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Coin and Paper Money Collecting/Questions Answered by Expert David McConaghy

SubjectDate Asked
uniface coin3/3/2017
  Q: I am from Trinidad and Tobago in the West Indies. I recently found a uniface 2016 T@T 10 cent coin. ...
  A: This coin looks like it was struck with some foreign material on one side. This means that when the ...
1968 Rosevelt Dime no mint1/29/2017
  Q: I have a 1968 Rosevelt dime it does not have a mint mark, and the word we is a little smashed and is ...
  A: All of the 1968 dimes made for circulation had no mint mark. The proof set was made with an S for ...
1968 no "s" Roosevelt dime1/26/2017
  Q: I'm hoping you could tell me more about this US Dime and if its worth or value at anything
  A: All of the 1968 dimes made for circulation had no mint mark. The proof set was made with an S for ...
strange penny12/7/2016
  Q: I have a 1965 lincoln penny it has a hole in the center approximately 1\4 inch in diameter the hole ...
  A: What you have is an altered coin - this was not done at the mint. We can guess that the person who ...
Foreign coin10/21/2016
  Q: Could u tell me if you think this atocha coin might be counterfeit and if not what it's value would ...
  A: In my opinion this is a replica coin. The patina appears to be too shiny and it has no salt water ...
About a 1943 quarter10/20/2016
  Q: Found this 1943 quarter s mint it has in handwriting the name frank and Jr also around Washington's ...
  A: When a coin has this type of writing we call it graffiti - this was done to coins on a regular basis ...
One Canadian cent10/10/2016
  Q: Sorry David, I sent an email without an images. Please clarify for me if this cent has a value. ...
  A: I believe that Canada stopped making pennies in 2012 but you should ask someone who lives there. ...
2005 buffalo quarter9/17/2016
  Q: I have a 2005 Kansas Buffalo quarter. The images are upside down from each other. What value if I ...
  A: It sounds like you are talking about the orientation of the images on the front and back relative to ...
what is it worth?8/21/2016
  Q: Can you tell me what this is? Looks like a morgan dollar but no date and has a pic. Of scales on the ...
  A: Its difficult to give you a specific price without seeing the back of this coin. It looks like a ...
Coins7/29/2016
  Q: I have two coins that I would like more information on, please. The first is the 1999 Pennsylvania ...
  A: It sounds like you have coins there worth 30 cents. Coins can be aligned in two ways. The two ways ...
I got a penny the is different from the others7/8/2016
  Q: I got this penny and the unusual thing about it it's the it's a little more bigger than others and ...
  A: This is an interesting find. First we would need to determine the weight so we can see if it could ...
1939 Canadian dollar coin6/7/2016
  Q: I have two very fine 1939 dollar coins. One has three dots after the word dollar. Magnified shows ...
  A: There is no mention of this type of error in any of the price guides or auction listings. From the ...
foreign currency5/30/2016
  Q: Like many other guys who served in WWII my dad collected currency as souvenirs. He was stationed in ...
  A: We get a lot like this just about everyday. It was common to collect notes from all the countries ...
1938 gold coin5/26/2016
  Q: i have a 1938 gold coin expropiacion petrolera coin how much is it worth? ...
  A: This is a token or a medallion. There is no monetary value or country of origin on it so we can rule ...
Canadian Currency 1954 (modified)5/23/2016
  Q: We have 4 Canadian bank notes with the issue date of 1954. None have the devil's face in the hair, ...
  A: In the condition that you have them they are worth more than their face value. They sell on eBay for ...
1988p 2 head copper nickel5/20/2016
  Q: I inquired a couple of days ago about this, why copper and without Hollow sound. answer was "I ...
  A: Please note that I am not the person who replied to your last question - I would never have given ...
odd penny4/30/2016
  Q: I found a penny where the top half is mostly there the bottom is blank, and the flip side the top is ...
  A: Its difficult to get you a specific answer without seeing a photo of the coin but here is what I ...
1991 dime missing "us" in pluribus4/28/2016
  Q: I have a 1991 dime missing the "us" in pluribus. The first U in unum is barely noticeable. It looks ...
  A: Its difficult to give you a specific answer without seeing this coin. It sounds like you have a ...
Misprint 5$ bill4/24/2016
  Q: I have a 1974 series 5$ bill with a misprint on back bottom left corner and I'm wondering if it is ...
  A: While this is a minor error it does add to the value of the note. I would expect an error of this ...
Large quarter4/16/2016
  Q: I purchased a large quarter (about 5oz) I believe around 1999-2006. I sold it around 2007-2008. I've ...
  A: I have had these in my store before. They were bullion products and not made by the US Mint. There ...
JSO coin4/12/2016
  Q: I was once on here years ago, for the same question about The JSO coin I have. WE just about confirm ...
  A: Carl, This is a very easy one. The coin is a replica. The R on it tells you that it was made ...
1997 D Penny Blank on Tails Side3/14/2016
  Q: I got this penny in change one day and my question is did they misprint the 1997 D Penny to where it ...
  A: I would love to answer this coin but I am at a disadvantage when I can not see the coin. If what you ...
??Dime struck on copper planchette??3/10/2016
  Q: Had this coin for about 25 years. Dime sized on a copper planchette? Can you identify something like ...
  A: This is a very intriguing coin. If the weight is close to 3 grams it is good evidence that it could ...
mis struck one pound 2006 coin3/10/2016
  Q: i have a 2006 mis struck coin .the royal mint say it is genuine.and advised me to contact collectors ...
  A: Since the Royal Mint has confirmed the error you can send it to PCGS or NGC to have it encapsulated ...
1975 dime2/6/2016
  Q: I have checked it their is no s on it it's a little rough looking but you can still see ...
  A: In 1975 the business struck dimes produced at the Philadelphia mint did not have a mint mark. If ...
Coin? Token?2/5/2016
  Q: Can you identify this? Thanks, Keith Droste
  A: This is one of my favorite coins! What you have there is a prototype coin. "They were a suggested ...
Mexico 1906 50 centavo coin1/22/2016
  Q: Could you help me identify the difference between the "open" and "closed" 9 varieties in the Mexican ...
  A: The best I can do here is refer you to a site that will show you examples. This link will show you ...
1950 20 Francs1/15/2016
  Q: I have a 1950 20 Francs coin. On the front it has a lady's head with a name Rebublique ...
  A: This is a very common coin - back when France used Francs this was worth about 3 cents. They now use ...
Info on Coin1/13/2016
  Q: Good Day David, My mother has this coin since way back and she is asking me if I could get some info ...
  A: It looks like you have an 8 Real Spanish Silver Coin. It is badly worn so I can not make a positive ...
Coin value and date1/11/2016
  Q: Can you help me with information about this coin. It was found near an old railroad bed.
  A: It looks like you have a Chinese Cash coin. They are highly counterfeited but the good news is that ...
Silver Rider (Ducaton) real, fake or replica1/5/2016
  Q: I came across a Silver Rider (Ducaton) of 1775, but I'm not sure if its real or a replica. Can one ...
  A: It is difficult to determine if this coin is genuine from just photos. If you compare yours to ...
coin colored1/2/2016
  Q: I have a 2014 liberty nickel painted bronze goldish colored in front and parshaly in back in rub it ...
  A: The finish on your coin did not come from the mint - this was done after by someone with some free ...
mexican coin12/21/2015
  Q: I have a coin from Mexico. It has on one side unidos mexicanos and what looks like a dragon with a ...
  A: This is in fact a 1992 - what you have is known as a die cud where a small piece of metal gets into ...
absolutely no idea on this "coin"12/6/2015
  Q: Hi dug this while detecting in Australia from at least 12 inches
  A: This is a replica of an 8 Escudos gold Spanish coin that was likely made from a mold of a real one. ...
Franciscvs coin12/5/2015
  Q: I found a coin in my house that looks quite valuable altough it seems a little damaged. One ...
  A: Elena, Check out this link and compare both sides - I think this is what you have: ...
Coin with woman pictured11/14/2015
  Q: I found a coin the size of a nickel that looks to be copper with a woman pictured on the obverse and ...
  A: This looks like a one off custom token. It might have been done by an engraver to represent a loved ...
Two Headed Rosevelt Dime 1978 P11/10/2015
  Q: What are the odds of a two headed coin being real? It sure looks real to me. If it is not real how ...
  A: There is no chance that this was made by the mint. The obverse and reverse dies do not fit into the ...
Canadian penny11/4/2015
  Q: I have a 1978 canadian penny, and there is a small five by the by the upper left of the 8. I cannot ...
  A: You are correct that this variety has not yet been listed on any price guides and there is no ...
Help identifying coin from 1600s France10/17/2015
  Q: I have a coin that appears to be from France. The date looks to be 168?, I cannot make out the last ...
  A: Your token is dated 1683 and it is referred to as a Jeton which is the French way of saying token. ...
1997D possible mint error10/9/2015
  Q: Got this penny about a year ago. Recently started looking at it and it appears to me to be a double ...
  A: This is an interesting piece. From the photos it looks like a piece that was made by the ...
Kuwait coin9/26/2015
  Q: I had just found this coin in my stash of quarters and can't find anything with the same dates (I'm ...
  A: What you have there is a 1983 (1403 Arabic calendar) 50 Fils coin from Kuwait. This is current ...
Coin value8/30/2015
  Q: Hello I happen to have these coins I would like to know the value of them
  A: The foreign coins are from the Philippines. They are worth about $5 for the group and the other two ...
Banquet Nationale De Belgique 20 Franc note8/12/2015
  Q: I have a 20 Franc dated 05 02 43. I am seeking to find out approximate the value and where I can ...
  A: These notes are very common in the collections of service members who were active in Europe during ...
foreign money7/26/2015
  Q: I have some foriegn currency from Japan and china with no date on them but I was wondering if u can ...
  A: You were close on the country - this note is from Taiwan. The person pictured is Chiang Kai Shek. He ...
1984 Jose Ma Morelo Coin Value6/22/2015
  Q: I have several of these coins with the engraver's signature, ra, evident on the lapel. From a ...
  A: The one in the photo is the common one, not too much value, about 25 cents. If the initials were ...
1916 d dime6/15/2015
  Q: Hi was wondering what you could tell me about this dime it would be greatly appreciated thank you so ...
  A: This is the rarest Mercury dime. The designer was Adolph Alexander Weinman who also designed the ...
Error coin6/11/2015
  Q: I found an error coin in my collection but I dont know what kind it would be or if it would be worth ...
  A: What you have found is a slightly (10%) off center penny. These are pretty common and you will find ...
Bank of England defect note5/26/2015
  Q: I have found a Bank of England £20 sterling banknote which has one of the 2 UV flourescent inks ...
  A: When it comes to error notes and error coins the rule of thumb is the more obvious the higher the ...
specimen notes5/18/2015
  Q: i have been on the stupid net for weeks now trying to find the value of some notes i have, so far i ...
  A: I would like to start out by saying that these are heavily counterfeited and 999999999999.9% are ...
roman penny5/13/2015
  Q: I have one of those roman pennies the year 1872 is it valuable? and how do I clean it
  A: The Roman empire ended in the year 476 so I think it might be something else. If you include a clear ...
2 dollar bills year 20055/7/2015
  Q: I have conflicting sources on 2005 printing. Were 2 dollar bills printed in 2005? Thanks so much. ...
  A: There were no $2 printed in 2005 From Wikipedia Series Dates $2 Federal Reserve Notes have been ...
1742 silver ducaton4/12/2015
  Q: I have a Dutch Silver Ducaton from the Hollandia shipwreck in 1743. I can make out any dates on the ...
  A: Its not clear from your question if you can or can not make out the date. If you can make out the ...
Silver tarnish4/9/2015
  Q: If I see a silver coin for sale that is 100 or more years old and has no tarnish or toning , should ...
  A: Good Question!!! The age of a coin does not determine its specific patina or life history. There ...
value of coins3/9/2015
  Q: I have a 1998 double died penny. Vf condition and I was trying to get an idea value of what an error ...
  A: I would need to see it to give you a value on your coin but a certified VF 1998 Doubled Die would be ...
weird penny2/18/2015
  Q: Found this going thru 10 years of pennies. Looks exactly like a real penny reverse. .749 diameter. ...
  A: What you have there is half of a novelty double reverse memorial cent. These were/are used by ...
persian gold coin2/11/2015
  Q: I believe this coin is a 5 pahlavi gold persian coin, could you please tell me if this is correct ...
  A: The Iranian 5 Pahlavi gold coin was minted from 1960 to 1979 and should weigh 40.69 grams. The date ...
Error dime1/29/2015
  Q: I have a 1982 dime with no mint mark. It is supposed to have a "P" for Philadelphia mint, but it ...
  A: The gold plated dime will not have any value above ten cents. The 1982 missing the P would be worth ...
1995 dime12/30/2014
  Q: Good afternoon I found this dime and I was looking at the back and seen that it wasn't finished. The ...
  A: What you have here is evidence of someone having too much time on their hands. This coin was ...
Bronz coin with an S on each side12/21/2014
  Q: I found this coin with some other stuff that was put away many years ago. It has nothing on it but a ...
  A: Typically coins with numbers or letters like this were used as hat/coat check tokens at restaurants ...
1942D Jefferson nickel12/1/2014
  Q: Wonder why 42D Jefferson in MS60, 63 & 65 is worth so much more than years with less mintage?
  A: The book value for a 1942 D Nickel is as follows: MS60 $2.00 MS63 $4.00 MS65 $15.00 These prices ...
error10/15/2014
  Q: The number was supposed to be what I believe is 1964 but on the penny it says 196b and under the 9 ...
  A: It sounds like (I can be more specific if you send a picture) you have a "filled" error cent. This ...
value of some currency9/30/2014
  Q: I have a$5.00 note National Currency The First National Bank of Tyrone Pa. #4355 What is the value ...
  A: My estimate on this note would be somewhere between $250 and $500 depending on the condition. The ...
Coin9/27/2014
  Q: What is this coin? And has some value?
  A: Hola Gustavo, This item is a watch fob - this would have been at one end of a pocket watch chain ...
World war 2 German coin/token?9/1/2014
  Q: I received this coin/token a few years ago bit have been unable to identity it or know what it ...
  A: This is a WWII Medal - The number on the back indicates the years of service. The medal was from the ...
Korean Paper Money, 19548/12/2014
  Q: McConaghy, My father served in Korea and I recently found two 100 HWAN bills in an old box of ...
  A: For sure these notes are worth more to you since they have your Dad's inscriptions on them. They ...
My coin7/22/2014
  Q: I was hoping you could help me identify this coin. A friend of mine found it in her yard and I was ...
  A: Your coin looks like its an - ANTONINUS PIUS, 138-161. Sestertius, HRIC.72. Laureate bust r./HONORI ...
Possible ancient coin - need help7/16/2014
  Q: Let me start by saying I know nothing about coins. I acquired this coin in a pendant that was passed ...
  A: Here are the details of a coin similar to the one that you have: KINGS of MACEDON. Philip II. ...
1913 French Indo China 20 Centimes6/23/2014
  Q: I have a 1913 French Indo China 20 centimes Silver Coin. On the reverse it is marked titre 0.68 ...
  A: I can give you some information based on the photo of the back of this coin. If you can send me a ...
Two dollar Canadian Bill6/15/2014
  Q: wondering if my 1986 TWO dollar Canadian bill, signed by Thiessen and Crow with numbers BUZ4848397 ...
  A: This note is still legal tender in Canada and would have its greatest value used that way. This is ...
India coin with Gujrati text on one side6/14/2014
  Q: I have what is probably a token rather than currency. I bought it as an old Arabic coin, probably ...
  A: What you have there looks like a Sikh temple token. These tokens were given to Pilgrims that reached ...
Kwongtung 2cent yr7 n Kiangsi 10cash coins5/21/2014
  Q: I was an avid china antic / coin (especially copper) collector from 1995-2000 when I was working in ...
  A: The 2 cent Kwang Tung coin should be bronze and have a diameter of 30.7 mm. This is a collectible ...
1888/7 penny?5/11/2014
  Q: I have an 1888 indian head penny that appears to be the 1888 over 7. It has the marking under the 8, ...
  A: To help you here I would need a high resolution photo at least at 2x the normal size of the coin. ...
Should I clean my coins?5/5/2014
  Q: I am 53 years old and have been an amateur coin collector my whole life. I am now very interested in ...
  A: I was a collector for almost 30 years before I opened my store; I was also an avid metal ...
non-copper/bronze 1900 Indian Head Penny4/21/2014
  Q: I have an Indian Head Penny, yeaar 1900, that is white in color. It looks to be the correct size ...
  A: This sounds interesting and I would love to help you but I would really need to see the coin. The ...
straits settlement coin4/1/2014
  Q: Straits Settlements 1901 Edward VII King & Emperor Quarter 1/4 Cent Coin  Size: 17.85 mm x 17.85 mm ...
  A: This is a very very common coin - they made 2,000,000 of them. There is no history of counterfeiting ...
French coin3/2/2014
  Q: My mother-in-law recently sold her home and while packing to move came across a tin box of assorted ...
  A: What you have here is commonly referred to as a Love Token. This is when someone takes a coins and ...
Did I get lucky?2/27/2014
  Q: I got this coin at the store as change. I know nothing about it can you help me find it's history?
  A: This is indeed a very old coin. It is too worn out for a positive ID but from the profiles and ...
Ancient Roman Coin value2/18/2014
  Q: So last year I went to Rome and went into a coin dealer and bought an ancient Roman coin. The coin ...
  A: Does the coin have the word "ROMA" on it? I could not find a reference to a Hypsaeus coin with ROMA ...
Chinese Coin2/9/2014
  Q: Aloha David, I see that you have some experience with Chinese coins. I have attached some photos ...
  A: Jo-Anne, You seem to have misunderstood my previous answer so I will be more direct. What you have ...
Chinese Empire - Kangxi2/3/2014
  Q: I require your help regarding several Kangxi I own. I got them from my grandfather who had a chinese ...
  A: The character on the back is not consistent with an authentic version of this coin. From the photos ...
production error banknote1/31/2014
  Q: In early 2002 a few freshly printed and issued banknotes of 500 euro without a patch hologram were ...
  A: Error notes are highly sought after by collectors. If one of these notes did sell for $3300 Euros we ...
bicentennial quarter error1/14/2014
  Q: I have a bicentennial quarter that has 2 separate clips on opposite sides of the coin. I was ...
  A: From the photos that you provided it does look like this is a double clipped quarter. Error coins ...
Canadian silver dollar idenification12/29/2013
  Q: I have some 1965, 1966 Elizabeth 11 silver dollars. What I need to know is what do the terms small ...
  A: You would need to take these into a good coin shop who knows about them. This can not be done here ...
coins12/22/2013
  Q: I have five coins 2 say new pence 50 on one side with a lady on a lion and on the other side they ...
  A: Your five 50 Pence coin from England are still legal tender and would be worth 82 cents US (each) ...
Haw much is that coin worth12/15/2013
  Q: Kindlly let me know haw much is this coin worth and is it an original one or fake Thanks
  A: The front of this coin looks like an Austrian Marie Theresa Silver Coin. The diameter would be ...
replica gold coin12/2/2013
  Q: I am not sure this will be something you will be able to answer. I have a replica coin. It is ...
  A: If there is gold in it then the value would be based on the gold content. If it is a replica coin it ...
identify a coin11/5/2013
  Q: Sir, I am planning to bid for the following coin but I am not sure about it being real or not. So ...
  A: In my opinion this coin was not minted by the Chinese government. The bi-metal coins made by the ...
one dollar10/21/2013
  Q: please can you help me , i have a 1967 one dollar UN CANADA NOTE IN VERY GOOD CONDITION, PLEASE CAN ...
  A: What you have there is a $1.00 bill from Canada. As you might know they no longer print 1 or 2 ...
real or not. what are they?10/6/2013
  Q: I boughht these at an estate sale over 10 years. never had them evaluated by anyone.. I hear that ...
  A: I am sorry to say that I do not believe that this is an authentic coin. The image on the obverse is ...
1991 penny9/24/2013
  Q: I found a 1991 penny that looks gold and weighs different than a regular penny can u tell me if I ...
  A: These are pretty common. Many coins are plated to improve their appearance and make them easier to ...
The Hawaiian Mint9/16/2013
  Q: ) I have recently come into the possession of a small gold colored coin (gold or not I do not know) ...
  A: Here is some info on the "Royal Hawaiian Mint" "From 1995 to 1997 they were at King and Kalakaua, ...
money value9/1/2013
  Q: Could you please give a value on a 1928 $50 dollar federal reserve note-cleveland fr#2100-D graded ...
  A: Recent auction history shows us that you could acquire this note for $150.00 -$175. Right now there ...
piastre de commerce8/13/2013
  Q: I have a coin dated 1896 not sure if its valuable
  A: I don't have good news on this one. From the photos you sent I would say that this is a replica ...
Old Coin or Medallion7/29/2013
  Q: I'm wondering if you can help me identify this coin / medallion. I believe it refers to Louis XIIII ...
  A: This is a great question. To me the patina or finish on the coin looks like a newer replica. The ...
China coins6/9/2013
  Q: I have a Li Yuan-Hung 1912 china republic dollar with cap on silver.
  A: The vast majority of these coins are counterfeit. How you ended up with this coin will probably ...
1977 dime4/30/2013
  Q: I have a 1977d Dime that clearly has the D mint mark above 1977 is filled in, it looks to of ...
  A: You are correct, this did happen during the minting process. This type of error is called a "filled ...
Wrong reverse???4/27/2013
  Q: I have a 1906 French Indo-Chine 20 Cent. coin. The only thing that concerns me is the reverse states ...
  A: as you can see it was tough to see my coin too without a picture. The French did not make a 20 ...
1922 silver one dollar.4/7/2013
  Q: I have a silver one dollar and one the front were it reads IN GOD WE TRUST: TRUST IS SPELLED TRVST ...
  A: The Peace Dollar was minted from 1921-1928 and then again from 1934-1935. With .77 ounces of pure ...
German Sagan POW coin4/2/2013
  Q: I cannot find an image and only one reference to this notgeld 5pf. I believe it is from c1917. Can ...
  A: Your coin is from Prussia. This coin falls into the category of Notgeld or emergency issue money. ...
Coins3/18/2013
  Q: I have several John F Kennedy Jr coins. The front has his profile, to the left it says "in Loving ...
  A: I wish I had better news for you. These coins fall into the category of "novelties". These coins are ...
100 East African Shilling bank note3/10/2013
  Q: I'll appreciate if you could help me with value related information inregards to this 100 East ...
  A: This is a collectible and potential valuable note. I would need to see it to give you a specific ...
Gold over silver bar3/5/2013
  Q: I purchased a Frank Lloyd Wright "Fallingwater - Wonders of America", marked: one troy oz, .999 ...
  A: These bars are always difficult to value. These bars vary is value and recent sales show this bar ...
1906 dime2/24/2013
  Q: The reverse of the dime has "one dime" spelled backwards. The coin has a small hole punched through ...
  A: This could be quite a find. I would need to see it to determine the value for you. I can assure you ...
5000 coin lira2/18/2013
  Q: how much is the equivalent value of my 1993 5000 coin lira? or is there any value of it?
  A: Melanie, What you have is a commemorative coin, they made 42,000 of these. The back of this coin ...
2000 penny color2/13/2013
  Q: I found a 2000 Lincoln penny that is gold in color. Any idea why? Thank you for your help.
  A: A lot of times companies will gold plate coins in order to sell them for more than face value. You ...
Queen Elizabeth II d.g.reina 1867-1967 Canada 1 cent coin1/20/2013
  Q: I read the answer to the followingQuestion This 1 cent coin has a picture of Elizabeth 11 D. G. ...
  A: We see several dozen of these coins each month here in the US so its safe to say that most of these ...
1955 Sorocaima 22.2grams1/6/2013
  Q: I was given a 1955 Venezuelan Sorocaima 22.2grams for Christmas. Could you give me some history as ...
  A: Here is what I found for your coin .... "Minted between 1955 and 1960, the “Cacique” series of ...
W.German money12/24/2012
  Q: I have a lot of deutsche marks and pfennings,Is there any value to the 1950s ...
  A: I hope you staying warm up there in Minnesota! These coins are pretty common and each US soldier ...
Roman coin12/17/2012
  Q: I have Roman Empire coin & I would like some information about the year & the name of the emperor on ...
  A: From the photos you sent the coin looks like it might have some iron in it and its rusting - this ...
penny 199412/9/2012
  Q: I have a 1994 penny with the D located under the Last T in Trust. I will get a picture up soon. Is ...
  A: I would need to see the coin to determine if it is genuine and to judge the nature of the error that ...
KWANG TUNG PROVINCE 2 CENTS COIN11/18/2012
  Q: I have probably a fake coin , but would like to know for sure. The 1918 brass version is listed but ...
  A: From the picture that you sent I would say that this is a brass coin. If you can find a refiner that ...
WW2 era Chinese and Japanese paper money11/13/2012
  Q: I am trying to find out more about this money and its value I can send some pictures, I was gifted ...
  A: What you have there is mostly Japanese Occupation money. These notes were printed by the Japanese ...
canadian penny error10/28/2012
  Q: I've got a 1974 canadian penny with a couple different errors i can't quite pinpoint.I have been ...
  A: I am sorry to say that I do not believe this damage occurred at the mint. When there is a chip taken ...
Misprinted $50.00 Bill10/9/2012
  Q: Mc Conaghy: I currently own a misprinted $50.00 bill. The lower left hand corner of the face side of ...
  A: Its difficult to give you a specific number with out seeing the note. As you describe it they ...
John Adams coin identification9/30/2012
  Q: I found an old, rough looking coin. It appears to have John Adams on the front, and on the back an ...
  A: From what you told me it sounds like one of the tokens that the gas stations gave away in the 1970s. ...
one dollar bill8/20/2012
  Q: I have a one dollar bill printed in 2006 where the black seal on the front is under the green ...
  A: I would need to see this note to give you specific information. Please send a photo or include it ...
Greek coin8/5/2012
  Q: This coin has been in the family for 70+ years. Have looked at hundreds on info sites and auctions ...
  A: It looks like you have the following: Seleukid Kingdom, Seleukos I Nikator, 312-294 BC, Hemidrachm, ...
1990 dime mis-cut7/29/2012
  Q: i have two easy questions for you. First, is my mis-cut dime worth anything? And second what is a ...
  A: While this coin looks off center it is still well within the US Mint guidelines and if you stack it ...
roosevelt dime7/8/2012
  Q: i have a roosevelt dime and the date only shows 200. can you tell me if this is a rare error coin.
  A: What you have is the result of a grease filled die. They use grease to lubricate the stays and other ...
coins7/1/2012
  Q: I have an 1863 dime size coin. Vittorio Emanuele II with male facing right on front and Regna D' ...
  A: There are 2 varieties on this coin. One has a cross on the back and the value range is: 1863 BN $8 ...
Unknown Coin6/25/2012
  Q: I have a coin that appears to have a seated liberty on one side, but the reverse side is very odd ...
  A: This is one of my favorite coins to collect. These are known as "Love Tokens". They were very ...
Question on Vatican coins6/17/2012
  Q: I have a set of 3 silver coins that I purchased from a gift shop in Vatican City in the fall of ...
  A: These are souvenir coins and while they are very pretty they really don't have any numismatic or ...
1980 silver color penny6/11/2012
  Q: I don't see a mint mark. I've never seen a penny that has a silver look.
  A: From time to time people modify coins as a way to differentiate them from others. Sometimes they are ...
1969s DDO?6/5/2012
  Q: I think I may have a 1969s ddo, my cam doesn't do it justice but "Liberty" alone tells me it's ...
  A: I am sorry to say that you do not have a double strike 1969s. I have attached a photo (courtesy of ...
1882 pesata5/21/2012
  Q: I have an 1882 Alfono XI 2 pesata. It is in excellent shape. The detail is excellent and sharp on ...
  A: The 2 Pesata would be worth its silver value as collectors will not buy a coin that has been in ...
Canadian Mint coin sets5/13/2012
  Q: I have two collectoins of canadian uncirculated coins. 1966 to 1988. A few of the earlier years are ...
  A: Over the past 10 years eBay has risen to become the largest retailer of coins by volume. The prices ...
1700's coin value5/6/2012
  Q: I recently acquired a coin from prussia, germany, {not sure }, its a 1779A, it says on the side ...
  A: It looks like you have a 1779 A 1 Thaler Silver coin from Prussia. The mintage on that coin was ...
Civil War Currency4/29/2012
  Q: I just purchased some Civil War currency on E-Bay. How do I tell if the currency is real or fake? ...
  A: This is a great question. Here is my first piece of advice - If you don't know if a coin or a piece ...
GRADE ?4/22/2012
  Q: I am beginner coin collector.If is possible,please advise about this coin grade,according the ...
  A: I need to see both sides of the coin to give you a grade. Based on what I see from the obverse photo ...
misprints 1 dollar bills4/15/2012
  Q: I have two 1995 consecutive serial # One dollar bills that I removed out of a new bundle of one ...
  A: I would need to see them to give you a final value but my initial guess is that a weak printed set ...
1,000 Tausend Kronen & 100,000 Mark4/9/2012
  Q: I have several Tausend Kronen 1,000 notes in near perfect condution. Series # 1652, dated 1902. ...
  A: These notes are very common and they are usually in pretty good condition. They were printed in high ...
1813 Trade and Navigation Half Penny Token4/1/2012
  Q: David, I'm wondering if you have any thoughts on the value of an 1813 Half-Penny Token with Trade ...
  A: This coin is listed under Nova Scotia in Coins of Canada as a Trade and Navigation token issued ...
Liberia Coins3/18/2012
  Q: My main collection is World Commemorative Coins and Medals. I acquired these two Liberia 5 Dollars ...
  A: Liberia makes coins for just about any occasion or event. The low mintages often make us think that ...
coins3/5/2012
  Q: I would like to know the value of them, but I also have a Mexican coin dated 1943 and it says "UN ...
  A: If you have a lot of coins you should visit a local coin shop or go to a coin show. I can not ...
Buffalo Dime2/20/2012
  Q: We have a Buffalo Dime (1928) When it's turned over the Indian head is upside down. Is this the way ...
  A: I think what you have is a buffalo nickel. 1928 was a pretty common date and they are worth about $1 ...
Gem BU Coin Grading2/18/2012
  Q: I recently purchased a roll of Franklin half dollars from Ebay. They were described as GEM Brilliant ...
  A: This is a great question! The problem is GEM Brilliant Uncirculated is an opinion, not a grade. The ...
Coin error(mule)2/15/2012
  Q: my nane is Steve Fenton and I found a rare coin that looks real. it's a half penny have dime. I ...
  A: Steve, Here's a quick definition of a mule - In numismatics, a mule is a coin or medal minted with ...
Coin2/14/2012
  Q: I have a Canada Confederation Coin (1867-1967), But mine is sold silver in still in the box it came ...
  A: You will need to tell me the denomination of the coin. They made dimes, quarters, halfs and dollars ...
unknown coin/token2/14/2012
  Q: i have a copper or brass coin says Kansas wheat state and on the back Kansas was admitted to the ...
  A: This looks like one of the state tokens/coins that were given as loyalty gifts by the gas companies ...
Kwang Tung Coin2/6/2012
  Q: I have a coin from the Kwang Tung Province that says 7 mace and 3 candareens on one side and a ...
  A: Most of these are counterfeits. See the attached photo for a look at one group of these fakes at a ...
1898 silver coin1/29/2012
  Q: i have an 1898 silver coin it has no mark of s d or o but it is miss marked on the back it looks ...
  A: I am guessing that this is a Morgan Dollar? The ones minted in Philadelphia did not have a mint ...
French coin?1/27/2012
  Q: I have a 1874-A Republique Francaise 50 cent. coin. I believe it is silver. Also on the reverse are ...
  A: Your coin is silver, it is 83.5% silver. There were 1.2 million of these made, which is pretty low ...
Old ( Foreign? ) Mystery Coin1/27/2012
  Q: I am searching through and organizing some old coin collections that were given to me. I was able to ...
  A: I am sorry but I can't help you on this one. I need a better photo and if you can send me the weight ...
Silver One Teal1/26/2012
  Q: How much is a Silver one teal worth? It has a deer head on it. I'm not sure what year it is.
  A: 9999999 out of 10000000 of these are fake. I have attached a photo that I took a few weeks ago at a ...
Guyana bills1/25/2012
  Q: I recently received two Guyanese bills as a gift frorm a colector and am curious to know if they are ...
  A: These bills would have some value (about $2 to $5 each) if they are in crisp uncirculated condition. ...
1943 Tombac or tombak coin1/25/2012
  Q: Mr. McConaghy, I have looked online trying to identify this coin or medal? Since it too was in my ...
  A: You have an advantage over me because you can see the coin. If you send me a picture I can give you ...
identify the coin1/24/2012
  Q: Please identify the coin (image of coin is as attached). whether this is a coin/token/medal. what ...
  A: What you have there is a 50 Reis Silver Coin from Portugal. These were minted from 1750 to 1777. ...
mexican coin1/21/2012
  Q: I have a 1789 carolus IV dei gratia--reverside--hispan et ind rex m 2r f m--could u please identify ...
  A: If this coin is in good condition where all letters,numbers and symbols are clear an readable the ...
Re: One Tael Kirin Providence w/ dragon and unknown lettering, back side yen and yan symbol with more chinese or somethng lettering1/19/2012
  Q: Read up on some fakes, found this at gas station, and well just wanna know what it is and ya what ...
  A: The vast majority of these coins are replicas. I would need to see it to give you a final opinion ...
Queen Mother 100 birthday 5 pound coin1/18/2012
  Q: I have a 5 pound coin from 2000 that commemorated the 100 birthday of the queen mother. It is very ...
  A: There were dozens of coin designs done for the 100th birthday celebration. I would need to see yours ...
State Quarter1/17/2012
  Q: I have a 1999 D Georgia Quarter the back of the coin is copper it is thinner than the other Quarters ...
  A: You may have a valuable coin there. The way to tell if this is missing the outer band of nickel ...
1819 spanish coin1/17/2012
  Q: I've a 1819 Spanish coin and I wonder if its worth something or if its original see the picture. ...
  A: I am sorry to say that I think this is a replica coin. The pitting on the surface makes me think ...
1943 steal head miss struck half way off the coin1/16/2012
  Q: What is the value of this penny
  A: The 1943 Steel cent is a very collectible coin. There are not many that are struck off center so if ...
1968 Canadian Proof like set1/15/2012
  Q: I have a canadian 1968 proof like set where the penny has what looks like a vine (or a thread) ...
  A: This is very interesting. I can not find any reference to this design. My suggestion would be to ...
Sir Isaac Brock upper canada coin1/11/2012
  Q: I found a site that has picture of a coin from my Dad who passed away a year ago. ...
  A: I can not get into the link that you sent, its blocked by my spyware. I would need to see this coin ...
1965 US Quarter defect?1/11/2012
  Q: I'm not sure if this is a defect when the quarter was made or someone purposely made this defect. If ...
  A: This mark was put into the coin after it left the mint. The value on this is still 25 cents. ...
Canadian one cent1/10/2012
  Q: I have come across a 1910 Canadian one cent. Not unusual by itself except this one seems silver ...
  A: I would need to see the coin to give you a specific value but my guess would be that this was done ...
token identification and value1/3/2012
  Q: David, I've been searching the web for a similar coin/token but have been unsuccessful. Hopefully ...
  A: It sounds like you have a replica California Gold token. Most of these are replicas and you can find ...
1746 spanish mexio 8 reales1/3/2012
  Q: Looking for the value of this coin . Obviously some wear but in very good condition. I have seen ...
  A: I would need to see it to get you a specific value but in good to fine condition this coin would ...
Canadian coins1/2/2012
  Q: I found a couple of special coins the value of which I could not determine by myself using Wikipedia ...
  A: There are some varieties of the 1953 5 cent piece that are rare. You have the one "with strap far ...
Paper Money1/1/2012
  Q: How much would the value of a TEN dollar bill that is without the phrase "in god we trust." ...
  A: They were not using the "In God We Trust" motto in 1950 so they all are missing this wording. The ...
Martin Luther coin12/31/2011
  Q: In 2008 my grandfather got a job leveling a piece of property in Savannah, GA. The property turned ...
  A: It sounds like you have a German coin there. Take a look at this coin and if its the one you have ...
Confederate note12/29/2011
  Q: I have a Confederate $500 bill dated 2/17/1864. Pink on the front and teal on the back. It is ...
  A: It looks like you have a replica note there. Can you send me a picture of the back? If you look ...
$1 bill12/29/2011
  Q: I pulled a 2009 $1 bill out of my wallet (Boston FR)as payment for my favorite drive-thru meal but ...
  A: I have heard of counterfeit notes and coins of all kinds. I would need to see yours to make a ...
Value of old coins12/27/2011
  Q: I have a german 2 mark coin. Onse side has an eagle standing on a nazi symbol within a circle, and ...
  A: On the 2 Mark coin there should be a date on the back. Its probably a 1937 or 1938, in either case ...
coin12/22/2011
  Q: i have a 1999 john f kenneday and his son on front and sailboat and island on back its a ten dollar ...
  A: That coin is worth closer to $30 here in the US. The silver content is 98% of one troy ounce and a ...
new peso 190712/21/2011
  Q: A relative was stationed in the Philippines during World W ar II, and I recently found several of ...
  A: I am very familiar with those coins, they were brought back in large quantities from US Servicemen ...
what denomination?12/20/2011
  Q: I have a 1922 ceskoslovenska reoublicka coin that has a 50 for denomination on the back. what could ...
  A: The coin you have is a 50 Haleru. 100 Halerus equaled 1 Koruna. Regards, David McConaghy New ...
1771-1869 Norwegian coins12/20/2011
  Q: I have these old coins and would like to know what they are worth and I also have other coins from ...
  A: The coins that you have will have value. From that time period they are very collectible so long as ...
Unknown Coin12/19/2011
  Q: I have a coin and know nothing about it. Any info you can provide would be appreciated. I have ...
  A: This looks like a Greek coin (600 to 100 BC). I would need to see the other side to give you a ...
Japanese currency12/17/2011
  Q: I have a Japanese bill that has NIPPON on the back, and Y10 with the serial number 150223 on the ...
  A: What you have there is a 1946ish 10 Yen note. These are typically in rough shape because they were ...
albrecht hoger coin12/15/2011
  Q: I have a very old looking coin and i can only make some of the words out. it has a bust on the front ...
  A: What you have there is known as a Jeton. Here is the definition from Wikipedia... Jetons were token ...
1965 quarter12/12/2011
  Q: Want to know if there are certain defects on a 1965 quarter is anything? It has an O imbedded in the ...
  A: I'd have to see it to be sure but it sounds like a counterstamp that occurred after the coin left ...
1985 $10 bill12/11/2011
  Q: Is there any increase in value of a $10 bill from 1985?
  A: Sorry to say but that is a current circulating note and is still worth $10. If it is in perfect ...
california coin/token12/11/2011
  Q: I was going through some of my father's items and came across. A coin that has ahead on the front ...
  A: This is probably a replica token. Some of these had a small amount of gold in them but most did not ...
1769 COIN12/8/2011
  Q: I have a silver coin inscripted Concordia Res Parve Crescunt dated 1769, plain edge, crowned shield ...
  A: I would need to see your coin in order to help you to authenticate it or determine the value. ...
markings on 20 dollar bill12/6/2011
  Q: I have a twenty dollar bill with a marking of a thin scar from the forehead to the lip on the side ...
  A: I am not sure if this is an error that was done at the Bureau of Engraving or if it is the result of ...
1969 US penny12/5/2011
  Q: I recently came across an 1969 penny that has July 20 and a picture of the moon landing stamped into ...
  A: This is kind of a novelty coin. These stamps were put on the coins during this time period. You can ...
sequential 1969 dollar bills12/3/2011
  Q: I have 25 Series 1969D one dollar bills (from L38786701D to ...725D). They were in mint condition ...
  A: Your bills would fetch the highest price as a group. As long as they don't smelly musty or moldy ...
1943 White/Silver Penny12/2/2011
  Q: I had this coin for quite sometime. Lincoln's portrait and the wheat on back is very defined ...
  A: Just for clarification. Pennies were 90% copper until 1943 when they produced pennies made from zinc ...
german empire coin12/2/2011
  Q: how much is a 1912 j mint mark with zwei mark on the obverse and freie hanburg with two lions on the ...
  A: That's a really good coin! The mintage was only 78,500 pieces and the value would be close to $300 ...
el banco de espana12/2/2011
  Q: and thank you for taking the time to read my question. i have a cien pesetas bill from el banco de ...
  A: In average circulated condition this bill would be worth about $3.00. Regards, David McConaghy New ...
Foreign Currency and Coins12/1/2011
  Q: I have a box of very old foreign currency and coins from Bolivia, Deutschland,France, Bahamas circa ...
  A: For the most part what you have is vacation money. People traveled to these places and took these ...
Indian head cents11/30/2011
  Q: Did they produce an 1893 gold indian head penny. I have one and it feels and looks like solid gold ...
  A: They did not produce a gold Indian head penny but they did make a gold $2.5 coin that was the close ...
1973 Canadian one dollar bill11/30/2011
  Q: Please tell me what the range of values in USD would be for a 1973 Canadian (Ottawa)one dollar bill: ...
  A: If this bill has no folds, rips or holes the value would be about $2.00. If it has signs of wear the ...
Golden coin11/29/2011
  Q: I hav etwo gold what I would call doubloon's one has alot of letters and a lion and castle in a ...
  A: If they are real you might not have to keep working. Chances are 99999999 out of 10000000 that this ...
British Coins11/29/2011
  Q: I have a Half Crown dated 1958 with Elizabeth II on the obverse and a Half Crown dated 1948 with ...
  A: Both of these coins are pretty common. Both of these coins were demonetized in the 1970s so they can ...
georgivs II del gratia 179011/28/2011
  Q: I have a coin or token one side has GEORGIVS iii DEL GRATIA AND THE OTHER SIDE : IN MEMORY OF GOOD ...
  A: Sound like you have a token of some kind, I would need to see it to give you a specific ...
One sided coin11/27/2011
  Q: found this coin at work. Has the heads side of a 2010 nickel and the backside is smooth. Could ...
  A: It looks like someone ground this down. You can get excited if the weight is 5.0grams. In this case ...
What is this coin?11/27/2011
  Q: I have had this coin for a long while now and am not sure what it is. Can you tell me wbat it is ...
  A: The weight of this one will tell me a lot, see if you can find someone with a gram scale and get it ...
coin value11/26/2011
  Q: what is the value of the following coins: 1942 5 cents U.S.A. 1970 5 cents U.S.A. 1897 5 centavos ...
  A: Augustine, The US coins are worth 5 cents each. The other coins are worth their face value in ...
Identify coins France11/25/2011
  Q: How much is a coin that says 1984 Liberte Egalite Fraternite 20 centimes
  A: That coin doesn't have any value since France moved over to the Euro. They left all the old coins in ...
1983d penny11/23/2011
  Q: 1983d penny It has almost no copper coat at all it looks like a steel penny from the 40's
  A: You may have something valuable there. The photo that I have attached is of a 1983 cent that was not ...
1983d penny11/23/2011
  Q: It has almost no copper coat at all
  A: Harold, If you send me some pics and tell me the weight I can give you more info. Regards, David ...
1863 French coin11/21/2011
  Q: I have an 1863 NAPOLEON 111 EMPEREUR COIN with an Eagle on the back with words I cant make out. Can ...
  A: If this is a copper coin the value would be very low. If you can make out the words the condition is ...
Oblong Cent11/20/2011
  Q: I have a 1989 Cent that is about the size of a nickel and the thickness of a cent, it is steel in ...
  A: It looks like you have a cent struck on a nickel planchet. It would be good if you could get a ...
2nd pic of coin11/19/2011
  Q: Here's the other side of the coin. Greatly appreciated, Ron
  A: This is interesting but there is just not enough detail for me to do an identification. The design ...
Coin11/19/2011
  Q: I have come acrross this coin and I'm having a hard time identifying it. It's a very unusual ...
  A: This is interesting but there is just not enough detail for me to do an identification. The design ...
rare coin from Batsto Village, NJ11/18/2011
  Q: We have a coin that we believe came from Batsto Village, NJ. We live about 4 miles from there. It ...
  A: What you describe sounds like a New Jersey Colonial coin - see the attached photo for comparison. ...
nova constellatio 1783 coin11/17/2011
  Q: S 1000 CIRCLED IN THE MIDDLE WITH LEAF LIKE THINGS SUROURROUNDING IT ,,,THE OTHER SIDE HAS 13 STARS ...
  A: Most of these coins are replicas. This is one of the most replicated coins ever made. Coin dealers ...
Francals coins11/16/2011
  Q: I have a Empire Francals Dix Centimes 1854 Napoleon III Empereur with Napoleon on one side and an ...
  A: That's a pretty common coin. If you can see all the details of his beard on the front and the ...
currency11/15/2011
  Q: David, I have a 1932 two dollar bill. How much could it be worth. Also I have a 1942 nickel is it ...
  A: The US did not print a $2.00 bill in 1932. Please check the date and let me know what you have. The ...
Bundesrepublik Deutschland11/11/2011
  Q: I have the above coin, dated 1978. 10 pfennig, with the mint mark, G. What is this coin worth ?
  A: That is a pretty common coin - they made 60,590,000. Since Germany switched over to the Euro and ...
2004-D Roosevelt Dime11/9/2011
  Q: I have a 2004-D Roosevelt Dime, I believe. I say "believe" because he '4' in 2004 is so faint as to ...
  A: What you have is a coin with some faint details due to grease in the die. When grease or other ...
james monroe 1817 gold coin11/9/2011
  Q: I have this gold coin of 1817 james monroe the last cocked hat with all it acomplishment what is the ...
  A: It sounds like you have one of the tokens that the gasoline companies use to give out with each fill ...
Silver coin with serial number11/3/2011
  Q: I have found what looks like a 1879 Morgan Silver dollar with unfinished edges. Both heads and tails ...
  A: What you have here is a replica coin. This one is a replica of a Morgan Dollar. If it is silver the ...
1934 B $10 Silver Certificate11/1/2011
  Q: I work as a cashier at a store, and sometimes find old currency. In early July, I found a 1934 $10 ...
  A: In collectible condition these are selling for $15 to $20. If your has rips or tears it would be ...
Silver10/30/2011
  Q: Weight is 2.5 grams & is the same thickest is a reg penny.I seen some sites saying it could have ...
  A: Since the US Mint never made a silver penny ever or in 2004 we can assume that you have a penny that ...
1936 Roman Penny10/30/2011
  Q: I have a 1936, I assume, Roman Penny. I am attaching a picture of one side, the other side shows a ...
  A: What you have there is a large penny from England. This is a pretty common date and this type of ...
bundesrepublik coin10/28/2011
  Q: I have a Bundesrepublik Deutschland 10 Pfennig coin 1978 no mint letter, and I was wondering how ...
  A: If you can get this authenticated it would have considerable value. It would be easy to remove the ...
2nd picture chinese coin10/26/2011
  Q: here is the other side of the chinese coin in question. FYI...the chinese coin fits almost perfectly ...
  A: Hell Zach, I wish I could give you better news but this one looks like a replica. The hole it in ...
chinese coins10/26/2011
  Q: my friend found these chinese coins while detecting along railroad tracks in southern ohio. I have ...
  A: Kinda hard to believe that this coin was buried it looks pretty good. Unfortunately its a replica. ...
ferdnd vi d g hispan et coin10/26/2011
  Q: I have found this coin and was wondering if it is a real coin and if it has any value.
  A: I would need to see this coin to give you a specific value. If its like the one attached here the ...
Ethiopian coin from 1800's10/25/2011
  Q: I have a coin which I finally found on line but with no info and no obverse view. All it said is ...
  A: It looks like a 1 Birr coin that was minted from 1901 to 1904 in Ethiopia. Can you tell me the ...
1782 1/2 real10/20/2011
  Q: while detecting an old church/gravesite in southern ohio , I found a 1782 spanish 1/2 real silver ...
  A: This is a pretty common coin from that era. The weight should be 1.69grams but with acceptable wear ...
misprinted dollar bill10/19/2011
  Q: i have a 2003 dollar bill with the serial number(black circle with the letter L in the center) on ...
  A: I would need to see your note. the error that you describe is not a common one so I am not sure if ...
re: Gold coins10/18/2011
  Q: I would like to know the value of 2 gold coins that we have please: 1. Sovereign (1911) with Bare ...
  A: The gold sovereign would range from $200 to $400 depending on the condition. The Napoleon 10 Franc ...
1970 nickel10/17/2011
  Q: I have a 1970 nickel that has no back side. The ring is there but the inside of the coin is not. Its ...
  A: There are two explanations for this. 1. This might have been a gag coin. There were two varieties. ...
any value10/16/2011
  Q: I have this only the date id MDCCCXXVI, Would like to know if this has any value? It is currently ...
  A: This date - MDCCCXXVI - is 1896 not 1836. It sounds like you have the medallion pictured here. It ...
1813 NS Trade & Navigation Token10/15/2011
  Q: David, I recently purchased this coin with the Masted Ship on the one side in AU condition. Just ...
  A: Below is probably more than you ever wanted to know about chop marks. First the definition - Chop ...
1928 quarter10/14/2011
  Q: in god we trust the trust is spelled trvst have you ever saw this before
  A: This was the intended design. This spelling was also used on the Peace Silver Dollars from 1921 to ...
Faked coin???10/13/2011
  Q: The other day I found an 1989 quarter within my change.The thing is,this quarter has a capital B ...
  A: This is not a fake coin, this type of mark is referred to as a Counter Stamp. In the 1800s ...
value coin10/11/2011
  Q: i have two coins 1.James Blomfield Rush Execution april 21 1849,2.1cent 1878 Koningrijk Der ...
  A: The first item is a commemorative medallion or token. I would need to see the coin to give you a ...
penny10/10/2011
  Q: i have a few penny and would like to know how much money they are worth one has a sheild on it how ...
  A: That penny is a new one (2010 or 2011) and its still worth 1 cent. This was part of the new pennies ...
value of coins10/8/2011
  Q: I have 5 coins and would like to know the value of them. I have an 1835 East India Company one ...
  A: Of course condition is everything when it comes to coin values so I will give you a range of pricing ...
1944 nederland coin10/8/2011
  Q: I have a 1944 25 cent Nederland coin. It looks very black from age. I've researched it but I cannot ...
  A: You have a 25 cent coin from the Netherlands, I think you have the date off a bit. The coin that you ...
old paper moneies....10/8/2011
  Q: I have several paper currency bills that my dad who was in the navy, WWII gave to me, I am wanting ...
  A: This is a common grouping of souvenir money brought back from Asis during WWII and shortly after. ...
counterfeit currency10/7/2011
  Q: McConaghy, I recently heard from a friend he once had a large printing press for posters and ...
  A: For sure he could have printed something that might have looked like money but I doubt many people ...
coin value10/6/2011
  Q: I have a coin looks like it's made of puter or something of that color dated 1763 with like a tic ...
  A: Its probably a silver coin, it does sound Spainish but I would need to see it to fully identify it ...
2011 glacier montana quarter miss print10/4/2011
  Q: I have a 2011 Glacier Montana quarter, on the face the 'L' in Liberty is gone & the 'U' in United is ...
  A: What you have is the result of grease filling the die. When grease that is used to lubricate the ...
miscut currancy10/3/2011
  Q: I found some uncurculated bills in my dads safe, there are 50 one dollar bills that are all in ...
  A: For sure these are worth more than the face value. The degree of error will determine the final ...
Coin collection From Old Relative10/2/2011
  Q: My friend got several coins from her grandfather and some of them we can't find how much they're ...
  A: Sorry to say that these coins don't have much value. They are interesting to look at but not really ...
No P or D mark10/2/2011
  Q: I have a Series 1928 C $5 bill, and I've noticed that the Mark on the bottom left-side of the bill ...
  A: Currency doesn't have the same mint mark letters like coins. You may have noticed plate letters and ...
Penny troubles9/30/2011
  Q: I was going through a bunch of old coins with my mother and I stumbled on a 1953 penny that has no ...
  A: You could have a treasure there or someone version of folk art. It is possible that you have a coin ...
OLD SILVER COIN9/30/2011
  Q: I have a coin the size of a silver dollar. It looks just like the Indian Head Eagle coin but it is ...
  A: What you have there is a 1 troy ounce pure silver bullion coin. These types of coins are made by ...
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I can answer most questions about coin identification, grading and counterfeit detection. I can answer questions about US and Foreign coins & currency, ancient coins too.

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30 years experience as a collector and dealer in rare coins ANA Numismatic Scholar Owner of New England Coin Exchange I have been buying and selling coins in RI for over 30 years

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