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Smoking and smokers on coins
« on: May 23, 2019, 11:16:53 AM »
UK, 50 pence, 2019.  Sherlock Holmes, a fictional character.

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Re: Smoking and smokers on coins
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2019, 11:45:44 AM »
Not an easy subject to find, but here is a token from WoT that is on subject.

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Re: Smoking and smokers on coins
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2019, 12:04:36 PM »
This coin puts smoking in a positive context: peace. It is the same with the first two: justice for criminals and protecting minors.

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Re: Smoking and smokers on coins
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2019, 01:02:27 PM »
What a disgusting topic. ;D  Here are two smokers who have recently been honored on German collector coins. Not because they smoked, hehe, but the design includes a cigarette (Otto Dix, artist, 20, 2016) or a pipe (Peter Behrens, architect, 20, 2018). And yes, the two coins have the same size ...

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« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2019, 01:10:37 PM »
Interestingly, two coins from the Federal Republic of Germany that were issued as circulation coins or circulating commems do not feature smoking, even though people (at least over here) would have expected that. :) Both Ludwig Erhard and Helmut Schmidt were chancellors (head of government), and both were "famous" smokers. Erhard preferred cigars, Schmidt smoked cigarettes.

The Schmidt coin even shows his hands, in some communicative gesture (or lecturing pose?), so it would have been easy to add what many thought was missing. ;D  Maybe the government figured that, if you depict smoking on circulating pieces, it might get sued because of the lack of a health warning label ...

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« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2019, 01:22:21 PM »
Helmut Schmidt was equally noted for using snuff (Schnupftabak, in German), but I can only find Getty- and Alamy-watermarked images of him doing that.

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« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2019, 03:14:01 PM »
Well, here is one. But when the Schmidt coin design became known, pretty much everybody wondered - where is the cigarette? ;)  The answer is: here, on this 20 shillings gold coin "from" the Somali Republic (11 mm, only 0.5 g). Embedded link from reppa.de; if it does not show, click here ...

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« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2019, 03:16:29 PM »
Another pipe smoker - the Swiss writer Max Frisch. Here he is on a 20 Fr collector coin (image: Swissmint) from 2011.

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« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2019, 04:06:08 PM »
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« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2019, 04:11:50 PM »


Gibraltar, 1 crown, 2015.  50th anniversary of Churchill's death.