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Another problem with this line of research is that it is certain that a lot of coins remain undiscovered. AFAIK, treasure trove law in Bangla Desh confiscates all finds of new coins, giving finders a powerful incentive not to declare treasures found to the authorities. They get into the mass of privately held coins silently and without being described until they get into the hands of a knowledgable collector. In other words, if you could do an exhaustive survey of public and private collections today, the numbers would be wrong by next week.

Once metal detecting is introduced on a significant, this whole process is speeded up by several factors. In one day, a rare coin may become common. There are many examples of such once rare coins.

Mughal central government / Re: Akbar Dam Dehli Ilahi IE4X Ardibihisht
« Last post by Figleaf on April 01, 2020, 07:49:23 AM »
Majestic, that calligraphy. It conveys messages from stability to a skilled artist's steady hand. More such utterly helpful overlays make it easier for others to develop their skills.

A difficult question to answer, while in this era of digital system we should have answer. Reality is many rare specimens are in personal collections and it is not in a database. For appropriate answer, if we could integrate databases or if we could send questionnaires to individual collectors asking question like 'do you have this ruler/type in your collection?', then we may find answer may be. I cannot answer to specimens you wanted to know in this thread. But I can add data about the following two rare sultans whose names are not in your list (published in JONS. In cases before that had been discussed in WoC).
1. Siraj al Din Sikander Shah, unique, provenance Bangladesh, now in personal collection in Bangladesh;
2. Nasir al Din Muhammad Shah, 3 known, one in the State Archaeological Museum, Calcutta (GG 472), one was in personal collection of Goenka and one in personal collection in Bangladesh.
Useful links / Re: Numismatic Notes with Benjamin on Youtube
« Last post by Oklahoman on April 01, 2020, 06:41:33 AM »
Athletics and art!  On both sides of South Korea's first commemorative banknote...

The Korean Winter Olympic Games - YouTube
Iran and Afghanistan / Civic Copper with boat / Abushahr (Bushire)
« Last post by maudry on March 31, 2020, 11:46:20 PM »
This was one of two or three coins that caught immediately my eye when I was flipping through my Valentine for the first time.
Now I am happy to have one in my collection.
Bushire mint, Val 10 P128
Size: +/-20mm
Weight: 5.88gr
Iran and Afghanistan / Re: Civic copper with flower
« Last post by maudry on March 31, 2020, 11:42:08 PM »
Thank you for that Id.
Froé the design I would believe that this coin is more recent than Safavid.
GG numbers: Gani (16.52 g and 15.86 g, different dies) BH155, two-thirds gani (10.83 g) BH 157, half gani (8.40 g) BH 158, one-third gani (5.15 g) BH 159.
Mughal central government / Re: Akbar Dam Dehli Ilahi IE4X Ardibihisht
« Last post by TTerrier on March 31, 2020, 10:23:53 PM »
Thank you for your comments - I in fact used your excellent Ilahi examples to figure my coin out.  I have a few more of this type so I will definitely be referring to it again.  Lots of interesting things to learn about these Akbar dams!
Unidentified tokens / Re: Dokaeby token with Asian dragon
« Last post by malj1 on March 31, 2020, 10:23:38 PM »
 Dokkaebi (Hangeul: 도깨비)
Unidentified tokens / Re: Dokaeby token with Asian dragon
« Last post by malj1 on March 31, 2020, 10:19:02 PM »
Maybe its because I have both English and Korean?  I have the Korean translation of Dokkaebi which came out as (Korean: %uB3C4%uAE68%uBE44) I have had this error before.

I'll try again today.  Dokkaebi (Hangeul: %uB3C4%uAE68%uBE44)

edit I think its because Wikipedia have the 'Korean' linked. ...that was from a different site.

edit it was OK until I edited!
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