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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.

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Collector of world coins since early childhood. Access to a variety of auction records and reference material. You can also find me on Facebook.


A.S. in Psychology (2006), B.A. in Forensic Psychology (2008), M.A. in Forensic Psychology (2011).

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2016-10-03 Pope Paul IV commemorative coin:

Hi Bruce,  Papal commemorative medals can be pretty frustrating to research, even for professional numismatists. The reason being that the vast majority, including yours, were made by private banks and

2016-09-02 1861 1/2 penny:

Hi,  The overdate on both the 1/2 penny and penny coins of this year is rather subtle, with traces of an 8 beneath the 6. What you describe on this coin doesn't sound like that. Also, due to the condition

2016-08-03 Coins:

Hi,  The set you have is from Taiwan. I would assume it is in the original hard plastic case. This set is worth in the $50-$60 range.   As for the one pictured, that appears to be a charm rather than a

2016-07-28 token:

Hi,  Yes this looks like a fantasy piece. The design on the first side with the columns looks similar to a ramatanka, or Hindu temple token. The other side is similar to an early Hebrew shekel coin. Pu

2016-07-25 Token:

Hi,  I'm not very familiar with Korean tokens. I will send your pictures to someone who has expertise in this area and let you know what they have to say about it. I will update this answer with any info


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