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प्रशांत जैन
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I found one Rs.5 coin  of 1993 Hyderabad Mint with unusual security edge... similar to the one found in Rs.1 coins of 1992... Is this a variant or error or what ?

 Do any one got any idea about it ?

Image Links : http://memberfiles.freewebs.com/21/90/62389021/photos/Pjs-Collection-Coin/200720111461.jpg

http://memberfiles.freewebs.com/21/90/62389021/photos/Pjs-Collection-Coin/200720111459.jpg


I think no other mint has used such security edge in their mintage...

DO any one has got any more info ?


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July 20, 2011 at 12:36 AM Flag Quote & Reply

broken compass
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As far as I know that is not a security edge. It's just a regular reeded edge. Have a feeling that might be a fake coin. Not very knowledgeable about it but it's a guess.

July 20, 2011 at 8:45 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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In general all CU-NI Rs.5 coins have got following type of edge....

Image Link : http://indiacoins.zxq.net/edge.jpg  or http://www.indiacoins.zxq.net/edge.jpg

So only i've got doubt whether the above shown coin is error coin or what ?

As far as i observed it seems to be original in all other aspects..

Also it will be nice if someone can tell something about coin edges.. like what is a normal coin edge and security edge and all as mentioned by Broken Compass.

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July 20, 2011 at 11:45 AM Flag Quote & Reply

broken compass
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Both the images don't display, the link you used is not a public link. You would be able to see it because you are a member.

Here is information about the types of edges

http://www.bharatcoins.com/tipsforcollectors.html (Navigate to Edges). There you can see what a security edge is like. 

July 20, 2011 at 1:53 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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i donno each time i give link for some image it doesn't shows up.. :(

Did u tried the image link i gave.. trying copying it manually and pasting it in adressbar... then it might work...

Thanks for the security egde link.. In general Rs.5 Cu-Ni coins have security edges rather than reeded edge.. :)

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July 20, 2011 at 2:14 PM Flag Quote & Reply

broken compass
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Yep, that's why I feel this is a fake.

July 20, 2011 at 3:18 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Ranjit
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@PJ and others. I don't think this is a fake. This is also not a security edge but it's milled edge. Milled edge variety in Definitive 5 Rs (1992-2004 Cu-Ni coins across the mints) exist. There are multiple varieties here:

- Incomplete security edge: where some part of the coin edge has secuirty edge and remaining portion is milled edge. It's not rare to find it.

- Complete Milled edge: in this variety, the complete edge is milled and not traces of security edge at all. Kind of rare to find this.

- Plain Edge: This is very rare to find. In this there are no traces of security or milled edges but edge is completely plain.

Now there are some coins with partial milled and partial plain too.

Hope this helps.

July 21, 2011 at 9:07 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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@ranjit : thanks for the info... is there any documentation available for this, like which mint minted which kind of security edge on coins... As per rules i think all Rs.5 coins should have security edges as the showed in image in above post.. so  these coins can ber termed as error coins ??

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July 21, 2011 at 12:26 PM Flag Quote & Reply

SEKHAR KAUSIK
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Dear PJ. Your coin is a genuine coin. Certain five Rupees coins comes with Milled as well plain edges as defined by Ranjit. I have heard about both Hyderabad and most prominent in Calcutta mints. Regarding Cal mints , this was confirmed to me  by Ron who said he has several coins with milled edge in his collection. All said and done , these varieties in edge is considered rare.


Sekhar Kausik.

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July 21, 2011 at 12:59 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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@ kAUSHIK :   tHANKS :)

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July 21, 2011 at 1:02 PM Flag Quote & Reply

broken compass
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@Ranjit/ Sekhar/ Ron : Do all these different types exist due to defects in the manufacturing process? I thought it was standard practice to use security edge to prevent counterfeiting. 

July 21, 2011 at 5:13 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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@BC : the edge shown in the photo "http://www.indiacoins.zxq.net/edge.jpg" is the edge suppoed to be minted on RS.5 coins and rest all wrong and due to manufacturing defects...

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July 22, 2011 at 1:17 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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[Edit: See Forum Rule # 8]

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December 26, 2011 at 2:33 AM Flag Quote & Reply

SEKHAR KAUSIK
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August 10, 2012 at 8:11 AM Flag Quote & Reply

DrPRBPrasad
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I,too have one in my collection and defnitely this is rare variety.More required to be explored and expert advice / opinion needed

August 12, 2012 at 9:56 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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