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Pacific Islands / Re: 1974 fiji pattern 1 cent
« Last post by Mister T on December 03, 2021, 11:51:00 PM »
Yep that looks like - I found https://www.numisbids.com/n.php?p=lot&sid=825&lot=2962 which is that same listing.

A cupronickel example sold in 1995 as well: https://www.noble.com.au/auctions/lot/?id=155479
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External events / Re: Collection of UK error coins up for auction
« Last post by eurocoin on December 03, 2021, 10:15:35 PM »
A new part of the Beeston collection is now up for sale. Again, very special errors. Have a look here.
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Unidentified coins / Re: European medieval coin
« Last post by Gamlarkor on December 03, 2021, 03:49:45 PM »
Thank you all for your thoughs.
I was curious about your initial ideas before I post another info to assure myself I'm going right way.
Cross on the coin is probably moline cross with some kind of trefoil. Around trefoils and even around arms of the cross are some dots.
Based on the shape of cross I was thinking about some kind of medieval Austrian pfennig, because of the proximity to location, but the diameter of this coin is bigger. So maybe its good to look this way and maybe not. 
Then I saw that the same cross was used in medieval England coinage. I even heard that the coins with this type of cross could be produced for crusades (no written source for this, unfortunately).
I don't have an access to a catalogues right now so I thought that someone here can help me. :)

The other side is a bit tricky. Because its mixed with shapes from the "front". I have an idea how to make relief more visible, but i'ts litltle complicated. So first I want to know if we can get to something here with these pictures.
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Unidentified coins / Re: European medieval coin
« Last post by FosseWay on December 03, 2021, 01:22:14 PM »
I'm pretty certain this isn't English coin of the realm. Whether it's some form of jeton/token from England I don't know.
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Private countermarks / Re: Troubled coins
« Last post by brandm24 on December 03, 2021, 10:25:06 AM »
Thanks for looking into all of this, Elak. There's not much documentation out there about these issues so anything new is welcomed.

Bruce
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Gibraltar / Gibraltar: Christmas 50p and 2 pounds 2021
« Last post by eurocoin on December 03, 2021, 10:10:34 AM »
Gibraltar will soon issue 2 commemorative coins for Christmas. The 50p coin will depict two barbary macaques sitting in front of a Christmas tree, surrounded by presents. The 2 pound coin will depict a barbary macaque sitting at the top of the rock, wearing a Santa’s hat and holding a Christmas cracker. There will also be a coloured version of both coins.
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Unidentified coins / Re: European medieval coin
« Last post by THCoins on December 03, 2021, 08:19:41 AM »
Hi Gamlakor, and welcome to WoC !

I am certainly no specialist on this category. But on medievel coins with crosses my first step usually is to classify the type of cross. Here it seems something between a "Jerusalem cross" and a "cross cercelee". I could not give you a direct attribution from that, but i would associate this primarily with medieval England ? Do you have any idea on the geographic origin of the piece ?
The other side is difficult. Is that a portrait of a crowned head facing right ?

Hope some of the other members can give you a more specific hint !

Anthony
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Private countermarks / Re: Troubled coins
« Last post by Elak on December 03, 2021, 01:23:20 AM »
Many thanks, Elak. Please let me know if you come across any work he may have done on the subject. I'd be interested in reading it.

Bruce
I checked this out, Martin didn't get round to publishing anything before he died. However, he did do a lot of research on the countermarks. Must see if that can be accessed.
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Other Europe / Re: Unusual Banknote Denominations
« Last post by Elak on December 03, 2021, 01:17:06 AM »
Another odd denomination, 12 Mark note, Finland 1862.

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