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« Reply #180 on: June 27, 2020, 04:02:32 PM »
San Marino, 100 lire, 1977.

A filleted fish!  Do you know of any other such design?
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« Reply #181 on: June 27, 2020, 08:32:39 PM »
Depending on your definition and sensitivity to the aroma of deceased fish, the Magdalen Island penny 1815 would be pretty close. Also, that is the only coin issued by a man called Coffin. Very apt for the fish in question.

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« Reply #182 on: June 27, 2020, 08:48:37 PM »
Close, but not filleted.  ;)
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« Reply #183 on: July 27, 2020, 02:03:13 PM »
UK, 2 pounds, 2016.  The Great Fire of London.

Is this the only coin to depict or commemorate a fire?
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« Reply #184 on: July 27, 2020, 02:38:10 PM »
Depends on your definition of fire. ;) Guess that all those Olympic fires on coins should not count ...

Depiction of such "wild flames" above a city will be rare, maybe even unique. Historically, coins commemorating major city fires would usually emphasize the reconstruction efforts. This German 3 RM coin for example shows the city of Magdeburg after the destruction in the Thirty Years War. Even the text refers to the "renaissance" afterwards.

Also, here are two medals about "important" fires. The first one is from Glarus (CH) and commemorates the 1861 fire. It shows the destroyed town but is primarily about the reconstruction. Similarly, after the devastating fire in Hamburg (DE) in 1842, several medals were issued, but typically with the same "we made it" message. This one for example shows the inner city, and on the other side, Phoenix above a fire.

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« Reply #185 on: July 27, 2020, 03:07:34 PM »
There's no smoke without fire, as we say in England. I was really looking for flames rather than the aftermath, but I didn't make that specific enough. You are however cheating by including medals.  :o

Coins with flames from fires, anybody?  ;)
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Re: One of a kind
« Reply #186 on: August 03, 2020, 03:25:45 PM »
Pakistan announced a coin of 50 Rupees on 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak

https://youtu.be/U3Np_581R4k

But later, the mint changed its mind to make more profits and issued it as 550 Rupees coin


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« Reply #187 on: October 25, 2020, 07:08:40 AM »
Italy €5 (2020): Pizza and Mozzarella. Only coin depicting a Pizza?



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« Reply #188 on: October 25, 2020, 11:35:24 AM »
Indeed rare but not unique. The Solomon Islands, world-renowned for their pizza's, issued a pizza coin in 2015. The thing even smells like pizza..


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« Reply #189 on: October 25, 2020, 12:08:33 PM »
Indeed rare but not unique. The Solomon Islands, world-renowned for their pizza's, issued a pizza coin in 2015. The thing even smells like pizza..



Holy cow! QE II must be bored of smelling that pizza by now. Who ate that one part of it? >:D

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