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Design and designing => Thematic collecting => Architecture and Landmarks => Topic started by: <k> on March 30, 2011, 02:42:32 PM

Title: Bridges on coins
Post by: <k> on March 30, 2011, 02:42:32 PM
In 2006 the Royal Mint issued a £2 coin to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Isambard Kingdom Brunel and his achievements. The coin depicts a section of the Royal Albert Bridge at Saltash, Cornwall, along with a portrait of Brunel.
Title: Re: Bridges on coins
Post by: Md. Shariful Islam on April 25, 2011, 11:07:44 AM
Hi
I think this may be a topic on this board. Bangladesh has a few coins on bridge. Bangabandhu bridge is the largest bridge in bangladesh made of concrete. On the occassion of inauguration of the bridge Bangladesh Bank issued two commemorative coins, one made of silver and another made of nickel. Other than this Bangladesh has 5 taka coin in circulation depicting the bridge.

Islam
Title: Re: Bridges on coins
Post by: Figleaf on April 26, 2011, 12:47:36 AM
I think bridges are excellent and underused subjects for coins. I can immediately think of some on euro banknotes, but they are non-existant - the French think otherwise, but that is another story.

A coin with a bridge that immediately pops into my mind:

(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=39617.0;attach=89608;image)

is the subject of this thread (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,128.0.html). There are three more bridges on coins inn this series.

Peter

 
Title: Re: Bridges on coins
Post by: Bimat on April 27, 2011, 05:03:38 PM
Hungary 200 Forint. It shows Budapest's Chain Bridge.

(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=1706.0;attach=3299;image)

Aditya
Title: Re: Bridges on coins
Post by: Figleaf on May 16, 2011, 07:48:16 PM
The Millau bridge (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Millau_Viaduct) on a medal. This bridge is a collection of superlatives.

Peter

(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=2533.0;attach=2407;image)

Title: Re: Bridges on coins
Post by: <k> on May 17, 2011, 12:59:35 AM
(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=39617.0;attach=89607;image)

The Firth of the Forth, Scotland.

 
Title: Re: Bridges on coins
Post by: <k> on May 17, 2011, 01:04:55 AM
(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=39617.0;attach=89610;image)

Gateshead Millennium Bridge, England.

 
Title: Re: Bridges on coins
Post by: <k> on May 17, 2011, 03:54:55 PM
Hong Kong. 10 dollars 1997, farewell to Britain.

(http://worldcoingallery.com/countries/img15/84-78.jpg)
Title: Re: Bridges on coins
Post by: Figleaf on May 17, 2011, 09:58:30 PM
That's Tsing Ma bridge (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsing_Ma_Bridge), connecting Lan Tau island with the mainland. The connection was a dramatic change for Lan Tau. Its isolation made it a nest of pirates, smugglers, criminals and fugitives for centuries, but also a hotbed of resistance against the Japanese occupation. Lately, it catered to sailors with whorehouses, sleazy watering holes, gambling and opium dens. Today, it is home to Disneyland Hong Kong. ;)

Peter
Title: Re: Bridges on coins
Post by: <k> on May 18, 2011, 03:52:16 PM
Bridges from Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic. Are they all the same bridge, I wonder?
Title: Re: Bridges on coins
Post by: <k> on May 18, 2011, 03:59:49 PM
Notgeld. Bonn. 10 Pfennig. 1919.
Title: Re: Bridges on coins
Post by: <k> on May 18, 2011, 04:09:01 PM
San Francisco.
Title: Re: Bridges on coins
Post by: chrisild on May 18, 2011, 04:10:41 PM
Bridges from Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic. Are they all the same bridge, I wonder?

Yes. That is Karlův most (Charles Bridge) in Prague ...

Christian
Title: Re: Bridges on coins
Post by: <k> on May 18, 2011, 04:19:21 PM
Birchenough Bridge over the Sabi River, Zimbabwe.
Title: Re: Bridges on coins
Post by: <k> on May 18, 2011, 04:21:22 PM
Japan. Opening of Seto Bridge, 1988. 500 yen.
Title: Re: Bridges on coins
Post by: <k> on May 18, 2011, 04:28:22 PM
The "25th of April" Bridge is a suspension bridge connecting Lisbon, capital of Portugal, to Almada on the left bank of the Tejo River. It was inaugurated on August 6, 1966 and a train platform was added in 1999. Because of its similar colouring, it is often compared to the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, USA. In fact, it was built by the same company (American Bridge Company) that constructed the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge - not the Golden Gate - which explains its similar design. With a total length of 2,277 m, it is the 20th largest suspension bridge in the world. The upper platform carries six car lanes, the lower platform two train tracks. Until 1974, the bridge was named Salazar Bridge.
Title: Re: Bridges on coins
Post by: Md. Shariful Islam on August 30, 2011, 08:42:26 AM
1.2 Km long steel structure Hardinge bridge was completed in the year 1912. This railway bridge has a long history and has contributed to economy of Bangladesh for long long time. One year from now to complete its hundred years. I want coins on its hundred years.

Islam 
Title: Re: Bridges on coins
Post by: Destrans on August 30, 2011, 12:24:23 PM
500 Escudos - Ponte Vasco da Gama

(http://web.archive.org/web/20131107160611/http://img241.imageshack.us/img241/4164/84357775ri5.jpg)
Title: Re: Bridges on coins
Post by: Figleaf on August 30, 2011, 12:51:11 PM
This is the big brother of the 25th of April bridge shown above. Both cross the Tagus at Lisbon. Why can we build such beauties and not solve traffic jams or parking problems?

Peter
Title: Re: Bridges on coins
Post by: chrisild on August 30, 2011, 01:17:26 PM
Maybe because building such a single bridge is expensive enough? As far as I know, the TTT (rail bridge) project in Lisbon was "killed", or at least put to sleep, for such reasons ...

Here is an older bridge, on a 2007 Austrian collector coin. A bridge for the "Nordbahn" rail connection, across the Danube river near Vienna. The reverse shows the first, wooden bridge, see here http://de.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Datei:Nordbahnbrücke-Wien-1836.jpg (http://de.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Datei:Nordbahnbrücke-Wien-1836.jpg).

Christian
Title: Re: Bridges on coins
Post by: chrisild on August 30, 2011, 01:20:11 PM
And another old but interesting bridge - a 100-year-old "loop" viaduct near Brusio in Switzerland.
(see http://de.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Datei:Bernina_Brusio.jpg (http://de.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Datei:Bernina_Brusio.jpg))

Christian
Title: Re: Bridges on coins
Post by: kumarrahul on August 30, 2011, 04:36:05 PM
I saw this thread.. and was immediately reminded of a beautiful 'bridge' coin in my collection.. This ones from Yemen featuring the Shaharah Bridge.  It had a defensive purpose and was built in 1904. It stands 200 meters above the valley floor, is 20 meters long, and was built by traditional means.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Shaharah_bridge.jpg (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Shaharah_bridge.jpg)
Title: Re: Bridges on coins
Post by: kumarrahul on August 30, 2011, 04:39:07 PM
And another old but interesting bridge - a 100-year-old "loop" viaduct near Brusio in Switzerland.
(see http://de.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Datei:Bernina_Brusio.jpg (http://de.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Datei:Bernina_Brusio.jpg))

Christian

Really loved the original image with the train running on the loop... and the beautiful rendition on the coin.. quite nice!
Title: Re: Bridges on coins
Post by: kumarrahul on August 30, 2011, 04:59:51 PM
Here's my 25 cents :-)  I guess one can find almost every theme in the US Quarters..
Two bridges featured on the US Quarters- Pell Bridge in Rhode Island and the New River Gorge Bridge in West Virginia..
Title: Re: Bridges on coins
Post by: bart on August 30, 2011, 06:54:57 PM
Here's a very artistic view of the Devil's Bridge (Teufelsbrücke) in Switzerland, which gives acces to the St. Gotthard Pass. The coin is a Swiss 20 franc coin.
Title: Re: Bridges on coins
Post by: kumarrahul on August 31, 2011, 03:34:07 PM
I found another appealing bridge coin today in my collection.. This one features a modern arch bridge from Ghana.  I get the feeling that some of these diminutive coins appear much more appealing when photographed.. it had never grabbed my attention earlier.. but the photograph makes the coin look very beautiful!
Title: Re: Bridges on coins
Post by: Md. Shariful Islam on August 31, 2011, 07:54:35 PM
It certainly is a beauty close up. Unfortunately coins are getting steadily smaller because of metal prices. Eventually, they may be too small to carry a decent thematic design.  :(

Nice bridge, nice coin and above all nice photography.

Smaller the coins larger the error from Calcutta mint, larger the collection of our members.

Islam
Title: Re: Bridges on coins
Post by: Figleaf on August 31, 2011, 09:59:27 PM
My favourite bridge, the Kapellbrücke (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kapellbrücke) in Luzern on a 1901 shooting thaler.

Peter
Title: Re: Bridges on coins
Post by: chrisild on September 01, 2011, 12:51:32 AM
And here is the same bridge, on a Swiss coin, without guns. :)
(Image: Schimmer/MA-Shops)

Christian
Title: Re: Bridges on coins
Post by: <k> on February 08, 2012, 12:17:41 AM
Australia, $1, 2007.  Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Title: Re: Bridges on coins
Post by: FosseWay on February 08, 2012, 07:28:40 AM
To add to the cluster of Hungarian bridge coins at the start of the thread, here's the 200 forint issued in the 1990s. It's silver (0.625 IIRC) but nevertheless I was very pleased to get one in circulation when I was there in 1997.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/bb/HUFcoin_200_1992_obverse.JPG)

I'm quite surprised that neither the Danes nor the Swedes (nor anyone else) have yet commemorated the Öresundsförbindelse on a coin. Both as a feat of engineering and as an international/co-operative symbol it is an important structure.
Title: Re: Bridges on coins
Post by: Figleaf on February 09, 2012, 10:09:10 AM
I think the Scans and the Hungarians got it right and the Strines got it wrong. You put a bridge on a coin not because it's nicely done (most bridges are) but because it has a high symbolic value. The Chain bridge has such symbolic value. Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chain_Bridge_(Budapest)) says: It became a symbol of advancement, national awakening, and the linkage between East and West.

The claim to fame of the Sydney Harbour Bridge is apparently that it offers a nice view of the opera house for operaphobes. Mmm. Does that make it a music related coin? :)

Peter
Title: Re: Bridges on coins
Post by: chrisild on February 09, 2012, 10:54:49 AM
I'm quite surprised that neither the Danes nor the Swedes (nor anyone else) have yet commemorated the Öresundsförbindelse on a coin. Both as a feat of engineering and as an international/co-operative symbol it is an important structure.

Interestingly, the fairly new Danish banknotes (http://web.archive.org/web/20110612015357/http://www.nationalbanken.dk/DNDK/money.nsf/side/Kommende_seddelserie!OpenDocument) all feature bridges. Maybe, if they ever add a 2000 kr note, that will show the Ø(Ö)resund connection. :) Another option (again, at least for Denmark) is the thematic coins: They have done towers, fairy tales, ships ... why not bridges, or bridges and tunnels for the next series?

Christian
Title: Re: Bridges on coins
Post by: FosseWay on February 09, 2012, 01:16:41 PM
Interestingly, the fairly new Danish banknotes (http://web.archive.org/web/20110612015357/http://www.nationalbanken.dk/DNDK/money.nsf/side/Kommende_seddelserie!OpenDocument) all feature bridges. Maybe, if they ever add a 2000 kr note, that will show the Ø(Ö)resund connection. :) Another option (again, at least for Denmark) is the thematic coins: They have done towers, fairy tales, ships ... why not bridges, or bridges and tunnels for the next series?

Christian

If they want to do tunnels, there are plenty to go at in the Faeroes. Most of their major road network seems to be underground these days. Mind you, illustrating a new tunnel may be a bit challenging -- it's not like most modern tunnels have the kind of imposing portals you see on some 18th/19th century canal and railway tunnels.
Title: Re: Bridges on coins
Post by: chrisild on February 10, 2012, 02:59:51 PM
Yes, modern tunnels are more difficult to depict. Here is what the French mint did in 1994, to commemorate the opening of the Manche/Channel Tunnel (image: Dijon Numism./MA-Shops). Quite abstract: one side shows a map with diagonal lines symbolizing the tracks, the other side shows a cross-section kind of view of the three tunnel tubes.

Christian
Title: Re: Bridges on coins
Post by: chrisild on February 10, 2012, 03:08:21 PM
Back to bridges. :) This is a Spanish coin from 2007, commemorating five years of the euro cash (image: Witte/MA-Shops). Don't think this is any particular bridge, but one like that is in the Bujaruelo Valley (Pyrenees, close to the French border) for example.

Christian
Title: Re: Bridges on coins
Post by: FosseWay on February 10, 2012, 06:00:58 PM
That looks like a common-or-garden 18th-century English canal bridge, as built in the hundreds by people like Telford and Brindley. Looks out of place on a Spanish coin!
Title: Re: Bridges on coins
Post by: chrisild on February 10, 2012, 07:25:01 PM
Get the time machine and rewind a little. ;) At least for me, the very first thought was, ah yes, the Camino de Santiago - the pilgrims way to Santiago de Compostela - in northern Spain. (Been there, but as tourists, not as pilgrims.) The bridge that I mentioned is from the Middle Ages (Romanesque); here is an image: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Datei:Pirineo_San_Nicolas_de_Bujaruelo.jpg

Christian
Title: Re: Bridges on coins
Post by: Bimat on February 13, 2012, 03:48:58 PM
Turkey 50 Kurus (2009-2011):

(http://en.numista.com/catalogue/photos/turquie/g152.jpg)

Aditya
Title: Re: Bridges on coins
Post by: Kushi on August 22, 2012, 12:13:38 PM
Quite a few bridges have used fare tokens to pay for going over the bridge. Some of these depict the actual bridge. They are listed on pages 222 to 233 of Kenneth E. Smith, Catalogue of World Transportation Tokens and Passes except North America, Redondo Beach, California, 1967. USA and Canadian bridge tokens are in Coffee and Ford, The Atwood-Coffee Catalogue of United Stated and Canadian Transportation Tokens, Sixth Edition, Boston, 2007.
Title: Re: Bridges on coins
Post by: Destrans on August 22, 2012, 12:18:29 PM
Hi Kushi  :D

The D. Luiz bridge had two different tokens and later some ballots.
(http://www.numismatas.com/Forum/Imagens/CatalogoFichas/PDLa.jpg)(http://www.numismatas.com/Forum/Imagens/CatalogoFichas/PDL.jpg)
Title: Re: Bridges on coins
Post by: Bimat on December 14, 2012, 02:30:29 PM
Finland €5 (2012): Lumberjack’s Candle Bridge in Lapland Province.

(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=19256.0;attach=30251;image)(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=19256.0;attach=30253;image)

(http://wwww.rovaniemi.fi/images/20070525145044.jpg)

Aditya
Title: Re: Bridges on coins
Post by: Bimat on April 14, 2013, 02:16:47 PM
Turkey 50 Lira (2012): Usak Bridge in Manisa.

Aditya
Title: Re: Bridges on coins
Post by: Bimat on April 14, 2013, 02:20:23 PM
Turkey 50 Lira (2010): Ahirkapi Lighthouse, Istanbul.

Aditya
Title: Re: Bridges on coins
Post by: Bimat on April 14, 2013, 04:48:32 PM
Turkey 20 Lira (2005): Mostar Bridge.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e1/Mostar_Old_Town_Panorama.jpg)

Aditya
Title: Re: Bridges on coins
Post by: Figleaf on April 15, 2013, 12:04:15 AM
Mostar Bridge or Stari Most (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mostar_Bridge#Destruction) is a highly emotional symbol of the recent strife in what used to be Yugoslavia. People of different religions and nationalities lost their lives crossing it. It is good that Turkey issued such a wonderfully understated coin. I hope one day Croatia has the moral courage to issue a coin on the same theme in the same good taste.

Peter
Title: Re: Bridges on coins
Post by: davidrj on February 27, 2014, 02:49:06 AM
Not a bridge but a tunnel

Opening of the first Mersey Tunnel 18 July 1934 by George V

32mm aluminium

(http://i593.photobucket.com/albums/tt14/microtome/merseytunnel.jpg) (http://s593.photobucket.com/user/microtome/media/merseytunnel.jpg.html)

David
Title: Re: Bridges on coins
Post by: Kushi on February 27, 2014, 07:49:42 AM
Not a fare token, but a nice illustration of the tunnel.

What is the tiny lettering above the word BIRKENHEAD? I would presume the manufacturer and his location.
Title: Re: Bridges on coins
Post by: Kushi on February 27, 2014, 08:09:24 AM
Do  the Mersey Tunnels require a toll payment to pass? Were metal or plastic fare tokens ever used?

Oops. Found the current tolls on the following website:

http://www.merseytunnels.co.uk/nossl/html/fees.php

Does anyone have a photo of the "Fast Tag", apparently a discount pass?

Title: Re: Bridges on coins
Post by: malj1 on February 27, 2014, 11:36:36 AM
The manufacturers mark is T FATTORINI LN B'HAM = Thomas Fattorini London & Birmingham.

They are now also in Manchester.
Title: Re: Bridges on coins
Post by: Kushi on February 27, 2014, 11:53:21 AM
A history of the Fattorini firms by RNP Hawkins.

http://www.buttoncrs.com/pdffiles/FattoriniCompaniesHistory.pdf
Title: Re: Bridges on coins
Post by: FosseWay on February 28, 2014, 07:04:22 PM
Do  the Mersey Tunnels require a toll payment to pass? Were metal or plastic fare tokens ever used?

Oops. Found the current tolls on the following website:

http://www.merseytunnels.co.uk/nossl/html/fees.php

Does anyone have a photo of the "Fast Tag", apparently a discount pass?

Last time I drove through, it cost £1. It's obviously gone up since then... It was a chuck-coins-in-hopper setup - no tokens and no electronic doohickeys either.
Title: Re: Bridges on coins
Post by: malj1 on March 01, 2014, 10:51:30 PM
Not a bridge but a tunnel

Opening of the first Mersey Tunnel 18 July 1934 by George V

David

From the episode of Antiques Roadshow I saw last night; an image of the opening of the Mersey tunnel in 1934 and the book.
Title: Re: Bridges on coins
Post by: davidrj on March 01, 2014, 11:20:29 PM
Interesting!  :)

My late mother told me that she, along with hundreds of others, walked through on the day it was opened. She would have been a 17yr old

I think my medal was given one of those given out to school children, her younger sister and brother would have still been at school in 1934

David
Title: Re: Bridges on coins
Post by: malj1 on March 01, 2014, 11:37:49 PM
So no doubt she is in the image somewhere.  :D
Title: Re: Bridges on coins
Post by: davidrj on March 01, 2014, 11:53:34 PM
So no doubt she is in the image somewhere.  :D

 :)

David
Title: Re: Bridges on coins
Post by: Destrans on September 05, 2014, 11:28:39 AM
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_j1iFxQnCmd4/TEVpip9qkcI/AAAAAAAAA34/-wPitJNA88g/s1600/1998-ponte+vasco+da+gama.jpg)

(http://www.numismatas.com/album/albums/userpics/10003/Clerigos.jpg)



This is a token produced by Fórum dos Numismatas to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the original token
(http://www.numismatas.com/album/albums/userpics/10003/26~0.jpg)
Title: Where is the Tramway?
Post by: Kushi on September 05, 2014, 12:36:00 PM
Very attractive commemorative token, BUT where is the tramway. See attached image of the original.
Title: Re: Bridges on coins
Post by: Destrans on September 05, 2014, 12:42:58 PM
Today there is no longer tramway  ;D
Now is the metropolitan

(http://guia-viagens.aeiou.pt/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Ponte-Lu%C3%ADs-I.jpg)
Title: Re: Bridges on coins
Post by: <k> on May 20, 2015, 12:19:31 AM
(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=12316.0;attach=17924;image)



(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=12316.0;attach=19863;image)

Bangladesh, 5 taka, 1996.  Jamuna Bridge.



See also: List of Bangladesh 5 Taka Coins (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,12316.0.html).
Title: Re: Bridges on coins
Post by: thepanda0 on August 11, 2015, 09:35:04 AM
Spain, 5 pesetas, 1993, Extremadura - Puente de Alcántara

(http://coinz.eu/esp/2_esp/g/61_pesetas_50_1993_extremadura_spanish_coins.jpg)

And a photo of the original by Dantla from de.wikipedia

(http://coinz.eu/esp/2_esp/g/z_61_pesetas_50_1993_puente_de_alcantara_extremadura_spanish_coins.jpg)
Title: Bridges on coins
Post by: Bimat on February 05, 2016, 05:51:40 AM
Portugal €2 (2016): 25 de Abril Bridge (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/25_de_Abril_Bridge).

(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=34319.0;attach=59778;image)

Aditya
Title: Bridges on coins
Post by: Bimat on April 13, 2016, 08:04:18 AM
Luxembourg €2 (2016): Grand Duchess Charlotte Bridge

(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=34209.0;attach=59542;image)

Aditya
Title: Re: Bridges on coins
Post by: <k> on December 04, 2016, 09:15:41 AM
(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=4001.0;attach=66674;image)

Andorra, 1 diner, 1988.  The bridge at the village of La Margineda, Andorra.
Title: Bridges on coins
Post by: Bimat on December 24, 2016, 05:14:36 PM
Luxembourg €2.5 (2017): Adolphe Bridge

(http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=37535.0;attach=67266;image)

Aditya
Title: Re: Bridges on coins
Post by: mrbadexample on January 15, 2019, 06:55:21 PM
Hungary 50 filler, KM#574. Elizabeth Bridge, Budapest.