World Coins: Your Newest Acquisition!

Discussion in 'World Coins' started by petro89, Mar 29, 2011.

  1. coin_nut

    coin_nut Supporter! Supporter

    That's a beauty!
     
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  3. stldanceartist

    stldanceartist Minister of Silly Walks Supporter

    Had a few moments to start going through some recent non-silver purchases. Here are some highlights:

    Belgium - 1902 5 Centimes

    Belgium - 1902 5 Centimes.jpg

    China (Republic) - 1938 (Year 27) 10 Cents (1 Chiao)

    China (Republic) - 1938 10 Cents.jpg

    France - 1915 25 Centimes

    France - 1915 25 Centimes.jpg

    Great Britain - 1910 1/2 Penny

    Great Britain - 1910 Half Penny.jpg

    India (British) - 1862 1/4 Anna

    (Note: I'm not sure which mint and variety this coin is - if anyone knows, I'd appreciate the attribution help.)

    India - 1862 Quarter Anna.jpg

    Italy - 1958 20 Lire

    Italy - 1958 20 Lire.jpg

    Lebanon - 1961 25 Piastres

    Lebanon - 1961 25 Piastres.jpg

    Mexico - 1897 Mo 1 Centavo

    Mexico - 1897 Mo 1 Centavo.jpg

    Morocco - 1952 50 Francs

    (Note: this coin is absolutely proof like in hand. I actually tried to figure out if they'd made a proof version of this coin - looks like they only made the proof for the 20 Francs in AH 1366. Either way, it's a gorgeous coin.)

    Morocco - 1952 50 Francs.jpg


    Portugal - 1924 1 Escudo

    (Note: there is a very interesting split planchet error on the obverse - that's the dark line)

    Portugal - 1924 1 Escudo.jpg
     
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  4. rp3989

    rp3989 Active Member

    I purchased these world coins for under $28.00 Various Silver Coins Obverse.JPG Various silver Coins Reverse.JPG
     
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  5. Mark Metzger

    Mark Metzger Well-Known Member

    Your Victoria 1/4 Anna is the type A bust (flower on lower panel of dress) Type 1 reverse (two leaves below date)
    Great coin! I love Victoria pieces... Especially the colonial issues with the young head with braided earmuffs!
     
  6. stldanceartist

    stldanceartist Minister of Silly Walks Supporter

    Are you familiar with how to tell if it's b/c/m mint?
     
  7. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Variety Collector

    Looks to be an A obv. Rev 1 what is the mm ? C = 26.2 26.3 mm M is 25.5 mm
     
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  8. stldanceartist

    stldanceartist Minister of Silly Walks Supporter

    That's what I'm asking - Mark attributed the A/1 but that combo exists for three different mints. :)
     
  9. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Variety Collector

    Did you measure the dia in mm ?
     
  10. stldanceartist

    stldanceartist Minister of Silly Walks Supporter

    It's about 25.5 mm in diameter.
     
  11. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Variety Collector

    Then it is Madras
     
  12. stldanceartist

    stldanceartist Minister of Silly Walks Supporter

    From what I see in the Krause, all of them are the same diameter (25.18mm, 6.14g) regardless of mint. There are notes about a V either incuse or raised, but I can't see a V anywhere on the bust (entirely possible I'm not looking in the right place.)
     
  13. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Variety Collector

    Coins that do not have the V you measure the coin 25.5 is Madras
    Calcutta 26.2 or 26.3
     
  14. stldanceartist

    stldanceartist Minister of Silly Walks Supporter

    According to Numista (just checked it) under the date a small dot/diamond is Mumbai, pearl is Madras, and nothing is Calcutta. Looks like I got me some nothing from Calcutta?

    (posted before I saw your last reply, Paddy)

    Looks like I got me some nothing from Madras?

    Side note: doesn't seem to make a difference price-wise anyway.
     
  15. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Variety Collector

    Read down tne page see where it sez no v measure the coin
     
  16. stldanceartist

    stldanceartist Minister of Silly Walks Supporter

    I see it now. I'll roll with that.

    "Coin, BE ATTRIBUTED"

    And it was so. And the people did feast upon sloths, and lambs, and anchovies, and orangutans, and breakfast cereals...
     
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  17. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Variety Collector

    Did you see the 1891 5 cent Candian I found? Obv 2 8/8 long lip
     
  18. Mark Metzger

    Mark Metzger Well-Known Member

    The Calcutta has a tiny C inside one of the beads below the date.
     
  19. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Variety Collector

  20. coin_nut

    coin_nut Supporter! Supporter

    The 1888 Mombasa 1 pice bears a mint mark of CM for Calcutta Mint. The 1913 rupee has a dot below the flower on the reverse, for Bombay mint. 1888 GB-MB 1 p obv (2).JPG 1888 GB-MB 1 p rev (2).JPG 1913 India 1 r obv.JPG 1913 India 1 r rev.JPG
     
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  21. Steve66

    Steve66 Coin People

    Picked up some Italian silver (@ melt), 1965 & 1966 500L

    The 65 has some neat toning, and the 66 appears to be uncirculated.
    I don't have many coins from Italy, I may need to get some more.

    65-1.jpg 65-2.jpg 66-2.jpg 66-3.jpg
     
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