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Counters, toy and play money / Re: 50 Lire or 50 Centesimi?
« Last post by bagerap on September 17, 2019, 05:02:32 PM »
Thanks Peter, that makes sense.
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Counters, toy and play money / Re: 50 Lire or 50 Centesimi?
« Last post by Figleaf on September 17, 2019, 05:01:25 PM »
Lre could indeed be lire, though in Italy, they'd have used L. My vote goes to Litre, though, and I am thinking of milk and some co-op.

Peter
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Counters, toy and play money / Re: Miniature Works 5
« Last post by malj1 on September 17, 2019, 02:40:29 PM »
Couldn't wait until tomorrow!  :(

See here and more pictures further on.

now to bed....
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Counters, toy and play money / Re: Miniature Works 5
« Last post by malj1 on September 17, 2019, 02:34:07 PM »
They are on the forum somewhere, I think from memory they are German. I'll try to find information tomorrow.

I have these two images on file. 10 and 25
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Counters, toy and play money / 50 Lire or 50 Centesimi?
« Last post by bagerap on September 17, 2019, 02:27:30 PM »
I'd guess Lire otherwise it would have to be very old for 50 cents to be viable. I don't know why but Ithink it may be a casino token although the monogram isn't on our lists.
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Counters, toy and play money / A.P. F.G.A. Victoria head token
« Last post by bagerap on September 17, 2019, 02:14:39 PM »
I think that this is probably well known, to everybody except me of course. Anachronous date also. 20 mm.
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Counters, toy and play money / Miniature Works 5
« Last post by bagerap on September 17, 2019, 02:11:38 PM »
Interesting little piece, the denomination of 5 makes me suspect it could be American. Also noy sure if the date is reliable. 13 mm.
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External events / Re: 17th Annual Coin, Banknote and Philately Fair - Mumbai
« Last post by Figleaf on September 17, 2019, 01:45:29 PM »
We have so many members from the Mumbai area. Grab your chance. Asm is not just an advanced collector who can instantly provide insights you didn't have before or a numismatic contact you need to answer a question, but he's also a really nice guy. If I were around, I'd cancel the meeting at Bollywood to meet him ;)

Peter
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External events / Re: 17th Annual Coin, Banknote and Philately Fair - Mumbai
« Last post by asm on September 17, 2019, 07:04:17 AM »
Do drop me a PM as I may not be there all the time. We can exchange numbers and meet up.

Amit
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Mughal central government / Re: Akbar, AR Rupee, Ahmadabad, decorative, KM# 94.2
« Last post by asm on September 17, 2019, 07:02:18 AM »
It appears that Akbar issued half rupees of this form in Lahore as well.

My personal belief is that for all rupees there have to be the Half Rupees and most probably the quarter rupees. Un fortunately, the fractions have not survived.
I was given to understand that these were the first casualties for melting. A jeweler needing to add a small quantity of silver would find it very easy to add 5.5 g, 2,8 g or 1.4 / 1.5 g - fairly accurately, to make the actual total weight required rather than cutting it out from a larger chunk of silver. For example, to make a 100 g item, he took a blocks of silver (aprox  100 g) and the weight came to 105 g. He chopped of a part of the material and now it weighed 97. 4 g. To arrive to the exact weight he would have to keep repeating this or just use a 1/4 anna to add the missing weight. It would reduce his labour and time. Not too long back, fractions were also placed on the body placed on the funeral pyre. 

Amit
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