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Re: The terribly tricky lockdown competition
« Reply #45 on: May 02, 2020, 03:20:02 PM »
The 1850's

Apologies for the delay - I just had to count my stockpiled toilet paper again :)

A Fiorino, 1859, from Tuscany.  A rather nice design.  Just in case on receiving a coin in change you were not sure what a Fiorino was it says "100 Quattrini"
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Re: The terribly tricky lockdown competition
« Reply #46 on: May 02, 2020, 03:26:13 PM »
The 1840's

Danish west indies, 10 Skilling 1845.
Value in roman numerals, quite unusual nowadays.  The other side has a coat of arms, nothing more nothing less.
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Re: The terribly tricky lockdown competition
« Reply #47 on: May 02, 2020, 03:37:20 PM »
The 1830's

A terribly tricky one - but identified by Velind :)

A falus, perhaps maybe, but definitely from Isfahan, AH1251.
I bought this many years ago - even then it was quite expensive.  I've never seen another though.
The side with the legend always appears to me to be struck with dies intended for silver coins, whilst the other side has two magnificent lions sunning themselves.  I suspect it's been overstruck - possibly over a Russian 2 kopeks, although I've never worked out exactly what.  This coin is not in Krause (no surprise) but there are a few countermarked versions on Zeno if you know where to look :)
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Re: The terribly tricky lockdown competition
« Reply #48 on: May 02, 2020, 03:46:09 PM »
The 1820's

A quarter real, 1820 from Santa Marta.
A siege piece issued by the royalists under siege from the republicans.
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Re: The terribly tricky lockdown competition
« Reply #49 on: May 02, 2020, 03:51:19 PM »
The 1810's

A duit from the short lived estate of Maluka, in the Netherlands East Indies,  the area was repossessed by the Dutch in 1818.  There are a number of different types of these - this design is perhaps the commonest.
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Re: The terribly tricky lockdown competition
« Reply #50 on: May 02, 2020, 03:57:24 PM »
The 1800's

Possibly the most terribly tricky of them all - but Spabreda worked this one out.

It's from Srinagar - dated VS1861, but beyond this I do not know.  Srinagar was under control of Garhwal, so it might be an issue from there.
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Re: The terribly tricky lockdown competition
« Reply #51 on: May 02, 2020, 07:06:48 PM »
The 1790's

Poland, Galicia & Lodomeria (in Krause), Grossus, 1794 - these were used by the Austrian army during the Kościuszko uprising.
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Re: The terribly tricky lockdown competition
« Reply #52 on: May 02, 2020, 07:12:04 PM »
The 1780's

Malaysia, Penang, Pice, 1787
Issued by the British East India company.
This particular coin has the last 7 in the date inverted.
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Re: The terribly tricky lockdown competition
« Reply #53 on: May 02, 2020, 07:20:33 PM »
the 1770's

Moldavia & Wallachia, 3 Dengi, 1772
Issued by the Russians for use in territory captured from the Turks.
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Re: The terribly tricky lockdown competition
« Reply #54 on: May 02, 2020, 07:29:37 PM »
The 1760's

Malta, 15 Tari, 1761.
A nice pictorial design of St John the Baptist
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Re: The terribly tricky lockdown competition
« Reply #55 on: May 02, 2020, 07:34:30 PM »
The 1750's

Quarter Thaler from Bern, 1759
I'd never looked at this properly till just now - and not realised the monogram is made up of B's....
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Re: The terribly tricky lockdown competition
« Reply #56 on: May 02, 2020, 07:44:35 PM »
The 1740's

Paderborn, 4 Pfennig, 1743
Value on both sides and a really complicated coat of arms.
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Re: The terribly tricky lockdown competition
« Reply #57 on: May 02, 2020, 08:32:24 PM »
the 1730's

An Isle of Man penny, 1733
These were likely struck in Castletown IOM,  they disappeared from use on the island and reappeared in Ireland, being substantially better coins than those the Irish used.
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Re: The terribly tricky lockdown competition
« Reply #58 on: May 02, 2020, 08:37:36 PM »
The 1720's

Liard, 1724, Bishopric of Liege
Nowadays the term "sede vacant" is more associated with the Vatican, here we have a portrait of St Lambert.
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Re: The terribly tricky lockdown competition
« Reply #59 on: May 02, 2020, 09:20:05 PM »
The 1830's

A terribly tricky one - but identified by Velind :)

A falus, perhaps maybe, but definitely from Isfahan, AH1251.
I bought this many years ago - even then it was quite expensive.  I've never seen another though.
The side with the legend always appears to me to be struck with dies intended for silver coins, whilst the other side has two magnificent lions sunning themselves.  I suspect it's been overstruck - possibly over a Russian 2 kopeks, although I've never worked out exactly what.  This coin is not in Krause (no surprise) but there are a few countermarked versions on Zeno if you know where to look :)

This is one of a few where I really didn't expect what was on the other side.  :)