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Several older French coins exist, including the sou (sometimes "sols"), the ecu, the livre, and older versions of the franc and centimes. The word "sou" eventually came to mean a coin of little or no value. More »

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The first steps to identifying foreign coins are to determine the country of origin, then identify the coin denomination and date. Current values of coins are available in online databases and in printed resources. More »

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The name of an antique French coin depends on the time period in which the coin was produced. Prior to adopting the euro in 2002, French coins were known as francs. The franc first appeared in 1360 and originally circula... More »

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The name of ancient Greek coins depends upon the period in which they were made, the region and the type of coin. The drachma was the currency used in Greece during several different periods of its history. More »

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Turkiye Cumhuriyeti is a Romanization of the Turkish name for the Republic of Turkey; a Turkiye Cumhuriyeti coin is simply a coin issued by the Turkish government. The currency of Turkey is the lira, which can be divided... More »

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The mint mark is on the reverse side of the coin, under the wreath. The mark is located between the wreath and the first two letters of the word "dollar." If the coin shows a letter "S," it comes from the San Francisco m... More »

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To determine the worth of an 1889 silver dollar, have it professionally graded, then refer to a current rare coin pricing guide such as the Official Red Book, or request an estimate from a local rare coin dealer. The Ame... More »

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