years and I wanted to find out if it has any value but ...
  A: This is a privately made novelty version of a British sovereign. The normal sovereign coins are 22kt ...
coin identification2/8/2013
  Q: The front side of the coin reads"CAROLVS II.DEI.GRA----the back side has 4 crowns positioned ...
  A: This sounds like a large silver crown from Britain. I have attached a picture for comparison. If you ...
1777 Carolus III coin2/8/2013
  Q: I have this coin that I think is in good shape because you can see a lot of details in the hair and ...
  A: This is a 1/2 reale (smallest denomination) silver coin made in Mexico City. These coins are popular ...
China Kiangnan Silver Dollar2/7/2013
  Q: I found you through a web search as you had answered another persons question as to the authenticity ...
  A: The coin pictured is indeed a replica, as is evident by inconsistent details most notably the rim ...
follow-up picture to coin2/6/2013
  Q: I have uploaded a picture. Any information would be helpful! Paul Hi. I came across your site and ...
  A: This is actually a coin of Spain, from the "Catholic kings of Seville". At this time there was a ...
1980 Russian Olympic coins2/5/2013
  Q: I recently inherited 2 sets of 1980 Russian Olympic coins. They are encapsulated and in their red ...
  A: You are absolutely correct. The silver value of the 28 coin set is around $650 at present, and the ...
coin identification1/27/2013
  Q: Sir, I have an old German language coin, or medallion dated in Roman numerals, MDCCXCIII. On the ...
  A: Sorry for the delay in responding to your question. You are very lucky to have found such a coin. It ...
1850 french 5 franc silver piece1/27/2013
  Q: Diameter of the coin = 36 mm; thickness = 2.5 mm; weight = 25 g. Mint mark is A. Shows some wear ...
  A: Depending on condition, the coin typically sells for anywhere from $30 for one with significant wear ...
1780 A fridericus borussorum rex gold coin1/24/2013
  Q: could you tell me a little about this coin and its value. It was found in a trunk from a yard sale. ...
  A: This is a gold trade unit, called a "Friedrichs d'or" from the German state of Brandenburg-Prussia. ...
unknown coin1/21/2013
  Q: Greetings and Hello, I am unable to find this coin on any website. Do you recognize this coin and is ...
  A: This is a commemorative medallion rather than a coin, which is why it's so difficult to find online. ...
coin idenity & current value, who,where s would be the most reputable, honest dealer eho may want to buy theme?1/21/2013
  Q: I have checked the prices on eBay but I don't have a nice mission to realize yet A definite figure. ...
  A: Unfortunately these are common coins and the US ones are only worth more than face value if they are ...
coins1/19/2013
  Q: I have several coins that I would be intrested in knowing if are real and if they have any value at ...
  A: The 1936 penny is from Britain, value for a coin that has wear is only a couple dollars, but one in ...
1808 carolous IIII 8R coin1/17/2013
  Q: I have a Carolous IIII, 1808, 8R coin and my question is, how come in ebay, some of these coins sell ...
  A: The value differs based on where the coins were minted. They were made in Spain, Mexico, Guatemala, ...
GOLD MEDALIONS OR COINS1/15/2013
  Q: Dmitry Hi, Thanks for your quick response. As per you request I understand your response and that ...
  A: They are certainly commemorative medallions, officially released by the Vatican. The ones on the ...
Elizabeth II Dei Gratia Regina Coin1/11/2013
  Q: I have a Elizabeth II Dei Gratia Regina Coin F:D gold coin with a head on each side of the coin. ...
  A: It does not sound like any of the regular issue gold coins, as those have a head on one side and a ...
Spanish pesetas, coin error?1/10/2013
  Q: I was just given a box of old coins from my father who grew up during the Franco regime in Spain. ...
  A: Unfortunately this is a damaged coin rather than an error. Looks like someone sanded it down or used ...
Russian mint mark1/10/2013
  Q: I have a 1897 7.50 rouble gold coin. Where would the mint mark be and what would it look like? ...
  A: The mint mark will actually be the assayers initials, found on the edge of the coin. For these coins ...
Spanish coin1/7/2013
  Q: could you identify the following . 2.5 cm round coin marked ' Carolus IIII dated 1804 with head on ...
  A: Sorry for the delay in answering your question. The Coin is a Spanish copper 4 maravedis. They are ...
1777 coin identification??1/6/2013
  Q: I found several coins when going through OLD jewelry of my great aunt's. The first one in question ...
  A: Sounds like you have a 1/48th thaler silver coin from the German State of Prussia. I have included a ...
World War I Medal1/3/2013
  Q: I get a medal I think from France 1915, bronce, oval 31mm X 43mm. I want to know the Country and ...
  A: This is actually a fob, meant to hand off the chain on a pocket watch. It is or Italian origin and ...
chinese coin?? signed??1/1/2013
  Q: I think its chinese, on part of the rim its marked L GIORGI 3 times, and the rest of the rim is some ...
  A: Unfortunately it appears you have one of them many modern counterfeits. These are made of ...
Nassau Herzogthum 6 kreuzer 18361/1/2013
  Q: There was 452,000 of them made and they are silver. The one I found is not silver it's either brass ...
  A: I believe your coin is actually a contemporary counterfeit, meant to circulate along with the real ...
Maria Theresia12/25/2012
  Q: I ask for your opinion about the coin whose picture I send attached. I am interested in the year of ...
  A: This particular one is Hafner #16, which was struck in Vienna between 1790 and 1805. A genuine ...
Korean coins12/25/2012
  Q: Livshits, I am writing to you at allexperts to inquire about a person named Ben who asked a ...
  A: I would love to help, but unfortunately I have no way of messaging this person because the question ...
he-peh province tokens12/25/2012
  Q: I have seen people say the He-Peh Province 7 mace and 2 candereen trade token is a counterfeit of ...
  A: They are certainly not trade tokens, as any merchant who wanted to make a token that would circulate ...
O H Hedburg token12/15/2012
  Q: Dimitrys, I have an O H Hedberg, Swedish house Argyle St Hobartton token. The museum site does not ...
  A: My apologies for the delay in answering your question. I would really need to see a picture of the ...
King James ll enameled coin12/4/2012
  Q: Dmitry, Can you tell me anything about this enameled coin. This coin has been held by a family from ...
  A: This is actually a British coin rather than a Scottish one. The Scottish coins made during the reign ...
German medal12/3/2012
  Q: I acquire a great medal; Germany 1912, silver, oval 38x52mm without the loop. Obverse, Alfred Krupp ...
  A: This medal is actually fairly common. It should also be marked with "990" on the edge, which is the ...
Canadian loonies12/3/2012
  Q: I just found a few loonies among my aunt's things - usually they are gold coloured, but these from ...
  A: Although there have been some commemorative loonies made in silver, the fact that they are magnetic ...
Chilean 4 Reales coin11/29/2012
  Q: Could you please give me a ballpark value for an 1806 Chilean 4 Reales coin. It has enough wear on ...
  A: An interesting piece you have. A typical Chilean 4 reales of this year and with significant wear is ...
rare German coin11/28/2012
  Q: Please let me know value of this coin. Front of coin: 2 KREUZER ...
  A: You definitely have a cool coin. The Austrian 2 kreuzer of this year are mostly common, depending on ...
Coin identification11/27/2012
  Q: I found this coin in my collection and can not identify it. It looks like Muslim or Arabic writing ...
  A: Your coin is from the country of Sudan. It is a 5 millim denomination (basically like a nickel) with ...
Medallas Conmemorativas del 500 Aniversario De La Fusion De Dos Culturas11/26/2012
  Q: I am writing to you in Polish, here I would like to present your issue and ask for possible help, ...
  A: This set normally has 5 .999 silver medals. This coin says it is .500 gold. Does it look gold in ...
Bahamas Proof Set11/26/2012
  Q: I noticed that you had answered a question about Bahamian Gold Proof sets. I have a four coin set ...
  A: There were 850 of the proof sets produced, as well as 1,200 non-proof sets. Each set contains 2.12 ...
pope medal composition11/26/2012
  Q: i purchased a pope medal today under the impression (labeled on coinholder) that it was silver. the ...
  A: These are novelty pieces sold in Rome to tourists. Vast majority are silver washed and not solid. ...
Coin identification question11/25/2012
  Q: I found this coin in my room and I have no idea what it is. Some people think it's a coin while ...
  A: The pictures are helpful. This is a privately made novelty piece, most likely intended to be sold to ...
Token or Coin11/21/2012
  Q: Could you please tell me what this might be? Thanks
  A: This is a weight, often used to check the weights of coins or precious metals. It reads 5 dry ...
coin11/19/2012
  Q: i have a coin that says DEI.GRATIA.1798.CAROLUS 4 and on the back says HISPAN.ET IND.REX. M (with a ...
  A: The 4 reales coins are relatively scarce compared to the other denominations. They are made in ...
Canadian Centenial Medalion Set11/17/2012
  Q: I have a set of the 1867-1967 centennial of the Canadian confederation medallions including 12 ...
  A: Individual medallions typically sell for around $5 a piece. The complete set, but without original ...
Louis XVI coin.11/16/2012
  Q: I have an old French coin with Louis XVI on the back it also has an A at the bottom. On the front it ...
  A: This is a French 12 denier coin. The A mint mark denotes it was made at the Paris Mint. The date is ...
Mexico Reales11/7/2012
  Q: My father-in-law collects Reales and one of the items he has put on his Christmas list is a ...
  A: The 1793 is a scarcer date, but they do pop up on ebay regularly. Have seen 2 or 3 in the past ...
Gold Georgivs Coin Value11/4/2012
  Q: I would like to know a fair selling price for this coin that I have. It is a (1927 GEORGIVS V D.G. ...
  A: This is actually a jewelers replica in solid 21kt gold. These are somewhat common for the sovereign ...
1972 german olympic coin or what?10/30/2012
  Q: I tried my best to take a picture of this weird coin/medallion.I even took it to a local coin shop ...
  A: It's definitely a doctored coin, most likely done in Germany, as they have a history of making such ...
pope paul vi silver coin10/24/2012
  Q: i have a silver pope paul vi coin & i would like to know if it is worth anything on the front it has ...
  A: This is the design of an official government sanctioned medal for the 1968 Papal visit. They were ...
palo seco leper colony money10/23/2012
  Q: I have a whole set of palo seco coins. Palo Seco coins where used by the leper colony off the coast ...
  A: Are these the 1919 series with a square hole in the middle and the words "Canal Zone" on one side? ...
1804 Carolus IIII Coin10/23/2012
  Q: This coin doesn't seem to be a Mexican mint it is 8 reales any information you provide would be ...
  A: This one is from the Lima, Peru mint. Values between Mexico and Peru pieces are not all that ...
1777 Carolus III coin10/21/2012
  Q: I have a 1777 Carolus III coin the backside has the M with the little circle above it, there is no ...
  A: The coin is actually a 1/2 reale, the smallest denomination and from the Mexico City mint. Larger ...
1748 french coin10/19/2012
  Q: A few years ago i found a coin while doing some renovation work on an old cottage in ...
  A: The coin you describe is from the French Colonies and would be a 1 sol denomination. They are made ...
1867 Hong Kong Tael10/18/2012
  Q: I have a 1867 hong kong tael weight - 29.10 grams, size 35mm wide, with rays, does not stick to a ...
  A: The weight is unusual, and since most that I see are copies I would also be suspicious. Many modern ...
Can you tell me?10/17/2012
  Q: My boyfriend found this coin/medal. We are not sure of its origin or if it has any value. A friend ...
  A: The design is actually from Morocco. Oddly enough this symbol was used in parts of Africa for almost ...
Egyptian rare Medal Price inquiry10/17/2012
  Q: I need to know the price value of the attached old Egyptian medal Of Mohammed Ali please.
  A: This medal is actually from Turkey, not Egypt. It should be a large medal and is made of zinc metal. ...
German gold coin10/16/2012
  Q: I have a 20 mark gold coin dated 1895 that I believe to be in very good to excellent condition. It ...
  A: Your coin is definitely in excellent condition. The value I quoted earlier applies to it in a retail ...
My coin10/16/2012
  Q: I have a 1857 coin pope pious the ninth with the bust's of St Paul and St Peter.I would like to have ...
  A: These pictures are much better. This medal has some wear and also damage around the edge. I would ...
Commemorative Mexiczn Coin10/14/2012
  Q: I have a boxed 5 coin set in proof condition: "500 anniversario de la fusion de dos culturas" coin ...
  A: This is a commemorative set from the Mexico City mint, not many were made and the exact mintage ...
1943 Georgivs VI Canadian nickels10/13/2012
  Q: I have a plastic cylinder of approximately 40 1943 Georgivs VI Canadian Victory nickels. The ...
  A: Typically the coins are worth $2-$3 each in lustruous uncirculated condition. An original mint roll ...
Mysterious coin/ medallion10/1/2012
  Q: I have an old coin / medallion that was found in a coin purse full of 1800's European coins and I ...
  A: My apologies for the delay in getting to your question. What you have should be a small silver ...
1 Rupee india 19039/28/2012
  Q: I have got a 1 rupee coin of edward vii , emperor of india weighting 11.38 grams but krauss ...
  A: Yes, damage and wear do change the weight. In this case, a coin the size of a silver rupee would ...
1907 100 Korona (Hungary)9/26/2012
  Q: How can one tell if this coin is original or a restrike? Does the rosette mark on restrikes apply ...
  A: On official proof-like restrikes of Hungarian coins there will be the additional letters U.P., which ...
Colombian 1500 pesos Eurcharistic 19689/25/2012
  Q: Mr. Livshits, I read your exchange with Gregg. I happen to have only the 1500 pesos gold coin from ...
  A: If the coin does not have any damage, wear or other problems, it will have a collectible value of ...
Straits Settlement 1919 and 19209/25/2012
  Q: I have a set of 1919 and 1920 One Dollar -- Straits Settlements. Front says: George V King and Queen ...
  A: The values for EF grade coins without issues such as damage, cleaning or corrosion is generally ...
1 peseta 19449/15/2012
  Q: We have 1 peseta from 1944. It has the head of Franco on the front. I have searched various ...
  A: The 1 peseta coins made in 1944 did not have a portrait of Franco on them. That portrait was sued on ...
Canadian 1751-1951 nickel9/14/2012
  Q: My name is Bruce and I was wondering if you could tell me what my coin is worth, I have a 1751-1951 ...
  A: This is the commemorative version, of which there were over 9 million made. Generally it is not ...
Sangarei coin9/14/2012
  Q: My granddaughter found an old coin while we were going through her papa's possessions. I have been ...
  A: A tael should weigh over 30 grams. This one appears to be made of light weight alloy instead of ...
1956 silver Canadian Penny9/12/2012
  Q: Have you ever heard of a 1956 silver/nickel Canadian penny? if so, what would it's worth be? ...
  A: I have never heard of a silver or nickel version, but have seen many plated examples. Have you ...
Unidentified foreign coins9/10/2012
  Q: Livshits, On Aug. 23, 2012 I had sent you an inquiry in reference to coins that I have. I didn't ...
  A: I don't recall receiving your email, my apologies. The coins are: 1. A privately made jeton ...
One Penny "Georgivs V DEI GRA BRITT OMN REX FID DEF IND IMP" coin with an error.9/8/2012
  Q: I am asking for help in identifying the date and value of a one penny coin marked "Georgivs V DEI ...
  A: George V pennies were made from 1911 to 1936. The designs changed in 1926, and a few dates have ...
Silver coin9/6/2012
  Q: Livshits, I have an old silver coin. On the head of the coin is GERM.HV.BO.REX FRANC.II.D.G.R.I.S.A ...
  A: This is an Austrian coin, but the information in the question does not tell me which denomination or ...
1783 Spanish Reale9/5/2012
  Q: I bought this dollar as a 1783 Spanish 8 Reale AKA America's First Dollar. When I received it, it ...
  A: I believe this piece is a modern copy that was cast in a mold. The edge is completely wrong, should ...
Bolivar gold coin9/5/2012
  Q: About 1980 my parents came back from Venezuela and gave me a small (3+grams) gold coin. One side ...
  A: This is a privately made gold bullion piece, intended for investing in gold bullion more so than ...
1892 Medal of Guatemala - Exposicion Artistica Industrial9/4/2012
  Q: RE: 1892 Gold Medal of Guatemala - Exposicion Artistica Industrial - Municipalidad de Guatemala ...
  A: A very nice find indeed, awarded "for merit" in the annual arts exhibition. Award medals such as ...
error?/value?9/2/2012
  Q: i have a 1936-B 2 Rappen that has doubling on both sides.is it a genuine error and is it worth ...
  A: Sounds like a genuine error, but value would depend on the type of doubling. There are several ...
Coin?8/30/2012
  Q: I recently found a gold coin while I was working as a cashier. It says 1911 - GEORGIVS V ...
  A: If the coin says the word "sovereign" on it, then it would not be a genuine example. Sovereigns and ...
un peso8/29/2012
  Q: i got another coin for you!!! this coin is a non rare coin i have from Mexico. (because i have 7 of ...
  A: Pretty nice mint error coin you have there. This type of error is known as a lamination. Basically, ...
grandfathers coins from WWII8/29/2012
  Q: . When my grandfather passed away I inherited a varity of old coins. Several being ones he collected ...
  A: Your best bet for selling these coin is on eBay. Some of the coins can have decent value, but it ...
Mexican coin8/29/2012
  Q: I have recently come across 2 small coins. I believe they are Mexican peso but I have yet to find a ...
  A: The 1 peso coins from that year are 10% silver, however this coin is a 1 centavo (1/100th of a ...
unusual coin?8/27/2012
  Q: I was recently sorting some items i a relatives house and came accross this coin. I have no idea ...
  A: It's a Masonic penny token, made of bronze. These were issued by many lodges throughout the early ...
Netherland Penny8/24/2012
  Q: I was recently sorting through my dad's coins, and I found a penny from the Netherlands dated 1907. ...
  A: This coin would have to be from 1957 or 1967. It is pretty common with tens of millions of them ...
1965 Churchill Crown VIP Coin8/24/2012
  Q: From everything I've seen online, I believe I have one of the few VIP "Specimen's" talked about. The ...
  A: I am sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but it is a normal business strike. The specimens have a ...
Sumatran coin?8/24/2012
  Q: I have an old coin from what I believe is Sumatra. Larger than a nickel but smaller than a quarter. ...
  A: The designs on either side of the coin have been used on coins from several areas, but the ...
unknown coin dated 18658/23/2012
  Q: I got a coin from one of the scrap markets of india, i bought the coin for mere $4 and bought it as ...
  A: This coin is not shown in the newer editions of Krause, but an older one from before 2007 will have ...
100 rupiah from Indonesia8/21/2012
  Q: sorry i never gave you the specifics earlier but here they are. the coin i have i bought for 30 ...
  A: To be honest I've never seen one in mint condition sell for more than $3, which is a fitting price ...
Help with rare coin8/20/2012
  Q: I found you on internet and you seem to be an expert in numismatic. I found this little ...
  A: The piece you have is not one of the coins, it's a novelty replica, most likely intended as play ...
1877 Hamburg 5 Mark8/20/2012
  Q: I bought recently one with a W at the bottom, I know now that is not an original 1877 coin; could ...
  A: They were made in Germany a while after World War II by a company known as Uhren Weiss (translates ...
Three more medals8/18/2012
  Q: I have three more medals for you. First one, Switzerland, 1915, silver .900, 32mm. I think is from ...
  A: The first medal is a commemoration for a contract between Swiss and French construction companies to ...
Gold Coin8/17/2012
  Q: I have a German Kaiser Konig 20 Mark coin encased for wearing as a necklace. dated 1905. Can you ...
  A: This coin is from the German state of Prussia. Normally it would be worth around 10% above gold melt ...
Coin/Jetton identification8/17/2012
  Q: I found this coin about 30 years ago whilst metal detecting in Hertfordshire England. It has a bust ...
  A: Jetons of this type are generally from the 1640's. There is one particular one with this design ...
1846 German coin8/17/2012
  Q: I have an 1846 1 Schwaren coin in extra fine condition. Can you tell me what the numerical value of ...
  A: The Schwaren would be from the German state of Oldenburg. It was equivalent to 1 pfennig. Currently ...
1908 Deutsches Reich Funf Mark8/16/2012
  Q: I have this coin in good shape with the unfortunate exception that it has a well placed hole in the ...
  A: Unfortunately the hole reduces the value to that of silver melt, which in this case is around $25. ...
Coins8/16/2012
  Q: I have the following . 1. A 1912 1/4 rupee from deutsch osafrika in reasonable condition,silver in ...
  A: The German East Africa 1/4 rupie is indeed made of silver, 0.917 purity to be exact. Judging from ...
Dutch Silver Ducaton8/14/2012
  Q: I have a Dutch Silver Ducaton from the Hollandia shipwreck in 1743. I cant make out any dates on the ...
  A: It would depend on the type of Ducaton and overall condition. There were several types found on this ...
2 US Medals8/9/2012
  Q: I have 2 US medals, first one;1783, bronze, 45mm. I don't remember if I ask for this medal. I want ...
  A: The first one is a commemorative medal of the Cincinnati Society. The year on it is 1783, but the ...
188? Italian coin8/9/2012
  Q: Due to damage to the coin the last date is illegible. It could be a 2,3,8,9 or 0. the question I ...
  A: It sounds like someone may have altered a normal coin to obliterate the shield, denomination and ...
Something strange8/7/2012
  Q: I was At a yard sale and found this weird thing. The base is metel or silver about 6 inches long ...
  A: It sounds interesting. Coins have often been crafted into jewelry and decorative items, but yours ...
Coin Values8/1/2012
  Q: I have a question about two coins on e-Bay which seem over priced. I did check the "Unusual World ...
  A: There is a big difference between listing at a certain price and someone actually buying it at a ...
4 New Medals8/1/2012
  Q: In my last question about Israel medals; do you know were I can find information about the medals? ...
  A: The first one was issued from Puerto Rico, I have seen several of them and they are worth $25 to $40 ...
coin7/27/2012
  Q: I wonder if you can give me any information on a coin I have. On the front is a lion with a stone ...
  A: This is a coin from Belgium. This design was used on copper and bronze 1, 2, 5 and some 10 centime ...
1911 Straits Settlements dollar7/25/2012
  Q: This "one dollar" silver coin has a similar (not identical) design on the back as the 1904 Edward ...
  A: This is a British trade dollar made for use in Hong Kong. Realistically they were used all over Asia ...
Argentina and...Medals7/24/2012
  Q: again, I have four more; First, Argentina 1882, Bronze or Brass, 42mm. Obv. in spanish; Proteccion ...
  A: The two Argentina medals are worth $15-$20 each, they are fairly common and were made in large ...
irish error coin7/23/2012
  Q: I asked a couple weeks ago about the value and identification of what I believe is an error coin. I ...
  A: Yes it is an error coin, the coin was struck from a grease filled die, and the doubling was caused ...
4 German Medals7/19/2012
  Q: I have 4 german medals for your consideration, I hope are not too much. First one; 1840, bronze, ...
  A: it has been a long time. Hope all is well. The first medal you had asked me about before. I could ...
medal7/15/2012
  Q: Last week you answered a question about a life saving medal my father brought home from WWII.(Thanks ...
  A: This is a medal to commemorate the erecting of a monument in Breslau (modern day Wroclaw in Poland) ...
1853 Gold Coin7/15/2012
  Q: I found a coin and I've tried to google it, but I cannot find any information about it. At the ...
  A: This is a medallic coin, which is basically an early type of commemorative. It had a nominal value ...
Stalag VIIA token7/13/2012
  Q: You responded to a question about a token from Stalg VII A on 3/19/12. I have one of these tokens ...
  A: They were used to assure that workers did enough work load. For example, when breaking up rocks, a ...
German coins7/9/2012
  Q: I purchased a large batch of 1930-1945 era coins.There's about 150 coins or so.Most are of zinc or ...
  A: Unfortunately the white corrosion that appears on zinc and aluminum coins can never be completely ...
question7/9/2012
  Q: I have some questions regarding a coin (photos attached). Firstly could you please identify where ...
  A: This is a French token/medallion. These were common for cities in France, Germany and Austria in the ...
1852 Amsterdam coin7/7/2012
  Q: I have a coin my father brought back WWII in Europe. I had the inscriptions translated from Latin. ...
  A: This is a medal awarded for lifesaving, specifically from drowning. It was instituted in 1768 and ...
canadian coin and francs6/30/2012
  Q: I have a dark heavy coin with the king and queen on one side and a map of Canada, 1939, and ...
  A: The first piece from 1939 is a Canadian medal commemorating the Royal Visit by King George VI to ...
Venezuela series medallion6/29/2012
  Q: Mr.Dmitry I've seen a coin\medallion - the front of the coin says POLITICAL LEADERS IN THE WORLD ...
  A: Yes you are correct, this piece was made as part of a set from Venezuela. However, it is not a ...
coin6/23/2012
  Q: I have a 1893 World Columbian Exposition Commemorative half dollar. It is in a plastic holder and ...
  A: A certified MS64 would be worth around $100 as a base price. However, it can be worth less if there ...
how to tell if a coin is real or counterfeit6/20/2012
  Q: I have 4 chinese coins and i am wondering if they are real or counterfeit how can you tell?
  A: There are several ways... one is to weight the coin and compare that to the reference weight for the ...
Belgian Congo coin6/20/2012
  Q: sorry to bother you again, but I think you are probably the best source of information around. I ...
  A: Hey Jim, long time. A nice XF condition example should bring around $100, but overall eye appeal is ...
value of coin6/19/2012
  Q: I have a coin I am curious as to the value of it. It is marked JOANNES PAVLVS II PONT.MAX.. It also ...
  A: This is a souvenir medallion, sold to tourists in Rome. They come in a wide variety of designs on ...
valuation6/19/2012
  Q: One of the '0' on the 20'0'3 hasn't been punched out. Iv attached photos for your viewing. Please ...
  A: This type of error is called a die chip. This happens when a piece of the metal die that strikes the ...
1837 victoria regina coin6/15/2012
  Q: I have a 1837 coin on one side a face of Victoria Regina no date. On the other side it got TO ...
  A: What you have is a popular and actually very common satirical token. When Victoria took the throne, ...
Germany coin, 2 1/2 pfennig?6/15/2012
  Q: Help, help, I don't know what I'm looking at! Pretty sure it's Germany, 2 1/2 pfennig. Can't be a ...
  A: This one would not be in coin books, this is actually a transit token for the Berlin omnibus (tram). ...
Unknown coin?6/14/2012
  Q: I have a coin/token that I am unable to identify. On one side, it has a large "1" in the center, set ...
  A: It sounds like you have a modern Japanese 1 yen coin. They are made of aluminum so are very light in ...
Coin6/13/2012
  Q: We found this coin and it seems to be chinese I am not sure because it is very rusty. the back is ...
  A: This is a modern replica of a 1914 to 1920 Chinese silver "Yuan Shih-kai" dollar. A few reasons I ...
My liberian reagan coin6/13/2012
  Q: I have a 2006 I think maybe silver plated American mint 10.oo coin that has Reagan on it but it say ...
  A: This Liberian coin is made from copper-nickel alloy. They are made for collecting purposes only, and ...
silver german coin value6/8/2012
  Q: i have a 1898 silver deutsches reich funf mark coin. there is a mans profile on one side and around ...
  A: You have a .900 purity silver 5 mark coin from the German state of Prussia. The mint mark is indeed ...
East India coin6/5/2012
  Q: I have a 1835 1/4 rupee East india coin that I'm trying to evaluate to sell on E-bay. I've read ...
  A: The F would be on the truncation of the bust, the part that slopes up from the background to the ...
East India Coin- Victorian Era6/2/2012
  Q: I was gifted a coin by my Grand Mother, which she had inherited from her father. It is a 1841 East ...
  A: The mohurs of 1841 are indeed rare, but not extremely rare. In excellent condition without any wear ...
pictures of coins I have asked about5/30/2012
  Q: I asked you about two coins, I want to show you a picture of them, one silver german coin and one ...
  A: The 5 pfennig looks to be in good condition, but they are quite common with several million of each ...
Guatemala copper coin5/30/2012
  Q: I've had this coin for about 70 years and don't know what it is, or if it's worth anything. It's ...
  A: This is a provisional copper from Honduras, they were made in denominations of reales and pesos. ...
Coin5/28/2012
  Q: I found a coin that my mother kept in her jewelry box. The front of the coin says "Roma-Cita Del ...
  A: This is a souvenir medallion, privately made from base metals and silver plated. They were sold to ...
Ludwig III Von Hessen Coin5/27/2012
  Q: Saw a response you wrote couple years ago. I have a Ludwig III Grosher Von Hessen 1860 Pfund Fein ...
  A: This one is scarce, but not particualrly rare. It comes from the German State of Hesse-Darmstadt ...
want to sell my 1916 coin5/21/2012
  Q: it is in good condition,left to me by my father who has passed away 15 years ago,i would now like to ...
  A: With less than 10,000 examples originally made, they are quite scarce and desirable on the ...
1871 2 1/2G munt van het koningrijk der nederlanden5/12/2012
  Q: I have an 1871 version. What is that worth. Regards Bruce
  A: Depending on condition, it will be worth anywhere from around $30 on the low end to over $200 on the ...
coin identification, values5/7/2012
  Q: the first says "1 pfenning scheide muntz 1746, on the other side a man standing by a tree and 1 B 11 ...
  A: The first coin is a 1 pfennig from the German state of Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel. They are often called ...
Inherited collection5/6/2012
  Q: With your expertise would you be able to tell me if these might be of any value. I am not a coin ...
  A: Unfortunately these coins are modern replicas. The 6 largest size ones are copies for sure. The rest ...
Coin identification5/5/2012
  Q: could you please help identify this coin, I belief it is Saudi or Egyptian. Do you have any ...
  A: It is indeed an Egyptian coin. Appears to be 1/20th of a qirsh with Hijri date of 1327 (ascension ...
France Piefort 19795/1/2012
  Q: friend, I have a collection of french piefort from 1979. I'm looking for those on the Standard ...
  A: A couple years ago I had this same silver piedfort set, all 10 coins with carry case and card that ...
Indian head penny5/1/2012
  Q: I have found an Indian Head cent from 1863 but instead of American it says on the front Millions for ...
  A: My apologies for taking so long to answer your question. What you have is not a coin, it is a U. S. ...
United Nations Peace Medal4/28/2012
  Q: In 1958 the U.N. awarded Pablo Casals the U.N. Peace Medal. In 1973 Casals died and in 1974 Medallic ...
  A: I just saw the bronze version of the same medal sell on eBay for a little over $70. Fair price ...
Manen Era Ni BU Kin?4/26/2012
  Q: This coin was obtained by my Grandfather in Japan after WWII. The holder is dated 1860-7. I am ...
  A: I just saw this question in the "Question pool" meaning the person you asked had passed on the ...
Spanish 1806 coin4/26/2012
  Q: I came across this coin and I cannot seem to find what it is exactly. The front says Dei Gratia 1806 ...
  A: Your coin is from the Mexico City mint. The fact that the "rex" is missing does not automatically ...
Caciques coins of Venezuela chief series4/25/2012
  Q: I have a complete collection of venezuelan cacique coins chief series in Plata 1000. I read an ...
  A: It's a bit tricky when pricing something like this. They were initially meant as silver bullion ...
3 more medals4/24/2012
  Q: Dmitry, I have 3 more medals to your consideration, I hope these are better than the others. First ...
  A: The first medal is a commemorative of the Berlin bicentennial. The reverse shows a view of the ...
fake Chinese?4/23/2012
  Q: I saw this coins in a well known Internet auction site. I didn't bid for it, because it gives me the ...
  A: The coin in the picture appears to be a high quality copy. The one in the previous question was cast ...
A coin I have no idea where it's from.4/21/2012
  Q: Okay. I really hope you can help my with this coin. I have looked and looked for it on the internet ...
  A: What you have is not actually a coin, it's what is known as an Arras token, from Mexico. It is a ...
prussian coin4/19/2012
  Q: I inherited asilver looking Wilhelm Koenig Von Preussen coin that has an eagle on the back with the ...
  A: It's a solid silver Thaler (also called Taler), from the German State of Prussia. The taler was the ...
Chinese Dragon coins4/19/2012
  Q: Are all the coins that show a small crack near the rim fake ?(like if cut with a knife around the ...
  A: That line going around the rim in a circle is something seen of genuine coins too. When they are ...
East African Coins4/18/2012
  Q: I Have a Deutsch Ostafrika Gold coin, from my Grandfather from E.Africa. The coin is 15 Rupien 1916T ...
  A: This coin was minted during the "Tabora Emergency" when there was no real currency and one was ...
3 interesting medals4/18/2012
  Q: Dmitry I hope these medals are better than the past ones. The first one, New York, 1914, 33mm, ...
  A: The first one is from the 1914 Commercial Exposition in New York. It is a bronze medal made by the ...
King GEORGIUS III DEI GRATIA4/16/2012
  Q: Here is some additional info. The size is about 1.5 cm and also a picture of the Reverse.Thank you ...
  A: This particular one is a game counter, basically like a poker chip from the old days. It's made of ...
King GEORGIUS III DEI GRATIA4/15/2012
  Q: I have a 1988 King GEOGIUS III DEI GRATIA Coin. Could you tell me what it is and about its Value. ...
  A: This is a piece from 1788, it's a private token issued in the British Isles and modeled after ...
1850 Coin4/15/2012
  Q: Dmitry, This is the first time I have found any information regarding this coin I have. I found it ...
  A: Your coin may very well clean up nicely and safely, but it's not possible for me to advise you on ...
non tipical nederlandsch indie4/15/2012
  Q: I have a1945 1 cent Nederlandsch Indie coin as seen in this previous question post from 2008 ...
  A: Considering the different material and the crude make, it's most certainly a contemporary ...
Sun Yat-Sen4/14/2012
  Q: I have a coin that fits the description of a 1935 silver pattern half Dollar. It is in good ...
  A: You are more than welcome to send me a picture of the coin at BetweenEarthnSky@yahoo.com I can tell ...
found coin4/14/2012
  Q: I found a coin metal detecting yesterday and I am not sure what it is any help would be appreciated. ...
  A: I can only help with identification of the coin, as it sounds to be in too poor of a condition to ...
Cent Coin Error?4/14/2012
  Q: I have a coin with the P in Pluribus filled with a blob of metal. The metal is exactly the same ...
  A: This sounds like one of two errors. It's most likely a "die chip" - when a piece of the die that is ...
WILHELM II 19124/13/2012
  Q: FRONT OF COIN: WILHELM II DEUTSCHER KAISER KONIG V. PREUSSEN with a males head in center with letter ...
  A: The coin is a 3 marks from the German State of Prussia. It is made of solid .900 purity silver. They ...
Two german medals4/13/2012
  Q: I'm so grateful for your attention to my questions. I have two more medals that I have intrigue. The ...
  A: The first one is a regular issue 2 mark coin. I don't know what the picture in the KM shows, but ...
old coins4/11/2012
  Q: I have a variety of vintage coins that I'm not really sure what their worth or value is. My ...
  A: Sounds to me like the dealer you went to was a rookie. An experienced dealer would have seen these ...
Chinese Tael?4/10/2012
  Q: Hey there, I recently have come into possession of a heavy "one tael" coin, that is extremely heavy ...
  A: The coin you describe is a modern fantasy. These are typically made of a base metal alloy that ...
Austria Medals4/6/2012
  Q: I have two more medals, I think are related from Austria set. The first one, 1742, bronze, 43mm. ...
  A: Both are relatively common unofficial medals. The first one is from The Netherlands and is a ...
1967 Peruvian Gold Coin3/26/2012
  Q: I have inherited a 1967 gold coin in what I would estimate is non-circulated "good" condition. Image ...
  A: In nice uncirculated condition you would get 10%-15% more than gold value at auction. However, the ...
coin evaluation3/23/2012
  Q: I have a 13mm gold(gold color?) coin that looks like a 2 1/2 D. coronet type gold coin,though only ...
  A: You have a piece of German play money. L Christoph Lauer is a very well known maker from the late ...
1869 republica peruana silver coin3/21/2012
  Q: I found this coin in an abandon house. On one side it has "FIRME Y FELIZ POR LA UNION UN SOL" and ...
  A: Sorry for the delay in replying to your question. Your coin is a Peruvian 1 sol (equivalent of a ...
old coin3/21/2012
  Q: i have a coin, front is a bird sitting wing up streached, a sun beam in the upper left and a cross ...
  A: Sorry for the delay in replying to your question. Your coin is an early Greek 20 lepta coin, made ...
STALAG VII A3/19/2012
  Q: I HAVE A TOKEN FROM WW2 IT IS THE SIZE OF QUARTER, ON THE FRONT IT SAYS STALAG VII A AND ON THE REAR ...
  A: This is actually a pretty scarce piece. It's hard to find a value exactly, as I have not seen this ...
Two Rare Medals3/16/2012
  Q: I have these two medals and I have too littler information. The first one; I think is from France, ...
  A: The Jean Vernon medal is part of a series of such one-sided medals. They were made in the art deco ...
1953 Canadian penny3/16/2012
  Q: I havent seen a 1953 penny with an extra bud beside the 3 in the year... I am guessing its an extra ...
  A: This is a die chip - a small piece of the die surface breaks off due to the pressure of striking ...
New Found3/15/2012
  Q: Dmitry I found these medals in my junk box and I think are not too much junk. The first one; bronze ...
  A: The first medal is a "confirmation" medal, such as the practice of confirmation by the church of ...
1953 canadian nickel possible mule3/14/2012
  Q: I have a 1953 canadian nickel with the following characteristics: 1) the "I" in DEI is straight and ...
  A: Sounds like you have a shoulder fold with near leaf variety. This one is a common variety. The E is ...
German Medal3/11/2012
  Q: This is a beautiful big medal. I think is from Germany, Bronze, 50mm. Obverse; Schiller Bust, M. & ...
  A: This medal is for the 100 year anniversary of the death of Friedrich Schiller. They were made with ...
Yuan Shi Kai coin3/8/2012
  Q: I've brought a Yuan Shi Kai coin the big head in China. Its wt. 26.6gr/ dia. 38.8mm/ th. 2.6mm and ...
  A: A circulated coin will weigh less than normal weight. If the coin weighs more and is circulated it ...
Great Brittain/France Medals2/26/2012
  Q: I have this two medals for long time and I don't get the value at this moment. The First one; France ...
  A: The British medal is unfortunately only worth silver value. Should be around 36 grams, and it's .925 ...
coin2/19/2012
  Q: Can you identify this coin? it is very heavy the front has a bust of someone but no writing any help ...
  A: This is a commemorative medallion, "erinnerung" meaning "a remembrance of". I can't make out the ...
Turkish gold coins mint mark ?2/18/2012
  Q: from the feedback shown, you probably are an expert.... I received 4 gold coins, i think they are ...
  A: Yes it is possible, because the gold coins from different Ottoman nations looked very similar. In ...
Unknown Medals2/17/2012
  Q: I have these two medals that I don't know any information. The first one is a copy from a valued ...
  A: I would not be of much help with these two. The first one is a privately made silver bullion piece, ...
found unusual coin2/16/2012
  Q: is this coin of any importance or value in your view please?
  A: It's a novelty piece to commemorate the coronation of George VI. There are many many different ...
1953 Swiss coin2/10/2012
  Q: I found a coin with Confoederatio Helvetica* 1953 on one side and 10 on the other side. It is in ...
  A: These Swiss coins from the 1950's and later are pretty common ,even in mint condition. A dealer ...
maria theresia 17802/7/2012
  Q: Maria Theresia Thalers were originally struck by Austria and portray the empress who reigned ...
  A: Your coin appears to have two tail feathers in the center row of the tail. It is difficult to see ...
Two Medals from Germany2/7/2012
  Q: I have two interesting medals from Germany. First one,1861, Bronze, 42.5mm. Obverse; Crowned busts ...
  A: I am very sorry to take so long to answer this question. I have been very busy. The first medal is ...
Two Interesting Medals1/26/2012
  Q: I have this medal, Austria 1836, Bronze 45mm, the year is complete MDCCCXXXVI. I see some of this in ...
  A: This is a modern piece. I have one that was made into a bottle opener. They sell entire sets of cups ...
Solid Gold, S GEORGIVS EQVITVM PATRONVS - $1 Million Dollar Coin/Token?1/25/2012
  Q: From Researching, I know that this design is well known to be a good luck token as I read one of ...
  A: There were gold coins in denominations of 1/2, 1 and 5 ducats issued by Hungary in the 1600's that ...
1938 gold magna mater coin1/24/2012
  Q: I recently checked to find the value of this coin. While the 1938 magna mater is very rare, this one ...
  A: This is a modern facsimile coin, made for someone that wanted the look but could not afford the ...
Unknown Medals1/20/2012
  Q: I'm back, with tow more medals that I'm not have much information about those. The first one, I ...
  A: The first one is the large variety, listed as Eglit 100. There is also a smaller 27mm version which ...
5 centimes coin1/18/2012
  Q: I have in my possession a coin that has Premier Roi Des Belges - a large 5 - centimes under the 5 & ...
  A: This is a Belgian 5 centimes, with French legends "Des Belges". They were also made with Dutch ...
Spanish-American War Medals1/18/2012
  Q: Dmitry I have some medals from spanish-american war. I see it on some places but not much ...
  A: The first, second and fourth are veteran's medals, awarded after the war to those who fought. These ...
1708 coin1/17/2012
  Q: Please answer the following: Origin, denomination, and current worth? Not sure if both sides of ...
  A: There is only one picture of the date side. The other side should have the denomination. The coin is ...
worth1/17/2012
  Q: I will make it simple when I was in the military back in the 66 to 70 was stationed in Germany. I ...
  A: These are 2 1/2 guilder coins, made of .720 purity silver. There were 10 million+ of each year made, ...
1876 Worlds fair coin/token1/16/2012
  Q: So I have a question regarding coins/tokens that were made for the 1876 Worlds Fair in Philadelphia, ...
  A: In good condition they are typically being retailed from $300 to $400 (about 600 to 800 Brazilian ...
1883 kalakaua coin1/16/2012
  Q: How can I tell if the coin that I have is authentic? And not a replica? It is in what I would ...
  A: Which denomination is your coin? Coins of this date were made of different materials depending on ...
Value of LOUIS XVI ROI DES FRANCOIS 17911/11/2012
  Q: LOUIS XVI ROI DES FRANCOIS 1791 coin mint mark A. Coin in excellent shape. Possible value? I found ...
  A: That price would be 65 euros. For some reason they use a comma instead of a period and that causes ...
German 2 Pfenning1/9/2012
  Q: Mr. Livshits, I sentyou a question Sunday morning regarding the value of two 2Pfennings one 1874 ...
  A: I should have looked at this question before the other one. =) These are from the Berlin mint, ...
German coin1/8/2012
  Q: Mr Livshits, This is another question I have for you regarding a 2 Pfenning coin. It's date is 1875 ...
  A: In circulated condition they are worth a couple of dollars. There are different mint marks which ...
AUSTRALIAN 1954 COMMEMORATIVE FLORIN1/8/2012
  Q: I have a 1954 Commemorative Florin in uncirculated condition with the letters LORIN in FLORIN ...
  A: Value will depend on what type of doubling this is. If it's mechanical doubling, which happens as a ...
1943 D Reichspfennig1/7/2012
  Q: .. I have this 1943 D reichspfennig that looks like it has doubling on it.The doubling looks flat ...
  A: Nazi German coins from the Munich (D) mint are commonly found with real die doubling. On your coin ...
Foreign coins1/7/2012
  Q: Mr.Livshits, I have one very sm. 1/4 real 1888 Guatemala I believe. This coin is in very fine ...
  A: These little "pill" coins are quite popular. world coin catalogs list it at just a couple of dollars ...
morocco coin1/6/2012
  Q: My son has what you described to another as a morocco coin. His coin is in very good shape if it is ...
  A: Judging by the weight it would be a 4 falus denomination, which is the largest for coins of this ...
Greek Coin1/4/2012
  Q: I have an 1876 5 dracma greek coin. Does it have any particular value and is it silver? Jim
  A: These coins are .900 purity silver, as long as it's genuine. Non-silver fakes also exist. It's not ...
1947 5 francs coin12/26/2011
  Q: the coin I have says REPVBLIQVE FRANCAISE on one side with a womans head and the other side has RF 5 ...
  A: Sorry for the delay in answering your question. The difference between these two varieties is the ...
American made Ang Bagong Lipunan Philippine coins12/23/2011
  Q: For 1975, Krause lists (along with three different Franklin mint versions) both an “Lt” (or “VDM”) ...
  A: The Franklin Mint pieces are not considered as being for regular circulation, as is often the case ...
Republique franchaise coins/ silver12/22/2011
  Q: I have several of these coins, Republique francaise 5 francs,Louis philippic Roi DES Francaise,most ...
  A: A good starting point would be to take note of the exact year and the mint mark on each coin. The ...
trying to find out if coin is worth something and how much12/19/2011
  Q: I Have a Carol IV D.C. This is what it says on the front of the coin- His Pet IND R 1792 coin and ...
  A: Coins of this type were made in several denominations and in several countries with the same design. ...
foreign coin12/17/2011
  Q: I have this coin I know its silver not sure of the content but on the front it has a man wit a hat ...
  A: This coin is from Iran, of the 1927 to 1929 type and made of .900 silver. I can't tell the size ...
Two new medals12/13/2011
  Q: friend, I have two more medals for you; the first one, I think is a competition medal from Belgie, ...
  A: The first is from Belgium, it is a blank award medal for the gymnastics competition that was held ...
Two Medals to value12/10/2011
  Q: I have two medals to value, first one from England 1902, bronze, 36mm. Obverse; Two bust of Edward ...
  A: The first medal is worth $25 to $35 in excellent condition. I have also seen them in silver, these ...
Double mm 1939D 2 mark12/4/2011
  Q: I have a 1939D 2 mark nazi coin. The mint mark is clearly doubled. This is not a case of machine ...
  A: Double dies are also fairly common on these coins, especially the D/Munich mint and A/Berlin mint ...
china silver dollar coin12/3/2011
  Q: i have 2 china silver dollar coins. there is alot of information about these coins on the ...
  A: The ones with 6 characters are Republic of China general issues. The one in the picture with two ...
egyptian coins12/1/2011
  Q: I just read an answer from Brad Swain on 9/20/08 that comes close to my coins. I have a 20 piaster ...
  A: The tiny H mint mark is between the two ribbons that are between the English and Hijri dates. At 6 ...
Two Medals to value12/1/2011
  Q: I'm back again, I have two more medals for your consideration. First one; France 1867 Universal ...
  A: The first medal is a more common, souvenir version of a larger medal. The French government issued ...
coin of Louis 16th11/30/2011
  Q: Dmitry! I found allexperts website while searching for images of a coin which I possess. After ...
  A: This is a jeton, which is a type of token or medallion. It is not an official coin, but many of ...
Foreign coins11/28/2011
  Q: I have 3 Chilean peso's from the 1970's... I am not sure if they are of any value. Most of the ...
  A: Unfortunately these coins do not have a significant collector value. They are just too modern and ...
Medallion11/28/2011
  Q: I have this medallion my grandfather gave me before he passed, he said he got it in Europe during ...
  A: Sorry for the delay in getting to your question. This is an Austrian medal to commemorate the life ...
Belg. Congo coin11/26/2011
  Q: Dmitry: Hope you're well. I have a 1891 1 frank (Leopold II) from the Belg. Congo in very nice ...
  A: Not a bad first attempt, the picture is only slightly blurry. I see enough to tell it's genuine and ...
chinese coins11/19/2011
  Q: my wife bought some silver coins at a chinese restraunt .. was wondering if they are worth anything ...
  A: The coins described are rare types, but also some of the most often counterfeited. I see literally ...
German coin or medal11/16/2011
  Q: Mr. Livshits, you responded to another about this coin/medal, but the difference I have for you is ...
  A: These medals are fairly rare in either bronze or silver, but of course the silver ones are worth a ...
gold coin11/13/2011
  Q: I have a gold coin minted 1792 on the front has a bust of a man facing to the right. on front it ...
  A: This would be a Spanish colonial 1 escudo, made of .903 (22 karat) gold. They were minted at various ...
Two new medals11/12/2011
  Q: Dmitry The first one obverse; Max Neuda bust, leyend; Jurris Doctor Max Neuda Aetatis Svae LXX, ...
  A: Sorry for the delay in getting to your question. The first medal is from Germany, made in 1901 for ...
wilhelmina koningin der nederlanden dime bracelets11/9/2011
  Q: I have found 2 wilhelmina koningin der nederlanden dime bracelets in a jewelery box and was ...
  A: They may be worth something extra to a specialist that collects coin jewelry, if they are well ...
Prize Medals11/8/2011
  Q: I have two more medals, I think are prize or award medals for participation or wining competition. ...
  A: I actually saw one of the 50 real medals that you asked me about earlier. The value you got on it ...
Thaler exchange rate?11/4/2011
  Q: Is there any way to know what a thaler would have been worth in the mid-1800's as compared to ...
  A: At that time the coins were exchanged based on metal content. Thalers from various German states did ...
Monedas Desconocidas11/4/2011
  Q: It's me again, I hope don't disturb you. But I have some medals long time without information to ...
  A: The first medal is from Belgium, dated 1825. This celebrates the marriage between Prince Frederic of ...
coin condition10/29/2011
  Q: A follow up question from a few days ago about my belgium silver 1 franc coin. You said the coin ...
  A: Unfortunately the coin is well worn and also has hairlines from being cleaned by rubbing with a ...
Two Medals; Italy? - Germany10/28/2011
  Q: You are my favorite Expert. These are tow more medals that I can't identify and get the value. The ...
  A: The medal on the left is indeed from Italy, it is a memorial for the death of Venetian artist and ...
coin worth10/25/2011
  Q: I also have a coin with the name Leopold 11(roman numeral) Koning on the left front side near the ...
  A: This is a Belgian silver 1 franc coin, with Dutch legends. They were also made with French legends ...
coin origin and value10/25/2011
  Q: respected sir, I have a coin named on one side of it is DEI.GRATIA..FERDIN.VII.1814 and the other ...
  A: The wording basically means Ferdinand VII, king of Spain and territories. The 8R stands for "8 ...
Medals from Germany10/24/2011
  Q: I put two medals at the same time, I don't know if I can do this. But to save time I do it, tell me ...
  A: The one on the left is a medal of the German Laundry Association, commemorating "25 years of ...
Silver German Coins 1906-191310/23/2011
  Q: I have 3 old silver coins. 1- 1913 5 Mark Deutsches Reich, Wilhelm II Deutscher KaiserKonig Von ...
  A: The first 5 mark coin is a Prussian commemorative, made in 1913 and 1914. This coin is worth a ...
Identification and value of a medal10/22/2011
  Q: I own a medal, I think from Germany, because on the reverse have the inscription Patrona Bavariae, ...
  A: The medal you have is a novelty version designed after a commemorative German gold ducat, like this ...
mussolini coin10/19/2011
  Q: I brought a Italy 20 lira silver coin. obv. head of mussolini wearing combat helmet and rev. is lion ...
  A: This is a fantasy version. It is listed in the Krause book "Unusual World Coins" with a value of ...
Gold Russian Coin10/17/2011
  Q: We had this coin in the family for years and I was just wondering what it is worth and how many of ...
  A: Beautiful coin, these are rare in any condition, but especially in very nice condition like this ...
german coin10/17/2011
  Q: I have a silver coloured german coin - wilhelm koenig von preussen 'A' with the head facing to the ...
  A: Unfortunately the hole will reduce the value to that of it's weight in silver. This coin is not ...
Info on Haiti coins10/15/2011
  Q: I have some gold and silver proof coin sets from Haiti that I would like some more information on. ...
  A: Modern commemoratives like these are pretty much worth gold/silver bullion value at auction. Plus, ...
WWI - La Semeuse Walking Liberty10/10/2011
  Q: I have a coin that my grandfather brought home from serving in WWI. I believe is a 'The Sower (La ...
  A: Such one sided coins are patterns or trial strikes, meant for presentation of what the coin would ...
Identifying a coin10/9/2011
  Q: I am trying to identify this coin. It has what appears to be the Star of David on one side but the ...
  A: The coin you have is a bronze 4 falus from Morocco. The picture is upside down, but the date looks ...
British West Africa Coins10/8/2011
  Q: Amongst a box of old coins ( mainly UK) I have found 2-3 coins from British West Africa and wondered ...
  A: These are common issues, with many millions of each one made. There are also different mint marks ...
German Medal - 1888 Value and Identification10/6/2011
  Q: Good day Mr. Livshits, In my search for information about the medal, I have found a similar item on ...
  A: This is a commemorative medal from the German State of Prussia, commemorating the interesting year ...
possible 7 mace and 2 candareens10/3/2011
  Q: ok the coin weighs 18.36 grams and here are the pics again ...
  A: That is much too low of a weight, it should be a good 9 grams higher. This is definitely not a ...
1914 L-5 Italia coin9/30/2011
  Q: I have a L-5 1914 in near perfect condition and really looks real but the weight is only 23 grams. ...
  A: Unfortunately yes. This is a commonly faked coin, because there are very few of them known to exist. ...
1st year of the Republic of China Silver Coin9/30/2011
  Q: I've got 2 coins from my grandpa The first one is 20 cents from Year 1912 KWANG-TUNG PROVINCE ...
  A: The good news is that the coins appear to be genuine. The bad news is that these particular coins ...
possible 7 mace and 2 candareens9/30/2011
  Q: Well I'm hopping it is anyway lol, Okay I have here a coin I've got a few links below of obverse and ...
  A: Honestly the details of the coin are acceptable. The surface is off, but it may be due to a ...
East Africa 10 cents 1950- NO centre hole9/29/2011
  Q: I have an uncirculated East Africa 10 cents 1950- WITHOUT a centre hole. How much is it worth, and ...
  A: Nice find. These coins are occasionally found without a punched center hole or with a hole that is ...
Canadian 1867-1967 medallion9/29/2011
  Q: You previously answered a question about the value of the Canadian confederation medallion. Does the ...
  A: In an auction setting with low starting bid, it's not likely to sell for any more. However, the ...
1966 Kenyan Gold Coins9/29/2011
  Q: I have a set of three Kenyan Gold Coins bearing an inscription of Mzee Jomo Kenyatta. They are in ...
  A: This set contains 1.9 ounces of pure gold. The melt value of the gold is over $3,100 at today's gold ...
british india coin grade9/26/2011
  Q: i currently purchased a British India half rupee (1945) coin from ebay india. coin is certified with ...
  A: What you have is a "self-slab". This is not really from any reputable company, it is just one or a ...
2 kroner coin 1905/19079/24/2011
  Q: I have a 2 kroner coin that I was wondering how much it is worth. On one side the side that I have ...
  A: Good find! This is indeed a rare coin. There are two varieties, one just like this without the ...
georgivs III Dei Gratia 17909/23/2011
  Q: i have a georgivs III Dei Gratia 1790 coin but pretty sure its a token cause the initialling is ...
  A: I have both bad news and good news regarding this item. The bad news is that it's an imitation of a ...
1920 mexican pesos9/21/2011
  Q: I have eight Mexican pesos from 1919 to 1923. All are concave in shape bending out from the heads ...
  A: These coins were crafted into what are known as "conchos". This is a traditional Mexican adornment ...
New Zealand sixpence9/20/2011
  Q: I recently found several WWII era foreign coins inside my grandmother's cedar chest. The coins were ...
  A: Nice find! Not only does the coin appear to be near mint condition, it's also one of the key dates ...
Copper? coin9/20/2011
  Q: On one side there are two crossed arrows with 2OR SM on the sides where the arrows cross. There is a ...
  A: This is indeed a copper coin, a large 2 ore from Sweden. They are fairly common coin, but have ...
coin9/20/2011
  Q: I have a OTTO KOENIG VON BAYERN with a head and d under the head on one side of the coin and on the ...
  A: This is a 5 mark coin from the German State of Bavaria, struck in .900 purity silver. They were ...
Vittorio Emanuele coins and others9/20/2011
  Q: Can you, please, give me some information on some coins I have and hope to sell. - Umberto I 1887., ...
  A: For teh silver coins, if they are all in the same condition as the two shown, they would be worth ...
Chinese coin silver sample9/17/2011
  Q: I have an unusual piece. Essentially, it's a familiar coin: the 1933 one yaun Chinese coin depicting ...
  A: The "Coin silver sanvple / circulation no" pieces are a modern concoction and listed in the Krause ...
Foreign coin9/16/2011
  Q:
  A: This is a 10 ore from Sweden, made of 40% silver. In circulated condition it's only worth a couple ...
Bavarian Thaler9/15/2011
  Q: I'm by no means an expert so I'd like to ask you about a Bavarian/Madonna Thaler that I acquired. ...
  A: Everything you describe about the coin is normal. This version with the star to the right of the ...
Chinese coins9/12/2011
  Q: This seems to be a pretty common subject, but I also have some chinese coins that I suspect are ...
  A: The bottom three are indeed fake. I can tell that from the pictures. The top one is likely also ...
Coin9/11/2011
  Q: I have attached pictures for the 1876 Funf Mark - thank you again for your response.
  A: If the other side is dated 1876, then you have a novelty medal rather than an actual coin. The coins ...
follow up 18 coin bracelet9/10/2011
  Q: H:follow up to 18 coin bracelet\DCIM\100VIVIT\New Folder\PICT0028.JPG
  A: Indeed these are novelty medallions. By their style and appearance I would estimate age anywhere ...
Mexico-Filipinas Gold Commemorative9/8/2011
  Q: Greetings. I am in possession of a gold commemorative "coin" weighing approximately 1 troy oz. (like ...
  A: This is a commemorative medal, made of .999 pure silver. This is an official government medal, made ...
FRIDERICUS BORUSSORUM REX - 3-coin set9/8/2011
  Q: I got a coin from a guy at work, 1 of a 3-coin set, that I believe is a gold commemorative set. Coin ...
  A: I am familiar with this set. They were issued in gold and in silver. The two smaller coins are ...
1889 Chinese Kwang Tung 7 mace 2 candareens9/8/2011
  Q: hey, Somewhere around 8 years ago my grandfather gave me an old silver Chinese coin he said he ...
  A: The quickest way to get an idea is to weight it. If the coin is not heavily worn and weighs in ...
Identifying 18 coin bracelet9/7/2011
  Q: I was given a bracelet that has 18 coins on it and was hoping you could give me any info you had ...
  A: These are actually novelty pieces rather than actual coins. One side has the Austro-Hungarian coin ...
Mexican Token9/7/2011
  Q: Hey Dmitry, I have another Mexican token that I can't find any record of (see picture). It's undated ...
  A: This is actually a button that someone turned into pendant or other hanging jewelry piece. It's not ...
1797 Britannia Coin9/5/2011
  Q: Dmitry Livshits: I possess a 1797 Georgius III D: G R E X Britannia coin and have been told it is ...
  A: When dealing with world coins age is relative. For example, coins from ancient China that are ...
Chinese coins from Vietnam War era?9/4/2011
  Q: I have a few coins from my late husband's collection that I am unable to identify. I have spent ...
  A: There are so many different types of Chinese coins, replicas and fantasy novelty pieces that it ...
Greek Coin9/4/2011
  Q: Earlier this year I had bought this coin from Athens, Greece and was wondering what you could tell ...
  A: Your coin is a lepton from the Ionian Islands, while under British administration. They are not ...
1894 Negociacion del Doctor9/3/2011
  Q: I have what I believe to be another Queretaro mining token (see your previous answer, ...
  A: This one is certainly rare. I have not even been able to reference another 5 centavo token like ...
1927 Holyland Coin9/2/2011
  Q: I was looking through my collection and came across this coin. At first I didn't think it was worth ...
  A: I saw this question in our "question pool", where questions that were passed up on go. This is ...
foriegn coins9/1/2011
  Q: i have a 1954 coin on one side it has 10 NORGE ORE on the other side it has a crown on top of what ...
  A: The first coin is a 10 ore from Norway and the second is a 50 centimes from Congo under Belgian ...
1951 franklin 1/2 dollar "ghost image" ?9/1/2011
  Q: I was told that this is a ghost image and doesn't effect the price of the coin (the flairs on both ...
  A: It may have a slight increase in value if you get someone particularly interested, but it would ...
Prussian 10 Mark Coin9/1/2011
  Q: Livshits, I was given several 10 mark Prussian gold coins several years ago by my late mother. ...
  A: Everything sounds just fine to me. The weight is right on and there is actually no problem with the ...
1974 Philippine proofs/PCGS8/30/2011
  Q: I have been collecting Philippine coins for about 12 years now, ranging from old Spanish through ...
  A: By the sounds of it the cased sets were compromised by humidity, which is the only thing that will ...
Anglo Dutch Medal ?8/28/2011
  Q: Any help on what this is, meaning of, text translates to or any other information is appreciated. ...
  A: I saw this one on coincomunity just now as well. I must say this is a bit older than what I have ...
Spanish American War Medallion8/27/2011
  Q: Dmitry thank you for getting back with me. Your email had gone to spam and was deleted before I got ...
  A: One thing I will not be able to tell you is an accurate value. This is a privately made or souvenir ...
European Currency8/26/2011
  Q: I recently went to a yard sale and found a large German Beer mug full of European currency and ...
  A: The Danish and Swiss currency is still spendable in those countries and exchange at a rate of 1 ...
Coin from period Pope John Paul II was alive8/26/2011
  Q: I have a coin that I received as a gift showing Pope John Paul II on one side,(which reads Joannes ...
  A: This is one of a series of souvenir medals that were made for sale to tourists in the 1960's and ...
french crown coins8/25/2011
  Q: if a coin from the 1640's or 1840's (the date is difficult to make out) is plated with what looks ...
  A: This does not sound like a French coin, though it may also be a medal. It sounds more like a coin ...
far east coin8/25/2011
  Q: can you indentify this coin app.27.5mmxapp2.0mm thickness,front contain a picture of a man in uiform ...
  A: This sounds like a Chinese coin. I would need to see a clear picture of the portrait side to ...
Question re: Silver American Eagle coin weight8/24/2011
  Q: Silver American Eagles are supposed to be 1oz of pure silver. According to the dimensions of the ...
  A: My apologies for the delay in answering your question. The discrepancy is due to the physical ...
German 5 Mark Coin 1876 Prussia8/24/2011
  Q: Another neat coin I acquired in my journeys. I'm attaching photos of the front and back. What I've ...
  A: You are correct about the attribution, it is indeed a silver 5 mark from the German state of ...
Italian Coin8/23/2011
  Q: I have an 1882 gold Umberto I Re D'Italia coin. It is in pristine condition with no scratches or ...
  A: I would need to know the denomination of the coin. The smaller 10 and 20 lire coins are fairly ...
coin value8/22/2011
  Q: My friend has a 3 mark with a left-facing profile on the front of Friedrich II Grossherzog Von Baden ...
  A: This silver coin from the German State of Baden is a fairly common one. Auction value is generally ...
re: Caciques de Venzuela8/21/2011
  Q: Dmitry, what is the composition of the metal in the 18 piece set of Caciques de Venzuela ? Is it ...
  A: Coins from this series were amde in silver and in gold. The silver pieces are .999 fine and the gold ...
Norway or Denmark 1730 8 skilling8/15/2011
  Q: I had listed this coin on ebay as a coin from Denmark I was then informed by a bidder it was from ...
  A: This one is indeed from Denmark, so you were right the first time around. Norwegian coins had a ...
S.Georgivs Coin8/14/2011
  Q: Dmitry. I have a coin that I have been studying for a while now and while studying I found that you ...
  A: The 42mm example was actually a bit unusual, as most them them are in the 20mm range such as yours. ...
1914 5 lire coin8/10/2011
  Q: I have this coin that was brought from Italy it measures 37cm, the coin is in fine to excellent ...
  A: This coin is very commonly counterfeited, as only a few dozen of this coin are known to exist that ...
German 20 mark gold coins8/9/2011
  Q: I just came across 2 German gold coins which my parents had in their possession. One is a 20 mark ...
  A: These coins are scarce in pristine condition and do carry a collectible premium above just gold ...
Strait Settlement Coin8/9/2011
  Q: i'm an asian and i have a coin but fail to gather any information of it. Please help me to figure ...
  A: This one is a fantasy issue, dating from sometime in the past 50 years. There were several of these ...
1851 Helvetia Coin8/9/2011
  Q: Would you be able to tell me the value of an 1851 Helvetia coin in very good condition. On the back ...
  A: This is a 2 rappen coin from Switzerland. The 1851 is a actually one of the more common dates in ...
Saudi Arabia Gold Guinea - Replica?8/7/2011
  Q: I have in my possession several gold coins that are IDENTICAL to the Saudi Arabia Gold Guinea except ...
  A: You are lucky these turned out to be solid gold, as the vast majority of such novelty copies are not ...
LUITPOLD PRINZ-REGENT VON BAYERN’8/5/2011
  Q: LUITPOLD PRINZ-REGENT VON BAYERN’ A SPRIG OF LAUREL AT THE BASE; THE REVERSE WITH THE CROWNED ARMS ...
  A: This is indeed an official medal from Bavaria. This should be oval in shape and can be bronze or ...
Pont Coin8/5/2011
  Q: I have a coin that I would like to know a little more about (its history, value, etc.) Front reads ...
  A: This is indeed a novelty/souvenir piece from the Vatican. There are various designs for these ...
British Guinea's8/3/2011
  Q: How are you? Hope all is good. I contacted you last year about the value of some coins I have. You ...
  A: The colelctible value portion has been steady from last year to the present. However, rising gold ...
1695 German State Coin8/3/2011
  Q: I acquired a german state coin (that is all I have found out so far). It says 1695 for a date. ...
  A: Can you possibly attach an image of the other side? There are a few German states that had coins ...
2 australian pennies8/2/2011
  Q: i have 2 australian pennies: 1 dated 1912 with georgivs v d g britt omn rex fd ind imp on the front, ...
  A: The first (1912) penny is indeed Australian. They are common coins overall, but rare in excellent ...
nazi brot token7/31/2011
  Q: I picked up this nazi bread token at a flea market and was wondering if it had any value. It's 1 ...
  A: Nice token. Is it uniface, or is there something pictured on the other side as well? If it's uniface ...
value of Mexican coin7/26/2011
  Q: What is the value of a silver 1840 Republica Mexicana coin with the following markings: 8 ...
  A: This Mexican 8 reales coin is from the Zacatecas mint. It's one of the more common dates mints for ...
1901 Gold Russian Coin7/25/2011
  Q: I recently found a coin given to me by my relatives in Latvia, I didn't have much interest in it ...
  A: The edge looks normal for these coins, though the surface looks like it has been cleaned. This coin ...
mexican coin7/25/2011
  Q: My brother recently found a mexican coin, gold colored dated 1935. It is labeled 100 estapdos and ...
  A: This would be a Mexican 100 pesos from 1985. The 8 can sometimes have parts of the loops missing, ...
copper coin7/25/2011
  Q: i have found this coin [? ] it has asian writing on it's one side and maybe the chinese zodiac on ...
  A: This is indeed a Chinese amulet, showing the Zodiac characters, animals and trigrams that stand for ...
1915 Serbian coin7/25/2011
  Q: i have a 1915, 1 Dinar, with designer name, coin alignment coin. I am trying to get an idea of ...
  A: I had answered this question a couple days ago, I apologize if you did not receive it. Coin ...
10 Cent French coin from 1814 with a N in a wreath7/21/2011
  Q: So, I work for a numistics sales site. I've been working here for the last year and have recently ...
  A: Sorry about the delay in getting to your question. I'm a big fan of Littleton coin company. This ...
Mystery coin7/21/2011
  Q: Mr. Livshits, I recently remembered the combination to one of my old safes, and I was going through ...
  A: This is a silver 50 ore coin from Norway. They are pretty low mintage coins and are also very ...
1920 Australian penny7/20/2011
  Q: I have found a whole album collection of Australian penny,of grandfathers. George V 1911-1936. the ...
  A: It could either be a toy coin, or a penny that was struck on a half-penny planchet. The latter would ...
1867 hong kong queen victoria silver dollar7/20/2011
  Q: i would like to find out how to tell the difference between a reproduction and a orginal. i would ...
  A: Sorry for the delay in getting to your question. Typically weighing the coin is a quick way to get ...
coin evaluation7/18/2011
  Q: Dmitry: I have 3 mark German 1000th anniv. founding of Dinkelsbuhl. AU condition with slight dings ...
  A: Sorry for the late reply. This coin is quite rare, with only 40,000 coins ever made and a pretty ...
Spanish Coin?7/15/2011
  Q: I know you said you knew about 18th century coins. I was hoping you might know something about ...
  A: This is a German silver thaler, from Lower Saxonx and depicting Chritian the Older, prince of ...
GEORGIUS IIII D:G: BRITANNIAR: REX F:D:7/15/2011
  Q: I have a coin that I think might be of value. It is inscribed with "GEORGIUS IIII D:G: BRITANNIAR: ...
  A: This is a British crown, their version of a silver dollar. It's made of .925 sterling silver. ...
1776 foreign coin7/14/2011
  Q: I have a coin in my collection that I can't find any information on. On the front side of the coin ...
  A: This is a silver 20 kreuzer coin from the German state of Bavaria. They are not particularly scarce, ...
Photos--Phil IV 1648--Photos7/14/2011
  Q: *** I apologize for the second email--I forgot to attach the photo. Here it is: Dmitry, I'm ...
  A: This appears to be a joton, which is a privately issued token. There is a long tradition of such ...
1894 coin negociacion del doctor7/13/2011
  Q: i found a coin about the diamature, 1/2 the thickness, of a 20 centavo mexico coin . . . front side ...
  A: This is actually quite a rare token you have. It's a mining token from the Mexican state of ...
coin7/13/2011
  Q: i have a coin which reads Victoria Del Gratia Britt Regina.f:d and has the head of queen ...
  A: This would be a British shilling, made of .925 sterling silver. The coins themselves are common in ...
Case7/6/2011
  Q: Dmitry, I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask my question but I'm trying to find a case ...
  A: The most painless and cost effective way to achieve this would be to shrink-wrap the whole thing in ...
CAROL 1111 DC7/6/2011
  Q: I HAVE A -CAROL 1111 DC HISP.ET IND R 1792 (FRONT) -IN UTRO FELIX AUSPICE DEO WITYH 8 S ...
  A: Normally these coins are solid high purity gold. A good jeweler should be able to tell you if your ...
Identifying A Coin7/4/2011
  Q: After my father passed away last year, I've been going through the foreign coins he left me and the ...
  A: There is no picture attached to the question, but the coin you describe sounds like an Israeli 1 new ...
Bulgarian 4 Ducats7/3/2011
  Q: the other day I came across a gold 4 Ducats of Bulgaria dated 1912 which was offered in an internet ...
  A: This is not any sort of a 4 ducat coin, nor is even a coin at all. This is a medallion, which the ...
Reference Book for 20th century US coins7/1/2011
  Q: I have accumulated silver coinage (pre-1965) quarters, dimes, half-dollars over the years. I would ...
  A: Go for the Redbook, this one here is the most recent edition: ...
1936 one penny6/29/2011
  Q: I don't know if you can help or not. I purchased a 1936 one penny awhile ago. I think it might be a ...
  A: Unfortunately this coin is shiny due to being cleaned. A proof coin would not be all shiny. The ...
Knights of Malta, La Vallette Medal by gregori6/27/2011
  Q: a person named Gregori contacted you 2 years ago regards a La Vallette medal of Malta. Would it be ...
  A: I have no way of contacting that person directly, their e-mail address is not visible to me on this ...
Coins6/26/2011
  Q: I have a coin that has an eagle on one side and on the other side it has big 5 in the middle this ...
  A: Sorry for the delay in answering your question. The coin you mention is a 5 reichspfennig from the ...
Please Help!!!!6/24/2011
  Q: i have spent a couple hours now trying to fnid this coin and what exectly it is. On the front of ...
  A: This is a silver 2 thaler from the German State of Hamburg. Depending on condition, it can be worth ...
Coin6/24/2011
  Q: I have a coin that has a big five in the middle on one side under the five is two branches in the ...
  A: This is a 5 pfennig from Nazi Germany. The coins are made of zinc and usually have white spots where ...
What Kind of Coin Is This ?6/22/2011
  Q: Dmitry, I have this coin that has no year on it, and I can't seem to find an image or any info on ...
  A: This is a piece of antique play money or "spielgeld / spielmunze" as it is called in German. This ...
1944 ecuadoe coin6/16/2011
  Q: Sorry for repeating this question about 1944 Ecuador 5 Sucres coin. Actually my coin is 38.86 mm in ...
  A: Considering the diameter this coin would indeed be a counterfeit. Since the weight is correct, it ...
silver Italian coin6/6/2011
  Q: I was given a silver Italian coin years ago and I'm curious to know what it's worth. I would really ...
  A: This is a "tallero" or 5 lire from the Eritrea under Italian rule. They are fairly scarce coins, but ...
I have some coins6/6/2011
  Q: I have some coins that I want your opinion about value , they are all 22 ct gold, first one is 1913 ...
  A: Sorry about the delay in getting to your question. This is a novelty medallion from modern times. ...
????? any idea what this coin is?????6/5/2011
  Q: I am wondering what this coin is , not for sure if it is a king george coin or post colonial have no ...
  A: This is a British farthing or halfpenny, depending on size. Both have teh same designs, but the ...
1928 wilhelmina koningin der nederlanden 10 cents6/4/2011
  Q: Just wondering if this is worth anything, slightly worn on back side. has wreath and ribbon under ...
  A: The P, D, S mint marks are only found on Netherlands coins from the early 1940's. Coins before that ...
russian imperial coins.5/30/2011
  Q: Another question about value. Earlier you had stated that a 1909 5 rouble coin was more valuable ...
  A: For a mint state example graded by NGC/PCGS/ANACS, you are looking at around $600 to $700 for an ...
IDENTIFING MY COIN5/25/2011
  Q: CAN U HELP ME IDENTIFY MY COIN?
  A: This is a copper "duit" from the Netherlands East Indies colonies. This is the modern day area ...
coin evaluation5/25/2011
  Q: could you evaluate a german coin, Anniv. of the death of Von Der Volgelwelde 3M 1930 D.Looks AU. ...
  A: Sorry for the delay in answering your question, it's been a very busy week here. The 1930-D in AU ...
storing coins in paper wrappers5/24/2011
  Q: storing coins in paper wrapped rolls ie. mint/bank paper wrapped coin rolls.
  A: Using any kind of paper is not suggested if the coins have a collectible value. This method will not ...
Russian error coin5/23/2011
  Q: I recently repossed a coin that was in my family for almost 200 years. It is a Russian coin that was ...
  A: Sorry for the delay in answering your question, it's been a very busy week here. Double striking ...
british coins5/22/2011
  Q: Any idea of values
  A: Sorry about the delay, you caught me at a very busy week. From the back they appear to be in pretty ...
1914 5 lira coin Vittorio Emanvele III Re D'Itallia5/22/2011
  Q: I have this coin that was brought from Italy with my son on school trip to Italy, the coin measures ...
  A: My apologies for the delay in answering your question, it was a very busy week. This is a very rare ...
World Coin5/21/2011
  Q: it is a copper colored coin the size of a nickel, thin as a penny. It is 1976, i think. It has the ...
  A: This is a 1 drachma from Greece. It is a common coin with many millions that were made. They are ...
Coin value5/19/2011
  Q: I found this coin yesterday in Cairns Qld Australia,we live on a beach and it was buried in our ...
  A: This is a medalet, and one with a common design. It appears to read "Securitas Tempestate" or ...
1855 Willem 111 koning coin5/18/2011
  Q: I have a 1855 munt van het koningryk der nederlanden 21/2 g coin. I was wondering if you could give ...
  A: This is a large Netherlands 2 1/2 gulden, made of high purity silver (.945 purity). The 1855 is one ...
Konig commemorative coin?5/18/2011
  Q: I have coin/medallion that I cannot id from my research so I am hoping you can help. The topside of ...
  A: This is a commemorative medal from Brandenburg-Prussia, for victory in the Franco-German wars. This ...
1707 c-s- svvm cviqve coin5/17/2011
  Q: how can you tell if it is a replica or the real thing? i have a coin that is in excellent condition?
  A: The quickest way to get an idea is to weigh it. However, since this design was used on coins of ...
re: chinese coin5/15/2011
  Q: Here are the pictures of the coin I asked you about.
  A: This is unfortunately not a genuine coin. It's not a fake either - since this is not a copy of an ...
value of commemorative polish coin5/14/2011
  Q: I would like to know the current value of this coin. It's face value is 200,000 zlotych or 20,000 ...
  A: This coin is certainly worth more than silver value considering that only 20,000 coins were minted. ...
Ein Thaler 18575/12/2011
  Q: could you identify for me the this coin: from one side - "FRIEDR. WILHELM IV KOENIG V PREUSSEN" and ...
  A: This is a mining thaler from Prussia. The message refers to silver mines, which is where the metal ...
bi-centenary coin5/11/2011
  Q: This Isle of Man looks quite good - would it be of interest in the US? Thanks again Myles
  A: Sorry for the delay, I was away for a few days. hat is hard to say. There is certainly interest in ...
5 Centavos Copper-Nickel 19605/9/2011
  Q: ..I have a 1960 "5 Centavos Copper-Nickel". I was told it is worth over $100.00. Is this true? It is ...
  A: The Mexican 5 centavos from the 1960's made of copper-nickel are indeed rare. Certainly worth over ...
Identify Coin / Medal5/5/2011
  Q: Hope you won't mind if I pick your brain for information. I have been trying to identify this coin ...
  A: This is a 25 cents coin from Ethiopia. It is dated Ethiopian Era 1936 (C.E. 1943), but they were ...
1723 coin4/24/2011
  Q: would you be able to identify this coin for us. It's from 1723 but we're not sure if it's vatican, ...
  A: This is a coin from the Italian State of Geneva, so you were on the right track. Which ...
Pahlavi4/23/2011
  Q: I asked you a question a few days ago regarding a gold pahlavi I have that the Shah of Iran gave me. ...
  A: I see your question in my list of rejected question, but I'm not sure how it got there as I don't ...
vietnamese coins4/23/2011
  Q: I recently got some coins at swapmeet that are Vietnamese. All are in plastic, but some have labels ...
  A: The names and dates on the labels are those of the ruler when the coin was minted, as well as their ...
1875 british penny value4/23/2011
  Q: I have an 1875 british penny and was wondering how much it was worth. It doesn't seem to be in good ...
  A: Unfortunately a normal 1875 is a common coin worth just a dollar or two in well used condition. ...
Hungarian coins4/21/2011
  Q: I recently aquired 5 Hungarian coins that I cant seem to find in my world coin book. They are as ...
  A: I have a couple of these myself, but you have most of the set. That's quite a find. These coins were ...
Equador 5 sucres coin4/20/2011
  Q: I got 1944 Ecuador 5 sucres coin it seems become yellow color like brass or copper. Both obverse and ...
  A: Based on the weight it sounds like a genuine piece with some wear (though not a lot of wear). The ...
my penny4/20/2011
  Q: i have a 1901 penny with the date stamped twice how can i find out the value of my penny
  A: I can tell you a value for the coin if you upload a clear picture of the side of the coin with the ...
rare coin4/18/2011
  Q: i have a 1966 2 kronur coin in great condition i know there are said to be less than 300 left in the ...
  A: There are two varieties for this Iceland 2 kronur. The normal variety is quite common and worth a ...
What kind of coin is this?4/17/2011
  Q: I found a coin and am trying to identify it. One side appears to have 2 flags crossing each other ...
  A: This is a coin from China, in the ealry 1900's. The other side would tell me the denomination, ...
coin identification4/13/2011
  Q: Dmitry: I have a tough one for you. The coin is smaller than a dime (approx. 15mm. in diam). The ...
  A: This is a coin from Morocco, a 1/2 dirham struck in .835 purity silver. This is the most common date ...
Peruvian coins4/13/2011
  Q: My Peruna wife inherited some almost uncirculateed gold and I may put them on ebay if my crowded ...
  A: I would not recommend selling them on eBay. In fact, the future outlook for gold would make it a ...
1855 Spanish Coin4/12/2011
  Q: I have a 1855 Spanish coin. The front says "ISABEL 2 POR LA G DE DIOS Y LA CONST." There is a ...
  A: This is a copper coin from Spain. 1855 is actually one of the last years that such coins were made. ...
unidentified coin4/8/2011
  Q: I have a dime sized coin. Side 1 has a female head left surrounded by: Anna De Gratia. Side 2 has a ...
  A: This is a 1710 (the 1's look like J's) British 4 pence. The catalog values in US books is a bit low. ...
1917 five milliemes4/8/2011
  Q: I was going through my collection of foreign coins and came across this one. On one side it is ...
  A: This is an Egyptian 5 milliemes. The O across from the 5 is also a five, but in Arabic numerals. ...
1787 one penny4/5/2011
  Q: I have a 1787 one penny token,with 'we promise to pay the bearer one penny'written on one side and I ...
  A: This is British conder token, from the Anglesey mines in Wales. They are not particularly rare in ...
1886 French coin4/5/2011
  Q: I have a coin with Republique Francaise on one side, dated 1886 with an image of a figure (looks ...
  A: This is a coin from the French Indo-China colony, which is the area of modern day Vietnam, Cambodia ...
hespan 8 reale4/3/2011
  Q: i have an 1817 Ferdin VII 8 reale on the back it has written HISPAN ET IND REX D 8R M Z my grand ...
  A: This is a coin from the Mexican state of Durango, during the Mexican war of independence. 37 dollars ...
Carolus III coin3/30/2011
  Q: I have a 1789 Carolus III coin with the following: The front includes the date of 1789, the name of ...
  A: This is a Spanish colonial "1 real" coin from the Mexico City mint. Such coins are .903 purity ...
925 or 999 silver?3/30/2011
  Q: My daughter gave me a small little silver bar on it & I have no idea what it is. It is silver ...
  A: This is an "art bar". Such art bars and rounds are made by private companies as a way to promote ...
English coin3/28/2011
  Q: I have a quarter sized coin with very distinct images on both sides. One appears to be Q. Victoria ...
  A: This is one of many types of commemorative medallions done for the queen's diamond jubilee (1837 to ...
Coin value3/27/2011
  Q: I have a 1975 South Africa Proof Set with 10 coins. How much is this worth if I sell it to a ...
  A: The 10 coin set, when complete, includes two small gold coins. As such, it is currently worth $550. ...
1948 1 pfennig coin3/27/2011
  Q: I have a 1948 dated 1 pfennig coin with no mint mark between the wheat sheaves and an obviously ...
  A: Missing letters due to a weak strike are fairly common on older coins. It will usually not increase ...
Russian(?) coin3/26/2011
  Q: I have a nickel sized silver coin. One has a two headed eagle with a crown above. One leg hols a ...
  A: Sorry for the delay in answering your question. This is indeed a Russian coin. It's an early date, ...
Italian 1983 Lira set uncirculated3/26/2011
  Q: Good Day Dmitry, I'm trying to find the value of a 1983 uncirculated set of Italian Lira. There is ...
  A: That price is a fair retail price, though the last 183 set that sold at auction (from a seller in ...
bavarian coinage3/25/2011
  Q: I am curious as to the value and metal content of a Bavarian coin with LVDOVICVS II BAVARIAE REX who ...
  A: This is a Bavarian thaler, which is the rough equivalent of a US half dollar at the time. The coin ...
Advice on similar coin on eBay3/21/2011
  Q: 1762 4 Kopek Coin Item condition: -- Ended: Mar 21, 201113:01:54 PDT Winning bid: GBP 820.00 [ 34 ...
  A: The price certainly reflects how the Russian market has increased since the last one of these I have ...
1927 Palestine Holy Land token, 6.79 grams.Type 1, top right berry higher. AU3/21/2011
  Q: What is a fair market value for this coin.I have owned it for 65 years and hope it is authentic. A ...
  A: The picture makes everything very clear. This is a souvenir 1 mil. While there is some difference of ...
russian 1762 4 kopek coin3/20/2011
  Q: Am unable to read what is on the outer rim of this coin - can you help? many thanks
  A: I can see the Russian word for "two". This coin was struck over a 1758 2 kopek coin, just like the ...
I.D.ing a european looking coin3/19/2011
  Q: I have a coin that I would like to know about. It is a very thick coin that appears to be copper. It ...
  A: This is definitely a French coin, by the size you mention it is most likely a 1/2 sol. They have ...
Please Tell me a little more3/18/2011
  Q: My Question was Please look at this Kiang Nan Dollar Coin. I believe it to be a previously unknown ...
  A: What tipped me off right away was the weight. These are typically 26.7 to 26.9 grams in mint ...
british and venezuelan coins3/15/2011
  Q: I have a question regarding the value of two coins my father received as payment from jewelry some ...
  A: The Victoria coin is either a sovereign or half sovereign. Both denominations have the same design, ...
German gold coins value3/10/2011
  Q: I have 5 German gold coins and wonder whether they have a collecter's value or just gold value. They ...
  A: Sorry for the delay in answering your question. The answer depends on how it's being sold. When they ...
Republique Francaise3/10/2011
  Q: I found a 1907 Republique Francaise coin and i am wondering how much it is worth and where to sell ...
  A: Sorry for the delay in answering your question. These silver coins come from the Indo-China ...
1858 V k.k. oesterreichische scheidemunze3/8/2011
  Q: "Hello. I purchased several 1 k.k. oesterreichische scheidemunze coins a while back and found ...
  A: The 1858 V is indeed a key date for this series. Most of the Venice mint coins for this series are ...
Vatican coin3/6/2011
  Q: I have a Vatican coin that was given to me sometime in the late 1960s or early 1970s. I sold my ...
  A: This one is actually a souvenir, typically made from base metal alloys and silver plated. They do ...
Helvetica coin3/5/2011
  Q: What is the value of a 1902 confoederatio helvetica 5 coin in very fine condition?
  A: There are two varieties for this year. The normal one would be just a couple of dollars in very fine ...
Cacique Coins from Venezuela3/4/2011
  Q: I'm looking for a Cacique coin from Venezuela. My mom grew up in Venezuela. Her mom gave her a ...
  A: There are several available on eBay currently. These were amde in a set of different caciques, or ...
Non-Money coin3/4/2011
  Q: I have a coin German I think. It is about the size of a US silver dollar but buldges on both sides. ...
  A: This is a commemorative medal for 100 years since the famous battle of Liepzig. In excellent ...
older German coins3/3/2011
  Q: I saw your response to a post about older German coins - specifically a 1770 Patrona Bavarie and a ...
  A: Unfortunately this would take away any collectible value as a coin. For a particularly rare coin the ...
value of old coin3/3/2011
  Q: i have a 1911 wilhelm II deutscher kaiser konig v. preussen drei mark it says deutsches reich 1911 ...
  A: The Prussian three marks are fairly common, so value will mostly depend on the condition of your ...
1854 Napoleon III coin3/2/2011
  Q: I have a 1854 Napoleon III on front and an eagle looking over it's left shoulder and below a " K " ( ...
  A: This is unfortunately one of the common dates/mints, with several million made. In good shape, with ...
1927 georgvis v dei gra:britt:omn:rex fid:2/27/2011
  Q: It has some wear on the back, I can not tell if it is just worn smooth, or if it was minted this ...
  A: Kathleen, This is common, because these coin are often shaped concave or convex. This causes some ...
dont know what coin i have2/27/2011
  Q: the coin i have has a shield looking object on the front with six blocks stacked 3 on the bottom 2 ...
  A: This is a coin from Vatican City, made in 1976 wihen the pope was Paul VI. They made these for ...
German 1924 Drei Mark2/27/2011
  Q: My grandmother recently gave me a coin she had found along with her dead husband's WWII collection. ...
  A: Your translation is correct. This coin is from the Weimar Republic period of German history, where ...
1851 Mexican Silver Peso2/27/2011
  Q: I found an 1851 Mexican Silver one Peso coin in a drawer of my father's chess table. It was in ...
  A: Unfortunately I would need to see a clear picture to be able to help with this one. The Mexican peso ...
Wilhelm II 1908 Funf-mark coin2/25/2011
  Q: I have been researching my 1908 funf-mark coin, and have not been able to find one online. On the ...
  A: The 5 marks are about as common as the 3 marks. Both are plentiful in circulated condition, but very ...
Silver Coin FERDND V112/24/2011
  Q: I have a silver coin weighs approx 6.2 grms, diam approx 25 mm. Obverse; Bust of Monarch ,worn but ...
  A: This is a 2 reales coin from the Bogota mint in Colombia. The unfortunate thing is that the coin is ...
Bolivian 8 Soles - is this genuine?2/23/2011
  Q: I have recently purchased a Bolivian 1848 8 Sol coin but I am not convinced of it's authenticity. I ...
  A: Sam, I believe this is not a genuine coin, though there is such a genuine "mule". The 1848 with this ...
question about coin2/22/2011
  Q: my husband found this coin in a river when he was a child, we have ask around yet noone can tell us ...
  A: This is one of those esoteric items. I can safely say it's not a coin, but a privately made ...
1944-D Netherlands 10 cent coin?2/20/2011
  Q: I have a coin and it looks like D mint over P mint mark. I can not find a comparision photo Of D ...
  A: It's a little difficult to tell from the angle of the photo, but it appears to be a normal P that ...
1909 coin2/20/2011
  Q: I have a 1909 coin with NEDERLANDSCE INDIE 2 1/2 CENT could you give me any information on it? It ...
  A: This is a coin from the Dutch East Indies, or present day area of Indonesia. They are not ...
Mexican coin?2/19/2011
  Q: i have a 1992 mexican silver coin, on one side it has the eagle eating the serpent, with estados ...
  A: This is a silver bullion coin so the value is in the silver, which is well over $30 per ounce at ...
Large silver ottoman coins2/19/2011
  Q: I am currently living in Kosovo and have visited several silver shops here. Some of these shops ...
  A: That is a fair retail price for the largest Ottoman silver coins. However, it really depends on the ...
Fantasy2/19/2011
  Q: and thank you for your time. I have a coin ,it look like 20 Pesetas in Spain in 1892 / 92 (1886-31 ...
  A: This appears to be an official re-strike, having the mark of the Madrid mint. I have seen these ...
1774 Carolus III DeI,G2/18/2011
  Q: Is there a collector of these coins? Have others from countries and currencies that don't exist ...
  A: There are collectors for all coins. Spanish colonial pieces in particular are pretty hot right now. ...
gold medallion2/18/2011
  Q: I have a medallion that is large 3 cm diameter, gold colour and from the one side says:IOHANNES ...
  A: This appears to be a privately made gold medallion. There was an official gold medallion made that ...
Chinese silver Panda Coin2/17/2011
  Q: I am interested in buying a "Key Date" Chinese Panda Coin. I know how extensive the Fakes are of ...
  A: I think it's most likely that the specific gravity meter is off, especially considering the ...
1911 German Marks worth2/16/2011
  Q: My uncle has a set of 1911 German Marks: 2,3 & 5 marks They appear to be un-circulated, in the ...
  A: I can certainly tell you what the coins are worth, but there is one small problem. The side of the ...
Spain 100 Pesetas 19882/16/2011
  Q: and thank you for your time. I have a Spain 100 Pesetas 1988 ,but it's differ from KM 826 . how ...
  A: This is actually a regular coin that has an added border. This would have been made by a private ...
polish coin2/16/2011
  Q: this is moore of a thank you than a question ifound my coin you were spot on the x is a concelled ...
  A: That is exciting news. I would highly suggest sending the piece to NGC to be properly authenticated ...
1874 German mark2/15/2011
  Q: I understand that there are mint marks below the eagle on this coin the marks on this one look like ...
  A: Unless you have a particularly rare date and mint mark, the mint mark will only have a difference in ...
more on a german coin2/14/2011
  Q: I have found some coins and other items like buttons in germany. i have one I would like more ...
  A: The side pictured with a bishop is the crest of Aschaffenburg. This is a medal that actually ...
East Africa 5 cents2/12/2011
  Q: I have recently received a coin and wondered about its value and rarity. Its an East Africa 5 cents ...
  A: Great find. The normal 1942, with hole punched is worth $5 to $10 in mint condition. This coin lists ...
Karolus Primus Coin2/11/2011
  Q: Nobody can seem to tell me anything about this coin. i have people all over the pacific northwest ...
  A: This is unfortunately a modern reproduction of an otherwise pretty scarce Bohemian (Prague) silver ...
French 2 Sous 17322/11/2011
  Q: What is the value of a French Colony of Cayenne 1732 2 Sous coin? I was surprised to see how thin ...
  A: This is a actually a 1782 coin from the French Guiana colony at the northern part of South America. ...
info request2/10/2011
  Q: I am wondering if you could give me information about a coin I currently have in my possession. It ...
  A: This is a Roman Catholic item commemorating the "Madonna di Polsi", which originates from an ...
KIng George 2nd half penny2/7/2011
  Q: hope you can help i have been searching with no success .. I have a 1773 King George half penny.. ...
  A: The "beard" is actually just excess material that bonded to the coin. This is common on these ...
Old coin either German or Austrian2/5/2011
  Q: Can you give me approximate value of a 1860 coin that says 1, then below 1860.then below that, an ...
  A: This is an Austrian 1 kreuzer coin. Although they are pretty common from this year and with an A ...
Queen Victoria Half Sovereign2/4/2011
  Q: I have a Queen Victoria Half Soverign 1884 but without the M. It appears to be real gold. Is it ...
  A: Half sovereign for this year were made in Australia, with an M for Melbourne mint, and also in ...
1855 French Coin2/2/2011
  Q: I have a A Napolian III 1855 Dix Centimes Coin and I was wondering if it had any significant value ...
  A: The coin is in decent condition, but still has significant wear. As such it's worth around $5. There ...
thai 10 baht coin.2/1/2011
  Q: im just wondering if you can tell me if i have a 10 baht coin if it would be worth something if both ...
  A: This is normal. Coins are made with two different alignments. When both sides are in the same ...
Re: 1943 French Franc2/1/2011
  Q: I have a 1943 French Franc, Morlon, Face Republique Francaise, Reverse Liberte Egalite Fraternite. ...
  A: This is very likely a doctored coin, either an 1946-B or 1948-B that someone carefully tried to turn ...
german coin1/31/2011
  Q: May I have some info with respect to the following coin: wilh. II deutsch.kaiser konig v. preuss. ...
  A: It sounds like an old commemorative medal. There were many different types made with very similar ...
Turkish Para Coins Regnal Years1/30/2011
  Q: I have 2 coins, one 5 Para and the other 20 para, from Turkey dated 1327, but I have no idea where ...
  A: The regnal date is on the other side, right below the Ottoman toughra. For example, the one in the ...
polish coin1/29/2011
  Q: i received your answer on my polish coin im sure it is not damage on the coin it apears to have been ...
  A: Well this looks like something interesting. It is ahrd to tell from the hpto, but is the X cut into ...
Prussian coins? or jewelry ?1/29/2011
  Q: I got this item from my great aunt and I'm not sure what it is. It looks like it is 3 coins chained ...
  A: Well, this piece is made from the exact coins you mentioned, but someone carefully personalized the ...
Gold Coin Question1/25/2011
  Q: I came across a coin and have had no luck finding any information about it online...well I have ...
  A: Many of these are brass copies, but the solid gold ones are official re-strikes done after the reign ...
1886 estados unidos mexicanos 50 c coin1/23/2011
  Q: hello sir- I have a 1886 estados unidos mexicanos 50 c con- what do you deem value as? Thank you ...
  A: The value would depend on which mint and assayer amrks or on the coin. Coins with this date were ...
Mis-Sruck Central Bank of the Philippines coin1/22/2011
  Q: I have a 1966 Central Bank of the Philippines Ten Centavos coin that has been mis-struck. Its about ...
  A: It's a nice error, though not a particularly rare one. On eBay I would expect is to sell somewhere ...
Panama Coin1/22/2011
  Q: I have his 1933 .90gm silver coin from Panama. On one side it says "Medio Balboa" over a person. The ...
  A: This would have been Panama's equivalent to a US half dollar. The 1933 is a better date, with only ...
1827 Charles X H 5 franc1/22/2011
  Q: Just received as hesitance how much should I insure for. Do not plan on selling
  A: C., If you would like an exact value, I would need to see a clear picture of the coin. You can ...
deutsches reich 1905 10 pfennig coin .1/21/2011
  Q: IS this coin worth anything? It has a f mint mark.
  A: It really depends on the condition of your coin. Circulated coins are only worth a dollar or two, ...
labuancoin1/21/2011
  Q: this is a photo of my coin @@@@@IMAGE:71110:Coin-Collecting-2297/2011/01/labuan-coin.jpg##### ...
  A: I appreciate the follow-up questions. This is a piece that interests me as well, since it is not ...
1897 50 centavos mexicanos1/21/2011
  Q: What is this coin made of? It is gold in color but, all I see or find is silver. Does this coin have ...
  A: I can tell you right away that this is not a genuine coin. There were no such coins made past 1892. ...
1911 King George V Australian One Penny1/20/2011
  Q: I think this is a coronation penny. King George V is wearing a crown. Inscription around his head ...
  A: This is a normal penny that was counter-stamped. This was a fairly common practice in many ...
1939 swiss 5FR confoederatic helvetica coin1/19/2011
  Q: can you tell me about this coin and what it is worth? It is stamped with a 'B'
  A: This 5 francs is made of .835 purity silver and should weigh right around 15 grams for a genuine ...
1788 Mass cent1/18/2011
  Q: Sir--I have inherited this coin but it is so dark I can`t really read it to see what type of Mass ...
  A: I would not try to clean this coin in any way. Most of these have been dug up from the ground, and ...
What is it & what might it be worth1/18/2011
  Q: I have a 29mm coin with the picture of Victor Emanuel on the obverse. It has the color of brass. It ...
  A: This is a medallic coin - a medal that could also have been spent as a 2 lire coin if the owner ...
information about a 1905 edward v11 coin1/17/2011
  Q: I found a 1905 silver coin on the front it says edward v11 king and emporer on the back hong kong ...
  A: This is indeed a bronze large cent from Hong Kong, while under British rule. The coins were struck ...
King George III coin1/16/2011
  Q: I have a 1773 Georgius III REX coin and on opposite side is a crest and it says Nia on left and ...
  A: Phil, Unfortunately the coin pictured appears to be a modern cast copy. The design is of an American ...
1744 P. Corneille Fontenelle N. Pousin Defaulis. F Coin1/16/2011
  Q: We inherited some coins from my father. One coin is dated 1744. On the side that it is dated it has ...
  A: This is a French jetton or medallion (non-monetary) commemorating the Royal Academy of Sciences, ...
unknown 1775 silver coin1/14/2011
  Q: the coin I am trying to find out about is silver, on one side has some type of shield with wings and ...
  A: I'm not the person you originally posted this question to, but I saw it in our "question pool" and ...
unknown coin1/13/2011
  Q: I have two LABUAN COLONY I/V L coins dated 1817. The obverse of one is horizontal, the other is a ...
  A: I am not the person you originally asked teh question to, but saw it in our "question pool". The ...
Swedish coins1/12/2011
  Q: I have 4 old Swedish silver coins that I would love to know the value of them. 1St. 1435 SVERIGES ...
  A: The value would depend on their condition. In excellent shape without any wear and original luster ...
Kiangnan silver dollar1/12/2011
  Q: I have a friend who has a coin that she believes to be an 1897 Kiangnan dragon silver dollar. We ...
  A: The design is that of an 1898 Kiangnan silver dolalr, but the surface and details do not look ...
Mexican 8 reales 1841 possible overstrike1/11/2011
  Q: this is Kevin responding to your feedback about the possible overstrike and value of the Mexican 8 ...
  A: This site unfortunately only lets you attach one picture per question. Only the side with the eagle ...
Identification of old coin1/11/2011
  Q: I have several old coins that I am trying to identify. I would like to know anything about ...
  A: This is a Japanese 100 mon (also called a Tempo Tsuho). These were made between 1835 and 1870. They ...
schwaren1/9/2011
  Q: trying to identify a coin i found, 3schwaren 1864 small b underneath date and scheidemunze. on the ...
  A: It is a coin from the German state of Oldenburg. Now, these coins are quite scarce and there were ...
old coin with star of David1/8/2011
  Q: I bought this coin in the streets of Morocco while on shore leave in the Navy. Can you tell me what ...
  A: This coin is local to where you purchased it. It's an early Moroccan "falus" coin, made from bronze ...
1900 Deutsches Reich Funf Mark1/7/2011
  Q: Morning, I have recently come into the possession of a "1900 Deutsches Reich Funf Mark" in mint coin ...
  A: These Prussian 5 marks are not particularly rare and there were over 1 million coins made in 1900, ...
spanish coin1/5/2011
  Q: I have a Spanish coin from 1798 and i would appreciate if you could provide me with any information ...
  A: This one is from the Potosi mint, in Bolivia. It is a better type than the more common Spain and ...
1997 5 ounce Mexican Silver Libertad1/5/2011
  Q: Dmitry, I have a 5 ounce silver libertad that I am concerned might be fake and was wondering if ...
  A: Try weighing in grams, it should be 155.5. I think the issue is the type of ounces. The coin is 5 ...
two gold coins1/2/2011
  Q: Sir: Grandma said they are gold? These two coins look like new. They are app. 1 inch in diameter. ...
  A: These are medallic issue 40 franc coins, which are .900 pure gold (22 karat). These were amde only ...
token coin1/1/2011
  Q: First let me wish you and yours and Happy and prosperous New Year.Now for my question. I have what ...
  A: It is indeed a toy coin, one of many types made by the L. Christ. Lauer company of Nurenberg. Some ...
1876 CNP 50 Centavos Mexico12/31/2010
  Q: This coin has been in my family for at least 50 years and maybe much longer. We came from Michigan, ...
  A: This 50 centavos is from the Culiacan mint (Cn), the P is the mint official's initial who was in ...
1877 Hamburg 5 mark gold coin12/31/2010
  Q: I recently acquired a 1877 Hamburg 5 mark gold coin that is in very beautiful condition. I've looked ...
  A: The W mint mark denotes you have a later copy, most of which are the same gold content as the real ...
Coin Identification12/31/2010
  Q: Can you identify this coin. I cannot make out the words but I believe they are Latin. I can see "hoc ...
  A: This is a Brazilian coin. It's one of the counter-marked coins that were stamped in 1835 on ...
Possible British coin?12/30/2010
  Q: I have recently cleaned up a rather muddled coin from my collection. I cannot recall where I ...
  A: The William in question is William III. You have a "William and Mary" halfpenny, dated 1694 (the ...
50 peso gold coin12/30/2010
  Q: I was wondering if you can help me out. I have a 50 peso coin that i need to verify if its real, ...
  A: This is a novelty token, made as a souvenir or facsimile. Unfortunately it's not solid gold, but ...
ascertain fake coins12/30/2010
  Q: For me it is very exciting to ascertain if coin is fake or not. I want to know if the coin has ...
  A: Everything about your coin looks correct. What you see on Chinese fakes are little spikes that are ...
value of Deutsches Reich 1900 Funf Mark?12/29/2010
  Q: On the other side, on top, reads "Freie Und Hansestadt Hamburg" with a picture of 2 lions holding a ...
  A: Condition will be extremely important for the value of this coin. There were only about 172k minted ...
1748 Dutch Duit12/27/2010
  Q: I inherited from my father an uncirculated 1748 Duit. According to the verbiage on the package, the ...
  A: This is indeed a coin from Holland. The Netherlands were not yet a unified nation at that time, just ...
HENRI IV LOUIS XVIII12/27/2010
  Q: !! This medal is 32mm copper OB: Bust facing right with 2 portraits " HENRI IV LOUIS XVIII " ...
  A: it's been a while. Hope you're having a good holiday season and not having to deal with the crazy ...
old medal or coin12/27/2010
  Q: i found this medal or coin and ive been reserching but cant find what it is or made of or even the ...
  A: This is a novelty/souvenir piece, made privately rather than by any government mint. These are made ...
netherlands penning12/27/2010
  Q: sir, i got a little question about this coin i have looked kinda like this. and in the face side ...
  A: This is a commemorative medallion from Wilhelmina's ascension to the throne in 1898. There were ...
Swedish coin?12/26/2010
  Q: Please help me identify this coin. Its slightly larger than a quarter, gold in color. The obverse is ...
  A: Well, the SUNDBYBERGS KYRKA is a Swedish bank. What you have appears to be a bank token, good for ...
Straits Settlements Coin12/26/2010
  Q: I bought a Straits Settlements 1916 Square Quarter coin recently. But when I Google it, results only ...
  A: You have certainly peaked my curiousity. Well, I can confirm that there were no such square coins ...
an 1876 german coin12/26/2010
  Q: I have a 1876 German Mark with Ludwig II Koenig V. Bayern on front with a D under his bust and on ...
  A: This Bavarian 2 (zwei = two) mark coin is indeed silver and .900 purity. They were also made in 3 ...
coin or temple token?12/25/2010
  Q: Greetings, I have what appears to be a silver coin or temple token, ca. 1740? One face of the ...
  A: I am quite familiar with these Nepalese and Indian temple tokens. The date on them would be a Solar ...
old coin prices12/19/2010
  Q: 1) I have a collection of old coins. A "one penny South Africa 1900 it has the Queens head on one ...
  A: Coin number 2 can be quite valuable if the condition is excellent, with significant wear they are ...
Inherited coins12/11/2010
  Q: About year ago you were so very helpful with the 2 lists of coins I inherited from my Grandfather. ...
  A: I'll start with the French coins, which are these: 1942 50 TRAV AIL FAMILLE PATRIE CENTIMES/ETAT ...
coin value12/10/2010
  Q: I have 84 pennies from ww2 and pre world war 2 from New Zealand and Australia, they were from when ...
  A: In the picture I see mostly British pennies and a couple from New Zealand. The Aussie and British ...
Mis stamped dime12/9/2010
  Q: I have a 1999 dime that the front is not centered. The edge is flat around about halfway and raised ...
  A: Us coins are not my main area of expertise, but it sounds like a pretty good off-center error. The ...
coin12/5/2010
  Q: site, was just interested in value, it has a ram on one side with 100 underneath, on the other is ...
  A: These coins were made in the tens of millions, so they are pretty common even in mint condition. I ...
PAVLVS VI PONT. MAX. Medal12/5/2010
  Q: It appears to be a Pope Medal. I believe it is Paul VI. He is sitting facing West with the Pope ...
  A: The coin is .900 silver, not gold. In old LAtin AR = silver and AV = gold, so AR 900 = .900 purity ...
history of this coin12/2/2010
  Q: Found this coin in an old desk. can you help identify it? or point me in the right direction to get ...
  A: This is a modern copy of a Bohemian "grossus" coin from medieval Prague. The dating would be right ...
Gold coin12/2/2010
  Q: I have a gold Sovereign that weighs 7.9 g. George V on the front but MOM 21 stamped behind neck. It ...
  A: The 1918 Sovereigns are listed under Australia, you would not find this by looking at identical ...
Dutch VOC Coin11/26/2010
  Q: you asked me to send you a picture of both sides of this coin so that you could properly identify ...
  A: My apologies for the delay in getting to your question. I was away for the holiday weekend here. ...
St Barts token11/24/2010
  Q: I have a token that reads W Beal on the front and Bon Pour Un Baril De Sel on the back. I believe is ...
  A: This is indeed a salt token from St. Barts. Although it is fairly rare, the market for them does not ...
2 spanish gold coins11/23/2010
  Q: 1. 1864 Isabel 2por LAG. De Dios Y La Consy.100 Reina DeLas Espanias 100 bust of the queen on one ...
  A: I am familiar with both of these. The first, a 100 reales from Spain is .900 (about 22kt) gold and ...
20 reales 183711/23/2010
  Q: I found this coin at home and was wondering if it is an original or a replica? I've seen photos of ...
  A: Your coin is unfortunately a modern counterfeit, made to look old. I can see that the surface of the ...
Coin value11/23/2010
  Q: I see you answered a question relating to a similar coin, I have a Spanish coin minted in 1825 ...
  A: Your coin is from the Potosi, Bolivia mint. In nice condition it's worth in the $60-$80 range. Your ...
..11/18/2010
  Q: on the one side if has the letters ER with two small I in between, crown above and canada beneath. ...
  A: This is one of several types of medallions made by the Royal Canadian Mint in honor of the 1953 ...
Louis XV 1742 coin11/17/2010
  Q: I was wondering if you could tell me the value of the coin I have. on the front it says LUD XV D G ...
  A: I really would need to see pictures of the coin. The weight or at least relative size of the coin ...
HRH PRINCE ALBERT-47mm copper medal11/16/2010
  Q: This is a 47mm copper medal OB: Bust of Prince Albert facing left " HRH PRINCE ALBERT PRESIDENT ...
  A: My sincere apologies for the delay in getting to your question. This is a British medal for the 1851 ...
Coins from asia and africa11/15/2010
  Q: I have been trying to find if any of the following coins is worth more than a couple of dollars: ...
  A: I apologize for the delay in answering your question, I was away for the past couple of days. All of ...
Netherlands 1962 2 1/2 Guilder11/14/2010
  Q: I would like to know what the percentage of silver is in a Netherlands 1962 2 1/2 Guilder and what ...
  A: I apologize for the delay in answering your question, I was away for the past couple of days. Your ...
coins found while moving mother in law11/14/2010
  Q: I have found some coins, and would like to know if i can give/sell these to someone who collect ...
  A: I apologize for the delay in answering your question, I was away for the past couple of days. The ...
peruvian cinquenta soles oro 196111/14/2010
  Q: I have the above mentioned coin and I would like to know its value. It is quite heavy and perhaps it ...
  A: If the coin is in perfect condition, without any wear or damage, then I would not melt it since the ...
1917 french 25 cmes coin value?11/13/2010
  Q: i have a 1917 25 cmes coin in very good condition and was wondering if you could give me any info ...
  A: There are two varieties for this coin. A common variety will not have a dash under the word "mes" on ...
kurfuerst ioachimII 1539 & friedrich wilhelm III 1839 medal11/10/2010
  Q: 2 men facing 2 my left_their names are around the outside edge of rim. Which is the subject. Heavy, ...
  A: I actually had a question about this same medal just recently. This is a Berlin medal commemorating ...
Coin11/9/2010
  Q: I was wondering If you could tell me the buyer you sent me. I dontbget the emails front the site
  A: I do not know of any collectors off the top of my head. I know dealers that would love to buy that ...
1853 Leopold - duke of brabant11/7/2010
  Q: I saw a previous question and answer from 10/31/2009 about this coin and you said there were ...
  A: You have a very nice and genuine piece. This is a copper 10 centimes from Belgium, but it's a ...
Wilhelmina Koningin Der Nederlanden11/7/2010
  Q: We have a coin that says Wilhelmina Koningin Der Nederlanden on the front, with woman facing left, ...
  A: This is a silver 25 cent coin from the Netherlands. Although it is a fairly common coin, it's still ...
Mexican 8reales11/6/2010
  Q: I was asking you about a Mexican 8reales awhile ago. I will send a picture in a few days, but for ...
  A: Looking forward to seeing pictures. An illegal make, but by official mint authorities, is still a ...
Friedrich D'Or11/6/2010
  Q: How Manu were made of the 2's. Also what does D'Or mean
  A: Sorry about the delay in answering your question, I was not near a computer this past weekend. There ...
friedrich wilhelm III11/5/2010
  Q: i asked you about this coin earlier. It weighs around 13 grams. which i think would be a 2 size. I ...
  A: It is indeed a 2 Frederick D'Or, which should weigh around 13.3 grams in this condition. It is in ...
John Paul II coin11/5/2010
  Q: i was reading an answer you posted to another question about a John Paul II coin someone had found. ...
  A: This is one of several unofficial souvenir medallions. They are made of silver gilded nickel-alloy. ...
VIVRE LIBRES - 39mm COPPER MEDAL11/5/2010
  Q: - This is a 39mm copper medal OB: Scene of solders facing sitting figure Inscribed aroung ...
  A: This one is a coin. After the French Revolution, there were no official coins being minted. Instead, ...
modern vs. era counterfiet Chinese silver dragon dollars11/2/2010
  Q: I have a Chinese silver dragon dollar (Hu Nan - see image) that appears to be fake (details missing ...
  A: May I ask where you got this information? It is actually not correct, because both old and new ...
GEORGIVS II - 39mm COPPER MEDAL10/30/2010
  Q: Dmitry - Another one for you. Take your time, I know you are now overloaded. So sorry to hear about ...
  A: This is one of a set of 18th century medals made by Jean Dassier. Usually called the "Kings and ...
CITTA DEL VATICANO - COINS10/28/2010
  Q: I have a set of four large coins, silver is color. Each has a side with a picture and name of ...
  A: I have come across these medals before, they are souvenir pieces meant to be sold in tourist shops. ...
1914 Five Lire Italian Coin10/28/2010
  Q: I have what I believe is a fake (copy) of the 1914 5 Lire coin (which I have been told is often a ...
  A: Counterfeits are tricky. The big difference is whether or not it's a modern copy. A high quality ...
IOACHIM II -45 mm BRONZE10/28/2010
  Q: This is a 45mm bronze medal OB: Bust facing left of two figures " RURFUERST IOACHIM II ...
  A: My apologies that I've been taking so long to answer your questions. I have been flooded ever since ...
unknow world coin10/25/2010
  Q: This is the other side of the coin. I do not know how to scan so that both sides are in one file. ...
  A: This is a coin from Thailand, dated BE2500 in the Thai calendar (equivalent to 1957 by our ...
unknow world coin10/25/2010
  Q: Could you help me with this coin. I need the NAME - DATE -- A VALUE ON IT I have searched and ...
  A: This is a coin from Thailand, dated BE2500 in the Thai calendar (equivalent to 1957 by our ...
1886 Colombian 5 centavos10/25/2010
  Q: I recently inherited a few coins and have no knowledge about them at all. The oldest one is a 5 ...
  A: This coin is actually made of copper-nickel, which looks similar to silver when the coin is in ...
GEORGIUS IV - 49mm COPPER MEDAL10/24/2010
  Q: Dmitry, 49mm copper medal OB: Bust facing left "GEORGIUS IV D:G BRITT REX F:D: Inscribed ...
  A: This is one of several types of medals made for the coronation of British king George IV in 1821. ...
coin value10/23/2010
  Q: Have a 1919 Vitt. Emanuele III 20 cent R. Like to Know the value if in fair to good condition and ...
  A: There were over 33 million of these made, and a coin with significant wear is only worth a dollar or ...
COSMVS MEDICES P.P.10/22/2010
  Q: Dmitry - 41mm bronze covered w/gold color plate. Severely scratched. OB: "COSMVS MEDICES P.P." ...
  A: They are not the same medal, although the historical background of the portrait is the same. I am ...
J.BAPTISTE COLBERT 42mm COPPER MEDAL10/21/2010
  Q: This is a 42mm copper medal. OB: "J. BAPTISTE COLBERT" Inscribed below the bust is "DEPAULIS ...
  A: This medal is part of a group of "exhibition" medals, which were made by various professional ...
ceramic coin/token 192310/21/2010
  Q: I have recently inherited from a german ex bank worker a coin collection which contains some ceramic ...
  A: I am familiar with these. The coins are "notgeld", meaning "not money" coins which were made by ...
mandela 2000 coin10/21/2010
  Q: hallo again Dmitry,i will send you two pictures i took off the coin,i had a look at again,and the ...
  A: This is definitely a mint error, looks like a major misalignment of 90 degrees. I thought you meant ...
1771 viraque vnum coin10/21/2010
  Q: i have a 1771 viraque vnum coin and it's in almost mint condition and was wondering what it might be ...
  A: This is a very nice Spanish colonial 8 reales coin from the Mexico City mint. These were used all ...
old german coin10/21/2010
  Q: i have come across a copper coloured heavy coin with the busts of two men on the front Koenig ...
  A: This is a medal commemorating Joaqim II Hector, the elector of Brandenburg. He was a major figure ...
world coin tokens10/20/2010
  Q: What can you tell me about Raven & Co. St. Thomas good for 1 lb. ice and 2 lb ice. They are brass ...
  A: You have something quite spectacular here. The 1lb token is scarce and worth between $50 and $100 in ...
DO NOT KNOW WHAT THIS COIN IS10/19/2010
  Q: I HAVE TWO COINS THAT LOOK LIKE THEY MAY BE GERMAN? I'LL TRY AND SEND PIC. OF ONE AND IF YOU CAN ...
  A: Your are correct, this is a German coin. Specifically, from the German state of Westphalia. This ...
Netherlands Coin10/19/2010
  Q: I was wondering how much this coin is worth? It says it is 1 Gulden and the year on it is 1930. It ...
  A: This is a fairly common silver coin, with over 13 million made. Condition is going to be very ...
mandela 2000 coin10/16/2010
  Q: hallo again Dmitry,i guessed i took the wrong root by adding to your answer,sorry but i had to,the ...
  A: No worries about adding to it, when people sign up for this site we have the option of allowing ...
2000 Mandela R 5 coin,error or not?10/14/2010
  Q: i have resenly came across a Mandela year 2000 R5 coin,which is not horizontally aligned on the ...
  A: If I recall correctly, this is a bi-metallic coin. It is possible for the center part to me ...
Colombian Coin10/14/2010
  Q: Years ago, I received a bag of foreign coins, mostly from Eurpoean countries, as a gift because of ...
  A: This is one of the last years that Colombia made these 10 centavos coins in silver. This is also one ...
WILHELM I FRIEDRICH III WILHELM II 60mm COPPER MEDAL10/13/2010
  Q: Dmitry, Thank You again for you help. I have this 60mm copper medal.If you could history, date and ...
  A: Sorry for the delay, I had been out of town for a couple of days. This is a commemorative medal for ...
world coins10/13/2010
  Q: Here is a description of some of the world coins. 1. Front - REPUBLICA PORTUGUESA-1927 it has a ...
  A: The first and third coins are from Portugal and the second is from Chile. Number 2 and 3 are common ...
IOAN STURM 50mm COPPER MEDAL10/12/2010
  Q: Dmitry, Copper medal - 50mm OB: "IOAN STURM PRIMUS GYMN ARGENTORAT RECTOR" Inscribed below bust ...
  A: The medal dates from 1838 and is a French medal, specifically for the city of Strasbourg. It is made ...
old German coin10/12/2010
  Q: front of coin reads Wilhelm Koenig Von Preussen, with bust of man. Under bust is a tiny letter A. ...
  A: This is a silver thaler from the German State of Prussia. Since the weight of your coin is exactly ...
Coin Identification10/12/2010
  Q: Found a coin dated 1868 or 1888, rough condition. On the face of the coin is inscribed the ...
  A: This is definitely a Spanish coin. Without more info or a clear picture I cannot tell you whether ...
Confederation coin's...10/12/2010
  Q: hey there, i would like to know the value of two un-opened 1867-1967 gold looking Canadian ...
  A: There are several designs for these tokens, but most look like the one in the picture I've attached. ...
SOCIRT IES10/9/2010
  Q: Dmitry, Bronze oval medal 38mm x 43mm OB: "IES MARIO ?AN S IOAC" - "ROMA" ON BOTTOM REV:"SOCIRT IES" ...
  A: Bob, I believe you are right about the translation. I could not find anything on this one, or an ...
1850 copper coin (Prussian, i believe)10/9/2010
  Q: Found this coin in a roll of quarters. On one side are the words; KURHESSISCHE 3 HELLER 1850 SCHEIDE ...
  A: Good guess. You are not far off. This 3 heller coin is from the German state of Hesse-Cassel, which ...
coin bracelet10/8/2010
  Q: While cleaning after the resent earthquake here we have came gross a bracelet which must have ...
  A: This bracelet is made up of Netherlands colonial 1/10th gulden coins, from the Netherlands East ...
ELIZ CAROLA 58mm medal10/8/2010
  Q: Dmitry, Another challenge (for me anyway!!) OB: "ELIZ CAROLA AVRELLA ???? DVCISSA et REGENSIOIBAR" ...
  A: Although I am not familiar with this particular piece, I was able to find an extremely detailed ...
S. GEORGIVS 42mm silver medal10/7/2010
  Q: Dmitry, Don't have much info on this one. I would like to know history, age and approx value if ...
  A: This is one version of a famous design that was used by sailors as a sort of lucky token. I have ...
32mm Silver Medal10/7/2010
  Q: Dmitry Thank You so much for you last answer, Boy, I was off base, I thought it was a bust of CHRIST ...
  A: You are absolutely right about what it is. The reverse legends actually read "È LA PIETÀ CHE L'VOM ...
1968 Columbian Commemorative coins10/6/2010
  Q: My family has just aquired a set of 4 gold coins with pope Paul VI depicted on them. Denominations ...
  A: The complete proof set also includes a very large 1500 pesos coin, which is over 1.8 ounces of gold ...
friedrich wilhelm III10/6/2010
  Q: I have a gold 1811 friedrich wilhelm III coin with a face on the front and a bird with stuff under ...
  A: This is a pretty rare gold trade coin from the German state of Prussia. These were meant to be used ...
Uniface Bronze Medal 50mm10/5/2010
  Q: Dmitry, OB: "EYRI PIDES" This is a bronze 50mm uniface medal, no other inscriptions that I can find. ...
  A: This is another privately made piece, which I would not be able to find in any references of ...
1858 -2 1/2 silver gulding10/4/2010
  Q: just wondering if this coin would be of any value. In good condition.
  A: This is a Netherlands 2 1/2 gulden made of .945 purity silver. It's not possible to give you an ...
ALMERITO 38mm Medal10/2/2010
  Q: Dmitry, Thank you for your quick response, I have spent weeks trying to find any info on these ...
  A: This medallion is of Spanish or South American origin, where you often see medals with the term "Al ...
vatican coin set10/2/2010
  Q: I have a set in a paper holder. On the front is a shield and the words CONCILIVM OECVMENICVM ...
  A: This is a 1962 mint set. There are two varieties. If you look at the back of the smaller coins, like ...
Lead Medal - 60mm10/2/2010
  Q: Dmitry - You did so well with my last lead coin I thought I would send you this also. 60mm lead ...
  A: This is also an old copy. The original would be made of silver and weigh a little over 90 grams. ...
Lead medal 45mm10/2/2010
  Q: Dmitry - This is a lead medal in poor condition, and I have two of them. I don't think you can help ...
  A: Believe it or not I can tell you plenty about this one. It is, unfortunately, a crude copy of a ...
pfennig marburg10/2/2010
  Q: The Marburg pfennig is dated ..von 1140
  A: This indeed a very rare coin. They were the first made by the city, which was not officially even a ...
Nederl Indie 182510/1/2010
  Q: Back: Nederl Indie 1825 S Front: 1/4 Crest S Could not find any information on a Nederl with the ...
  A: This is a 1/4 stuiver from the Netherlands East Indies colonies, which is the present day area of ...
Info on old British Coin10/1/2010
  Q: I have had this old british coin since I was very young and wanted to know about and its history & ...
  A: One thing I can tell you for sure is that it's not a coin. This is actually an English coin weight, ...
CAROLUS SPENCER 55mm BRONZE10/1/2010
  Q: Dmitry - I do so appreciate any help you can give me on my medals, thank you so much !! Here is ...
  A: Finally, one I have seen before! This is a commemorative medal of (and done during the life of) ...
pfennig10/1/2010
  Q: my mum has a Marburg Pfennig.not sure what the date is ,will find out this week.is there such a ...
  A: Yes there are pfennig coins made by the German city of Marburg. These will be either from the 15th ...
1952 Switzerland Coin9/30/2010
  Q: Livshits. I am contacting you about a coin I found. On one side is the side profile of a head with ...
  A: This is a 20 rappen coin from Switzerland. They have some collectible value, but mostly in mint ...
1920 Coin9/30/2010
  Q: One one side is a naked man pushing a spade into the ground. On the other side is Nolgeld Unna, 10 ...
  A: This is a German notgeld coin (literally meaning "not money"). It was popular right after WWI and ...
1912 coin9/30/2010
  Q: I have a coin that has a hole in the middle. I believe some of the letters are greek. There is a ...
  A: You are absolutely right, it's a Greek coin. This is a 10 lepta, made of nickel. They are common in ...
1909 deutschland reich 1 coin9/29/2010
  Q: Its a copper color with a eagle crest on one side and a 1 with the words deutschland reich on the ...
  A: This is a 1 pfennig from the German Empire. There are different mint marks for these coins, though ...
2 silver coins - different sizes9/28/2010
  Q: front profile facing left Friedrich II Grossherzog Von Baden with G at bottom. Back is a crowned ...
  A: Are there also two different sized coins like this? Or is the title left over from the last ...
2 silver coins - different sizes9/28/2010
  Q: front bearded side profile of a man Lvitpold Prinz Regent V. Bayern 1821-12 Maerz 1911. Back is a ...
  A: These are also German States coins, from Bavaria and also made of silver. These are the 2 and 3 mark ...
Silver 3 Marks 19119/28/2010
  Q: front of drei mark has two profile heads 1886-1911 Wilhelm II ind Charlotte Von Wurttemberg. On the ...
  A: These are, as the coins say, from Wurttemberg, a large German state. They are made of silver and are ...
Very shiny ornate silver coin9/28/2010
  Q: on the front one man's profile is facing two greek looking profiles. Under their profiles is MDCCCX ...
  A: This is a commemorative German medal, celebrating 100 years of Oktoberfest (the big beer festival) ...
1670 (I think) or 1870 dark metal coin worn9/28/2010
  Q: man's profile on front with Alponso VII por la gracia de dios around the coin. On the back is a ...
  A: This is a Spanish 10 centimos dating either 1877, 1878 or 1879 (the only three years they were ...
1875 coin9/28/2010
  Q: one side has Romania at the top, 50 Bani in the middle and laurel wreath at bottom and along the ...
  A: This would actually be an 1873 Romanian 50 bani, made of silver. There is no 1875 date, but the 3 in ...
1928 silver coin - 2 schilling9/28/2010
  Q: profile of man with glasses on front and under his collar is (I think) crienaufs in very small ...
  A: This is an Austrian 2 schilling, made of silver, and commemorating 100 years of the death of famous ...
coin identity9/28/2010
  Q: silver round the outside and gold colour in the middle. it has the bust of a young man with glasses ...
  A: This sounds like a 10 baht coin from Thailand, made from 1988 to 1996. I have attached a picture for ...
royal black knights of ireland token9/27/2010
  Q: Hi i have this token and know nothing about it the back says rbp 342 which i think stands for royal ...
  A: This society is actually from Toronto, and is somewhat similar to the Freemasons. They were founded ...
singapore coin9/27/2010
  Q: I was at an auction and a set of foreign coins was up. I bought the whole set for $5. Anyway, i am ...
  A: Was the attribution that you got written on a holder or something like that? This is sometimes not ...
caciques de venezuela gold coins.9/26/2010
  Q: I have five (5) caciques de venezuela gold coins in very good conditions. Mint 1955 by the ...
  A: If the coins are in mint condition, with no signs of wear and original luster, you can safely add ...
Coin ID9/26/2010
  Q: I have a silver coin with a camel on both sides. The camel is surrounded by nine stars and on one ...
  A: It is certainly a token or medallion, rather than a coin. However, it could still be valuable and ...
Coin? Egypt?9/26/2010
  Q: I received this in a bulk trade. I can identify most items, but I can not find anything on this one. ...
  A: I have seen this one a few times. It's actually a novelty medallion of American origin. It was used ...
1878 BRASS COIN/MEDALION9/26/2010
  Q: On box it says ERSTER PREIS. Coin is large (silver dollar size but thicker) On one side it has a mis ...
  A: The medal commemorates an industrial exposition, which was held annually in different German cities ...
1767 coin9/24/2010
  Q: I inherited a mystery coin dated 1767 about 25 years ago. I've never found anyone who can identify ...
  A: You have a 1 grosz from Poland. The mintage for these coins was in the tens of millions, but they ...
coin origin and value9/24/2010
  Q: Good day,im from a town called Luderitz which is in Namibia in africa,the town was discovered by the ...
  A: This is one piece from a set of South African commemorative medallions made in 1987-88 for the 500th ...
carolus IIII coin9/23/2010
  Q: I have a Carolus IIII coin dtd 1798 dei gratia hispan.et.ind.rex.m.8R.f.m. but ...
  A: This is an 8 reales or "pillar dollar" from the Mexico City mint. It's one of the more common mints, ...
2 german mark 19379/23/2010
  Q: I recently purchased a 2 German Mark 1937 "G" WWII NAZI coin with a Swastika on it.I cant find ...
  A: In mint condition, as the coin in the picture appears to be, they list for $30 to $40 for this date ...
luxemburg coin9/21/2010
  Q: i have a 25 centimes luxemburg coin dated 1960. when held and reversed from left to right the ...
  A: The alignment you describe is normal for this coin. This is called "medallic alignment", where both ...
Russian money9/21/2010
  Q: I have a golden 5 rubli from 1899 -can you tell me how rare is it and how much is it worth? Thanks, ...
  A: The value on these coins depends very much on condition. If the coin has signs of wear, it will be ...
Arabic coin?9/21/2010
  Q: Any idea what this coin is? Really appreciate any response, thanks!
  A: This is a Thailand 1 baht coin. It is a modern coin that is still spendable in Thailand and the ...
coin9/20/2010
  Q: respected sir "Hello! The expert can't answer your question. Your Question was: respected sir ...
  A: This is a 1 yuan, made from 1981 to present. The value for any date is less than $1 on the current ...
error coin9/20/2010
  Q: respected sir I am a novice. please guide me 1.whether following defination of 'DIE CRACK ERROR' as ...
  A: The definition given is not exactly correct. A die crack is specific to a crack in the die, which ...
Leopold i 1860 coin9/19/2010
  Q: I found this coin in my button box that an elderly aunty gave me years ago! On one side it says ...
  A: This Belgian 20 centimes coin was only made for two years, 1860 and 1861. They are not particularly ...
1900 Otto Koenig Von Bayern value?9/18/2010
  Q: I have a coin with a date of 1900 on it. On the front it reads Otto Koenig Von Bayern and has a man ...
  A: You have a silver 5 mark from the German state of Bavaria. There were only 295,000 coins minted that ...
bronz colored rough coin9/15/2010
  Q: We have a bronze colored coin with the star of david in the middle. The back side is flat and also ...
  A: This would be one of several types of 18th to 19th century "falus" coins from Morocco. Usually the ...
British Indian rupees9/12/2010
  Q: I have a collection of coins from the British Empire, particularly British India. I have recently ...
  A: It is perfectly normal to find a bit of variation in these early and fairly crudely made coins. The ...
EAAHNIKH AHMOKPATI coin9/11/2010
  Q: a follow up question from your answer to Katie about the 5 drachmai from Greece. Is it normal for ...
  A: This is normal for this coin. Some coins have "medallic" alignment, where both sides are in the same ...
chineese coins9/9/2010
  Q: My uncle recently gave me several coins and two of them are very old Chinese coins, they are copper ...
  A: I can certainly help you identify the coins, though I would need clear pictures of both sides. You ...
Fridericus Borussorum Rex9/7/2010
  Q: I have a German coin dated 1771. One side is head with Fridericus Borussorum Rex, other side number ...
  A: This is a silver one-third of a thaler (which is the European equivalent of a silver dollar) from ...
rare coin?9/7/2010
  Q: found a coin that says on one side union for ever on flip side has a lady with a weird looking wrap ...
  A: This is a US Civil War token. These were used as a morale booster for the public and were also ...
brasil 400 reis 1940 coin9/6/2010
  Q: I have a coin about the size of a dime. One side says gentulio vargas and the other side says ...
  A: This type that you have was made in 1938, 1940 and 1942. There were over 7 million coins made in ...
1916 15 rupien - Tabora Pound9/6/2010
  Q: Recently a very good friend of mine was killed in a motor cycle accident. Part of his estate was a ...
  A: This German East Africa 15 rupien is made of .750 gold (18 karat). This is a type I coin, with just ...
Ludwig III Grosherzog Von Hessen Funf Mark9/5/2010
  Q: Kind Regards John
  A: This is a 5 mark coin from the German state of Hesse-Darmstadt. This is one of the scarcer types. ...
Japanese gold 20 yen coin9/4/2010
  Q: I have a 20 yen gold coin which I believe is dated 1918. By U.S. Gold coin standards, it is near a ...
  A: This is indeed a 1918 coin (Taisho emperor, 7th year of rule), which is one of the more common dates ...
charles x roi coin9/3/2010
  Q: cant find alot on this trying to find the worth of it, its a charles the tenth roi on the front on ...
  A: Sounds like a 5 centimes coin from the French Colonies (the French possessions in the Caribbean ...
1953 Canadian Nickel9/2/2010
  Q: I have a 1953 Canadian Nickel where the queen has no shoulder strap and the leaves are near the ...
  A: This is an accurate value for this variety and condition that you mention. The problem with the ...
Panama 1966, 1/10 balboa9/1/2010
  Q: I'm having trouble with this Panama coin. Located it, but there's apparently four different ...
  A: There are actually only two varieties for this date. The other two are for a proof coin, which is a ...
chinese coin8/31/2010
  Q: I have this Chinese coin I'm trying to get some info on. It's about 2" wide, with 2 dragons on one ...
  A: Unfortunately this is a modern "fantasy" coin. The design is based on what some of the real coins ...
VITTORIO EMANUELE III COIN8/28/2010
  Q: I HAVE A VITTORIO EMANUELE III COIN AND IM WONDERING IF IT IS WORTH ANYTHING ? THE YEAR IS 1919 ON ...
  A: Most of the dates from this series, the Italian 10 centisimi, are not worth very much. The 1919 date ...
Coin ID8/28/2010
  Q: I've been metal detecting for many years; and have found many many coins. A recent find seems to be ...
  A: This is indeed a copper 2 ore coin from Sweden. The crossed arrows are a Swedish symbol, along with ...
1823 FERDIN VII DEI GRACIA COIN8/28/2010
  Q: I have an 1823 Ferdin vii Dei Gracia Coin and have been looking on the internet. There are a lot ...
  A: Gary, Try doing a search on "love tokens", and you will come across items like this. A love token is ...
1911 Canadian coin8/28/2010
  Q: I have a 1911 Canadian 5 cent coin. On the front it has a picture of a king. And it says 'GEORGIVS ...
  A: Your Canadian 5 cent coins is made of .925 sterling silver and is the first year of the 1911 to 1936 ...
1967 coins gold plated?8/27/2010
  Q: I recently bought a set of 1967 coins in a Whitman case (therefore not as originally issued by the ...
  A: Yes, I have seen many gold plated coins. Not something I see as often with Canadian coins as with US ...
Gold Coins8/27/2010
  Q: I have 3 gold coins that I inherited from my grandparents. I would like to ask if it is valuable. ...
  A: All three of these are fairly common coins. As such, they are worth gold bullion value if they show ...
Swiss Coin 1932 5 FR8/26/2010
  Q: Dmitry - Can you please help me get an idea of the value on a 5 FR 1932 (B) Confoedratio Helvetica ...
  A: This is indeed a Swiss 5 francs, made of .835 purity silver. Anytime you see the word "HELVETICA" or ...
10 cent wilhelmina coin8/25/2010
  Q: found some of the 10 cent coins in my father roll top desk most are dated 38 39 41 but have one ...
  A: All of these are fairly common dates, so unless they are in mint condition with shiny luster, they ...
Canadian coin8/22/2010
  Q: I have recently come across a coin that I cannot identify. It is a Canadian Confederation coin, on ...
  A: This is actually an 1867 to 1927 commemorative medallion, picturing King George V of Great Britain ...
King Edward VII Ruppe coin anomally (1 of 2)8/15/2010
  Q: I have recently come into possession of a coin which depicts King Edward VII without his crown and ...
  A: It appears to be a half rupee, though it's hard to tell the exact proportion from the pictures. This ...
1814 coin8/15/2010
  Q: Can you please take a look at these pictures and tell me what you think of this coin? Thank you, ...
  A: I have seen this one before, it is a German "jeton" (non-monetary token). It would have originally ...
1933 Gold Republika Ceskoslovenska coin8/15/2010
  Q: I have three 1933 coins from the Republika Ceskoslovenska. I have tested them with nitric acid and ...
  A: These are gold trade ducats from Czechoslovakia. These coins have a standard content of .1107 ounces ...
coin8/13/2010
  Q: I have a ten cent piece that on the the front says Republique francaise with what looks like the ...
  A: This little silver 10 cent coin is from the French Indo-China colonies, as you mention is written on ...
coin or medal??8/13/2010
  Q: I have an Elizabeth II Dei Gratia Regina Coin. The back is marked with a horseman trampling a ...
  A: This would be a novelty medallion. It is meant to be a 1953 gold sovereign, but no such coins were ...
doubt8/12/2010
  Q: Good afternoon, in a previous question i ask "I own an 1784 Carolus III Hispan coin, one face of the ...
  A: This site unfortunately only allows one picture to be uploaded to a question. You can add a picture ...
Variety of coins...8/11/2010
  Q: I was hoping you may be able to help me. Firstly, I know nothing about coins other than the ...
  A: The coins you have are fairly common in circulated condition, so the value is unfortunately not too ...
German coin8/10/2010
  Q: I have a 1876 Funf Mark front side has Ludwig III Groasherzog Von Hessen with H stamp under head. ...
  A: This is a fairly scarce 5 mark coin from the German state of Hesse-Darmstadt. I have sold a couple ...
British East African Florin 19208/10/2010
  Q: I wonder if you could help with the value of a British East African 1 Florin coin. I know that they ...
  A: It's true that these coins were made only in 1920 and 1921, but there were over 10 million 1921 ...
Swedish? Coin8/10/2010
  Q: I have a coin and cannot find any information on it at all. A coin dealer said it was a currency, ...
  A: This is actually a commemorative medallion, rather than a coin or currency. This is to mark the ...
Identify My Coin8/8/2010
  Q: I have this coin.....The front says "VIRIBVS VNITIS" with a profile of a king with long hair and a ...
  A: Your guess was right on! It's actually not a coin, but a lucky medallion that is believed to have ...
found in bank roll of quarters8/8/2010
  Q: I found this packed in a rool of quarters I got from the bank it reads Enderlandsch idnie has a 1 ...
  A: This is a 1 cent coin from the Dutch East Indies, which is the Netherlands colonies in the ...
Hong Kong Coins8/8/2010
  Q: The two coins i have are 1988-5dollar with Queen Elizabeth the second on front.Second is a 1979 20 ...
  A: These are fairly common coins, unfortunately. They are considered modern coins, which are still ...
value of an German East Africa coin8/7/2010
  Q: In an old box of my mothers, I came across a plastic box with this coin in it. I am sure my parents ...
  A: The 1900 is a bit of a more valuable date for this series. The same condition in which a 1900 would ...
FRIDERICUS BORUSSORUM REX8/7/2010
  Q: I HAD ASKED YOU PREVIOUSLY FOR THE VALUE OF COIN AND YOU REQUESTED A PHOTO. FRIDERICUS BORUSSORUM ...
  A: This is a thaler, the largest denomination made with this design. It's too bad that there is a loop ...
Coin8/5/2010
  Q: Could just be a fake also. I believe its Napoleon III Emperor. At least thats what i can make out. ...
  A: This is a French commemorative medal. I cannot make out if there is any date form the picture, but ...
1748 coin8/5/2010
  Q: I have a 1748 coin with the following on one side reading clockwise from 1748 center bottom "M ...
  A: The design is a Spanish colonial 8 reales, also known as a "piece of eight" or a "pillar dollar". ...
1863 token8/5/2010
  Q: i dug up a 1863 indian head 24mm token in my backyard, on the otherside it read,city of new ...
  A: This is a token, commonly known as a Civil War "store-card", an early means of advertising one's ...
coin8/4/2010
  Q: I came across a coin dated 1965 with Churchill on one side and Elizabeth 111 Dei Gratia Regina F D ...
  A: This is a British coin, a 1 crown. There were tens of millions of them made, s the value is fairly ...
1883kalakaua I coin8/2/2010
  Q: I have a quarter with Kalakaua I king of hawaii on it from the year 1883. It seems in good condition ...
  A: This is indeed an early Hawaii silver quarter dollar. In good shape with little wear it's worth $75 ...
coins8/1/2010
  Q: I found a 1939 nederlanden 1-G coin and 1946 1/2 Fr coin. Are they of any value? Thank you.
  A: These coins are both fairly common, but do have some value since they are made of silver. The ...
Victorian coin & George III coin.7/31/2010
  Q: I have 2 coins that I am interested in finding out more about and possibly how much they are worth. ...
  A: The Victoria coin does indeed appear to be a double florin, and in excellent shape as well. There ...
chinese coins7/31/2010
  Q: I got two chinese coins from my father. I really don´t much about coins, but I am very interested in ...
  A: Unfortunately they are novelty or tourist coins. These are known as "fantasy" coins. Unlike a ...
COIN FROM GERMANY/ PRUSSIA7/31/2010
  Q: I HAVE A COIN THAT MY GREAT GRANDPARENTS WERE GIVEN WHEN THEY ATTENED THE 100TH BIRTHDAY PARTY OF ...
  A: This is a medal for what would have been the 100th birthday of Kaiser Wilhelm I, though he actually ...
identity of coin/token?7/30/2010
  Q: "silver" coin--heart with wheat wreath above it and ?arabic words beneath. on reverse is lion ...
  A: This is a 5 rials from Iran, made of copper-nickel alloy. The date would be written below the ...
Coin date mis-struck7/30/2010
  Q: I have a coin (silver in colour but very light) which has 50 Reichesfennig on one face and Deustches ...
  A: This is a German/Nazi 50 reichspfennig, made of aluminum. The numerals on these and other Nazi coins ...
1781 Patrona Bavariae7/30/2010
  Q: I have a coin that was made into a pin (silver, silver dollar size) that is from 1781, Patrona ...
  A: This is a 1 thaler coin from the German State of Bavaria, made from 0.833 purity silver. Has the pin ...
Peruvian gold coin7/30/2010
  Q: I have a Peruvian "Cincuenta soles oro" gold coin from 1955. It was never circulated as it was ...
  A: There were a bit more than 50 made that year. The actual number is 1,898 coins for 1955 and this is ...
Nazi Coin7/28/2010
  Q: I have a 1943 Nazi 1-cent coin with a small letter A at the bottom of it. It also seems to be in ...
  A: This is a 1 reichspfennig, made at the Berlin mint. It's a common year with tens of millions made. ...
Spanish coin - Fake?7/26/2010
  Q: My name is Rene, I came by a Spanish coin (actually ten spanish coins, inheritence from my mother). ...
  A: Yes this is unfortunately a counterfeit. The most reliable way to tell if a coin is genuine is to ...
Misunderstanding7/24/2010
  Q: I did not yet have the answer from CoinQuest when I wrote to you. (And two different dealers never ...
  A: I apologize for assuming you had all the information already. Please understand that as a volunteer ...
German Coin 17747/21/2010
  Q: I have what seems to be a silver coin - I believe from Germany or Bavaria dated 1774 and I would ...
  A: This indeed is a coin from Bavaria, with the design of a silver dollar sized thaler. The reverse ...
Canada Coin7/21/2010
  Q: My question is regarding a Canadian coin i recently found metal detecting on a beach in New ...
  A: This is one from a set of commemorative medallions made shortly after the 1867-1967 centennial of ...
1930 munt van het koningrijk der nederlanden7/19/2010
  Q: I have a 2.5 G coin in mint condition. Could you please tell me anything about it and it's value if ...
  A: This is a 2 1/2 gulden coin from the Netherlands, which was their version of the silver dollar. It ...
Vatican city coin?7/19/2010
  Q: Can you help me with some information about this coin, presumably from the Vatican City, Pope Pius ...
  A: From what I can tell this is a medallion from around 1910, which would not be in any books on coins ...
old louis and maria coin 1725?7/18/2010
  Q: we have an old 1725? silver medallion. looks like king louis and maria wedding. like to find out ...
  A: This is indeed a marriage medals for Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. It appears to be in good shape ...
1873 Alfonso xii deiz centimes7/15/2010
  Q: I wanted to know if this year of the coin is rare and what if any is the value due to it's ...
  A: This Spanish 10 centimos coin would actually be an 1878. The coin itself is not rare, with nearly 70 ...
Mexican 8reales7/14/2010
  Q: I have I Mexican 8reales from 1835 which I think is an illegal make. The numbers and letters on the ...
  A: This would be an 8 reales from the Guadalajara mint. it's an early date, but not a particularly rare ...
old hitler coin7/14/2010
  Q: i have an old coin with hitler's face on it. printing around front edge reads adolf hitler der ...
  A: This would be an aluminum badge from the 1930 Reichstag election. There are a variety of these ...
coin7/13/2010
  Q: Dmitry, I have a 5 Baiocchi 1850 R small penny size coin looks silver, I am wondering about it's ...
  A: It is difficult to give an accurate value without seeing the coins or knowing their condition. I can ...
estimated value of Netherlands coin7/13/2010
  Q: I have a gold 5G 1827 William Koning coin set in a necklace with bezel. would like to get estimate ...
  A: There are two varieties for this date. If your coins has a letter B below the G on the back of the ...
Gold plated silver medalion7/8/2010
  Q: God day Dmytri A freind asked me to help identify a large medalion/coin he was given by a relitive ...
  A: This medal is now known in silver. It appears to be the gilded white metal variety, which were ...
identify orgin of coin7/7/2010
  Q: Can you help me identify the source of a coin? its a 1906, NAPA denomination is 10. The country or ...
  A: Your guess was pretty close. This coin is a 10 para from Montenegro, which later became an ...
Off Struck Indian Head penny7/4/2010
  Q: Would you have any thoughts about the value of a 1901 Indian head penny struck about 10% off center? ...
  A: These errors are quite collectible on Indian head cents. A Lincoln cent may be worth $5 to $25 ...
Unknown coin7/3/2010
  Q: Please could you identify this coin for me?
  A: This is a silver coin from Egypt, dated with ruler's ascension date 1327 (Hijra calendar) and year 6 ...
1812 Half dollar7/3/2010
  Q: I know I am not the first person to ask this, but is this a small or large 8, and what is the value ...
  A: This is the large 8, as is found on all regular date 1812's. The small 8 is only found on the 1812 ...
republique fancaise coin7/2/2010
  Q: my name is chelsea and i have stumbled accross an authentic indian coin drop bracelet that has at ...
  A: I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but the coins on this bracelet are not actual genuine coins. ...
unknown coin possibly Greek7/2/2010
  Q: fine condition small silver coin,face side lettering confoederatio helvetica 1942.Reverse side is ...
  A: This is actually a coin from Switzerland. It is a 10 rappen which is basically equivalent to 10 ...
1800's world coin7/1/2010
  Q: I'm having trouble identifying a coin. It says 10 Napa. I tried looking it up but all I get is info ...
  A: You have a copper-nickel alloy 10 para from Serbia. This is a fairly common coin with over 6 million ...
1968 FR 57/1/2010
  Q: I found a coin in my backyard -- there's a picture of a man w/a hood and curly hair - CONFEDEDRATIO ...
  A: This is indeed a Swiss coin (5 francs), as you suspected the cross to be. This series began all the ...
1802 Hispanic real 87/1/2010
  Q: I own an 1802 (Carolus 1111) Hispanic (Mexican perhaps) 8 Real, dated 1802. It is in fair ...
  A: You are absolutely correct about the origin... this is a Mexico City issue "pillar dollar". This is ...
Peruvian gold coins7/1/2010
  Q: I have a Peruvian gold coin, spec as follows: República del Perú, Cincuenta soles oro, gramos ...
  A: This coin is made of 22 karat gold and contains just a little less than one ounce of pure gold. I do ...
1888 Prussian 20 Mark6/29/2010
  Q: I recently found a 1888 20 mark coin from Prussia (which I have been told are gold coins), however, ...
  A: There are many counterfeits and also novelty replicas (including antique and vintage ones) of old ...
gold coins value6/29/2010
  Q: I Have Five Gold coins - edwardvs vii d:g: britt:omn: rex f: d: ind: imp: - (years 1904-06-07-08 %26 ...
  A: These are British 22 karat gold coins of king Edward VII. They are either full or half sovereigns. ...
Peso6/27/2010
  Q: it says s "UN PESO.Z.1900.F.Z.902,7" along the bottom and theres a ...
  A: This is the Mexican equivalent of a US silver dollar. This one is actually slightly higher purity ...
1885 Newfoundland dime6/26/2010
  Q: My grandmother left me a collection of foreign world coins. I have been going through them and ...
  A: You certainly do have a rare coin. This is the top key date for the Victorian Newfoundland 10 cent ...
1800 Thaler Coin6/26/2010
  Q: My brother has a coin, friedr wilhelm iii koenig von preussen, other side DRE1 FINEN R THALER ...
  A: You have a 1/3rd thaler (their equivalent of 1/3rd of a silver dollar) from the German State of ...
1808 Carollus IIII 8 reale6/25/2010
  Q: I have an 1808 Carolus IIII 8 Reale coin, with a Mexico mint mark on the reverse. The obverse has ...
  A: That is the result of either a die-chip or lamination error. The former is just a small piece of ...
cant find coin in std. cat6/25/2010
  Q: I've been trying to identify a particular silver (I think) coin that is in a friends World ...
  A: This is a commemorative medal, rather than a coin. You could have driven yourself mad looking ...
unusual half dollar6/25/2010
  Q: I have a 1990 "D" kennedy half dollar, but the reverse side is copper and has ...
  A: Forgot to mention that the other half is the obverse of a British penny of the 1953 to 1967 type. ...
please help with understanding of coin6/25/2010
  Q: i am hoping you could help , my grandad had a collection of weird and wonderful coins and i noticed ...
  A: The Q is indeed a mint mark, which stands for the Perpignan mint. This is a revolutionary issue, and ...
what type of coin is this and worth6/24/2010
  Q: i have this my friend would like to know the worth and what kind of coin this is..its in a wood ...
  A: The design of this medal is based on a rare coin from Denmark. If you look at the picture I have ...
Market value of a 5 Kopeck Copper Coin of Catherine II from Russia dated of 1781 and EM Mintmark6/23/2010
  Q: Can you please tell me the market (fair) value of a 5 Kopeck Copper Coin of Catherine II from Russia ...
  A: Unfortunately this coin has some corrosion on the surfaces, most likely from being in the ground for ...
Market value of a 5 Kopeck Copper Coin of Catherine II from Russia dated of 1781 and EM Mintmark6/22/2010
  Q: Can you please tell me the market (fair) value of a 5 Kopeck Copper Coin of Catherine II from Russia ...
  A: The market for early Russian coins is excellent right now. In fact, the price guides are stiull ...
German Coin Value6/22/2010
  Q: I have a 1876 German coin and I am looking to find an approximate value. One side 1 it reads ...
  A: Great coin! You have a rare one indeed, especially if it's in great shape. I would suggest checking ...
Italian Lire6/21/2010
  Q: I found 2 Italian coins. One is 100 Lire dated 1957 with a standing soldier and tree on the back, ...
  A: The 1979 coin would be worth just a dollar or two even in perfect condition. The 1957 coin is very ...
swiss coin6/21/2010
  Q: I have a 1936 10 ore sverige coin, circulated, in a cardboard holder. There is a crown above a ...
  A: This little silver coin is actually from Sweden. Anytime you see the word "ore" on a coin, it will ...
Coin ID6/18/2010
  Q: I have a coin dated 1911 but am unsure what its origin is. Sliverish in color about .625" in ...
  A: You have a Russian imperial 15 kopeks, made at the St. Petersburg mint. The coin is indeed made of ...
Krause catalogue miss information6/17/2010
  Q: I cannot find the Joseph II kronentaler 1784 B (Kremnitz issue)in the Krause. Please, help me and ...
  A: The Krause book is full of typographical errors and omissions, which vary from one edition to ...
10 Baiocchi?6/17/2010
  Q: Dmitry, I've recently inherited a number of older coins, all pierced and placed on a bracelet. Most ...
  A: The 10 baiocchi is certainly one of the harder denominations to find, along with the 5 baiocchi. The ...
1798 coin or token6/15/2010
  Q: I have 3 of these coins, or are they tokens,1790,1791 and 1798, I have added a picture of the 1798, ...
  A: These are indeed tokens, commonly known as "game counters". Basically, they were used as poker chips ...
peso6/15/2010
  Q: I have a coin with Republica mexico Un peso. Mo 1905.a.m. 902,7 Libertad and am interested to know ...
  A: You have a silver Mexican peso from the Mexico City mint, which is one of several mints that ...
canadian 1857 1 cent token6/14/2010
  Q: i have what looks to be at least a ms 65 1857 bank of upper canada 1 penny token cant find a value ...
  A: An MS-65 Red would be a rare find indeed! Of course, the coin would have to be officially graded and ...
1862 10 Centimesbeigium coin6/14/2010
  Q: I have a 1862 10 centimes, Belgium coin, wondering what it may be worth. It is a bit worn on both ...
  A: For being such an old coin it is unfortunately not particularly valuable. There were tens of ...
spanish coins6/14/2010
  Q: My father has about 7 coins that he came across and I was trying to find some info on There are 3 ...
  A: All of these coins except the 1769 are from the Mexico City mint, which is actually one of the more ...
Gold Coin6/14/2010
  Q: I came across this gold coin recently. It looks like a doubloon that somebody made into a pendant. ...
  A: The edges are totally correct for these coins, which are often referred to as "cob coins" due to ...
1832 dutch 10 G gold coin6/13/2010
  Q: I have a King Willem 1832 10 G gold coin and can't find any info about it. The King is facing to the ...
  A: You have a gold 10 gulden coin from The Netherlands. It is made of 22 karat purity gold and contains ...
Italian Coin6/12/2010
  Q: I have a coin that says Vittorio Emanuele III Re D'Italia D.Trentacoste L.Giorgi Inc. on the face ...
  A: This Italian 10 centesimi coin commemorates the 50th anniversary of the unification of the Italian ...
silver indo chine 10 cents???6/12/2010
  Q: I'm sorry to bother you again. I've received an update w/ pic's,(that I have attached). I was ...
  A: These coins appear to have been used in jewelry, most likely a coin "charm" bracelet. The ...
Canadian Pennies6/11/2010
  Q: I am the same person who sent the "Two Foreign Coins" email. I forgot to tell you how i acquired the ...
  A: Hey Andrew, Yes, all George VI and earlier coins except the 1937 and later small cents and nickels ...
value of 1888 coin6/10/2010
  Q: I have a silver coin with the portrait of Kaiser Wilhelm II (1888 – 1918) right. Semicircular ...
  A: You certainly have a great piece! The coin itself appears to be in very good shape, I would say EF ...
Two Foreign Coins6/8/2010
  Q: I am trying to find the worth of two foreign coins I bought off of EBAY. The first is a 1921 German ...
  A: I sell coins on eBay myself. These are two fairly common ones you have, and I hope you did not pay ...
1972 Bahama Islands Proof Set6/6/2010
  Q: Would you give me an estimate of a 1972 Proof Set minted by The Franklin Mint for Bahama Island ...
  A: The 9-coins proof set for 1972 contains roughly 2.5 ounces of silver coins, and that is where most ...
coin value6/2/2010
  Q: I have just found a small coin and in one side it reads:- IM:OF. SOVGN.L.CHR:LAUER:NURNBERG MADE IN ...
  A: You have found a piece of German "Spielmunze", which translates as "play money". These types of ...
nederlandsch indie 1 cent 19426/1/2010
  Q: hi i want to know the value of my 1 cent nederlandsch indie 1942 thanks
  A: This is actually one of the last and most common dates for the Netherlands Indies 1 cents. There ...
drachmas coin5/31/2010
  Q: I'm wanting to know more about the 1968 drachmas coin. Are they worth anything or worth collecting?
  A: The different 1968 denominations do have book values that range in the $5-$10 range and higher for ...
Counterfeit Chinese Dragon coins5/30/2010
  Q: I just wanted to offer these images up to you to use for discussions on Counterfeit coins as ...
  A: You have made a wise discovery. Many collectors are fooled by the smaller denominations, like the 5, ...
Question resubmitted5/30/2010
  Q: Sorry I forgot to attach picture. OriginalI purchased this medal on ebay. I thought I was buying a ...
  A: This is actually a modern novelty medal made with a similar design to the actual gold, silver and ...
unsrue coin.5/27/2010
  Q: ), I recently came across my grandmothers collection of European and Asian coins and found this one, ...
  A: Your coin is a 5 "ore" from Sweden. It's in good shape and could have a decent value depending on ...
spanish and mexican coins5/27/2010
  Q: I found a Mexican coin dated 1844 the inscription on the back reads 8R G 1844 P M 10D 20G also a ...
  A: Both of these coins are Mexican. The 1844 coin is from the Guanajuato mint. Prices range from $15 ...
1875 10 ORE5/21/2010
  Q: I have a 1875 10 ORE coin, I have found some on line but not this one. This coin reads 10 ORE on ...
  A: If you searched online you probably found the Sweden 1875 10 ore, which is more common than your ...
Nederl Indie 1/4 G 1941 Mint Mark R5/21/2010
  Q: I found the above coin in my Dad's WWII memorabila. He was on the USS Lexington when it was sunk in ...
  A: This was one of the last years that this type of coin was issued. It is made of silver (.640 purity) ...
Encased 1903 Indian Cent5/20/2010
  Q: I have an encased (round) 1903 left-facing Indian Head in full headdress lucky penny 'pocket piece' ...
  A: Encased coins are generally a popular item with collectors, especially from an important even such ...
Luxury Tax Token5/19/2010
  Q: I have a coin/token that has the following on it: One side has "Alabama State Tax Commisssion" with ...
  A: These tokens are quite common and the collectible market for them is limited. A nice, shiny example ...
seated liberty dime5/18/2010
  Q: The coin is worn but from everything I've seen on the internet I believe I have a 1836 seated ...
  A: The seated liberty dimes start at 1837, the 1836 year would be a "liberty cap" type, with a female ...
coin5/17/2010
  Q: I have a republique francaise 10 centimes coin dated 1897, any value to it
  A: Although this is a pretty common date, it can still have a decent value depending on the condition. ...
Identify Gold Coin5/15/2010
  Q: Could you please help me; I have a gold coin which I would like to sell, however I do not know ...
  A: You have an Austrian trade "ducat" made of 22 karat gold and containing .1106 ounces of pure gold ...
1918 filipinas fifty centavos coin5/14/2010
  Q: Livshits, I have a friend that brought this coin in and we have no idea what it is worth. I was ...
  A: Are you using strict US grading guidelines? If so, then your coin is likely a solid F or even a ...
19th Century Mexican 8-Reale Silver Coins5/12/2010
  Q: What is the best method of determining the value of the 8-Reale coins dated 1818, 1822, and 1890 ...
  A: I must say, this is a very nice group. The 1822 Empire of Iturbide issue is by far the best one of ...
russian coin, 5 kopeks 1804 Kolyvan Mint5/10/2010
  Q: Can you please point me in the right direction on how to find a value for it. its in ok condition, ...
  A: It is difficult to really give an accurate value without seeing the exact coin. These are crudely ...
Gold Dutch coin5/10/2010
  Q: I have a gold Dutch coin with the words Komgin wilheimina god zijmetons 1925 10 Gilders on it. I am ...
  A: This 22 karat gold 10 guilders is a fairly common coin, with 2 million made. In perfect condition ...
Sacajawea coin5/8/2010
  Q: I have collected Sacajawea dollars off and on for several years. I was recently looking at the the ...
  A: This is one of the newest dollars, the 2009. This is the normal design for this coin, it's ...
1876 German Mark5/8/2010
  Q: I have a 1876 German Mark with Ludwig II Koenig V. Bayern on front with a D under his bust and on ...
  A: You have a .900 silver 5 mark from the German state of Bavaria. This is the earliest type for the 5 ...
1956 elizabeth coin5/7/2010
  Q: have a 1956 fil def one shillin coin how much you thik it is the coin is Qreen elizabet the 2nd
  A: This is a fairly common coin, with over 40 million minted that year. The value is less than a ...
Margrethe 2 danmatks dronning5/3/2010
  Q: I found a 1993 danmarks dronning 20 kroner coin .. Is it worth anything ??? If yess .. How much ??
  A: This coin is still spendable money in Denmark so it's pretty much worth it's exchange value, which ...
1944 coin5/3/2010
  Q: hi my uncle has a 1944 united states made filipinas twenty cent silver coin he was wondering how ...
  A: This is one of the last and most common years that this coin was made. In mint condition with full ...
Geart Britian coin5/2/2010
  Q: I have a large Britiannia coin date 1797. Appears to be copper anad has Georgius .... REX on it. ...
  A: This is a British two-pence, or two penny piece. If you can imagine having to walk around with a ...
yugoslav 10 dinara 19815/2/2010
  Q: sir, hello and good day! i've got a yugoslav 10 dinara 1981 that is a small coin at 23mm (like ...
  A: This indeed sounds like a very interesting item. I am not aware of any similar examples. Is it ...
Kruger Statue Removal Coins5/1/2010
  Q: One more question from me, I have goodled to try find info on this set, but can't find any. Please ...
  A: This set commemorated the removal of the Paul Kruger statues in Pretoria in 1954, as stated on the ...
Canadian Coin \18674/30/2010
  Q: I have a coin it has no money value marked on it , on the front it has a crest and at the top and ...
  A: This item actually dates from the early 1970's, when a whole series of them were made and given out ...
Books on Coins4/30/2010
  Q: Much appreciated. Should have asked this in with the coins. Can you suggest an excellent reference ...
  A: The most widely used, thorough and reliable book on all world coins is the "Standard Catalog of ...
1974 and 1975 200 Zloty coin4/29/2010
  Q: I have, as stated, a '74 and a '75 Polish 200 Zloty coins. I believe they are silver as the only ...
  A: In mint condition, the 1974 bring $8 to $10 and the 1975 brings $10 to $15 (plus shipping). Coins ...
1804 Swedish coin4/29/2010
  Q: I am in possession of coin minted in Sweden. It is silver and about the size of a U.S. quarter. On ...
  A: Sounds indeed like a Swedish 1/6th riksdaler. The genuine piece should weigh 6.25 grams in mint ...
Copper coin4/29/2010
  Q: I found a copper coin in my garden that is identical to the one in the image I am sending. It is a ...
  A: This Chinese 10 cash coin from the Hupeh province of china does not have a date, but they were made ...
coin value4/28/2010
  Q: I have a deutsche mark from 1875 in fair to good condition and was wondering if there is any value ...
  A: There are several different mint marks for this year, but they all have similar values (especially ...
1884 Gold Victoria Dei Gratia4/28/2010
  Q: I have a 1884 gold victoria dei gratia coin with an "s" above the rose and ww on the bust. Could ...
  A: The 1884 coin is a 22kt gold full sovereign from Australia, made at the Sydney mint. It should ...
Australian Penny4/27/2010
  Q: I have a 1952 Australia Penny. It has a kangeroo on the front with one star. The back has GLORGGIVS ...
  A: This date was made simultaneously at the Perth and Melbourne mints. Either one is pretty common and ...
Coin Collecting4/26/2010
  Q: I've been collecting coins since I was little. I'm not an expert nor I have a great number of coins, ...
  A: Just saw this question in our "question pool", meaning the person you asked had passed it along. ...
1929 munt van het koningrijk der nederlanden4/25/2010
  Q: would you be able to tell me anything about this coin it has 1 g on it .. 1929 munt van het ...
  A: This is a Dutch 1 gulden coin, which would be roughly equivalent to their half-dollar or half-crown. ...
1960 mexican cinco centavos coin4/23/2010
  Q: I am told that the 1960 mexican cinco centavos coin is a unknown mintage amount and that it is a ...
  A: My apologies for the delay, it's been a really busy weekend and I did not have a chance to answer ...
Misprinted Penny4/22/2010
  Q: I found a penny that had absolutely no markings on it in a role of pennies I broke last night ...
  A: This is a blank planchet (also called a flan) - the piece of shiny metal on which the heads and ...
coin value4/21/2010
  Q: i have a 96 half dollar-- i don't know which president it is but there is the eagle on the back of ...
  A: These half dollars have John F. Kennedy on them and were made in Denver. These are spendable and are ...
Question about a coin4/19/2010
  Q: I'm not sure which coin this is; I know nothing about it from its era or origin, any help would be ...
  A: What you have is a modern copy of an ancient Hebrew sheckel. The real thing is very rare, would be ...
Misprinted nickel4/19/2010
  Q: I have a nickel which is about 25 years old. Unfortunately the date is not stamped on it. It was ...
  A: Sounds like a nice off-center coin. This is not a rare mint error, but it is very collectible. One ...
counterfeits4/18/2010
  Q: I have a 1944 nickel with no mintmark and realize it a counterfeit. I find it neat and don't want to ...
  A: I've actually seen a couple of these war nickels with very weakly struck mint marks that were almost ...
Palestine coin 19274/18/2010
  Q: Is a two mils coin from Palestine 1927 worth anything? Thank you
  A: The value for this coin really depends on the condition. They are certainly popular and there are ...
silver coin4/18/2010
  Q: I found a small silver coin lodged inside my old concert piano. It had Nederl Indie 1/10 and 1928 on ...
  A: First off I apologize that you had to wait for an answer. The expert you initially asked the ...
Italian Coin4/17/2010
  Q: I have a 10 Centisimi coin dated 1866. On the front is a bust of a man and written around the ...
  A: First off I apologize that you had to wait for an answer. The expert you initially asked the ...
Reverse side of Drei Mark4/15/2010
  Q: Just a second e-mail with the reverse image of the Drei Mark I sent earlier. By the way, the mint ...
  A: You will be pleased to know that this coin is indeed scarce and pretty valuable, especially in this ...
Deutsches Drei Mark value4/15/2010
  Q: Dmitry, you seem to be the expert on these Drei Mark coins. The story on this one? As an 11 year ...
  A: You will be pleased to know that this coin is indeed scarce and pretty valuable, especially in this ...
10 baht coin4/15/2010
  Q: I believe I have been given the above coin but there is nothing in western script on the coin for me ...
  A: This indeed looks like a Thai 10 baht coin. This is a commemorative type made only in 1981 for the ...
2 1/2 dollar gold coin4/15/2010
  Q: How much should a 1906 2 1/2 dollar gold coin weight
  A: A genuine 2 1/2d gold piece from any year should weigh 4.18 grams in mint condition. If it has some ...
Vatican coin set4/13/2010
  Q: I had an offer of $40 for one set last week and didn't know whether to take it or not. To answer ...
  A: The $40 to $50 price is for the whole set. The offer you had was certainly a fair one. Even if you ...
1 Anna - Copper-Nickel4/12/2010
  Q: I have a 1 Anna - Copper-Nickel dated 1910 I'm trying to find out it value could you help me out
  A: The value of this Indian coin depends very much on condition. If the coin is used, and there is a ...
German coin4/11/2010
  Q: I have a silver coin with 2 heads with dates 1810 & 1910 next to heads. The top edge of the coin ...
  A: This is a silver 3 (drei) mark from the German State of Prussia, made to commemorate the 100th ...
Vatican coin set4/11/2010
  Q: I noticed you recently answered a question about a Vatican coin. My uncle brought back Vatican coin ...
  A: Are all four of the coins from each year on a single card? For a official mint set all the coins ...
Schukenfest Medal4/11/2010
  Q: While going through some of my grandfathers belongings we discovered a larger Medal in its original ...
  A: This piece commemorates the 100th anniveersary of the founding of the Arau marksman Society in 1924. ...
Unknown Coin4/11/2010
  Q: My uncle gave me a coin a few months back that is at best in horrible condition I know this more ...
  A: The Deutsche bank holder does make sense, since this sounds like to me a piece of post-WWI German ...
1887 Guatemalan Coin4/10/2010
  Q: I recently found a tiny coin, dated 1887. The coin is about the size of a pencil-top eraser. There ...
  A: This certainly does sound like a tiny Guatemalan 1/4 real or reales coin. These were made for a very ...
1907 liberty double eagle4/10/2010
  Q: I have a Liberty double eagle with the motto,it is dated 1907. To the right of the date is a small ...
  A: The small "r" within a diamond typically means that the coin is a re-strike. Please note that a ...
Pope coin. Did ton of research cannot find.4/9/2010
  Q: I have had a coin for a few years now that I never really thought anything about. It doesn't appear ...
  A: I have actually sold one of these in the past. This is a commemorative medal, likely made in Rome ...
2 coins4/9/2010
  Q: good evening ... the 1st coin i have was given to me from my poppop it is e.pluribus.unum 1896 womes ...
  A: The first coins is a Morgan silver dollar, a US coin made from 1878 up to 1921. The 1896 is a pretty ...
1994 Tiu Kronur Island Coin4/8/2010
  Q: I have a 1994 Tiu Kronur Island Coin and I would like to know its worth in CAD. Its in excellent ...
  A: This is a fairly new coin, a 10 kronur from Iceland. as such, they are still spendable today in ...
Hitler Gold Coin4/8/2010
  Q: I just obtained a gold coin with Hitler's face with a swastika on one side and "Adolf Hitler" ...
  A: This certainly appears to be a genuine piece, and should weigh 6.41 grams. These are indeed solid ...
bundes republik coin4/8/2010
  Q: i found a coin that in was wondering what is was ,On the front of the coin it has a women planting a ...
  A: I apologize that you had to wait for an answer, the expert you asked the question to passed it along ...
1 lb .999 fine silver4/8/2010
  Q: i purchased it from a lady needing money badly. Its a 1995 1lb. .999. fine silver walking ...
  A: This sounds to me like a genuine one troy pound pure silver round. The 0125 on the edge is the ...
One cent4/7/2010
  Q: I am a coin collector residing in Akron Colorado. One of my friends brought me a Brown Bronze ...
  A: I must regrettably tell you that this is not a mint error. It is impossible for a coin to be minted ...
Koningrijk der nederlanden4/6/2010
  Q: I've this coin from 1941 (1 cent), and it says: koningrijk der nederlanden. I would want to know ...
  A: This is a Dutch 1 cent, from The Netherlands. The 1941 is the last year in a long series and is also ...
what is this coin I found?4/3/2010
  Q: was gardening in my backyard in hobart tasmania and I found a coin that is dated 1909 On one side it ...
  A: This is an English penny with king Edward VII depicted on it. The value starts at around a dollar ...
Nazi German Coins with Strange White Spots4/2/2010
  Q: My friend has a ton of these really cool Nazi German coins. Including a ten pfennig zinc peice that ...
  A: These white spots plague all coins made of zinc, such as the 1940's Nazi coins that you have. This ...
1943 German Nazi penny4/2/2010
  Q: i just found a 1943 German penny with a small d on the bottom font side the condition is pretty good ...
  A: This Nazi coin is a fairly common date and mint mark. They are worth from around a dollar in well ...
Coin value4/1/2010
  Q: Dmitri: Hello. I have an 1895 Prussian Kaiser Wilhelm 5 mark coin, probably fair condition with a ...
  A: An average circulated example of this coin usually sells for around $25. With rim dings that are not ...
gold doubloon4/1/2010
  Q: i have a 1714 doubloon, what are the odds that it is real? the weight is 5.5 or 6.5 grams. i looked ...
  A: The good news is, if you rubbed it with toothpaste, which is an abrasive, and it still shines a ...
1864 Empire Francais3/30/2010
  Q: My daughter found an 1864 Empire Francis 50 cent coin. It has Emperor Napoleon III on the front and ...
  A: You have a French silver 50 centimes, which does have some value. Just how valuable it is really ...
Help Me Identify & Grade This Coin3/30/2010
  Q: Can you help me identify this coin, date, and possible grading. Thank you so much. Is it worth ...
  A: This is a Spanish colonial 8 reales cob coin from Bolivia, made of high purity silver. This ...
Value of 1894 Italian Coin?3/29/2010
  Q: My husband found an 1894 10 Centisimi Italian coin buried deep in our backyard. It has a Mint Mark: ...
  A: The coin in the condition described would be worth about a dollar. These coins do have value, but ...
gold coin3/29/2010
  Q: i have a gold (i think) coin 1760 I'm diameter over the head the lettering is portetalgrex i am ...
  A: This sounds like a gold escudo coin. The legend "port. et. alg. rex." means "King of Portugal and ...
1881 King Kalakaua five cent piece3/29/2010
  Q: My great aunt used to live in Hawaii around the 1930s-50s and she collected coins. I ended up ...
  A: This is a very interesting question, and the value part of it is something I wonder about myself. As ...
Spainsh coin perhaps?3/28/2010
  Q: and on the other a crest in the centre with AUSPICE-DEO-(NR-JF UPSIDE DOWN) IN-UTRO Q-FELIX around ...
  A: This particular gold 8 escudos is from Colombia. The NR on the back stands for Nuevo Reino, Bogotá, ...
german coin or medal?3/28/2010
  Q: I came across a german coin or medal(not sure which it is) on a dresser left in the house my parents ...
  A: I actually am familiar with the medal you have. It is a commemorative one, rather than a military ...
bronze medal/coin 18833/27/2010
  Q: I have found a medal/coin when sorting through my nan's bit's and hope you can tell me a bit about ...
  A: This is indeed a medal from the Netherlands and commemorating the 1883 Amsterdam International ...
coins3/27/2010
  Q: my aunt has some old coins...i was wondering if you could tell me how much they are worth: she has a ...
  A: This 5 groschen is from Austria. They are fairly common because they are considered modern coins. ...
Canadian One Cent3/26/2010
  Q: I have many old coins left by grandparents, etc. My son (12) has taken on an interest. The 1859 ...
  A: Whatever coin the shop had for comparison would not be reliable, since this type of coin was first ...
2 headed George Washington Quarter3/26/2010
  Q: I have what appears to be a 2 headed George Washington quarter. One side is minted 1985 but the ...
  A: This commonly referred to as a "magic coin". It is a novelty piece made by splitting and joining ...
Prussian medal3/25/2010
  Q: Could you give me as much information as possible on a medal " Dem Besten Schutzen" with Kaizer ...
  A: Vladimir, I have managed to find another of these medals from a recent auction. You can see for ...
Reichspfennig coins3/23/2010
  Q: I recently purchased one 1Reichspfennig coin and one 10Reichspfennig coin and was curious if they ...
  A: These two coins are in circulated condition. Although there are some more scarce dates and mint ...
commemorative gold coin of Dr. Sun Yat Sen3/23/2010
  Q: I have two gold medallions of a commemorative gold medalion of 100th birthday of Dr. Sun Yat Sen, on ...
  A: These sound like the 1965 Taiwan 1000 and 2000 yuan gold coins. These were issued for the 100th ...
Helvetia coin3/22/2010
  Q: Please provide some info on this coin. Helvetia,a cross,and 1936 on one side and a 1 encircled by a ...
  A: This is a 1 rappen coin from Switzerland. They are made of bronze and the 1936 date ranges in value ...
Coin Identification3/22/2010
  Q: Could you please give me as much information as possible on a coin that has 'GEORGIVS III DEI ...
  A: , The item you have is made in the style of a British trade "guinea", depicting king George III. The ...
Argentine Republic medal from 18603/20/2010
  Q: I am having a hard time finding any information on this medal and would appreciate any info you can ...
  A: This is a national medal for the city of Buenos Aires. This one is not commemorating a specific ...
Joannes Pavlvs II Silver coin3/20/2010
  Q: I'm trying to find out what type of coin it is and how much it is worth. My son found it in my back ...
  A: This is a medallion commemorating the visit of Pope John Paul II to his homeland (Poland) in 1983. ...
rotated coins3/20/2010
  Q: I have 2 coins from South Africa a R5 1994 inauguration coin and a R5 2000 mandela coin that has a ...
  A: These certainly sound like coins with a rotated die mint error. This is not all that uncommon with ...
square coin 19293/19/2010
  Q: One side:konongrijk der nederlanden with a flower in the middle and wave design around centre. Next ...
  A: The value on these Netherlands 5 cent coins really depends on the condition. They start at just a ...
foreign coins3/19/2010
  Q: Would you tell me about a cold coin with "republica de chile" on one side with a large vulture ...
  A: This coin from Chile is actually made from an alloy of aluminum and bronze, which has a gold color. ...
Hibernia 1805 "Wellington" Coin3/18/2010
  Q: I have a coin mentioned in the subject block...it is in excellent condition...marked on one side: ...
  A: There are several varieties of these Canadian colonial "Wellington" tokens. Most are only worth a ...
1939 Belgium 5 franc3/17/2010
  Q: What is the difference between KM 116.2 and KM 117.2 . I have a coin matching criteria of KM 117.1 ...
  A: The only difference between these two types is the arrangement of the lettering on the obverse side ...
coin details/value3/17/2010
  Q: on reverse side has 2 large chineese characters down the centre and 2 large tree branches either ...
  A: This is a silver dollar (yuan) from the Republic of China. This type was made for several years in ...
1907 1 Mark German coin3/17/2010
  Q: I have about 11 rolls of silver quarters, from 1930s-mid 1960s. I found a 1907 1 Mark in excellent ...
  A: The 1907 German silver mark starts at around $10 in excellent condition and goes into the $50 to ...
odd coin3/16/2010
  Q: I have a coin with the inscription "tyrean chapter No. 8 R.A.M. Crewe, VA" (along the outer ring of ...
  A: First of all please accept my apologies that you had to wait so long for an answer. The expert you ...
German medallion identification3/16/2010
  Q: Here is the other side of the medallion. Here is the original question I have a medallion 2 inches ...
  A: This medal is from a fair, but not the Chicago World's Fair. The piece commemorates "outstanding ...
German medallion identification3/16/2010
  Q: Yes--I have pictures. It was a late night mistake not to post them yesterday. See this and the next ...
  A: This medal is from a fair, but not the Chicago World's Fair. The piece commemorates "outstanding ...
pfennig3/16/2010
  Q: I have a 1970G 50 pfennig coin . Can you tell me anything about this coin. Thank you Barbara
  A: This German coin was legal tender up until 2002, when they switched over to the Euro. The Duetsche ...
Coins I have no idea about3/15/2010
  Q: I collected random coins a long time ago and am wondering if you know anything about the following ...
  A: The Mexican 50 centavos is from the Zacatecas mint. That particualar date and mint starts at around ...
German medallion3/15/2010
  Q: I found a medal in the ground on an old air force base. It is bronze with a hole in the top and has ...
  A: Value revised: Hi Elaine, This is a death medal of Friedrich Wilhelm III, ruler/monarch of the ...
Hawaiian coin of 1883-KALAKAUA KING OF HAWAII3/15/2010
  Q: maybe half dollar, from Hawaii. The date is 1883 and it is reflected on the king of Hawaii. Now i ...
  A: This is one of those instances where pictures of the coin would really help. If you can e-mail them ...
1873 1 drachma3/14/2010
  Q: First I would like to thank you for volunteering your time to answer this query,all to often people ...
  A: It's really great that you are passing the hobby down a generation. Coin hobbyists like myself are ...
Austrian-Netherlands 1780 Silver Shilling3/14/2010
  Q: Dmitry, I am unsure about the denomination being a shilling, but it appears to be a 80+% silver coin ...
  A: This is one of billions of re-strikes made of the famous Maria Theresa 1780 Austrian thaler. There ...
Value of Bahamas, 1966 Year Set3/14/2010
  Q: Dmitry, I've had this set since I was a kid. It came in a thick plastic envelop 4" x 7" and a ...
  A: It's great that you have this set documented so well. The catalog value really does not apply here, ...
President token3/14/2010
  Q: I recovered this Jefferson Davis token. At fist I thought it was a cracker jack or shell oil token ...
  A: I recognize this as part of a vintage set of Presidential medallions made from the late 1950's up to ...
Unknown3/13/2010
  Q: ZWEI Gulden(stamped on the side , 1879 Cannot find anywhere in the catalogs
  A: This Austrian 2 gulden (equal to two florins) is a medallic issue. Although it was officially issued ...
coin questions3/11/2010
  Q: I have a few coins that I don't know much about and would like to see if you could give basic info ...
  A: For the Spanish colonial coins like this, the date is not so much as important as the mint mark. ...
1780 Thaler3/11/2010
  Q: I have 2 Maria Theresa Silver Thalers. I got onto a web site that has about 100 variations to this ...
  A: There are so many slight variations to these coins that finding out the exact variety can be very ...
identify coin3/10/2010
  Q: I have an old coin dated 1791. The embosing is worn so I can't identify which country it is from. ...
  A: This is a copper 1/2 or 1 sol from France, depicting king Louis XVI. The legend around the head is ...
Canadian 50 cent piece3/10/2010
  Q: I have a Canadian 1902 fifty cent piece. The tails side is upside down. I have it stored in a book ...
  A: This is the normal alignment for the 1902 date. The Canadian 50 cent pieces were made with "coin ...
1939 confoederatio helvetica 103/7/2010
  Q: good to fine condition we just got a couble of dozens foreign coins from my father in law that he ...
  A: The best coin book for the job is the Kraus-Mishler "Standard Catalog of world Coins". These are ...
1965 Crown3/7/2010
  Q: I came across a 1965 Churchill Crown. It looks to be in proof condition and is in package, also have ...
  A: It can be very tricky to tell them apart, since there are normal issues that have a proof-like ...
1783 coin3/4/2010
  Q: I have a 1783 coin that is kinda silverish in color. the front says carolus lll dei gratia. the ...
  A: This is a silver Spanish colonial 2 reales from the Mexico City mint. These coins were used for ...
old coin3/4/2010
  Q: I have a 1879 alfonso xll por la gracia de dios coin, i have guessed that it is from spain. the ...
  A: You guessed correctly. This is a Spanish bronze 10 centavo coins depicting the young Alfonse XII. ...
coin history3/4/2010
  Q: I have an 1855 coin that says napoleon 111 empereur on the front and the reversehas an eagle with ...
  A: This is a bronze coin from France, depicting Napoleon III, who was the nephew of the original ...
1978 uruguay artigas3/4/2010
  Q: I have a 1978 uruguay artigas coin it is gold in color and the reverse says nuevo peso. I know that ...
  A: This Uruguay peso is indeed common, with a practical value of $2-$3 for a perfect coin. It is made ...
1805 foriegn coin3/4/2010
  Q: I have an 1805 foreign coin on the front it says republica peruana and the reverse says DOS ...
  A: This would be an 1895 (the 9 sometimes looks like a 0) 2 centavos from Peru. These were made from ...
1808 Spanich Ferdin VII coin3/3/2010
  Q: I love it but I wanted to know more about it, I can't seem to find it anywhere on the internet. The ...
  A: You have what many people call a "pillar dollar" or "piece of eight". It's a silver 8 reales Spanish ...
British Virgin Island Treasure Coin3/3/2010
  Q: Regarding your answer to a 11/2009 question. The BVI treasure coins have a $20 face value but sell ...
  A: Technically yes, but the system they have there makes it extremely difficult to do anything with ...
german coin3/2/2010
  Q: I have a 1773 coin, about the size of a US silver dollar. On the face reads Fridericus Borussorum ...
  A: Your early German coin comes from the state of Prussia, one of the larger and better known of many ...
Mexican coins3/2/2010
  Q: Queston #1: I have a mexican coin with the writing unpeso 1960 Estados unidos mexicanos. It is the ...
  A: The first, a Mexican peso, has a low silver content of 10%. In used condition they typically sell ...
1644 3 schilling coin3/2/2010
  Q: I have a 1644 coin with the following markings: Side A: MON:NOV:GLUCKSTAD 1644 III SCHILLING ?G ...
  A: This is definitely a Norwegian silver 3 schilling coin. Aside from the historical information ...
Unknown coin3/2/2010
  Q: This next coin i believe to be silver, on one face it has:- GVL?ELMVS.III.DEI.GRA. around the edge ...
  A: This would be a 1 shilling coin from Great Britain, made of silver and depicting king William III. A ...
old coin?3/2/2010
  Q: i am writing to inquire about two coins. I found among others in a burried torn cloth,while walking ...
  A: These are two coins from Great Britain. It would be very interesting to know how they got so far ...
5 Cent Canada 1913 Coin3/2/2010
  Q: I have a 5 cent canada coin stamped with 1913 with a dot at the end of 1913. It has a crown and ...
  A: The value on this coin, as well as others like it, depends very much on condition. They start at ...
coin from 1800's?3/1/2010
  Q: I have done extensive research on this item to no avail. My mother found it in the 50's gardening in ...
  A: This is a silver medal from the German State of Bavaria and depicting ruler Ludwig II (1864-1886). ...
Ferdinand vii3/1/2010
  Q: I have a coin stamped on one side with "FERDIN VII DEI GRATIA 1825"this goes round the edge of the ...
  A: The characters you describe belong to a Spanish colonial 1/2 real or reales silver coin from ...
Threepence token? Please help identify3/1/2010
  Q: I have this 'coin' I bought in a batch of old coins on Ebay. Looks like a "3" as found on British ...
  A: This would have been a small, local merchant's personal "coupon" that they would accept as money ...
Coin collecting2/28/2010
  Q: l have a gold medallion or whatever from Bavaria. One side says PATRONA BAVARIAE, 1868 - 1968 and ...
  A: This is a medal commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Free state of Bavaria, a title regained ...
Belgium 1/2 Franc 18442/27/2010
  Q: I have a Belgium 1/2 Franc silver coin dated 1844. the coin is in very good condition and I wonder ...
  A: You certainly have a valuable coin. Just how valuable really depends on what you mean by "very good" ...
canadian dime sized nickel2/27/2010
  Q: I have a Canadian 2001 nickel that is the size of a dime. It has the edging of a dime, and weighs ...
  A: This is certainly a desirable mint error. Coins struck on the wrong planchet are usually removed by ...
1914A 3 Reichmark (Prussia -Wilhelm II)2/25/2010
  Q: This is a really nice coin. I'm classifying as XF, but I think it's closer to AU. There is one flaw ...
  A: This certainly appears to be an Au coin, considering the presence of luster. The toning and surface ...
vatican coin?2/25/2010
  Q: I have what seems to be a Vatican coin. On one side there is the coat of arms of Pope 'PIUS IX PONT ...
  A: This is indeed a coin from the Vatican. At that time it was part of the Papal States, for which your ...
Coin Value2/23/2010
  Q: What is the value of a 1938 Wilhelmina Koningin 2 1/2 G coin.
  A: There are two varieties for this Dutch coin, one that is common and one that is scarce. The normal ...
1898 half penny2/23/2010
  Q: i have a 1898 half penny on one side it has the words koninkrijk der nederlanden. it looks like a ...
  A: As you may have guessed this 1/2 cent coin is from the Netherlands. The 1898 date is actually a key ...
Turkish coins2/23/2010
  Q: I have 3 spoon coins (small spoons made of coins) on one side of the coin are symbols and lines of ...
  A: I love a good puzzle. Ottoman coins of this period always had the Hejira date (Islamic year vs. our ...
Ukraine Coins2/22/2010
  Q: I have a question regarding the prices of a few coins actually. I have come across a 1915 copper 3 ...
  A: Nice older Russian coins have been really hot in the past few years. so much that the most current ...
1960 2-1/2 G nederland coin2/22/2010
  Q: I'm wondering about the value of the referenced coin. The obverse has the bust of a woman and says ...
  A: As you may have guessed it's a Dutch coin, a 1 1/2 gulden (the largest coin denomination during that ...
1971 native american coin2/21/2010
  Q: I would like to know the value and rarity of a coin that I found. On one side, it says TALAVAI ...
  A: You have a privately made silver bullion round, made not as a coin but as a means to invest in ...
Belgium coins2/21/2010
  Q: On one side it says LEOPOLD PREMIER ROI DES BELGES ON THE OTHER SIDE L'UNION FAIT LA FORCE 2 cent ...
  A: The first 2 centimes from Belgium, dated 1862, can have a good value if it is in excellent ...
French coin2/21/2010
  Q: I have a 1868 Napoleon III french .50 cent coin. is it worth anything?
  A: The 1868 50 centimes coins were made in Paris and at Strasbourg. The value really depends on which ...
victoria medallion2/21/2010
  Q: I have a second question on a coin I have,details as follows: Queen victoria on front - older ...
  A: The expert you initially asked this question passed on it, and I've picked it up. I have dealt with ...
I was just given a 500 shilling boxed gold coin2/21/2010
  Q: What is the value of a gold 500 Shilling Republik Osterreich 1996, mint boxed commerative of Weiner ...
  A: The philharmonic commemorative would be a 1992. There were 43,000 made and the coin contains just ...
1739 VTRAQUE VNUM Coin2/21/2010
  Q: I have an old coin from 1739 I have attached a photo of the face. On the back of the coin it says ...
  A: Typically the most reliable way to tell if you have a genuine coin is to check it against the ...
King Christian IV2/20/2010
  Q: I have a Denmark commemorative coin that seems to commemorate the rule of King Christian IV. I have ...
  A: This coin is not just to commemorate Denmark, it is official legal tender from the Danish ...
1867 coin2/20/2010
  Q: I have this 1867 white trillium flower coin with the shield in the center of to moose on the ...
  A: This is part of a set of 13 medallions made in 1967 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the ...
Canadian Coins2/17/2010
  Q: I have a collection of coins that I am trying to get a rough value on and was wondering if you could ...
  A: The 5 cent piece is worth a couple of dollars in mint condition, otherwise just face value. the ...
Helvetia 1/2 franc2/17/2010
  Q: I was just wrapping some change from my change bank and found a 1904 Helvetia 1/2 franc, worn ...
  A: It's too bad the coin is worn. The 1904 is a low mintage year, with only 400k made. They are usually ...
Identity of coin2/17/2010
  Q: I have a coin I cannot identify. On one side around the edge it has what appears to be a wreath of ...
  A: This sounds like a 1 pai or 2 paisa from the Baroda state of India and would date from the late ...
1844 Canadian half penney2/17/2010
  Q: I have an 1844 Bank of Montreal Half penney token, and am interested in knowing if it has any value. ...
  A: these Lower Canada tokens show up pretty often at auction. The 1844 half-penny is a fairly common ...
18th Century Bavarian Coins2/17/2010
  Q: I have two Bavarian Coins one dated 1778 and the other 1796. one side says PATRONA BAVARIAE, with ...
  A: These are silver 20 kreuzer coins, depicting ruler Karl Theodor. The value for either date starts at ...
1996 Republic of Liberia & Panama Silver coins2/17/2010
  Q: I have 5 plastic encased 1996 Republic of Liberia Silver $50 Dollar Coins and 1 1974 "Republic De ...
  A: The value on the Liberian coins is pretty much spot value. These coins would have right around an ...
1899 republic of mexicana jq coin2/17/2010
  Q: I have a silver Mexican peso from 1899 that heard was used as a badge of some sort it has to ...
  A: That would be a most unusual use of a Mexican Peso and I imagine the would be "sheriff" being ...
Louis XV coin/token2/17/2010
  Q: I have a young Louis XV coin minted 1719. Crest is on the back with crown on top. The writing on ...
  A: You have an early French 1 sol from the Reims mint. The legend actually runs "Navarrae Rex 1719 ...
i have a 1875 coin2/17/2010
  Q: thank you for your time
  A: The value on coins like this really depends on condition, since there were tens of millions made. ...
two headed penny2/16/2010
  Q: what is the value of a 1980 penny with the head of both sides?
  A: Diane, This is a "magic' coin, made from machining two halves of different pennies. There is no ...
Peruvian Cien Pesos Gold Coin 19652/16/2010
  Q: I am trying to find the value of this speciality mounted coin which has the Peruvian coat of arms ...
  A: You have a Peruvian 100 soles, made of .900 purity (22 karat) gold. The weight for a genuine coin is ...
Coin2/16/2010
  Q: I recently acquired a coin that I am interested in knowing the value. It is silver and in 100 ...
  A: This is a commemorative 1 gulden coin from the German State of Wurttemberg, issued for the 25th ...
VALUE OF SILVER DOLLAR2/16/2010
  Q: I HAVE A SILVER DOLLAR COIN IN GOOD CONDITION THAT HAS NO DATE STAMPED ON IT. IS THIS UNUSUAL OR A ...
  A: You have a privately made silver bullion round, intended as a way to invest in silver. There are a ...
GERMAN 1923 COIN2/16/2010
  Q: I HAVE A 1923 GERMAN COIN. LOOKING IF YOU KNOW WHAT A COIN LIKE THIS WOULD BE WORTH. ON THE FRONT IS ...
  A: This is a medal, called a "Gedenck-Medaille" in German, from the Weimar Republic period after World ...
token from 19372/16/2010
  Q: I have this brass looking coin/token thing and it has King George VI on the one side with "GEORGE ...
  A: This is a British medallion commemorating the coronation of King George VI and Elizabeth. These were ...
value of old coin2/15/2010
  Q: I have a coin that was my grandmothers. On one side it has 50 ORE on the other side it has a crown ...
  A: This 50 ore coin is from Sweden and is indeed made of silver, .600 purity. This whole series was ...
Wilhelmina Koningin Der Nederlanden2/14/2010
  Q: I found a silver dime size coin that has a left facing woman with her hair up and the words ...
  A: This Dutch coin is made of silver, so at the very least you can sell it for scrap value to a local ...
Unknown Military Medal2/14/2010
  Q: I have had a small cigar box that contained odds and ends from my grandfather and his brothers, ...
  A: This actually is not a military medal. You have a vintage Knights Templar membership medal, a ...
Unidentified coin or jeton2/13/2010
  Q: I have a small copper-like coin/jeton 12mm diameter. It bears no date and no value. On the face is ...
  A: This is actually a piece of "spielmunze" or German play money. The Lauer company made these starting ...
1949 5-P coin and 1919 50c CAD2/12/2010
  Q: On the 5 New Pence, there is a lump on the bridge of the nose, and a 'double-chin'. Do you think ...
  A: No need to apologize. =) On the 5 pence coin it sounds like a combination of two fairly common types ...
1827 Charles X - Coin Error?2/12/2010
  Q: I am hoping to get some information on this coin and possibly sell it. As I said above, it's a 1827 ...
  A: I just recently saw this coin listed on eBay, and was tempted to send the seller a message. This is ...
1949D 50 Pfennig2/11/2010
  Q: I have a 1949D Bank Deutscher Lander 50 Pfennig (XF). When turned over, the date is not at the ...
  A: This is actually normal for these coins. Depending on the country and time period a coin is from, it ...
Republica Portuguesa coins2/11/2010
  Q: I am attaching some pictures of coins for basic evaluation. I am having trouble finding info on the ...
  A: The 1928 and 1929 1 escudo coins are both fairly common in circulated conditions. Decent ones, like ...
greek coins2/11/2010
  Q: Dimitry, I have the same coin as James, 2 of them actually. The commemorative 30 Drachmai depicting ...
  A: No problem! =) I specialize in all non-US coins from the 1700's to present. You best bet for selling ...
1721? coin found2/10/2010
  Q: Its about the size of a us quarter. However is appears to be copper or bronze. a king on the front ...
  A: This is a modern "fantasy" token. It is referred to as a "fantasy" because there are no such genuine ...
Marie Theresa Thaler without a dot between date and X2/10/2010
  Q: I have a thaler attached to a old Yemeni headdress which I can only see the reverse side. It doesn't ...
  A: In 1780, a U on a coin was always written as a V on European coins. What you have is a novelty ...
1949 French Republic 5 Francs Coin2/10/2010
  Q: I have a 1949 French Republic 5 Francs coin that has a mint error on the 'Q' in Republique. Apart ...
  A: This is an interesting example. I have not seen one, but I would be surprised to find two that are ...
coin value2/10/2010
  Q: G.H.V.L under the head i.p.scrouberg.f. on the obverse is a shield with an up right lion with a ...
  A: depending on what condition the coin is in, the value will be anywhere from $15 for a well used coin ...
1930 republique francaise coin2/9/2010
  Q: My son found this coin it has a lady sitting with liberty spikes coming out of her head she is ...
  A: You have a silver 20 centimes from the French Indo-China colony. This was the area of modern day ...
1944 d 10 cent netherlands2/8/2010
  Q: I have a 1944 d 10 cent Netherland. The World coin book I bought says it is worth a fortune. Is that ...
  A: It is certainly true that an authentic 1944-D Dutch 10 cents is worth a lot of money. Very few of ...
Believe it is a Greek coin2/7/2010
  Q: The date on the coin is 1863 & 1963. It has 5 profiles of what looks like Greek leaders on smaller ...
  A: This is indeed a Greek coin, a commemorative 30 drachmai depicting the portraits of the 5 Greek ...
old coin worth2/7/2010
  Q: its a 1857 40 centesimos, Republica Oriental Del Uruguay , it looks like the edge was hammered.it ...
  A: Tyically this Uruguayan coin ranges from $5 in decent shape to over $100 in miont condition. The ...
coin value2/6/2010
  Q: I have a foreign coin year 1918- one side the year and the words one penny ,other side-the words ...
  A: The value for this British penny depends on a couple of things. If you look to the left of the date, ...
1874 switzerland 5 franc2/5/2010
  Q: PLEASE SEND ME YOUR E-MAIL SO I CAN SEND YOU A PICTURE OF MY COIN THAT THEY SAY IS COUNTERFEIT, ALSO ...
  A: You can e-mail me the pictures at BetweenEarthnSky@yahoo.com 24.9 grams sounds just right for this ...
Freidrich Grosherzog coin2/5/2010
  Q: I have a Friedrich Grosherzog von Baden 1861 1/2 Gulden coin in excellent condition. I can't seem ...
  A: Your Baden 1/2 gulden is a pretty scarce coin, with only 264,000 minted that year. They start at $20 ...
Identification2/5/2010
  Q: "I have a French Louis XVI 1792 coin that in Obverse and reverse pattern appears to be similar to a ...
  A: You have a Denier coin, from the Paris mint (A). This sounds like either a 6 or 12 deniers, both of ...
10 Gulden - 18762/5/2010
  Q: What is the value of a KONGING WILLEM DE DERDE 10 Gulden - 1876 coin?
  A: Circulated examples are worth gold bullion value, which is around $225 to $250 by the current ...
What is this medallion?2/4/2010
  Q: I have a medallion that has Wilhelm Koenig Von Preussen on the front and on the back, an eagle with ...
  A: This is a Prussian military medal known as a Duppel Storm Cross. Less than 35,000 of these were made ...
rare coin2/4/2010
  Q: i have a coin that has 1821 ferdin V11 dei gratia on one side and on the other side it reads hispan ...
  A: This is an 8 reales or "pillar dollar" from Mexico, the Zacatecas province, during the War of ...
ottoman empire coin2/4/2010
  Q: The coin is 1277 year 10 (i think) and i can fit three dimes on the face, it is two pennies thick, ...
  A: That sounds like a 20 kurush, which is about the same size as a US silver dollar. This coin should ...
Dutch 3 Guilder2/4/2010
  Q: I'm hoping you may be able to help me. During WWII my father received a coin from a dutch family to ...
  A: The coin you describe can be from one of three Dutch provinces. If you look on the reverse side, ...
1874b switzerland 5 franc2/3/2010
  Q: CAN YOU HELP ME ON HOW TO TELL IF MY COIN IS COUNTERFEIT, I SENT IT IN TO A GUY THAT WANTED TO BUY ...
  A: The quickest way to get an idea of whether your coin is genuine is to weigh it on a digital scale ...
1949 Deutscher Lander 50(d) Pfennig2/3/2010
  Q: Good morning. I am inquiring about the value of a 1949 Deutscher Lander 50(d) Pfennig. Will you ...
  A: The listed value for this coin ranges from under $1 for a well used coin and up to $45 for one in ...
foriegn coins2/2/2010
  Q: I have a box of coins from pre-world war 2. My uncles collected them while serving in the Navy ...
  A: Some of the larger public libraries will carry a copy of the "Standard Catalog of world Coins ...
viet nam coins2/2/2010
  Q: An album from my mother with coins states that they are Viet Nam. In several coin pockets she had ...
  A: I can certainly help you identify the value of the coins in your album. The first one you mentioned ...
egypt coin 19842/2/2010
  Q: I have a coin 1984 10 piastres, on the back it has a picture of mohammad ali mosque in cairo, is it ...
  A: Unfortunately coins like this one are just too new and common to have collector value. In the future ...
Weird Coin2/2/2010
  Q: I have a coin with a large 1 and the date 1895 on one side, and a figure of a bird? with a sword in ...
  A: There are several coins and tokens that fit this description. Perhaps you can tell me a little more ...
value of my coins2/2/2010
  Q: i have a 1905 and a 1910 king edward v11 half penny i was curious to know how much this could be ...
  A: These coins were made in fairly large numbers, so value really depends on the condition. Well used ...
French Dex centimes coins2/2/2010
  Q: I have two coins: 1853 type 'a' in 'good' condition. 1854 type 'w' in 'fair' condition. Are they ...
  A: The 1853-A (Paris mint) coin is a better date, while the 1854-W (Lille mint) is a common one. Value ...
Foreign Coin2/2/2010
  Q: Quite a few years back my father passed away and I inherited a few foreign coins. I have found out ...
  A: It would not be possible to give you the exact information without seeing a picture of the coin. ...
1812 Half Dollar2/1/2010
  Q: I can't really figure out how to tell if coin has big or small 8. Can you tell from picture? Thank ...
  A: This appears to be the small date. The quickest way to tell the small and large 8's appart is to ...
Arab coin1/31/2010
  Q: Mr. Livshits, Attached is the photo of a coin that belonged to my grandparents. It is loosely ...
  A: This is one of the more interesting items I've seen in a while. You have a 2 kharub coin from ...
1863 coin1/31/2010
  Q: I found a coin looks like a penny. year 1863 union above 2 flags has 13 stars on front only big star ...
  A: You have a Civil War token (CWT for short), which was like a novelty version of a penny at the time. ...
Sweed tio ore 10 coin:1/31/2010
  Q: Dmitry, I have a Swedish 1894 tio ore 10 coin and was wondering if it has any value. Got this ...
  A: These older Swedish coins were made in fairly low numbers, yet they show up on the market ...
Confoederatio Helvetica 1919 '10' coin1/30/2010
  Q: I came across this coin that was my father-in-laws...it has a woman's head on the front, dated 1919 ...
  A: You have a 10 rappen coin from Switzerland. In 1919 they were made from a copper-nickel alloy and a ...
BELGIUM 1844 1/4 FRANC1/30/2010
  Q: I found Leopold 1844 silver 1/4 franc , and i want to know more about this coin . I searched the ...
  A: Your Belgian coin is indeed from a scarce series, though this is the most common date. The mintage ...
Iranian 50 dinar coin1/29/2010
  Q: I have an Iranian 50 dinar coin that appears to match KM 1156 in design but is magnetic. KM 1156a is ...
  A: You have come across one of the many typographical and photographic errors in the Krause-Mishler ...
68 Liberia Silver Dollar1/29/2010
  Q: Friend in Liberia wants to buy pre- 1968 Liberian silver dollars. Says they may be pure silver or ...
  A: More info added at the bottom. Liberian silver coins from the 1960's have the same silver content as ...
coin id1/29/2010
  Q: I have a Victorian one penny coin dated 1890, it has Britannia on reverse as usual but does not have ...
  A: This sounds like a piece of folk art. These are known here in the US as "Hobo nickels" and I have ...
coin worth1/29/2010
  Q: what would then approx. worth of a republica oriental del uruguay 1869 centesimos 4 be worth thank ...
  A: The value is very much dependent on the condition. A well used or beat up coin starts at around $5, ...
Bahamas Quarter1/28/2010
  Q: In August 2008 someone asked about a 1997 Bahamas twenty-five cent piece. Your reply was that you ...
  A: Daniel, Thanks for bringing this up, it turns out that the book I had referenced had a mistake and ...
Kiang Nan Province Dragon Coin?1/28/2010
  Q: Livshits, While cleaning out my grandparents' house, I came across this coin. my grandfather said ...
  A: The lack of an exact reverse design on other coins you've seen does not necessarily mean it's fake. ...
What is this coin and what is it's worth?1/28/2010
  Q: I have a coin with a man's head and the words "georgivs v. dei gra brittomn flo def ind imp" on one ...
  A: You have a coin from Great Britain, depicting the king George the fifth. This can be either a ...
Gold Victorian Brittish coin1/27/2010
  Q: I have inheritated a neckless in which there is a coin that reads: VICTORIA D : G : BRITANNIAR : ...
  A: You have a 22 karat gold sovereign from Australia. Your coin was minted in Melbourne, although these ...
hungarian coin?1/27/2010
  Q: I got a coin not to long ago and the lady said it was hungarian but i dont know anything about it. ...
  A: This is indeed a Hungarian coin, a 15 krajczar depicting Maria Theresia. Value depends on condition, ...
Prussian Coin 18961/26/2010
  Q: I was wondering the value of this coin.(see attached) It was left to my mother by her father and she ...
  A: This is actually a fairly common date, with over 4 million coins made that year. In the condition ...
penny1/26/2010
  Q: my husband has a penny on one side it has lincoln and facing him has a head of Kennedy year 1964 the ...
  A: This is a novelty piece. Such pennies are often stamped with various pieces, such as states, ...
old coin value1/26/2010
  Q: I was wondering if you can tell me the value if any of a couple of coins I have aquired from my ...
  A: The first one would be a copper 10 cash coin from Kiang-Nan province. Value ranges from just a ...
1894 Newfoundland 20 cents error coin1/26/2010
  Q: My parents are from Newfoundland and I have some interesting coins from this historic era. I have ...
  A: Extra info added at the bottom. I am not sure exactly what you mean by inverted or upside down ...
half penny 19131/26/2010
  Q: I have this half penny 1913 and he is emboss with the face of Liberty Statute. Have ever heard about ...
  A: I have seen several examples of US silver coins that have had this done to them, but never an ...
old brazil coin1/25/2010
  Q: I got this old coin that says Brazil on it among other things. its so old i can only make out three ...
  A: This Brazilian 200 reis can certainly be an 1867, a year for which there are two varieties (both ...
Lucky Lindy1/25/2010
  Q: I have a silver coin/token that has a upper half naked woman. Left side says "heads", right side has ...
  A: You have a risque novelty token, which were popular from the 1920's up to the 1970's. Many varieties ...
Coin Value1/25/2010
  Q: I have two coins- first a Gen. Washington As Master, dated 1708-09 and on the back The George ...
  A: The first item is a commemorative medal, originally made of gilded copper. They are occasionally ...
1866 coin1/24/2010
  Q: I have an 1866 Napoleon III Empereur one franc coin with Napoeon on the front, a coat of arms on ...
  A: As you guessed, the letter underneath the head denotes the mint where French coins like this were ...
1805 Hibernia coin variant1/24/2010
  Q: I found an old coin in my yard awhile ago, and was hoping an expert could help identify it. It has ...
  A: This is indeed a commemorative token of the Duke of Wellington. Pieces such as this were made for ...
Louis XVI 17921/23/2010
  Q: Can you help - I've just come a cross a tin of coins I've had since I was a small boy and haven't ...
  A: Your French coin is indeed made of bronze. It is a 2 sols, which at the time would have been roughly ...
Identify an arabic coin1/23/2010
  Q: I have a coin that looks arabic. On one side is writing, while the other side has a picture of ...
  A: You have a 1 pysa coin from Zanzibar. The date on the coin is actually 1299, which is a Hijri or ...
Unknown coin1/23/2010
  Q: I have a silver colored coin that I found but I don't know what it is. It is very light and one side ...
  A: This sounds like a 25 centimes from Luxembourg. The coins like this from 1954 to 1972 were made of ...
1976 10 Drachma coin1/20/2010
  Q:
  A: This coin from Greece is fairly common, with a value reigning from less than a dollar for a used ...
deutschmes reich 1904 punf mark1/20/2010
  Q: I have a 1904 five punf mark from germany. I read where it can be worth 10.00 to 75.00 dependind on ...
  A: The color is somewhat important. The fact that it's dark at least tells me the coin is toned, which ...
DEUTSCHES REICH 1O PFENNIG1/19/2010
  Q: I have a 10 PFENNIG from 1917 in what I believe is steel because I have a few from 1950 to 1970 and ...
  A: The 10 pfennig coins of World War I era Germany were made of iron and zinc, your is likely the iron ...
Can you help me figure out what this is?1/18/2010
  Q: I received this in a box when my grand father died, it was with medals from World war I et II. I ...
  A: You indeed have a coin, an early copper 2 ore from Sweden. They are fairly common in this condition, ...
1909 English Shilling1/18/2010
  Q: Does a 1909 Shilling in good condition have any significant value? Thanks
  A: The 1909 shilling is one of the better dates. Prices start at $5-$10 for a well used coin, but a ...
EAAHNIKH AHMOKPATI coin1/17/2010
  Q: my dad gave me this silver coin from 1930 but i don't really know what it is. On the front it says ...
  A: You have a 5 drachmai from Greece. It's made of nickel, and they do have pretty good value if they ...
1863 Penny1/17/2010
  Q: I found this coin on my property while excavating, a penny dated 1863. The writing is worn rather ...
  A: This is an English penny depicting the young Queen Victoria, as you may have guessed. In the ...
saudi coins1/17/2010
  Q: I have 1 coin in Mint Condition which was a gift to a relative (pilot) who flew King Faisal in the ...
  A: Value would really depend on exactly what kind of gold coins you have. Most Saudi gold is the 1950 ...
Old German commemorative coin1/17/2010
  Q: I think my dad gave me this coin a long time ago and it's been in a bag with foreign change we ...
  A: This is indeed a commemorative medallion from 1897. Unfortunately it is a fairly common one and the ...
War Token?1/16/2010
  Q: I have recently acquired what appears to be an war token or coin from one of the World Wars. I ...
  A: This is a world War II Italian medallion commemorating those who fought and died to preserve the ...
1968 canadian coin with 6 water lines1/15/2010
  Q: Dmitry, Where would be a reputable place to get this coin appraised? I believe it is in almost ...
  A: The best service to have this coin graded and certified as genuine is the Canadian grading company ...
value of coin1/15/2010
  Q: I have a One shilling GeorgeVS from 1944. I was wondering what the value of it was. Its the one ...
  A: There are two varieties for your coin, with an English or Scottish crest (on the side with the ...
identifying coin1/15/2010
  Q: I found an old coin and I want to know where its from and if its worth anything. On the front it ...
  A: You have a 20 rappen coin from Switzerland. It is basically their equivalent of a quarter dollar. ...
Peruvian gold 20 soles 19651/15/2010
  Q: I have a Peruvian 1965 gold 20 soles coin with Liberty(?) on one side and grs.842528 de oro fino. ...
  A: The value on these gold bullion coins depends on if they have been in circulation or not. For a coin ...
1968 canadian dollar coin1/14/2010
  Q: Sir, I have a 1968 Canadian dollar coin with a canoe. I was wondering about the water lines. The ...
  A: Sounds like you have one of Canadian numismatics' most popular mint errors. There is indeed a double ...
1803 8 reales coin carolus 1111 pillars1/14/2010
  Q: what can you tell me about this coin i have and the value if sold thanks rb 1803 spanish 8 ...
  A: This is a Spanish colonial "pillar dollar" from the Mexico City mint. These were used as currency ...
russian gold coin from 17661/14/2010
  Q: My sisters and I have a gold coin and are wondering what it might be worth. Can you give a ballpark ...
  A: Your coin would depict Catherine the II, more commonly known as Catherine the Great. Based on the ...
Von Bayern Medal1/14/2010
  Q: I have a Luitpold Prinz-Regent Von Bayern medal. At least I think it is a medal. The back states: ...
  A: The fact that your father-in-law came from Bavaria makes perfect sense, since what you have is ...
Identification1/13/2010
  Q: I have a coin 18 mm diameter,copper, with 1265 in large print across center of one side and a six ...
  A: This is a 1 falus from Morocco. The 1265 refers to the Islamic year, which translates to 1848 by our ...
Coin1/12/2010
  Q: I have a 1925 REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE, almost looks like the statue of Liberty seated in the chair with ...
  A: This 10 cent coin is from the French Indo-China colony, which is the modern day area of Loas, ...
spanish coin1/11/2010
  Q: found a spanish coin i think. wanted to know what it was worth and why did i dig it up in idaho. the ...
  A: You have an early Spanish colonial coin from Mexico and minted in Mexico City. They were made in ...
A strange coin!1/11/2010
  Q: I've a coin got it from my dad who got it from his dad.... etc. it's a mystery in our family! this ...
  A: This is one of a series of medallions done in 1882, to commemorate the bi-centennial of the founding ...
Gold coins1/11/2010
  Q: my friend has 2 gold coins he would like valuing, one is a 1975 Bermuda one hundred dollar and the ...
  A: The value for both of these coins is mostly in the gold bullion value, plus an additional 10% or so ...
norway coin 8 skilling species 18171/10/2010
  Q: I have a coin from Norway see attached image. It is silver in color though it does not look that ...
  A: Your coin certainly has collector value, being a scarce and popular type. This 8 skilling (or 1/2 ...
1922 Belgium 25 centime1/10/2010
  Q: I have a Belgium coin I found out is from 1922. It is a 25 centime in fair condition. I was ...
  A: Your coin lists for $6 in mint condition, but they are quite common and difficult to sell for that ...
Vietnam Coin Value1/9/2010
  Q: How much is a Viet-Nam 1964 10 Dong Cong-Hoa coin worth? Very good condition.
  A: These coins have just recently have begun to come up in value, as more and more Southeast Asian ...
large foreign silver coin1/9/2010
  Q: i have a pretty big silver coin that is dated 1910 i believe its from france, it barely any wear at ...
  A: This coin is indeed of French origin, being from the Indo-China colony. This is the modern day area ...
Republica Mexicana 8R 1869 Silver Coin1/9/2010
  Q: How much is this Republica Mexicana 8R Z 1869 Y.H 10D 20G silver coin worth?
  A: These Mexican coins are very collectible, but also pretty common. The coin you describe, an 1869 8 ...
old south african coins1/9/2010
  Q: I have a 1961 1 cent and 1/2 cent coin from south africa. i was wondering if these coins had any ...
  A: The book values on these are very low, around $1.50 each in mint condition. However, if auctioned on ...
Please help me to identify this coins1/8/2010
  Q: Dmitry Livshits I have a few coins, it belongs to my mother and she got from her great grand ...
  A: These certainly appear to be genuine coins. From the picture I cannot tell if the bracelet of Queen ...
Old British coin1/6/2010
  Q: I own an old 1789 British coin that shows King George III, I'd like to know a little about it and ...
  A: This is indeed a British coin, a half-penny that would actually be dated 1799 (the only year this ...
Confederation Coin Canada1/5/2010
  Q: This coin looks bronze It has a coat of Arms on one side with a Crown of a King and says Canada and ...
  A: This is a fairly common medallion and is one of a series that were produced for various events, such ...
coin1/4/2010
  Q: on one side it has the irish harp but without any denomenation. and the other an inscription inside ...
  A: This medallion is a souvenir of the 1932 Eucharistic Congress, held in Dublin. Such items were made ...
Misprint 2$ Canadian coin1/3/2010
  Q: I have a 2$ Canadian coin, that was printed on a 50 cent piece. I've heard this is a very uncommon ...
  A: This is certainly a scarce type of error, one that is widely desired by error collectors. It would ...
U.S. coin1/3/2010
  Q: I want to ask a question about a coin that i have recently bought. It is an US coin, on one side it ...
  A: I am quite familiar with these types of items. Rather than a coin, you have a privately made silver ...
coin value1/3/2010
  Q: I have a 1794 CAROLUS IIII DEI GRATIA, HISPAN ET IND REX ME 2RIJ with a coat of arms and crown. I ...
  A: You have a Spanish colonial 2 reales coin from Peru and minted in Lima. These are very popular coins ...
Silver coin1/2/2010
  Q: I have this silver coin about the size of a nickel that has a rose on the front of it. On the back ...
  A: First off let me apologize that you had to wait so long for an answer. The expert you originally ...
1864 Peruvian Sol1/2/2010
  Q: I was recently given a 1864 Peruvian Sol in good condition. It's made of almost pure silver. Can ...
  A: These are very nice looking coins, but are fairly common. As such, the values for even a high grade ...
1877 indian head penny1/1/2010
  Q: hello i have inherited a 1877 indian head penny from my grandpa who is a vietnam war vetern i am not ...
  A: You have a rare and highly desired coin on your hands. The spots you describe sound like tarnish, ...
napoleon 1 coin12/31/2009
  Q: I have a small 6-7/8 of an inch napolean coin of a silver color. We found it in nowhere and we would ...
  A: You have a token/medallion/jetton. These were often made by private merchants and used as currency ...
Leopold II Coin12/31/2009
  Q: I was given a box containing coins from roughly a dozen countries. Through the Blackbook on World ...
  A: This sounds like it may possibly be from the Beligian Congo colony, which would make it a fairly ...
COIN12/31/2009
  Q: IHAVE A 1792 COIN WITH CAROL 1111.D.C. HISP.E.T IND-R ON THE FRONT AND USPICE.DEO IN.UTRO.FELIX ...
  A: The coin you described is a Spanish colonial gold 8 escudos. These were minted in Madrid, Spain, ...
asian? coins12/30/2009
  Q: I have two coins with asian markings on them. One has a small hole in the middle with the number 50 ...
  A: These are legal tender currency from Japan. The first coin is a 50 yen and the second is a 1 yen. ...
50 pfennig12/29/2009
  Q: I am wondering how much the 50 pfennig coin from 1950 described below is worth if it has the "G" ...
  A: There are two varieties for the 50 pfennig from 1950, with a G mint mark. The rare variety would ...
1813 Gold George III Military Guinea12/29/2009
  Q: Attached photos show a coin I just inherited. It was made into a charm by attaching a ring. Can you ...
  A: The design is certainly that of a British half guinea of the 1804 to 1813 type. A full guinea would ...
British queen victoria crowning medal 185812/29/2009
  Q: my name is Andrew and I was given a old medal from my great grandmother. On one side it has a ...
  A: This sounds to me like one of a series of medals done by a well known English engraver, J. Davis. He ...
mark 512/29/2009
  Q: grandfather hand down that i acquired and am interested its origin and etc.wilhelm II deutscher ...
  A: This is a 5 marks coins from the German State of Prussia. Value depends largely on condition, but a ...
Unknown coin12/28/2009
  Q: My grandmother has a collection of coins that she's asked me to look through and I found one that I ...
  A: This is indeed something you would see in a pirate movie, being a Spanish colonial cob coin. This ...
Inherited coins list # 212/28/2009
  Q: Dmitry, Here is a 2nd list of coins that I inherited from my Grandfather. Thanks again for the ...
  A: I realize you had recently posted a question. I was away on vacation during that time, but did not ...
RE: 1896 Republic of Liberia penny12/26/2009
  Q: I am helping my grandmother go through some old coins and find out there value. We have an 1896 ...
  A: I am quite familiar with the coin you have. They are fairly uncommon, and value really depends on ...
Archives12/26/2009
  Q: 1. What is the best archiving products? 2. How do I archive money, CDs, comic books, holy texts, ...
  A: Don't worry about glass, it is too expensive and not really needed unless you have something worth ...
archives12/26/2009
  Q: There are so many things to archive. Should one archive all of it or just the best one? ANSWER: ...
  A: Mylar plastic, which is also called archival grade polyester. This material can be bought in sheets ...
Inherited old coins12/26/2009
  Q: I inherited numerous coins from my Grandfather and I'm having a very difficult time finding ...
  A: As promised, here is the identification for your coins. I have also included a value range, since I ...
Achirving12/25/2009
  Q: What is the best methods for archiving everything? Here is what I have in mind: 1. Excellent Glass ...
  A: 1. The inert plastic cases for coins, bills and comic books are available on-line. For coins, you ...
Preservation12/25/2009
  Q: 1. What do people preserved any way?
  A: Most people I have talked to want to preserve only one thing... memories. This is something very ...
Coin collectings12/25/2009
  Q: 1. May I ask, what is all the things that last forever. In religions, all of them, they say only ...
  A: Henry, May I ask exactly what you are looking to preserve? It would be much easier for me to give ...
Last Forever12/24/2009
  Q: How do I keep somethings to last forever? Is there something that apply to all?
  A: Are you asking about coins? The best way is to put them into air0tight plastic holders. These are ...
1936 russian penny12/23/2009
  Q: My sister got a 1936 Russian penny From subway for change is it worth anything?
  A: A 1936 Russian 1 kopeck can have decent value, depending on the condition. A typical well used coin ...
coin12/23/2009
  Q: i want to know where i cna purchase a 1905 penny with the united states on it and how much would it ...
  A: A 1905 US Indian head cent is a very affordable coin. You can pick up a decent, used coin on a site ...
1867 Wilhelm Koenig von Preussen coin12/23/2009
  Q: I found the coin and I was wondering what it is worth. It has definitely been circulated, but there ...
  A: This sounds like a thaler, it should be silver and slightly larger than a US silver half-dollar. If ...
Interesting coin12/22/2009
  Q: I have a coin in my collection of World War II foreign coins that I am unsure of its origin. ...
  A: This is actually a temple token, most likely from the early to middle 1900's and from a ...
1808 twenty cent coin12/22/2009
  Q: On the back side it has twenty centavos filipines. can you tell me somthing more about it. thank you ...
  A: This would be a 1908 coins from the Philippines, while under the US administration. The Philippines ...
Unknown Coin12/21/2009
  Q: Image of backside of unknown coin
  A: This is an early 5 kopeks from imperial Russia and from the Kolyvan mint. The example is in pretty ...
Unknown coin12/21/2009
  Q: I have an unknown coin that I would like to have identified and valued. The attached images show ...
  A: This is an early 5 kopeks from imperial Russia and from the Kolyvan mint. The example is in pretty ...
netherlands 25 cent coin12/21/2009
  Q: I have a 1950's 25 cent coin that has 'JULIANA KONINGIN DER NEDERLANDEN' on the front with the ...
  A: These coins are just beginning to become collectible, so they do have value in top conditions. A ...
1899 prussian coin12/21/2009
  Q: I have a prussian coin that says WILHELM II DEUTSCHER KAISER KONIG V. PREUSSEN on the front side and ...
  A: A picture would have really been helpful. These coins are not common, and condition is extremely ...
what is my coin12/20/2009
  Q: Hey,whats up?I was at my aunts house setting up the x-mas tree,when a strange coin came out of ...
  A: This is a 25,000 lira coin from Turkey. The date should be below the "25 Bin Lira" and will read ...
Republica De Guatemala Coin12/19/2009
  Q: I have a Republica De Guatemala coin dated 1900,value of 0.500, with the front having a lady on a ...
  A: This is a Guatemalan 1 real, similar coins were made in denominations of 1/2, 1, 2 and 4 reales and ...
coins12/19/2009
  Q: 1945 dos pesos estados unidos mexicanos,that is what one coin says and it also has the eagle an ...
  A: You have a valuable gold coin from Mexico. The 1945 is a later and more common date, but the gold ...
SILVER ROUND12/18/2009
  Q: I have two silver rounds as follows: Side 1: Kangaroo in the middle SOCONFINANCE SA below round ...
  A: First of all let me apologize that you had to wait so long for an answer. The expert you originally ...
1964 philippine 25c coin12/18/2009
  Q: I have a 1964 philippine twenty five centros coin. I read online this coin was issued during a lead ...
  A: The coin you have is made of an alloy of copper, nickel and zinc. normally these coins are a light ...
1974 penny12/17/2009
  Q: I found a 1974 US penny with the state of West Virginia engraved in the background with the states ...
  A: This is a novelty piece. Such pennies are often stamped with various pieces, such as states, ...
All world gold coins12/14/2009
  Q: Sir, is there a coin book that will give descriptions (weights size inscription information ect.) of ...
  A: You certainly are right about acid testing. It will leave a permanent black spot on the coin, which ...
1859 coin fein12/13/2009
  Q: On one side it says "bernhard herzog ze sachsen meiningen" and the other side "XXX ein pfund fein ...
  A: Sorry that the expert you originally posed the question to did not give you an answer. I am quite ...
Very rare coin. British West Africa One Penny coin12/13/2009
  Q: We get in contact with you to get your professional advise on the following item. We would like to ...
  A: Miguel, I am sorry that the first expert gave you such an incorrect figure, especially admitting it ...
Netherlands KM# 172 - 5 Cent 194212/13/2009
  Q: KM# 172 World Coins catalogue reference - 5 Cent 1942 German occupation issue I have a piece which ...
  A: This is actually an error coin you have, one that would be quite valuable. This coin was struck on ...
south african coin12/9/2009
  Q: I have coin that I cannot identify, could you please help? It is dated 1979 and on the obverse the ...
  A: You have a commemorative medallion, designed in the style of a modern South African gold Krugerrand. ...
what is it worth12/9/2009
  Q: i have a near mint condition 1922 one florin coin and i was wondering what a ball park range of its ...
  A: A typical near mint condition example with some remaining luster is worth between $30 and $50. It's ...
1950 Saudi Gold Guinea12/8/2009
  Q: I received a 1950 Guinea as a tip from an Arabic women. I was wondering what the approximate value ...
  A: Considering that the coin has wear, it would sell for it's gold bullion value. The coin contains .23 ...
British Virgin Islands 100 Dollar Coin12/7/2009
  Q: I have a 400th Anniversary World Circumnavigation 100 Dollar 1980 Elizabeth the Second 900/100 gold ...
  A: This coin contains just over 1/5th of an ounce of pure gold, so it is definitely worth selling. ...
Grading subjectivity12/5/2009
  Q: I began collecting in the early 1970's at age 8. My focus is nickels, although my interest in ...
  A: The inconsistency you mention is absolutely due to subjective grading. This is true for some types ...
Coin Value12/5/2009
  Q: I have a Vittorio Emanuele 1862 5 cent centesimi coin with an N mint mark. Condition is fair to ...
  A: Unfortunately the value for foreign coin in low grade is not anything at all like that of old US ...
I have a 1792 coin, which I believe is French.12/4/2009
  Q: The coin's condition surely makes it look its age. On the face of the coin, I see a bust facing to ...
  A: Your coin is indeed French and depicts Louis XVI. The complete legends would read "LOUIS XVI ROI DES ...
1907 German Zwei Mark12/4/2009
  Q: Question Similar to another My dad when he passed left me a few coins and I was wondering about ...
  A: This is the commemorative version for this year, for the death of Friedrich I. It is virtually ...
Old, World Coin12/4/2009
  Q: Dmitry: Do you know anything about this coin? I must have acquired this coin somewhere down the ...
  A: You have a Spanish colonial 8 reales coin, also known as a "pillar dollar" or "piece of eight". This ...
coin/medal?12/4/2009
  Q: First, I apologize if this is not a coin question. I have attached an image with what I think is a ...
  A: You have come to the right place. This is indeed a medal. It is actually a Maltese medal of ...
1878 morgan 8 tail feathers12/3/2009
  Q: I am sending you this question even though you deal with mostly world coins. Your answers are always ...
  A: My answer will be limited, since I really do not deal with these types of coins. The older proofs ...
`1806 CAROLUS IIII COIN12/2/2009
  Q: I have just inherited a few coins, some US and some foreign. I am attempting to learn about this ...
  A: You have a Spanish colonial 8 reales or "Piece of eight" or "pillar dollar" as they are called. Your ...
italian coin12/2/2009
  Q: in front is written VITTORIO EMANVELE III RE D'ITALIA around a man face back a warrior and a woman ...
  A: This is a rare coin, of which there are many counterfeits and only a few genuine examples to be ...
the operation desert storm eyewitness commemorative medal12/2/2009
  Q: Are you familiar with these types of coins? I only have one.the front has 3 jet airplanes in flight ...
  A: This medal was actually proposed and passed by the US Congress. A limited number were made at the ...
mexican coins 1949 and 196712/1/2009
  Q: Two mexican silver coins Coin #1 1.- 1949 casa de moneda de mexico (side one) una onza troy=480 ...
  A: The first coin is a bullion issue, much like the modern 'onza" silver coins, which contain teh same ...
2005 paraguay coins12/1/2009
  Q: i have two coins both from paraguay and both are 2005 one is a 100 guaranies the other is a 500 ...
  A: The 2005 coins for those denominations were made of brass plated steel, as opposed to copper-nickel ...
Chinese Coins12/1/2009
  Q: My husband and I clean out estates in the USA, and throughout our work we have come across some ...
  A: First of all, you may want to weight the coins on a digital scale to make sure they are right around ...
arabic coin11/30/2009
  Q: I received a this coin with some change and have been unable to identify it online. It is between ...
  A: You've got a 1 paisa brass coin from Nepal. The Nepalese date of VS 2022 is equivalent to 1965 by ...
90% silver quarters11/28/2009
  Q: I have 10 dollars of 90% silver quarters ranging from 45-52. How do I go about selling them and how ...
  A: Most local dealers typically offer 10x face value. There are plenty that will try to low-ball you, ...
Wheat Penny11/28/2009
  Q: I bought a sack of wheat pennies and I was going over them. I am not a pro collector or anything ...
  A: This certainly sounds like an oddity, but I am sure this is due to an error of the striking process. ...
RSA - Ultra scarce!!!!1967 rotated die silver R111/27/2009
  Q: I don't understand what is meant by rotated die. Just recently I bought on "Bid or Buy" a South ...
  A: A picture would not get the point across, since it would be relative to how you hold the coin. ...
Egyptian coin11/27/2009
  Q: i really need some help. I have a egyptian coin and its about 2.3cm but i seen a kurush with the ...
  A: This sounds like an Egyptian 1 qirsh. I have attached a picture of one of the same date (1293/25, ...
1745 Coin or Commemorative Medal?11/25/2009
  Q: Dmitry: I have received among many items in an Estate what appears to be a 2" diameter silver coin ...
  A: You have a pretty rare commemorative medal, which is indeed from 1745. This is for the "Second ...
Lincoln Penny11/25/2009
  Q: I have a Lincoln penny with the state of Texas beside Lincoln head, I was wondering if you could ...
  A: This is a novelty piece' a normal penny that has been stamped for added collectibility. Most of the ...
Koninkrijk der Nederlanden11/24/2009
  Q: Good day, I have found amongst my Dutch Grandmother's possessions a coin with a hole in, inscribed ...
  A: Unfortunately holed coins do not have collectible value unless it is an especially rare date. In ...
On a estamated guess11/23/2009
  Q: How much would a shiling from 1899 sell for
  A: A Great Britain shilling from this series, depicting the "old queen", is a popular coin. A well used ...
1866 franc11/23/2009
  Q: Does the value of an 1866 gold franc come from its gold value or its collector value? The coin is ...
  A: The listed values are that of gold bullion in anything below a high grade coin with sharp leaves in ...
michael collins coin11/23/2009
  Q: In the 70's my dad was given a coin by a policeman called John Collins. The coin was a michael ...
  A: This is an official Irish coin, 10 shillings to commemorate the Easter Uprising. The man on the coin ...
Coin value and origin?11/23/2009
  Q: I have a coin that seems to be french dated 1856. It has the head of someone that looks like tsar ...
  A: This is an unusual crafted item, likely made as a souvenir or keepsake. Is it an actual photograph ...
1711 Spanish Coin11/23/2009
  Q: I have a copper coin, dated 1711, that reads to one side 'Hispaniarum Rex 1711', to the reverse ...
  A: This is indeed a coin from Spain, during the rule of Phillip (Felipe) V. This is a 6 maravedis, more ...
Barbados Gold Coin11/22/2009
  Q: Can you help me determine the value of a gold coin from Barbados. It is a "On Hundred Dollar" gold ...
  A: There are three versions of this coin. All are made of .500 purity gold and contain just under ...
value of deutsches reich11/21/2009
  Q: Can you estimate the value of a 1915 deutsches reich 1/2 mark?
  A: This is a fairly common date. As such there is some value in mint condition coins with original ...
Value of Friedrich III Deutschkaiser coin11/21/2009
  Q: I have a Friedrich III Deutschkaiser coin. It is gold in color and I am not sure if it is brass, ...
  A: This is a commemorative medal of the life of Prussian ruler Friedrich III. The dates are his dates ...
1999 millennium canada 25 set11/21/2009
  Q: i have the 1999 canada 25 cent millennium set with the november not stamped on it . would like to ...
  A: This set usually sells on a retail basis for $10 to $12, but does not reach that high at auction. If ...
1 pfennig11/21/2009
  Q: What can you tell me about the 1 pfennig I have. The front has 1 pfennig with 1800 on it and at the ...
  A: Your 1 pfennig coin is from the German state of Hesse-Darmstadt (prior to the unification of the ...
value for value11/21/2009
  Q: If a person had about 150 pre-1964 silver dollars, how many would be required to trade for a one ...
  A: I assume you have Morgan and Peace silver dollars from the 1920's and earlier? Common dates in used ...
1937 1 Franc11/20/2009
  Q: I have many foreign coins and am trying to find out the value of coins. Is a coin with this year ...
  A: Value would depend on the coin's condition and country the country it comes from. A 1937 1 franc is ...
Leopold II Koning Coin11/19/2009
  Q: In follow up to the 11/4 posting, I have a similar 50CN coin dated 1898 in very good condition. ...
  A: This date would be worth a little more in lower grades (a difference from $2 to maybe $4) than the ...
silver bar question11/19/2009
  Q: I was wondering if you knew the age/origin/value of a 1 Troy Oz bar of silver. It is from the RCM, ...
  A: Your 1 ounce silver bar is from the Royal Canadian mint, likely from Quebec since it has both ...
The Treasure Coins of the Caribbean11/19/2009
  Q: I have 18 of these coins. They are made of solid sterling silver. and are legal tender coins issued ...
  A: The complete boxed set sells for the same as if you sold the 25 individual coins for their silver ...
russian ruble 198411/18/2009
  Q: I worked in Russia during the run up to the 1984 Olympics and a lot of contractors were collecting ...
  A: My family actually brought a set of these coins over to the US when we moved from the Ukraine in ...
what is it worth11/17/2009
  Q: 1979 canadian silver dollar and a 1947 new zealand one florin and a 1963 canadian silver dollar ...
  A: I'll be glad to help you out with these coins. the 1963 silver dollar is fairly common, and has a ...
British Spade Guineas11/17/2009
  Q: I have 1793 gold George III 1/2 guinea, 1793 full guinea and 1771 full guinea. I would like to know ...
  A: Condition is extremely important for these coins. Please note that the auction estimates are a wide ...
Draped-bust silver bullion11/17/2009
  Q: I picked up a silver bullion round with the draped busted liberty head. The obverse has LIBERTY ...
  A: Bullion rounds such as this are modern pieces, created not for numismatic value but rather as ...
NAZI COINS - cleaning of...11/17/2009
  Q: I have recently started to collect WWII Nazi coins and was wondering what the best way to attempt to ...
  A: Cleaning is never advisable, since it destroys the collectible value. However, there are some weaker ...
1944 dime size coin11/17/2009
  Q: Hey again. As soon I can settle down from work I am going to send some info I got on the coin we ...
  A: Glad to hear you were able to do something with the colonial copper. Whoever's hands it ends up in ...
1888 Prussian 20 Mark gold coins11/17/2009
  Q: I have 3 1888 gold 20 Mark coins of Kaiser Friedrich, Kaiser Wilhelm and Kaiser Wilhelm II framed ...
  A: Interesting to have a set of all three types that were available in that year. All other years had ...
Old Persian Coin11/16/2009
  Q: This is the other side of the coin with the name of the prophet. The coin must be flipped upside ...
  A: The stylistic features certainly appear to be Persian, but this is not a coin. All Persian and ...
Old Persian Coin11/16/2009
  Q: I have sent a couple messages apparently, I have no idea if the attachments were sent with them. My ...
  A: The stylistic features certainly appear to be Persian, but this is not a coin. All Persian and ...
present market value of a coin11/16/2009
  Q: i want to know the present value of straits settlement malaysian coin. year-1908.one cent, ruler- ...
  A: The value of this coin would depend on the condition. A well used coin is only worth a couple of ...
1760 Austria Coin11/16/2009
  Q: I have one more. My books do not go this far back and I can not find any information online. This ...
  A: It's certainly an interesting item, but I do not believe it was ever a coin. The design on the left ...
Unknown coin from 186211/15/2009
  Q: I picked this coin up in a lot a month or so ago and I am just getting around to it now and I can ...
  A: This is a 1000 reis (pronounces heis) from Brazil while it was still a Portuguese colony. It is ...
unknown coin 186511/15/2009
  Q: under the tree it says 5C (also a small s to the right of the 5C the very bottom says DGW and the ...
  A: This is a fairly scarce coin from the Central American republic, modern day Costa Rica. It's a 5 ...
1892 ZAR 3 pence11/15/2009
  Q: A bit of an odd question but I can't seem to find an answer to this question. What is the metal ...
  A: It's not an odd question at all. These coins often develop a dark patina which makes it difficult to ...
Five troy ounces11/15/2009
  Q: I was going through some of my late fathers collections and I came upon a liberty five troy ounce ...
  A: Bullion rounds such as this are modern pieces, created not for numismatic value but rather as ...
Foreign silver coin11/15/2009
  Q: What country is this coin from and year? silver size of u.s. dime but thin. both sides have small ...
  A: Your have an early 8 skilling coin from Norway. There were many dates in the 1640's and 1650's. I ...
German coin11/14/2009
  Q: What would be the value of an 1858-1947 Max Planck 2 Deutsche Mark with the letter "G" to the right ...
  A: The 1966-G date and mint mark is worth in the $10 to $15 range in mint condition with luster. A coin ...
1919 Farthing11/14/2009
  Q: I bet you are like will this guy get through going through all those coins in the box? LOL Anyway, ...
  A: Hey Todd, I certainly do love going through a box of old coins! I'll give you a quick summary of the ...
1809 ???11/14/2009
  Q: I have one more for you. This one is silver. It is the size of a dime. It is in good to fine ...
  A: Todd, your gamble turned out a treasure box that collectors like myself can only dream about. Truly ...
4 Old 24 karat German/Prussian Coins, 2 gold misc. coins11/14/2009
  Q: I recently came into the possession of 6 old European coins. 4 I believe are German/Prussian coins, ...
  A: I'll be glad to assist you with these coins. They are actually not 24 kt gold, but just under 22kt. ...
Royal Thai Mint11/14/2009
  Q: I have a set of commenorative coins Dec 5, 1963 celebrating kings 36th birthday. 2 coins of each are ...
  A: This official mint set had a limited run of 100,000 sets. Currently it would retail for around $50, ...
1907 german 5 mark coin11/13/2009
  Q: I have come across the following coin and was wondering about it and what it could be worth. On the ...
  A: You would be hard-pressed to find one of these, being a scarce commemorative coin with a mintage of ...
1935 nazi coin11/13/2009
  Q: I have come across a coin or medallion that has the writing on one side opperschiessen on the top ...
  A: This is a "schutzenfest" medal, awarded for doing well in a local shooting competition in the Saar. ...
1739 spanish pieces of 8 coin11/13/2009
  Q: I have come across several old foreign coins. The one in qustion is a 1739 Spanish coin with the ...
  A: This certainly sounds like a Mexico City 8 reales, or "piece of eight" or "pillar dollar". These ...
unidentified coin11/12/2009
  Q: Found a coin in a field in Illinois on Nov. 6, 2009. coin is smaller than a dime and has a left ...
  A: Does the coin have the word "franc" below the 1/4 by any chance? There are several different coin it ...
Georgius IV DEI Gratia coin11/12/2009
  Q: I have a Georgius IV DEI Gratia coin that was made into a piece of jewelry. It has a lion on top of ...
  A: Does the side with the lion read "FIDIE DEFENSOR" fully written out, or does it just have an ...
Value of commemorate coin11/12/2009
  Q: What is the value of a Turks and Caicos Islands 1976 20 crown sterling silver coin to commemorate ...
  A: This is a very nice, large and low mintage coin. There were just over 5,000 of the regular version ...
Unknown coin 170811/11/2009
  Q: I have a coin from Philip 5th era from 1708 from my childhood. Ones I visited a local numismatic but ...
  A: The coin you have is a Spanish 2 reales. There are two types for this date, minted in Valencia and ...
Indentification11/11/2009
  Q: Ive attached the coin that iam trying to identify. It has the face of a middle aged gentlemen with ...
  A: This is a 5 baht coin from Thailand, y# 219 in the Standard catalog of world coins. These were made ...
chinese silver coins11/11/2009
  Q: I have 2 coins that look very similar. The one on the left weigns 28g and has a reeded edge. The one ...
  A: Unfortunately these are "fantasy" coins. Modern counterfeiters often use non-existing designs in ...
Coins11/10/2009
  Q: Ive got a silver coin minted in a language that i dont understand I have attached a picture of it. ...
  A: The ZAR (Zuid Afrika - South Africa) 6 pence is a fairly low mintage coin and value largely depends ...
1955 confoederatio helvetica 10 coin11/10/2009
  Q: hi Dmitry i found this coin and i can not found any think about it or its value any where could you ...
  A: You have a 10 rappen coin from Switzerland. This is a fairly common date, the value for which ranges ...
egg timer11/10/2009
  Q: i have an egg timer about 5inches tall on one end it has VTRAQUE VNUM M 1739 ON THE OTHER END IT HAS ...
  A: What an interesting piece. There is a long tradition of crafting coins into everyday items. The ...
1869 Spanish 5 Peseta Coin11/10/2009
  Q: I have an 1869 Spanish 5 Peseta coin that was given to me 38 years ago in Seville Spain by my ...
  A: I must say that it's extremely unlikely that this is a genuine coin, especially if it was acquired ...
What coin do i have?11/10/2009
  Q: i have just recently been doing some landscaping work in the yard and found a coin and am wondering ...
  A: This sounds like a Spanish colonial 4 or 8 reales. The date would be 1737. There are several ...
coins11/10/2009
  Q: how much is a coin that says republica peruana lima 9 decimos fino y.j. dated 1875 worth?
  A: This would be a 1 sol coin, which is the same size and silver content as a US silver dollar. They ...
One troy oz silver coin11/10/2009
  Q: I have a question of a coin I have found. Its an one troy ounce silver coin similar to the 1882 ...
  A: Bullion rounds such as this are modern pieces, created not for numismatic value but rather as ...
french 10 francs silver coins11/9/2009
  Q: i have recently bought six silver french 10 francs coins dated 1929,30,31,32,33 and 38,could you ...
  A: These coins are each 10 grams of .680 silver, which is .2186 ounces of actual silver weight (right ...
1919 Mexican Gold Coin11/9/2009
  Q: I'm wondering if you can provide an estimated value of a 15 Gr pure gold Estados Unidos Mexicanos ...
  A: I own one of these coins and they are very attractive pieces. This would be a 20 (Veinte) pesos ...
coin value11/9/2009
  Q: i have a coin from 1912 the front says otto koenig von bayern the back reads deutsches Reich 1912 on ...
  A: You have a 3 mark coins from the German state of Bavaria. These coins were made in three different ...
medallion11/8/2009
  Q: Hey Dmitry, I have an unusual medallion and would like to find out some information and value as ...
  A: I'm actually quite familiar with the item you have. Typically one of the original 1933 pieces (in ...
$50 Canadian gold maple leaf 1.oz or pur11/8/2009
  Q: what is the dimensions of this coin, because it seems small for 1 .oz?
  A: The $50 gold should be right around 32.5mm in diameter, the same as equivalent US gold bullion ...
finding out the value of coins11/7/2009
  Q: starting when I was a teen and working in retail/cashier. It is amazing what you come across. I ...
  A: Most of the Canadian coins are only worth their face value, unless they are in excellent condition ...
coin valuation11/7/2009
  Q: I have a Liberian coin of $20.00 denomination. It has Thomas Jefferson, III President of the United ...
  A: Considering the exchange rate of $1 US to $70.50 Liberian, this coin would be about 28 cents in ...
Coin Question11/6/2009
  Q: I have a 1791 Monneron Bros Paris coin with the French Constitution on the back. The coin is about ...
  A: This is actually a token issue, known as "necessity money". Several large merchants in France took ...
Austrian Gold11/6/2009
  Q: I recently received about 400 coins from a seller in Germany. Included in this lot is a coin that ...
  A: In my personal experience, the German dealers usually know their stuff quite well. However, this ...
Elizabeth 40 crown .999 coin11/6/2009
  Q: i have a 1994 Elizabeth II Gibraltar coin. It is .999 silver and weighs 43.88 ounces.It is 40 crowns ...
  A: This is certainly a whopper of a coin you have! The 40 crown, as well as the 32 crown coins (also ...
Old English coin dated 172311/5/2009
  Q: I have come to inherit a coin collection of mostly very old American coins, from pennies to silver ...
  A: This sounds like a half-penny. The coin should have a seated figure on one the date side, with the ...
Coin I Found11/5/2009
  Q: While going through some change I discovered a coin that didn't belong! I'm hoping you might be able ...
  A: You have a 5 "baht" coin from Thailand. This coin is from 1987 or 1988, the only two years that this ...
Leopold H Koning Coin11/4/2009
  Q: I have a coin with the name Leopold H Koning on the left front side near the rim with Der Belgen on ...
  A: Depending on the size of the coin, you have either a 50 centimes (dime size), 1 franc (quarter ...
Commemorative Coins11/4/2009
  Q: I have a Marilyn Monroe 1995 Commemorative coin set from Republic of Marshall Island. The set ...
  A: Currently your set has a retail value of around $75. This is a combination of their weight in silver ...
WWI coins11/3/2009
  Q: I've inherited several WWI era coins. I'd like to have them appraised but can't find anyone in my ...
  A: It's never a good idea to trust an estimate from someone that is looking to buy. You can find ...
Prussian Coin11/3/2009
  Q: A friend found a coin on the River Thames. It is probably copper, very thin and around 18mm ...
  A: You have a 3 groschen coin from East Prussia, in modern-day Poland. In the Standard catalog of world ...
Leopold Premier, Roi des Belges.10/31/2009
  Q: I found a coin outside my house a few years ago. I've tried to google it, but I cannot find any ...
  A: This design is in the likeness of a series of official "patterns" minted in Belgium. I have attached ...
FRANC II D G R I S A GER HIE HVN BOH REX10/31/2009
  Q: I came upon this coin for my collection and am interested in the coin's worth. The coin is worn of ...
  A: This sounds like a silver Kronenthaler series piece from the Austrian Netherlands. I have attached a ...
1987 50 Yuan gold coin10/31/2009
  Q: Sorry forgot to attach the image can you tell me the value and the authencity of this coin thx 1987 ...
  A: This certainly appears to be an excellent specimen, and based on the weight and appearance I feel ...
Italian Coin (possibly)10/29/2009
  Q: I have two coins I believe are Italian maybe Spanish?. I am not sure if they are genuine minted ...
  A: I actually have one of these exact medallions as well. It is to mark the 1836 coronation of Maria ...
Mystery coin10/28/2009
  Q: I found a coin the other day that may or may not be from the US. It is about the same size as a ...
  A: I have attached a picture of what I believe is the coin you describe. I apologize for the poor ...
value of coins10/27/2009
  Q: #1 interested in value of a 1880 VICTORIA D:G:BRITANNIAR:REG:F:D: gold coin. Victoria's bun faces ...
  A: #1. Is either a British soveregin or half-sovereign, it can also be an Australian sovereign. The ...
1966 coin10/27/2009
  Q: I have a two shillings coin with the name elizabeth.11.dei.Gratia.regina as i turn it over it say ...
  A: This coin is fairly common, so there will only be collectible value for one that is in mint ...
How to sell a gold coin10/27/2009
  Q: I have two 1987 100 yuan gold panda coins in their original sealed plastic. What is the safest way ...
  A: The best way of selling them yourself is to either auction them off on ebay, or to sell them to a ...
1894 Zar10/27/2009
  Q: Ive got a 1894 zar 6 pence.it has been circulated, also a 1921 sverige 10 ore what are the worth on ...
  A: For the South African sixpence, condition is extremely important. They are low mintage coins, this ...
Silver Eagle10/26/2009
  Q: I have a 1987 Silver Eagle coin in good condition. What do you think it is worth?
  A: Value depends on who you show the coins to. A dealer will usually pay around silver value or ...
1765 Scheidemünze10/26/2009
  Q: This question appeared on "Yahoo Answers" a couple days ago. A lady asking about a 1765 coin bearing ...
  A: This coin is from the German State of Brunswick-Luneburg-Calenberg-Hannover, which changed to the ...
rare copper coin10/26/2009
  Q: Dmitry, I have a coin I have been unable to find any information about. On the front is what appears ...
  A: This coin is from the German State of Brunswick-Luneburg-Calenberg-Hannover, which changed to the ...
Arabian Coin Identification Help10/26/2009
  Q: I have a coin I'm trying to identify. The coin is silver in color it is 25 millimeters in diameter ...
  A: Edit: Have actually come across the coin you were asking about, it's an Algerian 1 dinar. Thanks! ...
Silver Collection10/26/2009
  Q: Could you tell me how much the Danbury Mint Benjamin Harrison, Theodore Roosevelt, Chester Arthur, ...
  A: These are certainly nice looking items. However, bars and ingots are purely bullion items. As such, ...
Coin Values10/25/2009
  Q: I found ten coins hidden beneath the floor base in a house I lived in about a decade or so ago, & ...
  A: In the early 1990's you would certainly have enough for a candy bar in either Mexico or France. ...
BERLIN COIN10/25/2009
  Q: It appears to be gold. It says " BERLIN-EINIGKEIT UND RECHT UND FREIHEIT" with a bear in a shield ...
  A: This sounds like a privately made "Dukat", which is a denomination often used for trade. As such, it ...
1884 penny queen victoria10/25/2009
  Q: does this penny have any value?
  A: Value depends on the condition. Since there is no picture of the coin in question, I can only give ...
coins10/24/2009
  Q: I have a few coins I was wondering about. here are the photos. I have some more I will have to scan ...
  A: The two foreign coins are spendable British 20 pence coins. The current exchange rate is around 65 ...
Unidentified Coin10/24/2009
  Q: I would appreciate any help in identifying a few coins that I have. They appear to be middle east ...
  A: The coin you describe sounds like a vintage Saudi Arabian coin, though there is no photograph ...
1982 100 forint coin10/23/2009
  Q: i have a 1982 100 forint magyar nepkoztarsasag football commemorative coin and i was wonderin how ...
  A: This is a low mintage coin, with only 150,000 made. For a US coin that would be quite rare, but not ...
british half penny10/22/2009
  Q: I know these coins aren't worth much but all the pictures I can find show them to be about the same ...
  A: I've seen coins like this before. It was most likely silver gilded for use in jewelry, such as a ...
Gold Coin10/22/2009
  Q: I have 3 Gold, 14g coins, I believe to be 4 Ducat coins Dates: 1856-1857-& 1855 how can I find out ...
  A: These coins certainly have numismatic value beyond that of the gold. These are scarce coins, with ...
Kenya President Gold Coins10/21/2009
  Q: I have a set of three Gold Coins of values in Shillings - 500. 250, 100. Inscription reads Mzee ...
  A: This set was issued in two versions... regular and proof. The proof versions will have a mirror-like ...
40mm "Franz Josef Thaler" 1880's/1890's10/21/2009
  Q: I am attempting to find a +/- 40mm Silver Franz Josef Thaler issued in the late 1880's or early ...
  A: This is somewhat confusing information, as the very last Austrian thalers were struck in the 1860's. ...
1867 Columbian Peso10/21/2009
  Q: I came across a 5 Pesos piece from Columbia 1867. It's a bit worn but all numbers and letters are ...
  A: Is this a gold coin? I ask because the 5 pesos was not made in 1867, but there is an 1857 date. The ...
1948 munt van curacacao 2 1/2 cent piece, and other coins10/21/2009
  Q: My friend has a series of coins from around the world, most are at least sixty years old (like the ...
  A: The Curacao coin ranges in sale price from $1 to around $15, depending on condition. You or your ...
Off center penny10/20/2009
  Q: I have a penny that was struck off-center. Approx. 60-70% off-center. On head side you can see ...
  A: Sounds like a nice dramatic error. If the coin is in mint condition the auction range will be from ...
old paper money worth10/20/2009
  Q: I recently received some old coins.. and i was wondering if you had any insight regarding them... it ...
  A: This is indeed an old Russian banknote, in the 100 ruble denomination. These notes are referred to ...
Error Coins10/20/2009
  Q: Iam in South Africa, i have collected many S.A circulated coin wich hapen to be error coins, however ...
  A: Error coins are a very popular area for collectors. I occasionally have them at my auction and they ...
50 cents Ceylon 1892 Queen Victoria10/20/2009
  Q: I wonder what this coin is worth and some general information about it. 50 cents Ceylon 1892 (Queen ...
  A: Your coin is the first date of this series, which ran from 1892 to 1901. It is also one of the ...
I found a coin with a hole at the top.10/20/2009
  Q: It says Georgivs vi ,its a half penny but not sure from where. Its from 1938 and at the top theres a ...
  A: There are a couple places your coin may be from. It depends on what is on the back side of the coin. ...
2003 penny10/19/2009
  Q: I have a 2003 penny and on the back it has the word imprinted copy on it. Was this done at the mint?
  A: It's a bit unusual to find a copy of a modern penny. This most certainly was not done at the mint. A ...
Rare sovereign 1876 coin10/18/2009
  Q: I have a 1876 Sydney sovereign victoria coin, when i spin the coin round from George on his horse ...
  A: Are the side upside down when you hold the coin at the top and bottom and flip it vertically, or ...
1884 gold sovereign misprint10/18/2009
  Q: please could you give me some information on a full gold sovereign dated 1884 victoria young bun. ...
  A: Are the side upside down when you hold the coin at the top and bottom and flip it vertically, or ...
a very old foreign coin, 173210/16/2009
  Q: I recently found a an old coin that looks like it is from 1732, it is very worn and most of the ...
  A: You've got an old half-penny from Great Britain, which depicts king George II on the front and ...
SS Republic coin10/16/2009
  Q: Good afternoon, I have just acquired an 1848 $10 gold eagle coin (NGC AU53), from the shipwreck SS ...
  A: The 25k figure is certainly steep, even for an insurance estimate. The coin by itself would be in ...
French 1739-A,K coins10/16/2009
  Q: Recently some coins have been found in the Caribbean which have been identified as: ...
  A: The website you referenced is a fairly accurate history of these coins. There is one thing I would ...
Inherited Coin/Medal collection10/15/2009
  Q: I have 2 questions here: 1. I have tried to find a value for a series 36 total of gold(Plated?) ...
  A: This is a vintage privately minted set. I would assume Lydon B. Johnson is the last president in the ...
Sun Yat-sen Silver Dollar10/15/2009
  Q: My son was given a coin recently and we've researched it to be a Sun Yat-sen silver dollar. ...
  A: There are a few varieties of the Sun Yat-sen dollar. Some have a small bust facing left within a ...
mis-stamped gold dollar10/13/2009
  Q: i have a u.s gold dollar that has no stamp on the top or bottom and nothing on the edge. is it worth ...
  A: If the item is completely blank, you likely have an unstamped or pre-struck planchet. Occasionally ...
1999 double stamped quarter10/13/2009
  Q: Good morning. Can you please tell me what a double stamped or mis-aligned die 1999 stamp from ...
  A: This will be a tough question to answer without seeing a picture of the coin. Misalignment and ...
coin value10/12/2009
  Q: I have two small gold coins. on the front is is what appears to be the bust of an indian woman. The ...
  A: These are gold trade coins from Peru, which would be used to conduct international transactions. ...
Unknown Coin or Token.10/12/2009
  Q: "I picked this coin up today because the star stamp in the middle struck my interest and it was only ...
  A: This appears to be a privately made trade token for a merchant. The name "YOS SCHMID" is likely ...
Italian C20 1922 R coin10/12/2009
  Q: In a box my Grandfather had, I found an Italian coin about the size of an American nickle. Side one ...
  A: This is an Italian 20 centisimi coin, made of solid nickel. These are attractive coins that are ...
French Coin10/11/2009
  Q: Please give me any idea about the worth of a 1895 "REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE" coin and the other side ...
  A: There are several denominations that fir this description... the 10 cent, 20 cent, 50 cent and one ...
Identify foreign coin?10/11/2009
  Q: I wonder if you are able to identify a foreign coin I have obtained over the Internet? It's been ...
  A: You've got a 1 krona coin from Sweden. It is indeed silver, though only .400 purity. Most of these ...
1998 D Penny10/10/2009
  Q: I have a 1998 D Penny that is a little smaller than a regular penny, but is as thick as a nickel. It ...
  A: This penny sounds like it's been used for some kind of crafts project. It's been machined by rolling ...
JAPANESE COMMENORATIVE COIN10/9/2009
  Q: I CAN NOT FIND ANY INFORMATIOM ON THESE SILVER? COINS WEIGHT 0.8 OZ AND 1 /1/2 IN. HOPE YOU CAN ...
  A: rather than coins, these are a group of silver bullion rounds. Such items are often made by banks or ...
old vatican coin10/9/2009
  Q: i'd like to know the value of one 'seudo' which was made in 1675 under Clement X. this piece ...
  A: There are actually two variations for this coin, both of which have fairly similar values. Please ...
Commemorative Coin10/9/2009
  Q: I have a commemorative Twin Towers coin that says GOD BLESS AMERICA on the front. On the back, at ...
  A: This is what's usually called a "bullion round". It is something a bank or private investing firm ...
Coin of DEUTSCH OSTAFRIKA 1906 - 1 Heller10/8/2009
  Q: Dmitry I have a Coin writen on one side DEUTSCH OSTAFRIKA 1906 and other side 1-Heller surrounded ...
  A: This is a German coin from the East Africa colony, also known as the Tanganyika territory. The ...
1893 or 1993 gold colored mexican 50 cent coin10/8/2009
  Q: I found this coin in a coin return at the local arcade. The date on it looks like it could be ...
  A: This is a 1993 modern Mexican coin, which is still legal tender. The exchange rate is 10 cents or ...
Liechtenstein, Krone, 190010/7/2009
  Q: I bought thru Ebay action the Liechtenstein, Krone, 1900, Choice AU-Unc.(220486668479). Here was a ...
  A: That is a very nice coin, one that I am still looking to add to my own collection. I have no doubt ...
Royal Thai mint commerorative collection10/7/2009
  Q: I came across a collection of thirty two commemerative coins...ranging from a 20 baht silver coin ...
  A: This sounds like a set that was privately put together. Official mint sets typically have less than ...
Currency Transitions10/7/2009
  Q: I am doing research into the values of pre-euro coins vs. euro's. Really it's not that specific. ...
  A: Typically during such a currency transition the government of a particular nation will allow a ...
Caciques De Venezuela Plata 100010/5/2009
  Q: I have a coin where one side is a man's face with crown and the wordings "CACIQUES DE VENEZUELA" on ...
  A: This is a "fantasy" issue that was part of a large set of silver and gold coins. These were ...
identifeying a coin10/4/2009
  Q: i was recently digging through an old box of stuff and found an old coin it appears to be an Asian ...
  A: This is one of the first types from the unified Republic of China, dating from the 1910's (this one ...
Coin10/3/2009
  Q: My father and I came across a coin that appears to be from 1863, while the coin is scratched, ...
  A: This is an 1853 English penny or farthing. The 1863 coins depict the older queen Victoria. Both ...
1939 two heaed coin10/3/2009
  Q: My step-father tells me has a two headed 1939 coin. There is a queen and king and a square diamond ...
  A: This sounds just like an item I recently sold. I have attached a picture. It is a bronze medal to ...
Trade Dollar Meiji 910/3/2009
  Q: We do have a Trade Dollar coin from the Meiji 9 period (see attached pictures). Is it possible for ...
  A: Genuine pieces like this are very rare, they start at $500 for a coin with significant wear, and go ...
Upper Canada Tokens10/2/2009
  Q: Dmitry, I have two Bank of Upper Canada 1/2 penny tokens from 1852. They are identical, except for ...
  A: What happened in 1852 was that the Royal Mint in London had started minting these tokens (in medal ...
gold coin10/2/2009
  Q: I can email you a picture of this coin. it has the word Hamburg on the front with a shield with a ...
  A: This is a vintage souvenir medallion, rather than a coin. This is something a traveler might expect ...
1897 deutsches reich pfennig10/2/2009
  Q: How many were made & apprx. value? Thanks Gary
  A: There are several mint marks for this date. You can locate these marks on the side with the eagle, ...
no subject9/30/2009
  Q: I don't know whether this fits with your bailiwick or not but a friend bought, among others, a tin ...
  A: You most certainly have a token of the Freemason Society. Most likely made in the US, but may also ...
French copper coin dated 17679/30/2009
  Q: Helly Dmitry, I have a coing with the markings "LUDOV.XV D.GRATIA" on one side, along with a profile ...
  A: This French copper is either a 1/2 sol or 1 sol denomination, depicting Louis XV. If your coin is ...
100 fils Jordan Coin9/30/2009
  Q: I found a coin from the HASHEMITE KINGDOM OF JORDAN. It says it has a value of ONE HUNDRED FILS. It ...
  A: The coin you described is one of 9 years from 1968 to 1991 that this coin had been minted. They are ...
Chinese Silver coins9/29/2009
  Q: I recently bought 8 Silver Dollar size Chinese coins, they all have a dragon on the front, one I ...
  A: Unfortunately you have a group of modern counterfeits. The designs you described are among the most ...
german penny9/28/2009
  Q: I have what I think is a 1950 German penny. on one side is 1 #1 with PFENNIG AND ON THE OTHER SIDE ...
  A: You are absolutely correct about this being a German penny. This 1 pfennig is one of the first dates ...
need help identifying a franc9/28/2009
  Q: I have a 1943 Travail Famille Patrie 2 Franc and was wondering how much it was worth. Could you ...
  A: This is a Vichy French aluminum coin. These are quite popular with French and US collectors alike. ...
Italian Coin9/28/2009
  Q: Can you please identify the following coin; The following markings; Ferd. I.D.G. Regni Siciliar ...
  A: This Italian coin comes from the kingdom of Naples and Sicily, prior to the Italian unification in ...
What kind of coin is this?9/27/2009
  Q: What kind of coin is in the enclosed picture? Here is a link to the image... ...
  A: this is a Chinese "cash" coin. One cash was a standard unit, like our one cent. The particular ...
netherland coin9/27/2009
  Q: I have a Juliana Koningin Der Netherlanden Silver coin. The back of the coin reads, Netherland ...
  A: This 10 gulden coin is a commemorative of the 25th anniversary of the liberation from Nazi ...
Order of Malta 500 Lire "Pope John Paul II" Gold Coin9/26/2009
  Q: I'm Jack Heim in Fort Worth, Texas USA. Can you please assist with these (2) coins I have on origin ...
  A: The coins you have are not an official circulation issue, which is why the Malta bank had no idea. ...
1760 token?9/26/2009
  Q: I just acquired what I think is a trading token. It is copper, just over 33mm in diameter, and ...
  A: Rather than a token, you have an early 2 ore coin from Sweden ("ore" is the Scandinavian equivalent ...
coin value9/24/2009
  Q: could you give a rough estimate on value of 1889 Deutsches Reich 10 Pefennig mint mark A
  A: The catalog value for this German Empire 10 pfennig ranges from $0.25 for a well circulated coin to ...
Spanish coin 18th cent.9/23/2009
  Q: My questions is regarding a coin from 1802. It has a portrait of King( Carolus IIII ) In the other ...
  A: You've got an early Spanish colonial 2 reales from Peru. The mint mark is actually a monogram for ...
10 Francs 18579/23/2009
  Q: i have this coin: 10 francs, Emperor napeleon III, Mint A in 1857 its condition is not very good, ...
  A: This French coin is normally made of gold and should weigh right around 3.2 grams. One that has ...
Coin value enquiry9/22/2009
  Q: I recently come across a 1892 ZAR 3 pence coin and was wondering if you could tell me how much I ...
  A: This South African (ZAR = Zuid Afrika) three-pence is the key date for the series, with only 24,000 ...
Dutch gold coin9/22/2009
  Q: I have a gold Dutch coin, approximately 3.8cm, Wilhelmina Koningin, w/ her profile on front and ...
  A: What you have is actually a commemorative medal, for the 25th anniversary of Wilhelmina's rule. ...
Mis-stamped Proof9/21/2009
  Q: I recently bought a proof 70 1/2 ounce gold Krugerrand. The coin looks like it turned when it was ...
  A: The alignment of one of the coin seems to be off by about 20 degress or so. This is not uncommon for ...
What is the meaning of .7234 ounces of silver?9/20/2009
  Q: I recently picked up 4 silver coins in a junk silver box, a 1915 Peru 1 Sol, a 1966 France 10 ...
  A: The unusual amount is something that was specifically done for any real purpose. It's just a ...
miss strikes?9/20/2009
  Q: I have an australian 5cent coin struck on the wrong metal. I cannot find anything about this.
  A: Error coins like this, which are struck from wrong planchets (in this case likely a penny), are ...
Dansk Americ coin9/16/2009
  Q: I have a 1748 Dansk Americ coin which is very readable as I can see all the wording and a faint ...
  A: You've got a Danish West Indies (Dansk Vestindien) 12 skilling. If you look at the rim to the above ...
Coin Nederland9/15/2009
  Q: I have a silver coin that has 1G 1897 MUNT VAN HET KONINGRYK DER NEDERLANDEN with what looks like a ...
  A: Your Netherlands 1 gulden is made of .945 purity silver and should weigh right around 10.0 grams. ...
liberian coin9/13/2009
  Q: i had bought a 10 Liberian coin but the odd thing about it is that the face belongs to former ...
  A: This coin is actually not made of silver. Like the other Liberian $5 and $10 coins, it is made of a ...
1806 Carolus IIII, 4 reales9/13/2009
  Q: I had found a coin that is marked as follows: front, Carolus.IIII.Dei.Gratia 1806; Back, around rim ...
  A: This is a vintage replica of an early Spanish colonial silver coin. The 4 reales was the half-dollar ...
Copper content of world coins9/13/2009
  Q: I have been an off and on coin collector all my life and now my children are coin collecting. I ...
  A: The Bahamas 1 cent coins were never minted in copper. From 1966 (first year) to 1985 they were ...
expected value and authencity of coins9/13/2009
  Q: i posess a 1947 indian one rupee coin,george vi king emperor on one side and a tiger on the other ...
  A: The 1947 coin is made of nickel, and is the only year the rupee was made in a metal other than ...
coin value?9/12/2009
  Q: I have a 1981 Queen elizabeth 2 coin with prince charles and lady diana on back.Is it worth ...
  A: The first coin is a British 25 new pence. It's a commemorative coin that was only made in 1981. ...
gold coin9/12/2009
  Q: I have this coin, but knows nothing about it, can you help?
  A: This is a reproduction of a medal originally struck in 1561 by Italian sculptor Leone Leoni. It ...
Longines Symphonette9/12/2009
  Q: Do you know somewhere I could get more information on the Longines medals? I own 76 of them and ...
  A: From what I can tell these were put out in the early 1970's in sets of 36 and 60 pieces. The ...
mispunched/error on Cdn Loonie9/10/2009
  Q: I recently posted this question to Expert Dan Moore however, I've not received a resonse and ...
  A: There is no picture attached to your question, however I believe this is a large die chip or grease ...
A penny & a quarter9/10/2009
  Q: I found a 1960 D penny in such great condition, I thought it was a 2009. "In God We Trust" is so far ...
  A: The 1960 quarter sounds like it may be an interesting mis-alignment error or possibly what is known ...
found coin9/9/2009
  Q: my son found a coin and its hard to read. there I think is a ladys head on 1 side. and the other has ...
  A: I've attached a picture of the coin that I believe you have. If this is the case, then this is a ...
Charles II and Ferdinand I9/9/2009
  Q: I have two other coins that I'd like you to identify and give a possible value if possible. The one ...
  A: The Hungarian coin, in good condition and ungraded, typically sells for $12-$15. These are fairly ...
silver dollars9/9/2009
  Q: I have 3 silver dollars from 1879, 1882, and 1879. they are uncirculate and have a ladies side face ...
  A: I would say you got a great deal... just make sure they are genuine and not replicas. The reference ...
British Crown 18229/8/2009
  Q: I have in my possession a coin that seems of very high value. It is inscribed with "GEORGIUS IIII ...
  A: You were correct about the high value. This is actually the better of two varieties for this date, ...
Cyrilic Coin9/8/2009
  Q: I have got a coin that i couldn't find any information and value of it. I want from you to tell me ...
  A: This is an early coin from Poland (Under Russian Imperial rule). The denomination is 15 Russian ...
queen victoria9/8/2009
  Q: how much would a queen victoria double sovereign 1889 coin be worth?
  A: Is this a gold coin? There are no "double sovereign" coins... the closest thing is a 2 pounds gold ...
24 silver coins Republik Osterreich9/8/2009
  Q: I have a collection of 24 silver coins. It may be a commemorative collection. I would like to sell ...
  A: As you guessed, these are commemorative (but also circulating, at one time) silver coins from ...
Value of a medal9/8/2009
  Q: I found one bronze medal in a relatives loft and would be grateful if you can fill me in on some ...
  A: What a beautiful item! This is actually not originally a medal, rather it is an early silver thaler ...
victoria dg britanniar regina fd coin9/7/2009
  Q: I have here a small sizes coin, silver in color, and maybe a little bit smaller than a u.s.a. dime. ...
  A: You've got a British three-pence coin. These are .925 sterling silver and are quite a popular series ...
Pasco 1857 4R 10D 20G9/7/2009
  Q: I found this money in a filer looking for some papers, but could not found in the net almost any ...
  A: This 4 reales is an early coin from Peru. A genuine coin is made from .903 silver and should weigh ...
10 cent coin bracelet9/7/2009
  Q: I have been handed down a bracelet made of silver coins that have been 'cut out' showing what ...
  A: You are exactly right about the origin of these coins. They depict Queen Wilhelmina I of the ...
coin identification9/7/2009
  Q: Have a copper coin, dated 1724, approx. 7/8" diameter, has letters F R S and what appear as 3 crowns ...
  A: This is an early copper coin from Sweden, a 1 ore (their equivalent of a cent). I have attached a ...
patrona bavariae9/6/2009
  Q: I have a medallion that I can't find any info on. I am sending you pics. This is a Patrona Bavariae ...
  A: This is a novelty gold bullion piece, and is not an official coin or "state medal". I have included ...
how to tell one from the other9/6/2009
  Q: i have a 1889 silver dollar, in trying to find value idont know what they mean when they have ...
  A: These letters are mint marks. There were four mints - Philadelphia has no mint mark. San Fransisco ...
french 5 frank9/6/2009
  Q: i have a 1829 Charles x Roi De France mint mark B in my possession. i would like to know the value ...
  A: Your French coin is from the Rouen mint, which has been active since the end of the 1700's. A well ...
Lincoln penny9/6/2009
  Q: repeat question, I accidentally hit the send button before i could paste your web's email address ...
  A: I've copied and pasted the answer to the first question, hopefully it will get through your firewall ...
partially smooth Lincoln penny9/6/2009
  Q: I'm not a coin collector but recently we drained a huge glass jug of all the coins that we'd been ...
  A: I must say this is a most unusual and interesting example. I should begin by saying that there are ...
coin9/5/2009
  Q: coin is the size of a penny. The obverse is almost like a 1806 heraldic eagle,and the lettering on ...
  A: You have a piece of "exonumia" or non-mint made novelty items which are coin related. This token ...
Chinese coins9/5/2009
  Q: My friend just picked these up at a flea market in Taijin, China. I don't know anything about ...
  A: The general rule is... when one item from a dealer is counterfeit, you can be confident that they ...
misprinted lincoln pennie9/5/2009
  Q: I have a lincoln pennie that is almost paper thin and yet it has a head on one sidethe other has a ...
  A: I actually have an Indian head penny that is exactly like this, paper thin with the front image ...
peso9/5/2009
  Q: I have a pyramid shaped coin or token with a date of 1708 on it it has PESO below a cross on one ...
  A: I believe you have a novelty item. At first I though that you may have an actual coin that had been ...
2006 Gibraltar 1£ stick error?9/5/2009
  Q: i have a 2006 1£ Gibraltar coin tail side showing "ONE POUND" a picture of a skull and the words ...
  A: Off-center strikes are one of the most common errors. Fifteen percent is not a particularly major ...
1876 gold coin9/5/2009
  Q: have a 1876 albert koneig von sachsen ,20 mark gold coin. tested around 18k with gold tester .very ...
  A: This 20 mark gold comes from the large German state of Saxony (prior to the unification of the ...
Coin Question....9/4/2009
  Q: This is Kate again. I wrote to you earlier, but I now have some photos.. These go with my questions ...
  A: Regrettably this is a crude counterfeit. If you compare it with the photo I attached of a genuine ...
1792 Gold Coin?9/4/2009
  Q: I have a 1792... Gold... Charles IIII.... 8 Escudos... coin. On the front it says "Carol IIII D.C." ...
  A: Sounds to me like a Mexican gold 8 escudos. I've attached a picture of a similar coin (with a ...
5 fr 1947 coin9/4/2009
  Q: i have a coin that on 1 side its - "5 FR 1947 " with a crawn on it. on the other side it says ...
  A: These coins were made of zinc, which usually forms white spots. These white spots are a sure sign ...
coin value9/2/2009
  Q: I have about 20 to 30 coins my late Aunt has given me. On one side it says (commonwealth of the ...
  A: These are still legal tender circulating coins in the Bahamas, so used pieces are worth just ...
Coin Value9/1/2009
  Q: I have a coin that has the date of 1875on it. It says Republica Peruana Lima 9 Decimos fino Y.J. ...
  A: You have a machined combination of two coin halves. There should be a thin seam around either the ...
2 Italian coin values9/1/2009
  Q: I am evaluating the wholesale value of a small coin collection and have been unable to find a value ...
  A: The 1894 has two varieties, one with a B/I mint mark on the bottom of the reverse and one with an R ...
Misprinted date on dime8/31/2009
  Q: Ya, i have a dime with the date saying 200. It a newer dime the 4th digit is missing. Is it worth ...
  A: These are a fairly common type of error, often called "filled die", weak or incomplete strikes. If ...
1788 Carolus III8/31/2009
  Q: I just purchased this coin and it has about 30 symbols stamped into the coin. Some are star shaped, ...
  A: These are private counter-stamps, used by merchants in the Oriental/Asian trade. These stamps served ...
bahamas quarter8/31/2009
  Q: I have recently found a quarter from the bahamas and I would like to know if it is worth anything. ...
  A: Since this coins is still legal tender spendable money in the Bahamas, a used coin is worth just the ...
Frederik IIII 8 pence danish coin dated 17078/31/2009
  Q: Through the internet we have found it to be the subject coin the markings on the portrait side are ...
  A: Great timing, since I've sold one of these exact coins quite recently (with a 1711 date). This is an ...
Value of Coin8/30/2009
  Q: Can you please tell me the value of a Lvitpold Prinz Regent V. Bayern Deutsches Reich 1911 Drei ...
  A: This is a 3 mark commemorative coin from the German State of Bavaria. These is also a ...
1837 20 reales silver Spain Isabel8/30/2009
  Q: I recently found this coin and cannot find much about it on the internet, i beleive it to be in very ...
  A: If this is an authentic example and not a counterfeit, which are known to exist, you've got quite a ...
1968 penny with freemason symbol on front8/30/2009
  Q: It is a 1968 penny with a freemason symbol on lincolns chest. It is raised off his chest not ...
  A: There are various such pennies, which are privately made outside the mint. The more common ones have ...
spanish colonial coin8/29/2009
  Q: I have an 1768 Mexico- Carlos III d g hisp etind r on the on side. It is a 1/2 real piece in pretty ...
  A: The Mexican version should have an Mo and M mint marks at either side of the date. This coin in ...
catholic medallions8/28/2009
  Q: i have a set of five roman catholic medallions,four are silver and one is bronze.they all have pope ...
  A: I believe your set is similar to the picture I've attached. I've actually sold several such medals ...
berlin coin8/27/2009
  Q: I have a gold coin with a gorilla on the front and 900 below him. On the reverse it says 1844-1969 ...
  A: You have a commemorative medallion of the 125th Anniversary of the Berlin Zoo. The 900 stamp is a ...
italian 18th century coin8/27/2009
  Q: i was just wondering how much a coin this old would be sold for? Also when buying coins should i ...
  A: In 1790 Italy was a confederation of many states, each with their own coinage. Without additional ...
Frederich Deutscher Kaiser Konig V. Preussen Coin8/27/2009
  Q: How much would a Deutscher Kaiser Konig V. Preussen A. 1888 coin be worth.It is a 20 mark and in ...
  A: There are actually three different variations for the Prussian 20 mark gold coin of this year. In ...
medals8/26/2009
  Q: I know I should be asking you about coins. But you helped me with the medal that I had and now I ...
  A: 1. This is a medal for the 1901 marriage of Wilhelmina of the Netherlands to Duke Heinrich of teh ...
1873 20 M coin8/26/2009
  Q: I have a dutch 1873 20 m coin with Karl von Wuerttemberg mintmark F Deutsches Reich it apperars to ...
  A: This is a German coin, rather than Dutch. Wurttemberg was one of the large German States, before the ...
French i franc coin8/26/2009
  Q: I have a french 1829 1 franc coin mintmark A on the front it has Charles X ROI DE FRANCE is it ...
  A: This is a fairly low mintage coin, with only 290,000 made at the Paris (A) mint. It does have ...
Commerative Coin8/26/2009
  Q: I have a huge coin that says "Deutschlands Kaiser Paar 1829-1879 on the front. On the back it says ...
  A: Sounds like you have a large medal, rather than a coin. The translation commemorates the Golden ...
ducks unlimited medallions8/26/2009
  Q: My Grandfather has left me a complete collection of Ducks Unlimited silver medallions. There are 20 ...
  A: This set must have been a lot more popular in 1980, or a dealer managed to find a great buyer. Today ...
Oriental Coin8/26/2009
  Q: My coin has oriental letters on the front with a big one on it. One date is 2006 and 2003. on the ...
  A: You've got a pair of Chinese 1 yuan coins. The Yuan is China's version of the dollar, however the ...
french 1912 5 franc note8/25/2009
  Q: i have a 1912 5 franc note does it have any value thanks
  A: By any chance do you have a picture of this note? I believe you may have a note from one of the ...
1852 & 1871 2 1/2 G coins8/25/2009
  Q: I have one dutch 2 1/2 G coin from 1852 and 1 from 1871 can you tell me anything about their value ...
  A: You've got a couple early Dutch coins which are quite popular on the present market. The value for ...
World War 1 German and French coins8/25/2009
  Q: I have several coins dated before 1919. I have one French coin dated 1875, it is about the size of a ...
  A: The WWI era is prime collecting territory for European coins. Your 1875 coin, judging by the size, ...
1792 spanish gold coin value8/25/2009
  Q: On one side it says hisp-et ind r 1792 carol III d.g. and on the other auspice-deo -mf- -m- in utroq ...
  A: If authentic, you have a pretty rare and desirable coin from Mexico, during the Spanish colonial ...
1860 Russian coin8/25/2009
  Q: I have a coin from 1860,(5 КОПЪЕКЪ) Russia. How much is ...
  A: There are a couple of different mint marks and varieties for the 1860 copper 5 kopecks. Below the ...
Can you help me grade/value these coins?8/24/2009
  Q: I have several coins, left to me by an ancestor many years ago, that I am looking to sell. Do you ...
  A: This is a nice little group you have. The following are auction prices. I'm an eBay coin dealer, so ...
Wheat Pennies8/24/2009
  Q: What are some of the most valuable wheat pennies? Thanks
  A: A quick rundown of the key and semi-key wheat cents is as follows: Key dates: 1909-S, 1909-S with ...
Bronze 10 Centimes8/24/2009
  Q: I have a Bronze 1873 10 Centimes from REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE and was hoping for any information on ...
  A: Your French 10 centimes comes with two possible mint marks. This is located at the bottom of the ...
gold coin patrona bavariae8/24/2009
  Q: i have a gold coin and would like some information on it, value history if available. on one side ...
  A: The design you describe sounds like a silver, not gold, coin from the German State of Bavaria. The ...
South African Coin8/24/2009
  Q: I have a coin on one side it says Suid Afrika 1958 South Africa 1D with a ship at full mast and on ...
  A: Your South African penny is a fairly common date, with over 5.3 million made. The reason you have ...
foreign coin8/23/2009
  Q: We found a foreign coin in our change machine about the size of a quarter with the words:Beatrix ...
  A: You've got a Netherlands 1 gulden, which would have been the Dutch equivalent to our quarter of the ...
Tiny Indian Head Cent8/23/2009
  Q: I have a 1903 Indian head that looks exactly like my 1888 cent, except it is about the size of ...
  A: You have a mini-coin. These are usually issued in sets of all the denominations from a certain ...
coin inquiry8/22/2009
  Q: I have acquired a small, thick coin with the words: Deutsches Reich. On one side there is an eagle ...
  A: You have a machined combination of two coin halves. There is a thin seam around either the edge or ...
incomplete date on lincoln wheat penny8/22/2009
  Q: i have a lincoln wheat penny with out a complete date. would like information on this and if it has ...
  A: Sometimes this is due to a weak strike on part of the coin. If the rest of the coin is in good ...
silver dollars8/20/2009
  Q: I am going thru some old coins given to me by my grandmother I went thru them 16 yrs ago can you ...
  A: Hey David, The major grading companies (NGC, PCGS and ANACS) have web sites where you can locate a ...
Swedish 1 ore coin8/20/2009
  Q: My uncle found a Swedish 1 ore coin while metal detecting on the beach one day. The date of the ...
  A: You mentioned that this coin was found while metal detecting - typically such coins (especially ...
Coin Value8/19/2009
  Q: I have 1887 2000 Reis coin circulated. Approximate value? Where to sell? Thank you
  A: Your Brazilian coins is made of .917 purity silver and should weigh right around 25.5 grams for a ...
200 guilder gold coin 19768/18/2009
  Q: I am looking for the approx value of the coin. Netherlands Antilles Two Hundred Guilder Gold Coin ...
  A: Your coin is made of .900 purity gold (22k) and weighs 7.95 grams. The actual gold weigh is 0.23 ...
old french coin8/18/2009
  Q: I have a 1793 mint mark BB louis xvi coin. Its made of copper. And hass louis xvi's bust pointing ...
  A: There are two denominations which exist for this date and mint mark. There is a 12 deniers, which is ...
Freie coin8/17/2009
  Q: Would like to know some information regarding a coing marked on the front Freie Stadt Frankfurt and ...
  A: You've got the largest type coin minted by the German state of Frankfurt am Main. An authentic coin ...
Pennies8/17/2009
  Q: I have (2) 1974 pennies both have a little Kennedy Head stamped on them. One has it above the year ...
  A: You've got a small collection of privately counter-marked pennies. If you did a Google images search ...
french coin 1850 - 50cent.8/17/2009
  Q: i have a french silver coin in good condition measuring 20mm across - on the head side it's printed ...
  A: Your French coin is made of .900 purity silver and should weigh right around 2.5 grams. There are ...
Marshall Islands $50 Silver Proof Milestones of Space Set8/17/2009
  Q: Dmitry; I posted the following question to Dan recently only to find out he was not available. ...
  A: These coins are technically equal in legal tender value to the US dollar, however the government of ...
1902 1oz fine silver one dollar8/17/2009
  Q: I hope you can help me. thank you.
  A: You most likely have a privately minted 1 ounce silver bullion round. These were done in many ...
Vaticano8/16/2009
  Q: Dmitry. That is me again :) Could you tell me about this Vatican coin. And thank you again about ...
  A: =) This is a Stainless stell coin, dating from 1974. It has a fairly low mintage of 830k, however ...
more coins8/16/2009
  Q: thanks for your previous info and time can you help me with these thanks david
  A: The top right coin is a modern re-strike of an Austrian thaler, dated 1780-X. These are quite common ...
Need Help Identifying Old Coin8/16/2009
  Q: I was recently going through my small coin colelction, and found what appears to be an older coin ...
  A: You've got a British 4 pence or "groat" as they are commonly called. This coin is sterling silver ...
what is it8/15/2009
  Q: i have a front and back,templet i'll call it. the front has dei gratia 1793 carlus 1111. the back ...
  A: You appear to have what are commonly referred to as "table medals". These large medals are too big ...
independently minted coin?8/15/2009
  Q: I have a coin dated 1863 that has a picture of a flag with 14 stars encircling it on the front with ...
  A: This is a Civil War token, I've attached a photo which I believe is what you have. These were often ...
for sale8/14/2009
  Q: how much is it worth a1799 silver dollar in mint cond.
  A: If you are asking about a US silver dollar, there are several varieties for the 1799 date. Either ...
5 fr 18658/14/2009
  Q: Dmitry. This is Gulnara who asked you about Spanish coin. I bought a few coins. This coin is 5 Fr., ...
  A: This one may be another upset, since I can tell you just by eye that this is definitely a modern ...
Dutch coins8/14/2009
  Q: I have a 1903 Netherland half penny in excelland condition It is about 3/8 of an inch in ...
  A: Your 1903 Dutch half cent is bronze and goes for around $10 if there is no wear at all, $15+ more if ...
coin value8/14/2009
  Q: I have a coin with FRIEDR WILHELM III KOENIG VON PREUSSEN on the front facing left with EIN THALER ...
  A: This Thaler is the silver dollar equivalent for the German State of Prussia. The design is indeed a ...
Danske skilling coin dated 16938/14/2009
  Q: I had found this coin in an antique cabinet I bought at an auction. It appears very thin and has a ...
  A: This coin from Denmark comes in several denominations of skilling, which would usually be around the ...
mexican coin value8/14/2009
  Q: i have a super small coin that says "republica mexicana" "1842" and then has the numbers "1" and "4" ...
  A: Your coin comes with several mint marks, which would be found on either side of the small head, near ...
Is this real?8/13/2009
  Q: can you tell me if this looks real to you? S mint mark, weight is about 26.7 grams, looks really ...
  A: This is certainly a genuine coin. Anytime you have something that is the correct size and weight you ...
prussia coins pics8/13/2009
  Q: heres some pic hope they help
  A: The pictures are helpful. Both appear to be genuine coins, though it's hard to tell if the 1888 coin ...
prussia coins8/13/2009
  Q: wilhelm III koenig von preussen it also has some lettering on the rim also have 1888 on back with ...
  A: Your coins are indeed from the German State of Prussia. Both are the German/Prussian equivalents of ...
1976 proof set8/13/2009
  Q: I have a 1976 US proof set that is still in it's original packaging and has never been opened. It ...
  A: These sets are fairly common, and typically sell for $5 to $8. Your set, in the original postal ...
1973 redbook8/13/2009
  Q: I have a 1973 hardcover redbook with the spine writing starting in the bottem at the center spine ...
  A: These books are not exactly collectible just yet, however serious dealers and hobbyists still buy ...
2004-P Texas quarter8/12/2009
  Q: I have a 2004 Texas quarter with a P mint mark that doesn't appear to have the copper alloy in it. ...
  A: I've noticed that the clad edge is not always 50/50 copper to copper-nickel. Many appear to be ...
coins8/12/2009
  Q: i have a sooter silver medallion 1985, also italy 1955 with a whale and a 5 on one side and on the ...
  A: I know I am not the expert that you had originally asked these questions. They had forwarded this ...
misprinted pennies8/11/2009
  Q: I have (2) 1974 pennies both have a little Kennedy Head stamped on them. One has it above the year ...
  A: You've got a small collection of privately counter-marked pennies. If you did a Google images search ...
Old coins and foreing coins8/10/2009
  Q: chris
  A: I'm from NYC myself and I remember using the same tokens. They were in use well into the 1990's and ...
dragon orientation on sovereign8/10/2009
  Q: i have two gold sovereigns dated 1878 and 1879 both from melbourne mint the dragon is upside down ...
  A: The difference in alignment does not necessarily mean the coins are fake. The "shield" reverse types ...
1998 quarter8/10/2009
  Q: i was just wondering if it had any value if it was a miscast or something. thank you
  A: I apologize that you had to wait so long for a response, the expert you originally posed this ...
Help Identify Chinese Coin Coin8/9/2009
  Q: I have two of the same coin that I am unable to identify. I don't have a picture so I will do my ...
  A: I believe you are describing a Japanese 4 mon, which are not dated and were struck from 1769 to ...
coin8/9/2009
  Q: I have found a 1 Franc, the date on it it 1834, it is silver i think. And it has Louis Philippe 1 ...
  A: This is a French silver franc (.900 purity). French coins like this were struck at several different ...
An old swedish coin in perfectly shape8/9/2009
  Q: I have recently found a very old coin from the year 1579. It is a swedish coin which has the mark of ...
  A: Is the picture I included of the same coin that you have? I must admit this is a bit outside my ...
Macedonian coin8/9/2009
  Q: Dmitry I have asked you about Mexican-Spanish coin and you gave me so detailed and polite answer. ...
  A: This appears to be a silver tetradrachm of Philip II (359 to 336 BC). Such coins are not my area of ...
Mexican-Spanish coin8/8/2009
  Q: I would like to learn the value of this Spanish-Mexican coin. Thank you. G.
  A: I assume this is the large, crown sized 8 reales? If so the value depends on the exact condition. ...
u.s georgia 1999 gold quarter8/8/2009
  Q: i found this golden quarter it was a golden georgia 1999 quarter and i noticed that it had a p on ...
  A: I apologize that you had to wait so long for a response, the expert you originally posed this ...
1944 Canadian Penny8/8/2009
  Q: I have a 1944 Canadian Penny that appears gold or brass in color. It is lighter in weight than ...
  A: Hey Tyler, I have seen pennies that had been gilded or spray painted. Is this coin in a high grade ...
WILHELM KOENIG VON PREUSSEN8/8/2009
  Q: I HAVE A METAL OR COIN OF THE ABOVE,SIGNED BY J WEINER F. NO DATE,BUT THE BACK OF THE COIN HAS ...
  A: If this is a large silver colored medal with a portrait facing right on the front, then I know ...
1982 US penny8/8/2009
  Q: I have a 1982 gray metal one cent (penny) piece that is the same size as a five cent piece (nickel). ...
  A: Wihtout seeing a pciture it's hard to picture the "lip" you described. However, you most likely have ...
Kennedy half Dollars8/7/2009
  Q: Moore, I have Three Kennedy half Dollar coins that are 1971,1972,and a 1974 but only the 1971 ...
  A: I apologize that you had to wait so long for a response, the expert you originally posed this ...
coins8/7/2009
  Q: i have a coin that says EAAHNIKH AHMOKPATIA then it has a Apx. 20 just below with some vein like ...
  A: You have a coin from Greece. It's made of nickel-bronze alloy and worth a couple of dollars in ...
1987 mis mint penny, 50%8/7/2009
  Q: I found this one in my change when I worked in Washington, D.C. and was new out of the roll and is a ...
  A: Off-center coins are not uncommon. The values can range from just a couple dollars to quite a good ...
Unknown coin8/6/2009
  Q: I have a coin that appears to be arabic, but i have not been able to confirme such(Some words look ...
  A: It's very difficult to be sure without looking at it, but this sounds like a token, rather than an ...
quarter8/6/2009
  Q: we have a 2002 quarter that has the sides thicker and it doesn't have the outside small lines. The ...
  A: You've guessed correctly, this is a quarter that had been machined. There are several reasons for ...
1982 and 1990 Washington quarter appears silver8/6/2009
  Q: While working I have found 2 Washington quarters, one from 1982 and the other from 1990, that ...
  A: I've noticed that the clad edge is not always 50/50 copper to copper-nickel. Many appear to be ...
need coin identify8/6/2009
  Q: I want to know what coin is copper colored and on one side is " E Pluribus unum with morgan lady ...
  A: You have a 100th anniversary of the Statue of Liberty (1886-1986) commemorative medallion. I have ...
Colonial coin7/18/2009
  Q: We have a coin that was sent to be authenticated. It is a 1787 Copper Connecticut Mailed Bust Left ...
  A: Evaluating error coins is far from an exact science. Condition is important, but so is the type of ...

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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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