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Re: Summer quiz
« Reply #15 on: August 20, 2012, 08:47:03 PM »
Wow! That's fast. I had one more question, so as to cover all continents.

On what occasion was this commemorative issued (obvious clue removed)

 25th Anniversary of Coronation and
Opening of Parliament Building ( new Zealand )
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Re: Summer quiz
« Reply #16 on: August 20, 2012, 09:21:09 PM »
In the fifth year of the French revolution Louis XVI was already dead.  ???

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Re: Summer quiz
« Reply #17 on: August 20, 2012, 09:48:46 PM »
Correct, as andyg said, this coin was issued for two occasions. I had rubbed out the words NEW ZEALAND PARLIAMENT on the coin. Here is the other side and the other occasion.
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Re: Summer quiz
« Reply #18 on: August 20, 2012, 09:53:45 PM »
In the fifth year of the French revolution Louis XVI was already dead.

Yes. The head on this coin was chopped off in January 1793, so chances are that the man on this coin was a private citizen, a criminal, convicted of high treason and executed by the time this coin was struck.

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Re: Summer quiz
« Reply #19 on: August 20, 2012, 10:16:24 PM »
A great quiz ,

looking forward to the next one

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Re: Summer quiz
« Reply #20 on: August 20, 2012, 11:27:04 PM »
Krause has this commemorating two themes - but I'll wait for Martin before deciding if Krause it right or not ;D

It does indeed commemorate two separate and unrelated themes.  I even remember the release of this coin making the TV news back in 1978, one of the few occasions when anything numismatic has hit the headlines, and for totally non-controversial but just "general interest" reasons.


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Re: Summer quiz
« Reply #21 on: August 20, 2012, 11:45:35 PM »
It does indeed commemorate two separate and unrelated themes.  I even remember the release of this coin making the TV news back in 1978, one of the few occasions when anything numismatic has hit the headlines, and for totally non-controversial but just "general interest" reasons.

A coin celebrating two unrelated themes - I think that's still pretty unusual - there probably will be others now (something from the Marshall Islands I've no doubt) but I can't think of another off the top of my head.
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Re: Summer quiz
« Reply #22 on: August 20, 2012, 11:57:23 PM »
A great quiz ,

looking forward to the next one

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Re: Summer quiz
« Reply #23 on: August 21, 2012, 12:36:08 AM »
A coin celebrating two unrelated themes - I think that's still pretty unusual - there probably will be others now (something from the Marshall Islands I've no doubt) but I can't think of another off the top of my head.

The 1977 dollar did, too.  The obverse marked the 25th anniversary of accession and the reverse marked Waitangi Day (NZ's national day), which happens to be on 6 February and therefore coincides with the Queen's accession date.  The day had  been renamed New Zealand Day in 1973 (hence the 1974 commemorative marking the fact) and the 1977 issue presumably marks the return of the original name following the 1976 Act that changed it back.

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Re: Summer quiz
« Reply #24 on: August 21, 2012, 12:44:55 AM »
Hmm - do I sense a theme coming on? Well, others know more about it than me, so I leave someone to start it.