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Re: Squarish coins
« Reply #30 on: September 10, 2013, 04:04:56 PM »
2012, PRC, 10 Yuan
Though both years are dragon (5th in the 12 year cycle), 2000 was Year Gengchen(17th in a 60 year cycle), 2012 was Year Renchen (29th in a 60 year cycle). These are shown on the coins as well.

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Re: Squarish coins
« Reply #31 on: September 10, 2013, 04:09:52 PM »
Another non-existent building is Hanyuan Hall of Daming Palace.

An Tang Dynasty palace which the Archeologist could only imagine what it used to be like.

This is all we have now:


Historians face tremendous difficulty in re-creating what the palace was really like, but it does not stop tourism developers from building theme parks out of it, and tell tourists that they are real...
 >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(

I posted this several weeks ago, but it fits the topic I brought up in this thread.
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Re: Squarish coins
« Reply #32 on: September 10, 2013, 04:23:16 PM »
Recent Chinese Pseudo-Coins are quite carried-away with square shapes, partly because they could make a continuous picture.
Like this four coins.


PRC, 1996 20 Yuan
One side features a panorama of the "Three Gorges"
The other side of the four coins are: Zhaojun's House, Quyuan's Temple, Baidi's Temple, Zhang Fei's Temple.

This set is related to the controversial Three Gorges Dam.
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Re: Squarish coins
« Reply #33 on: September 10, 2013, 04:32:02 PM »
The painter Qi Baishi (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qi_Baishi) and his shrimps.
PRC 10 Yuan 1997
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Re: Squarish coins
« Reply #34 on: September 10, 2013, 06:49:40 PM »
Recent Chinese Pseudo-Coins are quite carried-away with square shapes, partly because they could make a continuous picture.

They three gorges picture reminds me of a Chinese screen. Maybe that's why rectangular medals appeal to them?

The dam is controversial because of an unhappy coincidence. The World Bank, under pressure from environmentalists, had changed its position on huge dams for electricity generation. China did not want to believe that it was a coincidence and saw it as a plot to deny them World Bank financing for what to them was a showcase project. They made a lot of noise, which attracted attention from the same lobby, hardened positions etc. History has proved that the World Bank was right and that the dam is a tragic mistake. There's not much hope that China will admit this.

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Re: Squarish coins
« Reply #35 on: September 10, 2013, 07:14:06 PM »
They three gorges picture reminds me of a Chinese screen. Maybe that's why rectangular medals appeal to them?

The dam is controversial because of an unhappy coincidence. The World Bank, under pressure from environmentalists, had changed its position on huge dams for electricity generation. China did not want to believe that it was a coincidence and saw it as a plot to deny them World Bank financing for what to them was a showcase project. They made a lot of noise, which attracted attention from the same lobby, hardened positions etc. History has proved that the World Bank was right and that the dam is a tragic mistake. There's not much hope that China will admit this.

Peter

The dam was first proposed by Sun Yat-sen (who also planned railways on the Himalayas), and was brought up by Chiang Kai-shek ( who decreed a team of scientists to carry out researches ), as well as Mao Zedong (who reluctantly dropped the project after Sino-Soviet split, but still listed it as a long-term goal). The dam was a century of nationalist dream, and China's leaders just couldn't let go (or to re-think in the first place).

Despite that, it was controversial in China itself: 1/3 the deputies of National People's Congress refused to vote "yes", which was a revolt by communist standards.
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Re: Squarish coins
« Reply #36 on: September 10, 2013, 08:01:30 PM »
Tenpō-tsuho
Japanese coin, Tenpō Era(1830-1844).


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Re: Squarish coins
« Reply #37 on: September 10, 2013, 08:25:15 PM »
Well, the hole is square :) How about this Japanese piece (not sure of its status), isshu-kin, Bunsei era. There is also a silver variant: isshu-gin. Both are hard to find.

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