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The UK government has decided to issue a commemorative coin to mark the 150th birthday anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, said Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid.

The Pakistani-origin British finance minister said he had asked the UK's Royal Mint to work on the coin so that the world never forgot what Gandhi taught it.

He announced this on Thursday at the annual GG2 ceremony in London to celebrate the British Asian success.

"Tonight's awards celebrate the 150th birthday of Gandhi – a fitting time to announce that I've asked the Royal Mint of the UK to propose a new commemorative coin in his honour. We should never forget what Gandhi taught the world," said Javid.

https://www.dtnext.in/News/National/2019/10/11073153/1191448/UK-to-issue-coin-in-honour-of-Mahatma-Gandhi.vpf
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Maybe so, but I think you are underestimating your ancestors. If you hammer the metal to the required thickness, the flans will be slightly uneven. The result will be weak portions and parts of the die not even making it as far as the flan. See the pre-machine coins of Afghanistan and Iran.

Rolling was a known technique that would yield perfectly flat plates of metal and the flans would normally be completely covered by the dies. Rolling was a known technique for centuries. The rolls could be powered by animals or water, but if human energy was used, you would have a point.

It seems to me that the prime motivation for the thick coins was being in a hurry, otherwise known as understaffing. ;)

Peter
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Mughal central government / Re: Farrukhsiyar Rupee AH 1130 / 7 Munbai KM 377.48
« Last post by @josephjk on October 12, 2019, 03:04:27 PM »
I posted this on FB along with WoC.... got a comment identifying the mint as Tatta
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Interesting. What evidence do the authors present to support the “man in the moon” intrepretation?
I can see a bit of similarity to how “Shah” appears on coins of Cambay.
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Tokens for operating machines / Re: Unidentified token Jvh
« Last post by Figleaf on October 12, 2019, 02:43:01 PM »
 :applause: no doubt :applause:
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Mughal central government / Re: Farrukhsiyar Rupee XXXX / 7 Itawa KM 377.34
« Last post by @josephjk on October 12, 2019, 02:05:09 PM »
Yes Amit, 30 on the coin so it must be AH (11)30 / 7. I'll modify title
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Mughal central government / Farrukhsiyar Rupee AH 1130 / 7 Tatta mint KM 377.48
« Last post by @josephjk on October 12, 2019, 01:58:04 PM »
Farrukhsiyar Rupee AH 1130 / 7 Tatta mint KM 377.48
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Mughal central government / Re: Farrukhsiyar Rupee XXXX / 7 Itawa KM 377.34
« Last post by asm on October 12, 2019, 01:58:03 PM »
Date looks (11)30. Check the coin. The date is at a position between 8 & 9 O'Clock on the left image. The 3 is fairly clear. Not sure if it is a ) or a 1 - probably the former.

Amit
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Princely States and Independent kingdoms / Re: Dewas State copper "the man in the moon"
« Last post by asm on October 12, 2019, 01:52:30 PM »
Saro, yes. This is attributed to Dewas. There is another one too. I will look it us and post it .

Amit
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Mughal central government / Farrukhsiyar Rupee AH (11)30 / 7 Itawa KM 377.34
« Last post by @josephjk on October 12, 2019, 01:52:27 PM »
Farrukhsiyar Rupee XXXX / 7 Itawa KM 377.34
11.18 gm
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