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Help! What Coin Is This Woman Wearing? Senegal, 1910
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Old Post Posted 03/06/2023  2:14 pm
It reminds me of the 1866 Mexican peso of Maxamillion
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Italy 1936 5 Lira Vittorio Emanuele III
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Old Post Posted 03/06/2023  10:29 am
Not in great condition - but these particular coins are relatively scarce.


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1/2 New Penny 1971 Price Discrepancy
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Old Post Posted 02/23/2023  08:09 am
I came across this story yesterday - which seems to be a clear cut example of money laundering
https://www.nottinghampost.com/news...oins-8164603
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Post Your United Kingdom (Great Britain) Coin Acquisitions.
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Old Post Posted 02/21/2023  1:00 pm
Another few shillings that I recently acquired.












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Post Your United Kingdom (Great Britain) Coin Acquisitions.
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Old Post Posted 02/20/2023  11:01 am
Not in great condition - but a scarce-ish ruler.


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ID Requested On (Possibly) Arabic Countermarks
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Old Post Posted 02/20/2023  10:52 am
I started keeping a record of all these fakes that were put on the EIC and later rupees but gave up as there were so many.
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Another Uncertain Medieval
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Old Post Posted 02/14/2023  4:01 pm
Thank you very much, that's definitely a close match, though one coin has lion rampant in a square shield, while the other has it in a diamond. Perhaps N.169325 is the closer match, but great detective work!
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Another Uncertain Medieval
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Old Post Posted 02/14/2023  11:51 am
Hi, Grateful for any help with this one. My initial thought is a German/Austrian state but I can't seem to find it.

19mm in diameter and 0.84g


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Uncertain Small Coin18mm - Possibly Poland / Sweden
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Old Post Posted 02/13/2023  08:18 am
That looks spot on - many thanks
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Uncertain Small Coin18mm - Possibly Poland / Sweden
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Old Post Posted 02/13/2023  06:43 am
Hi - any pointers for this one appreciated. It's tricky to photograph - possibly low grade billon.



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Half Crown 1928 To 1943
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Old Post Posted 02/03/2023  03:50 am
The Irish coin fair is in a couple of weeks time at the RDS in Dublin. It's worth going.
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Help With 1835 East India Company 1/4 Anna
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Old Post Posted 01/30/2023  4:27 pm
Oh wow, things have got more expensive, My Pridmore was about 25 off ebay, but that was probably 20 years ago. The Stevens book was around 40 I think, off Amazon, when it was just published. The other reference was a similar amount. I'd check on Albris or Bookfinder too, sometimes you can get lucky there.
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Help With 1835 East India Company 1/4 Anna
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Old Post Posted 01/30/2023  05:16 am
Krause (and presumably Numista) got their information from Pridmore which was published in 1980





The other reference is Stevens and Weir which was published in 2012 and may reflect updated knowledge - I know know for sure.



Both books are essential for anyone collecting this series and are not expensive. Stevens has also published a companion book called "The coins of the English East India Company Presidency series" which is an outstanding book.

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Help With 1835 East India Company 1/4 Anna
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Old Post Posted 01/27/2023  10:45 am
There are a ton of varieties of these where things like, berry number, ribbon end, position of Y, ribbon loops etc all can come into play - depending on how exact you want to be. This particular example is probably too worn to get into the detail of everything though.

Diameter suggests Madras.

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Unsure Of This One - Probably Mamluk
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Old Post Posted 01/22/2023  04:41 am
Thanks very much for that very comprehensive reply. A pity it couldn't be nailed down completely - but still a great description of what it is and from what time and place it came from.
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Unsure Of This One - Probably Mamluk
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Old Post Posted 01/20/2023  08:28 am
This is a Zeno reference
https://www.zeno.ru/showphoto.php?photo=294906

Interestingly that source seems to attribute all these coins to the 2nd reign rather than the 1st reign attribution in the Agora Auctions example.

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Unsure Of This One - Probably Mamluk
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Old Post Posted 01/20/2023  08:01 am
Many thanks Spence. I think you're right. The right image needs rotated about 100 degrees
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Unsure Of This One - Probably Mamluk
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Old Post Posted 01/20/2023  06:22 am
Can anyone help identify this copper please?
many thanks
weight is 2.53. 18mm


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Help Me Identify This Coin Please
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Old Post Posted 01/20/2023  02:59 am
I'm afraid I've never seen a real Greek coin that looks like that. It seems to be some sort of modern fantasy
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Another Numista Omission - Umayyad Ae Fals, Dimashq - I Think.
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Old Post Posted 01/19/2023  07:26 am
Hi,

I think this is another coin that is not present on Numista, though it's quite a common coin.

Umayyad (Syria and Palestine) AE fals, Dimashq, 126AH

This is the list of coins on Numista for this category - but his example doesn't appear to be there.
https://en.numista.com/catalogue/um...phate-2.html



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