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About skouznet

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    Roman Republic coins. LMU coins. Numismatic material related to historical events.
  1. Very impressive collection and such an interesting subject!!! Thanks a lot for sharing with us!!! Could you tell me, please, how did this token system actually work? Was it a partial (or full) payment by tokens to workmen their salary, or, they were needed to buy the items, first, and then make payments using the tokens? Any information about token payment systems you can provide would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, skouznet
  2. Monogram is a stylized Cyrillic letter N (like Latin H), so it could be attributed to either Nicholas I or to his great-grandson, Nicholas II. There are no other Russian Tsars with name beginning with the letter N. However, the crown style would rather be associated with N I than with N II. This piece with the size of 21+ mm in diameter should not be related to a coin. Neither 1 kopek nor 1/2 kopek (some types ~ 21 mm) were made with this style of monogram+crown. However, the similar style presents on many medals and jetons of N I and N II. Moreover, many manufactures were licensed to produce
  3. Hi thedeadpoint, Sorry for the confusion I mean this coin made by electrotyping. The coin edge, of course, supports this conclusion On this microphoto of the edge, one can see the rest of longitudinal tracks and many scratches, typical, if someone was trying to hide soldering signs. The similar features are everywhere around the edge. Unfortunately, the picture is in b & w, but actual color, I see on the edge, looks like a brass color. So, it's a "sandwich" with top and bottom parts made from brass by electrotyping and the space between them is filled with some cn-pb so
  4. Weight is exactly 2.5 g, Diameter = 18 mm Maybe somebody will be interested in this information. This coin is a fake and has been made by use of electrolysis, and whoever made, it is quite well skilled. So, please pay close attention to this specific coin if you will decide to buy one. skouznet
  5. Hi Clive, That's the REAL HELP!!! Thank you very much!!! I've found the book that you recommended to me, so I will have it in few days Here is another Emergency Dollar from my collection: Best regards, Serguei
  6. First of all, thanks a lot to all of you for your comments. Can somebody suggest me a book, article or web site related to the emergency coinage during the reign of George III? Best regards, SVK
  7. Hi all, I've recently added an emergency dollar with oval type countermark of George III to my collection: I heard that this type countermark was stamped from 1797 to 1803. Is it true? And ... can someone please tell me where the coin was countermarked, in Soho? Thanks in advance, SVK
  8. Hello NumisMattic2200, juantrillo is right, the date is 1330. It just the number 3 looks like 2 with dot. Also, it seems to me below Lion is written 1000 dinars, but not 2000. Sincerely, Serguei
  9. Hi everybody, What do you think about this coin? Is it authentic or fake? Thank you, Serguei ========================== This coin has been already discussed here : http://www.coinpeople.com/index.php?showtopic=25155 So, I apologize I back to that coin again
  10. Оf course, this medal was not made in 1802/3 (L'AN XI), because there is edge marks which were stamped onto the edge of french medals starting from 1841/42. Also, on the left from the metal mark, we can see a special symbol of Paris Mint Director, and this type of edge mark (Cornucopia without date) tell us that the medal was made sometime between 1880 and 1898 or in 1901. So, I can conclude that the medal shown above is the official restrike of Paris Mint. Please, correct me if you disagree with my conclusion Thank you, Serguei
  11. Well ..... it looks like this medal is not interesting to anybody OK ..... Finally, I bought the medal and it's not so bad:
  12. Hi everybody, Here is a 1/2 franc, 1833 (Louis Philippe I, Lille mint) the coin from my collection I like very much: Mintage: 151,000
  13. Dear bill and constanius, Thanks a lot for your help and comments
  14. Dear Hussulo, what is the reason that you think these coins are dubious? I really would like to discuss them with someone having experience with gold french medieval coins Thanks a lot for your interest to them, Serguei
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