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two dates on spanish coin11/16/2011
  Q: We have only just realized after almost 20 years that we have a mis-printed coin amongst our ...
  A: Barry, Thank you for your question. The particular 200 pesetas coin you have is a bit unusual in ...
1909 s with missing In God We Trust!11/11/2011
  Q: ...well after doing some research I found out that the Original Designs by DAVID BRENNER did not ...
  A: Mirza, You are the most enthusiastic coin hunter I have ever encountered and I commend you for your ...
Blake & Co California 20 dollar gold coin11/11/2011
  Q: I have one of these and am wondering if it is worth anything to a collector? It is dated 1855.
  A: Sandy, Thank you for your question. Territorial gold coins are quite popular with collectors and as ...
2004 twenty dollar bill with star11/7/2011
  Q: my name is Heather. I currently came to posses a $20 with a star instead of a letter and I had heard ...
  A: Heather, Thank you for your question. The star indicates that there was a problem with the note ...
value of coin if possible11/7/2011
  Q: I have a 1904 and a 1906 Indian Head penny.... ALSO a large penny dated 1818 .. Is there any ...
  A: Margie, Thank you for your questions. The Indian Head cents are common for those dates. Depending ...
Great Medal10/28/2011
  Q: again; My collection consist on World medals. I don't know if you can help me, but I hope so. This ...
  A: Ramon, It's a modern re-strike and is worth roughly $150 to $175. Sincerely, Kathy Ramon, I ...
value of paper money from china10/26/2011
  Q: I need to know what 10 yuan printed in 1940 would be worth. It is from the bank of china and it has ...
  A: Karen, Thank you for your question. There are two different varieties of those notes (serial number ...
unknown coin10/26/2011
  Q: I have what I think is a jeton coin. On one side it has arrows that are banded together and unknown ...
  A: Matt, Thank you for your question. Is there any way you can provide an image of the coin? I need ...
Medalla 178310/24/2011
  Q: I don't know if you work with medals, but I hope you can help me. I have this medal some time ago, ...
  A: Luis, I can't quite make out all of the text in the photos, but it appears to be a medal related to ...
odd Kennedy Half found 1971 plain10/23/2011
  Q: At a local restaurant I asked if they had any silver dollars or halves I could buy. I got about 3 ...
  A: Tim, Thank you for your question. I'd have to actually see the coin to get a better idea. Is there ...
$100 bill misprint10/21/2011
  Q: Are you aware of any misprints concerning a $100 bill with a $10 bill printed on the other side? How ...
  A: Robert, Thank you for your question. That type of error is known as a Double Denomination error and ...
Blake & Co.1855 20 dolls California Gold10/20/2011
  Q: ..I've seen many of the same persons w/ the same coimn as us, but have not found an answer as to the ...
  A: Helen, Thank you for your question. Territorial gold coins are quite popular with collectors and as ...
1919 s Error Penny ! How Rare?10/18/2011
  Q: Cathy..I did not hear from you? Here is pic.. Also I found out while taking the Pic that coin is not ...
  A: Mirza, I wrote responded to your previous question earlier today. Thank you for the image- that ...
George Washington Coin10/18/2011
  Q: I have a George Washington Coin (I believe it is a commemorative), on the front is G. Washington ...
  A: Kathy, Thank you for your question. There are SO many George Washington items that there is an ...
Austrian coins10/18/2011
  Q: This one has a Franz Joseph profile on one side and a profile of a woman on the other side. I think ...
  A: Danger, Thank you for your questions. Please keep in mind that the price of silver has risen since ...
1919 s Error Penny ! How Rare?10/15/2011
  Q: How are you Cathy? I know you get a lot of people asking Q about coins so I will be Brief... ...
  A: Mirza, Unfortunately, I would really have to see the coin in order to make a clear determination as ...
error no cent v-nickel10/4/2011
  Q: just tryimg to send you some good pictures
  A: This looks like a Racketeer nickel from the photo because it has a gold tint, but I see from your ...
G. Washington Madalion10/2/2011
  Q: I have a GW Madalion with hole in top, in excellant condition, any idea of its approxament value ...
  A: Ron, Thank you for your question. That observe was paired with several different reverses, often ...
hispaniarum10/1/2011
  Q: I have a coin in one side it says hispaniarum rex f8 1724 and in the other ludovicus I dei gra its ...
  A: Rossana, Thank you for your question. Would it be possible for you to send me images of both sides? ...
No P or D mark9/29/2011
  Q: I found a Washington Bicentennial quarter with the date 1776 -1976 on it. On the back is the picture ...
  A: Coins produced at the Denver Mint will have a "D" mintmark and coins minted in San Francisco will ...
value of Austro-Hungarian korona9/26/2011
  Q: I have a 1000 Kronen paper bank note from Austria from 1902 and was wondering approximately how much ...
  A: Donna, Thank you for your question. I love the colors and designs on those notes. The catalog ...
No date Linclon cent9/26/2011
  Q: I have a Linclon wheat penny that has no date. The 19 is plainly there but nothing else. ...
  A: Bill, Thank you for your question. Unfortunately, those types of "errors" are not production errors ...
chinese/japanese coin?9/25/2011
  Q: Have a coin here and can't find any info anywhere about it. Any ideas?
  A: Edward, That is the front. The design is a plum blossom. The coin is a yuan from Taiwan. I don't ...
Mexican Reales silver coin worth?9/24/2011
  Q: I inherited from my great grandmother a coin collection from different countries (mostly mexican ...
  A: Eduardo, Thank you for your question. I can't tell the condition of your 1793 1 Real from the ...
silver certificate value9/21/2011
  Q: I have a rather extensive coin collection, basically from my grandfather, but recently aquired a ...
  A: Susan, Thank you for your question. I'm not familiar with that particular item. Unfortunately, the ...
advice on how to sell ancient east african coins9/20/2011
  Q: i would kike you to advice me on where and how i can sell some old east African coins that i have. ...
  A: Philis, Thank you for your question. Unfortunately, those coins do not have too much value above ...
1917 Coin9/19/2011
  Q: I don't really collect coins per say, but if I find one I like, or is old, I'll keep it in a special ...
  A: Brittaney, The images helped a lot- thanks. It's a 3 pence coin from Great Britain. Due to the ...
1917 2 dollar bill9/19/2011
  Q: It was my mothers and she was murdered, I am a sigle mom and was told it might be worth something, ...
  A: Marcie, Would it be possible for you to provide a scan of the note? If not, can you tell me the ...
1908 100 mark german reichbank notes8/31/2011
  Q: Kathy, I have 3 consecutively numbered crisp unused 1908 100 mark notes with red seal/serial ...
  A: Cathasaigh, Thank you for your question. Those are beautiful notes. There are two varieties, and in ...
1978 d mint 10 pfennig in vf to ms8/31/2011
  Q: i was wondering the value of this coin. It is in vf to ms condition there is a d above the 10 ...
  A: Jake, Thank you for your question. With rare exceptions, most coins minted for circulation in the ...
BanQue D'etat Du Maroc8/29/2011
  Q: I have a 1943 Banque D'etat Du Maroc Bank note in mint condition (still crisp) In on it as follows: ...
  A: Norma, Neat note. Thanks for your question. It is a 50 Francs note from Morocco. The catalog number ...
Rhodesian 2/- coin 19548/26/2011
  Q: Herewith scan of 2/- Rhod 1954
  A: Rob, The picture made all of the difference because now I can see that it's from Southern Rhodesia ...
Morgan Silver Dollars8/26/2011
  Q: I have 4 Morgan Silver Dollars that I wanted to get a price on and have a question about them. First ...
  A: Craig, Thank you for your question. Is there any chance you can provide images? If so, you can send ...
Pope's coins8/24/2011
  Q: My mother has 2 X 3 coin sets bought in Vatican many years ago = 21mm+ in diameter , "La presente ...
  A: Bruce, I am not too familiar with the private coins/medals sold by the Vatican. I know there are ...
value of a mis-printed $1 bill8/23/2011
  Q: I work in a bank. In about 1981,I found a $1 bill in a pack of new ones we received from Fed ...
  A: Joyce, Good for you! Would it be possible for you to send me a scan of both sides of the note? You ...
Coins from 17488/19/2011
  Q: I have several small (about 1/2" dia) coins dated 1748 and the mintmark A. They are "uniface," with ...
  A: Alan, You are correct that it is from the Austrian state of Salzburg. The ruler for this was ...
Just acquired collection8/19/2011
  Q: I do not know much about coins I just bought a collection of mostly US coins (some foriegn), with ...
  A: Tammy, That is a good question. What time period are the items from? Which countries are mainly ...
1978 Nickel8/16/2011
  Q: Kathy is this nickel an error, and does it have any value.
  A: Marge, Thank you for the question and the image. It's hard to tell without seeing it in person, but ...
I Found I 1924 Penny with8/16/2011
  Q: I already Checked online and the only place I found a PIC of a 1924 is on CoinTalk and...it does not ...
  A: Mirza, I sure wish I could enlarge this image and see detail... In general I see what you're ...
Yun-Nan-Province 7 Mace and 2 Candareens Coin8/15/2011
  Q: I was going thru my old coins one day and ran across this one that i have forgotten about having. I ...
  A: Preston, Thank you for your question and the images. Often counterfeits can be spotted by the ...
Cinco Soles Oro 9/10 Fino Peruvian Gold Coin8/12/2011
  Q: Kathy, I have 2 of these coins(1969)mounted in gold as cufflinks. Are the coins themselves more ...
  A: Teresa, The date range for those is 1956-1969. Of the years the coins were minted, the only one ...
I have a 1947 Pennys that Sound DEAD no Melodey when Dropped! Unlike any Wheat Penny! Why?8/10/2011
  Q: Is it Possible? For a Wheat Penny of that Era to act this way I have heard many many Wheat Pennys ...
  A: As someone who loves Wheat Cents regardless of the date, it pains me to hear that you're dropping ...
Japanese coin album8/10/2011
  Q: I own a Japanese coin album that contains the following: 1 Yen - 1955 thru 1975 5 Yen - 1948 ...
  A: Bill, Thank you for your question. That sounds like a neat collection. Unfortunately, there is not ...
president commerative coins8/10/2011
  Q: i hope you can help. I have two coins one with Abraham Lincoln the other George Washington. On both ...
  A: Loretta, Thank you for your question. I'm sorry it has taken me a while to respond. We've been ...
Lincoln penny with stars in place of date8/8/2011
  Q: My father tells me that he has a Lincoln penny that has four stars where the year would normally be. ...
  A: Denise, Thank you for your question. It would be interesting to know whether it is a Memorial Cent ...
coin values8/8/2011
  Q: I have searched allover and cannot find a value on these coins. It is a red book full of bronze ...
  A: Susan, Thank you for your question. We just finished cataloging for our upcoming Heritage Currency ...
Rhodesian notes7/12/2011
  Q: My parents in law emigrated from Zimbabwe to Perth Australia to live with my wife and myself 5 years ...
  A: Tom, At a quick glance, it does appear these notes have value. However, the notes are too small in ...
1914 Nach Paris Medallion7/10/2011
  Q: Kathy, I have this Medallion that is dated 1914 and "Nach Paris" a naked rider on horseback with a ...
  A: Donald, Thank you for your question. I'm sorry for the delay in my response. I put a vacation ...
please help me out...7/9/2011
  Q: I have a small copper coin. It is dated 1766. The description is as follows: within another circle ...
  A: Andrea, Thank you for your question. I am sorry for the delay in answering. Your question reached ...
Silver Certificate7/9/2011
  Q: I have some 1935 and 1957 Silver Certificates, circulated in Fair and Good condition. Is it worth my ...
  A: Barbara, I'm sorry it has taken me a few days to respond. We're busy cataloging for a large upcoming ...
old coins7/8/2011
  Q: I have a GEORGIVS II DEI GRATIA date (1746) on the back of the coin reads around the side ...
  A: Cruz- Thank you for your question. We're busy cataloging for an upcoming auction, so it's taking me ...
old one cents7/6/2011
  Q: it minted two faces . i want to know how much worth it . thanks ANSWER: Fares- Thank you for your ...
  A: Fares, The cents you have contain more copper than cents produced after 1982, so they are worth a ...
1965 East Caribbean $5.00 error7/6/2011
  Q: I have in my possession the above bill with two different serial numbers. The two numbers are: C6 ...
  A: Chester, Congratulations! Mismatched serial number errors are very collectible. The value is ...
"The American Victory Collection" coin and stamp collection7/5/2011
  Q: Are you familiar with who made these commemorative sets of coins and stamps; Each individually ...
  A: Keith, Thank you for your question. There have been numerous commemorative sets representing ...
2 coins6/30/2011
  Q: I have an 8RP 1889 MR 10D 20C republica mexicana silver coin What is its worth? On one side is ...
  A: Ed, Your coin from Mexico is likely worth a little bit above the price of an ounce of silver (it ...
Spain 17336/29/2011
  Q: I have this coin in a collection my grandpa left to me. The weight is 26.82gr. on my digital scale, ...
  A: Joshua, Thank you for your question. The eight reales piece you have has a Mexico City mintmark (the ...
1855 BLAKE ASSAYERS 20 DOLLAR CALIFORNIA GOLD COIN6/27/2011
  Q: I OWN ONE OF THESE COINS AND WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHAT THE GENERAL VALUE OF THESE PARTICULAR COINS ARE ...
  A: Roberta, I would be quite interested in learning more about what you have. Please email images of ...
1980 2 Dollar Bahama Coin Value6/25/2011
  Q: I have a 1980 two dollar coin from the Bahamas. It doesn't have any marks as far as where it was ...
  A: Since 1969, Bahamian coins are struck at the Royal Mint in England and the Franklin Mint in the ...
Is my quater rare? My quarter has an incorret D6/25/2011
  Q: I have a quarter with the dates 1776-1976, it also has the drummer boy on it. I was looking closely ...
  A: Teresa, Good eye! It does appear that the mintmark was not properly punched. The most well-known ...
Star Note6/25/2011
  Q: I have a 2006 $10 star note in crisp condition I recieved directly from the bank. It has no folds ...
  A: Dawn- Thank you for your question. At this point, it's not likely worth much more than face value, ...
pope john paul II coins6/24/2011
  Q: I have a set of coins to commemorate pope john paul II from 2006. There is one 26mm 6g fine gold ...
  A: Katie, Thank you for your question. Those types of materials have collector value, but not ...
greek coin6/24/2011
  Q: I hope you can help me to identify my coin, I have trawled through so many images online and failed ...
  A: Chris- Thank you for your question. I would need to seen an image of the other side of the coin to ...
one sided penny6/23/2011
  Q: what is the value British 1986 one sided penny please
  A: John- Thank you for your question. For the most part (with some exceptions) modern British error ...
netherland 1952 1G and 1947 1/4G6/22/2011
  Q: I would like to know if tease coins are silver? I also have a 5 cent square coin from Curacao but no ...
  A: Carlisle- Thanks for your question. The Curacao piece is copper-nickel and would be 1943 or 1948. ...
WWII German coin/token6/21/2011
  Q: First off, thank you for taking a moment to try and answer my question about a coin/token that I ...
  A: Frank, I checked with a friend of mine who has more familiarity with German material. He believes it ...
Paper DIX FRANCS6/21/2011
  Q: I have a Banque De Fance 1941 Dix Fancs. What is the value of that bill? The other numbers on the ...
  A: Edie- Thank you for your question. There are six varieties of 10 Francs notes issued from 1941-49. ...
1958p lincoln cent error6/20/2011
  Q: I want to know if my 1958P was a variety/error ...
  A: Darrick- There are a huge number of varieties for the Lincoln Cent series. It's hard to determine ...
Silver Certificate6/20/2011
  Q: I have a Series 1923 Silver Certificate $1. I know from my limited research that it may not be a, ...
  A: Kathy- It's great that you've done some research and you're right that it never hurts to check! ...
500$ bill issued in 18646/19/2011
  Q: I have this old 500$ bill marked " Two years after the ratification of peace between the Confederate ...
  A: Daniel, Thank you for your question and the image. Unfortunately it appears that you have a replica ...
Old coins, I dont know there worth.6/19/2011
  Q: I found some old coins while cleaning and would very much like to know there worth, if you can. They ...
  A: Karen- Thank you for your question and the good information you provided about the various coins. ...
1964 Kennedy half6/19/2011
  Q: I have a 1964P with the 2 accented hair variety items(broken ray by stars and no serif on the "G") ...
  A: Jorgen- I appreciate your question. I checked with an expert on Kennedy Half Dollars regarding the ...
Misprinted coins6/16/2011
  Q: How much do you think a misprinted penny and dime would be worth? They are around 1970 something and ...
  A: Kin- Thank you for your question. There are a lot of different factors that affect the value of ...
IOH.HEIN SCHNEIDER 18376/16/2011
  Q: I have this object that I haven't been able to find any information on. I don't even know what it ...
  A: Everything about it to me points to it being a button. Some of the buttons of that time period and ...
old $20 bills6/14/2011
  Q: I recently got $10,000 in 20's that were all from 1977 and earlier. There are several 1969 that are ...
  A: Jed- Thanks for the question. There are a few better districts in the various 1969 series for $20 ...
value of dollar round6/13/2011
  Q: I had a silver dollar with a picture of draped bust woman on front and .999 fine silver, one troy ...
  A: Linda- Thank you for your question. I'm not sure exactly what you had. Was there a date on it? Is ...
Old Korean Money6/12/2011
  Q: I received quite a few old brown and purple Korean bank notes when I was in Canada exchanging my ...
  A: Sommer- Thank you for your question. Based on the photo, the note appears to be a 1000 Won that is ...
FX6/11/2011
  Q: Please quote one 500 billion 1993 YUO note (5*10^18 YUN)/one 100 trillion 2008 ZWR note (10^27 ZWD) ...
  A: T- Thank you for your question. There are several currency converter websites, such as www.xe.com ...
german mark6/10/2011
  Q: It's in excellent condition. My grandfatehr got it when he was in worl war 2 but that is all the ...
  A: Valerie- Thank you for your question. Based on the scan, it appears you have a 50 Reichsmark dated ...
Value of an old indian coin6/7/2011
  Q: would like to know about the present selling cost of an old indian coin depicting a picture of ...
  A: Jags- The item you have is a brass Indian Temple Token. The side that appears to be a barter system ...
Series of 1934 C - $10.00 bill6/6/2011
  Q: I have one-ten dollar bill from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York "B". Washington D.C.,then ...
  A: Linda- Thank you for your inquiry. That note is a (Friedberg) Fr. 2008-B. Although it's always hard ...
$100.00 star w/low serial6/4/2011
  Q: I received this bill and wanted to get some advice on it's worth. It is a circulated series 1996 ...
  A: Larry- Thank you for your question. Unfortunately, for that series, a six digit serial number really ...
Foreign paper money6/3/2011
  Q: I was going through some old books and found a cinco pesetas dated 22 de Julio 1954 from Spain, a ...
  A: Sheryl- Thank you for your question. The catalog number for the note from Spain is Pick 146a and the ...
coin value and info6/2/2011
  Q: It is a 1793 On the back side a coat of arms with the words Replica Hispan Et Ind rex M 8R F M The ...
  A: Linda- Thanks for your inquiry. It sounds like you have a replica of an 8 Reales coin from Spain ...
Bicentennial coin collection of federal & state seals6/2/2011
  Q: I am interested in finding out more about a binder of "Bicentennial coin collection federal and ...
  A: Patty- Thank you for your question. There were countless Bicentennial sets of different types ...
Value5/31/2011
  Q: We have a 1875 .20ct piece. From what little, and I mean little we've read about this coin, they ...
  A: Doug- What a great coin to have! The value ranges significantly based on the level of circulation. ...
HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE silver coin5/25/2011
  Q: I have a sterling silver British coin an inch and a half in diameter. It has in "E" on the front ...
  A: Catherine- Thank you for your question. That does sound familiar to me. Is there a date on the coin ...
2004 nickel-printed backwards5/25/2011
  Q: I have found a 2004 Louisiana Purchase nickel where the back side of the coin is printed backwards. ...
  A: Laurie, Congratulations on your error coin! Error coins are of great interest to many collectors and ...
confederate $500 loan certificate5/24/2011
  Q: I have just come across 2 - Confederate States of America, $500 Loan certificates as I was cleaning ...
  A: Martha, Thank you for your question. Confederate Bonds are neat items and there has been additional ...
What are these coins and what is value?5/24/2011
  Q: Can you please tell me about these coins and if they are of any value? My father had them in this ...
  A: Darcy- Thank you for your inquiry. It would be helpful to see images of the other side of these two ...
coin values5/23/2011
  Q: first of all let me thank you in advance for your assistance. have a couple questions. were coins ...
  A: Quantities of coins would have been housed in cloth bank bags or piled into saddlebags, etc. I ...
waterloo and general service medals5/23/2011
  Q: I have a set of medals for John Downey, 32nd Reg. Foot. They are the Waterloo Medal, dated 1815 and ...
  A: Tim- Thank you for your question. Military service medals are a bit out of my area of expertise. ...
Confederate $5005/21/2011
  Q: I have a Confederate $500 bill 2/17/1864 No: 7033 with Jackson in bottom left. The bill is in ...
  A: Carl- Thank you for your inquiry. Based on the scan and information, your Confederate T64 appears to ...
copper coin5/19/2011
  Q: i found a copper coin with a right sides view.what i can read it is a president coin andrew jackson ...
  A: Ian- Thank you for your question. You have a fairly modern brass token that was part of a series of ...

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I either answer all questions related to collecting, value, etc. or contact one of our other specialists here at Heritage Auctions for the answer.

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I have been collecting for almost forty years. In addition, I have thousands of reference books and periodicals in my personal library, have written dozens of articles on a wide range of numismatic topics, have attended the American Numismatic Association's Summer Seminar several times and have taken a wide array of courses, have served as the editor of several numismatic publications. Have held positions in local, state, and national numismatic organizations, and am a member of at least a dozen numismatic clubs. I have worked at Heritage Auctions as a Currency Cataloger for almost three years. Numismatic Theatre Chair for the ANA 2010 National Money Show and co-designer of the convention medal.

Organizations
• American Numismatic Association, Life Member American Numismatic Society, Civil War Token Society Life Member, Colonial Coin Collectors Club, Dallas Coin Club, President 2008-2009, Editor 2005-Present, Secretary 2005-2007, Early American Coppers, Fort Worth Coin Club, Editor November 2007-April 2009, Numismatic Literary Guild, Society of Paper Money Collectors, Texas Numismatic Association, Life Member & Youth Chair 2006-2010, Token and Medal Society- Board Member 2008-2010, and Women in Numismatics

Publications
Dallas Coin Club Newsletter, Fort Worth Coin Club News, Greater Houston Double Shift, TNA News, C4 Newsletter, Penny Wise, and Heritage Magazine. I also write articles for Heritage's Currency e-newsletters and have been interviewed for articles for a number of publications.

Education/Credentials
B.A. cum laude in Psychology/History ANA Summer Seminar Courses- Colonial Numismatics- Beyond the Red Book with John Kraljevich and Erik Goldstein 2008, Numismatics of the American Colonial Period with John Kraljevich and Erik Goldstein 2007, Ancient History Through Coins with David Vagi and Kerry Wetterstrom 2006, Detection of Counterfeit and Altered Coins with J.P. Martin and Bob Campbell 2006, Grading U.S. Coins with Don Bonser and Mary Sauvain 2005. Those were just the main courses. I've also taken numerous mini seminars as well.

Awards and Honors
• Extraordinary Merit Award, Non-Profit or Club Numismatic Publications, TNA Youth Newsletter September 2009, Numismatic Literary Guild 2009 • Lewis Reagan Award 2009, Texas Numismatic Association • Special Thanks Award 2007, Texas Numismatic Association • Special Recognition Award 2007, American Numismatic Association • Dallas Coin Club Article of the Year 2008- “Dallas Coin Club History: The First 80 Years” • Best Club Newsletter 2009, Texas Numismatic Association • Third Place, Electronic Newsletters 2007, American Numismatic Association • Second Place, Electronic Newsletters 2008, American Numismatic Association • Best Club Newsletter 2007, Texas Numismatic Association • Third Place, Electronic Newsletters 2007, American Numismatic Association • Dallas Coin Club Article of the Year 2007- “Pine Tree Shillings”

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