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Dams on coins
« on: March 12, 2011, 05:06:26 PM »
Sri Lanka, 2 rupees, 1981.   The Mahaweli Dam.
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Re: Dams on coins
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2011, 05:07:34 PM »
Paraguay, 50 guaranies, 1995.  Acaray River Dam.
 
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Re: Dams on coins
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2011, 05:45:16 PM »
Here are 2 Egyptian coins: the first a 50 piastres, issued for "the Diversion of the Nile". This was one of a series (10,25 and 50 piastres). The second one was issued with subjest: Aswan Dam Power plant.

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Re: Dams on coins
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2011, 12:31:16 AM »
The dating of these piece is not a coincidence. With decolonization after the second world war, the question arose of how to develop developing countries. Tinbergen proposed to concentrate on infrastructure, inferring that other sectors would take care of themselves with the money spent on infrastructure and using a good infrastructure. In this model, dams were very powerful tools: they generated electricity and provided a water reserve. Through the influence of his pupil Tjalling Koopmans, this model was used by the Washington organisations: IMF and the World Bank group. The high point of this period may be the Aswan dam in Egypt: a politically inspired giant.

By the 1990s, the model was attacked, especially by the Green movement. Consensus moved away from infrastructure and towards good governance. The low point of the change in attitude is symbolised by the three gorges dam in China.

Dams used to be construction projects of great national pride. Today, hydro-electric dams are considered negatively, unless they are very small. Note that the Wiki lemma on the three gorges is much more critical than the one on Aswan. I would expect that coins with dams are concentrated in the period 1960-1990.

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Re: Dams on coins
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2011, 01:27:52 AM »
And here's a 100 rupee note from India, with the Hirakud dam (1957) in Orissa state on the reverse.

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Re: Dams on coins
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2011, 09:52:01 PM »
Syria, 1 Pound, 1976.  Euphrates dam.
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Re: Dams on coins
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2012, 08:38:42 AM »
Sri Lanka 1000 Rupees (2012): 60 Years of Diplomatic Relations with Japan. (Collector coin)



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Re: Dams on coins
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2013, 08:25:41 PM »
Egypt 50 Piastre 1964 Aswan Dam



Aswan dam medal(?) 1960

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Re: Dams on coins
« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2013, 08:27:05 PM »
China
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Three Gorges Dam
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Re: Dams on coins
« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2013, 12:40:47 AM »
Egypt, 1 pound, 1973.   Aswan Dam.   FAO issue.
 

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Re: Dams on coins
« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2013, 12:47:05 AM »
Uruguay, 100 nuevos pesos, 1981.   The binational hydroelectric dam at Salto Grande, serving Uruguay and Argentina.
 
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Re: Dams on coins
« Reply #11 on: September 18, 2013, 12:01:31 AM »
Ukraine, 2 hryvnia, 2009. 

Zaporizhzhia Oblast.  Obverse: Zaporizhzhia Arms.  Reverse: River Dnieper and Dniporhes Dam.
 

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Re: Dams on coins
« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2013, 10:46:55 PM »
The worried look on the face of the gunner is priceless :) Maybe because the gun is or looks to be a ship's (12 pounder?) cannon, not a landlubber pea popper.

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Re: Dams on coins
« Reply #13 on: August 25, 2014, 09:42:18 AM »
Nepal, 5 Paisa, 1974 AD
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Re: Dams on coins
« Reply #14 on: August 30, 2014, 05:25:44 PM »
Austria, 5 euro, 2003.
Kraftwerk Glockner-Kaprun and Mt. Kitzsteinhorn, 3293 m.
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