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USA / Re: A Damaged Coin of Great Value
« Last post by malj1 on January 24, 2020, 11:27:23 PM »
My father was 17 when the nazis invaded the Netherlands. A dangerous age. ... I had a 2½ gulden 1892 and a complete series of Dutch gold coins by type from 1840 onwards. Every one of those coins would have qualified for this thread. They were stolen in 2013.

It must have awful under Nazi occupation it doesn't bear thinking of the trials and tribulations your father would have experienced. Then to have your collection stolen some 70 years later adds another insult.
USA / Re: A Damaged Coin of Great Value
« Last post by malj1 on January 24, 2020, 11:14:47 PM »
That's a great story, Mal. I can't even imagine how he felt being sent into a situation with odds being 23 to 10,000. Looks like the German soldiers were more than ready to give it up. Having the picture of your father really makes it special.

Not only pictures but videos on YouTube here is a short one showing my father, there are several now but sadly he was unaware of any of this.

Iran and Afghanistan / Civic copper animal / flower ornament
« Last post by maudry on January 24, 2020, 10:37:02 PM »
I am not sure what animal this should be?
Lion, wolf, ...?
The ears appear to be a little to long for a lion.
On the reverse is a flower ornament which I would rather attribute to Afghanistan than Iran.
Size: 15X27mm
Weight: 4.28gr
Unidentified coins / Re: Byzintame I think
« Last post by gpimper on January 24, 2020, 10:26:44 PM »
Will do!
Unidentified coins / Maybe Greek?
« Last post by gpimper on January 24, 2020, 10:23:54 PM »
Cleaned this little one as gently as I could.  I know I've seen this coin before but not this small.  3.92g, 12mm and 3mm thick.  High gold content (22 on the detector).  Looks to me like a desert patina but I could be wrong :-)
Coin design / Re: 1906 penny no waves and no sea level
« Last post by Romeo11 on January 24, 2020, 09:56:57 PM »
In your opinion- what metal is it,or should be.What kinds of metal was used in 1906 to struck pennys?
Congratulations! FWIW, I think you got it. That id also makes a trident more likely than a flower/plant.

Finally, I found the match:
Gond Kingdom, Devogarh Branch, AE Paisa, Anonymous, Garhamandala State, 17th-18th c.
Zeno - Oriental Coins Database - Gond Kingdom, Devogarh Branch, AE Paisa,
Mine is lighter, but as zeno says, "size and weithght varies"
Coin design / Re: 1906 penny no waves and no sea level
« Last post by mrbadexample on January 24, 2020, 07:45:00 PM »
The concave appearance is due to an imbalance between the obverse and reverse designs. The deep portrait of the king took most of the metal, so the reverse is commonly weakly struck. You can see the silhouette of the king's head through the reverse on your coin. This is known as ghosting. They tried to address this problem in 1915 with the introduction of the "recessed ear" penny, although this didn't entirely fix the problem.

A concave appearance is entirely normal for this series.
India post 1947 / 5 rupees 1985 Indira with NO mintmark?
« Last post by carpatic on January 24, 2020, 06:40:36 PM »
Hi. I have found this 5 rupees from 1985, KM# 150, which in Krause and any other reference that I found always comes with mintmark ( diamond or star). This one seems to have no mintmark and does not look to have been worn out. WHat do you think?
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