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Denomination names derived from country names
« on: March 07, 2014, 06:07:29 PM »
The 1950 Italian Somaliland set is an interesting one, especially for collectors of wildlife sets. Here is the 1 somalo. How many denomination names come from country names, I wonder? The only one that occurs to me right now is the zaire, from the former country name of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

 
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Re: Denomination names derived from country names
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2014, 07:59:58 PM »
How many denomination names come from country names, I wonder? The only one that occurs to me right now is the zaire, from the former country name of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Probably OT here, but the afghani is a good guess. Also, in the Baltic countries both the lats (Latvia) and the litas (Lithuania) were/are references to the country names. Of course you could add the euro, but that would only lead to arguments about what a country is. So let's pick the franc instead - named after the gold coin which was (later?) called "franc à cheval". They had to be made because ... well, blame the English. ;D  The pieces say "Francorum Rex", ie. King of the Franks.

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Re: Denomination names derived from country names
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2014, 02:57:25 PM »


Zaire, 10 zaires, 1988.

See also: Zaire, and the many faces of Mobutu.

 
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Re: Denomination names derived from country names
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2014, 02:59:17 PM »






Here we have the Belgian Belga.
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Re: Denomination names derived from country names
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2014, 03:09:16 PM »
Bolivia 10 bolivianos (1/10 Bolivar) Here the country name and the currency units share the same source - Simon Bolivar



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Re: Denomination names derived from country names
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2014, 09:58:29 AM »
Will Naira of Nigeria make the cut?

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« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2014, 10:05:42 AM »


Looking it up, I read that naira is a contraction of Nigeria. And I had thought you were joking!

 
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Re: Denomination names derived from country names
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2014, 12:26:23 PM »
What about denominations derived from city names? Joachimsthal > Dollar

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« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2014, 01:42:46 PM »
So that's one. Any more?
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« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2014, 01:45:33 PM »


Latvia, 1 lats, as mentioned by chrisild.
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« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2014, 01:46:42 PM »


Lithuania, 1 litas.
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« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2014, 01:48:55 PM »


Afghanistan, 500 afghanis, 1981.

 
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Re: Denomination names derived from country names
« Reply #12 on: March 09, 2014, 02:02:00 PM »
Thanks for adding those images! Well, I suppose we all know what a euro looks like, so we don't need such pics here. :) As for denominations named after cities, yes, there are several. Two famous and old ones are the florin, derived from Florence (Firenze, IT) and the heller, haler, etc., from Hall (Schwäbisch Hall, DE). A fairly recent example is the nakfa - Eritrea's currency is named after the city of Nakfa.

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