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Offline Robichari

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Half Annas
« on: November 14, 2018, 11:09:50 PM »
Hi!
I am new here. I'm trying to collect copper coins of British India in VF and better,
but in Poland it is very difficult to do. There in Poland are not, i think, a many people, who collect british india copper fractions.
Here my half annas, which i gathered ;) First 1/2 anna 1834, i think fine/vf

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Re: Half Annas
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2018, 11:23:42 PM »
Next 1/2 anna 1835 i think Madras, near 31mm, extra fine - it was little hard to get it in better grade than fine from Poland.

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Re: Half Annas
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2018, 11:26:38 PM »
Welcome Robichari,  I'm not sure how it can be anymore difficult in Poland than it is for e.g. the UK. I collect Indian coins but mostly I have to buy via the internet.
 Just buy your coins from Ebay or online auction as do most collectors worldwide.


 
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Re: Half Annas
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2018, 11:36:35 PM »
Thank You! It is difficult for me for two reasons: first finansial restrictions ;), second many rare india british coppers not extremely expensive for me are aveliable only in Indian auctions and not shipping to Poland, some sellers at ebay too. But it is a joy searching and finding :) Sorry for my english.

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Re: Half Annas
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2018, 12:03:09 AM »
Next 1/2 anna 1835 Bombay mint i think - near 29,5 mm

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Re: Half Annas
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2018, 12:08:51 AM »
1/2 anna 1845 Calcuta vf/xf Maybe somebody know - are difference types for this coin?

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Re: Half Annas
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2018, 12:26:15 AM »
It is difficult for me for two reasons: first finansial restrictions ;), second many rare india british coppers not extremely expensive for me are aveliable only in Indian auctions and not shipping to Poland

Here is a possible solution. Try finding someone on this site living in India and interested in Polish coins. Ask them to bid and pay for you and pay them with Polish commemorative coins.

Sorry for my english.

There is nothing wrong with your English. For most of us it is a second language. A language is to communicate and everyone understands what you are writing.

Peter
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An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

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Re: Half Annas
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2018, 12:29:45 AM »
And here is my favorite half anna 1/2 anna 1862B, its my first coin from India British
and from this coin I started my colection. Bought it in Poland for 2 dollars

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Re: Half Annas
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2018, 12:30:37 AM »
Thanks Peter!

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Re: Half Annas
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2018, 12:56:34 AM »
And this is my last find (recently i find out about it existence) - 1/2 anna 1862C flat top 1, 4 panels in V dresses BII, all i can find is a some poor coin (maybe Good??)

I found in net too type AII, flat top 1 and 4,5 panels: http://www.icollector.com/Copper-Half-Anna-Coin-of-Victoria-Queen-of-Calcutta-Mint-of-1862_i26698579 - maybe someday i find this or maybe not ;)

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Re: Half Annas
« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2018, 12:58:49 AM »
Good night All :) Next coins - tomorrow...

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Re: Half Annas
« Reply #11 on: November 15, 2018, 04:47:48 AM »
Welcome Robichari!!!

You can also add the later 1/2 Anna Coins to your British India Collection - From George V and George VI reign. You should be able to find Fine Grade coins at much reasonable rates as they are very common and easy to find.

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Re: Half Annas
« Reply #12 on: November 15, 2018, 06:33:54 AM »
I love the huge copper half Anna coins. My favorite ones.  :) You can source them in bulk from India and can get cheaper shipping too-- in many cases cheaper than your country!

Going off-topic, but since this is interesting am posting it here. Please see the following for more details on the postal treaty.

https://www.npr.org/sections/money/2018/08/01/634737852/episode-857-the-postal-illuminati

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Re: Half Annas
« Reply #13 on: November 15, 2018, 09:38:49 AM »
@repindia, the problem for Robichari seems to be finding a seller who will ship to Poland.

Peter
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Re: Half Annas
« Reply #14 on: November 15, 2018, 10:20:55 AM »
@repindia, the problem for Robichari seems to be finding a seller who will ship to Poland.

Peter

I've been aware that some sellers will not ship to certain countries, presumably because items go missing. I've not noticed Poland on the list, it's usually Russia and for some reason Italy gets a mention.  Buying from India is still his best option but not from Ebay.in ( which I believe is ending soon?) All the best sellers use Ebay.com along with Paypal, tracked shipping can be around $3 or even lower.
I've just looked at several well known sellers in India and selected Poland from the drop down list and non have restrictions for Poland
Vic