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Help me identify these coins
« on: April 22, 2011, 11:07:40 AM »
Help me identify these coins.


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Re: Help me identify these coins
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2011, 11:18:00 AM »
1) France 25 Centimes 1920
2) Netherlands East Indies Cent 1857
3) China, Republic of (Taiwan) 1 Dollar yr 72 (1983)

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« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2011, 07:55:19 PM »
the third item is china and a Dollar?  I thought it should be a Yuan..... ?
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Re: Help me identify these coins
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2011, 08:59:55 PM »
The currency of the people's republic of China (the "mainland") is the Ren Min Bi, often called yuan.
The currency of the republic of China (Taiwan) is the New Taiwan dollar, often called yuan.

This coin can be used in Taiwan, not in China.

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« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2011, 09:22:53 PM »
Oh Peter,

Thanks for the knowledge.

Nirmal
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« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2011, 09:33:18 PM »
I think the middle coin is a cent, rather than a half cent. The European denomination is worn away, but the denomination in Malay/Arabic script is in two lines on the cent and in three lines on the half cent. The cent should be 4.8 grams, the half 2.3 grams.

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« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2011, 09:41:02 PM »
I got the east indies Netherlands in the circulation.... some how came into my hands...... But severely worn out.....
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« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2011, 06:01:37 AM »
Could I ask where you got the 1920 French 25-centime piece?

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« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2011, 07:43:51 PM »
Could I ask where you got the 1920 French 25-centime piece?

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Oh Am not really Sure..... I think i traded with a school mate some 15 yrs back
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« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2011, 03:43:15 AM »
Thanks!

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« Reply #10 on: April 30, 2011, 04:10:20 AM »
Thanks!

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Is it an uncommon one ?
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« Reply #11 on: April 30, 2011, 11:15:30 AM »
It is in fact quite common, with over 18 million struck, millions of the same type more with other dates. However, I wouldn't have expected to see it in India, except if French coins were used in Pondicherry.

You can see that it has been used with a mechanical device, wich caused wear at 11 o'clock, between two short cuts from the rim. It could have been used to stabilize a piece of heavy furniture on an uneven floor, for instance.

Peter
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