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Unidentified coins / Pls identity the bull type coin
« Last post by sarwar khan on June 25, 2019, 08:46:44 PM »

Shihab Al-Daula Maudud ?
Mint -  Lahore?
 Billon. 3.02g.
TH Coins sir help
Thanks in advance

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Canada / Canada Apollo Moon Landing mission
« Last post by quaziright on June 25, 2019, 07:47:46 PM »
Seems us canadians didn't want to miss out on the hype of the 50th anniv of the moon landigs, so whatever the americans can do, we can do with equal crasse panache

Pure Silver Coin - 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing - Mintage:;

Features the iconic scene when humanity first set foot on the Moon! Order your coin today.
50 years ago, humanity left Earth's exosphere and landed the first humans on the Moon. 50 years ago, humanity imprinted the first footstep on the surface of our natural satellite. History was made. Now, we look back on this day as a milestone in human history, literally reaching for the stars.
While the United States launched and landed the spacecraft, Canadians also have every reason to celebrate. In fact, many don't know that the landing gear for the Apollo 11 Lunar Module was designed by the Canadian company, Héroux-Devtek. Technically, Canadian technology was the first object of Apollo 11's mission to touch the Moon!
Canada's Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau, along with other world leaders, sent messages of goodwill for this historic mission. These messages appear on a silicone disc about the size of a US 50-cent coin that was left on the lunar surface. He wrote, "Man has reached out and touched the tranquil moon. Puisse ce haut fait permettre à l'homme de redécouvrir la Terre et d'y trouver la paix. (May that high accomplishment allow man to rediscover the Earth and find peace.)"

Your 99.99% pure silver coin celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing! Order today.

Special features:
HOLD THE MOON! Your coin has a convex shape, rounding the Moon to make it more tangible.
AN ESSENTIAL MILESTONE! The Apollo 11 Moon landing is a defining event in humanity's history and a landmark in Canadian engineering.
DOUBLE-DATED! Your coin is marked with the memorable dates "1969" and "2019" and "50 years/ans" that have passed since the event.
LANDING GEAR FROM QUÉBEC! Héroux-Devtek, the Canadian company that contributed to the successful landing of the Apollo 11, is located in Longueuil - a suburb of Montréal, Québec.
DESIGNED BY AN ONTARIAN! While the developing company is located in Québec, the primary designer behind the first moon landing gear was the Canadian engineer, Owen Maynard, born in Sarnia, Ontario.
OLD-SCHOOL TECHNOLOGY! 50 years may not seem that long ago in history. However, a cell phone today has more processing power than Apollo's computers; humanity and technology have taken quite the leap!
INCLUDES SERIALIZED CERTIFICATE: The Royal Canadian Mint certifies all of its collector coins.

Designed by Canadian artist Tony Bianco, your coin features the iconic scene when humanity first set foot on the Moon, with the landing module towering in the background. It is marked with the memorable dates "1969" and "2019" and "50 years/ans" that have passed since the event. The message of peace written by Pierre Elliott Trudeau on a tiny silicone disk that was left on the Moon also appears on the edge of the coin. The design features a rounded, convex shape reminiscent of the Moon.
Commemorative 2 euro coins / Re: Luxembourg 2019: Grand Duchess Charlotte
« Last post by quaziright on June 25, 2019, 07:42:59 PM »
I suppose its because you usually see him on the left side, then there's some sort of vertical line, and then one of his ancestors to the right. It's like beating a dead horse design wise lol
Commemorative 2 euro coins / Re: Luxembourg 2019: Grand Duchess Charlotte
« Last post by chrisild on June 25, 2019, 07:22:28 PM »
Problem is that Grand Duke Henri insists on being depicted on each and every coin from Luxembourg. With collector coins that does not matter much as you have him on one side while the other side has an occasion-specific design. But when it comes to the commemorative €2 coins, his ego gets in the way. ;)

Sure, some people will claim that "it's the law". Except that laws can be and have been changed elsewhere, see the Netherlands. And not every coin from LU had the portrait of the head of state - Charlotte herself had three "versions": the CoA on some low value coins, her "Ch" monogram on some others, and her portrait ...

Commemorative 2 euro coins / Re: Luxembourg 2019: Grand Duchess Charlotte
« Last post by quaziright on June 25, 2019, 07:11:18 PM »
These luxembourgish coins are all seem to look the same
Commemorative 2 euro coins / Luxembourg 2019: Grand Duchess Charlotte
« Last post by chrisild on June 25, 2019, 07:05:05 PM »
In 1919, thus 100 years ago, Charlotte became grand duchess, and head of state, of Luxembourg. She followed her sister Marie-Adélaïde who had been considered to be (too) Germany friendly in WW1 and abdicated in January 1919. Charlotte had decided to not play a political role, and in a referendum later that year her position was confirmed.

The commemorative €2 coin features Charlotte and the current grand duke Henri. Rolls of those coins (with 25 pieces each) can be had as from Thursday but will as usual be surcharged: one roll costs €62 ...

Muhammad Shah III was 8 or 9 years old when he ascended the throne on 30 July 1463 on the death of his brother, Nizam-Ud-Din Ahmad III.Mahmud Gawan was appointed vizier and served as one of the regents under Makhduma- e-Jahan Nargis Begum. With Gawan, Muhammad Shah subjected most of the Konkan and defeated the Gajapati Kingdom in 1470, thus securing the west coast trade until the arrival of the Portuguese. At the same time, standard measurements and valuations of agricultural land were introduced, along with other policies to unify the sultanate. Unfortunately, these actions upset many powerful people who convinced Muhammad Shah III to execute Mahmud Gawan in 1481.Soon after the death of Gawan, the sultan himself died of remorse on 26 March 1482.He was succeeded by his son, Mahmood Shah Bahmani II.

Details about the coins :-
Sultan - Muhammad Shah III Lashkari    ( 1463-1482 AD )
Denomination's - Gani , 2/3gani , 1/2 gani , 1/3 gani
Obv - "Al Mustasim billah Shams-ud-dunya Waddin.
Rev - "Muhammad Shah bin Humayun Shah Al Sultan".
Minting technique - Die - Struck.

Muhammad Sarwar khan
Jabalpur , Madhya Pradesh

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Fantasies / Re: A marriage across the water
« Last post by brandm24 on June 25, 2019, 04:14:23 PM »
Interesting information, Peter. Insider information perhaps?  ;)

I don't know what arcade he found the coins in, but it was probably one of many in Wildwood, NJ. Wildwood was a popular watering hole for our family. The only explanation I can come up with is that they were given out as prizes. All the games issued tickets for winning something which were redeemable for cheap prizes at the counter. You would probably spend $20 just to get a "treasure" worth about a this case 51 cents. The kids loved it though. Well worth it to see them have fun.

Fantasies / Re: A marriage across the water
« Last post by Figleaf on June 25, 2019, 03:23:13 PM »
Your two pieces are part of a magician's set. Sets are much harder to find than single pieces. The magician would try to borrow a half from the public, start a little story say on the US dollar, show the Kennedy side, reminisce about what he could buy for a half as a boy, turn the coin around unnoticed and joke how today it was worth a penny, change the coin for the second in the set, show the other side, explain how Britannia used to rule the waves, demand politicians that would restore the value of the dollar, and change the penny back into a half. The difference in size between the penny and the half explains why the penny looks clipped.

You can also use them the other way around, e.g. saying that the British got rich from their colonies but the US turned the tables on them.

The two-headed nickel has a different function. It is a gambler's coin. The gambler would make a bet, throw up the coin and make sure he'd chosen heads. A more convincing trick is letting the victim choose heads or tails. The con man has two such coins, one with two heads in his left pocket, one with two tails in his right pocket. He picks the appropriate coin after his victim has made his choice. The 5 cents is the coin of choice for this type of fraud, because it has a smooth edge.

What the coins have in common is a seam on the edge. On the gambler's coin it has probably been hidden as well as possible, but it will be in view on the magician's coins. These coins were obviously made with two coins, both filed smooth on one side. The self-made coin is therefore often too heavy.

The remaining question is what the magician's coins were doing in the penny arcade. Perhaps they were stolen from the magician. The thief had no use for them and feared they could be used as evidence against him, so he whitewashed them in the penny arcade.

Unidentified tokens / Re: Probably a fantasy counterstamps?
« Last post by brandm24 on June 25, 2019, 02:26:18 PM »
Looks like the plate was a trial piece then as Peter thought. At times I've come across obviously unrelated stamps on a coin which I've always thought were trials too...probably by a die sinker as advertising. Something to show potential customers.

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