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Offline Afrasi

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Re: New Year Quiz 2016
« Reply #75 on: January 09, 2016, 05:34:30 PM »
Next hint:

Turkey? No.

Now remain only Turks & Caicos, Tristan da Cunha, Tuvalu, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago, Tokelau and Togo. Which one is correct?

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Re: New Year Quiz 2016
« Reply #76 on: January 09, 2016, 05:46:23 PM »
Could it be Tanzania, Kilwa sultanate?

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Re: New Year Quiz 2016
« Reply #77 on: January 10, 2016, 12:55:05 AM »
Yes, it is a coin of Sulayman bin al-Hassan from Kilwa.

Your turn, please!  :D

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Re: New Year Quiz 2016
« Reply #78 on: January 10, 2016, 09:41:36 AM »
This coin was unofficially struck for a tiny state which lasted about a century. Whose heads are depicted in this double-faced effigy?

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Re: New Year Quiz 2016
« Reply #79 on: January 10, 2016, 10:34:08 AM »
Leopold I of Belgium and Wilhelm I of Germany. I leave it to you to tell the very interesting story of the "country" that was neither Belgium nor Germany for a while.

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Re: New Year Quiz 2016
« Reply #80 on: January 10, 2016, 11:04:45 AM »
Leopold I is right, Wilhelm I is wrong, but you're very close (look at the date  ;)). So the question is still open.

You can find the story of this interesting small condominium of Moresnet, that could exist thanks to an important zinc mine, here on its Wikipedia-page.

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Re: New Year Quiz 2016
« Reply #81 on: January 10, 2016, 11:14:37 AM »
Woops! Like father like son. Friedrich Wilhelm IV.

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Re: New Year Quiz 2016
« Reply #82 on: January 10, 2016, 11:19:38 AM »
Right!   :applause:

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Re: New Year Quiz 2016
« Reply #83 on: January 10, 2016, 11:56:59 AM »
Time for a question on Indian coinage.

Boulton and Watt struck a series of coins for the East India Company dated 1794 that would make history. Why?

Peter
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Re: New Year Quiz 2016
« Reply #84 on: January 10, 2016, 12:19:53 PM »
Must be something about improving coin technique.
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Re: New Year Quiz 2016
« Reply #85 on: January 10, 2016, 12:25:50 PM »
That's one correct approach. There is a technical, financial and political aspect. One is enough to win.

Peter
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Re: New Year Quiz 2016
« Reply #86 on: January 10, 2016, 12:26:54 PM »
They produced 17 million EIC coins in nine months.
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Re: New Year Quiz 2016
« Reply #87 on: January 10, 2016, 12:31:45 PM »
Boulton founded the Soho Mint,
James Watt invented the steam engine.
Maybe it has given the use of the steam engine in coinage?
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Re: New Year Quiz 2016
« Reply #88 on: January 10, 2016, 12:32:29 PM »
They produced 17 million EIC coins in nine months.

True enough, but who knows, maybe the Romans could do the same thing with enough slaves?  ;)

Peter
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Re: New Year Quiz 2016
« Reply #89 on: January 10, 2016, 12:33:30 PM »
Boulton founded the Soho Mint,
James Watt invented the steam engine.
Maybe it has given the use of the steam engine in coinage?

That was the deciding factor in all three aspects. Continue the thought.

Peter
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