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    Strange Coin, help?

    Found this strange coin, I thought it was chinese or japanese but who knows. Maybe Arabic or something?
    It's the size of a token so its a bit larger then a quarter. What do you all think it is? One side is like a bird.....an eagle? and the other side is a bunch of random symbols.
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    da book worm--researcher

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    Re: Strange Coin, help?

    think egypt

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    Re: Strange Coin, help?

    That would be awesome
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    Re: Strange Coin, help?

    SHORT LIVED UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC ISSUE FROM SYRIA

    Edit: Middle of page: http://www.joelscoins.com/mideast.htm
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    90%: 24
    40%: 138
    War Nickels: 3
    Silver Dimes: 15

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    Re: Strange Coin, help?

    Thats my thought......ur coin looks older....but u judge.

    Edit: BTW Nice backround on that eagle.....The Eagle of Saladin
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    40%: 138
    War Nickels: 3
    Silver Dimes: 15

  6. #6
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    da book worm--researcher

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    Re: Strange Coin, help?

    yes --the arab republic union was to be group of arabic states sort of a union of arabic states type of thing -- but it broke up when syria backed out --- its main backers were egypt and syria -- the "eagle of saladin" is comman on lots of eygptian coinage ---saladin was a famous muslim warrior that took the holy lands for the muslim cause --he was the fighter against "richard" the loin hearted --

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    Re: Strange Coin, help?

    W00H00 i got one....and i was first to =)
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    40%: 138
    War Nickels: 3
    Silver Dimes: 15

  8. #8
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    Re: Strange Coin, help?

    Sweet, it is the same coin, well the bird is the same, but the middle lettering is a little different.
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    da book worm--researcher

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    Re: Strange Coin, help?

    that style of eagle is comman on many egyptain coins -- the syrian 5 coin made of silver was made to "honor" the founding of the ARAB REPUBLIC UNION (egypt coins are not silver normally) --- after syria pulled out --of the "union" --egypt still used the symbol of the "SALADIN" eagle on its coins for many years --thus the eagle on one side with a differant back design *is likely to be egyptain ---being a merchant seaman I often travelled thru the suez canal (eygpt) thus my knowledge is first hand having seen and handled similar coins --(see the first "answer" post -- were I said think egypt)

  10. #10
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    Re: Strange Coin, help?

    Ah so it is the same county but just a different coin like a mercury dime and todays dime? Same value just different print?
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  11. #11
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    Re: Strange Coin, help?

    yep egypt coin

 

 

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