Mint marks & edge types for Republic India

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Hi,

I just had a look at the documentation of India, which is nice and correct, BUT it misses everything about the mint marks and the edge varieties, like for exampel the security edges!

Have a look here: https://en.numista.com/numisdoc/india-24.html

Who can incorporate these two images to that?



How can we expect people to know things, they have NEVER been told? We have to educate our fellow collectors as well as possible, don't we now?

That's the reason, why I document nearly everything I find in my coins, also if it's only some pieces of extra alloy somewhere on a coin.....

Ole

Thanks for your help
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I'll try to put something together for the mint marks later on today

These are the edge types for Republic India (the first two are from different positions in the same coin)... the other edge types in your list belong to British India I think... click on images

Here are the mint marks for Republic India - CLICK ON IMAGES to zoom

MINTS IN INDIA

Mumbai 'U' - photo from Sujit



​Mumbai mint 'B'



Mumbai mint, 'M'



Mumbai mint, diamond



Noida mint, Round dot (large or small)



Kolkata (Calcutta) mint, no mint mark



Hyderabad mint, split diamond (used in the 1950's & 1960's)



Hyderabad mint, Dot in diamond (used in 1960's)



Hyderabad mint, Star, (used currently)




FOREIGN MINTS

Birmingham mint, UK 'H' under last digit of date



Kremnica, Slovakia 'MK'



Royal mint, Llantrisant (tower), UK Royal mint, Llantrisant (diamond under first dig, UK


Mexico city, Mexico



Moscow, Russia 'MMD'



Winnipeg, Canada 'C'



Pretoria, South Africa



Seoul, South Korea (star below last digit of date)



Taegu, South Korea (star below first digit of date)
Hi,

that sounds good, thanks.

While you're at it maybe you can think of the Osaka colums as well, with good examples, if you have?


Thanks again

Ole
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Hi ,

and a few more edges
2 rupee 2011B-N km395 rims



2 rupee 2013b km395 rim1 s 1


2 rupee 2013b km395 rim2 s 1


2 rupees 2012C km395 reeding rounded s 1


2 rupees 2012C km395 reeding rounded safety s 1


Thanks

Ole
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If you change the title of this post to 'Mint marks & Edge types for Republic India' it might possibly come up in searches and help other collectors

This is what I have for the Ashoka columns on 2 rupee coins (given to me by Ashish Parui, a collector from India)
CLICK ON IMAGE

Good suggestion:D Done :wiz:

Ole
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Very very nice thread...
I will request Kindly add this to Numista documents, so it will accessible easy.
coin collector.....
The Indian coins struck in Canada were struck at the Royal Canadian Mint in Winnipeg - NOT in Ottawa!

Aidan.
Quote: "BCNumismatics"​The Indian coins struck in Canada were struck at the Royal Canadian Mint in Winnipeg - NOT in Ottawa!

​Aidan.
​Do you have any data to support this Aidan?
Quote: "@josephjk"
Quote: "BCNumismatics"​The Indian coins struck in Canada were struck at the Royal Canadian Mint in Winnipeg - NOT in Ottawa!
​​
​​Aidan.
​​Do you have any data to support this Aidan?


Joseph,
The Royal Canadian Mint at Winnipeg was opened in the mid-1970's, as the Royal Canadian Mint at Ottawa was no longer able to keep up with the demand for coins both in Canada & outside Canada.

The Royal Canadian Mint at Ottawa now strikes only bullion medal-coins.

Aidan.
Hi,

look here:

http://sanojcoins.blogspot.fr/2013/02/indian-coins-minted-at-foreign-mints.html where Ottowa is clearly specified! But a bit further down, you find a passus saying that the coins were actually struck in Winnipeg

and here
http://www.coinscan.com/for/ind.html where it's only confirmed that those coins were struck by the RCM!

I would say this prooves Aidan's point.

Ole
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Quote: "Sjoelund"​Hi,

​look here:

http://sanojcoins.blogspot.fr/2013/02/indian-coins-minted-at-foreign-mints.html where Ottowa is clearly specified! But a bit further down, you find a passus saying that the coins were actually struck in Winnipeg

​and here
http://www.coinscan.com/for/ind.html where it's only confirmed that those coins were struck by the RCM!

​I would say this prooves Aidan's point.

​Ole
​I’ll edit and fix....thanks both!
What some coins Indians claim to be struck at the Tower Mint is actually incorrect.

The Tower of London logo is actually that of the Royal Mint at Llantrisant - not the Tower Mint,which is the name of a private mint run by Raphael Maklouf the coin designer,who was once employed by the Royal Mint.

Check out the Royal Mint's website,then you can see the Royal Mint's logo for yourself.

Aidan.
Aidan,

send us the link, please!

Ole
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Ole,
The Royal Mint has changed its logo on their website; http://www.royalmint.com .

Aidan.
This is a great thread – and I do not collect these coins – but is amazed by the knowledge and cooperation of the members who is doing this thread.
I find other threads made by other members with the same love of numismatics.
My hat is off to you all. Ed:wiz:
Those who believe they can do something and those who believe they can't are both right.
- Henry Ford
Here is the modified version


Ole
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Quote: "Sjoelund"​Here is the modified version


​Ole


Ole,
The Royal Mint in London closed in 1975,so any coins dated after that were struck at the Royal Mint in Llantrisant (which opened in 1968).

Have a read here for further information; http://www.royalmintmuseum.org.uk/history/timeline/index.html .

Aidan.
Hi, are you trying to tell me that the RM Birmingham should also be Llantrisant?

Ole
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Quote: "Sjoelund"​Hi, are you trying to tell me that the RM Birmingham should also be Llantrisant?

​Ole

Heaton's Mint used an 'H' mintmark on the 1985 1 Rupee.

Heaton's Mint was totally independent of the Royal Mint.

The Royal Mint reference was regarding London & Llantrisant,nowhere else.

Aidan.
Hello Mister,

you start to be a bit complicated, my dear Sir Aidan. Birmingham IS where the Heaton mint is/was placed? Would YOU prefer Heaton or Birmingham?
Anyway I'll NOT change it, you please make your own documentations in the future.

Best regards, Ole
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