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Difference Between the Tunisia 1969 1 Dinar Coins?

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Ctwink
Joined: 5-Jan-2018
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Hi -
What's the identifying characteristic between the 1969 FM NI and the 1969 NI 1 Dinar coins?
https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces28152.html

Thanks - Chris
Topic moved to "Numismatic questions" (ZacUK, 17-May-2019, 11:05PM)
luca biondi
Joined: 23-Sep-2017
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Fm for Franklin mint?
Ctwink
Joined: 5-Jan-2018
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Ok, but is there something stamped on the coin? I couldn’t find a mint mark.
bjherbison
Joined: 28-Jul-2017
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The Franklin Mint sometimes uses "FM", other times uses a combined FM symbol. See https://markyourcoin.weebly.com/franklin-mint-united-states.html .

That symbol is on the reverse image on https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces28152.html . Look near the edge around 8:00, just counterclockwise from the design.
luca biondi
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Fm for Franklin mint?
bjherbison
Joined: 28-Jul-2017
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Quote: "luca biondi"​Fm for Franklin mint?
​Yes, the FM indicates the coin was made by the Franklin Mint.
Ctwink
Joined: 5-Jan-2018
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Found the NI mintmark at about 4:30 on the reverse. But the mark that’s at 8:00 is a figure 8 with a vertical line down the center - nothing like the Franklin Mint mark. Hmmm....
bjherbison
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Quote: "Ctwink"​Found the NI mintmark at about 4:30 on the reverse. But the mark that’s at 8:00 is a figure 8 with a vertical line down the center - nothing like the Franklin Mint mark. Hmmm....
​That 8 with a line is also on the coin shown in https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces28152.html but doesn't appear to be the image in the Schön WM catalog which is a 1979 coin.
Ctwink
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Kind of academic, 1 coin of a 5K piece run or 1 coin out of 15K piece run is still low. You guys probably think I’m being anal...
bjherbison
Joined: 28-Jul-2017
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Quote: "Ctwink"​You guys probably think I’m being anal...

​Nah, many of us are fanatics. I just took a quick look in my database and found a place where Krause has one type (and doesn't even say "Variations exist") and I have 16 distinct examples.
Ctwink
Joined: 5-Jan-2018
Posts: 53
Quote: "bjherbison"
Quote: "Ctwink"​You guys probably think I’m being anal...

​​Nah, many of us are fanatics. I just took a quick look in my database and found a place where Krause has one type (and doesn't even say "Variations exist") and I have 16 distinct examples.
​Good - I don't feel so bad then!

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