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09 Sep 2022

FORENSIC NUMISMATICS

Odd & Curious Money | MARBERAN

When the state of degradation of a coin makes its study and classification impossible, to such an extent that what we have in our hands is little more than a rusty plate, it is time for forensic numismatics. As in forensic medicine, the remains always provide, to a greater or lesser extent, information that can be very valuable for their identification. Last Sunday, at one of the many stalls that professional numismatists have historically assigned every Sunday of the year in Madrid's Plaza Mayor, I bought a piece that had seen much better times, and I only acquired it because of the challenge that was his classification. I have to say that from what was intuited on the obverse, I knew that it had to be 4 or 8 maravedís of Carlos III or Carlos IV, however I was much more inclined to it being Carlos III. With reference to the reverse, the information was null, due to the enormous quantity of clayey concretions that it accumulated. Therefore, regarding this piece, I had to confirm that it belonged to Carlos III and also find out, if possible, the mint, the year of minting and the face value. Below I attach the images of the state in which I bought it and how it turned out after a thorough cleaning with specific fiberglass punches for this purpose, and the application of microcrystalline wax to stabilize the piece and enhance the reliefs. Conclusions: These are 8 maravedís (this data was provided by the weight and diameter), from Carlos III, from the Segovia mint and minted in 1776. Finally, I am attaching a file photo of another identical coin, but in a magnificent state of preservation.

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06 Sep 2022

AFTERNOON OF RESTORATION AND CLASSIFICATION

Odd & Curious Money | MARBERAN

1° Eight maravedies of Philip III or IV of the 1602-1626 series with counterstamp to VIII of 1641 minted at the Madrid mint. 2° Two maravedís of Philip II with three counterstamps: 2.1 Restamp to III of 1603. 2.2 Counterstamp to VI of 1636 minted in the Burgos mint. 2.3 Restamp to III of 1655. My thanks to Gregorio Cortes, colleague from Colombia, for his invaluable contribution of documented information.Enviar comentariosOtras personas también buscan

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09 May 2022

Leprosy coins: an (almost) unknown numismatic phenomenon

Odd & Curious Money | Coleccionistas de Monedas

Leprosy is perhaps the most feared disease in history, reported in millenary texts and universally popularized by its numerous mentions in the Bible. However, although this bacillus is not transmitted by contact but through the airways when breathing, coughing, or talking, different countries minted coins for prophylactic purposes since the early twentieth century for the exclusive use of leprosaria located in their territory.

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27 Mar 2022

Proof coins

Odd & Curious Money | user_22476

The U.S started minting proof coins as far back as the 1850s through very few were made. Philadelphia made the first proof sets and coins, but in 1968 it switched over to the San Fransisco mint. Some do not have a mintmark and can be very valuable. They started making sets in 1936 which was more than 85 years ago. As seen in one of the pictures, most sets have a certificate of Authenticity(Shout out for Mike) Keep your coins in cases!

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30 May 2021

penny error

Odd & Curious Money | user_46126

as you can see this is a 1989 d penny i was wondering if any of you had any idea what this is worth? it is aproxamently 75% off strike with data and mint mark are readable.

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04 Mar 2021

GOODWILL MESSAGE!!!

Odd & Curious Money | PastorK7354

JUST A VERY GENERAL AND GENUINE MESSAGE FOR ALL OF YOU. ....... GOD'S RICHEST BLESSINGS FOR ALL OF YOU!!! WE LOVE ALL OF YOU! TAKE CARE AND STAY SAFE AND VIGILANT, AND TRUSTING !

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26 Jan 2021

collection post bug

Odd & Curious Money | walking liberty

so i made a bunch of collection posts this weekend and when I inserted a picture of the back it will not show. only the cover picture saves and not the other ones! does anyone else have this problem and if you did how did you fix it? Because as a collector I know I would want to see the full coin and not just one side. have a good week WL

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17 Jan 2021

The Errors Heard 'Round the World!!! A HUGE week for error lovers, coin & currency!!!

Odd & Curious Money | Kurisu

I love weird. I love error coins!!! I love that moment when an error coin plops out of that roll I'm searching, makes me giggle :-)

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31 Dec 2020

One Anna Serial Number issued Note card by Princely State of Kalat

Odd & Curious Money | user_85287

The Khanate of Kalat (Balochi: خانات ءِ قلات‎) was a Baloch Khanate, that existed from 1666 to 1955 in the center of the modern-day province of Balochistan, Pakistan. Prior to that they were subjects of Mughal emperor Akbar. It remained a princely state of Pakistan until 1955, when it was incorporated into the country.

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