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One of the best I have seen, I might add. Great addition!
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Stunning beauty .I must say you and Abhayji have fantastic Gold mohurs followed by Tariq now a days.

I'm not keen to add but some time tempted to see Jahangir, Noorjahan and Shahjahan mohurs that are ultimate with great design and calligraphy.

May be one day I too enter into this World of gold mohurs.
Cheers  ;D
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Good to add after stiff competition. History is quite long but interesting.

Why you haven't overlay legends for this coin that is having word Nau sikka and Qandhar it would be nice to read legends in color overlay.

Cheers ;D
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I don't think Biplap visits WoC anymore, last visit was November 26, 2016
   

OK Vic

Still his account is active may be read the message as guest.

Cheers ;D
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Other Europe / Re: Should the Bank of England update the Queen's portrait?
« Last post by <k> on Today at 12:45:39 AM »
10s
Series C
12 October 1961 to 22 November 1970
Series D
Intended as 50p note following decimalisation; prepared and designed but never issued.

It can be seen on Pam West's page.

There was also an unissued 10 shillings design, which can be seen here. Note also the unissued 2 pound note.
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Other Europe / Re: Should the Bank of England update the Queen's portrait?
« Last post by Alan71 on September 23, 2017, 11:07:53 PM »
From the above post, I can further summarise the date ranges of the three portraits.  Prior to Series C, banknotes never featured a portrait of the reigning monarch.

First Portrait (Series C)
17 March 1960 (debut of Series C with 1 note) to 31 May 1979 (withdrawal of both 1 and 10).
Used on every legal tender note in circulation up until 9 July 1970 (Series D debut with 20 note).

Second Portrait (Series D)
9 July 1970 (Series D debut with 20 note) to 20 Sept 1996 (withdrawal of 50)/ 20 May 1993 (withdrawal of 20) - 50 wasn't and still isn't an "everyday" note.
Used on every legal tender note in circulation from 1 June 1979 (last Series C notes withdrawn 31 May 1979) up until 7 June 1990 (debut of Series E with 5 note).

Third Portrait (Series E)
7 June 1990 (debut of Series E with 5 note) to 30 April 2014 (withdrawal of Series E 50)/ 21 November 2003 (withdrawal of Series E 5, the last "everyday" note from this series).

Third Portrait (Series E (Variant)
22 June 1999 (debut of this series with 20 note) to Spring 2018 (expected withdrawal of Series E (Variant) 10)
NB. 50 not included in this series

Third Portrait (Series F)
13 March 2007 (debut of this series with 20 note).  Expected "everyday" withdrawal 2020 or 2021 (withdrawal of Series F 20).  However, no polymer 50 has yet been announced, so remains Series F until further notice.
NB. Only 20 and 50 included in this series.  5 and 10 went straight from Series E (Variant) to Series G (polymer).  Series F and G are similar in many respects, the main difference being that Series G is in polymer.

Third Portrait (Series G)
From 13 September 2016 (debut of this series with 5 note).  Latest series.
NB. No 50 yet announced for this series.

The third portrait has therefore appeared on all legal tender banknotes in circulation since 21 September 1996 (withdrawal of Series D 50 on 20 Sept)/ 21 May 1993 (withdrawal of Series D 20, the last "everyday" note from this series, on 20 May 1993).

The first portrait had a maximum lifespan of 19 years, the second portrait 26 years or 23 years (depending on how often you saw a 50 note) and the third portrait 27 years and counting.  Of these lifespans, the first portrait started to be replaced after just 10 years, and the second one after 20 years.  The third portrait is likely to continue unchallenged until the end of the Queen's reign, so perhaps 35 years or more after its debut.



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Islamic world / Re: Help identifying some islamic coins (2)
« Last post by Manzikert on September 23, 2017, 10:36:16 PM »
3 is Ilkhanid, Anushirvan, double dirhem, type B, only struck 746 H, Tabriz, Album 2262
4 is Zengids of Aleppo, Al- Salih Ismail bin Mahmud, fals, Spengler & Sayles 77.4, 573 H, Aleppo

Alan
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Other Europe / Re: Should the Bank of England update the Queen's portrait?
« Last post by Alan71 on September 23, 2017, 10:33:17 PM »
Not sure if this has been done before on the forum (probably has) and possibly doesn't belong in this topic, but I've summarised the Wikipedia info for Series C banknotes onwards.  I have no reason to think Wikipedia is inaccurate, and am confident it's been written by someone that knows the facts.  In any case, the bits I can remember (from 1978 onwards) match what Wikipedia states.

Contrary to my previous post, there was and is a Series F.  However, it was only used for the 20 and 50 denominations and is similar to Series G, but isn't in polymer.

Note the long changeover periods when notes were changed.  These days, about nine months are the norm.  It's likely that, as the eventual legal tender end date got nearer, the more rare the note became.

In all cases, Series C is the first portrait, Series D the second, and Series E, Series E (variant), Series F and Series G are the third portrait.

50
Series D
20 March 1981 to 20 September 1996
Series E
20 April 1994 to 30 April 2014
Series F
From 2 November 2011

20
Series D
9 July 1970 to 19 March 1993
Series E
5 June 1991 to 28 February 2001
Series E (variant)
22 June 1999 to 30 June 2010
Series F
From 13 March 2007
Series G (polymer)
By 2020

10
Series C
21 February 1964 to 31 May 1979
Series D
20 February 1975 to 20 May 1994
Series E
29 April 1992 to 31 July 2003
Series E (variant)
7 November 2000 to Spring 2018 (?)
Series G (polymer)
From 14 September 2017

5
Series C
21 February 1963 to 31 August 1973
Series D
11 November 1971 to 29 November 1991
Series E
7 June 1990 to 21 November 2003
Series E (variant)
21 May 2002 to 5 May 2017
Series G (polymer)
13 September 2016

1
Series C
17 March 1960 to 31 May 1979
Series D
9 February 1978 to 11 March 1988

10s
Series C
12 October 1961 to 22 November 1970
Series D
Intended as 50p note following decimalisation; prepared and designed but never issued.

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Gondophares, Senior 222.1

Alan
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Rome / Re: Postumus (260-269), AR antoninianus, Cologne mint, Sear 10962
« Last post by Minimax88 on September 23, 2017, 10:14:23 PM »
Thank you Peter for this explanation. Coin is really pretty and interesting for me especially because it is from this gallic secessionist emperor.
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