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« on: July 26, 2020, 04:45:47 pm »

I see a lot of coins listed as variants of other coins.   Some seem to be completely different... Other times I see coins listed as different RIC or MER-RIC numbers yet seem to be almost identical.

So what makes a coin a variant and what makes it a different coin?
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« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2020, 06:03:52 pm »

The authors of the reference work concerned. Either the variant was unknown to the authors or the authors felt that the difference wasn't significant enough to warrant a separate reference number. Bear in mind that many of the reference works we use today were compiled many years ago before the digital age.

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« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2020, 01:07:44 pm »

For me a variant should be from the same mint and issue. 
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« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2020, 11:10:02 pm »

There is a nice paper on this problem available on academia.eu

This link leads to the short English abstract
https://tinyurl.com/yxdlkj6y

This link to the download
https://tinyurl.com/y25n3ena

Have a nice day
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« Reply #4 on: Yesterday at 10:50:26 am »

... There is a nice paper on this problem available on academia.eu ...
I had it already on my hard disk for a while and now finally read it  Smiley, thanks for the hint.

Cumbersome work to analyze that  Undecided, but what a terminological mess  Smiley.

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