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Offline Pabitra

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Discussion: Strike quality of Indian coins
« on: August 26, 2016, 03:58:34 AM »
Would you like to change your opinion?

Still better than this Ambedkar coin where the legend does not exist at all.

Which mints in India have this top secret technology of "Selective Strike"?

Offline rajiv

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Re: Discussion: Strike quality of Indian coins
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2016, 10:23:10 AM »
mine are badly struck coins too

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Re: Discussion: Strike quality of Indian coins
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2016, 02:04:15 PM »
As per my opinion, the best strike Indian coin uptill now is Rs. 5 of 1999 & 2000 (regular issue) which was minted by Moscow MMD  Oval mint.
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Re: Discussion: Strike quality of Indian coins
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2016, 03:02:45 PM »
I think 2/- from Tower mint, which was actually a polygonal coin as per specifications, remains most well struck coin.

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Re: Discussion: Strike quality of Indian coins
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2016, 06:34:48 AM »
Aluminium, Cupro-Nickel etc are easy to strike and hence most of the coins are of good strike. Of course the strikes by foreign mints are good, as its a contract.
The steel and Bi-Metallic are hard to strike, i.e. these required more pressure, which means there is a lower strike rate. Thus if we see initial Bi-Metallic, they are of good/decent quality. However with more coin design to be struck and more volume, the mint is under pressure and to achieve higher throughput, they would reduce the strike pressure ... thus resulting in weaker strike as we have seen in recent issues.
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