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Yugoslavia: Official patterns of the 1920s and 1930s

Started by <k>, March 10, 2017, 07:39:09 PM

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Forum member natko told of this pattern 1 dinar coin, dated 1937.

It was produced for Yugoslavia by the Croatian engraver, Ivo Kerdić.

The obverse and the reverse can be seen in this article:

Ivo Kerdić retrospective.

The image is rather small, unfortunately.

It is copyright of Hrvatska numizmatika.



See also:

1] Croatia: Nazi Satellite State, 1941-5.

2] Croatia: Rare wartime patterns from the Nazi satellite state.

3] Croatia, 1930s: Official patterns and a terrorist fantasy

4] Yugoslavia: Two Kings on Coins.
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<k>



Unofficial souvenir copy of Yugoslav 1937 1 dinar pattern.


An unofficial copy of the Kerdić 1937 pattern was recently made into a souvenir and offered on ebay.
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<k>

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Yugoslavia, 20 dinara, 1938.  Pattern.


Ivo Kerdić also produced this uniface pattern.

It was for a Yugoslav 20 dinara coin and is dated 1938.


It was never minted but is now housed in a museum in Zagreb.

Bibliographic Resource.
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chrisild

Possibly inspired by the 1 korun coin from Czechoslovakia, first issued in 1922. Well, the dove is new. :)

Christian

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Czechoslovakia, 1 koruna, 1924.


Yes, there are some similarities.
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natko

Yes, they're similar indeed. That was also my first association. Taken into account geopolitical (is it a word in English?) similarities of the time, it's not excluded the Czechoslovak piece was an inspiration.

The piece is actually an unique 150mm medal, or a model for coin proposal, held here: http://gliptoteka.mdc.hr/

Figleaf

The symbolism is different, though. Kerdić's design is a sedate allegory on food production and how peace is served by a full stomach. The sickle is just an innocent harvesting instrument. Španiel's design is about hard labour. The (sturdier built) woman wipes sweat from her front. In view of Czechoslovakia's subsequent history, you wonder what Španiel was thinking of.

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

<k>

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Yugoslavia, 1920.  Kerdic uniface.


Natko has found an even earlier example of an unrealised design by Ivo Kerdić.

It is a uniface plaster model dated 1920, diameter 20.5 mm.


It was intended for the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes.

The country was renamed the Kingdom of Yugoslavia in 1929.


Typical of its era, it has more individuality than most such designs.
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Figleaf

Very fashionable in those days and elegant even today. Note that this is Ceres, a symbol of agriculture also. I would have liked that coin quite lot.

Peter
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