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SubjectDate Asked
Mystery coin1/7/2017
  Q: Was wondering if you are familiar with this coin where its from
  A: This is outside my expertise but I can give you an answer. It was certainly issued by the Russian ...
Spanish & Eyptian Coin11/14/2016
  Q: I have two coins that I have had for a very long time and would love to know if they are worth ...
  A: This one looks like a 4 reales Spanish coin dated 1731, presumably struck in silver. Again its ...
Old rare coin. Neopolian II 1860 copper coin11/20/2015
  Q: My boyfriend found a Neapolitan II 1860 copper coin. One side Nepolian. The other side 1860 wreath. ...
  A: Modern coins are not my field of interest but I can give you a general answer for this one. As much ...
Need help to id coin10/13/2015
  Q: Can I send you a pic so I can find out what this is
  A: If genuine, this is an ancient coin so it's quite outside my field of expertise, as I mentioned on ...
Ancient coin9/28/2015
  Q: Bought this coin in Israel just at front of the church of the holy sepulcher!however i lost the ...
  A: Sorry I haven't got the notification about your question until today. It looks to me like a ...
wallachia coin6/17/2015
  Q: Hi I purchased this wallachia coin I was hoping you could point me in the right direction for ...
  A: Price, The only reliable online references for this type of Wallachian coin - a silvered billon ...
fals sau real5/5/2015
  Q: BUNA SEARA va rog sa-mi spune-ti daca aceste 2 monezi sunt false sau reale va trimit foto in 2 serii ...
  A: Buna seara, Din imagini este intodeauna dificil sa se decida asupra autenticitatii unei monede, mai ...
Silver Dragon Dollar Coins1/27/2015
  Q: If a silver dragon dollar coin that is dated late 1800 through early 1900 has only 80-90% silver ...
  A: Although I'm not an expert in the field of Asian coinage, I can tell you for sure that silver is NOT ...
Satin finish ?1/20/2015
  Q: A British 1965 cupro-nickel Crown (Five Shillings)(Elizabeth II)(Churchill Commemorative), ...
  A: I'm sorry but your question can be answered better by someone with a good knowledge of modern and ...
Old Coin1/19/2015
  Q: My dad told me a story last night as a boy 4 yrs old while his father was digging to plant trees on ...
  A: It's certainly not a Venetian coin but an Ottoman copper coin, from the first half of the 19th ...
evaluare1/17/2015
  Q: Buna, am gasit printre lucrurile vechi a familiei doua mionezi(atasat poze), ma puteti ajuat sa le ...
  A: Buna ziua, Amandoua sunt monede austriece/austro-ungare, prima datata 1895 a doua 1760. Prima e ...
EXANO 173011/13/2014
  Q: I have a token, about the size of a US 1 dollar coin on one side at the top it says either EXANO ...
  A: As I mentioned, a decent photo is always necessary to make an ID and evaluation. Otherwise it's only ...
Unknown Coin looking for an identity9/3/2014
  Q: Please can you take a look at this coin that I found recently in a river in the UK. I am interested ...
  A: This one is out of field of expertise but I'll try to help. The scripts on this token look like ...
coin or not ?8/28/2014
  Q: Are these coins because if not they are getting thrown in trash. Thank you
  A: These aren't from my field so you'll have to ask someone with expertise in Oriental/Chinese coinage. ...
Found coin6/7/2014
  Q: I recently found this coin. I was told it was a gold plated replica. Can you tell me what it is a ...
  A: I'm sorry for the delayed reply, apparently I haven't got the email notification about your ...
Re: Old ancient coin.4/11/2014
  Q: Mr Bogdan C, I have this coin look alike Persian coin,size 45 mm. diameter with thickness 2 ...
  A: Augus, This one is clearly out my field of knowledge but some things I can point out for you. ...
wondering what kinda coin this is4/2/2014
  Q: I wanna know then name and value of this coin if it has any
  A: It's a Western European one but I'll try to help you anyway. It looks like a silver coin of Johann ...

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I can answer questions regarding certain Eastern European medieval coins, especially coins issued in Wallachia / Walachei/ Transalpina / Tara Romaneasca, Moldavia / Moldawien / Moldau / Moldova, Transylvania / Siebenbürgen / Transilvania for which I can usually make rough estimates of value based on past public sales. Medieval coinage of Serbia, Bulgaria, Hungary is also a field of interest but I usually can provide only identification, not evaluation, because of insufficient bibliography. Questions about coins of the Ottoman Empire and of the Golden Horde might get answer if you allow double of the usual time of 2 days. I cannot answer questions about medieval coins of Western European states or any Russian coins except Sadagura issues (1771-1774), nor questions about ancient or modern coins. NOTE: I will need to see at least a decent picture or a scan of any specific coin you ask about (with both sides, obverse and reverse). Please do not ask what a coin is worth without sending clear images of it along with your question.

Experience

Over 20 years of coin collecting as a hobby (ended, switching to study of other public and private collections), access to good numismatic libraries and various online and offline resources.

Organizations
Member of Romanian Numismatic Society.

Publications
Cercetari Numismatice (Bucuresti)/ Numismatic Research (Bucharest).

Education/Credentials
Biochemistry graduate, History undergraduate.

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