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Offline rundontwalk

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Territorial Disputes on Coins
« on: March 31, 2015, 07:50:01 PM »
For example, there are the recent 10 rouble coins released by Russia honoring the annexations of Crimea and Sevastopol. Does anyone know other territorial disputes being waged on coins? (photo taken from ebay)
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Re: Territorial Disputes on Coins
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2015, 08:13:08 PM »
Argentina has issued several coins, and recently also a banknote, featuring the Falkland Islands (or Malvinas to the Argentinians).

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Re: Territorial Disputes on Coins
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2015, 08:28:08 PM »
Argentina invaded the Falkland Islands and lost, so that was a war between Britain, not just a dispute. We have topics on "War and the military" and "Referenda". The Gibraltar referendum coin probably comes under the category of "territorial dispute" (with Spain).
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Re: Territorial Disputes on Coins
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2015, 09:16:48 PM »
The Argentinians lost the war. However, these coins were issued many years after that war, the banknote this year. So, from the Argentinian viewpoint there definitely is an ongoing territorial dispute.

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Re: Territorial Disputes on Coins
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2015, 09:48:39 PM »
I would definitely classify the Falklands as a territorial dispute. They were also the object of a war, but not all wars are necessarily over territorial disputes, so the two are different topics IME.

The Roman Empire issued various commemoratives to mark the subjugation against the will of the local population of numerous territories - the "Judaea Capta" coins issued after the Jewish revolt of AD 70 spring to mind.

I would be surprised if the People's Republic of China has never issued a coin featuring a map that includes Taiwan, even though, just as in the case of the Falklands for Argentina, the scale of the island in the context of the whole of China depicted on a coin means that omitting it would be entirely geographically reasonable.

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Re: Territorial Disputes on Coins
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2015, 06:32:16 PM »
Falklands 2 Pounds, Falklands. 1999/2000
Malvinas, 2 Pesos, Argentina, 2007

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Re: Territorial Disputes on Coins
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2015, 06:48:52 PM »
I would be surprised if the People's Republic of China has never issued a coin featuring a map that includes Taiwan, even though, just as in the case of the Falklands for Argentina, the scale of the island in the context of the whole of China depicted on a coin means that omitting it would be entirely geographically reasonable.
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In 1994, 50 years after the end of Japanese colonialism, both the PRC and the ROC issued coins on this same subject.

ROC, NT$10, 1994, showing "Free Area" and "Bandit-held Area" in different shades.
PRC, CN¥50, 1994, showing a map of China, inclusive of Taiwan, and a continental-sized Taiwan separately.

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Re: Territorial Disputes on Coins
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2015, 07:11:14 PM »
All Azerbaijani coins feature the already-lost territories of Nagorno-Karabakh.

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Re: Territorial Disputes on Coins
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2015, 07:22:40 PM »
As for Crimea, we have the Russian coins shown above


As well as 2004 Ukraine 5 Hryvna, 50th anniversary of Krim in Ukraine


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Re: Territorial Disputes on Coins
« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2015, 07:41:31 PM »
Portugal issued some coins to commemorate the Treaty of Tordesillas, when the new world was divided between Spain and Portugal. This treaty ended a territorial dispute between Castile and Portugal.

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Re: Territorial Disputes on Coins
« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2015, 08:15:12 PM »
South Korea coin for the Naro Rocket, showing North and South Korea as one country.
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