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Patterns from Italy and Spain

Started by <k>, August 24, 2011, 05:46:03 PM

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Spain 5c 1929-F.jpg



Spain 5c 1930-F.jpg



Spain 10c 1928-F.jpg



Spain 10c 1929-F.jpg



Spain 25c 1932-F.jpg

A few unrealised designs of the 1920s and 1930s from Spain.
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Spain 50 ptas pattern 1957.jpg

Here is one from 1957, depicting Franco.
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chrisild

#2
Even though Franco is on the other side ;) that 50 pesetas "coin" looks interesting.

The way the designer built the word "paz" (peace) into the industrial landscape looks good.

Christian

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#3
Spain Prueba 1947.jpg

Spain, pattern 25 centimos, 1947.
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#4


Arrows pointing downwards.





Arrows pointing upwards.


When the coin was designed and minted in early 195), the arrows pointed downwards.

Some people in Franco's government did not like that.

So after making almost one million pieces, the design had to be modified.


Now look at the actual 50 centimos coins above that used the anchor design.

They were issued with a date of 1949 but not released until 1951.

No 25 centimos coin was issued, ultimately.
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#5


Italy, 20 Lire gold pattern, 1906.  Bee.

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Italy 20L 1927 ND ptn.jpg

Italy, 20 lire pattern, 1927 (but no date shown).  Bull.
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Spain 50 ptas 1987~ptn.jpg

Spain, 50 pesetas, 1987.
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Spain 50 ptas 1987-ptn.jpg

Spain, 50 pesetas, 1987.
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Spain 50 ptas 1987-ptn-.jpg

Spain, 50 pesetas, 1987.
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brandm24

Quote from: <k> on June 07, 2013, 12:07:54 PM
Italy, 20 Lire gold pattern, 1906.  Bee.


Interesting that a bee would appear on the coin. I know bees or bee hives have been used on some US coins or tokens (especially Mormon issues) and are meant to represent industry and hard work. Is that the purpose on this coin do you know? Unfortunately, I can't read the wording which might explain it.

Bruce
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brandm24

Quote from: <k> on October 03, 2020, 11:25:08 PM
Spain, 50 pesetas, 1987.
An interesting way to represent the date. Haven't seen that before.

Bruce
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Quote from: brandm24 on October 04, 2020, 11:40:13 AM
Interesting that a bee would appear on the coin. I know bees or bee hives have been used on some US coins or tokens (especially Mormon issues) and are meant to represent industry and hard work. Is that the purpose on this coin do you know? Unfortunately, I can't read the wording which might explain it.

Bruce

The legend translates as 'Busy working in peace', according to Google. I just thought that you'd get lots of bees in a warm country like Italy, as opposed to say Alaska or Siberia.
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Quote from: brandm24 on October 04, 2020, 11:42:36 AM
An interesting way to represent the date. Haven't seen that before.

It was typical for Spanish coins. One catalogue confused me by saying, 'The date is in the stars'. That made it sound like astrology.
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Quote from: <k> on October 04, 2020, 02:30:00 PM
The legend translates as 'Busy working in peace', according to Google. I just thought that you'd get lots of bees in a warm country like Italy, as opposed to say Alaska or Siberia.
That would fit what I supposed it meant...industrious and hard working. For Alaska you can replace the bees with bears, all kinds of bears...Polar, Brown, Kodiak, etc. I'll take my chances with the bees. :)

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