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Offline SquareEarth

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Re: Flags on coins
« Reply #75 on: June 28, 2018, 10:39:08 PM »
Don't ask me. :) I don't wave flags, and I don't sing anthems, but if they are used (on certain holidays for example), fine with me. Here is a "not-so-obvious" flag on euro circulation coins, by the way: The French mid-range pieces (10, 20 and 50 cent) have the Tricolore background; in heraldry, horizontal stripes represent blue while vertical stripes mean red. So you see "blue" on the left, "white" in the middle, and "red" on the right - like on the flag.

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Iíve red during childhood that when representing color in black and white map, red should always be vertical stripes, and blue horizontal stripes.

There must have been rules for other colors as well, but what are they? Is it from heraldry? Arts? Or cartography?
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Re: Flags on coins
« Reply #76 on: June 28, 2018, 11:27:42 PM »
See here. :) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tincture_(heraldry)#Metals - particularly the "Metals" and "Colours" sections.

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Re: Flags on coins
« Reply #77 on: June 29, 2018, 04:26:03 AM »
Thanks
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Re: Flags on coins
« Reply #78 on: August 18, 2018, 01:04:32 PM »








Cuba, 40 centavos, 1952.

50th anniversary of Cuban independence: the site of the battle of San Juan hill, where a tree has grown up through the debris of war.

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Re: Flags on coins
« Reply #79 on: August 19, 2018, 12:20:55 PM »
Interesting font use too. Not only are the C's and A's quite round, but the V looks like a U ... 40 centauos. :)

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Re: Flags on coins
« Reply #80 on: August 20, 2018, 07:27:41 PM »
Papua New Guinea, 100 kina, 1980.  Fifth anniversary of independence.

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Re: Flags on coins
« Reply #81 on: August 25, 2018, 11:04:25 PM »
Suriname, $400, 2005.  30th anniversary of independence.

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Re: Flags on coins
« Reply #82 on: August 26, 2018, 09:46:31 AM »
Interesting that, even though they replaced the gulden/guilder by the dollar, Suriname did not introduce the plural-s that usually comes with it. :)

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