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Re: Stars on coins
« Reply #60 on: August 10, 2013, 03:03:59 PM »
Equatorial Guinea, 1 peseta, 1969.

The six stars above the shield of the coat of arms represent the mainland and the five main islands in the country.

On the obverse, the dates appear in the stars, as on many Spanish coins.
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Re: Stars on coins
« Reply #61 on: August 12, 2013, 07:55:36 PM »
Aruba, 10 florins, 2006.  Three small stars on the reverse, one large one on the obverse. What is their significance?
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Re: Stars on coins
« Reply #62 on: August 12, 2013, 11:39:58 PM »
Aruba, 10 florins, 2006.  Three small stars on the reverse, one large one on the obverse. What is their significance?

The three stars ... dunno. Maybe they represent the three parts of the Kingdom which back then were the (European) Netherlands, the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba. Now the single star on the other side is the one from the Aruban flag, I suppose.

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Re: Stars on coins
« Reply #63 on: August 14, 2013, 05:42:03 PM »
I think the there stars refer to the three islands that chose a status apart in the kingdom of the Netherlands: Aruba, Curaçao, Sint Maarten.

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Re: Stars on coins
« Reply #64 on: August 14, 2013, 07:46:11 PM »
Two different theories, but yours sounds more precise, Peter, so I'll go for that.
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Re: Stars on coins
« Reply #65 on: April 01, 2014, 01:59:38 PM »
Portugal, $100, 1990.  Celestial navigation.
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Re: Stars on coins
« Reply #66 on: November 03, 2014, 03:27:00 AM »
Greece, 5 drachmai, 1930. 

What does the six-pointed star represent?
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Re: Stars on coins
« Reply #67 on: November 03, 2014, 11:31:13 AM »
1 Pice - Muhammad Sa'adat Ali Khan, KM29 - India - Tonk state
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Re: Stars on coins
« Reply #68 on: November 03, 2014, 11:35:10 AM »
Pakistan 1 annas  KM3 & KM8

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Re: Stars on coins
« Reply #69 on: November 03, 2014, 11:49:32 AM »
Greece, 5 drachmai, 1930. 

What does the six-pointed star represent?
About six-pointed star can not say, but the seven-pointed star represents the seven Ionian Islands.
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Re: Stars on coins
« Reply #70 on: November 03, 2014, 04:35:29 PM »
What does the six-pointed star represent?

Hmm, maybe the Royal Mint knows? They made most of those 5 drachmai 1930 coins. Above the Phoenix you see a Christian cross, and the rays represent the Holy Spirit. So I suppose the star has a religious meaning too. Could be the star of Mary (as in Hamburg's CoA), could be the hexagram that combines the masculine and the feminine, united to represent love and life. We learned roughly that when afrasi showed us the Marktkirche in Hannover at the WoC meeting last month. :)

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Re: Stars on coins
« Reply #71 on: December 25, 2014, 05:45:46 PM »
Remember the Australian seven-pointed Commonwealth star?





Here is another one, on the New Guinea shilling of 1935.
 
 
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Re: Stars on coins
« Reply #72 on: April 07, 2015, 03:01:47 PM »
Argentina, 1 peso, 1998.  The Southern Cross.
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