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SubjectDate Asked
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de paris Edition 200811/18/2013
  Q: I'm just trying to figure out if this coin holds any value. Local coin shops could not give me a ...
  A: it's not actually a coin, it's just a commemorative medallion such as you might get in the gift shop ...
Australian penny's10/25/2013
  Q: I'm looking at purchasing a 1922 KGV (E/F A/UNC) Australian penny, can you give me some advice ...
  A: the picture is not very clear but it looks as it the grade has been overstated. Not as good as ...
Churchill crown8/2/2013
  Q: just read a reply you sent re:Churchill crown.Among the few I qwn there is one which is ageing ...
  A: that just the way it goes. It's made from cupro-nickel and they can age like that. They did ...
napoleon111 dix centimes coin3/1/2013
  Q: i have a napoleon 111 dix centimes coin in pretty good condition 1854 with the mint mark letter k on ...
  A: nothing unusual here; it's called inverse alignment (sometimes also known as 'up/down' alignment) ...
1798 Gold Spade Guinue1/24/2013
  Q: I have verified that a gold coin that I have is a All genuine King George III (1760-1820) guineas ...
  A: You seem to be completely confident that the coin is genuine, so I guess you have heard that this is ...
1867 Napoleon III 5 franc coin1/22/2013
  Q: What is this coin worth? It has a "A" mint mark on the face side, is circulated but very readable ...
  A: The A mintmark is Paris, that's where your coin was minted.It was a fairly busy year on the 5 Francs ...
1865 frenc 50 cent pc11/21/2012
  Q: I have a 1865 silver napoleon 111 50 cent piece with a mint mark k....it has some wear not too bad ...
  A: The mint mark K means the coin was minted in Bordeaux, which stopped functioning in 1878. 4.9 ...
Coin valuation for 1918 British penny10/11/2012
  Q: The penny has a letter H stamped next to the date.can you tell me if it a rare coin,and if so it's ...
  A: the H stands for Heaton. This was a mint in Birmingham which, along with Kings Norton (KN) had a ...
Napoleon coin8/18/2012
  Q: I have this old coin dated 1853 that says "NAPOLEON III EMPEREUR" on a side with a face and there's ...
  A: it's a 10 centime coin. There were 100 centimes in the old French franc which is now replaced by the ...
coin8/16/2012
  Q: Please can you tell me how much this coin is worth it has culielmus 1111 dei gratia 1831 britanniar ...
  A: you have a William IV penny and the important thing is to decide its condition since the price will ...
Year 2000 Monnaie De Paris coin set8/2/2012
  Q: I have a set of coins that i cannot find any info on anywhere. If you could tell me some info on ...
  A: this is a proof set of 11 coins issued by the French equivalent of the Royal Mint. They do a set ...
Coins8/2/2012
  Q: COINS 1967 x 45 1966 x 39 1965 x 23 1964 x25 1963 x 17 1962 x 22 1961 x 19 1960 x 10 1959 x 17 1958 ...
  A: the fact that you have such a large amount suggests that they are not in great condition and have ...
1802 Half Guinea, George III7/30/2012
  Q: I came across and interesting coin when I purchase a small collection of copper coins from the early ...
  A: you're almost right. The last year for the spade design was actually 1800. After that it was the ...
gold coin4/16/2012
  Q: i have a gold coloured georgius 1111 D;G Britanniar Rex F;D coin dated 1823 left facing head with ...
  A: it's a two pound coin, sometimes known as a double sovereign. If it is genuinely in 'mint' condition ...
french coin napoleon 111 18654/9/2012
  Q: i have a above coin has on the back eagle on the back marked with letter A below the eagel date 1865 ...
  A: if it is in good condition then it has a value round the 15.00 mark. Not a rare coin, but still ...
Sovereigns and half sovereigns4/9/2012
  Q: My question is about two sovereigns and four half sovereigns that I found after my parents had ...
  A: my immediate reaction is to advise you to sell them as coins and not as gold. Gold dealers offer you ...
2 French "Gold" Coins (20 F)3/23/2012
  Q: These coins are about the size of a US nickel, but thinner. They have a picture of Napoleon III on ...
  A: somewhere beneath the head on the 1862 will be a letter. If you can tell me what this is I can be ...
British Crown 18212/28/2012
  Q: Good day! Help me please. Brmitish Crown 1821 SECUNDO WWP inverted under lance. What it means "WWP ...
  A: All English coins have the initials of the engraver marked on them somewhere. On this crown they are ...
new pence2/27/2012
  Q: How much was a Elizabeth ii new 10 pence cost? I just want to know the value. New collector.
  A: these coins are at the bottom of the value chain, being too new to be of much collecting interest. ...
Edward VIII 1937 Penny1/29/2012
  Q: I have an old coin collection given to me by my father and I have come across a 1937 Edward VIII ...
  A: Pretty low vale, I'm afraid. In the best condition possible (Uncirculated) this coin is worth 6.00. ...
French coin1/5/2012
  Q: Perhaps you can help as I am unable to fully identify this particular coin. Napoleon III 1866 K ...
  A: it is a 50 centime coin minted in Bordeaux (the 'K' mintmark). This design ran from 1864 for five ...
are all hundred days 5 francs cleaned12/28/2011
  Q: I'm looking at a 100 days 5 francs, unc, but hairlined up for sale at auction. This is the Napoleon ...
  A: the answer is buy it if the price suits your budget and the book value. The French devour napoleonic ...
old british coin value12/13/2011
  Q: I have an old silver coin dated 1822 and reads GEORGIUS 1111 D G BRITANNIA REX F D with left facing ...
  A: It's a crown and the value varies enormously depending on the condition of your coin. In not good ...
Current Value of Coin11/30/2011
  Q: Is it possible if you can help me in valuing a coin i have :- 2002 ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA ...
  A: What you have is a five pound coin and there are many of them about. It is only worth about 7.00 ...
1868 BB 50 Centimes11/18/2011
  Q: I have an 1868 BB 50 Centimes silver coin with very little wear. I would love to find out if this ...
  A: you have got a nice coin here but the price will all depend on the condition so you really have to ...
dix centimes coins10/13/2011
  Q: I have a few dix centimes French coins that I bought online. Nothing particularly valuable. I have ...
  A: Jean-Jacques Barre was the engraver of the coin, also called a designer. Find out more about him at ...
1870 Bun Head Penny9/29/2011
  Q: I am just wondering if this coin that i found might be worth anything at all.. It is in my mind in ...
  A: I am soprry to disappoint but this coin is at the very lowest end of the quality scale. Note that ...
guide me9/2/2011
  Q: Greetings and thank Mr Barry, I am the collection of currencies of several countries. and been ...
  A: The woman is Marianne who is the symbol of the French Republic. Approximatley 270 million of this ...
CAROLWAS@AOL.COM7/23/2011
  Q: I HAVE A VERY SMALL COIN NAPOLEON 111 EMPEREUR ON THE FRONT PROFILE FACING LEFT LARGE CROWN IN THE ...
  A: what goes before the zero is a 5. This is a 50 centimes coin, also known as a demi franc (100 ...
Bag of old coins7/19/2011
  Q: I have a bag of mixed old, mostly british coins some well worn and go back to 17 and 18th century. ...
  A: well the first thing is that when people have a 'bag' of old coins it usually means that there is ...
1855 Napoleon coin7/18/2011
  Q: What I have is a 1855 Napoleon III coin, when you flip it over the object is upside down, not like ...
  A: this is a relatively ordinary coin but you have not given me the denomination so I cannot yet give ...
half sovereign 1904??7/13/2011
  Q: I just bought a gold coin which I think is a half sovereign. As I am going over articles, i stumbled ...
  A: this is featured wherever you see George and the Dragon. BP is Benedetto Pistrucci, chief medallist ...
Queen Victoria coin7/11/2011
  Q: Good evening I have a coin dated 1889. On the front is George slaying a dragon and on the reverse ...
  A: this is known as a crown. The design you have came out in 1887 for the Golden Jubilee (50 years on ...
coin7/11/2011
  Q: ANSWER: what sort of size Peter? ---------- FOLLOW-UP ----------high barry the coin is approx 40mm ...
  A: This is, therefore, a crown. The crown produced in 1821 and 1822 is said by many to be the most ...
is it worth selling my 2 coins ?7/2/2011
  Q: i have a 1855 Napoleon III 5 Franc coin , looks to have been in circulation a fair bit and looks ...
  A: In 1855 4million of your 5 francs were minted in Paris (which is what the A means) many more were ...
1909 EdwardVII 36/25/2011
  Q: I have a silver coin marked Edward VS VII D: G: BRITT: OMN: Rex F: D; IND: IMP: on one side and a ...
  A: this is a three pence piece from Maundy set. A Maundy set has 4 coins in it, from 1 penny to 4 ...
British coin questions6/11/2011
  Q: I have what looks like a commerative coronation shilling in a plastic case. one side of coin: queen ...
  A: you don't have much of any great value here. Your shilling is worth $1.50 and your ten pence is ...
Coin value6/6/2011
  Q: Good day Sir Im in South-Africa I would really app if you can kindly help me with the following. I ...
  A: check here to see which particular coin you have: ...
conflict resolution regarding king George V gold coin6/5/2011
  Q: I have a 22 kgold coin has the bald head of george V and saying GEORGIVS V D.GBRITT:OMN:REX ...
  A: I am sorry Islam, there is nothing unusual about this coin and it is not of any rare value. What you ...
GEORGIVS DEI BRITT OWM REX coin5/18/2011
  Q: I have a very used 1920 coin that says on the front "GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX" and on the ...
  A: I hope you are well. I lived in KC, MO about ten years ago, in Shawnee Mission, so how's that for a ...
1918 half-crown5/13/2011
  Q: I have just obtained a 1918 half-crown that appears to be EF (XF), but the fields are much smoother ...
  A: No proofs that year JD. I think it may just be highly polished. EF would come in around 40. If it ...
Is this coin real or fake ?5/7/2011
  Q: I'm new to coin collecting. I'm interested in buying medieval coins online. Does this 17th century ...
  A: the condition is excellent. You have to ask yourself why it is in such wonderful condition for a ...
old coin5/1/2011
  Q: please can you help me,I have recently found a old coin with mans head facing right with laurel ...
  A: what you have here is a George III half guinea. The holes have devalued the coin. In pretty good ...
Prince William Wedding coins5/1/2011
  Q: I was planning to buy the Prince William's wedding UK Gold Proof Coin. as below: ...
  A: Ahmed, it is much much better to put your money into a rarer gold coin; it will appreciate better. ...
Mystery Coin4/29/2011
  Q: Front: 1908 Republique Francaise Barre Picture of seated Statue of Liberty Back: Indo Chine ...
  A: http://www.coincollectorsstore.com/products-page/world-coins/french-indo-china-1908-1-piastre/ ...
My Coin Collection4/11/2011
  Q: Hey there, hope you can help me. I have a few coins here, and I was wondering what some of them ...
  A: Joanna, your 1904 English florin has no value since you cannot make out the date. This suggests a ...
Cleaning Coins4/8/2011
  Q: I have come across some of my grandfather's coins from approximately 1942-1945 (all from France). ...
  A: generally any expert will advise you never to clean coins.A collector's rule is that a coin is best ...
Old French coin4/5/2011
  Q: I have a French coin about 22 mm (0.8") diameter and quite thin. Doesn't look like silcer, more ...
  A: sorry it took a while to come back to you. The 'hieroglyphic' beneath the eagle will be a letter; ...
French Coin from 18544/4/2011
  Q: My question involves the worth of a worn coin from 1854 which is a half dollar sized coin "Napoleon ...
  A: The centime was a 100th of a Franc at the time. About 60 million of them were minted in 1854. Even ...
Coin4/3/2011
  Q: I want to know how much a1921 bon pour 1franc might be worth ? One side of the coin says commerce ...
  A: The first thing I can tell you is that 54.4 million of them were made, so- a popular coin, minted ...
CHAS. I SILVER COIN4/2/2011
  Q: 15 MM. IN DIA. IT HAS A ROSE ON ONE SIDE AND A CROWN W/LEGEND ON THE OTHER SIDE. I WAS TOLD IT WAS ...
  A: I think it is a farthing but, as you describe the coin it is hard to tell. The side with the crown- ...
Coin 50 Francs Gold French Napoleon III3/30/2011
  Q: I have come across a coin, Coin 50 Francs Gold French Napoleon III, dated 1859. While trying to do ...
  A: Rachael, Check here http://firstcoincompany.com/en/catalog/50-francs-napoleon-iii-1859.html It was ...
1918 French centimes3/23/2011
  Q: I have a set of 1918 5,10 and 25 hole in center centimes that are in very good to excellent ...
  A: in excellent condition, is as follows: 5 centimes- 25 10- 20 25- 25 Sorry, the value I have ...
Unknown Coin with me3/19/2011
  Q: I have a coin (presumable english) , on one side is a lady facing left side , written is "VICTORIA ...
  A: The lady is Queen Victoria (ruled England from 1837 to 1901); the other side shows St. George ...
french coin3/16/2011
  Q: I recently found a coin about the size of a us quarter [maybe .001" larger in diameter] and thinner. ...
  A: this is a 5 centimes coin (100 centimes in a French Franc). Over 41 million of them were produced ...
British Empire Silver Coins3/15/2011
  Q: I have some over 180 Silver coins of British Empire from the period of 1880 to 1960 I belive ...
  A: you have to make sure of the quality of them. If they are worn or scuffed they will have little ...
value of coins3/13/2011
  Q: My friend would be interested in knowing the value of the following: Queen Anne 1714 2 guinea gold ...
  A: if the 2 guineas is in Extremely Fine condition officially (ie 'EF' as a coin specialist would grade ...
George iii gold coin3/10/2011
  Q: Good afternoon Barry, Having eagerly read your response from an earlier question I am hopeful that ...
  A: it does sound as if you have an excellently preserved spade guinea. If the case seems to be as old ...
Victoria gold sovereign3/9/2011
  Q: I was wondering if you could help me and my husband. We have aquired a Victoria gold soveriegn by ...
  A: what you have here is an obvious fake. The Queen wasn't born for another 19 years, as I am sure your ...
George III 1791 ?3/3/2011
  Q: I have a George III gold coloured coin dated 1791. It has a spade shaped 1/4rd shield emblem on the ...
  A: it's called a spade guinea, for obvious reasons. The King's head went through various design as he ...
british mule 20 pence coin - undated3/3/2011
  Q: Having noticed the price of the mule undated 20 pence coin on E bay shoot up, I was wondering if ...
  A: steer clear. This is one-off madness compounded by ebay nutters who think it's a good deal, but it ...
Value of the Coin2/28/2011
  Q: I have a coin worth 5 francs of the year 1971 and I want to know the value of the coin and also is ...
  A: 142 million of this coin were minted (142,216,000 to be exact). It has absolutely no value at all. ...
Value of British Pennies2/19/2011
  Q: I have 11 British pennies that I'm trying to determine the value of ranging in dates from 1863 to ...
  A: 1863- 10 1867- 8 1882- 10 1895- 5 1896- 5 1898- 10 All the foregoing coins could be double ...
eire??????2/17/2011
  Q: i have a coin that says eire.... with a harp on it. it also has 2000 and on the other side it says ...
  A: Eire is what The Republic of Southern Ireland is called, just off the west coast of England. This is ...
sixpence2/17/2011
  Q: I have a 1926 sixpence and I did some research on it but could not find any images that match. Do ...
  A: http://www.spink.com/departments/coins.asp or www.colincooke.com Your coin has zero value Nathen, ...
George VI pennies2/14/2011
  Q: we have a box of George VI one pennys - about 200 of them. Do they have any value and if so where ...
  A: I think you're rapidly becoming an expert coin assessor. Having said that 1912 and 1818 will have ...
coins2/11/2011
  Q: ANSWER: Peter I am afraid you will have to describe the coin before I can help you. barry ...
  A: might be a half penny depending on size but the value is roughly the same anyway. Where it says ...
gold coin victoria dei gratia2/10/2011
  Q: it 1872 in perfect condition, has a M on the bottom of it i belive it means mint i dont know if that ...
  A: 'M' means it was minted in Melbourne, Australia. Putting out the minting on UK coins to commonwealth ...
Louis XVI coin2/1/2011
  Q: I have a 33mm diameter, 3mm thick Louis XVI gold coin, fairly worn that I'm trying to find out some ...
  A: Have a look here Jane: ...
1939 Half Crown1/17/2011
  Q: My husband was a pack rat and I just found a 1939 Half Crown in with my jewelry. What is coin ...
  A: a 1939 half crown only has a value of a fiver (5.00) even if it is in totally tip top condition. ...
1790 guinea1/16/2011
  Q: I have recently purchased a 1790 guinea and would like to find out if it is real and how much it is ...
  A: http://en.allexperts.com/q/Coin-Collecting-2297/2008/9/1790-Gold-Guinea-Spade.htm Hi Derek. Another ...
penny dated 18771/8/2011
  Q: how to know if my 1877 penny is real or fake because its pretty big it is 3inches in diamater
  A: it's not a fake, it's simply a 'replica', made for the gift market. It has no value from a coin ...
silver coin12/21/2010
  Q: I have a silver panda coin (.999 pure). Around the edges it is starting to turn a dark brown, but ...
  A: the frosting is fine- supposed to be like this. As for the toning, you can either leave it (some ...
Hammered shilling11/16/2010
  Q: I found this lovely coin today.Is it Charles l or ll and what would be the date and value if ...
  A: The obverse is much better since the previous image had a golden tinge to it but that was obviously ...
british coins11/9/2010
  Q: Could you please tell me how much on average they are worth British silver sixpenny pre decimal ...
  A: there's really no such thing as an average. It depends on the year and condition of each coin. What ...
French piedfort set in silver - 10 coins - 197911/6/2010
  Q: This is Dmitry Livshits, a fellow expert in the coin collecting category on this site. I recently ...
  A: nice to hear from you. I can totally help with this and, basically, you are on the right track with ...
1844 Victoria Dei Gratia10/28/2010
  Q: I found this coin in a chuck e cheese ball pit when i was around 10 years old. Thinking it was a ...
  A: you wiould need to tell me what is on the other side of the coin too. Either way it will have no ...
coin bracelet10/25/2010
  Q: G.Britt coins.They are dated between 1917-1931. They are attached with small loops between them. I ...
  A: the coins are silver three pences and are of lowish value anyway. Bung a hole in them and suddenly ...
old french coin10/10/2010
  Q: I have a question about an old french coin that me and my friend found. we found 9 and they range ...
  A: The word 'mes' is actually the end of the word 'centimes', and the big 'C' is the start; so these ...
1881 2 franc coin from france10/7/2010
  Q: This coin looks live silver and weighs slightly under 10 grams. Is it silver and is it collectable? ...
  A: Doug, anything is collectable if you want to collect it. Whether it's valuable or not is a different ...
French coin with Louis XVI on.9/30/2010
  Q: Hey Barry I have a coin with the French king Louis XVI. I dont know if this is out of your ...
  A: I can zone in if you have a date. Rech Prenn suggests it is German, yet France and Navarre (that's ...
Napoleon III Empereur coin9/28/2010
  Q: I have a coin that says Napoleon III Empereur 1854 on the front. On the back it has a picture of an ...
  A: the letter A is the 'mintmark' showing where the coin was made and this one was made in Paris. In ...
British military authority 1/- note 1914.9/21/2010
  Q: a friend of mine is in possession of a British military authority 1/- note 1914. he would very much ...
  A: 'Taking the King's shilling' is a phrase from the 18th century when that amounted to a soldier's ...
british coin9/15/2010
  Q: Many years ago, i found this coin, i know it is british as Britannia is on the reverse, can you tell ...
  A: that is Queen Victoria and you can almost just make out that her hair is in a bun. This is a penny ...
napoleon iii coin9/14/2010
  Q: on the other side it says empire francais dix centimes with a picture of an eagle and the letter K ...
  A: this could go one of two ways. For starters, this is a common coin. 'K' is the identifier for the ...
old coins9/10/2010
  Q: s, which is dated 1876. It has printed check not transferable one side. And 13 wellgate Dundee 1876 ...
  A: This is not a coin, it is a token. In Victorian times, and well into this century too, many traders ...
ten new pence coin (1968)9/8/2010
  Q: BC - Came across a 1968 10 new pence coin. It has the queen on one side and a very nice lion on the ...
  A: you are right on the value- it pretty much has none. If it were in best possible condition it might ...
1856 french coin8/17/2010
  Q: I got this coin as a gift from my husband and would like to know a bit more about it. It's a 5 ...
  A: In 1856 there were over 100 million of these coins made. That gives it zero value and yours looks ...
LIBERTE EGALITE FRATERNITE COIN 19108/16/2010
  Q: SIR WHAT IS THE PRICE OF LIBERTE EGALITE FRATERNITE COIN 1910 20 fcs ? I Attached Photo of It
  A: Nice coin. It is worth about 200 (English pounds). It could be worth a little more if in tip-top ...
Coin value8/5/2010
  Q: I have an 1887 Queen Victoria halfpenny and I was wondering is there any value to this coin ?? Thank ...
  A: Good year Penni, she had been on the throne for 50 years so this was her jubilee. It also means that ...
1 franc coin7/30/2010
  Q: I have a 1 franc coin with travail familie patrie on the face and then etat francais below the axe ...
  A: Anyway, these coins with the axe have no value. At the same time I am being asked a question about a ...
Georgius 1111 coin7/24/2010
  Q: I have discovered a Georgius 1111 1820 coin in my late father in law's estate. On the reverse it ...
  A: so now it depends on the condition. Prices by grade are; Fine (poorest condition, lots of wear)- ...
1941 French two francs - Aluminum7/18/2010
  Q: Barry, I saw that you gave a price for a two franc coin. I have one in aluminum. How much would it ...
  A: sorry for the delay in replying. All the coins you have are common and I am afraid the value is ...
Winston Churchill Coin Valuation7/15/2010
  Q: I wonder if you can help me with a valuation for the following please: I have a Winston Churchill ...
  A: I am not clued-up on these mdeallions since there were so many varieties. But I have found you a ...
1893 Victoria Sovereign Coin7/13/2010
  Q: .thanks for your response. Sorry if my description was confusing. I have the coin that is pictured ...
  A: Sorry Melanie, it seemed you had already done your research, but now I get it. The problem is that ...
is my coin valuable?7/6/2010
  Q: My dad found a coin in Scotland when he was a boy. You cant see the monarch but I can make out 1619 ...
  A: If you cannot see either the monarch's portrait or any words relating to who it is then it is ...
French Coin7/1/2010
  Q: I have an 1864 French dixcentimes. What is the value please. Thanks so much..
  A: Value depends on condition Elaine, and also where it was made. There is either an 'A' or a 'K' or a ...
napoleon coin6/27/2010
  Q: I have an old Napoleon 5 franc coin. What is it's approximate value? Thank You Doug ...
  A: Sorry Doug, I just need the letter you will find to the right of the ANXI. This will affect the ...
silver dollars6/11/2010
  Q: Can old silver dollars safely be cleaned with silver polish?
  A: the quick answer is never clean a coin. If the coins are valuable they will, at some point, be ...
Great Britain penny--19895/23/2010
  Q: I recently found a penny that shows Queen Elizabeth II on the front with D. G.-REG-F. D.-1989 on it. ...
  A: It is an English penny. The 'building' is actually a portcullis, or old castle gate and down the ...
coin value5/18/2010
  Q: coul you please have a look at my irish coin and if you can tell me a little about it. as i cant ...
  A: here ya go: The main obverse design features the Irish Harp separating the date. From 1928 to 1937 ...
georgiv coin5/16/2010
  Q: my son found a coin marked georgiv 1783 but also seems to have copy stamped into it? Does this mean ...
  A: Can you explain more about the coin, Mandy? What is says on it and what the design is? Some of these ...
1941 French coin5/10/2010
  Q: I recently found this 1941 French coin that says its worth 2 francs. I need to know how much that is ...
  A: No great value here I am afraid. It says 'Republique Francaise' (French Republic). 16.8 million were ...
Coin description5/9/2010
  Q: i have had this coin in my family for many generations and i am curious to know where it is dated ...
  A: The coin is 1837 from the reign of Leopold I in Belgium, hence "Roi des bel...(BELGES). You have ...
gold coin5/4/2010
  Q: I have a gold coin dated 1787 with what a believe is george the third on the face. He is facing to ...
  A: this is a French coin and the King is Louis XVI. The coin is called a Louis D'or. You can discover ...
French coin5/1/2010
  Q: Can you give me some idea of the value of (pretty good condition), an 1808 Napoleon Emperor, 10 ...
  A: Mandy the mintmark 'A' is Paris and the cockerel is the symbol of the engraver/designer; in this ...
gold coins4/22/2010
  Q: found 2 gold coins roughly 25mm in diameter.dated 1701, on one side has mans head with above reading ...
  A: it appears that you have only described one coin (you talk about 'one side' and the 'second side'). ...
sovereigns4/22/2010
  Q: I have some full sovereigns dated 1911 and 1913 with no mint mark and a half sovereign 1982 no mint ...
  A: On the 1911 there is never a mintmark for the London coins and 30,044,105 were minted. It only has ...
coins4/21/2010
  Q: i have few coins for some time but i don't know what kind of coins are they, i uploaded the picture ...
  A: The top left is a Spanish Mexico 8 reales coin of Charles IV (IIII) 1788-1808. You also have some ...
royal wedding coin collection 19814/21/2010
  Q: please can you tell me the value of a royal wedding coin collection 1981 with certificate of ...
  A: 14 coins in total. They often come up on eBay where they fetch 10-20 in a frame. I saw a set sell ...
silver crown4/21/2010
  Q: i have recently received a crown from a relative and i was wondering if there i anyhing rare or ...
  A: when you say 'photographed', can I take that to mean it is a portrait of Queen Victoria, wearing a ...
Georgius111 coin4/19/2010
  Q: could you please tell me about my coin its a georgius111 can't see the date but i has St George and ...
  A: The fact that it has St George and the Dragon means two things. Firstly it is after 1816 (George had ...
edwardvs VII 1904(matt) and king george V 1918 gold half soveriegn4/18/2010
  Q: i have the above gold half soveriegns and when i tried to research thier rarity or value i am ...
  A: We can crack this easily. You just need to give me a little more info. On the side of the coin with ...
Napoleon III Empereur 1863 coin4/16/2010
  Q: What is this coin? On the one side is the head of Napoleon with what looks like 'BARRX' under it. ...
  A: This is a ten centime piece. BARRE is the name of the designer/engraver and 'A' means that it was ...
Edward viii 1937 Penny4/15/2010
  Q: I have an Edward viii 1937 Penny, yet all sites appear to say coins for this King were never issued ...
  A: Peggy you have one of two things. If it is genuine then it is one of only five in existence and has ...
Queen Elizabeth silverann.4/13/2010
  Q: When I was a young girl (back in abt. 1974) I got a Queen Elisabeth silvercoin made especially to ...
  A: So, you're still pretty young anyway! Presumably this coin has the Queen on one side on a horse and ...
Non-US Coins4/12/2010
  Q: How do I find the value of Non-US coins for Canada, France, etc.? Also, how do you find value of ...
  A: You can either ask about each coin on this site (by providing what you can see on the coin such as ...
Small Victorian coin4/10/2010
  Q: I have small thin coin with the head of Queen Victoria on one side with the inscription as on the ...
  A: John this is what is known as a trade token. The organisation or service called Nell or Nell's would ...
French Dix Centimes coin 18634/10/2010
  Q: I have an old bronze coin dated 1863. Has little anchor beside the date. The eagle is looking to the ...
  A: your descrition was very detailed and enabled me to identify the coin easily. The A shows that the ...
1902 coin4/8/2010
  Q: I have got a 1902 one shilling coin that is in a pendant. On one side the coin has a blue background ...
  A: Sharon, this is an enamelled coin, treated to look sweet as a pendant. The King is Edward 7th. The ...
Gold British Queen Victoria coin4/8/2010
  Q: I was wondering if you could assist me in the story behind a gold british coin I own. It has Queen ...
  A: This is a gold sovereign, Sandra; in Uncirculated condition (which I think you have,since it is ...
1797 english king george 111 penny.4/6/2010
  Q: Could you please give me an idea if this coin has any worth ? It is in a very worn state. Thank you, ...
  A: This is the famous Cartwheel penny, that can command prices up to 1000 in top condition ...
Strange Tera Cotta Coin4/6/2010
  Q: My wife was going through some of her coins and she came across a 1923 Terra Cotta coin. The coin is ...
  A: It is what is known as a porcelain coin (it is probably Miessen porcelain) and you can see one here: ...
Queen Victoria coin4/5/2010
  Q: I have a Queen Victoria (young head) DEI Gratia coin 1879. On the reverse is a coat of arms but it ...
  A: Pam, is it silver or gold? Confirm which and I can tell you more about it. The shield is not upside ...
German coin from 18664/4/2010
  Q: I have a question about coin on that images. I want to know how much it is worth? And do You know ...
  A: This is a Vereinsthaler and will get you around 25 euros on eBay. There is a bad scratch on the face ...
1902 &1918 British coins4/2/2010
  Q: I have two coins: the first is dated 1902, One Penny: about an inch in diameter, has a photo of a ...
  A: The first bald guy is Edward the seventh who reigned in England from 1901 to 1910 and the other chap ...
coin or medal NAPOLEON 111 EMPEREUR4/1/2010
  Q: i have a coin its brown in color in the middle it has a picture i believe must be of Napoleon on the ...
  A: Ahmed, the value depends on the condition as well as where the coin was made. There will be a small ...
Quarter Sovereign?3/30/2010
  Q: I have a 22ct gold coin that looks like an half sovereign but is smaller, it weighs 2 grams so is ...
  A: you have a great coin here. It is a rare quarter sovereign made in Bombay. Let's be sure about this. ...
where can I sell my collection??3/29/2010
  Q: Greetings... I am a long time collector of US and foreign coins..many British,French,German, ...
  A: selling coins can be a long and arduous process but I think I might be right in guessing where you ...
old penny3/25/2010
  Q: I have several old coins which belonged to my elderly Grandmother.One is a very worn,thin old penny ...
  A: You are pretty bang on on both counts. Yes it's a common coin and yes it would have to be in nice ...
Victoria coin3/25/2010
  Q: I have been given a heap of coins from a relative - one of which has a very old looking Queen ...
  A: This was the year of the Coronation of George V so I am wondering if that's Mary on your coin rather ...
Henri V roi de France coin3/24/2010
  Q: I have a copper coin measuring approx. 35 mm across. On one side it reads as above and shows a head ...
  A: Not a coin I think Len, but a pre-emptive medal for an event that never was. Charles X of France was ...
William III coin?3/24/2010
  Q: I have an old coin that i recently dug up in my garden, and i am trying to find aout a bit more ...
  A: this is a WmIII shilling. William reigned form 1694 to 1702, so you have come across a coin that is ...
English Cpoin3/23/2010
  Q: i have a George 111 penny dated 1797 i believe it is called a cartwheel penny, condition fair, is ...
  A: Cartwheel Penny. Hi Paul; you have the name absolutely correct. These coins are always popular with ...
How much for my Charles 1 Silver penny????3/23/2010
  Q: i recently aquire an old charles 1 silver penny (in London ) ! and i was wondering how much it ...
  A: So, how much did you pay for it? What details are there on the coin? There is a very wide range of ...
rotal wedding coin sets3/22/2010
  Q: i have a boxed set of coins of prince andrew and fergie wedding which i would like to sell any idea ...
  A: You've picked the wrong royals there Mandy. They are not circulation coins so have no value to coin ...
Very small coin3/22/2010
  Q: I would appreciate your help in identifying a small coin I have. It is approx 12mm in ...
  A: your description is perfect and enabled me to go straight to the coin. It is what's known as a ...
Dolphin Coin3/22/2010
  Q: Was interested in selling this coin on ebay. Was told that it is genuine/authentic. Can you give me ...
  A: Dolphins seem to be common on Greek coins and the value varies enormously. I am going to jump in and ...
Old British and European coins3/17/2010
  Q: I have recently inherited some coins from my grandmother. The majority are from the 1800's and ...
  A: A mixed bag you have here. I think the first one is some sort of token and I cannot comprehend the ...
Coin ID3/16/2010
  Q: I have a coin that has been in my collection for many years (about 40). On one side (obverse?) it ...
  A: Jay, a photo would really help. This is not a coin by any stretch of the imagination. Queen Victoria ...
coin/medal value3/15/2010
  Q: would you be able to give me any info as to its value. Regards Paul
  A: This is the Centenary Commemoration medal for George Frederic Handel , Crystal Palace, MDCCCLIX ...
BRITISH ROYAL COINS3/14/2010
  Q: I HAVE A FEW COINS THAT WERE GIVEN TO MY CHILDREN AS BABIES. ARE THEY WORTHLESS. A QUEEN MOTHER 80TH ...
  A: I'm guessing the Queen Mother one is Aug 4th rather than the 11th? Anyway, they are commemorative ...
Re: Charles X Roi 1827B Silver Coin 5 francs3/14/2010
  Q: I just if you may ask if this is worth anything it is 5 Franc coin was in my late husband's ...
  A: You've come to the right guy- I have been specialising in French coins for over 10 years and now ...
what is a 1906 French 50 cent piece worth3/13/2010
  Q: We have a 1906 50 centimes francaise, and are having trouble locating any information on line about ...
  A: The number of these coins minted was 2,679,144; so, there are a lot of them about. In best condition ...
1939 Italian 50 centesimo3/12/2010
  Q: I recently came across a 1939 Italian 50 centesimo in a roll of quarters that I got from my bank...I ...
  A: The coin is made from cupro-nickel (which was replaced by stainless steel in that same year, to ...
Would like to know the USD rate of my coins.3/11/2010
  Q: I have many Elizabeth II coins and i would like to know the USD rate of them. 1972 2 pence, 20 ...
  A: The coins don't have any value to coin collectors, if that's what you were asking. In terms of the ...
10 cent coin3/10/2010
  Q: i found a william 111 1870 10 cent koning with a hole in it wondering if worth anything also how did ...
  A: Not a good one. The hole devalues it but it wasn't worth too much to start with. 'Koning' is Dutch ...
1799 george III half penny3/7/2010
  Q: My question on the coin is the example that I have has the 'B' missing from Britannia, is this a ...
  A: Well, it is not supposed to be like that and it does not appear to be listed anywhere as a mint ...
m isprinted brittish note3/3/2010
  Q: I have a 10 shilling note which belonged to my late father in law he always told the family it was ...
  A: I have had good look round and found two sites I think you should go to and then, if you cannot ...
british gold coins3/2/2010
  Q: it is 25mm dia and on ond sie it has a man with long hair and a leaf type crown with the words ...
  A: here's some good news. This is called a 'spade' guinea (for obvious reasons). George III reigned ...
gold shieldback coins3/2/2010
  Q: i have 10 gold shieldback coins, they are all in good condition and date from 1842 to 1876. they ...
  A: Good morning Mary. Well I hope I can start your day with good news. These are gold sovereigns. The ...
George 111 coins3/1/2010
  Q: I have what I believe to be George 111 1787 sixpence unfortunately it has had a loop soldered on so ...
  A: without the loop and in okay condition it would have a value around 15. In absolutely fantastic ...
Charles and Diana gold coin set2/28/2010
  Q: I have a set of the 22 carat gold coins, commemorating the wedding of Charles and Diana. It in the ...
  A: I think the best place for you to start is www.taxfreegold.co.uk or you might try the Pobjoy Mint ...
1927 george 1v farthing2/27/2010
  Q: several others also a 1840 victorian penny have you any information on these coins ty dawn
  A: Your farthing is worth between 1 and 10 depending on condition. 1902 penny probably the same but ...
coin vaules2/25/2010
  Q: I was just curious if these coins have any value, i have a couple coins in silver it states on front ...
  A: These are all commemorative crowns, minted to mark certain occasions. The 1965 is the death of ...
Edward vii2/20/2010
  Q: I wondered if you new anything about a coin (may not be coin?) I have details as follows:- ...
  A: this is, in fact, the Coronation Medallion issued for the coronation of Ed VII; so, not a coin. The ...
Mis printed Sovereign2/19/2010
  Q: I have a gold sovereign which is dated 1872 and when I hold the queens head up and turn the coin ...
  A: First thing is; this is not an error. Most Victorian coins before 1887 were minted with what is ...
a gibraltar coin2/18/2010
  Q: i live and work in Gibraltar and today someone gave me a coin. slightly bigger than the classic ...
  A: Yup. You just got richer. By about 250 euros. Take a look here: ...
coins for sale2/16/2010
  Q: i am martin living in kenya, east africa.i found lots of coins in my grands place dating 18's to ...
  A: The best thing we can do is to take this bit by bit. Anyway if someone is offering a 'large amount ...
1965 Churchill Crown2/12/2010
  Q: Can you tell me what this is? I have seen in my coin book that there is such a thing as a specimen ...
  A: the difference is that one is worth a fortune and the other is simply small change. 19.6 million ...
coin value/identification2/12/2010
  Q: I have a silver coin.The frond reads:AVST.IMPERATOR FRANCIS GVS 1.D.G with a face facing east letter ...
  A: the coin is of no great value if you cannot make out the details of the picture or even the ...
Silver Coin2/11/2010
  Q: I have A Silver Coin in front of it "HISPAN.ITIND.REK" and in the other side ...
  A: This is a Spanish coin, probably an 8 Reales. The price depends on the condition. If it is fairly ...
2009 20p strike error2/11/2010
  Q: i have recently come across a 2009 dated 20p coin which i believe to be a strike error, this is not ...
  A: I am delighted to help with this. The first thing to say is that you should track down whoever said ...
1925 gold sovereign2/10/2010
  Q: I have a 1925 gold sovereign but I can't tell mint mark,one concern of mine is that when I compare ...
  A: Chances are, it's a fake. I have searched high and low (I have an immense coin reference library) ...
guinea2/10/2010
  Q: i have a william guinea dated 1701, in good condition and i wondered could you give me a rough idea ...
  A: there are a number of different types of the guinea from William III's reign (1694 - 1702) and of ...
whats it worth ?2/9/2010
  Q: any ideas how much its worth ? many thanks anthony
  A: You are fortunate enough to have a Queen Victoria young head sovereign. Judging only from the one ...
Value of QE2 coronation competion coin2/7/2010
  Q: I can find no details on the Internet to tell me about a gold coloured coronation of QE2 coin. On ...
  A: What you have here is a winner's medal from a shooting competition, probably held in Bisley. The ...

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Renowned technology and business copywriter as well as established specialist in British and French coins; of any period for British but post 1780-ish for French; and any denomination....Origins and history of British silver coins (crowns, halfcrowns and florins) primarily from the reign of Charles I onwards. Matters relating to their value, saleability, condition, desirability and related issues. Broadly speaking I am pretty clued-up on most European coins too. Not American coins at all.

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