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OK This Is To See Who Has Ever Heard Of The Universala Ligo
Eligius
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Old Post Posted 12/26/2022  03:41 am
You say "in association with the Dutch church" These coins, properly called tokens, were not related to any church but to the Esperanto organization Universal League. These tokens were accepted by members of the organization not by "countries".
Forum: World Coins and Commemoratives
 
We Know What The French Soldier Is Yelling, But Why Is He Yelling It?
Eligius
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Old Post Posted 12/04/2022  04:44 am
An (nearly) identical one in silver is for sale right now, see: https://horizondescollectionneurs.c...-guerre.html
On the reverse this one has: Guerre / 1914- 1918. It is described as a satirical medal. Maybe the soldier is yelling MERCI. The last letter seems to be an "I" and the number of dots fits with the number of letters in the word.
The medal is not listed in the catalogue of the Frankenhuis collection of WWI medals
Forum: Tokens, Medals, Challenge Coins, and other Exonumia
 
Another Indian Coin To Identify
Eligius
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Old Post Posted 11/17/2022  3:58 pm
It is an immitation to be used as jewelery. See the discussion here: http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/in...,1601.0.html
Forum: Identification: Unidentified Coins, Medals, and Tokens

1840 2.5 Gulden Netherlands
Eligius
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Old Post Posted 11/16/2022  3:01 pm
Looks genuine to me. What is the weight? (should be 25.00 g)
Forum: World Coin Grading
 
Uruguay And Netherlands Medal Identification
Eligius
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Old Post Posted 11/09/2022  05:43 am
A copper gilt example of this medal can be found here: https://nnc.dnb.nl/dnb-nnc-ontsluit...ect/PE-06334

The reference for this medal is Vervolg van Loon part 8 number 598 which book can be found here: https://books.google.nl/books?id=dW...ge&q&f=false

An auction sale of this medal can be found here: https://www.numisbids.com/n.php?p=l...607&lot=1041

The medal was also struck in silver and in gold
Forum: Tokens, Medals, Challenge Coins, and other Exonumia
 
Does Anyone Recognize This Medal (Military?)
Eligius
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Old Post Posted 09/12/2022  3:26 pm
In addition I found an older medal, dates from 1909. This prize medal was awarded in 1915, it has an older version of the initials, looking more like those on the badge.
Forum: Tokens, Medals, Challenge Coins, and other Exonumia
 
Does Anyone Recognize This Medal (Military?)
Eligius
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Old Post Posted 09/12/2022  1:53 pm
The book could not be found so I emailed the author who happens to be the owner of a site about Dutch award medals: https://www.onderscheidingen.nl/ (this badge is not listed on the site)

He sent me the following reply: This is a badge worn by the members of the senate of the student associations of the Koninklijke Militaire Academie (Royal Military Academy) in Breda, the Netherlands. This explains the initials: MA, so indeed the first letter is an M. He also replied that the badge is not complete as the back, which has an inscription stating the function of the owner, is not present.

I think this actual medal dates from the early 1900's. The student association has a website where a photo of the present senate, wearing their badges, can be seen: https://cadettencorps.nl/ The present logo is different as can be seen on this commemorative medal for the 150 years anniversary of the academy in 1978.
Forum: Tokens, Medals, Challenge Coins, and other Exonumia
 
Does Anyone Recognize This Medal (Military?)
Eligius
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Old Post Posted 09/11/2022  12:16 pm
Probably a medal from the Netherlands. The crown is the Netherlands crown and the hallmark (for silver) is als a Netherlands mark. It might have been issued for policemen but I do not recognise the medal. The first, or first two?, initial is a mystery to me. The last letter clearly is A.

There is a book about police award medals from the Netherlands: Voor trouwe plichtsbetrachting - onderscheidingen van de Nederlandse Politie", E.H. Müller (2004). I do not have this book but will try to find one in a library.
Forum: Tokens, Medals, Challenge Coins, and other Exonumia
 
Belgium 1924 5 Centimes Dutch Text Overdate Variety - Help Needed.
Eligius
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Old Post Posted 06/25/2022  03:43 am
Should be the 1924/14 overdate as only the "1" in the original date would have to be changed in the die. Thus no change to the "4" and also of course not to the "19"
Forum: World Coins and Commemoratives
 
Request Grade And Value On Germany, 1765, 1 Thaler, KM 20.1
Eligius
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Old Post Posted 04/24/2022  3:20 pm
See: https://www.vcoins.com/en/stores/nu...Default.aspx
and
https://www.emporium-numismatics.co...aler-1765/en
and also:
https://www.NGCcoin.com/price-guide...duid-1378984
Forum: World Coin Grading
 
Need Help Identifying.king George II Coin(?)
Eligius
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Old Post Posted 04/05/2022  11:32 am
The reverse reads: IO.CHRISTIAN.REICHS.RECHEN.PFENIG

It was made by Johann Christian Reich who was a medalist active in Fürth (Germany) from 1758 to 1814 (Info from Forrer)
Forum: World Coins and Commemoratives
 
Help To Identify A Coin (15th Century Coin Weight)
Eligius
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Old Post Posted 04/02/2022  1:42 pm
Some further information about your coin weight. This coin weight belongs to a set, issued together with the ordinance by Maximilian of Austria for his (minor) son Philip duke of the Burgundian Netherlands on December 8, 1499. The set of coin weights was issued for the use of money changers. An explanation of this ordnance, together with pictures of the coins and coin weights was published by the coin club of Rotterdam (NL) see: https://www.nkrotterdam.nl/Rotterda...ef_1499.html

This booklet was written by two memebers of the club, one of whom (de Wit) owned a complete set of these coin weights (later sold by Künker Germany). I attach a photo of this ordinance and an enlargement of the coin/weight concerned. It reads: den ducaet va(n) honghereyen (the Hungary ducat) ie the ducat issued by Matthias Corvinus. And the weight is given as: va(n) lxix int marck (of 69 in the Mark). The (Parisian) mark represents a weight of 244.7 grams. Thus the weight of the coin/coin weight is 3.55 grams (69 pieces make one mark). I also attach a photo of the coin weight in this booklet.


Forum: Ancient, Greek, Roman, and Medieval Coins
 
Strange Date On French Indo-China 20 Centimes Coin (1938)
Eligius
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Old Post Posted 03/29/2022  07:09 am
I tried to find an other specimen with date 1938 using google but could not find any. Also I consulted the catalog Monnaies Coloniales Francaises 1670 - 1988 by V. Gadoury and G. Cousinié. There the 1938 date is not listed, only 1937. The mintage is given as 17,500,000 (6,110,413). Not exactly clear what this means. Perhaps 6,110,413 of the total minted in 1937. Perhaps V.G. = V. Guilloteau is not correct and should have stated that the coin was also minted in 1938 but with date 1937!

There also is an essai (trial) with year 1937 and mintmark A. So your coin perhaps is also an, unlisted essai. The coin looks genuine to me. An intriguing piece!
Forum: World Coins and Commemoratives

Strange Date On French Indo-China 20 Centimes Coin (1938)
Eligius
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Old Post Posted 03/29/2022  02:34 am
It is indeed not listed in KM. The last silver one listed is dated 1937 and is of type KM17.2. You5 1938 one is of the earlier type KM17.1. This type has the A mintmark of Paris. I checked my copy of Monnaies Francaises Colonies 1670-1942 and Métropole 1774-1942 by V.G. Here it is stated that of the 20 centimes with year 1937, 6.116.418 pieces were struck (VG 5453). Also in 1937, 11.383.582 pieces were struck with the date 1938 (VG 5490). Added together this gives a mintage of 17.5 million, the number quoted by KM. So there seems to be an error in KM as the coins bearing the date 1938 are not listed separately.
Forum: World Coins and Commemoratives
 
1825 HR Kronenthaler Help
Eligius
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Old Post Posted 03/22/2022  04:09 am
About VF I think. For a similar one look here: https://www.ma-shops.nl/schwarzkh/item.php?id=4124
The coin is Hese-Darmstadt KM292
Forum: World Coin Grading
 
Interesting 1973 Medal, Identification?
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Old Post Posted 03/11/2022  2:01 pm
Goldsmith Hall (London) Exhibition Medal July 1973. See: http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/in...opic=29915.0
Forum: Identification: Unidentified Coins, Medals, and Tokens
 
Post Your Handsome Henrys!
Eligius
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Old Post Posted 02/19/2022  2:52 pm
When talking about Henry's or (Germany) Heinrich I always think about the principality of Reuss. Krause gives the following information: The Reuss family, whose lands were located in Thuringia, was founded c. 1035. By the end of the 12th century, the custom of naming all males in the ruling house Heinrich had been established. The Elder Line modified this strange practice in the late 17th century to numbering all males from 1 to 100, then beginning over again. The Younger Line, meanwhile, decided to start the numbering of Heinrichs with the first male born in each century.

This means that Heinrichs with a high "serial number" issued coins. Like the example shown of Heinrich number LXVII (= 67). Illustration is from the internet, unfortunately not my coin.

Forum: "Post Your..." Gallery Topics
 
Netherlands East Indies , Problem Coin
Eligius
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Old Post Posted 02/15/2022  04:00 am
In Scholten, Coins of the Dutch Overseas Territories (the standard work) the official weight of a 1/2 Stuiver or 2 Duit is given as slightly over 6 grams. Scholten also states that many forgeries exist, mostly struck on thin planchets. The die for your coin was not made using punches as all letters/digits are different. Punches would have been used in the official mint. The die probably was hand engraved. Also the mark of the master of the mint is not correct. It should be a J (used 1837-39) but it looks more like a V (used 1834-37). As already mentioned both sides are of different coins. So this without doubt is a forgery
Forum: World Coins and Commemoratives
 
Thomas French / Towle Mfg Company 1928 Silver Medal
Eligius
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Old Post Posted 02/13/2022  05:56 am
I checked the Towle Silversmiths topic on the 925-1000 forum: https://www.925-1000.com/forum/view...f=38&t=42004
No information to be found there about Thomas French, or the medal.
Forum: Tokens, Medals, Challenge Coins, and other Exonumia
 
Thomas French / Towle Mfg Company 1928 Silver Medal
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Old Post Posted 02/11/2022  06:33 am
I am looking for information about the following medal:
Silver, 53 mm and 51.2 grams
O: TOHOMAS FRENCH * 1903 - 1928 / 25 YEARS CONTINUOUS SERVICE (in wreath)
R: TOWER MFG COMPANY / SILVERSMITHS/ (logo) / Newburyport Mass

Probably a commemorative medal for either an employee of Tower Mfg Company or a commemorative for the company Thomas French.

Medal came in a plastic box, probably not the original one.

I could not find a reference for this medal. Any help in explaining or providing a reference for this medal will be appreciated!
Forum: Tokens, Medals, Challenge Coins, and other Exonumia
 


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