George F. writes: Hi, I have 20 European coins from the 2nd World War, French, Belgium and Dutch, also numerous Indonesian-Dutch coins from the 1700’s. Where can I get more information on their worth. Thanks
It can be fun to look up the coins on your own. First, try to identify the country of origin on each coin, the date and the denomination. If you can’t figure it out, many world coin catalogs have “identifiers” that will help you determine the country or denomination by comparing your piece to a picture in the book.
Though there are many specialized catalogs available from coin shops and book dealers, try your public library first before you invest in an expensive book. If the collecting bug bites, you can always purchase your favorite catalog later. Try Krause Publications World Coin Catalogs or Victor Gadoury Annual (in French). Also click on the Numismatic Links Page for more sources of information.