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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.

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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.


Member of Romanian Numismatic Society.


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


Biochemistry graduate, History undergraduate.

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Recent Answers from Bogdan C.

2015-11-20 Old rare coin. Neopolian II 1860 copper coin:

Hello,  Modern coins are not my field of interest but I can give you a general answer for this one. As much as I can read from the (unclear) photos, on obverse there's the head of the Italian monarch Victor

2015-10-13 Need help to id coin:

Hello,  If genuine, this is an ancient coin so it's quite outside my field of expertise, as I mentioned on the front page. Anyway, I have a clue so I thought I can at least give you some further directions:

2015-09-28 Ancient coin:

Hello,  Sorry I haven't got the notification about your question until today.   It looks to me like a (medieval not ancient) Islamic coin, with Arabic script (Mamluks or around that geographical area)

2015-06-17 wallachia coin:

Hello mr. Price,    The only reliable online references for this type of Wallachian coin - a silvered billon 'ban' of Vlad II Dracul (father of Vlad III the Impaler)- is mainly this page http://romaniancoins

2015-05-05 fals sau real:

Buna seara,  Din imagini este intodeauna dificil sa se decida asupra autenticitatii unei monede, mai ales moderne. Pare a fi un 'shooting thaler' emis pentru concursul de tir din Schaffhausen, 1865 (il


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