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I have posted a few coins in a couple of threads on my findings from a biscuit tin of mixed world coins that I bought many years ago. I thought it would be worth creating a thread to share my findings as I work through the ones I have picked out as being of initial interest.

I will start with the USA coins.

There are 8 Large cents:-

1828

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1838

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1848

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1849

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1851

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There is also an 1867 2 Cents that has seen some life.

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Keeping it in North America.... Canada

Canada - One Cent - 1859

Narrow 9

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Narrow 9; Low 9

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1898

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1908

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Nova Scotia - 1864

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1864

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New Brunswick - 1861 - which I  now know has a woodgrain patina - a "woodie"

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Russia Part 1

Russia - 5 Kopek 

Obv:- Crowned monogram of Ekaterina II divides date within wreath; 17 91, I E II
Rev:-
Reference:-Crowned double-headed eagle, initials divided below. Е М, ПЯТЬ ∙ КОПѢЕКЪ
Mintage:- 23,738,820
42.97 mm. 55.30 gms

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2 Kopek

Obv:- Crowned double imperial eagle / Н М / 1811
Rev:- Crowned wreath surrounding 2 / КОПѢЙ / КИ. / Е.М.
Reference:-C# 118
Mintage:- 127,003,400

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1 Kopek

Obv:- Crowned monogram of Alexandr II.
Rev:- Crown / КОПѢЙКА / 1859 / Е.М.
Reference:- Y# 3.3
Mintage:- 11,059,000

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@maridvnvm the first of your Canadian Cents appears to be one of the varieties (tough to say for sure / which one without any enhanced photos of the second 9. Could you perhaps post a close-up (of good resolution) of the second 9, that way I can pop out my Charlton and let you know 🙂

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This one looks like a good find.

Italy - 2 Centesimi

Obv:- UMBERTO I RE D'ITALIA. Head of King Umberto I facing left
Rev:- Value and date within two branches, one of laurel and the other of oak. Above the Star of Italy and below the mintmark. 2 / CENTESIMI / 1898 // R
Reference:- KM#30
Mintage:- 281,500 (low mintage year)

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Now, I will preface this by saying that it could be 'crud' playing tricks on me, and so I offer this potential attribution with the caveat that I would need the coin in hand to be sure. This being said, it appears to be the 'narrow 9 over inverted 9' variety - note that although not identical to the illustrated, I have found slight variance in many of these over the years. This type rates quite highly in the cat (around 40x the basic type). Potentially nice find!

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Fantastic bucket-coins, Martin ... man, there are some real beauties in that biscuit-tin! (I obviously love the Caadian examples ... very cool)

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Cyprus, 1/4 Piastre

Obv:- VICTORIA QUEEN, Queen facing left wearing a coronet with a decoration of oak leaves and scrolls; date below.
Rev:- CYPRUS . QUARTER PIASTRE, 1/4 within a circle of beads and in a circle the inscription
Reference:- KM# 1
Mintage:- 72,000
Engraver - Wyon Leonard Charles at Royal Mint, London

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Germany - 10 Pfennig - Wilhelm II

Obv:- The Imperial German arms (Imperial eagle with small shield) with the mintmark (G - G) near the edge below the foot of the eagle
Rev:- DEUTSCHES REICH 1896 / 10 / • PFENNIG •
Date: 1896 - G
Minted in Karlsruhe

Mintage : 200,000 (low mintage year)

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On 6/20/2022 at 6:59 AM, maridvnvm said:

I have posted a few coins in a couple of threads on my findings from a biscuit tin of mixed world coins that I bought many years ago. I thought it would be worth creating a thread to share my findings as I work through the ones I have picked out as being of initial interest.

I will start with the USA coins.

There are 8 Large cents:-

1828

USA_001_img.jpg

USA_002_img.jpg

1838

USA_003_img.jpg

1848

USA_004_img.jpg

USA_005_img.jpg

1849

USA_006_img.jpg

USA_007_img.jpg

1851

USA_008_img.jpg

 

There is also an 1867 2 Cents that has seen some life.

USA_009_img.jpg

 

These need be treated with verdicare it will remove the green mess and will arest the crossion.

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