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Offline gsrctr

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Dutch or British Pagoda?
« on: November 14, 2017, 12:41:00 AM »
Recently I bought two almost identical porto novo style pagodas (single swami on the obverse, with a granulated reverse - see pictures below). They look a little different from the Dutch pagodas with lazy J - thought they might be some early version. I sent one each to NGC and PCGS. PCGS identified the first one as by Dutch (1747 - 84). NGC graded the second one as by British Madras Presidency (1740 - 07), though I specifically marked the coin as by Dutch. Any opinions/thoughts on what the origin might be?

Offline Figleaf

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Re: Dutch or British Pagoda?
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2017, 06:31:29 PM »
I think both are EIC. The VOC variety seems to have finer points on the reverse.

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