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Offline zwiggy

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Interesting Royal Mint Bullion Coin
« on: January 11, 2013, 02:07:07 AM »
I found this recently and wondered if anyone had seen something like this. It has a picture of Lord Ganesha on one side and a swastik, Shree and Om signs on the back.

Does the Royal Mint privately mint bullion? Or did someone just randomly put their name on this coin? The quality of the strike is very good and professional looking, doesn't look like it came out of someone's garage.


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Re: Interesting Royal Mint Bullion Coin
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2013, 02:43:11 AM »
This may explain it. The client for this piece was probably Indian, possibly Thai.

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

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Re: Interesting Royal Mint Bullion Coin
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2013, 07:38:05 AM »
Its nice to speculate...but we have to keep it in the realm of realistic expectations...Thailand for so many reasons falls beyond the scope...More reasonable to expect India, Nepal or people of Indian origin spread across the world...
If it was destined for thai people...It would be reasonably engraved  in Thai and not in devnagari.

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Re: Interesting Royal Mint Bullion Coin
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2013, 02:38:16 PM »
Thanks for the link Peter!