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Offline capnbirdseye

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French India, Arkat, Rupee i.n.o. Alamgir II, Pondicherry mint
« on: December 18, 2012, 09:32:37 PM »
French India, Arkat Rupee i.n.o. Alamgir II AH117* RY5, minted at Pondicherry

 scarcer than the Shah Alam II coins which usually appear for sale

11.33g
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Re: French India, Arkat, Rupee i.n.o. Alamgir II, Pondicherry mint
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2012, 04:19:35 AM »
Nice example! TFS.

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Re: French India, Arkat, Rupee i.n.o. Alamgir II, Pondicherry mint
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2012, 01:48:41 AM »
First time I see this one in 3D.

Is this one of those coins that were blackened by a fire? If so, how did you restore it?

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Re: French India, Arkat, Rupee i.n.o. Alamgir II, Pondicherry mint
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2012, 10:38:25 AM »
First time I see this one in 3D.

Is this one of those coins that were blackened by a fire? If so, how did you restore it?

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it is one of those, I can't get to remove the black deposits that you can still see on the coin, otherwise I used soap to get the rest off, do you remember the one I posted with date error reading r.i.p ? I just put that one on zeno but couldn't get it any cleaner, some are simply worse than others
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Re: French India, Arkat, Rupee i.n.o. Alamgir II, Pondicherry mint
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2012, 12:49:13 PM »
Well, you got quite a bit of soot off already. I would not mind what remains. Real coins have an eventful life and it scars them.

If soapy water helps, a long soak might help even more. Soap doesn't react with metal. Water does, but through oxygen. Silver takes years to react, even in salty water, though.

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Re: French India, Arkat, Rupee i.n.o. Alamgir II, Pondicherry mint
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2012, 01:30:46 PM »
I guess during fire the coin was in touch of sulfer. And if so, it is difficult to remove it as it rested on the coin for long. Just a hypothesis.

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