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Started by The Oracle, October 02, 2012, 09:39:56 AM
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Quote from: Prosit on October 02, 2012, 11:08:57 PMMy British India coin collection consists of exactly 8 very common circulated coins. I like every one of them.Someday maybe I will get an oportunity to work on them but can't do everything all at once.Greatest? They all are at this point.Dale
Quote from: Harry on October 03, 2012, 04:48:16 AMTo steal a quote from Bhushan (@PeaceDB) from a different topic:However, I would say my 1861 ½ Pice pattern is my "greatest British India" coin (so far). When the British Government formally took over administration of India from the East India company it commissioned a new design of British India coinage to replace the East India Co coinage. This coin was designed by L. C. Wyon, the chief engraver of the [British] Royal mint the coin and was produced as part of a full set of silver and copper dated 1861 and struck as proof. Pridmore designates these as patterns. Some modifications were made to the design and these coins were produced for circulation in 1862. This design remained largely unchanged up until the end of the Victoria reign 1900.
Quote from: $$ on October 03, 2012, 05:57:44 AMMany but this one i choose1840 Coin QVSamir
Quote from: PeaceBD on October 03, 2012, 06:14:49 AMAs Harry quoted me from another topic its a very hard question to answer. But I a thrilled to see the response to this thread. I suggest we also mention why we consider these coins best from our collection.The coin I am going to post is indirectly a BI coin. I consider it to be one of the best in my collection due to its quality, beauty and rarity.ThanksBhushan
Quote from: Mackie on October 03, 2012, 06:17:22 AMI just have 2 silver British India coins of which my favorite is UNC George VI 1943 1/2 Rupee that I bought in April this year.
Quote from: Tanka on October 03, 2012, 07:08:43 AMI have a few british india rupees but none is that great as I can discuss here. But yes one is great to me. I have a chapter of contemporary fakes. And this fake is really really special to me. This one is my greatest BI rupee which had had circulations during British period and now is captured and has received the sentence to my coin album as contemporary fake british rupee.Islam
Quote from: FosseWay on October 03, 2012, 08:37:13 AMI can't compete with the high grade coins posted by others, I'm afraid, and most of my older BI coins are well-used. So my choice is for different reasons. This Victoria rupee was given to me by my grandfather, along with an assortment of other old coins, when I was eight, and as such is probably the first Indian coin I owned. Certainly the first East India issue, at any rate. I don't know where he got it from, but I've always imagined that it had been with him all his life. His parents met and married in India and his older sister was born there. He was born in England but the family returned to India soon after his birth. His father then contracted appendicitis and died, leaving his wife to bring two small children back to England and then look after them on her own. I imagine that the coin was a keepsake of the family and was passed from my great-grandmother to my grandfather, and then to me.
Quote from: paisepagal on October 03, 2012, 05:07:41 PMBecause the Oracle insists This one is especially unique to me because ironically it was the first one that came out of a bag of 5kilos of the very same type... 1118 mostly AU pieces to be precise. My dad, the brilliant negotiator that he is, bought this for me for a song and with wonderful foresight.Now I keep gifting a little bit away each time I come across a promising collector and potential friend !
Quote from: The Oracle on October 03, 2012, 05:52:01 PMnice i will take one kilo. i can do with a few friends myself
Quote from: paisepagal on October 03, 2012, 06:01:50 PMSorry dear friend, your quota was filled a couple years back
Quote from: @josephjk on October 03, 2012, 06:16:02 PMAnd I filled mine this year some of the better BI coins I have, thank your Dad for me!