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Offline Alan Glasser

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Re: Music: Composers on Coins
« Reply #105 on: February 17, 2013, 06:05:01 PM »
Hello, Martin. Thanks. I learned something. As far as a long canoe trip to reach "A place for coconuts", there is nothing I like more than coconut...especially when it's wrapped in chocolate!!!

As far as the Niue $2 Chopin coin that I paid for and never received from the Netherlands dealer...5 days have passed since my email where I stated my clear expectations...and no reply.  5 more days and the "deadline" is up. Numiscollect.com...you're off my list...and hopefully everyone's.

Thanks for the education!!!   Alan   snowing again in Massachusetts  ...I wish I was in Niue.

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Re: Music: Composers on Coins
« Reply #106 on: February 17, 2013, 06:11:19 PM »
Hello, Peter. False teeth, huh? Give me a few more years and I may finally have an excuse to visit Lichtenstein!  ;D 

As a teen, I clearly remember reading 2 thing about Liechtenstein. First, that collector stamps were a significant source of revenue. Secondly, they would accept people for citizenship if they had a needed skill and had $50,000 U.S. in assets. I bet that has been increased a bit. The country remains on my list of places I would live to visit in Europe (along with a long list of places we haven't been to as yet in Europe). I have great dental insurance...but I don't think I want to knock out my teeth.  :P

Alan   Massachusetts

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Re: Music: Composers on Coins
« Reply #107 on: February 17, 2013, 06:32:34 PM »
Hi, Christian. When I go page to page looking for overlooked music coins in the 2013 Standard Catalog of World Coins 2001-Present, 7th edition, the countries I dread most are thise with hundreds of listings, like the British Virgin Islands, Belarus, Falkland Islands, Palau....and so on. They try my patience.   :o 

In reference to your statement below...as a kid I tried (not completely without some success) to get a coin from every country, including obsolete nations. Tibet was a challenge I remember, as were Montenegro, Croatia, Albania and numerous others. Needless to say Leichtenstein was on the list as not only were their coins hard to find, I couldn't afford one. Still don't have one...but while I still have THAT collection...I have moved on to other areas of interest.(By the way, as a result of living in what was then Yugoslavia for 2 years...I have Montenegro, Croatia, and Albania coins now). I splurged for a Tibet coin several years ago. $4 if I remember.
  Alan   Massachusetts

" At least the country{Leichtenstein} issues hardly any coins, hehe."

Christian

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Re: Music: Composers on Coins
« Reply #108 on: March 05, 2013, 02:31:20 AM »
I didn't see this one posted yet.  This is a 1991 Czechoslovakia coin, 100 Korun (KM #154; Mintage 75,000 pieces)


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Re: Music: Composers on Coins
« Reply #109 on: March 05, 2013, 08:57:09 AM »
See here for more on why this coin was issued. Wiki seems to suggest the theatre was opened in 1783, while the coin mentions 1791...

What's happening between S and K at 8 o'clock?

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

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Re: Music: Composers on Coins
« Reply #110 on: March 05, 2013, 01:25:52 PM »
Here is one from Kazakhstan, issued recently.
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Re: Music: Composers on Coins
« Reply #111 on: March 05, 2013, 03:25:25 PM »
See here for more on why this coin was issued. Wiki seems to suggest the theatre was opened in 1783, while the coin mentions 1791...

What's happening between S and K at 8 o'clock?

Peter

The coin was issued to commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the death of Mozart.  The Estates Theater was the venue where Mozart most commonly performed within the Czech State, thus why mention of that is also made on the coin.  It was not issued to commemorate anything related to the Theater itself.

Regarding what's "happening" between the S and K at 8-o'clock -- That's Mozart's stylized hair piece / pony-tail.  It's a part of the coin's design.  The little "breaks" you see on the rim in three places around the coin are the small tabs of the PCGS plastic case that hold the coin in place. 

The coin itself is "as struck" with booming luster and essentially mark-free and distraction free surfaces.

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Re: Music: Composers on Coins
« Reply #112 on: March 05, 2013, 03:52:20 PM »
Guess that another reason for making the theater part of the design was the re-opening on 12 Oct 1991 after several years of construction.

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Re: Music: Composers on Coins
« Reply #113 on: March 05, 2013, 03:56:58 PM »
Guess that another reason for making the theater part of the design was the re-opening on 12 Oct 1991 after several years of construction.

Christian

That I didn't know Christian, thanks for that bit of info.  But, my take was that the theater was pictured because it was the Czech "link" to Mozart.  According to the wiki page Figleaf linked to, it's also the only Theater still in existence where Mozart actually performed during his lifetime.

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Re: Music: Composers on Coins
« Reply #114 on: March 05, 2013, 04:51:55 PM »
Definitely so. May even be (I don't know) that the re-opening was timed to coincide with the anniversary. In any case, this was a case of killing two birds with one, uh, coin. :)

Christian

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Re: Music: Composers on Coins
« Reply #115 on: March 05, 2013, 07:43:22 PM »
Hello, Chrisild, and BRG5658. I do have the Czech Mozart coin and thank you for the history on the piece. It was a very tough one to find...and I gave up trying to locate a PROOF example. Anyway, I have attached photos of the National Theater in Czechoslovakia coins issued in 1983. They show a bit more detail than the Mozart coin. Again, thanks so much for posting, for the "history lesson" and for keeping my Music coins addiction in mind. Very much appreciated!

Alan






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Offline Alan Glasser

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Re: Music: Composers on Coins
« Reply #116 on: March 05, 2013, 07:47:32 PM »
Pabitra...Hello!

Thank you very much for posting the new Ukraine 50 Hryvni coin photos. I am looking for the coin as we speak but can't find it on E-Bay yet. I will continue to watch for it when one comes available.

Again, thanks!!  Alan  U.S.A. 

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Re: Music: Composers on Coins
« Reply #117 on: March 05, 2013, 08:11:36 PM »
Anyway, I have attached photos of the National Theater in Czechoslovakia coins issued in 1983. They show a bit more detail than the Mozart coin.

May well be a different building though. The National Theater consists of, umm, the National Theater :) and a few other theaters in Prague. I don't know much about the buildings, but have a look here http://www.narodni-divadlo.cz/en (choose a theater from the "Stages" menu). As far as I can tell, the Estates Theater on the coin that brg5658 showed us is not the main building that is featured on the ones you posted. (FWIW, the Estates Theater was called Tyl Theater in the socialist years.)

Christian

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Re: Music: Composers on Coins
« Reply #118 on: March 05, 2013, 09:45:32 PM »
Pabitra...Hello!

Thank you very much for posting the new Ukraine 50 Hryvni coin photos. I am looking for the coin as we speak but can't find it on E-Bay yet. I will continue to watch for it when one comes available.

Again, thanks!!  Alan  U.S.A. 


You'll probably have better success finding it if you search for Kazakhstan 50 tenge  ;)

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Re: Music: Composers on Coins
« Reply #119 on: March 05, 2013, 11:32:32 PM »
Hi, Milkshakespeare. Yup...and there it was...under Kazakhstan. I ordered one. Now I will enjoy researching the composer and hopefully finding some samples of his work on audio online.

Many thanks.  Alan