Where my coins come from ? Method to identify a coin in french

On this page, I present to you a logical progression to identify coins if you do not know the country, the  value, the elements represented etc. ...
Each coin contains a pieces of evidence, identify and classify them in this order to optimize your searches, I recommend too you:

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I First read all and see all on your coin

words, coat of arms, mans, annimals etc... they can help you soon
Lot of coins contains the name of the country, an historical monnument or character...
a coin have two faces !

Identify the alphabet

¤ Latin (this one)

Write theses inscriptions on a  web search engine and you will find quickly

¤ Other Compare with other alphabets, you can . cyrillic et grec.

Identifiy the country

Try to replace each letter by its pronunciation, you may read the name of a country. Country in their language

IIIbis Identify a currency

The name of the currency is easy to find under the number of the coin's value.
Try to replace each letter by its pronunciation, you may read the name of a country or a curency.
Currency are divided (ex: euro in 100 cents or centimes).

Identify coat of arms and typical symbols

Symbols - coat of arms
Coat of arms - symbols

Current symbols 

Symbols on the world coins catalogue
This par can be verry long but is genneraly very effecive


Compare and test

If you are any doubts you can compare your coins with mine on my web site

Equip yourself
Download "Pièces à conviction II" (in french).

Now you're the best ?



1. Arab's Alphabet

2. Instant restriction to these countries: Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Jordan, Yemen, Libya, Sudan, Morocco, Tunisia, Kuwait, Algeria, Bahrain, Qatar, UAE, Oman, Mauritania, Somalia, Djibouti, Comoros maybe Israel.

3. Israel is impossible because there is no hebrew inscriptions.

4. Search swords and palm tree to compare with other coat of arms

Conclusion : Saoudia Arabia


1. Search by nam :

Forint : currency

Magyar = Hungray (easy to found on a search engine)

2. Confirmation with coat of arms

Conclusion : Hungary


1. Cyrillic alphabet : Belarus, Bulgaria, Serbia, Ukraine, Macedonia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia

2. Under 2

P: says R

the Y : OU

the b : B

the : L

3. Rouble : Monnaie Russerussian currency

4. Confirmation with the double-headed aigle

Conclusion : Russia

Index - Value