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Greg Davis

U.S.
Available
US paper money is my hobby and passion.

David McConaghy

U.S.
Available
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.

Jim Pyke

Canada
Available
I can assist with questions related to the Royal Black Knights, tokens and other regalia. Can further assist with questions related to the Loyal Orange Young Britons, Loyal Orange Association, Ladies Orange Benevolent Association of Canada and Loyal True Blues. .

Ronald Fern

U.S.
Available
I can answer most all questions relating to US coins, tokens, and currency. I'm not strong on world coins or ancients. Primary field of expertise is errors and varieties. Over 55 years experience in coin collecting. Part time dealer since 1976. Employed by McDonnell Douglas/Boeing for over 34 years as an Industrial Engineer/Technical Specialist before retiring in 2002.

Dr Kavan Ratnatunga

Sri Lanka
Available
I can only answer any question regarding Paper Money, coins and Tokens that circulated in Ceylon/Sri Lanka of any era which extends back to 300 BCE. I maintain website notes.lakdiva.org and coins.lakdiva.org which may help you identify your banknote or coin. If Country is any other or unknown, coin should have been found in Sri Lanka. Please Do not ask questions about any coins or currency of other countries including USA. Thank You.

Joe Hylas

U.S.
Available
Numismatic professional with over 30 years experience can answer your questions about US coins, their values, how best to sell them and where to buy them. Interested in starting a collection? Find out which areas are undervalued and how to acquire those coins at the best price.

PAPAJACK

U.S.
Available
Knowledge of United States Coins from 1793 to date. Able to answer most common numismatic questions. Collected U.S. Coins from half cent to 50 dollar gold coins.

Bogdan C.

Romania
Available
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.

Dmitry Livshits

U.S.
Available
My specialty is world coins from the 18th to 20th centuries, primarily non-US foreign coins and related areas such as errors and exonumia (tokens, medals, etc.). I can answer questions relating to identification, grading, selling, preservation and evaluation of such items. In addition to catalog value, I can give you the practical market value and trends for specific types of coins. I will also take questions regarding counterfeits (both modern and antique) and on how to identify them. I am NOT knowledgeable in paper money/banknotes, ancient or "shipwreck" coins. Thank you.

barry cutts

France
Available
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.

Marc Eichler

U.S.
Available
I can answer anything relating to modern US coins and paper currency and collecting it. I can also answer some questions about Israeli currency. Please do not ask me about ancient currencies, as this is outside my area of expertise.

Jim Lawniczak

U.S.
Available
I will answer your questions about encased coins (lucky pennies), which are advertising and event tokens with coins, unually cents, struck with the token.

Dan Moore

U.S.
Available
My strong familiarity with all U.S. Mint coins, extensive reference library, and close relationships with many other dealers allows me to identify just about any coin made in the USA. I receive regular updates to all the current price guides -- both wholesale & retail -- to provide accurate values. So, with a good description or pictures, I should be able to identify and value any U.S. coin you have.

Gordon Petersen

U.S.
Available
I can answer questions regarding grading,condition and value for United States Coins. I can also answer questions about selling coins on Ebay. I cannot answer questions about paper money or coins from other countries. In almost every situation, I will need to see at least a picture or a scan of any specific coin submitted, so please don't ask what a coin is worth without send a clear image of it along with your question.

Manning Garrett

U.S.
Available
I can answer any question relating to valuing US Currency. My specialty is national currency, large-size currency, and small size issues between 1928 and 1957. Many bank notes have variables that can make two seemingly identical notes have very different values. That is why it is so important to work with an expert. I also work with rare Canadian banknotes as well as some foreign currency (mostly British Commonwealth countries). I have participated either as a buyer or seller in more than 500 different coin auctions.

Troy Thoreson

U.S.
On Vacation
returns 12/15/2016
Please, no error coin questions unless your coin is dated 1955 or before. I can answer questions regarding all U.S. Coins, Gold & Silver bullion, including regular mint and proof issue coins and currency. Since 2009, I have been contributing to the Red Book, "A Guide Book of United States Coins", by R.S. Yeoman along with two other publications. I currently run two coin shops in California.

Lazar Trivunovic

Slovenia
On Vacation
returns 12/31/2016
I have been a World Coin and Paper Money collector since about 1987. I will be glad to answer any questions you may have on World coins or currency, tokens, unusual or unknown pieces and attempt to give you estimates of value and historical information about them in a polite and prompt manner.

Recent Answers

2016-12-03 Fake penny?:

Based on pics provided, I'd say real, and likely PMD, post mint damage. Since 1982, cents were made of copper plated zinc. I'd say your coin went through a wash process and removed some of the copper plating

2016-11-27 Proof coin:

As an error, it would be classified as a struck through (object) error. Debris, grease, dirt, grime, etc., can fill part of the die surface, and prevent the coin from being fully struck. It would be a

2016-11-24 Coins & notes:

I agree that Irfan down chatham Street has crazy prices. That is well known.  He seems to find ignorant Foreigners with limited time to sell to.  The others are OK but they are not cheap since supply is

2016-11-16 Morgan Dollar Value Guide:

Hey Ben, the very short answer is that the year, mint mark, condition, and sometimes variety of the coin is very important.  It can take a lifetime to figure out all the varieties, but the first three

2016-11-14 Spanish & Eyptian Coin:

Hi again Sarah,  This one looks like a 4 reales Spanish coin dated 1731, presumably struck in silver. Again its surface looks rather porous, but this sometimes may indicate a very aggressive chemical cleaning

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