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Foreigners on Coins (non-royals)
« on: August 08, 2013, 09:01:11 PM »
This thread deals with coins depicting a citizen not of the issuing country, but has "contributed" (from the government's point of view) to the issuing country.

For coins of irrelevant "famous foreigners" issued by a irrelevant country to earn hard currency, post here:

Pseudo-Sets with themes not related to issuing country.


Here is a foreigner who have helped Czechoslovakia's liberation (from the country's puppet government's point of view)



 
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Re: Foreigners on Coins (non-royals)
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2013, 09:47:13 PM »
1/4 Euro, France 2006,
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Re: Foreigners on Coins (non-royals)
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2013, 09:49:22 PM »
Tsar Liberator Alexander II, Bulgaria 90 Year Independence, 1968, 1 Lev
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Re: Foreigners on Coins (non-royals)
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2013, 10:08:50 PM »
Kennedy, 10 euro , Ireland. He had Irish ancestry and was also a Catholic.

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Re: Foreigners on Coins (non-royals)
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2013, 12:59:12 AM »
Mother Theresa was born in the Ottoman empire, now Macedonia, from Albanian parents*, but died either as an Indian or with a double nationality, though I am not sure when and how she changed it.

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* She considered herself "Albanian by blood, Indian by citizenship".

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

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Re: Foreigners on Coins (non-royals)
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2013, 05:20:58 AM »
Mother Theresa was born in the Ottoman empire, now Macedonia, from Albanian parents*, but died either as an Indian or with a double nationality, though I am not sure when and how she changed it.

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* She considered herself "Albanian by blood, Indian by citizenship".


she became an indian citizen by 1951. She did not have double citizenship because India did not permit it at that time. She considered herself Indian although she was truly a global citizen. This piece does not fit the context as she spent more of her life in India than her native country. Braille is a more suitable option for this thread

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Re: Foreigners on Coins (non-royals)
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2013, 01:54:23 PM »
Whatever Columbus' nationality is, he's neither a Dominican nor a Republican. >:D

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Re: Foreigners on Coins (non-royals)
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2013, 09:27:37 PM »
Henry Norman Bethune (March 4, 1890 – November 12, 1939; Chinese name: 白求恩; pinyin: Bái Qiúēn) was a Canadian physician and medical innovator. Bethune is best known for his service in war time medical units during the Spanish Civil War and with the Communist Eighth Route Army (Ba Lu Jun) during the Second Sino-Japanese War. He developed a mobile blood-transfusion service in Spain in 1936. A Communist, he wrote that wars were motivated by profits, not principles.

Norman Bethune, China, 1998, 10 Yuan


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Re: Foreigners on Coins (non-royals)
« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2013, 10:12:41 PM »
Marco Polo, 1983 China 5 Yuan
Highly likely to be an attempt to earn hard currency, it's neither an anniversary nor a special event, but Marco Polo is not someone irrelevant.



We don't even know whether the Venetian traveler was real or fictional, but his book influenced the history much more than many better-written books (like Alvaro Semedo's The History of That Great and Renowned Monarchy of China, a far more detailed and faithful book).

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Re: Foreigners on Coins (non-royals)
« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2013, 04:10:26 PM »
2013 400th Anniversary of Japan - British Relations Silver proof coin, UK (?)

Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu, King James l of England and Vl of Scotland, with an image representing The East India Company ship “The Clove” with the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth ll on the obverse.

The set claims it to be a legal tender coin, but I cannot find a denomination. But for the sake of Tokugawa Ieyasu, let's include it.



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« Reply #10 on: August 11, 2013, 10:27:00 AM »
San Marino: John F. Kennedy.



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« Reply #11 on: August 11, 2013, 02:24:28 PM »
France €10: Mother Teresa



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