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Islamic world / Re: Not sure but I think Iraq.
« Last post by gpimper on April 07, 2020, 11:41:55 PM »
Saro, I'm amazed that you could glean that...that coin is pretty worn.  Thank you!  I always appreciate your knowledge.
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Counters, toy and play money / Re: Please help identify , may be German states
« Last post by Balkanboy on April 07, 2020, 10:56:28 PM »
Highly appreciate Your help!
Kind regards : Andrey
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Regular circulating decimal coins / Re: 1982 20 Pence - Off Metal Strike (OMS)
« Last post by Seeker55 on April 07, 2020, 10:32:06 PM »
Interesting discussion. Just for the record, while elemental sulfur itself is yellow, sulfides of copper are generally blue or black.
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Counters, toy and play money / Re: Please help identify , may be German states
« Last post by Figleaf on April 07, 2020, 10:04:43 PM »
The text on this counter is:

+DER.VERLORN.SCHVLD.RATR.TVET
+DER.HAT.SELTEN.GVETEN.MVET

The one on eBay andyg linked to has different spelling errors ;) I think the text means:

Those who count lost debt (raiten is an archaeic word for calculating, a counter is a Raitpfennig)
Are seldom in a good mood

Peter
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Regular circulating decimal coins / Re: 1982 20 Pence - Off Metal Strike (OMS)
« Last post by Alan71 on April 07, 2020, 09:52:40 PM »
^^ 1p and 2p coins did not become magnetic until the change to copper-plated steel in 1992.  In 1982 they were still bronze and non-magnetic.  Therefore the magnet test wouldn’t prove anything. 

20p coins have quite rounded angles anyway.  There are still angles visible on this, though the top of the coin is rounder than it should be (however, this could be signs of wear).
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Islamic world / A fals, but what is it?
« Last post by Pellinore on April 07, 2020, 09:43:11 PM »
I acquired this coin recently, it was offered as a Qarakhanid fals from Barskhan in Semirechye in the middle of the 5th century AH / 11th century AD.

The obverse is not very clear, therefore I made detail pictures of the mint and year place on the coin, that's the obverse 6 o'clock and obverse 3 o'clock; these seem reasonably readable.

Most Qarakhanid fulus are broad thin coins, but this one is medium size and thickness, and much heavier than the average Qarakhanid fals.
21.5 mm, 5.20 gr.

-- Paul
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Gibraltar / Re: Re: Gibraltar: 20p coins for the European Championship Football
« Last post by andyg on April 07, 2020, 08:49:03 PM »
Website says Zinc alloy - which means they won't be an odd shade of blue :)
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Gibraltar / Re: Gibraltar: 20p coins for the European Championship Football
« Last post by eurocoin on April 07, 2020, 08:38:43 PM »
One of the coins:



The other coins can be seen here.
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Gibraltar / Metal alloy - Gibraltar: 20p coins for the European Championship Football
« Last post by andyg on April 07, 2020, 08:36:39 PM »
a 40mm coin made of Zinc - that's unusual, I can't think of another coin of a similar size in zinc - wonder if they mean plated zinc.
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Gibraltar / Gibraltar: 20p coins for the European Championship Football
« Last post by eurocoin on April 07, 2020, 08:31:46 PM »
The government of Gibraltar has authorized the production of 27 commemorative 20 pence coins for the European Championship Football. The coins will be made out of zinc and have a diameter of 40mm. The coins will be sold by German coin dealer MDM. Each of the coins will have a mintage of 10,000 pieces.
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