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kidromeo
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The Mumbai Mint has started taking public bookings for the '60 years of the Commomwealth' UNC and Proof coin sets which are extravagantly priced at Rs.2310 and Rs.2740 respectively.

P.S. The coins can only be ordered online using HDFC Bank's cards.
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July 2, 2010 at 11:09 AM Flag Quote & Reply

SEKHAR KAUSIK
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Truly unwarranted high price.

July 3, 2010 at 1:52 AM Flag Quote & Reply

kidromeo
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Yeah and to think that about 4-5 years ago, two sets could have been bought for that price. But again price of silver has risen and the mints have to maintain websites and payment gateways to receive orders now.

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July 3, 2010 at 5:48 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Amrik Singh
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The rates r double now,but silver prices r not so much high then the price of coin set increase.I think there r much collector then past so mint understand that its time to get some more money from our pockets.But as the price up,the quality of minting is down to bottom.Someone has to tell the mint desiners to make a coin as we see the foreign coins.

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July 8, 2010 at 9:50 PM Flag Quote & Reply

kidromeo
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Agreed Amrik. The mints are looking to capitalize on their monopoly without bothering about QC or customer support. Try calling Calcutta or Bombay mint for example; chances are your call will never get answered.

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July 9, 2010 at 6:26 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Raghav
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Hi ,


I'm trying to order  "60 Years Of The Commonwealth Coin" through online from Mumbai mint site. But i did not see the payment option anywhere. Could some one help me?


Raghav

July 29, 2010 at 10:30 AM Flag Quote & Reply

kidromeo
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I don't get you. The payment button is a big one located underneath the price with words 'For Purchase In India (Click Here)'

Link to the coin booking page


If you still don't see it; maybe there is some problem with your browser, in which case you may upload the screenshot  for our better understanding of your problem.

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July 29, 2010 at 11:03 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Raghav
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Yes. I cliked that button and given all my adress and proceed further. Then i saw the Invoice page and I click proceed. It gave me error.

It never asked me about the CARD details.

July 29, 2010 at 1:03 PM Flag Quote & Reply

kidromeo
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In that case there is some problem with Mumbai Mint's 3rd party payment gateway server. I have my reservations about their payment gateway system and recommend not to make online payments. Safe bet is to make the payment offline. In your case; wait and hope that the server gets back online

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July 29, 2010 at 1:36 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Raghav
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Thanks Rony for your sugestion.

July 29, 2010 at 2:09 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Ranjit
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It's not clear what Rabindranath Tagore proof set will contain, only 150 Rupees coin ; or 150 and 5;  or 150 and 2 Rupees coins?

Also, can anybody help with the composition for that proofset? Generally all this info is available on mint but this time it seems to be missing.

July 30, 2010 at 5:38 AM Flag Quote & Reply

kidromeo
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Rabindranath Tagore coin sets will have a 150 and a 5 Rupees coin


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July 30, 2010 at 5:55 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Ranjit
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Thanks. That helps. BTW, where did you find this information?

July 31, 2010 at 10:20 AM Flag Quote & Reply

kidromeo
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Anytime :)

From another fellow numismatist

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July 31, 2010 at 10:44 AM Flag Quote & Reply

kidromeo
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Our forum member NDM received the proof set a few days ago and shared the following images in our Facebook page



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February 18, 2011 at 8:20 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Kowshik
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kidromeo at February 18, 2011 at 8:20 AM

Our forum member NDM received the proof set a few days ago and shared the following images in our Facebook page



2 days back I Received only INVOICE from mint for payment i made last year

coins looks gr8

 

February 18, 2011 at 3:09 PM Flag Quote & Reply

kidromeo
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Yup, the coin looks great. I received my order confirmation online on September, so hopefully I don't have to wait much longer.

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February 18, 2011 at 3:50 PM Flag Quote & Reply

kidromeo
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Amrik Singh posted picture of the UNC set in our Facebook page. It appears that UNC and Proof sets have different color schemes.



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February 22, 2011 at 12:39 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Mohamed Ibrahim
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TODAY I RECEIVED MY UNC SET

 

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March 5, 2011 at 3:48 AM Flag Quote & Reply

KUNAL CHATTERJEE
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Ranjit at July 30, 2010 at 5:38 AM

It's not clear what Rabindranath Tagore proof set will contain, only 150 Rupees coin ; or 150 and 5;  or 150 and 2 Rupees coins?

Also, can anybody help with the composition for that proofset? Generally all this info is available on mint but this time it seems to be missing.

Ranit,

"Rabindranath Tagore" --- Both Proof & UNC sets having 2 coins each, one 150/- Rs. & another 5 Rs. coin. Metal composition of the said coins in both sets are same. They are as follows :

Rs. 150/- (Quaternary Alloy) : Silver - 50% + Copper - 40% + Zinc - 5% + Nickel - 5% .

Rs. 5/- ( Nickel Brass) : Copper - 75% + Zinc - 20% + Nickel - 5%.

Hope, the above informations will serve your purpose properly.

March 5, 2011 at 11:46 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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