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    Posted: 08 Jun 2013 at 8:21pm
Hello all,

I acquired a large medallion sized coin. See pics. I'm not quite sure what language it is but I believe it looks Russian. Any lead or clue to an I.D. would be appreciated. Thanks! Brian

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote buzzard Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Jul 2013 at 11:09am
Quick update: I had a guy tell me it says something about the European country Georgia. He thinks it is something political. It might be rare, might not, who knows?

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Guess it’s a medallion and not a coin because European coins have either King’s or Queen’s effigy on the obverse.
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I agree that it isn't a coin, but not on the basis that it lacks a 4oyql effigy!

Many European nations don't have royal families (eg. France, Germany, Italy) and others don't put their rulers' faces on all their coins (e.g. Spain). 

The lack of a denomination is a much better indicator than the presence/absence of a bust.


Edited by Satootoko - 02 Sep 2014 at 5:12pm
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Looks like a medal or token...pretty cool looking piece.
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Thanks all, I appreciate the responses. I still have the medallion and know no more about it. I'lll keep it and hand it down to my kids...with my living will saying that they have to hand it down to theirs. ;)
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