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Last post: October 02, 2023, 09:04:30 PM Re: Building an app for ... by Mordehaus

Collecting coins

Coin collecting
Information on the hobby, private collections and collecting methods.

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Topics: 530

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Cleaning, conservation and storage
Take care of your coins. Here's how to.

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The law, breaking it, international shipping
Legal matters relating to coins and collecting. Does not include fakes and imitations.

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Sub-BoardsLost and stolen

Fakes and imitations
Coins made without authority and pieces made with the intention to replace a genuine coin with or without the intention to deceive.

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Coin-like items issued without the knowledge or permission of the competent authority. Excludes re-strikes with original dies and tokens.

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Design and designing

Thematic collecting
Here, any theme goes, as long as it remains coin-related.

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Coin characteristics
Shapes, sizes, metals, denominations, legends and design aspects.

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Coin design
Official entries and designs by members. Enjoy the fruits of creativity and fantasy.

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Posts: 8,426
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Research and reference

Unidentified coins
Tokens have their own unidentified board. Think of giving weight and diameter, please!

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Posts: 1,646
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Information on the science of numismatics, its terminology and public numismatic collections.

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Coin and medal production technology
From anvil and hammer to modern presses and how they were handled.

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Best of World of Coins
Showcasing our membership's best contributions to numismatics, chosen by the members themselves.

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Posts: 166
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Last post: January 03, 2016, 01:35:16 PM Re: Voting 2015 by TIF

Printed material and equivalent
Books, ebooks, presentations, numismatic catalogues, magazines, newspapers, newsletters, auction catalogues etc.

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Useful links
Other helpful sites for collectors and numismatists.

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Posts: 846
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Last post: February 10, 2023, 02:10:18 AM Biblical Coins and Weigh... by mrbrklyn

Ancient coins

Ancient Greece
Here you can discuss and show ancient Greek coins.

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Posts: 1,975
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Last post: July 26, 2023, 06:42:28 PM Re: An extraordinary lec... by Figleaf

For all your questions about Roman coins.

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Last post: September 23, 2023, 04:47:26 AM Re: A very lucky find by ghipszky

Barbarians and Celts
Imitations of Roman coins, Celtic coins.

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Other ancients
Coins that do not fit any other board of the "ancient coins" section.

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Posts: 1,267
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Last post: September 23, 2023, 02:01:41 PM Re: Vishnu on a Kushano-... by Figleaf

Medieval coins

Islamic world
Generally, medieval coins in Arabic and Kufic script

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Posts: 9,460
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Last post: Today at 10:38:51 AM Re: Ilkhan, Argun, Hawk ... by Figleaf

Indian subcontinent: early Islamic Sultanates
Medieval coins of the Indian peninsula up to 1526

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Posts: 12,387
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Last post: October 02, 2023, 02:16:03 AM Re: Bahmani precursors N... by RG

Christian world
Generally, medieval coins with latin and gothic script

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Posts: 4,137
Topics: 880

Last post: October 02, 2023, 07:17:02 AM Re: small French copper ... by carpatic

Other medieval coins
Coins struck before 1506 that don't fit in other categories on this board

Moderator: Tirant

Posts: 694
Topics: 117

Last post: September 25, 2023, 01:38:12 PM Re: Ikhsids, Turgar by Figleaf

Sub-BoardsBuddhist world

Coins of long traditions

Cash type coins
Coins with a square hole from China, Japan, Korea and Vietnam

Posts: 1,544
Topics: 318

Last post: July 27, 2023, 07:36:48 AM Re: Non-Chinese copies o... by bgriff99

Ottoman coins
Includes Mamluk coins from 648 AH and Osmanli coins until their overthrow in 1340 AH / 1922 AD. Includes North African coins similar to Ottoman coins.

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Last post: May 12, 2023, 10:03:07 PM Re: Please help identify by aws22

Euro coins

Circulation euro coins
Regular circulation coins that are legal tender throughout the euro area and packaged sets. Excludes commemorative 2 euro issues.

Moderator: Bimat

Posts: 2,140
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Last post: September 25, 2023, 02:34:22 PM Re: Austria 2002 error? ... by Figleaf

Commemorative 2 euro coins
Coins with a denomination of 2 euros of a commemorative nature. Both joint issues and individual member-state issues. Includes single commemoratives in coin card.

Moderator: Bimat

Posts: 3,390
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Collector coins
Coins (usually gold or silver) made primarily for collectors; legal tender in the issuing country only.

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BU Prooflike and Proof euro sets
Post news on new issues and mintages here.

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Posts: 443
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Last post: October 07, 2020, 04:20:22 PM Monaco: 2020 BU Set by Bimat

New euro countries
Which countries want to use the euro? When will it happen? New designs. All here.

Moderator: Bimat

Posts: 907
Topics: 48

Last post: September 26, 2023, 06:29:04 PM Re: Croatia to introduce... by eurocoin

Euro news and basics
For everything that doesn't fit in the other categories of this board

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Posts: 1,572
Topics: 182

Last post: September 28, 2023, 09:02:22 PM Re: Estonia: Thoughts ab... by Figleaf

Modern European coins except the euro

Denmark, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden

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Includes German states, Danzig, GDR, Saarland, army money

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Austria and Switzerland
Includes Liechtenstein and predecessor states

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Central and Eastern Europe
Includes predecessor states. See inside for what's covered here.

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Russia and USSR; Belarus, Ukraine
Includes coins of Russian Caucasia, Siberia, Tannu Tuva, and Tatarstan.

Posts: 1,688
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Italy, Malta, Cyprus and modern Greece
Includes predecessor states, Crete, Ionian Islands, Vatican and San Marino

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Spain, Portugal
Includes Andorra and surrounding islands that belong to these countries

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Includes Monaco. Excludes parts of the Holy Roman empire now in France.

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Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg and predecessors

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Irish pre-independence and post-independence coins, pre-decimal and decimal.

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United Kingdom
Includes predecessor states

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British Crown Dependencies
The Isle of Man, Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney. Includes Lundy.

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Modern Asian coins, pseudo coins and trade tokens

West Asia
Arab states of the Middle East, Turkey and Israel. Includes predecessors.

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Central Asia and the Caucasus
Asian states, formerly part of the Soviet Union. Includes predecessors.

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Iran and Afghanistan
Includes predecessor states

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Sub-BoardsCivic issues

Pakistan, Bangladesh, the Maldives
Predominantly Muslim countries of the Indian sub-continent

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Indian subcontinent: Mughal, Princely states and colonial (1526-1947)
For coins, pseudo coins and trade tokens. Ask questions and show new acquisitions

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India post 1947
The coins of post-independence India

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India new issues
Speculation and facts on new issues, their initial ordering and distribution methods, opinions on design, quality and packaging and similar issues.

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Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet and Mongolia
The rest of the Indian sub-continent plus Mongolia

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China, Taiwan
Includes predecessor states, Hong Kong and Macao

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Japan, North and South Korea
Includes predecessor states

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For coins, pseudo coins and trade tokens. Ask questions and show new acquisitions

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Other South-East Asia
See inside for countries covered

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Last post: June 02, 2023, 10:15:55 PM Re: Counterstamp 1849 JB by Figleaf

Modern coins, pseudo coins and trade tokens of Africa

All Around Africa
African coins and tokens. A web site made by World of Coins member Paul Baker and hosted by World of Coins.

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North Africa
See inside for countries covered

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Sub-Saharan Africa
For coins, pseudo coins and trade tokens. Ask questions and show new acquisitions

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Modern coins, pseudo coins and trade tokens of America

Includes predecessors, Newfoundland and Saint Pierre and Miquelon.

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Last post: June 25, 2023, 11:00:03 PM Re: New indigenous tooni... by chrisild

Includes Hawaii

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For coins, pseudo coins and trade tokens. Ask questions and show new acquisitions

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Central and South America
Includes the Falkland Islands.

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Sub-BoardsBritish outposts

Includes Bermuda.

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Modern coins, pseudo coins and trade tokens of Oceania

Includes Cocos (Keeling) Islands. Does not include Papua New Guinea

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Last post: August 03, 2023, 12:22:32 PM Australian Coin Review i... by Mister T

New Zealand
Does not include Cook Islands, Niue, Tokelau and Oceania.

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Pacific Islands
Includes Papua New Guinea and Oceania, excludes West Irian.

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Last post: September 15, 2023, 10:52:45 PM Re: Pitcairn Islands rel... by eurocoin

Tokens used for payments

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Food and drink tokens
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Telephone and utility tokens
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Entertainment tokens
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Other tokens used for payments
Includes military, etc.

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Medals and tokens not used for payments

Counters, toy and play money
Pieces used for calculations, keeping scores, casinos or for play.

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Famous people, places and events, souvenirs
Art medals with a historic theme, no private family medals

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Prizes and decorations
Civil or military rewards for accomplishments

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Religious and philanthropic medals
Includes temple tokens and devotion medals

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Last post: September 09, 2023, 09:47:04 AM Re: Indian temple token,... by capnbirdseye

Advertising, propaganda and numismatic artefacts
Coins and banknotes changed or imitated artfully, to make fun or to make a political point. Excludes commercial fantasies.

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Miscellaneous token boards

World of Tokens
Quick access to "World of Tokens", made with Wikipedia software.

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Unidentified tokens
Unidentified coins have their own board. Include size, weight and metal in your request for identification, please!

Posts: 1,853
Topics: 386

Last post: September 28, 2023, 08:49:46 PM Re: MAPKA K.M. token by Henk

Groups of tokens by geography
Post here if your token subject depends on geographic features. Includes island tokens. Excludes coins, fakes, fantasies and any token threads that can be put on another token board.

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Adjacent hobbies

Metal detecting and archeology
A hobby and a science, vital for coin collectors.

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Last post: May 04, 2023, 08:59:25 AM Re: Denmark: Hoard(s) fo... by Figleaf

Unusual items used like money
Covers "primitive" coins, religious and ceremonial items used as money or looking like money and non-metallic items that were used as money but don't look like coins or banknotes. Does not cover unusually shaped but practical metallic items commonly used as money.

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Coin scales, weights and handling machines
Includes official tariffs and weight tables. Does not include modern collector's tools, such as electronic mini-scales, callipers and mini-magnets. These are covered on the board "coin collecting".

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Collecting banknotes
General paper money discussions

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Forum quizzes and games
Self-generated numismatic entertainment that challenges the membership

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External events
When and where will there be a fair or an auction? See also the calendar.

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Forum and community information

Scanning, photography and image manipulation
See also the boards on "The law, breaking it, and international shipping" for copyright issues and "Computer and forum software issues" for posting problems

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