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Title: Mountains and volcanoes on coins
Post by: Galapagos on September 04, 2009, 03:00:11 AM
Here are some I found while Googling.

1] Chile - 1 peso, 1828.

2] Philippines - 1 peso, 1905.

3] Photo of Mt Redoubt, Alaska, blowing its top.
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Post by: Figleaf on September 05, 2009, 01:58:06 AM
There are a few types of Mexican  circulation coins with a pyramid in the foreground and Popocatepetl in the background. Mexicans hold the Popocatepetl in awe, even though it is dormant. When I flew past it, a few years ago, the Mexican passengers all stormed to one side of the plane to see the top, which is usually in the clouds. I could feel how the pilot had trouble controlling the plane ...

Peter
Title: Re: Mountains and volcanoes on coins
Post by: Figleaf on September 05, 2009, 02:09:18 AM
Found another one. This is San Marino KM 205, 20 lire 1987. It is highly doubtful that it circulated, of course. The three volcanoes may be an allusion to the San Marino coat of arms, but on the coat of arms, there are three mountains topped by towers with a giant feather sticking out (KM erroneously calls them smoking towers).

Peter
Title: Re: Mountains and volcanoes on coins
Post by: Galapagos on September 05, 2009, 02:21:37 PM
There are a few types of Mexican  circulation coins with a pyramid in the foreground and Popocatepetl in the background.

I posted a topic on one of those coins here:-

My Favourite Mexican Circulation Coin Design (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,2186.0.html).


Mexicans hold the Popocatepetl in awe, even though it is dormant.

I deliberately restricted myself to smoking volcanoes here, as they're more spectacular. Apparently Manuel Noriega, the former dictator of Panama, was said to have had a liking for having certain of his political foes taken up in a helicopter and dropped down a live volcano. A bit James Bondish, but I suppose it's nice to know that someone CARES that much.

 
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Post by: <k> on March 03, 2011, 09:40:15 PM
Now this could be a tricky one. I'll dedicate this post to Christian, who has difficulty telling the difference between Slovakia and Slovenia. He also thinks Mauritanians come from Mauritius and that the good people of Kyrgyzstan were persecuted by Saddam Hussein.  ???


1] Kriváň, a symbolic mountain in the High Tatras of Slovakia.

2] Triglav, the highest mountain in Slovenia.

3] Kriváň on the 20 halierov of Slovakia's old coinage.
Title: Re: Mountains and volcanoes on coins
Post by: chrisild on March 04, 2011, 10:41:25 AM
See how the Slovaks want to confuse us all, by using the name "Slovensko"? Fortunately we Germans were clever enough to use names for the two countries that make the differentiation much easier. ;D  While you constantly mix Slovekia and Slovania up, we have "Slowakei" and "Slowenien".

But it is interesting indeed how similar not only the country names (which both refers to Slavs) are. Even the flags and coats of arms are almost lookalikes.
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/e6/Flag_of_Slovakia.svg/450px-Flag_of_Slovakia.svg.png
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f0/Flag_of_Slovenia.svg/450px-Flag_of_Slovenia.svg.png

What helps is the alphabet. Just as you can easily tell where _Es_tonia, _La_tvia and _Li_thuania are, by going from north to south alphabetically, you can do that with Slov_a_kia and Slov_e_nia too.

Back to mountains ... here are three pieces from Switzerland, designed by Stephan Bundi. Not actually circulation coins, but they were available at face.

Christian
Title: Re: Mountains and volcanoes on coins
Post by: bart on March 04, 2011, 07:10:51 PM
And on these coins the Himalaya is depicted: 2 Tibetan 5 sho coins, a mountain with 2 suns and a mountain with moon and sun.
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Post by: andyg on March 04, 2011, 07:23:24 PM
No fair!

Bart's coin has three mountains - mine only two :'(

(http://zjrr1g.bay.livefilestore.com/y1pqndV_W26rF3Z7DyuGlmrDRHnAHhQ-kQX0jiIR9nsKDwPcw9LKp0xWpw7AFCX7GxwYSNIO2fUVgHxL2Uem-tOYorDiECQZS_D/61.jpg?psid=1)

A type I was completely unaware of until recently.  (thanks Afrasi ;))
Title: Re: Mountains and volcanoes on coins
Post by: Bimat on March 05, 2011, 10:37:28 AM
Here's one Indian coin showing mountains..

(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=3253.0;attach=3149;image)

Aditya
Title: Re: Mountains and volcanoes on coins
Post by: Bimat on March 05, 2011, 10:51:52 AM
Back to mountains on Swiss coins:

2004 : Matterhorn (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matterhorn)

(http://i1192.photobucket.com/albums/aa337/AdityaKulkarni3/M1.jpg?t=1299318489)

2005 : Jungfrau (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jungfrau)

(http://i1192.photobucket.com/albums/aa337/AdityaKulkarni3/M2.jpg?t=1299318549)

2006 : Piz Bernina (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piz_Bernina)

(http://i1192.photobucket.com/albums/aa337/AdityaKulkarni3/M3.jpg?t=1299318818)

Aditya

Title: Re: Mountains and volcanoes on coins
Post by: chrisild on March 05, 2011, 11:07:49 AM
Here is a Libertad silver bullion piece from Mexico (image: worldcoingallery.com). In the background you see the volcanoes Iztaccihuatl and Popocatepetl (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Volcanes_DF.JPG).

(http://worldcoingallery.com/countries/nmc6/121-639.jpg)

Christian
Title: Re: Mountains and volcanoes on coins
Post by: <k> on March 06, 2011, 11:44:36 AM
Here's a Mexican 20 centavos coin. You can see those same mountains/volcanoes on the reverse of the coin, as well as The Pyramid of the Sun.

(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=34394.0;attach=59868;image)

(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=34394.0;attach=59869;image)

Title: Re: Mountains and volcanoes on coins
Post by: Ukrainii Pyat on March 06, 2011, 02:47:55 PM
Here is a Libertad silver bullion piece from Mexico (image: worldcoingallery.com). In the background you see the volcanoes Iztaccihuatl and Popocatepetl (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Volcanes_DF.JPG).

(http://worldcoingallery.com/countries/nmc6/121-639.jpg)

Christian

There are mountains in the background also?  I only saw the ones on the Angel of Liberty :o ;D
Title: Re: Mountains and volcanoes on coins
Post by: chrisild on March 07, 2011, 10:39:06 AM
Hehe, that angel, and also the pyramid on the 20 centavos coin, I have seen myself. But while I actually went all the way up to the pyramid top (March equinox zoo ;D ), I have only seen the Angel from the street level. No mountains up there, hehe, and none in the background anyway ...

Several US state quarters have "mountain" scenes too. Here are three of them; if you need more mountains, check the Nebraska and Washington SQs out for example. Images of the NH, CA and CO quarters are below; for high-resolution images click on the state names.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/bc/2000_NH_Proof.png/150px-2000_NH_Proof.png) (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/7d/2005_CA_Proof.png/150px-2005_CA_Proof.png) (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/90/2006_CO_Proof.png/150px-2006_CO_Proof.png)

New Hampshire (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/bc/2000_NH_Proof.png) (2000): Old Man of the Mountain. Three years later the coin design would have been a different one as parts of the rock fell off in 2003. - California (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/7d/2005_CA_Proof.png) (2005): The "Half Dome" in Yosemite NP. - Colorado (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/90/2006_CO_Proof.png) (2006): Longs Peak.

Christian
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Post by: translateltd on March 07, 2011, 10:54:07 AM
Then there's Japan's Tsukuba Expo '85 coin, with a stylised representation of Mt Tsukuba on one side and the Expo logo on the other (I assume the triangular symbol is meant to be vaguely reminiscent of a mountain, too).

I moved to Tsukuba in 1986 after all the fuss had died down so got to enjoy the shiny new steel-and-glass shopping centres and exhibition buildings without having to cope with an international Expo at the same time ...

(Images "borrowed" from eBay since my own example is locked away somewhere)

Title: Re: Mountains and volcanoes on coins
Post by: bart on March 16, 2011, 10:55:13 PM
Some coins of the Philippines show a smoking volcano.
Title: Re: Mountains and volcanoes on coins
Post by: Figleaf on March 17, 2011, 12:24:32 AM
Practically all modern coins of San Marino have three mountains, which is unfair, because it's their coat of arms and because there's not enough place for three mountains in the whole country.

Peter
Title: Re: Mountains and volcanoes on coins
Post by: translateltd on March 17, 2011, 12:41:17 AM
Practically all modern coins of San Marino have three mountains, which is unfair, because it's their coat of arms and because there's not enough place for three mountains in the whole country.

Peter

I thought it was three peaks on the one mountain, a bit like the twin peaks on Mt Tsukuba in Japan (which leads, not surprisingly, to numerous maternal references to the mountain in Japanese folklore ...)
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Post by: WillieBoyd2 on March 17, 2011, 04:01:23 PM
The United States Colorado State Quarter has Longs Peak on the reverse.

I hiked up Longs Peak in 1980.

:)
Title: Re: Mountains and volcanoes on coins
Post by: bart on April 13, 2011, 04:17:16 PM
Here's another coin with a mountain: 1 rial SH1371 (1992) from I.R. of Iran
Title: Re: Mountains and volcanoes on coins
Post by: Figleaf on April 13, 2011, 10:56:52 PM
Amazing how mny of these mountains are on real coins. Maybe a mountain is the ultimate neutral symbol that people still can relate to.

Peter
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Post by: Bimat on April 18, 2011, 05:13:40 PM
The latest Iranian 1000 Rial (2011) commemorative showing mountain. (The top coin)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_MmnBw8tvevI/TP4DcXF621I/AAAAAAAABTY/lNIzRUU49_o/s1600/iran1000rials2010tres.jpg)

Aditya
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Post by: <k> on August 21, 2011, 03:10:16 AM
Austria, 10 Groschen, 1925.  Tyrolean woman, with the Alps in the background.
Title: Re: Mountains and volcanoes on coins
Post by: Prosit on August 21, 2011, 04:19:07 AM
Not a coin.....which is a common response when I post in these thematic areas.
Which I wish had a slightly more broader scope than coins,...


Großglockner is, at 12,460 ft above sea level, Austria's highest mountain and the highest mountain
in the Alps east of the Brenner Pass. This makes it, after Mont Blanc, the second tallest mountain in
the Alps, when measured by relative height.

I am quite proud to say this one is in my own collection.

While I have a love affair with cheap tokens and medals, this one is not in that catagory.
Those days I could afford to pursue this interest is long past.
However I can still enjoy the ones I do have  :D
Dale
Title: Re: Mountains and volcanoes on coins
Post by: chrisild on August 21, 2011, 10:26:10 AM
As for the scope, well, I believe that in a coin forum we should focus on coins - but that does not mean medals or other exonumia are verboten, of course. The point where I would start sighing is when (if) people started posting all kinds of topic-related but not really numismatic images: of paintings, videos ("here we are in front of the Mount Blahblah"), colored mini-versions of mountains ...

Here is another "non-coin" with mountains. Or rather a "not-yet-coin" - the piece will be issued in early February. This is next year's €2 commem from the German States series, honoring Bavaria. Usually the pieces from that series feature one building only, but here the artist (Erich Ott) added a line in the background which indicates that the castle (Neuschwanstein) is in the mountains.

Christian
Title: Re: Mountains and volcanoes on coins
Post by: andyg on August 21, 2011, 10:35:56 AM
Both the Iranian coins upthread show Mount Damāvand, the highest volcano in Asia.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Damavand (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Damavand)

(I'll not link to the picture lest I get in trouble ;))
Title: Re: Mountains and volcanoes on coins
Post by: <k> on August 31, 2011, 12:42:51 AM
Here is a nice pattern coin from Nicaragua dated 1860. Note the misspelling of centavo.

(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=22443.0;attach=72719;image)

 
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Post by: <k> on August 31, 2011, 12:43:39 AM
And a rare one peso coin of Chile, dated 1825.
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Post by: translateltd on August 31, 2011, 09:07:19 AM
Note the misspelling of centavo.


Funny, but not entirely beyond imagining, especially as in parts of Latin America B and V are pronounced exactly the same (I once had a friend from Nicaragua who was regularly asking me - I know not why - if I had seen his pal Bustos anywhere; the question "Has visto a Bustos?" always came out as "Ah bihto a buhtoh?")
Title: Re: Mountains and volcanoes on coins
Post by: Figleaf on August 31, 2011, 11:41:41 PM
Some people from what is now Indonesia have the same tendency. One colleague early in my career had a roommate called Varkevisser, who he referred to as Parkepisser.

Peter
Title: Re: Mountains and volcanoes on coins
Post by: translateltd on September 01, 2011, 01:45:30 AM
Some people from what is now Indonesia have the same tendency. One colleague early in my career had a roommate called Varkevisser, who he referred to as Parkepisser.

Peter

Often that's substitution for a sound that doesn't exist in the home language, in the same way as some Koreans will substitute a strongly aspirated p for an f when speaking English - p'hip'hty for fifty, for instance.

Title: Re: Mountains and volcanoes on coins
Post by: Figleaf on September 01, 2011, 02:04:52 AM
Right! I'd forgotten about that. One copy and one coffee are both pronounced "hana coppy".

Peter
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Post by: WillieBoyd2 on September 01, 2011, 06:21:41 AM
What mountain would Japan use on a coin?

(http://www.brianrxm.com/posts/post_japan_yt1_1964.jpg)

One guess.

:)
Title: Re: Mountains and volcanoes on coins
Post by: Figleaf on November 15, 2011, 09:35:17 PM
The highest on the smallest? Mount Everest on a 20 mm coin of Nepal.

Peter
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Post by: FosseWay on November 16, 2011, 08:36:47 AM
Mount Fuji again, this time on a 1 sen of the early 1940s:
Title: Re: Mountains and volcanoes on coins
Post by: <k> on July 17, 2013, 02:19:29 PM
(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=39368.0;attach=71744;image)

Uganda, 5 shillings, 1972.  Crested crane against a background of the Mount Muhavura, an extinct volcano.

 
Title: Re: Mountains and volcanoes on coins
Post by: <k> on July 17, 2013, 02:20:20 PM
(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=6808.0;attach=29735;image)

East Africa and Uganda Protectorates, 50 cents, 1909.  Lion against a background of the Mount Muhavura, an extinct volcano.

 
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Post by: SquareEarth on August 04, 2013, 12:01:05 PM
Mount Putuo
Buddhist Holy Mountain
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Putuo (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Putuo)
(http://web.archive.org/web/20151110173320/http://imagizer.imageshack.us/scaled/landing/542/vsmd.jpg)
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Post by: Gusev on August 24, 2014, 06:52:56 PM
Nepal, 500 Rupee, 1993 AD, 40 years conquests of Mt. Everest.
Mt. Everest - 8848 m
Mt. Lhotse - 8511 m
Mt. Nuptse - 7879 m
Title: Re: Mountains and volcanoes on coins
Post by: Gusev on September 04, 2014, 04:27:27 PM
Austria, 5 Euro, 2010.
The Grossglockner is, at 3,798 metres the highest mountain of Austria and the highest mountain in the Alps east of the Brenner Pass.
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Post by: Destrans on September 04, 2014, 06:26:20 PM
Pico Island is an island in the Central Group of the Portuguese Azores noted for its eponymous volcano, Ponta do Pico, which is the highest mountain in Portugal, the Azores, and the highest elevation of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. In the tradition of the Portuguese poet, Raul Brandão, Pico is referred to as the Ilha Preta ("Black Island"), for its black volcanic earth, responsible for its UNESCO-designated historical vineyards that allowed the development of the island.
(http://www.numismatas.com/album/albums/userpics/10003/Pico.jpg)


Alto Douro Wine Region
Douro is a Portuguese wine region centered on the Douro River in the Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro region.
The region has Portugal's highest wine classification as a Denominação de Origem Controlada (DOC). While the region is associated primarily with Port wine production, the Douro produces just as much table wine (non-fortified wines) as it does fortified wine. The non-fortified wines are typically referred to as "Douro wines".
(http://www.numismatas.com/album/albums/userpics/10003/23~5.jpg)(http://www.numismatas.com/album/albums/userpics/10003/08_1.jpg)


Maluku Islands
The most significant lasting effects of the Portuguese presence was the disruption and reorganization of the Southeast Asian trade, and in eastern Indonesia—including Maluku—the introduction of Christianity. The Portuguese had conquered the city state of Malacca in the early 16th century and their influence was most strongly felt in Maluku and other parts of eastern Indonesia
(http://www.numismatas.com/album/albums/userpics/10003/Untitled-2~8.jpg)


Angra do Heroísmo, locally referred to as Angra, is a municipality and city (of approximately 21,300 people) on the island of Terceira, within the Portuguese autonomous region of the Azores.
The word Heroísmo ("heroism") was added to the name of the city, Angra (meaning "inlet" or "cove"), by Maria II, in recognition of the bravery and sacrifice shown by the people of Angra in the struggle that ended with the formation of a liberal constitutional monarchy in Portugal.
(http://www.numismatas.com/album/albums/userpics/10003/5angra.jpg)
Title: Re: Mountains and volcanoes on coins
Post by: Gusev on September 12, 2014, 12:54:06 PM
Taiwan (republic), 50 Yuan, 2001.
Yushan, 3952 m (literally: "Jade Mountain"), also Mount Yu is the highest mountain in Taiwan.
First ascent - 1898 by German explorer Karl Theodor Stöpel.
Yushan has five main peaks:
•   Yushan Main Peak, 3,952 m
•   Yushan Eastern Peak, 3,869 m – 1.2 kilometres from Main Peak
•   Yushan Northern Peak, 3,858 m – 2.2 kilometres from Wind Tunnel
•   Yushan Southern Peak, 3,844 m – 3.1 kilometres from Paiyun Lodge
•   Yushan Western Peak, 3,467 m – 4 kilometres from Paiyun Lodge
Under its Japanese name, the mountain was used as the secret code to signal the carrier fleet of the Imperial Japanese Navy to begin its attack against Pearl Harbor. The code was Niitakayama Nobore (literally "Climb the New High Mountain").
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Post by: Gusev on October 27, 2014, 12:51:27 PM
Russia, 3 rouble, 2008. Volcanoes of Kamchatka.
Klyuchevskaya Sopka, 4835 m (Russian: Ключевская сопка), is a stratovolcano, the highest mountain on the Kamchatka Peninsula of Russia and the highest active volcano of Eurasia. The volcano is part of the natural Volcanoes of Kamchatka UNESCO World Heritage Site.
It was first climbed in 1788 by Daniel Gauss and two other members of the Billings Expedition.
Klyuchevskaya Sopka is considered sacred by some indigenous peoples, being viewed by them as the location at which the world was created.

Photo № 2. View Klyuchevskaya Sopka (second from right) from the side of the Kamchatka River. I myself made the photo at dawn 25.09.2004.
Title: Re: Mountains and volcanoes on coins
Post by: Figleaf on October 27, 2014, 12:59:24 PM
Spectacular picture, Gusev and not easy at all to capture that light.

Peter
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Post by: Gusev on October 27, 2014, 01:15:33 PM
I am not a professional photographer.
That morning I was very cold in the tent (that night was -8). When went outside to make a fire, I was stunned a picture before my eyes.
Title: Re: Mountains and volcanoes on coins
Post by: Gusev on January 20, 2015, 05:05:06 PM
Nepal, 50 rupee, 2011.
Machhapuchhre ("Fish Tail" in English), 6993 m is a mountain in of north central Nepal. It is revered by the local population as particularly sacred to the god Shiva, and hence is off limits to climbing. Machhapuchhre It is also nicknamed the "Matterhorn of Nepal".
Machhapuchchhre has never been climbed to its summit. The only attempt was in 1957 by a British team led by Jimmy Roberts. Climbers W. Noyce and A. Cox climbed to within 150 m of the summit via the north ridge, but did not complete the ascent; they had promised not to set foot on the actual summit. Since then, the mountain has been declared sacred, and it is now closed to climbers.
Title: Re: Mountains and volcanoes on coins
Post by: Gusev on February 22, 2015, 09:25:15 PM
Japan, 500 Yen, 2014.
Kagawa, Mt. Iino (421.9 m), known to the locals as Sannuki-Fuji, is a dormant conical volcano with commanding panoramic views. The ease of access and variety of paths make it a popular outing for both locals and tourists alike.
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Post by: <k> on March 30, 2015, 07:21:59 PM
New Zealand, 1 dollar, 1970.

Mount Aorangi, also known as Mount Cook.
Title: Re: Mountains and volcanoes on coins
Post by: Gusev on July 28, 2015, 07:01:45 PM
Switzerland, 5 fr., 1851.
Mount Pilatus is a mountain overlooking Lucerne in Central Switzerland. It is composed of several summits of which the highest (2,128 m) is named Tomlishorn. Another summit named Esel (2,119 m) lies just over the railway station. Jurisdiction over the massif is divided between the cantons of Obwalden, Nidwalden, and Lucerne. The main peaks are right on the border between Obwalden and Nidwalden. In this area originates Old Swiss Confederacy.

Numbered amongst those who have reached its summit are Conrad Gessner, Theodore Roosevelt, Arthur Schopenhauer (1804), Queen Victoria and Julia Ward Howe (1867).
Title: Re: Mountains and volcanoes on coins
Post by: Gusev on January 01, 2016, 01:43:30 PM
São Tomé and Príncipe, 100 dobras, 1997.
Peak Grande, 663 m.
It looks like a obscene gesture. :o
Title: Re: Mountains and volcanoes on coins
Post by: Gusev on January 05, 2016, 06:14:23 PM
Few people know, that the first conquest of Everest coincided with the coronation of Elizabeth II.

At 11 am, the 29th May 1953 the New Zealander Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Norgay Tentsig stood on top of the mountain height of 8848 meters, the highest point on Earth. It was a great victory.
It was necessary to send a message to the UK before the coronation was 3 days. But if you do it on the radio, it would have violated the exclusive rights to "The Times" and the encryption would not accept Indians. As a result, the telegram was: "May 29 - all is well."
Title: Re: Mountains and volcanoes on coins
Post by: Gusev on January 07, 2016, 05:27:31 PM
Peru, 1 Nuevo Sol, 2011, Machu Picchu.
The peak of Huayna Picchu is about 2,720 metres above sea level, or about 360 metres higher than Machu Picchu.

Title: Re: Mountains and volcanoes on coins
Post by: Figleaf on January 07, 2016, 10:23:10 PM
I have taken practically the same picture (most tourists do.) What you don't realise from such a picture is that Machu Picchu is quite high up to begin with and that there is a deep gorge between Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu, making the mountain even more impressive, seen from Machu Picchu.

Peter
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Post by: Gusev on January 08, 2016, 09:07:39 AM
I have taken practically the same picture (most tourists do.)
It was a difficult tour?
This picture it is necessary to see with their own eyes.
At the highest point can be reached by steps. You climbed to the very top?
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Post by: Figleaf on January 08, 2016, 01:57:24 PM
Yes, I went to the top for my picture (this was BC - before computers, cannot locate photo now). I gained time by giving away my lunch and saw everything that could be reached on foot. It was indeed the most adventurous tourist trip I ever made. However, the part on the mountain was a relatively easy stretch. I was a good walker and climber at the time and I had gotten used to the thin air in Cuzco with the help of some unmentionable plants ;D Getting back to Paris was the hard part. :)

Peter
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Post by: Gusev on January 08, 2016, 05:50:26 PM
French Polynesia, 50 fr., 2006.
This is also a beautiful place. Mo'orea is a high island in French Polynesia, one of the Windward Islands, part of the Society Islands, 17 kilometres northwest of Tahiti.

Cook's Bay and Mount Rōtui, 899 m.
Title: Re: Mountains and volcanoes on coins
Post by: Figleaf on January 09, 2016, 05:55:21 PM
Not that it matters, but the warship in thepicture is the French frigate Prairial (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_frigate_Prairial_(F731)), based in Papeete.

Peter
Title: Re: Mountains and volcanoes on coins
Post by: Gusev on January 09, 2016, 06:20:51 PM
Not that it matters, but the warship in thepicture is the French frigate Prairial (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_frigate_Prairial_(F731)), based in Papeete.
These guys have served in paradise. :)
Title: Re: Mountains and volcanoes on coins
Post by: Gusev on March 20, 2016, 07:14:24 PM
Sri Lanka, 5 Rupee, 2006.
Adam's Peak 2,243 m.

It is revered as a holy site by Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims and Christians. It has specific qualities that cause it to stand out and be noticed; including its dominant and outstanding profile, and the boulder at the peak that contains an indentation resembling a footprint.
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Post by: Pellinore on March 21, 2016, 12:57:12 PM
What a beautiful photo, it fills my heart with mountain longing.
-- Paul
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Post by: Gusev on April 10, 2016, 05:04:48 PM
Palau, 5 $, 2010.
Puncak Jaya or Carstensz Pyramid (4,884 m) is the highest summit of Mount Carstensz.
Puncak Jaya is the highest mountain in Indonesia (island of New Guinea).
First ascent - Austrian mountaineer Heinrich Harrer (of Seven Years in Tibet fame, and climber of the Eiger North Face) with three other expedition members – the New Zealand mountaineer Philip Temple, the Australian rock climber Russell Kippax, and the Dutch patrol officer Albertus (Bert) Huizenga.
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Post by: Gusev on May 06, 2016, 08:47:03 PM
Hawaiian dollar (souvenir), 1976.
Diamond Head (323 m) is the name of a volcanic tuff cone on the Hawaiian island of Oʻahu and known to Hawaiians as Lēʻahi, most likely from lae 'browridge, promontory' plus ʻahi 'tuna' because the shape of the ridgeline resembles the shape of a tuna's dorsal fin.
Title: Re: Mountains and volcanoes on coins
Post by: Gusev on May 06, 2016, 08:55:00 PM
Hawaiian dollar (souvenir), 1973.
Mount Waialeale, Hawaiian Wai‘ale‘ale, peak, central Kauai island, Hawaii, U.S. Waialeale (Hawaiian: “Rippling Water”), with an elevation of 5,148 feet (1,569 metres), is a dissected (eroded) dome. Waialeale is located at the southeastern edge of an extinct caldera that is now a plateau called Alakai Swamp. Shrouded in clouds, Waialeale is one of the world’s wettest spots, averaging some 450 inches (11,430 mm) of rainfall annually. In 1982, 666 inches (16,916 mm) of rain were recorded on the peak, establishing an official record. Only a few miles away, however, the amount of rain drops dramatically to only 10 inches (250 mm) a year.
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Post by: Gusev on May 06, 2016, 09:00:48 PM
Hawaiian dollar (souvenir), 1990.
The Iao Needle (Kūkaemoku) is a famous landmark in the state park, a vegetation-covered lava remnant rising 370 m from the valley floor or 690 m when measured from sea level. The "needle" itself is an illusion, and is in reality a sharp ridge that gives the appearance of being a spire when viewed end-on. The needle is an extension of and surrounded by the cliffs of the West Maui Mountains, an extinct volcano.
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Post by: Gusev on May 22, 2016, 04:04:34 PM
Mount Ararat is a snow-capped and dormant compound volcano in the eastern extremity of Turkey.[9] It consists of two major volcanic cones: Greater Ararat, the highest peak in Turkey and the Armenian plateau with an elevation of 5,137 m.
Mount Ararat is associated with the "mountains of Ararat" in the Bible. It is the traditional resting place of Noah's Ark according to the Book of Genesis. It is the principal national symbol of Armenia and is considered a "holy mountain" by Armenians. It is featured prominently in Armenian literature and art. Along with Noah's Ark, it is depicted on the coat of arms of Armenia.

The first efforts to reach Ararat's summit were made in the Middle Ages. However, it was not until 1829 when Friedrich Parrot and Khachatur Abovian, accompanied with four others, made the first recorded ascent.
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Post by: Gusev on August 24, 2016, 06:49:24 PM
Kyrgyzstan, 1 som, 2011.
Khan Tengri or Hantengri Peak is a mountain of the Tian Shan mountain range. It is located on the China—Kyrgyzstan—Kazakhstan border, east of lake Issyk Kul. Its geologic elevation is 6,995 m, but its glacial cap rises to 7,010 m. For this reason, in mountaineering circles, including for the Soviet Snow Leopard award criteria, it is considered a 7,000-metre peak.
First ascent: 1931 Mikhail Pogrebetsky, Boris Tyurin and Franz Zauberer.
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Post by: Gusev on July 23, 2017, 03:44:47 PM
Kyrgyzstan, 1 som, 2011.

Jengish Chokusu (Pobeda Peak / Victory Peak) is the highest mountain in the Tian Shan mountain system at 7439 metres. It lies on the Kyrgyzstan–China border.

First ascent: 30.08.1956 by Vitaly Abalakov's party.
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Post by: WillieBoyd2 on July 23, 2017, 05:03:52 PM
(http://www.brianrxm.com/posts/post_medal_devilstower.jpg)
Devil's Tower National Monument, Wyoming, USA

Prairie Dogs too!

:)
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Post by: gerard974 on July 23, 2017, 07:35:47 PM
hello
Costa Rica ,100 colones 2014 ,mountain and Braille

(https://i11.servimg.com/u/f11/14/89/20/87/bon_110.jpg) (https://servimg.com/view/14892087/1272)

(https://i11.servimg.com/u/f11/14/89/20/87/bon_210.jpg) (https://servimg.com/view/14892087/1273)
best regards  Gerard

 
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Post by: Gusev on July 24, 2017, 07:18:18 PM
The coat of arms of Costa Rica has an image of three peaks.

1) Arenal Volcano (1,670 m) is an active andesitic stratovolcano in north-western Costa Rica around 90 km northwest of San José,
2) Irazú Volcano (3,432 m) is an active volcano
3) Cerro Chirripó is the highest mountain in Costa Rica, with an elevation of 3,820 metres
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Post by: gerard974 on July 25, 2017, 06:23:58 AM
Hello Gusev
thank you very much for your good geographie lesson . for these coin is two variety of montain,look the photos
Best regards  gerard


(https://i11.servimg.com/u/f11/14/89/20/87/bon_111.jpg) (https://servimg.com/view/14892087/1275)

(https://i11.servimg.com/u/f11/14/89/20/87/error_10.jpg) (https://servimg.com/view/14892087/1274)
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Post by: Gusev on August 15, 2017, 06:09:32 PM
Tristan da Cunha, 25 Pence, 1977.
Queen Mary's Peak is the summit of the island of Tristan da Cunha, It has an elevation of 2,062 metres. First ascent - 1 January 1817.
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Post by: Gusev on August 20, 2017, 04:27:57 PM
Saint Lucia.
The Gros Piton is 771 m, and the Petit Piton is 743 m.
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Post by: Gusev on August 22, 2017, 06:08:42 PM
Cape Verde, 10 escudos, 1994.

Monte Cara is a mountain in the island of São Vicente, Cape Verde. Its elevation is 489 m, it is one of the island's tallest summit mainly the fourth, it is shorter than Madeiral and nearby Fateixa in the southwest, the latter forms the small mountain range of the west of the island.
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Post by: Figleaf on August 22, 2017, 11:58:25 PM
The coin shows a mirror image of the photo...

This is a superb thread. Thank you, Gusev.

Peter
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Post by: Gusev on August 23, 2017, 07:21:34 PM
The coin shows a mirror image of the photo...

Thank you, Peter.

I showed the right photo. :)
My collection of coins with mountains has more than 100 coins.
I hope to show all the coins here.
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Post by: Gusev on August 24, 2017, 04:54:33 PM
Palau, 5 $, 2010.

Mount Elbrus (West summit 5642 m, East summit 5621 m) is the highest mountain in Europe.
While authorities differ on how the Caucasus are distributed between Europe and Asia, most relevant modern authorities define the continental boundary as the Caucasus watershed, placing Elbrus in Europe due to its position on the north side in Russia.

First ascent:
West summit, 1874, by Florence Crauford Grove, Frederick Gardner, Horace Walker and the guides Peter Knubel and Ahiya Sottaiev
East summit, 22 July 1829 by Khillar Khachirov.
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Post by: Gusev on August 25, 2017, 12:24:43 PM
Bhutan, 50 Ngultrums, 1981.

Gangkhar Puensum (Dzongkha: Kangkar Punsum, Gangkar Punsum or Gankar Punzum) is the highest mountain in Bhutan and a strong candidate for the highest unclimbed mountain in the world with an elevation of 7,570 metres.

It lies on the border with China. After Bhutan was opened for mountaineering in 1983 there were four expeditions that made failed summit attempts in 1985 and 1986 However, in 1998, a team successfully climbed a subsidiary peak of the mountain from Tibet.

Since 1994, climbing of mountains in Bhutan higher than 6,000 metres has been prohibited out of respect for local spiritual beliefs, and since 2003 mountaineering has been forbidden completely. Gangkhar Puensum may keep its unique status for some time: any higher unclimbed peaks in the world are likely to be subsidiary tops, not separate mountains.
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Post by: Figleaf on August 25, 2017, 03:49:50 PM
Just for perspective, here (https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lijst_van_heuvels_in_Nederland) is a list of the 100 highest points of the Netherlands. Strangely, none of them ever figured on a coin...

Peter
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Post by: Gusev on August 25, 2017, 06:44:36 PM
Just for perspective, here (https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lijst_van_heuvels_in_Nederland) is a list of the 100 highest points of the Netherlands. Strangely, none of them ever figured on a coin...

Peter

Yes, I also did not see the hills of the Netherlands on coins
Maybe this coin will be minted in the future.

For example, Denmark has a coin (20 Kroner, 2011) with a picture of a hill Himmelbjerget ("The Sky Mountain"  ;D ;D or "The Mountain of Heaven"). With a height of 147 m, Himmelbjerget is one of the highest natural points in the Danish landscape. The hill and surrounding area has been a center for various gatherings and celebrations for more than 200 years and in 1875, a red brick tower was erected at the top.
Hjejlen (Danish for The Golden Plover) is one of the world's oldest operational paddle steamers, built in 1861 by Baumgarten & Burmeister, commissioned by a group of citizens headed by paper manufacturer Michael Drewsen. She is used to carry tourists between Silkeborg and Himmelbjerget, In 2011 Hjejlen celebrated her 150th anniversary

From Wikipedia
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Post by: Gusev on August 26, 2017, 08:47:23 PM
Nepal, 50 Rupee, 2012.

Baden-Powell Scout Peak (5826 m), formerly known as Urkema Peak,
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Post by: Gusev on August 27, 2017, 06:26:26 PM
Slovakia, 200 Korun, 1996.

Left Mount Strebske Soliske, 2301 m.
On the right is Mount Patria, 2203 m.

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Post by: Gusev on August 29, 2017, 05:42:33 PM
Palau, 5 $, 2011.

Dykh-Tau or Dykhtau (5204.7 m), is a mountain located in Kabardino-Balkaria, Russia.
Dykh-Tau is the second highest mountain in Europe.
The first ascent in 1888 by Mummery and Zarfluh was a major achievement at the time.
Albert Frederick Mummery (10 September 1855, Dover, Kent, England – 24 August 1895, Nanga Parbat), was an English mountaineer.
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Post by: Gusev on August 31, 2017, 08:46:31 PM
Japan, 500 Yen, 2013.

Sakurajima ("Cherry blossom Island"), 1117 m, is an active composite volcano and a former island in Kagoshima Prefecture in Kyushu, Japan. The lava flows of the 1914 eruption connected it with the Osumi Peninsula.
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Post by: Gusev on September 01, 2017, 06:32:56 PM
Japan, 500 Yen, 2008.

Mount Asahi (2291 m) is a mountain located in the town of Higashikawa, Hokkaido and the tallest mountain in the Japanese island of Hokkaido.
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Post by: Gusev on September 01, 2017, 08:10:47 PM
Bulgarian, 10 Leva, 2007.

Vihren is the highest peak of Bulgaria's Pirin Mountains. Reaching 2,914 metres
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Post by: Gusev on September 02, 2017, 04:12:25 PM
Ukraine, 5 grn., 2014.

Mount Hoverla (Ukrainian: Говерла, Hoverla; Hungarian: Hóvár; Romanian: Hovârla; Goverla, Polish: Howerla) at 2,061 metres, is the highest mountain in Ukraine and part of the Carpathian Mountains.

In Ukraine, there are no high mountains, but in the history of Everest 18 Ukrainians rose to its summit, including two women.
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Post by: Gusev on September 03, 2017, 04:23:52 PM
Gibraltar, 5 Pound, 2010.

The Rock of Gibraltar (426 m) is a monolithic limestone promontory located in the British overseas territory of Gibraltar, near the southwestern tip of Europe on the Iberian Peninsula.
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Post by: Figleaf on September 03, 2017, 09:51:29 PM
I wonder if any other of the mountains you are showing have a road to the top that any normal passenger car can take easily...

Peter
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Post by: Globetrotter on September 03, 2017, 10:05:17 PM
Who cares, helicopters and drones are available, no??????

Ole
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Post by: Gusev on September 04, 2017, 06:07:55 PM
I wonder if any other of the mountains you are showing have a road to the top that any normal passenger car can take easily...

Peter
Many peaks can be conquered by car. But it will not be easy.
In Ukraine, on Mount Goverla on 12.06.2007, an "ascent" was made on an ordinary Chevrolet-Niva car.
It was made from a base camp at an altitude of 1,450 m in three weeks. Sometimes the angle of climb was 50 degrees.
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Post by: Figleaf on September 04, 2017, 06:17:08 PM
Here's the road on "The Rock". The brown creatures are tax inspectors.

Peter
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Post by: Gusev on September 04, 2017, 06:25:57 PM
Here's the road on "The Rock". The brown creatures are tax inspectors.

Peter
Can you see Africa from this place?
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Post by: Figleaf on September 04, 2017, 06:36:22 PM
I don't think so, but you are forgiven if you interpret the haze on the horizon as the African coast. You see the town and pleasure port and a subtle Russian influence on the sign... ;)

Peter
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Post by: Gusev on September 04, 2017, 06:52:54 PM
......... a subtle Russian influence on the sign... ;)

Peter

On the pyramid of Cheops in Giza I saw different inscriptions in Russian. The most innocuous inscription "Здесь был Вася" (Here was Vasya).  :)
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Post by: Gusev on September 05, 2017, 09:46:13 AM
Palau, 5 $, 2011.

Ojos del Salado is a stratovolcano in the Andes on the Argentina–Chile border and the highest active volcano in the world at 6,893 m. It is also the second highest mountain in the Western Hemisphere and Southern Hemisphere and the highest in Chile.
The first ascent was made in 1937 by Jan Alfred Szczepański and Justyn Wojsznis, members of a Polish expedition.

On 21 April 2007, the Chilean duo of Gonzalo Bravo G. and Eduardo Canales Moya reached an altitude of 6,688 meters with a modified Suzuki Samurai, setting the latest record for the highest altitude attained by a four-wheeled vehicle.  :applause: :applause:
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Post by: Gusev on September 05, 2017, 06:53:00 PM
Austria, 50 Schilling, 1994.

Due to its location between high mountains, Innsbruck serves as an ideal place for skiing in winter, ski-jumping and mountaineering in summer.
View of the city from the ski jumping.
Left mountain Brandjochspitze (2559 m), right mountain Kemach (2482 m).
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Post by: Gusev on September 08, 2017, 04:39:05 PM
Slovakia, 20 Euro, 2009.

Veľká Fatra is a mountain range in the Western Carpathians in Slovakia.
Mount Ostra 1247 m.
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Post by: Gusev on September 08, 2017, 06:40:32 PM
Mauritius, 5 Rupees, 1992.

Le Morne Brabant is a peninsula at the extreme southwestern tip of the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius on the windward side of the island. It is highlighted by an eponymous basaltic monolith with a summit 556 metres.
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Post by: Gusev on September 09, 2017, 09:31:09 PM
Austria, 10 Euro, 2006.

The Untersberg is the northernmost massif of the Berchtesgaden Alps, a prominent spur straddling the border between Berchtesgaden, Germany and Salzburg, Austria. The highest peak of the table-top mountain is the Berchtesgaden Hochthron at 1,973 metres
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Post by: Gusev on September 10, 2017, 09:59:36 AM
Palau, 5 $, 2009.

Mont Blanc or Monte Bianco [ˈmonte ˈbjaŋko], both meaning "White Mountain", is the highest mountain in the Alps and the highest in Europe west of Russia's Caucasus peaks. It rises 4,808 m.
First ascent  8 August 1786 by Jacques Balmat Michel-Gabriel Paccard.
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Post by: Gusev on September 11, 2017, 05:15:49 PM
Russian, 25 Rouble, 2011.

The Chugush is the highest mountain in Adygea, Russia, located in the Western Caucasus. Its height is 3,238 meters.
The mountain is located at a distance of about 40 km from the city of Sochi.
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Post by: Gusev on September 11, 2017, 05:28:13 PM
Malavi, 5 Kwacha, 2006.

Mount Kilimanjaro with its three volcanic cones, "Kibo", "Mawenzi", and "Shira", is a dormant volcano in Tanzania. It is the highest mountain in Africa (5,895 metres).
The first persons known to have reached the summit of the mountain were Hans Meyer and Ludwig Purtscheller in 1889.
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Post by: Gusev on September 12, 2017, 07:56:34 PM
Austria, 10 Euro, 2004.

The Gaisberg Hill (1288 m)
Located near the city of Salzburg.
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Post by: Gusev on September 13, 2017, 12:37:52 PM
Palau, 5 $, 2012.

Ama Dablam is a mountain in the Himalaya range of eastern Nepal. The main peak is 6,812 metres, the lower western peak is 6,170 metres. Ama Dablam means "Mother's necklace"; the long ridges on each side like the arms of a mother (ama) protecting her child, and the hanging glacier thought of as the dablam, the traditional double-pendant containing pictures of the gods, worn by Sherpa women.

Ama Dablam was first climbed on 13 March 1961 by Mike Gill (NZ), Barry Bishop (USA), Mike Ward (UK) and Wally Romanes (NZ) via the Southwest Ridge.
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Post by: Gusev on September 13, 2017, 07:27:39 PM
Austria, 10 Euro, 2010.

The Erzberg is a large open-pit mine located in Eisenerz, Styria, in the central-western part of Austria, 60 km north-west of Graz and 260 km south-west of the capital, Vienna. Erzberg represents the largest iron ore reserves in Austria, having estimated reserves of 235 million tonnes of ore. The mine produces around 2,153,000 tonnes of iron ore per year.
200 years ago the mountain Erzberg was 1532 m high, today the mountain height is 1465 m.
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Post by: Jostein on September 13, 2017, 11:28:54 PM
EAST TIMOR - 200 centavos 2017
(http://www.worldbcnews.com/gallery/asia/easttimor/objetos/200c17o.png)

In this coin appears in the background the Matebian Mountain.

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/05/View_across_the_Seical_River_to_Mt_Matebian_in_background%2C_Baucau_30_Apr_2004.jpg/270px-View_across_the_Seical_River_to_Mt_Matebian_in_background%2C_Baucau_30_Apr_2004.jpg)
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Post by: Gusev on September 14, 2017, 06:57:27 PM
In this coin appears in the background the Matebian Mountain.

Matebian (2316 m) or Matebean is the third highest mountain in Timor Leste, after Ramelau (2986 m) (Tatamailau).
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Post by: Gusev on September 15, 2017, 09:26:48 PM
France, 100 Francs, 1989.

Aiguille de Peclet (3562 m).
Albertville-92
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Post by: Gusev on September 17, 2017, 10:04:20 AM
Ecuador, 20 Sucre, 1988.

Description of the arms of Ecuador:
In the background of the oval shield is the mount Chimborazo, while the river originating from its base represents the Guayas.

Chimborazo (6263.47 m) is a currently inactive stratovolcano in the Cordillera Occidental range of the Andes. It is the highest peak near the equator.
On 4 January 1880, the English climber Edward Whymper reached the summit of Chimborazo.
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Post by: Gusev on September 17, 2017, 03:58:01 PM
South Africa, 5 Shilling, 1952.

Table Mountain (1086 m) is a flat-topped mountain forming a prominent landmark overlooking the city of Cape Town in South Africa.
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Post by: Gusev on September 18, 2017, 09:39:36 AM
US, 25 Cent, 2007.

Mount Rainier (4392 m), is the highest mountain of the Cascade Range of the Pacific Northwest, and the highest mountain in the U.S. state of Washington.
First ascent  1870 by Hazard Stevens and P. B. Van Trump.
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Post by: Gusev on September 18, 2017, 09:53:01 AM
US, 25 Cent, 2011.

Reynolds Mountain (2,781 m) is located in the Lewis Range, Glacier National Park in the U.S. state of Montana.
Reynolds is a class 2 climb via the southwestern talus slope route that allows many people to easily climb the peak.
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Post by: Gusev on September 18, 2017, 06:51:55 PM
Palau, 5 $, 2010.

Denali (also known as Mount McKinley, its former official name) is the highest mountain peak in North America, with a summit elevation of 6,190 m.
Located in the Alaska Range in the interior of the U.S. state of Alaska,
Famed explorer Dr. Frederick Cook claimed the first ascent of the mountain in 1906.
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Post by: Gusev on September 18, 2017, 07:02:35 PM
Israel, 1/2 Sheqel, 1983.

Herodion (758 m) is a truncated cone-shaped hill, located 12 kilometres south of Jerusalem and 5 kilometres southeast of Bethlehem, in the Judaean Desert, West Bank. Herod the Great built a palace fortress and a small town at Herodium, between 23 and 15 BCE, and is believed to have been buried there. Herodium is the highest peak in the Judaean Desert.
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Post by: Gusev on October 04, 2017, 08:16:15 PM
Cook Islands, 2 $, 1996.

Mount Olympus, at 2432 m, is the tallest and most prominent mountain in the Olympic Mountains of western Washington state.
First ascent  1907 by L.A. Nelson and party.
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Post by: Gusev on October 04, 2017, 08:36:51 PM
US, 25 Cent, 2010.

El Capitan (2308 m) is a vertical rock formation in Yosemite National Park. The granite monolith extends about 900 m from base to summit along its tallest face and is one of the world's favorite challenges for rock climbers and BASE jumpers.
The Nose (El Capitan) was first climbed in 1958 by Warren Harding, Wayne Merry and George Whitmore in 47 days using "siege" tactics: climbing in an expedition style using fixed ropes along the length of the route, linking established camps along the way.
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Post by: mrbadexample on October 04, 2017, 08:47:52 PM
Guatemala ¼ real 1893. KM#159. I don't know which mountains they are though.  :-\
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Post by: Gusev on October 05, 2017, 08:25:04 AM
I don't know which mountains they are though.  :-\

The coin depicts three volcanoes. This is part of the coat of arms of Guatemala (valid 1858-1968).
In Guatemala there are 33 volcanoes. The most famous Volcán de Agua (3760 m).
The Spanish conquistadors also called it Hunapú until a lahar from the volcano in 1541 destroyed the original capital of Guatemala (now known as Ciudad Vieja) and the city was moved to the current site of Antigua Guatemala following this disaster.
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Post by: mrbadexample on October 05, 2017, 11:53:22 AM
Thanks Gusev. :)
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Post by: Gusev on October 05, 2017, 04:36:45 PM
Aruba, 1 Florin, 2002.

The coat of arms of Aruba depicts a mount Hooiberg.
Hooiberg is a 165 m high volcanic formation on the island of Aruba. It is located almost in the center of the island and can be seen from virtually anywhere on the island.
The Dutch word hooiberg, literally translates into haystack in English, as the landform is said to resemble a stack of hay.
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Post by: Gusev on October 05, 2017, 05:32:09 PM
Island Galapagos, 50 Centavo, 2008.

The coat of arms of the province of Galapagos (Ecuador) depicts a volcano Wolf (also known as Mount Whiton) is the highest peak in the Galapagos Islands and is situated on Isabela Island and reaches 1,707 m
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Post by: Gusev on October 06, 2017, 06:46:58 PM
Belarus, 1 Rouble, 2006.

Silichi is a ski resort situated in Logoysk, Belarus, located 30 km away from Minsk.
The length of 3 routes for skiing is 2.5 km (1.55 mi), its total capacity is 1,000 skiers per day and it has a 4-chair elevator.
The hill has a height of 106 meters.
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Post by: Gusev on October 06, 2017, 06:57:19 PM
Germany, 10 Euro, 2010.

The FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2011 were the 41st FIS Alpine World Ski Championships, held 7–20 February in Germany at Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria.
Mount Alpspitz (2628 m). This peak is considered a symbol of the ski resort of Garmisch-Partenkirchen
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Post by: Gusev on October 07, 2017, 06:35:02 PM
Uruguay, 20 Centesimos, 1976.

Fortaleza del Cerro, also known as Fortaleza General Artigas, is a fortress situated in Montevideo, Uruguay.
The Аortress is located on a hill 132 meters high.
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Post by: Gusev on October 07, 2017, 06:58:26 PM
Bolivia, Peso, 1974.

The coat of arms of Bolivia depicts the silver mountain of Cerro de Potosi.
lies at the foot of the Cerro de Potosí - sometimes referred to as the Cerro Rico ("rich mountain") - a mountain popularly conceived of as being "made of" silver ore that dominates the city Potosí. The Cerro Rico is the reason for Potosí's historical importance, since it was the major supply of silver for Spain during the period of the New World Spanish Empire.
Cerro de Potosí's peak is 4,824 metres.
Located in the Bolivian Tin Belt, Cerro Rico de Potosi is the world's largest silver deposit and has been mined since the sixteenth century, producing up to 60,000 tonnes by 1996. Estimates are that much silver still remains in the mines. Potosi became the second largest city, and the site of the first mint, in the Americas. By 1891, low silver prices prompted the change to mining tin, which continued until 1985. At peak production in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the ore contained up to 40% silver.
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Post by: andyg on October 07, 2017, 07:45:53 PM
this is a beautiful thread - some of the mountains (eg. Aruba) I'd never even noticed on the coins!
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Post by: Gusev on October 07, 2017, 09:10:23 PM
this is a beautiful thread - some of the mountains (eg. Aruba) I'd never even noticed on the coins!

Thank you, andyg.
I have two big albums with coins with mountains.
Therefore, to be continued ...  :)
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Post by: Gusev on October 08, 2017, 04:23:04 PM
Isle of Man, 50 Cent, 1981.

Peel (Port of the Island) is a seaside town and small fishing port on the Isle of Man,
The city's attractions: Peel Hill (153 m) and car Peel P50.
The Peel P50 is a three-wheeled microcar originally manufactured from 1962 to 1965 by the Peel Engineering Company on the Isle of Man.
At 1372 mm long and 991 mm wide and with an unladen weight of 59 kilograms, the P50 holds the record as the smallest car ever to go into production.
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Post by: Gusev on October 08, 2017, 04:45:24 PM
Malawi, 10 Kwacha, 2006.

The Mulanje Massif, also known as Mount Mulanje, is a large monadnock in southern Malawi rising sharply from the surrounding plains of Chiradzulu, and the tea-growing Mulanje district. It measures approximately 22x26 kilometres and has a maximum elevation of 3,002 m at its highest point, Sapitwa Peak.
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Post by: Gusev on October 09, 2017, 08:25:42 PM
Canada, 1 $, 1958.

Mount Waddington (4019 m), once known as Mystery Mountain, is the highest peak in the Coast Mountains of British Columbia, Canada.
First ascent - July 4, 1936, Fritz Wiessner, Bill House, Elizabeth Woolsey and Alan Willcox.
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Post by: Gusev on October 09, 2017, 08:35:37 PM
Canada, 5 Cent, 1992.

Mount Logan (5959 m) is the highest mountain in Canada and the second-highest peak in North America, after Denali. Mount Logan is located within Kluane National Park Reserve in southwestern Yukon,
First ascent - June 23, 1925, Albert H. MacCarthy (leader), H.F. Lambart, Allen Carpé, W.W. Foster, Norman H. Read and Andy Taylor. It had taken them 65 days to approach the mountain from the nearest town, McCarthy, summit and return, with all climbers intact.
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Post by: Gusev on October 10, 2017, 07:22:58 PM
Cuba, 1 Peso, 1996.

Pico Turquino (1972 m) is the highest point in Cuba. It is located in the southeast part of the island, in the Sierra Maestra mountain range.
Fidel Castro and his associates used these mountains as a base for the Cuban Revolution.
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Post by: Gusev on October 10, 2017, 07:49:56 PM
Honduras, 1 Real, 1870.

I guess, Pico Bonito 2450 m.
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Post by: Gusev on October 11, 2017, 07:22:49 PM
Seychelles, 5 Rupee, 2000.

The coat of arms depicts mount Morne Seychelles (905 m). This is the highest point of the country.
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Post by: Gusev on October 11, 2017, 07:31:29 PM
Sao Tome e Principe, 1000 Dobras, 1998.

Pico de São Tomé is the highest mountain in São Tomé and Príncipe at 2,024 metres.
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Post by: Pellinore on October 12, 2017, 12:02:51 AM
What a great and typical mountain. I wish my country would be not so flat.
— Paul
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Post by: Gusev on October 12, 2017, 08:02:14 AM
What a great and typical mountain. I wish my country would be not so flat.
— Paul

I understand you.

The Netherlands is geographically a very low and flat country, with about 26% of its area and 21% of its population located below sea level, and only about 50% of its land exceeding one metre above sea level.

From Wikipedia:
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Post by: Figleaf on October 12, 2017, 08:39:46 AM
Good point, Gusev, but unlike mountains, the flowers can be seen only a few weeks per year.

I was guiding around a Russian friend in the Mesdag panorama in The Hague. In front of us was a French couple. The wife commented on Mesdag's paintings that he'd painted too much sky. :) So that's Dutch comfort: no mountains, but plenty of sky. ;)

Peter
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Post by: Gusev on October 12, 2017, 08:40:51 PM
Ukraine, 5 Hryven, 2005.

Holy Mountains (Ukraine). The maximum height is about 200 meters.
The Holy Mountains Lavra is a major Orthodox Christian monastery on the steep right bank of the Seversky Donets River near the city of Sviatohirsk in Donetsk Oblast of eastern Ukraine (in the spring of 2014, this territory was occupied by Russia).
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Post by: Gusev on October 12, 2017, 09:03:40 PM
Poland, 2 Zlotych, 2008.

Rysy is a mountain in the crest of the High Tatras, lying on the border between Poland and Slovakia. Rysy has three summits: the middle at 2,503 m; the north-western at 2,499 m; and the south-eastern at 2,473 m. The north-western summit is the highest point of Poland;
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Post by: Gusev on October 12, 2017, 09:36:07 PM
Hong Kong (S.A.R.), 10 Dollars, 1997.

Victoria Peak is a mountain in the western half of Hong Kong. It is also known as Mount Austin, and locally as The Peak. With an elevation of 552 m, it is the highest mountain on Hong Kong island,
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Post by: Pellinore on October 12, 2017, 10:01:35 PM
I understand you.

The Netherlands is geographically a very low and flat country, with about 26% of its area and 21% of its population located below sea level, and only about 50% of its land exceeding one metre above sea level.

From Wikipedia:

I'm a lucky man, I'm living at a level of 5 meters, and only half a mile from here is the highest mountain of the whole province (33 m). Here's  a pic. Unfortunately, so far nobody bothered to make a coin of it.
-- Paul
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Post by: Gusev on October 13, 2017, 08:06:18 AM
I'm a lucky man, I'm living at a level of 5 meters, and only half a mile from here is the highest mountain of the whole province (33 m). Here's  a pic. Unfortunately, so far nobody bothered to make a coin of it.
-- Paul

Good photo.
This hill/mount is privately owned (I see a fence around)?
To conquer this mountain you need to pay money?
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Post by: Pellinore on October 13, 2017, 08:39:31 AM
It's in fact a sand dune, a minute's walk from the North Sea. The fence is there for the Highland cattle that's been kept in this part of the dunes, to keep the grass short. People can walk around freely by opening the gates. No money involved.
-- Paul
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Post by: Gusev on October 13, 2017, 11:14:17 AM
Sand dunes can have a height of up to 400 meters.
The highest dunes are located in Namibia and these dunes are on the coin.
Later I will show this coin.
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Post by: Figleaf on October 13, 2017, 12:09:31 PM
Well, if dunes count...

The highest dune in Europe is over 100 meters high and in France: Pyla-sur-mer (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dune_of_Pilat). It is not on a coin, not on a token, but it figures on a souvenir banknote. The photo is mine, the picture of the note was borrowed from "Billets Touristiques (https://www.billets-touristiques.com/billet-285)". The diagonal line on the dune, just right of DUNE D'EUROPE is the stairs shown on the picture.

Peter
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Post by: Gusev on October 13, 2017, 06:56:11 PM
Well, if dunes count...Peter

I think that the pyramids can also be shown here. The Inca pyramid has already been shown here (see
Reply #11 on: March 06, 2011).
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Post by: Gusev on October 13, 2017, 07:21:26 PM
Namibia, 1 $, 1995.

The Namib is a coastal desert in southern Africa. The name Namib is of Nama origin and means "vast place". According to the broadest definition, the Namib stretches for more than 2,000 kilometres along the Atlantic coasts of Angola, Namibia, and South Africa.
Dune 7 - the highest sand dune in the world (383 m)
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Post by: Gusev on October 14, 2017, 06:15:17 PM
South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands,2 Pound, 2007.

Mount Erebus is the second-highest volcano in Antarctica (after Mount Sidley) and the southernmost active volcano on Earth. It is the sixth highest ultra mountain on an island. With a summit elevation of 3,794 metres, it is located on Ross Island, which is also home to three inactive volcanoes, Mount Terror, Mount Bird, and Mount Terra Nova.
Mount Erebus' summit crater rim was first achieved by members of Sir Ernest Shackleton's party; Professor Edgeworth David, Sir Douglas Mawson, Dr Alister Mackay, Jameson Adams, Dr Eric Marshall and Phillip Brocklehurst (who did not reach the summit), in 1908.

Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton was a polar explorer who led three British expeditions to the Antarctic, and one of the principal figures of the period known as the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration.
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Post by: Gusev on October 14, 2017, 06:31:24 PM
South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands,2 Pound, 2004.

Grytviken is a settlement on the island of South Georgia, part of a British Overseas Territory in the South Atlantic.
Near the settlement is Mount Grytviken (603 m).

Grytviken is closely associated with the explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton.
Shackleton's Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition set out from London on 1 August 1914, to reach the Weddell Sea on 10 January 1915, where the pack ice closed in on their ship, Endurance. The ship was broken by the ice on 27 October 1915. The 28 crew members managed to flee to Elephant Island off Antarctica, bringing three small boats with them. Shackleton and five other men managed to reach the southern coast of South Georgia in the James Caird. They arrived at Cave Cove, and camped at Peggotty Bluff, from where they trekked to Stromness on the northeast coast. From Grytviken, Shackleton organised a rescue operation to bring home the remaining men.

He again returned to Grytviken, but posthumously. In 1922 he had died unexpectedly from a heart attack at the beginning of another Antarctic expedition. His widow chose South Georgia as his final resting place. His grave is located south of Grytviken, alongside those of whalers who had died on the island.

From Wikipedia.



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Post by: Gusev on October 15, 2017, 03:06:24 PM
Egypt, 5 Piastres, 1984.

The Giza pyramid complex is an archaeological site on the Giza Plateau, on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt.
The Pyramid of Cheops. Height 146.7 m (originally), 138.8 m (now).
The Pyramid of Khafre or of Chephren. Height 143.5 m (originally), 136.4 m (now).
The Pyramid of Menkaure. Height 66 m (originally), 62 m (now).
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Post by: Gusev on October 15, 2017, 03:28:08 PM
Hungary, 20 Forint 1956.

Gellért Hill is a 235 m high hill overlooking the Danube in Budapest, Hungary.
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Post by: Gusev on October 15, 2017, 03:47:47 PM
Austria, 100 Schilling, 1978.

The Arlberg Railway Tunnel with a length of 10.6 kilometres is the central part of the Arlberg railway in western Austria between the federal states Tyrol and Vorarlberg. The tunnel runs through the Arlberg massif at the northeastern end of the Rhaetian Alps.
The tunnel is pierced at an altitude of about 1300 m under the Arlberg Pass, which is located at an altitude of 1793 m between the Balugerkopf Mountains of 2,690 m and the Peixelkopf 2416 m.
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Post by: Gusev on October 16, 2017, 11:21:47 AM
France, 20 Francs, 1992.

Le Mont-Saint-Michel (Saint Michael's Mount, 78.8 m) is an island commune in Normandy, France.
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Post by: Gusev on October 16, 2017, 11:42:59 AM
Ceylon, 10 Rupee, 2013.

Sigiriya or Sinhagiri (Lion Rock Sinhalese, 370 m) is an ancient rock fortress located in the northern Matale District near the town of Dambulla in the Central Province, Sri Lanka.
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Post by: Gusev on October 16, 2017, 11:50:49 AM
Poland, 2 Zlotych, 2004.

Mount Chersky (2588 m) the highest point of the Baikal Range.
Named after the scientist Ivan Dementievich Chersky (1845-1892), who made a great contribution to the study of Lake Baikal.
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Post by: Gusev on October 17, 2017, 06:51:49 PM
Isle of Man, 1 Crowv, 1989.

The Island Pitcairn.volcanic island in the southern Pacific Ocean that form the last British Overseas Territory. The island are inhabited mostly by descendants of nine Bounty mutineers and the Tahitians (or Polynesians) who accompanied them, an event that has been retold in many books and films.
Bounty Bay, Young Peak (70 m).
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Post by: Gusev on October 17, 2017, 06:56:05 PM
Isle of Man, 1 Crowv, 1989.

Mont Orohena is a mountain located in the South Pacific, on the island of Tahiti. With an elevation of 2,241 metres above sea level, it is the highest point of French Polynesia.
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Post by: Gusev on October 17, 2017, 07:08:40 PM
Malaysia, 1 Ringgit, 2014.

Mount Tahan, at 2,187 m, is the highest point in Peninsular Malaysia. It is located within the Taman Negara national forest, in the state of Pahang.
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Post by: Gusev on October 18, 2017, 06:09:29 PM
Cook Islands, 1 $, 2002.

Mount Ogden (2,920 m) is a peak in Weber County, Utah, United States in the northern Wasatch Range.
The mount is popular with hikers, particularly in its three main canyons: Beus, Waterfall, and Taylor Canyons. The mountain’s east face has some good technical crack and face climbing routes. The summit accommodates several large radio towers and a helipad.

Mount Ogden is home to Snowbasin ski resort, where the 2002 Olympics downhill ski races were held.
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Post by: Gusev on October 18, 2017, 06:25:02 PM
New Zealand, 1 $, 1987.

Mount Ruapehu is an active stratovolcano at the southern end of the Taupo Volcanic Zone in New Zealand. within Tongariro National Park.
Ruapehu, the largest active volcano in New Zealand, is the highest point on the North Island and has three major peaks: Tahurangi (2,797 m), Te Heuheu (2,755 m) and Paretetaitonga (2,751 m).
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Post by: Gusev on October 18, 2017, 06:41:43 PM
Palau, 5 $, 2010.

Mount Vinson is the highest peak in Antarctica, at 4,892 metres. It lies in the north part of Vinson Massif’s.
First ascent 1966 by Nicholas Clinch and party.

The Mount Vinson is a part of the alpinist project "Seven Summits".
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Post by: <k> on October 18, 2017, 07:49:05 PM
(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=17663.0;attach=50353;image)

South Africa, 2 cents, 1965.

Would a koppie or kopje count?
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Post by: <k> on October 18, 2017, 07:50:06 PM
(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=17663.0;attach=73248;image)

South Africa, 5 shillings, 1954.  More kopjes.
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Post by: Gusev on October 18, 2017, 08:42:57 PM
(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=17663.0;attach=50353;image)

South Africa, 2 cents, 1965.

Would a koppie or kopje count?

Wildebeest and Table Mountain (Cape Town).
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Post by: <k> on October 18, 2017, 08:55:30 PM
Wildebeest and Table Mountain (Cape Town).

I never knew that!
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Post by: Gusev on October 19, 2017, 08:37:55 PM
Canada, 1 $, 1987.

An iceberg or ice mountain is a large piece of freshwater ice that has broken off a glacier or an ice shelf and is floating freely in open water. Also, about 91% of an iceberg is below the surface of the water.
The dimensions of the highest iceberg (discovered in 1958) are 808 m, while above sea level is 168 m.

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Post by: Gusev on October 19, 2017, 08:44:44 PM
USA, 25 Cent, 2010.

Mount Hood (3429 m) is a potentially active stratovolcano in the Cascade Volcanic Arc of northern Oregon.
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Post by: Gusev on October 19, 2017, 09:00:46 PM
USA, 25 Cent, 2013.

Mount Chocorua is a summit in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. At an elevation of 1,064 m it is the easternmost peak of the Sandwich Range.
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Post by: Gusev on October 20, 2017, 06:26:06 PM
Vanuatu, 50 Vatu, 1999.

The coat of arms of Vanuatu depicts a Mount Tabwemasana (1,879 m) is not only the highest peak in Vanuatu, but also one of the highest mountains in the Pacific. Tabwemasana towers above the surrounding mountains and provides fantastic views toward the Coral Sea in East.
Tabwemasana actually consists of two peaks and local folklore believes that these two peaks (male and female) come together in embrace at night.
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Post by: Gusev on October 20, 2017, 06:52:05 PM
Palau, 5 $, 2011.

K2, also known as Mount Godwin-Austen or Chhogori is the second highest mountain in the world, after Mount Everest, at 8,611 metres above sea level. It is located on the China-Pakistan border between Baltistan, in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of northern Pakistan, and the Taxkorgan Tajik Autonomous County of Xinjiang, China. K2 is the highest point of the Karakoram range and the highest point in both Pakistan and Xinjiang.
An Italian expedition finally succeeded in ascending to the summit of K2 via the Abruzzi Spur on 31 July 1954. The expedition was led by Ardito Desio, and the two climbers who reached the summit were Lino Lacedelli and Achille Compagnoni.
Climbing the Chogori is technically much more difficult than climbing the highest peak of the planet Everest. Up to the middle of 2008, 284 people visited the top of the Chogori, 66 were killed while trying to climb. By that time, Everest climbed 3684 people. According to the danger, the mountain ranks second among the eight thousandths after Annapurna, the death rate is 25%. None of the attempts to climb the Chogori in winter was successful.

From Wiki.
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Post by: Gusev on October 24, 2017, 06:59:53 PM
Souvenir coin of a non-existent country Redonda (5 $, 2009)..

The Kingdom of Redonda is the name for the micronation associated with the tiny uninhabited Caribbean island of Redonda. The island lies between the islands of Nevis and Montserrat, within the inner arc of the Leeward Islands chain, in the West Indies.
The island is just over 1.6 km long and 0.54 km wide, rising to a 296 m peak.
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Post by: Gusev on October 24, 2017, 07:08:14 PM
China, 5 Yuan, 2006.

The Summer Palace is a vast ensemble of lakes, gardens and palaces in Beijing, China. It was an imperial garden in Qing Dynasty.
Longevity Hill is about 60 metres high and has many buildings positioned in sequence. The front hill is rich with splendid halls and pavilions, while the back hill, in sharp contrast, is quiet with natural beauty. The central Kunming Lake, covering 2.2 square kilometres, was entirely man-made and the excavated soil was used to build Longevity Hill.
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Post by: Gusev on October 24, 2017, 07:15:47 PM
Sierra Leone, 1 Leone, 1974.

Mount Bintumani (also known as Loma Mansa), 1945 m, is the highest peak in Sierra Leone
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Post by: Gusev on October 26, 2017, 07:19:11 PM
Portugal, 200 Escudo, 1995

Tidore Island consists of a large stratovolcano which rises from the seafloor to an elevation of 1,730 m above sea level at the conical Kiematabu Peak on the south end of the island.

Gamalama (1715 m) is a near-conical stratovolcano that comprises the entire Ternate island in Indonesia.
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Post by: Gusev on October 26, 2017, 07:26:35 PM
Portugal, 100 Escudo, 1989.

Mount Teide is a volcano on Tenerife in the Canary Islands, Spain. Its 3,718-metre summit is the highest point in Spain and the highest point above sea level in the islands of the Atlantic.
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Post by: chrisild on October 26, 2017, 10:13:32 PM
Just in case anybody wonders why that Canary Islands coin was issued by Portugal, not Spain: The coin is part of a Portuguese Seafaring or Discoveries series. :)

Christian
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Post by: gerard974 on October 27, 2017, 04:47:04 AM
hello
for me i think that the more difficult is nor to find the coins ,but is to find the nice photo whe go with
best regards  Gerard
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Post by: Gusev on October 27, 2017, 06:19:26 PM
Just in case anybody wonders why that Canary Islands coin was issued by Portugal, not Spain: ......... Christian

Canaries have an interesting history of their conquest

The coin has a date of 1336-1479. During this period Portugal actually owned Canaries

From Wiki
According to some sources, in 1336, Malocello led a return expedition to the Canaries, sponsored by King Dinis of Portugal. However, the existence of this expedition has been dismissed by most modern historians, as being based on later forged documents.
In 1341, a three-ship expedition sponsored by King Afonso IV of Portugal, set out from Lisbon, commanded by Florentine captain Angiolino del Tegghia de Corbizzi and Genoese captain Nicoloso da Recco, and employing a mixed crew of Italians, Portuguese and Castilians. Cruising the archipelago for five months, the expedition mapped thirteen islands (seven major, six minor) and surveyed the primeval aboriginal inhabitants, the 'Guanches', bringing back four natives to Lisbon. This expedition would become the basis of later Portuguese claims of priority on the islands.
Despite Pope Nicholas V ruling that the Canary Islands were under Portuguese control, a crisis swelled to a revolt which lasted until 1459 with the final expulsion of the Portuguese. In 1479, Portugal and Castile signed the Treaty of Alcáçovas.
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Post by: Gusev on October 27, 2017, 06:37:19 PM
Canada, 1 Dollar, 1985.

Banff National Park is Canada's oldest national park and was established in 1885. Located in the Rocky Mountains, in the province of Alberta,

A Lake Herbert  and Mount Temple (3544 m).
First Ascent: August 17, 1894 Walter D. Wilcox, Samuel E. S. Allen and Lewis Frissell.
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Post by: Gusev on October 28, 2017, 11:36:21 AM
I like mountains.
I showed my collection of coins with mountains (these are two big albums).
For me, collecting these coins is a hobby. :)
But my collection of coins of the Himalayan countries has a more professional direction.
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Post by: gerard974 on October 28, 2017, 01:12:27 PM
hello Gusev
good collection and very nice presentation . i think that is much research for to have the photos
Best regards  Gerard
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Post by: Gusev on October 28, 2017, 01:59:21 PM
good collection and very nice presentation . i think that is much research for to have the photos
Best regards  Gerard

Thank you, Gerard
Yes, this is not an easy but very exciting research
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Post by: Figleaf on October 28, 2017, 09:00:20 PM
Passion is a great basis for a collection, but the research is what sets it apart. Bravo, Gusev!

Peter
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Post by: Henk on October 29, 2017, 11:33:55 AM
Carlos III Naples and Sicily Piaster 120 Granos 1735.
It shows a River god with two mountains behind. I assume the volcano, right with the smoke emanating, is the Vesuvius. The mountain on the left is Monte Somma.