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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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A coin shop is one of the best places to sell coins and also get information about coins. Coin collectors also buy coins. However, anyone wishing to sell coins should not take the risk of putting an ad in the local newsp... More »

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Old coins maintained for collections must be carefully cleaned with non-abrasive materials and a solution that does not damage the metal compounds in the coin. Improperly cleaning a coin can damage it and substantially r... More »

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Appraise the value of old Canadian coins by finding a local coin dealer and scheduling a time to have her review the coins. Alternatively, bring the coins to a trade show or convention, or use an online appraisal guide, ... More »

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