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Iran, Civic Copper Coin of Isfahan/deer or goat.........
« on: August 04, 2016, 06:40:04 PM »
Iran, Civic Copper Coin of Isfahan/deer or goat.........Weight 11.2gms....Diameter 27.05/27.44mm

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Re: Iran, Civic Copper Coin of Isfahan/deer or goat.........
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2016, 07:51:51 PM »
Your two civic coppers of Isfahan are interesting :
- they are not dated but could well belong to the Qajar period
- they are of the same mint, same type and same size but with very different weights; which could indicates that they probably were not in circulation at the same time (otherwise there would have been confusion).
the copper coins had an exchange value with the official currency in cash (with a fairly stable relationship Ag/Cu  ) and the weights of your coins could reflect the changes in silver standards during Qajar rule ?

For example the weight of a silver coin of 1000 dinars was 9,21 g at the beginning of the reign of Fath 'Ali and fell to 6,91 under Muhammad Shah Qajar : -25%
the difference between your two coppers :  -24%
That isn't necessary this same period but that is probably the same reason....
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Re: Iran, Civic Copper Coin of Isfahan/deer or goat.........
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2016, 08:09:58 PM »
Dear Saro.....thanks for your help.......myself is a British India Collector.....recently I bought this coins around 37 pieces from a local vendor, he said this are moghol dump, and I bought this coins without knowing the fact...because I loved the animals engraved in this coins.....after your help I realized this coins are either from Iran or Afghanistan............I understand what you have said......."This two coins were produced in same Mint but in different periods of Qajar Rule"...
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