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Re: The sun on coins
« Reply #15 on: May 09, 2012, 03:57:07 PM »
Here is the sun (and other, hmm, celestial bodies) on the German 10 collector coin that commemorates the Nebra Sky Disk ...



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Re: The sun on coins
« Reply #16 on: May 09, 2012, 04:02:43 PM »
Mexican 8 Reales has this beautiful presentation of sun I guess.

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Re: The sun on coins
« Reply #17 on: May 09, 2012, 04:06:26 PM »
Karshapana has commonly has presentation of sun. One example is here.

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Re: The sun on coins
« Reply #18 on: May 10, 2012, 05:43:16 AM »
20 paise coin from India

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Re: The sun on coins
« Reply #19 on: May 10, 2012, 05:50:41 AM »
Another coin from Indore state with sun image

Indore state silver coin

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Re: The sun on coins
« Reply #20 on: May 10, 2012, 05:51:10 AM »
India princely states - Indore 1/2 rupee
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Re: The sun on coins
« Reply #21 on: May 12, 2012, 06:34:19 AM »
A few more Indore sun face coins from my collection.
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Re: The sun on coins
« Reply #22 on: May 12, 2012, 12:38:29 PM »
US state quarter dollar - Nevada

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Re: The sun on coins
« Reply #23 on: May 12, 2012, 12:40:56 PM »
US state quarter dollar - North Dakota

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« Reply #24 on: May 12, 2012, 12:43:08 PM »
US state quarter dollar - Arizona

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Re: The sun on coins
« Reply #25 on: May 12, 2012, 12:49:08 PM »
India 1993, 2 rupees World food day

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Re: The sun on coins
« Reply #26 on: May 16, 2012, 06:24:19 PM »
In 1990 Greece introduced a new circulation 100 drachmes coin. The obverse depicted Alexander the Great of Macedonia, whilst the reverse festures the Vergina Sun, the symbol of ancient Macedonia.  In 1992 this symbol also appeared on the first flag of the FYROM: the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. The Greeks objected to this flag, and eventually Macedonia was forced to adopt a new flag in 1995. The new flag portrayed the "new sun of Liberty", which is referred to in Macedonia's national anthem.



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Re: The sun on coins
« Reply #27 on: May 16, 2012, 06:27:47 PM »
Macedonia introduced its own circulation coins in 1993. Ever since then, the reverse of these coins have usually shown the rays of the rising sun.

The reverse of the 5 denar coin, 1993.


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Re: The sun on coins
« Reply #28 on: June 10, 2012, 05:12:47 PM »
Uruguay, 1 centesimo, 1977, and 2 centesimos, 1978.
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Re: The sun on coins
« Reply #29 on: June 10, 2012, 08:47:52 PM »
In 1990 Greece introduced a new circulation 100 drachmai coin. The obverse depicted Alexander the Great of Macedonia, whilst the reverse festures the Vergina Sun, the symbol of ancient Macedonia.

Greece and Macedonia have sure done a lot in terms of making history suit their needs. ;) In this case the coin was issued in order to keep Macedonia ("FYROM") from using the Vergina Sun as the country's symbol. The Republic of Macedonia became independent in 1991, so this coin was designed and issued in 1991, and then dated 1990 -- as if it was older than the newly founded country ... By the way, the Greek plural is drachmes; "drachmai" was used until 1982.

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