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Offline Tokai Hunter

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Indian Temple Token
« on: July 30, 2013, 07:58:08 AM »
Hi,
Im just a beginner with a coin collection from my late father.
He had this coin which I am curious to know about. I
am attaching a picture of it and if you do know anything
about it please do enlighten me.
thank you
G
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Pls identify this coin
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2013, 08:08:34 AM »
Search for Ram Tanka on this website and you will find extensive information on these. :)

http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,20596.0.html

http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,20153.0.html

http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,5142.0.html

An Indian temple token, kept as lucky charm.

Aditya
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Re: Pls identify this coin
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2013, 08:29:05 AM »
Thanks Bimat for the info and for the links.

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Re: Pls identify this coin
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2013, 10:59:24 AM »
Here are some of my other coins

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Re: Pls identify this coin
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2013, 11:44:51 AM »
I see a few from India, dating from the late British East India Company era to the early days of independent India and at least one from East Africa. If you want to know more about the coins of your father, we can help. Here is the first step.

On each coin, there is a date and the name of a country. The dates are the easiest, but you will find that the name of the country is not too difficult either. Arrange your coins by name of country. Arrange each country by date. Now go to this site:

http://numismaster.com/ta/numis.jsp (there are others that will do the same thing)

Click on "find my coin". As coin origin, select "world". Now you are ready to fill in country and date. Click on "find my coin". This will give you a list of coins with that date struck for that country. Note the catalogue number, denomination and anything else you like. When you are finished, you will have a list of coins you have fully identified (Excel is great for this).

The next step is to organise storage. Ask when you are ready.

Peter

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

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Re: Pls identify this coin
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2013, 12:21:28 PM »
Thanks Peter,
I will get down to doing this sort of profiling as early as possible.
And once I am through I will get back and request about storage.
warm regards
G