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Re: Dragons on coins
« Reply #45 on: August 04, 2013, 08:21:19 AM »
It'd be nice to have an Indonesian Naga on a coin.
A Indian Naga still has that snake shape, but Indonesian Naga look just like dragon.
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Re: Dragons on coins
« Reply #46 on: August 04, 2013, 10:09:03 AM »
Ancient Dragon Decorative



I did not find the exact artifact of this dragon pattern, but the style looks like Warring States Period.


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Re: Dragons on coins
« Reply #47 on: August 04, 2013, 03:05:23 PM »
The wings are OK for a European dragon. There is a tendency to mix up European and Asian dragons. See replies #26 and 29 of this thread. The font is a "mood" font, supposed to remind you of brush writing. This is just a clumsy attempt to squeeze money out of the Chinese-zodiac-medals-market. Comes free of artificial colouring and thought. Saccharine added.

Maybe by Indonesian dragon you mean the Komodo? See reply #24 of this thread.

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Re: Dragons on coins
« Reply #48 on: August 07, 2013, 12:42:01 AM »
Qing Xuantong(1909-1911), Copper Coin of the Great Qing, 1 cent.
Google Key "大清铜币

This is one of my favorite coin featuring a dragon, I like how they left empty spaces on this side.

The fact that the coin was named after the empire (Qing) other than the provinces showed efforts made by the court to standardize currency, a part of the New Policies, Qing's last attempt to save itself after the boxer war. http://www.funfront.net/hist/china/lqreform.htm

This reform had long lasting impacts, but was little-discussed.


Another thing I like is the unit: the coin is now 1 mil, 5 mils, 1 cent, and 2 cents, other than the traditional "cash" designation. It even bore words saying (ten for one dime silver [on one cent coin]), which showed the Qing's attempt to fix the floating price between silver and copper coins.
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Re: Dragons on coins
« Reply #49 on: August 10, 2013, 03:27:21 AM »


Georgia, 2 lari, 2006.  George and the dragon appears on the shield of the Georgian coat of arms.

 
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Re: Dragons on coins
« Reply #50 on: August 17, 2013, 04:05:26 PM »
Belarus, 20 rubles, 2009.  The story of Little Rolling Pea.

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Re: Dragons on coins
« Reply #51 on: November 29, 2013, 03:55:54 PM »
From the Royal Mint:

Hong Kong One Cent

When the coinage of Hong Kong was being introduced in the 1860s several trial pieces were prepared for the range of planned denominations.   The one cent piece illustrated here was one such trial, combining a crowned portrait of Queen Victoria on the obverse with several symbolic devices on the reverse, including a miniature St George and the dragon.

The reverse also includes the letters RM, for Royal Mint, and TG, the initials of the then Master of the Mint Thomas Graham. It may well have been in Thomas Graham's mind that an earlier Master, William Wellesley Pole, had gone to great pains to ensure that his initials appeared on the new half-crowns, shillings and sixpences introduced in February 1817.   As it transpired, Thomas Graham was not to have his moment of glory on the Hong Kong coinage, his initials being omitted from the designs finally approved.


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Re: Dragons on coins
« Reply #52 on: March 07, 2018, 03:08:14 PM »
Isle of Man, 5 pounds, 1998.  50th birthday of Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales.

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Re: Dragons on coins
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