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Bought Some Trash: "Sultanate of Darfur"
« on: April 05, 2014, 04:12:14 PM »
Latest acquisition...and I hate to say that I don't like it at-all. First fantasy piece in my collection and perhaps the last one too. ;D

Sultanate of Darfur, 500 Rials (2008).



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Re: Bought Some Trash: "Sultanate of Darfur"
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2014, 11:09:53 PM »
I have a Darfur coin. A 2008 250 Dinaras with an elephant on it. I quite like it. Yours isn't a bad looking item. Nice contrast in the metals too. I get the ocassional trash coin too. Sometimes because I have nothing from there...wheather there is a real there or not and sometimes because I like the design.

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Re: Bought Some Trash: "Sultanate of Darfur"
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2014, 11:45:15 PM »
A nice fantasy is better than boring reality (no, i donīt mention some modern currency issues now).

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Re: Bought Some Trash: "Sultanate of Darfur"
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2014, 08:53:20 AM »
I have a Darfur coin. A 2008 250 Dinaras with an elephant on it. I quite like it. Yours isn't a bad looking item. Nice contrast in the metals too. I get the ocassional trash coin too. Sometimes because I have nothing from there...wheather there is a real there or not and sometimes because I like the design.

I didn't buy it because I liked it. ;D I had to buy some coins as I had to pay same postage irrespective of number of coins bought. (Unfortunately) my lowest bid turned up to be the highest bid again and rest is history... :D

A nice fantasy is better than boring reality (no, i donīt mention some modern currency issues now).

Not sure if I agree with you or not... ;)

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Re: Bought Some Trash: "Sultanate of Darfur"
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2014, 08:54:34 AM »
By the way can someone read the inscriptions on inner pill of the obverse (First scan)?

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Re: Bought Some Trash: "Sultanate of Darfur"
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2014, 09:09:20 AM »
By the way can someone read the inscriptions on inner pill of the obverse (First scan)?

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Re: Bought Some Trash: "Sultanate of Darfur"
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2014, 03:36:29 PM »
Perhaps the kalima, stylized. I can make out Allah and Muhammad.

Thanks! :)

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Re: Bought Some Trash: "Sultanate of Darfur"
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2014, 11:10:10 AM »
The last real coins of Darfur looked a little bit like trash, too. Here ist the best one I have:

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Re: Bought Some Trash: "Sultanate of Darfur"
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2014, 12:50:01 PM »
The clown and the invalid both look "challenged", but the invalid has dignity.

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