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 Posted 02/23/2020  12:32 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add CoinHunter27 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I took a a chance on this coin for $3 out of a junk bin of world coins. No clue what it is, can't find any info online. Here are my questions:

What is the metal content? I'm hoping silver? What is the date range?

Weight is 4.9 grams
It's about 2cm in length

Thanks!

-CH27


"Time is the coin of life. Only you can determine how it will be spent" -Carl Sandburg
A few notable finds:
1869 Three Cent RPD FS-302:
http://goccf.com/t/368084
1857 FEC DDO S-4 FS-101:
http://goccf.com/t/368150
1888-O $1 Hot Lips VAM-4:
http://goccf.com/t/363580




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02/23/2020 12:36 pm
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 Posted 02/23/2020  12:45 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@ch, for sure that is a fun pick-up and I think that I can help get you started. The writing is in Arabic and with a little inspection, I can find the date in the middle bottom of the second picture. Here it is rightside facing up:




The date appears to be AH 1288, which roughly corresponds to AD 1871. My money is on this coming from one of the Indian States.
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 Posted 02/23/2020  12:55 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CoinHunter27 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks! 1871? I thought it was going to be older. Well, I guess that's what I get for buying something I don't know too much about. Thanks for all the info. I'll put it with the rest of my "older" foreign collection.

-CH27
"Time is the coin of life. Only you can determine how it will be spent" -Carl Sandburg
A few notable finds:
1869 Three Cent RPD FS-302:
http://goccf.com/t/368084
1857 FEC DDO S-4 FS-101:
http://goccf.com/t/368150
1888-O $1 Hot Lips VAM-4:
http://goccf.com/t/363580




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 Posted 02/24/2020  08:20 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Kushanshah to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It seems to be a silver Qiran (Kran) of Nasir al-Din Shah Qajar (Iran). The legible part of the obverse looks right and the weight is right. I'm having trouble with the mint name, though.
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 Posted 02/25/2020  6:10 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CoinHunter27 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you! I'll see what I can find.

-CH27
"Time is the coin of life. Only you can determine how it will be spent" -Carl Sandburg
A few notable finds:
1869 Three Cent RPD FS-302:
http://goccf.com/t/368084
1857 FEC DDO S-4 FS-101:
http://goccf.com/t/368150
1888-O $1 Hot Lips VAM-4:
http://goccf.com/t/363580




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