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Just when the lock down started, I won three coins in an Auction and after waiting months, when the disease is now at our doorstep, the coins reached me.
Post-Mauryan, Ujjaini Region, AE coin, 4.02g, 16.5 mm x 13.0 mm
Obv: Female goddess standing, right hand on hip and upraised left hand holding taurine and chakra above Ujjain symbol on left and below river with fishes and on right side swastika above tree in railing,
Rev: Four orb Ujjain symbol swastika in each orb.
Pieper AICR 298.
To me, this coin, will talk about not one but two historical events. One long ago and another happening now.
New euro countries / Re: Who's next?
« Last post by Figleaf on Today at 04:19:52 PM »
Not automatically. There is a procedure for accession, but there are discussions all along the route. They may slow down or accelerate the procedure.

New euro countries / Re: Who's next?
« Last post by Angus on Today at 04:10:15 PM »
Great! So does that mean 2023 for coins?
thanks amit for this bit of information, i was unaware of this !
I have classified all of my coins with those patterns as navanagar, i will now need to take a closer look for the nagari script.



The coins of Kutch, early coins of Junagadh, Porbandar and Navanagar are all similar - they use the Muzzaffar Shah legend. It is the nagari legends that separate the coins.

Central and South America / Re: Paraguay: floral set of 1944 to 1951
« Last post by Figleaf on Today at 03:49:40 PM »
Another thing - look at the year, on the coins dated 1947. How often do you see a crossed seven on a coin? Continental Europeans write it like that - in their handwriting - but you rarely see it in print.

You are quite right. Typographically, the 7 should never be crossed. However, since handwriting is less precise, but numbers are precise, it is considered good form to cross the 7 in handwriting, in order to distinguish it from the 1. Also, the written1 always gets the top serif in handwriting, in order to distinguish it from a |, as an I is often written.

I can imagine how this sort of details gets lost in time and Paraguay. However, as a teenager, I worked as a telephone operator and reading hand-written numbers correctly was vital. I never forgot the stern lessons I got from the pro operators.


Paraguay, 500 guaranĂ­es, 1997.  One-year type only.

Paraguay, 500 guaranĂ­es, 1997.

In the second example, part of the original design was obscured in order to present the denomination more clearly.

The first example, with more design details, was dropped, and it was a one-year type only.


Mozambique. Since 2006, the Central Bank building is depicted on the reverse of the bimetallic 10 meticais.

Below: Mozambique 50 000 meticais banknote.

Tanzania, 500 shilingi, 2014.  Cape buffalo.

Below: Tanzania 50 shilingi banknote featuring the Cape buffalo.
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