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Offline Pabitra

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Re: New Year Quiz 2016
« Reply #30 on: January 02, 2016, 05:31:28 PM »
I did not give complete answer to my question.
The topic was correctly guessed by Igor Gusev.
The Nepal Government issued the coin commemorating the Holy Book of Sikhs, as demanded by Sikh population in Nepal.
On the eve of release function, a big mistake was pointed out.
The Holy Book is never kept opened.
It is opened for reading and then closed and covered.
Due to this design mistake, it was never issued to general public.

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Re: New Year Quiz 2016
« Reply #31 on: January 02, 2016, 05:40:19 PM »
I couldn't make a 9 out of that character with what's in KM...Peter
On this coin is well visible difference numbers 8 and 9.
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Re: New Year Quiz 2016
« Reply #32 on: January 02, 2016, 05:52:57 PM »
On the eve of release function, a big mistake was pointed out.
The Holy Book is never kept opened.
It is opened for reading and then closed and covered.
Due to this design mistake, it was never issued to general public.
Wow. This coin has its own history. Thank you.
I'm not a VIP person, but this coin have in my collection.
"Those at the top of the mountain didn't fall there."- Marcus Washling.

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Re: New Year Quiz 2016
« Reply #33 on: January 02, 2016, 05:57:16 PM »
I'm not a VIP person, but this coin have in my collection.

Must have cost you several times more than other coins of same vintage and denomination.
Will appreciate quite a lot, if held as investment.

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Re: New Year Quiz 2016
« Reply #34 on: January 02, 2016, 07:23:17 PM »
I don't feel I got the Nepalese date thingy right, but in order to keep things moving:

The Joachimsthaler was the ancestor of a quite a few names for coins, such as Thaler, Taler, Tallero, Daler, Daalder and Dollar plus some second generation names, such as Tala and Tolar. What was the Russian equivalent?

Peter

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Re: New Year Quiz 2016
« Reply #35 on: January 02, 2016, 08:34:55 PM »
Tricky question, as the Russian equivalent was not taken from thaler, but from Joachim : yefimok

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Re: New Year Quiz 2016
« Reply #36 on: January 02, 2016, 09:55:34 PM »
 :applause: :applause: :applause:
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Re: New Year Quiz 2016
« Reply #37 on: January 02, 2016, 10:01:54 PM »
Then here's the next question. For which country was this 18th century coin struck?

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Re: New Year Quiz 2016
« Reply #38 on: January 03, 2016, 12:39:02 AM »
Dutch West Indies ? Two Duits ?

I have a similar piece of a quarter Gulden:

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Re: New Year Quiz 2016
« Reply #39 on: January 03, 2016, 11:01:58 AM »
Wrong, I am afraid. It's not the right heraldic shield.

I will make it easier in posting the reverse.

As I will be some time offline now, Peter gave me, out of competition, the answer straight away, so he can judge to continue the quiz.
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Re: New Year Quiz 2016
« Reply #40 on: January 04, 2016, 08:54:14 PM »
No other replies. The answer is Luxembourg. Afrasi made a heroic attempt, so the ball is now in his court. Go ahead, Afrasi. What's your quiz question?

Peter
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Re: New Year Quiz 2016
« Reply #41 on: January 04, 2016, 10:06:55 PM »
Yes, all heroic people have more or less lack of knowledge, otherwise it's being difficult to become a hero ...  ;)


From which actual country comes the following coin ... sorry: ruin?

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Re: New Year Quiz 2016
« Reply #42 on: January 05, 2016, 01:13:38 AM »
Peter sent me an email with a correct identification of the coin,  :D
but with the wrong answer of my question about this coin.  >:D

Will anyone else give it a try?

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Re: New Year Quiz 2016
« Reply #43 on: January 05, 2016, 04:18:14 AM »
Maybee fort de Marmi province de VAINA in Italia ? ;D

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Re: New Year Quiz 2016
« Reply #44 on: January 05, 2016, 09:51:35 AM »
No, far away from this.  :)