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INDIA. 2 Rupees "Experimental Coin", 1982. Heaton Mint at Birmingham.

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INDIA. 2 Rupees "Experimental Coin", 1982. Heaton Mint at Birmingham.
28 mm; 8.12 gms. Security edge. KM-unlisted (see KM-120 for basic type). "IX Asian Games". Presumably RARE and apparently unpublished. Essentially identical to the commemorative circulation issue of this year, however two horizontal lines with ?EXP. and ?COIN? between them for ?EXPERIMENTAL COIN? have been added to both obverse and reverse dies prior to striking. The 1982 commemorative 2 Rupees were minted only at Mumbai (Bombay) and Kolkata (Calcutta). This example was produced by the Heaton mint as a ?sample? or ?experimental coin? in order to gain approval, and is similar in nature to a pattern or essay.
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