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Collecting banknotes / Re: Banknote Catalog for Indian Princely States
« Last post by Pabitra on June 04, 2020, 02:08:57 PM »
You are looking in the wrong catalog.
Krause used to publish three catalog on paper money.
You are looking in the right most one.
The princely states are covered in the left most one.
USA / Re: Piggy tokens
« Last post by brandm24 on June 04, 2020, 11:10:53 AM »
This one is from the Whistl'n Pig in Portland, Oregon c.1950's / 1960's. It strikes me as how happy all the pigs seem to be in the images. After all, "glorified ham & eggs" being cooked by a dancing pig is disturbing at best, especially the ham part of it. :o

The proprietors of the restaurant were Bill and Rosalie Bruer according to a different variety of one of their tokens. Nothing much was found other than that, except they may have had a second location.

I have no idea who designed and struck these tokens.

Unrealised designs / Canada a few new ones and a old one
« Last post by squarecoinman on June 04, 2020, 10:49:20 AM »
Iran and Afghanistan / Re: Abbasi, 1135, Isfahan
« Last post by aws22 on June 04, 2020, 09:31:10 AM »
Thank you Saro for showing the "Sun Disc". To the ancient Egyptians, the meaning of the Sun Disk: the Sun Disk symbolized creation and the source of light and an emblem of rebirth and resurrection.
Many of the ancient Egyptian sun-gods were depicted wearing a solar disk crown and the attributes of the deities, such wisdom, stability, foresight, strength, and courage, were believed to be inherent in the sun disk.

Iran and Afghanistan / Re: Abbasi, 1135, Isfahan
« Last post by saro on June 04, 2020, 08:09:36 AM »
I've not found out what the purpose of the countermark was.
It's a rising sun according to Stephen Album who listed the same countermarked coin with this comment :

"HOTAKI: Mahmud Shah, 1722-1724, AR abbasi (4.53g), Isfahan, AH1135, A-2716A, type A, but countermarked with the rising sun on the obverse, bold Very Fine, R. The purpose of the countermark is unknown, though curiously the "rising sun" hints at the words qors-e aftab ("rise of the sun") in the couplet."

"qors-e aftab / قرص آفتاب   "
Canada / Re: Royal Visit, Coronation, Centennial and other medals
« Last post by malj1 on June 04, 2020, 08:08:55 AM »
"Charlton 252a" is to be found in my copy of Charlton from 1970 © 1969 and issued before ISBNs were invented!  ::)
Other Europe / Re: Alan Turing - Bank of England's £50
« Last post by malj1 on June 04, 2020, 07:57:10 AM »
Well deserved acknowledgement.  8)

Look for the video The Imitation Game from 2014 detailing Alan Turing's work during WW2
Mughal central government / Re: Unidentified Dam
« Last post by TTerrier on June 04, 2020, 07:09:41 AM »
Thank you Dr. Sreedhar - that is exciting news!  Apparently the seller and I are equally confused.  This is my first copper of Jahangir (completely unexpected!) - I will do my best to construct an overlay - now that you have identified the mint I can see that in the inscriptions.
Mughal central government / Re: Unidentified Dam
« Last post by drnsreedhar on June 04, 2020, 06:33:26 AM »
Jahangir, Bairata mint. Sanah (RY)13. AH must be 1027. Part of AH. 10XX is visible above Bairata. AD date will be 1617/1618. Most probably 1618.
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