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blakeyboy

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Just been sent these pictures- no size or composition info yet.

1943? Soviet? Head of Lenin? The '9' looks Russian to me....


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Are they the same coin? They appear to be different shapes!

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Yes, same coin,  I thing the pics were taken at different angles.

I've been told this morning it's exactly an inch across.

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On 2/17/2019 at 4:55 PM, blakeyboy said:

Just been sent these pictures- no size or composition info yet.

1943? Soviet? Head of Lenin? The '9' looks Russian to me....

Although I don't know anything about Soviet coins, I am inclined to think it is not Lenin. 

I find it hard to believe that Soviet coins would bear a portrait of Lenin in 1943. Surely it would not have been PC to have a soviet leader on a coin like the Tsars before. The CCCP emblem would be much more appropriate. E.g.

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You know, I was mulling that over too, but then this is so crude i can't see any 'State' involvement.

Perhaps it's a crude token of some sort, but the numerals do look Eastern Bloc.....

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4 minutes ago, blakeyboy said:

Perhaps it's a crude token of some sort, but the numerals do look Eastern Bloc.....

Perhaps. I admit Lenin was the first thing to come to mind.

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An old next-door neighbour  was the first person to come to mind for me, if I'm honest....

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It is a matter of seeing any old man with a goatee one wants to see. 😀

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