Thursday, December 16, 2010
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Monday, December 13, 2010
ONE QUARTER ANNA ONE QUARTER ANNA
British India Coins are the most popular coins in Indian Antique Coin Market. Here is an example of collection set that is mostly British India Coins.This British India Set contain around 12 British India Coins from East India Company, Victoria Empress, Edward 7, King George 5, King George 6 etc. Also the lot fills with old Indian Republic Coins. Together make this lot a valuable collection and display sheet. I have go t three or four sets like this and now I have offered one on eBay. If anybody wants some piece please contact me. The set has four quarter Anna coins from different periods, and 2 Anna coins.
Sunday, December 5, 2010
2 Old Indian Coins
British India Coins
East India Company Coins
Very decent Quality
Very very rare to find
Watch the scan images
What you see is what you get
I have only two coins
Grab this before somebody else picks
Very rare and difficult to get coins
Sunday, November 28, 2010
damage: A problem such as scratches, nicks, holes, harsh cleaning, pitting, etc. which lowers the value of a numismatic item.
date: The year(s) stamped on a coin, representative of the year it was minted.
DDO or D.D.O. - Doubled Die Obverse, an obverse die which exhibits doubled images in one or more places.
DDR or D.D.R. - Doubled Die Reverse, a reverse die which exhibits doubled images in one or more places.
dealer: An individual or organization that regularly buys, sells and trades coins.
deep mirror prooflike: An attribute given to coins with highly reflective mirrorlike fields, giving it a similar look to that of a proof strike.
delamination: Metal missing (or nearly so) from the surface due to incomplete bonding in the planchet.
denomination: The face value of a coin.
denticles (dentils):Tooth-like raised features near the rim of a coin.
Denticles or dentils - The tooth like raised design around the rims of some coins. They are part of the die design.
design: The arrangement of devices, lettering, etc. on a coin.
Designer - The artist who creates a coin's principal devices. The artist(s) responsible for a coin's design.
Details - Small features and fine lines in a coin design. Particularly those seen in hair, leaves, wreaths and feathers.
device: A major design element, e.g. the bust of a person or a ship on the high seas.
Die - A metal object used to impress a design into a planchet. Dies are usually engraved incuse, so that the devices and inscriptions they produce will be in relief.
die chip: A small fragment broken off from a die similar to a cud, but much less dramatic.
die clash: Upper and lower dies coming together in a coin press without a planchet between them.
die crack: A narrow fissure in the surface of a die which produces a raised line on the coins it strikes.
die erosion: Nornal wear on a die from its use in the minting process.
die polish: Small raised lines in the field of a coin resulting from polishing of a die to remove chips, clash marks, etc.
die state: The condition of a die at a specific time in its life.
Die Variety - Any minor alteration in the basic design of a coin.
die: A piece of steel (usually cylindrical) bearing at one end the design of one side of a coin.
Dipping - The act of removing tarnish, surface dirt, or changing the coloration of a coin by applying chemicals, or otherwise artificially treating it with liquids. A form of cleaning by immersion in a liquid which is capable of causing molecular changes in the surface (with the intent of providing a more appealing look).
Disme - One tenth of a dollar. An early spelling of the word "dime." The early spelling of the word "dime," one tenth of a dollar.
double denomination: An error in which a coin is restruck by the die pair of another denomination.
Double Die - A die that received one of its several blows from a hub or device punch in accidentally imperfect alignment. A term sometimes intended to mean a doubled die coin and sometimes indicating a machine doubled coin (note that there are vast differences in the values).
Double eagle - A United States twenty dollar gold coin. A U.S. $20 gold coin, minted from 1849 through 1933.
Double Struck - Said of any coin which has received two impressions from the working dies in accidentally imperfect alignment.
doubled die: A die with doubled device details, letters and/or numerals resulting from an error in manufacture. Also, a coin struck from such a die.
Doubloon - A Spanish-American gold coin originally valued at $16.00.
Drachma - The standard Greek monetary unit. A small silver coin approximately equal to the Roman denarius. An ancient Greek silver coin weighing about 3 grams. The predecessor to the Roman denarius.
Ducat - A popular gold coin used by several European countries. Originally an Italian coin of the twelfth century.
Saturday, November 27, 2010
The series of blog posts on ancient Indian Coins starts with the coin from Apoppodotus I. Apollodotus coinage comes under Greek – Indian Coinage. Ind Greek Dynasty Coins. The Wikipedia states that the following description on Apollodotus coinage. Apollodotus I Soter, was an Indo-Greek king between 180 and 160 BCE who ruled the western and southern parts of the Indo-Greek kingdom. The coinage of Apollodotus is, together with that of Menander, one of the most abundant of the Indo-Greek kings. It is found mainly in the provinces of Punjab, Sindh and Gujarat, indicating the southern limit of the Indo-Greek expansion in India. This is also suggested by the Periplus, a 1st century CE document on trade in the Indian Ocean, which describes the remnants of Greek presence (shrines, barracks, wells, coinage) in the strategic port of Barygaza (Bharuch) in Gujarat. Strabo (XI) also describes the occupation of Patalene (Indus Delta country). While Sindh may have come under his possession, it is not known as to whether Apollodotus advanced to Gujarat, where the Satavahanas ruled.
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Watch this media video for bank notes of Afghanistan to Zimbabwe,coins of 2500 years back punchmark to latest. Pallava, Pandya, Mugal, chera,chola,Travancore,Venda,Kochi,Kannur,Mysore, British India,Danish India,French India,Portuguese India,French India etc; Excellent collection and a newcomer coins/currency collector lot of knowledge gained from such information.
The Numismatic Glossary will help you understand terms and acronyms commonly used in the field of coin collecting, or numismatics. The coming post will introduce more Numismatic Glossary Terms. This is a continuation of Blog post at Numismatic (Coin Collection) Glossary A
Bag mark - A surface mark, usually in the form of a nick, acquired by a coin when it came into contact with others in a mint bag. Bag marks are most common on large and heavy silver and gold coins. Can be scratches or minor abrasions caused by coins knocking against each other in bags. When coins are transported in bags, it is natural for uncirculated. Nicks and scratches resulting from contact with other coins in the same mint bag. Especially common on large, heavy coins such as Morgan Dollars.
Business strike - A coin intended for circulation in the channels of commerce (in contrast to a proof coin specifically struck for collectors).
bank note: Paper money issued by a bank and payable to bearer.
Bar Cent - A token that was struck in this country shortly after the War of Independence, it is so called because it carries a series of bars on the reverse side. On the obverse of the coin is the lettering "U.S.A." in script, without any further design or date.
Barber Dime, Quarter, Half Dollar - Coins of these denominations were designed by Charles Barber, who was the chief engraver at the Mint in the late 19th century.
bas relief: A style in which the design elements are raised within depressions in the field, so that no part of the design is undercut.
Basemetal - Any metal other than silver, gold of platinum.
Bath Metal - Metal made from an alloy of zinc and copper. This metal was in Britain in the 18th century for tokens and sometimes for medals.
Bid Sheet - (1) A page in an auction catalogue, that is usually perforated at the inner edge for easy removal, on which the customer can record his bids. This sheet is then mailed in or given to the auctioneer. (2) Weekly, monthly, and quarterly wholesale sheets used by coin dealers are sometimes referred to as bid sheets.
Bilingual - Referring to the inscription on a coin that is in two languages.
Billion - A very low grade silver, which contains more than 50% copper alloy. Billion has been used for coinage since very early times, usually for debased coins. A low-grade alloy of silver and other metals, usually copper, which is used in minor coinage.
bi-metallic: A coin with the center and outer ring(s) having different metal alloys.
Bit - The old Mexican 8 reales silver coins, which circulated extensively in America in the 1700's and 1800's, was sometimes divided into sections. A "bit" was one eight of the coin, "two bits" was one fourth. This is how our quarter dollar came to be known as Two Bits.
Black Book - An annually revised guide to values for U.S. coins, published in a softcover format.
Blank - This is another term for planchet or flan: the circular piece of metal, of the size and weight of the finished coin, prior to its striking. Blanks are now stamped out by machine whereas in early times they were customarily cut with special shears from a cob of metal.
Blemishes - Minor nicks, marks, flaws, or spots of discoloration that mar the surface of a coin.
Booby Head - A variety of the Large Cent for the year 1839, in which the portrait of Liberty is amateurishly engraved and has a very clownish appearance.
Bourse - The term used for a gathering of coin dealers at a show or convention, generally at tables or booths, where selections from their stock are offered for examination and purchase.
Bracteate - A very thin medieval European coin with the design impressed on one side showing through to the other side.
Branch Mint - Any federal coining facility except the Philadelphia Mint.
Broadstrike - A coin of a larger than normal diameter. This is actually not an oversize planchet but a striking error. The coin is struck without the protective collar and thereby is spread, by impact, beyond its normal dimensions.
Bronze - An alloy of copper, zinc, and tin.
Bullion – Un-coined gold or silver in the form of ingots or plate.
Queen Victoria. Silver rupee. 1840. WW Raised! That's a very nice Indian 1840 'Divided Inscription' type 1 Rupee that you've got there. The 1840 issue is a very specialised issue,but not as specialised as the 1862 dated issue are though.
1898 Mule One Rupee of Victoria Empress silver coin. 1898 Mule One Rupee. The obverse of the coin is "A" type Bust whereas coins were made using the "C: Type Bust. A type of bust was used for proof coins only. This is not a proof but a heavily used currency rupee coin. Hence this is a rare type of Mule Coin.
Friday, November 12, 2010
Half Anna EIC 1835
One Quarter Anna EIC 1835
One Quarter Anna Victoria Empress 1897
One Quarter Anna Edward VII 1908
One Quarter Anna George V 1929, 1934, 1935, 1936
One Quarter Anna George VI 1940
There are several articles available on internet about British India Coins. They describe various aspects of the British India Coins, different types of British India Coins and availability of British India Coins. There are official sites and armature attempts to describe those amusing British India Coins.
I am trying to describe the range of British India Coins in detail with some importance to the present availability and values of British India Coins. We will also talk about British India Coins forums, groups and social networks. Definitely we will talk about shops and sellers where you can find British India Coins.
Please keep reading this blog and make your valuable comments. Your remarks and comments will make this attempt a huge success.