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Re: Lowest denominations
« Reply #165 on: April 01, 2017, 10:10:54 PM »
Nice coin! My earliest Netherlands 1/2 Cent is 1885. Not a denomination I have worked on much.
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Re: Lowest denominations
« Reply #166 on: April 01, 2017, 10:38:40 PM »
I did, and now the dates seem to be set. Some of the museum is already closed (including the plåtmynt section). The rest will remain open until 20 August 2017. It will reopen in its new premises in Historiska museet on Narvavägen in 2019. More info.

So, MBE, unfortunately you won't have much luck with the KMK I'm afraid. Can I tempt you to Gothenburg instead?

Oh flippin' heck. :( That's a real shame - I had read where you posted that it was closing so thought I ought not to leave it too long. It's all booked, so I guess we get to see what else Stockholm has to offer. At least it'll save the missus from losing the will to live while I drool over the plåtmynt.  ::)

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Re: Lowest denominations
« Reply #167 on: April 02, 2017, 11:05:45 AM »
You can easily spend a whole day at the Vasa museum, and there's plenty else to do :-)

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Re: Lowest denominations
« Reply #168 on: April 02, 2017, 11:32:39 AM »
I heartily recommend this coin dealer, but be patient and reassuring with him. I also recommend meeting with FosseWay. From what I know of you both, you'll get along splendidly. If there is a numismatic event when you are visiting, he's likely to find it.

Apart from the Wasa museum, I liked taking the steam ferries in Stockholm's port area, just for the fun of riding a steam boat. Consult the internet on flea/antique markets. The best are outside the centre, a bit of travel, but public transportation is well organised.

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Re: Lowest denominations
« Reply #169 on: April 02, 2017, 01:10:03 PM »
You can easily spend a whole day at the Vasa museum, and there's plenty else to do :-)

I am in no doubt whatsoever that we will struggle to fit everything in. We like a city break, and we don't waste time when there are things to be seen and done. The closure of the mint museum is a pity, but it's a small thing really.

Peter, I like the sound of the steam ferries. :)

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Re: Lowest denominations
« Reply #170 on: August 10, 2017, 01:11:09 PM »
Denmark ⅕ rigsbankskilling 1842. KM#724.

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Re: Lowest denominations
« Reply #171 on: August 11, 2017, 10:16:25 AM »
A little gem. All details complete. Did you pick it up during your Sweden trip?

Peter
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Re: Lowest denominations
« Reply #172 on: August 11, 2017, 10:23:18 PM »
A little gem. All details complete. Did you pick it up during your Sweden trip?

Peter

Thanks Peter, yes it seems a nice one although it does have a few little edge knocks. I go to Sweden next month.
In the meantime though, I'm off to Warsaw for a few days next week. Do you know of anywhere there I might take a quick look? :)

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Re: Lowest denominations
« Reply #173 on: August 12, 2017, 08:38:21 AM »
See this thread. You may want to try contacting our member ford.ka, who is an active trader of modern Polish coins and lives in Warsaw.

Peter
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Re: Lowest denominations
« Reply #174 on: August 13, 2017, 12:03:51 AM »
Thanks Peter. :)

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Re: Lowest denominations
« Reply #175 on: October 04, 2017, 07:32:03 PM »

I challenge you to find a 20th century Travancore cash coin.

Peter

Some time later...

1928-1949, KM#57. Weighing in at just half a gram (0.48g according to Numista but my scales aren't that accurate) and ø11.3mm. :)


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Re: Lowest denominations
« Reply #176 on: October 04, 2017, 10:47:09 PM »
You win (on more than one count) :)

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Re: Lowest denominations
« Reply #177 on: October 14, 2017, 04:47:38 PM »
Not sure if it's been covered, but Japan was one of the few countries to ever make a 1/1000th unit a reality in their currency as the "Rin", issued intermittently from 1873-1884.

Taisho revived the fractional 1/2 sen as a 5 rin coin from 1916-1919, and I believe both coins were legal tender until about 1947.

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Re: Lowest denominations
« Reply #178 on: October 16, 2017, 12:24:14 AM »
Not sure if it's been covered, but Japan was one of the few countries to ever make a 1/1000th unit a reality in their currency as the "Rin", issued intermittently from 1873-1884.

Taisho revived the fractional 1/2 sen as a 5 rin coin from 1916-1919, and I believe both coins were legal tender until about 1947.

Nice coin. :)