1783 Polish Groszy

Kyle D. writes: I have what appears to be a Polish coin. The obverse reads: “STANISLAUS AUG D G.REX POL.M.D.L” (for King Stanislaus Augustus Poniatowski) With a right facing profile. The reverse reads: “GROSSUS POLON : TRIPLEX 1783” around a crest of alternating Eagle/Lion (top) and Lion/Eagle (Bottom) and the letters E.B. at the base. […]
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1945 Portuguesa 20 centavos

Andrew S. writes: I have inherited an odd coin from my mother who inherited it from her mother. On the obverse are 5 dice each showing five holes and the dice are arranged as a cross: X XXX X It has the words REPVBLIC PORTVGVESA 1945, I would guess the Republic of Portugal(?) On the […]
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1965 Finland 20 Pennia

Jessica L. writes: I have come across a coin that is, on one side the word pennia, the number 20 and a tree and on the other side, the date 1965, a lion with a sword and the phrase soumen tasavalta. What is it and is it worth anything? You have a 1965 Finland 20 […]
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1933 Portugal 5 escudos

Cutler W. writes: Dear Doc, I have found a coin that has a date of 1933. It has a ship on one side and a shield on the other with the value printed: 5$00 on the bottom. Any thoughts would be great. You have a 1933 Portugal 5 escudos. The”$” is used here like Americans […]
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1748 Sweden copper 2 Ore

Alice writes: I have a coin of unknown origin that I hope you can identify. It is dark brown in color, metal unknown; about 33mm in diameter; 3mm thick; weighs one ounce. Somewhat worn around the edges, but still readable. One side has a crest in the center, topped by a large crown. There are […]
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1805 Sweden copper 1 Skilling

Elissa writes: We have a one ounce coin, 34-35 mm across, brass or copper. I believe the date is 1805. It says “1 killing”. The word killing is split by a set of crossed arrows, with the 1 being above the word “killing” and in between the arrow tips. The date is between the feathered […]
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