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Offline Quant.Geek

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Danish India, Tranquebar: Christian IV Cash (UBJ- 21, KM#21)

Ruler: Christian IV
Obv: DAN/NIS/BORG in three lines
Rev: SKA/GEN in two lines
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Re: Danish India, Tranquebar: Christian IV Cash (UBJ- 21, KM#21)
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2013, 09:02:43 PM »
Dannisborg I understand. It's the main town in the Danish colonies. However, Skagen is a place in Denmark. Unless it's the name of a ship?

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Re: Danish India, Tranquebar: Christian IV Cash (UBJ- 21, KM#21)
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2013, 10:48:37 PM »
There were several coins that were issued that had Danish towns on them.  The other towns were STEGE, KØKE, and AAL BORG.  There was a period of about 25 years when no ships came to the colony from Denmark.  For that length of period, I suspect the colonists experienced homesickness and started issuing coins with town names on them. I can not confirm if this is true or not...


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Re: Danish India, Tranquebar: Christian IV Cash (UBJ- 21, KM#21)
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2013, 12:42:19 AM »
As good an explanation as any.

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