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    Default Any Coin Collectors out there?

    Iím having a tidy up and found a box of coins dating back years. Some pre 1900.

    Iíve got most sussed but canít work out what this one is, where itís from and what value.

    Anyone throw any light on it?

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    Default Re: Any Coin Collectors out there?

    The obverse suggests an Arabic / Middle East origin, and the person is wearing a Fez. The Fez suggests Egypt, Libya, North Africa origins (I think the Fez was outlawed in other parts of the Middle East). Not much, but it may help. As for the reverse, it suggests something that may have fallen out of ET's pocket when he/she/it was searching for a call box to call home.
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    Default Re: Any Coin Collectors out there?

    Well, it's worth 5 something's (dinars/dirhams/?????) and it's from 1935 (1354 in the Islamic calendar), but as for the rest, my few years spent in the Middle East during my teenage years didn't get me very far with the alphabet, sorry
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    Default Re: Any Coin Collectors out there?

    Thanks Guys,

    King Farouk was my first guess, but I canít find anything to back that guess.

    The good news is I found a couple of Sovereigns/Half Sovereigns to ease the pain.
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    Default Re: Any Coin Collectors out there?

    https://coinquest.com/cgi-bin/cq/coins.pl?coin=7390


    Google helps. Type in the coin description and quite a few sites come up, you can select search images...
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    Default Re: Any Coin Collectors out there?

    Does seem like a King Farouk coin from when he was an older man:

    https://www.google.com/search?source...w=1280&bih=887
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    Default Re: Any Coin Collectors out there?

    Fear not, I extensively googled the problem prior to posting, but drew a blank.

    I think we can safely say that the Head Side of the coin depicts King Farouk.

    However, I can not find a picture of the Tail/Flip side anywhere.

    Another thing that comes into play is the diameter of the coin is 21mm which doesn’t match any of the coin sizes I’ve found.

    MushHead: Can you advise where you found the value of the coin and date? There is scribble on both sides which means nothing to me.

    Thanks.
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    MushHead: At ease, I've found where you got the date and value from.

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    Might help others interested.
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    Default Re: Any Coin Collectors out there?

    No this is King Fuad, its a copper-nickel coin.
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    Default Re: Any Coin Collectors out there?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kame View Post
    No this is King Fuad, its a copper-nickel coin.
    Maybe it is silver? Its a bit dull so hard to say.

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