How to identify and find the value of your foreign coins

Step 1. Determine the country of origin. Look for a country name on the coin.
If it is not obvious, check this List of Western Text that can reveal the country.

If helpful text is not present, scan through these 2 pages of typical symbols.

To complete the identification, translate any Arabic or Indian numerals.
If needed, follow this Guide to Reading the Date of Arabic Coins.

Step 2. Once you have a good idea of the country, return to the Home Page and select that country from the menu box by the flashing
purple arrow. Then if you don't know the coin denomination and date,
scroll to the bottom of the country page and follow the View All link.

Step 3. When you find your coin type, note the catalog number. Return
to the top of the country page and follow the Coin Values link.
Values are provided for the most common date of each coin type in 5 condition grades. Remember that specific date coins may be worth much more.

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This page can help you identify your foreign coins! Here you will find foreign coin photos, coin values and other information useful for coin collecting. Some coins came from the coin mint, some came from coin dealers, some came from coin auction. Some are stored in coin folders, others are stored using other coin supplies. Many of these coins are silver coins and a few are gold coins. This information is useful for coin collecting software and cataloging coin types and coin values in U.S. dollars.