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Offline ghipszky

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Louis II of Monaco
« on: August 14, 2008, 03:27:38 AM »
This is one of my 3 gold European coins. Can you guys tell me anything about it, such as a date?
Ginger
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Re: Louis II of Monaco
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2008, 05:08:20 AM »
Yes, 1943.  It's an aluminium-bronze alloy, rather than gold, too :-)

They were made in straight aluminium a couple of years later, in 1945, also undated.

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Prince Louis II of Monaco.
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2008, 09:32:19 AM »
Ginger,
  Prince Louis II of Monaco ruled from 1922 until 1949.

Here's an article about him; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_II_of_Monaco .

Here's an article about the history of the Monegasque Franc; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monegasque_franc .

Aidan.

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Re: Louis II of Monaco
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2008, 11:53:11 AM »
Check this out for a juicy story and look here for some background on Monaco coinage..

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

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Re: Louis II of Monaco
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2008, 02:57:32 AM »
Wow what a history lesson!!! I learned alot from the articles posted about a country I didn't know much about. Other than the car racing and Princess Grace. And the casinos.
Disappointed about the metal in the coin. Thanks guys!
Ginger

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Re: Louis II of Monaco
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2008, 03:31:20 AM »
Hi Ginger,

I appear to have put you wrong on the date - the aluminium coins came first (1943) followed by the aluminium-bronze versions in 1945.

Martin
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Re: Louis II of Monaco
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2008, 03:41:15 AM »
Martin,
Thanks for the correction.
Ginger