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Offline Globetrotter

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Egypt: 5 piastre 1972-ah1392, kma428, rims
« on: September 02, 2014, 02:07:27 PM »
Hi,

just a newly found variant.

Ole
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If you're interested in coin variants please find some English documentation here:
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and in French on Michel's site (the presentations are not the same):
http://monnaiesetvarietes.esy.es/

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Re: Egypt: 5 piastre 1972-ah1392, kma428, rims
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2014, 05:20:02 PM »
That looks like two different mints...

Are the two variants of the same size?

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Re: Egypt: 5 piastre 1972-ah1392, kma428, rims
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2014, 06:25:51 PM »
Hi,

here the data to the coins

   Unit          Year Mint / Year              Grade Weight KM#   Comments        Dia   Th    Edge    Or.
5 PIASTRES 1387 1967 narrow milling   XF    4,41    412   narrow milling on edge 24,95   1,27  rn     m
5 PIASTRES 1387 1967 gapped milling   xf     4,49    412   gapped milling on edge 24,81   1,34  rg    m
5 PIASTRES 1392 1972 isl. Falcon   vf     4,45    A428   fine milling on edge      25,02   1,17  rf    m
5 PIASTRES 1392 1972 isl. Falcon   unc   4,52       A428   gapped milling on edge 24,82   1,30  rg    m
5 PIASTRES 1397 1977 FAO coarse   f       4,18    468     course reeds on edge    24,90 1,20  rg    m
5 PIASTRES 1397 1977 FAO narrow       unc   4,51    468     narrow reeds on edge    24,90 1,20 rn    m

and I'll throw in the documentation of the km468, the km412 I have just made to complete this rim business for now.

I do not know if Egypt used different mints, so you might be right, but also wrong.

Ole
« Last Edit: September 02, 2014, 06:52:50 PM by Globetrotter »
Ole

If you're interested in coin variants please find some English documentation here:
https://sites.google.com/site/coinvarietiescollection/home
and in French on Michel's site (the presentations are not the same):
http://monnaiesetvarietes.esy.es/

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Re: Egypt: 5 piastre 1972-ah1392, kma428, rims
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2014, 09:28:46 PM »
Yes, usually these variants are a hint for different mints. But in this case I am not so sure. Egypt has only one mint. I do not know of circulation coins minted anywhere else. My two Egyptian catalogues do not care about edge or mint.
Usually the early coins (until 1973) have the gapped edge and later coins (1974 and later) are reeded.
But all kinds of mint errors occur often in Egypt coins. So I guess the variants were made with the wrong edging tool.

I will have a closer look to get these variants.