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Offline Rishabh Jain

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Unidentified Indian coin
« on: September 07, 2012, 08:01:41 AM »
Hello,

I went a a coin exhibition a few days ago and found a weird coin. I asked the dealer what it is and he said he found it at his great grandmothers house and because I bought coins worth a few thousand rupees ( One thousand rupees is about $18 ), he gave me the coin for free.

The coin has a diameter of 15mm

Now, I think it might be coin or a token but I have no idea at all. Maybe someone could read the language written on it for me.




The second image might be upside down or rotated to 90 degree to left or right. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Sorry if the images provided lack in quality.

Thank you.
« Last Edit: September 07, 2012, 08:18:08 AM by rj27797 »
I would like to buy the Bull Anna series.

I will also buy single coins of this series.

Please message me with your price and an image of the coin/coins.

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Re: Unidentified Indian coin
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2012, 09:06:00 AM »
Very interesting piece. Upper picture reminds me of Hyderabad, lower picture looks like Malaysia or Indonesia.

Peter
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Offline Rishabh Jain

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Re: Unidentified Indian coin
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2012, 11:07:49 AM »
Very interesting piece. Upper picture reminds me of Hyderabad, lower picture looks like Malaysia or Indonesia.

Peter

Interesting indeed and because of lack of information of the seller, I got it for free!! :p

You are right, it is from Hyderabad and the monument shown is the Char Minar with "Char" meaning "Four" and "Minar" meaning "Towers".

The second image might be rotated because the number (most probably) in the middle looks like "1" in international numerals.

Off topic: It has been almost 1 month since I started collecting coins and have over 100 different types already (not including different mints and mules) and most are of India, 10 of other countries.

How do you think I should store them? I am currently using a coin album. Do you think I should start using coin holders/flips?
I would like to buy the Bull Anna series.

I will also buy single coins of this series.

Please message me with your price and an image of the coin/coins.

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Re: Unidentified Indian coin
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2012, 11:57:51 AM »
Looks like a weak copy of this coin doesn't it..?
http://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces19346.html

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Re: Unidentified Indian coin
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2012, 12:43:00 PM »
Looks like a weak copy of this coin doesn't it..?
http://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces19346.html

No. It is not at all like the one you told.
1. The one you told is of silver. Mine is not.
2. The silver coin diameter is 30mm. Mine is 15mm.

There are many more differences.

Can someone read the language please? It is Urdu or Telugu most probably.
I would like to buy the Bull Anna series.

I will also buy single coins of this series.

Please message me with your price and an image of the coin/coins.

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Re: Unidentified Indian coin
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2012, 02:33:59 PM »
The linked coin is a Hyderabad Rupee.......the coin at the start is a copy / fantasy piece.......may be made by a jeweller who had it plaited to be used as jewellery.....

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Re: Unidentified Indian coin
« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2012, 03:48:42 PM »
Looks like a weak copy of this coin doesn't it..?
http://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces19346.html

Yes, but extremely poor job.

Offline Rishabh Jain

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Re: Unidentified Indian coin
« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2012, 07:17:41 PM »
So can it be gold, or at least plated with gold by any chance or what might be its value?

I got it for free only because the dealer went away for a few minutes and his wife gave me the coin who had no knowledge of coins at all.
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I will also buy single coins of this series.

Please message me with your price and an image of the coin/coins.

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Re: Unidentified Indian coin
« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2012, 10:09:12 PM »
Looks like some kind of "indianizing" (if this word exists or will be understood at all) token or tourist medal.

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