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Started by <k>, April 05, 2014, 12:15:30 AM

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Zambia, penny, 1966.
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#16


Malawi, penny, 1967.

 
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#17
Latvia1 santims 1997.jpg

Latvia, 1 santims, 1997.
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#18
Denmark 5 kroner1998.jpg

Denmark, 5 kroner, 1998.


Art in Scandinavia: In Norway they have Edvard Munch.

In Sweden - well, er, IKEA. In Denmark - nobody and nothing.

So those Danes think a cheesy, kitschy, heart is a great work of art.  ::)
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Hamlet will get you for that.

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

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#20
British Honduras 5c 1912.jpg

British Honduras, 5 cents, 1912. 

Not sure of the significance of this device.
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#22


Malta, 5 mils, 1972.





Malta, 10 cents, 1972.

Am I pushing the envelope too far here?

These dolphins appeared on the obverse of all Malta's coins except the 25c coin from 1972 to 1985.
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#23
Malaysia1sen1967.jpg

Malaysia, 1 sen, 1967.
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#24
S Rhodesia half crown 1937.jpg

Southern Rhodesia, half crown, 1937.


The reverse of this coin was designed by George Kruger-Gray.

Just look at those startling objects at the bottom left and right.

It's clear that the artist was dropping a huge hint that he'd seen a UFO.
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#25
UK half crown 1970.jpg

UK, half crown, 1953.  Proof version.

Here the devices on the reverse are Maltese crosses.
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#26
UK half crown 1934.jpg

UK, half crown, 1934. 

On the reverse, the devices are:

thistle, rose, shamrock, for Scotland, England and Northern Ireland respectively.
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Faroe Islands, 10 øre, 1941.  The rim device looks like a snowflake.
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Japan, Showa 13 (1938), 1 Sen
Sakura as rim device

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#29
Slovakia 10K 1944.JPG


Slovakia 10K 1944-.JPG

Slovakia, 10 korun, 1944. 


Here we see some very unusual rim devices.

Any special significance is probably lost in the mists of time.
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