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Cerulean
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Posted - 03/03/2008 :  14:02:19  Show Profile Send Cerulean a Private Message
"The metal used to strike the sixpence was originally an alloy containing 50% silver. However, in 1947 the metal was changed to cupronickel, an alloy of copper and nickel containing no silver." according to You must be logged in to see this link.

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horgad
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Posted - 03/03/2008 :  14:31:41  Show Profile Send horgad a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Cerulean

"The metal used to strike the sixpence was originally an alloy containing 50% silver. However, in 1947 the metal was changed to cupronickel, an alloy of copper and nickel containing no silver." according to You must be logged in to see this link.



Thanks...still worth more than a penny I think. It is in great condition for being that old and mixed in with a bunch of pennies.
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Ant
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Posted - 03/26/2008 :  17:26:16  Show Profile Send Ant a Private Message
Cerulean, you're amazing! How do you know all these coins? Are you in the coin trade?

I'll be back, I have a couple of coins that have me stumped . . .

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Ant
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Posted - 03/26/2008 :  17:38:45  Show Profile Send Ant a Private Message
Okay, the first coin has an eagle with wings spread sitting on a banner with some Arabic writing on it. There is a crest on the eagle's breast with two stars on it, one above the other. There's what looks like a date on either side of the eagle's wings. All around the rim is some more Arabic script. At the bottom of the coin is what looks like a backwards 7. On the reverse is a city scene . . . buildings on the left and what looks like stadium seating on the right hand side. Arabic script all around and the same backwards 7. This coin is silver colored.

Coin number two: Two lions on either side of a giant crest with a star of David in the middle and a crown on top. The script on the top is semitic, but not arabic. Maybe amharic? There's an ear of corn on the back alongside the number 10, more script, and the dates 1987-1407 (in that order). This coin is brass colored.


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Cerulean
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Posted - 03/27/2008 :  13:58:53  Show Profile Send Cerulean a Private Message
Ooh, this sounds like a good challenge. I'll start researchin'. (No, I'm not in the business... just nuts about foreign coins!)

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MormonMetal
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Posted - 03/27/2008 :  14:56:29  Show Profile Send MormonMetal a Private Message
the corn one is Morroccan, web site:

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Ant
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Posted - 03/27/2008 :  20:52:52  Show Profile Send Ant a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by MormonMetal

the corn one is Morroccan, web site:

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THAT'S IT! It's a 1987 ten centimes! And did you notice that it's 92% copper?

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Edited by - Ant on 03/27/2008 20:54:33
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Cerulean
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Posted - 03/28/2008 :  14:03:40  Show Profile Send Cerulean a Private Message
Your first coin is a 2 Pounds coins from Syria. Took me awhile to figure this one out.
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Composition might be nickel or cupro-nickel.

You second coin is a 10 Santimat coin from Morocco, 1987. Somebody beat me to this one... Nuts!
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Composition is aluminum-bronze (92% Cu, 6% Al, 2% Ni)

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Ant
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Posted - 03/28/2008 :  18:50:44  Show Profile Send Ant a Private Message
quote:
You second coin is a 10 Santimat coin from Morocco, 1987. Somebody beat me to this one... Nuts!

Impressive nevertheless! Thanks for the ID on the Syrian coin. Nickel or copper-nickel, hrm? I will add it to mah stash!

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MormonMetal
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Posted - 03/28/2008 :  19:04:05  Show Profile Send MormonMetal a Private Message
I just googled "1987 1407 coin" and the site popped right up. Google is a very powerful tool in the correct hands. I had a marketing research job once, and one of my main tools was google. Now, if I could only find my dad using google....
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HoardCopperByTheTon
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Posted - 03/28/2008 :  21:52:10  Show Profile Send HoardCopperByTheTon a Private Message
OK.. I got a new one for you. I got this coin in a roll of dimes the other day. It is a Zambia 1 cent coin with some sort of critter on it. Not sure what the critter is.. an anteater or an aardvark or something.

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MormonMetal
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Posted - 03/29/2008 :  07:45:58  Show Profile Send MormonMetal a Private Message
it's an aardvark; km-9a;
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Ant
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Posted - 03/29/2008 :  13:25:52  Show Profile Send Ant a Private Message
Mormon, you beat me to it!

(And a little plug for the people at World Coins/Kelly's Computer Shop and Coins, the source of the image of the Zambean coin -- I have bought from them several times and been really happy. The coins were reasonably priced, shipping was pretty quick, despite my having paid with a USPS money order, and the packaging was excellent.)

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HoardCopperByTheTon
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Posted - 03/29/2008 :  15:28:59  Show Profile Send HoardCopperByTheTon a Private Message
Thanks Mormon.. you are getting fast! I was hoping it would be an aardvark. That is a hard critter to find on a coin. I will add it to my coin zoo. This is the first one of these I have found in a roll.

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NotABigDeal
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Posted - 03/29/2008 :  15:58:36  Show Profile Send NotABigDeal a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by HoardCopperByTheTon

OK.. I got a new one for you. I got this coin in a roll of dimes the other day. It is a Zambia 1 cent coin with some sort of critter on it. Not sure what the critter is.. an anteater or an aardvark or something.


I got one in some CWR's of pennies before. It's a little smaller than a penny, right?

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HoardCopperByTheTon
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Posted - 03/29/2008 :  19:48:35  Show Profile Send HoardCopperByTheTon a Private Message
Yep, about the size of a dime. I would have rather found it in a penny roll, but I am happy with it for a dime.

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Delawhere Jack
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Posted - 03/29/2008 :  20:57:57  Show Profile Send Delawhere Jack a Private Message
Folks. I've got what I've determined is a Dominican Republic, 1980 25 Centavos. On the face it states 6 1/4 Gramos. Is it silver? Couldn't find anything on the web regarding metal content.

Thanks,

Jack.

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redneck
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Posted - 04/01/2008 :  22:58:10  Show Profile Send redneck a Private Message
Ok I have one , it's aluminum the size of a nickel has 20 on one side, with 6 bars and 3 dots under that, with FILLER wrote under that, then BP on the bottom. The other side is MAGYAR.NEPKOZTARSAG. with what looks like 3 bundles or stalks of grain - 1972. Some of the letters A have a little tit off the top right corner. Oh and a serrated edge.

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HoardCopperByTheTon
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Posted - 04/02/2008 :  00:23:34  Show Profile Send HoardCopperByTheTon a Private Message
I think it is an Aluminum 20 Filler piece from the People's Republic of Hungary KM# 570

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Cerulean
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Posted - 04/02/2008 :  14:30:43  Show Profile Send Cerulean a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by HoardCopperByTheTon

I think it is an Aluminum 20 Filler piece from the People's Republic of Hungary KM# 570


I agree with HCBTT, 1972 20 Filler from Hungary

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redneck
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Posted - 04/04/2008 :  05:09:05  Show Profile Send redneck a Private Message
Thats it...!

I knew you guys would figure it out.

Thanks
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eharrison
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234 Posts

Posted - 04/30/2008 :  02:22:36  Show Profile Send eharrison a Private Message
I found a $1 peso coin in a CWR of quarters today at work. It is the same size as a quarter and sounds like an Italian L.50 I found last year. What is it made of?? the "ring" sounds higher than a zinc penny but much lower than a copper penny.

After some post reading from cerulean I used a tclayton site and think them to be stainless steel

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Cerulean
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Posted - 05/01/2008 :  08:23:26  Show Profile Send Cerulean a Private Message
That's not much info to go on, eharrison. Any other descriptive details?

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eharrison
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Posted - 05/01/2008 :  20:40:08  Show Profile Send eharrison a Private Message
this is the coin I found, mine is a 1987......I was able to DIY by going to worldcoingallery.com

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this is the coin I was referring to as having the same size and sound,I found it about a year ago.

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Cerulean
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Posted - 06/13/2008 :  13:24:09  Show Profile Send Cerulean a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Delawhere Jack

Folks. I've got what I've determined is a Dominican Republic, 1980 25 Centavos. On the face it states 6 1/4 Gramos. Is it silver? Couldn't find anything on the web regarding metal content.

Thanks,

Jack.


The Dominican Republic stopped issuing silver in 1967, though the "gramos" legend lingered on for at least another 15 years.

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