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I recently got in some interesting world coins and I thought it would be fun to have a place to post them, without needing a dedicated thread for each one.

SO...without further ado, WELCOME to the World Coins Free-for-all! It's the place where you can post up any of your World coins, tokens, medals, etc., at any time and for any reason. New acquisitions, old favorites, rare or common, fascinating or boring, anything goes!

 

For starters, (as some may have seen) I recently received a very nice Australian 3 pence coin, and tonight I finished creating this little presentation:

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Please feel free to post some of your own world coins!

 

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2 hours ago, CPK said:

I recently got in some interesting world coins and I thought it would be fun to have a place to post them, without needing a dedicated thread for each one.

SO...without further ado, WELCOME to the World Coins Free-for-all! It's the place where you can post up any of your World coins, tokens, medals, etc., at any time and for any reason. New acquisitions, old favorites, rare or common, fascinating or boring, anything goes!

 

For starters, (as some may have seen) I recently received a very nice Australian 3 pence coin, and tonight I finished creating this little presentation:

australia_threepence.jpg.e8e80121417f0d2ac0931a81c7fb62ca.jpg

 

Please feel free to post some of your own world coins!

 

Australia became a 'Federation' on 1st January, 1901. Yes, (modern) Australia is just over 100 years old.

Australia didn't get it's own 'coinage' until 1910 when the silver coins were minted. The threepence, sixpence, shilling and florin, followed by the copper coins in 1911, half penny and penny.

Prior to this, a mixture of coins from around the world were used, (Spanish Reales, Dutch Guilders, British , Indian, Portuguese, Brazilian).

A value, in excess of the 'face-value', was ascribed to each of them, to stop them from leaving the country.

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This seems like a good opportunity for me to post a coin that I know nothing about, hoping that someone will recognize it and lead me in the right direction towards an attribution. Hi, I have posted this coin before, but I didn't get a response so I am trying again. I am not sure about the orientation.
I suspect the coin may be Indian, but it could be Celtic. (Equally, it may be neither.)
It measures 10.5mm., and weighs 0.59gm. It is bronze/copper.
If anyone has any ideas at all, I would like to hear them, please?

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TypeNon-circulating coin. Proof, mintage 161,000

Years1972-1976

Value20 Balboas
20 PAB = EUR 20

CurrencyBalboa (1904-date)

CompositionSilver (.925)

Weight129.59 g

Diameter61 mm

Thickness4.7 mm

ShapeRound

TechniqueMilled

OrientationMedal alignment ↑↑

NumberN# 23893

ReferencesKM# 31

 

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Nothing special, but I love the numbers and the skript

 

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Ethiopia

Year 1936 (=1944)

Obverse: Haile Selassie and year 1936 in Ge'ez script ( "1", "9", "100", "30", "6")

Rev: Lion, Ten Santeem

 

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Bahawalpur was a Princely State of British India and later Pakistan from 1802-1955. After the independance of India in 1947 Bahawalpur remained an autonomous state until 1955 when it merged with Western Pakistan....
After the death of his father Mohammad Bahawal Khan V in 1907, Sir Sadiq Muhammad Khan V Abbasi became Nawab of Bahawalpur at the ripe old age of three.Until 1924 the state was governed on his behalf by the then president Sir Rahim Bakhsh. Muhammad Khan V became an officer in the British army fighting in the third Afghan war and also commanded forces in the Middle East during the Second World War...He died in London at the age of 61 in 1966..

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Sadiq Mohammed Khan V
1/4 Anna 1940 Bronze 4.8g / 25.3 mm dia..Y# 13
Obverse..Bust of Sadiq Mohammed Khan V facing left wearing Fez, legend in English, AD date below.
Reverse..Toughra with crescent & star. Legend in Persian, AH date left 1359, Value, legend in English below.

Sadiq Mohammed Khan V
1/2 Pice 1940 Bronze 2.6g / 21.3 mm dia..Y# 12
Obverse..Bust of Sadiq Mohammed Khan V facing left wearing Fez, legend in English, AD date below.
Reverse..Toughra with crescent & star. Legend in Persian, AH date left 1359, Value, legend in English below.

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Reformed Government of the Republic of China
Obv: 中華民國 zhōng huá mín guó (Republic of China)
middle: 華 huá, between two wings
below: 二十九年, èr shí jiǔ nián (Jahr 29)
Rev: 拾分, shi fēn, (10 Fen)
Value: 10 Fen
copper/nickel, 3g, 18.94mm
Ref: KM Y#522
 

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Japanese Occupation

Provisional Government of China

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Provisional Government
Year 31 (1942)
Obv:  中國聯合準備銀行 (China Federal Reserve Bank)
bank symbol
中華民國三十一年, (Republic of China, Jahr 31)
Rv: 壹角, 1 Jiao, Temple of Heaven
Value: 1 Jiao
 Aluminium, 1.21g, 22mm
Literatur: KM Y#525

 

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By Philip Larson - Beijing, China, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=12479189

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I really need to go through my binders, boxes, and bags of world coins - I have more world coins than any other type (except US cents and nickels) but I only have my Japanese collection fully imaged. So as requested: an eclectic assortment arranged by how they are in my "to sort" folder.

USSR 50 Kopek / Poltinnik - detestable state, but you have to admit that Soviet propaganda art at least is interesting and inspiring

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Belgium 5 francs 1862 - Best coin I got in a CNG large lot of the same

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Genoese communities at Kaffa, Filippo Maria Visconti, Duke of Milan, for circulation in Crimea, AR Asper, 1435-1447

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Jersey, 1/13 shilling 1870, part of my "odd & unusual denominations" collection; Jersey went through a period of transition in which the penny-sized coin was 13 to the shilling, instead of 12 to the shilling.1863400019_Jersey113thshilling1870.jpg.cdc9b15afd586157191eb2bb6303d678.jpg

179(5?) Liberty Cap cent I found in a mixed world lot; my oldest US coin

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French Polynesia aluminum 5 francs 1977 - I just love these French territory types, especially the huge aluminum ones1143841059_ZomboDroid07042020135229.jpg.425454e3f4529493661c35eddd5b3005.jpg

German Weimar notgeld, Frankenthal 50 pfennig 1919 - My favorite from a large lot bought from Savoca a few years ago. Better artwork than most actual countries used on their coinage!

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Lots of really interesting coins everyone! 👍

Last night I took photos of a bunch of my new coins, but I have yet to do the editing, compiling, and writing. Hopefully, tonight I will have a few new ones to share!

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1 hour ago, Finn235 said:

USSR 50 Kopek / Poltinnik - detestable state, but you have to admit that Soviet propaganda art at least is interesting and inspiring

I have one of those. They're not easy to get as good as they should be, given the artistry. This ruble is a bit better.

USSR Ruble PL, 1924
image.png.90eec05fb5aa54e6e0f6339bf76f6ab9.pngSilver, 33.5mm, 20.00g. Two figures walking right, radiant sun rising right. 1924г (year). National arms divides circle holding inscription; ПРОЛЕТАРИИ ВСЕХ СТРАН, СОЕДИНЯЙТЕСЬ! СССР ОДИН РУБЛЬ (Workers of the world, unite! USSR One Ruble). Edge Type 1: ЧИСТОГО СЕРЕБРА 18 ГРАММ (4 З. 21 Д.) П∙Л (Pure silver 18 gram (4 Z. 21 D.) P∙L) (Y 90.1).

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2 minutes ago, John Conduitt said:

A nice coin for holiday change...

5 Laari, 1990
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Maldives. Aluminium, 20.32mm, 1.00g; scalloped (8 notches). Two Bonito fish swimming upward left (KM 69).

Lovely coin, nice design

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