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Offline Figleaf

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Summer quiz
« on: August 20, 2012, 05:41:31 PM »
This florin is dated 1927. Which fruit is on the other side?
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Re: Summer quiz
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2012, 05:57:36 PM »
This rupee was struck only in 1892 and 1897. What makes it different?
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Re: Summer quiz
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2012, 06:22:58 PM »
What is remarkable, weird or disgusting about this coin, a 2 sols 1793 struck in Metz?
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Re: Summer quiz
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2012, 06:37:20 PM »
For which country was this token issued? (Be precise)
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Re: Summer quiz
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2012, 07:27:29 PM »
This rupee was struck only in 1892 and 1897. What makes it different?

It was Minted for the state of Bikanir
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Re: Summer quiz
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2012, 07:34:06 PM »
What is remarkable, weird or disgusting about this coin, a 2 sols 1793 struck in Metz?

They were made of melted church bells

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Re: Summer quiz
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2012, 07:35:19 PM »
1. an oil palm (Elaeis guineensis) of British West Africa
2. Bikanir (Ikrabin ;D)
3. obv shows bust of emperor Louis XVI, rev shows revolutionary "L'AN 5 DE LA LIBERTE"
4. Province du Bas Canada (Quebec)

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Re: Summer quiz
« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2012, 07:43:37 PM »
This florin is dated 1927. Which fruit is on the other side?

Palm tree , so i guess the fruit would be a coconut ?? or a palm fruit
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Re: Summer quiz
« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2012, 07:50:59 PM »
For which country was this token issued? (Be precise)

Lower canada ( now Quebec )
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Re: Summer quiz
« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2012, 07:52:09 PM »
Wow! That's fast. I had one more question, so as to cover all continents.

On what occasion was this commemorative issued (obvious clue removed)
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Re: Summer quiz
« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2012, 07:54:49 PM »
Yes, number one is not a gold variant of an English coin, but a common brass 2 shillings of British West Africa. The fruit at center is the coconut. Here is the other side.
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Re: Summer quiz
« Reply #11 on: August 20, 2012, 07:57:08 PM »
Indeed, this is not an Indian rupee, but its Bikanir equivalent. The reverse is completely different from what you might have expected. Even the file name clue was found!
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Re: Summer quiz
« Reply #12 on: August 20, 2012, 07:59:11 PM »
Right, in 1830, Canada had not yet been invented. Lower Canada or Bas Canada are the correct answers. You are amazing, gentlemen.
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Re: Summer quiz
« Reply #13 on: August 20, 2012, 08:01:20 PM »
While the replies for the French coin state correct facts, these answers couldn't make the coin disgusting to anyone. And no, Metz is not a disgusting town. On the contrary...
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Re: Summer quiz
« Reply #14 on: August 20, 2012, 08:15:50 PM »
Wow! That's fast. I had one more question, so as to cover all continents.

On what occasion was this commemorative issued (obvious clue removed)

Krause has this commemorating two themes - but I'll wait for Martin before deciding if Krause it right or not ;D
always willing to trade modern UK coins for modern coins from elsewhere....