Author Topic: Afghanistan, Civic copper with flower dated AH1292 (Qandahar ?)  (Read 106 times)

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Offline maudry

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The flowers of the overstruck coin remind me of Qandahar or Herat.
Size: 17X22mm
Weight: 3.15gr

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Re: Afghanistan, Civic copper with flower dated AH1292
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2020, 08:35:21 AM »
Fun shape, this one. End of the copper batch. I can picture the scene:

"Last of the batch, o benevolent mint master"
"New batch is not ready yet"
"I can't get a whole flan out of what is remaining, your kindness"
"Who cares; mint it anyway, lazy fool."
"Your gentle wishes are like a breeze at midday, your excellency"
(thinking: "you get paid for this?")

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

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Re: Afghanistan, Civic copper with flower dated AH1292
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2020, 09:22:24 PM »
Fun shape, this one. End of the copper batch. I can picture the scene:

"Last of the batch, o benevolent mint master"
"New batch is not ready yet"
"I can't get a whole flan out of what is remaining, your kindness"
"Who cares; mint it anyway, lazy fool."
"Your gentle wishes are like a breeze at midday, your excellency"
(thinking: "you get paid for this?")

Peter
;D ;D
...and even if he didn't manage to get a while flan of it, that coin has still been reused to be overstruck.