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Yet Another Forum Game - Numismatic Go Fish!

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 Posted 04/08/2020  10:04 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add january1may to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm sure there are larger aluminium coins that would qualify. This one isn't even aluminium.

In fact, it only qualifies by being so ludicrously thin...



Qarakhanids, Rukn al-Din Muhammad bin Mas'ud, 566-574 AH (1171-1178/9 AD), AE (or low billon) broad dirham, type of Samarqand.
Album 3401 (whatever that means), supposedly Kochnev 1063 (type of 572 AH), date probably reads [57]3 AH (1177 AD).

33x32 mm, about 4 grams (as described in this thread).

I apologize for the relative lack of photo quality, and of measurement quality for that matter.
Will try to take better measurements (and pics, if possible) if/when I actually find the coin again
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 Posted 04/09/2020  01:15 am  Show Profile   Check spruett001's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add spruett001 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I guess smallest heavy coin will be the next challenge.
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 Posted 04/09/2020  10:02 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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In fact, it only qualifies by being so ludicrously thin...
Well played!


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I guess smallest heavy coin will be the next challenge.
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 Posted 04/09/2020  3:47 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Arkie to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Portugal V Reis, 1797. This particular coin weighs 4.9 grams, and is 30 mm.



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 Posted 04/09/2020  4:47 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Dorado to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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Workworld 1 dollar
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Weight = 2.62 g
Diameter = 32 mm.


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 Posted 04/09/2020  4:48 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Ok, I feel a little dumb right now. I was just getting ready to post a really cool 57mm by 101mm wooden nickel when I re-read the rules that all entrants in this challenge must be metal. So much for feeling smug that I was going to blow you guys out of the water.


My fall-back will be this 10th Century silver Dirham from Tashkent (Uzbekistan). It weighs 4.4 g and has a diameter of 30 mm.


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 Posted 04/09/2020  5:09 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Dorado to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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So much for feeling smug that I was going to blow you guys out of the water.


The same thing happened to me!
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 Posted 04/09/2020  5:12 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add pepactonius to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Kingdom of Cambodia -- 50 sen, 1959:





31mm, 3.9g
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 Posted 04/09/2020  5:22 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Dorado to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Notes to the challenger or person in charge of this contest.



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33x32 mm, about 4 grams (as described in this thread).

I apologize for the relative lack of photo quality, and of measurement quality for that matter.I will try to take better measurements (and pics, if possible) if/when I actually find the coin again



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If the challenger or new challenger goes AWOL for more than 24 hours, the second place winner gets to pick the next coin. If all else fails, jbuck gets to go.


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 Posted 04/09/2020  6:03 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add january1may to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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33x32 mm, about 4 grams (as described in this thread).

I apologize for the relative lack of photo quality, and of measurement quality for that matter.I will try to take better measurements (and pics, if possible) if/when I actually find the coin again
OK, coin found.

Good news: the "about 4" was actually underprecise (technically, the linked thread actually said "about 4.0 grams"), and sure enough, the 0.01g precision electronic scale confirmed a weight of 4.03 grams.

Bad news: it's 32 mm all around. I'm not sure where the 33 came from.
(I don't have a caliper handy, so can't give the figures any more precisely, but from a look at the ruler it didn't seem to diverge from 32 much in either direction.)
(On second look, it's probably more like 31.9 mm. @Dorado - is your token exactly 32? If yes, you win.)

Middling news: the coin is so dark (was it then? I dunno, smartphone flash tends to overbrighten photos) that I'm not sure if I could manage good pics. I can probably try, though.
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 Posted 04/09/2020  10:26 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Dorado to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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(On second look, it's probably more like 31.9 mm. @Dorado - is your token exactly 32? If yes, you win.)


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 Posted 04/10/2020  10:59 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Finn235 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice entries, all!

Just a few more hours left for entries - looks like Dorado is in the lead right now with 32mm!

I'm a bit surprised that Spence didn't have an uber-thin, uber-wide bracteate pfennig for this one. Some of those can approach crown-size while still staying under 1g.

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 Posted 04/10/2020  6:54 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Spence didn't have an uber-thin, uber-wide bracteate pfennig for this one



Hmm I'll check right after dinner. I don't think that I have any larger than 30 mm, but you are right that they can be paper thin.
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Ok have now done a thorough accounting of diameters and weights for these old coins (not really a focus for me as I rather spend my time thinking about the minting date). I did find a 12th Century bracteate that was pretty big, but alas only 27 mm. When I went back further though, I did stumble upon this 7th Century Arab-Sassanian Drachm that measures 34 mm and 3.7g.







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 Posted 04/10/2020  10:51 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Finn235 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice last minute entry, @Spence!

If there are no more entries, looks like the Khusro II drachm wins at 34mm!

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