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Offline capnbirdseye

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British imperial 1/4 Annas overstruck for use in Afghanistan,

The coins would date from the time of the Second Anglo–Afghan War 1878 -1880 so it's possible the coins were pilfered from dead soldiers

I can imagine the local village mint slamming the dies into these  :D
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Re: British imperial 1/4 Annas overstruck for use in Afghanistan
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2017, 05:09:32 PM »
the challenge would be now to identify the mint place... may be for the 1st coin, from the floral design ?
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Re: British imperial 1/4 Annas overstruck for use in Afghanistan
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2017, 07:58:13 PM »
Very interesting pieces! Congratulations!

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Re: British imperial 1/4 Annas overstruck for use in Afghanistan
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2017, 11:19:51 PM »
Very interesting pieces as afrasi says, I'd really like one of these!

I have two later Khandahar pieces overstruck on Iranian 50 shahis, but the only one on a British India coin is the one below, a Khandahar one struck on an 1858 East India Company 1/4 anna.

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Re: British imperial 1/4 Annas overstruck for use in Afghanistan
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2017, 12:09:23 AM »
Very interesting pieces as afrasi says, I'd really like one of these!

I have two later Khandahar pieces overstruck on Iranian 50 shahis, but the only one on a British India coin is the one below, a Khandahar one struck on an 1858 East India Company 1/4 anna.

Alan

Another interesting one, the base coin struck just after the 1857 uprising
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