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dmitra99
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I recently discovered that some KM# nos. have been changed in the new Standard Catalog 2010 Edn from that in the 1989 Edn, eg :-

10 Rs 25th Anniv of Independence, 1972 was earlier KM 625, now KM 187.

10 Rs Mahatma Gandhi Centennial, 1969 was earlier KM 611, now KM 185.

To further compound the confusion, 2010 has numerous coins from other countries either designated KM 187 or KM 185. I had thought a KM No. was unique to a particular coin - obviously its not so. And how common is the practice of changing a Catalog # ? 

I am confused !!!. Does it mean I have to re-catalog my entire collection? 

Views, explanation and comments from members is solicited please

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March 10, 2011 at 10:50 AM Flag Quote & Reply

kidromeo
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Yup, you have to re-catalog your collection as catalog number revisions are common especially for new coins. There are minor catalog number revisement between even 2010 & 2011 Krause catalog editions for Indian coin.

Also catalog numbers of coins are not unique. Catalog numbers are allocated by country or administration.

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March 14, 2011 at 7:31 AM Flag Quote & Reply

dmitra99
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Thanks Rony for the info and clarification.

Cheers,

dmitra99

March 15, 2011 at 11:30 AM Flag Quote & Reply

kidromeo
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My pleasure 8)

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