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Offline asm

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Quarter Rupee of Shah Jahan. RY 31, Mint: Surat?
« on: April 04, 2011, 08:36:07 AM »
Looks to be a quarter rupee of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. Can this coin be attributed. (It is not my coin and no further info is available. I have posted it here to see if the cain can be attributed and for general reference as the fractions are difficult to come by).

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Re: Quarter Rupee of Shah Jahan. Mint?
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2011, 11:07:59 PM »
See this rupee, which is die-identical with the 1/4 rupee concerned.

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Re: Quarter Rupee of Shah Jahan. RY 31, Mint: Surat?
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2011, 06:54:19 AM »
Thank you Oesho for the link to your Zeno coin. Your coin is fantastic.....

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Re: Quarter Rupee of Shah Jahan. RY 31, Mint: Surat?
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2011, 06:31:31 PM »
Wow. YES!  Oesho’s rupee is absolutely incredible! The rupee appears to have little if any circulation or wear.  And if that wasn’t good enough, both sides appear to be perfectly centered. 
I wonder Oesho, where would I look to find the first coin that presented an “off-centered circle with a circle” design?  I find that very appealing indeed.
When you say “die identical”, do you mean that a die for a rupee was used in the making of this fractional? Which is more common?  Creating a die to be used specifically for the intended fractional or using the larger denominational die for the fractional?  I would guess that different mints and rulers solved this problem differently.
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