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Rups078
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Pls help in identifying this coin.


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November 15, 2011 at 6:02 AM Flag Quote & Reply

kidromeo
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The pic is out of focus and hence the devices on coin are at least unintelligible to me but from the crude design I would guess it's an Indian fantasy token. Post clear pics of both the obverse and reverse sides if possible.

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November 15, 2011 at 2:51 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Rups078
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I got this coin from my Grand father. It is a silver coin.

Observe:

Reverse:


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November 16, 2011 at 1:36 AM Flag Quote & Reply

kidromeo
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I can now confirm that it's an Indian fantasy token and not a coin, also known as 'temple token'.

A similar contemporary design:


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November 16, 2011 at 5:00 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Rups078
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Thanks for the valuable info. Can you pls tell me what could be its market price? I got 1 Rs silver coin of 1947, do let me know the price of this coin also.

November 18, 2011 at 6:01 AM Flag Quote & Reply

kidromeo
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It should be worth it's silver content only. Check it from a goldsmith to know the purity and value.

The 1947 British Indian Rupee coin is made of cupro-nickel and not silver.

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November 18, 2011 at 7:57 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Rups078
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Pls find photo of 1947 1Rs silver coin. Isit a fake coin?

November 19, 2011 at 3:06 AM Flag Quote & Reply

kidromeo
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The coin appears genuine. It's the cupro-nickel coin I was talking. The condition it's in, it won't be more than 50 bucks in worth.

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November 19, 2011 at 6:57 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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