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Offline Abhay

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Coins on Stamps
« on: February 25, 2011, 04:34:10 PM »
Recently, on 27th Jan, 2011, India has issued a stamp on King Krishnadevaraya.

Alongwith the stamp, a Miniature Sheet has also been issued. The Miniature sheet shows three coins issued by Raja Krishnadevaraya.

I remember, another stamp was issued in 2006, on MP Chamber of Commerce and Industry, which showed some coins of Indore and Gwalior.

I am sure, there must be many more stamps, showing coins on them.

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Re: Coins on Stamps
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2011, 04:39:23 PM »
And here we have Stamps on Coins.. :)

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Re: Coins on Stamps
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2011, 04:47:42 PM »
Here is unique miniature sheet with Mughal coins on it

Details as follows :

Stamps India-Rampur Raza Library-Miniature Sheet-By India Post

Date Of Issue:-19.06.2009.

The Rampur Raza Library located in Rampur,Uttar Pradesh,India is a repository of Indo-Islamic cultural heritage and a treasure-house of knowledge built up by successive Nawab of Rampur.

It contains very rare and valuable collection of manuscripts, historical documents, specimens of Islamic calligraphy, miniature paintings, astronomical instruments and rare illustrated works inArabic and Persian. Rampur’s Raza Library also contains printed works in Sanskrit, Hindi, Urdu, Tamil and Turkish, and approximately 50,000 printed books (including periodicals) in various other languages.

This library was established by the Rampur ruler Nawab Faizullah Khan(1774-1794) for his personal collection during the last decades of 18th century. All the succeeding Nawabs were made notable developments and additions for the library. Before the merger of Rampur State in the Union of India, it was under the patronage of Nawab Raza Ali Khan (1930-1966). It was established as an Institution of national importance by the Government of India on 1st July 1975 by Government of India through an Act of Parliament.
If we go through Arabic collection in the library we can see Holy Quran calligraphed by Yaqut-ul- Musta Simi, the master calligraphists of Bagdad on 13 century AD. Another valuable Arabic manuscript is ‘Diwan-al-Hadira’ dated 1221 by the same calligraphists which was once in the royal library of Ibrahim Adil Shah of Bijapore. The manuscript ‘Sharhul Kafia of Razi’ is a great asset of the library which contains marginal notes of Sadullah Khan, the prime minister of Shahjehan, notes by Shahjehan in his own handwriting and also bears the seal and signature of Sadullah Khan, Inayat Khan, Itimad Khan, Muhammad Salih Khan, Aurangzib Alamgir etc. We can also see Holy Quran written in 7th  8th 9th century AD.
The Persian collection includes rare books on medicine, philosophy and miniature paintings. The notable titles of Persian manuscripts in the library  are:  (1) ' Zakhirai Khawarizm Shahi' on medicine by Zainuddin Ibrahim Gurgani of 11 century AD. (2) ‘Diwan-i-Hafiz’, a rare and valuable illustrated manuscript which was scribed in Akbar's eventful reign around 1575-80 A.D. and was illustrated by the celebrated court painters. They are attracted the attention of Sufis and scholars, the worldwide. There are some paintings bearing the signature of Jahan Ara Begum. Another unique collection in persian is the illustrated translation of  Ramayan of Valmiki by Sumer Chand and illustrated during the reign of Farrukh Siyar ,a  late mughal, dated 1715AD.
The collection of urdu manuscript possesses the Dewan of Shah Hatim, Kulliyat-i-Mir, Jurat, Hasan, Dewan-i-Soz, and very important manuscript of Dewan-i-Ghalib which contains the correction and modification in the handwriting of Ghalib himself. There are two rare copies of Insha's Rani Ketki Ki Khani, the first short story in Urdu.
Miniature Sheet of Rampur Raza Library


Sanskrit and Hindi Manuscripts manuscripts includes  Probodh Chandrika, a work on hindi grammer by Baijnath Dev Chauhan Vanshi and scribed by Girdhari lal Mishra. , incomplete commentary on Jyotish Ratanmala by Shri Shripati Bhatta. Another striking aspect of the collection of Raza Library is the holding of hundreds of Hindi Manuscripts written in Persian script.
The library has collection in Turkish language, which include 50 rare books and manuscripts. The Holy Quran is there in the library in Pushto and the work of the great Pushto writer Khushal Khan Khatak are there. It also has a unique collection of art works and rare astronomical instruments. We can also see the manuscripts belonging to the libraries of Haib, Mecca, Medina, Egypt, Iran, Iraq and Afghanistan.
So this library is rich with classical traditions. India Post issued 4 commemorative stamps based on Rampur Raza Library on 19th June 2009, with a denomination of Rs.5.00 each ,Miniature sheet of Rs.20 and a first day cover.
First Day Cover with special post mark

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Re: Coins on Stamps
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2011, 01:39:30 AM »
Few of Stamps issued by various countries with coins on it.

Romania


Qatar

Soloman Islands

Malawi

Malta

Srilanka

Sri Lanks issued a miniature sheet on Indigenous coins containing four stamps in 2000.

Rupees 3.50 -  Coins of Kahavanu Period  C 900 AD

Rupees 13.50 – Coins of Vijayabhanu I Period 1055 -1111 AD

Rupees 17.00 – Coins of Sethu Period C 1300 – 1400 AD

Rupees 20.00 – Coins issued on Budha Jayanti in 1957.


Nepal

A sheet containing 16 stamps   on Coins from Nepal issued in 1979 . The Coins belong to Lichchhabi or Licchavi Period . A Republic existed in what is now Bihar in India and later expanded to Nepal in the 400 -750 AD period.


Gibraltar

A miniature sheet with four stamps issued by Gibraltar on 10 Oct 1989. All are 4 p stamps and show the new coinage of 1Penny , 2 Pence , 5 Pence and 10 Pence Coins on Stamps.

A miniature sheet with Six stamps issued by Gibraltar on 10 Oct 1989

22 pence stamp depicting a 50 pence coin;
22 pence stamp depicting a 5 pound coin;
22 pence stamp depicting a 2 pound coin;
22 pence stamp depicting a 1 pound coin;
22 pence stamp depicting the common obverse of coins;
22 pence stamp depicting a 20 pence coin.


Falkland Islands

A FDC  issued by Falkland Islands with five stamps on New Coinage issue which was released on 31 Dec 1975. The Coins show wildlife of Falkland also.

Ireland

Ireland adopted the EURO from 01 Jan 2002. A PNC (Phila Numismatic Cover ) was released on 01 Jan 2002. Three stamps were also released to show transition of Irish Currency.

57 cent stamp shows one Penny coin of  1928-1971

41 cent stamp shows 50 Pence coin of 1971 – 2001

38 cent stamp shows One Euro Coin introduced on 01 Jan 2002.

The Cover also has One Euro Coin released on 01 Jan 2002. A total of 7000 such covers were issued

2p- 1/2 p New coin and Trout , 5 1/2p – 1p new coin and Gentoo Penguin,

8p – 2p New coin and Upland Goose , 10p – 5p new coin and albatross ,

16p – 10p new coin and sea lion.



Australia


Australia Issued Two stamps to Commemorate the 150th Anniversary of First Australian Coin. The Earliest Australian Gold Coins  known as ‘ Sydney Mint Patterns’  struck at Sydney on 23 Jun 1855. The Coins had “Australia” and “Sydney MInt” on the design.
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Re: Coins on Stamps
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2011, 06:05:19 AM »
Special FDC with coins on it - 50 years of decimal coinage in India 1957 -2007







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Re: Coins on Stamps
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2011, 09:40:01 AM »
What I find interesting about the Maltese stamps aan009 scanned is that the stamps have the same value as the coins. That doesn't happen too often.

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Re: Coins on Stamps
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2011, 02:58:19 PM »
What I find interesting about the Maltese stamps aan009 scanned is that the stamps have the same value as the coins. That doesn't happen too often.

Peter

Well spotted this  interesting  oddity, frankly I didn't noticed it previously.

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Re: Coins on Stamps
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2011, 12:28:53 AM »
Latest find

 



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Re: Coins on Stamps
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2011, 06:33:41 AM »
Few more























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Re: Coins on Stamps
« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2011, 09:12:14 PM »
 ;D This stamp was published on Mainamati, one of the archiological site of Bangladesh. Two of the gold coins recovered from the site has been depicted on this particular stamp.

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Re: Coins on Stamps
« Reply #10 on: May 16, 2011, 05:01:10 AM »
Dear Islam,

I see that the value of the stamp is written as 4 Tanka at one place and 8 Tanka at another. Or is it that in Bangladesh, 4 is written like an eight in Bangla script?

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« Reply #11 on: May 16, 2011, 05:29:22 AM »
Abhay Daa... Actually in Bangla numerals 4 is just like English 8... Another thing is in Bangladesh unit of currency is Taka, which is derived from historic Tanka... Even in Westbengal of India Rupee is called Taka (if I am not making mistake)...

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Re: Coins on Stamps
« Reply #12 on: May 16, 2011, 05:41:43 AM »
Thanks for the clarification. So, this is a 4 Taka stamp.

Taka reminds me of something very interesting. In India, particularly in Rajasthan, there is a popular dish called Taka Paisa ki Sabzi. The name is given as Besan Pieces in the dish looks like Taka Paisa Coins.

Here is the link to the RECIPE for the Taka Paisa Dish.

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Re: Coins on Stamps
« Reply #13 on: May 16, 2011, 06:51:33 AM »
Thanks for the clarification. So, this is a 4 Taka stamp.

Taka reminds me of something very interesting. In India, particularly in Rajasthan, there is a popular dish called Taka Paisa ki Sabzi. The name is given as Besan Pieces in the dish looks like Taka Paisa Coins.

Here is the link to the RECIPE for the Taka Paisa Dish.

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Re: Coins on Stamps
« Reply #14 on: May 16, 2011, 07:27:25 AM »
Sounds like an American doughnut, just a little spicier (yummy) and not sweet. Interesting to know that Tanka is thought of as a holed coin. The closest that come to mind is the Chinese cash.

For more on tanka, see here.

Peter
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