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Re: Maps on coins
« Reply #75 on: March 03, 2018, 08:38:53 PM »
Morocco, 200 dirhams, 1994.

Morocco joins GATT: the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade.
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« Reply #76 on: August 26, 2018, 01:40:34 PM »


Papua New Guinea, 100 kina, 1980.  Fifth anniversary of independence.
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Re: Maps on coins
« Reply #77 on: March 16, 2019, 09:39:27 PM »
Australia, $5, 2000.  Map of Australia.
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« Reply #78 on: September 23, 2019, 01:11:12 PM »


Greece, 30 drachmai, 1963.  King Paul, George II, Alexander, Constantine I and George.  Reverse.

Centenary of the reign of the House of Glücksburg





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« Reply #79 on: July 08, 2020, 06:58:30 PM »
Guatemala, 25 centavos, 1943.

The obverse shows an 'irredentist' map of Guatemala. It includes Belize. For many years Guatemala claimed that Belize should rightly be part of Guatemalan territory.
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« Reply #80 on: July 08, 2020, 08:25:26 PM »
The obverse shows an 'irredentist' map of Guatemala. It includes Belize. For many years Guatemala claimed that Belize should rightly be part of Guatemalan territory.

And all that because of a road that was never built. ;) Well, when that coin was issued, there was no country named Belize, just a colony named British Honduras. Putting the territory on a map of Guatemala was kind of bold, but at least they drew a dividing line between "Guatemala Proper" and B.H. ... Was the quarter the only denomination at that time with this map?

(Edit - Apparently so. Just looked it up, and it seems that this was a special issue, only minted in 1943 and 1944. Production of the "regular" type, that had been minted before, went on until 1949 afterwards.)

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