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Unidentified coins / Please help to identify silver coin 513
« Last post by jsalgado on July 20, 2019, 09:44:28 PM »
silver   28 mm   11,63 g  Many thanks for your help.

Japan, North and South Korea / Re: Japanese 500 Yen 'Prefecture' Series
« Last post by cam on July 20, 2019, 09:09:34 PM »

It might be a bit out of date, but I wonder what Japanese coin is on the reverse of this beautiful series?

Best regards,
It doesnt say 500kurus anywhere on the coin? Whats the 20 under the date
Unidentified coins / Re: Help to identify coin 6
« Last post by jsalgado on July 20, 2019, 08:00:57 PM »
Rajagopal  Many thanks for your answer. Can you tell me what date may this issue be? Can you tell me if the currency can be one of the ones listed in the catalogue.

Interesting that the name was actually not used on the issued coins. By the way, that motto on the last piece - Hakimiyet Milletindir - sounded familiar to me but I did not remember why and how ... and voil. It is from the constitution but was also used during the attempted military coup three years ago ...

India post 1947 / Is collecting poof coins set a good investment?
« Last post by Yogesh5101 on July 20, 2019, 06:53:01 PM »
Hi all,

 Is is wise to buy proof coins set (1-2 set per series) from mints from a investment point of view (say 25+ years).
Unrealised designs / Re: Turkey: Metcalfe's alternative portrait of President İnn
« Last post by <k> on July 20, 2019, 06:47:43 PM »
İsmet İnn was also the first prime minister of the Republic of Turkey. As an important statesman, he had appeared on some of the Turkish bullion coinage in 1923. Below you see his portrait on a gold 500 kurus coin of 1923. I do not know who designed this portrait, but I post it here so that you can compare it with Metcalfe's plaster.

Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions.
Iran and Afghanistan / Re: Civic copper of Khoy, sunface in six pointed star
« Last post by Figleaf on July 20, 2019, 05:51:57 PM »
Fascinating. Top class detective work that you found both host and overstrike. What I find puzzling now is the dates. If I understand you correctly, you read 1237 on the overstrike and the host1230 on the host. However, my understanding is that the civic coins were overstruck every year. In that case, I would have expected 1231, rather than 1237.

Iran and Afghanistan / Re: Civic copper of Khoy, sunface in six pointed star
« Last post by saro on July 20, 2019, 05:41:39 PM »
traces of a previous strike are visible,  with, at 3 o'clock, the word "sanah" and remains of a date hardly legible

I have been now able to identify this previous coin... it 's a coin of the same mint, listed by B.Alaedini p.103 and dated 1230 AH : a type with a colt running to left, looking back and a very similar style of obverse on which with "sanah + date" is only added.
"Sanah" on obverse and remains of the ends of the fore legs of the colt at 8 o'clock, and an ornament at 11 o'clock are still visible on the reverse.
Two coins for the cost of only one... :)
I edited the image
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