I wish to express congratulations and thanks to Dr. B Jinadatha for creating his fantastic resources for India coin enthusiasts, both his excellent web site BritishIndiaCoins http://www.indian-coins.com
and this forum. This pair of India coin resources has the potential to move collecting forward if collectors embrace and use these new tools. I created my personal coin web site The Coins of British India http://www.jfcampbell.us/india/
) in 2001 after noting the lack of understanding in identifying the coins of India. Both buyers and sellers of coins needed a reference to help identify the many varieties of coins that is such a wonderful feature of the coins of India. Dr. B Jinadatha has now taken this idea a step forward by providing greater details and expanding coverage. This forum could prove to be a critical advance in the study of the coins of India, providing a vital link between collectors. I know, for instance, that Dr. B Jinadatha is keenly interested in dealing with the terminology of India coins, such as the designation of the Type IV reverse of Victoria (see http://www.jfcampbell.us/india/victoria/rupee-rev.htm
), which he believes should rightly be designated in a different fashion. In future I hope to see some lively discussions at this forum debating such issues and forming a concensus to improve our hobby.