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Other tokens used for payments / Re: Liverpool House, Sunderland
« Last post by africancoins on Today at 07:11:49 PM »
I have a 1 Shilling from this issuer. There are also 3d and 10 Shillings (that I have only seen pictures of)..  and I suppose likely one or two others...

Thanks Mr Paul Baker
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Dear Saro, there is a small difference between the gold and silver reverse; the engraver played with the number of dots in the decorations at different locations, leaving the text the same. I have shown just one location, but there are others.

Maythem
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External events / Re: Bangalore : Nanyadarshini Exhibition
« Last post by rgs1978 on Today at 05:55:11 PM »
Yes..they did not charge extra for card payment
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Collector coins / Malta: Numismatic Program for 2017
« Last post by Bimat on Today at 05:08:11 PM »
Here's the 75th anniversary of Operation Pedestal coin, to be issued on August 14. 2000 coins will be struck with issue price of €60 (VAT included).

In addition, a set comprising the above coin together with a silver foil stamp replica issued by Malta Post, will be available for sale on same day. The set, which is limited to 500, will be sold at €92 (VAT included).

Aditya
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Indian subcontinent / RBI to issue New 200 Rupees
« Last post by Bimat on Today at 04:39:55 PM »
We finally have the official confirmation from government!

Rs 200 to be issued soon: Minister of State for Finance

IANS | Jul 28, 2017, 06:26 PM IST

NEW DELHI: With rumours of the Centre planning a withdrawal of the newly-introduced Rs 2,000 note doing the rounds, Minister of State for Finance Santosh Kumar Gangwar has said there was no news of its scrapping, adding the Rs 200 note will be in circulation soon.

"No news that Rs 2,000 will be scrapped," Gangwar told IANS in an interview.

"The reduction in printing of new Rs 2,000 notes is a separate issue. But that needs to be confirmed by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). RBI will give information on Rs 2,000 notes," he added.

According to media reports, the government has stopped further printing of the recently printed Rs 2,000 notes.

On July 26, the issue was raised in Parliament when the opposition asked Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to confirm if the government was going to "demonetise Rs 2,000 notes" and if its printing had been stopped. The Minister had declined to reply.

Industry experts said the government was aiming to limit the circulation of high denomination Rs 2,000 note, which would remain a legal tender, but not demonetise it. The circulation of smaller denomination notes would be increased by introducing a new Rs 200 note.

Gangwar told IANS that Rs 200 note, printing of which had already begun, would be in circulation soon. The move to introduce Rs 200 note was to increase the circulation of smaller denomination notes, he added.

A top government official, on condition of anonymity, told IANS that the Rs 200 note would be introduced in the markets in August.

"The paper for Rs 200 notes was ready in the Mysuru paper mill in June. It should be in circulation next month," the official said.

The Mysuru paper mill is joint venture of Security Printing and Minting Corp of India Ltd (SMPCIL) and Bharatiya Reserve Bank Note Mudran, a wholly-owned subsidieary of RBI.

The Rs 200 new note was being printed in the RBI printing press. India has four currency note printing pressess - two RBI presses at Mysuru (Karnataka) and Salboni (West Bengal) and two Security Printing and Minting Corp of India Ltd (SMPCIL) presses at Nashik (Maharashtra) and Dewas (Madhya Pradesh). SPMCIL is a public sector unit.

Lauding the introduction of Rs 200 note, a State Bank of India (SBI) report recently said that it would serve as the "missing middle".

"It seems that there has been a significant move towards relocating distribution of currency towards smaller denominations post demonetisation. However, while such a move is laudable and consistent with the long term vision of a less cash economy, we need to consider the following issues.

"Though the number of small denomination notes has increased, the mismatch caused by the presence of Rs 2,000 denomination straight after Rs 500 denomination is causing difficulties in exchanging the high denomination notes," the SBI Ecowrap report noted.

Source: Times of India
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Numismatics / Re: Holiday guide - museums
« Last post by chrisild on Today at 04:36:57 PM »
Sweden's national collection is in the Myntkabinettet in Stockholm, right across the royal palace.

The Royal Coin Cabinet is about to be closed for two years. The last chance to see the exhibits will be on 20 August, thus in about four weeks. The Cabinet will then move to the Swedish History Museum, and open at that new site in spring 2019. See here:

http://www.myntkabinettet.se/english/the-royal-coin-cabinet-is-relocating

Also, you may have read about the theft at the coin cabinet back in April. (Or rather the news from April about the thefts in the past 20 years.) Two of the objects that were stolen can now be seen here:
http://www.coinsweekly.com/en/News/Update-to-Stockholm-coin-heist-first-pictures-of-stolen-objects/4?&id=4794

Christian
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Commemorative coins to be issued for 90th anniversary of PLA founding

(People's Daily Online)    17:15, July 28, 2017

A set of commemorative coins will be issued by the People's Bank of China on July 31 to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the founding of People's Liberation Army (PLA).

Ten coins, including two gold coins and one gold and silver coin, will be included in the set. A total of 250 million sets will be made and issued.

The two gold coins are valued at 800 yuan and 100 yuan, and the gold and silver coin is valued at 10 yuan. The other seven coins are silver and valued between 300 and 5 yuan, according to bank’s website.

All carry China's national emblem on the front and each has a different PLA theme on the back. The most expensive coin—the 800 yuan gold coin—shows PLA soldiers and armed police officers in a flood rescue scene. The six silver coins show images of a soldier and typical service weapons.

August 1, 2017, marks the 90th anniversary of the PLA’s founding.

Source
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External events / Bangalore : Nanyadarshini Exhibition
« Last post by Bimat on Today at 04:26:32 PM »
I was there today. Mumbai mint counter accepting cash and debt or credit card for spot selling.

Thanks for the confirmation! If I remember correctly, they do not charge any extra amount (usually 2% of the total amount) for payments made using debit/credit cards, which is a good step.

Aditya
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Wildlife and agriculture / Re: Elephants on coins
« Last post by WillieBoyd2 on Today at 04:24:30 PM »

Rhodesia and Nyasaland Penny 1962

Who can't love dancing elephants?

:)
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I signed, and did receive the follow-up email.

Alan
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