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    Posted 1 year ago

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    I've posted this one from Belgium only because of the hole in the middle. Coming from the UK we, as far as I know have never had a British coin with a hole in it.

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    1. rockit rockit, 1 year ago
      It looks to me it was used as a pendant or keychain.
    2. Collectables59 Collectables59, 1 year ago
      Hi rockit. It was actually circulated like that there was over 6 million of them struck. Neil
    3. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 1 year ago
      Maybe they were just for buying bagels. LOL !
    4. Collectables59 Collectables59, 1 year ago
      Witty stuff blunderbuss and thanks rockit for your comment. Appreciate the loves from Toryrebel, fortapache, Thomas, blunderbuss and vetraio50 Neil
    5. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 1 year ago
      If I remember correctly, it seems like there might have been some older Greek drachmas with holes in center also.
    6. keramikos keramikos, 1 year ago
      With regard to coins with holes (in general):

      http://portlandcoins.blogspot.com/2011/12/coins-with-holes.html

      With regard to far-east Asian coins with the square holes in the middle:

      *snip*

      There is a book written by Homer Hulbert called "The Passing of Korea". (Mr. Hulbert lived in Korea from 1886 until 1907 when he was thrown out of Korea by the Japanese. He returned to Korea after World War II and is buried in Seoul. He is considered a Hero to the Koreans.) In this book, on page 236, he talks about coin casting.
      He states, "The metal was poured into moulds....... These were broken up, and the coins were strung on square metal rods that just fitted the hole in the coin. The ends of this rod were then put in a rude vise, and men with enormous coarse files ground down the edges of a thousand or more coins at a time.".
      In other words, in Korea the square hole was used in making the coins. I might also add that the Chinese character for "country" is surrounded by a square.

      *snip*

      http://www.charm.ru/library/faq004.htm
    7. Collectables59 Collectables59, 1 year ago
      Great info keramikos. Thank you. Neil
    8. Collectables59 Collectables59, 1 year ago
      Cheers keramikos, Mrstyndall and worthit2 for the loves. Neil
    9. Collectables59 Collectables59, 1 year ago
      Many thanks TheGateKeeper, AnnaB and Roycroftbooksfromme1 for the loves. Neil

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