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Started by mrbadexample, September 09, 2016, 01:32:28 AM

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mrbadexample

Quote from: malj1 on September 13, 2016, 12:02:48 PM
The books I mentioned were not of any great help, however I have scanned the relevant paragraph [OCR] about H&S from Dr Andrews famous work Australasian Tokens & Coins publ. 1921
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Thanks for that Mal, appreciated. :)

mrbadexample

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Heatons produced a number of copper issues for Italy, amongst which were the 10 centesimi of 1893 and 1894.

The mintmark they used is unique to these issues; the first two letters of "Birmingham":




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The earlier issues of 1866 and 1867 10 centesimi were accompanied by the more familiar H mintmark:

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Bulgaria ordered their first modern coinage from the Birmingham Mint after gaining independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1878. Heatons produced the 1881 issues of the 2, 5 & 10 stotinki using the quite explicit mintmark HEATON. Here's the 10 stotinki:


Globetrotter

Hi,

I suppose this is also from Heaton?

Ole

Globetrotter

Hi,
and 2 more from Hong Kong
Ole

Globetrotter

Hi,

here are some from East Africa

Ole

Globetrotter

Hi,

and here some from British West Africa.

Ole

Globetrotter

Hi,

and here some from Egypt

Ole

Globetrotter

Hi,

and one from Malaya British Borneo

Ole

mrbadexample

Thanks Ole, some nice examples.

The Hong Kong 5 cents from 1971 is one of the last coins to feature a Heaton mintmark (the last being the 1972 5 cents). Hong Kong also has the distinction of the longest span of coins produced by the mint: 1863-1972.

Are you sure the Egyptian 2 milliemes is a Heaton issue? I confess I am unable to see any trace of the H on the coin in your pictures. The Birmingham Mint produced 300,000 of these but the reference I'm using suggests that the Bombay Mint may also have produced some of this coinage (although not necessarily this denomination). SCWC does not list anything other than the Heaton issue.

Is the H weakly stuck / partially die-filled perhaps?
Thanks, Jon

Globetrotter

Hi,
here is the best image I have... I think I see the "H"?
Ole

gerard974

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hello
is one coin from Romania that i have that was minted at Heaton Mint.


best regards  Gerard

mrbadexample

Quote from: Globetrotter on November 15, 2016, 09:30:30 AM
Hi,
here is the best image I have... I think I see the "H"?
Ole

Yes, worn but something's there! I think your red line masked that spot in the first picture. Do we know what the Bombay mint's contribution to the post-1915 Egyptian coinage was?

mrbadexample

Quote from: gerard974 on November 15, 2016, 03:28:33 PM
hello
is one coin from Romania that i have that was minted at Heaton Mint.


best regards  Gerard

Thanks Gerard - the same mintmark as on the 1881 10 stotinki. This mark, i.e. the word 'HEATON' features on the following coins:

Venezuela 1 centavos 1858, 1862, 1863.
Haiti 5, 10 & 20 centimes 1863.
Romania 2, 5 & 10 bani 1867.
Ecuador 1 & 2 centavos 1872.
Bulgaria 2, 5 10 stotinki 1881.

Jon