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CrustyCrusty Posts: 1,055 ✭✭✭✭✭

I have recently acquired some coins that I have no clue about. Any information would be helpful.
















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  • Top50SetBuilderTop50SetBuilder Posts: 929 ✭✭✭

    Nothing earth shattering in there. First coin is a contemporary counterfeit of a Portuguese gold coin called a Peca.

  • SapyxSapyx Posts: 1,954 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 30, 2023 12:43AM
    1. Brass copy of Portuguese gold coin, as noted above.
    2. No idea; perhaps a token. Maybe take it out of the 2x2 for better pics of both sides?
    3. Libya, from the brief period when Libya was a kingdom. Dated 1965.
    4. Taiwan $5, Year 70 of the Republic of China (AD 1981).
    5. Japan 10 yen, Year 28 of the Showa Emperor (AD 1953).
    6. Thailand 25 satang 1946, as noted below. EDITED
    7. Japan, cast 100 mon, mid-1800s. May be a replica.
    8. Taiwan, $1, Year 49 of the Republic (AD 1960).
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  • CrustyCrusty Posts: 1,055 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Sapyx said:
    1. Brass copy of Portuguese gold coin, as noted above.
    2. No idea; perhaps a token. Maybe take it out of the 2x2 for better pics of both sides?
    3. Libya, from the brief period when Libya was a kingdom. Dated 1965.
    4. Taiwan $5, Year 70 of the Republic of China (AD 1981).
    5. Japan 10 yen, Year 28 of the Showa Emperor (AD 1953).
    6. Japan, cast 100 mon, mid-1800s. May be a replica.
    7. Taiwan, $1, Year 49 of the Republic (AD 1960).

    Wow! Very helpful! I really appreciate it. This gives me a place to start. I like to find out what the metal composition is and mark it on the 2x2 along with the country and date. I’m separating the silver from the copper and the other base metals. Would you mind if I post more batches as I get stumped on more.

  • HoledandCreativeHoledandCreative Posts: 2,719 ✭✭✭✭✭

    5 1/2 (between 5 & 6) Thailand 1946 Child Head. Do list more.

  • CrustyCrusty Posts: 1,055 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Next batch and many more to follow!














  • CrustyCrusty Posts: 1,055 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Here is the 1762 outside of the 2x2


  • ajaanajaan Posts: 17,022 ✭✭✭✭✭

    6 in original post is from Thailand 🇹🇭


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  • SapyxSapyx Posts: 1,954 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 30, 2023 10:12PM

    Sorry about mis-counting and omitting the Thai coin. I have edited and corrected my original answer.

    That is the main problem with these post-a-whole-bunch-of-coins threads; it requires lots of scrolling up and down, and it's hard to keep track of which coins are which. I'll try to do better with this second batch.

    Continuing the counting sequence:

    1. Saudi Arabia 1/2 riyal; it's a bit too blurry to read the date. EDITED
    2. Ottoman Egypt, 1 qirsh, dated Accession AH 1223 Regnal Year 29 (= AD 1835).
    3. Ottoman Turkey (Constantinople mint), 1 qirsh, Accession AH 1293 Regnal year 25 (= AD 1900)
    4. Ottoman Egypt, 2 qirsh, dated Accession 1293 Regnal Year 10 (= AD 1885)
    5. Brazilian Empire 1000 reis 1862 EDITED
    6. Ottoman Turkey (Constantinople), 1 qirsh, Accession 1255 Regnal 15 (= AD 1853)
    7. Brazilian Empire 20 reis 1830, counterstamped to 40 reis in 1835
    8. This is that coin that was number 2 in the previous set. It's definitely a token rather than a coin.
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  • CrustyCrusty Posts: 1,055 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Sapyx - I am so grateful for the help. How are you able to identify all these? Are you able to read the different languages or is there something else ? I have a lot more to try and identify but don’t know the best way to identify these foreign languages. And have no clue where to start. Posting here is the only way I know of getting the basic information. But certainly don’t want to over step by asking for too much help. Another idea O had is to maybe contact a foreign dealer I met at Long Beach last show and offer to pay him for his time to meet up and go through it. But no clue if he would be into that because I believe he was from way up north. This is something I may explore when I see him in Long Beach next show.

    The foreign silver coins are my favorite and I’ve separated them into their own double boxes. The coppers are very cool as well. But I think one of the coolest coins I found is a 1799 German state 1/12 Thaler that has a bear walking on a castle wall. I’ll try to post pics later today.

    Thanks again for the help!

  • SapyxSapyx Posts: 1,954 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I can't read Arabic. However, as a "general world coin collector", I have lots of Islamic coins, from every time period. I also have this book by Richard Plant, to help me understand them. But Arabic numerals are easy enough to translate without a special guide, which helps in identifying the date and denomination.

    Specifically for Ottoman coins, there are only two mints from the 1800s era that one is likely to encounter: Misr (Egypt) and Qustantiniyah (Constantinople, Turkey); once you handle enough Ottoman coins, you learn to recognize those two mint-names, so you know where in the catalogues to look for them.

    As for more general guidance, there used to be, at the front of every Krause coin catalogue, an "instant identifier" section where you could look through a bunch of images, and use that to help identify the origin of a coin based on similar imagery. I suppose things like the Coinoscope app has largely automated the process and supplanted the need for this.

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  • CrustyCrusty Posts: 1,055 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Starting to dwindle down the unknown coins. Here is another batch. One of them is so small about the size of a pea…














  • HoledandCreativeHoledandCreative Posts: 2,719 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Pictures are showing up clearer to me. Totally agree with the scrolling problem.

    1. Saudi Arabia 1/2 Riyal 1354 - 1935
      13.. 1000 Reis
  • SapyxSapyx Posts: 1,954 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 31, 2023 12:37AM

    OK, assuming I haven't lost count again...

    1. This isn't actually a coin. It's a jeton, a brass token or counter intended for use on an old abacus-like counting board. dating from the 1400s-1500s, judging from the style of lettering.
    2. Indian state of Travancore, copper cash, undated, early 20th century.
    3. German play money. It says "5 mark" on it, but the 5 mark coin was a large silver-dollar-sized silver coin.
    4. Tunisia 4 kharub, dated AH 1283 (AD 1864)
    5. Exactly the same as #20, but the date is AH 1281.
    6. Ottoman Egypt, qirsh, dated Accession 1277 Regnal 14 (= AD 1873)
    7. Ottoman Turkey, 10 para, dated Accession 1255 Regnal 20 (= AD 1857)
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  • CrustyCrusty Posts: 1,055 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Wow, still in awe of your knowledge of these foreign coins.

    Here is a coin one….


  • CrustyCrusty Posts: 1,055 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Any idea on these two coins?




  • John ConduittJohn Conduitt Posts: 346 ✭✭✭
    edited April 4, 2023 5:05PM

    Try looking through Numista https://en.numista.com/catalogue/index.php?ct=coin

    Especially when the flip tells you it’s from India, Prussia or China. Bear in mind, milled coins weren’t really around until the 1600s or much later in some countries.

    By the way, you should already know how to identify an Ottoman coin from the ones you have.

  • CrustyCrusty Posts: 1,055 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I ended up finding this website that is what I’m trying to use on them….


  • SapyxSapyx Posts: 1,954 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Continuing the numbering system as above:

    24: (China) - pretty much what it says on the wrapper: China, Empire, Kwangtung province, 20 cents. The coin is undated but was struck some time in the period 1890-1908. The "ink chop mark" is curious; can't say I've seen one of those before. It appears to be the character "yuan" in seal script.

    25: (India) - Indian States aren't my area of expertise; they all tend to look much alike, and the nature of the production mechanism for these coins means that a lot of the important detail is "off the flan" - the dies were too large for the coin. This coin, for example, is missing a date. I suspect it's either late Mughal Empire, or one of the coins issued by the East India Company. The denomination is either a half-rupee or quarter-rupee, depending on weight.

    26: Prussia 6 groscher 1770. Mintmark E, thoguh these only come in one mintmark variety.

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  • Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 8,578 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Crusty There's a pretty good coin ID free app for your phone called Coinoscope. It uses OCR software and gives multiple possible matches. You'll become familiar with world coins the more you use it. Good luck. Peace Roy

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  • CrustyCrusty Posts: 1,055 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Namvet69 -I’m going to download it now and look forward exploring it. Thanks for the tip!

  • tonedSilvertonedSilver Posts: 153 ✭✭✭

    The 1762 coin (#2) is likely Sweden 3 or 6 Öre (Stora Kopparbergs Pollett)

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