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Shariq Khan

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  1. Thanks a lot for the link. I will visit the website.

     

     

     

     

    On my site there are links to several books on coins of India. These books are not in copyright and could be downloaded for free. Maybe you can find an answer in one of them.

     

    Also check out the Oriental coins database at www.zeno.ru

  2. Thanks Scottishmoney. I have also added translation facility to my website http://coinsindia.info to make it more benifcial to worldwide coin collectors who are interested in Indian Numismatics. You can also read e-books about Indian History and Numismatics at http://coinsindia.info/content/e-books-ind...ics-and-history . I hope that these books will be beneficial for all coin lovers.

    You can also check some of my blogs

     

    http://coincollectorsofindore.blogspot.com

    http://coinlegends.blogspot.com

    http://coinsofsultans.blogspot.com

     

    For more information about Indian Coins.

     

     

    Indian history is deep, with many great cultures and a bit of a mystery to those of us that live in west unfortunately. Thanks for sharing the coin.
  3. Thanks for your inspirational words and I also must appreciate your interest in Indian Coins and you will find them more interesting as you go more deep into them because of their varieties and number of rules, dynasties, princely state, colonies, mahajanpadas, cities, states and foreign coins(like Greek, Roman, Byzantine found in India) . Their number is still increasing as new discoveries reveals new proofs of dynasties in totally different areas their of Rule.

     

    The size of my coin listed in the post is about 1.5 cm (i.e diameter)

     

    I also like to see your coins of Bengal Sultans.

  4. Dear Friends

     

    I like to share one more coin with you which is about 2200 Years Old. This coin was issued by a Sunga Ruler. The founder of Sunga Dynasty was a Pushyamitra Sunga a Mauryan General who killed the last Mauryan Emperor.

     

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    Details of Coin is as follows

     

    Metal : Copper Alloy

    Obverse : Elephant with a Warrior

    Reverse : Three Arched Hill

    Year : 2nd Century BC

     

     

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    Shariq Khan

    http://coinsindia.info

  5. That's pretty interesting Shariq, your avatar looked very abstract until you described each scene taking place. I can see each detail very clearly now, thank you for sharing. I've always been interested in non-European ancient coins, unfortunately there is very little information to be found on them. It's nice to have some members who seem to know about this field of numismatics.

     

     

    Thanks Vfox

     

    I am happy to share the details of Indian Coins with you and other members. Feel free to ask me about Indian Coins and I will try to give you the details up to the extent of my knowledge.

     

    In the meantime check one more coin from Hyderaband Mint

    This 10 Paise Coin

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  6. Hi Shariq,

     

    What are the other mints in India/Southern Asia?

     

     

     

    Dear theheadpoint

     

    The present mints of Independent India are

     

    1. Mumbai - Whose mint mark is a small "." i.e dot or diamond

    2. Noida - whose mint mark is a thick dot.

    3. Calcutta - No Mint Mark

    4. Hyderabad - whose mint mark is "star"(in the middle or below the middle of the year) as I discussed above

     

    All mint marks generally found below the year

     

     

    Some of the current circulatory coins of India also minted at International Locations, some of them are

     

    1. Heaton Press Mint (Birmingham) - Mint Mark "H"

    2. Royal Mint of Cananda (Ottawa) - Mint Mark "C"

    3. Moscow - M

    4. Seoul (Korea) - Mint Mark "Star" below the last digit of Year

    5. Taegu (Korea) - Mint Mark "Star" below the first digit of Year

    6. Royal Mint UK(London) - Mint Mark "Daimond" below the first digit of the year

    many others

     

     

    Before Independence India has many Native and Princely States having hundreds of different Mints and Mint Marks and Also during Mughals the number of Mints was more than 200.

     

     

     

     

    Regards

     

     

    Shariq Khan

    http://coinsindia.info

  7. Thanks NumisMattic2200

     

    My avatar coin is dated back to 2nd -3rd Century BC known as Tribal Coin -Type 1 (PRINCEP ) of Ujjaini. It has many symbols as I discussed earlier on Coinpeople.com . Four rings connected across symbol is known as Ujjaini Symbol. There is also a tree in fence to the left of it. Above it Pond of water with Fish and Turtle accompanied with Six Armed Symbol and River at the bottom. This coin is believed to circulated inside the city and not a imperial coin.

  8. The Hyderabad Mint started its coin production under the Nizam's Rule. It was the first mint recognized by British Indian Official due its remarkable coin quality. Before Independence coins related to Hyderabad Native State was minted their but after Independence Hyderabad Mint(Mint Mark = "Star") produces excellent circulatory and UNC, Proof Coins of Republic India.

     

    Some Coins of Hyderabad Mint Before Independence

    1. One Anna Coin of Hyderabad Native State

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    Details Available at - Indian Coins-Numismatics

     

    Coins After Independence

    1. Aluminum Bronze - Commemorative Coin(20 Paise) - Mahatma Gandhi's Birth Centenary - Issued in 1969

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    2. Nickel Brass - 20 Paise Coin - with National Flower Lotus

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    Above two coins bears Mint Mark of Hyderabad "Star" near the bottom below the year .

     

    More Details Available at -Bronze and Brass Coins of India

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    Thanks for the details.

    This was not a silver coin. I am attaching its orginal images for you.

     

     

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    Shariq Khan

     

     

    So here is a coin I have that looks very similar to the image above, but this coin is actually 50+ years old:

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    Bravo, you did come up with a decent replica but let's see what else could be done. I looked at the few images of my coins that I have and looked specifically at coins with similar amounts of wear to the above quarter. Check out this proof coin from 1941:

     

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    Now two differences are 1) it is silver (are you pretending the above quarter is silver or clad? if the latter, I don't know how clad coins tone compared to silver coins) and 2) it is proof. But the reason I show this coin is because of the ring of toning around the outside. When I think of a "classic" coin, I think of toning beginning at the outside. Maybe if you create a darkened ring to layer over the filter.

     

    This coin shows another aspect of a "classic" coin (at least in my opinion):

     

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    Notice how there is heavier toning close to letters and design features. This is especially noticeable around the characters of "50 FRANCS" on the reverse.

     

    Both of those features would require a lot of time to apply to the above coin. Those are what I noticed with the few pics of coins I have that are similar in wear to yours. That is a small sample. I'd like to see what other people think signifies a coin with a "classic look".

     

    Again, great idea and good luck!

  10. The weight of this type of Mewar coin(1/4 th Rupee) is 2.6 gms with diameter 14mm or 15 mm and the weight of 1/8th Rupee is 1.3 gms with diameter 11 mm or 12 mm.

    So your coin is definitely 1/4th Rupee of Mewar (Udaipur Mint) of Swarupshahi Series minted during 1858 AD - 1920 AD during the rule of Fateh Singh :ninja:

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