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« on: November 17, 2013, 02:26:08 am »

Hello Forum

Hopefully a reasonably easy answer, but can somebody explain to me why the Coins of Poland (Sigismund) and the Ottoman empire have a hole in most of the coins i have seen for sale.

These both seem a reasonable and relatively inexpensive area to collect and look quite interesting, but why holed.

Thanks in anticipation

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Pekka K
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« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2013, 02:41:34 am »


Very often used as clothing decorations with national costumes.
(Thin silver coins are easy to perforate.)

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« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2013, 03:32:37 am »

Hi Pekka K

Thanks very much, so not only used as currency but decoration to, now there's recycling for you.

Thanks again for your quick reply.

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« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2013, 10:14:48 am »

women were not entitled to inherit land or other assets
so the only assets they could have were liquid assets like coins that often were turned into jewelry or holed to carry around the neck
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