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Offline himesh

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Appreciate any help on coin identification !!!
« on: January 04, 2014, 03:32:46 PM »
Hi,
Im new to the group...keep collecting coins and Recently got these coins from a pawn shop in kutch. I'm not able to identify though they seem to be from mughal era. Any help will be appreciated !!!
Can put more photos and other specifications...cheers !

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himesh

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Re: Appreciate any help on coin identification !!!
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2014, 04:23:58 PM »
First question is is it genuine? Very crude. Most of the inscriptions seems meaningless and crude.

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« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2014, 04:48:33 PM »
Thanks ! Appreciate the assessment....that did cross my mind.......though have seen similar ones before. have  few of them now. Can post some more pics of other similar coins if that would help. regds

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Re: Appreciate any help on coin identification !!!
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2014, 05:20:19 PM »
I think it's a fake. Characters on the left do not seem to reach the edge (or is the light playing tricks with me?), so die was of same size as flan and was placed slightly ex-centrically.

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Re: Appreciate any help on coin identification !!!
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2014, 03:16:54 AM »
A fake Shah Jahan type coin. Kalima type inscrioptions on one side and the rulers name on the other.

What is the weight and what are the dimensions - diameter and thickness?

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Re: Appreciate any help on coin identification !!!
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2014, 05:32:41 AM »
Seems imitation of 1/2 rupee  weight will give more clues.


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« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2014, 06:06:00 AM »
If it is fake, an important question to ask is whether it is a modern fake or contemporary? Contemporary fakes have collection worth to many.

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Re: Appreciate any help on coin identification !!!
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2014, 07:22:05 PM »
It is amazing that even a pawn shop in Kutch got fake....

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« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2014, 04:05:13 AM »
For some feature on this coin it looks like coochbehar coins.