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France / Re: Comments on "French coins from the 1950s until the introduction of the euro"
« Last post by <k> on February 25, 2020, 06:40:21 AM »
Interesting how both France and Germany favoured brass (yellow) coins, pre-euro, for several of the lower denominations. France does not seem to have liked the bronze and copper-coloured coins that you find elsewhere - in the UK, for instance. But the same applied to Italy, pre-euro - how many more such modern (and particularly pre-euro coinages) can you think of that avoided such coins?
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Farrukhsiyar, Silver Rupee, Multan, 11.34g, AH 1129 RY 6, KM 377.47

Almost looks like a delicious cookie with bits nibbled from edges! The coin has apparently been hammered quite a bit, given its curves, dips, bends folds and nicks, and well past its heydeys, but in relative good shape overall considering its age and condition. It is not a perfect coin but its beauty lies in its slight imperfection.
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Suri Sultans of Bengal, Ghiyath al-Din Bahadur Shah Suri, AR Rupee, 964 AH (1556-57 CE), NM, 11.42 gms, 32.7-33.3 mm

Obverse:
  • (Top-Margin) Ghiyath, followed by a hexagram
  • (Left-Margin) al-Dunya, 964 (AH)
  • (Bottom-Margin) wa al-Deen
  • (Right-Margin) Abu al-Muzaffar
  • (Central Square) Bahadur Shah ibn — Muhammad Shah Ghazi — Khallad Allah Mulkahu wa Sultanahu. Nagari legend ‘Sri Bahadur Shah’ in the next line.
  • (Mint Marks): Star of David (hexagram) in the top margin (top-left), and a dotted flower above “Bahadur” in the central square

Reverse:
Shahadah in the central field surrounded by the names of the four Rashidun (trans: rightly guided) Caliphs in the margins: (top) Abu Bakr al-Siddique (right) Umar al-Khattab (bottom) Usman al-Affan (left) Ali al-Murtadha.

Reference: GG-B967

More specimens at: Bahadur Shah: AR Mintless Rupee – داستان سکّہ
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Central and South America / Re: Venezuela 5 bolivares 1989-1990
« Last post by andyg on February 25, 2020, 12:14:59 AM »
You're not right, since we talk about the 1989 issue! Here is what MY bible tells me.

this is second post in the thread....

I then have a 1990 coin which, according to Numista / SCWC, should have either large obverse letters / small reverse letters (Y#53a.2) or large letters both sides (Y#53a.3).

Mine seems to have small obverse letters and large reverse letters. I cannot find this combination recorded.

Any insight appreciated.

Thanks, MBE  :)



So can anyone be sure that 2 visually different sub-types of 5 Bolivares exist for the date "1990" ?

One possible explanation for there first having been two different sub-type numbers for "1990" pieces could be... one for each of two different mints. These are "Y" numbers and I could check it, but from memory, when modern French coins still had Y numbers in the KM/SCWC books, the pieces of different mints got different sub-type numbers... Although for those French coins these were coins of different mints that could be distinguished from differences with mint marking.

Thanks Mr Paul Baker

The earlier Krause issues referred to "large head" vs "small head" rather than two different KM numbers....
Not really a very helpful description :-\
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Hi!

It is 1/4 anna 1906 bronze variation.
How can I clean the black spots on this coins in such way that dont damaged it?
I think it is begining of something dangerous for coin. And how next prevent this things in future?

Thanks!

Robert
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Which was YOUR favourite French coin?

While I do not have "the one" that I prefer over others, the Mont-St-Michel coin I have always found cool. Partly because of the three different "color zones", but I also like the way the building is reflected in the water.

Another one I like is the circulating commem that honored Jean Moulin:
https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fichier:2_francs_Jean_Moulin_1993_F273-2_avers.jpg

As for the last years of the franc, a coin collector may well be tempted to ignore the first three years of the euro (1999-2001) when we had the common currency while the cash was still the old coins and notes. But when somebody sees euro coins posted here that are dated 1999, some explanation would be helpful, I think.

The "transition" collector coins were somewhat strange: Until and including 1998, the mint issued franc pieces with an approximate euro denomination. After Jan-1999, when we had the euro but not the cash yet, such collector coins had the correct conversion rate, as in the example you posted.

Christian
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Unidentified coins / Re: Crusty Copper
« Last post by gpimper on February 24, 2020, 10:35:53 PM »
Found in Sear...could be.
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Central and South America / Re: Venezuela 5 bolivares 1989-1990
« Last post by africancoins on February 24, 2020, 10:25:52 PM »
So can anyone be sure that 2 visually different sub-types of 5 Bolivares exist for the date "1990" ?

One possible explanation for there first having been two different sub-type numbers for "1990" pieces could be... one for each of two different mints. These are "Y" numbers and I could check it, but from memory, when modern French coins still had Y numbers in the KM/SCWC books, the pieces of different mints got different sub-type numbers... Although for those French coins these were coins of different mints that could be distinguished from differences with mint marking.

Thanks Mr Paul Baker
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Unidentified coins / Re: Crusty Copper
« Last post by Manzikert on February 24, 2020, 10:03:17 PM »
Byzantine, Constans II, Follis, probably Constantinople, several types round Sear 1000-1001

Alan
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Central and South America / Re: Venezuela 5 bolivares 1989-1990
« Last post by Globetrotter on February 24, 2020, 08:36:06 PM »
Hi Andy,

how are you these days?

You're not right, since we talk about the 1989 issue! Here is what MY bible tells me.

The A3 is only coming in 1990!

Cheers
Ole
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