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The Globe on Coins
« on: February 07, 2012, 06:38:46 PM »
The UK five pound coin celebrating the Millennium and Greenwich Mean Time.

See also: Maps on coins
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Re: The Globe on Coins
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2012, 06:40:16 PM »
Egypt, 1973, 5 piastres. 75th anniversary of the National Bank.
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Re: The Globe on Coins
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2012, 06:48:29 PM »
Italy, 2 euros, 2004.
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Re: The Globe on Coins
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2012, 06:58:34 PM »
Jamaica, dollar, 1981.  World Food Day.





See also: Coins commemorating the Caribbean Development Bank.

 

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Re: The Globe on Coins
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2012, 07:25:13 PM »


Jersey, 5, 2000.

 
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Re: The Globe on Coins
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2012, 07:25:39 PM »
Guernsey, 1999, 5.

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Re: The Globe on Coins
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2012, 08:13:24 PM »
Vatican, 500 lire, 1992.
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Re: The Globe on Coins
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2012, 10:36:27 PM »
On the few coins with something looking like an actual globe (Jamaica is a real laugh), you get the well-known effect that the side facing the viewer will show the country where the globe was made. I guess the big yellow thing in the sky is either the Isle of Man, sliding on a monorails, or a waffle iron. :-[

Are you sure the foggy disc on the UK coin is meant to be a globe and not e.g. a clock face?

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

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Re: The Globe on Coins
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2012, 10:52:47 PM »

Are you sure the foggy disc on the UK coin is meant to be a globe and not e.g. a clock face?

Peter

It's meant to be both, since it also celebrates Greenwich Mean Time: symbolically, for the world's time, London represents the centre of the world.

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Re: The Globe on Coins
« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2012, 09:58:42 AM »
KM#817 5 Pesetas 1980 World Cup Soccer


Spain 12 Euro (2008) International Year of Planet Earth

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Re: The Globe on Coins
« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2012, 04:45:54 PM »
The Expo, 2005, Aichi, Japan.  500 yen.

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Re: The Globe on Coins
« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2012, 08:07:50 PM »


Ukraine 1995 UN commemorative.

 
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Re: The Globe on Coins
« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2012, 08:08:53 PM »
South Africa 1995 UN commemorative.
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Re: The Globe on Coins
« Reply #13 on: April 28, 2012, 06:35:35 PM »
Cuba, 1980, 1 peso.  Soviet-Cuban space flight.
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Re: The Globe on Coins
« Reply #14 on: May 13, 2012, 12:18:12 PM »
Egypt, 5 piastres, 1968.  International Industrial Fair.
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